Archive for February, 2008

Lawmakers to push for U.S. apology for slavery (USA Today)

Lawmakers to push for U.S. apology for slavery (USA Today)
February 28, 2008

The New Jersey Assembly Committee on Appropriations approved a resolution Jan. 3 to express an apology for the state’s role in slavery.

The Agitator: Read or download.

The Agitator: Read or download.
February 27, 2008

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Activists march for peace in Newark by Saeed Shabazz (The Final Call)

Activists march for peace in Newark by Saeed Shabazz (The Final Call)
February 6, 2008

The Peace and Justice Coalition had three basic demands coming out of the conference, said Lawrence Hamm, chairman of the Peoples Organization for Progress, who served as the conference’s moderator.

“We want an immediate end to the war, the troops brought home now and the money being spent for the war to be redirected toward domestic needs,” Mr. Hamm said.

“I thought the conference was successful in that it strengthened our resolve to make the connection between the trillion dollars being spent on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and the suffering of our people here at home,” he told The Final Call.