Making Contact

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.


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


Shimaa Tahrir


Al-Ahram online


Muslim Brotherhood


Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting




Occupy Wall Street


Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker


Workers Independent News


WORT Community Radio-Madison, WI


Wisconsin AFL-CIO


Communications Workers of America


We the People Campaign


Campaign Cash


Stand Up For Ohio


We Are Ohio


ALEC exposed




The Media Consortium


Durban Platform


Climate Signals-An Inventory of Climate Change Impact Reports


Skeptical Science


Mobilization for Climate Justice


Center for Civil Society, University of Kwazulu-Natal


Indigenous Environmental Network


The South Centre


COP17 in Durban, South Africa





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


Scenes From a Revolution


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