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Events, Campaigns, Books, & Films
ENVIRONMENT - On December 1 the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) will visit PNC Banks throughout the
Contact: email@example.com; http://eqat.wordpress.com/.
UNITED WORKERS - United Workers will celebrate ten years of movement building in
SOCIAL JUSTICE - Cultures Connecting & CourageWork are offering a workshop/training session, Strengthening and Sustaining Your Social Justice Activism: Powerful Strategies for Getting Out of Your Own Way, on December 4, in
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 206-568-8556; www.courage work.com.
LEONARD PELTIER - The Leonard Peltier Clemency Gathering will be December 8 in
in support of clemency.
FUTURES - Angela Y. Davis and
Contact: Critical Resistance, 510-444-0484.
RACISM/MIGRANTS - December 18 is the Global Day of Action Against Racism and for the Rights of Refugees, Migrants and Displaced People, as ratified at the 2011 World Social Forum. Actions are planned worldwide.
Contact: email@example.com; http://globalmigrantsaction.org/.
MEDIA - The sixth National Conference for Media Reform will be held April 5-7, in
SYRIA/MIDDLE EAST - The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) is currently seeking funds to assist more than 200,000 refugees fleeing violence in
Contact: http://pacbi.org/; http:// www.bdsmovement.net/; http:// www.boycottisraelnetwork.net/.
IRAN/WAR - United For Peace and Justice has initiated and launched the Iran Pledge of Resistance with numerous member groups and other peace and social justice organizations. The pledge is to take action against war with
Contact: http://www.iranpledge.org; http://www.unitedforpeace.org.
OCCUCARDS - Occucards is a collective of Occupy activists who produce educational outreach literature for the movement, offering free cards for download and print, or purchase. Prices are below what the cards cost to produce, and the group relies on donations to continue.
Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GE 30305; 404-647-6501; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.clarity press.com/.
PEOPLE’S HISTORY - In the tradition of Howard Zinn, 101 Changemakers offers a “people’s history” version of individuals who have shaped our country, written for middle school students. People written about include Alice Walker,
Contact: Haymarket Books,
DAKOTA - Mni Sota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota, is an intricate narrative of the Dakota people over the centuries in their traditional homelands, by Gwen Westerman and Bruce White.
PRISON - Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis offers scholarly and activist perspectives on prison issues and explores how the international community can move toward a more humane future.
ELECTIONS - Journalist Greg Palast’s new book, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, explains that the unprecedented levels of money rushing into this election is being spent to suppress the vote in geographical areas and along racial and class lines.
Contact: Seven Stories Press,
Contact: Monthly Review Press,
CHILD ABUSE - Every Child Matters and its partners in the National Coalition to End Child Abuse Deaths has released the third edition of its report, “We Can Do Better: Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths in
SOCIAL JUSTICE - Professor Donald Gutierrez’s extensive writings on social justice have been collected in Feeling the Unthinkable: Essays on Social Justice, an appeal for sensitivity, change, and action in confronting government abuses and social inequity at home and abroad.
Contact: Amador Publishing, 611 Delamar NW,
SUICIDE BOMBING - Challenging the commonly held idea that “suicide bombings” are motivated by a nihilistic hatred of life, Melissa Finn’s Al-Qaeda and Sacrifice: Martyrdom, War and Politics is a critical intervention into the study of terrorism. Finn offers insights into jihadi thought on its own terms, arguing that it constitutes a political theory.
Contact: Palgrave Macmillan,
CENSORED - The Media Freedom Foundation has released its annual book, Censored 2013: Dispatches from the Media Revolution. The book addresses crucial news ignored by the corporate media, including drones, corporate education “reform,” the status of Iraqi refugees, the 1970
Contact: Media Freedom Foundation,
LABOR - The documentary As Goes Janesville reports from ground zero of the recession-ridden heartland town of
ENVIRONMENT - A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet is a new documentary on the environmental movement from grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years, and from conservation to climate change.
Contact: Bullfrog Films,
ROCK - Psychedelic folk rock musician Anya Skidan has released a new EP, Indigo Child, and is playing shows through the winter in
HIP-HOP - Independent rapper and activist Immortal Technique has released a new DVD, The (R)evolution of Immortal Technique. The documentary is an exploration of one man’s global journey to fight injustice through music.
COMEDY - Jamie Kilstein, a radical comedian and co-host of the political comedy podcast Citizen Radio, is currently touring in select cities, including
Contact: http://jamiekilstein.com/; http://wearecitizenradio.com.
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CUBAN 5 - From May 30 to June 5, supporters of the Cuban 5 will gather in Washington DC to raise awareness about the case and to demand a humanitarian solution that will allow the return of these men to their homeland.
Contact: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIKES - Bikes Not Bombs is holding its 24th annual Bike- A-Thon and Green Roots Festival in Boston, MA on June 3, with several bike rides, music, exhibitors, and more.
Contact: Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-522-0222; mailbikesnotbombs.org; www.bikesnotbombs.org.
LEFT FORUM - The 2013 Left Forum will be held June 7-9, at Pace University in NYC.
Contact: 365 Fifth Avenue, CUNY Graduate Center, Sociology Dept., New York, NY 10016; http://www.leftforum.org/.
VEGAN FEST - Mad City Vegan Fest will be held in Madison, WI, June 8. The annual event features food, speakers, and exhibitors.
Contact: 122 State Street, Suite 405 B, Madison, WI 53701; email@example.com; http://veganfest.org/.
ADC CONFERENCE - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) holds its annual conference June 13-16 in Washington, DC, with panel discussions and workshops.
Contact: 1990 M Street, Suite 610, Washington, DC, 20036; 202-244-2990; convention @adc. org http://convention.adc.org/.
CUBA/SOCIALISM - A Cuban-North American Dialog on Socialist Renewal and Global Capitalist Crisis will be held in Havana, Cuba, June 16-30. There will be a 5-day Seminar at the University of Havana, plus visits to a co-op and educational and medical institutions.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.globaljustice center.org/.
NETROOTS - The 8th Annual Netroots Nation conference will take place June 20-23 in San Jose, CA. The event features panels, trainings, networking, screenings, and keynotes.
Contact: 164 Robles Way, #276, Vallejo, CA 94591; email@example.com; http://www.netrootsnation.org/.
MEDIA - The 15th annual Allied Media Conference will be held June 20-23, in Detroit.
Contact: 4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201; http://alliedmedia.org/.
GRASSROOTS - The United We Stand Festival will be hosted by Free & Equal, June 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The festival aims to reform the electoral process in the U.S.
LITERACY - The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) will hold its conference July 12-13 in Los Angeles.
Contact: 10 Laurel Hill Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003; http://namle.net/conference/.
IWW - The North American Work People’s College will take place July 12-16 at Mesaba Co-op Park in northern Minnesota. The event will bring together Wobblies from across the continent to learn skills and build one big union.
PEACESTOCK - On July 13, the 11th Annual Peacestock will take place at Windbeam Farm in Hager City, WI. The event is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace.
Contact: Bill Habedank, 1913 Grandview Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066; 651-388-7733; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www. peacestockvfp.org.
LA RAZA - The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 18-19 in New Orleans, with workshops, presentations, and panel discussions.
Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office, Raul Yzaguirre Building, 1126 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-785-1670; www.nclr.org.
ACTIVIST CAMP - Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp will have sessions in July and August in Ben Lomond, CA; Portland, OR; Charlton, MA. YEA Camp is designed for activists 12-17 years old who want to make a difference.
Contact: email@example.com; http://yeacamp.org/.