JOURNAL OF THE 24TH YEAR
Japan's Fukushima Disaster
The Shura Case
Death Row Inmates Exonerated
NUGGETS FROM THE NUT HOUSE
From Netanyahu to Mladic
Edward S. Herman
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES
Veterans Support Manning
Double Dip Recession
Iara Lee's Culture of Resistance
Len Weinglass (1933-2011)
Michael Steven Smith
Checkmate In The Great Game
Nicolas J.S. Davies
The Colonial Predator Legacy
Against Corporatocracy Rule
Bruce E. Levine
The Mideast & South Central Asia
Bin Laden and the Arab "Awakening"
From Poppies to Fentanyl Lollipops
The Lacandon Jungle and the Carbon Market
Displacing People for Profit
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Zaps July-August 2011
COPWATCH - The 2nd International Copwatch Conference is scheduled for July 22-24 in
LA RAZA - The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 23-26 in
Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office,
POPULAR ECONOMICS - The Center for Popular Economics is holding its 2011 Summer Institute July 24-30 at
COMMUNITY MEDIA - The
VETERANS - Veterans for Peace is holding this year’s annual convention August 3-7 at
Contact: Veterans For Peace,
GREEN PARTY - The 2011 Annual National Meeting of the Green Party
FESTIVAL - The Dissident Arts Festival is scheduled for 4-11 PM on August 13 at the Brecht Forum in NYC, a celebration of radical Left culture with Upsurge!, Radio Noir, Secret Architecture, Judy Gorman, Gwen Laster, Raging Grannies, plus radical poets and satirists and a screening and discussion of Salt of the Earth.
COMMUNITIES - The Communities Conference is a networking and learning opportunity for co-operative or communal lifestyles, with workshops, events, and entertainment scheduled for August 19-21 at the Twin Oaks Community in
Contact: Twin Oaks Communities Conference, 138 Twin
CLASS WAR - “The War on the Working Class” is the title of a conference scheduled for October 1 at
OCCUPATION - Over 50 populist organizations and thousands of activists are planning protests on
ART & POLITICS - Something to Say features 15 profiles of artists and activists on issues surrounding the intersection of art and politics, featuring text by Richard Klin with photographs by Lily Prince, with subjects from Pete Seeger to Jen Sorensen.
Contact: Lawrence Hill Books,
CUBAN MUSIC - In Buena Vista in the Club: Rap, Reggaetón, and Revolution in
Contact: Duke University Press,
DICTIONARY - Shocked and Awed: A Dictionary of the War on Terror by Fred Halliday offers the definitions and context for the rhetoric of endless war, from famous quotes and phrases to euphemisms, stereotypes, and more.
FEMINIST ACTIVISM - My Dream is to be Bold: Our Work to End Patriarchy by the group South African activist group Feminist Alternatives documents their organizing for real social transformation away from capitalist patriarchy, amid anti-apartheid struggle and regime change.
Contact: Fahamu Books, 2nd floor,
GLOBAL LABOR - In Workers, Unions and Global Capitalism: Lessons from
IMPERIALISM - In Postmodern Imperialism: Geopolitics and the Great Games, Eric Walberg describes a dangerous competition between major industrial powers, with
Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA. 30305; 404-647- 6501; www.claritypress.com.
LAW - The People’s Lawyer: The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Fight for Social Justice, From Civil Rights to Guantánamo by Albert Ruben is a history of the radical and innovative CCR, in its defense of the
NUKE REPORT - Nuclear Roulette: The Case Against a Nuclear Renaissance is a report by journalist Gar Smith (edited by Ernest Callenbach with a foreword by leading Japanese anti-nuclear activist, Aileen Mioko Smith) offering a rigorously researched rebuttal to the misleading claims of the nuclear industry and government boosters about nuclear power’s viability, sustainability, and safety.
PEACE ACTIVISTS - In Our Way to Fight: Israeli and Palestinian Activists for Peace, Michael Riordon interviews Israeli and Palestinian peace activists who break stereotypes while engaging in the dangerous work for small victories.
PUBLIC SPACE - In The Beach Beneath the Streets: Contesting New York City’s Public Spaces, Benjamin Shepard and Gregory Smithsimon examine activist struggles for community in
TEACHERS - In Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union, Clarence Taylor documents the radical union’s battles until the infamous Red Squad and other undercover agents worked with the Board of Education to bring them down.
WARMING - The Global Warming Reader, edited and with an introduction by Bill McKibben, offers a collection designed to answer three main questions: what has climate change already done to our planet, what comes next, and what can we do about it?
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HUMAN RIGHTS - The U.S. Human Rights Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the Advancing Human Rights 2013 Conference, December 6-8, in Atlanta, GA.
Contact: 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30312; email@example.com; http:// www.ushrnetwork.org/.
AFRICAN/SOCIALIST - The Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA will be held December 7-11, in St. Petersburg, FL.
Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727- 821-6620; info@aps puhuru.org; http://asiuhuru.org/.
SCHOOLS - The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) will host a workshop on the DSC “Model Code on Education and Dignity: Presenting A Human Rights Framework for Schools” at the Mid-Hudson Region NY State Leadership Summit on School Justice Partnerships, December 11 in White Plains, NY.
Contact: http://www.dignityin schools.org/.
ANARCHIST/BOOKFAIR - The Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair will be held December 14, in Eureka, CA.
Contact: humboldtgrassroots @riseup.net; http://humbold tanarchist bookfair.wordpress. com/.
CLIMATE - The World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities is hosting a follow-up event to the 2012 Rio de Janeiro symposium. The gathering will be held in Qatar on January 28-30, 2014.
Contact: http://environment.tufts. edu/.
LABOR - The United Association for Labor Education (UALE) will host Organizing for Power: A New Labor Movement for the New Working Class in Los Angeles, March 26-29. Proposals are due December 15.
Contact: LAWCHA, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), Box 90719, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0719;lawcha @duke. edu; http://lawcha.org/.
MEDIA FELLOWSHIP - The Media Mobilizing Project is seeking applicants for the first annual Movement Media Fellowship Program. The Fellow will work with MMP to produce the spring season of Media Mobilizing Project TV. MMPTV is a news and talk show that tells the stories of local communities organizing to win human rights and build a movement to end poverty.
Contact: 4233 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-821- 9632; milena@media mobilizing.org; http://www.media mobilizing.org/.
RACE - The 7th Facing Race: A National Conference will be held in Dallas, TX November 13-15, 2014. Organizers, educators, artists, funders and everyone interested in racial equity is invited to exchange best practices and learn about innovative models and successful organizing initiatives. Proposals must be submitted by January 24, 2014.
Contact: Race Forward, 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10004; 212-513-7925; media @raceforward.org; http://race forward.org/.
VETERANS - They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars - The Untold Story, by Ann Jones, is about the journey of veterans from the moment of being wounded in rural Afghanistan to their return home.
Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583-7884; http://www.haymarketbooks.org/.
LIBYA - Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three-Decade U.S. Campaign to Terminate the Qaddafi Revolution, by Francis A. Boyle, is a history and critique of American foreign policy from Reagan to Obama.
Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GE 30305; 404-647-6501; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www. claritypress.com/.
CHILDREN - Fannie and Freddie by Becky Z. Dernbach is about two bumbling villains who gamble away the savings of the people of Homeville.
Contact: fannieandfreddiebook @gmail.com; http://fannieand freddie.org/.
PROTEST/COMIC - Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among English Speaking Peoples, by Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson is a graphic narrative that explains how people have fought against oppression.
Contact: Seven Stories Press, 140 Watts Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-226-8760; info@ sevenstories.com; http://www. sevenstories.com.
CHILDREN - Brave Girl by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet is the true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.
Contact: http://www.harpercollins childrens.com/Kids/.
FESTIVAL - The 2014 Queer Women of Color Film Festival will be held June 13-15 in San Francisco. The festival is currently accepting submissions until December 31.
Contact: QWOCMAP, 59 Cook Street, San Francisco, CA 94118-3310; 415-752-0868; email@example.com; http://www.qwocmap.org/.
IRAQ/REFUGEES - Ten years after the U.S.-led war in Iraq, thousands of displaced Iraqi refugees are still facing a crisis in the United States. The Lost Dream follows Nazar and Salam who had to flee Iraq in order to avoid threats by Al- Qaeda-affiliated groups and Iraqi insurgents that consider them “traitors” for supporting U.S. forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Contact: Typecast Films, 888- 591-3456; info@type castfilms. com; http://type castfilms.com/.
HUMAN RIGHTS - Lyrical Revolt! III will be held December 4 in Syracuse, NY. The event will feature hip-hop musician Anhel whose album Young, Gifted, and Brown was just released. The event is sponsored by ANSWER Syracuse, Liberation News, and SyracuseHip Hop.com. Performers and artists are encouraged to send submissions.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.answercoalition.org/syracuse/.
FOLK - Musician Painless Parker has released his album Music for miscreants, malcontents and misanthropes featuring “Fuck Yeah, the Working Class.”
Contact: email@example.com; http://painlessparkermusic.com/.
COMEDY - Political comedian Lee Camp’s new album Pepper Spray the Tears Away has been released.