DRONES/SURVEILLANCE – A broad coalition of groups has announced the Spring Days of Action to End Drone Killing, Drone Surveillance, and Global Militarization. The campaign will focus on drone bases, drone research facilities and test sites and drone manufacturers.
Contact: [email protected]; http://www.knowdrones.com/.
MEDIA – The Media Consortium 2014 Conference will be held February 27-March 2, in Chicago. The conference brings together over 100 leaders of independent news.
RIGHTS – The RightsCon convention will be held March 4-5, in San Francisco. The event features leaders, highlights emerging voices, host strategy and implementation sessions, and provides opportunities to showcase new initiatives.
Contact: 888-414-0100; [email protected]; https://www.rightscon.org/.
ECONOMICS – The Union For Radical Political Economics will hold its annual conference March 6-9 in Boston.
Contact: http://www.urpe.org/ conf/eea/eeahome.html.
WEAPONS/SPACE – The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space conference will be held March 14-16, in Santa Barbara, CA.
Contact: PO Box 652, Brunswick, ME 04011; 207-443-9502; [email protected]; http://www.space4peace.org.
TRANSGENDER – The Keystone Conference: A Celebration of Gender Diversity, will be held March 26-30, in Harrisburg, PA.
Contact: [email protected]; http://transcentralpa.org/keystone.htm.
POETRY – The annual Split This Rock Poetry Festival will be held March 27-30, in Washington, DC. This year’s theme is Poems of Provocation & Witness.
Contact: Split This Rock, 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036; 202-787-5210; [email protected]; http://www.splitthisrock.org/.
SURVEILLANCE – One Nation – Under Surveillance, is a one-day conference about building networks of solidarity in defiance of NSA spying and the erosion of democratic rights, to be held March 29 at Central Connecticut State University, sponsored by the CT Coalition to Stop Indefinite Detention, the CT American Civil Liberties Union, the CT Council on American Islamic Relations, and dozens of other activists groups.
Contact: CT Coalition to Stop Indefinite Detention, 7 Scotland Rd., Bloomfield, CT 06002; 860-212-9596; [email protected]; http://ctstopindefinitedetention.com/.
YOUNG FEMINIST – The 10th Annual National Young Feminist Leadership Conference will be held March 29-31, in Washington, DC, sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Contact: 1600 Wilson Blvd, Suite 801, Arlington, VA 22209; 866-444-3652; nyflcfeminist.org; http://www.feministcampus.org/.
HUMAN RIGHTS – The Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center and the U.S. Human Rights Network will present the 9th Annual Human Rights Institute, April 2-4.
Contact: 123 William Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10038; 646-459-3031; [email protected] justice.org; http://www.urbanjustice. org/ujc/projects/human.html.
TRANS/GENDER – The 2014 Transcending Boundaries Conference will be held April 4-6, near Hartford, CT. The annual conference brings together sexuality, relationship and gender minorities for three days of education, activism and community building. The weekend event includes workshops, discussion groups, social events and a community meal with a keynote address.
Contact: Transcending Boundaries, Inc., PO Box 30171, Springfield, MA 01103; [email protected]; http://www.transcendingboundaries.org/.
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; labor- [email protected]; www.labornotes.org.
CANNABIS – The 2nd annual National Medical Cannabis Unity Conference will be held April 5-7, in Washington, DC, hosted by Americans For Safe Access and others.
Contact: 202-857-4272; [email protected] org; http://www.safeaccessnow.org/.
ABORTION – The 28th annual conference, From Abortion to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom, will be held April 11-13 at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA.
Contact: Civil Liberties and Public Policy, 893 West Street, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA 01002; 413-559-6976; [email protected]; http://clpp.hampshire.edu/conference.
MILITARY SPENDING – April 14 is a Global Day of Action on Military Spending. Events are planned worldwide.
EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP – The 28th Annual Ohio Employee Ownership Conference will be held April 24 in Akron, OH. The Conference is directed towards business owners, current employee owners, and economic & community development professionals.
Contact: 330-672-3028; [email protected]; http://oeockent.org/.
MAY DAY – May 1 is May Day. Workers of the world will celebrate the 125th anniversary of International Worker’s Day. Born out of a call for an eight-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.
FEMINISM/SCI-FI – The feminist science fiction convention WisCon 37 is scheduled for May 23-26 in Madison, WI.
Contact: WisCon, SF3, PO Box 1624, Madison, WI 53701; [email protected]; http://www.wiscon.info/.
MULTICULTURE- The 27th annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) will take place May 27-31, in New Orleans. Student scholarships are available.
Contact: SWCHRS, 3200 Marshall Avenue, Suite 290, Norman, OK 73072; 405-325-3694; [email protected]; www.ncore.ou.edu.
RADIO – The 38th Annual Community Radio Conference is schedule for May 28-31, in Reston, VA, with discussions and workshops.
Contact: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004; 202-756-2268; comments nfcb.org; http://www.nfcb.org/.
LEFT FORUM – The 2014 Left Forum will be held May 30-June 1, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.
Contact: 212-817-2003; [email protected]; http://www.leftforum.org.
MEDIA – The 16th annual Allied Media Conference will be held June 19-22, in Detroit.
Contact: Allied Media Projects, 4126 Third St., Detroit, MI 48201; 313-718-2267; http://alliedmedia.org/.
HISTORY/WWI – Georgian Court University and the Peace History Society will hold a conference on the theme: World War I: Dissent, Activism, & Transformation, October 17-18. A call for papers for the conference has been issued.
Contact: Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701; 800-458-8422; [email protected]; http://www.georgian.edu/WWIconference.htm.
CHILDREN/GUNS – The Every Child Matters Education Fund is campaigning to end Walmart selling Crickett Firearm toys for kids.
WOMEN – The 2014 Urban Bush Women Summer Leadership Institute will be held July 25-August 3, in New Orleans, under the theme: The Free Southern Theater Model: Addressing inequality by claiming our places, our legacy, our stories. Applications are accepted until April 6.
Contact: 718-398-4783; [email protected] women.org; https://www.urbanbushwomen.org.
BLACK POWER – The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 is a window into the black freedom struggle in the U.S, with archival information about the Black Power movement from 1967 to 1975.
Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583-7884; http://www.haymarketbooks.org/.
DEBT – Andrew Ross, member of Occupy offshoot Strike Debt, has published Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal. The book analyzes the making of the debt crisis, presents arguments about the need for economic disobedience, and imagines an alternative economy.
RACISM – Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock in White Advantage, by Daria Roithmayr, argues that racial inequality lives on because white advantage functions as a powerful self-reinforcing monopoly, reproducing itself automatically from generation to generation even in the absence of intentional discrimination.
Contact: NYU Press, 838 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003-4812; 212-998-2575; [email protected]; http://nyupress.org/.
GAZA – Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine, is a collection of short stories from 15 young writers in Gaza, members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel’s siege and blockade.
Contact: Just World Books, PO Box 5484, Charlottesville, VA 22905; 888-506-3769; [email protected]; http://justworldbooks.com/.
OIL – The Secret World of Oil by Ken Silverstein is an expose of the corruption and violence that underlies the world’s key industry.
Contact: Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-246-8160; [email protected]; http://www. versobooks.com/.
IMPERIALISM – Divide and Ruin: The West’s Imperial Strategy in an Age of Crisis is a collection of articles by British author Dan Glazebrook, illustrating a new strategy by U.S., British and other imperialist powers to employ proxy military forces to achieve regime change in any country that resists imperialism.
Contact: Liberation Media, [email protected]
ECONOMY – SOS: Alternatives to Capitalism by Richard Swift investigates the alternatives like socialism, anarchism and deep ecology.
Contact: Between the Lines, 401 Richmond Street West, #277, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8, Canada; 416-535-9914; [email protected]; http://www.btlbooks.com.
MUMIA/MOVE – Two new films explore the life of Mumia and MOVE: Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journal with Mumia Abu-Jamal, and Let the Fire Burn.
Contact: Street Legal Cinema, 323-654-9483, [email protected]; http:/ /www. streetlegalcinema.com/. Zeitgeist Films, http://www.zeitgeistfilms.com; http://www.letthefireburn.com/
OCCUPY – Directed by Kusha Sefat, Red Ink uses the Occupy Wall Street movement as an entry point to look at the American state apparatus, and illustrates how politics, money and media are interwoven in the U.S.
ROCK – Against Me! has released their new album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues, and will be touring throughout the year.
Contact: PO Box 5745, Gainesvillem FL 32627; http://againstme.net.