25 February 2009

Rouge Forum Update--2-23-09--from Rich

Dear Friends,

Great news! Staughton Lynd (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Staughton_Lynd) has agreed to be a keynote speaker at the Rouge Forum Conference in Ypsilanti, Michigan, May 15 to 17: http://www.rougeforum.org/

Next week, more good news on the keynote topic.

Kathy Emery, expert on the Freedom Schools and, with Susan Ohanian, author of Why Is Corporate America Bashing Our Public Schools?, will be presenting in Los Angeles at the UTLA Human Rights Conference, 3303 Wilshire Blvd, March 27 and 28. http://www.utla.net/node/865

You can find a review at Book Tv on Cspan of Jeff Perry's new book Hubert Harrison, The Voice of Harlem Radicalism http://www.booktv.org/program.aspxProgramId=10134&SectionName=History

Ravi Kumar has a fine interview with Peter Mclaren linked to Radical Notes online www.atradicalnotes.com/content/view/88/39/

Resistance to inequality and injustice grows each week. From February 18th to 20th, NYU students occupied a building. They were removed and subsequently expelled. Each struggle brings its own lesson on how to better prepare. Details are herehttp://takebacknyu.com/

There is a lengthy struggle, a strike and civil uprising on Martinique http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jmweJ8SzMduOZH3iKJMPyKFo2Y5wD96E9SMG0

A bus strike may lead to a general strike in Ireland: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/0219/1224241418134.html

Two big Marches in March. Most of the anti-war movement will be on the streets on March 21 to condemn the invasion of Iraq (next week a report on the decisions made by the Historians Against the War regarding Afghanistan and other imperial adventures). And there is a call nationwide to March Forth on March 4th, against the homophobia inherent in the vote on California's Prop 8.

Tougher News: George Soros agrees the sky is falling: http://www.reuters.com/article/businessNews/idUSTRE51K0A920090221?feedType=RSS&feedName=businessNews&rpc=23&sp=true

While the auto bailout/UAW sellout amounts to what looks to be the coming end of auto-worker health benefits http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articleAID=/20090223/AUTO01/902230395

Joel Kovel was fired at Bard. You can review the background and offer help at http://www.joelkovel.org/

Thanks to Bonnie M, Paul, Joe B and C, Adam, Amber, Candace, Sally, Julie, Jill, Sandy, Laurel, EWR, Ravi, Don A, Ginger H, Kim B, Perry and Steve, Shelly, Kelly, Gina, Ludden, Carlson, Riley, Tommie, Bob, Dave and Sharon, Elaine H, Penny Brown, Sue, Greg and Katie, Bill B, Kevin, Paul and Mary.

All the best,

1 comment:

adam said...

the interview with McLaren is excellent.