Kenapocomoco
Newsnotes

Vol. XVI Number 2

October 2003

The people in the Peace Studies Office bring the Kenapocomoco Coalition Newsnotes to you monthly during the academic year.. The purpose is to inform students, faculty, staff, and other interested folks of scheduled events and activities within the department and pass along other information that appears relevant. The things written in the newsletter do not necessarily reflect the thoughts, opinions, and beliefs of everyone in the Peace Studies office or Kenapocomoco Coalition. If you have something you would like to add to the newsletter, please contact Heidi Gross, the Peace Studies intern, head cook, and editor of the Kenapocomoco Newsnotes. E-mail: hggross@manchester.edu or call X5343. Thanks.

"The biggest political joke in America is that we have a liberal press. It's a joke taken seriously by a surprisingly large number of people...
The myth of the liberal press has served as a political weapon for conservative and right-wing forces eager to discourage critical coverage of government and corporate power ... Americans now have the worst of both worlds: a press that, at best, parrots the pronouncements of the powerful and, at worst, encourages people to be stupid with pseudo-news that illuminates nothing but the bottom line."

Mark Hertzgaard, author


This Month: 


October Calendar:

2 10 PM - Movie Night: Life and Debt
4 8 PM - Hispanos Unidos Celebration
6 9 PM - Kenapoc: Discussing Convo
8 5 PM - MSAS Meeting in the Oaks
9 7 PM - Movie Night: Bread and Roses

9 PM - Coming Out Vigil

11 8 PM - Movement in Motion performance
12 2 PM - Bowling for Columbine
13 Michael Moore in Indianapolis
16 10 PM - Movie Night: The Big One
17-19 Plowshares Student Peace and Justice Conference at Manchester University
22 5 PM - MSAS Meeting

7 PM - David Grossman speaks in Fort Wayne

23 9 PM - Movie Night: Erin Brockovich
25 Bring the Troops Home Now! Actions in Washington DC and Fort Wayne, and many more cities
27 9 PM - Kenapoc: Cliff Kindy talks about the current situation in Iraq
29 Wilmington College Symposium: Pollution, Politics, and Peace
30 10 PM - Movie Night: Wag the Dog
   

Note: This Calendar will be updated throughout the month as new events and activities are announced.
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Weekly Reminders:

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Upcoming Events:

Things to look forward to:

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Help Needed:

Please let Heidi know if you are interested in either of these exciting opportunities!

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Anita Heiss Information

Anita Heiss is one of the Australian Aborigines who spoke on campus last month.  She sent us a list of her books, along with information on how to purchase them.  She also sent an Indigenous Arts Resource List, which would be invaluable if you are at all interested in indigenous issues.  Let Heidi know if you would like a copy of that document.

Anita's Books

* Dhuuluu Yala: talk straight - publishing Aboriginal writing, Aboriginal Studies Press, 2003 web:<www.aiatsis.gov.au>

* Who Am I? the diary of Mary Talence, Sydney, 1937, Scholastic, 2001. Email: Sarah_Hatton@scholastic.com.au

* Sacred Cows, Magabala Books, 1996 Email: <info@magabala.com>

* Life in Gadigal Country, Gadigal Information Service, 2002 email: info@gadigal.org.au

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Websites of Interest

Fancy yourself a moderate, a conservative, or a liberal?  Find out if you're delusional...take the "political compass test" at:   http://64.224.165.166/politicalcompass/

An interactive guide to the history and drama behind a tragic conflict: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/flash/world/israel/IsraelHistory.htm

The Daily Show put together this little debate that you won't want to miss!: http://www.comedycentral.com/mp/play.php?reposid=/multimedia/tds/stewart/jon_7131.html
 

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News, Headlines, and Interesting Info

Harper's Index from Harpers Magazine (October 2003):

From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno:

As you may have heard, the U.S. is putting together a constitution for Iraq. Why don't we just give them ours? Think about it -- it was written by very smart people, it's served us well for over two hundred years, and besides, we're not using it anymore. --Jay Leno

 

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"The American press has at least as much power in determining the course of the republic as the executive, legislative, and judicial branches set forth in the Constitution."

Walter Annenberg, publisher

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