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
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/.