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LABOR – May 1 is May Day. Workers of the world will celebrate the 124th anniversary of International Workers’ Day. Born out of a call for an 8-hour workday in the United States, this day is an opportunity for all workers to show their solidarity with one another, as well as to renew the call for labor rights.

FARM CONFERENCE - The Farm Conference on Community and Sustainability will be held May 24-26 in Summertown, TN, in partnership with the Fellowship of Intentional Communities. Tour green homes, see sustainable food production, learn about solar installations, alternative education, midwifery, and more.

Contact: Douglas@thefarm community.com; http://www. thefarmcommunity.com/.

PALESTINE - The Conference of the Palestinian Shatat in North America will be held June 3-5 in Vancouver. The conference will examine the future of the Palestinian liberation movement.

Contact: palestinianconference@gmail.com; http:// www. palestinianconference.org/.

LABOR - The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association’s 45th annual conference will be held May 3-5, in Portland, OR. This year’s theme is Labor Under Attack: Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future.

Contact: PNLHA, 27920 68th Ave. East, Graham, WA 98338; 206-406-2604; PNLHA1@aol.com; http://www3.telus.net.

ECONOMICS - The Union For Radical Political Economics will hold its 39th annual conference May 9-11 in New York City.

Contact: http://www.ramapo. edu/eea/2013/.

RECLAIM THE DREAM – The 2013 Poor People’s Campaign & March from Baltimore to Washington DC will be May 11. Communities, schools, and unions are encouraged to contact the Baltimore People’s Assembly.

Contact: 410-500-2168; 410-218-4835; Baltimore PeoplesAssembly@gmail.com; Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Baltimore and the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly, 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218.

MOTHER’S DAY – The 17th Annual Mother’s Day Walk For Peace will be May 12, in Dorchester, MA. The walk began in 1996 for families who had lost children to violence. The day has become a way for thousands of people to financially support the work of the Louis Brown Peace Institute.

Contact: http://www. ldbpeaceinstitute.org/; http://mothersdaywalk4peace.org/.

NATO 5 - An International Week of Solidarity with the NATO 5 has been called for May 16-21 to raise awareness of NATO 5 and to raise support funds for the defendants on the one-year anniversary of their preemptive arrests.

Contact: nato5solidarity @gmail.com; https://nato5 support.wordpress.com.

MOUNTAINTOP - The 2013 Mountain Justice Summer Activist Training Camp will be held May 19-27 in Damascus, VA. It will be a week of workshops, field trips to view coal mines, direct actions, and service projects.

Contact: http://rampscampaign.org/.

FEMINIST SCI-FI – The feminist science fiction convention WisCon 37 is scheduled for May 24-27 in Madison, WI.

Contact: WisCon, SF3, PO Box 1624, Madison, WI 53701; concom37@ wiscon.info; http://www. wiscon.info/.

ANARCHY FEST - A month-long Festival of Anarchy is scheduled for May in Montreal. The festival includes The Montreal Anarchist Bookfair (May 19-20).

Contact: http://www.anarchistbookfair.ca/; http:// www.radicalmontreal.com/.

LABOR - The International Labor Rights Forum will present: Down the Supply Chain, Driving Corporate Accountability, on May 22 in Washington, DC. The Labor Rights Awards Ceremony and Reception will honor pioneers in worker organizing.

Contact: http://laborrights. org/.

MULTICULTURE – The 26th annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) will take place May 28-June 1, in New Orleans.

Contact: SWCHRS, 3200 Marshall Avenue, Suite 290, Norman, OK 73072; 405- 325-3694; ncore@ou.edu; www.ncore.ou.edu.

MEDIA - The 2013 Alliance for Community Media Annual Conference will be held May 29-31, in San Francisco, CA. Participants will include educators, community leaders, media professionals, journalists, nonprofit leaders, policymakers and students.

Contact: http://www.all communitymedia.org/.

RADIO - The 38th Annual Community Radio Conference is scheduled for May 29-June 1, in San Francisco, CA, with discussions and workshops.

Contact: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004; 202- 756-2268; comments@ nfcb.org; http://www. nfcb.org/.

BRADLEY MANNING – On June 1, a rally will be held at Fort Meade in support of Bradley Manning.

Contact: http://www.bradley manning.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 scheduled, music, exhibitors, and more.

Contact: Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-522- 0222; mail@bikesnotbombs. org; www.bikesnot bombs.org.

LEFT FORUM – The 2013 Left Forum will be held June 7-9, at Pace University in New York City.

Contact: 365 Fifth Avenue, CUNY Graduated 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; madcityveganfest @gmail.com; http://vegan fest.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 on civil rights, media and other topics.

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 University of Havana, plus visits to a cooperative, urban garden, community development project, social research centers, and educational and medical institutions.

Contact: cuba@globaljustice center.org; http://www. globaljusticecenter.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; registration@netrootsnation. org; http://www.netroots nation.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 throughout the U.S.

Contact: http://freeandequal. org/.

SOCIALISM - The Socialism 2013 Conference is scheduled for June 27-30 in Chicago, featuring talks and panel discussions.

Contact: info@socialismconference.org; http://www.socialismconference.org.

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 branches across the continent to learn new skills and build One Big Union.

Contact: http://workpeoples college.org/.

PEACESTOCK – On July 13, the 11th Annual Peacestock: A Gathering for Peace, will take place at Windbeam Farm in Hager City, WI. The event is sponsored by Veterans for Peace.

Contact: Bill Habedank, 1913 Grandview Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066; 651-388- 7733; billhabedank@yahoo.com; http://www.peace stockvfp.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 in the world.

Contact: info@yeacamp.org; http://yeacamp.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.

LABOR - The Eastern Conference For Workplace Democracy: Growing Our Cooperatives, Growing Our Communities, will be held at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, July 26-28.

Contact: info@east. usworker.coop; http://east. usworker.coop/.

WOMEN/LYNNE STEWART- Radical Women is asking for support letters and cards to be sent to Lynne Stewart, a civil rights attorney and political prisoner who is currently in jail. She has cancer and authorities have denied her request for transfer to the New York City hospital where she received medical attention during a prior bout of cancer. Send messages and cards to: Lynne Stewart 53504-054, Federal Medical Center Carswell, PO Box 27137, Fort Worth, TX 76127.

Contact: 747 Polk Street, San Francisco, CA 94109; 415- 864-1278; RadicalWomen US@gmail.com; http://lynne stewart.org/; http://www. radicalwomen.org/.

HAITI/WOMEN - Haiti’s government is considering a legal reform measure that would punish all sexual assault, including marital rape. MADRE and the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict are launching a petition to raise international support for this push to address violence against women in Haiti.

Contact: 121 West 27th Street, #301, New York, NY 10001; 212-627-0444; madre@madre.org; http:// www.madre.org.

SYRIA/MIDDLE EAST – The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) is currently seeking funds to assist more than 200,000 refugees fleeing violence in Syria.

Contact: https://www. mecaforpeace.org.

FOLK FESTIVAL – The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will be held August 2-4, in the Berkshires, NY.

Contact: http://www.falcon ridgefolk.com/; falcridge @aol.com.

WAR RESISTERS – The War Resisters League will hold its 90th anniversary conference, Revolutionary Nonviolence: Building Bridges Across Generations and Communities, August 1-4, at Georgetown University. The event will focus on the long history of antimilitarism.

Contact: 339 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012; 212-228-0450; wrl@warresisters.org; http://www.war resisters.org.

POPULAR ECONOMICS - The Center for Popular Economics is holding its 2013 Summer Institute August 4-9 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA. No background in economics is needed for this intensive training. This year’s theme is, The Care Economy: Building a Just Economy with a Heart.

Contact: Center for Popular Economics, PO Box 785 Amherst, MA 01004; 413- 545-0743; programs@populareconomics.org; www.populareconomics.org.

VETERANS - Veterans for Peace is holding the 28th annual convention August 6-11 in Madison, WI. This year’s theme is, Power To The Peaceful.

Contact: http://www. vfpnationalconvention.org/.

DEMOCRACY - The Democracy Convention will take place August 7-11 in Madison, WI. The convention brings together nine conferences including topics such as media, education, defense, race, environment and others.

Contact: https://democracy convention.org/.

OCCUPY - An Occupy National Gathering will be held in Kalamazoo, MI, August 21-25.

Contact: natgat2013 @gmail.com; http://occupy nationalgathering.net/.

COMMUNITIES - The Communities Conference is a networking and learning opportunity for co-operative or communal lifestyles, with workshops, events and entertainment; scheduled for August 30-September 2 at the Twin Oaks Community in Louisa, Virginia.

Contact: http://www.communitiesconference.org/.

LABOR DAY - The 29th annual Bread and Roses Festival, a celebration of the ethnic diversity and labor history of Lawrence, MA, will be held September 2, in honor of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. There will be music, dance, poetry, drama, ethnic food, historical demonstrations, walking & trolley tours.

Contact: PO Box 1137, Lawrence, MA 01842; 978-794- 1655; http://www.bread androsesheritage.org/.

OCCUPY WALL STREET – September 17 is the two- year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Events are planned in New York City and worldwide.

Contact: http://occupy wallst.org/.

TEACHERS - The 13th Annual Conference, “Teaching for Social Justice: The Politics of Pedagogy,” will be held October 12 in San Francisco, CA. The free event features workshops, resources, and free childcare.

Contact: 415-676-7844; teachers4socialjustice@yahoo.com; http://www.t4sj. org/.

HAITI - International Action, which brings clean water and chlorinators to Haiti, seeks office space capable of housing up to six people.

Contact: Zach Bremer, Zbrehmer@haitiwater.org; 202-488-0735; http://www. haitiwater.org/.

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.demo- craticcommunications.net/conference/udc-2013.

Miscellaneous

THEATER - Cooking Oil is an international collaboration between artists in East Africa and the U.S. to spark a global conversation about complex socio-political issues. Members of Cooking Oil will have a three-week residency in Los Angeles culminating in the premiere of the play in May/June 2013.

Contact: http://www.cooking oilplay.com/.

 


 

Books

LABOR - Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War, by Charlie Angus, is about Ontario’s plan to dump millions of tons of waste into the fractured pits of the Adams Mine. This idea prompted civil resistance.

Contact: 401 Richmond Street West, #277, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3A8, Canada; 416-535-9914; info@ btl books.com; http://www. btlbooks.com/.

PALESTINEMornings in Jenin is a new novel by Susan Abulhawa. The book tells the story of a Palestinian family forcibly removed during the 1948 Nakba, ending up in a refugee camp. Through the eyes of a young girl, Amal, the book tells of decades of conflict in Palestine-Israel.

Contact: http://mornings injenin.com/.

FOREIGN POLICY - America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy – The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else is a new book by William Blum about the military industrial complex and foreign policy.

Contact: awmytze@hotmail. com.

GREAT RECESSIONDown the Up Escalator: How the 99% lives in the Great Recession is a new book by Barbara Garson.

Contact: Doubleday Books; http://knopfdoubleday.com/.

 



Film

FARMING – Bullfrog Films has just released Nothing Like Chocolate, the story of Mott Green and the solar-powered Grenada Chocolate Company, a farmers’ and chocolate- makers’ co-op. The film aims to make you think about the food you eat.

Contact: Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543-3764; info@bull frogfilms.com; http://www. bullfrog films.com/.

WHISTLEBLOWERS - War On Whistleblowers is Robert Greenwald’s new documentary investigation of the Obama administration’s record of censorship and persecution of unsung heroes and journalists.

Contact: http://www.waron whistleblowers.com/.

 



Music/Media

CHILDREN’S SONG-WRITING - The 4th annual Blue Balloon Songwriting for Small People Showcase will be held June 1, in Brooklyn, NY.

Contact: rachel@blue balloonschool.com; http:// blueballoonschool.com/.

HIP-HOP – Progressive hip-hop artist Talib Kweli’s new album, Prisoner of Conscious, has been released.

Contact: info@javottimedia. com; http://javottimedia.com/.