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Reflections from Behind the Wall

Challenges Facing Councilor Jackson and the residents of District 7 during the next twelve months

Dear Supporters,

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Transitions

Dear Supporters,

Transitions in life are always difficult given the necessary changes that need to be made in order to adjust to the new realities. I am certainly going through a transition here at Hazelton and I know that the residents of District 7 are certainly going through a transition with a new District 7 City Councilor.

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Prisoners of War

[This speech was given by Chuck Turner at a forum, "Framing the Innocent", at Northeastern University Law School March 24.   Thanks to the South End News for the text.]

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Third in a series of articles on Economic Rights

Justice Louis D. Brandeis, former Justice of the US Supreme Court tried to warn us almost 70 years ago of the dangers we are facing today when he said, “We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of the few, but we cannot have both.” (Labor, October 14, 1941)

The cruel irony, from my vantage point, is that the root of the problem was and continues to be the Supreme Law of the Land, the Constitution, that Brandeis and his fellow justices were appointed to interpret.

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Second in a Series of Articles on Economic Rights

Dear Supporters,

By the 1980s, it was clear to me that my goals for Black social and economic liberation could only be achieved by developing a framework of economic democracy and economic rights that would provide a foundation for the liberation of all of our citizens.

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Democracy Without Economic Rights is a Tyranny of the Rich

March 3, 2011

Dear Supporters,

I have been waiting for some analyst, blogger, or columnist, etc. to draw the parallels between the millions of people demonstrating throughout the Middle East and the hundreds of thousands of people, demonstrating in the State House and streets of Madison, Wisconsin. However, I have neither seen nor heard such analysis.

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