Tag Archives: Civil rights movement

‘Humane immigration reform now!’

400 immigrant workers from Mexico and Central America and their U.S. supporters marched through downtown Los Angeles for “comprehensive and humane immigration reform now!” Continue reading

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Detroit 1967: ‘Law and order’ from the barrel of a gun

“Abolish the slums!” was so clearly and loudly the demand of the Negro Revolt in every single part of the country–North, South, East, West–that even President Johnson couldn’t pretend not to have heard it. In words, the President even claimed that that was part of his “war on poverty.” Hadn’t he asked for rat control, and hadn’t Congress denied him even that piddling sum? … As Commander-in-Chief he need not plead. He orders, and his orders were clear and unequivocal: 1) Shoot first… Continue reading

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American Civilization on Trial

Raya Dunayevskaya’s sublimely researched American Civilization on Trial: Black Masses as Vanguard (ACOT) deserves a place among the U.S.’s most honest historical treatises. Continue reading

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Historic roots of far Right threat to U.S.

From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: From the Writings of Raya Dunayevskaya Historic roots of far Right threat to U.S. Editor’s Note: Originally the lead article in the June-July 1964 issue of News & Letters, this article analyzed … Continue reading

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Reactionary U.S. election shows capital’s contradictions

Lead article from the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Reactionary U.S. election shows capital’s contradictions by Ron Kelch “We built it!” roared the delegates at the Republican Party convention in Tampa. It was the perfect expression of … Continue reading

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Still fighting for voting rights

On Thursday, Sept. 7, during an Occupy Chicago protest in front of President Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters, a few people decided to burn their voter registration cards as part of the protest.  Many who have been involved in Occupy Chicago … Continue reading

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Radical feminism redux

From the July-August 2012 issue of News & Letters: Radical feminism redux In blogs and podcasts, feminists have been discussing the perennial problem of having to explain that feminism means the struggle for gender equality, not female supremacy. Now many … Continue reading

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