Barbara Allan: Founder, Prison Families Anonymous

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuXNGLSjPXE&feature=player_embedded] Through her involvement with The Fortune Society, word spread about the network Barbara was creating with the families. Eventually she formed Prison Families Anonymous (PFA) as a non-profit that provides a safe, non-judgmental place where those in similar situations can connect with one another. “That was the beginning of my recovery,” she says. Barbara […]

Georgia Green Party Demands Real Reductions in Incarceration Costs, Reject Deal’s Failure to Challenge Racist Impact

After last week praising Governor Deal’s expressed concern for the wasted lives, drained treasury and depleted workforce left in the wake of the nation’s war on drugs, Georgia Green Party leaders today rejected Deal’s specific proposals. Bruce Dixon, Press Secretary of the Georgia Green Party said: The cost savings proposed by the Governor are a […]

Plunder: The Crime of Our Time 9/23/10

Film, Discussion, Book Signing & Reception @ Huntington ’s Cinema Arts Centre Thursday, September 23 at 7:30pm PLUNDER: THE CRIME OF OUR TIME MEET THE FILMMAKER, DANNY SCHECHTER “I used to think of Wall Street as a financial center. I now think of it as a crime scene. We need a ‘jail-out’ not a ‘bail-out’.” […]

Juvenile Justice Military Style (via Chrisy58’s Weblog)

Published on Sunday, August 22, 2010 by CommonDreams.org Juvenile Justice Military Style by Christopher Brauchli O neglectful nature, wherefore art thou thus partial, becoming to some of thy children a tender and benignant mother, to others a most cruel and ruthless stepmother? — Leonardo da Vinci, The Notebooks It’s a valuable lesson we’re being taught […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY): Seize & Prosecute BP

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

Some Huffington Post humor: Alternative Punishments for Al-Zeidi

A Huffington Post writer has come up with some alternative punishments for Muntadhar Al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who shouted words against war as he threw his shoes at then President Bush. Evidently, writer Warren Holstein and I agree that there were worse things Al-Zeidi could have done. I can’t even post the whole story. Some […]

Large percentage of Long Islanders have experienced hate crime

New polls show statistics for people in Long Island who worry about hate crime, and also a large percentage of people in Long Island (both Suffolk County and Nassau County) who say they have been a victim of hate crime. The article points out that racism is a continuing problem.

Help and Healing for North Babylon High School

What could you do to help at North Babylon High School? It is the school down the street from me. And, I am going to have to turn my attention there. You may recall a few years ago there was an attack of a student recorded on youtube. Recently, there have been a series of […]