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Making Contact - Looking Back, Moving Forward: 2011 Year in Review

From Egypt to Wisconsin, and from Wall Street to anytown USA.  2011 was a year in which people raised their voices to call for justice.  As we head into 2012, there’s optimism about the possibilities for change.  On this edition, we look back at some the most important issues of 2011: Attacks on organized labor, the Egyptian revolution, and the struggle to address climate change.   We’ll hear highlights of some of the best programs we’ve brought you this year, and get some updates on where those stories stand now.

Featuring:

Shimaa Helmy, Egyptian human rights activist; Pedro De Sa, ILWU local 6 Rank and File organizer; Kris Hirsh, Stand up For Ohio spokesman; Melissa Fezekas, We Are Ohio spokesperson; Larry Cohen, Communications Workers of America President; Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO President; Fred Risser, Wisconsin State Senator; Khalid Shalid, Tahrir square protestor; Salma Shukrallah, Al Ahram Online journalist; Tarek Shalaby, Tahrir Square leader; James Inhofe, US Senator from Oklahoma; Bernaditas Mueller, South Centre climate change special advisor; Patrick Bond, Center for Civil Society Director at the University of Kwazulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa; Mike Ludwig, Truthout reporter; Brian Edwards-Tiekert, journalist 

 

 

For More Information:

No Military Trials For Civilians

http://en.nomiltrials.com/

 

Shimaa Tahrir

http://www.facebook.com/Shimaa.Tahrir

 

Al-Ahram online

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/

 

Muslim Brotherhood

http://www.ikhwanweb.com/

 

Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

http://pulitzercenter.org/

 

ILWU

http://www.ilwu.org/

 

Occupy Wall Street

http://occupywallst.org/

 

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker

http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us/

 

Workers Independent News

www.laborradio.org

 

WORT Community Radio-Madison, WI

http://www.wort-fm.org

 

Wisconsin AFL-CIO

http://www.wisaflcio.org/

 

Communications Workers of America

http://www.cwa-union.org/

 

We the People Campaign

http://www.wethepeoplecampaign.org/

 

Campaign Cash

http://campaigncash.org/

 

Stand Up For Ohio

http://standupforohio.org/home/

 

We Are Ohio

http://weareohio.com/

 

ALEC exposed

http://alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

 

Truthout

www.truthout.org

 

The Media Consortium

http://www.themediaconsortium.org/

 

Durban Platform

http://unfccc.int/files/meetings/durban_nov_2011/decisions/application/pdf/cop17_durbanplatform.pdf

 

Climate Signals-An Inventory of Climate Change Impact Reports

http://climatesignals.org/

 

Skeptical Science

www.skepticalscience.com

 

Mobilization for Climate Justice

http://www.actforclimatejustice.org

 

Center for Civil Society, University of Kwazulu-Natal

http://ccs.ukzn.ac.za/

 

Indigenous Environmental Network

http://www.ienearth.org/

 

The South Centre

http://www.southcentre.org/

 

COP17 in Durban, South Africa

http://www.cop17durban.com

 

 

Books/Articles:

 

Tina Gerhardt: Get It Done! Youth to UN on Internationally Binding Climate Treaty

http://onespot.wsj.com/politics/2011/12/12/d0f96/tina-gerhardt-get-it-done-youth-to-un-on

 

Scenes From a Revolution

http://printmag.com/Article/Scenes-from-a-Revolution

 

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