Justice—The people must take it

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

“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 in times of …

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New Bethel Eye Witness

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Fifth Estate # 81, June 12-25, 1969

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. 60 SHARES Share …

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Trial Ends in Algiers Motel Case

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Fifth Estate # 81, June 12-25, 1969

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. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow by email Share Share Share Share Share

Cockrel Acquitted

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Fifth Estate # 81, June 12-25, 1969

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 not be cited …

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City Unit Blasts Police

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

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). 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow by email Share Share Share …

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Algiers Murder Trial

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

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 “listening to music.” …

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Black Day in July—one Year later

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Fifth Estate # 59, August 1-14, 1968

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 aspects of their …

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Detroit Cops Respond to Poor: Crunch!

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Fifth Estate # 55, June 4-18, 1968

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. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook …

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Poor People in D.C.

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Fifth Estate # 55, June 4-18, 1968

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It is almost like any other American city. 60 SHARES Share on Facebook Tweet Follow by email Share Share Share Share Share

Black Power at The South End

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Fifth Estate # 54, May 16-31, 1968

“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, The South End. …

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