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Edward S. Herman
F. Ivan Goldberg
Fighting for Peace
Lawrence S. Wittner
Occupy the Food Prize
War on Wages
U.S War on Drugs
FIELD NOTES FROM AFGHANISTAN
Books and Music
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Table of Contents - December 2012
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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 dimensions of personal l... More / Printer Friendly Version
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ELECTION WRAPUP: Election 2012 v. Issues That Matter by Paul Street
In his November 6 re-election night speech in Chicago, Barack Obama made strong claims about “why [American] elections matter. It’s not small,” the president said, “it&rs... More / Printer Friendly Version
MITIGATING DISASTER: For Sandy's Responders, Saying Thanks Isn't Enough by Ari Paul
As I was huddled in my north Brooklyn apartment on the night Hurricane Sandy made devastating landfall, I kept my police scanner tuned to the Fire Department’s dispatch channel, which broa... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Majority Versus Elite Priorities by Edward S. Herman
The New York Times had a good front page article on October 28 by Stephen Greenhouse entitled “A Part-Time Life, as Hours Shrink and Shift.” The piece features the increase in part-t... More / Printer Friendly Version
MIDEAST: The Different Faces of Popular Resistance in Palestine by Ramzy Baroud
Apparently, popular resistance has suddenly elevated to become a clash of visions or strategies between the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and its rivals in Gaza, underscoring an existing and... More / Printer Friendly Version
HEALTH CARE: The Scoop on Vouchercare by F. Ivan Goldberg
What is really behind the Republicans’ “fix” of Medicare, which its proponents euphemistically call “premium enhancement” and what is more commonly referred to as a... More / Printer Friendly Version
PART-TIMING: The Abysmal State of Adjunct Pay and Actions to Create Change by Jeff Nall
Most recently, the Chicago teachers’ strike provoked a great deal of thoughtful discussion on the topic of K-12 education and teaching conditions. Important aspects of higher education, ho... More / Printer Friendly Version
ANTI-WAR ORGANIZING: Fighting for Peace at the Local Level by Lawrence S. Wittner
On October 9, 2012, the legislature of Albany County, New York approved a proclamation calling on Congress to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, cut the U.S. military budget, and use the sav... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOOD ACTIVISM: Activist Occupy the World Food Prize by Gloria Williams
Representatives from Monsanto, Cargill, Pioneer, Dow Chemical, Syngenta, and other corporate sponsors met in Des Moines Thursday, October 18 and boasted that the World Food Prize promotes an inc... More / Printer Friendly Version
CLASS WARFARE: The War On Wages by Roger Bybee
Mitt Romney, who helped build his massive fortune by serving as a “pioneer” in offshoring family-sustaining jobs to low-wage sweatshops in China, proclaimed that his campaign was act... More / Printer Friendly Version
COURT WATCH: Federal Court Strikes Down Defense of Marriage Act by Stephen Bergstein
In one of the most important gay rights cases ever decided, a federal appeals court in Manhattan ruled in October 2012 that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The case is significa... More / Printer Friendly Version
CLIMATE CHANGE: Society, Food Production, and Nature by Chris Williams
More than 50 percent of counties in the United States are now officially designated “disaster” zones. The reason given in 90 percent of cases is due to the continent-wide drought tha... More / Printer Friendly Version
IMPERIAL POLITICS: U.S. War on Communism, Drugs, and Terrorism in Colombia by Jenny O'Connor
On Thursday, September 6, the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, rejected a proposed bilateral ceasefire by FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels aimed at bringing a... More / Printer Friendly Version
FIELD NOTES FROM AFGHANISTAN: Dreaming of Duvets by David Smith-Ferri
I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams. &... More / Printer Friendly Version
Books and Music by Various Reviewers
Book Review Revolution at Point Zero Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle By Silvia Federici PM Press, 2012, 208 pp. Review by Seth S... More / Printer Friendly Version
Events, Campaigns, Books, & Films by Various Contributors
Events ENVIRONMENT - On December 1 the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT) will visit PNC Banks throughout the West Virginia region, with samples of drinking water taken from a contaminated we... More / Printer Friendly Version
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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/.