Edward S. Herman
Obama vs. Romney
Pennies For Your Thoughts
Psychologists Subvert Democracy
Bruce E. Levine
Citizens United and Walker
Cocaine, Power, and Gaza
Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder
No Such Thing As Rape
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OCCUPY TOGETHER - Occupy Together is the unofficial hub for the various occupations across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Towns and cities worldwide are participating.
SCHOOLS - Dignity in Schools’ National Week of Action on Ending School Pushout will be September 29-October 6.
CLIMATE CHANGE - The Peace and Justice Studies Association, with the Tufts Initiative on Climate Change and Climate Justice, will hold its annual conference October 4-6 at
WOMEN - The Exceptional Merit Media Awards (EMMAs) were created by the National Womens Political Caucus (NWPC) to honor and reward journalists and media outlets in radio, television, print and the internet that inform and educate the public about critical issues that impact women’s lives. This year’s event will be held October 4 in
LGBTQ - The 25th annual Out On Film Festival will take place October 4-11, in
HEALTHCARE - A Demonstration for Universal Healthcare has been called for October 6 on the National Mall in
Contact: http://duh4all.org; http://www.healthcare-now.org.
TEACHERS - The 12th Annual Conference, Teaching for Social Justice: Acts of Courage and Resistance, will be held October 6th in
Contact: 415-676-7844; email@example.com; http://www.t4sj.org/.
SPACE MILITARIZATION - October 6-13 is Keep Space for Peace Week, an international week of protest to stop the militarization of space.
NADER - Ralph Nader will present The Seventeen Solutions, Bold Ideas for Our American Future, October 10 at
HOMELESSNESS - October 10 is World Homeless Day. Events are planned worldwide.
Contact: http://www.world homelessday.org/.
ART/SOCIAL CHANGE - The Arts & Social Change Symposium will be held October 12-13 in
Contact: http://www.artsand socialchange.org/.
McDONALDS - October 16 is Anti-McDonalds Day. Hundreds of Food Not Bombs members will be sharing vegan meals outside their local McDonalds.
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POLICE BRUTALITY - October 22 is National Day Against Police Brutality.
Contact: http://www.october 22.org/.
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.iranpled ge.org; http://www.united forpeace.org.
SLAVERY - Not For Sale’s 2012 Global Forum will be held November 1-2 in Sunnyvale, CA. Conference-goers will hear what is going on in the movement to end slavery, recent developments and new strategies to fight human trafficking, and personal stories from abolitionists around the world.
Contact: http://www.nfsglobal forum.org/.
VETERANS - Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will have its annual convention November 2, in
RESISTERS - The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary November 2-4 in
BOOKFAIR - The 2012 Boston Anarchist Bookfair will be held at
WOMEN/LAW - The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) will host its Women, Law & Public Policy conference November 9-11, in
TEACHERS - The 12th Annual Teaching For Social Justice Curriculum Fair will be held November 17th in
RACE - The Facing Race 2012 conference will be held in
DIRECT ACTION - The annual November vigil to protest the School of the
Contact: SOA Watch,
MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION - The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will host its 22nd annual conference in
JOBS - Jobs with Justice will celebrate its 25th anniversary November 29 in
ROOTS CAMP - RootsCamp will be held November 30th, in
SCHOOL/FOOD NOT BOMBS - Food Not Bombs activists have started the Free Skool in
Contact: http://foodnot bombs.net/.
Opportunities & Resources
ESSAYS WANTED - San Francisco State University School of Journalism is seeking submissions from essayists and literary journalists on interracial interaction in neighborhoods. What keeps some communities together and some apart? What are the patterns of interaction and communication? How does this affect our understanding of racial and ethnic identity?
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
SECURITY - In Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India and Israel, Reese Jones analyzes how controversial border security projects were justified in their respective countries, what consequences these physical barriers have on the lives of those living in these newly securitized spaces, and what long-term effects the hardening of political borders will have in these societies and globally.
Contact: Zed Books,
RACE - Barbara J. Fields and Karen E. Fields’ Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life, argues that the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call “racecraft”; and that Americans have failed to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality.
Contact: Verso Books,
CLIMATE - Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence is Christian Parenti’s new work about the era of climate war. The book is about how extreme weather brought on by global warming is unleashing unrest and violence from Africa to Asia to the
Contact: Nation Books,
Contact: Monthly Review Press,
UNIONS - They’re Bankrupting Us! and 20 Other Myths about Union, by Bill Fletcher Jr., refutes 21 myths that labor opponents typically use to discredit unions.
RULING CLASS - New American Revolution: The Constitutional Overthrow of the United States Government, by Wm W. Fa- well, is an expose of the history of the ruling class in
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nar2012.com/.
DEMOCRACY - Paradise Lost,
Contact: Arthur Robbins, 245 Avenue C, 7A,
ELECTIONS - Electoral Dysfunction: A Survival Manual for American Voters, by Victorial Bassetti, is book written in conjunction with a PBS documentary of the same name, reporting on voting in
Contact: The New Press,
HUMAN RIGHTS - The United Nations Association Film Festival will be held October 18-20 at
LABOR - Tejid@s Juntas / Stitched Together: Workers, Students, and the Movement for Alta Garcia is a new movie and organizing tool about the Alta Garcia factory workers in the
CREATIVE ECONOMY - In blue-collar
Contact: Maynard Seider, 413-374-8429; M.Seider@ mcla.edu; http://farewellto factorytowns.com/.
Contact: Gatwitch Records, 390 Queens Quay West,
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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/.