Chicano Mexicano Prison Project holds annual conference

first_imgConference facilitator Pablo Aceves at microphone, June 14.WW photo: Gloria VerdieuSan Diego — On June 14, the 16th Annual Conference on Raza Prisoners and Colonialism was hosted by the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project.The conference began with solidarity statements from the Brown Berets, Uhuru and the San Diego Committee Against Police Brutality, followed by keynote speaker Dolores Canales of the California Families Against Solitary Confinement.  Canales spoke passionately about what solitary confinement does physically and psychologically to prisoners. She showed slides of individual prisoners and pointed out how their skin looks after years with no sunlight. She also spoke about the prison hunger strike where over 30,000 prisoners refused food.There were two panels. The first addressed the issue “How prisons have destroyed families.” Speakers on this panel included Aloni Bonilla, a victim of police brutality from Orange County who is fighting back. Bonilla had posted a video on Facebook to raise awareness about police using excessive force.  A Los Angeles judge did not allow this video to be shown in court.Carolyn Torres of Chicanos Unidos of Orange County spoke on gang injunctions and Pedro Ríos from the American Friends Service Committee spoke on immigration and detention.The second panel focused on conditions in prisons and creating Raza resistance. Speakers included Martha Esquivel and Kwame Agomou, of  the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement, who spoke of the conditions in the San Diego Central Jail based on his own experience. Agomou spent 21 days in jail, and he believes that without the organized phone calls, support and actions from organizations on the outside he would not have received the medical attention that he needed. Helena Rodríguez, of the Chicano Mexicano Prison Project, spoke on the topic of forced sterilization and the attacks on women in prison. She began her presentation with disturbing statistics on the growing number of women inmates.Support for Cuban 5, U.S. political prisoners This year’s conference was organized under the theme “Prisons: Destruction of Families and Communities.” There were many youth in attendance who participated in the discussion after each panel. One of the youth in attendance was the son of Sagon Penn. On March 31, 1985, 23-year-old Penn was racially profiled by San Diego police. He fought back but was acquitted of any wrongdoing after two trials. In retribution, Penn was hounded and harassed by police right up to the day he was found dead in his apartment on June 2, 2002. The San Diego chapter of Copwatch was named in honor of Sagon Penn.The conference ended with two resolutions. One of the resolutions was to build support for the Cuban 5 political prisoners, three of whom are still incarcerated in U.S. prisons. Many “Give me Five” cards, demanding that the U.S. government release the remaining three imprisoned heroes, were distributed. Footage from the Washington, D.C., demonstrations from “5 Days for the Cuban 5” in early June was shown. Conference facilitators gave an update on the remaining three of the Cuban 5 and the possibility of a prisoner exchange — releasing U.S. spy Alan Gross in exchange for the remaining three Cuban heroes. The other resolution was to continue to hold forums and rallies to build awareness about the prison-industrial complex and the criminal injustice system.Organizations that participated and endorsed this conference included the Association of Raza Educators, Students Against Mass Incarceration, Save Our Barrios Coalition, Workers World Party, the San Diego Immigrant Youth Collective and those organizations mentioned above.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Gardai arrest learner driver in Letterkenny after positive drug test

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai arrest learner driver in Letterkenny after positive drug test AudioHomepage BannerNews A learner driver is due in court after driving under the influence of drugs in Letterkenny.Gardai stopped the driver last night who was a Learner permit holder and had two passengers on board with them.The motorist did not have L plates displayed and did not have a driver with a full licence accompanying them.The driver tested positive for cannabis at the roadside and was arrested.A court case is to follow.It comes as Gardai are warning motorists to adhere to rules of the road ahead of the May Bank Holiday weekend.Inspector Michael Harrison says there will be various checkpoints across the county over the coming days:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articlePressure on Irish Water to deliver works on Ballindrait supplyNext articleNorth West 10k confirm Jason Black as special guest News Highland WhatsApp WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Facebookcenter_img Google+ By News Highland – May 3, 2019 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

Mikel López de Torre: Promoting core values through sponsorship agreements

first_img Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Share Related Articles Share Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Submit Sponsoring a major sports league such as La Liga can allow betting operators to promote core values such as betting integrity and responsible gambling initiatives.Speaking to Mikel López de Torre, chairman of Jdigital, at September’s Betting on Sports, he explained some of the advantages associated with the Jdigital sponsorship of La Liga, and how events such as the upcoming SBC Summit in Barcelona can help ‘shed light’ on the intricacies of the betting market across Spain.He explained: “Well clearly, when you can associate your brand with one of the major sporting competitions worldwide such as La Liga which is arguably one of the top two competitions in the world of football, that is something that can give you instant status.“Back in 2013, we signed a deal with La Liga, and we have been working together to promote our brand and to promote the core values that we share such as integrity, safer gambling, and the promotion of sports and the emotions associated with sports for our customers.“I think it’s great news that we see an event such as the SBC Summit coming to our home turf. Jdigital is actually based in Barcelona, so it is fantastic news for us and it is great for the country as a whole.“Events such as this help to shed light on the sports betting market, and how sports betting works, the actual dimensions of the industry and the associated advantages that come with having a regulated and thriving market. That, at the very least, will give visibility to the industry and the many benefits.” StumbleUponlast_img read more