Tuesday, May 19, 1998

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  • Ivan Van Sertima on the Birthday of Malcolm X

    Today is Malcolm X’s birthday. Had he lived, he would have been 73 years old. In his life and his work, Malcolm sought to redress the imbalances of America’s racist legacy by re-formulating the political, economic and historical place of African Americans. He sought to accomplish this in part by visiting Africa himself in an effort to find a new connection to the land.

  • Plowshares Update

    The five anti-nuclear activists calling themselves "The Gods of Metal Plowshares" were charged yesterday in federal court in Maryland on two charges of destruction of government property. On Sunday, at Andrews Air Force Base, they hammered on a B-52 bomber and poured their own blood on the plane. The activists have been released from jail, pending a grand jury investigation. They have a court date in federal court in Maryland on June 5th. If convicted, the activists face up to 30 years in prison.