Listed above, please find a link to one video (approx. 105 minutes) that Leona McEleveneon recorded Saturday, May 26, 2018 during the Post-Rally Event following the “Occupy The PGA – To Save Our Children” Silent Walk, featuring Rev. Edward Pinkney (Civil Rights Leader, former Michigan Political Prisoner), at The Benton Harbor Art & Culture Community Center – BANCO (Black Autonomy Network Community Organization) in Benton Harbor, MI.
· Minister Kuhgangah Ashe’, Musician and Human Rights Activist/Ambassador, 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII); New York City.
· Abayomi Azikiwe, Organizer, Moratorium NOW! Coalition.
· Yexenia Vanegas, Organizer, Michigan Poor People’s Campaign – A National Call for Moral Revival.
· Sylvia Orduno, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO).
· Marian Kramer, Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO); Widow of the late General Baker.
· Rev. Edward Pinkney, Civil Rights Activist, Former Michigan Political Prisoner.
· Ralph Poynter, Civil Rights Activist and Widower of the late Attorney Lynne Stewart.
· Eric Mays, Councilman, City of Flint, Michigan.
· Emma Kinnard, Fresh Start Children’s Garden, Benton Harbor, Michigan.
· Adam P. Gottlieb, Musician.
· And More …
SAVE THE DATE!
FRIDAY MARCH 30
Transforming Community Media
Honors the Memory of People’s Lawyer
===FRIDAY March 30, 2018==5~8pm
~ Doors open @ 4:30pm ~
Theater at 80 St. Mark‘s Place
between 1st and 2nd Ave in Manhattan
GUEST ARTISTS TBA!
Donations welcome, No one turned away!
Proceeds will go to WBAI Rising and Political Prisoners
Lynne recognized the importance of WBAI. She served on the board and fought to keep WBAI a voice of the people. Now it’s our turn to help WBAI Rising. Our station is millions of dollars in debt. Some board members want to sell WBAI. Or, “swap signals.” (We’d make a few million but LOSE our 50,000 watt, Tri-State reach!) And taking out loans only compounds the problem.
But there IS a SOLUTION…
WBAI + MNN = A NO-BRAINER!
Do the math.
A partnership between WBAI + Manhattan Neighborhood Network
= WBAI on radio and TV and the internet!
= NO transmitter bills! ($60,000/mo.)
= NO rent! State of the art studios!
LESS time fund-raising = MORE time to TUNE IN to the global struggle!
JoinWBAI RISING: Transforming Community Media
A coalition of WBAI listeners, producers & community organizations!
In the words of our warrior, Lynne Stewart:
“… For we are a gathering of the warriors of our day; those people who were placed on this earth at this time to change it…” NLG Minnesota Speech 2003
Join WBAI RISING: Transforming Community Media
A coalition of WBAI listeners, producers & community organizations!
Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Holyrood Episcopal Church
Speakers: Jericho National Co-Chair Jihad Abdulmumit
Ralph will be speaking on this upcoming panel at Project Reach (39 Eldridge Street, 4th floor, NY, NY) along with several other speakers. For more information, please go to their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1992494661076811/
PARTISAN DEFENSE COMMITTEE
If “our task is to help organize, nurture, and shape the raw resistance that is exploding across America – and help to build what may come in its wake.”, then this panel is right on time. For in the words of the late Lynne Stewart, from her 2003 Minneapolis before the NLG,… I am reminded of the ancient nature of what we came for, what we accomplished and where we are going. For we are a gathering of the warriors of our day; those people who were placed on this earth at this time to change it. We were summoned here because tradition; ancient and modern affirm the strength doubled and tripled unto infinity by the collective will. And we saw that it truly works.” The main goal of this panel is that we want people to understand what is in their best interest politically, economically, socially and culturally. We want people to understand how to act in their best interests. Once again, in the words of our beloved Sister Lynne, “ We warriors came here to listen to each other, to enjoy each other, to exchange ideas, to remember battles of old, to plan…. We learned. We have been inspired once again by the almost mystical and marvelous ability to gather strength through camaraderie, intellectual jousting and exchange but mostly by sharing the collective will to change the world.” By analyzing, critiquing and duplicating the successful strategies that led to the freedom of Lynne Stewart, we can review t he successful methods and methodologies that created the united international front that led to her liberation.
New Abolitionist Movement, Lynne Stewart Org., African People’s Socialist Party, NYC Jericho, NYS Farmer’s Market Assoc., Brownsville Matters, NYS Green Party, NYC Free Mumia Coalition
Biography: Born in Western PA in 1934, the son of a union organizer in Steel. He was a founding member of The Teacher’s Freedom Party Caucus in the UFT. Jailed during human rights struggle for community control of schools in the sixties, he organized first successful prison protest during incarceration. Supported recently deceased spouse Lynne Stewart in her lifelong struggle against judicial double standard and successfully led worldwide movement to free her from Carswell Federal Prison.
Joel Meyers —
Biography: Born and raised in Bklyn, he was among the first group of anit Vietnam War resistors. He was in the first ever demonstration against the Viet Nam War in 1963. He resisted the draft and was incarcerated in Bk,NY. He received a four year sentence. He participated in the Thompkins Square Park Uprising
Truthdig, Princeton University, New York Times, Contact
Biography: Chris Hedges is an American Pulitzer- prize winning journalist and Presbyterian minister. He is a professor at Princeton University and author of several New York Times best-sellers. He was a faithful support and champion of the late Lynne Stewart. He is a columnist for the progressive news and commentary website Truthdig.
NYC Jericho Org.
Biography: Anne is an activist with the NYC Chapter of the Jericho Movement for Recognition and Amnesty for US Political Prisoners of War. She has been doing political prisoner work since the 1970’s. She was very active in the coalition to free Lynne Stewart.
WBAI, Justice & Unity,
Biography: Bob Lederer is a longtime gay radical activist and supporter of U.S. political prisoners. In particular, he has been active in the cases of the Puerto Rican political prisoners, Mumia Abu-Jamal, and the late Lynne Stewart. He also contributed to the 2008 book, Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U.S. Political Prisoners, edited by Matt Meyer. Bob is a co-founder of the anti- racist/anti-imperialist Resistance in Brooklyn collective. For many years, he organized with ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) and later, the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign (he still co-produces the Health Action show on that radio station). In 1985, he was imprisoned for three months, along with several other radicals, for refusing to collaborate with a federal grand jury investigating revolutionary underground groups.
Free Mumia Coalition, MOVE,
Biography:Pam Africa is world renowned for her work on building a successful movement for the release of death row journalist, Mumia Abu Jamal, and her tireless efforts to free the MOVE 8. She has worked on films, documentaries and traveled across the planet in pursuit of justice.
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