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Table of Contents - November 2003
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The WTO Stalemate: One very big "no" by Site Administrator
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is a paradoxical institution. It was founded on the ostensible notion of free trade improving living sta... More / Printer Friendly Version
Not So Fast Times at Queermont High by Michael Bronski
At a weekly news briefing on June 28, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the Harvey Milk School, which operated for nearly 20 years as a 2... More / Printer Friendly Version
Blowback and the Sorrows of Empire: Interview with Chalmers Johnson by Site Administrator
Chalmers Johnson is a professor of political science and has taught at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego. He founded and is currently president of the Japan... More / Printer Friendly Version
Bolivia's Gas War Protests by Site Administrator
In September and early October, road blockades, protests, and strikes gained momentum across Bolivia as new sectors entered the movement against the ex... More / Printer Friendly Version
Different Name for the Same Old Crap by Site Administrator
Somewhere along the way, I became an associate. Before that, I was a waiter who became a server. Hell, Ive even been periodically transformed fro... More / Printer Friendly Version
The NYT's Thomas Friedman: The Geraldo Rivera of the NYT by Edward Herman
The principal diplomatic correspondents for the New York Times, from Cyrus Sulzberger through Flora Lewis, James Reston, and Leslie Gelb to Thomas Frie... More / Printer Friendly Version
Report from Baghdad: Destruction everywhere by Lee Siu hin
Everywhere in Iraq, you can see the destruction from the U.S.-UK invasions. Half of the citys utilities, destroyed in the 1991 Gulf War and never... More / Printer Friendly Version
Looking for Color in the Anti-War Movement by Elizabeth Martinez
Part I: Why “Anti-War” has to be “Anti-Racist” too As a speaker at a San Francisco anti-war rally last fall, I tried to... More / Printer Friendly Version
Affordable Housing in Crisis by Chhandasi Pandya
In September, as Bush administration officials and economists touted the impending rebound in the U.S. economy, thanks in large part to the strength of... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Blindfold's Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth by Dianna Ortiz (Marknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2002) by Site Administrator
In Sister Dianna Ortizs The Blindfolds Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth, an Hispanic nun from the U.S. is kidnapped and tortured by G... More / Printer Friendly Version
Weapons of Mass Deception by Sheldon Rampton & John Stauber (Tarcher/Putnam, 2003, 215 pp.) by Site Administrator
A number of opinion surveys have recently reported that for the first time since the beginning of the war in Iraq a solid majority of Americans believe... More / Printer Friendly Version
Press Box Red: The Story of Lester Rodney, the Communist Who Helped Break the Color Line in American Sports by Irwin Silber (Temple University Press: Philadelphia, 2003) by Tom Gallagher
Ive been told that Im the only sportswriter still perpendicular who was at that fightsince the fight in question is the 1938 Jo... More / Printer Friendly Version
Our Cultural Vulva by Lydia Sargent
Welcome to Hotel Satire where we teach gals how to be the passive twits they were born to be. Except that right now we are in deep ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Global Sell-out of Higher Education: WTO and the University of Texas by Nick Schwellenbach
On September 8 and 9, 2003, two days prior to the World Trade Organizations (WTO) meeting in Cancun, Mexico, students from around the globe conve... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Human Shield Movement by Stefan Simanowitz
On a bright afternoon in January, a convoy of three double- decker buses left London for Baghdad in a blaze of media coverage. On board were over 50 hu... More / Printer Friendly Version
Media Tips for the Next Recall by Norman Solomon
Now that Californias electorate has rewarded a dramatic recall effort, its a good bet that political operatives in many states will try to ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Fixed or Murky? by Toni Solo
Like it or not, computer technology will be used for most elections in some way or other before too long. Already, even in impoverished countries like ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Fear Was the Spoiler in California Election by Site Administrator
Fear was the spoiler in Californias October 7 gubernatorial election. So-called progressives abandoned their ideals and didnt vote for Gree... More / Printer Friendly Version
Odd Times in the U.S. by Z Staff
Life is always odd in the U.S., but now it seems to have gone over the top. If you pay attention to TV these days, beyond railing a... 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/.