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aras writes: "University Professors Call For European Boycott of Links with Israel

Press Release -- dateline Saturday 6th April

As of noon on Friday, more than 120 university academics and
researchers from across Europe had signed during the course of three days, an open letter, presented for publication in The Guardian, calling for a moratorium on all future cultural and research links with Israel at European or national level until such time as the Israeli government abide by UN resolutions and open serious peace negotiations with the Palestinians along the lines of the recent Saudi peace plan.

The signatories include more than 90 from the UK, amongst
them 43 university professors including some of the country's leading natural and social scientists. The list includes one signatory from within Israel itself. Other signatories are from Eire, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Schedule of Events for "A22 Week" Protests in Washington, DC

Tuesday 16 April 2002

Public Citizen, Nuclear Information & Resource Service, Alliance for
Nuclear Accountability Rally & Press Conference Opposing the Yucca
Mountain Nuclear Waste Dump, 11am-12:30pm -- West side of the Capitol.
Contact Lisa Gue, Phone: 202.454.5130; Email: lisa_gue@citizen.org; Website:
anarchist resistance. Email:
mutual aid

Wednesday 17 April 2002

Anti-Capitalist Convergence (ACC) Resisting Capitalist Globalization
Panel Discussion, 6pm - National City Christian Church, 5 Thomas Circle
NW (off 14th St, between N & Massachusetts -- please enter in the back,
through the parking lot). McPherson Square Metro. Free. Website:
abolish the bank 703.276.9768, Email: abolish the bank

Statement of Teachers Protesting the Israeli Invasion

We, as teachers, condemn the new Israeli attack on Palestinians in the West Bank and demand the end of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

We are inspired by the stand of Jose Bove and the hundreds of peace activists from Europe and the United States who have gone to Ramallah and other towns to block with their bodies the Israeli government's attempt to crush the Palestinian resistance and destroy the Palestinian National Authority headquarters.

We demand an end to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza because the campaign of terror which the population of the occupied territories is being subjected to--the break-ins in the houses of unarmed civilians, the mass arrests of Palestinian youth, the wanton destruction of property and of any symbol of Palestinian self-governance, including the summary execution of Palestinian officials, and the siege of Yasser Arafat's headquarters--are barbaric acts, condemned by international law, to which none of us can give his/her assent.

A war is currently being waged against the Palestinian people by the state of Israel and by the United States. Their prime motivation is not to protect Israel, but to protect the elite and their agenda of corporate globalization. The Israeli military is forcing people from their homes and killing innocent civilians in cold blood, while the people of Palestine are fighting to keep their homeland. This war is funded by US tax dollars, and directed by the war criminal Ariel Sharon, who fully supports the atrocities committed by the Israeli military.

Naag planning committee writes "come one come all to the North American Anarchist Gathering this June 6-9th in Lawrence Kansas. we hope to see you all there

Zagreb Conference, "Another World Is Possible!"

April 18, 19 and 20, 2002

"Another World Is Possible" is an initiative founded by individuals from different groups and NGOs*. The manifestation organized by the initiative will include a conference which will cover many topics concerning economic globalisation and its consequences as well as alternatives. The conference will be held on April 18, 19 and 20, 2002 on the premises of the Faculty of Political Sciences (Zagreb, Lepusiceva 6) and multimedia center m.a.m.a. (Zagreb, Preradoviceva 18). Participants of the conference will be different scientists, scholars, professors and journalists. At this moment (April 3, 2002) the following speakers already confirmed their participation:


Through the generous support of a number of top Canadian and
American musicians such as Ani DiFranco, The Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn,Sarah Harmer, Bill Frisell, Michael Fronti and others, the GASCD project have put together a double CD album, now available online and across North America. Visit our website (gascd) to find out where.

The CD and the web site were launched to raise awareness about the growing anti-globalization movement and to raise money to help those who are at the front line of the movement. Some of the initial money raised will be going to aid the legal defence of those arrested during the Quebec Summit of the Americas; while the GASCD Board will continue to look to assist other groups around the world as the project grows.

This project was inspired by the events at the the Summit of the Americas held this past April from April 17th- 21st. Between 40,000 and 80,000 people from all over the Americas gathered in Quebec City to protest the FTAA (the Free Trade Area of the Americas), to oppose the dominance of transnational corporations over local communities, and to demand that our
governments be accountable to the people they're supposed to represent.

We hope to create a space where people can learn, share stories and information, and make the links between the impact of corporate power around the globe and what's going on in our own backyards.

To learn more, visit us at gascd

Anonymous Comrade writes "just got this in e-mail list that deals w/prison/justice issues, thought i'd pass along


Hi Everyone:

I publish a literary journal of writing by prisoners...twice a year and am
having trouble this issue securing aprinter. my previous printer dumped us
because they don't want to be associatyed with prisoners....and i've been
turned down by several printers because of their fears and prejudice against
prisoners. can anyone recommend an alternative printer....i don't care
where they are....who you think MIGHT not reject us?

manuscript is ready to go.....thanks for any help.



Todd Gitlin, Media Unlimited:

How Media Overwhelm Our Lives

Anarchist Forum, April 9, 7:30 pm. Brecht Forum

On Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30pm, the Libertarian Book Club's Anarchist Forum welcomes Todd Gitlin giving a
presentation on his new book Media Unlimited. Gitlin will discuss and document how we live in a supersaturated mess
of sounds and images directed at us by Big Business and Big Government. Invasion of our thoughts and emotions are
with us always: video games, elevator music, billboards, waiting room TV, soundtrucks, the mobile phone, etc. Gitlin, in
addition to his practical presentation, will give the whole a theoretical underpinning by discussing the writings of such
sociologists as Georg Simmel.

24th Marxist Literary Group Summer Institute

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, June 16–23, 2002

The Marxist Literary Group announces the 24th annual summer Institute on Culture and Society. The Institute began as a three-week seminar featuring Fredric Jameson, Terry Eagleton, and Gayatri Spivak, among others as faculty. Over the years, it has evolved into a more or less week-long event, that remains different from the usual academic conference. While papers are presented at many of the sessions, others are structured as
reading groups or discussions. Film and video screenings, and poetry and fiction readings are often included. Participants are encouraged to stay for as much of Institute as possible, and discouraged from just dropping in for a single session. While we try to accommodate all participants who want to present a paper, many participants choose not to present.


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