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Table of Contents - December 2002
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Cross-Border Organizing by David Bacon
Indigenous people from Oaxaca have been migrating within Mexico and to the U.S. for decades. Many were braceros during that programs 22-year run fro... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Real (Radical) Harry Hay by Michael Bronski
Even in the glow of its conservatism, Americawhich was formed via revolution, after allhas always taken a certain pride in its radicals. Even s... More / Printer Friendly Version
U.S. War Plans & the Saudi Arabia Debate by Leonard Innes
This summer, the Rand Corporation gave a secret briefing at the Pentagon on a certain Middle East country. The briefing labeled the country under discussion an e... More / Printer Friendly Version
U.S. Troops in Philippines by Jordan Green
Early in October, an American soldier was killed in Zamboanga City in the Philippines outside a karaoke bar popular with U.S. military personnel, when a nail bomb deli... More / Printer Friendly Version
Nation-Busting Euphoria, Nation-Building Fatigue by Edward Herman
The United States has a long tradition of arrogance, racism, unilateralism, and disregard of international law in its external dealings. So while it is easy to imagine... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Raboteau Revolt by Clara James
Burning barricades of smoldering tires mark every entrance to the liberated territory, a seaside slum which separates the dusty port town of Gonaïves ... More / Printer Friendly Version
"Sound Science," Common Sense & Global Warming by Site Administrator
For anyone who still needs sound science about global warming, heres a small sampler: Temperatures are rising. James Hansen and colleagues of New Yor... More / Printer Friendly Version
Israeli Queers Revolt by Sue Katz
When was the last time you heard of a demonstration against a beauty contest? It might seem like a flash from the past, but the Israeli queer group, Black Laundry (Kvi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Afghan Women: Enduring American "Freedom" by Sonali Kolhatkar
In January 2002, George W. Bush said in his State of the Union address, The last time we met in this chamber, the mothers and daughters of Afghanistan were capti... More / Printer Friendly Version
Media Moments by Michael Parenti
For some time now I have been suffering from what I call media moments. We all heard of senior moments, a term used mostly by people of mature ... More / Printer Friendly Version
ALCA Viewed from the U.S. by James Petras
In conversations and interviews with U.S. businesspeople and bankers on Wall Street, financial editors and government officials in Washington, as well as from a readin... More / Printer Friendly Version
Lynching and Racial Violence by Peter Rachleff
Between the end of Reconstruction (mid-1870s) and World War II, there were some 3,500 documented incidents of lynching and mob violence against African ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Manufactured Threat by Site Administrator
The Bush administration has floated several reasons for going to war with Saddam Hussein. The one that seems to have the most currency is that we need to stop Saddam b... More / Printer Friendly Version
7th Free Trade Summit by Site Administrator
In June, I sat in on a meeting of campesinospeasant farmers in Ecuadors coastal province of Manabí. The topic at hand was the upcoming 7th Summi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Monocultures of the Mind: An Interview with Vandana Shiva by David Barsamian
Vandana Shiva is an environmental activist. She is director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in New Delhi. She has pioneered research on ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Long Day's Journey After Election Night by Norman Solomon
With Republicans gaining control of the Senate, few analysts doubt that 9-11 set the stage for George W. Bush to lead his party to victory. Midway through September 20... More / Printer Friendly Version
Some of Us Did Not Die: New and Selected Essays by June Jordan (Basic Civitas Books: 2002) by Silja j.a. Talvi
When June Jordan passed away on June 14, 2002, the world lost a prolific poet and writer whose continual outrage at social injustices had always been te... More / Printer Friendly Version
Western Terror: From Potosi to Baghdad by Andre Vltchek
The North American empire is admired by some, condemned by others, but feared by all. There are those, including the British prime minister, who see it ... 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.