Zine is part of a project that "highlights and activates physical materials found in public libraries." This Issue focuses on documentation of a 1972 study on personal identification within law enforcement.
H. Melt curates this collection of essays (mostly originally online), documenting a critical queer, nonfiction literary voice that is strongly rooted in Chicago. Themes include the need to talk more openly about race, class, and privilege, the power of community support, and the experience of living in Chicago. Builds on the work of Chicago-based queer publications like Chicago IRL, In Our Words, and others. (Adapted from Melt's introduction to the collection.)
"A Call to Action is a poignant and uncompromising analysis of the criminal/justice system which spends millions of dollars annually, and controls the lives of approximately one million inmates--of which nearly two-thirds are Black and members of other non-white groups. Of particular concern is the over-representation of Black men who traverse the criminal justice system as though it was especially designed for them."
Magazine In These Times: Class Dismissed Felicia Kornbluh Reports
October 5, 1997
In These Times is an alternative, biweekly newsmagazine published by the Institute for Public Affairs in Chicago. It is a member of the Alternative Press Syndicate. This issue focuses on education, police racism and brutality, and media coverage of the 1997 UPS strike.
Includes articles on the political ads, Latin America's relationship with Washington DC, protests at a South American paper mill, 2008 Democratic primaries, hotel workers' unionizing, racism in the LA County Jail, and a wide selection of short editorials. Written from a largely "leftist" perspective.
Subscription card scotch-taped mid-magazine. Address label stuck to front cover.