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Philly IMC Features RSS Behind the Flash mob Attack on Obama’s DOJ Attorney General Nominee Debo Adegbil Governor Corbett was all set to address some nice, quiet, dutiful students who would sit still and would respectfully listen while he took credit for the performance of Philadelphia's schools. Then, he heard that he might receive some crticism from the city's students, parents and educators and promptly turned tail and ran. Progressive candidates forum for 13th Congressional District seat. This is an urgent warning that the country’s big-corporate elite are about to try to push something called “Fast Track” Trade Promotion Authority through Congress, in preparation for pushing through the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) corporate “investor rights” agreement. (Note that I did not write “trade agreement” because most of TPP is something else entirely.) People need to “get it” about just how dangerous this is. Fast Track and the current TPP — as it appears to be negotiated — should be as much of an electoral test for progressives as Social Security is. Good piece with short video from Spocko. Also, keep in mind that Big Tobacco likes "free trade" treaties. Report by Public Citizen on NAFTA's 20 year anniversary. Six people are dead and 14 injured after a building undergoing demolition fell onto a Salvation Army thrift store at 22nd and Market streets here on June 5. A 30-foot-high wall of heavy bricks fell through the busy main street storefront’s roof, subsequently causing the floor, the store’s contents, customers and staff to collapse into the basement. ‘Shorty’ – known to courts and counsel as James Denns – has been on Death Row for over 20 years. Citing the 1973 Supreme Court case, Brady v. Maryland, a federal judge in Philadelphia last month threw out his murder conviction and death sentence. U.S. judge Anita Brody wrote, of ‘Shorty’, he “was wrongly convicted of murder, and sentenced to die for crime which, in all probability, he did not commit.” Our monthly protest against a drone command center in Horsham, PA also addressed the proposed bombing of Syria. Here's a 10 minute speech by President Obama where he sums up his case for bombing Syria in terms of international credibility when weapons like nerve gas are used. Rally at 50th and Baltimore. Deena Stryker's link to Assad interview. If/when the bombing starts, gather at 15th & Market at 4:30pm the next day to protest alongside Philly Against War. Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition asking the American Institute of Architects to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. The crowd started out as a fairly modest gathering (Ultimately grew to 110 people). The wall and buildings in back of us are part of Fort McNair, where Major General Buchanan , who will make the final decision on Bradley Manning, is staying. If the decision is a good one and he acknolwedges that Manning is a legitimate whistleblower, then this will be our last demonstration on Manning's behalf. If not, we'll conduct at least one final one. Update: Good news and really bad news. The "aiding the enemy" charge was dismissed, but Manning got a sentence that could stretch to 138 years. Consider that "Bradley Manning’s alleged disclosures have exposed war crimes, sparked revolutions, and induced democratic reform. He is the quintessential whistleblower." PHILADELPHIA -- At a press conference this morning (June 17th) at the Bellevue hotel, a group of parents and Philadelphia School District employees began an indefinite fast in protest of deteriorating safety conditions in Philly’s public schools, including last week’s announcement that 3,783 school district workers would be laid off at the end of the school year. 24Jun2013 - Philadelphia schools hunger strike hits 8th day Good Afternoon Public School Advocates, Over the past year, in forums, workshops, listening sessions, and through surveys, thousands of students, parents, community members and school staff voiced their desire for an educational system that provides a well-rounded education parallel to what affluent districts offer, but that also addresses the challenges that come with poverty. We understand that all of our schools must provide:
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