Events, Campaigns, Books, & Films
OCCUPY TOGETHER – Occupy Together is the unofficial hub for the various occupations springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.
VETERANS/ART – The “War Is Trauma” portfolio will be shown at the
LA RAZA – The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 7-10 in
Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office,
COKE – Killer Coke is planning actions for a special meeting of the shareowners of the Coca-Cola Company, in
PEACESTOCK – On July 14, the 10th Annual “Peacestock: A Gathering for Peace” will take place at Windbeam Farm in
Contact: Bill Habedank,
CHILDREN’S DEFENSE – The Children’s Defense Fund national conference will gather 3,000 leading researchers, educators, policymakers, faith leaders, and advocates including 1,000 young adult leaders from July 22-25 in
Contact: [email protected]; http://www.childrensdefense.org.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE – The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), in partnership with the National Organization for Men Against Sexism will hold their conference “Preserving Our Roots While Looking to the Future,” July 22-25, in
Contact: http://www.ncadv.org; http://www.nomas.org.
POPULAR ECONOMICS – The Center for Popular Economics is holding its 2012 Summer Institute July 23-27 at
Contact: Center for Popular Economics,
CUBA/PASTORS – The 23rd annual Pastors for Peace Friendship Caravan to
Contact: IFCO/Pastors for Peace,
COMMUNITY MEDIA – The
FOOD CONFERENCE – The 6th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference will be held August 2-5 in Burlington, VT. The conference brings together food service professionals, farmers, educators, policy makers, students, and many others. This year’s theme is “Digging In!”
Contact: http://farmtocafeteria conference.org.
VETERANS – Veterans for Peace is holding its 27th annual convention from August 8-12 in
Contact: Veterans For Peace,
ECONOMICS – The Union For Radical Political Economics will hold a conference from August 10-13 in
Contact: [email protected]; http://www.urpe.org/.
DISSIDENT ARTS – The Dissident Arts Festival is scheduled for August 17 (Brooklyn, NY) and 18 (
Contact: John Pietaro, 646-599-0060; [email protected]; http://www. dissidentarts.com/.
FOOD NOT BOMBS – The Food Not Bombs World Gathering will be held August 20-26 in
PEOPLE’S CONVENTION – The Vermont Workers’ Center has called for a massive grassroots cross-movement event August 21-September 2 in
COMMUNITIES – The Communities Conference is a networking and learning opportunity for co-operative or communal lifestyles, with workshops, events and entertainment; scheduled for August 31-September 3 at the Twin Oaks Community in
Contact: Twin Oaks Communities Conference, 138 Twin
WALL STREET SOUTH – From September 1-6, poor and working people from across the world plan to march on the Wall Street of the South in
CUBA/WOMEN – U.S. Women & Cuba Collaboration delegation, “Global Economic Crisis: Women Working Together to Advance Economic Justice and Human Rights,” will be held September 1-11. Applications are due by August 1.
ANARCHIST BOOKFAIR – The 7th annual Victoria Anarchist Bookfair, will be held on unceded Lekwungen Territory in
Contact: [email protected]; http://www.victoriaanarchistbookfair.ca.
FOOD/MONSANTO – The week of September 17 is a week of action against Monsanto’s control of the world’s food supply at the expense of food democracy. Events are planned worldwide.
PEACE DAY – September 21 is the UN’s International Day of Peace. The UN’s website features a worldwide calendar of events throughout the month promoting peace and opposing violence and war in diverse places worldwide.
Contact: www.international dayofpeace.org; international dayofpeace.org/participate /events_calendar.html.
CLIMATE CHANGE – The Peace and Justice Studies Association with Tufts Initiative on Climate Change and Climate Justice, will hold its annual conference October 4-6 at
Contact: http://www.justice withpeace.org.
HEALTHCARE – A demonstration for Universal Healthcare has been called for October 6 on the National Mall in
Contact: http://duh4all.org; http://www.healthcarenow.org..
TEACHERS – The 12th Annual Conference “Teaching for Social Justice: Acts of Courage and Resistance” will be held October 6 in
Contact: 415-676-7844; [email protected]; http://www.t4sj.org/.
IRAN/WAR – United For Peace and Justice has initiated and launched the Iran Pledge of Resistance with numerous member groups and other peace and social justice organizations. The pledge is to take action against war with
Contact: http://www.iranpled ge.org; http://www.unitedforpeace.org.
Opportunities & Resources
ESSAYS WANTED – The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation invites submissions to the 2012 Daniel Singer Prize competition of up to 5,000 words on the question: “From Tahrir and Syntagma Squares to the Indignados and 99% movement, 2011 saw people in the streets challenging the monopoly of political, economic and financial power by elite minorities. What is new about these movements and can they change the status quo?” The submission deadline is August 1.
Contact: The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation,
WOMEN FILMMAKERS– The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) is now accepting entries for its sixth annual festival scheduled to take place March 7-10, 2013. POWFest showcases the art and cinematic contributions of women directors from around the world and seeks to present films that have been directed or co-directed by women.
FEMINIST/LABOR – Woolworth’s department store was the Walmart of the early 20th century. Women who worked the counters, cash registers, and storerooms were overworked, underpaid, and sexually harassed.
Contact: Haymarket Books,
LABOR/CORPORATE – Dead Man Working by Carl Cederstrom and Peter Fleming, follows the dead worker working from the daily tedium of the office, to the humiliating mandatory team building exercises, to the awkward encounters with the funky boss who pretends to hate capitalism and tells you to be authentic. When the corporation has colonized life itself and even our dreams, the question of escape becomes ever more pressing and desperate.
POLICE BRUTALITY – Stolen Lives: killed by law enforcement, provides important and compelling exposures of the nationwide epidemic of police brutality and murder. People who have been killed, their families and loved ones, and communities under the gun speak through the pages and tell their stories.
Contact: The October 22nd Coalition; 800-NO-BRUTALITY; [email protected]; http://www.stolenlives.org.
OVERLOOKED STORIES – Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco. The book focuses on five commonly overlooked segments of the national mosaic, including the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation;
Contact: Nation Books,
FOOD – Food and the City: Urban Agriculture and the New Food Revolution by food journalist Jennifer Cockrall-King, examines alternative food systems in cities around the globe that are shortening their food chains, growing food within their city limits and taking their “food security” into their own hands.
CLASS/WELFARE – Killing the Poormaster: A Saga of Poverty, Corruption, and Murder in the Great Depression investigates the story of an unemployed mason accused of murdering
OBAMA – Columnist and political cartoonist Ted Rall’s The Book of O(bama): From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt traces the Obama years and the frustrations of people with what has come of the “hope and change” of 2008.
Contact: Seven Stories Press,
CIA – The CIA’s Greatest Hits by Mark Zepazauer, details the history of the agency from its inception in 1947 through 1994. Newly revised edition includes the wars in
Contact: Soft Skull Press; 510-704-0230; [email protected]; http://softskull.com.
FEDERAL BUDGET – A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget by Mattea Kramer and National Priorities Project, is for everyone who wants to understand and participate in a process that affects us all.
Contact: Interlink Publishing Group,
NUCLEAR – The Path to Zero: Dialogues on Nuclear Dangers is a series of reasoned dialogues from scholars and practitioners of peace, Richard Falk and David Krieger. The dialogues probe key questions about our nuclear reality.
Contact: Paradigm Publishers, 5589 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 206A, Boulder, CO 80303; 303-245-9054; [email protected]; http://www.paradigmpublishers.com.
POETRY/PRISON – Marilyn Buck was a lifelong militant who spent over 30 years as a political prisoner in
Contact: City Lights Books,
CONSERVATION – Mr. Hornaday’s War is a biography of William Temple Hornaday, first director of the Bronx Zoo, who helped launch the American conservation movement. The book explores the contradictions of Hornadays life as a crusader against the wholesale slaughter of wildlife and also as a former trophy hunter.
Contact: Beacon Press,
MILITARY RAPE – The Invisible War is a new movie by Kirby Dick (This Film Is Not Yet Rated; Twist of Faith) about one of American’s most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within the
Contact: Docurama Films, New Video Group, 902 Broadway FL 9,
FARMING/MONSANTO – Bitter Seeds, the final film in Micha Peled’s Globalization Trilogy (When Walmart Come To Town and China Blue) exposes the havoc Monsanto has wreaked in rural farming communities in
Contact: Bullfrog Films,
SB1070 – The documentary SB1070 aims to show the political, economic, social, and human conditions under which the state of
Contact: Renato Avalos Broadcasting LLC, 5800 N 19 Ave #209,