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Mumia Abu-Jamal & the Struggle for Prison Abolition

Mumia Abu-Jamal & the Struggle for Prison Abolition | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

“…the struggle against the death penalty is bigger than me. The struggle against the prison industrial complex is bigger than me. The struggle for social justice is bigger than me. And they will continue long after I’m gone. Struggle goes on. It’s just important to know which side you’re on.”
-Mumia Abu-Jamal

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Migration is Beautiful

Migration is Beautiful | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"Artist and co-founder of CultureStrike, Favianna Rodriguez, created the “Migration is Beautiful” butterfly image. “The butterfly symbol was not my idea. Immigrant rights activists have seen the butterfly as a symbol of fluid and peaceful migration for generations. To me, the monarch butterfly represents the dignity and resilience of migrants, and the right that all living beings have to move freely. I believe that we shouldn’t allow our identity to be defined only by our suffering, nor by the actions that others have taken to devalue our families and our labor — rather, let us celebrate our beauty, pride, and resilience in the face of inequality and injustice.”


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Re-tweet "Migration is Beautiful"  here 


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“I’m Here For You”: Baltimore Police Sergeant Gives Moving Speech To Protesters (VIDEO)

“I’m Here For You”: Baltimore Police Sergeant Gives Moving Speech To Protesters (VIDEO) | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

A police officer’s kind words during a period of unrest over the death of Freddie Gray touched many across Baltimore, who have for so long witnessed police violence in their communities.


Sgt. K Glanville
 spoke to a crowd on Saturday during a festive rally about her role as a police officer and expressed that not all officers are in the business of harming unarmed civilians. Glanville retold stories of her encounters with pedestrians in the city and says she understands why so many have questioned the tactics of police officers.


The mother says she gives out her number to children in an effort to show she is a protector of the community. According to the Huffington Post,


“My heart is in this,” Glanville told a small crowd. “I’m not wasting time on someone that’s not trying to let me in, when I got all these other people that got the door wide open, saying ‘Sgt. Glanville, please step in.’ I am here, I’m available. I give kids my phone number, I tell people ‘you need something, you call me.’ It all starts with relationship building.”


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Baltimore Photographer Devin Allen Captures Uprising In Touching TIME Cover Photo

Baltimore Photographer Devin Allen Captures Uprising In Touching TIME Cover Photo | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


An amateur photographer from 
Baltimore is being celebrated for his photos taken during the recent demonstrations in the name of Freddie Gray. His images are so touching, in fact, that the 26-year-old’s work is featured on the latest cover of TIME Magazine.


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Day of Action to #StopBorderBrutality and for Justice & Accountability - YouTube

Maria Puga: On May 28, 2010, my husband and father of my 5 children was brutally beaten and tortured at the San Diego border by federal agents. Anastasio Hernandez Rojas died the following day. The San Diego coroner's office described Anastasio's death as a homicide and found that he had "several loose teeth; bruising to his chest, stomach, hips, knees, back, lips, head and eyelids; five broken ribs; and a damaged spine."

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#LatinosAreHuman 

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Families Reunite At San Diego-Tijuana Border As Door Opens Briefly

Families Reunite At San Diego-Tijuana Border As Door Opens Briefly | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Four divided families were able to reunite for two minutes each at the border on Sunday in commemoration of Mexico's Children's Day.
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Love and #BaltimoreUprising

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"Throughout history, love has often been used as justification for the need to destroy in the interest of reformation #BaltimoreUprising" HT @PricklyPundit

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#BlackLivesMatter


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Heart of Decolonization Gathering

Heart of Decolonization Gathering | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Heart of Decolonization
A gathering for decolonizing people of diverse backgrounds who are in positions of teaching and inspiring others to decolonize while occupying stolen Native lands still under resistance.

SAVE THE (TENTATIVE) DATE!

September 4-6, 2015

Independent Lakota Territory
Hosted by the Lakota Cante Tenza Okolakiciye (Strong Heart Warrior Society)


This unique gathering is intended to bring together a diverse group of decolonizing people under observation of Native warriors and activists. In particular, we are focusing on those non-Native persons in positions of leadership, teaching, or mentoring others in movements of decolonization. Over the three days, we hope to engage in conversations that will create understanding, build relationship, and ensure accountability in the critical movements to return Indigenous lands and lifeway.


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Gambian Mother Siabatou Sanneh Walks Paris Marathon with 40-lb. Water Container on Head to Bring Awareness to Need for Clean Drinking Water in Africa

Gambian Mother Siabatou Sanneh Walks Paris Marathon with 40-lb. Water Container on Head to Bring Awareness to Need for Clean Drinking Water in Africa | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

In the middle of 54,000 runners at last week’s Paris Marathon, Siabatou Sannehstood out. Carrying a 40-pound (20kg) water container on her head and wearing her race number 64173 on top of a multi-colored traditional dress, Siabatou wanted to make a statement.


It was the first time the mother of four had ever left her country, Gambia, but this didn’t deter her from wanting to raise awareness about the difficulties African women face in accessing clean drinking water. Siabatou was there on the behalf of Water for Africa, a non-profit which builds boreholes in her village.


“I came to Paris to do the marathon to raise awareness and help the African women get clean water for their domestic use – for drinking, cooking, washing and gardening to grow agriculture,” the 43-year-old told IBTimes UK, speaking through a translator.


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5 Rules for Recording Police: Steve Silverman of FlexYourRights.org

Flex Your Rights Exec. Director Steve Silverman's segment from a Cato Institute panel discussion on police body cameras and recording misconduct. (C-SPAN Air Date: Oct 23, 2014.)

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  • Do not point your camera (smartphone) like a gun. Hold it sideways for a wide screen video and at waist height


  • Do not use a fingerprint password. Cops can unlock your phone with your finger.
  • Use a video streaming app like Periscope (by Twitter) 


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[Video] ‘Hunger Games’ Actress Amandla Stenberg Gives a Crash Course In Cultural (Mis)Appropriation - COLORLINES

[Video] ‘Hunger Games’ Actress Amandla Stenberg Gives a Crash Course In Cultural (Mis)Appropriation  - COLORLINES | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The teen actress shows her stuff in a video she made called “Don’t Cash Crop on My Cornrows.”
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Video: New documentary explores how epic film GIANT changed the lives of film's Latinos | Latina Lista

Video: New documentary explores how epic film GIANT changed the lives of film's Latinos | Latina Lista | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


"LatinaLista — Any real movie buff who considers herself an expert in film knows the cinematic masterpiece GIANT. Filmed in 1955, 60 miles from the Mexican border in a small West Texas town called Marfa, GIANT starred some of the biggest stars of the time — Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean, to name a few.


The story was an epic tale of a wealthy Texas rancher, his wife, their descendants and their life together over 25 years in a part of the country where racism against Mexican Americans reigned as supreme as the iconic cowboy. To its credit, the film was among the first to openly tackle the issue of racism."


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#BLACKLIVESMATTER : Photo

#BLACKLIVESMATTER : Photo | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Post anything (from anywhere!), customize everything, and find and follow what you love. Create your own Tumblr blog today.
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CBP chief: Border Patrol's use of force down 30 percent

CBP chief: Border Patrol's use of force down 30 percent | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
The head of CBP says Border Patrol use-of-force cases are down by nearly 30 percent
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Carlos Batara's curator insight, April 28, 1:41 AM


In some respects, CBP Commissioner Kerlikowske is a breath of fresh air - in an agency which really, really needs it.


He is well aware some immigration analysts have labelled the CBP as “America’s most out of-control law enforcement agency."


He doesn't duck the criticism.  He recently admitted that in its hurry to hire more agents after 9/11, the Border Patrol lowered its standards of vetting employees and made hiring mistakes.


Indeed, nearly one CBP officer was arrested for misconduct every single day between 2005 and 2012. 


Kerlikowske has stressed the need for a change to the agency's law enforcement philosophy.  But since he had only been on the job for the past year, he needs more time to implement his ideas. 


Will he survive the election of a new president?  I'm not optimistic.


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Baltimore Big Brothers Program Sees 3,000 Percent Increase in Mentorship Requests

Baltimore Big Brothers Program Sees 3,000 Percent Increase in Mentorship Requests | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

In just 36 hours, following shocking television images of youths rioting in the streets, the Baltimore chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has received the largest surge in mentor applicants in the organization’s history — a whopping 3,000 percent increase.

 

That spike in interest is unprecedented, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake Terry Hickey told NBC News.

 

“To have people reach out and say, ‘I want to make a commitment for the next year of my life spending every week with a young man or woman,’ is blowing my mind actually,” said Hickey.

 

The organization has received over 500 mentor inquiries in the past few days, compared to the usual four to five inquiries a day.


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Welcome to Asian American History Month 2015

Welcome to Asian American History Month 2015 | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

The month of May in the US is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2015. I will try to have at least ten posts that have to do with Asia, the Pacific or their diasporas, especially in the US.


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Carl Dix at Oakland May Day ILWU anti-police-terror Rally after Longshoremen shutdown the port

Carl Dix at Oakland May Day ILWU anti-police-terror Rally after Longshoremen shutdown the port | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

http://stopmassincarceration.net  http://revcom.us — http://revolutionbooks.org

Carl Dix of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA is co-founder of the Stop Mass incarceration Network. Here he was speaking at a rally on May Day, 2015 held by the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union) following a shut down of ports in the San Francisco Bay Area in protest of Police Terror.

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Hillary Clinton calls for end to mass incarceration, reversing Bill Clinton legacy

Hillary Clinton wants to end the over-imprisonment of Americans. Her husband's signature crime law is part of the problem.
Community Village Sites's insight:


Hillary Clinton almost says #BlackLivesMatter 


I still have not heard one politician say the words.

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Incarceration's curator insight, April 30, 11:26 PM

In an effort to end mass incarceration, Hillary Clinton plans to suggest providing body cameras to police departments throughout the country should she become president. This directly opposes Bill Clinton's crime bill, which authorized multi-billion dollar prison construction, an additional 100,000 police on American streets,  and made college courses inaccessible to federal inmates.

 

I agree with Hillary's belief that reforms in the criminal justice system are needed, and the way to make that happen is to reform the way we think about punishment and prison. Changes to probation and drug diversions are parts of her plan, as well as stronger "support for mental health and drug treatment." There also seems to be a theme in the articles I've read of lessening punishments for misdemeanors and nonviolent crime. 

 

I previously did not know about Bill Clinton's crime bill, and since it so starkly contrasts Hillary's proposals, I was very surprised to hear about its logistics. It was refreshing to read that Hillary is taking a different stance on the matter than Bill did because mass incarceration is a high priority for many people in her party, and Bill's approach increased the number of wrongly arrested citizens.

 

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Child migrants without lawyers pay a high price

Child migrants without lawyers pay a high price | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Without an attorney, child migrants from Central America face overwhelming odds in seeking relief from U.S. immigration courts, according to newly released government data that paint a far grimmer picture than what the Justice Department has admitted in federal court. Since last July, 352 children without lawyers have succeeded in having their removal...
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Why I fled: New migrants to Italy share their stories - CNN.com

Why I fled: New migrants to Italy share their stories  - CNN.com | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
They come in their thousands, crammed onto barely seaworthy boats to make the treacherous journey from Libya to Italy. So why do they do it?
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How Texas Shut Down A Prison • BRAVE NEW FILMS

How Texas Shut Down A Prison • BRAVE NEW FILMS | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

Texas saved $2 billion for taxpayers by cutting prison spending while making the state safer. Now it's time to renew those reforms and make even more progress to be smart on crime in Texas.

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As many as 700 dead after (im)migrant boat capsizes in Mediterranean

As many as 700 dead after (im)migrant boat capsizes in Mediterranean | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
ROME — A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action.
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Ohio Cop Refused to Shoot Threatening Murder Suspect

Ohio Cop Refused to Shoot Threatening Murder Suspect | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it


New Richmond, Ohio, rookie Police Officer Jesse Kidder has been on the force for a year. A friend gave him a body camera and he was wearing that on Thursday when stopping a suspected murderer. Michael Wilcox has since been charged with killing his fiancee, Courtney Fowler. Wilcox is also under suspicion for the death of his best friend.


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Apply now to volunteer this summer – No More Deaths • No Más Muertes

Apply now to volunteer this summer – No More Deaths • No Más Muertes | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Come work with us in June and July for our Summer Volunteer Program. We are happy to announce that we have opened up applications for volunteer sessions in June and July! Please review the program and application information. SHARE #featured
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Charts that explain why Mark Zuckerberg is lobbying for immigration reform in the US

Charts that explain why Mark Zuckerberg is lobbying for immigration reform in the US | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it
Silicon Valley has plenty of wealth and jobs—just not enough people to fill those roles.
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Black Lives Matter | Not a Moment, a Movement

Black Lives Matter | Not a Moment, a Movement | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

BlackWomenMatter 

BlackGirlsMatter 

BlackGayLivesMatter 
BlackBiLivesMatter 
BlackBoysMatter 
BlackQueerLivesMatter 
BlackMenMatter 
BlackLesbiansMatter 
BlackTransLivesMatter 
BlackImmigrantsMatter 

BlackIncarceratedLivesMatter 

BlackDifferentlyAbledLivesMatter 

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HT to Angela Davis for pointing out this site and reinforcing what this site says, that All Black Lives Matter. 


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Woman Gives Out 600 Homemade Easter Baskets To Kids In Need [VIDEO]

Woman Gives Out 600 Homemade Easter Baskets To Kids In Need [VIDEO] | Community Village Daily | Scoop.it

By Cameron Keady

"Lee Hardy, of Palmetto, Florida, puts together hundreds of Easter baskets for kids in her local community, each year. This year, she made about 600 basket to distribute on April 3."

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Mixed cultures / mixed traditions. 


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