Friday, March 29, 1996

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  • The Puerto Rican March on Washington

    The Puerto Rican March on Washington is today. The March is aimed at raising awareness about Puerto Rican rights issues, including the release of political prisoners.

  • DETROIT NEWSPAPER STRIKE.

    It’s been 10 months since workers at the Detroit News and Free Press went out on strike against Gannett and Knight-Ridder, their corporate owners.

  • BOMBING OF BLACK CHURCHES IN THE SOUTH.

    This year alone, ten black churches in the South have been struck by arson attacks. These fire bombings show a trend of increasing attacks against African American churches in recent years. The FBI/Justice Department says it’s investigating, but doesn’t believe the attacks are racially motivated. Activists and pastors disagree.

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