Joanne Landy's blog
|Joanne Landy July 21, 2015|
New Politics readers will be interested in this ZNet article “What Happened in Ukraine” by Sam Friedman, an HIV/AIDS researcher who spent time in Ukraine for many years before the recent upheavals in the country.
|Joanne Landy December 11, 2013|
Patrick Bond’s piece “Mandela: Was he pushed or did he jump?,” posted At Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal, graphically describes the catastrophic transition from South African apartheid to today’s neoliberalism – a sobering cautionary tale for all fighting for radical democratic change today – in Greece, in the U.S., in the Middle East, and beyond. Even though the neoliberal pressures are enormous, we all need to think about strategic alternatives.
|Joanne Landy June 20, 2013|
Havaar: Iranian Initiative Against War, Sanctions and State Repression is a grassroots group of Iranians, Iranian-Americans and allies who have joined together to categorically oppose any military action and the U.S.-led sanctions against Iran. They stand in solidarity with the Iranian people’s struggle against war and sanctions and against state repression; all of these forms of violence, they insist, hurt the lives and aspirations of ordinary Iranians.
|Joanne Landy January 27, 2013|
The following open letter was issued yesterday.
January 26, 2013
Letter of Support and Solidarity to Greek Transport Workers
We have read about your strike against threatened pay cuts and the Greek government’s emergency decree and use of riot police to force you back to work. We are horrified by the attempt to toss your contracts aside; your pay is already not adequate to maintain a decent standard of living.
|Joanne Landy September 17, 2012|
In a surprisingly warm and positive obituary, the New York Times noted the death of Michael Wreszin in August of this year. The obit says of Wrezin's writings, "His subjects were cosmopolitan, humanist thinkers who saw a growing militarism in American political culture but whose scrupulous habits of mind could make them misfits in the ideological camps they joined.” Mike Wreszin was a frequent contributor to New Politics. We miss him already.
|Joanne Landy December 5, 2011|
|Joanne Landy October 15, 2011|
I am in Rome for a one-week vacation. Yesterday I was traveling on the bus with a friend, just having finished a visit to the beautiful San Giovanni in Laterino church. We were on our way to another church, when I saw out the bus window a large group of people, an array of tents, and at the top of the steps of the Palazzo delle Esposizioni a speaker at the microphone. I knew there was an occupation going on in Rome, so I jumped off the bus and ran over. Sure enough, it was the occupation.
|Joanne Landy June 11, 2011|
The Campaign for Peace and Democracy issued two statements on June 9, one on the movement for democracy in Syria and the other on Israel's brutal response to unarmed demonstrators.
CPD Salutes Syria's Courageous Democratic Movement
June 9, 2011
|Joanne Landy May 27, 2011|
NEW YORK, N.Y., May 24 2011 -- In a response that surprised U.S. organizers of a campaign calling on the United States government to repudiate its partnership with the Al Khalifa regime in Bahrain, hundreds of people from Bahrain joined in signing the Campaign for Peace and Democracy's launching statement "End U.S. Support for Bahrain's Repressive Government."
|Joanne Landy May 18, 2011|
[This sign-on statement organized by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, "End U.S. Support for Bahrain's Repressive Government," will be of interest to many NP readers. Please support the statement by adding your name to the signer list by clicking here.]
End U.S. Support for Bahrain's Repressive Government
Statement by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy
|Joanne Landy April 7, 2011|
We Support the Libyan Democratic Revolution and
Oppose Western Military Intervention and Domination
By Thomas Harrison and Joanne Landy
Co-Directors, Campaign for Peace and Democracy
April 6, 2011
|Joanne Landy March 17, 2011|
New Politics readers will be interested in reading Mina Hamilton's sharp analysis of Japan's nuclear crisis in her recent article on Dissident Voice. Since the article was published on March 16, Mina has added the following note:
|Joanne Landy February 16, 2011|
The Campaign for Peace and Democracy issued the statement below about the democratic revolution in Egypt.
Egypt After Mubarak
Statement by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy
February 14, 2011
|Joanne Landy January 14, 2011|
Stephen Steinberg’s Boston Review article “Poor Reason: Culture still doesn’t explain poverty“ is a breath of fresh air, reminding us that the path toward ending poverty is creating decent jobs for everyone.
|Joanne Landy October 23, 2010|
New Politics readers and friends are invited to sign the Campaign for Peace and Democracy statement "End the War Threats and Sanctions Program Against Iran - Support the Struggle for Democracy Inside Iran." The statement is being circulated widely in the United States and internationally. To sign on or see the evolving list of signers go to http://www.cpdweb.org/stmts/1015/stmt.shtml.
Joanne Landy and Thomas Harrison, Co-Directors, CPD, email@example.com. The statement along with a selected list of signers is below: