California’s mass prison hunger strike ended on Sept. 5, Day 60 of the strike after two state legislators issued statements of public support for reform of conditions that have had hundreds locked in solitary confinement for more than a decade.
Remember when the Senate immigration bill was heralded as a huge victory a few months ago? While most progressive groups swallowed the bitter pill of one-sided compromise that drastically increased border militarization and ignored workers rights, few groups bravely spoke out against it, which we covered in a previous edition of the App.
By Bob Wing*
Chokwe Lumumba--a founder and leader of the Republic of New Afrika, the New Afrikan People’s Organization and Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, defense attorney for Tupac Shakur and others, and a first term city councilman--is the new Mayor of Jackson, Miss.
His June 4 victory is a stirring tribute to the courageous Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evers who fifty years ago on June 12, 1963 was gunned down at his Jackson home.
As the mark up of the 2012 Farm Bill is in its final stages this week (you read that right—the bill was supposed to be passed in 2012, and we’re nearing mid-year 2013!) poor people are in jeopardy of the cuts being made to the bill, and yet, there are other legal decisions and policies moving forward that mean big wins for Big Ag.