Author Archives: Diane Bukowski

FREE CHARLES LEWIS, INNOCENT JUVENILE LIFER WHO HAS SPENT 41 YEARS IN STATE PRISONS

  Hearing in case in front of Judge Qiana Lillard set for May 26, 2016, 9 am Lewis has  long fought for his freedom, claiming actual innocence and citing recent USSC court decisions in Miller v. Alabama, Montgomery v. Louisiana ‘Pure … Continue reading

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MICHIGAN JUVENILE LIFERS SCORE 6TH CIRCUIT APPEALS COURT VICTORY IN HILL V. SNYDER

In Hill v. Snyder, 6th Circuit rejects state statutes, calls for “meaningful and realistic opportunity for release” for all state juvenile lifers Michigan officials including AG Bill Schuette, Wayne Co. Prosecutor Kym Worthy have opposed ANY relief for children sent to … Continue reading

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VENEZUELA PRES. MADURO DECLARES EMERGENCY, BRAZIL PRES. ROUSSEF OUT IN ‘COUP;’ U.S. ACCUSED

Both Maduro, Roussef champions of poor, workers, opponents of U.S. policies U.S., global banks, oil corporations, others behind attacks Editor: While the people of the U.S. are blindly involved in national elections, NO candidate offers a platform that would withdraw U.S. troops and U.S. … Continue reading

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GENOCIDAL SNYDER/RHODES PLAN HARMS DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN, WORKERS, RESIDENTS

Teachers shut DPS May 2, 3 not only over pay threats, but dismantling of nation’s largest majority-Black school district Race a central issue—DFT President Ivy Bailey “Rise up to defend jobs, schools, children, strike to win”—Former DFT pres. Steve Conn … Continue reading

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HEARING ON DISABLED, ABUSED CHILD MAY 2; WHY DOES JUDGE MARTHA SNOW ENDANGER JANNA, JAIL MOM?

Editorial/interview by VOD Staff Writer Cornell Squires, co-authored by investigative journalist David Schied May 1, 2016  As I write what is found below, I am reminded of the interview I had several weeks ago in the living room of Jann … Continue reading

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WHY IS JUVENILE LIFER CHARLES LEWIS STILL IN PRISON, 16 YRS. AFTER HIS CASE WAS DISMISSED?

Judge Qiana Lillard acknowledges court order dismissing case at hearing April 21, 2016, takes no action  Lewis’ state court files,  filling three cartons, have mysteriously “disappeared,”  next hearing to feature last known official in possession  Lewis is one of state’s … Continue reading

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SANDERS PREPARES TO BOW DOWN TO HILLARY, BUT MANY OF HIS SUPPORTERS WON’T

  by BAR executive editor Glen Ford April 27, 2016 Bernie Sanders has endorsed President Obama’s troop escalation in Syria, once again showing that “he is no more ‘progressive’ than Obama on foreign policy, and just as dishonest – a … Continue reading

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THE PASSING OF A PRINCE — THE FINAL CALL FRONT PAGE

With statements by the Honorable Louis Farrakhan, Mother Tynetta Muhammad, wife of the late Elijah Muhammad Prince not only an artist: he battled corporations for artists’ rights and justice,  fought police violence, environmental racism “When you stop a man from dreaming, … Continue reading

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STATE WAR ON DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS CONTINUES, “SELLING BLACK CHILDREN TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER”

Michigan Legislature still debating provisions of bills that would end DPS  Current Detroit Board of Education, parents file class action lawsuit citing irreparable harm to Detroit’s children under state control Retaliation continues against teachers who closed 80 percent of Detroit … Continue reading

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DYING IN PRISON: MICHIGAN JUVENILE LIFERS GET NEW HOPE UNDER MONTGOMERY, STILL FACE OBSTACLES

U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 25 in Montgomery v. Louisiana that Miller v. Alabama decision declaring JLWOP unconstitutional is retroactive But MICHISSIPPI’s  juvenile lifers still have “many rivers to cross” in state with 2nd highest number of JLWOPer’s in U.S., under … Continue reading

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