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June issue of Street Spirit now on-line

June issue of Street Spirit now on-line

Published: June 16, 2011
Photo: AFSC

Available now, on a street corner near you, and also on this website as a downloadable PDF:

Lydia Gans and Carol Harvey report on an exciting wave of protests on both sides of the Bay, in resistance to anti-homeless ordinances in San Francisco and Berkeley. Editor Terry Messman reports on how UC student government and the Berkeley Peace and Justice Commission have taken strong public stands, by voting nearly unanimously against the proposed sitting ban.  Michelle Alexander, renowned author of The New Jim Crow, looks into the disturbing revival of Jim Crow-style discrimination in the U.S. prison system. Lynda Carson exposes cruel tactics landlords are using to displace poor tenants threatened with mass eviction in Oakland. A whole host of Berkeley poets hold a public poetry event and unleash a brilliant series of eloquent, exciting, enthralling poems in opposition to the anti-sitting ordinance. And Joan Clair and Terry Messman reflect on the vital link between spirituality, faith and compassion for the poorest of the poor...

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Please consider giving a special gift of $100 by June 30th, in recognition of AFSC’s nearly 100 years of building peace!