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Although the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 is rife with problems, one of the most disturbing is its shocking gender bias. But why should we be shocked that the AHCA, or “Trumpcare,” privileges males, as it was crafted by a group of privileged males
Now the Trump administration wants to further expand the use of vouchers by creating a $20 billion school choice program. According to The Century Foundation, a think tank dedicated to reducing inequality, Trump’s plan would increase segregation in public schools
Instead of something resembling reality, the U.S. is now basing its policy on the mad view of Saudi King Salman
Although the American Health Care Act (AHCA) of 2017 is rife with problems, one of the most disturbing is its shocking gender bias.
It is fitting that while President Trump traveled the world, sealing a weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, he would drop his own kind of bomb on the American people: his budget proposal for the coming fiscal year, titled, of course, “The New Foundation for American Greatness.”
We have seen, in recent days, the very unusual sight of a U.S. President saying nice things about authoritarian leaders while, at the same time, disparaging our democratic allies and friends
A basic problem of housing is that housing is a commodity instead of a human right. We’re not accustomed to seeing housing as a basic right for everybody, but why isn’t it?
As if he has, overnight, been transformed into a master politician, Donald Trump’s 27-hour trip to Israel has left many analysts mystified.
The one barrier to the threat of destruction is an engaged public, an informed, engaged public acting together to develop means to confront the threat and respond to it. That’s been systematically weakened, consciously.
The Manchester atrocity lifts the rock of British foreign policy to reveal its Faustian alliance with extreme Islam, especially the sect known as Wahhabism or Salafism, whose principal custodian and banker is the oil kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Britain’s biggest weapons customer.
Globally, movements of movements are working together and this is crucial because it takes everyone to change everything, and we must fight oppression in all its forms, at all times
U.S historians have no doubt been having a field day with Trump’s reported clueless comments on U.S. history earlier this year. The president’s moronic take on the nation’s past was front-page news in liberals’ and academics’ favorite newspaper, the New York Times
President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement brings greater clarity to the inability of the U.S. government to confront the climate crisis and clarifies the tasks of people seeking smart climate policy.
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FREEDOM SCHOOL - The Youth Organizing Institute of North Carolina will be holding their 5th Annual Freedom School, July 8-25. They are currently fundraising.
RESTORATIVE PRACTICES - The International Institute for Restorative Practicies (IIRP) will host a participatory symposium about implementing restorative practices in a variety of settings. July 7-9 in Toronto, Ontario; and July 21-23 in Bethlehem, PA. IIRP’s 17th World Conference will be held October 27-29, in Bethlehem, PA.
Contact: 610-807-9221; email@example.com; http://www.iirp.edu/.
NATIVE MEDIA - The Native American Journalists Association will co-host the National Native Media Conference July 10-13, in Santa Clara, CA. Other co-hosts include Native Public Media and Vision Maker Media.
Contact: NAJA, OU-Gaylord College, 395 W. Lindsey St., Norman, OK 73019-4201; 405-325-1649; http://www.naja.com.
PEACESTOCK - On July 12, the 12th Annual Peacestock: A Gathering for Peace, will take place 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.
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.
NETROOTS - The 9th annual Netroots Nation conference will take place July 17-20, in Detroit, with writers, social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and online activists.
Contact: Netroots Nation, 1559B Sloat Blvd #316, San Francisco,CA 94132; http://www.netrootsnation.org.
LA RAZA - The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 19-22 in Los Angeles, 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.
VETERANS - Veterans for Peace is holding the 29th annual convention July 23-27 at the University of NC at Asheville. This year’s theme is, Peace or Perish Abolish War on Planet and Poor.
OCCUPY - The Occupy National Gathering will be held in Sacramento, CA, July 31-August 3.
WOMEN/INEQUALITY - 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.
Contact: 718-398-4783; email@example.com; https://www.urbanbushwomen.org.
CAPITALISM - The Center for Global Justice will host an international conference on the topic Moving Beyond Capitalism, July 29-August 5, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. Presenters include Gal Alperovitz, Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese.
Contact: 5802 Bob Bullock Loop, Suite C1 #84-1A, Laredo, TX 78041; 347-983-5084; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.globaljusticecenter.org.
ACTIVIST CAMP - Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp will have sessions in July and August in CA, OR, and MA. YEA Camp is designed for activists 12-17 years old who want to make a difference in the world.
Contact: email@example.com; http://yeacamp.org/.
FOLK FESTIVAL - The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will be held August 1-3, in the Berkshires, NY.
Contact: http://www.falconridgefolk.com/; firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDIE PUBLISHING - The Rhode Island Independent Publishing Expo (RIPExpo) will be held August 2-3, at the Providence Public Library.
Contact: email@example.com; http://ripexpo.tumblr.com/.
MEDIA - Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture (NAMAC) will host a joint conference in Philadelphia, August 6-8.
VETERANS - Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) will host: 10 Years of IVAW: National Convention, August 8-10, in Sedalia, CO.
Contact: PO Box 3565, New York, 10008-3565; 646-723-0989; http://www.ivaw.org/.
DISSIDENT ARTS - The Dissident Arts Festival will take place August 16, in New York City. The Dissident Arts Festival is the annual showcase of radical arts and activism, where revolutionary New Music meets Topical Song and Free Jazz cavorts with Dissident Poetry, Theater and Film.
Contact: John Pietaro, 646-599-0060; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.dissidentarts.com/.
SEXUAL ASSAULT - The National Sexual Assault Conference, held August 20-22 in Pittsburg, PA, is an advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention.
Contact: National Sexual Violence Resource Center, 123 North Enola Drive, Enola, PA 17025; 717-909-0710; http://www.nsvrc.org.
SOCIAL FORUM - The 2014 Canadian Social Forum, a grassroots Peoples’ Social Forum, will be held in Ottawa-Gatineau, August 21-24.
COMMUNITY CONFERENCE - The 20th annual Twin Oaks Community Conference will be held August 29-September 1. The conference is committed to equality, participatory government, ecology, and non-violence.
Contact: 138 Twin Oaks Road # W, Louisa, VA 23093; 540-894-5126; email@example.com; http://www.twinoakscommunity.org/.
LABOR DAY - The 30th annual Bread and Roses Festival, a celebration of the ethnic diversity and labor history of Lawrence, MA, will be held September 1, in honor of the 1912 Bread and Roses Strike. There will be music, dance, poetry, drama, ethnic food, historical demonstrations, walking & trolley tours.
Contact: Bread & Roses Heritage, PO Box 1137, Lawrence, MA 01842; 978-794-1655; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.breadandrosesheritage.org/.
VEGETARIAN - The 30th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival will take place September 5-7, in Toronto.
Contact: 17 Baldwin Street, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1L1; http://festival.veg.ca/.
GALLERY - ArtRage Gallery will host a juried exhibition September 6-October 18, showing progressive art that inspires resistance and promotes social awareness.
Contact: ArtRage Gallery, 505 Hawley Ave, Syracuse, NY 13203; 315-218-5711; http://artragegallery.org/.
OCCUPY WALL STREET - September 17 is the three-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Events are planned in New York City and worldwide.
CLIMATE - The People’s Climate March will be held September 20-21, in New York City, to coincide with a UN summit on climate change.
RAZA - El Centro de la Raza will host the Building the Beloved Community Gala, September 27, in Seattle.
Contact: 2524 16th Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98144; 206-957-4649; http://www.elcentrodelaraza.org/.
LGBTQ - The 27th annual Out On Film Festival will take place October 2-9, in Atlanta.
Contact: email@example.com; http://outonfilm.org/.
HOMELESSNESS - October 10 is World Homeless Day. Events are planned worldwide.
SDS - Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) will be holding its 9th National Convention, October 10-12, at University of Minnesota.
Contact: UMN SDS, 1930 Elliot Ave S #3, Minneapolis, MN 55404; http://www.newsds.org/.
COLUMBUS - October 13 is Columbus Day. Many groups around the country, including the Transform Columbus Day Alliance, work to challenge traditional ethnocentric views of Columbus the sole discoverer of America, as well as challenging the celebration of invasion, cruelty, oppression and cultural imperialism.
TEACHERS - The 14th Annual Conference, “Teaching for Social Justice: The Roots of Resistance,” will be held October 11 in San Francisco, CA. The free event features workshops, resources, and free childcare.
Contact: 415-676-7844; teachers4socialjustice @yahoo.com; http://www.t4sj.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.
Contact: Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Ave., Lakewood, NJ 08701; 800-458-8422; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.georgian.edu/WWIconference.htm.
ENVIRONMENT - The APIEL (Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law) Conference 2014 will be held October 17-19, at the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville. The conference brings together hundreds of eco-minded and socially conscious activists, attorneys, students, scientists and citizens in the interest of social justice.
Contact: PO Box 20363, Knoxville, TN 37920; email@example.com; http://www.apiel.org/.
POLICE BRUTALITY - October 22 is National Day Against Police Brutality. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network (SMIN) is currently campaigning towards the day.
Contact: http://www.october22.org/; SMIN, PO Box 941 Knickerbocker Station, New York, NY 10002-0900; 347-979-7646; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.stopmassincarceration.net/.
WWI CENTENARY - Stop the War, No Glory, and a range of peace organizations are organizing meetings, debates, and cultural events to mark the First World War centenary, opposing attempts to use the centenary to “celebrate” a slaughter that killed 15 million people as a “just” and “noble” cause.
Contact: 020-7561-4830; email@example.com; http://stopwar.org.uk.