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Uprising Radio on KPFK

Uprising Radio on KPFK

A campaign to televise Uprising, the popular radio program hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar, on KPFK Pacifica Radio.

Uprising is a daily radio program produced at KPFK Pacifica in Los Angeles. Our content is unique, compelling, and from a people’s perspective, not corporations’ or politicians’.

Free Speech TV, a national, commercial-free television network with distribution to 40 million households nationwide, has invited Uprising to be part of its regular television line up.

I listen to Uprising Monday through Friday and love Sinali’s passion for what she does, getting the truth out. I support all she and Pacifica does for the people.

Be sure to visit: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/uprisingtv

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Obama Admin Details Historic Clemency Eligibility for Drug Offenders

Obama Admin Details Historic Clemency Eligibility for Drug Offenders

The Obama administration has unveiled its plan to grant early release to federal prisoners sentenced under harsh drug laws. The Justice Department will widen the criteria for clemency to consider nonviolent felons who have served at least 10 years behind bars and who would have received shorter terms had they not been sentenced under old laws. The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 reduced sentencing disparities between users of crack cocaine and powdered cocaine to address a racial imbalance in prison terms. But the law did not apply retroactively. Deputy Attorney General James Cole said the new policy is a matter of basic fairness.

James Cole: “These defendants were properly held accountable for their criminal conduct. However, some of them, simply because the operation of sentencing laws on the books at the time, received substantial sentences that are disproportionate to what they would have received today. … Correcting these sentences is simply a matter of fairness that is fundamental to our principles at the department, and it’s a commitment that all Department of Justice employees stand behind.”

The move marks the most substantial clemency effort since President Jimmy Carter offered a reprieve to those who avoided the Vietnam War draft. But while tens of thousands of prisoners may be eligible for the new clemency guidelines, experts warn a lengthy review process and other restrictions could lead to just hundreds being released. Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, called the shift a small step forward, saying: “We’ve had a significant rhetorical shift in the war on drugs, but we’ve had a moderate policy shift.” Both President Obama and drug reform advocates are now calling on Congress to take additional action with major sentencing reforms.

Via @ http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/24/headlines#4241

SEE THE FULL SHOW @ http://www.democracynow.org/

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Mimi & Nikko Of Love & Hip Hop Speak Out On Sex Tape

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhzN0hQ9IpphYyw0t9

Via the website that I visit about once or twice a year just to see what ignorance is being romanticized by some of my black community… Nobody can ignore the sex video of MiMi Faust & Nikko.

The couple respond to the negative responses & state it was not intended to be made for the public… I highly doubt that! It seems there was a camera man involved in filming these scenes.

Nothing wrong w| making a sex tape for $$$$ – just don’t lie about it!

MiMi’s body is off the hook and more power to the duo.
I just wouldn’t put my biz out there like that…. To each his/her own though.

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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter Dies at 76: Wrongly Jailed Boxer Championed Justice After Winning His Own

The celebrated boxer and prisoner-rights activist Rubin “Hurricane” Carter has died at the age of 76. Carter became an international symbol of racial injustice after his wrongful murder conviction forced him to spend 19 years in prison before he was exonerated. Since his release, Carter championed the cause of wrongfully convicted prisoners. His ordeal was publicized in Bob Dylan’s 1975 song “Hurricane,” several books and a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, “The Hurricane.” We are joined by two guests: John Artis, Carter’s co-defendant and close friend, who cared for him until his death; and Ken Klonsky, co-author of Carter’s autobiography “Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom,” and a Director of Media Relations for Carter’s group, Innocence International. We also a broadcast an excerpt from a 1994 speech by Carter about his life’s struggles and triumphs. Says Artis about his close friend: “He was a David against the justice system’s Goliath.”

Source: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/4/21/rubin_hurricane_carter_dies_at_76

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Drop felony charges against Gary D. Young

Drop felony charges against Gary D. Young

On Feb 2, Joquan Wallace, a student at Paris High School in Paris Texas, asked and got permission from his teacher to use the restroom. Joquan was profiled and followed by the school police officer Joey McCarthy. McCarthy peeped at Joquan under the bathroom stall and when Joquan was returning to class, McCarthy interrogated him as to why he wasn’t using the bathroom closer to his classroom. Joquan told him because he had to do number 2. Joquan had permission to go to the restroom. He was not breaking any school rule, nor was he committing a criminal act. The incident ended in Joquan being assaulted and injured by both McCarthy and Paris High Principal Gary Preston. Both said they told Joquan to go to the office and he didn’t do what he was told. Both Preston and McCarthy claim they were hit when they were placing Joquan under arrest. Numerous witnesses say Joquan never hit anyone. Joquan ended up with two felony charges and a trip to the emergency room with visable injuries. Neither Preston nor McCarthy had any visable injuries according to Joquans parents. Joquan was a good student with no discipline problems. He had no prior arrests. He excelled in sports and had won sports awards for the school. He was up for scholarships from numerous colleges. He was suspended from school. He will not be allowed to walk the stage to graduate with his class. He may not receive any college scholarships. People should support Joquan because its time to end the School to Prison Pipeline. A students future should not be destroyed over an incident that school officials instigated. Hold School officials accountable for bad behavior. It can help prevent this from happening to other students.

Sign the petition:
https://www.change.org/petitions/gary-d-young-drop-felony-charges-against-joquan-allow-him-to-graduate-with-his-sister-at-paris-high-stop-the-school-to-prison-pipeline?alert_id=ZcovxuDyas_eUGfgAKJXc&utm_campaign=54804&utm_medium=email&utm_source=action_alert