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Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Press Release Service Featured Events Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Province IX Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Washington, DC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Pittsburgh, PA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The fire started in the reception area, damaging computers and other office equipment.[Episcopal News Service] Editor’s note: This story was updated on Feb. 11. A fire broke out over night Feb. 10 at the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras Diocesan Center in San Pedro Sula when an air conditioner unit exploded in the reception area. The damage was contained in the area, but the roof, computers and office equipment will have to be replaced, said the Rev. Canon Lura Kaval, an Episcopal Church missionary and the diocese’s canon for development.At 2:30 a.m., Diocese of Honduras Bishop Lloyd Allen received a phone call from the night watchman at the Diocesan Center in San Pedro Sula indicating that a wall air conditioner had exploded and the building was on fire; the entrance to the building and roof of the wood structure were destroyed and the front door was demolished by firefighters.The reception area where the bishop’s administrative assistant works suffered extensive smoke damage; the telephone, computer and copier were destroyed by water damage. In addition to the reception area, the adjoining conference room suffered slight water damage, but the damage was contained in those two areas.The damage mainly was contained to the reception area and a conference room. The building, but not its contents, is insured.Further damage to computers and telephone equipment that may have resulted from an electrical surge cannot be assessed until the electricity is turned back on. The electricity remains off in both the Diocesan Center, the Cathedral El Buen Pastor and the adjoining school. Electricity is expected to return on Feb. 11. The building itself, but not its contents, is insured, Kaval said.“It is a sad day for the diocese. Some days it’s two steps forward and then one step back. But recently it had been suggested that as we move toward self-sufficiency that we update the diocesan reception area to include some glass shelving and display cases to highlight Episcopal crafters and entrepreneurs who are selling beautiful jewelry and tasty coffee,” said Kaval. “Maybe we weren’t working as fast as God wanted us to? In all things God works for good.” Course Director Jerusalem, Israel An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Albany, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Latin America, Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Knoxville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis By ENS staffPosted Feb 10, 2014 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Tags Rector Tampa, FL Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Director of Music Morristown, NJ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR UPDATED: Fire destroys computers, office equipment in Honduras Rector Hopkinsville, KY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs
Rector Knoxville, TN New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs John Will says: Press Release Service Tags The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK July 28, 2014 at 6:29 pm Perhaps you could name those who have died, but were with the original group?The Rev. Jeannette Piccard was the oldest one ordained that day as I have been told.She has a granddaughter who is an Episcopal priest, and one who is a Presbyterian pastor. Mary Frances Schjonberg says: Featured Jobs & Calls Thomas Hofer says: July 28, 2014 at 9:20 pm These women were and are brave, smart, and effective advocates for justice. They have made and are making the Episcopal Church a better institution. Thank God for them. Comments (9) Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET July 28, 2014 at 6:55 pm More and more, it appears that the fact that these women were illegally ordained and that their ordinations were invalidated by the House of Bishops meeting at an airport hotel in Chicago is disappearing from the record. Of course, the ordination of women was legalized in the Episcopal Church in 1976, with the first female priest, Jacqueline Means, being ordained January 1, 1977. The Rev. Meg Ingalls says: Submit an Event Listing July 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm I am so grateful for their courage and their sacrifice so that others of us could come along and serve our Lord and this church. Thank God for them. Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Attending the July 26 celebration were, left to right, the Rev. Alison Cheek, retired Bishop of Costa Rica Antonio Ramos, the Rev. Carter Heyward, the Rev. Merrill Bittner, the Rev. Marie Moorefield Fleischer and the Rev. Nancy Wittig. Photo: Mary Frances Schjonberg/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] The following are summaries of the lives and work of the priests known as the Philadelphia 11 since their “irregular” ordinations on July 29, 1974.The Rev. Merrill Bittner, 67, served in the Diocese of Rochester from 1973 to 1976, including a 1973-1975 term as an associate at Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in Webster, New York. She worked as a hospital chaplain and served at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Rumford, Maine from 2001-2006. She married Nancy Noppa, a college friend with whom she had traveled the United States, in 2013.The Rev. Alla Bozarth, 67, founded Wisdom House, a Minneapolis-based interfaith spirituality center. After her husband died in 1985, she returned to her native Oregon and continued her ministry with Wisdom House West. She serves as resident priest of there and writing poetry and prose. She has written two books on grief, Life is Goodbye/Life is Hello ~ Grieving Well through All Kinds of Loss (1982) and A Journey through Grief (1990). Some of her poetry is on a blog here.The Rev. Alison Cheek, 87, served at St. Stephen’s and Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. After her husband died, she served at Trinity Memorial Church in Philadelphia before studying at the Washington Institute of Pastoral Psychotherapy and beginning her own counseling practice. She later joined the faculty of Episcopal Divinity School as director of feminist liberation theology studies. After retirement, she moved to Maine and became part of the staff of the Greenfire Retreat Center, then active in Tenants’ Harbor. She also affiliated with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland, and served as spiritual counselor, pastoral minister, and supply priest for St. Peter’s until she moved in 2013 to Brevard, North Carolina.The Rev. Emily C. Hewitt, 70, worked for a short time at Andover Newton Theology School as an assistant professor of religion and education before earning a law degree from Harvard. She retired in 2013 as chief judge of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. She is an avid long distance race walker and won the U.S. National Race Walking medal in 1987.The Rev. Carter Heyward, 68, was hired by Episcopal Divinity School, along with the Rev. Suzanne R. Hiatt, in January 1975. Heyward taught at EDS until 2005. She was the author of many books and scholarly papers. She moved back to her native North Carolina and now runs and teaches at a therapeutic horseback riding center.The Rev. Suzanne R. Hiatt (1944-2002) taught on the faculty of Episcopal Divinity School from 1975 until her retirement in 1999. She was the author of many books and scholarly papers.The Rev. Marie Moorefield Fleischer, 70, left the Episcopal Church in 1975 and became a United Methodist minister. She served as a chaplain in Methodist healthcare settings. She was recognized as an Episcopal priest in 1985 and since then served parishes and diocesan offices in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Western New York. She served as canon to the ordinary in the Diocese of North Carolina from 2001-2006. Her husband, astronomer Robert Fleischer, died in 2001.The Rev. Jeanette Piccard (1895-1981), served as an unpaid assistant at her home parish of St. Philip’s in Minneapolis. She was a popular speaker throughout that area. She and her husband, Jean Felix Piccard, were pioneering aviators and she was the first woman licensed as a hot air balloon pilot in the United States and the first woman to pilot a stratosphere-capable balloon to that height, and thus she has been called “the first woman in space.” She served as a consultant to NASA.The Rev. Betty Bone Schiess, 87, was the executive director of the Mizpah Educational and Cultural Center for the Aging in Syracuse, New York, from 1973-1984. She later served in various campus ministry and parish positions in New York, where she still lives. She reported that she recently wrote a letter to her local newspaper about failed U.S. immigration policy, suggesting that the U.S. ought to return the Statue of Liberty to France. She says that she received more hate mail over the letter than she did during the time around her ordination.The Rev. Katrina Welles Swanson (1935-2005) was hired by St. Stephen’s, a poor parish in St. Louis, Missouri, as an assistant for a dollar a year in 1975. In 1978, she became the first female rector in the tri-state New York metro area when she was hired as the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Union City, New Jersey, where she served until retiring in 1995. The website devoted to her memory, Katrina’s Dream, promotes the full inclusion of women in society and urges people to support passage of the Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Her husband, the Rev. George Swanson, continues to promote her causes.The Rev. Nancy Hatch Wittig, 68, served parishes in the Diocese of Newark before a 20-year term as rector of the Church of St. Andrew in the Fields in Philadelphia. She moved to Ohio after retirement and is an assistant at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lakewood, Ohio. In 2012, she married Pamela Darling, an author and lay leader in the Episcopal Church.The ordaining bishopsRetired Colorado Bishop Suffragan Daniel Corrigan, retired Pennsylvania Bishop Robert L. DeWitt and retired West Missouri Bishop Edward R. Welles II (Katrina Wells Swanson’s father) have all died. Costa Rica Bishop Antonio Ramos, who assisted at the ordinations and who was the only one of the four who then was exercising jurisdiction in the church, is retired.Sources: The Episcopal Clerical Directory (Church Publishing, 2013), Wikipedia entry, Religion News Service, The Story of the Philadelphia Eleven, Darlene O’Dell (Seabury Books, 2014). Rector Albany, NY Women’s Ministry, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Joseph F Foster says: Rector Tampa, FL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Where are the Philadelphia 11 – and their ordaining bishops – now? August 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm Thanks and congratulations to each of you for lives well lived and service to us all.formerly of South Pasadena, Ca Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Jul 28, 2014 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Elsbeth Freitag says: Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab July 28, 2014 at 9:08 pm All 11 are in the list. You will see their life dates noted just after their names. Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA July 28, 2014 at 6:26 pm I thank these brave women and brave bishops for opening the doors to the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We are all the richer for it! Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA William Rankin says: July 28, 2014 at 7:04 pm That’s the way things generally work in the Episcopal Church. A maverick group of trendies do whatever they please and then the rest of the church goes along to become Wholly Trendy. Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit a Job Listing Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Shreveport, LA Rev Dr Helen Betenbaugh says: Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC July 29, 2014 at 10:36 pm A bishop under whom I served in another diocese, and for whom I have great respect and affection, emailed all clergy some years ago that, on the occasion of one of the anniversaries the next weekend, he would attend no celebrations because he liked things “in order,” but would give thanks for the ministries of all women. Too late to notify him prior, I included it in my sermon and then called him first thing Monday morning to report what I’d said “behind his back.” “Basically it came down to 2 things,” I said. “That you didn’t grill hot dogs and hamburgers on the 4th, and that you are opposed to the founding of the Church in England in the first place, neither the national nor the ecclesiastical event being “in order.” A slight pause. A big chuckle. And then, “You got me! Well done!” God bless those incredibly courageous, dedicated women and the bishops who ordained them. They blazed a trail along which thousands of us have walked since. And God bless those whose minds and hearts have been open to change in the years since. Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Judy Mathews says: Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska Philadelphia 11, Comments are closed. 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TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleWant to help save 1 billion gallons of water? Skip a week of lawn irrigation this winterNext articleLake Apopka North Shore western recreational trails reopen this weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the Apopka Police Department Public Information OfficeIn a continuing effort to engage the Apopka community and reduce the incidence of crime within the City, the Apopka Police Department (APD) has begun to post crime bulletins on its website. The bulletins will be used to inform residents about recent crimes and criminal activity in and around the City of Apopka, and solicit assistance from the community to help solve these crimes.“Community engagement in policing is a tried and true method of identifying those who continue to pillage our community and ensure they are brought to justice for their criminal actions,” commented Police Chief Mike McKinley. Apopka’s crime analyst currently produces bulletins for law enforcement partners such as area local law enforcement agencies and Crimeline. Apopka Police want to expand the dissemination of this information to the local community and have the residents be extra ‘eyes and ears.’“Some of the bulletins may be of significance, such as those for felony crimes; and some may be for more petty criminal activity, such as retail thefts, but all are important for us to solve,” according to Deputy Chief Randy Fernandez. “We can’t be successful without our community partners, and we want everyone to be involved in making Apopka a safer and more secure place to live.”Posting wanted bulletins of suspects or bulletins of suspected offenders to be identified is nothing new. The FBI has been publishing its most wanted list for decades; and the internet is replete with crime bulletins from various policing agencies around the country. The intent of this program is to identify the individuals in the crime in order to try to clear each case and bring the offender(s) to justice. This is only one of many ways in which Apopka Police Officers reduce crime in Apopka.Although some of these bulletins may seem trivial, the fact is that the individual(s) in these bulletins have perpetuated crime in our community and have victimized local businesses and residents. The only way to stop this activity is to identify these individuals and hold them responsible. If we do not, then they will continue their activities and continue to harm our community.“A shoplifter stealing a case of beer or a pack of smokes might not be committing the crime of the century,” according to Chief McKinley, “but such transgressions across the businesses in the City of Apopka add up to thousands of dollars and affect those individuals trying to make a living in our community.” Every year hundreds of thousands of stores in the U.S. succumb to approximately $32 billion dollars in losses due to theft.Apopka Police will continue to post these bulletins in order to try to solve crime in Apopka. It is APD’s mission to reduce crime and improve the quality of life in this community, and our local partnerships will ensure this mission is met. Some of the bulletins will be regarding more serious crimes than others, but all crime is important to the victim. Anyone having information that leads to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward and all callers can remain anonymous. Crimeline assists Central Florida law enforcement agencies by gathering information from the community to help solve crimes.The Apopka Police Department supports the Crimeline program to aid in investigations and to foster safe and anonymous tips that lead to criminal arrests. You can help with these local cases – if you have relevant information, please call (800) 423-TIPS, go to www.crimeline.org, or e-mail [email protected] Apopka bulletins can be found at the APD website and then click on Crimeline. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear
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This article was first published by the New Black August Prisoners’ Collective on Aug. 10. For more information, go to blackaugustcollective.wordpress.com.By Sehu Kessa Saa TabansiSCI Greene, Waynesburg, Pa.Power to the People!We need prisoners’ empowerment! We need participation in the broader movement fighting U.S. imperialism. This here blog post is intended to initiate an inaugural platform for conscious and politicized prisoners to discuss overall prison conditions in direct relationship to the current state of existing struggles worldwide. We are encouraging readers and writers to think in the context of internationalism and global solidarity.This being the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense in 1966, we should highlight some of the events of the past that continue to affect the present conditions of confinement in U.S. prisons. I. U.S. prison conditionsThe cofounder and chairman of the Black Panther Party for Self Defense, Huey P. Newton (R.I.P.), upon his imprisonment found himself inside a totally blacked-out abyss, under complete sensory deprivation, void of hygiene, forced to relieve himself in a hole in the floor and systematically starved. That hellhole was infamously described by the revolutionary as the “soul breaker” cell.The national tone of U.S. prison conditions has historically been established with brutal conditions in Eastern State Penitentiary, seclusion in Pennsylvania, and banishment to the island of Alcatraz in California, culminating in the new designs of repression with Marion, Illinois; Pelican Bay Supermax; and the current ADX, Colorado.Reflecting back 50 years ago, the brutal conditions that the old school prisoners faced were not at that age linked to private businesses. Today corporate companies, in contracts for capitalist gains, support torture. There has been a great leap in the technological weapons of oppression, from men and women being beaten with batons to, nowadays, being shocked with handheld taser devices or shot with electric prods and electrocuted with 50,000 volts.There is a U.S. company called ERC, Inc., that markets the “torture chair” — the sanitized terminology for the public is the “compliance chair” or the “restraint chair.” The official website illustrates a calm prison official resting comfortably restrained to the apparatus. There is no visual footage of the permanent spinal and neck damage with circulation complications that thousands of prisoners are left with that causes pain and suffering.Private businesses profit from the manufacture and sale of instruments of torture. The financial interest in chemical munitions has evolved from pepper sprays to advanced nerve and cardio stun aerosol agents. In the past the Black Panther Party attorney was successful in stopping the use of the soul breaker, but fast forward to the present in Pennsylvania, where there are no 1960s and 1970s people’s lawyers. In a class action lawsuit — Pennsylvania Disabilities Rights Network v. John E. Wetzel, Secretary of Pennsylvania Department of Corrections — the capitalizing attorneys for the plaintiffs billed the cost of their litigation at $700,000. Nevertheless, the original complaints of 24/7 torture lights, torture hard cells and torture extraction teams mysteriously disappeared from the settlement agreement. This points to a longstanding pattern of lawyers hijacking prisoner lawsuits, used consistently in Pennsylvania and beyond for at least the last thirty years.The 21st century prisoners on the U.S. plantations are up against the likes of Keefe Food Group (Commissary Corp.), Wexford Medical Sources, Inc., and subsidiaries like Correct Care Solutions, Inc. While there has been one recent success with national prisoners’ phone rates against the corporate greed of Verizon, T-Netix, Global Tel-link and the others, all across this country private companies are still conspiring, profiting and giving financial kickbacks to state and local government officials and county prisons. Think Correctional Corporation of America, Prison Health Services, Inc., Wackenhut (G4S), Aramark Corp. — from medical supplies to food services to security, business is booming with the prisons. Every single prison has a plantation or sweatshop! The old penal institution model of locking prisoners in dungeons to languish isolated from all society has been replaced with a new model of for-profit production lines. Some states are straight slavery — no wages — but others are more sophisticated with peonage at 17 cents per hour for six hours, and no more than 42 cents maximum per hour of slave labor.In summation, no prisoner 50 years ago had to pay for basic hygiene necessities in confinement, or be subject to sick call medical charges, have their state allotment of envelopes cut or prison welfare (a general monthly allowance of $14 to $19 for prisoners who were not employed). Simultaneously, with the absence of the stipend, prisoners are having to contend with the corporations marketing their consumer products — computer tablets, iPods, MP3 players, digital satellite cable packages, flat screen televisions — sold to poor prisoners at inflated prices to force their poor families that support them into debt. Everything — cheap labor and high prices in the midst of psychological torture and medical experimentation (eugenics programs), generic test drugs, contaminated food from so-called Third World countries, hedge fund contracts and outsourcing labor — makes this prison industry a profitable behemoth.Prisoners’ HIV infections, hepatitis C virus and other contagious diseases are allowed to spread by prison staff. Preventative and treatment measures for type 2 diabetes, heart disease, general poor health and prison obesity are all withheld. Mix that in with epidemic mental illness, and then force prisoners to be traded as commodities by companies that control all the treatments, and you’ve got a source of profit so vast that it justifies any amount of torture and repression to keep it intact.II. Solitary isolationThe modern-day design for solitary isolation can be traced to the Marion, Ill., lockdown. Ex-Black Panther Party and Black Liberation Army fighter Elder Sundiata Acoli — political prisoner/prisoner of war — found himself there completely excommunicated from supporters and visitors and isolated from correspondence.However, its roots extend back further still. U.S. imperialism adopted its so-called Security Housing Units and Control Units from the Stammheim Model of Nazi Germany of the 1940s. In the early 1970s U.S. Bureau of Prisons’ official criteria for incarceration in isolation were: “[A] prisoner’s past or present affiliation, association or membership in an organization which has been demonstrated as being involved in acts of violence, attempts to disrupt or overthrow the government of the U.S. or whose published ideology includes advocating law violations in order to ‘free’ prisoners.”An entire, systematic method was devised to separate leaders and split mass movements through political detainment, under the guise of criminality. Once contained, the state subjected prisoners in isolation to what has been defined as Biderman’s Chart on Penal Coercion.A lesser known fact due to the prevailing biases in U.S. prisons is that women were also harshly segregated inside the famous Lexington, Ky., isolation unit. These isolation units began underground, folks. We’re talking about inside the tunnels of the earth, a cave, a grave! Today these tombs are used more than ever, despite only selective media reports on the courageous sacrifices which included loss of life by conscious prisoners politicized in California, struggling against isolation and awakening a revolutionary spirit throughout the nation.Dr. Frankenstein has transported his evil practices from Pennsylvania to California in the personification of Dr. Jeffrey A. Beard, Ph.D., a seasoned and skilled clinical psychologist in concentration camps. Dr. Beard for over 30 years perfected his craft with the creation of the Long Term Segregation Unit in Pennsylvania, located on the roof of the Western Penitentiary, a.k.a. SCI Pittsburgh.The conditions designed for the so-called “worst of the worst” went through legal hurdles all the way to the nation’s top court. Unsurprisingly, Supreme Court justices upheld the new forms of tampering with the mind in isolation — absolutely nothing, total deprivation of newspapers, magazines, reading publications. The cutting off of all information.The California revolutionary Abdul Olugbala Shakur wrote a very enlightening zine, published by Chicago ABC Zine Distro. It’s called “What Is Solitary Confinement?” (Black August 13, 2014) It elaborated extensively and expertly on these new designs and effects in the environment of highly charged racial, religious, ethnic divides orchestrated by the state officials.The Pennsylvania incarnation at Eastern State Penitentiary — based off the Puritan approach of solitary confinement to make prisoners repentant through, at that time, Biblical coercion — is now reincarnated to use any means the state has: physical, pharmaceutical and enhanced torture devices. While the long term segregation unit in name is defunct, it was rebirthed in the form of the RRL (Restricted Release List). It is a cold, cruel irony that Nazi German mad scientists also had such a list!These RRL prisoners can now be in seclusion at any facility. The 23 and 1, and mostly 24-hour days in the cell daily routine, is equivalent to sweat lodges in the spring and summer and a walk-in ice box in the fall and winter months. Little attention has been paid, whereas in the past the Coalition to End the Marion Lockdown brought attention to the past conditions of Elder Sundiata Acoli. International political pressure from the former Soviet Union on President Ronald Reagan highlighted the treatment of women in Lexington, Ky. Prison litigations resulted in the dismantlement of the women’s segregation unit.Today’s circumstances are spiraling out of control because of the current profits from medical sick calls, billed at $10 per medical issue for penniless prisoners. For prisoners with little or no income, this means paying much more relative to a public citizen who has both earned income and health insurance. Prisoners’ illnesses mean massive profits. And because other for-profit companies sell clothing, long johns, thermals, gloves at marked-up prices (make the connection to the cold air vents yet?), profits roll in from sales or from sickness, and usually both. This has been 50 years in the making, to the point where corporations sponsor enslavement and torture.We have not even mentioned the so-called state guard union’s lucrative deals. It is an all-too-common theme for corrections officers to have family days and barbecues inside the prison. It is not an unusual sight that staff have hotdogs and hamburgers in their dining quarters. These celebrations on this slave ship on dry land recall to mind other shameless historical celebrations. In both periods of our history, law played a role in legalizing and legitimizing dehumanizing customs.For us to truly evaluate what we are up against here, just looking back 25 years ago prisoners did not have to contend with T-Netix phone bills gouging our families and friends; Bob Barker billionaire (The Price is Right guy) products made in Mexico at cheap sweatshop labor; Secretary of State John Kerry (his spouse is Theresa Heinz) — well, we get Heinz peanut butter now, not just Heinz ketchup. You see, NAFTA ensures that the lowest-paid labor can be employed and the biggest offered contracts with kickbacks to the prison-industrial complex can be taken, and it’s all legal. Carcinogens in foodstuffs, chemicals in products, hazardous materials and defective goods are all of no consequences. It does not matter: prisoners die, prisoners buy.Until today’s prisoners see themselves as laborers and consumers in a global capitalist market, they will be doomed to be pawns, powerless. Until prisoners see themselves as being at the mercy of the same interests plundering South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, our physical and political isolation will continue.III. Post-prisoner-rights movement of the 1960s and 1970sIt is refreshing to witness California prisoners once again at the lead of the prisoner rights struggle, having waged numerous hunger strikes and agreed to the Peace Accords to End Hostilities Among Prisoners (sectarian warfare). Nevertheless, the gains in political consciousness and rights of prisoners of the 1960s and 1970s in places like San Quentin, Folsom, Soledad and Walla Walla out West, and Sing Sing and the notorious Attica Rebellion on the East Coast — where for limited times prisoners controlled and governed their own affairs — are on the decline nationwide, as whole new generations from the streets have been indoctrinated, miseducated and depoliticized.The U.S. government has largely supported this cause through repression in the form of draconian laws eliminating court oversight of the prisons. The Prisoner Litigation Reform Act, the Anti-Terrorism Effective Death Penalty Act, and Pennsylvania’s amended Post-Conviction Act all constitute blocks and limitations nationally on prisoner organizing. Prisoners’ rights to access law libraries and the courts, as well as protection from arbitrary segregation and confinement for falsified misconduct reports with kangaroo disciplinary proceedings have all been wiped away by the reactionary, fascist, demigod dictators that sit on the nation’s highest courts.In the face of this, lawyers nationwide with the American Bar Association have been conspiratorially complicit with this arrangement, banning publications, censoring mail, and showing utter silence and lack of solidarity for inmates who suffer routine staff brutality.A quarter of a century ago, at the beginning of my interment into this penal madness, still in my political infancy, there was a North American newspaper out of Canada that was popular in America’s gulags called Prisoner News Service. It was published free by Jim Campbell of Canada (RIP) in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It covered dialogue amongst prisoners of political standing. There was also Spear and Shield publications out of Chicago; their Crossroads Newsletter and Journal of Political Thought was published by James Sayles, a.k.a. Atiba Shanna (RIP). These pamphlets were foundational to many inmates’ political development. During that era this writer read the remarkable poem dedicated to Assata Shakur in exile by prisoner Shaka Shakur. This writer was introduced to the anti-imperialist Marilyn Buck (RIP) and many others through these publications.Over 30 years ago Elder Sundiata Acoli encouraged prisoners to turn these cells into colleges — the prisons into universities of political thought. Elder Sundiata is a gifted computer engineer; I wonder if he foresaw this age of courts and corporations closely conspiring to eradicate printed publications for prisoners. Corporate-greed-driven ventures into e-books, computer tablets, kiosks, iPods, MP3 players all leave prisoners isolated without snail-mail or printed literature.Every trick in the prison industry book is being used to suppress Books Through Bars organizations and literature over bogus rules of what constitutes acceptable reading material. Even cards from families and friends are being phased out; unless it’s in a white envelope, it is not being accepted. That’s white sneakers, white kufis, white rosary beads, white dhikr beads. Unless it’s white or clear, it’s not being allowed into prisons. If it has color it’s associated with gangs. Color means gang related? If this is not “white supremacy” I don’t know what is.Another political prisoner, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, who I hope was recently released this year (2016), once wrote to me that the most important thing that can be done as an individual prisoner today is to raise consciousness by recruiting and building cadre. It is in this spirit that the New Black August Collective intends to erase the prevalent ignorance, disorganization, undisciplined mentalities of gangsterism, which supports capitalism through genocide as well as other forms of exploitation. Unless we as prisoners educate, we can’t liberate! As Black Panther Party/Black Liberation Army alumnus Jahlil Muntaqim so eloquently wrote, “We are our own liberators!”IV. In the absence of the Black Panther Party vanguardFor this writer, at 42 years old, one of the things I have yet to comprehend is how some revolutionaries in the U.S. retire. I’ve read of revolutionary organizations being destroyed. The revolutionaries are primarily killed. I’m still confused by how in the 1960s and 1970s when so many revolutionaries were killed, exiled or imprisoned — particularly with the Panthers, but others too — how can there be movie deals, book signings, speaking engagements, and marketing when a revolution should still be going on?This is not to be judgmental, as I was not involved in the great sacrifices they contributed. But for clarity politically I’ve seen Ireland’s IRA, Palestine’s PLO, Colombia’s FARC, Nicaragua’s Sandinistas, Spain’s separatists, North Korea, China, Russia, Cuba. Where do revolutionaries go to retire?From the heydays of the Black Panther Party, Students for a Democratic Society, Weather Underground Organization, Symbionese Liberation Army, Black Liberation Army, Republic of New Africa, George Jackson Brigade, American Indian Movement, the Brown Berets, Los Macheteros/Boricua Independentistas (Puerto Rican nationalists), white American Anti-Imperialist, European Anti-Imperialist, MOVE Organization, white POWs and political prisoners like Tom Manning, Bill Dunn, David Gilbert, deceased freedom fighters like Richard Williams and Marilyn Buck (RIP), Natives like Leonard Peltier, internationalists like Silvia Baraldini — all these races and ethnicities of revolutionaries and 50 years into the present, at this stage in 2016 the 4 Struggle magazine out of Canada and the ABC-Zine Chicago with political prisoner/prisoner of war Jaan Lamaan doing the 4 Struggle and prisoner supporter Anthony Payson running the ABC Chicago zine, these are the ground zero of collectives of prisoners attempting to desperately cling to the past struggles and survive the present onslaught of complete global military and economic domination of American New World Order imperialism (Pax Americana). “Austerity” is alive and well in the streets and in the prisons. The public is a prison outside looking in on us, and we are prisoners looking back outside into a prison. With the exception of supporting anarchist communes, Anarchist Black Cross Federation and others near and abroad, where is the revolutionary dialogue and movement inside the U.S.? Where have the revolutionaries retired to?This writer is personally grateful to Workers World Party (WWP) for the opportunity here to present the summation of where do we go in the absence of the Black Panther Party since the early 1980s. The Black Lives Matter and similar grass-roots organizations are becoming popular. New generations need solutions to today’s struggles in terms they can identify and relate to. New organizations such as Human Rights Coalition are empowering families and friends of prisoners to stand up and empower themselves and their loved ones. Decarcerate PA is showing that economics in all this is a common theme: “spending on prisons is outrageous.” The reality is that labor interest can play a deciding factor going forward, being essentially all women, men and children confined are potential future laborers. It is being suggested that each one starts to teach one and build study groups around these issues, to build a coalition to stand against imperialism from within the belly of the beast: North American mass incarceration prison plantations. Prisoners need to become involved in the exchange of revolutionary ideas and active participants in the movement.Thanks to WWP, Mattie (WWP); HRC Philly & Fed Up Pittsburgh, Layne and Sarah (Decarcerate PA).Rebuild! Break the chains!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressurePredatorsFreedom of expression April 20, 2018 Pakistani journalists denounce blatant censorship Organisation Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (left) has been the victim of self-censorship by TV broadcasters. The army, led by Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa (right), repeatedly puts strong pressure on the media (photos: Aamir Qureshi – Thomas Kienzle / AFP). RSF_en Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire News News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists News January 28, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder News Help by sharing this information PakistanAsia – Pacific Protecting journalistsMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressurePredatorsFreedom of expression Yesterday, after this exceptionally bad week for free speech in Pakistan, more than 50 journalists launched a petition condemning the latest cases of censorship. In particular, they criticized several media outlets for refusing to cover subjects that the military does not want addressed.The latest subject to be placed off limits is the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement (PTM), which has been organizing protests in defence of Pakistan’s Pashtun minority and denouncing human rights violations by the military targeting Pashtuns. For the first time in ten years, the management of The News, Pakistan’s biggest English-language daily, has censored three of its contributors for editorial pages. It refused to publish an editorial by Mosharraf Zaidi, who wanted to start a debate about the PTM. Then it refused to published an article on the same subject by the columnist Babar Sattar. Finally, an article by Khan Zaman Kakar about the PTM was removed from the newspaper’s website on 15 April on the orders of the management of the Jang media group, which owns The News and Geo TV, whose network of TV channels were blocked by cable operators at the start of April, allegedly at the military’s behest.It was reported yesterday that cable operators had finally restored Geo TV’s channels after a deal was reached in negotiations between the Jang management and the “establishment,” a widely-used euphemism for Pakistan’s military.“The media are reduced to censoring themselves in order to be able to continue operating,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This crude blackmailing of the management of Pakistan’s media is yet further evidence, if any were needed, of how the military operates behind the scenes in order to silence journalists who annoy Gen. Bajwa’s army staff.“The behaviour of the military recalls the worst times of Pakistan’s dictatorships and is seriously undermining democratic practices. With just months to go until the next general elections, it is high time to allow journalists to lead the public debate with complete freedom, failing which Pakistan will lose all international credibility.””Deep state”In another remarkable case of censorship, Pakistan’s TV channels intermittently turned the sound off during their coverage of the speech delivered on 16 April by Nawaz Sharif, who was removed from office as prime minister by the supreme court in July 2017.The Punjab province high court had issued a decision the same day calling on the broadcast media regulatory authority to censor any statements by Sharif or his daughter, Maryam, that were critical of the judiciary. The chief justice of the supreme court assured the media that the ruling had no coercive value, but broadcasters nonetheless opted to comply and to censor themselves by turning off the sound during every sensitive passage of Sharif’s speech.In recent weeks, Sharif and his daughter have been accusing the military of clandestine interference in the civilian government and of trying to exercise close control over the upcoming general elections. With its allies in the judiciary, the Pakistani military is often described as a “deep state,” as an unseen decision-making entity that imposes its will outside of all formal legal and civilian authority and tolerates no independent journalism.Pakistan is ranked 139th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. After a week with several cases of overt press censorship in Pakistan, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reiterates its solidarity with the country’s journalists and deplores the way the military continues to impose its diktat on the media. to go further