Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Political Prisoners in the US: Lynne Stewart, Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal, The Cuban Five

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The Pacifica Resistance Los Angeles Chapter is presenting “Political Prisoners in the United States: Lynne Stewart, Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal, The Cuban Five" on Saturday, April 10th, 2:00 – 5:00 PM.

The event will be held at Echo Park United Methodist Church, 1226 North Alvarado, Los Angeles, one block north of Sunset Blvd, easily accessible by Metro Bus Lines.

Targeting individuals for false imprisonments are one of the major signals of a police state, fascism. So is torture.


The event speakers include:

Jerry Quickley
Ralph Schoenman
Michael Novick
Gloria la Riva
Sampson Wolfe
Muna Coobtee
John Parker
Ron Gochez & more.

Among a wealth of information and historical targets, COINTELPRO, An Untold America Story Report details five United States political prisoners, one of whom is Mumia Abu Jamal, another being Leonard Peltier whom many people around the world have said is “America’s Nelson Mandela.” Passages in the Report Overview include:

We're here to talk about the FBI and U.S. democracy… And one of the things that makes it not quite a democracy is the existence of outfits like the FBI and the CIA. Democracy is based on openness, and the existence of a secret policy, secret lists of dissident citizens, violates the spirit of democracy…

The most serious of the FBI disruption programs were those directed against "Black Nationalists." Agents were instructed to undertake actions to discredit these groups both within "the responsible Negro community" and to "Negro radicals," also "to the white community, both the responsible community and to `liberals' who have vestiges of sympathy for militant black nationalists simply because they are Negroes..." (See: Dupre, Film about award-winning journalist on death row, Abu-Jamal, May 14, 2009)

Attorney Richard Fine is one of the most noted Falsely Imprisoned Persons (FIPs) in Los Angeles. Fine is a political prisoner held in a hospital due to his challenging and correcting Los Angeles high-level corruption.

Complaints filed by Dr. Joseph Zernik provide detailed evidence of fraud by Los Angeles justice system parties in collution relative to the false imprisonment/ hospitalization of FIP Attorney Richard Fine and large-scale false imprisonments of many thousands of people in LA. Human rights defenders nationally and internationally are urged to file similar Complaints.

Why should Americans care about these cases? "The very same government tactics used to bring about Peltier's wrongful conviction are being applied today—not for the sake of "national security," as is claimed, but simply to quash dissent," according to Arthur J. Miller, a co-coordinator for Tacoma Leonard Peltier Support Group. (See: Dupre, TI 'death sentence': Peltier appeal denied, Examiner, Feb. 2009)

For more information about the event, phone 323-660-1553. There will also be a report on the recent Student protests, the upcoming national immigrant rights march in Washington, DC. foreclosures and evictions.

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