Karen lee Wald
A Phrasebook Guide
NATO's War on Libya
Abbas's New Gambit
Women of Corn
The CIA Returns to Campus
Native Eskimos Fight for Lost Land
Mexico's Indignados Have Had It
The Jobs Crisis
Revolts in Syria
Omar s. Dahl
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Events, Campaigns, Books, & Films
OCCUPY TOGETHER - Occupy Together is the unofficial hub for the various occupations springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Over 1,000 cities and towns are currently participating.
FUNDRAISING - Truthout is celebrating its ten-year anniversary and raising funds to continue its important work in the movement for accountability, truth, and justice.
Contact: Truthout, PO Box 276-414,
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION - The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will host its 21st annual conference in
Contact: name@NAMEorg.org; http://nameorg.org.
RESISTERS - The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is holding the “Nuclear Weapons: Don’t Buy Them, Don’t Own Them,” conference in
RIGHTS - The Northeastern University School of Law will host The Institute on Framing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for Mobilization and Advocacy: Towards a Strategic Agenda in the
BOOKFAIR - The 10th Annual New Orleans Bookfair is scheduled for November 5 at 500-600 blocks of
Contact: Robin Stricklin,
MARXISM - The Fall 2011 Greater New York Marxism Conference will take place November 5-6 at
Contact: Andrea Carmen, 907-745-4482, email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nwtrcc.org/.
HUMAN RIGHTS - The U.S. Human Rights Network will host A Forum: U.S. Toxics Policies & U.S. Human Rights Obligations, on November 6, in
CLIMATE JUSTICE - On November 6, Tar Sands Action will return to
Contact: http://www.tarsands action.org/.
MEDIA - November 6 is Media Democracy Day and events promoting non-corporate independent media are planned in Vancouver, BC (Nov. 11-13) and
Contact: http://mediademocracyday.org/; http://www.chicagoprogmedia.org/.
HUMAN RIGHTS - The Human Rights and Racial Justice Convening will take place on November 7. Sponsors include the U.S. Human Rights Fund, the Overbrook Foundation, and the Just and Fair Schools Fund.
Contact: email@example.com; http:// www.ushumanrightsfund.org/.
DIRECT ACTION - The annual November vigil to protest the School of the
Contact: SOA Watch,
PRISONERS - Prison Radio challenges unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism, and gender discrimination. Prison Radio is currently raising funds in efforts to record music from Mumia Abu- Jamal; as well as cover news from the California Prison hunger strike and news of Bradley Manning’s defense, among other prisoners.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.prisonradio.org/.
ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR - The first Annual Boston Anarchist Bookfair will take place November 11-13 at
ENVIRONMENT - The San Francisco Green Festival, the largest sustainability event in the nation, will take place November 12. Speakers include Amy Goodman and Tom Hayden.
Contact: http://www.green festvals.org/.
Contact: email@example.com; http://www.teachersforjustice.org/.
WOMEN - The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence is an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. It will take place November 25 to December 10. The campaign begins on the International Day Against Violence Against Women and ends on International Human Rights Day.
Contact: http://cwgl.rutgers.edu/; http://www.unwomen.org/.
PRISONERS - The Prisoners Are People Too! Community Education Meeting will be held in
CLASS - The Center for Study of Working Class Life has announced the “How Class Works - 2012 Conference,” to be held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, July 7-9, 2012. Proposals for papers, presentations, and sessions are welcome until December 12, 2011.
Contact: Center for Study of Working Class Life, Dept. of Economics, SUNY at Stony Brook,
HUNGER/POVERTY - Food Not Bombs continues its End Hunger and Poverty Tour in cities across the
WALL STREET - In How Wall Street Fleeces America, Stephen Lendman discusses Wall Street’s recovery from the financial crisis of 2007 & 2008 while industrial
Contact: Clarity Press Inc. Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GE 30305; 404-647- 6501; www.claritypress.com/.
CULTURE - Groundswell, a new journal, is a loose affiliation of cultural producers working in the arts and activism. Groundswell is currently accepting submissions.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://groundswellcollective.com/.
CENSORSHIP - Censored 2011 is a collection of the top 25 censored stories of 2010-2011 that somehow fell off the national news radar. Stories include, “More US Soldiers Committed Suicide than Died in Combat”; “Trafficking of Iraqi Women Rampant”; and “Sweatshops in China Are Making Your iPods While Workers Suffer.”
Contact: Seven Stories Press,
RACISM - Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice is a guide to understanding and confronting institutionalized racism (3rd edition). The book provides practical suggestions, tools, examples, and advice on how white people can intervene in interpersonal and organizational situations to work as allies for racial justice.
Contact: New Society Publishers,
FEMINISM - Merle Hoffman pioneered one of the first abortion clinics in the time before Roe v. Wade and her new memoir discusses this as well as personal events from her life. Intimate Wars: The Life and Times of the Woman Who Brought Abortion from the Back Alley to the Boardroom is a personal and political book from this journalist, activist, and women’s health care pioneer.
Contact: The Feminist Press, The
FINANCIAL CRISIS - Yanis Varoufakis’ new book, The Global Minotaur: America, The True Origins of the Financial Crisis and the Future of the World Economy, traces the systemic cause of the current crisis back to the U.S. trade and budget deficits of the 1970s. Varoufakis links the lessons learned from the crash of 1929 and the
Contact: Zed Books,
SPANISH CIVIL WAR - The Story of the Iron Column, Militant Anarchism in the Spanish Civil War is a new book by Abel Paz, translated by Paul Sharkey. This history of the Iron Column—an anarchist militia during the Spanish Civil War—is the first book about this group of “uncontrollables.”
Contact: AK Press,
Contact: Duke University Press,
CIVILIZATION - The Crisis of Civilization is a new documentary investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism, and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.
CORRUPTION - The Washington Influence Industry is a call to action as it documents a cycle of political corruption that has resulted in the corporate dominance of American democracy. The film highlights corporations and politicians who buy and sell access to the halls of government for the purpose of rigging public policy for personal gain.
Contact: http://thewashington influenceindustry.com.
HOUSING - Families living on the South Dakota Pine Ridge Reservation crowd into mold-infested trailers. Others are on the brink of losing homes to foreclosure in the old
Contact: email@example.com; http://www.nesri.org/.
MILITARY - Semper Fi: Always Faithful will premier November 12 at the Cucalorus film festival in
Contact: http://workingfilms.org/blog/; http://www.cucalorus.org/index.asp.
MEDIA - Media That Matters will tour the southeastern
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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/.