Occupy Oakland: An Illustrated History by Susie Cagle

Susie Cagle | Truthout | Illustrated Report - From the beginning, the Oakland Commune set Oakland's occupation apart in its acceptance of the local homeless population.The camp was consistently referred to as not only a political meeting ground and organizing space, but also a replacement for the city's failures in its everyday existence. Some people were …

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Remembering Etta James

[vsw id="LsSS9VcMidA" source="youtube" width="425" height="344" autoplay="no"] Henry Giroux @ Truthout | OpEd |Video - My encounter with the music of Etta James constituted something of a rite of passage. I was a white, working-class kid who went to Catholic Youth Organization dances on Friday nights with small dreams, hoping to escape the boredom and sometimes …