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Whose (In)Justice? Whose Tears? Whose Peace?

August 5, 2013
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By Zillah Eisenstein I am writing in the hopes of coalition building: civil rights/sex/gender/economic/environmental justice movements.  And I am writing while remembering the Central Park Five—five Black and Latino teenagers found guilty of a brutal rape that they did not commit in 1989, yet spent years in jail before being released. Their loved ones and...
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    They say you had the eye; they say you saw
    into people. They say you came before as shaman
    or bruja and returned as priestess; they say you were
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    feeling for a lonely brother with no language
    to lament, and you gave me more days, and
    more days. Yes, they could have called you
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    Kate Rushin: I see the whole thing played out. I’m bludgeoned, bloody, raped. My story is reduced to filler buried in the back of the paper, on page 49, and I say, “No. No way.”

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