… but he got his death sentence overturned.
whats really good though, they decided he needs a new sentencing hearing but not a new trial? Its dope that he wont be on death row anymore, but this seems in a lot of ways like a bogus concession to make it seem like the justus system is doing the right thing when the actual trial was what was completely jacked up, not–objections to the death penalty in general aside–the sentencing.
anyways this post probably belongs on the politricks page, but here are some of Mumia’s thoughts on hip-hop music…
Check out the documentary A Case for Reasonable Doubt in its entirety here.
â€œUnder Republican and Democratic administrations, we failed to guard against practices that all too often rewarded financial manipulation instead of productivity and sound business practices,â€ Mr. Obama said. â€œThe result has been a distorted market that creates bubbles instead of steady sustainable growth â€” a market that favors Wall Street over Main Street, but ends up hurting both.â€
Over at the Post David Broder presents his solution for the punished Democrats of Michigan and Florida. He doesn’t see much luck coming Hillary’s way, but for the delegates he imagines that the “perks of convention week would be available –the parties, the schmoozing, the press interviews.”
It seems to be understood among party elders and openly inferred from some influential Dems that Hillary is done (obviously her campaign doesn’t have money left for calculators as they disagree). I also believe that super delegates who represent states that have already voted should act. Why hasn’t Pelosi endorsed Obama yet (especially after this)?
Courtesy of the Daily Dish.
The music is good?
According to the Washington Post: Total Delegates: Obama – 1620; Clinton – 1499. Super delegates: Obama – 214; Clinton – 250. Delegates up for grabs (super and pledged): 852. There are 8 more contests.
“When will the Clintons release their tax returns? What actual explanation is there for the delay?” -Andrew Sullivan
In Iraq’s southern city of Basra, a critically important location because of it’s proximity to valuable oil and it’s trafficking, it is being reported that “thousands of Iraqi troops [are battling] Shia militias.” This is bad news for everyone. The BBC is reporting that at least 30 people have died, we can assume many more. Apparently, the situation in Basra has instigated altercations throughout the occupied nation, including Sadr City, a neighborhood of Baghdad. There, the militia has ordered the Iraqi army to vacate the vicinity.
Now, I’m trying to make as much sense of this situation as possible with the sources I have available to me, and it appears to be pretty complicated. As I understand it, the Mehdi militia, loyal to Moqtada al-Sadr, has been subject to a government crack-down. As a result, the movement has threatened then acted upon a national campaign of civil disobedience in the form of demonstrations and protests. The latest fighting is clearly an escalation of these actions. Ninjas will remember that Sadr’s supporters are currently heeding a call for a six-month cease-fire ordered by al-Sadr.
Different Shia groups are fighting against each other in Basra, as are they fighting government and international forces (though it hasn’t directly been reported that international forces have been involved, air-strikes have been, so that’s got to be either the US or the Brits). The Brits had control of the city until December of ’07, when they turned it over to the local authorities. Now, apparently, these authorities tried to disarm the Mehdi army. Poor decision. The Iraqi government and the U.S. accuse the Mehdi movement of receiving munitions, training, and funds from Iran.
We at the dojo will be keeping a close eye on this situation.
As of yesterday the United States has suffered 4,000 military casualties in the Iraq war and subsequent occupation. It’s a damn shame. Peace be to the troops.
The only thing Hillary Clinton has ever lead is this campaign and she has proved to be dismal at it. She is not an experienced leader. She is a sociopath.
Remember that little girl sleeping soundly in the Hillary Clinton commercial with the red phone? Well, she’s all growned up and is an Obama supporter:
This is almost too much:
But then they went and did this: