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title("Clinton's Triumphant Tour of Latin â€¦
New Exception to the Rulers, â€¦
The Full Monty: Taking It â€¦
Law & Order
Excerpt from The Trouble With â€¦
Greenhouse Politics in Kyoto
A Cry For Help
Off The Beaten Path
American Labor on the Eve â€¦
Jan knippers Black
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Table of Contents - December 1997
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title("Clinton's Triumphant Tour of Latin America") by James Petras
Clinton's visit to Venezuela, Brazil, and Argentina has been heralded as a new era of progress for the hemisphere: free markets, free elections, and free trade. The president's ... More / Printer Friendly Version
title("Society's Pliers") by Michael Albert
The Second Media and Democracy Congress was held this past October 1618. It was an auspicious affair, bringing together nearly 1,000 folks from all manner of media opera... More / Printer Friendly Version
New Exception to the Rulers, Part 2 by Amy Goodman
by land, and bombed East Timor. The carnage was unbelievable. The killing was massive in the first few days. Thousands of Timorese were killed. They would drag people out of their houses, b... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Full Monty: Taking It Off For Thatcherism by Michael Bronski
Men's bodies are a relatively new invention in films. Sure, there have always been men in movies, but the male body, as a sexual object, is a fairly recent discovery. In the 1... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Revolution in American Policing by Christian Parenti
There is a revolution underway in American policing. An increasing number of police departments are mixing aggressive "zero tolerance" enforcement, aimed at minor di... More / Printer Friendly Version
none by John Hoberman
(1997) Review by Jim Nadell Deep in the belly of his essay "The Pitfalls of National Consciousness," Frantz Fanon offered up a brief yet biting analysis of the role... More / Printer Friendly Version
Excerpt from The Trouble With Dilbert by Norman Solomon
Forthcoming from Common Courage By late 1996, Dilbert characters and cartoons were central to pep-talk booklets that Xerox was producing and distributing to employees. Dilber... More / Printer Friendly Version
none by Tom Holm
Book Reviews Strong Hearts, Wounded Souls Native American Veterans of the Vietnam War by Tom Holm University of Texas Press, 1996 Review by Ward Churchill ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Media & Democracy by Michael Albert
Michael Albert The Second Media and Democracy Congress was held this past October 1618. It was an auspicious affair, bringing together nearly 1,000 folks from all... More / Printer Friendly Version
Greenhouse Politics by Brian Tokar
This December, heads of state from some 180 countries will convene in Kyoto, Japan in an attempt to negotiate the first internationally binding treaty to control levels of carbon dioxide ... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Cry For Help by Lydia Sargent
People. And you gals. I almost didnt write my column this month. Why, you ask, bereft at the thought of no Hotel Satire? Because I am emotionally drained. I know you... More / Printer Friendly Version
Off The Beaten Path by Sandy Carter
After decades of steady expansion the record industry has finally bottomed out. With record sales at $12.3 billion in 1995, $12.5 in 1996 and only a mild upswing projected for... More / Printer Friendly Version
American Labor on the Eve of the Millennium by Jeremy Brecher
This is the first in a series of articles on the history of rank-and-file labor struggles over the past 25 years. It is drawn from the new concluding chapter Jeremy ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Booming on Borrowed Labor by Jan knippers Black
After more than five years of graduate study in Great Britain, Asliza was anxious to return to her native Brunei. But the country she returned to was not the same one she had ... 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://yeacamp.org/.