Edward S. Herman
Forum on Guns and Violence
Left of Left
Proof it First Law
TETHERING TO THE U.S.
HEALTH & SAFETY
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Table of Contents - February 2013
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About Z by Z Staff
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
News Items from the Internet by Z Staff
Privatizing the Post Office Edward S. Herman forwarded the article “Murderous Reform: A Plan to Privatize Postal Profits at Public Expense” by Gray Brechin in which Brechin not... More / Printer Friendly Version
INSURGENCIES NEEDED: New Year, New Era for Progressives and Obama by Norman Solomon
As 2013 gets underway, progressives need to be here now. We’re in a new era of national politics—with different circumstances that call for a major shift in approach. Last year, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Beyond Chutzpah by Edward S. Herman
When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama gravely and indignantly warned Syria that its use of chemical weapons would be “totally unacceptable” (Obama), that... More / Printer Friendly Version
MISCONSTRUING REALITY: The Imagined Iranian Threat in Latin America by Ramzy Baroud
Reading the text of a bill that was recently signed into law by U.S. President Barack Obama should instill fear in the hearts of ordinary Americans. Apparently, barbarians coming from distant la... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: Antarctica, the Big Kahuna by Robert Hunziker
There is no getting around the evidence that: (1) CO2 absorbed into the oceans is killing coral reefs, home to nine million species; (2) one-half the 20,000-year-old glaciers in the An... More / Printer Friendly Version
Forum on Guns and Violence
Twin Madnesses, et al by Various Contributors
FORUM Twin Madnesses by David Swanson We’re in the grip of twin madnesses and those who have overcome one of them can still be completely controlled by the other.... More / Printer Friendly Version
Left of Left by Steven Durel
Linguistics professor Noam Chomsky has been America’s premier political dissident since the Vietnam War. As a vocal critic of U.S. foreign policy, the self-described “libertarian soc... More / Printer Friendly Version
No Mercy Seat by John Esther
Far from the maddening solitude of Arkansas’s death row where he spent 18 years of his life for a crime he did not commit, Damien Echols sits across from me at a hotel in Beverly Hills wit... More / Printer Friendly Version
RESOURCE WARS: Mining Industry Targets "Prove It First" Law by Al Gedicks
Prior to investing in new resource colonies, multinational mining corporations frequently change a country’s mining laws to remove restrictions on foreign ownership, reduce taxes, ease env... More / Printer Friendly Version
GLOBAL POLICY: Countering Washington's Pivot and the New Asia-Pacific Arms Race by Joseph Gerson
With Obama’s reelection, we avoided the worst possible outcome, a catastrophic return to the neoconservative unilateralist militarism of the Bush II years. There will be change in the comp... More / Printer Friendly Version
TETHERING TO THE U.S.: The World Bank Brings Nazarbayev University to Kazakhstan by Allen Ruff
On December 16, 2011, Kazakhstan state security forces opened fire on striking oil workers in the Caspian Sea company town of Zhanaozen. According to the official count, 15 died and upwards of 7... More / Printer Friendly Version
HEALTH & SAFETY: Low Level Radiation, High Level Risk by John Raymond
With nuclear energy, the biggest elephant in the room has always been the link to cancer and other diseases from the low level radioactive emissions that routinely spew out of nuclear plants eve... More / Printer Friendly Version
GLOBAL TRENDS : The U.S. Intelligence Community's New Year's Wish by Tom Engelhardt
Think of it as a simple formula: if you’ve been hired (and paid handsomely) to protect what is, you’re going to be congenitally ill-equipped to imagine what might be. And yet the urg... More / Printer Friendly Version
FILM: Promised Land by Ted Glick
Promised Land, the new movie starring Matt Damon, is a movie in part about fracking, the new and extremely problematic way of getting natural gas out of shale rock far below the earth’s su... More / Printer Friendly Version
Events, New Releases, and News Items by Compiled by Joel Chaffee
Events SCHOOLS - The Mt. Diablo Peace and Justice Center in Walnut Creek, CA will host the Second Annual Conference Creating a Peaceful School, February 2. The conference is intended for p... 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: 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/.