Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness Brings Poetry of the 99% to Nation's Capital
Festival to be held March 22-25, 2012. Featured poets include: Alice Walker, the internationally-known author of The Color Purple; Homero Aridjis, the acclaimed Latin American poet and activist; Black Arts Movement leader Sonia Sanchez; spoken word super star Carlos Andrés Gómez; and many more.
Expert Available: Leon Panetta's military budget only reflects "cuts to the Pentagon's previous plans for expansion," says military spending expert Miriam Pemberton
Expert Miriam Pemberton reacts to Leon Panetta's military budget: "[T]hese are only-in-Washington cuts, i.e. not cuts as you or I would define them. To most of us, cutting the budget would mean spending less in the future than in the past. These are, instead, cuts to the Pentagon’s previous plans for expansion."
Okinawan Delegation Visits DC for Base Closure
A delegation of politicians, lawyers, activists and students from Okinawa, Japan, will travel to Washington, DC, from January 21 to January 27 to advocate for the closure of Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Futenma.
Crude Tragedy: Price hikes for gasoline add fuel to a volatile situation in Nigeria
Activists plan to hold a demonstration in solidarity with Occupy Nigeria, the Nigerian “We The People” coalition and Nigeria’s organized labor sector, who have called for a general strike to protest the soaring price hikes for oil on Monday, January 9.
Expert Available: Miriam Pemberton calls President Obama's proposed military strategy "timid in the extreme," saying proposed changes are "inadequate"
"The President followed his bold action in defying Congress to get his consumer protection bureau going by announcing a new military strategy that is timid in the extreme," said Pemberton.
Protest outside World Bank tribunal: Civil society leaders denounce mining corporation lawsuit against El Salvador over rights to gold
On Thursday, Institute for Policy Studies Director John Cavanagh will join labor unions, local Salvadorans, and others to call for justice for El Salvador and fair U.S. trade policy at a rally in front of the World Bank building.