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Generally useful Web pages for events:
P.B.S.
Charlie Rose
Sundance Channel
History Channel
C-SPAN
C-SPAN's Booknotes
True Stories Channel
The Biography Channel
South End Press Authors' Speaking Schedules
Harvard Book Store Author Events
Harvard Divinity School Events
Harvard University Events
M.I.T. Events
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts) Events
Sikh Events Around the World

American Made
P.B.S., Premiering May 9, 2006
Quick Review: Acclaimed short film about a Sikh American family after 9/11 premieres on P.B.S.' Independent Lens starting Tuesday, May 9, 2006. American Made is a story about a Sikh American family in the aftermath of 9/11. When the Singh family's car breaks down in the desert, Ranjit tells his father that no one will stop to help because "he looks like a terrorist." What follows is the heart-rending struggle between a father and son and a larger exploration of faith, tradition, acceptance, and what it means to be 'American' today. Told with humanity and humor, American Made has won seventeen awards from film festivals around the world. It will likely be the first fictional film about Sikh Americans post-9/11 on national television. Director Sharat Raju's next project is a full-length documentary film Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath to be released in Fall 2006.

Charlie Rose: Focus on India
P.B.S., Premiering Feb. 27, 2006 at 11 p.m.
Quick Review: In conjunction with U.S. President George W. Bush's trip to India this Wednesday and Thursday, Charlie Rose will be airing a week-long series of interviews from India. This is one of America's most-watched interview shows. Tune in for a week of conversations with people shaping the new India, including Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan, business leaders Azim Premji, Nandan Nilekani, Ratan Tata, Kirin Mazumdar-Shaw, Anil Agarwal, Actor Shabana Azmi and a panel of Indian journalists (Shekhar Gupta, Siddharth Varadarajan, Gurcharan Das).

International Conference on Guru Nanak, Heritage of Interfaith Understanding, and Harmony
Al-Hamhra Convention Centre, Lahore, Pakistan, Feb. 15-28, 2006
Quick Review: The original schedule (November 12-22, 2005) was postponed due to the earthquake in Pakistan. Organised by the Nankana Sahib Foundation; part of a "ten-day pilgrimage to Sikh holy places in Pakistan," including Nankana Sahib, Panja Sahib, Gurdwara Bhai Joga Singh (Peshawar), and Kartarpur Sahib. For registration and details, contact Harbans Lal, founding vice president of the Nankana Sahib Foundation, at japji@comcast.net, (817) 446-8757, or (817) 846-8630. Also on the organising committee is Ganga Singh Dhillon, founding president of the Nankana Sahib Foundation and chairman of the advisory council to the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (P.S.G.P.C.).

Barbara Walters hosts "Heaven: Where Is It? How Do We Get There?"
A.B.C. News, Dec. 20, 2005, 9 p.m.
Quick Review: Among those featured are: Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington; Rabbi Neil Gillman from New York's Jewish Theological Seminary; Jackie Mason, rabbi and comedian; Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, pastor of New York's famed Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem; the Dalai Lama, said to be the Buddha's reincarnation; Richard Gere, celebrity Buddhist; Pastor Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals; Ellen Johnson, president of the American Atheists; Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the American Society for Muslim Advancement; Jihad Jarrar, of Islamic Jihad, who is incarcerated in an Israeli prison for a failed suicide bombing; Dean Hamer, author of The God Gene and a geneticist at the National Institutes of Health; Susan Blackmore, psychologist and researcher on near-death experiences; Maria Shriver, author of a children's book on heaven; and Mitch Albom, author of The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

I.O.S.S. Annual Seminar 2005
Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Kanthala Sahib, near the Tribune Chowk, Industrial Phase II, Chandigarh, India, Nov. 12-13, 2005
Quick Review: Click here for details.

Vandana Shiva on "Water Politics and Earth Democracy"
Building 10-250, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 27, 2005, 7, 9, and 11 p.m.
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

3rd Annual Spinning Wheel Film Festival
Isabel Bader Theatre, Toronto, Canada, Oct. 14-16, 2005
Quick Review: Highlights include Amu, showing immediately after its North-American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sep. 8-17, 2005). Also showing Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath and Tiger!, the story of Tiger Jeet Singh. According to a reliable source, the movie Pink Ladoos, a humorous depiction of the culture of preference for male children in Sikh families, was dropped from the roster at the last minute because it was deemed "un-Sikh."

Building Faith
Rogers OMNI Television, Premiering Sep. 3, 2005 at 8 p.m.
Quick Review: World television premiere of Building Faith as part of the channel's Language Documentary Special series. The multicultural makeup of urban Canada provides the setting for the 13-part series' multilingual exploration of the world's religious architecture with episodes in Pan Asian/African languages OMNI.2. OMNI.1 will launch Building Faith for European language audiences, Saturday, October 1 at 10 p.m. Religious buildings of the Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Zoroastrian, Islamic, and Jewish faiths are featured. The episode on gurdwaras, to be broadcasted in Punjabi and English, is well done, albeit traditional. The episode centers around the Ontario Khalsa Darbar on Dixie Road in Mississauga (a Toronto suburb) and features other Toronto area gurdwaras, including the Gursikh Sabha (Scarborough) and the Shiromani Sikh Society (Pape Avenue, Toronto).

Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Holier Than Thou
Showtime, Premiering May 23, 2005 at 10 p.m.
Quick Review: Comedy duo Penn & Teller are primarily known for revealing the secrets behind magicians and magic tricks. But in their new made-for-cable television series, the provocateurs train their satiric sights on debunking some of the most dearly-held notions of popular culture. Utilizing research, hidden cameras, and healthy doses of humor and skepticism, Penn & Teller set out to expose the fakery behind T.V. psychics, alien abductions, end-of-the-world theories, bottled water, and secondhand smoke, among other things. In this episode they turn sacred cows into cheeseburger when they reveal the dirty truth about so-called enlightened spiritual leaders such as Mother Teresa, Gandhi and the Dalai Lama. Featuring G.B. Singh, author of Gandhi: Behind the Mask of Divinity.

Frontline: Israel's Next War
P.B.S., Premiering Apr. 5, 2005 at 9 p.m.
Quick Review: A documentary on organized Jewish fundamentalism and terrorism, including the anti-secular, anti-Arab and anti-democracy Kahane.

P. Sainath on "Globalizing Inequality"
E25-111, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, March 14, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.
Quick Review: Free and open to the public. P. Sainath is rural affairs editor for The Hindu and the celebrated author of "Everybody Loves a Good Drought: Stories from India's Poorest Districts, based on a series of reports originally published in The Times of India. P. Sainath will also be speaking on the following dates: March 15 (Perkins Room, 4th floor, Center for International Development, Rubenstein Building, Harvard University, 79 J.F.K. St., Cambridge, MA, 12:00 p.m.), March 15 (Room 511, Fulton Hall, Boston College, 4:30 p.m.) and March 20 (E25-111, M.I.T., 7:00 p.m.).

General Meeting of "Young Sikhs" Birmingham
Tea Hall (Main Hall or Hall Number 1), Guru Nanak Gurdwara, 128-130 High Street, Smethwick, Warley, West Midlands, U.K., January 29, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
Quick Review: This is the second oldest gurdwara in Britain and the site of the Sikh Federation's Birmingham, U.K. branch. Agenda items include: a) self-determination for the Sikh nation (Khalistan) b) establishment of state-funded Sikh schools c) India's hidden genocide - campaign for truth & justice and d) promotion of Sikh identity & Punjabi language.

A Celebration of Granta's First Quater Century
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, October 25, 2004 at 6 p.m.
Quick Review: Ian Jack, co-founder of Britain's Independent on Sunday (now The Independent) told The Sikh Times that the newspaper he helped launch isn't what it used to be and that their legendary journalist Robert Fisk is now a "one man show." Pankaj Mishra informed The Sikh Times that a collection of his non-fiction pieces, tentatively titled "How to Be Modern: Travels in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan" is expected to be released sometime in 2005.

In America: The Asian Indian Story
International Channel, Premiering September 6, 2004 at 7 a.m.
Quick Review: "In America" is part of International Channel's ongoing We the People celebration, designed to honor citizenship and the contributions of immigrants to the United States. Each 30-minute program traces the history and highlights the successes and contributions of a specific ethnic group. It also details the experiences of immigrants living in the United States today. This episode features distinguished South Asians in the United States.

Samuel P. Huntington on "Who Are We? The Challenges to America's National Identity"
Longfellow Hall and Askwith Lecture Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA, June 3, 2004 at 6 p.m.
Quick Review: Samuel P. Huntington is the Albert J. Weatherhead III University Professor at Harvard University, where he is also the director of the John M. Olin Institute for Stategic Studies and the chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies. He was the director of security planning for the National Security Council in the Carter administration, the founder and coeditor of Foreign Policy, and the president of the American Political Science Association. He is the author of many books, including The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. Huntington lives in Boston, Massachusetts.

Cul de Sac: A Suburban War Story
Sundance Channel, Premiering May 17, 2004 at 9 p.m.
Quick Review: After an unemployed plumber with a methamphetamine habit stole an army tank in a widely seen, car-crushing joyride in Clairemont, California in 1995, filmmaker Garrett Scott decided to dig deeper behind the headlines. As revealed in Cul de Sac, Shawn Nelson, the armored hijacker eventually killed by police, was emblematic of his San Diego neighborhood, a blue-collar community that had fallen on hard times due to defense industry layoffs and plant closings. "Thoughtful, unpredictable, and gripping" -- Christian Science Monitor.

An Evening with Alex Cockburn & Noam Chomsky
26-100, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, May 4, 2004 at 7:00 p.m.
Quick Review: Free and open to the public. Alexander Cockburn is a columnist for The Nation and The Wall Street Journal. He is the author of Corruptions of Empire.

Michael Ignatieff on "The Lesser Evil: Political Ethics in an Age of Terror"
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, Apr. 30, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.
Quick Review: Free and open to the public. Michael Ignatieff is Carr Professor of Human Rights Practice and director of the Carr Center of Human Rights Policy at Harvard University.

Martin Marty on "Martin Luther"
C-SPAN's Booknotes, Premiering Apr 8, 2004 at 11:00 p.m.
Quick Review: Martin Marty - professor, author, pastor, historian, and journalist - is, in Bill Moyers' words, 'the most influential interpreter of American religion.'

Seeing Is Believing: Handicams, Human Rights and the News
Sundance Channel, Premiering Feb. 23, 2004 at 9 p.m.
Quick Review: Hamptons International Film Festival award-winner.

Tariq Ali on "Bush in Babylon: The Recolonisation of Iraq"
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, Feb. 13, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.
Quick Review: Free and open to the public. Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker, long-time political activist and campaigner, and very much in demand as a commentator on the current situation in the Middle East. He has written over a dozen books on world history and politics, including the bestseller The Clash of the Fundamentalisms.

Children: Kosovo 2000
Sundance Channel, Premiering Feb. 9, 2004
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

Howard Zinn on "Artists in Times of War and Other Essays"
First Parish Church, 3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA, Jan. 21, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
Quick Review: Free and open to the public. Throughout his career, radical historian Howard Zinn has emphasized the crucial role that protest and civil disobedience play in energizing and directing social change. In Zinn's worldview, the rebel who challenges government and authority is usually the one who leads the most progressive advances in peace, welfare, and social justice.

Noam Chomsky on "American Values, American Policy: Our Government's Role Around the World"
Ruth King Theater, Kellner Performing Arts Center, Milton Academy, 170 Centre Street, Milton, MA, Dec. 7, 2003 at 4 p.m.
Quick Review: Free and open to the public.

Gore Vidal on "Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson"
Longfellow Hall, Askwith Lecture Hall, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 20, 2003 at 6 p.m.
Quick Review: A video recording of the complete event is available upon request.

Michael Moore
C-SPAN's Booknotes, Premiering Nov. 16, 2003 at 8 p.m.
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

Shashi Tharoor on "Nehru: A Biography"
Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall, Harvard Yard, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 16, 2003 at 1 p.m.
Quick Review: Click here for directions.

Taslima Nasrin on "My Exile: The Past is Not Another Country"
Room 204, Cabot Intercultural Center, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 160 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA, Nov. 12, 2003 at 5 p.m.
Quick Review: Click here for a detailed review of the event. Click here for directions. For further information contact Neilesh Bose via email at neilesh.bose@tufts.edu or via phone at 617.627.3558.

Cynthia Keppley Mahmood on "Understanding 'Terrorists' and 'Martyrs': Personal Encounters with Religious Militants"
Madden Hall, University of St. Michael's College, 10 St. Mary's Street, Toronto, Canada, Nov. 12, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.
Quick Review: The 2003-2004 Teresa Dease Lecture, sponsored by the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (the Loretto Sisters). Prof. Mahmood will also deliver the same lecture on Nov. 14, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Jerome's Centre for Catholic Experience, St. Jerome's University, University of Waterloo, 290 Westmount Road, North Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Mahmood is a social anthropologist at Notre Dame University and a Senior Fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. Cynthia Mahmood has served as a consultant to the American, Canadian, and British governments on religious conflict. She is the author of three books. Her best-known work is Fighting for Faith and Nation: Dialogues With Sikh Militants (University of Pennsylvania, 1996). She is frequently featured on American television as a commentator on the aftermath of 9/11 and the war on terrorism.

So Far From India
The Common Room, Center for the Study of World Religions (C.S.W.R.), Harvard Divinity School, 42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 12, 2003 at 7 p.m.
Quick Review: Film screening. Directed by Mira Nair. The story of Ashok Sheth, an Indian immigrant to New York City who has left his wife and family in hopes of finding a better life for them all. Tension mounts when he postpones sending money home to care for his family, and he grows more and more distant from traditional Indian life.

Central California Akhand Kirtan Samagam
Gurdwara Kalgidhar Sahib, 10011 Golden State Blvd., Selma, CA, Nov. 8, 2003 at 6:00 p.m. to Nov. 9, 2003 at 5:00 a.m.
Quick Review: Program includes ransabhai kirtan. For more information, contact Bhai Bhupinder Singh (559) 352-6698, Bhai Navjot Singh (559) 213-9459, Bhai Parminder Singh (559) 897-4822.

Central California Akhand Kirtan Samagam
Gurdwara Kalgidhar Sahib, 10011 Golden State Blvd., Selma, CA, Nov. 8, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Quick Review: Program includes naam simran [meditation on the Name of God], nitnem [daily regiment of prayer], akhand paath sahib bhog [conclusion of non-stop singing of hymns], asa di vaar [a specific hymn], and kirtan [singing of hymns]. For more information, contact Bhai Bhupinder Singh (559) 352-6698, Bhai Navjot Singh (559) 213-9459, Bhai Parminder Singh (559) 897-4822.

Central California Akhand Kirtan Samagam
Gurdwara Gur Nanak Parkash, 4250 E. Lincoln Ave., Fresno, CA, Nov. 7, 2003 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Quick Review: Program includes akhand kirtan [non-stop singing of hymns]. For more information, contact Bhai Bhupinder Singh (559) 352-6698, Bhai Navjot Singh (559) 213-9459, Bhai Parminder Singh (559) 897-4822.

Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election
Sundance Channel, Premiering Nov. 4, 2003 at 8 p.m.
Quick Review: Justice Stevens wrote in his Supreme Court dissent: 'Time will one day heal the wound . . . inflicted by today's [Court] decision. One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's [U.S.] Presidential election, the identity of the loser is perfectly clear. It is the Nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law.'

Bhangra Blast (More...)
Kresge Auditorium, M.I.T., 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 1, 2003 at 7 p.m.
Quick Review: Organized by M.I.T.'s South Asian American Students (S.A.A.S.).

North of 49 (More...)
The Common Room, Center for the Study of World Religions (C.S.W.R.), Harvard Divinity School, 42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 29, 2003 at 7 p.m.
Quick Review: Film screening. A story about arson, forgiveness, and healing in a post-Sep. 11 world.

World Sikh Convention
Mohali (Chandigarh), India, Oct. 26, 2003
Quick Review: Organized by i. Maj.-Gen. (Retd.) Narinder Singh, ii. Gurtej Singh, former I.A.S. Officer and S.G.P.C. National Professor of Sikhism, iii. Hardev Singh Shergill, editor-in-chief, The Sikh Bulletin, iv. Gurbakhsh Singh Kala Afghana's grandson, Inderbir Singh Kala Afghana, v. Justice (Retd.) Ajit Singh Bains, vi. Inder Singh Ghagga, and vii. Joginder Singh Sawhney, editor of The Spokesman.

Academic Conference: Sikhism and Inter-Religious Dialogue
University of Birmingham, U.K., Oct. 25, 2003
Quick Review: Organized by i. Prof. Gurharpal Singh, Nadir Dinshaw Chair in Inter-Religious Relations, Department of Theology, University of Birmingham, U.K., ii. Dr. Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Lecturer in Sikh Studies, Department of Theology, University of Birmingham, U.K., and iii. Dr. Arvind-pal Singh Mandair, Sardarni Kuljit Kaur Bindra Chair in Sikh Studies, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Hofstra University, New York. Participants include Norman Gerald Barrier on "Contemporary Sikhism and the Singh Sabha Experience" and Doris R. Jakobsh.

Human Rights, Insurgency, and Legal Accountability for 'The Disappeared' in Punjab (India): Reduced to Ashes, the Final Report of the C.C.D.P.
The Goldberg Room, Boalt Hall, Law School, University of California, Berkeley, Oct. 21, 2003 at 4:00 p.m.
Quick Review: Speakers include: i. Dr. Daisy Rockwell, vice chair, Center for South Asia Studies, ii. Dr. Darren Zook, lecturer in political science, iii. Prof. Laurel Fletcher, director, Globalization Project at the Human Rights Center, acting clinical professor of law, and associate director, International Human Rights Law Clinic, and iv. Jaskaran Kaur, co-author of Reduced to Ashes and recent graduate of the Harvard Law School. (More...)

The Other September 11: Chile, Terrorism, & U.S. Foreign Policy
Wong Auditorium, Building E51, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA, Oct. 18, 2003 at 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Quick Review: Speakers included Isabel Allende's neice (Isabel is Salvador Allende's neice), Chappell Lawson, Elizabeth Garrels, Sergio Reyes, Nyna Brael Polumbaum, and Noam Chomsky. During Q&A, Lawson made a blanket claim that Saddam Hussein's regime was singularly responsible for the plight of Iraqi citizens because it had all the necessary means at its disposal (via the "Oil for Food" program) to be able to import essentials but chose not to sell enough oil. Puneet Singh Lamba, covering the event on behalf of The Sikh Times, rebutted Lawson's claim by pointing out that the U.N. sanctions regime had often restricted the import of essentials such as pencils, ambulance parts, and new computers by arguing that the components (e.g. the graphite present in some pencils) could be used for military purposes (Robert Fisk, The Independent, March 7, 1998; "Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Iraq" U.N.I.C.E.F., 1998; "UNsanctioned Suffering," C.E.S.R., 1996).

Dr. Inderjit Kaur, President, All India Pingalwara Charitable Society, Amritsar (Punjab, India) (More...)
Toronto (Ontario, Canada), Oct. 17-24, 2003.
Quick Review: Upon the conclusion (Oct. 24, 2003) of her trip to Toronto, Dr. Inderjit Kaur hopes to visit Vancouver and California. For whereabouts and schedule of events, please contact Abinash Kaur Kang, president of Pingalwara Society of Ontario by phone at (905) 450-9446 or (905) 450-9664. Meet Dr. Inderjit Kaur and get first hand information about all of the activities at Pingalwara. Help support Bhagat Puran Singh's vision to serve humanity.

Spinning Wheel Film Festival: A Celebration of Sikh Films (More...)
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 17-19, 2003.
Quick Review: Festival films include Acting Our Age, Bhaji On The Beach, I'm British But, A Nice Arrangement, and What Do You Call An Indian Woman Who's Funny? by Gurinder Chadha, Bhagat Singh: Revolutionary Warrior by Iqbal Dhillon, Democracy in India: Miracle or Mirage and Keeping The Faith by Harvind Kaur, Desperately Seeking Helen by Eisha Marjara, Eywitness to History: A Sikh Century on Film by Sandeep Singh Brar, Hawayein by Ammtoje Mann, His Sacred Burden by Reema Anand, In Memory of Friends and A Time To Rise by Anand Patwardhan, Lime Buildings Breathe by Gurmeet Rai, My Mother India by Safina Uberoi, Roots in the Sand by Jayasri Majumdar Hart, Sikhs In Bollywood Portrayal by Chintan Singh, Sweet Jail: The Sikhs of Yuba City by Beheroze Shroff, Targeting the Turban by Valarie Kaur, and U.A.I.L. Go Back by Angad Bhalla.

Attack on Terror
True Stories Channel, Oct. 15, 2003 at 2:55 p.m.
Quick Review: True story of the F.B.I.'s investigation of the murders of three young civil-rights activists in 1964 Mississippi.

Third Annual New England-Wide Peace Conference: "Empire Is Not Healthy For Children and Other Living Things: Exploring the Dynamics & Human Costs of the U.S. Empire"
Simmons College, Boston, MA, Oct. 10 at 6:30 p.m. to Oct. 11 at 7:15 p.m.
Quick Review: Speakers include: i. Tim Costello, co-coord., North American Alliance for Fair Employment and co-author of Globalization from Below, ii. Ellen Frank, prof. of economics at Emmanuel College, iii. Irene Gendzier, prof. of political science at Boston University and author of Notes From the Minefield and Development Against Democracy, iv. Joseph Gerson, dir. of programs for New England A.F.S.C. and author of With Hiroshima Eyes and The Sun Never Sets, iv. Zia Mian, prof., Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton University and co-editor of Out of the Nuclear Shadow, v. Elizabeth Minnich, political philosopher and prof. at The Union Institute and College and author of Transforming Knowledge, and vi. Nancy Murray, dir. of the Bill of Rights Education Project at the A.C.L.U. of Mass. Nominal fee. (More...)

Frontline: Truth, War and Consequences
P.B.S., Premiering Oct. 9, 2003 at 9 p.m.
Quick Review: Frontline traces the roots of the war in Iraq and examines how infighting within the Bush administration and faulty intelligence have led to continuing conflict.

Saudi Arabia: A Complicated Ally
The Biography Channel, Premiering Sep. 29, 2003 at 8 a.m.
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

David Cole on "Enemy Aliens: Double Standards and Constitutional Freedoms in the War on Terrorism"
Ames Courtroom, Second Floor, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School (H.L.S.), 1515 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, Sep. 24, 2003 at 6 p.m.
Quick Review: Organized by the Saturday School Program (S.S.P.) at H.L.S. and the Harvard Book Store. Panelists: i. Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., Jesse Climenko Prof. of Law at H.L.S. and founding director of S.S.P., ii. David Cole, Prof. at the Georgetown University Law Center, and iii. Philip B. Heymann, James Barr Ames Prof. of Law at H.L.S. and a former Deputy U.S. Attorney Gen. (199394). Cole argued that the only constitutional rights denied to non-citizens are a) voting for and b) running for elected govt. office and that, therefore, the current Administration's persecution of non-citizens is unconstitutional, illegal, and a precursor to the persecution of citizens.

Noam Chomsky on "Democracy and the Politics of War"
Room 222, O'Leary Library (61 Wilder Street), South Campus, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, Sep. 24, 2003 at 2 p.m.
Quick Review: Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Peace and Conflict Studies Institute (P.A.C.S.I.) and other campus organizations including the Campus Protestant Ministry. For more information, contact P.A.C.S.I. co-director Imogene Stulken at 978.934.5014.

The Dammed
P.B.S., Premiering Sep. 18, 2003 at 9 p.m.
Quick Review: The struggle over the building of the Sardar Sarovar dam in India and the consequent cost in terms of human displacement.

Stop the Attack on Immigrants and People of Color
Au Bon Pain, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, Aug. 2, 2003 at 4 p.m.
Quick Review: Featuring Amer Jubran and Gabriel Camacho.

Watergate Plus 30: Shadow of History
P.B.S., Premiering Jul. 30, 2003 at 4:30 a.m.
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

The Education of Gore Vidal
P.B.S., Premiering Jul. 30, 2003 at 10 p.m.
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

Bob Roberts
Sundance Channel, Premiering Jul. 30, 2003 at 7 p.m.
Quick Review: Mockumentary directed by activist-actor Tim Robbins.

Strange Fruit
P.B.S., Premiering Jul. 22, 2003 at 10 p.m.
Quick Review: Documentary on the origin and impact of the haunting song about lynchings.

The Flute Player
P.B.S., Premiering Jul. 22, 2003 at 9 p.m.
Quick Review: Documentary on one man's efforts to resurrect music in Cambodia following the ban on music by the Khmer Rouge during the Pol Pot regime.

Hirohito's War
The History Channel, Premiering Jul. 22, 2003 at 12 p.m.
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

Junoon: The Rock Star and the Mullahs
P.B.S., Premiering Jul. 17, 2003 at 9 p.m.
Quick Review: Investigates Pakistan's soft ban on the arts.

Of Civil Rights and Wrongs: The Fred Korematsu Story
P.B.S., Premiering Jul. 16, 2003 at 2 a.m.
Quick Review: Documents one Japanese American's refusal to be interned during World War II.

Siddhartha
Sundance Channel, Premiering Jul. 15, 2003 at 1:30 p.m.
Quick Review: Shashi Kapoor stars in this film based on Herman Hesse's famous novel. Hesse won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946.

Tales of the F.B.I.: The Bureau vs. the Klan
The History Channel, Premiering Jul. 15, 2003 at 12 p.m.
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

Ku Klux Klan: A Secret History
The History Channel, Premiering Jul. 15, 2003 at 10 a.m.
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

Nazi America: A Secret History
The History Channel, Premiering Jul. 15, 2003 at 8 a.m.
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

War and Peace
Sundance Channel, Premiering Jul. 14, 2003 at 9 p.m.
Quick Review: A superb documentary about the nuclearization of India and Pakistan. Not to be missed.

Columbia-U.C.S.B. 7th Summer Program in Punjab Studies (More...)
Chandigarh (India), Jul. 6 to Aug. 16, 2003
Quick Review: Coming Soon!

Anand Patwardhan's Films (More...)
N.Y.C., Jun. 26 to Jul. 2, 2003
Quick Review: Don't miss this golden opportunity to witness Patwardhan's quiet activism.

Voices of Dissent (More...)
Boston, Jun. 22, 2003
Quick Review: A Concert to Benefit United for Justice with Peace (U.J.P.).

North of 49 (More...)
Syracuse, N.Y., Jun. 20, 2003
Quick Review: Coming Soon!