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Tearing Down Black America

Brent Cebul Boston Review
Policing is not the only kind of state violence. In the mid-twentieth century, city governments, backed by federal money, demolished hundreds of Black neighborhoods in the name of urban renewal.

Tidbits - July 30, 2020 - Reader Comments: Democracy Threatened by Trump's Occupation Army; Chicago's Broad Opposition; Labor's Boycott Strategy; Health Effects of Tear Gas; What We Can Learn from Vietnam; No more Hiroshima! No more Nagasaki!; more

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Reader Comments: Democracy Threatened by Trump's Occupation Army; Chicago's Broad Opposition; Labor's Boycott Strategy; Health Effects of Tear Gas; What We Can Learn from Vietnam; No more Hiroshima! No more Nagasaki!; Women’s Suffrage; more....

Race Is About More Than Discrimination

Bill Fletcher Jr. Monthly Review
Organized labor must adopt a different framework that starts with the difficult discussion about U.S. history . . . to lay the foundation for a different domestic and international strategy for workers’ rights and justice.

Tidbits - July 23, 2020 - Reader Comments: Portland - Trump's Militia and the Moms; Teachers Prepare to Resist School Openings; Strike for Black Lives; Unions and Racial Justice; Cuban Medical Internationalism; Resources; Announcements; and more....

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Reader Comments: Portland - Trump's Militia and the Moms; Teachers Prepare to Resist School Openings; Strike for Black Lives; Unions and Racial Justice; Cuban Medical Internationalism fact sheet; Resources; Announcements; and more....

Illinois - Slave State

Tara McClellan McAndrew NPR-Illinois - Illinois Issues
There was slavery in Illinois for more than 100 years. Even after Illinois entered the Union, loopholes in its laws allowed the practice to continue, making the future Land of Lincoln a quasi-slave state. 
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