Other features include an interview with Cathy Wilkerson who recently wrote a memoir called Flying Close to the Sun: My life and times as a Weatherman. The book is a memoir of a white middle-class girl from the suburbs who became what today many would call a terrorist — a bomb-making member of the Weather Underground — who then came to learn the lessons of the 1960s that other radicals of all stripes seem not to have learned.
Cathy Wilkerson was active in the civil rights movement, Students for a Democratic Society, and the Weather Underground. In 1970, she, along with Kathy Boudin, survived an explosion in the basement of her parents' townhouse that killed three Weathermen, forcing the two underground. For the past twenty years she has worked as an educator teaching teachers in the New York City schools.
Other features include a look at the FCC consolidation, the rising tides of women in prison, and why Berkeley ditched sidewalk-sitting prohibitions.
Most of all this issue includes some great stories and poetry from the streets, including the story of Street Roots vendor Brian Letiecq, a story written by two recently housed vendors, and much more.
You can find all of this and more in the next edition of Street Roots. Don't be a scrooge, buy a copy today, you might be surprised by what you find!
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