WWI CENTENARY – Stop the War, No Glory, and a range of peace organizations are organizing meetings, debates, and cultural events to mark the First World War centenary, opposing attempts to use the centenary to “celebrate” a slaughter that killed 15 million people as a “just” and “noble” cause.
Contact: 020-7561-4830; [email protected] .org.uk; http://stopwar.org.uk.
CORRUPTION – November 1-8 is the March Against Corruption, an international campaign to raise awareness about the corrupting influence of money and special interests in governance and public policy making.
EDUCATION – The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) will host its annual conference in Oakland, CA, November 5-9.
ENVIRONMENT/WAR – November 6 is the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.
MILITARY JUSTICE – The Global Seminar on Military Justice Reform will be held at YaleLawSchool, November 7-8, in New Haven, CT.
Contact: [email protected]; http://www.law.yale.edu/.
CRISIS – The International Society for Ecology and Culture will host Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis on November 8, on our multiple crises and how we can solve them, and will bring together visionary thinkers and activists. Speakers will include Chris Hedges, Laura Flanders, Charles Eisenstein, Helena Norberg-Hodge and more.
Contact: 2017 Mission Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94110; 415-670-9054; [email protected] heeconomicsofhappiness.org; http://www theeconomicsofhappiness.org.
MEDIA – Media Democracy Days Vancouver will host free public events including a panel and keynote, November 7-8.
WORKERS – The VermontWorkersCenter will celebrate its 16th anniversary, November 8, in Barre, VT.
Contact: 294 N Winooski Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401; 802-861-4VWC; http://www.workers center.org/.
RACE – The 2014 Facing Race national conference will take place November 13-15, in Dallas, TX. The conference is a national, multi-racial gathering of leaders, educators, journalists, artists, and activists.
WOMEN/LAW – The Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) will host its Women, Law & Legal Advocacy seminar November 13-15, in Washington, DC.
Contact: 1001 Connecticut Avenue NW, #930 Washington, DC 20036; 202-872-1585; [email protected]; www.plen.org.
WOMEN’S STUDIES – The National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA) will host its annual conference November 13-16, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, under the theme Feminist Trangressions, with keynote speaker bell hooks.
Contact: NWSA, 11 E Mount Royal Ave., Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-528-0355; [email protected]; http://www.nwsa.org/.
BROOKLYN FOR PEACE – Brooklyn For Peace will honor Noam Chomsky at the organization’s 30th Anniversary Celebration: PathMakers To Peace, November 15.
Contact: 41 Schermerhorn Street, PMB 106, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-624-5921; [email protected] brooklynpeace.org; http://www.brooklyn peace.org/.
ARTS – The 77th Annual Conference For Community Arts will take place November 19-22, in Los Angeles. The conference provides development and networking opportunities for staff, faculty, trustees and teaching artists at more than 350 arts education organizations and programs.
Contact: 520 8th Ave., Suite 302, New York, NY 10018; 212- 268-3337; [email protected] nationalguildorg; http://communityartsed. nationalguild.org/.
SCHOOL OF AMERICAS – The annual vigil to protest the School of the Americas is scheduled for November 21-23 at Fort Benning, GA, by School of the Americas (SOA) Watch.
Contact: SOA Watch, PO Box 4566, Washington, DC 20017; 202-234-3440; [email protected]; http://soaw.org.
TEACHERS – The 13th Annual Teaching for Social Justice Curriculum Fair will be held November 22, in Chicago.
Contact: 415-676-7844; [email protected]; http://www.t4sj.org/.
HUMAN RIGHTS – The 10th Biannual Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference (SHROC X) will be held December 12-14 in Savannah, GA.
Contact: 662-334-1122; rightsms @bellsouth.net; http://www.ushrnetwork.org.
CUBA/WOMEN – Artwoman: The 1st International Festival of Women Artists will be held December 12-14 in Havana, Cuba.
Contact: http://www.womenand cuba.org/.
U.S. SOCIAL FORUM – The United States Social Forum is currently fundraising through 2014 to raise funds for the 2015 U.S. Social Forum.
Contact: USSF 2010, Detroit, MI 48226; [email protected]; http://www.us socialforum.net.
GUANTANAMO – January 11, 2015 marks 13 years of Guantanamo. Protests are planned worldwide.
Contact: http://www.worldcantwait.net/; http://www.closeguantanamo.org/; http://www.amnesty.org/; http://www.codepink4peace.org/; http://witnesstorture.org/.
FEMINISM – Unspeakable Things by Laurie Penny is about poverty and prejudice, online dating and eating disorders, riots in the streets and lies on the television, and how the backlash is on against sexual freedom for men and women and social justice.
Contact: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1385 Broadway, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10018; 212- 419-5300; [email protected]; http://www.bloomsbury.com.
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS – In We Make Our Own History, Laurence Cox and Alf Gunvald Nilsen look at movements, from Irish anticapitalism to Indian anti-dam struggles, and ask how they develop and come together to create alternatives to neoliberalism.
Contact: Pluto Press, 345 Archway Road, London, N6 5AA, 44-(0)-208-348-2724; [email protected] plutobooks.com; http://www.pluto books.com.
RACE – Who We Be: The Colorization of America by Jeff Chang asks how Americans see Race. From the dream of integration to the reality of colorization, Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress.
Contact: [email protected]; http://whowebe.net/.
ART/COMMUNITY – Borderlines, Volume 1 features essays written by a large pool of community activists, artists, and academics, as part of the Houston organization Voices Breaking Boundaries.
Contact: PO Box 541247, Houston, TX 77254-1247; 713-524- 7821; [email protected]; http://vbbarts.org.
CUBA/U.S. – Marcia Jarmel and Ken Schneider’s new documentary Havana Curveball is about Mica, a teen who takes to heart his Rabbi’s requirement to help “heal the world.” Mica launches a plan to send baseballs to Cuba, and comes into problems with the U.S. embargo.
Contact: http://www.havana curveball. info/screenings.
AUSTRALIA – Utopia is John Pilger’s epic portrayal of the Earth’s oldest continuous human culture, the Aboriginal Australians, and his investigation into Australia’s suppressed colonial past and rapacious present. This documentary aims to alert us of a very modern apartheid-like situation that is taking place in one of the richest and most developed countries of the 21st century.
Contact: Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543- 3764; http://www.bullfrog films.com/.
AUSTRALIA – Cowspiracy is a documentary about how animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.
NSA/SURVEILLANCE – Charity Case and Brooklyn For Peace have released NSA Listening Party, a CD compilation of musicians responding to the Snowden leaks and the culture of surveillance.
Contact: http://www.charity caseworks.com/; http://brooklyn peace.org/.
FOLK – Folk rock musician Dan Bern is currently on tour, through 2014.
Contact: Dan Bern Headquarters, 1158 26th St #411, Santa Monica, CA 90403; http://danbern.com/.
JAZZ/PODCAST – Tales From the Jazz Side is jazz musician Veronica Nunn’s podcast, interviewing legends and newcomers to the genre.
Contact: http://veronicanunn.com/ blog-podcast/.
MULTI-GENRE – Karikatura’s new album Eyes Wide has been released with bright horns, socially conscious lyrics and bouncing beats. The band is touring through the autumn.