To the Editor:
As your article points out
, Mitt Romney's announcement that he would eliminate HUD would exacerbate America's housing mess. Want to understand the reason for this country's housing mess? Then I highly recommend the 2010 Update of "Without Housing: Decades of Federal Housing Cutbacks, Massive Homelessness and Policy Failures" by the Western Regional Advocacy Project. It can be downloaded at its website (www.wraphome.org
) The 2010 Update focuses public attention back on the
Ralph E. Stone
To the Editor:
May Day is not, as you wrote
, to "commemorate the Haymarket Riot." That was a police attack on a peaceful assembly to protest police violence against strikers during the national general strike for an 8 hour day ... the only national general strike in the history of the USA. The government used the bomb that someone threw at the police during the police riot as a pretext to round up and prosecute radical leaders of the Chicago labor movement who were also active in promoting the general strike in the city for the 8 hour day. These people were revolutionaries, members of the International Working People's Association. Four of them were hanged, one committed suicide and three were sent to prison. The men who were hanged are known as the Haymarket Martyrs and May Day became an international labor holiday to commemorate them.
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