civil rights

From Rage to Reform

“George Floyd is becoming the Emmett Till of the 21st Century. The ongoing, passionate, widespread, and no longer violent demonstrations that have come in the wake of his brutal death…”

Michael N. Nagler
Published in: The Chronicle, Common Dreams, Westside Gazette, Other Words, LA Progressive, News Herald, Truth Out, Black News, News-Herald, Sierra County Prospect
Date: May 6,11,June 14,15,16,17,22,2020
701 Words

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Politicizing a woman’s body

“That’s the uber-message quietly emerging from the new anti-abortion laws recently passed in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Missouri, no matter that the public remains predominantly supportive of safe, legal abortions…”

Author: Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Common Dreams, Counterpunch, Glenwood Springs Colorado Post Independent, Santa Fe New Mexico Grassroots Press, Free Press, California YubaNet, The Sierra County Prospect, The Smirking Chimp, Brewminate, North Ogden Utah Sentinel News, KSKE Ski Country Colorado News, The Gilmer West Virginia Free Press, Conscious Life News
Date: 2019, May 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, June 3,
801 words

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From Carswell to Kavanaugh

“These words did in G. Harrold Carswell nearly five decades ago:
“I am Southern by ancestry, birth, training, inclination, belief and practice. And I believe that segregation of the races is proper and the only practical and correct way of life in our states. I have always so believed and I shall always so act…”

Robert C. Koehler
Published in: Tribune Content Agency, Sierra County Prospect, Common Dreams, Common Wonders Blog, Bainbridge Island Review, The Sunburg News, Z Net, Counterpunch, The Raven Foundation, Free Press, Sentinel News, The Smirking Chimp
Date: October 3,4,5,2018
823 Words

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Races about race


“His latest—telling African Americans that they are doing lousy so “what the hell have you got to lose?” is his way to promise…nothing. He has no legitimate policy changes he swears he will implement to change black youth employment numbers”

Tom H. Hastings
Published in: The Dekalb County Dispatch, The Review, Chicago Activism, The Free Weekly, Gilmer Free Press, Eureka Spring News, The Daily Press
Date: August 28,29,30,September 2,2016
647 Words

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Celebrating Grace Lee Boggs


“On June 27, 1915, Grace Lee Boggs was born in Providence, Rhode Island, above her father’s restaurant. Grace later said, “because I was born to Chinese immigrant parents and because I was born female, I learned very quickly that the world needed changing.””

Rivera Sun
Published in: RICentral, Counterpunch, Rivera Sun’s Blog
Date: June 20,21,24,2016
418 Words

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Dark Spots, Light Spots, and Apple’s Protest


“How’s this for bad choices? A recent study by a Harvard group contended with the position of US intelligence agencies that tracking possible terrorists was becoming more difficult because there are too many “dark spots”—places where data can be encrypted to prevent tracking…”

Mel Gurtov
Published in: Morris Sun Tribune, Transcend Media Service, Cheney Free Press, Counterpunch, Mel Gurtov Blog, Sierra County Prospect, Joplin Independent, La Progressive, Boulder Weekly
Date: February 23,24,25,27, March 3,2016
647 Words

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