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Will AB 2530 Unshackle Childbirth in California? --An interview with Tina Reynolds and Vikki Law
Imagewomanshackled.jpgA bill opposing the shackling of pregnant prisoners, AB 2530, has been passed unanimously by the California State Legislature and is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, with thirty days to either approve or veto it. Last year, a previous version of this bill was also passed unanimously by the Legislature, but it was ultimately vetoed by Brown. With Brown’s decision expected anytime, local activists are urgently mobilizing to stop him from vetoing this important bill once again. AB 2530 supporters have created a webpage for the public (not just California residents) to contact the Governor.
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07 Sep 2012 | Filed under: Interview / Gender : Human Rights : Organizing
Mark Nieweem Brutalized by Cook County Guards - Call Sheriff Tom Dart
Reposted from http://nato5.occupychi.org/content/mark-nieweem-aka-migs-brutalized-cook

Mark Nieweem, (pronounced Nye-wame) one of the NATO5, was badly beaten by Cook County Jail Guards and placed in solitary confinement, "the hole," for 20+ days. His lawyer confirmed that Mark spent the night in Cermak Hospital. he has stitches, his face is swollen and bruised. his ribs are sore but not broken. We, his activists and friends, cannot let this atrocity of state abuse stand.
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27 Aug 2012 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Vermont Farmer with Knack for Crushing Police Cars with His Tractor Needs Your Help
For those of you who have no heard of Vermont hero, Roger Pion, please visit the page we have linked below. Roger was suffering constant harassment from his local Sheriff's department. Unable to take anymore, he crushed seven police cruisers with his tractor. He is now in need of legal help. Please donate to his legal defense by visiting this link: http://freerogerpion.chipin.com/roger-pion
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06 Aug 2012 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
100+ Boston Janitors Rally to Raise Poverty Wages
SEIU 615 President Rocio Saenz addresses crowd.jpgWorkers in more than a dozen cities rally to support Houston janitors striking for fair wages and improved working conditions
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06 Aug 2012 | Filed under: News / Globalization : Human Rights : Labor : Media : Organizing : Race : Social Welfare
Mass. Constituents Urge Scott Brown to Drop Effort to Repeal Affordable Care Act
Mass residents urge Brown to back off opposition to ACA.JPGAs the US House prepares its vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act, groups representing seniors, young adults and women from across Commonwealth send letter to Brown outlining health care reform benefits -- urging him to stop his effort to roll back the law.
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09 Jul 2012 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : Labor : Media : Organizing : Politics : Social Welfare
Anarchist NATO Prisoners Migs and Sabi Need Support
Reposted from Chicago Indymedia: Lost in all the hype surrounding the NATO 3 and Tinley Park 5, two other anarchist prisoners are languishing in Cook County Jail in need of support.
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05 Jul 2012 | Filed under: News / Human Rights
Palestinian Hunger Strikes Continue
Israel
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11 Jun 2012 | Filed under: Commentary / Human Rights
Tarek Mehanna Moved to New Federal Holding Facility, Audio of Sentencing Statement Released
The following statement was released today by the Tarek Mehanna Support Committee.

1) Early this morning an anonymously leaked audio recording of Tarek giving his statement at the sentencing hearing was made public and is now being circulated!

http://boston.indymedia.org/usermedia/audio/4/tarek_sentencing.mp3

2) *Tarek has been transferred again. *Now he is in Manhattan at the MCC New York. We have no idea when he will be moved again. Chances are he will be placed in a federal prison, rather than these detention centers, very soon. Please pray for him and his family. Will keep you all posted.

Expect mail sent earlier this week (to the MDC Brooklyn) to be returned. If you would like to send him mail at his current location, please do, but expect that he could be moved at any moment.

Tarek Mehanna
ID # 05315748
MCC NEW YORK
METROPOLITAN CORRECTIONAL CENTER
150 PARK ROW
NEW YORK, NY 10007



The full text of Tarek's statement follows.
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12 May 2012 | Filed under: News / Human Rights : War and Militarism
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