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Schoolbus Driver Drops Four-Year-Old Off At Homeless Shelter | Black Like Moi

Schoolbus Driver Drops Four-Year-Old Off At Homeless Shelter | Black Like Moi | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Four year old LadyOurLove McInnis Was Dropped Off At A Homeless Shelter- Miles Away From Her Home- On The First Day Of School A four-year-old girl named...
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#CyntoiaBrown: National legal groups join appeal to free woman sentenced to life at 16

#CyntoiaBrown: National legal groups join appeal to free woman sentenced to life at 16 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The case of Cyntoia Brown, a woman sentenced to life for murder at the age of 16, has attracted international attention.
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Shut down of Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake positive first step in revamping juvenile justice system, UW experts say

Shut down of Lincoln Hills, Copper Lake positive first step in revamping juvenile justice system, UW experts say | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Gov. Scott Walker announced earlier this month plans to build five smaller youth facilities
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Dallas County Violates People’s Rights by Keeping Them in Jail for Being Poor

Dallas County Violates People’s Rights by Keeping Them in Jail for Being Poor | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Shannon Daves is a 47-year-old transgender woman who has been homeless in Dallas County, Texas, since last August. On January 17, she was arrested for an alleged misdemeanor and taken to the county jail. Hours later, she was brought before a judge who told her she could go home — but only if she paid $500 bail. She could not afford that amount, so she had to go back to jail.
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Prisoners are being left to rot – and the public doesn’t seem to care | Mark Leech

Prisoners are being left to rot – and the public doesn’t seem to care | Mark Leech | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Conditions uncovered at Liverpool show a system buckling under budget cuts. We need to ask what we want prisons to do, says the editor of The Prisons Handbook, Mark Leech

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Ervin - Disabled Homeless Man in Dallas.

Ervin - Disabled Homeless Man in Dallas. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
One of the biggest misconceptions about homeless people is the public believes people on the streets are homeless by choice. The leading cause of homelessness is poverty and lack of affordable housing. Ervin sleeps outside …
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Segregation in prison must be banned

Segregation in prison must be banned | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
It is an inherently dangerous and inhumane practice. There is no evidence that it is possible to moderate or contain the damage it causes; so while there were many high notes to British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Peter Leask’s recent ruling, he didn’t go far enough to outright condemn any segregation in our prison system
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The fight goes on for a deported activist | SocialistWorker.org

The fight goes on for a deported activist | SocialistWorker.org | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Supporters and family of a deported activist rallied to protest the repression she faces at the hands of authorities at multiple levels.
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Opinion | Too many seniors sentenced to a life of solitary confinement

Opinion | Too many seniors sentenced to a life of solitary confinement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We, the advance guard, are realizing that, in Canada at least, it is currently easier to achieve an assisted death than to receive help in actually living a relatively comfortable life for the rest of our days.
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How the Opioid Epidemic Became America’s Worst Drug Crisis Ever

How the Opioid Epidemic Became America’s Worst Drug Crisis Ever | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
With more than 52,000 overdose deaths in 2015, the opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis we've ever seen. Unfortunately, things are likely to get worse before they get better.
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New appeal to free Mumia! Endorse today!

New appeal to free Mumia! Endorse today! | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We concerned members of the international community call your attention to an egregious example of human rights violations in your respective jurisdictions: the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Specificall…
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‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette granted parole – will California Gov. Jerry Brown reverse the decision?

‘Soledad Brother’ John Clutchette granted parole – will California Gov. Jerry Brown reverse the decision? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The California Board of Parole Hearings granted parole to John Clutchette in 2003, 2015, 2016 and again on Jan. 12, 2018. The boards deemed many of the records in his file unreliable and insufficie…
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A concert pianist is on hunger strike in English prison

A concert pianist is on hunger strike in English prison | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

The inside track on classical music and related cultures, by Norman Lebrecht 

A concert pianist, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was jailed late last year after identifying his son on social media in the course of a custody battle involving local social services. The pianist is now said to be starving himself to death. Concerned about a possible miscarriage of justice, ...

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DPAC calls national day of action to demand universal credit is scrapped

DPAC calls national day of action to demand universal credit is scrapped | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Disabled activists are organising a national day of action to push for the government’s new universal credit benefit system to be scrapped. Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) believes that the “pu…
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An inside look at 'Final Appeal,' a new true crime investigative series

An inside look at 'Final Appeal,' a new true crime investigative series | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"I can give voice to people who, for the entire time they’ve been in prison, felt that they’ve had no voice," said host Brian Banks.
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Proposed bill would help trafficking victims expunge prostitution records

Proposed bill would help trafficking victims expunge prostitution records | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee heard testimony for bills about prostitution, audits and trying persons under the age of 18 as juveniles.
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Prison Rights Advocates on Isolation: 'This Is Torture' (Video)

Prison Rights Advocates on Isolation: 'This Is Torture' (Video) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges meets with ex-prisoner Ojore Lutalo and rights advocate Bonnie Kerness to discuss abuse in U.S. penitentiaries.
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A Homeless Woman Shows Us Why It Feels Good to Give. - Invisible People

A Homeless Woman Shows Us Why It Feels Good to Give. - Invisible People | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
I have been trying to vlog more and I did my very best to capture the experience of meeting Manda for the first time, touring Seattle’s sanctioned homeless tent encampments, and handing out Hanes socks …
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Why Education in Prison Matters

Why Education in Prison Matters | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Tufts’ new college-in-prison program is hosting a two-day symposium, Prison and Education: The Responsibility of Engagement, on February 1 and 2. It will include speakers who are graduates of college-in-prison programs, representatives from prisoner advocacy organizations, including formerly incarcerated people. The event, the first of its kind at Tufts, is free and open to the public.
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Florida prisoners on strike, demand locked-up voices be heard

Florida prisoners on strike, demand locked-up voices be heard | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Prisoners in Florida began a month-long strike protesting involuntary servitude on Jan. 15, commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. American slavery may have officially ended in 1865, but a loophole in the 13th Amendment, passed that year, allows it to continue up to the present day fo
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‘Torture‘ claim at WA juvenile jail denied – Mendon Journal

Claims that children have been “tortured” at Western Australia's juvenile detention centre by being kept in solitary confinement for prolonged periods have been rejected by the union representing staff. Amnesty International claims detainees at Banksia Hill Detention Centre
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Taking a grassroots approach to fighting the opioid epidemic

Taking a grassroots approach to fighting the opioid epidemic | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Given the complexity of the health care landscape, providers can't wait for a mandate to plan and implement a solution to help fight the opioid epidemic.
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Setting limits on solitary confinement

Setting limits on solitary confinement | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
This week, the Honourable Justice Mr. Leask of the B.C. Supreme Court ruled that indefinite solitary confinement in Canadian prisons is unconstitutional. Already the decision has been called “bold” and, as Lisa Kerr argued in the Globe and Mail, it will likely bring about considerable change or rethinking by Correctional Service Canada of the way that prisoners are to be treated in terms of long-term solitary confinement.
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The Death Penalty makes redemption impossible

The Death Penalty makes redemption impossible | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The public, with its hunger for revenge, does not want to hear about personal acts of atonement by people who have been sentenced for a crime. Acts of atonement by the condemned are usually viewed …
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Operation PUSH prisoners’ strike sparks ‘war’ between slavery supporters and abolitionists

Operation PUSH prisoners’ strike sparks ‘war’ between slavery supporters and abolitionists | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
It’s been a hard silence for the past five days since Operation PUSH launched a statewide prisoner strike in the Florida Department of Corrections prison system (FDOC or FDC) coinciding with Martin…
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Florida Prison Strike Focuses on Prison Slavery, Fair Treatment

Florida Prison Strike Focuses on Prison Slavery, Fair Treatment | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
When Florida prisoners say they want an end to prison slavery, they’re not being hyperbolic,
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FULL UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR THE REMAINING 59 DEFENDANTS, SOLIDARITY UPDATE

FULL UNWAVERING SUPPORT FOR THE REMAINING 59 DEFENDANTS, SOLIDARITY UPDATE By DefendJ20Resistance January 19, 2018 On January 18, 2018, the US Attorney’s office dismissed charges against 129 of the remaining 188 #J20 defendants. This was almost on the anniversary of MPD’s mass arrest of 230 people at the anticapitalist and antifascist march against Trump’s inauguration on January 20, 2017. Following the mass arrest, all defendants were indicted on a multitude of felony and misdemeanor charges. Today, 59 people are still facing seven felony charges each, punishable by over 60 years in prison. While the government alleges that these people damaged property, planned the protests, or had knowledge of the black bloc tactic, we know that this case has always been about political repression and expanding the state’s ability to stifle resistance. The government is making a calculated choice to single out this group as they further their efforts to redefine basic political organizing as conspiracy and to set the terms of what is “acceptable” protest. Just as the anti-capitalist march was brutally attacked by police in the streets, the government is attacking dissent by leveraging the so-called “justice system” to break people’s spirits. In December, we celebrated the full aquittal of the first six defendants. While we continue to celebrate with the dismissal of charges against these 129 defendants, we do so knowing that this was only made possible by the bravery and hard work of both resistors and supporters. We see the narrowing of the defendant pool for what it is: a scare tactic and a renewed effort to try to secure as many convictions as possible. As the government continues in its attempt to repress political activity through conspiracy and rioting charges, we will remain steadfast in our support of these 59 defendants. The overwhelming majority of people arrested on January 20 immediately recognized this as a political prosecution from the start and quickly agreed to work together and coordinate our collective defense. It is this collective defense – along with the innumerable fundraisers, events, and work put in by supporters – that has gotten us this far. We will actively support each and every remaining defendant. The government will not break the solidarity among the remaining defendants in this case, nor will their repressive strategy stop resistance to fascism, capitalism, and the state. Every attempt to weaken us will only make us stronger. Our capacity to resist has only grown. This has been a long and harrowing year for the 194 people who committed to taking their cases to trial and will continue to be for those still facing charges. As J20 defendants, we have been bolstered by a massive support base and our ability to fight our charges without having to sit in jail for this past year. We know that most people captured by the state are not this lucky. The legal system is designed to punish arrestees long before they can get to trial, whittling down their emotional and financial resources to impair resistance and coerce concessions. The legal system is a weapon used to repress anyone that challenges white supremacy, colonialism, and capitalism. This is the daily reality for black, brown, immigrant, indigenous and poor communites who challenge those systems both actively and by their very existence. We recognize the support of a social movement and the need for anti-prison efforts to reach every person facing charges and intimidation. The dismissal of charges for 129 defendants, and the prior acquittal of six others in December, shows both the power of solidarity in fighting against state repression and the privilege of media attention. Over 30 cities across Turtle Island are participating in a week of solidarity with J20 arrestees. Thank you to everyone who has shown us support; whether you hosted or donated to a fundraiser, boosted our case on social media, dropped a banner or held a demo, came to court looking sharp as hell, or sent your friends sweet words of love and solidarity–it all keeps us going. We are all in this together. Keep showing up for the 59 remaining defendants and for all who resist the state. Until everyone is free, Defend J20 Resistance -- Freedom Archives 522 Valencia Street San Francisco, CA 94110 415 863.9977 https://freedomarchives.org/
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