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Episode 55 -- Burge, Torture, and Reparations
Recorded August 8, 2015. Lady Law never stands so tall as when she stands on someone's hand. Horrifically tortured by Chicago Police officer Jon Burge and his cronies into confessing a crime he did not commit, Darrell Cannon spent 24 years in prison, much of it in solitary at a super-max facility, before the courts acknowledged the error. Bill Barclay interviews Darrell Cannon about how the conviction was overturned, the campaign for reparations for survivors of Chicago Police torture, and, most especially, the terms of the reparations ordinance passed by the Chicago City Council and the consequences for policing in Chicago.

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New Ground 161

July -- August, 2015


  • What's Next on Trade? by Tom Broderick
  • The United States Must Not Turn Puerto Rico Into the Next Greece
  • A Legacy for the Cause
  • DSA in the News
  • A Note from the Editor
  • Upcoming Events of Interest

  • New Ground 161.1 -- 08.01.2015

    0. DSA News

    Talkin' Socialism, Episode 54
    DSA in the News
    Socialist International
    DSA National Convention

    1. Politics

    Medicare for All
    Dirty ICE
    Universal Background Checks

    2. Upcoming Events of Interest


    President Bernie Sanders?

    Bernie Sanders

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has announced that he is officially running as a candidate for President in 2016 to further a desperately needed political revolution in the USA.

    Senator Sanders is a lifelong champion of the public programs and democratic rights that empower working class people. His candidacy could help expand both the progressive movement and the democratic socialist voice within that movement.


    Paid for by Chicago Democratic Socialists of America and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

    New Ground 161.2 -- 08.17.2015

    0. DSA News

    Burge, Torture, and Reparations: Episode 55 Talkin' Socialism
    In Solidarity with Those Arrested in Ferguson
    DSA in the News
    DSA National Convention
    Mollie West and Julian Bond

    1. Politics

    LaSalle Street Tax
    National Nurses United
    On Immigration, Bernie Sanders Is Correct
    Louder Than a Money Bomb
    Our Walmart?

    2. Democratic Socialism

    Greece: Was There an Alternative?
    Egyptian Lingerie and the Robot Future
    Christian Socialist Ethics
    New Era Windows Cooperative


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