Radical media, politics and culture.


Anonymous Comrade writes:

"Celebrate May Day in New York City with bands Hooverville, Spunk Lads & Champions of Sound! Proceeds go to Umbrella House & to the Immolokee Tomato Pickers, currently on strike against Taco Bell for receiving the same wages since 1975, or less than a penny a tomato. Sat. May 3rd 7PM to Midnight. Exciting raffle, guest speakers from NMASS & the IWW & refreshing beverages. Location: Umbrella House on Av. C btwn E 1st & E. 2nd Streets, Lower East Side, New York City. For more info on this and the Taco Bell demo before it from 4-6PM, call 212 979 8353. Sponsored by make the Road by Walking and Workers Solidarity Alliance."

The Rainforest Foundation has been supporting the struggle of the Panará people of the Brazilian Amazon for many years. It has been a rewarding experience: once on the verge of extinction, the Panará have been able to secure their traditional lands, and are reclaiming their culture and way of life. It is one of the few stories of hope and victory to celebrate in the Amazon today.

Six Panará leaders are coming to New York City for the first time, and it's our pleasure to invite you to two events we're organizing in their honor in the coming week. Basic information is below; for more background information, please visit our website at http://www.rainforestfoundation.org.


New York City

PSY-GEO-CONFLUX 2003 marks the inauguration of an annual event dedicated to current artistic and social investigations in PSYCHOGEOGRAPHY ("the study of the effects of the geographic environment on the emotions and behavior of individuals"). Part festival and part conference, it brings together visual and sound artists, writers, and urban adventurers to explore the physical and psychological landscape of the city.

1stpulse writes "The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies

2-day conference at The New School, NYC: Friday and Saturday, May 2-3

Participants and schedule:

http://www.firstpulseprojects.net/bombproject/futu re_of_war.html


The Future of War: Aesthetics, Politics, Technologies is a two-day
conference that examines the increasingly complex crosstalk between the military, the entertainment industry, the media, artists, and computer scientists. It looks at war, not simply as a utilitarian means to an end, or within the more familiar political and strategic accounts of it, but as a cultural process involving particular ways of seeing, picturing, narrating and imagining--from the architectural spaces of war and violence (both physical and virtual), to the cinematic language of combat films and reality-based military television; from first-person shooter Internet gaming and military simulations, to the computer and installation work of artists. Presented by Thundergulch, the new media initiative of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council; the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School; the World Policy Institute, New School University; and the Computer Instruction Center at The New School."

jinx writes:

The Institute of African Studies, Columbia University

Spring 2003 Brown Bag Seminar Series


"Changing Configurations of Social Conflict in
post-Apartheid South Africa"

Franco Barchiesi, University of Bologna

April 17 2003


Rm 1134

International Affairs Building, 420

W 118th Str, off Amsterdam Ave

Franco Barchiesi is currently lecturer in African
Studies in the Department of Politics at the
University of Bologna (Italy). Between 1996 and 2002
he taught in the Department of Sociology at
the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His
latest book is Franco Barchiesi, Tom Bramble (eds),
Rethinking the Labour Movement in the 'New' South
(scheduled July 2003).

over my dead body writes "The "Over My Dead Body" project is a world wide, online, virtual demonstration, politicising the major themes of globalisation and the economy, the environment, etc. The federating platform is the promotion of "the politics of generosity" to unblock the stranglehold of financial and nationalist self-interest upon the world's destiny.

It is evident that the current war programmed against Iraq enters within a definition of corporate imperialism: thus protest against the war is currently at the top of the "Over My Dead Body" project's agenda.


Benefit for Books Through Bars

Friday March 14 at 8:00pm

Featuring slideshow and multi-media performances by Seth Tobocman, Kevin Pyle and Mac McGill.

$5 (or $3 with a paperback dictionary)

ABC No Rio

156 Rivington Street (between Clinton & Suffolk)

NYC -- 212.254.3697

For more information on Books Through Bars:


Anonymous Comrade writes "

Because of the worldwide anti-war demos in over 300 cities this Sat.
Feb. 15 (see http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=725 ), including in Amsterdam (Dam Square, 13:00 CET), the joint Dutch
free radios will deliver a collective broadcast, with music, live
reports, backgrounds, live excerpts from other demos across the world,
etc. So bring your radios and cell phones and become a reporter
yourself. There will be a Dance For Peace in Paradiso afterwards
(15:30 -- 23:30 -- ??), which will also be broadcast both in video and
audio streams and on the radio. You can tune in to any of the following, in the free ether (no cable!) or on the web:

Anonymous Comrade writes

Dear brothers and sisters,

The Madrid Aguascalientes keeps on walking, that is walking with all and everyone.

The Aguascalientes is a bridge and an ear and that is how we have learnt that the EZLN has breached the silence they have maintained in the last months of their honourable struggle for freedom, justice and democracy.

raven writes " CASCADIA SUMMER

Come to Cascadia to Protect Endangered Forests

June to August, Summer 2003


In light of the ALL OUT WAR being
currently waged on our public forests and

environmental protections by George W. Bush and the
timber industry, forest defenders throughout
the mountains of Oregon, Northern California and
Southern Washington are organizing a campaign during
the upcoming summer of 2003. We are issuing a CALL TO
ACTION to all concerned individuals and organizations
to request their aid during the upcoming summer

In the last year, eco-activists have seen a rapid
increase in the level of forest destruction on public
lands, the erosion of hard-fought legal protections
(As inadequate as they were, they were better than
nothing.), and the amount of government repression on
groups fighting for social and environmental justice.
Bush and his cronies are organizing to continue
profiting from injustice and exploiting the Earth. WE


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