Campaign for Change
U.S. Plans Against Venezuela
Washington, Democracy & Haiti
U.S. & the Somalia Invasion
No New Nukes Victory
Korea, America & War
"Anti-Terrorism" Law Expansion
Rehabilitation of Bush
Honeywell Lock Out
The "Golden Rule"
Lawrence S. Wittner
Beyond Gay Marriage
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES
Sense & Sentimentality
Savage Imperialism 3
How to Create Jobs
The Pick Up Artist
Bread and Puppet Theater
Zaps - 02/11
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FUNDRAISING: Campaign for Change by Z Staff
About Z Betsy Hartman: “Progressive activists the world over rely on Z not only for coverage of breaking events, but for deeper analysi... More / Printer Friendly Version
SCHOOL: Z Media Institute 2011 by Z Staff
ZMI 2011 IS BEING HELD from June 5 to June 13. Click here for info & form as a printable PDF file Z Media Institute was started in 1994 by the cofounders o... More / Printer Friendly Version
ISOLATING: Documents Confirm U.S. Plans Against Venezuela by Eva Golinger
A substantial portion of the more than 1,600 State Department documents WikiLeaks has published recently refer to the ongoing efforts of U.S. diplomacy to isolate and counter the Venezuelan gove... More / Printer Friendly Version
CHESS GAME: Why Washington Won't Allow Democracy in Haiti by Mark Weisbrot
One area of U.S. foreign policy that the WikiLeaks cables help illuminate, which the major media has predictably ignored, is the occupation of Haiti. In 2004, the country's democratically el... More / Printer Friendly Version
INSTIGATOR: U.S. Gets Ethiopia to Invade Somalia by Rob Prince
By mid-2007, the 50,000 Ethiopian troops that invaded Somalia in late 2006 found themselves increasingly bogged down, facing much fiercer resistance than they had bargained for as Somalis of all... More / Printer Friendly Version
At the end of every year FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting) rounds up some of the stinkiest examples of corporate media malfeasance. This year brought no shortage of contenders. Indeed,... More / Printer Friendly Version
INCOME DISTRIBUTION: The Greatest Recovery by Mark Provost
According to a recent CNN poll, three out of four Americans believe the recession is not over. Unemployment has not been this high for this long in most Americans' lifetime. By every measure... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOONDOGGLES: No New Nukes Victory by Harvey Wasserman
The atomic energy industry has suffered another astonishing defeat. Because of it, 2010 again left the "nuclear renaissance" in the Dark Age that defines the technology. But an Armaged... More / Printer Friendly Version
CLASHES: Korea, America, And The Road To War by Tim Beal
The artillery clash between North and South Korea around the island of Yeonpyeong on November 23, 2010 has been portrayed in mainstream media as an unprovoked attack by the North that involved i... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Impunity: From Harry Truman to Richard Holbrooke by Edward Herman
A sign on Harry Truman's desk, which read "The buck stops here," has been regularly invoked to showcase him as a model in accepting responsibility. But Harry Truman could avoid pas... More / Printer Friendly Version
REPRESSION: Ominous Expansion of "Anti-Terrorism" Law by Michael Deutsch
In late September 2010, the FBI carried out a series of raids of homes and offices of activists in Minneapolis and Chicago. Following the raids, the Obama Justice Department subpoenaed 14 activi... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: The Rehabilitation of George W. Bush by Bill Berkowitz
Less than ten days after George W. Bush's memoir Decision Points hit the streets, ground was officially broken for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist ... More / Printer Friendly Version
LABOR: Honeywell Workers Locked Out by Mike Elk
On June 28, Honeywell locked out its union workers during contract negotiations because United Steelworkers (USW) Local 7-669 refused to accept the company proposal to eliminate retiree health c... More / Printer Friendly Version
DISARMAMENT: The "Golden Rule" Will Sail Again by Lawrence S. Wittner
The Golden Rule, the legendary 30-foot ketch that once terrified U.S. government officials, will return to the seas again this coming summer. The glory days of the Golden Rule occurred in 1958 w... More / Printer Friendly Version
CRITICAL ISSUES: Beyond Gay Marriage by Lisa Dettmer
Over the last five years, same-sex marriage has been a predominant issue in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community. Fights for same-sex marriage rights have succeeded in a ... More / Printer Friendly Version
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES: Sense and Sentimentality by Michael Bronski
For more than 50 years lesbian and gay people have fought complicated battles to maintain and preserve the relationships they had with what they considered family. In the 1950s, lesbians in Daug... More / Printer Friendly Version
PHOTO ESSAY: The Migrant Hotel In Mexicali by David Bacon
Adriana, a woman from a Zapotec family in Oaxaca, was deported just hours earlier Benjamin Campista, a leader of the cooperat... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: Activist Outrage at the UN Climate Conference by Anne Petermann
During protests against the WTO (World Trade Organization) meetings in Cancún, Mexico in September 2003, Lee Kyung Hae, a South Korean farmer and La Via Campesina member, martyred himself... More / Printer Friendly Version
CAPITALIST PLANNING: Lawrence Summers, Goodbye and Good Riddance by Mitchel Cohen
Now that Lawrence Summers has left the president's cabinet and rebellions against neoliberalism and its austerity programs are washing over Europe, one might hope for a shift in President Ob... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOREIGN POLICY: U.S. Savage Imperialism, Part 3 by Noam Chomsky
In parts one and two of "U.S. Savage Imperialism," Chomsky talks about the U.S. global mission and the Mideast with particular regard to Iran and Israel/Palestine. He closes by specula... More / Printer Friendly Version
U.S. ECONOMY: How to Create 15 Million Jobs by Jack Rasmus
After more than three years since the current economic crisis erupted in the late summer of 2007, there has been no lack of analyses as to its causes, origins, and even future direction. Most ac... More / Printer Friendly Version
SEDUCTION COMMUNITY: The Pick Up Artist by Adam Khan
In Jo Sol's film Fake Orgasm, the protagonist Lazlo Pearlman, a performance artist and self-styled "gender anarchist," tackles questio... More / Printer Friendly Version
MUSIC: Groundation by Collin Harris
Alternative currents in the United States are in need of more creative and constructive tactics, projects, and forms of expression, broader and more inclusive cultures of resistance, and spaces ... More / Printer Friendly Version
THEATER: Bread and Puppet Theater by Lisa Mullenneaux
Art follows bread," the German saying goes (Die Kunst geht nach Brot). But as with most conventions, Bread and Puppet Theater turns that saying on its head: performers serve bread dipped in... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK: Justice Brennan by Stephen Bergstein
Book by Seth Stern and Stephen Wermiel; Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010, 674 pp. If you are a political progressive who did not live through the 1960s, it may s... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - February 2011 by Various Contributors
Events SOCIAL FORUMS - The 2011 World Social Forum is scheduled for February 6-11 in Dakar, Senegal featuring discussions among citizen-activists of alternatives to the dominan... More / Printer Friendly Version
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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.