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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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Somalia famine, climate and capitalism

From the new September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: Somalia famine, climate and capitalism The famine in the Horn of Africa is finally getting attention, though it has been years in the making, now that shocking pictures of starving … Continue reading

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Justice for Oscar Grant!

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Justice for Oscar Grant! Oakland, Calif.–On June 12 over 150 demonstrators marched to downtown Oakland from Fruitvale BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station, dubbed “Oscar Grant Station” by community activists. We … Continue reading

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Straight, No Chaser

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Straight, No Chaser Warner Brothers presents Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser directed by Charlotte Zwerin. Produced by Charlotte Zwerin and Bruce Ricker. Executive Producer Clint Eastwood. Art is the eternal particular, the unmediated, … Continue reading

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Gil Scott-Heron’s life

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Gil Scott-Heron’s life When Gil Scott-Heron passed on May 27, we lost one of the great artists of our time. As the “Winter In America” of which he sang stretches on, … Continue reading

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Racist police murder two more people of color

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Racist police murder two more people of color The continuing problem of racist, unaccountable police violence is highlighted by a recent pair of outrageous shootings in Arizona and Florida. Both illustrate … Continue reading

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California’s real history

From the new issue of NEWS & LETTERS, May-June 2011: California’s real history Rulers & Rebels: A People’s History of Early California, 1769-1901 by Laurence H. Shoup. Laurence H. Shoup presents the history of California from the European incursion of Native … Continue reading

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