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Marie Summerwood ¡Presente!

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Various contributors


Marie (center) and the rest of the cooks at a SPC Birthday Dinner.
Photo: Carol Baum

On January 17, 2019 the SPC community and so many others mourned the death of our dear friend, sister and fierce lover of life, Marie Summerwood.

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CITIZEN-LED POLICE OVERSIGHT IN SYRACUSE: CUAPB and the Origins of the Citizen Review Board

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by Members of SPAARC (Syracuse Police Accountability And Reform Coalition)

In 2018, a new group called Syracuse Police Accountability And Reform Coalition (SPAARC) was formed to bring forward the work begun by CUAPB (Citizens United Against Police Brutality), the New York Civil Liberties Union, and others. SPAARC’s organizational focus is driven by community concerns related to police misconduct and a lack of trust between the Syracuse Police Department and the many communities they serve. This focus drives three key efforts related to the use of excessive force:

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Antisemitism and Islamophobia: Two Sides of the Same Bigotry Coin

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by Ariel Gold and Elijah Gold

 


Photo: Brian Quinn at the Wellsville (NY) Daily Reporter

 

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What is Antisemitism?

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by Carole Resnick and Julie Gozan

 

 

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Diagnosing and confronting Islamophobia in 2019: Some personal reflections

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by Elliott Bazzano

In November 2018, two female Muslims, for the first time ever, were elected to the US Congress: Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota). Tlaib was born in Detroit and boasts Palestinian roots. Omar is an immigrant/refugee from Somalia, who also wears a traditional Islamic head covering (hijab). Given the ideals of religious diversity that define the United States—contrasted with the proportional lack of diversity in Congress—their elections are nothing less than historic, especially in

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Editors Note: Antisemitism and Islamophobia

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by Editors

Editors’ note: We decided to include in this issue three articles on the interrelated topics of antisemitism and Islamophobia. We rarely commit three articles in a single issue to exploring one set of topics but felt it was critical to more fully explore these complex and often contentious types of racism.

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The Primary is the Election

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by Annabel Hine Otts and Elaine Denton

In Central New York and across the county, political candidates from communities most impacted by inequality and racism are stepping up, running for office, and winning. These are candidates who can champion the voices and needs of those suffering under the status quo.

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Join the Fight for I-81 Jobs! Speak up for Racial Equity in the Building Trades!

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by Aggie Lane

The 154-page Racial Equity Impact Statement (REIS) report
gives a detailed analysis of imbalance in the building/con-
struction workforce in various recent projects in Syracuse.
This report is available online at www.ujtf.org.

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SPC in Action

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various contributors

Join In with SPC’s Summer Activism

Summer is a great time to be out in the streets! Here are a few key projects where SPC activists are doing just that. Please join us.

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Why the Nations State Law is Bad for Minorities in Israel with source links

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by Zachary Field

The recent passage of Israel’s new Basic Law: Israel as the