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The New Water Barons

In the depth of California's worst drought ever, coporate interests are actually EXPORTING California's precious water for profit...




ACLU's Know Your Rights -
Protests & Demonstrations

Small (29KB) PDF file describing your rights to public free speech and what to avoid. For more visit their site at

Protest Toolkit: For Single-Payer Health Care

1.1MB PDF file created by the Chicago Single-Payer Action Network.

10 Reasons To Oppose Water Privatization

120MB PDF file


Next Green Party Meeting

At Barley's, Knoxville's Old City, June 8th, 6:30PM. Open to the public.

Community Radio

There is now community radio in Knoxville! Any group or individual wanting to host a radio program can send their DJ to the monthly meeting where they can select a time slot for the show. The fee is $20.00 monthly to maintain a permanent slot. The meetings are held at the Birdhouse Community Center, corner of 4th & Gill in Knoxville on the 1st Sunday of every month at 2:00 p.m. You can contact them at

Morning Cafe @ Birdhouse

The Birdhouse Community Center, corner of 4th & Gill in Knoxville (big yellow house), has opened a donation-based morning cafe where you can get fresh baked goods, coffee, tea, cocoa. There is wi-fi, an interesting library to browse, and good conversation from the folks who are hosting. The hours are 10am-1pm, Monday through Friday.

Democratic Socialists (DSA) Meeting

Next meeting of DSA (Democratic Socialists of American) is on Time:Monday June 1, 5:30-7:00 at the Bearden Public Library.

- Nashville-

15 May Fri 7pm. Frederick Douglas. Performance at Christ Church Cathedral, 900 Broadway. (See listing at 24 May, below.)

16 May Sat 3-7pm. Malcolm X Day Celebration. At the Gateway to Heritage Plaza, 2412 Jefferson St. (where Jefferson St goes under Interstate 40). A free open-mic event.

16 May Sat 9pm. Benefit concert for SOCM at "Wall Street," 121 N Maple St, Murfreesboro. Cover is $5.

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- Elder Wisdom -

"The aim of all government should be to secure to the workers as large a share as possible of the fruits of their toil. For is it not labor that creates all things?"

-- from Helen Keller: Her Socialist Years, 1924. Edited by Philip S. Foner, Second Edition, 2011