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James Traynham (New Lens Organizer): I am who I am and you are who you are. You never let someone come and destroy your joy and happiness because of the ignorance and insecurity within themselves.

On Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, New Lens Productions hosted a two hour, 6-8pm, homophobia educational event, entitled NO HOMO, at the Waverly Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library.

Perhaps best know for his tireless coverage of the Zapatistas in southern Mexico, John Ross; journalist, author, poet and activist, passed away yesterday from a two year battle with cancer. His work has ranged from critical coverage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Israeli occupation of Palestine, to the wars in Irak and Afghanistan.

Perhaps best know for his tireless coverage of the Zapatistas in southern Mexico, John Ross; journalist, author, poet and activist, has passed yesterday from a two year battle with cancer. His work has ranged from critical coverage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Israeli occupation of Palestine, to the wars in Irak and Afghanistan.

Cultural producer, activist and former editor of AREA Chicago, Daniel Tucker gave a local presentation of a book he co-edited with Amy Franceschini. Titled Farm Together Now: A portrait of people, places and ideas for a new food movement, the book profiles - through photo-essay, oral history and narrative - twenty different sustainable food/agricultural projects in the United States.

Indyreader sat down to do an exclusive interview with members of the relatively new to the scene, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle (LBS). The organization is a 'progressive think tank' that seeks to propose "tangible, concrete solutions to Baltimore's problems". This is done by drafting critical and radical policy through analyzing the systematic elements that maintain and exacerbate unemployment, poverty, violence, and environmental degredation in Baltimore.

You're Invited for a holiday party like no other! 

This Wednesday, December 22, The Baltimore Indypendent Reader  is joining forces with our dear friends over at Red Emma's Bookstore Coffeehouse and AK Press Baltimore  to throw the most happening of all happening holiday parties!

Who wouldn't want to party with not one, not two, but THREE Baltimore radical collectives? 

If you’re reading The Baltimore Indypendent Reader, you probably have a thought or two about the consumer culture of gift-giving. 

Sales, commercials, and endless Christmas marketing aren’t part of the lifestyle some of us choose to live.  It can be tempting to want to stop giving gifts at all.

But gift-giving is fun! 

Suma Qamaña (Good Living) as an Alternative to the Crisis of our Civilization The influential and respected Uruguayan activist, writer and academic - Raul Zibechi, came to Baltimore to speak on his work which covers and analyzes Latin American social movements.

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