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Laurence h. Shoup
Shut It Down
School Segregation Redux
E. Wayne Ross
Science & Technology
Gay & Lesbian Community Notes
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Chavez On The Offensive by Calvin Tucker
I t is one of life’s little ironies that the impending reopening of that symbol of American capitalism, McDonalds, which is still on... More / Printer Friendly Version
Broadcast Priorities by Paul Street
L et’s start with four basic observations. First, by the widely accepted and often passionately embraced description of its own citizens, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Behind the Bipartisan Drive Toward War by Laurence h. Shoup
A lthough not a well-known organization, and only occasionally mentioned in the media, the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Shut It Down by Lydia Sargent
T he only surprising thing to me about the mainstream media coverage of the worldwide anti-war demonstrations on February 15 is that it wa... More / Printer Friendly Version
School Segregation Redux by E. Wayne Ross
W hile public schools were continuously desegregated from the 1950s to the 1980s, the past 12 years has seen a rapid retreat from these effo... More / Printer Friendly Version
Marching in Washington by Mazin Qumsiyeh
I n January, I attended a rally in Washington DC against the war on Iraq, one of many rallies held throughout the world. Some in the media... More / Printer Friendly Version
DNA Lite by Timothy Quinn
I ronically, there is little about New York City’s beloved MetroCard to suggest forensic sophistication. Its single notched corner, ostensibly ... More / Printer Friendly Version
War & Premeditated Genocide by James Petras
A ccording to UN estimates, over 10 million Iraqis will be killed, injured, displaced, or traumatized by the U.S. war of aggression. It is highly ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Nix the Tax Cut by Don Monkerud
P resident Bush’s proposal of a huge tax cut for the wealthy, at a time when the economy is in a deep hole, is too fantastic to believe. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Ripping Off California by Jason Leopold
O ne of the most damning pieces of evidence in the federal government’s investigation into California’s energy crisis emerged recently ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Threat Inflation Going after hapless countries by Edward Herman
O ne of the most striking features of the working of the U.S. imperial system and media is the regular inflation of the threat posed by im... More / Printer Friendly Version
January 18 by Leijia Hanrahan
“W ho wants to impeach Bush? Say it.” Deafening cheers erupt from a crowd of a 100,000, banners and signs fly into the air, and, somewhere ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Flies That Feed Off The Dead by Robert Fisk
O n the road to Basra, ITV was filming wild dogs as they tore at the corpses of the Iraqi dead. Every few seconds a ravenous beast would r... More / Printer Friendly Version
Confronting the Empire by Noam Chomsky
W e are meeting at a moment of world history that is in many ways unique—a moment that is ominous, but also full of hope. The U.S., the most ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Gays & the Anti-War Movement by Michael Bronski
I f there is any doubt left that a potential war with Iraq is what’s on everyone’s mind, it was erased with the opening joke of ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Operation Scrub by Bill Berkowitz
I n China, the government recently closed 3,300 Internet cafes under the rubric of “safety” issues. Apparently, a July fire in... More / Printer Friendly Version
Resolutions as Resistance by Jessica Azulay
D espite sizable dissent, President Bush has resolved to declare war on both constitutional rights and the country of Iraq. The United States ... 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/.