|English | Español||May 24, 2018 | Issue #45|
Al Giordano’s Northeast Tour Expands to Philadelphia, Baltimore, Montreal and Montpelier in May 2007
May 2 at Robin’s Bookstore in Philly, May 4 at Red Emma’s in Baltimore, and More Events Added
By Chris Fee
Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffee House
D.R. 2007 Red Emma’s Bookstore
Friday, May 4: A book event at Red Emma’s Bookstore and Coffee House in Baltimore (7 p.m. at 2640 St. Paul Street) where you can also grab a copy of the collector’s edition of Davies’ book:
“From the Lacandon jungle of Chiapas to the streets of insurgent Oaxaca, from the killing fields of the war on drugs to the heights of the new Latin American popular insurgency, Al Giordano and Narco News have for the past seven years been the most consistently dead-on sources of information about developments south of the U.S. border. Combining journalistic integrity with a commitment to justice, Narco News has been an essential tool for anyone wanting to break through the corporate media’s veil of ignorance and disinformation regarding Latin America. On his first U.S. tour in ten years, founder and editor Al Giordano will be offering his perspective on authentic journalism and recent developments in Mexico and elsewhere in Latin America.”
Montreal Anarchist Book Fair
D.R. 2007 Montreal Anarchist Book Fair
May 19: Narco News will have a table at the Montreal Anarchist Book Fair, “the largest anarchist gathering in North America.” (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at CEDA, 2515 Delise, near the Lionel-Groulx metro stop). If you can help staff the table please contact Al at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 21: Reunion of the Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance and the anti-nuclear Clamshell Alliance in the Montpelier, Vermont area. (If you are a video photographer in that region, and can help Al conduct some interviews there for the The Village Square Clamshell Alliance archiving project, please write him at email@example.com).
May 22: Black Sheep Books in Montpelier, Vermont, on “Oaxaca, Chiapas, and the Other Campaign: Organizational Models from Below.” Nancy Davies’ book will also be available there:
“With a new and repressive regime above, and increasingly rebellious social movements from below, Mexico is on the verge of a wider conflict. Al Giordano will share his eyewitness observations from ten years on the ground in Mexico, and travels during 2006 throughout the Mexican Republic reporting on Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos’s national “Other Campaign” tour. He will provide background and context about the Popular Assembly movement in Oaxaca, document the electoral fraud of July 2006 that imposed an illegitimate president on the country, and offer some possible scenarios of what could come next. Also, he’ll show two or three brief video newsreels from Narco News’ 2006 Other Campaign coverage.”
Black Sheep Books
D.R 2007 Black Sheep Books
Al’s first extended visit to the United States in the past decade has brought us back in contact with valued old friends and collaborators and made us many new ones. We are therefore considering the possibility of sending him on a September-October tour in other parts of the country. If you are a student or professor at a university and would like to sponsor a lecture or workshop by Al in the fall, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I had the pleasure of attending the Narco News Seventh Anniversary Celebration in New York on April 18, where I met an amazing group of colleagues. Journalists from our Other Journalism with the Other Campaign project spoke: Kristin Bricker, Joshua Bregman, Simon Fitzgerald, Barrett Hawes, R.J. Maccani and Mark Swier told of their experiences last year accompanying Zapatista Subcomandante Marcos on his national tour of Mexico and reporting it through Narco News. The gracious hostess Marianne Vitale served up a delicious feast of seafood and vegetarian fare. I met Michele Stoddard of The Fund for Authentic Journalism there, and investigative journalists including Mike Ruppert, Cynthia Cotts, Paul DiRienzo, and Joannie Moossy, the photojournalist Lionel Delvigne, and also Johanna Lawrenson of the Abbie Hoffman Activist Foundation. Cha-Cha Connor (of Supermodels for Oaxaca) and Kelley Gaunt performed great music with Al and his Dobro guitar. And so many other talented and committed people came from far and wide. I agreed with Mike Ruppert who commented that the event “gave us hope,” which is no small thing in this day and age.
Now that I’m back “somewhere in a country called América,” I know now more than ever that these kinds of gatherings north of the border are so vital to our work down here. They not only help keep the project going financially, but they also deepen our international “safety net” of friends and allies, and provide us with fresh plans and ideas that come from all of you who attend them. I’m sure it will be that way, too, in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Montreal, Montpelier and the next stops along the tour. We hope you can be part of it.
- The Fund for Authentic Journalism