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On Second Street
Slippin' & Slidin'
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Table of Contents - February 2000
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Capitalism and Democracy "Don't Mix Very Well" by Paul Street
Economic globalization enthusiasts like Bill Clinton, Madeline Albright, Tony Blair, New York Times foreign policy columnist Thomas Friedman, and the unelected officials of the World Trade ... More / Printer Friendly Version
How We Shut Down the WTO by Starhawk
Its been months since I joined the blockade that shut down the opening meeting of the WTO. Since getting out of jail, Ive been reading the media coverage and trying to mak... More / Printer Friendly Version
none by Norman Solomon
A few numbers tell a dramatic story about extreme changes in media fascination with the Internet. After the 1990s ended, I set out to gauge how news coverage of cyberspace shif... More / Printer Friendly Version
Reading "feminism" and glimpses into the "female brain" by Lydia Sargent
In Parts I and II of this series about reading feminism I examined the claims in Just Like A Woman by Dianne Hales. I left off with an introduction to The First Sex by Helen Fis... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Simple Plea by Z Staff
Here are the opening lines of a piece by Marc Cooper, Nation writer and radio correspondent, in the New York Press, a free weekly newspaper. I make no New Years resolution. Inst... More / Printer Friendly Version
Protesting SOA by Sanford Kelson
The Columbus, Georgia police estimated that on November 21, 1999 there were nearly 10,000 at the front gate of Fort Benning protesting the School of the Americas which is located on the bas... More / Printer Friendly Version
Politics in Russia by Jim Smith
Boris Kagarlitsky is a Moscow-based writer, academic, and democratic socialist political activist. He was a leader of the Party of Labor, which was outlawed by Boris Yeltsin in the aftermat... More / Printer Friendly Version
San Francisco Mayoral Race by Steven Hill
In an otherwise off political year, the San Francisco mayoral race in December 1999 commanded national attention. The quintessential only in San Francisco story line of the main... More / Printer Friendly Version
An Unindicted War Criminal by Christopher Black
& Edward S. Herman Among the many ironies of the NATO war against Yugoslavia was the role of the International Criminal Tribunal and its chief prosecutor, Louise Arbour, elevated by Ca... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Unity Movement Begins to Emerge by Ted Glick
It is the worst of times, and it is the best of times. With these words Victoria Jackson Gray-Adams, one of the meetings conveners, described the context within which 45 leaders... More / Printer Friendly Version
Living in Delray Beach by Michael Demers
The city of Delray Beach, Florida represents a world of two distinct realities for two distinct groups of people: those of upper income and those of middle to low income. The current trends... More / Printer Friendly Version
1999 In Review by Sandy Carter
In the decade Ive been writing about music and popular culture in the pages of Z, I cant recall a year when the pop music mainstream seemed more empty of soul and critical thoug... More / Printer Friendly Version
The State of Queer Film by Michael Bronski
Nearly a decade ago it looked as though we were about to enter a Renaissance of gay and lesbian filmmaking. Unable to have access to mainstream movie making, independent filmmakers, writers... More / Printer Friendly Version
none by Jeremy Leggett
Penguin Books, 1999 Review by David Cromwell In January 1991, almost seven years before the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change set an overall target for industrialized countr... More / Printer Friendly Version
Stop McNukes by Michael Steinberg
The deregulation of the U.S. electrical industry was supposed to end monopoly control of that commodity. Unfortunately the nuclear component of the industry has tainted this process. A... More / Printer Friendly Version
Monopolies, NPR, & PBS by David Barsamian
Robert McChesney is Professor of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a leading critic of corporate media. He is the author of Telecommunications, Mass Me... 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/.