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Press Releases from Progressive Organizations and Projects
SLAVERY - Not For Sale’s 2012 Global Forum will be held November 1-2 in
VETERANS - Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will have its annual convention November 2, in
MEDIA - the 12th annual Media Democracy Days Vancouver (MDD) will host free public events, including a film screening, public talks, hands-on workshops and panel discussions on the state of
RESISTERS - The National War Tax Resistance Coordinating Committee (NWTRCC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary November 2-4 in
RACISM - On November 3-4 the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations is sponsoring a rally, march and conference in
WOMEN’S STUDIES - The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) will host its annual conference November 8-11, in Oakland, CA, under the theme: Feminism Unbound: Imagining a Feminist Future. The conference is the only annual meeting in the
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
ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM - The Shadbush Environmental Justice Collective will host the Shalefield Justice Action Camp November 10-12 near
Contact: email@example.com; http://shadbushcollective.org/.
ENVIRONMENT - The San Francisco Green Festival will take place November 10-11 at the SF Concourse Exhibition Center.
ARTS EDUCATION - The 75th annual Conference for Community Arts Education will be held in
RACE - The Facing Race 2012 conference will be held in
TEACHERS - The 12th Annual Teaching For Social Justice Curriculum Fair will be held November 17 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 30 in
Contact: http://heymancenter.org/ events/why-remember-guantanamo/.
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.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://globalmigrants action.org/.
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: https://www.meca forpeace.org.
Contact: http://pacbi.org/; http://www.bdsmovement.net/; http:// www.boycottisraelnetwork.net/.
SCHOOL/FOOD NOT BOMBS - Food Not Bombs activists have started the Free Skool in
Contact: http://foodnot bombs.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.iranpled ge.org; http://www.unitedforpeace.org.
BLACK PANTHER - My People Are Rising: Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain, is the story of Aaron Dixon, the founding member of the Seattle Black Panther Party in 1968 at age 19. The memoir begins with the story of his enslaved ancestors and takes us on a journey throughout
Contact: Haymarket Books,
DISABILITY - A Disability History of the United States by Kim E. Nielsen, is the first book to cover the entirety of disability history, from pre-1492 to the present. Throughout the book, Nielsen illustrates how concepts of disability have shaped the American experience—from deciding who was allowed to immigrate to establishing labor laws and justifying slavery and gender discrimination.
MUMIA - Veronica and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, as told to her sister Valerie Jones, is the posthumous memoir of a key witness in the frame-up conviction of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Contact: Rachel Wolkenstein, 917-689-4009; email@example.com.
LIBERATION - From Dictatorship to Democracy: A Conceptual Framework for Liberation is a short guide to overthrowing a dictatorship by nonviolent means, including 198 specific methods to consider depending on circumstance.
Contact: The New Press,
ARTISTS - Live Through This: On Creativity and Self-Destruction, is a look at the bizarre entanglement of destructive and creative forces. It explores the uses of art to overcome abuse, incest, madness, depression and impulses towards self-destruction.
Contact: Seven Stories Press,
WWII - In Unpatriotic History of the Second World War, James Heartfield argues that the Second World War was not fought to stop fascism, or to liberate Europe, but that it was a war between imperialist powers to decide which among them would rule over the world, a division of the spoils of empire, and an iron cage for working people enslaved to the war production drive.
LESSER EVIL - The Least of All Possible Evils: Humanitarian Violence from Arendt to Gaza by Eyal Weizman, explores the principle of the “lesser evil”—the acceptability of pursuing one exceptional course of action in order to prevent a greater injustice.
Contact: Verso Books,
WATER - Bullfrog Films has just released Chasing Water, a documentary that follows the
Contact: Bullfrog Films,
WHITE - Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness is a documentary that explores the complicated relationship of Arab and Slavic immigrants to American notions of whiteness.
HEALTHCARE - Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Health- care tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system? The film follows dramatic human stories as well as leaders fighting to transform healthcare at the highest levels of medicine, industry, government, and even the
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://escapefiremovie.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/.