Black Agenda Radio for Week of March 13, 2017 - Black Agenda Report

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UNAC Advocates “Unbiased Path” to Peace

It's “ridiculous” to consider that the Russians someway tipped the November election to Donald Trump. “What was Hillary Clinton providing,” requested Sara Flounders, of UNAC, the United Nationwide Anti-Conflict Coalition. “She was promising, ‘You’re going to have extra of the identical for the subsequent eight years,’ plus all types of army threats. And, additionally they moved farther to the Proper. That was rejected.” UNAC is gearing up for its yearly convention, June 16 to 18, in Richmond, Virginia, beneath the theme: The Want for an Unbiased Path. “We don’t place a little bit of confidence within the Republicans or Democrats,” stated Flounders. “They each characterize Wall Road and company energy.”

NYPD Wields “Precision Policing” Like a Mass Incarceration Bomb

Group organizations are demanding a halt to large police sweeps of New York Metropolis public housing tasks, which have resulted within the arrest of tons of of residents on RICO conspiracy fees. The cops name it “precision policing.” “They're charging individuals with legal guidelines that have been designed to tackle the Mafia within the 70s,” stated Josmar Trujillo, of the Coalition to Finish Damaged Home windows. “That’s the place the division has stared to focus within the ‘post-stop and frisk period,’ and that’s the state of affairs the place we’re getting ready to satisfy them head on.” The time period “precision policing” is “very a lot an echo of the sort of abroad counter-insurgency the army” conducts, he stated.

Mumia: “Lynne Stewart, Freedom Fighter, Presente”

Funeral providers have been held this weekend for the revered and indomitable lawyer Lynne Stewart, who succumbed to breast most cancers at age 77. “For many years, she and husband Ralph fought for New York’s political activists and revolutionaries, however principally they fought for the liberty of the poor and dispossessed,” stated Mumia Abu Jamal, the nation’s greatest recognized political prisoner. Stewart served 4 years of a ten-year federal jail sentence for vigorously defended her shopper. “Lynne Stewart was a individuals’s lawyer, beloved and revered,” stated Abu Jamal. “Might she ever be so.”

Mumia and Different Inmates Endangered by Tainted Jail Water

The State of Pennsylvania is intent on interesting a courtroom ruling favorable to Mumia Abu Jamal’s demand that he and 5,000 different inmates be handled for hepatitis-C, a life-threatening, however completely curable an infection. Mumia’s situation is exacerbated by a water disaster that seems to afflict a lot of the jail system, in addition to public faculties in Philadelphia, stated Sophia Williams, of the Marketing campaign to Convey Mumia Residence, in an interview with BAR producer Kyle Fraser. Abu Jamal almost died final yr from complication associated to hepatitis-C. By exposing him to foul, tainted water, the authorities are “persevering with their undertaking of slowly killing him.”

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