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El caso de los 6 de Jena

Ante un juez y un jurado completamente blanco en Jena, La, Mychal Bell, un joven de 17 años fue condenado por cargos de supuesto asalto con ale...
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Don’t blame hip-hop for urban crime

Despite claims by police agencies of lower national crime rates, high murder rates still plague U.S. urban centers. In 2006, killings increased signif...
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One million South African workers strike

South Africa reverberated with the echoes of freedom songs on June 13 when one million workers shut down cities across the country, including Durbin a...
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China’s growing role in Africa

Over 100 U.S. lawmakers recently called for a boycott of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, demanding that the government of China discontinue its financia...
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Unionized workers protest anti-labor offensive

"Enough is enough" was the chant that reverberated up and down Washington, D.C.’s National Mall on May 17. Union workers from across the country...
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A powerful indictment of racism in the name of medicine Book review: ‘Medical Apartheid’

“It was cheaper to use N——-s than cats.” —Harry Bailey, an Australian psychiatrist, describing experiments performed on ...
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What is behind the expansion of U.S. prisons?

This article first appeared in February 2007's Socialism and Liberation magazine. The police killings of New York 23-year-old Sean Bell in a hail of 5...
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Communism and Black resistance in the 1930s South

This article first appeared in the March 2005 issue of Socialism and Liberation. "Hammer and Hoe," a 1990 book written by historian Robin D.G. Kelley,...
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What is behind the expansion of U.S. prisons?

The police killings of New York 23-year-old Sean Bell in a hail of 50 shots on Nov. 25 and of Atlanta 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston on Nov. 21 were jar...
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Communism and Black resistance in the 1930s South

This article first appeared in the March 2005 issue of Socialism and Liberation. “Hammer and Hoe,” a 1990 book written by historian Robin ...