Volume , Number 0
Jeffrey j. Weiss
Paul von Blum
Silja j.a. Talvi
On Second Street
Stolen lives Project
Activist Priorities 2000
Slippin' & Slidin'
Gay and Lesbian Community Notes
Jan knippers Black
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Table of Contents - July 2000
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No-Fly Zones On Trial In Des Moines, Iowa by Jeffrey j. Weiss
Are the no-fly zones deployed by the United States and Britain over Northern and Southern Iraq a violation of international law? If so, is a citizen of the United States legally authorized ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Kuumba by Paul von Blum
Von Blum Throughout the 20th century, African American artists have used their creative powers to document and celebrate the historical record of their people. In the process, they ha... More / Printer Friendly Version
Public Interest Law by Silja j.a. Talvi
Silja J.A. Talvi Ellen Barry is a respected prison rights activist, lawyer, and organizer who speaks out about the crucial issues facing women in U.S. jails and prisons. Barry works w... More / Printer Friendly Version
Media Beat by Norman Solomon
Norman Solomon The Los Alamos Story Spinning Like Crazy It's media spin in overdrive: Major security breaches have jeopardized the vital work going on at the Los Alam... More / Printer Friendly Version
none by Maurice Isserman
New York: Public Affairs, 2000; 449 pp. Review by Jason Schulman The legacy of the late Michael Harringtonknown best to the public at large as the author of The Other America ... More / Printer Friendly Version
President Clinton, A Corporate Offensive, and Okinawan Bases by Daniel Schirmer
Daniel Schirmer For about a decade the United States has been the world's sole superpower. It has had global supremacy, both economic and military. Today there is evidence that member... More / Printer Friendly Version
37.7 Seconds by Lydia Sargent
In Part VI of this series, we looked at Natalie Angiers Women: An Intimate Geography, an entertaining, very thorough examination/celebration of our bodies. We probed the intimate deta... More / Printer Friendly Version
Breaking the Bank by Randy Rowland
The Independent Media Center has recently released Breaking the Bank, a video produced during and immediately after the A16 actions in Washington, DC against the World Bank and the Interna... More / Printer Friendly Version
Arizona Ranchers Hunt Mexicans by Jose Palafox
I flew out to Tucson, Arizona (a little over an hour from Nogales, Mexico) to help out a local border rights group in their week of action to commemorate the life of Esequiel He... More / Printer Friendly Version
Dismembering PACE by Mark Sapir
In October 1999 Tom Bodenheimer, a progressive San Francisco community physician published a review article in the New England Journal of Medicine, presenting an historical overview of the ... More / Printer Friendly Version
AIDS Drugs for Africa by Scott Mclarty
Scott McLarty On Wednesday, May 10, President Clinton issued an Executive Order (EO) titled “Access to HIV/AIDS Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technologies.” The order reverses the White... More / Printer Friendly Version
none by Tom Gallagher
Karel Bartosek, Jean-Louis Margolin Harvard University Press, 1999 Review by Tom Gallagher Exposes of communism are not newthey date back to the Russian Revolution. Yet, The... More / Printer Friendly Version
none by Stolen lives Project
By Stolen Lives Project Review by Larry Everest & and the staff of Revolution Books, Berkeley Crime has been dropping for a number of years, but youd never know it from th... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Z Compendium for the 'Summer of Convention Convergences by Authors Many
alphabetically: Michael Albert, Tariq Ali, Leslie Cagan, Doug Dowd, Dorothy Guellec, Robert Naiman, Cynthia Peters, Lydia Sargent, Danny Schechter, Steve Shalom, Karen Wald, and Tim Wise. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Hip-Hop Uprising by Sandy Carter
Carter Ever since the world of hip-hop edged into public consciousness in the late 1970s, mainstream and alternative media have slagged the music and its listeners for encouraging gan... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Failure of Privacy by Michael Bronski
To most Americans, the right to privacy is a cornerstone in the grand constitutional structure, a right that guarantees a wide range of freedoms. We invoke it romantically in our self-right... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cuba and the U.S. in the Age of Elian by Jan knippers Black
When Elian Gonzalez finally returns to Cuba, there will be a great many Americans wishing he would take along some drunken great uncles. Therein lies the lasting significance of the soap op... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Interfaith Council for Environmental Stewardship by Bill Berkowitz
A not-so-funny thing happened on the way to this years 30th anniversary of Earth Day. A group of Religious Right leaders, scientists, and academics, basking in the dual spotlights of ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Guilty of Living in Detroit by Harald Bauder
When a client of a suburban Detroit temp agency demanded no Detroit residents in its recruitment profile, the agencys personnel manager cried foul. She filed a complaint a... More / Printer Friendly Version
Unions Take On Immigration-Related Firings by David Bacon
Even though she was working 40 hours a week at the Valencia Street Travelodge, Matilde (the womens last names are not used in this article at their request) still couldnt buy c... More / Printer Friendly Version
SOCIETY'S PLIERS: Class, Race, Sex?! by Michael Albert
Toward the end of the 1960s, Marxism climbed into the left’s ideological saddle. Left thought elevated economics. Class became paramount. Imperialism became the reigning enemy. Astute activis... 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.