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Death Summary: According to Jones' publicist, he passed away from a massive heart attack which he suffered in his sleep on the morning of February 29, 2012.

Who was Davy Jones : Jones was a rock singer-songwriter, and is probably best known as a member of The Monkees.

The Monkees was a pop-rock group formed exclusively for a television show of the same name. With the group Jones was the lead singer, and did the vocals for "I Wanna Be Free" and "Daydream Believer". Jones was a rock singer-songwriter, and is probably best known as a member of The Monkees.

The Monkees was a pop-rock group formed exclusively for a television show of the same name. With the group Jones was the lead singer, and did the vocals for “I Wanna Be Free” and “Daydream Believer”.



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The World Mourns Davy Jones

The World Mourns Davy Jones

By Mike Tuttle
Expert Author
Article Date: 2012-02-29

And then there were three.

Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Micky Dolenz - The Monkees were a made-for-television pop band that held a great fan base long after their TV show ended. Today, those fans received the sad news that Davy Jones had died in his home of a massive heart attack in his sleep. He was 66.

Jones, born in Manchester, England, was the lead singer of of the group. He said he got his start in music after he appeared on an episode of The Ed Sullivan Show with a theater troupe he was in. That same episode was the night of the Beatles first appearance. Jones said of that night, "I watched the Beatles from the side of the stage, I saw the girls going crazy, and I said to myself, ‘This is it. I want a piece of that!'"

Jones was a member of The Monkees from 1965-1971. In 2011, they did a 45th Anniversary Tour. The Monkees were known for such hits as "Last Train to Clarksville", "Daydream Believer", "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "I'm a Believer", and of course "The Theme From the Monkees".

People used to scoff at the idea of a band put together by television producers having hit songs. Now it's commonplace for acts to be put together based on demographics and marketing studies.

Trivia: Singer David Bowie was born David Jones, and was billed as Davy Jones in the early days of his career. He changed his name to avoid confusion with the massively popular Monkee.

"Last Train to Clarksville" was a hit for The Monkees in 1966.

You can sign Davy Jones memorial guestbook here: http://www.famousdead.com/davy-jones/

Upon news of the passing of Jones, people took to Twitter to express their dismay and sadness.

The Monkees at the Puyallup Fair was my first concert ever. So great! I wore my Levi's jacket with The Monkees logo on the back #davyjones 6 minutes ago via web · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

My missus said #davyjones was dead. I thought she was jokin. But then I saw her face. 16 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

there is one less good Monkee out there #rip #davyjones Marcia Brady is #crushed 17 minutes ago via TweetDeck · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

there is one less good Monkee out there #rip #davyjones Marcia Brady is #crushed 17 minutes ago via TweetDeck · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Sad to hear the passing of #DavyJones - GREAT memories growing up watching The Monkees. #DaydreamBelieverSorelyMissed 57 minutes ago via web · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Marcia Brady you are in my thoughts #davyjones 1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

RIP the original daydream believer #davyjones 11 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

#DavyJones passed? *cries* There goes my pre-adolecense. Guess hr took "The Last Train to Clarksville". :( 13 minutes ago via Echofon · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Just found out that #davyjones from the monkees was related to my dad! #shocker #claimtofame 7 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

Davy Jones dead at 66. Very sad. Remember watching the Monkees when I was a tween. #davyjones 7 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

So sad to hear of the passing of #DavyJones #Monkees. Saw him a few months back - he was terrific! RIP Davy! 7 minutes ago via web · Reply · Retweet · Favorite · powered by @socialditto

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A touching letter...

A touching letter of support from the workers at the Wal-Mart distribution center we'll be shutting down tomorrow (6am on the corner of Riverside Dr and Hamner Ave in Mira Loma) -

An Open Letter To the Occupy Movement
From Schneider Logistics Workers:
Mira Loma, CA
February 24, 2012
We, workers at Schneider Logistics in Mira Loma, CA and our colleagues are grateful for the solidarity with our struggle that the Shut Down the Corporations movement is planning on February 29. We have worked moving goods for Walmart in the Inland Empire for years, under difficult conditions, and at a serious cost to our health and the welfare of our families. We are fighting to change these conditions for the better through organizing for justice and asking that Walmart take responsibility for us. By adopting a Responsible Contractor Policy, Walmart can put an end to the abuses we suffer and afford us the dignity we deserve. In November, the company threatened to dismiss workers because we spoke up: about having wages stolen from us, about working up to 72 hours straight, about not receiving even minimum wage after working 16 hour days consistently for years.
We share many of the objectives of the Occupy movement, first and foremost the need for more justice and equality in our economic system, and the need for big corporations like Walmart to stop abusing workers, to
contribute to a fairer distribution of wealth, and to put an end to the lawbreaking and worker abuse that permeates the supply chain. But the action on February 29 is not our action – we are glad it is happening, but we had no role in its planning. To be clear, the organization Warehouse Workers United is not coordinating with any organization or group that takes action on February 29 at the Schneider warehouse. We intend to go to work that day, because many of us live under such economic pressure due to our low pay that we cannot afford to miss even a day of work. We are encouraged by your actions, and hope that your efforts draw attention to the profound injustice we have been fighting against in Walmart’s warehouses.
We have heard statements that participants and observers at the planned peaceful protest on February 29 risk arrest. Our response: the real law-breaking is going on inside that facility every day. This is where law enforcement agencies like the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement have already found major violations and continue to investigate. As far as what demonstrators may do or not do on February 29, WE DID NOT PLAN THIS ACTION AND we have no control over DEMONSTRATORS. But in this country, the right to freedom of assembly applies to all of us– and we hope that the assembly on February 29 will be civil.
For the record, our organization Warehouse Workers United has a long track record of demonstrating in the Inland Empire, and we have shown time and time again that we are strongly committed to non-violence, in the tradition of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Cesar Chavez. In this spirit, we hope that any action that intends to be supportive of our cause be strictly non-violent. We call on demonstrators to hold each other accountable for their actions. We also call on the Riverside County Sheriff to
minimize the chances of police over-reaction and to ensure that police response is appropriate and respectful of the rights of protesters.
We thank the Occupy Movement for joining with the many groups calling for Walmart to change its ways, and hope the action you have planned on February 29 is a successful one.
In Solidarity,
David Acosta Eric Flores Giovanni Lopez Francisco H. Garcia
Daniel M. Lopez Marcos Lopez Jose Brias Ramon Servantez
Jose Martinez Armando Perrusquia Manuel Gonzalez Luis Lopez
Enrico Enciso Angel Luis Santos Emis E. Diaz


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Lord Leveson "No More Tomorrows" Please Don't Walk Away Schapelle Corby Needs YOUR Help



"No More Tomorrows"
Please Don't Walk Away

Schapelle Corby Needs YOUR Help

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Contact The Authorities 
Please don't let the Australian Government forget her. Contact the embassy in your country.

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Be Pro-Active 
Read the family site, read her book, donate, write to her. Tell your friends about this travasty and about her desperate situation.

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We are just like you: people who came across this horrendous story on the internet and couldn't walk away and leave her. Can you?

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Please Don't Walk Away...

The Schapelle Corby FAQ
This is an ongoing project, as we strive to answer all frequently asked questions. 

1. Is there an overview of this terrible case? 

Yes, our introductory video explains broadly what happened: 


2. Why was Schapelle going to Bali? 
Her father had been diagnosed with cancer. She was to nurse him through to his death (he sadly died in 2008). The trip to Bali was intended to recharge and rest to prepare her for this selfless ordeal. 

3. Where did she get the money? 
She saved about half by working in a fish shop the previous summer. Her mother and father each gave her half of the rest. Schapelle and her family are not wealthy, so it took quite some time to save. 

4. Where can I find detailed information on the show trial? 
We have logged the systematic abuse of Schapelle's legal and human rights in a special section of this website: Breaches of the Indonesian Code of Criminal Procedure, and the UN International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, in the Schapelle Corby Trial 

This is harrowing, as it demonstrates the appalling nature of the show trial in clear and objective terms. 

5. Marijuana TO Indonesia? 
Indeed. This was the only time in Indonesian history where marijuana had been intercepted allegedly from Australia. Even ignoring the street value factor, the origin was never determined, because they refused to test for it! See Schapelle's formal plea for the testing the marijuna for country of origin

As explained in the video above, the drugs were subsequently burned so that these tests could never be performed. One can only assume that they knew exactly where they came from already: and it wasn't Australia or Schapelle Corby! 

The shameful destruction of the untested evidence

Rather than even attempting to obtain legitimate secondary evidence (which never existed), they attempted a series of underhand measures, such as twice trying to trick her into signing a confession, written in Indonesian (which at the time she could not speak or read). Why would they do this, rather than fingerprint the bags/etc, if they didn't already know the outcome? 

6. What is the story about the inner bag having been slashed? 
The marijuana was in a large transparent Space bag within the board bag: the inner bag had been slashed across its width to release the smell. This was presumably done to make sure that it was detected by the customs officer. No attempt had been made to hide the drugs within the outer board bag. In addition, the handle of the board bag had been broken, by accident or design. 

But it didn't even end there: the police officers on the scene immediately handled the plastic bags without gloves, and laughed when Schapelle protested. One can only assume that they knew the court would subsequently not allow finger printing or DNA tests. 

Like the police beforehand, the judge deliberately
handles and contaminates the evidence (no gloves)

7. How widespread is corruption in Indoensia? 
The problem of corruption is a massive problem in Indonesia. Even on the internet, scratch the surface with Google and you will find reports aplenty describing this, including many from the UN. Regarding the police specifically, corruption is almost the norm. For example, even in 2009 after attempts to reduce the problem, a survey of 3,841 respondents by Transparency International Indonesia (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/01/22/2472533.htm) found that bribes were paid in 48 per cent of all interactions with Indonesian police. They topped the list of the countrys most corrupt institutions. Second in the list? Indonesia's customs office: to which 41 per cent of respondents acknowledged paying bribes. 30 per cent of respondents said they paid bribes to Indonesian courts with $14,000 being the average payment. 

The United States Government also formally acknowledges this: "Widespread corruption continued throughout the legal system. Bribes influenced prosecution, conviction, and sentencing in countless civil and criminal cases" (http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/hrrpt/2002/18245.htm).  />
Schapelle Corby refused to even contemplate a bribe at any stage, believing that her innocence would result in justice. 

8. What is the airport CCTV mystery? 
Schapelle begged for CCTV footage to be provided from Sydney and Brisbane airports, because they would show that her bag was empty on departure. After initially stating that the Brisbane footage was in good order they later changed this to state that the cameras were being repaired, and then finally to a story that they were turned off. The Sydney airport situation was even more disturbing: despite a major drug operation being underway and a flight carrying cocaine being there at EXACTLY the same time as Schapelle, they too stated that they had no CCTV footage available! No cameras running across two major airports, post 9/11 and post the Bali bombings: that is what we are supposed to believe. 

The CCTV footage from the airport in Indonesia, which would have shown Schapelle's shock at the find, and proved her version of events at that location, was simply not commandeered by the court, and was instead erased! The judge had initially agreed to look into it, but he later stated, “We’ll get it if we need to”. Disgracefully, he never found 'the need' - yet again one can only assume because he knew that it would collaborate Schapelle and discredit the prosecution even further. 

9. Is Schapelle a drug user? 
Absolutely not. In fact the only tests that were performed in Indonesia were blood and urine tests: she was negative for all drugs (note that marijuana traces stay in the blood for over two months). Even now, when there could be temptation to numb her pain with the variety of drugs which are readily available in prison, unlike many fellow inmates she chooses not to. 

She is also a very honorable and honest person: she maintained her innocence even thought there were clear sentencing advantages to pleading guilty (and continues to do so, even though she suffers further for it) 

10. Who put the marijuana in her bag? 
It could have been any of a substantial number of people: both in Australia and Indonesia. In fact, researching the possibilities demonstrates just how little chance Schapelle actually had when this happened to her. We have documented the major propositions in the following section of this website: 
Schapelle Corby: The Hidden Truth 

11. What are Schapelle's conditions in prison like? 
Horrific. We have detailed them on this page: Schapelle's Conditions and Life in Kerobokan Prison 

"sleeping alongside rats, feral cats and fifteen girls
in a tiny stinking-hot cell that partly floods with human 
waste whenever the Balinese hole-in-the-ground toilet blocks"

12. Why have the Australian government done so little? 
In a nutshell, because Australia's strategic relationship with Indonesia trumps Schapelle Corby's human rights. 

Australian/Indonesian relations are of significant importance to the West. This is largely because Indonesia is the largest Muslim majority country in the world, and is not currently under the control of religious fundamentalists. It is therefore closer to the West than many similar cultures. It is thus strategically important that this political position remains stable, particularly with respect to issues such as terrorism. Through its proximity to Indonesia, Australia is instrumental in maintaining the equilibrium. 

However, when the Schapelle Corby case emerged in 2004/5, that relationship was heavily strained. The Australian public were horrified by what they saw, and the government were under pressure to act. Suddenly, this was a highly political issue. 

But politicians are politicians. The Australian Prime Minister was in a corner: the public wanted Schapelle to be freed, yet to the West and to politicians, the strategic relationship was vital. No surprise therefore about which took precedence. 

The government consequently wriggled and squirmed, and ultimately used the media to subdue public opinion. Schapelle Corby was dispensable, as was her family. 

13. What is the Schapelle Corby Smear Campaign? 
To extract the government from the hook of public opinion (see question 6), and derive considerable headline revenue, much of the Australian media published a range of false allegations and smears against Schapelle Corby's family. The process is described in the following video: 


No-one was immune from this foul process, including Schapelle's now deceased father. Such was the intensity of the accusations, that her family were forced to ask the police for help. The police obliged, issuing certificates of no-disclosable outcomes. This was a development of course which the media DIDN'T bother to report, nor that Schapelle has no criminal record and has always been opposed to drugs. Even the global support protest for Schapelle was censored: 


14. Who is Tara Hack? 
Tara is a hugely talented New York indie-pop artist and Schapelle Corby supporter, who recorded the beautiful protest song, Tidak Bersalah (I'm Not Guilty), which was also used for the global protest video: 


15. Didn't she write a book? 
Yes. During the first months of her imprisonment she somehow found the strength to write a book from her filthy overcrowded cell, with Kathryn Bonella, to detail her nightmare. The publishers describe it thus: "Schapelle's story is an account like no other - of a young woman experiencing the unimaginable and enduring total hell with courage, strength and humour. It's simply the most unforgettable book you'll ever read.". 

Schapelle of course paid, and is paying, a price for this, as it reveals a reality which a number of parties would prefer to remain hidden. Reading it is certainly a harrowing experience: one can only imagine what living it must be like. 

Schapelle's Story
The royalties from sales of the book were intended to help soften some of the terrible pain of certain aspects of an ordeal in a foreign prison: for example, fund visits by her mother from her native Australia. But even here, a foul and brutal hand came into play, when the Australian government confiscated them under their "proceeds of crime" legislation! 

The international version of the book can be purchased via Amazon

16. How is Schapelle coping? 
Not very well. Existing in those appalling conditions for a short period is a terrible ordeal. To face a barbaric 20 years, having been abandoned by your government years ago... and when you are innocent... it is barely imaginable. She is being treated for clinical depression and related conditions, and is naturally losing hope and crying frequently. 

As described under 'stealing her soul' ref her book "Schapelle, empty, lost and numb; her soul drying up and the sparkle in her eyes fading away.". 

17. Is there any sort of support forum? 
Yes. A major international forum can be found HERE

18. How can I help? 
We have listed a range of possible actions you can take on the following page: How to Help Schapelle. A set of leaflets and other resources are available from: Campaign Resources 

Please don't walk away... 

Please read the rest of this website. Research the truth. Understand the horrific injustice of the situation. Above all, visit our How To Help Page and help us to make a difference for her. 

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