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Just Say No to AT&T / T-Mobile

Just Say No to AT&T / T-Mobile

The government must stop AT&T’s proposed $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile – if approved, the acquisition could hurt American consumers and American jobs, undermine competition, slow broadband deployment, and threaten investment and America’s economic recovery.

Harms Consumers

 
 This proposed takeover could eliminate one of the country’s low-cost nationwide carriers, freeing AT&T and Verizon to increase prices.

 AT&T’s purchase of T-Mobile could create a GSM monopoly, eliminating an innovative competitor that introduces new GSM devices, such as the Google Nexus.


Removing the Bars Conference: A skills-based workshop on Criminal Justice

Removing the Bars: A Skills-based Conference on Criminal Justice
REGISTER TODAY!!

ADMISSION IS FREE!!

LIGHT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE SERVED!!
Removing the Bars: A Skills-based Conference on Criminal Justice

Move beyond issue awareness and build your skills in the Criminal Justice field at our first-ever conference!

Saturday, January 29th, 2011–8:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Columbia University School of Social Work

1255 Amsterdam Ave. (between 121st and 122nd Streets)

[A,B,C or D to 125th; 1 to 125th; M11 or M60 buses]


No more Jim Crow Felony Disenfrahcisement in NY! - Rally on Election Day!

No More Jim Crow Felony Disenfranchisement in New York!

On November 2nd (Election Day) – Join Rallies Statewide to Win Parolee Voting Rights

What: Rallies at key polling sites in NYC, Westchester, Albany and your community

When: Next Tuesday, November 2nd

Where: Polling locations contact alfredo@nycahn.org or 347-849-2486

Support: Feel free to post the attached flier & Sign-up sheet. Send back the sign-up sheet to Alfredo if you would like us to do follow up calls to people interested in attending


F.R.E.E Family Resource Guide - DO YOU HAVE YOURS???

Last October, we launched the release of our Family Resource Guide, a comprehensive collection of family stories and helpful resources throughout New York State. We received generous funding from the North Star Fund, The Funding Exchange and other philanthropist agencies, as well as support from the Center for Constitutional Rights, to publish the guide.
We consider this guide "a labor of love," because it was lovingly created by those formerly incarcerated, friends and family members of the incarcerated, and advocates for justice.
Now our challenge is to make sure that EVERYONE in New York State has access to the guide and can share it with their friends, families, colleagues and anyone who might benefit from the information it contains.

HOW DO I GET A COPY???


FREE! Families Film Forum Launch featuring Lockdown USA

FREE! Families Film Forum Social Justice Screening Series Launches in Harlem, March 9, 2009, the eve of historic Rockefeller Advocacy Day.

FREE! Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment, a grassroots community organizing collective of people with incarcerated loved ones, is launching a new monthly event at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem. Each month, FREE! Families Film Forum will present a different social justice film followed by interactive audience discussion to prompt dialogue, strategy and action by community stakeholders.


FREE! Media Justice PSA samples

As we continue to struggle to overcome the harsh realities of the Prison Industrial Complex, you have all been a support to our organization throughout the years. From the early days of our meager existence at the Fifth Avenue Committee (2002) to our EMANCIPATION and relocation to our new offices at 2976 Northern Boulevard in Long Island City, all of you have remained a part of our network and for that we thank you.

As recipients of generous funding and equipment donations from The New York Foundation, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the Northstar Fund, Fortune Society, and past support from the 2006 Union Square Awards, Funding Exchange, and others we have been able to acquire office space and carve out a niche to develop media for the cause.


Cities Embrace New Way to Handle Confrontations Between Cops and the Mentally Ill

Cities Embrace New Way to Handle Confrontations Between Cops and the Mentally Ill
by Arun Venugopal

NEW YORK, NY December 13, 2007 —It's been just over a month since the death of Khiel Coppin, in Brooklyn. He's the emotionally ill 18 year old who was shot by police officers who thought he was holding a gun. It turned out to be a hairbrush. The incident drew attention to the NYPD's methods for dealing with mentally ill people. As WNYC's Arun Venugopal reports, there is a different way, and it's being embraced by cities across the nation.

REPORTER: A call comes into 911, in Memphis, Tennessee. The caller tells the 911 operator he's worried about a man, who's threatening his mother with a knife and becoming increasingly agitated.


City Council Questions NYPD's Preparedness For Handling Mentally Ill

City Council Questions NYPD's Preparedness For Handling Mentally Ill

The City Council held a hearing Thursday on whether the NYPD is equipped to handle the thousands of emotional disturbed person's calls it receives each year. NY1's Dean Meminger filed the following report.
On November 12th last year, Kyle Coppin was shot and killed by police after his mother called 911 to say he was out of control. They say they thought he had a gun; it turned out to be a hairbrush.
Less than a week later, also in Brooklyn, police shot and killed David Kostovski, who they say had stabbed a man and threatened police officers with the broken bottle.


Awareness

THE OSBORNE ASSOCIATION HAS A GREAT PROGRAM CALLED GET ON THE BUS THAT PROVIDES FREE TRANSPORTATION FOR WIVES, GIRLFRIENDS AND OTHER WOMEN VISITING MEN IN SULLIVAN, GREEN HAVEN, SHAWANGUNK, WALLKILL, WOODBOURNE, EASTERN & FISHKILL HUBS.

DURING THE TRIP VIDEOS ARE SHOWN AND HEALTH INFORMATION IS GIVEN OUT. FOOD IS PROVIDED ALSO; WOMEN WHO PARTICIPATE RECEIVE METROCARDS FOR TRAVEL AND A $25 GIFT CARD.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT GET ON THE BUS CONTACT DARCEL OR MARCELLA @ 718-637-6560 OR 1- 800- 344-3314.


Cops Kill Mother and Shoot 14 month-old Baby

Police Shooting of Mother and Infant Exposes a City’s Racial Tension

By CHRISTOPHER MAAG
New York Times
Published: January 30, 2008

LIMA, Ohio — The air of Southside is foul-smelling and thick, filled with fumes from an oil refinery and diesel smoke from a train yard, with talk of riot and recrimination, and with angry questions: Why is Tarika Wilson dead? Why did the police shoot her baby?

“This thing just stinks to high heaven, and the police know it,” said Jason Upthegrove, president of the Lima chapter of the N.A.A.C.P. “We’re not asking for answers anymore. We’re demanding them.”