Edward S. Herman
Obama vs. Romney
Pennies For Your Thoughts
Psychologists Subvert Democracy
Bruce E. Levine
Citizens United and Walker
Cocaine, Power, and Gaza
Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder
No Such Thing As Rape
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Table of Contents - October 2012
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- | NET BRIEFS
- | COMMENTARY
- | ACTIVISM
- | FEATURES
- | BOOK REVIEWS
- | MUSIC REVIEWS
- | GRAPHIC ARTS
- | ZAPS
- | HOTEL SATIRE
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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 dimensi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Behind the Chicago Teachers Strike by Portside Moderator
Moderator@Portside.org emailed the following article by Theresa Moran (labornotes.org): Chicago teachers went on strike September 10 to demand smaller classes, much-needed student services,... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Great Paper. Great Propaganda Organ. by Edward S. Herman
On October 11, 2011, Paul Krugman asserted on his blog that he had the privilege of writing two columns a week for “the world’s greatest newspaper,” the New York Times (NYT). T... More / Printer Friendly Version
MIDEAST: Who Stands to Gain from the Carnage? by Ramzy Baroud
Two Toyota Land Cruisers filled with about 15 gunmen in ski masks and all-black outfits appear seemingly out of nowhere. Behind them is vast, open desert. They approach a group of soldiers as th... More / Printer Friendly Version
PUBLIC JUSTICE: People's Health Tribunal by Cyril Mychalejko
A few years ago, our people, the people you can see around you, began to realize what was happening,” Maudilia López told the hundreds gathered to attend the first ever People&rsquo... More / Printer Friendly Version
THE 99%: Occupy West Virginia by Henry Culvyhouse
On September 17, 2011, 150 demonstrators answered Adbusters editor Kalle Lasn’s call to have a slumber party at Wall Street. Erecting an encampment at Zuccotti Park, this relatively small ... More / Printer Friendly Version
DIRECT ACTION: Seattle 1999 Revisited by Sylvia Wright
You don’t often get a chance to be at the epicenter of an event that makes history. It started for my partner, Charles Gray, and me in the quietest way. Both of us were longtime nonviolent... More / Printer Friendly Version
PARTY POLITICS: The Presidential Election and the Left by Paul Street
By mid-August of this year, you could hear the great authoritarian sucking sound of the latest presidential election spectacle moving up the decibel chart in the wake of the London Olympics. Thi... More / Printer Friendly Version
U.S. ECONOMY: Obama vs. Romney Economic Programs by Jack Rasmus
The overwhelming impression from watching the Republican and Democratic conventions is that this may be the first national election in which voters are being told by both parties not to vote for... More / Printer Friendly Version
CORP WATCH: Pennies For Your Thoughts by Rob Larson
It’s emblematic of our era that in a single week surrounding the traditional labor holiday, Mayday 2012, the New York Times ran no less than four separate articles on the efforts of powerf... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSCIOUSNESS: How Psychologists Subvert Democratic Movements by Bruce E. Levine
By the 1980s, as a clinical psychology graduate student, it had become apparent to me that the psychology profession was increasingly about meeting the needs of the “power structure”... More / Printer Friendly Version
DOMESTIC POLITICS: Citizens United Allows Walker To Conquer by Roger Bybee
Just days into his new post as Wisconsin governor in January 2011, Scott Walker murmured his long-term strategy to billionaire businesswoman Diane Hendricks in a furtive discussion about union-d... More / Printer Friendly Version
Books by Villar and Cottle, Connie Rice, and Chomsky and Pappe by Various Reviewers
Cocaine Death Squads and the War on Terror: U.S. Imperialism and Class Struggle in Colombia By Oliver Villar and Drew Cottle New York, Monthly Review, January 2012, 208 pp. Rev... More / Printer Friendly Version
Election Special and Hidden Treasures by John Zavesky
Ry Cooder’s Election Special Taj Mahal: Hidden Treasures 1969-1973 Reviews by John Zavesky Ry Cooder is mad as hell and is not going to take it any more. Coo... More / Printer Friendly Version
Earlie Hudnall's Photographs by Gabino Iglesias
It’s a clear day and the sun beats down on Houston’s Fourth Ward. Photographer Earlie Hudnall kneels on the hot, cracked pavement and squints into his viewfinder. He snaps a shot of ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Free Listings by Various Contributors
Events OCCUPY TOGETHER - Occupy Together is the unofficial hub for the various occupations across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Towns and cities worldwide are par... More / Printer Friendly Version
Welcome to Hotel Satire where gals learn how to be the gals that God intended them to be—that is, not men. We had been enjoying our summer, what with the Olympics and the Republican Conven... More / Printer Friendly Version
Z Magazine Archive
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.