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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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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/.