Peter Bohmer: Support Billy Nessen

U.S. journalist, Billy Nessen, is currently being held and interrogated by the police in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh province, currently part of Indonesia. He has been detained by the Indonesian Police since Tuesday, June 24th. Officially, he is being held for possible charges of visa violations which carry a maximum five year penalty. Read more…

Peter Bohmer: Cuba Today

Bohmer Forty years ago on April 16th , 2001, in the Vedado section of Havana, Fidel Castro announced to the Cuban people and beyond that the Cuban revolution had become a socialist revolution. On April 16th, 2001 in the same place, Fidel reaffirmed Cuba’s commitment to socialism to an enthusiastic gathering of a reported half Read more…

Peter Bohmer: A Graduation Day to Remember

Mumia Abu-Jamal gave a memorable speech, recorded from Pennsylvania death row, to 8000 attendees, including more than 1200 graduating students, at the Evergreen State College graduation on June 11, 1999. During his 13 minute talk drawing on the history of U.S. racist oppression and resistance, Mumia Abu-Jamal urged graduating students to live their lives deliberately Read more…

Peter Bohmer: Mumia at Graduation

No, Mumia Abu-Jamal is not being released to speak at the Evergreen State College graduation. However, on Friday June 11th, the 1999 graduation at this college will include a unique commencement address – a 13-minute audio-recorded speech taped on death row by Mumia Abu-Jamal. Mumia speaking at graduation has created a huge debate on the Read more…

Peter Bohmer: Fight the Power

Last weekend, my son, Inti, who is 20 and I, who am quite a few years older than that, went to San Francisco to take part in a rally and demonstration in support of political prisoner and death row inmate, Mumia Abu-Jamal. The main demand is for a new trial for Mumia. It was the Read more…

Peter Bohmer: Pres. Clinton’s Visit to Central America

President Bill Clinton just completed a four day visit to Central America. In Nicaragua and Honduras, he briefly visited areas most devastated by Hurricane Mitch in late October, 1998. In Posoltega, Nicaragua on March 8, near two villages that were buried by mud, killing 2000 people, he promised small amounts of aid, and announced the Read more…

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