Greetings from the Barnard-Columbia ISO:
Today is the 50th anniversary of the lunch counter sit-ins of the civil rights movement! See the article below for more on that amazing history. It is at moments like this that we already miss the presence of Howard Zinn.
This Thursday 2/4, at 7:30pm, we will be having a meeting on the legacy of US imperialism in Haiti over the past 200 years, how it exacerbated the destruction of the earthquake there, and why the current US military occupation of Haiti is hurting relief efforts instead of helping them. We will meet in Kent, room 405 – everyone’s invited!
Here is a great article on the subject if you’d like to read it before the meeting: http://www.isreview.org/issues/35/haiti_under_siege.shtml
Thanks! See you thursday!
Here’s what’s new at SocialistWorker.org…
Comment: Brian Jones
THE SIT-INS THAT IGNITED THE MOVEMENT
The civil rights movement’s lunch counter sit-ins–direct action protests against a hated symbol of Jim Crow segregation–began 50 years ago today.
Column: John Pilger
THE KIDNAPPING OF HAITI
In Haiti, power rules in the form of an American naval blockade and tens of thousands of Marines and mercenaries, none with humanitarian training.
Comment: John Green
SCHWARZENEGGER’S BITTER BUDGET
The California governor’s claim that he would protect education in the latest round of cuts is belied by his budget proposal.
Don’t miss these articles from last week’s SocialistWorker.org
THE YEAR OF FRUSTRATED HOPES
The failure of Barack Obama to accomplish anything that was expected of him is feeding demoralization and anger among his most enthusiastic supporters.
Obituary: Howard Zinn
THE PEOPLE’S HISTORIAN
He taught millions about the hidden history of resistance in America–and he was a fixture of countless struggles for justice and equality.
Column: Lance Selfa
HOW THE DEMOCRATS BLEW IT
Last year, the Democrats were celebrating the biggest governing majority in a generation. This year, they’re worried about getting crushed in the next election.
Analysis: Nicole Colson
MURDER AT GUANTÁNAMO BAY?
A media report has revealed that three prisoners who allegedly committed suicide at Guantánamo may have been killed by their captors.
Analysis: Lee Sustar
SPEAKING TRUTH TO DAVOS
As political and business leaders gather for their annual meeting at the ultra-exclusive Swiss ski resort of Davos, the left is holding a gathering of its own.