Habeas Petitions Filed To Free Move Members Janet and Janine Africa

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) Today, the Abolitionist Law Center and the Peoples Law Office filed Habeas motions in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of Janet Hollaway Africa and Janine Phillips Africa of the MOVE 9, to appeal the decision of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (board) to deny them parole in May of 2018. Despite maintaining favorable recommendations and receiving […]

At age 15, this Ethiopian general with a powerful afro hair helped free his people from Italian fascists

BY MILDRED EURO Jagama Kello (middle), the Ethiopian General who fought fascism Jagama Kello was only 15 when he took to the bush and the battlefield to defend his country, Ethiopia, from the Italian invasion of 1935. In October 1935, fascist Italian war leader, Benito Mussolini launched his invasion of Ethiopia. Held at bay by Emperor […]

The Death Penalty Is Part of Our Shared and Tortured History

  Matthias Müller / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 The following speech was delivered via telephone at the Death Penalty Focus event held on September 23, 2018. The late James Baldwin stated that history is far from a dead thing. “We carry it with us.” We are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally […]