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Table of Contents - March 2005
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Green Shoots in America’s Ruins by Keith Yearman
T he September 13, 1993 Wall Street Journal was abuzz regarding a “remarkable improvement,” a “welcome development of transcenden... More / Printer Friendly Version
War, Torture, & Other Fashion Statements by Lydia Sargent
P eople and you gals, welcome to Hotel Satire where gals learn their god-given roles, i.e., to service men and look good doing it. Recently, we ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Private Military Firms Find Golden Goose by Tim Rogers
A s the U.S. war in Iraq becomes increasingly outsourced to private military firms, impoverished and war-torn Central America may become the next hotspot for recruit... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Medical Mount St. Helens Health care in the U.S. by Jack Rasmus
I n the U.S. millions of workers and their children face the human and economic devastation that can accompany a serious illness. They go without paying their rent, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Race to Bottom for Garment Workers by Sheila Mcclear
A t midnight on January 1, 2005, the World Trade Organization terminated the Multi-Fiber Agreement’s (MFA) quota system for apparel after ten years of incremen... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Polluting Energy Secretary? by Jason Leopold
I n the bizarre world that President Bush lives in, it pays—literally—to be a miserable failure, a criminal, and a corporate con artist. Those are just s... More / Printer Friendly Version
Major Bush Themes in Intensifying Class Warfare by Edward Herman
O ne of the world’s wonders is that the reelected Bush now has the power to carry out an agenda that will be hurtful to the material interests of a majority of... More / Printer Friendly Version
Iraq's Elections by A.k. Gupta
W hile the Bush administration and most Western media hailed Iraq’s January 30 elections as a democratic exercise, it’s becoming clear that it was anythi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Mining War in Ecuador by Al Gedicks
E cuador has recently been the setting for intense resource conflict. In May 2003 attorneys representing more than 30,000 Ecuadorian Indians filed a billion-dollar l... More / Printer Friendly Version
Mass Destruction by Any Other Name by David Smith-Ferri
T he UN Oil-For-Food program—the humanitarian aid program established in 1995 in response to international outrage at the suffering and death in Iraq resulting... More / Printer Friendly Version
Studying the Students Can Teach Useful Lessons by Pam Chamberlain
W hile it’s true that college students were active in the recent election as organizers of get-out-the- vote campaigns, supporters of candidates, and espec... More / Printer Friendly Version
Gender, Power, and Death by George j. Bryjak
O f the approximately 40 million people in the world living with HIV, almost half are women. The AIDS pandemic has moved from a disease that afflicts primarily males... More / Printer Friendly Version
Faith, Fabrications, & Fantasy by Bill Berkowitz
I n the coming year, faith-based organizations will be taking in money hand over fist. In 2003 alone, the Administration handed out $1.17 billion in grants to religi... More / Printer Friendly Version
New Media Monopoly by David Barsamian
B en Bagdikian is the winner of almost every top prize in U.S. journalism, including the Pulitzer. He is the former dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Mississippi Abortion Battle by Eleanor J. Bader
A week after Haley Barbour took office as governor of Mississippi in January 2004, he promised to “end the tragedy of abortion” by “changing hearts and m... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Death of Hadi Saleh by David Bacon
W hen they came for Hadi Saleh on January 4, they found him at home in Baghdad with his family. First, they bound his hands and feet with wire. Then they tortured hi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Raise Your Voice But Keep Your Head Down by Michael Albert
I first met Ward Churchill when I was working at South End Press 25 years ago and he submitted a collection of essays revealing why indigenous people distrust Marxis... 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.
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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; email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
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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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
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