There are hopeful signs for the year ahead.
- Greece (thanks to our friend VK): http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2008/12/2008_greek_riots.html (Similar actions took place in France at the same time. In Greece, workers seized their union offices, arguing the offices belong to the workers, not the union bosses).
- The New School: http://www.newschoolinexile.com/
- Chicago: http://www.rabble.ca/rabbletv/program-guide/best-net/workers-republic-scenes-successful-factory-occupation
- The Rouge Forum Conference in May: http://www.rougeforumconference.org/ (send your proposals to Joe Bishop at email@example.com)
- The Rouge Forum Blogspot: http://therougeforum.blogspot.com/. Join the conversation.
- The Rouge Forum News (send your articles, poems, art, cartoons, and good ideas to Adam Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- The New Improved Shoe Game for snow-ins: http://www.aksalser.com/game.htm
Thanks to Wayne, Amber, Adam, VK, Beau, Erin, Gil G, Patrick, Susan O and H, Joe L, Steve, Curry, Perry, Sandy, David H--both--Sally, Sharon A., Mary and Paul, Tally A, Dana, Katie and Greg, Karen K, David S, Bill, MrJ, George S, Donavan, Tommie and Bob, Glenn R, Michael, Kevin, Tony, Marc, Sherry, Mandy, Kim, Matthew, Zoe, Linda, Jim and Gordon, Llona, Lisa, Bertell, Joe B, and C., VP, Nancy, Mike A, Kino, Stephanie, Bonnie, Ann D-H, Chris, Candace, Norma, and to all those who helped build a class conscious social movement for freedom and equality.
We are saddened to note the death of a friend, Joe Kincheloe (1950-2008).
Down the banks
and Up the Rebels!
All the best, r