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Race and the War on Terror

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By Aly Wane

I still remember watching the Twin Towers fall on 9/11. Emotionally, I was gutted. All I could think about was the tremendous amount of suffering and grief that the victims’ family members would endure for the rest of their lives. I participated in the grief of the country as well. But intellectually I also knew that my life as a Black immigrant was about to change for the worse. I knew that this country’s imperialist foreign policy was going to turn more murderous and that the recipients of that international violence would mostly be Black and Brown bodies.

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Fighting Exclusion!

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by Aggie Lane

In the 2015 report entitled “Architecture of Segregation,” Century Foundation fellow Paul Jargowsky reported that Syracuse leads the nation in concentrated poverty for Blacks and Latinos. His study confirmed what Syracusans living in the city’s segregated neighborhoods already knew: institutional and personal racism excludes them from decent housing, schools, health care and jobs.

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Fighting Exclusion!

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In the 2015 report entitled “Architecture of Segregation,” Century Foundation fellow Paul Jargowsky reported that Syracuse leads the nation in concentrated poverty for Blacks and Latinos. His study confirmed what Syracusans living in the city’s segregated neighborhoods already knew: institutional and personal racism excludes them from decent housing, schools, health care and jobs.

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Las Noticias—News From The Workers’ Center

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By Workers’ Center Staff and Volunteers

Driver’s Licenses for Immigrants (Green Light NY: Driving Together)

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Commemoration of Palestine Land Day and the Great Return March

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Various authors

Every year on May 15, Palestinians and their allies around the world mark the Nakba, or "catastrophe" in Arabic, referring to the violent expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homeland to establish the state of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, at least 750,000 out of 1.9 million Palestinians were forced to leave their homes in Palestine and become refugees. 2018 marks 70 years since the ongoing dispossession and ethnic cleansing of Palestine began.

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The Struggle Continues

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By Kitty Burns

For many of us in New York, our involvement in the fight against climate change started with the anti-fracking movement. There, we learned that our effort to stop an activity that endangered water, farms, health, children, country roads and even beauty was more complex than we had initially thought. It involved our economic system and the power of corporations, and the question of whether corporations or people were more important. It certainly involved government on all levels, from town boards to the governor.

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JROTC, Military Indoctrination and the Training of Mass Killers

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By Pat Elder

Nikolas Cruz, the south Florida shooter, was enrolled in the Army’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) program as a 9th grader at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The Army taught Cruz to shoot lethal weapons at a very young and impressionable age.

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SPC in Action

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Various authors

Upcoming Nakba Commemoration

The Justice for Palestine Committee has been mobilizing for the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (“catastrophe” in Arabic, referring to the mass expulsion of over 750,000 Palestinians between 1947-49). We will hold a rally on Tuesday, May 15, from 4-5 pm at the Federal Building in downtown Syracuse. Help is needed with sign-making, phoning, and more.

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Unchained: Inside, Outside, Freedom Side

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by Derek Singletary and Emily NaPier Singletary

A new abolitionist movement is underway in the US. This movement dares to envision a world without the institutions of police and prisons, which function primarily as tools of racial and economic oppression. Just as ending slavery was at one time considered unimaginable except by a minority of bold abolitionists, the idea of eliminating police and prisons seems far out of reach to most.

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The Secrets in Canvassing

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by Samantha McCormick

We are all told from a young age that it is what’s on the inside that counts. We are told that our inner beauty is all that matters. Sadly, in the real world that isn’t true.

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