Critical Alert: FOP And PA Legislature Try To Silence Mumia!

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The Pennsylvania Senate will vote this week on House bill HB2533 and Senate bill SB508. The Governor has pledged to sign it.. This bill will make it illegal for prisoners to speak publicly AND allow the AG or DA to sue prisoners and the folks that assist them.   This legislation was fast tracked in direct response to the positive support Mumia received for his Goddard College commencement speech.  

Audio Judiciary Committee PA House hearing
Video link Press Conference 10-6-14 announcing the Bill and attended by Gov. Corbett, and Philadephia DA Seth Williams.
This legislation was created to silence political prisoners like Mumia Abu Jamal, Kerry Shakaboona Marshall, Bryant Arroyo and  Russell Shoatz whose can be heard around the world, in spite of their physical captivity. Consider how much their voices have contributed to our intellectual heritage and collective growth. Consider all that we have learned about prison conditions and prisoner rights violations from those imprisoned.
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Milwaukee, October 9: Emergency Vigil, End The Repression In Guerreo

EVENT: http://tinyurl.com/oqosgy3

7 p.m., Walker Square Park, Milwaukee

Last week, police in the town of Iguala, Guerrero, opened fire on buses and cars full of student protesters from the nearby Ayotzinapa teachers college. Six were killed and dozens injured. 43 students were then kidnapped by local government forces. Now, mass graves have been found on the outskirts of town, with at least 21 confirmed bodies found. They were burned before burial.

Political repression of unions, social movements, and youth activists has intensified under the Peña Nieto regime. The people of México continue to fight back, and we must stand with them against these attacks. Join YES this Thursday at 7pm.

Sponsored by Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES).

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Vigilia de emergencia: Alto a la represión en Guerrero, México!

La semana pasada, la policia de Iguala, Gro. disparó en contra de autobuses que transportaban estudiantes normalistas de la localidad de Ayotzinapa. 6 normalistas fueron asesinados en el lugar, una veintena de heridos y 43 estudiantes desaparecidos fueron el saldo de una ola de terror protagonizada for la policia minicipal y sicarios. Ahora, se fueron encontradas fosas ilegales con almenos 21 cuerpos confirmados. Fueron calcinados.

La represión politica de sindicatos, movimientos sociales, y de activistas estudiantes se ha intensificado bajo el régimen represor de Enrique Peña Nieto. El pueblo de México continua la lucha, nosotros debemos de apoyar su lucha contra estos ataques provenientes del estado y el narco. Lo invitamos a acudir a esta vigila organizada por YES, este Jueves a las 7 PM.

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Milwaukee, October 10: Dontre Hamilton Rally For Justice

EVENT: http://tinyurl.com/qhndwzp

Dontre Hamilton was shot 14 times by Milwaukee Police Officer Christopher Manney on April 30, 2014 in Red Arrow Park. Its been over 5 months since this shooting took place and the Hamilton Family hasn’t received the answers it deserves. Christpher Manney still has his gun and his badge. The Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn has refused to give us the answers we deserve. The District Attorney John Chisholm refuses to stand on the side of the people.These high ranking officials charged with the protection of the people, have only dehumanized, degraded, and disrespected our people.

The Coalition for Justice is a group of individuals and organizations that have come together to stand up against the brutality of the police and fight for justice in the city of Milwaukee. We are a Direct Action organization aimed at taking the fight of the people straight to the police and our elected officials, not only to demand answers, but push for change. Our slogan, NO JUSTICE, NO COMPROMISE. We are not compromising when it comes to the lives of our brothers and sisters. We will not compromise when it comes to the future of our community.

Join us at Red Arrow Park (1000 N. Water St.) Friday October 10 at 4pm where we will take our fight directly to these decision makers in our city.

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NO Utility Rate Increases!

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) oversees and approves the rates of the state’s investor owned utilities, like We Energies. The PSC consists of three commissioners that will ultimately rule on We Energies’ proposals. The PSC has a process for ratepayers (individuals, organizations and businesses) to provide input into the rate case.

Submit Your Comments: Public comments are being taken on the We Energies rate case. File a comment online at the PSC website, and refer to We Energies 2014 rate case (Docket No. 5-UR-107). The comment period will run until October 7, 2014.

TIMELINE:

  • Now through October 7, 2014: Submit public comments on rate case
  • October 8, 2014: Public Service Commission will host two public hearings in Milwaukee. 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Wilson Senior Center, 2601 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee. NOTE: If you have submitted a written public comment, you will not be allowed to testify at the public hearing. The Public Service Commission allows one of two options to share your opinions on the rate proposal.
  • December 2014: Decision expected from PSC