Justice—The people must take it

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Fifth Estate # 82, June 26-July 9, 1969

Share this on… “In areas where our people are the constant victims of brutality, and the government seems unable or unwilling to protect them, we should form rifle clubs that can be used to defend our lives and our property

New Bethel Eye Witness

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Fifth Estate # 81, June 12-25, 1969

Share this on… Exclusive to the Fifth Estate An eye-witness to the New Bethel Incident has given the Fifth Estate an account of the shootings that contradicts both official police versions, and testimony of prosecution witnesses in two court cases.

Trial Ends in Algiers Motel Case

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Fifth Estate # 81, June 12-25, 1969

Share this on… Suspended Detroit Patrolman Ronald August took the witness stand and told the jury at his trial that he killed 19-year old Auburey Pollard in self-defense. Share this on…

Cockrel Acquitted

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Fifth Estate # 81, June 12-25, 1969

Share this on… A rose, is a rose, is a rose, is a rose. And a racist judge is, in fact, a racist judge. This is how attorneys for Kenneth Cockrel developed their case that the young black attorney should

City Unit Blasts Police

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Fifth Estate # 80, May 29-June 11, 1969

Share this on… The Establishment press and the Detroit Police Department have been blasted in a report on the New Bethel Incident done by the Detroit Commission on Community Relations (CCR). Share this on…

Algiers Murder Trial

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Fifth Estate # 80, May 29-June 11, 1969

Share this on… While the rest of the “Motor city was Burning,” to paraphrase the MC5, ironically to the tune of “Light My Fire,” the annex of the former Algiers Motel was quiet. Guests were sleeping, “eating hot dogs” and

Black Day in July—one Year later

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Fifth Estate # 59, August 1-14, 1968

Share this on… Who are the long list of names in the oceans Who are the figures standing in the cabin doors as the train highballs North Who are the wailing children, bodies ripped into bits of flesh? I catch

Detroit Cops Respond to Poor: Crunch!

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Fifth Estate # 55, June 4-18, 1968

Share this on… The King described the Poor People’s Campaign as being the last, great nonviolent movement. If tactical nonviolence met with failure in this movement, he felt, then nonviolence as a means to ends” was done for. Share this

Poor People in D.C.

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Fifth Estate # 55, June 4-18, 1968

Share this on… WASHINGTON, D.C. — It is almost like any other American city. Share this on…

Black Power at The South End

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Fifth Estate # 54, May 16-31, 1968

Share this on… “Art just pushed the shit through.” It was with that calmly uttered statement that John Watson summed up how it was that he came to be elected the editor-in chief of the Wayne State University student newspaper,

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