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Alan Amen's older brother Ron, a Vietnam veteran, had lost the use of his left hand when it was crushed by machinery at the Premier Steel Company. Like many of the working poor before him, Alan Amen tried to break his family cycle of factory work by taking courses at Wayne State University. His mother, Katherine, who had been a secretary and was active in community affairs, drew him into the struggle against the city. The Amen family,like many Arab-Americans, saw Dearborn'sefforts as one more contemptuous act by a society that viewed Arabs as dirty illiterates without culture or commonsense.
Other newspapers. We hope to fill a void in that fourth estate . . A void created by party news- We Will Toke the Hord Line 73 papers and the cutting of those articles which express the more liberal viewpoint. "* The differing perspectives of Ovshinsky and Watson reflected a real division between advocates of an alternate lifestyle and hardcore political revolutionaries. Nationally, individuals such as Abbie Hoffman and Allen Ginsberg practiced a cultural revolution from above, based on the glorification of a few thumb-nosing superstars in a Hall of Fame conception of history.
Dan Aldrich, a radical intellectual who had been active in the People's Tribune, became the chairman of the Black United Front. He articulated the four major premises of the organization, saying that the police failed to respect religious institutions, that the police failed to respect black women and children, that the police failed to respect the rights of those opposing institutionalized racism, and that public We Will Take the Hard Line 69 opm1on was being misled by Governor Milliken, Police Commissioner Johannes F.