Monthly Archives: February 2012

Flint’s emergency manager targets labor

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Flint’s emergency manager targets labor Flint, Mich.—In November, Flint was placed under the control of an emergency manager for the second time. This time is different, because under a law passed … Continue reading

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Palestinian solidarity

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Palestinian solidarity On the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian people, Nov. 29, we reflected on the current situation and what needs to be done to achieve peace in the Middle … Continue reading

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Queer Notes, January-February 2012

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Queer Notes by Suzanne Rose After six days of 24-hour-a-day activism, LGBT occupiers, activists, and human rights groups in Seoul, South Korea, won the Seoul Student Rights Ordinance, with all clauses … Continue reading

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Pariah and Brother to Brother fire up Queer film

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Pariah and Brother to Brother fire up Queer film Wherever the bird with no feet flew she found trees with no limbs.             —Audre Lorde It is audacious for Dee Rees to … Continue reading

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Homeless Queer Youth

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Homeless Queer Youth Chicago—About 30% of homeless youth in the U.S. are Queer. Many become homeless after being thrown out of their homes by families who reject them. And Queer youth … Continue reading

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Martina Noel Davis-Correia, 1967-2011

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Martina Noel Davis-Correia, 1967-2011 I want people to know that we didn’t fail. As long as we keep hammering away at this thing, as long as we refuse to give up, … Continue reading

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Reverse convictions by tortured confessions

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Reverse convictions by tortured confessions Chicago—Twenty-four Black men are still in jail almost 40 years after the first allegations of torture were brought against the Chicago Police Department. In every case, … Continue reading

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Hirabayashi proved ancestry is no crime

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Hirabayashi proved ancestry is no crime On Jan. 2, Gordon Hirabayashi died at age 93. He was the last of three Nisei men who defied the 1942 War Relocation Authority’s (WRA) … Continue reading

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Rights for immigrants!

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Rights for immigrants! Los Angeles—On Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, 250 to 300 people, mostly youth, demonstrated against “Secure Communities” (SC), Sheriff Baca and President Obama’s attack on Mexican and … Continue reading

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New Russian edition of Marxism and Freedom: Praxis Center needs your help

New Russian edition of Marxism and Freedom *** From Readers’ Views, January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN RUSSIA: IN REVOLT, IN THEORY I heard the news of the largest protests in Russia since the dissolution of … Continue reading

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