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(en) US, New issue of Turning the Tide* now available - Vol 17 no. 2

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Date Tue, 6 Jul 2004 22:37:08 +0200 (CEST)

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The summer 2004 issue of "Turning the Tide: Journal of Anti-Racist Action,
Research & Education," Volume 17, Number 2 is out now. A free sample copy
is available by writing to ARA-LA, PO Box 1055, Culver City CA 90232, or by
email to antiracistaction_la@yahoo.com.

The issue includes a long piece by Swaneagle Harijan, "Connecting the
Genocidal Dots," about serial torture murders from Chihuahua (in Mexico) to
Edmonton (in Canada) and from Guatemala to Alaska. The piece focuses on
women and gay and transgendered people, particularly in "border" areas
within NAFTA.

A major focus in the issue is "The War At Home: Battlefield Los
Angeles/Blows Against the Empire," looking among other subjects, at recent
blatant police brutality and immigration sweeps in southern California.
Articles in this print symposium include "Gentrification in Venice and its
Consequences" by Peggy Lee Kennedy, and coverage of the wildcat strikes by
truckers/troqueros that have tied up the docks in Los Angeles/Long Beach CA
and spread up and down the coast and nationwide, in protest of the squeeze
on truckers by the shippers and the oil companies. Other articles include a
chronology on racism at a school field trip to the Getty Museum by Talibah
Shakir, a critical assessment of the LA schools 50 years after Brown v.
Board of Education by Alex Caputo-Pearl and Kirti Baranwal, and "Stop
Militarism in the Schools -- What you should know -- What you can do," by
Arlene Inouye of the Coalition Against Militarism in the Schools.

The 16-page tabloid also contains several pieces from the Anti-Racist
Action network, including "ARA Toronto - Back on the Prowl," a report from
an ARA Network member in Chile on a hunger strike by Chilean and Mapuche
political prisoners, a perspective by Michael Novick of ARA-LA/People
Against Racist Terror (PART) on "the Elections... And Beyond!" along with a
re-printing of ARA's "Four Points of Unity" and a half-sheet flyer from
ARA-LA: "Stop Nazi Violence! Stop Police Brutality! End the Occupation!"

TTT continues its policy of printing material from behind the prison walls,
featuring in this issue "In My Time," by Ohio Seven political prisoner Tom
Manning, reflecting on Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, and US prisons, and "Damage
Control," a critique of media efforts by CA prison guards written by
anti-fascist political prisoner Matthew "Rampage" Lamont.

"Keeping it Real?" by Lester K. Spence is an incisive look at the Hip Hop
Summit Action Network (HSAN) initiated by Russell Simmons. Bob Witanek
reports on efforts to end the occupation of Iraq and build a "Stop the
Draft!" Week when schools open this fall. Maritza Castillo's appeal, "Do
Not Give Up on My Son's Struggle," relates what can be done to free
military war resister, Sgt. Camilo Mejia. "Resistance: The Origin of Black
August" details the month-long dedication to struggle that arose out of
Black resistance in the California prisons in the 1970s. Bonnie Kerness
writes about "Abu Ghraib: 'The America that I Know'," detailing conditions
inside the US gulag.

Wrapping up the issue are "West Papua: Globalization, Poverty and Human
Rights," by John Rumbiak of the Institute for Human Rights Study &
Advocacy" in Indonesian-occupied West Papua, James Petras's challenging
piece on "Third World Resistance and Western Intellectual Solidarity" (or
more precisely, the inadequacy of such solidarity) and "Animal Rights
Arrests: Who's the Real Terrorist," by Will Potter.

Again, sample copies of the issue are available free for the asking. A
one-year, 4-issue subscription is now $16 for individuals in the US, $25
for institutions or foreign subscriptions (payable to Michael Novick, sent
to ARA, PO Box 1055 Culver City CA 90232). Prices for bulk orders are
available on request. "Turning the Tide" is now in its 17th year of
publication, having come out at least quarterly since 1987 without partisan
subsidies, government funding, foundation grants, or corporate sponsors. It
is distributed free to hundreds of prisoners and at political and cultural
activities with the support of readers who subscribe and occasional benefit
fund-raisers, so that it can provide a fearless grassroots voice of
anti-racism, anti-colonialism and struggle for justice.
* [Ed. note: Turning the Tide is a Journal of Anti-Racist Action -
An antiauthoritarian anticapitalist direct action network.]

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