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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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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.