CUBAN 5 – From May 30 to June 5, supporters of the Cuban 5 will gather in Washington DC to raise awareness about the case and to demand a humanitarian solution that will allow the return of these men to their homeland.




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, music, exhibitors, and more.


Contact: Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-522-0222; mail;


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


Contact: 365 Fifth Avenue, CUNY Graduate Center, Sociology Dept., New York, NY 10016;


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;;


ADC CONFERENCE – The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) holds its annual conference June 13-16 in Washington, DC, with panel discussions and workshops.


Contact: 1990 M Street, Suite 610, Washington, DC, 20036; 202-244-2990;


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 the University of Havana, plus visits to a co-op and educational and medical institutions.


Contact:; http://www.globaljustice


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;;


MEDIA – The 15th annual Allied Media Conference will be held June 20-23, in Detroit.


Contact: 4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201;


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 in the U.S.




LITERACY  – The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) will hold its conference July 12-13 in Los Angeles.


Contact: 10 Laurel Hill Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003;


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 across the continent to learn skills and build one big union.




PEACESTOCK – On July 13, the 11th Annual Peacestock will take place at Windbeam Farm 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;;


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;


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.





WOMEN/LYNNE STEWART– Radical Women is asking for letters and cards to be sent to Lynne Stewart, a civil rights attorney and political prisoner who is currently in jail. She has breast cancer and authorities have denied her request for transfer from her Texas prison to the New York City hospital. Send messages 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;;;


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


Contact: 121 West 27th Street, #301, New York, NY 10001; 212-627-0444;;




ESSAY CONTEST – The Daniel Singer Foundation is seeking an original essay of no more than 5,000 words to address some aspect of the current scene in the spirit that Singer exemplified.


Contact: The Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation, PO Box 2371, El Cerrito, CA 94530;


SHADOW GOVERNMENT – Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala, the 2012 Green Party presidential and vice-presidential nominees, marked the beginning of Earth Week by announcing a new Green Shadow Cabinet that will serve as an independent voice in U.S. politics, putting the needs of people and protection of the planet ahead of profits for big corporations.





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.




NEWS/MEDIA – The Real News is currently fundraising for its new studio in Baltimore.