Feb. 9 & 10, Thurs. & Fri., 7 – 9 p.m.
Seminar: Another World is Necessary, Socialism! What should a new social order, faithful to our country’s basic values, look like? With Gary Hicks. Center for Marxist Education, 550 Mass. Ave., 2nd Fl. Info: (617) 354-2876.

March 8, Wed. 6:30 p.m.
Annual Red Flame Award Dinner. Sponsored by The Anne Burlak Timpson Labor Forum. Info: e-mail Gary Dotterman

Feb. 17, Fri. 6:30 p.m.
The war damages our community. Hear Cindy Sheehan & Juan Torres, two parents with one message: Stop the War! Stop the recruitment! Join Cindy & Juan in a discussion about the injustice of the war in Iraq, the aggressive military recruitment of minority youth in our high schools & what we can do to prevent one more person from dying in this senseless war. At St. Pius Church Basement, 1919 S. Ashland. Bilingual program, Spanish & English. Info: call Cristy, Comité Anti-Militarización at (773) 318-0762.

Feb. 18, Sat., 6 p.m.
Call to action: Reviving the fight for equality. Hear Debbie Bell, Chair, African American Equality Commission, CPUSA, SNCC veteran & recent visitor to New Orleans. With cultural performance by Valerie Carter & reflections on Chicago Freedom Movement 1966 by participants. $10 donation includes dinner. At Unity Center, 3339 S Halsted St. Info: (773) 446-9925.

Feb. 25, Sat., 2 p.m.
Film showing: “Song of Freedom” starring Paul Robeson. Free admission. Unity Center, 3339 S Halsted St. Monthly film series sponsored by Workers Education Society. Info: (773) 446-9925

March 31, Fri., 5-9 p.m.
“Immigrant Communities Standing Together” Annual Fundraiser for Coalition of African, Arab, Asian, European, & Latino Immigrants of Illinois. At Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St. (at Michigan Ave.). Variety of local performance groups: spoken word acts, drumming ensembles, dance troupes, & much more. Info: call Isabel Anadon at (773) 248-1019, visit website

Feb. 14, Sat., 7 p.m.
Terrorist Sheriffs out of Compton! Compton City Council Meeting, Compton City Hall, Compton Blvd. & Willowbrook Ave. Info: (310) 635-6365 or (818) 309-7088.

DOWNEY, Calif.
Feb. 18, Sat., 12 noon
Stop police brutality! Come to protest at Corner of Firestone Blvd & Woodruff Ave. Gonzalo Martinez was killed by Downey Police 2/15/02. He was shot 34 times with a machine gun while trying to surrender to police. Please help the family and friends of Gonzo fight for justice! Info: Norma Martinez (562) 619-7207 or (562) 619-7208.

Feb. 21, Tues., 8 a.m.
Justice for Deandre Brunston. Come show your support for the victims of police brutality! Wrongful death civil suit at L.A. County Courthouse, 111 North Hill St., Dept. 20. Deandre Brunston was assassinated by L.A. County Sheriffs’ Deputies on 8/24/03. Info: Keishia (310) 339-1940.

Meet Bernie Dwyer & Fr. Geoffrey Bottoms speaking on the Cuban Five, showing Bernie Dwyer’s film “Mission against Terror,” & raising money for the Cuban Five Freedom Fund. Dwyer, based in Cuba, is a journalist for Radio Havana. Geoffrey Bottoms, of the Cuban Solidarity Campaign in Britain, heads up support there. Organized by Let Cuba Live Committee of Maine. Info: call Tom Whitney at (207) 743-2183.

Feb. 10, Fri, 4:15 p.m.
Bates College, Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, Lewiston, Maine.

Feb. 10, Fri., 7 p.m.,
Curtis Public Library, Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St., Brunswick, Maine.

Feb. 11, Sat., 11 a.m.
Norway Library, Norway, Maine

Feb. 11, Sat., 3 p.m.,
Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., Rockland, Maine

Feb. 12, Sun., 4 p.m.,
First Parish Church Unitarian Universalist, Parish House, 425 Congress St., Portland, Maine

through March 26
The New-York Historical Society has extended its Slavery in New York exhibit through March 26. At Central Park West & 77 St. Admission: members & children under 12: free; adults: $10; teachers, students, seniors: $5. Info: (212) 873-3400 or visit the website:

Feb 11, Sat. 2 p.m.
Mighty Times: The Legacy of Rosa Parks, video and discussion.

Feb. 25, Sat. 2 p.m.
Labor song workshop with Anne Feeney, “activist, organizer, songwriter, folksinger, troublemaker and hell raiser.” Salt of the Earth Labor College, 1902 E. Irene Vista. Nominal registration, scholarships available. Info & registration: (520) 624-4789 or e-mail: