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Sports & Culture
Organizing for Justice
George j. Bryjak
Gay & Lesbian Notes
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An Interview with Toni Smith by Dave Zirin
O ne year ago, Toni Smith was just another Division III athlete grinding through her senior year as captain of the women’s basketball ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Tooth Fairy Project by Michael Steinberg
I n 1996’s The Making of the Atomic Bomb , author Richard Rhodes details plans by Enrico Fermi, Edward Teller,... More / Printer Friendly Version
Taking It All Back by Puck Puck
B eing white in the United States means never having to think about what that means. And most white folks don’t. In fact, any frank ... More / Printer Friendly Version
W ith no end in sight to the war on terrorism, it is increasingly urgent to recogniz e the effects of war on women. The pandemic of ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Interview with Medha Patkar by Site Administrator
O ver the past two decades the struggle against dam projects that threaten the right to life and livelihood for the people of India’s ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Rising Health Costs by Yves Engler
F ord, General Motors, and DaimlerChrysler recently joined a legal challenge to block two Michigan health systems from building two new hospitals ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Innocence Project by Judith David
F rom his cell on death row, Ron Williamson screamed “I am an innocent man. I didn’t kill Debbie Carter,” disturbing the whole ... More / Printer Friendly Version
U.S. & Haiti by Noam Chomsky
T hose who have any concern for Haiti will naturally want to understand how its most recent tragedy has been unfolding. For those who have ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Argentine President Faces Off With the IMF by Roger Burbach
P resident Nestor Kirchner of Argentina is emerging as the leading nemesis of the International Monetary Fund and the private financial speculators ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Outsourcing The American Dream by George j. Bryjak
E conomists Ashok Bardhan and Cynthia Kroll of the University of California at Berkeley estimate that in July 2003 between 25,000 and 30,000 ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Carnival As Organizing by Michael Bronski
A decade ago the idea of seriously organizing for gay marriage—or, more correctly stated, same-sex marriage—was barely imaginable. The idea o... More / Printer Friendly Version
Supressing Dissent at Drake by Bill Berkowitz
W hen students, faculty, and concerned community members gathered at an anti-war conference sponsored by the Drake Chapter of the National ... More / Printer Friendly Version
There Is No Alternative!? by Michael Albert
C urrently, our website, ZNet, is helping to form Projects for a Participatory Society, which will, for the moment, be an online discussion of ... More / Printer Friendly Version
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HUMAN RIGHTS - The U.S. Human Rights Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the Advancing Human Rights 2013 Conference, December 6-8, in Atlanta, GA.
Contact: 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30312; email@example.com; http:// www.ushrnetwork.org/.
AFRICAN/SOCIALIST - The Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA will be held December 7-11, in St. Petersburg, FL.
Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727- 821-6620; info@aps puhuru.org; http://asiuhuru.org/.
SCHOOLS - The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) will host a workshop on the DSC “Model Code on Education and Dignity: Presenting A Human Rights Framework for Schools” at the Mid-Hudson Region NY State Leadership Summit on School Justice Partnerships, December 11 in White Plains, NY.
Contact: http://www.dignityin schools.org/.
ANARCHIST/BOOKFAIR - The Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair will be held December 14, in Eureka, CA.
Contact: humboldtgrassroots @riseup.net; http://humbold tanarchist bookfair.wordpress. com/.
CLIMATE - The World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities is hosting a follow-up event to the 2012 Rio de Janeiro symposium. The gathering will be held in Qatar on January 28-30, 2014.
Contact: http://environment.tufts. edu/.
LABOR - The United Association for Labor Education (UALE) will host Organizing for Power: A New Labor Movement for the New Working Class in Los Angeles, March 26-29. Proposals are due December 15.
Contact: LAWCHA, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), Box 90719, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0719;lawcha @duke. edu; http://lawcha.org/.
MEDIA FELLOWSHIP - The Media Mobilizing Project is seeking applicants for the first annual Movement Media Fellowship Program. The Fellow will work with MMP to produce the spring season of Media Mobilizing Project TV. MMPTV is a news and talk show that tells the stories of local communities organizing to win human rights and build a movement to end poverty.
Contact: 4233 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-821- 9632; milena@media mobilizing.org; http://www.media mobilizing.org/.
RACE - The 7th Facing Race: A National Conference will be held in Dallas, TX November 13-15, 2014. Organizers, educators, artists, funders and everyone interested in racial equity is invited to exchange best practices and learn about innovative models and successful organizing initiatives. Proposals must be submitted by January 24, 2014.
Contact: Race Forward, 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10004; 212-513-7925; media @raceforward.org; http://race forward.org/.
VETERANS - They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars - The Untold Story, by Ann Jones, is about the journey of veterans from the moment of being wounded in rural Afghanistan to their return home.
Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583-7884; http://www.haymarketbooks.org/.
LIBYA - Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three-Decade U.S. Campaign to Terminate the Qaddafi Revolution, by Francis A. Boyle, is a history and critique of American foreign policy from Reagan to Obama.
Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GE 30305; 404-647-6501; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www. claritypress.com/.
CHILDREN - Fannie and Freddie by Becky Z. Dernbach is about two bumbling villains who gamble away the savings of the people of Homeville.
Contact: fannieandfreddiebook @gmail.com; http://fannieand freddie.org/.
PROTEST/COMIC - Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among English Speaking Peoples, by Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson is a graphic narrative that explains how people have fought against oppression.
Contact: Seven Stories Press, 140 Watts Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-226-8760; info@ sevenstories.com; http://www. sevenstories.com.
CHILDREN - Brave Girl by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet is the true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.
Contact: http://www.harpercollins childrens.com/Kids/.
FESTIVAL - The 2014 Queer Women of Color Film Festival will be held June 13-15 in San Francisco. The festival is currently accepting submissions until December 31.
Contact: QWOCMAP, 59 Cook Street, San Francisco, CA 94118-3310; 415-752-0868; email@example.com; http://www.qwocmap.org/.
IRAQ/REFUGEES - Ten years after the U.S.-led war in Iraq, thousands of displaced Iraqi refugees are still facing a crisis in the United States. The Lost Dream follows Nazar and Salam who had to flee Iraq in order to avoid threats by Al- Qaeda-affiliated groups and Iraqi insurgents that consider them “traitors” for supporting U.S. forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Contact: Typecast Films, 888- 591-3456; info@type castfilms. com; http://type castfilms.com/.
HUMAN RIGHTS - Lyrical Revolt! III will be held December 4 in Syracuse, NY. The event will feature hip-hop musician Anhel whose album Young, Gifted, and Brown was just released. The event is sponsored by ANSWER Syracuse, Liberation News, and SyracuseHip Hop.com. Performers and artists are encouraged to send submissions.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.answercoalition.org/syracuse/.
FOLK - Musician Painless Parker has released his album Music for miscreants, malcontents and misanthropes featuring “Fuck Yeah, the Working Class.”
Contact: email@example.com; http://painlessparkermusic.com/.
COMEDY - Political comedian Lee Camp’s new album Pepper Spray the Tears Away has been released.