Monthly Archives: November 2011

Wangari Maathai

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Wangari Maathai “By planting trees, my colleagues in this grassroots movement and I planted ideas. The ideas, like the trees, grew.” —Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) Dr. Wangari Maathai never forgot the power … Continue reading

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Palestinian women discuss statehood

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Palestinian women discuss statehood Ramallah, Palestine—The Palestinian Working Woman Society for Development (PWWSD) organized a political discussion on the UN approach to Palestin­ian statehood. Mrs. Amal Khreishe, the general direc­tor, facilitated … Continue reading

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Radium girls honored

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Radium girls honored Ottawa, Ill.—Madeline Piller became interested in the Radium Girls of Ottawa, Illinois, in 2006 when she was 12, for her class project. She talked to Ottawa leaders and … Continue reading

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Class enemies in union clothing

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Workshop Talks Class enemies in union clothing by Htun Lin The spreading Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement has gripped the attention of the country. Some signs in these tent cities say … Continue reading

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Voices from Pelican Bay SHU hunger strikers

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Voices from Pelican Bay SHU hunger strikers September 28, 2011 Revolutionary Salutation, The SHU prisoners hunger strike started again as of Sept. 26….Apparently the level of prisoner participation surprised California Department … Continue reading

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‘You can’t evict an idea whose time has come!’: The Occupy movement defies police state attacks

A statement from News and Letters Committees: ‘You can’t evict an idea whose time has come!’ The Occupy movement defies police state attacks City governments have carried out police raids on occupations across the U.S. in a vain attempt to … Continue reading

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In solidarity with Occupy Wall Street

Below is the text of a leaflet issued by News and Letters Committees members in New York. News & Letters Committees stands in solidarity with the Occupy movements. We denounce the 1%-orchestrated forceful actions to stop our protests, from evictions … Continue reading

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SHU prisoners: We want to be treated like human beings!

From the new November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: SHU prisoners: We want to be treated like human beings! Pelican Bay, Calif.–On Sept. 26 Security Housing Unit (SHU) prisoners resumed their hunger strike, suspended on July 20, to give … Continue reading

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The masses as Reason

From the new November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: As Others See Us The masses as Reason This review by Abe Cabrera is excerpted from a Sept. 20, 2011, post on his blog, The Rose in the Crosshttp://elblogdelpelon.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/the-masses-as-reason/ * * * Raya … Continue reading

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Failed U.S. occupation of Iraq

From the new November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Editorial Failed U.S. occupation of Iraq President Obama’s announcement on Oct. 20 that all troops in Iraq would be “home for the holidays” came as a surprise only against the … Continue reading

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