Palestine: 200 administrative detainees in the Zionist occupation jails launched an open Hunger Strike in protest with their Administrative Detention under the slogan of “Revolution, Freedom and Dignity”. April 24, 2014
Via Translators for Palestine
Via IS Horst
Ukrainian authorities have organized new provocations against the movement of the Southeast.
In Donetsk, unknown persons distributed anti-Semitic leaflets signed by the People’s Republic of Donetsk. According to the text of these leaflets, Jews over 16 years were allegedly summoned for registration by the protesters who seized the building of Donetsk Regional State Administration, for which they had to pay 50 dollars. As established by Donetsk bloggers, this roughly fabricated fake was spread by local supporters of the right-wing Kiev authorities, and “freelance journalist” Alex Matsuka willingly took up the theme in the “patriotic” Ukrainian media. However, Rabbi Pinchas Vishedski of the Donetsk Synagogue immediately said that it was a crude forgery and political provocation, calling on people not to believe the fake text.
An attempt at a similar anti-Semitic provocation was averted in Kharkov, where several unknown women who had previously been seen disseminating defamatory material about the Union Borotba (Struggle) tried to put up an anti-Semitic poster at one of the protests. However, Kharkovites immediately stopped the attempt. There is information that these provocateurs are specially created by Kharkov authorities on orders from Kiev for the purpose of subversive activities aimed at splitting and discrediting the protest movement in the city.
Simultaneously, several agents controlled by the Kiev authorities tried to blame the Sloviansk defenders with persecution of Gypsies. However, according to residents Sloviansk, this is slander, and in the continuing protests against the junta there are actively involved representatives of many different nationalities — including Armenians, Meskhetian Turks (who have their largest community in Ukraine), as well as Jews, Greeks and Moldovans.
"All of this is the systematic work of the Kiev authorities to discredit the protest movement in the Southeast. The junta-controlled media cynically is trying to present its participants as xenophobic hooligans,” said Sergei Kirichuk, coordinator of Borotba.
“However, there are xenophobic nationalists among the Kiev Maidan. Among right-wing groups, which took an active part in it, were ideological racists and Nazis involved in beatings and murders motivated by racial hatred. Moreover, liberal defenders of the junta preferred to hush up these well-known facts. After seizing power, the junta freed the neo-Nazis guilty of killing people in the center of Kharkov.
“The movement of the Southeast stands on positions of internationalism; it unites people of different nationalities and upholds their basic rights, regardless of their nationality and the language they speak,” said Kirichuk.
4/19/2014 marked 25 years ago since the City of New York violated the rights of 5 innocent Black & Latino boys who became known as the Central Park Five.
25 years ago, after being coerced into confessing, the Central Park Five spent 7-13 years in jail for a crime they never committed. 25 years ago, Donald Trump took out full page ads in 4 New York City newspapers calling for the execution of five INNOCENT Black and Latino boys.
11 years after filing a $250 million civil suit, the Central Park Five have yet to receive a settlement or formal apology. Justice delayed IS justice denied!
Via Kim Moore
KATMANDU, Nepal — Over the years, as Mount Everest attracted larger crowds of amateur climbers from the West, the Sherpas adjusted: to a slower ascent, to traffic jams, to bulging loads of gear. Every spring some new frustration would get them talking, then recede with the end of the season.
This was the year that frustration boiled over. The avalanche that killed at least 13 Sherpas last Friday has prompted an extraordinary labor dispute, as Mount Everest’s quiet workhorses took steps on Tuesday to shut down the mountain for the season, demanding that the government share proceeds from what has become a multimillion-dollar business.
Tensions were coursing through Mount Everest’s base camp on Tuesday after a rowdy meeting where, according to people who were present, two-thirds of the Sherpas opted to cancel planned ascents. As a few teams of climbers packed their bags and began the long journey out of the Himalayas, two veteran expedition leaders left the camp by helicopter for an emergency meeting with Nepalese officials in an effort to avert a shutdown.
The Burning Hell of Incarceration
April 21, 1930 - A fire at the Ohio State Penitentiary kills 320 inmates – many of them burn to death as jailers refuse to unlock their cells.
Today, the United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. Over two million adults are imprisoned in federal and state prisons, and county jails, with almost five million more on probation or on parole – almost 3% of the entire population. The overwhelming majority of these victims are non-white. Slavery is legal and is practiced in the US as “prison labor.”
Naturally, this record qualifies Obama to lecture the world about human rights.
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Image: THE BOSS, THE MOB AND THE VICTIMS
Detail from: THE RESURRECTION OF WESLEY EVEREST
By Mike Alewitz
Centralia Washington/ 1997
Via Mike Alewitz
New York City: The Central Park 5 and their legal team are honored by the CUNY Public Interest Law Association (PILA) with the 2014 Distinguished Community Leader Award, April 11, 2014.
Top photo, from left: Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam
Photos: CUNY PILA
— Raymond Santana via Facebook
New York City: Raymond Santana's sister gave one of the most powerful and moving talks I have ever heard on the 25th anniversary of the Central Park 5 frame-up. She had people in tears and renewed with energy to fight.
Photo by Catt Waters
New York City: “25 years is too long! Justice for the Central Park 5!” City Hall, April 17, 2014.
In April 1989, five youths of color were framed by the NYPD, local officials and the media in the infamous Central Park jogger rape case — “the modern Scottsboro Brothers.”
After the five (now grown men) won their freedom when the true rapist confessed, and more than a decade after they launched a civil suit demanding reparations from the city, they and their families have still not received justice.
Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to settle the case within a week of taking office. Now more that 100 days into his administration, the Central Park 5 and their supporters rallied to demand an end to a quarter century of racist injustice.
Honor to our brothers who continue to stand up: Yusef Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Antron McCray, and Kharey Wise.
Report by redguard
Photos by Catt Waters and redguard