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Sheriff Jack McDaniel of Alpine, Texas, On July 18, 1996 arrived to arrest Alvaro at his home on a trumped up charge of aggravated robbery When the unarmed Alvaro questioned the sheriff's action, the officer drew his weapon. Before he could shoot, Alvaro disarmed him and fled. (At the trial for robbery, Alvaro represented himself and had the charge dismissed.). No warrant for the arrest had been issued.
Later after the trial decision, without identifying themselves, police began shooting indiscriminately at the house, cars parked in front and at the public streetlights. At a new trial, witnesses explained, that the police shooting resembled a "war zone." Alvaro returned fire in self-defense and never shot or injured anyone. Alvaro dialed 911 (emergency) and notified other officials that police were firing at him and others would not allow them to surrender.
Alvaro was convicted of "threatening" the sheriff, but acquitted on the charge of shooting Sgt. Hines on June 29, 1997. He received a 50-year sentence. His case is currently on appeal.
On 10/04/2002 Patrice Lumumba Ford was arrested along with 3 other suspects of the Portland Seven in
On 12/02/2003 Patrice Lumumba Ford was sentenced, in a plea bargain, to 18 years imprisonment.
Mumia Abu-Jamal is a renowned journalist from Philadelphia who has been inprisoned since 1981.
Mumia has been on death row since 1983 tried and convicted for allegedly shooting Daniel Faulkner a Philadelphia police officer. Because of his his award - winning reporting on police brutality and other social and racial outbreaks that plague communities of color throughout the world and in Philadelphia
Mumia is known as the “Voice of the Voiceless.” As a rseult he has received international support over the years to assist in his efforts to reverse his unjust conviction.
What the Corporate Media Didn’t Tell You about May 13, 1985!
The sole adult survivor of the May 13, 1985 massacre of 11 members of the MOVE organization is Ramona Africa. The the City of Philadelphia and the FBI and dropped a C4 bomb on MOVE’s 6221 Osage Avenue home in West Philadelphia. Ramona carrying the young Birdie Africa (the only other survivor) with her. Ramona escaped by dodging gunfire but from the fire she acquired permanent scarring from the burns.
And the government of the u.s.a. call it democracy!
- Title: Ramona Africa: What the Corporate Media Didn’t Tell You about May 13, 1985!
- Album: Political Prisoners in the USA
- Genre: Other
- Length: 13:15 minutes (12.13 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
From a PICA Press Release... Oaks is acclaimed ambient electronic experimentalist Ethan Rose’s third full-length, following on the 2006 release Ceiling Songs and the 2007 release, Spinning Pieces. Ethan’s music was also featured in Gus Van Sant’s latest film, Paranoid Park. Ethan explains Oaks as follows: “Over the past year I’ve been coming out to the Oaks Park Roller Rink to play and record the Wurlitzer Theater Organ that is located there. The organ dates from the 1920s and was originally housed in the Broadway Theater in downtown Portland where it was used to accompany silent films. It is currently played and maintained by Keith Fortune who has been involved with the organ and the rink for the past fifteen years. I’ve had the privilege of assisting Keith with organ repairs, which has deepened my appreciation of the instrument. Musically speaking, my primary interest with this organ has been to bring its antiquated sounds into a modern context, essentially treating it with the same sense of sonic reinterpretation that I have brought to my previous works.”
an interview with Ashanti Alston, co-chair of the Jericho movement, which works to free all political prisoners in the USA.
- Title: David Korten: Agenda for a New Economy--Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth
- Producer: Stephanie Potter
- Length: 42:23 minutes (38.8 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)