ew York Committees of Correspondence
for Democracy and Socialism
122 West 27 Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10001-6227
(212) 229-2388 <metnycoc@hotmail.com>

Vol. XI. No. 24, Monday, June 10, 2002

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JUN 10-16 MON-SUN - Philippine Forum Youth in Action Community Organizers Summer Camp. Equip yourself  with knowledge and skills to
improve the condition of Filipinos and Filipino Americans in local communities. Open to youth between 16 and 30. $100, includes food,
lodging, transportation from
Manhattan to campsite. Apply by 4/16 to 212-741-6806 xyisa <YouthInAction@philforum.org>.
5 pm - Drop the Rock Fundraiser Meeting. Help repeal  Rockefeller Drug Laws. At Correctional Association, 135 E. 15th St. bet. 3rd
Ave. and
Irving Pl. 212-254-5700x306 <tkstolar@correctionalassociation.org>

6 pm - ProLibertad Annual Reception for the Puerto Rican Delegation to UN Decolonization Committee hearings. Hunter College West Building, Rm. 217, 68th St. and Lexington Ave. ProLibertad Freedom Campaign, 718-601-4751, 212-927-9065  <ProLibertad@hotmail.com>.
6 to 8 pm - Housing Advice: Do you Have a Housing Problem? Free advice from volunteer attorneys and experienced housing advocates. Harlem Tenants Council 212-316-2240 <Harlemtenants@aol.com>.
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Metropolitan  Council on Housing weekly call-in radio show has been permanently rescheduled to this time slot on WBAI, 99.5 FM. This week’s guest will be Adriene Holder; Legal Aid attorney, long time tenant rights warrior and new tenant representative on the Rent Guidelines Board.

6:30 pm - What’s at stake in the government’s indictment of Lynne Stewart? The chilling effect on the exercise of our fundamental freedoms including the attorney-client privilege. An evening of information, discussion, cultural performance and celebration of resistance to support Lynne Stewart. Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South between Thompson & Sullivan. Lynne Stewart Defense Committee, Refuse and Resist!, National Lawyers Guild.

7 pm - Film: Haters. Response to abuse of Arab-Americans and  other ethnicities after 9/11. IndoCenter of Art and Culture, 530 W. 25th St., 2nd Fl. bet. 10th & 11th St. RSVP: 212-388-1898 <info@thirdwavefoundation.org>
7:30 pm - Globalization: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. David Graeber (Anti-Capitalist Convergence and People’s Global Action), Beka Economopoulos (editor, Another World Is Possible), Banjo Norman (anarchist economist). Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St., 10th Fl. Contribution requested to benefit Liberation Book Club  212-979-8353 <roberterler@erols.com>.
10 am - City Council Hearings at City Hall on Resolution 12 seeking  a moratorium on executions.  Attend and show your support for a moratorium in New York!  New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty c/o Susan Schindler 212-475-7035.

JUN 12 WED, 
4:30 pm - Show your support for Lynne Stewart. U.S. District Court, hearing before Judge Koeltl. 500 Pearl Street, 12th Floor. Info: 212-255-4181x21.

JUN 12 WED, 7 pm - It’s Time to Protest the New Face of Nuclear War!  Rally to mark the 20th anniversary  of the 1982 march in Central Park to ban nuclear weapons and war. Speakers and performers: Rep. Dennis Kucinich, sponsor of the Space Preservation Act; Cora Weiss, President of the Hague Appeal for Peace; Actress Jane Alexander, Actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, Author Grace Paley; Kevin Martin, Executive Director of National Peace Action; Kathleen Sullivan, Coordinator, Nuclear Weapons Education & Action Project, ESR Metro Area; William Hartung of the World Policy Institute, SANITY, a project of ESR Metro (Students Against Nuclear Insanity and for Tomorrow’s Youth), The Mammals and the fabulous Circus Amok. The Rally will kickoff a Call to Action by David Cortright, Randall Forsberg and Jonathan Schell: Ending Threats of Mass Destruction. Cortright is President of the Fourth Freedom Forum and author, lecturer on issues of peace, justice and conflict studies.  Forsberg is Executive Director of the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies and a founder of the nuclear freeze movement. Schell is a fellow at The Nation Institute and author of The Fate of the Earth and The Gift of Time. Admission is FREE.  All are invited. Co-Sponsored by The Nation Institute, Continuing Education and Public Programs, The Graduate Center, CUNY and The Ethical Culture Society.  Ethical Culture, CPW & 64th St. Peace Action of New York State 212-870-2304.

JUN 13-17 THU-MON - How We Can Work Together To Build A Truly Democratic Society: Green Party
USA annual Green Gathering and Congress in Bar Harbor, Maine. Everyone invited. http://www.greenparty.org                 

6:30 pm - Benefit for Food Not Bombs and ABC No Rio. 6:30 pm -
Free bagels and drinks.
7 pm - Wizard of Oz with Dark Side of the Moon. 9 pm - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Midnight - Return of the Living Dead. ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. bet. Clinton and Suffolk. $5-10.
212-254-3697 http://www.abcnorio.org
7 pm - Forum with Wilson Borja, leader in the Unitary Workers Federation (CUT), Colombia’s main labor federation. 2005 Amsterdam Ave. bet. 159th and 160th St.,  2nd Fl. Committee for Social Justice in Colombia.
JUN 15-19 SAT-WED - Fellowship of Reconciliation
USA Conference: The Power of Nonviolence. Exploring Alternatives. Mairead Maguire (Founder of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement and recipient of the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize), Amber Amundson (whose husband, Craig, died in the terrorist act at the Pentagon), Rev. James Lawson (Co-Worker with Martin Luther King, Jr.), Bruce Gagnon (Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space), Dr. Hildegard Goss-Mayr (Honorary President International Fellowship of Reconciliaton), Javier Sanchez (leader of the Peace Community of San José de Apartadó in war zone in northern Colombia), Folksingers Tom Chapin, Pete Seeger and British Blues Diva Dana Gillespie. Manhattan College, Riverdale. Register online at http://www.forusa.org or call Susheilla Mehta, Fellowship of Reconciliation 845-358-4601 x27 or  Kate Brennan, NYFOR 718-786-2413,  <conference@forusa.org>  <mailto:conference@forusa.org>.

JUN 15  SAT,
12 noon -  Protest secret detentions of Arab and South Asian immigrants.  Weekly rally at Metropolitan Detention Center, 29th St. & 3rd Ave., Sunset Park, Brooklyn. N or R to 25th St. stop at 4th Ave., walk down 1 block and over to 29th St. Immigrants rights and prison groups DRUM, CHRI, and PMP will mobilize for this march and rally. 718-482-3157 <JusticeForDetainees@hotmail.com>.

12:30 pm - Drop the Rock March, Concert and Rally in Harlem! Demand that policy makers repeal NY’s mandatory minimum drug laws and end 29 long years of suffering and injustice. 12:30 pm: March: meet on 126th St. bet. Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Blvd. (1/2/3/B/D/A to 125th St). 2:30 pm: concert/rally in Marcus Garvey Park, 122nd St. and Madison Ave. Tamar Kraft-Stolar 212-254-5700 x306 <tkstolar@correctionalassociation.org>.
1:00 pm -Stop the Disappearances. Labor, peace, immigrants rights, and social justice groups protest the continuing detention of Arab, South Asian, and Muslim immigrants in the Metropolitan Detention Center. March and protest at the MDC, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 29th St. & 3rd Ave. N/R to 25th St at 4th Ave. Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants (CHRI), and Prison Moratorium Project (PMP) <JusticeForDetainees@hotmail.com> 1-800-454-1906x4612.

2:10 pm - Screening of Two Aliens, documentary about the NYC greengrocers organizing campaign. Directed by Su Hi Choi. Brooklyn Museum (2/3 to Eastern Parkway). Free, but you must pay to enter museum. <treechoi@yahoo.com>.
7:30 pm - East Timor:  From Annihilation to Celebration. Eyewitness Accounts of the Birth of the New Nation. A look at East Timor’s past, present and future. Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), Deepa Fernandes (Free Speech Radio News), Brad Simpson (ETAN) and more.  Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. 10th Fl. $10 Donation requested. East Timor Action Network  718-596-7668 <etanny@etan.org> http://www.etan.org
5:30 pm - 49th Rosenberg Memorial.  Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St.  Ossie Davis speaking. National  Committee to Reopen the Rosenberg Case 212-228-4500.     

7 pm - Author event: Joel Kovel (The Enemy of Nature). Eco Books, 837 Union St. (Park Slope) 6th and 7th Ave., 2nd Fl.  718-623-2698  http://www.ecobooks.com/events.htm
7:30 pm - Book Party: Heir to a Silent Song: Two Rebel Women of Nepal. Barbara Nimri Aziz.  $6. Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. 10th Fl. 212-242-4201 <info@brechtforum>.
7:30 pm -  Class Conflict in the Intimate Arena. Harriet Fraad. $6. Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. 10th Fl. 212-242-4201 <info@brechtforum>.
6 pm - Benefit for a film about Howard Zinn - A Disobedient History. Barry Crimmins, Paul Lussier (Last Refuge of Scoundrels) and Anthony Arnove (editor), producers Deb Ellis and Denis Mueller. 7 pm - film showing. Seven Stories Press, 140 Watts St. bet. Greenwich and Washington. Tix: $30/sliding scale. RSVP <info@agitfilm.com>
6 to 8 pm - Housing Advice: Do you Have a Housing Problem? Free advice from volunteer attorneys and experienced housing advocates. Harlem Tenants Council 212-316-2240 <Harlemtenants@aol.com>.

7 pm - Mightier than the Sword. Kick-Ass Cartoonists and Art of  Political Subversion. Panel discussion with Ted Rall (Search and Destroy), Tom  Tomorrow (This Modern World), Stephanie McMillan, Joel Pett, Matt Wuerker.  Moderated by: Bill Hartung, (World Policy Institute). CUNY Graduate Center, 365  5th Ave. at 34th St. $20, $10/Seniors, students, low-income. Pre-panel  reception (6 pm): $100 (includes signed copy of Ted Rall’s Attidtude:  The New Subversive Political Cartoonists signed by all the artists present.  TrueMajority Campaign, Continuing Education and Public Programs-Graduate Center, CUNY and World Policy Institute, New School. Seating limited: RSVP,  212-817-8215.
10 am to 10 pm - Attend and Testify at the Rent Guidelines Board Public Hearing. Great Hall at Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St. N/R to 8th St., 6 to Astor Place. To testify call: (212) 385-2934. Call the Rent Guidelines Board to confirm dates: 212-385-2934 or see http://www.housingnyc.com. Met Council on Housing 212-979-6238x6 <active@metcouncil.net>.

5:30 pm - Attend the Rent Guidelines Board Vote on Rent Adjustments. Hamilton/U.S. Custom House Auditorium (basement)
Bowling Green, a.k.a The Smithsonian/Museum of the American
Manhattan), 4/5 to Bowling Green. Call the Rent Guidelines Board to confirm dates: 212-385-2934 or see http://www.housingnyc.com. Metropolitan  Council on Housing 212-979-6238x6 <active@metcouncil.net>.

JUN 29-30 SAT-SUN - National Summit on the Impact of Incarceration on African American Families and Communities. University of the District of Columbia, Washington. http://www.keepthetrust.org/summit/

12 noon -  March on the FBI and the Justice Department to protest John Ashcroft’s domestic espionage program that targets political organizations, mosques and community groups. Pennsylvania Ave. between 9th and 10th St. NW, Washington. International A.N.S.W.E.R. Act Now to Stop War & End Racism. http://www.internationalanswer.org

11 am -3 pm - Diversity Day Rally. Celebrate racial, ethnic and religious diversity and equality. Focus on issues of immigration policy affirmative action, racial profiling, police brutality, US imperialism and Bush’s war on terror and more.  Morris County (NJ) Court House Steps. NJ Independents 201-487-3748.
7:30 pm - Book Party: Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity. Tariq Ali. $6. Brecht Forum, 122 W. 27th St. 10th Fl. 212-242-4201 <info@brechtforum>.
JUL 24-29 WED-MON - Strategies for Peace, Equality and Justice in an Age of Globalization. National conference and convention of the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism with Herbert Aptheker, Angela Davis, Manning Marable, Betita Martinez, Charlene Mitchell, Gus Newport, John Nichols, Mike Prokosch, Ken Riley, Mark Solomon, Tim Wise and others plus representatives of progressive movements in Brazil, Cuba, Germany, Israel, Palestine and South Africa.
San Francisco State University, Seven Hills Conference Center. All welcome! CCDS, 116 W. 111 St., New York, NY 10026.  212-663-3526  <NATIONAL@CC-DS.ORG>.

AUG 17-20 SAT-TUE - Union for Radical Political Economics Summer Conference. Our World or Theirs? Challenging Global Capitalism. Workshops plus time for recreation. Camp Chinqueka, Bantam, CT. Contact URPE 203-777-4605 <URPE@labornet.org>  http://www.urpe.org

AUG 17 SAT - Millions for Reparations March, Protest and Demo in
Washington on 115th anniversary of Marcus Garvey’s birth. The Durban 400, National Black United Front, December 12th Movement. 708-389-9929, 708-389-9819 <nbufchi@allways.net>.
4 pm - Annual march and rally to stop police brutality, repression and the criminalization of a generation. Assemble at 4 pm at Union Sq., 14th St and B’way, R/N, 4/5/6 to Union Sq. March at 6 pm to Times Sq. Oct 22 Coalition 212-673-6008  <oct22ny@yahoo.com> http://www.october22.org
Continuing Activities

The Boycott Israeli Goods (BIG) Campaign has been launched in the United States in protest against Israel’s oppression of the Palestinian people. In addition to a boycott of Israel’s agricultural and industrial products, the Campaign also discourages tourism and advocates divestment from Israel. For further information, visit the Campaign’s web site at http://www.boycottisraeligoods.org.

Every SUN, 4:30 pm - Vigil for peace. Broad Ave. Beechwood Pl., Leonia, NJ, in front of the gazebo. Ellie Spiegel 201-947-9231 <hansle@ix.netcom.com>.
Every 3rd SUN,
7 pm - West Queens Greens meet. Ann Eagan’s home, 39-51 ½ 46th St., Sunnyside 718-482-0170 (three blocks north of the 46th St. stop on the 7). Meet and Greet the Greens at 5 pm at Ann’s but call first. Jerry Kann 718-728-1092 <jerrykayy@yahoo.com>.
Every MON, 4 pm - SLAM meeting. Hunter College, Thomas Hunter Building (6 train to 68th) Rm. 105. SLAM/USG 212-772-4261.
Every MON,
7 pm - More Gardens! Stop selling and bulldozing neighborhood gardens. 79 Clinton Street, #17, F to Delancey St., JMZ to Essex St. Aresh 212-533-8019 <aj9@is3.nyu.edu>.
Every MON, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm - Metropolitan  Council on Housing weekly call-in radio show has been permanently rescheduled to this time slot on WBAI, 99.5 FM.

Every 2nd MON,
6:30-9:30 pm - Bronx Greens works to build the Green movement through grassroots organizing and electoral reform. Focus on energy and the private government. Bronx River Art Center and Gallery, 1087 East Tremont Ave., Bronx (2/5 to East Tremont; buses: 9/21/36/40/42 or Q44 to East
Tremont and
Boston Road; cars: X Bronx to 177th St). Info: 718-548-4693, http://www.bronxgreens.org
Every TUE, 4/4:30-ish - SCALE (Student Committee Against Labor Exploitation). Run by high school students. Fun stuff! National Labor Committee, 275 7th Ave. at 25th St., 15th Fl. 212-242-3002  http://www.nlcnet.org/scale/main.htm
Every TUE,  7 pm - NY Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador. 130 W. 29th St., 9th Fl. 212-760-0333 <nycispes@mindspring.com>.

Every 1st and 3rd TUE, 6-8:30 pm - Metropolitan Council on Housing  open house volunteer nights. Focus on the political work of Met Council  via phone banking, mailings and letter writing campaigns, forum for exchange of ideas. 339 Lafayette St. at Bleecker, 6 to Bleecker St., F/S to B’way/Lafayette. 212-979-6238. Tenant hotline 212-979-0611. Fax 212-979-6997 <active@metcouncil.net>.
Every 1st and 3rd WED,
6:30 pm - Prolibertad Freedom Campaign to free the Puerto Rican political prisoners. Resurrection Church, 790 Elton Ave. bet. 157th & 158th St., Bronx. Ben Ramos 718-601-4751, <uriyoan@hotmail.com>.
Every 2nd and 4th WED,
7 pm - Direct Action Coalition against the death penalty and the prison industrial complex. Hunter Student Resource Center, 68th St. & Lex. Ave., Thomas Hunter Hall, Room 202. <aug1directaction@onebox.com> http://www.freemumia.com/212-629-1775
Every  THU,  5:15 to 6:45 pm, Brooklyn Vigil for Peace, 7th Ave. & Flatbush, (Q to 7th Ave.), Park Slope Greens, War Resisters League. 718-768-7306.
THU every 4 wks, 7-9 pm - Network in Solidarity with People of the
Philippines. 122 W. 27th St., 10th Fl.  Confirm meeting date and time: 212-741-6806xNISPOP <nispop@nispop.org>.
Every FRI,
6 pm - Vieques Support Campaign. US Navy out of Vieques! Call for location. Frank Velgara 718-601-4751, Carlos Rovira 212-677-0619.
Every SAT, 11 am-
noon - Silent vigil for a non-violent response to terrorism.  Kissena and Main (near Flushing Library), Flushing. Queens Network for Peace and Justice, WILPF, Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, Pax Christi. Bill Hagel 718-507-4467 <bill.hagel@juno.com>, Anne Bjornson 718-776-5021 <anne.bjornson@juno.com>.
Every SAT, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm - Manhattan Vigil for Peace, Northern End of Union Square, around statue. War Resisters League 212-228-0450, 1-800-975-9688 <wrl@igc.org> http://www.warresisters.org

Every SAT,
noon to 1 pm - Demand due process rights for immigrants and an end to secret detentions.  Join the struggle to protect the Bill of Rights and safeguard democratic process. Protest at the Metropolitan Detention Center, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 29th St. & 3rd Ave. N/R to 25th St. at 4th Ave.  If you can’t join, help with petition drive and letter-writing. 1-800-454-1906x4612 <JusticeForDetainees@hotmail.com>
Last SAT of every month, 12:30 to 2:30 pm - Flushing Greens meet. 36-09 Main St., Rm. CC1, near Northern Blvd. (7 to Main St. or 13/16/17/20/25/28/34/44/48/58/65/66 buses, also the QB #1 from Co-op City). 718-961-2002 <1daystar@worldnet.att.net>.


Edited by Philip Oke