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COLUMN FORTY-ONE, JANUARY 1, 1999
(Copyright 1999 Al Aronowitz)

PROSTITUTION AND NEGRO APPRENTICE NAZIS AT NEWARK CITY HALL

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[This article first appeared in UNITY & STRUGGLE.]

A few years ago, I ended a poem of mine about neo-colonialism in these cities and other jurisdictions and sectors of the body politic where our colored (and other dishonest liberals) are supposed to represent the people's interests, "So what must be done about Negro Nazis?" Today, this is no longer couched in irony. Councilman Donald Tucker, once a trusted representative of the people, has apparently enrolled in the Wooden-Negro-Nazi-In-Training Institute for the Terminally Wacked.

We say this, because it was Tucker, even though he later lied about it to my wife, Amina, and me, who not only locked up our son, Ras, but nine other young people protesting the people's right to speak at City Council Meetings.

Tucker not only denied bringing charges, although his name was on the document, but the next day he supposedly began the process of making this overt denial of constitutional and democratic citizens' rights a municipal statute. First, this is a straight-out violation of the


'Mother' Tucker
says too many 'crazies'
are criticizing him


lst, 14th and 15th amendments to the Constitution. But then Tucker and company have said little about the Witch of Trenton, Gov. Whitman, taking over Newark schools with some equally neo-fascist justification.

Now, not only are we not to be able to minister directly to city schools, but this mother, Tucker, wants to deprive the people of even their right to voice their opinion. Why? Well, first the city council meetings at the Council chambers are on television, so everybody can see the shaky business going on down there. Tucker says there are too many "crazies" at the Council meetings criticizing him, and that in reality they are plants sent by the Mayor to taunt Tucker and the Council. If this latter is so, why not expose Mayor James as the half-slick trickster we know he is.

Tucker told us that the City Council meetings are more efficient with no people speaking! I told him, Mussolini made the trains run on time, but there were some other problems. Plus if he doesn't want to deal with the details of this critical work, then why did he run for City Council in the first place. Especially since he is now a State Assemblyman as well as a face on the Passaic Valley Water Authority.

Along with power obsessive neo-nazi act Tucker is spearheading, with only Corey Booker, and Mamie Bridgeforth opposing, there is also the grim specter of rampant prostitution. The tacky little group of Nwk politicians who backed Treffinger, including his handpicked visible Treffiniggers, backed Republican attacks on the cities, removing millions of dollars a day, while replacing the money with downsizing, removal of benefits from city and other public work. The privatization of erstwhile public jobs, transferring most commercial and service contracts with her corporate cronies.

Between the Negro Nazis and the Colored Courtesans, the people are up against a deep-rooted corporate strategy to drive many people out of the city for the renaissance which most of us have yet to see, and to put the entire workings and development and planning for the city in private, corporate, non-public hands. Tucker's new ordinance against the public speaking at City Council meetings and the wide appearance of these deadly sell-outs, Skeezers, inside Newark politics must be opposed with all of our strength.

But real opposition can only be mounted by a United Front of Newark's citizens, the grass roots working people, community organizations, unions, activists, block associations, youth and senior citizens, small business associations, artists and cultural workers, church groups and other people oriented intellectuals, and any of the institutions and corporations not trying to openly declare themselves Enemies of the People.

Persons with specific information on these goings on should contact UNITY & STRUGGLE, ##

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