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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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