Monthly Archives: August 2012

Fighting Against the War on Women

Guest blog post from Terry Moon: Fighting Against the War on Women Presentation to the Chicago Local of News and Letters Committees, August 30, 2012 by Terry Moon   It has never been more necessary to fight against the war … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 2

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 2 RICH AND DUNAYEVSKAYA: A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP Thanks for your In Memoriam to Adrienne Rich. It revealed a dimension that many who were appreciative of her poetry and … Continue reading

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Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 1

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views, July-August 2012, Part 1 REVOLUTION, COUNTER-REVOLUTION AND NEED FOR PHILOSOPHY In the Draft of Marxist-Humanist Perspectives for 2012-2013, published in the last issue, while the global analysis is good, it is … Continue reading

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Tasing prisoners

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Tasing prisoners Kincheloe, Mich.—Recently, as I was awaiting a visit at the Control Center at Chippewa Correctional Facility, I observed three facility staff members around a computer monitor. I heard sound from a … Continue reading

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Latino voice reaches beyond SHU walls

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Latino voice reaches beyond SHU walls Pelican Bay, Calif.—I have been a prisoner at Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit (SHU) for well over 20 years. As is the case with so … Continue reading

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End prison media ban!

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: End prison media ban! On June 12 prisoners’ families and prison reform advocates demonstrated on capitol steps in Sacramento, Ca. to urge the lifting of the media ban, which prevents press access to … Continue reading

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From the belly of the beast—Pelican Bay prisoners speak

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: From the belly of the beast—Pelican Bay prisoners speak A new pamphlet From the Introduction: Hunger strikes by California prisoners, fighting perpetual solitary confinement, arose in mid-summer 2011 and the fall just when … Continue reading

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