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Table of Contents - February 2003
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Not All White House Reporters Are Pushovers by Norman Solomon
A t 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., reporters usually shuffle along to a snoozy beat. The latest in a long line of presidential spinners, Ari Fleischer, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Fearing Saddam by Lydia Sargent
P eople, and you gals. Welcome to Hotel Satire where family values rule. Where Dad’s in charge, Mom and the kids are doing what they’re ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Another Tragically Beautiful Day by David Ross
A s special projects editor for the Boston Globe , Ross Gelbspan won a Pulitzer Prize in 1984. He’s taught at the ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Elections in Pakistan by Justin Podur
Z ia Mian is a scholar and activist on South Asian and disarmament issues at the Center for Science and Global Security at Princeton University ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Nuking Food For Profit by John e. Peck
H idden deep within the bowels of the recently passed 2002 Farm Bill—unbeknownst to most consumers, farmers, and taxpayers—was Section 1079E,... More / Printer Friendly Version
Johnstone on the Balkan Wars by Edward Herman
D iana Johnstone’s Fools’ Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Wester n Delusions (Monthly Review Press... More / Printer Friendly Version
American Newspeak Quiz by Wayne Grytting
M ost people are aware that politicians, advertisers, and CEO’s spout a bit of doublespeak every so often. But few appreciate the... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Trials of Henry Kissinger by Daniel Skinner
W ar crimes mania has reached a fever pitch. Fifty-seven years have passed since the Nurem- berg trials, Cold War gridlock has loosened, and ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Detroit on Film & Visibility by Pauline Uchmanowicz
C urtis Hanson’s new film 8 Mile deserves serious consideration, despite media hype swirling around top-billed Emi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Oregon’s Struggle to Save Ancient Forests Continues by Mike Ferris
E arly on the morning of July 30, 2002 upwards of 150 activists drove from nearby Portland and elsewhere up the flank of Mount Hood to the ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Bush Preparing for War on Two Fronts? by Tristan Ewins
A nation of some 22 million, North Korea has long posed as something of a mystery to Western commentators. Closed and insular, the communist North is fin... More / Printer Friendly Version
Looking For Da Silva Lining in Brazil by Roger Bybee
T he recent election of Workers Party leader Luiz Inacio “Lula” da Silva as president of Brazil, championing the needs of the desperate ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Privacy Doesn’t Promote Safety by Michael Bronski
W hat did two gay men arrested in Texas in 1998 for sodomy have to do with a United Nations weapons inspector who engages in sadomasochistic ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cultivating African Anti-Capitalism by Patrick Bond
W hen it comes to anti-capitalist resistance, the most economically marginalized sites are among the most interesting. Not because the greatest numbe... More / Printer Friendly Version
Change of Hat by Noor Besharat
F inally the plane touched the ground and along with many other passengers I saw the sunshine of my birth country after more than 20 years ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOIA Exemption in the Homeland Security Act by Bill Berkowitz
R etired Admiral John Poindexter’s sprawling Internet spying plan, dubbed “Total Information Awareness,” garnered the lion’s ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Barbed Wire Straitjacket by David Bacon
I n 1981, when President Ronald Reagan replaced thousands of air traffic controllers and threw their leaders in jail, the permanent replacement ... 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/.