War Party Persists
Edward S. Herman
The War on Drugs
U.S. Nuclear Nightmare
GENDER & SEXUALITY
All Occupations Are Local
LESSONS & POTENTIAL
Deficits and Debts
Resistance In Occupied Iraq
Nicolas J.S. Davies
Agitate the Hood
Cultural Items of Note
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Table of Contents - December 2011
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Occupations by Various Contributors
We were amazed to hear in mid-November on the local TV news that the Occupy movement was winding down, according to a new CBS poll. We compiled these Net Briefs as evidence that perhaps CBS is p... More / Printer Friendly Version
PLEDGING: Iraq War Declared Over, but War Party Persists by Ramzy Baroud
In a White House Statement on October 21, U.S. President Barack Obama pledged that his country would finally withdraw forces from Iraq. “After nearly nine years, America’s war in Ira... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Internal Refugees and the War System by Edward S. Herman
My first remembered encounter with the notion of internal refugees was in a recent biography of the late Soviet pianist Sviatoslav Richter (Karl Rasmussen, Sviatoslav Richter, Pianist). It refer... More / Printer Friendly Version
CRACKDOWN: The War on Drugs Has Become the War on the American People by John Whitehead
Insisting that the “damage done by drugs is felt far beyond the millions of Americans with diagnosable substance abuse or dependence problems,” President Obama made October 2011 Nati... More / Printer Friendly Version
NUCLEAR NEWS: Fukushima's U.S. Nuclear Nightmare by John Raymond
There is no such thing as a safe nuclear reactor. “They’re all cancer factories, they’re all bomb factories,” says author Dr. Helen Caldicott in Nuclear Power Is Not the ... More / Printer Friendly Version
GENDER & SEXUALITY: A Critique of the "Post-Gay" Thesis by Donovan Lessard
I faced a peculiar coincidence this afternoon. I was sitting in my office in Amherst, Massachusetts transcribing an interview with a 21-year-old, queer-identified, white, male-bodied person f... More / Printer Friendly Version
TOURING: All Occupations Are Local by Arun Gupta
The sure-fire way to find occupations in small cities is to head for the center. After leaving Philadelphia on our Occupy America tour, we drove an hour north to Allentown. Pennsylvania’s ... More / Printer Friendly Version
LESSONS & POTENTIAL: Occupations: Keeping the Flame Alive by Roger Bybee
For four decades, American de-industrialization and deepening inequality rolled forward like an unstoppable steamroller. There have been only episodic protests, periodic academic studies, and ho... More / Printer Friendly Version
NARRATIVES: Real Populism vs. Fake by Paul Street
Many in the U.S. corporate media were quick to call the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement that spread from New York City’s financial district to more than 800 U.S. locations between mid-Se... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECONOMIC REPORT: The Real Causes of Deficits and the Debt by Jack Rasmus
For the past year ruling circles in the U.S. are in agreement that a minimum of $4 trillion must be cut from the federal debt. Their main differences are over how to distribute that $4 plus tril... More / Printer Friendly Version
SPECIAL REPORT: The Victory of Popular Resistance In Occupied Iraq by Nicolas J.S. Davies
Under the influence of U.S. military propaganda, Western accounts of occupation and resistance in Iraq have tended to characterize the occupation forces and their Kurdish and formerly exiled Ira... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Kurdish Communalism by Janet Biehl
In the past five years, the Kurds of southeastern Turkey have built communalist institutions—assembly democracy—on an unprecedented scale, even as the war between the Turkish state a... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Agitate the Hood by Jilian Suarez
Formed in the Uptown section of New York City by Bronx-born Public Enemy Bomb Squad alumni, DJ Johnny Juice and Not4Prophet, the Puerto-Rico born, Harlem and South Bronx-raised former front man ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Cultural Items of Note by Various Reviewers
Book Review Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America By Melissa Harris-Perry Yale University Press, 2011, 378 pp. Review by Camille Goodison M... More / Printer Friendly Version
Progressive events, programs, and new book releases 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 to... More / Printer Friendly Version
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/.