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Ustan b. Reinart
Law & Order
John M. Laforge
Press The Press
Dru Oja jay
Lee Siu hin
Z Papers on Vision
An interview with Betsy Leondar-Wright
Gay & Lesbian Community Notes
Herbert P. Bix
European Union News
Eleanor J. Bader
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Table of Contents - July 2005
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Race, Place, and the Perils of Prisonomics by Paul Street
I t’s the silences that speak the loudest in dominant media’s coverage of current events. Consider, for example, a Detroit News story t... More / Printer Friendly Version
Portland Withdraws from Terrorism Task Force by Josef Schneider
O n Thursday, April 28 the City Council of Portland, Oregon passed an ordinance that would make it the first jurisdiction in the country to withdraw from an FBI-led ... More / Printer Friendly Version
World Tribunal on Iraq by Ustan b. Reinart
I just returned from Istanbul, where I attended the last sitting of the World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) and heard three days of testimony from researchers, scientists, and wi... More / Printer Friendly Version
CAFTA and the Legacy of Free Trade by Jack Rasmus
T his past April debate began in Congress on the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). CAFTA represents the Bush administration’s effort... More / Printer Friendly Version
Good Things Happening in Venezuela by Site Administrator
E ven before I arrived in Venezuela for a recent visit, I encountered the great class divide in that country. On my connecting flight from Miami to Caracas, I found ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Health for the Poor by Raj Panjabi
D r. Joia Mukherjee is Medical Director of Partners in Health (PIH), an organization committed to providing a preferential option for the poor in health care. For ov... More / Printer Friendly Version
Sex, Drugs, and Teens by Jeff Nygaard
P ublic policies relating to things like sex, drugs, crime, and death are often lumped together under the term “morality politics.” To enter the realm of... More / Printer Friendly Version
REAL ID: Perpetuating the Myth of Authenticity by Laura Newland
A fter college, I moved to Cleveland, Ohio and in the fall of 2003 was asked to get an Ohio driver’s license for insurance purposes at my work. I called ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Presidents Will Break Laws To Achieve Goals by Jason Leopold
T he recent revelation that W. Mark Felt, the former number two person at the FBI, was the anonymous source known as Deep Throat who helped Bob Woodward and Carl Ber... More / Printer Friendly Version
Bush’s Science Policy by Eric Laursen
P rominent members of the scientific community have been at war with the White House for at least three years over allegations that it’s trying to impress ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Opponents Prevail Over Dirty Bombs by John M. Laforge
I n the span of five days, separate juries found two groups of anti- war activists “not-guilty” of trespass last December. Such verdicts are extremely ra... More / Printer Friendly Version
The U.S. War In Afghanistan Continues by Stephen Kaposi
I n case you hadn’t realized, the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan has turned into another disastrous foreign war that will probably only end when the U.... More / Printer Friendly Version
Media Reform and Media Revolution by Dru Oja jay
T he dominant evaluation of this year’s National Conference on Media Reform is that it was an overwhelming success. On the contrary—relative to where the... More / Printer Friendly Version
Labor’s China Syndrome by Lee Siu hin
A t the upcoming AFL-CIO convention in Chicago in July 2005, thousands of labor activists will stand up to question their president John Sweeney’s fail... More / Printer Friendly Version
Kofi Annan and the Art of Puppetry by Edward Herman
I t may sound absurd to suggest any element of puppetry in the role of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. After all, hasn’t he been assailed over the past year f... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Red State Paradox: Montana on the Cusp by Joshua Frank
M ontana is not what it used to be. Small family-owned farms have been taken over by corporate behemoths. Public forests have been squandered and sold to the highest... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cozy Living Cohousing by Richard Daub
L ate one unseasonably warm winter afternoon I was headed west on Route 26 just outside of Libertytown, Maryland with a breathtaking sunset in front of me when I... More / Printer Friendly Version
Class Matters by Carolyn Crane
B etsy Leondar-Wright is Communications Director for United for a Fair Economy. Her book is Class Matters: Cross Class Alliance Building for Middle Class ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Another World Is Under Construction by Hope Chu
O n April 16, 2000 protests at the spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) began five years of major demonstrations against these ins... More / Printer Friendly Version
Taking on the Christian Right by Susan Chenelle
L ess than a week after religious conservatives held “Justice Sunday: Stopping the Filibuster Against People of Faith,” a nationally televised rally feat... More / Printer Friendly Version
No Hope for the Pope by Michael Bronski
I t should have come as no surprise, but somehow liberal Catholics in the U.S. were caught off guard when the conservative Cardinal John Ratzinger became Benedict XV... More / Printer Friendly Version
Torture, Racism, & the Sovereign President by Herbert P. Bix
P resident George W. Bush has embedded murder, assassination, torture, and mistreatment of prisoners into the structure of the U.S. system of global domination. Many U.S. citizens, rightly outraged... More / Printer Friendly Version
France: No To Neo-Liberalism by Ramzy Baroud
F rance’s recent repudiation of the proposed European Union constitution is a resounding reminder that the populace still possesses the power to defy political... More / Printer Friendly Version
Speak Out: I Had An Abortion by Eleanor J. Bader
A bortion is the most commonly performed surgery in the United States—43 percent of women will terminate an unwanted pregnancy before age 45—yet how ofte... More / Printer Friendly Version
Democracy, But More by David Bacon
O ver one million people filled the streets along the historic route of Mexican social protest on May Day, marching from the Angel of Independence to the Zocalo and ... 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.