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Tony Platt : California Dreamin’

The Bloody Island Massacre of 1850 at the north end of Clear Lake, Lake County, California. Art from Manataka American Indian Council.  California Dreamin’ California’s public history mostly erases its tragic past, turning profound injustices, such as the genocide of … finish reading Tony Platt : California Dreamin’

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Tony Platt : Justice for the Living Dead

A graduate student at an anthropology museum at Berkeley uses a craniometer to measure an ancient Indian skull. This collection alone contained more than 10,000 Indian skeletons. Photo from Life magazine, October 25, 1948. Image from The Buffalo Post.Death’s double … finish reading Tony Platt : Justice for the Living Dead

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Tony Platt : Remembering Alex Haley and Mario Savio

Alex Haley. Image from Gather.A Better Day:Remembering Alex Haley and Mario Savio By Tony Platt / The Rag Blog / January 12, 2012 Let me drink from the waterswhere the mountain streams floodLet the smell of wildflowersflow free through my … finish reading Tony Platt : Remembering Alex Haley and Mario Savio

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Tony Platt : Prison Strike at Pelican Bay

Image from Los Angeles Times. The shame of California: Prison strike at Pelican Bay This strike has drawn worldwide attention to the widespread use of torturous practices by the United States against its own citizens. By Tony Platt / The … finish reading Tony Platt : Prison Strike at Pelican Bay

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Tony Platt : My Friend Betita Martinez

Betita Martinez. Photo from SF Gate.‘The heart just insists’:My friend Betita Martinez As the daughter of a dark-skinned immigrant from Mexico City and a blue-eyed North American, she felt racism in the air, ‘but I did not have words for … finish reading Tony Platt : My Friend Betita Martinez

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