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Readers’ Views, Nov.-Dec. 2013, Part 2

Readers’ Views from the Nov.-Dec. 2013 N&L: SYRIA AND WORLD POLITICS; WARS PAST AND PRESENT; PHILOSOPHY AND MASSES; PRISONERS READ & SPEAK 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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September-October 2013 issue of News & Letters available

The new September-October 2013 issue of News & Letters is online. News & Letters, Vol. 58, No. 5You may view this issue of News & Letters in pdf form here Lead Racism and the fight against it take center stage in the … Continue reading

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World in View: British youth revolt

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: World in View: British youth revolt by Gerry Emmett The killing of 24-year-old Mark Duggan by London police on Aug. 6 set off the largest urban rebellion in Britain in decades. … Continue reading

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