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28 December 2012

The Wilmington 10: North Carolina Urged to Pardon Civil Rights Activists Falsely Jailed 40 Years Ago

 Please read the background of the Wilmington 10. It speaks for itself and 'Democracy Now' has chosen along with other progressive websites to champion the pardon of these activists who were wrongly accused during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.  This is a shared video/transcript of Amy Goodman's interview with Ben Chavis ( civil rights activist), James Ferguson(lead defense attorney) and Cash Michaels (coordinator for the Wilmington Ten Pardons) regarding this matter. 'Democracy Now' has always been a voice for the oppressed and marginalized populace whether it be on domestic or global fronts.  Many of these issues are usually shunned by mainstream media. 

UPDATE 12/31/2012 GOVERNOR BEVERLY PERDUE PARDONS THE WILMINGTON 10!

 Brief statement by the Governor as follows:
 This conduct is disgraceful. It is utterly incompatible with basic notions of fairness and with every ideal that North Carolina holds dear. The legitimacy of our criminal justice system hinges on it operating in a fair and equitable manner with justice being dispensed based on innocence or guilt — not based on race or other forms of prejudice.” (The Associated Press)


Photo: Wilmington Journal.Com

Photo by John Davis: The Survivors and Their Families.

Postscript:  4 of the Wilmington 10 died in prison.

Links:
The Wilmington 10: North Carolina Urged to Pardon Civil Rights Activists Falsely Jailed 40 Years Ago
Melissa Harris-Perry Request to Governor Perdue on Wilmington 10 Pardon

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