PHIlADELPHIA – On April 27 over 200 people attended a conference, Education Not Incarceration, presented by the Philadelphia Black Radical Congress (BRC) in association with the Criminal Justice Program of the American Friends Service Committee.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – In a May 1 statement, Muslim clergyman Rabih Haddad charged that his five-month-long detention by the U.S. government is based on “allegations, insinuations, innuendoes and lies.” For the entire article, click on the headline. To view a page with many links on Haddad's struggle, click here.
John Tateishi, who spent three years in a U.S. concentration camp from 1942 to 1945, sees a parallel between the treatment of Japanese Americans during World War II and the attacks on immigrants from the Middle East today.
WASHINGTON – The May 1 vote in the House Armed Services Committee authorizing a fiscal year military budget of $383.4 billion has drawn sharp criticism from peace and social justice groups who denounced the military-industrial complex for devouring billions of dollars that could be better spent to meet the nation’s crying needs in education, the environment, health and other social programs. The committee also approved a separate $10 billion military contingency fund. For the entire article, click on the headline. For more information, visit The Council for a Livable World or The War Resisters League.
MANSFIELD, Ohio – Scores of solidarity signs were planted along the approach to Hamilton Park, only blocks from the “scab” Armco Kawasaki (AK) steel mill complex here May 4. USWA Local 169 put out the call and hundreds of union members, their families and supporters came to the small industrial city. For the entire article, click on the headline. For more information, visit the homepage of the United Steelworkers of America.
Upon entering Ramallah a few days after the tanks had pulled out of the center of the city, I saw the scars of a viciously coordinated month-long military occupation and destruction of the economic and political infrastructure of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and non-governmental organizations everywhere.
When I arrived at the meeting place uptown, it was still dark. There were several people lined up or sitting on benches at 125th Street in Harlem – older folks of color, children in strollers. I approached the corner, video camera on my back, feeling the strange combination of simultaneous excitement and exhaustion. For the entire article, click on the headline. To see another page of images and articles from A20, click here.
WASHINGTON – On May 6, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released internal documents revealing how Enron created phantom shortages in California’s unregulated electricity market to fleece ratepayers of an estimated $30 billion during the 2001 energy crisis. For the entire article, click on the headline. To view a related page from the California Public Utilities Commission, click here.
NEW YORK – On Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m., Daniel Bernard Roumain, nationally known classical composer, premieres his not-so-traditional collaboration with the St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble in Chelsea at The Dia Center for the Arts (548 West 22 Street).
NEW YORK – If you’re planning on being in New York City anytime this summer, there are several art and photography exhibitions that you won’t want to miss.