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text Ontario's proposed nuclear waste dump threatens Pennsylvania Great Lakes United Nuclear-Free/Green Energy 2008-06-13 3:20 AM
Since the proposed nuclear waste dump is only 50 miles from Michigan across Lake Huron, leakage of radioactivity from the dump could directly affect tens of millions of residents in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, and contaminate the drinking water in Port Huron, Sarnia, Detroit, Windsor, Toledo, Cleveland, Erie, Buffalo, Toronto ... (text/plain)

audio The Best of Rustbelt Radio for Winter and Spring 2008 (June 2, 2008) Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-06-03 6:22 PM
Welcome to this week's edition of Rustbelt Radio, the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's weekly review of the news from the grassroots, news overlooked by the corporate media. This week, we will be presenting highlights of Rustbelt Radio stories from the Winter and Spring of 2008 including... * Word on the Street segments on teens & sex and anti-war protestors * Police Officers are found guilty in the Michael Ellerbee civil trial * Community Residents Defeat a Proposed Jail in the South Bronx * Affordable birth control for college students is under attack * Burger King spies on Student/Farmworker Alliance * The Revolution will Not Be funded- critiques of the non-profit model * and more highlights from the past season (audio/mpeg)

text VIDEO: A19 Philly Mumia Demo, featuring Veronica Jones Hans Bennett 2008-04-24 10:57 PM
Outraged by the March 27 denial of a new guilt-phase trial for Mumia, 500-1,000 people gathered at the Federal Courthouse, circled the Liberty Bell, and marched to City Hall, where speakers included Cynthia McKinney, Julia Wright, and Harold Wilson. (text/html)

text The Injustice Continues: MOVE 9 women denied parole Hans Bennett 2008-04-22 10:12 PM
The Philadelphia Inquirer has just reported that the MOVE 9 women were denied parole on grounds that they minimized or denied the "nature and circumstances" of the offense, "refused to accept responsibility" and lacked remorse, and the ‘negative recommendation’ by the prosecutor. (text/html + 3 comments)

audio Rustbelt Radio for April 21, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-04-22 1:28 AM
On this week's show... * Family Members accuse Pennsylvania Prisons of abusing inmates * A look at tax fairness and wealth in American families * Uprising Radio examines the World Bank's perpetuation of Global Warming * and Burger King allegedly spies on members of the Student Farmworker Alliance (audio/mpeg)

text Fascist Threat Against Demonstrators for Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Freedom Kevin Gilroy, Partisan Defense Committee 2008-04-17 6:46 PM
Fascists of the Keystone State Skinheads and Maryland Skinheads are reportedly planning a provocation against the April 19 demonstration in Philadelphia for death row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. The demonstration is protesting the federal appeals court decision that reaffirmed Mumia's frame-up murder conviction. This fascist threat underscores the need to mobilize labor contingents for the April 19 demonstration in Philadelphia demanding Mumia’s immediate freedom. For more information: www.partisandefense.org (text/plain)

text Block Report Radio interview with Mumia Partisan Defense Committee 2008-04-16 10:10 PM
POCC: Block Report Radio interview with Mumia Abu-Jamal aired on KPFA Flashpoints program on 7 April 2008 Transcribed by the Partisan Defense Committee, 15 April 2008. The PDC is a class-struggle, non-sectarian legal and social defense organization which champions cases and causes in the interest of the whole of the working people. This purpose is in accordance with the political views of the Spartacist League. Audio Link: http://www.partisandefense.org/media/Mumia-Flashpoints.mp3 (text/plain)

image Bitterness, Hope and Obama in Western PA Carl Davidson 2008-04-16 12:48 AM
Bitterness, Hope and Obama in Western PA
[Commentary on the Phoney Anti-Elitism Campaign Against the Least Elitist of the Three Main Candidates, by Carl Davidson, Beaver County resident, Solidarity Economy Organizer, and Antiwar Activist.] Photo: Obama at October 2002 Antiwar Rally . (image/jpeg)

image The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal: an interview with author J. Patrick O’Connor Hans Bennett 2008-04-13 6:07 AM
The Framing of Mumia Abu-Jamal: an interview with author J. Patrick O’Connor
In his new book, O’Connor argues that Abu-Jamal was clearly framed by police, and that the actual shooter was a man named Kenneth Freeman. O’Connor criticizes the local media, who, he says “bought into the prosecution’s story line early on and has never been able to see this case for what it is: a framing of an innocent and peace loving man.” (image/jpeg + 3 comments)

text Ruling Against Mumia Shows: No Justice in the Capitalist Courts Internationalist Group 2008-03-31 2:38 AM
On March 27, the U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia reaffirmed the frame-up conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther Party spokesman and world-renowned radical journalist who has been locked up on Pennsylvania’s death row for more than a quarter century. After previously rejecting Mumia’s request to present evidence of his innocence, as well as a host of issues showing that he was railroaded by a racist court, the Court turned down Mumia’s request for a new trial. It upheld the 2001 ruling by a federal district judge that ordered a new hearing on the sentence, but limited the “choice” to the living hell of life imprisonment without parole ... or execution. Mumia is innocent. He was declared guilty and sentenced to die because of his revolutionary politics and because for years he had been a thorn in the side of the racist rulers of the misnamed “city of brotherly love.” Around the world, millions have come out in defense of Jamal. This latest ruling, like all those that preceded it, shows that the exploited and oppressed must have no faith in the racist injustice system. We call on the workers movement to mobilize its power to free Mumia now! (text/html)

audio MOVE 9 Harrisburg Press Conference Audio and Update on Mumia BE47 2008-03-28 8:20 AM
MOVE 9 supporters spoke at the state capital on why they mut be paroled in 2008 (audio/mpeg + 1 comment)

text Penn Primary Notebook: Clinton's far-right Fellowship Barbara Ehrenreich 2008-03-27 12:22 PM
Clinton fell in with the Family in 1993, when she joined a Bible study group composed of wives of conservative leaders like Jack Kemp and James Baker. (text/plain)

image VIDEO: Mike Africa Jr. talks about the May 13, 1985 bombing of MOVE Hans Bennett 2008-03-22 9:00 AM
VIDEO: Mike Africa Jr. talks about the May 13, 1985 bombing of MOVE
Along with the new Mike Africa Jr. interview, this video features archival footage from May 13, 1985, including an excerpt of a police video of the fire taken from across the street, where a cop is actually heard joking that: “They won’t call the police commissioner a motherfu**er anymore,” followed by enthusiastic police laughter. (image/jpeg)

image Taking the War into the Election: Obama in Beaver County Carl Davidson 2008-03-18 12:40 AM
Taking the War into the Election: Obama in Beaver County
My take and the AP take on Obama at Beaver County Community College today, March 17. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)

image NOW IS THE TIME !!! FREE the MOVE 9! Join Zinn & Chomsky in Supporting PAROLE! BE47 2008-03-13 2:08 AM
NOW  IS  THE  TIME !!!  FREE the MOVE 9!  Join Zinn & Chomsky in Supporting PAROLE!
NOW is absolutely THE time to FREE THE MOVE 9!! We absolutely NEED YOU to write and call the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. Hearings are being held in EARLY APRIL!! Please write AND call now! Ask the Board to parole all eight activists in 2008! Join Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn in voicing your support to the board. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)

audio Rustbelt Radio for February 25, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-02-26 12:24 AM
On this week's show... * We interview Pitt Professor and Lawyer Jules Lobel about his new book "Less Safe, Less Free: Why America is losing the war on Terror" * International Photo-Journalist Chris Hondros speaks about his work in the war-torn countries of the world * news and analysis from the Mexico Solidarity Network * a look at the recent crimes and sentences of various Pennsylvanian government officials * plus Word on the Street, the History of Black Filmmaking, and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

text Letters and Calls To Release the MOVE 9 BE47 2008-02-24 3:41 PM
To release the MOVE 9 on probation, we need letters and calls to the Pennsylvania Parole Board in February and March of 2008. They are having a hearing in April where it will be decided whether or not to give them all probation. Or have them serve ANOTHER seventy years. (text/plain)

image Take the War Into the PA Primary Carl Davidson 2008-02-14 12:51 AM
Take the War Into the PA Primary
The PA primary is pivotal for the mass insurgency using the Obama campaign to stop the war. Our Gov is already making news by suggesting white folks in this state don't care for Black candidates. This piece was written with the PA primary in mind, but offers a way for antiwar activists not happy with any candidate to enter the fray and make themselves heard nonetheless. . (image/jpeg + 14 comments)

audio Rustbelt Radio for February 11, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-02-12 6:56 PM
On this week's show... * In honor of Black History Month, we bring you voices and songs from black freedom fighters * Community leaders gather together at the Black and White reunion * Word on the Street on the new drink tax in Allegheny County * City Council in Berkeley, California condemns the local U.S. Marines Recruiting Center and * The Department of Labor announces intent to strip worker protections from its H two A guest worker program * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for January 28, 2008 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2008-01-29 2:28 PM
On this week's show... * The Citizens Police Review Board hearing on a Pittsburgh Police Officer's violent disruption of a critical mass bike ride * Updates on the crisis unfolding in occupied Palestine * Residents of Lomas del Poleo fight against displacement as a result of development on the US-Mexico border * our first in a series of reports from those inside Pennsylvania's prison system * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for December 10, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-12-11 1:19 AM
On this week's show... * Chuck D. speaks on youth empowerment and local history at November's Urban Roots Hip Hop Symposium in East Liberty * Activists call for a moratorium on tasers in response to increased cases of police abuse and taser related deaths * Pittsburgh residents organize to save Schenley High * On the twenty-six year anniversary of the incarceration of Mumia Abu-Jamal, new developments in the case * Another noose incident in Pittsburgh, this time at a local high school * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for November 19, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-11-20 1:02 AM
On this week's show... * as a legal challenge strikes down part of Pennsylvania's Hate Crime legislation, tens of thousands march in DC to urge the US Dept. of Justice to defend the civil rights of African-Americans * workers in Florida fight for their rights...by taking to the sea * National Lawyers Guild President Marjorie Cohn, speaks about Michael Mukasey, the War on Terror, Pakistani President Musharraf and the Impeachment of George Bush. * Salvadoran Labor Union Leader Ricardo Calderon speaks about the failures of CAFTA and free trade, political repression of union organizers and resistance to corporate privatization of Salvadoran natural resources * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for November 12, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-11-13 1:44 AM
On today's show... * voices from the No Borders camp on the US-Mexico border * Despite opposition, the House of Representatives passes the Peru Free Trade Agreement * Veterans for Peace hold a parade in Meadville, Pennsylvania * Selma James on sixties activism and the current struggle to free Mumia * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg + 1 comment)

audio Rustbelt Radio for October 15, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-10-16 1:07 AM
On this week's show... * Counter Recruitment strategies from a former soldier and a community activist * New Voices Pittsburgh's Reproductive Justice Weekend * A Judge's ruling puts a controversial immigration enforcement tactic on hold * Multiple incidents of racial intimidation are reported in Pittsburgh * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

audio Rustbelt Radio for October 8, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-10-09 12:14 AM
On this week's show... * A new bill may protect Pennsylvanians from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression * Updates on protests and state violence in Burma * A history of American diplomacy with Iran * Views on this year's Columbus Day, in Pittsburgh and in Denver * plus more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

text Winona LaDuke, Derrick Jensen, Vandana Shiva, Oct 12-14 cathy pedler 2007-10-01 11:54 AM
Good People Gather, Charlene M Tanner Speaker Series Lectures, films, and workshops on our societal and environmental global crisis and the urgent need for justice. The three day conference at Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA is free and open to the public! (text/plain)

audio Rustbelt Radio for September 10, 2007 Pittsburgh IMC: Rustbelt Radio collective 2007-09-11 12:09 AM
On this week's show... * Two stories of victory - locally, prisoners boycott poisonous food. And in national news, Baltimore stadium cleaners will receive a living wage. * Pro-democracy protests continue in Burma, as monks hold authorities hostage following police and paramilitary brutality * Professor Norman Finkelstein speaks about the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History and Academic Freedom * Pittsburgh shows support for the Jena Six * and more in our local and global headlines (audio/mpeg)

image Harrisburg activist abused by police Kimberly Wilder 2007-09-09 6:00 PM
Harrisburg activist abused by police
Activist Diane White was attending her local block party. A policeman arrived and questioned celebrants, who were behaving peacefully and had a permit for the event. The policeman pulled Diane White to the side, abused her, pepper-sprayed her, and handcuffed her. There is still no police report. Yet, Diane White was charged. Public Meeting on September 11th. (image/jpeg)

audio The Rise of Islamism in Palestine BE47 2007-08-27 5:09 AM
Journalist Charmaine Seitz spoke in Harrisburg on August 27. Her subject was "The Rise of Islamism in Palestine." (audio/mpeg + 13 comments)

text Web Site Launched to Critically Examine the State of Pennsylvania’s Prison System Moniem A. El-Ganayni & Haroon A. Al-Qahtani 2007-08-20 4:36 PM
Pittsburgh, PA – August 20, 2007 – The PA DOC Monitor has launched, a project dedicated to critically examining the current state of Pennsylvania’s Department of Corrections. The PA DOC monitor will feature news, editorials, and critical analysis of Pennsylvania’s DOC, and the American prison system in general. Content is produced by PA DOC Monitor staff members in addition to inmates and their families, activists, academics, and current or former DOC staff members or administrators. (text/plain)

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