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Hey that newton piece should be made a feature, please

Nicely written good commentary on racism, very historical.
Yeah some dude finds zippers in a dumpster and that gets a feature. I spent some quality time transcribing a little known fascinating story and............. cheers the management
what newton piece? 06.Jan.2004 13:59

indy editor

It is nice to rpovide a link to the articel which you feel should be a feature. I scanned the recent newswire looking for any title that would look like the "newton piece" and came up with nothing. Unless this is your piece.

And if so, that piece was not featured because it says it is a transcript from a book. While it may be a good book, it is not "news" and for me personally, it doesnt reflect any issue right now that is forefronted. And that is not to demean the issue of race and racism.

Also, future requests for a feature are better received as a comment to the article or sent to this email address: imc-portland-requests@lists.indymedia.org

Thanks!


.. 06.Jan.2004 15:10

clamydia

And being a jerk about it when your articles don't immediately get top billing is kinda childish. Lighten up, yo.

cheers 06.Jan.2004 18:20

herpes

It is a vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvery out of print book and virtually unknown information about HUEY. I thought that joking about the ZIPPERTISTA'S was a funny way of putting it. You just don't like Huey huh, the article is listed as nurse corrine leonard and huey newton. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

done 06.Jan.2004 21:55

indymedia workerbee #6082

the article referred to here is at:  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/01/277814.shtml\
"Nurse Corinne Leornard and Huey P. Newton oct 28 1967"

the fact that this story is the topic of an upcoming Free Skool class is what makes it featureable, in my opinion. thanks for taking the time to type it up!

incidentally, Huey Newton is not actually all that well known, unfortunately. it would've been better if you'd given more background on who he is before you present the text from the book.