Monday, May 15, 2000

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  • All Things Censored, a Look Back at Philadelphia

    This weekend marked the 15th anniversary of the Philadelphia police dropping a firebomb on the house of the MOVE organization. That bombing incinerated 6 children and 5 adults. Ramona Africa was the only adult survivor of that bombing.

  • All Things Censored: The Commentaries of Mumia Abu Jamal

    This weekend, as the Million Mom March took place in Washington, DC, protesting guns and gun violence, people in Philadelphia and elsewhere in the US rallied around the case of death row prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal. Abu Jamal is an award-winning journalist who sits on Pennsylvania’s death row after a 1982 conviction for the murder of Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. That conviction has been contested on various constitutional, legal and moral grounds ever since.

  • 15th Anniversary of the Move Bombing in Philadelphia

    This past weekend was the 15th anniversary of the MOVE bombing. On May 13, 1985, the Philadelphia police dropped a firebomb on the home of the MOVE organization, a radical organization that protested police brutality and government policies. Five adults and six children were killed in the bombing. Despite two grand jury investigations, and a commission finding that top officials were grossly negligent, no one from city government was criminally charged.

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