Events, Books, Campaigns
MEDIA – The Union for Democratic Communications and Project Censored are sponsoring a joint conference on media democracy, media activism and social justice to be held November 1-3 at the University of San Francisco.
Contact: http://www.democratic communications.net/conference/udc-2013.
GLOBAL JUSTICE – The Alliance For Global Justice will host the Tear Down The Walls National Gathering, in Tuscon, AZ, November 1-3.
Contact: 225 E. 26th St., Suite 1, Tuscon, AZ 85713; 202-540-8336; [email protected]; http://afgj.org/.
TEMP WORK – The National Forum on Temp Worker Health & Safety will be held November 2 in Boston, MA. The event is hosted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (COSH), MassCOSH, National Staffing Workers Alliance, and APHA OHS Section.
Contact: National COSH, 112 Blount St. Ste 103A, Raleigh, NC 27601; http://www. coshnet workorg/TempForum.
BLACK LEADERSHIP – The Mississippi Black Leadership Summit will be held November 6-8, in Jackson.
Contact: One Voice, Attn: Mississippi Black Leadership Summit, 1072 W. Lynch Street, Suite 7, Jackson, MS 39203; 601-960- 9594; http://uniteone voiceorg/MBLS/.
EDUCATION – The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will host its annual conference in Oakland, CA, November 6-10.
WOMEN’S STUDIES – The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) will host its annual conference November 7-10, in Cincinatti, OH, under the theme Negotiating Points of Encounter. The keynote speaker is writer and teacher Elizabeth Alexander.
Contact: NWSA, 11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-528-0355; [email protected]; http://www.nwsa.org/.
MEDIA – The 13th annual Media Democracy Days Vancouver (MDD) will be host free public events including a panel and keynote, November 9.
RACE – The 2014 Facing Race national conference will take place November 13-15, in Dallas, TX. The conference is a national, multi-racial gathering of leaders, educators, journalists, artists and activists.
WOMEN/LAW – The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) will host its Women, Law & Legal Advocacy seminar November 14-16, in Washington, DC.
Contact: 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, #930 Washington, DC 20036; 202-872-1585; [email protected]; www.plen.org.
WORKERS – The Vermont Workers Center will celebrate its 15th anniversary, November 9, in Barre, VT.
Contact: 294 N Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401; 802-861- 4VWC; http://www.workerscenter.org/.
MARIJUANA – Americans For Safe Access will host a fundraiser, Safe Access Night, November 16, in San Francisco.
Contact: 1806 Vernon Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009; 202- 857-4272; [email protected]; http://safeacces snow.org/.
DRONES – CODEPINK, the Institute for Policy Studies, the Nation Magazine, and National Lawyers Guild (Georgetown Chapter) are hosting a drone summit titled Drones Around the Globe: Proliferation and Resistance, in Washington, DC, November 16-17.
Contact: [email protected]; http://www.codepinkalert.org/.
SCHOOL OF AMERICAS – The annual November vigil to protest the School of the Americas is scheduled for November 22-24 at Fort Benning, GA.
Contact: SOA Watch, PO Box 4566, Washington, DC 20017; 202-234-3440; [email protected]; http://soaw.org.
CUBA/WOMEN – The 2013 Women’s Research Delegation to Cuba & International Women’s Conference in Havana will be held November 22-December 1.
HONDURAS – The International Action Center, along with Honduras U.S.Resistencia and other national solidarity organizations, including the Honduras Solidarity Network are organizing a delegation to Honduras in solidarity with the resistance movement. The groups will be eye-witnesses for the historic presidential election that is scheduled to take place on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013.
Contact: International Action Center, Solidarity Center, 147 W. 24th St., FL 2, New York, NY 10011; 212-633-6646; [email protected]; www.iacenter.org.
HUMAN RIGHTS – The U.S. Human Rights Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the Advancing Human Rights 2013 Conference, December 6-8, in Atlanta, GA.
Contact: 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30312; [email protected]; http://www.ushrnetwork.org/.
AFRICAN/SOCIALIST – The Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA will be held December 7-11, in St. Petersburg, FL.
Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727-821-6620; [email protected]; http:// asiuhuru.org/.
BOOKFAIR – The Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair will be held December 14, in Eureka, CA.
Contact: humboldtgrassroots @riseup.net; http://humboldt anarchist bookfair.wordpress.com/.
CLIMATE – The World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities has extended an invitation to submit expressions of interest to take part in a followup event to the 2012 Rio de Janeiro symposium. The gathering will be held in Qatar on 28-30 January, 2014.
LEONARD PELTIER – Amnesty International is currently promoting an action to urge President Obama to free political prisoner Leonard Peltier from prison. February 4 is the International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier.
Contact: http://blog.amnestyusa. org/americas/5-reasons-president-obama- should-release-leonard-peltier/; http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/.
EVOLUTION/RELIGION – February 7-9 will be the 9th annual celebration of Evolution Weekend, intended to demonstrate that religious people from many faiths and locations understand that evolution is sound science and poses no problems for their faith. The Clergy Letter Project’s theme for 2014 is: Different Ways of Knowing / Asking Different Questions.
BLACK SOLIDARITY – The 19th Annual Black Solidarity Conference at Yale University will be held February 13-16. The theme is, From the Pulpits to the Polls: Ushering in a New Era of Activism.
MUSIC – The 26th Annual International Folk Alliance Conference will be held February 19-23, in Kansas City, MO, with keynote speaker Graham Nash.
Contact: 509 Delaware St. #101, Kansas City, MO 64105; 816- 221-3655; [email protected]; http://www.folkalliance.org/.
JUSTICE – The Justice Conference 2014 will be held in Los Angeles, February 21-22, with a film festival February 23. The Justice Conference is an annual national primary conference that educates, inspires and connects a generation of men and women around a shared concern for biblical and social justice, the vulnerable and oppressed.
PROGRESSIVES – The 5th annual Pennsylvania Progressive Summit will be held February 28 -March 1, in Harrisburg. Hundreds of social justice advocates, labor organizers, legislators, bloggers and grassroots activists will come together to advance progressive policy and build the progressive movement.
LABOR – The 2014 Labor Notes Conference will be held April 4-6, in Chicago.
Contact: Labor Notes, 7435 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI, 48210; 313-842-6262; [email protected]; www.labornotes.org.
CANNABIS – The 2nd annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference will be held April 5, in Washington, DC, hosted by Americans For Safe Access and others.
Contact: 202-857-4272; [email protected]; http://www.safeaccessnow.org/.
GIRLS/FILM – The Ian Somer halder (IS) Foundation & Girls Impact the World (GITW) have partnered to present the inaugural GITW/Green IS Award. Currently accepting 3-5 minute films from girl filmmakers on environmental issues.
Contact: http://www.connecther. org/gitw;[email protected]
THEATER – Theater Three Collaborative is currently fundraising to bring Karen Malpede’s play Extreme Whether to production in February 2014. The play, a selection of Climate Week NYC, pits brother against sister in a bitter debate about the future of the planet.
Contact: 289 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205; info@ the aterthreecollaborative.org; http:/// theaterthreecollaborative.org/.
ZINE – Handout, a lefty political, cultural and comedy zine, has just released its 6th issue. To obtain a copy, or past issues, please visit the website.
Contact: http://www.handoutzine. com/.
IMMIGRATION – The Right To Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration, by David Bacon, uses analysis and the voices of migrants to explain the way globalization and U.S. policy fuel the forces that drive Mexican migrants across the border.
Contact: Beacon Press, 25 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108; 617-723-3097; http://www.beacon.org/.
LABOR – Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America, by Eugene Puryear, is an examination of mass incarceration, its causes and consequences.
Contact: [email protected]; http://www.pslweb.org/.
LABOR – New Forms of Worker Representation: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class Struggle Unionism compiles workers struggles on a global basis, examining the formation and expansion of radical unions in the Global South and Global North.
Contact: PM Press, PO Box 23912, Oakland, CA 94623; 800-888-4741; [email protected] com; http://www.pmpress.org/.
IRAQ – In Hearts and Minds: A People’s History of Counterinsurgency, scholars and journalists unravel the myth and challenge the efficacy of counterinsurgency.
Contact: The New Press, 38 Greene Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10013; 212-629-8802; http://thenewpress.com/.
INTELLIGENCE – Under Shadows: The Corrupt Use of Intelligence by Michael Quilligan tries to bring an awareness to what intelligence agencies are doing often in secret.
Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GE 30305; 404-647-6501; [email protected]; http:// www.claritypress.com/.
NOVEL – The Dandelion Insurrection, by Rivera Sun, is about the refusal of two characters and their hearts to submit to destructive authority.
Contact: http://www.risingsun dancetheater.com/.
ISRAEL/PALESTINE – Shattered Hopes: Obama’s Failure To Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace, by Josh Ruebner, is a critique of the Obama administration’s failure in the Middle East.
Contact: Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-246-8160; jessica @versobooks.com; http://www. versobooks.com/.
KOREA/US WAR – The Ghosts of Jeju is a documentary about the struggle of the people of Jeju Island, South Korea. Set in the context of the American presence in Korea after WWII, the film reveals the atrocities at the hands of the U.S. Military.
Contact: Pax Tibi Productions, 209 River Road, Woolwich, ME 04579; 207-400-4362; [email protected]; http://www.theghostsofjeju.net/.
COMEDY – Jamie Kilstein, comedian and co-host of podcast Citizen Radio, has released his stand-up comedy double-CD, What Alive People Do, with artwork by artist Molly Crabapple.
Contact: http://jamiekilstein.com/; http://wearecitizenradio.com/; http://mollycrabapple.com/.
FOLK/IRAQ – Musician and veteran Emily Yates, who was recently violently arrested at a protest in Washington DC, is continuing her tour through December. Yates is also organizing a group of Iraq veterans who are musicians to go back to Iraq and collaborate with Iraqi musicians on a music project.
Contact: [email protected]; http://emilyy atesdoeseverything.com/.
RAP – Los Angeles-based rapper and writer Chee Malabar’s new album, The Beautiful, Rowdy Prisoners, is a series of songs and vignettes inspired by the artist’s years of working with incarcerated youth and their families.