Volume 26, Number 6
Boston and Venezuela
Lawrence S. Wittner
400,000 Atomic Bombs
Dead By Now
Robert Joe Stout
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Table of Contents - June 2013
- Richie Havens: 1941-2013 by Various Contributors
- Information About Z by Z Staff
- News from the Internet by Various Contributors
- CYNICAL POLICIES: Boston and Venezuela, Terrorism There and Here by James Petras
- INVESTIGATIONS: The Kidnapping of Priests in Argentina by Ricardo Guerra
- ECO-POLITICS: The Tar Sands Pipeline by Scott Mclarty
- Behind the Kitchen Door by David Barsamian
- "I Should Have Been Dead By Now" by Cynthia Peters
- SOCIAL STRATIFICATION: Power Served, Millions Betrayed by Paul Street
- Book and Music Reviews by Various Reviewers
- Events by Various Contributors
Information About Z by Z Staff
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 dimensions of personal l... More / Printer Friendly Version
Richie Havens: 1941-2013 by Various Contributors
Richie Havens, who brought an earthy soulfulness to the folk scene of the 1960s and was the first act to hit the stage at Woodstock, died of a heart attack on Monday, April 22. He was 72 and was... More / Printer Friendly Version
News from the Internet by Various Contributors
Fast Food Workers Strike New York—In April, fast-food workers walked off their jobs at more than 60 NYC restaurants. “We deserve better,” said Glenda Soto, a McD... More / Printer Friendly Version
CYNICAL POLICIES: Boston and Venezuela, Terrorism There and Here by James Petras
Two major terrorist attacks took place almost simultaneously. In Boston, two Chechen terrorists set off bombs during the annual Boston Marathon killing 3 people and injuring 170. In Venezuela, t... More / Printer Friendly Version
MILITARY SPENDING: That's Where the Money Goes by Lawrence S. Wittner
According to a report just released by the highly-respected Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), world military expenditures in 2012 totaled $1.75 trillion. The report revea... More / Printer Friendly Version
CLIMATE CHANGE: 400,000 Hiroshima Atomic Bombs Per Day by Robert Hunziker
The energy of 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs per day is how much energy imbalance the earth is absorbing because of global warming. This imbalance was explained by Dr. James Hansen, one of the w... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Wreaking Havoc: Debtors' Prisons R Us by Bill Berkowitz
In 2010, the ACLU did a study titled “In for a Penny: The Rise of America’s New Debtors’ Prisons,” which revealed the use of debtor prison practices in five states—... More / Printer Friendly Version
INVESTIGATIONS: The Kidnapping of Priests in Argentina by Ricardo Guerra
The election of the Argentine Jesuit cardinal Jorge Bergoglio —now mostly referred to as Pope Francis—as the new pontiff came as a big surprise to the whole world. Pope Francis is co... More / Printer Friendly Version
MID-EAST: The Buried History of Massacres by Ramzy Baroud
Few with any sense of intellectual or historical integrity would still question the bloody massacre that took place in the village of Deir Yassin 65 years ago, claiming the lives of over 100 inn... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECO-POLITICS: The Tar Sands Pipeline by Scott Mclarty
Bill McKibben says we don’t have time to challenge two-party rule and build an alternative like the Green Party. In reality, we don’t have time not to. Those of us who participated i... More / Printer Friendly Version
Behind the Kitchen Door by David Barsamian
Saru Jayaraman is co-founder and co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) and director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, Berkeley. She is also t... More / Printer Friendly Version
"I Should Have Been Dead By Now" by Cynthia Peters
Antonio Ennis is an organizer with City Life/Vida Urbana (www.clvu.org) and a rap artist. Performing under the name “Twice Thou,” his music video “The Bank Attack” is ava... More / Printer Friendly Version
SOCIAL STRATIFICATION: Power Served, Millions Betrayed by Paul Street
Remember when Barack Obama threw his white maternal grandmother under the bus of his lust for the presidency while throwing his former black preacher Reverend Jeremiah Wright more completely und... More / Printer Friendly Version
NO-MAN'S LAND: Bright Lights and Grunts and Waving by Robert Joe Stout
In 2009 Mexican journalist Luis Hernández-Navarro perceived “discontent breaking out on all sides like the bubbles in a vat of water about to boil.” Citizen groups battling po... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOREIGN POLICY: TPP Will Undermine Democracy by Kevin Zeese
On critical issues, the massive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) being negotiated in secret by the Obama administration will undermine democracy in the United States and around the world and furt... More / Printer Friendly Version
Book and Music Reviews by Various Reviewers
Book Reviews America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy The Truth About U.S. Foreign Policy and Everything Else By William Blum London: Zed Boo... More / Printer Friendly Version
Events by Various Contributors
Events CUBAN 5 - From May 30 to June 5, supporters of the Cuban 5 will gather in Washington DC to raise awareness about the case and to demand a humanitarian solution that will allow the r... More / Printer Friendly Version
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CUBAN 5 - From May 30 to June 5, supporters of the Cuban 5 will gather in Washington DC to raise awareness about the case and to demand a humanitarian solution that will allow the return of these men to their homeland.
Contact: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
BIKES - Bikes Not Bombs is holding its 24th annual Bike- A-Thon and Green Roots Festival in Boston, MA on June 3, with several bike rides, music, exhibitors, and more.
Contact: Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-522-0222; mailbikesnotbombs.org; www.bikesnotbombs.org.
LEFT FORUM - The 2013 Left Forum will be held June 7-9, at Pace University in NYC.
Contact: 365 Fifth Avenue, CUNY Graduate Center, Sociology Dept., New York, NY 10016; http://www.leftforum.org/.
VEGAN FEST - Mad City Vegan Fest will be held in Madison, WI, June 8. The annual event features food, speakers, and exhibitors.
Contact: 122 State Street, Suite 405 B, Madison, WI 53701; email@example.com; http://veganfest.org/.
ADC CONFERENCE - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) holds its annual conference June 13-16 in Washington, DC, with panel discussions and workshops.
Contact: 1990 M Street, Suite 610, Washington, DC, 20036; 202-244-2990; convention @adc. org http://convention.adc.org/.
CUBA/SOCIALISM - A Cuban-North American Dialog on Socialist Renewal and Global Capitalist Crisis will be held in Havana, Cuba, June 16-30. There will be a 5-day Seminar at the University of Havana, plus visits to a co-op and educational and medical institutions.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.globaljustice center.org/.
NETROOTS - The 8th Annual Netroots Nation conference will take place June 20-23 in San Jose, CA. The event features panels, trainings, networking, screenings, and keynotes.
Contact: 164 Robles Way, #276, Vallejo, CA 94591; email@example.com; http://www.netrootsnation.org/.
MEDIA - The 15th annual Allied Media Conference will be held June 20-23, in Detroit.
Contact: 4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201; http://alliedmedia.org/.
GRASSROOTS - The United We Stand Festival will be hosted by Free & Equal, June 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The festival aims to reform the electoral process in the U.S.
LITERACY - The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) will hold its conference July 12-13 in Los Angeles.
Contact: 10 Laurel Hill Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003; http://namle.net/conference/.
IWW - The North American Work People’s College will take place July 12-16 at Mesaba Co-op Park in northern Minnesota. The event will bring together Wobblies from across the continent to learn skills and build one big union.
PEACESTOCK - On July 13, the 11th Annual Peacestock will take place at Windbeam Farm in Hager City, WI. The event is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace.
Contact: Bill Habedank, 1913 Grandview Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066; 651-388-7733; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www. peacestockvfp.org.
LA RAZA - The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 18-19 in New Orleans, with workshops, presentations, and panel discussions.
Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office, Raul Yzaguirre Building, 1126 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-785-1670; www.nclr.org.
ACTIVIST CAMP - Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp will have sessions in July and August in Ben Lomond, CA; Portland, OR; Charlton, MA. YEA Camp is designed for activists 12-17 years old who want to make a difference.
Contact: email@example.com; http://yeacamp.org/.