The Greek Debt Crisis
Bombing for Ethnic Cleansing
Edward S. Herman
Conflict in Syria
John W. Whitehead
The Great Obama Bailout
Good News Clubs
The Christian Right Quiz
Steel Workers March
Military Threats in Iran
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Table of Contents - April 2012
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Charles M. Willett, 1932-2012 by Various Contributors
Charles M. Willett was educated at boarding schools and Harvard College with time out to enlist in the army and volunteer for combat in the Korean War. Following college he pursued graduate work... More / Printer Friendly Version
Items From the Internet by Various Contributors
Reproductive Rights Moderator@ portside.org forwarded “What the War over Contraception is Really About: Control over Women’s Bodies.” Author Ruth Rosen describes the &ldq... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECONOMY: The Greek Debt Crisis As Harbinger of Things to Come by Jack Rasmus
The crisis in Greece is not a sovereign (government) debt crisis. That’s the surface appearance of the problem. The below-the-surface struggle is about how bankers, bondholders, and specul... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Bombing for Ethnic Cleansing and Hegemony Rights by Edward S. Herman
In this post-Orwell and post-Kafka age, Israel can threaten to bomb Iran to preserve Israel’s ethnic cleansing rights in Palestine and the United States can put “all options on the t... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVENTIONS: Militarizing the Conflict in Syria by Evan Taylor
Earlier this year, London’s Daily Telegraph reported on plans being developed within the U.S. State and Defense Departments to militarily intervene in Syria, independent of the UN, through... More / Printer Friendly Version
SPYING: The Realization of a Total Surveillance State by John W. Whitehead
Imagine a robot hovering overhead as you go about your day. The robot records your every movement with a surveillance camera and streams the information to a government command center. If you ma... More / Printer Friendly Version
ASPHALT NATION: The Great Obama Bailout by Paul Street
It is a testament to United States political culture’s deadly marginalization of environmental concerns that Barack Obama’s liberal defenders trumpet his Administration’s bailo... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Evangelical Good News Clubs by Bill Berkowitz
While the Supreme Court’s 1962 decision banning prayer in public schools may have removed God from the classroom, Bible study programs (aka sectarian training sessions) are alive and well ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FUNDAMENTALISM: Can You Pass the Christian Right Quiz? by Jeffrey Rudolph
An understanding of the Christian Right, a loose coalition of politically conservative congregations and organizations, is critical to understanding the U.S. While the Christian Right has largel... More / Printer Friendly Version
PHOTO ESSAY: Immigrant Pacific Steel Workers March Against Unjust Firings by David Bacon
Two hundred immigrant workers and hundreds of supporters marched through downtown Berkeley on February 17, protesting their firing from Pacific Steel Castings. The company is one of the city&rsq... More / Printer Friendly Version
PARTY POLITICS: Scott Walker and Wisconsin's Seccessionist Strategy by Roger Bybee
One year after Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker dropped what he called “the bomb” on public-sector unions with legislation effectively revoking long-held rights for union representati... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: The Global Resource Grab by Rachel Smolker
I attended the Durban climate negotiations in November/December 2011 where the corporate 1 percent takeover of the process was as evident as it is in the halls of the U.S. Congress. The World Bu... More / Printer Friendly Version
COURT WATCH: Strip Searches in Local Jails by Stephen Bergstein
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether correctional facilities may strip search any detainee who enters the facility, including people who are arrested for minor offenses that do not in... More / Printer Friendly Version
THREATS: Military Threats, Opposition, and Solidarity in Iran by yassamine mather
In the past months, Iranians have woken up every day to news of further military threats and new sanctions. Anyone you contact in Iran will tell you how the constant media analyses of if/when th... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEWS: Books and Documentary Releases by Various Reviewers
Book Reviews Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State By David H. Price Counterpunch, 2011, 211 pages Review by Kristian Willia... More / Printer Friendly Version
Events, Campaigns, New Books by Various Contributors
Events OCCUPY TOGETHER - Occupy Together is the unofficial hub for the various occupations springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St. Over 1,000 cities and towns ar... More / Printer Friendly Version
Of Taxes and the IRS by Various Contributors
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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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://painlessparkermusic.com/.
COMEDY - Political comedian Lee Camp’s new album Pepper Spray the Tears Away has been released.