Rasmea Odeh out of jail, heading home to Chicago

By December 11, 2014

Members of the Rasmea Defense Committee from Chicago and Detroit/Dearborn just welcomed Rasmea back from four weeks in a Port Huron, Mich., jail. She arrived at the U.S. Marshal’s office in Detroit for processing at approximately noon today, Dec. 11, and was greeted shortly thereafter by friends and family, who are bringing her home to […]

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Meeting commemorates Chairman Fred Hampton

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Fred Hampton

With the 45th annual International Revolutionary Day on Dec. 4, people commemorated the 1969 assassination of Illinois Black Panther Party Chairman Fred Hampton and Defense Captain Mark Clark by a Chicago Police Department/FBI/Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office death squad.  They held the IRD at Ground Zero, 2337 W. Monroe, where the deadly raid took place, against […]

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Town hall meeting builds resistance

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Philadelphia, Dec. 2.WW photo: Joseph Piette

Philadelphia — “What the next steps in building resistance to police brutality will be” was the topic of a historic town hall meeting here on Dec. 2, as around 400 people filled the sanctuary at the Calvary United Methodist Church. The event was organized by the Ferguson to Philly Emergency Response Network. The gathering included […]

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Reflections on Ferguson

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Below are excerpts from an article by Lou DeJesus of Buffalo, N.Y., about her trip to St. Louis and Ferguson, Mo., on Oct. 11-12. This African-American activist traveled there to join the struggle for “Justice for Michael Brown,” killed by police on Aug. 9. The full article is at tinyurl.com/pvcsch9 We arrived in St. Louis […]

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Unity against racism seen as protests grow

By December 10, 2014
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On Dec. 8, protests in cities across the country against police killings of Black people entered the sixth consecutive day. Whether it was Tampa, Miami and ­Atlanta or Berkeley, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Seattle; Austin, Houston and Tucson or Minneapolis, Chicago, Boston, New York, Philadelphia and dozens of other cities — the U.S. rulers have […]

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Berkeley students ‘tired of murders’

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WW photo: Terri Kay

In Mexico and U.S. By Dave Welsh and Terri Kay Berkeley, Calif. Over 100 students and supporters gathered at Sproul Hall at the University of California here on Dec. 3 to call attention to the role of the U.S. government in the disappearance of 43 students from a teachers’ college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico. The Mexican […]

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Justice for O’Shaine Evans, killed by SFPD

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O’Shaine Evans

Oakland, Calif. — Yet another vigil was held Dec. 7, this one by the family of O’Shaine Evans, who was killed by Officer David Goff of the San Francisco Police Department on Oct. 7. Evans was shot multiple times. Born in Jamaica, he was living in Oakland with his mother, while training to be a […]

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Garner injustice widens uprising

By December 9, 2014
Shutting down Verrazano Bridge in NYC, Dec. 8.

New York City, Dec. 8 — For millions, it was both horrifying and shocking news. But for other millions it was indeed horrifying but not unexpected. It was the announcement that white killer cop, Daniel Pantaleo, would not be indicted by a 24-member Staten Island, N.Y., grand jury for the July 17 videotaped, illegal-chokehold murder […]

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Justice for Tamir Rice!

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Tamir Rice

Dec. 8 — With the police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice on Nov. 22, Cleveland has become, like Ferguson and Staten Island, a particular place associated with a widespread systemic problem. The news of young Rice’s murder came out near the time of the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the killing […]

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Rasmea Odeh is coming home!

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December 8 news report from the Rasmea Odeh Defense Committee. We are pleased to announce that Judge Gershwin Drain just filed his ruling granting Rasmea Odeh’s motion for reconsideration of his Nov. 10 order revoking her bond. Rasmea is coming home! The defense committee is working now to secure the money for her release. Please […]

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