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New Film: Boxers and Ballerinas

Shot over a twelve month period in Cuba, the United States and Mexico, Boxers and Ballerinas confronts the US-Cuba conflict thru the eyes of four young people--an exiled Cuban boxer and an exiled Cuban ballerina in Miami and a Cuban boxer and a Cuban ballerina in Santiago and Havana, Cuba. Directed by Mike Cahill and Brit Marling and produced by NIcholas Shumaker, the feature length documentary cuts thru the romantic mysteries of special period Cuba, the neon stereotypes of Miami, and the political noise of US-Cuba relations to illustrate moving lives of a warring culture...[more]

Akashic Books
Akashic Books offers the very best in independent book publishing.

Clamor Magazine
Clamor Magazine's mission is to provide a media outlet that reflects the reality of alternative politics and culture in a format that is accessible to people from a variety of backgrounds. Clamor exists to fill the voids left by mainstream media. We recognize and celebrate the fact that each of us can and should participate in media, politics and culture. We publish writing and art that exemplifies the value we place on autonomy, creativity, exploration, and cooperation. Clamor is an advocate of progressive social change through active creation of political and cultural alternatives.

The 512 Collective
The 512 Collective, International artists collective, brings thought and theory, politics and energy to the stage and screen. Currently expanding from its original forms as a Hip Hop Group, and Film and Video Production Team, the divisions are infinite, yet the unity is carried through the words of wisdom. P(h)aze 3, Conor, and Rahula (today) bless the stage, with educated lyrics, and a new generation of beats produced by rook, and other members of the crew. The 512 Collective seeks to increase awareness of inherent and institutional oppression, and educate the masses on how we can move toward liberating our people: you.

Paper Tiger TV
Paper Tiger Television (PTTV) is an open, non-profit, volunteer video collective. Through the production and distribution of our public access series, media literacy/video production workshops, community screenings and grassroots advocacy PTTV works to challenge and expose the corporate control of mainstream media. PTTV believes that increasing public awareness of the negative influence of mass media and involving people in the process of making media is mandatory for our long term goal of information equity.

Stay Free!
JUST THE FACTS Stay Free! is a print magazine focused on issues surrounding commercialism and American culture. It is published about every ten months... some people seem to think that's funny. Whatever, just send us your money. Subscriptions are $10 for three issues (or $19 if you work in the ad industry.). Bulk copies are free to schools and worthwhile nonprofit groups (you pay postage).

Konscious Media
Konscious is dedicated to showing socially aware film/video, music and arts programming. Our non-profit web site is a tool to amplify the voices of independent filmmakers and to link viewers to opportunities for activism and social change.

People-Link is an international on-line organization of progressive activists and one of the Internet's oldest and best-known progressive providers of web-hosting, email, database, web design and site development services. People Link is a union shop, controlled and managed by men and women of color.

Greg Palast
Palast won Britain's highest journalism honors for his 1998 undercover investigation of influence peddling within Tony Blair's cabinet by Enron and other US corporations He then turned his sleuthing skills on to the Bush money trail: uncovering for BBC and The Observer the uncomfortable truths of how the Bush Administration quashed investigations of Saudi financing of terror -- and Poppy Bush's extraordinary methods for stuffing his bank account and his son's campaign coffers.

Stanislao G. Pugliese
Stanislao G. Pugliese is associate professor of modern European history and Italian Studies at Hofstra University. In the spring of 2001, he was a visiting research fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University; in the summer of 2003 he will be a visiting research scholar at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. A specialist on the Italian anti-fascist Resistance and Italian Jews, he is the author of Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile (Harvard University Press, 1999) which won the 2000 International Ignazio Silone Prize as well as the Lawrence Stessin Prize for Outstanding Faculty Publication at Hofstra University. The book has been translated into Italian and Romanian. Professor Pugliese is also the editor of Italian Fascism and Antifascism: A Critical Anthology as well as The Most Ancient of Minorities: The Jews of Italy. His essays on Italian and Italian-American history and culture regularly appear in academic and popular journals. He is the translator of Andrea Bocelli's autobiography, The Music of Silence and editor of the Italian and Italian-American Studies series published by Palgrave. At Hofstra University, Professor Pugliese directs the Italian-American Lecture Series and has edited a volume Frank Sinatra: Politics, Pathos and Italian-American Culture. He has organized several international conferences at Hofstra and has been named curator for the next Presidential conference, on Bill Clinton, scheduled for 2005. His essay, The Books of the Roman Ghetto Under the Nazi Occupation was presented as the 17th Annual Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 1999 and was awarded the Peter E. Herman Literary Award at Hofstra University. A frequent book reviewer, he is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and his film reviews regularly appear in The American Historical Review. His most recent book is Desperate Inscriptions: Graffiti From the Nazi Prison in Rome, 1943-1944 and his anthology, Fascism, Anti-Fascism and the Resistance in Italy is forthcoming as is an edited volume of essays, The Legacy of Primo Levi. He is presently writing a biography of the Italian anti-fascist writer Ignazio Silone to be published by Farrar, Strauss & Giroux.

Guerilla News Network's Newswire
Guerrilla News Network is an underground news organization with headquarters in New York City and production facilities in Berkeley, California. Our mission is to expose people to important global issues through guerrilla programming on the web and on television.

Taxis Worker's Alliance
Protecting and defending the rights of New York City's taxis workers.

Make the Road by Walking
Make the Road by Walking is a not-for-profit, membership-led organization based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Our members are primarily low-income Latino and African-American residents of Bushwick and surrounding neighborhoods. Working within these economically marginalized neighborhoods, Make the Road by Walking fights for justice and opportunity through community organizing on issues of concern to our multi-generational membership. We promote economic justice and participatory democracy by increasing residents power to achieve self-determination through collective action.

Growing out of the success of La lutta NMC's DISPATCH, La Lutta NMC and Manhattan Neighborhood Network's YouthChannel are set to launch. YouthDispatch. YouthDispatch is on-line syndicated new media project that allows youth from all over the world to post their films, writings, music and new media. YouthDispatch will link to thousands of youth media sites and news groups to pull together the latest from world of youth media makers.

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