JOURNAL OF THE 24TH YEAR
Japan's Fukushima Disaster
The Shura Case
Death Row Inmates Exonerated
NUGGETS FROM THE NUT HOUSE
From Netanyahu to Mladic
Edward S. Herman
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES
Veterans Support Manning
Double Dip Recession
Iara Lee's Culture of Resistance
Len Weinglass (1933-2011)
Michael Steven Smith
Checkmate In The Great Game
Nicolas J.S. Davies
The Colonial Predator Legacy
Against Corporatocracy Rule
Bruce E. Levine
The Mideast & South Central Asia
Bin Laden and the Arab "Awakening"
From Poppies to Fentanyl Lollipops
The Lacandon Jungle and the Carbon Market
Displacing People for Profit
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Zaps July-August 2011
COPWATCH - The 2nd International Copwatch Conference is scheduled for July 22-24 in
LA RAZA - The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 23-26 in
Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office,
POPULAR ECONOMICS - The Center for Popular Economics is holding its 2011 Summer Institute July 24-30 at
COMMUNITY MEDIA - The
VETERANS - Veterans for Peace is holding this year’s annual convention August 3-7 at
Contact: Veterans For Peace,
GREEN PARTY - The 2011 Annual National Meeting of the Green Party
FESTIVAL - The Dissident Arts Festival is scheduled for 4-11 PM on August 13 at the Brecht Forum in NYC, a celebration of radical Left culture with Upsurge!, Radio Noir, Secret Architecture, Judy Gorman, Gwen Laster, Raging Grannies, plus radical poets and satirists and a screening and discussion of Salt of the Earth.
COMMUNITIES - The Communities Conference is a networking and learning opportunity for co-operative or communal lifestyles, with workshops, events, and entertainment scheduled for August 19-21 at the Twin Oaks Community in
Contact: Twin Oaks Communities Conference, 138 Twin
CLASS WAR - “The War on the Working Class” is the title of a conference scheduled for October 1 at
OCCUPATION - Over 50 populist organizations and thousands of activists are planning protests on
ART & POLITICS - Something to Say features 15 profiles of artists and activists on issues surrounding the intersection of art and politics, featuring text by Richard Klin with photographs by Lily Prince, with subjects from Pete Seeger to Jen Sorensen.
Contact: Lawrence Hill Books,
CUBAN MUSIC - In Buena Vista in the Club: Rap, Reggaetón, and Revolution in
Contact: Duke University Press,
DICTIONARY - Shocked and Awed: A Dictionary of the War on Terror by Fred Halliday offers the definitions and context for the rhetoric of endless war, from famous quotes and phrases to euphemisms, stereotypes, and more.
FEMINIST ACTIVISM - My Dream is to be Bold: Our Work to End Patriarchy by the group South African activist group Feminist Alternatives documents their organizing for real social transformation away from capitalist patriarchy, amid anti-apartheid struggle and regime change.
GLOBAL LABOR - In Workers, Unions and Global Capitalism: Lessons from
IMPERIALISM - In Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games, Eric Walberg describes a dangerous competition between major industrial powers, with
Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA. 30305; 404-647- 6501; www.claritypress.com.
LAW - The People’s Lawyer: The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Fight for Social Justice, From Civil Rights to Guantánamo by Albert Ruben is a history of the radical and innovative CCR, in its defense of the
NUKE REPORT - Nuclear Roulette: The Case Against a Nuclear Renaissance is a report by journalist Gar Smith (edited by Ernest Callenbach with a foreword by leading Japanese anti-nuclear activist, Aileen Mioko Smith) offering a rigorously researched rebuttal to the misleading claims of the nuclear industry and government boosters about nuclear power’s viability, sustainability, and safety.
PEACE ACTIVISTS - In Our Way to Fight: Israeli and Palestinian Activists for Peace, Michael Riordon interviews Israeli and Palestinian peace activists who break stereotypes while engaging in the dangerous work for small victories.
PUBLIC SPACE - In The Beach Beneath the Streets: Contesting New York City’s Public Spaces, Benjamin Shepard and Gregory Smithsimon examine activist struggles for community in
TEACHERS - In Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the
WARMING - The Global Warming Reader, edited and with an introduction by Bill McKibben, offers a collection designed to answer three main questions: what has climate change already done to our planet, what comes next, and what can we do about it?
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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/.