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Racism by Design: The Building of Interstate 81

Jay A. Fernandez ACLU Magazine
The I-81 project, completed in 1968—and Syracuse remains one of the most segregated cities in the country, with the highest concentration of poverty among communities of color, and the highest rates of lead poisoning in children. This was by design.

This Week in People’s History, June 6 . . .

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Civil rights activist James Meredith wincing in pain just after he was wounded by a sniper Bullets don't stop March Against Fear. Strikers' play fills Madison Square Garden. Court rules for lunch-counter sit-in. Cesar Chavez gets started. CIA lawbreaking whitewashed. Environmental racism costs Shell Oil. Paul Robeson defies witch-hunters.

Tidbits – Apr 27, 2023 – Reader Comments: McCarthy’s MAGA Holds Country Hostage; Military Budget, Arms for Israel; Harry Belafonte, Social Justice Song List; May Day in New York; Ukraine What Next?; Fighting for Democracy in the Workplace

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Reader Comments: Young Voters Message; McCarthy's MAGA Holds Country Hostage; Military Budget, Arms for Israel; Harry Belafonte, Social Justice Song list; May Day in New York; Webinars: Ukraine What Next?; Fighting for Democracy in the Workplace

Ben Chavis on the Environmental Justice Movement

Ben Chavis Facing South
Forty-two years ago, North Carolina discovered that a company in the Northeast had dumped tons of polychlorinated biphenyls — PCBs, very cancer-causing carcinogenic substance — along the highways of North Carolina.

Why We Need Community Centered Climate Policy Even More

SCOPE Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education (SCOPE)
Since the passage of the closed door California climate deal in late July, SCOPE has joined forces with grassroots leaders from across the state to organize town-halls, ground-truth the impacts of polluting industries in our neighborhoods, meet with legislators in Sacramento, and continue to push forward a community-led vision for transformation that starts in our own neighborhoods.
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