George Newago of the RedCliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribe really tells it like it is in regards to the horribly flawed & corrupt mining bill that Wisconsin Republicans are trying to ram through. This was from a ‘public’ listening session in Hurley, WI on January 11th, 2012.
Excellent article on the capitalist interests behind this mining bill:
Back story on this hearing:
Watch the full hearing here on Wisconsin Eye (highly recommended even though it’s long, there’s SO many great people that spoke).
As of 1/27/12, Mumia Abu-Jamal has officially been transferred to General Prison Population after being held in Administrative Custody (“The Hole” or Solitary Confinement) at SCI Mahanoy, Frackville, PA for seven weeks. This is the first time Mumia has been in General Population since his arrest in 1981.
This comes within hours of the of delivery of over 5,500 signed petitions to Department of Corrections headquarters in Camp Hill, PA and a compliant filed with the support of United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Juan Mendez.
PLEASE NOTE that while this is a victory in transferring Mumia out of the torturous Restricted Housing Unit (RHU), we call upon the closure of ALL RHU’s! Furthermore, we call upon the IMMEDIATE RELEASE of Mumia Abu-Jamal and are not disillusioned by this transfer. Free Mumia!
Write to Mumia to send him some love!
MAILING ADDRESS FOR MUMIA ABU-JAMAL:
301 Morea Road
Frackville, PA 17932
Patty Ann Aiken-Buffalo, descendent of Chief Buffalo, Red Cliff Band: “We’re crying out for justice… the drum is the heartbeat of our people. What this man was doing was praying… we are not to be dominated anymore. Pray for us first, then stand beside us, and fight with us.”