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Jan. 12th, 2006 @ 07:27 pm
The Global 4 Conference
April 7-9 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Swift Hall at the University of Cincinnati

Global conferences bring people together to learn about and discuss the
many negative impacts of globalization upon social, political and
environmental justice for people the world over. Attendees come from all
walks of life and are able to experience numerous activities that serve to
both inform and inspire. Global conferences have definitely focused on the
continuously growing power of corporations and governments over people's
lives. Cincinnati Global lacks a specific philosophy however, as
organizers and attendees come from diverse ideological backgrounds.

We are determined to make this year's conference the best yet! A great
group of organizers (with a few new faces) has come together this year and
we recently overhauled our presence on the internet. Global 4 will feature
events similar to those of past conferences and contain some new additions
as well. The final schedule will include: workshops, caucuses, panel
discussions, demonstrations, free food, two nights of music at venues near
campus and many wonderful intangibles. A keynote speaking event early
Saturday evening will feature two respected and insightful speakers
currently being determined. All groups and individuals concerned with the
drastic effects of globalization upon lives across the world are
encouraged to participate by tabling or teaching a workshop. Sharing your
knowledge is a great way to legitimate its existence!

How to get involved:

Those interested in tabling or teaching a workshop are invited to submit
proposals via the url above. There will be absolutely no charges from us
associated with either tabling or workshops. Email questions and concerns
about Global or the upcoming Global 4 Conference to

Just want to register/RSVP?...

Wobblies Dec. 14th, 2005 @ 11:59 pm
Also, I realized this would be a great place to post this very exciting news.

Contact: Tom Kappas

Ohio Valley I.W.W. Branch Secretary

513 352 0164


Cincinnati, Ohio - I.W.W. to move General Headquarters to Cincinnati for 2006

"The working class and the employing class have nothing in common." So goes the Industrial Workers of the World's preamble, a union that is celebrating one hundred years of worker organizing in 2005. The union is headed in a fresh direction organizing natural food workers, coffee shop baristas, independent truckers, and workers along prominent business districts in Philadelphia and Madison, WI. This fresh approach, called solidarity unionism, will be coming to Cincinnati, Ohio for 2006.

The General Headquarters of the I.W.W. is scheduled to move to Cincinnati beginning January 1st, 2006. The move will end a five-year hold on the seat by the current General Secretary Treasurer, Alexis Buss in Philadelphia. Buss will be replaced by an I.W.W. member in Cincinnati; Fellow Worker Mark Damron. FW Damron was nominated to the position at the unions yearly General Assembly which was held in Philadelphia earlier this year and was elected by member referendum last month.

The union typically moves G.H.Q. to the city where the G.S.T. lives. The I.W.W. will occupy office space at the corner of Hamilton Ave. and Blue Rock Rd. in Northside. Local I.W.W. members are hoping the union will be welcomed in such a progressive part of town. Please feel free to stop by and say hello, join the union, or just see what the I.W.W. is all about.

This Friday the 16th! Holiday Benefit Concert for Animals Dec. 14th, 2005 @ 09:45 pm
You're invited to join Mercy For Animals for a fun, festive holiday fundraiser in Cincinnati, Ohio. Enjoy live musical entertainment by Gryreleoth, Claire and Dan, as well as other bands, while sampling delicious vegan food, and drinks. The benefit will raise funds to support Mercy For Animals crucial work on behalf of abused and neglected animals. This holiday event is guaranteed to be an excellent opportunity to meet fellow individuals interested in vegetarianism and animal advocacy in Cincinnati.

Suggested donation amount for event: $5 - $15.

Where: The Maitri Center, 4122 Hamilton Avenue in Northside, at the corner of Hamilton and Moline, Cincinnati, Ohio
When: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m., this Friday the 16th

If you need more information, email MFA at Info@MercyForAnimals.org

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Tell your friends and family!

Get Political Sep. 12th, 2005 @ 01:16 pm

Come out OCT. 1 to the Ohio Statehouse (at 3:30 PM) in Columbus for a rally to secure:
"Equal civil rights and protections for ALL Ohioans and families;
A statewide Employment Non-Discrimination Act;
Foster parent and adoption laws that do not
exclude loving parents who happen to be
lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender;
A Safe Schools bill that truly protects ALL children;
A Hate Crimes Act that protects ALL citizens;
The legal right to amend a birth certificate
after sex reassignment. "

I am going to this. Want to come with me? I already have a ride there.

Community Building XPOSTED Apr. 15th, 2005 @ 01:12 pm
I want to encourage those of you in Cincinnati, who have a political consciousness, to consider volunteering at any of these great organizations here. Any time you could give them would be appreciated immensely, and you can build alliances between the Cinci GLBTQ community and other minority communities here! If you go to University of Cincinnati, you can also do any of these internships for credit. Contact Dr. Chris Cuomo in the Women's Studies department if you are interested.

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» The Rag Needs Writers!
The Rag - the feminist magazine spearheaded by the UC Women's Studies grad students - needs volunteers, including writers and/or editors! You do not have to be a student to participate.

The Rag has mostly been written by feminist students at UC, but we want to expand our base of voices. If you are interested in writing, graphics, or other volunteer work, please leave a comment!

This is an easy and excellent way to build your CV/resume.

Kristy Chan
» Global, Bitch!
SO... as many of you: know, are already involved with, or have heard, many of us here in cincinnati (In and outside of UC) are already in the midst of planning this April's Globalisation Conference, so we at Global want to not only extend an open invitation to anyone to come help out and plan this big radical fiesta with us, but we would appreciate it if you also would help out by telling everyone you know who may be interested (or even if they may not!). We're in the process of raising money/getting bands/publicising/planning workshops/etc. and we've already got a few different possibilities lined up in all of these areas. we'd love to hear from you if you play in a local band of social significance and want to play. thanks, and don't let the bastards grind you down.
» Cincinnati anarchist fired for union activity...
originally printed in Citybeat...

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Hello! I am a queer Asian-American feminist. I live in Clifton, and I am a grad student at UC. I'm interested in coalition building, activism, etc. My issues are feminist, queer, anti-racist, coalition with "Third World" workers, etc. I am not affiliated with any churches or religion. I'm not an anarchist. I'm really burned out on animal rights, and I am not a vegetarian.
XOXO Kristy
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i have a plan
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