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It shocked civil rights supporters and progressives in general when Debo Adegbile was rejected by the Senate after wild stories about him supposedly having been at Mumia supporting events, such as the naming of a street for Mumia in Paris flooded the internet. For progressive sites the disaster supposedly ended with Debo Adegibile being rejected by the Senate. However right-wing millionaires and the FOP have their political guns pointed at the Democratic senators who voted for him. Only Cory Booker of NJ is considered too entrenched to try to defeat. In dire danger of being successfully smeared as a supporter of cop killers are Mark Begich (AK), Jeanne Sheehan (NH), Mary Landrieu (LA) and Key Hagan (NC.),

There is something about Mumia abu-Jamal that is more upsetting to his opponents then racism. The fact that unlike other prisoners he doesn’t have any public complaints about prison conditions and sometimes brutal guards and policies such as being put in the hole. He had however according to his lawyers been at times in the hole. Mumia haters not only claim but totally believe that Mumia doesn’t complain because all his strong outside support makes the guards act cautiously toward him. Somehow no one in the past pointed out that (AIM) American Indian Movement leader Leonard Peltier has as much outside support and even a billionaire very determined in supporting Peltier. David Geffen stopped his heavy funding of Hilary after Bill Clinton didn’t pardon Leonard Peltier in Clinton’s last days in office. Peltier has lots of complaints even the first part of his book on how much he hates prison. Blaming inmates for trying to curry favor from the guards for beating him up, and complains when his life-requiring medicine, including stress pill, are not delivered to him.

It is possible that Mumia is correct as in his 2001 affidavit (declaration),

that he knew nothing beside that he saw his brother in trouble and running toward his brother saw an officer look back and aim a gun, felt a shot, learning everything else later. Not reported since before December 1981 that his mother was being pressured to stop her son from reporting on the police.

It is also possible that no one involved is interested in the whole truth. But advocates on either side will never come to such a conclusion. Non-directly interested parties staying out of the matter makes the exact details hard to find if one side doesn’t have them all. This, as the anger at Mumia grows as years go by.

History books almost always (with the passing of enough time) decide that the accused didn’t do it in any high profile, hotly debated cases such as the supposed kidnapping and killing of CharleLindbergh’s baby. History and his other son now believe that since Charles Lindbergh’s was a Nazi (and didn’t like having what he considered an inferior child) he smashed his handicapped baby in the head and reported a kidnapping to cover his tracks. A rare exception to the dissenters always being on to something is the Single Bullet Theory of the Kennedy Assassination which with modern more sophisticated retests, makes more and more sense, though information on other leads in the direction of conspiracy have increased. Perhaps Mumia’s arrest will turn out to be a rare exception where the dissenters will end up to be totally wrong. But such a wide held conclusion would not excite, but cool a little, the desire for revenge against Mumia supporters.

Arnold Beverly claimed to have been responsible for the second up-close shot to the face of Officer Daniel Faulkner, assassinating a cop, who was a whistle-blower to the Feds, hired by the mob. This excited Mumia immensely who fired his attorneys and shopped around for one to submit Beverly’s testimony to the court which refused to hear it. At the time international support for Mumia from the USSR and Cuba was so heavy that international tension was rising. If Beverly was sent by the government to disenchant and discourage Soviet support, by referring to Mumia’s memories it

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I'm retired in Philadelphia. Non religious but there seems to be a life force that I see as more personal than is usually expressed.

I was raised a Quaker (common with Christian Jewish intermarriage back them) But my father was a total pacifist and during World War II, at the time that being so was difficult.

Upbringing included father trying not to get physical, yet still defend us kids from my harsh stepmother until she got her citizenship papers, after which they could get divorced. Been involved in peace issues since the anti-fallout shelter protests through Vietnam and Iraq.

I wrote "Greedy Little Squirrels and Lifeboat ethics,” 1977, when the Moonies were coming to America and got heavily harassed by them. I also think bin Laden is extremely dangerous like the leader of a barroom brawl, who has been manipulating this country into using the US to get Muslims angry enough to join his suicidal permanent war group. Before 9/11 young Muslims rebelled by wearing by covering their hair a little less than expected and at least winking at each other, now he changed rebellion into being militancy. The Northern Alliance would have been legitimately in charge long ago had he not baited the US into entering Afghanistan.

Obama is making a mistake in my mind with how to stop bin Laden’s dream of permanent war in a divided world but less of a mistake than most anyone else would. If due to currency collapses from out ever more expensive weapons the US stops fighting al Qaeda, then other counties will. If it ends up being Iran, the Sunni Shiite divide will be enormous. Al Qaeda is already convinced that the atheist China is a serious enemy, and the Russians have fought for brutally and inadvertently convinced far more Muslims than the US did that they considered Islam itself to be the enemy.

I never stopped supporting Jimmy Carter when everyone turned on him and I support Obama as well, but think he will have to use a lot more persuasion and less force if they aren’t going to succeed at bankrupting us. However Obama has tried less force and al Qaeda has started to respond in kind trying to limit the victim’s in the way of their primary attacks.
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Richard Kane (Philadelphia)
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