Subject: MORE ON THE HOMELAND SECURITY ACT: FROM THE CENTER FOR
RESEARCH ON AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS, GRENOBLE,
12 May 2003
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Grenoble Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions
Social Movements successfully completed its two-day "Journée d'études" (on
May 5 & 6) , featuring Howard Zinn, John Gerassi, Ronald Creagh, Serge
Halimi, and several other specialists in American Studies.
Attendance at the six sessions --two each afternoon, and one each evening--
amounted to over 2000 people. During the evening sessions, Howard Zinn
attracted some 500 people each of the two nights.
We plan to publish the papers from this international conference on
site in the very near future (http://www.u-grenoble3.fr/ciesimsa/).
Meanwhile, we offer you two recent communications, which we just received,
since the conclusion of our international conference here in Grenoble :
Below (see item A.) is an attachment sent to us from Professor John
one of the speakers at our annual "Journée d'études", which featured Howard Zinn
last Monday and Tuesday.
Also listed below (please see item B.)are a series of internet sites
to us by the anti-war artist, Joanna Learner, from southern Michigan.
May 8, 2003
I received what follows by word attachment while speaking in France,
case you haven' t seen it, herewith: Viva america!
Please see attachment : "patriot act2".
John Gerassi (Tito)
May 6, 2003
We will call and talk with you soon. Just wanted to forward this
interesting email that has many articles concerning the religious right etc.
from AlterNet Headlines for May 05, 2003
Top stories from the independent news & syndication service
Chris Johnson, AlterNet
As men furiously debate Iraq's future behind closed doors, these young
women in Baghdad say they are ready to attack U.S. troops.
WHY ECOCIDE IS 'GOOD NEWS' FOR THE GOP
Michael Scherer, E Magazine
For many leading Republicans, dying coral reefs and melting ice caps are
welcomed as signs of the Rapture.
U.S. HIRES CHRISTIAN EXTREMISTS TO PRODUCE ARABIC NEWS
Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman, AlterNet
Why and how did the Feds choose Grace Digital Media as the production
house for a TV channel for Muslim Iraq? Nobody's telling.
Jarret Keene, Las Vegas CityLife
Unlike its shoddy prequel, the latest X-Men flick highlights the original
comic books' radical critique of repression and state violence.
AN OUT-OF-WHACK FOOD CHAIN
Linda Baker, Tidepool.org
In the United States, stuffing and starving are two sides of the same coin.
-- In WireTap, AlterNet's Youth Partner:
WORLD MUSIC ARTISTS SHUT OUT
Yvonne Wong, WireTap
New visa rules are designed to keep terrorists out of the U.S., but are
keeping out international performance artists as well.
DO WE NEED ANOTHER SUN DAY?
Diane MacEachern, AlterNet
In 1978, people united worldwide in celebration of solar energy. We now
have the political will and technical knowledge to make the solar
*In EnviroHealth: http://www.alternet.org/envirohealth/
AN UNEXPECTED FRIENDSHIP
Sandip Roy, Pacific News Service
A call to a stranger gives an Iranian immigrant help and hope.
CIA WIVES INSPIRE DIY GIRLS
Stephanie Mencimer, Washington Monthly
A home repair book for the rest of us could also prove handy if the
economy gets any worse.
WHEN THE BOMBS HIT HOME
Chrisanne Beckner, Sacramento News and Review
Three generations of women from one Iraqi-American family watch the war
together, but respond differently.
POSTWAR TRUTHS AND CONSEQUENCES
David Corn, The Nation
With Baghdad conquered, the fog of prewar has started to clear, revealing
an administration unready to deal with the consequences of military victory.
DAZED AND CONFUSED
Mickey Huff, AlterNet
A new poll shows Americans are confused and conflicted about civil liberties.
*In Rights&Liberties: http://www.alternet.org/rights/
A DIFFERENT APPROACH FOR THE 2004 CAMPAIGN
Norman Solomon, AlterNet
Too often, "supporting" a candidate means lying about the candidate.
Flaws rapidly disappear; virtues suddenly appear.
WHAT IS THE WAR GOING TO COST US?
Bob Burnett, AlterNet
Crunching the numbers, we find invading and occupying Iraq to be a
fiscally Pyrrhic victory for Americans.
*In War on Iraq: http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/
ROLLING BACK MAY DAY
Matt Harwood, AlterNet
Even the eight-hour workday is in danger from a White House bent on
destroying the hard-won gains of American workers.
Pièce jointe convertie: c:\eudora\feeley\attach\patriot act2.doc