NEW WORLD MAILING

Rust Gilbert rgilbert at mcs.com
Tue Nov 8 06:43:00 MST 1994


  NEW  WORLD  RESOURCE  CENTER   NEWSLETTER
                          NOV/DEC  EMAIL  EDITION

           1476 W. IRVING PARK ROAD    ---   (312) 348-3370

               CHICAGO'S ONLY INDEPENDENT LEFT BOOKSTORE

PROGRAMS AT THE BOOKSTORE

Cultural Conflict, Class War and
the Cairo Conference:

A Dialogue on the Ideology of Population Control

Western governments, the mass media, and much of the U.S. women's movement
continue to blame hunger and underdevelopment in third world countries on the
problem of "overpopulation". And the debate over development strategies at
this fall's International Conference on Population and Development -- the
Cairo Conference -- was described in the western media as a dispute between
"conservative" religious groups and their allies among "fundamentalist"
forces in the third world against population control"experts" and western
supporters of women's rights. Yet progressives in both the north  and the
south increasingly dispute "overpopulation" as the cause of hunger
andunderdevelopment, and decry the use of population control "tools" that
undermine the rights, status and material conditions of third world women
and women of color across the globe.

     _    Why is development aid from the west invariably linked to
population control tactics that are increasingly decried by progressives in
developing countries?

     _    What do progressives in the third world have to say about the
west's approach to population control and development?

     _    What are the human consequences of the development strategy
outlined at the Cairo Conference?

     _    How are these population control policies and practices being
replicated  within communities of poor women and women of color in the west?

Sharon Powell:      African American health activist
               Outreach Director, Chicago Women's Health Center.

Sharon Todd:   Native American health care advocate
               Executive Director, Women's Health Education Project.
Thursday     November 17th     7:30 P.M.
New World Resource Center l 1476 W. Irving Park Road l 733-2181



     RUSSIA, 1917-1994:  From Lenin and the October Revolution to Yeltsin and
Chaos

a discussion with  Alexandre Pantsov, Moscow Institute of World Labor Movements.
     Author of: Trotskyism in China  China in the Period of the Japanese War of
Aggression  History of the Ideological Struggle inside the Chinese
Revolutionary
Movement


Sun Nov 27  -  7:00 pm at Splinter Group Theater
Benefit performance for New World:
THE CRADLE WILL ROCK !
Marc Blitzstein 's 1937 political musical about class alignments and
identities in
boss-dominated 'steel town' during  a bitter union organizing drive has more
than a few contemporary themes, as well as music that confirms Blitzstein
was a first-rate collaborator of the better known Kurt Weill.

The Benefit will be used to expand NWRC's advertising and outreach budget.
Tickets
are $15 and $25.  Splinter Group Theater is at 1937 W. Division but tickets
must be purchased at NWRC or from a New World member.



Fri Dec 9  -  7:30 pm at New World  Resource Center
"DEMONIZATION AND SILENCE - BLACK POLITICS AND ELECTIONS IN THE
1990'S"
speaker:    Michael Dawson, Associate Professor of Political Science, UofC

Prof. Dawson is a well known scholar and author of several important works on
Afro-American politics including, Behind the Mule: Race and Class in
African-American Politics. He will focus his discussion on the underlying
factors and dynamics of the movement of both major political parties away
from their formal commitment to civil rights and equality.

This retreat raises fundamental questions concerning the relationship of
progressives , both Black and white , to the Democratic Party. It both
raises profound dangers, and  opportunities for radical political
initiatives for the Afro-American community.

Professor Dawson's lecture will be followed by discussion in which all
present are invited to participate.



Fri Jan 6, 1995  -  7:00 pm at New World Resource Center
THE CUBAN REVOLUTION IN CRISIS:
>From Managing Socialism to Managing Survival.  Author Frank Fitzgerald discusses
some of the ideas and observations on Cuba's crisis and Cuba's future in his
new book.

Particularly interesting is his treatment of the key social groups at
different levels of Cuban society, including the rise of Cuba's 'new
professionals' and their relations with the 'old cadres' of the regime.





                  NEW  BOOKKS   AT   NEW   WORLD


     Rebellion from the Roots, John Ross, Common Courage Press, $14.95 ,
$14.95 l
Shadows of Tender Fury: The Letters and Communiques of Subcommandante Marcos
and the Zapatista Army of National Liberation, Monthly Review Press, $15,
Due in Dec. l Keeping the Rabble in Line, Common Courage Press, $13 and
World Orders Old and New, By  Noam Chomsky: Columbia Univ. Press, hdcv. $25
l Re-Reading the PostWar Period: An Intellectual Itinerary, Samir Amin,
Monthly Review Press, $14 l Reproductive Rights and Wrongs: The Global
Politics of Population Control, Betsy Hartmann, South End Press, $16 lThe
Politics of Dispossession: The Struggle for Palestinian Self-Determination,
1969-1994, Edward Said, Pantheon, $27.50 lSpecters of Marx: The State of the
Debt, the Work of Mourning & the New International, Jacques Derrida,
Routledge, $17 and the companion volume, due in Dec. l Whither Marxism:
Global Crisis in International perspective, ed. Bernd Magnus and Stephen
Cullenberg l The Subversive Imagination: Artists, Society, & Social
Responsibility, ed. Carol Becker, associate Dean of the Art Institute of
Chicago, Routledge, $17. Includes contributions from Kathy Acker, Michael
Dyson, Henry Giroux, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, and many others whose work can
also be found at NWRC. l Stop the Killing Train: Radical Visions for Radical
Change, Michael Albert, South End Press, $15 l Memoirs from a Race Traitor,
Mab Segrest, South End Press, $15 l Rituals of Rule, Rituals of Resistance:
Public Celebrations and Popular Culture in Mexico, ed. W. Beezley, et. al,
Scholarly Resources, $18 lDisorder and Progress: Bandits, Police, and
Mexican Development, Paul Vanderwood, Scholarly Resources, $16 l Power on
the Job: The Legal Rights of Working People, South End Press, $14 l 50 Years
is Enough: The Case Against the World Bank and the International Monetary
Fund, ed. Kevin Danaher, A Project of Global Exchange, South End Press, $14
lGlobal Village or Global Pillage: Economic Reconstruction from the Bottom
Up, Jeremy Brecher & Tim Costello, South End Press, $14 l Beyond Bretton
Woods: Alternatives to the Global Economic Order, ed. John Cavanagh et. al.
, Pluto Press, $19 lFrom Civil Rights to Black Liberation: Malcolm X and the
Organization of African-American Unity, William Sales, Jr., South End Press,
$14 l Socialism - What Went Wrong?: an Inquiry into the Theoretical and
Historical Roots of the Socialist Crisis, Irwin Silber, Pluto Press, $19 l
Networks of Power: Corporate TV's Threat to Democracy, Dennis W. Mazzocco,
South End Press, $14 l Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations and
Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom.Two books by
bell hooks, both published by Routledge at $16 Jewish History, Jewish
Religion: The Weight of Three Thousand Years, Isral Shahak, Pluto Press, $17


NEW WORLD CALENDAR  ( EVENTS AROUND  CHICAGO)

thru Sat Nov 26
PEACE MUSEUM EXHIBIT
A Piece of Peace: Poetry for the Walls, featuring artists and poets.  350
W. Ontario 
312-440-1860
Y
Tue Nov 1 - Wed Nov 30
FORCES OF CHANGE: WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE
Arab World, an exhibition with a companion program series.  Cultural
Center, 78 E.
Washington   312-744-6630
Y
Wed Nov 9 - Sat Nov 12
SOR JUANA FESTIVAL
a tribute to Mexican women with Isabel Allende, Sandra Cisneros, Ana
Castillo & Elena
Poniatowska.  Tickets required.  Mexican Fine Arts Museum, 1852 W. 19th 
312-738-1503
Y
Thu Nov 10 - Sun Nov 13
URBAN BORDERLANDS
Images of crisis in Berllin, Mexico City, and Chicago, an international
conference
sponsored by the Goethe-Institut and others.  several locations   312-329-0915
Y
Thu Nov 10 - Sun Nov 13
WORLD FEDERALIST ORGANIZATION
National Membership Assembly with issues panels, and guest speakers; limited
registration at door.  Executive Plaza Hotel, 71 E. Wacker Dr.   800-932-0123
Y
Fri Nov 11 - Sun Nov 20
14TH CHICAGO LESBIAN & GAY FILM FESTIVAL
at the Music Box and Kino-Eye Cinema.      312-384-0605Y
Fri Nov 11 - Sun Nov 13
END THE BLOCKADE OF CUBA RALLY
Buses will leave Chicago for rally in DC Friday Nov 11th at 6:30 pm.
Sponsored by the
Venceremos Brigade and the Chicago Cuba Coalition      243-2777
Y
Fri Nov 11  -  11:00 am
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
sponsored by the VVAW.  State & Wacker (fountain)   312-327-5756
Y
Sat Nov 12
1994 WORK-A-THON
sponsored by CISPES, the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El
Salvador.    
312-292-1358
Y
Sun Nov 13  -  2:00 pm
8TH DAY CENTER FOR JUSTICE
20th Anniversary Celebration with food, drinks, program, arts & crafts,
entertainment by
Voices, dancing.  $10 in advance, $12/door.  8001 W. Belmont, River Grove 
312-641-5151
Tue Nov 15  -  7:00 pm
CAN PEACE COME TO THE MIDDLE EAST?
a forum sponsored by ISO.  Stuart Center, DePaul Univ.   312-666-7337
Y
Thu  Nov 17  -  7:30 pm
THIRD WORLD  PERSPECTIVES  ON THE  CAIRO POPULATION
CONFERENCE
NWRC  1476 W. Irving   733-2181
Y
Fri Nov 18  -  7:00 pm
BENEFIT FOR IRISH AMERICAN STUDENT
Organization & Chicago Irish Arts:  Larry Kirwan from politically
progressive Celtic rock
band reading from his book of plays.  $6.00.  Beaumont, 2020 N. Halsted 
Y
Fri Nov 18  -  7:00 pm
TRIBUTE: SOUTH AFRICAN POET DENNIS BRUTUS
An evening celebrating struggle.  $5/$3.  Evanston Hall, 1012 Noble 
312-278-2210
Y
Fri Nov 18 - Sun Nov 20
MIDWEST RADICAL NETWORKING CONFERENCE
to be held at Circle Pines Cooperative, Delton, Michigan.    Email can be
sent to
thak at midway.uchicago.edu and address mail Attn. Conference.  Delton,
Michigan 
312-278-0775
Y
Fri Nov 18  -  7:00 pm
RUSSIA, 1917-1994
>From Lenin and the October Revolution to Yeltsin and Chaos, a forum by Alexandre
Pantsov, Moscow Institute of World Labor Movements.  NWRC, 1476 W. Irving
Park 
312-871-3110
Y
Sat Nov 19  -  7:30 am
HAITI: HUNGER & DESPAIR IN THE CARIBBEAN
a forum with Dianne Feeley and Henry Fouche sponsored by Solidarity.  Hussey
Lounge, Damen Hall, Loyola Univ.   312-275-8937
Y
Sun Nov 20  -  3:00 pm
CLASS WAR
Open discussion at the Anarchist Forum, sponsored by Some Chicago
Anarchists.  656
W. Barry (Basement) 
Y
Sun Nov 20  -  2:00 pm
ROUND-UP OF THE NOVEMBER ELECTIONS:A Communist View.  Forum
sponsored by the People's Weekly World.  $3.  3116 S. Halsted 
Sun Nov 27  -  7:00 pm
BENEFIT SHOWING OF THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
at Splinter Group Threatre will benefit the New World Resource Center.
Tickets are
$15 and must be purchased at NWRC    312-348-3370

Mon Nov 28 - Sun Dec 4
DAY WITHOUT HISTORY
Chicago Historical Society commemoration of World AIDS Day with an
exhibition and
programs.  All galleries.  Chicago Historical Society, Clark & North 
312-642-4600
Y
Thu Dec 1  -  7:00 pm
CRISIS IN THE CARIBBEAN: CONSEQUENCES OF
the U.S. Policy in Haiti and Cuba, sponsored by the Haiti and Cuba
Coaliltions, with
Cheryl Harris, Harry Fouche, & Cuba speaker tba.  Schmitt Academic Ceanter,
DePaul
Univ.   312-427-2533
Y



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