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text Cleveland ABC in Dire Straits Cleveland ABC 2008-12-01 10:22 PM
The Cleveland ABC is in dire straits! We are short on members and time, and growing shorter by the minute. We need to find the bright minds and hard workers of this region, north-east Ohio, and work together to amplify our message, to impact the community, to build a strong network of resistance in our area. These are bad fucking times. Look at Marie Mason and the Cincinnati anarchist community. Look at the Green Scare. Look at the RNC 8, the SHAC 7, Anna the infiltrator. Shit – look at those still behind bars after twenty or more years – Leonard Peltier, Alberto Torres, Oscar Lopez, Mumia Abu-Jamal – look at Assata. Look at Guantanamo and Gaza. And look at Barack Obama and John McCain. Not to be a-historical — for what other sorts of times has this society seen — but these are definitely bad times. So what are we going to do? (text/plain)

comment Prison Poster Project launches in Cleveland Cleveland ABC 2008-09-16 4:54 PM
A presentation explaining how the prison-industrial complex operates, the role of prisons in the white supremacist, capitalist, imperialist patriarchy and why prisons need to go. Featuring the Oneness village band. (application/pdf + 4 comments)

text Compare Provisions in “Hitler’s Laws” with FISA AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2008 Ross Wolf 2008-07-07 8:33 AM
The FISA AMENDMENTS ACT OF 2008 May be Passed by the U.S. Senate Before You Can Read this. (text/plain + 2 comments)

image another police coverup on "the crooked mile" jim zender 2008-05-15 4:23 AM
another police coverup on "the crooked mile"
the other day i wrote a story about a huge adult who i witnessed beating the crap out of a teen, who thanks to the star beacon i now know his age, he was only 16. i broke up the fight filed a report at the scene, came home before it was even over and wrote coverup will follow. the next morning cops @ my door trying to give me the shaft as they have been doing for years. right then and there i re reported the incident to them as well butt i was sure hear again, the blind eye of american justice would sirface. so i wrote a letter to and even got so frustrated i posted my first i report. i sent the letter to the following people. (image/jpeg)

text New York Cop Charged with Selling Seized Crime Guns to Drug Dealer Newsday 2007-11-24 6:57 AM
In a case the Nassau County district attorney called "the most egregious betrayal of the badge imaginable," a former Queens police officer has been arrested for selling guns from his precinct's evidence room on the streets of Long Island. (text/plain)

text Fusion Center enables CIA to spy for, not on, Ohioans bucyrustelegraphforum 2007-10-07 7:09 PM
Ohioans should feel safer, for the 57-year old ban preventing the CIA from conducting domestic surveillance has ended. Retired CIA spymaster Charles "Charlie" Allen has reappeared as chief intelligence officer within the Department of Homeland Security and is deploying intelligence officers to newly created Fusion Centers (FCs) throughout the U.S. By the end of 2008, they will be operating in all 50 states. (text/plain)

image The Cuban Five: Mission against Terror and Hypocrisy posted by F Espinoza 2007-08-16 11:55 PM
The Cuban Five: Mission against Terror and Hypocrisy
The allegation of «Conspiracy to gather and to transmit information on National Defense» is the technical charge, according to US criminal law (18USC & 794), commonly called «Conspiracy to commit espionage». It is without doubt the central topic of the legal process against five Cuban prisoners wrongly held in the United States... (image/jpeg + 1 comment)

text street party attacked by cops; infoshop under threat of raid and closure anon 2007-07-29 10:54 PM
A spontaneously organized parade and street party in Athens, OH was attacked by police last night on Saturday, July 28. The Wire, a local infoshop, was also a target of police harassment and intimidation prior to a benefit show to be held that evening. (text/plain)

text Cops kill three people in three days Ytzhak 2007-05-21 1:03 AM
"Something like this" refers to Aaron's death May 8 at the hands of Cleveland police, who initially stopped the young man for playing his radio too loud. Police, who allege Aaron pointed a gun at them, fired a barrage of bullets. According to the coroner, Aaron was shot 16 times, 13 times in the back. Seeking further justification, police are claiming Aaron Steele had crack cocaine in his pocket—as if that were a capital offense. (text/plain + 1 comment)

text PURE statement in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal Ytzhak 2007-05-12 8:36 PM
Comrade Mumia is an ex-Black Panther and our organization, Panthers United for Revolutionary Education, is a product of the Panthers. Thus, it is safe to say that Mumia is our beginning....Let us make clear, also, this oh-so-shocking truth: Our brother and comrade Mumia is in the hands of killers! Killers who prefer to do their dirty deeds in the dark and are therefore waiting with the patience of a snake for you to grow tired; tired of turning out; tired of holding vigil; tired of being inconvenienced by sacrificing so much and just plain ole tired of being tired. (text/plain)

text Racism, resistance and the death penalty Ytzhak 2007-05-11 7:56 PM
More and more in Texas, prisoners are not going willingly to their executions, but are fighting until the end. They are also actively protesting the conditions of severe isolation and torture. The DRIVE Movement, an activist organization on Texas death row, has held several hunger strikes in the last year, as have several individuals. (text/plain)

text Mumia Abu-Jamal Oral Arguments Set For May 17 Hans Bennett 2007-04-05 6:34 AM
Upadate on Mumia's case (text/plain + 1 comment)

text Bush and Gonzales – Two Terrorists Scott Huminski 2007-02-02 2:01 PM
Bush, Alberto Gonzales and the Justice Department subject an entire state to civil rights violations reminiscent of 1930s Germany. (text/plain)

text Death Penalty Opponents at Ohio State Penitentiary Sharon Danann 2007-01-25 5:05 AM
Rally against the death penalty in Youngstown (text/plain)

text NAACP Says Mumia Abu-Jamal's Trial was Racist Hans Bennett 2007-01-07 8:40 AM
“The blacks from the low income areas are less likely to convict. There's a resentment for law enforcement and a resentment for don't want those people on your jury, let's face it.” (text/plain + 1 comment)

image New Reports of Abu-Jamal Confession After 25 Years? Hans Bennett 2006-12-17 8:41 PM
New Reports of Abu-Jamal Confession After 25 Years?
...perhaps the most shocking story to emerge amidst the flurry of news stories published last week was a Dec. 8 NBC 10 story reporting that two more people now say that they heard Abu-Jamal confess at the hospital before treatment for his gunshot wound. (image/jpeg)

text ‘Stop racist killer cops’ Ytzhak 2006-12-01 9:37 PM
One white officer alone, Detective Mike Oliver, emptied a full magazine of bullets, reloaded and then emptied a second magazine—a total of 31 bullets. New York Police Department policy on shooting at moving vehicles clearly states that police cannot fire at a moving vehicle “unless deadly force is being used ... by means other than a moving vehicle.” (AP, Nov. 26) The officers involved were placed on administrative leave, yet are still being paid. (text/plain)

image "Life After Life," One Former Ohio Prisoner's Story Angela Jancius 2006-09-24 10:48 PM
"Life After Life," One Former Ohio Prisoner's Story
Former Ohio prisoner and C.U.R.E.-Ohio Board Member, Kunta Kenyatta, has published a new phamplet that tells the story of his experiences in and beyond the prison system. (image/jpeg)

text Nazi Protest in Columbus SDS 2006-09-14 6:42 PM
protest in columbus concerning the nazi rally that is being planned at the statehouse (text/plain)

text Alvaro Luna Hernandez U.S. Political Prisoner Cleveland IMC 2006-08-07 10:50 PM
Alvaro Hernandez, a long-time activist and community organizer has spent almost 10 years in prison. He was given a 50 year sentence for defending himself from the threat of a police officer. Political in nature? Yes. (text/plain)

text Abu-Jamal's Appeal Moves into its Final Stage Dave Lindorff 2006-07-30 9:54 PM
Pennsylvania’s move famous death penalty inmate and his chief counsel have filed an appeal that raises three challenges to his conviction, and that defend the federal district court ruling that lifted his death penalty in 2001. (text/html)

text Chicago Anti-war lawsuit can proceed as class action Chicago M20 Legal Team 2006-04-20 8:32 PM
After over 10,000 anti-war protestors marched on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago on March 20, 2003, police detained and arrested hundreds of people. A lawsuit filed on behalf of over 800 demonstrators and passersby who were unlawfully held has been granted class action status. (text/plain)


text New Listserv and Website: Prisonersolidarity Angela Jancius 2006-01-07 3:42 AM
This is an announcement for a new listserv/website covering prison justice issues and prison alternatives, with a focus on Ohio. (text/plain)

text Rally Jan 5 at court to support protesters facing unconstitutional court injunction charge chicago antifas 2006-01-04 7:31 PM
Rally at 8am Jan 5th at Lucas County Court of Common Pleas to support protesters facing unconstitutional contempt charges! (text/plain + 2 comments)

text Arrested Protesters Speak Out About Toledo Police Michael Brooks 2005-12-21 10:49 PM
Activists arrested on December 10 in Toledo speak out against repression of free speech. (text/plain + 6 comments)

image surveillance cameras in Cincinnati SCP 2005-11-24 6:03 AM
surveillance cameras in Cincinnati
report on visit of a Surveillance Camera Players to Cincinnati, Ohio this past week-end (image/jpeg)

text October 22 -National Day of Protest Against Police Brutality October 22 Coalition 2005-10-20 1:21 PM
Assembly Point for Cleveland: 3:30 p.m., Tower City, Public Square, marching to Justice Center and City Hall (text/html)

text Police Officers who are Abusive Susan Murphy-Milano 2005-10-16 2:28 PM
Ppolice Departments must be accountable to their officers when they receive calls for help from spouses or girlfriends who are being abused. (text/plain)

text Protest Human Rights Violations in Ohio Rose Wilcher 2005-08-23 10:31 PM
A protest will be held 9-3pm 10/29/05 in Columbus @ the Statehouse to bring attention the continuing practice of violating the human rights of residents of Ohio. The primary method used is Police Brutality but other abuses of power include judicial misconduct. (text/plain)

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