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  • A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad: Making a Break for Freedom During the Era of Mass Incarceration

    A New Way of Life and the New Underground Railroad: Making a Break for Freedom During the Era of Mass Incarceration

    By Chris Moore-Backman, Truthout | Radio Documentary

    After cycling in and out of the criminal justice system for nearly 15 years, Susan Burton gained freedom and sobriety and founded A New Way of Life Reentry Project in South Los Angeles. Ms. Burton opened her doors to other women returning home from prisons and jails, offering shelter, safety, leadership and support.

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  • Like His Dad, Charles Koch Was a Bircher

    Like His Dad, Charles Koch Was a Bircher

    By Lisa Graves, PRWatch | News Analysis

    Many commentators have noted that the father of the controversial Koch Brothers, Fred Koch, was a leader of the John Birch Society from its founding in 1958 until his death in 1967. But, in fact, Charles Koch followed his father's footsteps into the John Birch Society for years in Wichita, Kansas, a hub city for the organization in that decade of tremendous societal unrest as civil rights activists challenged racial segregation.

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