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Journal of the 16th Year
Eleanor J. Bader
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Table of Contents - June 2003
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Teaching the Language of the Conqueror by Bill Templer
T he new handheld electronic device known as a Phrasealator, first tried by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, is a graphic emblem of the practical ... More / Printer Friendly Version
HMO’s Invade Patient Privacy by Kip Sullivan
T hanks to the Bush administration, a new federal rule took effect on April 14 that authorizes HMOs to take medical records from clinics, hospitals, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
After the Marches by Z Staff
C overage of t he anti-war marches of early 2003 may have disappeared from the myopic mainst ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Media, Gulf War II, & The FCC by Norman Solomon
A new poll tells us that—by a two-to-one margin—Americans “use clearly positive words in their descriptions of the president.” Th... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Chick Was In the Way by Lydia Sargent
W elcome to Hotel Satire, people…and you gals. Hotel Satire is a place where gals learn to be the domestic appendages they were born to ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Wielding Weapons of Mass Persuasion by Linda Mamoun
R ecall the excitement on March 19, 2003 when U.S. and British forces launched, during prime-time television hours, their long-awaited sequel, Gulf ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Normalizing Godfatherly Aggression by Edward Herman
I t is fascinating to see how effectively the U.S. propaganda system has normalized and even put a very good face on its government’s ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Oakland Dock Protest by Paul Ginocchio
I was one of the hundreds of people who met Monday, April 7 at the Oakland Docks to peacefully picket in front of the APL shipping lines—which tran... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Politics of Gay Pulp Fiction by Michael Bronski
W hen my editor at St. Martin’s Press asked me to do an anthology of pre-Stonewall gay male fiction, it seemed like an easy deal: ho... More / Printer Friendly Version
African American Muslims by Bill Berkowitz
T he grenade attack in Iraq by an African American muslim, Sgt. Asan Akbar, that killed two and wounded several, set off a maelstrom of ri... More / Printer Friendly Version
Kurds at the Nexus of Global Politics by Jesse Benjamin
K urds once again have made a brief, if fleeting, appearance in the news. For Kurds, however, and those who follow Kurdish issues with concern, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Wildcats of Thai-Burma by Dan Beeton
F or shoppers in the U.S., the “Made in Thailand” label is becoming more common on clothes racks in shopping malls and discount ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Rise of Militant Islam by David Barsamian
A hmed Rashid is the author of the international bestseller Taliban . He is the Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia correspondent ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Abortion Access For the Poor by Eleanor J. Bader
T wenty-four hours after bombs began falling on Iraq, news of another battle at home came via email. The message stated that three women had ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Fear of Firing by David Bacon
I n a landmark opinion, Brooklyn judge, Steven Davis, a hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board, ordered Extreme Building S... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cuba Controversy by Michael Albert
A controversy has arisen on the left in the U.S., and perhaps more widely as well, about recent events in Cuba. The Cuban government has enacted r... 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/.