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Nuggets From the Nuthouse
Douglas j. Buege
Eleanor J. Bader
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Table of Contents - February 2004
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Republicans, Cities, and Cruise Ships by Paul Street
U nited States House of Representatives Majority Leader Tom DeLay, who comes from the suburbs of Houston, wants to minimize contact between Republican ... More / Printer Friendly Version
L ate December 2003 brought to light a pair of self-inflicted wounds to well known columnist George Will’s ethical pretensions. He ... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Nickel’s Worth of History by Jeff Nygaard
T he U.S. Mint plans to release two newly redesigned nickels into circulation in the spring of 2004. As the Associated Press reported on November ... More / Printer Friendly Version
What Went Wrong in South Africa? by Andrew Nowicki
I n 1994, Nelson Mandela was elected the first black leader of what was hailed as a new multiracial, multicultural, and democratic South ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Guatemalan Elections by Matthew Kraft
O n November 9, 2003, Guatemalan citizens were called on to vote in the fifth national elections since the reestablishment of “democracy&rdq... More / Printer Friendly Version
The National Writers Union Landslide by Sue Katz
A striking election victory by the opposition slate has pulled the National Writers Union (NWU) back from the brink. After the trauma of a painfully divi... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Women of Monclova by Alan Howard
M ore than a year later, Leonor Castillo is still a very angry woman. She sits at the kitchen table of her two-room cinderblock house and ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Aggression Rights & Trials of Villains by Edward Herman
T he U.S. and British invasion and occupation of Iraq was carried out in straightforward violation of the UN Charter’s prohibition o... More / Printer Friendly Version
Closer, But Still No Cigar In San Francisco by Tom Gallagher
F or the second mayoral election in a row, a late-starting left- wing campaign thrilled San Francisco with a genuine mad-dash grassroots e... More / Printer Friendly Version
Suffocating the CIA Agent Outing Scandal by Mark Engler
T he scandal known in Washington, DC as "The Leak" is not an easy story to understand. Most people I have talked to have only a vague sense of the basic facts: that the Bush administratio... More / Printer Friendly Version
Hidden Unemployment by Site Administrator
T hat delicious smell? It’s the Economy Cooking”—this is Business Week (December 8, 2003) greeting the news that the gross domestic ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Crandon Mine Saga by Douglas j. Buege
T he bitter 27-year battle over the unpopular proposed Crandon mine is over. Two Wisconsin Native American tribes combined forces to purchase ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Acton Institute by Bill Berkowitz
H ealth Care Without Harm is a Washington, DC-based environmental group that has taken more than its share of heat from the chemical industry ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Tar Heel Hell: Pigs Over People by Hope Bastian
A s the pleasant aroma of a holiday ham lingers in our memories of celebrations with friends and family, for workers at the Smithfield pork processing ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Right to Life Agenda by Eleanor J. Bader
T he National Right To Life Committee (NRTLC)—the oldest anti-abortion organization in the country—has a lot to gloat over this winter. ... 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.
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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.
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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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