a partial POLICE STATE UPDATE
The Police state has leapt forward in the last year on every level. At the federal level we now have unmanned drones flying over our cities and states courtesy of the CIA. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0616/Drones-over-America.-Are-they-spying-on-you
We have the codification in law of indefinite detention without trial. When the current president signed the NDAA National Defense Authorization Act he signed a law that would allow for the arrest and indefinite detention of citizens without trial. http://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/ndaa
The government had been doing this to the undocumented for years in detention centers run by ICE in the U.S. and by the CIA and Military abroad. http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1620097/pg1
We have the Justice department conspiring with local government to deprive patients of their life saving medicine. The Hummingbird dispensary was driven out of business and the city still will not permit others to fill the need for cannabis based treatments in the community.
The local government has gone to the extreme of further criminalizing sleep in the summer of 2012, making it a misdemeanor to sleep outside in the city.
They were following in the footsteps of the county board of supervisors that had used a phony emergency to outlaw dissent at the courthouse.
The county action was a reaction to their inability to respond to the issues exposed by Occupy Eureka. The District Attorney and other county government conspired to create a climate of fear about the protest and then used violent repression to remove the people temporarily from in front of the courthouse. http://www.times-standard.com/localnews/ci_20271861/humboldt-supervisors-enact-urgency-ordinance-protest-hours-limited?source=pkg
The county refusal to address the problems that the Occupy Movement planted on their doorstep is why the police state thrives. http://www.humboldt.edu/ccrp/total-population-below-poverty-level-redwood-coast-region
In what might be the most egregious affront the City of Eureka has hired Murl Harpham to be the police chief. The hiring is illegal. He is over 65 and has worked for EPD for more than 25 years. Both require his mandatory retirement. He is also When a local activist came to the council meeting to bring this criminal act by the city to the attention of the public she was censored on the public access broadcast and the city website.
GOOD VIDEOS TO WATCH
The Largest Street Gang in America (on You Tube)
Here's what happened at the hearing on our murder complaints, no surprise. This explains why MOVE takes the position we do against this rotten system, and why anybody that stills has faith in it is foolish---Ramona
LONG LIVE JOHN AFRICA’S REVOLUTION
ONA MOVE! I’M SENDING THIS EMAIL OUT TO INFORM YOU OF A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION HAPPENING WITH OUR BROTHER, CHUCK AFRICA. THIS FALLS ON THE HEELS OF US EXPOSING PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER COLUMNIST, MONICA YANT KINNEY AND ALL OF THE INFORMATION WE WERE ABLE TO PUT OUT DURING MEDIA INTERVIEWS MARKING TWENTY-FIVE YEARS SINCE THE BOMBING.
ONA MOVE, Everybody! Attached is a flyer about our May 12, 2010 activities to mark 25 years since the governmental bombing and murder of our MOVE family. We're also urging you if you are a family member or friend of a victim of police terrorism/murder to join us. If you know the family or friends of victims of police
[Editor's note: Since this statement was written, Merle Austin Africa joined the ancestors. She died in prison, March 13, 1998.]
Excerpts from John Africa's Teaching (in italics):
Come see this film at PARC's new location!
"In Prison My Whole Life" is a well done documentary inspired by a man who was born on the day that Mumia Abu-Jamal was arrested. Mumia has been a political prisoner, on death row, for over 27 years, now.
The filmmaker does a great job talking with people about (researching) racial injustice and the Prison Industrial Complex and giving a thorough run down of the frame-up that has had Mumia on death row since 1981.
Mumia is facing execution and we can't let it happen!!
Download this booklet with the biographical writings from the MOVE 9.
The bio's were taken word for word from the website:
John Africa's MOVE Organization
In the HOME page, if you click on the photos of each MOVE member, the MOVE 9, who are on the left side of the page, you can also read each of their bios.
Chairwoman Catherine C. McVey
Board of Probation and Parole
Attn: Inmate Inquiry
1101 South Front Street, Suite 5300
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Re: Support for 2009 Parole of Eight Prisoners:
Top US Court Sends Mumia Abu-Jamal Closer to Execution
People in the Humboldt area and wherever you are! Please mobilize rallies, media, strikes, shut downs, walk outs, etc to save Mumia Abu Jamal. If you've never spread the word before, spread it NOW!! Pass this email on to all of your lists. AT LEAST SIGN THE PETITIONS!! Listen to Mumia's radio commentaries from Death Row, and fight for his life!! There are many links at the bottom of this message.
Beginning at 6:30pm tonight on the Gazebo in Old Town Eureka, Redwood Curtain Friends of MOVE will be showing the film, "In Prison My Whole Life," which centers around the story of Mumia Abu-Jamal's arrest and imprisonment on death row- and impending exectution. We will also be video taping statements in support of Mumia. Come learn about Mumia Abu-Jamal, an amazing journalist and political prisoner and show your support for his release.