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Judge Carlton Reeves, sentencing three white men to prison for the murder of a black man in Mississippi, delivers a powerful speech on the legacy of lynching

In the early hours of June 26, 2011, 18-year old Deryl Dedmon, who had been drinking with friends, drove his pick-up truck over a man by the name of James Craig Anderson in Jackson, Mississippi, killing him. Dedmon was white. Anderson was black. Dedmon fled the scene of the crime, but, thanks to surveillance camera […]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Robert Helms on Guinea Pig Zero

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, rusty sliver of it that infected me 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of interviewing all of the zine folks that I respected back in the day, during the period which many of us still consider to be […]

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Michigan anti-choice activists to end-run Snyder’s veto, initiate petition drive to force insurers to drop abortion coverage

Last December, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have made it illegal for insurance companies to include abortion procedures as part of their standard coverage, even in cases of rape, incest, or where the mother’s life is in jeopardy. Undaunted by Snyder’s action, anti-choice activists kept at it, though, and yesterday they […]

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On Republican bloodlust and Obama’s Job Act

If Obama really wanted people to get behind him and this new jobs initiative of his, he would have announced this evening that he was planning to top Rick Perry by taking the lives of 250 American citizens. (Just think of all the executioners and grave diggers we could put to work if he said […]

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Obama takes on Trump and the Birthers at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Speaking of Trump, did you know that, in 1989, he spent $85,000 on ads calling for the death penalty for 14 year old boy who was later exonerated of the crime? And then there’s the fact that he’s been lying about how he avoided military service during the Vietnam War.

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