FROM THE WEB
Net Briefs - 05/11
Caustic Political Speech
STOP THE DAM
8 Years of Occupation
Hezbollah in Lebanon
The Master's Plan
Kristen L. Buras
30th Years of FNB
War, Prisons, Torture
Angola 3 News
What Happened in Wisconsin
A Serious Fight
The Libya Intervention Debate
Stop Bombing Libya
On Libya & Crises
Stephen Shalom and Michael Albert
A Q&A on Libya
Stephen Shalom and Michael Albert
Civil Wars U.S. Labor
Guide to Green Politics
Toward Climate Justice
Zaps - 05/11
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Table of Contents - May 2011
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MEMORIAL: Manning Marable, 1950-2011 by Various Contributors
William Manning Marable was born on May 13, 1950 in Dayton, Ohio. A lifelong Marxist, Marable was a member of Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism and the Working Families Pa... More / Printer Friendly Version
MEMORIAL: Matthew Jones, 1936 - 2011 by John Pietaro
Somehow the reports were too slow to come in: a quick note on the Internet, a bare posting on a folksong blog, but no details, no sense of the powerful life and legacy left behind. The social fa... More / Printer Friendly Version
FROM THE WEB: Net Briefs - May 2011 by Various Contributors
Charter Schools Failing The website www.propublica.org sent information that, since 2008, an Ohio-based company, White Hat Management, has collected around $230 million to run charter scho... More / Printer Friendly Version
LIABILITIES: I Just Finished My Taxes by Paul Bouchheit
I just finished my taxes. I pay 18 percent of my income. Some of the biggest companies pay zero percent. My first pass through the stressful 1040 process made it clear that I will... More / Printer Friendly Version
NUKENEWS: Dangerous Plumes of Disinformation by John Laforge
Well-reported plumes of radiation have spread to California and beyond from the wrecked six-reactor complex at Fukushima, Japan. In terms of citizen awareness, clouds of disinformation are circl... More / Printer Friendly Version
COURT WATCH: Caustic Political Speech And The Supreme Court by Stephen Bergstein
The Supreme Court frequently lets progressives down on the First Amendment. The Citizens United case from 2010—which gave corporations an unlimited First Amendment right to contribute to p... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOOD POLITICS: Alternatives To The Dominant Agricultural Model by Esther Vivas
Neoliberal globalization's mission to privatize all areas of life, including agriculture and natural resources, threatens to condemn a vast part of the world's population to hunger and p... More / Printer Friendly Version
STOP THE DAM: Hasankeyf: A Story of Resistance by Janet Biehl
For millennia the Tigris River has wound through southeastern Turkey. Near the border of present-day Syria, it carved out limestone cliffs along its broad valley, creating a spectacular canyon e... More / Printer Friendly Version
LIES, LIES: Eight Years Of Iraq's Occupation by David Bacon
The war in Iraq is supposedly over. The U.S. administration says the occupation, which began on March 20, 2003, is ending as well with the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops. But as the U.S., Grea... More / Printer Friendly Version
DUAL ROLE: Freedom, Democracy, and Hezbollah in Lebanon by Shaheen Sajan
This Spring, the Arab streets erupted with calls for systemic change. From Tahrir Square in Egypt to Benghazi in Libya to Pearl Square in Bahrain, uprisings have brought uncertainty and instabil... More / Printer Friendly Version
COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT: Challenging the Master's Plan for Lower 9th by Kristen L. Buras
The media opined that New Orleans was back when the Saints won the Super Bowl in 2010. A few months later, news organizations featured special programs about what things were like "Five Yea... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOOD: The 30th Anniversary Of The First Food Not Bombs Soup Line by Keith McHenry
It was the first spring-like day in Boston when eight young anti-nuclear activists set up a soup kitchen outside the March 26, 1981 stockholders meeting of the First National Bank of Boston. Ron... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: War, Prisons, and Torture in the U.S. & UK by Angola 3 News
Richard Haley is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and has been active in Britain's anti-war movement since 2003. He is a member of the Stop the War Coalition and chair of Scotland Against Crimin... More / Printer Friendly Version
What Happened in Wisconsin
SOLIDARITY: A Serious Fight by Austin King
This is the first time in many years that Wisconsin has had Republican control of the government—the Senate, the Governorship, and essentially, the Supreme Court. In the past, we've ha... More / Printer Friendly Version
STRATEGIES: What Next: Mobilizing or Organizing? by Monica Adams
It's clear that most everyone in Wisconsin is opposed to Governor Scott Walker's bill. What is not clear is what exactly are we for? I mean this in a larger scale outside the context of ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Libya Intervention Debate
HYPOCRISY: Stop Bombing Libya by Marjorie Cohn
Starting March 19, the United States, France, and Britain began bombing Libya with cruise missiles, B-2 stealth bombers, F-16 and F-15 fighter jets, and Harrier attack jets. There is no reliable... More / Printer Friendly Version
LONG WAR: Libyan Intervention Threatens the Arab Spring by Phyllis Bennis
One of the reasons many people supported the call for a no-fly zone was the fear that if Gaddafi managed to crush the Libyan people's uprising and remain in power, it would send a devastatin... More / Printer Friendly Version
GLOBAL DESIGNS: On Libya & Unfolding Crises by Stephen Shalom and Michael Albert
SHALOM/ALBERT: What are U.S. motives in international relations most broadly and what do you think are the more proximate aims of U.S. policy in Libya? CHOMSKY: A useful way to ap... More / Printer Friendly Version
MULTIFOCUS: A Q&A on Libya by Stephen Shalom and Michael Albert
This is an abridged version of a longer Q&A prepared for ZNet, which can be viewed at www.zcommunications.org. 1. Is Qaddafi a socialist and/or anti-imperialist? Was he ever? ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK: Civil Wars in U.S. Labor by Carl Finamore
Book by Steve Early; Haymarket, 2011, 440 pp. There are no shortcuts in politics," bellowed a respected, much-older labor veteran as young militants sat around hoping to pick up a few... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK: The No-Nonsense Guide to Green Politics by Scott Mclarty
Book by Derek Wall; New Internationalist, 2010, 144 pp. Although the party has been in existence for three decades, any book that comes out now about the Greens, at least in the U.S., is s... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK: Toward Climate Justice by Randall Amster
Book by Brian Tokar; Communalism Press, 2010, 137 pp. Brian Tokar's essential book Toward Climate Justice chronicles the theoretical foundations and pragmatic aims of this emerging glo... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - May 2011 by Various Contributors
Events MAY DAY - May 1 is May Day, also International Workers Day, celebrating the successful fight of workers for rights such as the eight-hour workday. Events are hel... 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/.