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Reader's Voice, 521
Tue Aug 9, 2016 00:15
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BACKED WITH FACTS

I feel Renee Peltz's article, on the elderly in prison, would have shined in any publication (“If the Risk Is Low, Let Them Go” July Indypendent). It was meticulous, and its tone came from the power of the facts it presented.

— Paul Bosco

RENEGADE PAROLE BOARDS

The laws allow for clemency, and law isn’t being followed. There are two purposes to incarceration. One is punishment, and the other is to protect society. I hold the second one to be much the more important reason. If a person no longer poses a danger to society. Let him go.

— Dawn Wolfson

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

The Washington, D.C. chapter of Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) is doing major campus and community student recruitment over the next four months and we are going to use 400 copies of the July issue of the Indypendent (featuring Mujahid Farid of NYRAPP) to help with our campaign in Washington DC and Baltimore.

The Maryland chapter of RAPP is also participating in many local and national events over the next few months in order to educate people about this humanitarian crisis across the nation. The July issue will be a great resource and information tool. The Washington, D.C. chapter of RAPP recently gave testimony about aging people in prison at the State Department in Washington, D.C. in regards to the U.N. Human Rights Council and distributed papers to about 40 government officials and other organizational and community participants at the meeting between the two days.

— Tomiko
DCRAPP
Lead Organizer/ Research Anthropologist in Residence

HISTORY LESSONS

The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions campaign is getting bigger and bigger (“BDS Targeted,” July Indypendent). Cuomo can't stop it. In the future, U.S. politicians who clamor for supporting Israel and who bristle self-righteously at every criticism of Israel's many horrendous, sickening crimes will be deeply ashamed of themselves. Their empty, vainglorious support of Israel is going to be a large blot on their reputations.

— Carol Yost

THANK YOU, BABELAND

Babeland was the very first advertiser with The Indypendent to take out a display ad in every issue. Many thanks to Babeland for their valuable public service, and for their support for the Indymedia project from day one! (“Adult Toy Store Workers Unionize,” July Indypendent)

— JB

STRONGER TOGETHER

What unites us all far exceeds what divides us, and we need to all join together to achieve this goal (“Our Movements Are Strongest When Led by The Most Oppressed” June IndyBlog). Both liberals and conservatives alike need to realize that the same big money interests that have decimated our middle class use divisive issues to ensure we keep fighting each other instead of fighting them. It's time for us to go to war against our real enemies, and not one another.

— Ronnie

STRATEGIC VOTING

There is a way out (“Meet the Party of Upper-Middle-Class Liberals,” May Indypendent). Break with the Democratic Party. If you're a progressive and supported Bernie Sanders, then vote for Jill Stein in the states where the Green Party is on the ballot. We are not powerless.

— Rohit Puri

    • Re: Reader's Voice, 521 - jt.indypendent, Tue Aug 9 00:29
      BACKED WITH FACTS I feel Renee Peltz's article, on the elderly in prison, would have shined in any publication (“If the Risk Is Low, Let Them Go” July Indypendent). It was meticulous, and its tone... more
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