Malcolm X Killer Thomas Hagan Released After 44 Years

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TIMES NEWSLINE– Thomas Hagan, 69, the sole confessor of Malcolm X killing has finally been granted parole. He was released Tuesday at 11 a.m. from minimum-security Lincoln Correctional Facility. Since 1984, he has appealed to the parole board 14 times and each time his appeal has been turned down. His plea for freedom was based on the request to go … Read More

One in Every 100 Americans Are in Jail

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POST GAZETTE– Pennsylvania had the largest prison population growth in the Northeast last year, part of a national trend of proliferating prison populations in which more than one in 100 American adults now is incarcerated, according to a study released yesterday by the Pew Center’s Public Safety Performance Project. In spite of the sobering statistics behind the highest imprisonment rate … Read More

China Tries to Sterilize 10,000 Parents Over One Child Rule

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TIMES ONLINE– Doctors in southern China are working around the clock to fulfil a government goal to sterilise — by force if necessary — almost 10,000 men and women who have violated birth control policies. Family planning authorities are so determined to stop couples from producing more children than the regulations allow that they are detaining the relatives of those … Read More

Control of Public Media as a Social Justice Issue

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TRUTHOUT– Media justice organizers at the Center for Media Justice (CMJ) and MAG-Net have recently produced a brilliant campaign plan (“The Campaign for universal broadband”) to win three policies crucial for just and democratic communication: network neutrality, universal broadband and universal service fund reform. Considering the renewed struggle required to win these goals, and to protect them afterwards, two questions … Read More

Oil Spill May Be Five Times Bigger Than Expected

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COMMON DREAMS– The view from space indicates that the oil may be leaking at a rate of 25,000 barrels a day, dwarfing the figure of 5,000 barrels that US officials and the British oil giant BP have used in recent days. A Northern Gannet bird, which is covered in oil from a massive spill in the Gulf of Mexico, pokes … Read More

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