“We must understand that we are still locked in struggle. And we are reaffirming our commitment to struggle, and we are saying we are ready to proceed. We are moving forward, we are not intimidated, we recognize the pressures, but we are far from bending under those pressures." -- Walter Rodney
When I was 7 years old I was anally raped in the men's bathroom of the Capitol Theater in Winnipeg, Manitoba by a Catholic priest. I was lured into this situation with the promise money. I came from the home of a hard-working single mom struggling to raise four children on her own and where of course we did not have a great deal money. So the promise of money was very attractive to my seven year old imagination. Little did I know what the cost to my life over the next several decades would come too.
Los Angeles artist, Mark Vallen, writes on his Art For A Change web log: "There is no better example of how politics is intertwined with art than the spectacle of an art museum being founded by a rapacious corporation well known for exporting US jobs overseas and profiting from foreign sweat shop labor."
A personal reflection by a Fenway High School student on the role that protest and civic action played in freeing local highschool teacher Attouoman Obain and allowing him to remain in the United States.
16 soldiers, law officers charged
FBI sting uncovers drug conspiracy
Susan Carroll and Dennis Wagner
The Arizona Republic
May. 13, 2005 12:00 AM
TUCSON - Sixteen current and former soldiers and law-enforcement officers were implicated Thursday in a "widespread" cocaine-trafficking conspiracy that FBI officials said will eventually bring down more public officials.