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Jul20

Apache Stronghold in Philly

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Audio of Wendsler Nosie’s talk at the Arch Street Methodist Church on 7/19/15. With an intro by supporters and Jim Kenney, our future mayor.

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Background info from the facebook event page:

In early February, dozens of Apache people walked 45 miles together for three days from the San Carlos community to the sacred site of Oak Flat. With support from the San Carlos Apache community and other activists in the region, a brave group of spiritual resistance leaders have held ground at Oak Flat since February, organized as the Apache Stronghold and vowing not to leave until the mine proposal is cancelled. The struggle for Oak Flat has been embraced by hundreds of American Indian nations and has become a symbol for the fight to protect all sacred sites. The Apache Stronghold caravan is leading this effort and is organizing an historic protest at the nations capitol on July 21-22.

“They declared war on our religion, we must stand in unity and fight to the very end, for this is a holy war.” Wendsler Nosie Sr. , long time opponent of Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Councilman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

To reach the Apache Stronghold Convoy to Washington D.C. on the road call 480-721-7918. Please leave a message if no answers, someone will get back to you asap.

For more information on why the Apache Stronghold has traveled across the country to Washington D.C., check out the following info:

Peltier Support for Apache Stronghold

From Times Square to the Capitol, Apache Protestors Fight U.S. Land Swap with Mining Company

Find more info on the Apache Stronghold facebook page

May29

Solitary Confinement, Torture & the Dallas 6 [audio]

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From the facebook event page:

Mass Incarceration, Solitary Confinement and Torture: The Case of the Dallas 6
Panel Discussion on the Dallas 6

Presenters:

Shandre Delaney: Coordinator of Justice of the Dallas 6 and mother to Carrington Keys, one of the Dallas 6
Derrick Stanley: One of the Dallas 6
Theresa Shoatz: Activist and Daughter of Russell Maroon Shoatz
LuQman M. Abdullah: Human Rights Activist

Moderated by Shesheena Bray

Where: The Rotunda, (4014 Walnut Street)
When: May 26th
Time: 6pm

SUPPORT THE DALLAS 6!

On April 29, 2010, six courageous African American prisoners in solitary confinement at SCI Dallas engaged in a peaceful protest against the widespread abuse, violence and torture by guards which they had witnessed, endured, and helped to publicly document. The abuse included withholding food, urine and feces in their food, mail tampering and destruction, vicious beatings with electro-shock shields, tasers, fists, use of tear gas and pepper spray, medical neglect, use of torture chairs, death threats and more. For being whistleblowers on this abuse, the state has charged these six men with rioting.

For more information on the case, please contact sd4hrc@gmail.com and/or visit www.scidallas6.blogspot.com

For more information on the event please contact Iresha.Picot@gmail.com or Natasha.Danielle86@gmail.com

May12

Ramona Africa @ UPenn [audio]

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Audio of Ramona Africa’s 4/28 appearance at UPenn

Intro by Dr. Anthony Monteiro

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Apr09

James Baldwin Lecture Series

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After seeing this lecture it’s difficult to understand Temple University’s decision to decline to renew Dr. Monteiro’s contract, effectively crippling their own African American studies department. Protests against that decision are ongoing.

Week 1 of Dr. Monteiro’s lecture series on the legacy of James Arthur Baldwin is titled “The Price of the Ticket: James Baldwin’s Life and Journey.”

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Feb24

What is White Supremacy?

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Presentation by One People’s Project and Philly Antifa at A-Space community center, 2/21/15.

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Sep27

Save the North Philly Peace Park!

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Community organizer Patrice K. Armstead joins me to talk about gentrification and how the changing landscape of this city is threatening the North Philly Peace Park.

The North Philly Peace Park is under threat from planned development to the Sharswood section of Philadelphia. The proposed plan would pave over the Peace Park, erasing years of hard work, and replace it with “market rate” homes. Low income residents who have built a community in that area will be scattered to the wind. For almost three years the Peace Park has provided a way for inner city kids to connect with nature and each other; in the past year many people have been using the Peace Park as a source of healthy food. Will we sit back and watch it be destroyed?

For info on how you can get involved send a message to the North Philly Peace Park on facebook, or email Patrice at Parmstead@gmail.com

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Aug23

DIY Harm Reduction

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Audio of Project Safe’s presentation at the recent DIY Philly Skill Share Conference. “A theory addressing behaviors that carry risk in an environment of risk” encapsulates Project Safe’s philosophical approach to harm reduction.

Drug use and sex work have always been taboo subjects, so it was not until relatively recently that social justice activists began formulating strategies to reduce the harms of engaging in these behaviors. The first harm reduction activists emerged organically from communities struggling to hold onto their dignity and safety; many came from the so-called lower strata of society, those most likely to be harmed by the drug trade and sex work industries.

 

Click here for more info on Project Safe

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