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Freedom of Speech Under Fire in Nepal: Take Action!

Nepal is a country which has been living under a so-called ‘state of emergency’ and its extended anti-constitutional aftermath decreed in Nov. 2001 by the corrupt and despotic monarchy, an absolutist regime which is now exercising control directly through the military and police while fighting (with great and indiscriminate, if ineffective, brutality) a Maoist insurgency which has de facto control of almost two-thirds of the country and the support of vast sectors of the rural poor.

Parliament was disbanded in the name of the ‘war on terrorism’ (which is how the fight against the insurgency is described) and now people who simply exercise Constitutional rights are arrested as ‘terrorist sympathizers’. Many who are merely critical –or thought to be critical — of the regime are jailed, tortured, killed in jail or summarily executed on the spot. read more

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Venezuela here we come!

Have you wondered what is happening in Venezuela, where the revolutionary president Hugo Chavez is using millions of dollars in oil money to fund social programs?

Have you heard about the World Social Forums that have taken place in Brazil and around the world, whose slogan is "Another World is Possible"?

How about the two together? That is what is going to happen January 24-29 2006 in Caracas, Venezuela, when the World Social Forum gathers there.

I attended the third WSF in Porto Alegre Brazil in 2003, and was thrilled and energized at meeting individuals and groups forging ahead with the creation of a better world. read more

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Spazzes With Glasses: Book Nerd Tour Summer 2005

Coming to an East Coast near you July 18-25

Contact: Anne Elizabeth Moore
ph: 773/484-8524

June 23, 2005-When Anne Elizabeth Moore and Liz Mason first conceived  
Spring, they were unprepared for the response of swarming fans
clamoring for autographs-or at least the chance to touch their

The July 18-25 East-Coast tour SPAZZES WITH GLASSES will include 
selections from Moore’s ever-amusing Hey Kidz, Buy This Book! A
Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic 
Activism for Short People, which In These Times claimed "should be 
required back-to-school reading," and Mason’s hilarious critical  
overview of contemporary historical songwriting, the Bad Lyrics
Project. read more

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