Monthly Archives: September 2011

Illinois ‘care’ a disaster

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Illinois ‘care’ a disaster Chicago–The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services on May 1 implemented a five-year pilot program and the state’s first Integrated Care Program for older adults and … Continue reading

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No to ‘Secure Community’

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: No ‘Secure Community’ Los Angeles–On Aug. 13 the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, Los Angeles (CHIRLA), held a press conference against Secure Community (SC), the federal government program that allows local … Continue reading

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Women World Wide, September-October 2011

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Women World Wide by Artemis Unite Here, a union for service workers, has filed charges against the management of Hyatt Hotels for turning heat lamps on hotel housekeepers picketing the Chicago … Continue reading

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Queer Notes, September-October 2011

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Queer Notes by Suzanne Rose While returning from a bar last month in Yaounde, the capital of Cameroon, three men were detained by the police because they thought two of them … Continue reading

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‘A Strange Stirring’ book review

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: ‘A Strange Stirring’ A Strange Stirring: ‘The Feminine Mystique’ and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, by Stephanie Coontz (Basic Books, New York), 2011. A Strange Stirring is an … Continue reading

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Expose demonization of Black Gay youth

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Expose demonization of Black Gay youth From left: Benjamin Perry, Ed Negron, Darrell Gordon, Betty Akins. Chicago–Editor’s note: News and Letters Committees hosted a forum in our Chicago office on Aug. … Continue reading

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Women as Reason: No power for bishops or mullahs!

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Women as Reason: No power for bishops or mullahs! by Terry Moon The racist U.S. Right has used the specter of terrorism in attacking Muslim religious law, Sharia, as a way … Continue reading

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Workshop Talks: ER certainties: death and co-pays

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks: ER certainties: death and co-pays by Htun Lin A patient shows up in the emergency room, expecting care, and wanting to be seen by a doctor. But the gulf … Continue reading

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World in View: British youth revolt

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: British youth revolt by Gerry Emmett The killing of 24-year-old Mark Duggan by London police on Aug. 6 set off the largest urban rebellion in Britain in decades. … Continue reading

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World in View: Israel: ‘Egypt is here’

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: Israel: ‘Egypt is here’ by Gerry Emmett Israel has seen an unprecedented protest movement grow in the wake of the Arab Spring. Around 250,000 people marched through Tel … Continue reading

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