Jeremy Hammond


English: Human rights defender Ali Salem Tamek...

English: Human rights defender Ali Salem Tamek in Ait Melloul prison (Morocco). Español: El defensor de derechos humanos Ali Salem Tamek, en la prisión de Ait Melloul (Marruecos). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yevhen Zakharov, Ukrainian human rights activists

Yevhen Zakharov, Ukrainian human rights activists (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Resistance Call from jailed anarchist whistleblower Jeremy Hammond

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Jeremy Hammond is a gifted young computer programmer facing a decade in prison. His crime? Leaking information from the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, information which revealed that Stratfor had been spying on human rights activists at the behest of corporations and the U.S. government.

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Circle of Hope: Execution of Marshall Lee Gore stayed!


Old gas chamber for death row inmates in Calif...

Old gas chamber for death row inmates in California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Scooped by Circle of Hope onto CIRCLE OF HOPE

DNA: a test for justice


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DNA (Photo credit: Steven2005)

June 10, 2013 See on www.baltimoresun.com

DNA: a test for justice

See on Scoop.it – up2-21

In two courts, half a country apart, judges last month grappled with the reliability of testimony and forensic hair evidence analysis that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents provided in criminal trials decades ago.

“Why is Leonard Peltier Still in Prison?” asked Michelle Bollinger, Counterpunch


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Justice is 33 Years Overdue for America‘s Most Famous Political Prisoner

Why is Leonard Peltier Still in Prison?

By MICHELLE BOLLINGER July 16, 2009

http://www.counterpunch.org/bollinger07162009.html

Friends of Peltier
http://www.FreePeltierNow.org

Remembering the Overlooked Life of Eslanda Robeson


Paul Robeson,American actor, athlete, bass-bar...

Paul Robeson,American actor, athlete, bass-baritone concert singer, writer, civil rights activist, Spingarn Medal winner, and Stalin peace prize laureate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Circle of Hope:Food for Thought articles written by a PA Death Row Prisoner Robert Fisher


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Augustus Van Wyck, Democrat Party politician, New York State Supreme Court Judge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Circle of Hope‘s insight:

Food for Thought articles written by a PA Death Row Prisoner Robert Fisher

http://robertfisher2011.wordpress.com/

http://robertfisher2011.wordpress.com/?_tmc=FGoroC8ZEArMEk_YyGYpyapxG_gZeH_b_97QHppYE3c 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PART 46

JUSTICE FOR SALE:

          The Pennsylvania courts., many of the Judges and Justices are in chaos and completely out of order, to say the least. Philadelphia’s Traffic Court, most of the states common please courts (regular trial courts) and the State Supreme Court has become a cesspool of corruption,. Favouritism and the most egregious form of judicial misconduct in American. It appears this commonwealth has the best justice system money can buy!!!

          The Philadelphia traffic court got so bad and out of control that the federal bureau of investigation (F.B.I) raided the traffic court building in 2011. They had numerous complaints and reports of illegal wrong doing, ticket fixing and a host of other crap. Over two dozen court staffers and four judges admitted that ticket-fixing was endemic at their building. It’s commonly known the there are two tracks of justice in the Phila. Traffic court, one for the public and another for the politically connected. Yes, one set off rules for the “In Crowd” and another for everyone else.

          Judge Warren Hogeland was reluctant to fix tickers, etc, Initially, but was told by another Judge (Bernice DeAngelis and others to get with the program, this is how things are done in Philly, so Hogeland did indeed get with the program. Lisa Rapaport, Supreme court Justice Seamus McCaffery‘s wife got special consideration from Judge Hogeland when she got a ticket for driving the wrong way down a busy one way street. After a call from her husband and a visit from the fixer, William Hird (fixed tickets for the in crown) Anyway, Hogeland acquitted her. The ticket was for $119.50, not a lot of money for her and her Supreme court justice husband that make a combined $271,000 a year, but their arrogance won’t allow them to abide by the same rules as everyone else.

          Another Traffic court Judge, William Singletary had to resign in disgrace in March 2012, following a complaint by a subordinate that he showed a picture of his judicial package (his penis) to her. Singletary apparently was proud of his hard-on and in an attempt to seduce her showed a cellphone photo of it to the 22 year old court worker. All of this crap further erodes confidence in Penna’s judicial system that already has judges telling their stenographers not to transcribe certain un favorable portions of the the trial, prosecutors routinely hiding exculpatory evidence and supreme court justices accepting money, gifts and special favors from lawyers and business people that often come before them, like has been recently reported in regard to chief justice Ronald D. Castille.

          No Judge, not even Pa’s top jurist should be allowed to accept gifts that impugn the court’s integrity. Castille regularly accepts weekend political junkets, dinners, golf outings, sports tickets, plane rides, and all kinds of other stuff, This goes without saying, it creates an impression that rulings from the bench are for sale!! So let’s keep it real, these chumps are taking money and gifts to give favorable rulings for those that can afford to buy their services. Now they have to balance that off by coming down hard on people that aren’t paying them, so the lower class get jammed with lengthy sentences, death penalties etc etc.

          Presently there are seven justices on Pa’s state supreme court, but at the moment only six are doing the business of the court because one of them, Justice Joan Orie Melvin, was suspended and is awaiting trial for allowing her staff to work on her campaign instead of preforming commonwealth duties. If she doesn’t get any special treatment, she should be going to prison shortly. Two other of our state supreme court justices McCaffery and Castille are gang-waring with each other about personal matters and disagreements about court issues, plus engaging in a host of other unsavoury and sleazy activities, which I mentioned some of them previously.

These are the same Justices in the commonwealth of Pa. That are deciding appeals for death row inmates and trying to speed up executions with chief Justice Castille leading the charge. Not long ago in a death penalty opinion Com v. Spotz 18 A3d 244 he went on a 20 page rant, criticizing the federal defenders assoc, of trying to obstruct capital punishment in Pa. Basically he doesn’t want them to do their job, which is to challenge the prosecutors evidence and put on a defense.

          There are rumours that Chief Justice Castille will retire in 2014. I certainly hope so or is forced to resign and sent to prison. He does not have any morals or integrity, even his own fellow judges voted to remove him from overseeing the Phila. Courts that are under his watch and are in complete chaos. He still refuses to recuse himself from several death penalty cases that are clearly a conflict of interest. He was the district attorney in Phila, Pa. Prior to his assignment to the state supreme court. Several guys here on the row were tried by his assis. D.A’s that he assigned to their cases under his watch. Their appeals are on – going. How can he have an independent objective opinion on the issues, when he headed the same office that prosecuted them. He has every reason in the world to make sure their conviction and sentences stand. There is plenty more of this that I expect to expose in future articles.

 

TO BE CONTINUED

Intensify the Struggle!!!

 

By Robert Fisher, PA Death Row Prisoner, January 2013

 

Robert Fisher AS-1738

175 Progress Dr.

Waynesburg,

PA 15370

U.S.A

Pardon Leonard Peltier – Citizens of the United States of America, Citizens of te World appeal…


 

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incident at oglala (Photo credit: we are at war)

https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/pardon-leonard-peltier/FjPdWxXG

we petition the obama administration to:

Pardon Leonard Peltier

We, the undersigned citizens of the United States of America, the Citizens of the world, do hereby appeal and in fact DEMAND the unconditional release of Leonard Peltier, an Anishinabe-Lakota Indian currently serving 2 life sentences for the murders of two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents. 

It is our belief, that Leonard Peltier is, in fact  a U.S. Political Prisoner who should be immediately and unconditionally released through a long awaited presidential pardon. 

Supporters include over 30 million people, human rights organizations such as; Amnesty International, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, National Congress of American Indians, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights, Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Grandma Edna Gordon, 91, asks for Leonard Peltier:


Leonard Peltier

Leonard Peltier…make that 37 years now for Leonard as a political prisoner of the USA.  He was 31 when he was falsely imprisoned in 1976; he’s now 68.  

His personal friend, Seneca Wisdomkeeper Grandma Edna Gordon, now 91, author of 2 books* of ancient wisdom for modern times, asks President Obama:

 

Mr President, COMMIT A HOLY ACT

free our brother Leonard.

Tens of millions will applaud you  when you do.

You will touch the heart of humanity.

 

From each and all of our hearts, Mr. President,

COMMIT THAT HOLY ACT—

 

Free our beloved brother

after 37 years if imprisonment

for the crime of standing up for his People…

for the crime of being INNOCENT.

 

Yes, free Leonard,

a brave and loving man,

as near as we’re likely to get

in these dark times  

to a Human Manifestation

of the sacred White Buffalo,

the very symbol of ALL HUMANITY

 

Free him & you free us All—

including yourself, Mr President.

 

We, your People, pray that you

COMMIT THIS HOLY ACT.

                                                        –Grandma Edna Gordon via Harvey Arden

my comment:

“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.” – Mother Teresa

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If you agree with this,

send a reply to this email with ‘AGREE’ on subject line

&/Or leave a message or CC of this statement by Edna to

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

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*Voice of the Hawk Elder (www.haveyouthought.com) (2006)

& A Broomstick Revolution (www.broomstickrevolution.com (2012)

Also check Leonard’s own book:
http://www.amazon.com/Prison-Writings-Life-Sun-Dance/dp/0312263805/ref=sr_1_2/002-2151140-2027237?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1183932409&sr=1-2

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Activists Remain in Jail


Grand jury witch hunt expands while two activists remain in jail without trial

JG Vibes
The Intel Hub
Sat, 03 Nov 2012 17:01 CDT and Sott.net.org
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Over the past few months everyone has been paying close attention to three activists on the west coast who have had their lives torn apart by the police and the legal system, simply because they refused to answer any questions in a grand jury case.

Even worse, this case is regarding crimes that they have absolutely no connection to, as they were not even in the same state at the time that the alleged crimes took place.

As of right now, two are still behind bars, with no clue when they will be able to get out.

They have not been given a sentence and will remain behind bars indefinitely, until the investigating federal officers say that they are allowed to go home.

Earlier this month, one of the activists was released in a very upset and traumatized state and is still recovering from the kidnap.

As friends and activists throughout the country are fighting to spring the remaining two from jail, the feds have widened their investigation, summoning another anarchists from the community.

Just this week Maddy Pfeiffer of Olympia, WA was served a subpoena in a similar grand jury proceeding that is involving the same investigation.

After receiving the subpoena he posted a statementthat read in part:

“On October 25th, the day before my 23rd birthday, two FBI agents wearing ill-fitting khakis and too much gel in their hair, served me a subpoena for 9am on November 7th.

I knew my fate right away: 18 months in SeaTac Federal Detention Center.

Matt, Kteeo and Leah have all been imprisoned for their refusal and I will be the next. Despite the urgings of lawyers, agents and judges, I only have one option: non-cooperation.

Any other option is unthinkable.

I am being asked to testify before a Grand Jury on November 7th and will likely be detained on that date for refusing to cooperate.

The vultures of the state will try to imprison my comrades and I until we give in. We will never give in.”

Grand jury trials are very shady ordeals, which have totally different rules than the typical court case.

Defense attorneys are not even allowed to be present, and the proceedings of the case are completely secret.

According to the grand jury infosheet on antipolitics.com:

“Since their inception, both in England and in the United States, grand juries have been used against political dissidents, the jurors often being hand-picked to ensure indictment.

A modern variation on this abuse of power relies on political activists‘ reluctance to turn informant.

Activists are subpoenaed with the expectation that they will refuse to testify, and thus end up in jail for lengthy periods.

The person who was subpoenaed is thereby immobilized, while other activists are deterred from further participation.”

It doesn’t matter if you agree with all of the philosophical conclusions that these particular activists have come to, they are peaceful people who don’t belong behind bars.

The expansion of this investigation is a sign of the type of political witch hunt that is typical in the worst of dictatorships.

Read more articles by this author HERE.

J.G. Vibes is the author of an 87 chapter counter culture textbook called Alchemy of the Modern Renaissance, a staff writer and reporter for The Intel Hub and host of a show called Voluntary Hippie Radio.

You can keep up with his work, which includes free podcasts, free e-books & free audiobooks at his website www.aotmr.com