These harrowing illustrations of life inside one of North Korea’s prison camps were drawn by former prisoner Kim Kwang-il and were submitted as evidence to the UN Commission of Inquiry on human rights in North Korea.
SAVE NORTH KOREA. DO NOT FORGET NORTH KOREA. 25 MILLION PEOPLE ARE STARVING, LIVING IN FEAR AND TORTURE, DYING UNDER DICTATORSHIP.
DO NOT WATCH THE INTERVIEW. THE INTERVIEW TRIVIALISES THEIR PAIN.
AMNESTY FOR ALL JAILED YOUTH - END THE POLICE STATE!
Over 300 people have been arrested in Baltimore since April 25. The first arrests took place after the Saturday protests that spilled into the night both in downtown Baltimore and at the Western District Police Station. Police donned riot gear and charged into young protesters both downtown and in West Baltimore. In the neighborhood where Freddie Grey was murdered police chased youth, formed police phalanxes that swept streets and clubbed people.
Following the funeral of Freddie Grey, youth again poured into the streets. Last night hundreds more were arrested.We have yet to find out the extent of the charges that many of these youth are being held on. Legal support is being organized, and slowly youth are being released. At this moment, the majority remain in jail.
SOLIDARITY WITH THE ARRESTED YOUTH IS CRITICAL
It is most important that we stand in solidarity with these young people and that we demand amnesty and their release from jail.The anger, pent-up frustration, and rage that many people across this country have witnessed on their television screens is based on decades of racist abuse and neglect in communities all across Baltimore.
It is about police terror. It is also about unemployment and low wages, decaying housing and lack of services. Just two weeks ago, prior to Freddie Grey’s murder, the city announced water shut-offs to 25,000 households.
The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly, which has been organizing against police terror for many years, has heard first-hand accounts from youths as young as 12 years old that have been handcuffed and driven around in police cruisers, terrorized and then released. Women have spoken to us about sexual assaults by police. Beatings and shake downs are common.
Freddie Grey is not the first victim of police murder in this mostly Black city. His name is added to a long list of victims: Tyrone West, Darin Hutchins, Anthony Anderson, George King, Maurice Johnson and many others.
We cannot allow the city, police or media to divide us. We cannot equate property damage with the loss of human life. Freddie Grey cannot be brought back to his family or friends; a window can be repaired.
OUTSIDE AGITATORS, A DIVERSION
The Baltimore People’s Power Assembly, whose organizers have lived in this city for decades, welcome all those who want to come to Baltimore in solidarity with the people. We understand that police terror and structural racism is a national problem and that it is not confined just to our city.
The Baltimore Police Department and Mayor have used the “outside agitator” card to distract attention from the real issue of indicting, convicting and jailing the six police who killed Freddie Grey. If the Mayor is indeed worried about “outsiders” then get the cops out of the community, the majority who do not live in the city and who constitute a virtual occupation army. We say tell Governor Hogan to withdraw the State Police who he has deployed.
Please call Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at 410-396-4900, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts at 410-396-2020 and State’s Attorney Scott D. Schellenberger at 410-887-6600 to demand:
– Justice for Freddie Grey – indict, convict, and jail killer police.
– In this crucial hour, we demand full amnesty for all arrestees, their release from jail, and an end to police repression and arrests
For those who would like to contribute to the struggle for justice, we have set up two pay pal accounts:
*Please note that the Baltimore Peoples Assembly is using the spelling “Grey” in respect for Freddie Carlos Grey, who spelled his name with an “e” and the many friends and family in the community who have confirmed this.
Obama amnesty plan gives businesses $3,000 incentive to hire illegals rather than US born workers
It’s almost like he's trying to hurt the US jobs market…
from Washington Times:
Under the president’s new amnesty, businesses will have a $3,000-per-employee incentive to hire illegal immigrants over native-born workers because of a quirk of Obamacare.
President Obama’s temporary amnesty, which lasts three years, declares up to 5 million illegal immigrants to be lawfully in the country and eligible for work permits, but it still deems them ineligible for public benefits such as buying insurance on Obamacare’s health exchanges.
Under the Affordable Care Act, that means businesses who hire them won’t have to pay a penalty for not providing them health coverage — making them $3,000 more attractive than a similar native-born worker, whom the business by law would have to cover.
There’s a huge difference between signing and implementing a law passed in Congress (constitutional, whether the law is actually constitutional or not is another issue) and ordering amnesty by executive fiat (unconstitutional).
I wasn’t sure which fruit represents Obama better (the corrupted version of the right way, or something totally different/unrelated), so I included both. Feel free to leave a comment and give your two cents. :-)
So, he has “expanded” his treaty authority. He has “expanded” his prosecutorial expression. He has “expanded” the regulatory authority of his executive agencies. He’s even basically taken control of independent agencies.
Now, the good news is that President Obama said he will never use this authority for evil. He will embody a common purpose; a higher purpose. That’s exactly what he says. And his people say he’s only doing what the American people want anyway…and that’s comforting. Let’s trust him. After all, he also says, “the government will make use of these powers only insofar that they are essential for carrying out vitally necessary measures. It will always be the first and foremost task of government to bring about inner consensus within the President’s aims.” Oh, wait sorry…that was Hitler assuming total power in 1933 under the Enabling Act. My bad.
Federal Judge says Obama admin lied to him about amnesty, threatens sanctions
We reported on this recently. When a federal judge heard the case against Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty, the Obama administration flat out lied to him about the program. And, as you might imagine, he didn’t take too kindly to it. And after he called them back into the courtroom to explain themselves and they said they were like totally storry and stuff, he said that he was angry that he fell for their lies “like an idiot.”
From Fox News:
A federal judge sharply scolded a Justice Department attorney at a hearing on President Obama’s immigration executive actions, suggesting that the administration misled him on a key part of the program – and that he fell for it, “like an idiot.” The testy court hearing was held Thursday in Texas by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen. The judge suggested he could order sanctions against the administration if he finds they indeed misrepresented the facts. At issue is whether the DOJ misled the judge into believing that a plank of the Obama program – giving deportation reprieves to thousands of young illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children – would not go forward before he made a ruling on a request to halt it. In fact, federal officials had given more than 108,000 people three-year reprieves before that date and granted them work permits under the program.
This is a big deal, guys. The president does something that is obviously unconstitutional, a majority of states sue him because of it and his defense lies to a federal judge while defending themselves.
But while this should matter to everyone, it won’t. The people who have decided to support him, the Democratic Party or progressivism in general, will, as usual, cover their eyes and ears and continue to make excuses for him. But whether they want to admit it or not, the fact remains, this is a corrupt administration. Arguably the most corrupt ever.
The GOP is at it, again! Reuters reports that right-wingers are plotting yet another government shutdown as an expression of their angst. Last year, led by Ted Cruz, Republicans threw a temper tantrum and displayed that they were willing to allow our nation to unravel because of their dissatisfaction with the Affordable care Act. This fit of rage cost our country billions of dollars and had numer…