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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Table of Contents - February 2011
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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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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/.