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Table of Contents - April 2007
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Bush’s Solution To The Health Care Crisis by Kip Sullivan
W hen he made his State of the Union address in January, George W. Bush knew he would soon be announcing sizable cuts in Medicare and Medicaid two weeks ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Looking Back at the 7th World Social Forum by Norman Normstoc
A s the snow-covered alpine resort in Davos, Switzerland prepared for the arrival of 2,400 business and political leaders and their staffs in late January, about 25 times as many activists and jour... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Trillion Dollar Income Shift, Part 2 by Jack Rasmus
P art 1 of this article showed how even conservative estimates reveal that income inequality in the U.S. today has reached extremes not seen since the 19... More / Printer Friendly Version
Talking Trash in Nicaragua by Sylvia Metzler
A fter visiting Nicaragua many times over the course of 22 years, I finally explored the trash and garbage dumps of Managua and Bluefields during my Nove... More / Printer Friendly Version
Eight Years After NATO’s “Humanitarian War” by Elise Hugus
S eventy-eight days of aerial bombing, resulting in 1,500-5,700 civilian casualties; a decade of international sanctions; 20 percent unemployment; a $12.... More / Printer Friendly Version
Straightening Our Hair by Bell Hooks
I n October 1987 we mailed the 32-page brochure pictured above to 40,000 people, asking them to suscribe to a new radical magazine covering ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Military Industry Confidential by Lee Siu hin
E very year in Washington, DC, there’s a four-day U.S. Missile Defense Conference and Exhibit organized by the American Institute of Aeronautics an... More / Printer Friendly Version
Colombia’s Black Eagles by Caleb Harris
S andra Gutierrez Torres has a risky job. She helps run a grassroots human rights organization in Colombia’s oil capital of Barrancabermeja. In Feb... More / Printer Friendly Version
Oil, Neo-Liberalism, and Sectarianism by A.k. Gupta
F or almost four years, Western oil companies have waited to get their hands on Iraq’s proven reserves of 115 billion barrels. Iraq has the third m... More / Printer Friendly Version
Roscoe Churchill by Al Gedicks
R oscoe Churchill, a leader of the environmental movement in Wisconsin, passed away on February 9, 2007 after a long struggle with bone cancer. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Airline Bankruptcies, Mergers, and Profits Provoke Unions by Carl Finamore
E ntering bankruptcy protection is as common for airlines the last few years as entering drug rehab is for contemporary pop stars. The only difference is that airline owners leave the “treatm... More / Printer Friendly Version
Ecuador’s President Takes Tough Stand by Roger Burbach
E cuador’s leftist government —led by Rafael Correa who won the presidency in a November runoff election—has moved assertively in its r... More / Printer Friendly Version
Activist Teaching by Michael Bronski
I ’ve been having these flashbacks recently while I’ve been teaching. Not really acid flashbacks (well I guess they could be), but vivid spli... More / Printer Friendly Version
Charges Against Vermont Peace Activist Dropped by Daniel Borgström
R osemarie Jackowski is a 69year-old grandmother, former schoolteacher, Air Force veteran, and active member of Veterans for Peace who was arrested at a ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Families First On Immigration by Bill Berkowitz
T he newly-formed Families First on Immigration is a coalition of such long-time conservative notables as former Republican Party presidential hopeful Ga... More / Printer Friendly Version
Journalism That Matters by David Barsamian
P . Sainath is an award-winning journalist who writes about India. He is Rural Affairs editor of the Hindu , one of India’s most importa... More / Printer Friendly Version
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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/.