From Poverty to Prison: The Story of a Stolen Life

An Interview with Cesar Polito, CF 7444
by Jake

Cesar Polito is a prisoner at SCI Greene, in Greene county, Pennsylvania, serving a life sentence for murder. When you meet him, however, it is hard to imagine this man killing anyone. Instead, his eyes hold the pain of a human being whose entire life has been stolen. Cesar's childhood was robbed from him, snatched away by a world of poverty and violence in Colombia. His brief adolescence was lost to the danger, precariousness, and frustration of the immigrant's life in the United States. The entirety of his adulthood, from the time he was eighteen, he has spent in prison. Now at the age of thirty-nine, Cesar shares his story in the hopes of catching the attention of anyone who can help him finally gain a reprise from the countless injustices he has faced since he took his first breath.

Panels on Anarchism at the Left Forum

The Left Forum (formerly the Socialist Scholars Conference) will be held on March 18, 19, & 20. It will be at Pace University, 1 Pace Plaza, Manhattan, opposite City Hall Park. It costs to enter, but they have a sliding scale and they say that no one is turned away for being unemployed, etc.

ANARCHIST PANELS:

  • The Crisis, the Fightback, and Solidarity, from Anarchist and Marxist Perspectives
  • What's unique about anarchist solidarity?
  • Anarchism and Its Aspirations: Discussing Social Anarchism in the Current Moment

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The Revolution in North Africa is Shaking the World!

The revolutionary change sweeping North Africa and the Arab world offers great hope for the workers and oppressed people of the Earth. The demands for democracy and a decent life are shared by millions, if not billions, of people. At the same time the world’s capitalists stand exposed, out of touch and terrified by the movement they are witnessing.

American Renaissance conference smashed- Again!

The weekend of February 4th-6th 2011, the white nationalists of American Renaissance tried to resurrect their destroyed conference of 2010, this time trying Charlotte NC instead of their usual metro DC conference. NEFAC joined on to a coalition spearheaded by One People's Project and the Southern Anti-Racism Network to make sure that the AmRen conference didn't happen smoothly. And it didn't. AmRen 2011 was cancelled. And in its place, Charlotte had a forum on combatting white supremacy.

Interview with a Tahrir Square Revolutionary

NEFAC's International Secretary briefly interviewed Asser, a participant in the Egyptian uprising and witness to the Baltagayyah attacks on the Tahrir Square demonstrations.

Pittsburgh rallies to support locked-out Steel Workers

Pittsburgh rallies to support locked-out Steel Workers of Local 1005 of Hamilton, Ontario.

On Jan. 29th, 2011, at 1pm, two cities showed that workers' solidarity
cannot be confined by national borders. While the steel workers of
Ontario's Local 1005 and thousands of their supporters held a march and
rally to protest US Steel for locking them out of their jobs, their fellow
workers and allies held a protest at the US Steel Headquarters in
Pittsburgh, PA.

Urgent Need for Legal Funds for Sarah- Pittsburgh Pro-Choice Activist

Sarah - a pro-choice activist and feminist is in urgent need of legal funds surrounding politically charged criminal proceedings she'll be facing in the coming months.

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