Monthly Archives: December 2011

Remember Oscar Grant

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Remember Oscar Grant Oakland, Calif.—The Oscar Grant Committee held its first public forum on Sept. 13 at the main hall of Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library to a packed audience of activists and … Continue reading

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Stop leeches bleeding public schools dry

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Stop leeches bleeding public schools dry New York City—”The Trial Is On! The People of NYC are gathering to put the perpetrators of education crimes and human and civil rights violations … Continue reading

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Sendong, The Philippines, and Climate Change

Every day I’ve been searching press reports about the latest disaster in The Philippines for any mention of the causes of the massive flooding beyond that Tropical Storm Sendong (also known as Washi) blew in. Finally, here’s one from The … Continue reading

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White House stormed over Medicare cuts

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: White House stormed over Medicare cuts Washington, D.C.—As President Obama unveiled his debt plan, which includes reduced spending for Medi­care and Medicaid by $580 billion, hundreds of activists with disabilities stormed … Continue reading

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Fukushima activists testify in New York

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Fukushima activists testify in New York New York City—A delegation of grassroots environ­mental activists from Japan came to share with their U.S. counterparts heart-rending eyewitness accounts of the health impact and … Continue reading

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30 years later: AIDS activism and ACT UP Chicago

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: 30 years later AIDS activism and ACT UP Chicago Darrell Gordon, long-time African-American Gay anarchist activist, was one of the founders of AIDS ac­tivism in Chicago. Chicago—People in Chicago started dying … Continue reading

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Portrait of Alice Neel

From the November-December 2011 issue of News & Letters: Portrait of Alice Neel by Robert Taliaferro Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty by Phoebe Hoban (St. Martin’s Press, New York, 2010). There are many ways to be involved … Continue reading

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