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War & Peace
Nicolas J.S. Davies
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Table of Contents - April 2005
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Taking Action on Minimum Wage by David Swanson
T he current federal minimum wage of $5.15 per hour is over 40 percent below the 1968 level adjusted for inflation. A full-time worker taking no vacation or holidays... More / Printer Friendly Version
Making Peace With the War in Iraq? by Norman Solomon
S adly, two years after the invasion of Iraq, the online powerhouse MoveOn.org—which built most of its member base with a strong antiwar message—is not p... More / Printer Friendly Version
Contempt for the Truth by Ken Sanders
A s has been much ballyhooed in recent months, the Bush administration likes to keep “journalists” on retainer. The Department of Education hired conserv... More / Printer Friendly Version
Veterans Speak Out by Cynthia Peters
K elly Dougherty, an MP in the National Guard from Colorado, and Mike Hoffman, a lance corporal in the Marine Corps from Pennsylvania, are co-founders of Iraq Vetera... More / Printer Friendly Version
U.S. Military Budget by Don Monkerud
W ith his budget for 2006, President Bush appears to be fulfilling the priorities of the U.S. electorate by emphasizing the “defense” budget. Upon closer... More / Printer Friendly Version
Behind the Paxil Scandals by Bruce Levine
I n June 2004 New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer brought suit against Glaxo, alleging that it had engaged in repeated and persistent fraud with respect to... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Death of South Tel Avi by Eric Laursen
S outh Tel Aviv was never paradise. But to Alusine Idris Swaray, a Sierra Leonian civil-servant-turned-house cleaner in Israel, sometimes it seems like it wa... More / Printer Friendly Version
Lebanese Anti-Capitalism by Jerome Klassen
T his past summer I traveled to Lebanon to network with activists in the Palestinian camps and from Lebanon’s independent left. This interview is from a discus... More / Printer Friendly Version
AFL-CIO Leaders Move Forward by William Johnson
A re you worried about the future of the labor movement? Are you working longer hours for less money than workers like you have for decades? Have you noticed the rap... More / Printer Friendly Version
Global Warming Approaching by Bruce Johansen
A mong scientists who keep tabs on the pace of global warming, anxiety has been rising that the Earth is reaching an ominous threshold, a point of no return (“... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Political Economy Of Taxes by Edward Herman
R obert Cay Johnston’s book Perfectly Legal (Portfolio, 2003) discloses its main theme in its subtitle: The Covert Campaign To ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Muzzled Activist in the Age of Terror by Josh Frank
O n the afternoon of January 24, 2002, approximately 25 federal agents, guns in hand, stormed the home of Sherman Austin, a Sherman Oaks, California activist who fou... More / Printer Friendly Version
Whose War Is This Anyway? by Nicolas J.S. Davies
M any of the government and media executives who participated in the marketing campaign for the U.S. war of aggression in Iraq are now calling it a “serious mi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Worker-Run Cooperatives in Buenos Aires by Site Administrator
D uring the economic crisis of 2001, when politicians and banks failed, many Argentines took matters into their own hands. Poverty, homelessness, and unemployment we... More / Printer Friendly Version
Right Confronts Lula as Movements Smolder by Roger Burbach
T he murder in Rio de Janeiro of Dorothy Stang, a 73-year-old U.S. nun who helped peasants engage in sustainable agriculture in the Amazonian rain forest, comes as o... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cash And Carry by Bill Berkowitz
I n early February, a headline in the Sun Myung Moon-owned Washington Times read “Bush continues outreach to blacks.” Bill Sammon repor... More / Printer Friendly Version
Israel Redefines the Terms of Peace by Ramzy Baroud
T he supposedly “successful” Sharm el-Sheikh summit in Egypt on February 8 was anything but a triumph, as far as Palestinians, the occupied party, and ge... More / Printer Friendly Version
Who Murdered Gilberto Soto? by David Bacon
A s evening fell on November 5, Gilberto Soto received a call on his cell phone at his mother’s home in a working-class neighborhood of Usulutan, El Sa... 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; 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.