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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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July -August 2011 Readers’ Views

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Readers’ Views Contents: AS REVOLUTION AND COUNTER-REVOLUTION TAKE WORLD STAGE CHINESE ART PROJECT HEALTHCARE IN 2011 NEW RIGHT=OLD LEFT? FREEDOM RIDES, 50 YEARS AFTER WOMEN’S LIBERATION SPEAKS IN MANY VOICES BURMA … Continue reading

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