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Table of Contents - March 2006
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Helping New Orleans by Mimi Yahn
H aving recently returned from New Orleans, I can report that everyone I talked to there said the same thing: “Please come down and help us rebuild... More / Printer Friendly Version
New Nukes: The Southern Strategy by Michael Steinberg
L ast July the U.S. Congress passed the Bush Energy bill. According to corporate watchdog Public Citizen (which dubbed the legislation “The Best En... More / Printer Friendly Version
Ted Koppel Joins NPR News by Norman Solomon
T ed Koppel will become a regular voice on National Public Radio. He recently ended 25 years with ABC’s show, “Nightline,” amid profuse... More / Printer Friendly Version
The CFR Debates Torture, Part 1 by Laurence Shoup
M issing from the ongoing public debate over war and the torture and abuse of detainees by the CIA and U.S. military is the extent to which the debaters ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Feel the Love by Lydia Sargent
W elcome to Hotel Satire where men are in command and gals are not, thank goodness. These days there’s been a lot of criticism, anger, and even out... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Social Forum of the Americas by Lydia Sargent
T he planning committee of the World Social Forum (WSF) 2005 decided that 2006 would be a year of “polycentric” (decentralized) meetings arou... More / Printer Friendly Version
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Amy Moody
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody was published in 1968 (now available in paperback from Dell). The Chicago Tribune described ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Enron Scandal by Jason Leopold
F or many people familiar with Enron’s meteoric rise and subsequent downfall four years ago, the high-flying energy company and its crooked “... More / Printer Friendly Version
Coretta Scott King by Portside Moderator
C oretta Scott King, who died on January 30, 2006 at the age of 78, was a committed activist and a courageous and visionary person. Coretta... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Battle for Immigrant Rights by Lee Siu hin
F or the past two years, the United States has been quietly pursuing its largest anti-immigrant campaign in 50 years. President Bush, right-wing Republic... More / Printer Friendly Version
Ethnic Cleansing and the “Moral Instinct” by Edward Herman
O ne of the most dubious clichés of the humanitarian intervention intellectuals and media editors and pundits is that human rights have become more ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Palestinian Elections by Adam Hanieh
H amas’s landslide victory in the January 25 elections for the 132-seat Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) is an unprecedented turning point for... More / Printer Friendly Version
Betty Friedan by Truthout.org
B etty Friedan, the feminist crusader and author whose first book, The Feminine Mystique , ignited the contemporary women’s movement in ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Other Domestic Spying Numerous by Andy Dunn
R evelations surrounding domestic spying by the NSA have been in the news since December. However, other reports of domestic spying operations by the U.S. government have flown under the corporate ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Brokeback Mountain by Michael Bronski
I t’s official. With eight Oscar nominations—including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor&md... More / Printer Friendly Version
Imperial Hubris by David Barsamian
T ariq Ali was born in Lahore, then a part of British-ruled India, now in Pakistan. For many years he has been based in London where he is an editor of N... 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: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Contact: 164 Robles Way, #276, Vallejo, CA 94591; email@example.com; 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; 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.
Contact: email@example.com; http://yeacamp.org/.