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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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Homeless chalkers demand recognition

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Homeless chalkers demand recognition Los Angeles—On June 28, 75 people from the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN)—a Skid Row organization that agitates for the homeless—and Occupy LA demonstrated outside … Continue reading

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Queer Notes, September-October 2012

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Queer Notes by Suzanne Rose Yaounde, Cameroon—Human rights leaders from Africa united to denounce “Gay Hate Day,” which took place on Aug. 21 in Cameroon, and the ongoing arrests of people … Continue reading

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Assange: Law, politics and human rights

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Assange: Law, politics and human rights London—Protest can be violent. Yet whilst violence towards demonstrators often goes unremarked even in an avowedly democratic nation such as Britain, police violence towards foreign … Continue reading

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Shifang protest

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: Shifang protest Chinese officials in Sichuan province bowed quickly to mass protests and withdrew plans on July 3 for construction of a $1.6 billion molybdenum copper processing plant in Shifang town. … Continue reading

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South Africa Marikana mine massacre

From the new September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters: South Africa Marikana mine massacre Marikana, South Africa–Aug. 18: It’s now two days after the brutal, heartless and merciless cold bloodbath of 45 Marikana mine workers by the South African … Continue reading

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Free Angye Gaona!

From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: World in View by Gerry Emmett Free Angye Gaona! I collect the rootlets of thought. I carry them on my eroded back next to the wild oblivion falling from me. —Angye … Continue reading

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Occupy defies attacks

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters: Editorial Occupy defies attacks As 2012 opened, governments from federal to local grabbed more powers of repression, reflecting the failure of their attempts to crush the Occupy Movement with brute … Continue reading

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G-8/NATO vs. Chicago

From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters: G-8/NATO vs. Chicago Chicago–In a first, both the G-8 and NATO summits will be held in Chicago at the same time, May 15-22, 2012. Chicago’s Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has already threatened … Continue reading

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Stop FBI Attacks!

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters: Stop FBI Attacks! Los Angeles–On June 16, over 100 demonstrators gathered at the Alhambra court building in support of longtime Chicano community activist Carlos Montes. He is charged with six counts, … Continue reading

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