at 09:21 on April 7th, 2009
i liked this contribution .
at 14:11 on July 16th, 2009
CYBERSTALKERS hate this article. Took it off my PC. Does not come up when I search at NP, I have to go out of NP to Google or Yahoo to get here. They hope to delete it, but the day they do, that will not be the only thing deleted. Promise. I used a million words to say what Michael Jackson said in a simple, repetitive song. How do you like that? Maybe I should learn to sing -- no hope for my voice, though.http://my.nowpublic.com/culture/michael-jackson-they-dont-really-care-about-us*****************************Here is another opportunity to march for justice. Many are planning to march on June 27 against wrongful convictions and protest the archaic, barbaric practice of capital punishment. Here is an inspiring video about that plan: http://www.freedommarchusa.org/*****************Thanks for the recommendation. I hope you will come when we reschedule. Look at the list of concerns, and I am sure you will find one you support.Mary
at 14:10 on April 7th, 2009
NP, can y'all do anything w/ these cyber stalkers? I am trying to add my taglines. First it stuck when I tried to add the tag "African American," and I had to start over. Now it is sticking at the word "Taser." These folks are trying to censor everything I write. That is one reason this march is necessary. Citizens must stand up to the wrongs being done in America in non-violent demonstrations as we were taught by Dr. King, or loss of civil rights will only continue and worsen. Yes, this march concerns prisoners, which anyone can become at any time - all it takes is a traffic stop. But ignoring the civil rights of prisoners is how abuse of power begins - with the least among you. Then it spreads. First, they came for . . .Maybe if I write the "offending word" repeatedly here they might give up trying to censor it. Here goes: Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser, Taser,
at 14:35 on April 7th, 2009
We added them for you.
at 15:14 on April 7th, 2009
Thank you, Amy, neither of the terms "African American," nor "Taser" show in the tag lines that I see at this article. Are you certain that they were added? If so, why do they not show? I was just stuck again and had to abort adding tag lines when I wanted to add "GuatemalaBayPrison." This censorship is outrageous. Everyone knows about that already!
at 15:28 on April 7th, 2009
I can see them
at 15:54 on April 7th, 2009
Yes, I just added them and others. Thanks so much for trying, Amy.
at 16:07 on May 14th, 2009
The map showing U.S. prison rates per state was also used in this article: Judges Pled Guilty in “Jailing Children for Dollars” Scheme. It is an article about the shameful way some Pennsylvania judges were channeling children into private detention centers to earn an estimated $2.6 million in kickbacks. Now I understand why one person who signed our second petition begging the USDOJ to investigate Larry's death wrote these words, "You can have justice in America if you have enough money." Justice must not be for sale!I apprecitate your help with the photographs.
HERE IS A DEMONSTRATION OF "FREE SPEECH" in America re: Justice:
Yahoo reports that it has BOUNCED around 1,400 messages of mine since I announced the Human Rights for Prisoners March in Atlanta on May 16, meaning that I did not get these emails. Also, I was unable to send emails, because Yahoo kept closing me out of my account for up to 48 hours "due to unusual activity." This happened six times within the last week. Notice the stark difference in bounces I experienced after publishing this article - 1 to 3 bounces a week prior to announcing the march. After announcing the march, the number jumped to nearly 500 in one week! Free press = keep your printing presses and copier machines. The Internet is sewed up.
Bounce History for firstname.lastname@example.orgBounces: 619 Reactivation Requests Sent: 1 Last Request Sent: Sat May 02, 2009 08:45 AM Weekly Bounce SummaryWeek of Bounced Messages
Apr 25, 2009: 309 Apr 18, 2009: 179 Mar 28, 2009: 1 Mar 21, 2009: 3
FAKE EMAIL BOX ISSUED BY NING. Because of my ongoing problems communicating through Yahoo, I joined Alarms for Justice on Ning and sent the Invitations to the Human Rights for Priosoners March from NING. The email box at NING is supposed to send the invitations to my entire Yahoo email list, which it could not have done because of of 2,000 addresses. However, only the people that those who monitor my mail know I communicate with on a personal basis got my invitations.
People need to know that Internet mail sites have control over their ability to communicate. The censorship could be coming from some entitty that has dominion over the individual sites. My NING email box was also supposed to take the RSVPs for the march: I was issued this email box and have sent emails to that box mail, yet no mail was received: MaryNeal577@alarmsforjustice.Ning.com
I tried today sending mail from the NING email box to my Yahoo. It arrived at my Yahoo email box as coming from email@example.com
This prevents people from knowing who sent them mail. Some people have accounts that send all such generic mail as that to their spam folders automatically. I selected "reply all" to see if I could reply to the message and it get back to my NING email box. This address in my Yahoo address field came up: do_not_reply@AlarmsForJustice.Ning.com So naturally, that makes it impossible for anyone to be able to respond to my emails if any were sent. All of this is done to contain information about the Human Rights for Prisoners March to keep our numbers low. Censorship is especially practiced whenever I try to contact predominantly African American groups.
When browsing the web this week, I found my first email to the Justice4Oscar_Grant group at Yahoo.com. I had supplied the group with a link to my article here at NowPublic about Oscar Grant's shooting. When I found the email on the web, the link that should be there was gone. That group never received my link - it had been LIFTED FROM THE EMAIL MESSAGE before it arrived at the Yahoo group. I wrote about it here:http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/1131568
Unless the powers that be changed it back since I wrote that blog about the censorship, the email with the missing link is here:http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Justice4Oscar_GRANT/message/108
Despite the censorship, my Oscar Grant article got nearly 8,000 views at NP and many more, because poeple copied it to their own websites. Maybe you read it: Oscar Grant: First Unarmed Black Man Killed by Police in 2009, Next?http://my.nowpublic.com/world/oscar-grant-1st-unarmed-black-man-police-killed-2009-next THIS IS THE TRUE STATE OF "FREE PRESS" IN AMERICA, PEOPLE. EXERCISING THE RIGHT TO FREE PRESS AND FREE SPEECH DEPENDS ENTIRELY ON WHAT ONE HAS TO SAY.
at 05:16 on April 8th, 2009
at 05:46 on April 8th, 2009
Thanks, Jenny D! I appreciate the commendation. It took all day yesterday to do this. Amy helped post the pictures, which I think add just the right feel for the problems prisoners face. We only need to firm up the date, then the announcement for the march will go out to 10,000. Hopefully, it will be a good gathering and it won't rain! Prisoner activists are very fragmented. Many groups fight the same problems, but they mostly concentrate their efforts toward prison problems within their own regions and/or on one particular issue. I listed the 25 issues that represent the concerns I recognize from online dialog with prisoner support groups and observed personally. There are 2.3 million prisoners in America, and it is safe to assume that each one has ten people who care about his/her wellbeing, including relatives, friends, and people who are concerned about human rights in general. Just look at the prisoners in America's War on Terror offshore camps. The people who helped put a stop to their torture did not know them personally at all.Considering these factors, I estimate that at least 30 million people want U.S. inmates to be treated like human beings, not abused or killed at will with no fear of reprisal, like Larry was. The march will help lawmakers see that it is time for justice to become a reality in America's justice system. Prisons were never intended to become money-making machines that reduce human beings to commodities that are traded on Wall Street. That is not called "crime and punishment," but "slavery." See this article:Is America's Prison System Legalized Slavery?www.nowpublic.com/health/americas-prison-system-legalized-slavery Blessings!
at 07:09 on April 10th, 2009
Attorney Gen. Eric Holder replaced the internal ethics leader at the USDOJ. That is a positive step toward improving justice in America. Here is a link to an article about that personnel change: USDOJ's Leader of Internal Ethics FiredMary
at 17:14 on April 13th, 2009
Special attention is in order for this prison issue, because it has the potential to affect us all:19) new trials with substantial new evidence, like the Troy Davis caseI think Davis is being preserved to execute one day and set off riots to excuse Martial Law (when the "emergency centers" are ready). President Obama should pardon Davis, a likely innocent man who is repeatedly denied a new trial, and remove that threat to national security. Perhaps holding Davis on death row without new trial despite significant doubt about his guilt presents a setup - a "sting operation" for predominently black Americans. If the man is ever executed, EVERYONE SHOULD JUST STAY HOME AND PRAY. Don't fall into the trap.People should take advantage of peaceful demonstrations like the HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS MARCH will be. Disorganized public reactions immediately following abuses of power should be avoided. Remember:An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. ~ Proverbs 29:22Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go. ~ Proverbs 22:24Do not wait until some injustice happens one day before talking to your children about the importance of remaining calm and peaceful in the face of adversity. After Oscar Grant's murder, the demonstrations almost turned violent. Decide right now that when faced with gross injustice, you will remain home and work out peaceful resolution when tempers are not high. The Human Rights for Prisoners March provides an opportunity to protest police brutality, prisoner abuse, and the expansion of the police state in the absence of any immediate issue. Failure to employ the non-violent methodology to advocate for needed change, but waiting instead for some calamity, could provide a convenient excuse to actually use those "emergency centers" and militia who are being trained to contain rebellion within the U.S. We must give guidance to young people about the power of non-violent social change by using our right to PEACEFUL assembly. It could be too late later. Teaching young people methods of non-violent conflict resolution is just as important as it is to give them "safe sex" and "say no to drugs" information. Non-violent conflict resolution and anger management classes should be mandatory for everyone before leaving junior high school. Such classwork being taught early may help to curtail the nation's high rate of violent crime, including domestic violence, and prevent explosive public reactions to perceived abuses of power. Prayer has been dismissed from public schools, but there are secular methods available and necessary for imparting moral guidance and a sense of social responsibility to our young people.Let no man pull you so low that you hate him. Always avoid violence. If you sow the seeds of violence in your struggle, unborn generations will reap the whirlwind of social disintegration. ~ Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
at 10:57 on April 12th, 2009
The abuse and wrongful deaths of unarmed citizens and U.S.prisoners both within America and in offshore determent camps related to the War on Terror prove the words penned by a certain human rights advocate a century ago. He stated:“[Y]our national greatness, swelling vanity; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery; your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings, with all your religious parade and solemnity, are, to Him, mere bombast, fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy -- a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages.” ~ Frederick DouglasAll we say to America is, "Be true to what you said on paper." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
at 22:44 on May 5th, 2009
This has got to be the most hidden article I have written. Even the LINKS to it that I post cannot stay in place. Why is there such censorship around a march intended to request more humane treatment for prisoners, psychiatric care rather than prison for sick people, an end to police brutality, and seeking alternatives to the death penalty? Why is that a problem?If possible, I would hire a blimp to advertise and have a long trailer made to fly behind it. One side would say:"WHAT HAPPENED TO LARRY NEAL?" and the other, "AMERICA USES MENTAL PATIENTS AND PLENTY OF OTHERS TO GENERATE PROFIT AS PRISONERS, AND MANY ARE ABUSED. PLEASE STOP.." The blimp should fly low and slow all over major cities at lunchtime on a summer day. Tens of thousands of folks already know. But with a blimp, we could be done with the censorship quicker. Instead, we have to wait until May 16. See you soon, CNN.
at 09:05 on April 16th, 2009
NOW is a good time to check your security, NowPublic. I made edits to this article, got the confirmation that the document had been saved with the edits, but returned to the document and they were not there. Does this happen to anyone else, or just those who threaten profits to prison profiteers?
at 13:02 on April 16th, 2009
Hello, NP. I am running into huge problems finishing this paragraph regarding prison profiteering. Security check, please.
Mainstream news refuses to report any of these events. Containing negative news about America’s prison industry is of paramount importance to private prison owners and investors who profit substantially from the imprisonment of 2.3 million people. Americans have been surprised at the identities of some highly respected persons who are prison profiteers holding responsible positions in our nation.
at 16:46 on April 17th, 2009
Question: Why is it that I can put "Human Rights for Prisoners March" in any search engine on the Web and get this article, but not in NP search field under subject? Why is that? That is the name of the article, and yes, it is also in the tagline. So what is up, NP? Is there some "technical problem"?
at 18:52 on April 17th, 2009
A working link for the 50.min. documentary film, Torture in American Prisons http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWxpQ87C4t4The documentary is available at that link today, 4/18. If it becomes unavailable there like the first link - something to hide, maybe? - I will try to find another link or upload it from my DVD.
at 21:02 on April 17th, 2009
This is a wonderful contribution. Thanks Duo.
at 00:33 on April 18th, 2009
Jenny, thank you for thinking so. It is a chance to speak and be heard, I hope. Also, if we are lucky, it will end the efforts to censor me to no end. What they seek to hide will be out there in a big way, so there will be an end to thie constant violation of my Frist Amendment privileges. Whoever does it cannot do it free. I cannot imagine them paying good money to keep secret a non-secret, but they might. To a large extent, that is what is happening now.As always, we hope the articles and next month's march will shed light on problems that should be eliminated - prison torture is wrong, and all 25 justice system concerns should be addressed quickly. This week we learned that Troy Davis was denied his appeal. That was a blow to many people, and it helps expose a system that is broken.
at 12:12 on April 19th, 2009
NY Times: www.nytimes.com/2009/03/30/opinion/30mon1.html?_r=1&ref=opinion In the last two decades, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts report, state corrections spending soared 127%, while spending on higher education increased only 21%.
at 12:56 on April 20th, 2009
I wanted to see what happened when I tried to email this message from another computer other than my own computer, and I was not permitted. I was kicked off NowPublic to a Google message that the link was broken. Readers are invited to experiment and see what happens when you try to email this article using the red "email" button to the upper right margin.
Interesting - this censorship. And determined.
Mary NealAssistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
at 14:51 on April 20th, 2009
As you know from the above post, I worked from another URL to see what my Censorship Force does to help contain my messages and articles. They have been doing this for years, and I like to be aware of their level of desperation.
Question: Have you ever seen an email message screen that measures 1" length by 1/3" width? That is the size of my Yahoo screen for writing messages which was available to me at the computer store WHERE WE ARE ORDERING FLYERS FOR THE HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS MARCH. In other words, the Yahoo screen that I had available was smaller than most people's baby finger, about that long and wide!The people in the computer store were amazed. I was not. (1) The desperation to hide the secret arrest and wrongful death of Larry Neal and the subsequent cover-up by higher-ups probably keeps some folks awake at night; and (2) the potential loss to prison profiteers to enact any or all of the 25 concerns list above would be great.
So, the Censorship Force needs to get busy closing down the printshops in Atlanta before any of them can print the flyers for the march. Cyberstalkers are not useful in stopping the dissemination of printed data - that is the only reason I hate to see newspapers go out of business. One day, they will shut the Internet down, or they will use their power to impede everyone's freedom of press online, just as they have done this writer for four years. Here are some more ways to try to prevent this news:
Close the t-shirt shops where the t-shirts will be readied.
Close BlogTalk Radio, while you are at it. Simply blocking me from opening my mail from people who want to interview me won't work.
Close the Internet video outlets, to prevent the video announcements for the Human Rights for Prisoners March.
Hurry and get Sen. Rockefeller's bills through Congress to give President Obama executive power to close down the whole Internet, then use it quick, although you may have trouble getting President Obama to agree to use that power, because he believes in open government.
at 21:37 on April 21st, 2009
HUMAN RIGHTS FOR PRISONERS MARCH Supplements to List of Concerns From Respondents • Limitation of access to prisoners by friends, family, and members of the media. [In trying to visit a friend in jail in Sacramento, I found out that the officials there do an *automatic warrant check* on anyone *visiting* a prisoner! They also forbid you to physically touch your loved ones -- you have to talk to them via a poor-quality phone on the other side of a plexiglass wall. There are all sorts of unnecessary and offensive rules and regulations surrounding visits -- restrictions on what you can wear, when you can come, etc. Loretta Nall, a Libertarian candidate for governor last year in Alabama, was turned away from being able to visit her brother after she and her mother drove several hours to do so, because of not wearing underwear, even though this was not visible over her clothing!]• Unreasonable restrictions on what prisoners can have and receive in jail. [In my limited experience with prison rules, books are prohibited unless sold new by booksellers, even return address labels on envelopes are disallowed! Blanket bans on items just because they *could* conceal contraband are unreasonable; authorities have the technology to properly screen items coming into the jail.]• Prisoners should be allowed regular access to the Internet; in this day and age, it is an essential means of staying in touch with society, furthering one's education, researching legal matters, etc.• Extortionate rates for monopoly services used by prisoners. [Prisoners are forced to call loved ones collect, at rip-off rates of over $1 a minute, and they are also overcharged for sundry items they may buy through the prison system, such as toiletries.]• Segregating prisoners by ethnicity [This promotes racism and has created a situation where prisons are dominated by racist gangs that prisoners are pressured to join. Beyond the items mentioning torture in prisons, and police & prison brutality, maybe we'd also want to say something specifically about guards allowing some prisoners to rape, assault, or otherwise abuse other prisoners? I've read claims that one out of ten male prisoners in the U.S. prison system is raped while incarcerated.]• Expand point #17 (no misdemeanor charge for possession of less than 1 oz. of cannabis), I am fully supportive, but would argue that as written, it doesn't go far enough. Cannabis sales and use should not be a crime at all; in fact, people should be free to choose to put what they want into their own bodies. Federal drug laws are already completely unconstitutional and therefore illegal. In order for Prohibition of alcohol to be enacted as federal law in 1919, a constitutional amendment had to be passed (the 18th Amendment, repealed in 1933). That is because the Constitution as written does not grant the federal government any power to outlaw drugs -- it is a list of powers delegated to the federal government, and as stated in the Tenth Amendment, those powers not expressly granted are retained by the states or the people. There has never been a constitutional amendment passed outlawing cannabis or any other drug. So all these substances are in fact completely legal under federal law, except possibly when sold across state boundaries. (I say "possibly" because the original intent of the "commerce clause" that gives the Feds the power to regulate interstate commerce was arguably meant to allow the federal government to prevent states from erecting protectionist barriers against products from other states, not to let the Feds prohibit people in the various states from engaging in peaceful trade with each other).• To point #15, I would add "and agencies or committees charged with police oversight." Also might add that every community should have something like San Francisco's Office Of Citizen Complaints for people to file grievances against the police. Police departments should not act as their own watchdogs. Or prisons, for that matter. There should be regular government inspections of prisons, including private interviews with prisoners, in the presence of media members if desired by the prisoner and media members wish to be present, and public reports.((( starchild )))
at 19:33 on April 23rd, 2009
ATTENTION: NP, my cyberstalkers won't let "Human Rights for Prisoners March" yield results in NP's search field. A search for that title or tag line continually returns a "not found" response from NP. Is there any acceptable reason for this, or what?
at 20:08 on April 23rd, 2009
No luck for me either....Search StoriesMembersPhotosVideoAudioNewsroom Search StoriesMembersPhotosVideoAudioAll mediaAudio & VideoNewsroom Full Text Search Tag Search
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at 20:10 on April 23rd, 2009
Google shows it right away :
Results 1 - 10 of about 293,000 for Human Rights for Prisoners March. (0.16 seconds)
at 20:22 on April 23rd, 2009
Thanks, Fred. So does Yahoo.But not NP's own search field. Why is that?
at 20:36 on April 23rd, 2009
Superior financial resources for a better Search Engine ?
at 21:06 on April 23rd, 2009
Fred, please do not misunderstand me. When I search NOW PUBLIC'S SEARCH FIELD (not the Internet), I got the response that the article is not found. See?Your search for "Human Rights for Prisoners March" returned no results
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