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Tent City, America | MetaFilter
"On a related note, a homeless man in Virginia was found to have dug a hole in the ground to sleep in in the woods behind the Fairfax Police Department..."

> "Along with sleeping gear and digging tools were educational books and writings on religion, the English language and the United States criminal justice system."
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december 2015 by cluebucket
"El Librotraficante" Tony Diaz Defies Ethnic Studies Book Ban with Caravan to Arizona
JUAN GONZALEZ: On Monday, El Libro-Traficante is set to launch a small caravan to bring carloads of ethnic studies books into Arizona that were banned by public school officials in Tucson after the city suspended its acclaimed Mexican American Studies program due to a state ban on the teaching of ethnic studies. The banned books include Rethinking Columbus: The Next 500 Years, edited by Bill Bigelow and Bob Peterson; Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire; Occupied America: A History of Chicanos by Rodolfo Acuña_; and Chicano: The History of the Mexican Civil Rights Movement by F. Arturo Rosales.
TONY DIAZ: Evidently, he wanted to replace Mexican-American studies with a real, live class on doublespeak, because that’s all doublespeak. Huppenthal knows that Americans would not tolerate a direct ban on literature. So he has actually taken oppression and updated it. At the end of the day, yes, there is actually a law, America, in Arizona, to prohibit courses in high schools. Let that sink in.
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march 2012 by cluebucket
Provisions Learning Project (ProvisionsLibrary) | LibraryThing
to browse: "The library's acquisitions policy centers around gathering vital materials in over thirty subject areas—or Meridians—that collectively define the field of social change studies"
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november 2011 by cluebucket

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