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Care2 News Link: http://www.care2.com/news/member/513396753/1289391 We hope many of you can make it to Atlanta for what promises to be an engaging and inspiring weekend in the fight for human rights! The 2009 conference theme is "Dignity: All Rights for All People." You'll leave with ideas for activism to take home.
Germany - The armed forces, according to a newspaper report, has ordered a different vaccine against the swine influenza for Germany's 250,000 soldiers. The vaccine is different than the serum which will be used to inoculate the civil population as planne
One might ask who is brain damaged in the video. Is it the student, who was quietly walking down the school corridor at class change, or is it the enraged officer who deemed the child's shirt tail being out so offensive that the student deserved to possi
FIVE stories carrying good news for justice! Bigotry against ethnic children punished; Native Americans helped; Cyrus Vance for NY D.A.; Colombia, MA Police save suicidal man; movement to decriminalize mental illness growing. GOOD NEWS with lots of videos
STOP THE SLANDER against Cameron Todd Willingham. He was executed in 2004 for arson murders of his own children. Authorities now admit there was likely no arson. Texas Moratorium Network launched a petition to clear Todd's name and remove infanticide from
Thomas Arthur, Alabama death row inmate, wanted to avoid his July 31, 2008 WRONGFUL execution so badly that he allegedly got Gilbert to lie and say Gilbert killed Troy Wicker. DNA tests proved both inmates innocent, but Alabama still plans to kill Arthur!
What happens when a mentally ill inmate is imprisoned naked for nine months living in filth in dark solitary confinement and is so abused and traumatized that he can only speak gibberish when released? Judge dismisses family's lawsuit, of course!
The Supreme Court on Monday ordered a new hearing for death row inmate Troy Davis, whose supporters say is innocent and should be spared from execution for killing an off-duty police officer almost 20 years ago.
Celebrate with Peace the Birthday of Mahatma Gandhi Oct. 2, 1869 to Jan. 30, 1948
“I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before anyone, even at the cost of your life.” . Gandhi's List of Seven Sins: Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Knowledge without character Commerce without morality Science without humility Worship without sacrifice Politics without principle . "When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always." .
Gandhi can best be honored on his birthday by making PEACE with someone.
LET'S GIVE PEACE A FIGHTING CHANCE
Imagine that! I share a zodiac sign with two other human rights advocates who have my high regard: Gandhi and Jimmy Carter - both Librians.
Of course, a passion for human rights is not limited to any particular zodiac sign or group of people.
YOU are the change that is needed. And all you need bring with you is LOVE.
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, PRESIDENT CARTER!
(DOB: October 1, 1924)
"If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement."
"I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over."
"I think what's going on in Guantanamo Bay and other places is a disgrace to the U.S.A. I wouldn't say it's the cause of terrorism, but it has given impetus and excuses to potential terrorists to lash out at our country and justify their despicable acts."
"The best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation."
"There should be an honest attempt at the reconciliation of differences before resorting to combat."
If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably withallmen. ~Romans 12:18
" . . . all men are created equal."
Unite for peace, justice, and human rights!
On October 1 and 2, we were blessed with two great men whose example leads us in the path of PEACE and brotherhood.
Celebrate their birthdays by seeking inner peace, reconciliation with someone who has offended you, and by promoting world peace.
JAIL IS THE LAST THING THAT MENTAL PATIENTS NEED, AND TOO OFTEN, IT IS THE VERY LAST THING THEY EXPERIENCE. Please join our effort to decriminalize mental illness. No one deserves to be punished for having a disability.
Detainee treatment inside the U.S. is frequently as abusive as it was in offshore prison camps imprisoning those accused in the War on Terror. See http://www.geocities.com/prisonmurder/ - Click on each prisoner's photograph on the homepage for his/her story. My brother is no. 26 - Larry Neal.
In addition to prisoner abuse, America has a police brutality problem that threatens the cohesion of our social structure. When police kill unarmed citizens, as in Oscar Grant's case, there is an unwelcome opportunity for social unrest to rise to dangerous levels.
PEACEFUL prisoner activists and individuals with an interest in human rights are invited to attend, particularly those interested in:
1) death penalty 2) prison torture 3) solitary confinement 4) life without the possibility of parole 5) trying children as adults and life sentences for minors 6) mandatory sentencing 7) three-strikes laws 8) law of parties 9) criminalizing mental illness, including PTSD among American veterans 10) plans for mass "emergency centers" inside U.S.A. for Americans (H.R. 645) 11) private prison profiteering - especially by decision-makers with positions in criminal justice (conflicts of interest) 12) excessive sentencing and unacceptable disparities in sentencing for similar offenses 13) enforcement of Freedom of Information Act 14) prisoner healthcare 15) increased funding for public defenders 16) post-conviction DNA testing 17) no penalty or misdemeanor charge for less than one oz. of marijuana 18) strict enforcement against police and prison brutality; prosecution of 100% of offenders 19) new trials with substantial new evidence, like the Troy Davis case 20) so-called "non-lethal" weaponry and the possibility of conflicts of interest among decision makers regarding police equipment purchases 21) illegal alien raids and arrests 22) police profiling and abuse of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons 23) surveillance of U.S. citizens; loss of privacy rights 24) Prisoner information and visitation issues 25) justice for victims and families of abused or murdered prisoners (whether or not victims lived to reach jail)
CHANGE is needed in the justice system.Mainstream news affiliates must cease being party to abuse of power cover-ups by their failure to report selected news. Example: Congressional bill H.R.619 has received NO mainstream media coverage, although omitting mental hospital insurance is an issue that affects all Americans, particularly 1.25 million incarcerated mental patients and their 10 million relatives and close friends. Censorship makes citizens journalism important as everyday people keep each other informed. March with us in an online demonstration to strengthen human/civil rights.
Children Tried As Adults
PAYING FOR NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PRISON SYSTEM:
Removing non-violent mentally ill inmates from prisons and jails and into outpatient commitment programs like Kendra's Law (or into secure mental hospitals for violent offenders) would immediately eliminate the need for private prisons and save taxpayers BILLIONS each year.
The money that would be saved byrepealing the death penalty and decriminalizing mental illness could finance all of the changes listed below with money left over for states' general budgets.
* It is much cheaper and more humane for mentally challenged people to be treated in their communities than prison costs taxpayers. Mentally challenged inmates who are not charged with violent crimes should be provided subsistence assistance to avoiding homelessness. Search online for "Kendra's Law" and "Assisted Outpatient Treatment." Please support congressional bill H.R.619 to resume Medicaid for inpatient psychiatric treatment. It was introduced in January 2009 by Rep. Eddie Johnson (D-TX), a former psychiatric nurse who understands that mentally ill people cannot be punished into as state of good mental health. Treatment must replace imprisonment to end systemic discrimination, save lives and resources, as well as restore many people to wholesome lives. . * Each death row inmate costs taxpayers an additional $90,000 per year above the cost for inmates in maximum security prisons, per Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC).
WHO BENEFITS FROM JUSTICE REFORM?
~taxpayers would save billions on the nation's annual prison budget
~ inmates would be better prepared to re-enter society as contributing members once prisons place increased emphasis on prisoner rehabilitation
~individuals, families and communities would be less likely to be negatively impacted by avoidable incarcerations and incidents of police brutality
~Police officers and prison guards would gain a less volatile work atmosphere once prison abuse and police brutality are no longer ignored by authorities.
Additional information will be provided at the article as arrangements are finalized. Hope to see you in marching online with AIMI members for human rights for prisoners!
Please check out this full length article with VIDEOS that reveal the truth about our justice system and how it can be improved. Now is the time to address issues - PREVENTION is better than reaction. Feel free to comment on these or other justice concerns at any of my articles. See links to most of them at my Google profile - http://google.com/profiles/MaryLovesJustice
HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS MARCH - People need "dog justice," humane treatment that is actually enforced.
A full article was at NowPublic exposing corruption in the justice system created by private prison profiteering at the below link. The article suffered numerous attacks, and I note that it has now been deleted. SOME of the comments remain at the link below. My membership at NowPublic.com was suspended after I published a series of articles protesting enforced H1N1 vaccines - Michael Jackson's Death - The Conspiracy Theory series. http://my.nowpublic.com/world/human-rights-prisoners-march-planned-mid-may-atlanta
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JAIL IS THE LAST THING MENTAL PATIENTS NEED ... AND TOO OFTEN, JAIL IS THE L-A-S-T THING THEY EXPERIENCE. Please join us in our quest to decriminalize mental illness in America. No one should be punished for having a disability, but right now 1.25 million mentally ill people are imprisoned.
We All Need Each Other. Be there for your brother
Jeff Wood, condemned mental patient, TX LAW OF PARTIES
Kathryn Johnston police violence victim
He Ain't Heavy - He's My Brother
By 2011, American soldiers in Iraq are coming home; 54% may suffer PTSD. Many veterans from Viet Nam to the Gulf War conflict are imprisoned today because PTSD caused them to have unacceptable behavior.
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