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Philly: Decarcerate PA TODAY

Posted 2 years ago on May 15, 2012, 6 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt

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On Tuesday May 15th, Governor Corbett is coming to Prince Theater in Philadelphia to address the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. During his time as Governor, Corbett has made massive cuts to education, medical assistance, and social services while he is spending $685 million on new prison construction. His recent budget alone proposes $264 million in cuts to higher education, $319 million in cuts to general assistance, and a funding change that cuts another $21.6 million from Philly's public schools. More recently the School Reform Commission, an entity created by Harrisburg when the state took control over Philadelphia's School District in 2001, has put forward a plan to close 64 public schools.

Governor Corbett has made his priorities very clear: Corporate tax breaks, mass incarceration and environmental devastation.

Join Decarcerate PA, the Teacher Action Group, the Coalition Advocating for Public Schools, ACT UP, Occupy Philadelphia, Fight for Philly, and many others as we demand a different set of priorities for Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania needs quality public schools, stable housing, jobs and job training programs, health care and food access, drug and alcohol treatment programs, community-based reentry services, and non-punitive programs that address the root causes of violence in our communities. Instead of building more prisons we need policy changes that reduce the prison population and reinvest resources in our schools and communities.

Join us to demand that PA build communities, not prisons!

Tuesday, May 15th, 4-7 pm
Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut Street

Please help us spread the word!

http://decarceratePA.info/
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[-] 1 points by sufinaga (513) 2 years ago

corruption begins at the top. we live under a tyranny of BULLYING. our community is 100% for HUMANITY. from the prohibition of marijuana to zipties to the prison system we see the INHUMANITY OF THE TYRANNY; in the crippling of the mentally distressed with addictive imagination-destroying medications we see their inhumanity; in the worthless degrees of the debt-burdened students more inhumanity; crippling morgages foreclosures homelessness unemployment more inhumanity. this inhumanity begins with the psychopathic police and the prohibition of marijuana: the PLANT OF RENOWN of Ezekiel 34 v29.

[-] 1 points by mserfas (652) from Ashland, PA 2 years ago

You read about a lot of nuts who turn out to protest with Occupy here and there around the country - people who crap on the street, push old ladies, break shop windows, even, with some prodding, plot moronic acts of terror. This protest reminds us of the reason why Occupy still deserves patience and understanding. Because there are few nuts quite as nuts as the nuts running this state of Pennsylvania! After the Luzerne County practice of selling innocent kids to private prisons (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kids_for_cash_scandal ) what we've learned is that there is little punishment for those who ruin thousands of lives - and more money for an unproductive system of incarceration.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Could it be he's building them with tax payer dollars, just to sell them to profitized prison systems?

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/2/17/penn_judges_plead_guilty_to_taking