War on the Environment
U.S. Arab Disconnect
Edward S. Herman
Billionaire Phillip Anschutz
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES
The San Jose Project
Labor Must Play Its Wild Card
Obama's Jobs Proposal
Court Allows U.S. Citizens to Sue Rumsfeld
The Filthy RIch
"Soft Power" in the Middle East
The World of Drones
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Table of Contents - October 2011
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Labor Takes A Stand The website www.thestand.org sent “Here’s Why Longshore Workers in Longview Are So Angry” by David Groves. The article describes a major labor d... More / Printer Friendly Version
ENVIRONMENTAL TIDBITS: A Republican War on the Environment by Don Monkerud
As the nation’s attention remains riveted on the GOP attempt to downsize government, the Party was working through the back door to destroy environmental protections. The Center for Media ... More / Printer Friendly Version
MIDEAST REPORT: U.S.-Arab Disconnect by Ramzy Baroud
As the Arab Spring continues to challenge dictators, demolish old structures and ponder road maps for a better future, the U.S. remains committed to its failed policies, misconceptions, and self... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Assassination Rights by Edward S. Herman
Assassination is as American as apple pie. The record-breaking case of assassination-targeting is Fidel Castro. The 1976 Church Committee report on “Alleged Assassination Plots on Foreign ... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: The Chronicles of Christian Billionaire Phillip Anschutz by Bill Berkowitz
He’s been dubbed the “stealth media mogul,” was labeled by Fortune magazine as “America’s greediest executive,” made Beliefnet’s list of “The 12 M... More / Printer Friendly Version
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES: What Happened to Queer Anarchism? by Michael Bronski
When I was writing A Queer History of the United States, I began to formulate the argument that some of the major impulses inspiring the LGBT movement had roots in American anarchism. I was surp... More / Printer Friendly Version
WATER WARS: Water Rights by Erica Carlino
Today millions of people in the developed world take for granted that they have access to water for life and livelihood, while others struggle for subsistence, as 12 percent of the world’s... More / Printer Friendly Version
MINING DISASTERS: The San Jose Project by Ed Williams
In 2006, the Mexican government ceded over 143,000 acres of indigenous land to a Canadian mining company. When Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines celebrated the grand opening of its first Mexi... More / Printer Friendly Version
NUCLEAR FALLOUT: Nuclear Battle in Georgia by John Raymond
Undeterred by the nuclear power industry’s latest radiological catastrophe in Japan, the Obama administration is moving to put the stamp of approval on a far-reaching nuclear expansion pro... More / Printer Friendly Version
LABOR ORGANIZING: Labor Must Play Its "Wild Card" by Roger Bybee
As America’s working class struggles to eke out a precarious existence through the fourth year of the most severe economic downturn in 80 years, labor’s voice in the raging national ... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECONOMIC NEWS: Obama's Jobs Proposal by Jack Rasmus
In his address on September 8, 2011, President Obama proposed a $447 billion Jobs Act. What we got from Obama was a 2009 Stimulus Light proposal, with all the problems of the prior 2009 stimulus... More / Printer Friendly Version
LAW REVIEW: Court Allows U.S. Citizens to Sue Rumsfeld for Torture by Stephen Bergstein
A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled that two U.S. citizens who claimed they were tortured by U.S. military personnel in Iraq may sue former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld for violatin... More / Printer Friendly Version
CLASS WAR: The Filthy Rich by Paul Street
A recent broadcast on the “Public” Broadcasting System’s “News Hour” reported some chilling news on American life. The top 20 percent of Americans, it turns out, ow... More / Printer Friendly Version
POWER STRUGGLE: "Soft Power" in the Middle East by Anthony Newkirk
On May 19, President Barack Obama acknowledged that a “new chapter in American diplomacy” is beginning due to the “extraordinary change taking place in the Middle East.” ... More / Printer Friendly Version
MILITARISM: The World of Drones by Tim Coles
February 2012 will mark the 15th anniversary of the U.S. Space Command’s declaration of war on the world, namely its quest to achieve Full Spectrum Dominance of land, sea, air, and outer s... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOKS: Reviews of Five Recent Releases by Various Reviewers
Anti-Capitalism By Ezequiel Adamovsky Seven Stories Press, 2011, 176 pp. Review by Henry Milne It’s not surprising that Trotskyists were annoye... More / Printer Friendly Version
Zaps by Various Orgs...
EVENTS OCCUPATION - Inspired by the courageous, nonviolent uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Yemen, Greece, Spain and elsewhere, over 50 populist organizations and thousands of activis... 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/.