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Hipgnosis Theatre Company, NYC: The Caucasian Chalk Circle, 4/26-5/11

Is proud to present Bertolt Brecht’s
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Saturday April 26 through Sunday May 11
Wednesdays - Sundays, 7 pmSpecial performances on Tuesday, April 29 at 7pm and Saturday, May 10 at 2pm

Theatre:45 Bleecker Street, Manhattan
(Bleecker and Lafayette Streets)
Take the 6 to Bleecker Street; the B,D,F or V to Broadway Lafayette; or the R,W to Prince StreetTickets: $18
Call 800-432-7250 or visitwww.telecharge.comto orderFeaturing: Demetrios Bonaros, John Castro, Hal Fickett, John Kevin Jones*, Colleen Kennedy*, Matthew Kinney, Elizabeth Mirarchi, Dennis Paton*, Pharah Jean-Philippe*, Ayanna Siverls*, Douglas Scott Streater, Rachel Tiemann, Richard Ugino* *Appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity AssociationProduced by: Demetrios Bonaros, John Castro and Margot Newkirk
Stage Manager, Lighting Director: Robert Nguyen
Technical Director: Sarah Ford
Props Master: Jessica Hinkle
Costume Designer: Krista Thomas-Scott
Choreographer: Kimberly Braton
Composer: D…

Anti-war campaigners have to change electoral tactics, Naomi Klein and Jeremy Scahill

Right on target:
This article appeared in the Guardian on Wednesday March 26 2008 on p28 of the Comment & debate section. It was last updated at 10:08 on March 26 2008. 'So?" So said Dick Cheney when asked last week about public opinion being overwhelmingly against the war in Iraq. "You can't be blown off course by polls." A few days later, his attitude, about the fact that the number of US soldiers killed in Iraq has reached 4,000, displayed similar levels of sympathy. They "voluntarily put on the uniform," the vice-president told ABC news.This brick wall of indifference helps explain the paradox in which we in the US anti-war camp find ourselves five years into the occupation of Iraq: anti-war sentiment is as strong as ever, but our movement seems to be dwindling. Sixty-four per cent of Americans tell pollsters they oppose the war, but you'd never know it from the thin turnout at recent rallies and vigils.When asked why they a…

Standing Up to the Madness: Ordinary Heroes in Extraordinary Times, by Amy Goodman and David Goodman

British Correspondent Patrick Cockburn on Iraq's Growing Sectarian Divide and the Myth of "Success" in the U.S. "Surge"

Blurb from DN! --
As a new civil war threatens to explode in Iraq between U.S.-backed Iraqi government forces and Shia militiamen, we go to London to speak with Patrick Cockburn, Iraq correspondent for the London Independent. Covering the invasion and occupation from the ground in Iraq for the past five years, Cockburn has been described as “the best Western journalist at work in Iraq today.” He is author of the new book Muqtada: Muqtada Al Sadr, The Shia Revival and the Struggle For Iraq.

Launching Interface: a journal for and about social movements

We are proud to announce the launch of Interface, a new global online journal dedicated to research carried out from and for social movements by movement practitioners and engaged academics alike. We are looking for articles of all kinds as well as people interested in helping create the journal at many different levels. This email has some basic information, and more is available on our website at
Call for Papers: Issue 1, "Movement knowledge"
Interface is a new journal launched by activists and academics around the world in response to the development and increased visibility of social movements in the last few years -- and the immense amount of knowledge generated in this process. This knowledge is created across the globe, and in many contexts and a variety of ways, and it constitutes an incredibly valuable resource for the further development of social movements. Interface responds to this need, as a tool to help our movements lear…

Yes He Can... Create Front Groups

From the good citizens at SourceWatch, on Obama's chief campaign strategist:
Source: BusinessWeek, March 14, 2008 Senator Barack Obama's chief campaign strategist, David Axelrod, "moonlights" from his political PR firm AKP&D Message & Media. Working from the same office, "Axelrod operates a second business, ASK Public Strategies, that discreetly plots strategy and advertising campaigns for corporate clients," reports Howard Wolinsky. Axelrod's ASK partners are John Kupper and Eric Sedler, previously of AT&T and Edelman. Chicago Alder Brendan Reilly called ASK "the gold standard in Astroturf organizing." In 2005, as ComEd was "preparing to ask [Illinois] state regulators for higher electricity prices," ASK advised the company to form "Consumers Organized for Reliable Electricity." The front group, which described itself as "a coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations," funded ads that warned…