Sept. 24

                
  • Cuts in affirmative action and wages inundate hurricane survivors

    Cuts in affirmative action and wages inundate hurricane survivors

    September 23, 2005

    Working families in the Gulf region are being hit by a second disaster as the Bush administration uses the current emergency to slash wages and open the door for discriminatory hiring practices across an area already...

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  • The legacy of Patricia Jonnie Lumpkin Ellis

    The legacy of Patricia Jonnie Lumpkin Ellis

    September 23, 2005

    Jonnie Lumpkin Ellis, known by her adopted name of “Pat,” died Aug. 29 in Chicago. Jonnie was one of 10 children. Her parents, Hattie and Elmo Lumpkin, raised their children to reject racism and ideas of...

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  • Winter Soldier reveals grisly U.S. deeds in Vietnam

    Winter Soldier reveals grisly U.S. deeds in Vietnam

    September 23, 2005

    The Congressional Record from April 6-7, 1971, contains testimony taken in Detroit from Vietnam veterans. That testimony is the subject of “Winter Soldier,” a documentary that will get a one-week showing at the Gene Siskel Film...

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  • In the wake of Katrina   Political songs zoom over the Net

    In the wake of Katrina Political songs zoom over the Net

    September 23, 2005

    When hip-hop artist Kanye West said, “George Bush doesn’t care about Black people,” he caught the imagination of rebellious artists everywhere. People find it refreshing to hear such a bold, truthful and militant straight-from-the-heart speech in...

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  • If the rich and right wing were treated equally

    If the rich and right wing were treated equally

    September 23, 2005

    In 1940 playwright and humorist George S. Kaufman, who made his living mocking everyone, wrote a satirical story titled “The Great Caviar Riots” for The Nation magazine. In the story he mocks both the culture of...

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