Radical media, politics and culture.

Utah Phillips: May 15, 1935 – May 24, 2008 John Pietaro

Memories of “Popular Power” in Venezuela’s Economy

* From false co-management and cooperatives to the deceitful EPS, we present a balance of what has happened in Venezuela after at least 7 years of pretending to build a socialist economy, where the available data and verifiable facts belie the failure of the Chavez administration.

Seeking Autonomous POC to Make Something New Are you interested in founding an organization of people of color united around anti-authoritarian politics?

Over time, many collectives self-identified with APOC (Anarchist People Of Color) have come and gone. New autonomous people of color are getting involved. Interest in seeing something more consistent is a common refrain. What could be needed is an organization that helps strengthen and build collectives, supports activists and puts out a coherent vision for the present and future as autonomous people of color.

Linguist Noam Chomsky Gives Students Lesson in Free Thinking Emily Krone, Daily Herald Staff http://tinyurl.com/4qcvs3

In a second-floor classroom at a Carpentersville [Illinois] high school, one of America's most renowned free-thinkers warned about 40 assembled students that the American public school system conspires to blunt their creativity and engender their obedience.

Christian Fundamentalists Promote Child Abuse Manuals

Following the murder of 4-year-old Sean Paddock, the truth about Child Abuse, Christian Fundamentalists and homeschooling is coming to light.

Books and dvd's promoting severe physical violence against children are being pumped out by the religious right.

“Forging a Black Liberation Agenda for the 21st Century” Black Radical Congress, June 20-22, 2008, St. Louis, Missouri

With the launch of the Black Radical Congress (BRC) in 1998, a current of optimism rippled through the social justice movement. In the tradition of other black political gatherings such as the National Negro Congress, the National Black Political Convention and other more recent ones, the BRC set out on a mammoth challenge to build unity within the Black Liberation Movement (BLM) and consensus around the Freedom Agenda.

New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century The University of Nottingham, UK Friday, September 19th, 2008

Keynote Speaker – Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)

On Mike Davis' "Planet of Slums" Richard Pithouse

Critical Art Ensemble's Steve Kurtz is Cleared of Mail and Wire Fraud Charges

Artist and University of Buffalo Professor Steve Kurtz was cleared of charges for mail and wire fraud today in federal court. U.S. District Judge Richard Arcara ruled that criminal charges brought against him by federal prosecutors were “insufficient on[their] face.”

HOW CLASS WORKS — 2008 A Conference at SUNY Stony Brook June 5-7, 2008

The Center for Study of Working Class Life is pleased to announce the How Class Works – 2008 Conference, to be held at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, June 5 - 7, 2008.

Purpose and orientation : The conference seeks to explore ways in which an explicit recognition of class helps to understand the social world in which we live, and ways in which analysis of society can deepen our understanding of class as a social relationship. Presentations should take as their point of reference


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