April 9 marks 100 years since Canadian troops began the battle for Vimy Ridge CBC News Posted: Apr 04, 2017 At the bottom of the list of names etched into the cenotaph at the legion in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta., there is one that stands out from the rest. Henry Norwest’s name is in a different […]
It has been almost five years since doctors working for the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, taking a routine blood test on long-time prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal (who was in the process of being transferred from 29 years on the state’s death-row to a general population prison following a lengthy appeals process that ultimately overturned his death penalty on constitutional grounds), and discovered he had contracted a Hepatitis C infection.
There was no follow-up of that test to see if his Hep-C had become an active and thus life-threatening infection until July of 2015 — a period of three years — and then that “follow-up” came only after he had collapsed in prison on May 30 of that year and been rushed out of the prison to a hospital, where he was diagnosed with serious case of diabetes. That’s when he…
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A Brief News Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted March 21th, 2017 on Niagara At Large
Niagara, Ontario – The council representing the larges of Niagara’s 12 local municipalities – the City of St. Catharines – has unanimously approved a motion calling on the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority to accept an offer it received as early as this past January from Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysk to perform a full and independent forensic audit on its operations.
Niagara area citizens have been demonstrating for a full and independent audit of the NPCA’s operations for more than half a year. File photo by Doug Draper
The motion, tabled by St. Catharines Councillor Carlos Garcia at this Monday, March 20th’s city council meeting, reads as follows; “Be it resolved, that Council urges the NPCA board to do everything required in order to ensure they accept the Auditor General’s offer to perform an…
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by Sharon Verghis Tyrone Chalmers started drawing at age 8. “Art shadows me everywhere I go in life … my best work comes from within my dreams.” Chalmers is a passionate and committed artist. He is also a convicted murderer on death row. In handwritten letters to Guardian Australia sent from Unit 2 at Riverbend […]
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Requests Temporary Restraining Order to DAPL based on the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
#Classic – Cypher 2017
Cypher video feat. Jae Spillz, Franc Heat, Krook, F-dub, CP, Big E, Raydun, Jae Deuce.
Spoken by residents of a settlement established by runaway slaves, Palenquero is seen as a form of cultural resistance.
by Wana Udobang
San Basilio de Palenque, Colombia – A warm smile spreads across Juana’s face as she attempts to sell me a slice of Yucca cake, a sweetened pastry made with cassava, eggs and condensed milk. She and John Jairo, our tour guide, are talking to one another. Words roll off her tongue and her hands flail as I stare at the apron, in the colours of the Colombian flag, tied over her chequered gypsy skirt.
I listen closely to see if I can identify any of the words they use and match them to a language I am familiar with. It is a weird kind of guessing game…
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By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader
The celebration of Rep. Bobby L. Rush’s 70th birthday comes days before the anniversary of a tragic event he will never forget. He recently shared his reflection of the December 4, 1969 assassination of Black Panther Party leaders, Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, killed by Chicago police in a pre-dawn raid. Rush says he was supposed to have been among the dead.
Hampton, 21, who was the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP) and deputy chairman of the national BPP, was killed along with Mark Clark, 22, the son of a preacher and member of the BPP. Several members were also wounded.
They were victims of 14 Chicago police officers who claimed it was a shoot out. Evidence clearly proved they lied after an investigation revealed police fired almost 100 shots to the Panther’s one shot during that early morning…
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Non-peaceful pipeline protests will be met by police and military, federal minister Jim Carr tells Edmonton business leaders
Edmonton Sun | Published Dec 1, 2016
Two days after the federal government approved two major pipeline projects, two feelings are surfacing in Alberta’s business sector — elation that the approval has finally been given and concern that protests may keep the line from being built at all.
“We’ve already heard in these few short days since the announcement some voices raised saying this is going to be a hill for them to die on,” said Paul De Jong, president of the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada, at an Alberta Enterprise Group-sponsored breakfast with federal Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr at the Hotel Macdonald in Edmonton…
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By Red Power Media, Staff | Nov 29, 2016
Attempted murder charges were dropped in a North Dakota courtroom Monday against Red Fawn Fallis, accused of firing a gun at police during a Dakota Access Pipeline protest.
Fallis, 37, from Denver, who faced 20 years is now facing federal charges instead.
According to The Bismarck Tribune, Fallis was charged in U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota with possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.
The mandatory maximum sentence if convicted is 10 years in prison.
Either the U.S. attorney will seek a grand jury indictment against her within two weeks, or she will have a preliminary court hearing Dec. 12.
The attempted murder charges filed against Fallis in Morton County were dismissed because of the federal case, according to court records.
The federal complaint alleges that Fallis fired two shots toward officers while being arrested…
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