Volume 26, Number 12
Chomsky v. Buckley
Battle for Freedom
On The ICC
Edward S. Herman
Prisons for Profit
A Left-Wing Nation?
Nicolas J.S. Davies
Andrew Gavin Marshall
Corporate Tax Shift
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Table of Contents - December 2013
- About Z by Z Staff
- Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley by Jeffrey Rudolph
- Imperial Rivals: Old Game, New Enemy by John Pilger
- Popular Myths: Looking for a Left-Wing Nation? You Live in One by Alex Bradshaw
- Scaling Back: The Struggle to Save Worker Education by Andy Piascik
- Fairy Tales: Unreported Resistance by Paul Street
- Interview: Technology in a Free Society by John Malkin
- History Handbook: Tragic History of U.S. Military Supremacy by Nicolas J.S. Davies
- Global Terror: Empire Under Obama by Andrew Gavin Marshall
- Events, Books, Campaigns by Various Contributors
About Z by Z Staff
Mission Z MAGAZINE is an independent magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S. It sees the racial, gender, class, and political dimensio... More / Printer Friendly Version
Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley by Jeffrey Rudolph
ED. NOTE: Noam Chomsky has been a friend and an inspiration to the staff of Z ever since 1978 when we first started publishing his work (while we were still on the staff of South End Press). W... More / Printer Friendly Version
IMPERIAL RIVALS: Old Game, New Enemy by John Pilger
Countries are “pieces on a chessboard on which is being played out a great game for the domination of the world,” wrote Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India in 1898. Nothing has changed. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
VOICES: Giap, Wallace and The Never-Ending Batttle for Freedom by Ramzy Baroud
Nothing is more precious than freedom,” is quoted as being attributed to Vo Nguyen Giap, a Vietnamese General that led his country through two liberation wars. The first was against Fren... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Desmond Tutu on the ICC by Edward S. Herman
Former South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu is a very decent individual who is usually on the right side in dealing with human rights issues. But in his recent op ed column in the New York Ti... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: States Guarantee Prison Populations for Profit by Bill Berkowitz
Anyone who follows the travesty that is America’s criminal justice system knows that privately-owned prison corporations are gaining a deeper foothold in our nation’s prisons. The ... More / Printer Friendly Version
POPULAR MYTHS: Looking for a Left-Wing Nation? You Live in One by Alex Bradshaw
Many polls conducted leave one to conclude that the American public is far to the left of their so-called “representatives” in Washington. A popular myth in the U.S. is that workin... More / Printer Friendly Version
SCALING BACK: The Struggle to Save Worker Education by Andy Piascik
As has happened at so many colleges and universities around the country, administrators at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York are moving to eviscerate a program that for ye... More / Printer Friendly Version
FAIRY TALES: Unreported Resistance by Paul Street
Never underestimate the elitist pessimism and disdain of intellectuals—even ones on the nominal left. Take the eminent British half- or post-Marxist historian Perry Anderson. In a largely i... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Technology in a Free Society by John Malkin
JOHN MALKIN:The Internet, computers, cellphones, tablets, and social media are changing how we live and having an impact on human thinking, communication, and collaboration. On the other hand,... More / Printer Friendly Version
HISTORY HANDBOOK: Tragic History of U.S. Military Supremacy by Nicolas J.S. Davies
The idea of U.S. national security seems inextricably entangled with the notion of military supremacy. Over the past 15 years, this has served to rationalize the most expensive unilateral mili... More / Printer Friendly Version
GLOBAL TERROR: Empire Under Obama by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Obama’s global terror campaign is not only dependent upon his drone assassination program, but increasingly it has come to rely on the deployment of Special Operations forces in countrie... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: Fukushima: A Global Threat by Kevin Zeese
The story of Fukushima should be on the front pages of every newspaper. Instead, it is rarely mentioned. The problems at Fukushima are unprecedented in human experience and involve a high risk... More / Printer Friendly Version
CLASS WARFARE: Home Is Where the Empty Investment Property Is by Rob Larson
The unrelenting disgrace of America’s economic inequality has continued to reach new heights of executive pay and new depths of depravity. The numbers are stark. In September, Emma... More / Printer Friendly Version
NET WORTH: The Great Corporate Tax Shift by Jack Rasmus
For more than three decades, what might be called the Great American Tax Shift has been gaining momentum. Wealthy investor households with annual incomes of more than $5 million and $20 millio... More / Printer Friendly Version
RESOURCE WARS: Resource Extraction and the Yasuni National Park by Marc Becker
At 7:39 PM on August 15, 2013, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa tweeted “in a few minutes I will speak to the country about the Yasuní-ITT initiative. It has been a l... More / Printer Friendly Version
Events, Books, Campaigns by Various Contributors
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... More / Printer Friendly Version
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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.