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Donald & Saddam
Brazilian Butt Fill
E. Wayne Ross
Mark t. Harris
Huibin amee Chew
Gay & Lesbian Community Notes
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Donald & Saddam by Norman Solomon
S addam Hussein has gone on trial, but questions remain unasked by mainstream U.S. journalists about Donald Rumsfeld’s 1983 meeting with Hussein in... More / Printer Friendly Version
Brazilian Butt Fill by Lydia Sargent
W elcome to Hotel Satire where gals come to learn how to be the pretty little things they were ordained by God to be (we don’t know how exactly... More / Printer Friendly Version
British Columbia Teachers' Strike by E. Wayne Ross
I n British Columbia 42,000 teachers walked out of the classroom and on to the picket line in October, demanding improved working and learning conditions f... More / Printer Friendly Version
NYU on Strike by Ari Paul
T he graduate students at New York University (NYU) made history in 2001 by successfully negotiating a contract between a teachers’ assistants (TA)... More / Printer Friendly Version
Willy Peter by Danny Mayer
T he U.S. is again using white phosphorus, a chemical munition known more commonly in the military as Willy Peter. White phosphorus is a ch... More / Printer Friendly Version
Why Didn't You Bring Pinochet? by Danilo Mandic
T o honor the second anniversary of the occupation of Iraq, the Daily Princetonian on March 3, 2005 ran a David Horowitz column warning agains... More / Printer Friendly Version
Bush, the CIA, and WMDs by Jason Leopold
P resident George W. Bush’s attempts in November to silence critics on Iraq were undercut by congressional testimony from February 2001 by former C... More / Printer Friendly Version
Women, Gays, and Basketball by Mark t. Harris
T he announcement by WNBA superstar Sheryl Swoopes that she’s gay was greeted by the nation’s sports commentators mostly with an accepting sh... More / Printer Friendly Version
The U.S., Iran, & Khuzestan by Zoltan Grossman
A s their forces are bogged down in Iraq, George W. Bush and Tony Blair continue to lay the groundwork for their next military expansion—in Syria o... More / Printer Friendly Version
Disneyland, Doha, and the WTO in Hong Kong by Hidayat Greenfield
I t’s fitting that the Sixth WTO Ministerial arrived in Hong Kong December 13-18 only a couple of months after the September 2005 opening of Hong K... More / Printer Friendly Version
McCarthyism Redux by Morgan Cohen
T he politics of fear-mongering have been given yet another target: education. Conservative activists who have long bemoaned the changing face of the uni... More / Printer Friendly Version
Why the War Is Sexist by Huibin amee Chew
R efusing to be silenced as a military parent, Cindy Sheehan’s voice lent new urgency to stopping the war in Iraq. She has been likened to a Rosa P... More / Printer Friendly Version
Wedding Bell Blues by Michael Bronski
I t looks like same-sex marriage is here to stay. It’s even beginning to look downright patriotic. This past Fourth of July, Cambridge Massachusett... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cuba: The Revolution Lives On by Site Administrator
U nderstanding Cuban society objectively is incredibly difficult, given 45 years of unremitting U.S. propaganda against Fidel Castro, the Cuban gover... More / Printer Friendly Version
Iraqi Labor’s Resistance by David Bacon
O n February 18 Ali Hassan Abd (Abu Fahad), a leader of the al-Daura oil refinery’s union, was walking home from work in Basra, Iraq with his young... 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://painlessparkermusic.com/.
COMEDY - Political comedian Lee Camp’s new album Pepper Spray the Tears Away has been released.