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No New Nukes Victory
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"Anti-Terrorism" Law Expansion
Rehabilitation of Bush
Honeywell Lock Out
The "Golden Rule"
Lawrence S. Wittner
Beyond Gay Marriage
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Sense & Sentimentality
Savage Imperialism 3
How to Create Jobs
The Pick Up Artist
Bread and Puppet Theater
Zaps - 02/11
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Zaps - February 2011
SOCIAL FORUMS - The 2011 World Social Forum is scheduled for February 6-11 in Dakar, Senegal featuring discussions among citizen-activists of alternatives to the dominant corporate-military system under the banner "Another World is Possible."
WIKILEAKS - A public rally in favor of WikiLeaks is scheduled for February 7 in London. Additionally, an international petition in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks is available online.
TALKS - Antiwar activist and author Tom Hayden will give evening talks in Boston and Manchester. On Feb. 7, he will speak on the U.S.'s "long war" and the effect on domestic programs and civil liberties at Encuentro 5 in Boston; on Feb. 8, he will give a talk entitled "Revolution, Reform, and Pathways to Social Change" at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Contact: Boston - United for Justice with Peace, PO Box 390449, Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139; 617-383-4UJP; email@example.com; www.justicewithpeace.org. Manchester - 603-222-4100; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.theshapeofdiversity.org.
CONVERSATION - Phyllis Bennis and Noam Chomsky in Conversation is an evening event scheduled for the February 10 at the Pleasant Street Church in Boston. At this fundraiser for Mass. Global Action and Majority Agenda Project, these long-time activists will discuss the current wars and prospects for peace, followed by breakout organizing sessions.
THEATER - Vermont's Bread & Puppet: Cheap Art & Political Theater is doing a tour of southern and eastern states in February and March, starting in Philadelphia on February 10, but with open dates to fill as well. Check the current schedule and/or call with venue suggestions.
EVOLUTION - February 11-13 will be the sixth annual celebration of Evolution Weekend, to demonstrate that religious people from many faiths and locations understand that evolution is sound science and poses no problems for their faith—affiliated with the Clergy Letter Project repudiating anti-science fundamentalism.
POVERTY - An Urban Poverty Forum is scheduled for February 13 at Seattle Town Hall with speakers and presentations about the systemic issues surrounding urban poverty.
PALESTINE SOLIDARITY - The Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign has issued a call for global protests on February 19. This call is for women all over the world to unite behind the popular resistance and the determination of Palestinian women in defense of their land, rights, and dignity. It is in memory of 34-year-old Jawaher Abu Rahmah who died in a Ramallah hospital from poisoning due to teargas inhalation while protesting against the Apartheid Wall on December 31.
PRESS CONFERENCE - A "report back" press conference is scheduled for February 25 in Washington, DC, with members of Iraq Veterans Against the War speaking about their humanitarian aid mission to Basra, Iraq in January-February.
TEACH-IN - The 10th Annual Local to Global Justice Teach-in "Solidarity Through Knowledge & Action" is scheduled for February 26-27 at Arizona State University in Tempe. Workshops and other events are designed for sharing experiences on a wide range of social justice, human rights, and sustainability issues.
STUDENT STRIKE - Students in California are planning more actions this March in response to budget cuts affect tuition and courses. Actions include a statewide strike and day of action on March 2, a conference on March 12, and a march on the state Capitol in Sacramento on March 14.
WOMEN'S STRIKE - March 8 is the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day with events planned around the world. Global Women's Strike also organizes protest, education, and direct action around this day to redress the ongoing oppression of women who do two-thirds of all the world's work—most of it without pay or formal benefits and often in slave conditions.
FEMINIST CONFERENCE - The Young Feminist Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, the world's largest pro-choice student network, is scheduled for March 12-14 at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Contact: Feminist Majority Foundation, 1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209; 866-444-FMLA; www.feministcampus.org.
LEFT FORUM - The 2010 Left Forum is scheduled for March 18-20 at Pace University in New York City. This year's theme is "Toward a Politics of Solidarity" and will feature hundreds of panel discussions, art and film shows, and exhibitors.
SENTENCING - Five peace activists convicted in December of felony trespass and other charges for a protest against nuclear weapons at a Navy base near Bremerton, Washington are scheduled to be sentenced on March 28 in Tacoma. They face up to ten years in prison.
CESAR CHAVEZ DAY - March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day, with a parade and festival in San Francisco (on April 9 this year), plus a national campaign to get March 31 (Chavez's birthday) declared a national holiday to honor the migrant farm worker organizer.
CLIMATE - A national youth summit to strategize climate activism, Power Shift 2011, is scheduled for April 1-4 at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC with workshops and discussions about organizing and legislative campaigns.
ANTIWAR DEMOS - Large antiwar demonstrations are planned for April 8 and 9 this year. The National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance has called for a march on the Pentagon in Washington, DC on April 8 and a coalition of groups through the United National Antiwar Committee has called for rallies and marches in San Francisco and New York on April 9.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://yeacamp.org/.