Volume 21, Number 2
N.O. Dollar Day
Readers & writers
Journal of 21st Yr
2008: What's New?
Waiting for War
Iraq War Vet
Dylan & Wainwright
Charlie Wilson's War
César cuauhtémoc garcía Hernández
NYT on Kosovo
NOTE: Z Magazine subscribers and sustainers have access to all Z Magazine articles here and in the archive. The latest Z Magazine articles available to everyone are listed in the Free Articles box at the top of the table of contents, and are starred in the list below. Questions? e-mail Z Magazine Online.
Table of Contents - February 2008
All Z Magazine articles are available after two months to everyone.
Two Weeks That Shook Olympia by Peter Bohmer
For almost two weeks in November 2007, anti-war activists in Olympia, Washington stopped the flow of military weapons and cargo being unloaded from a Navy ship from Iraq. Tactics and actions ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Liberia: A Gulag of Misery by Dan Read
Like many nations in Africa, Liberia has a sad tale to tell. After an optimistic founding in the 1820s by former slaves from the Americas, the country has since felt the brunt of two civil wa... More / Printer Friendly Version
Attack on Peace Community in Colombia by Teo Ballvé
Last July, two armed men in uniform identifying themselves as Black Eagle paramilitaries stopped a vehicle traveling to the small town of San José de Apartadó in northwest Colom... More / Printer Friendly Version
Leonard Weinglass & the Miami Five by Hallmark Stephen
Those who have met veteran civil rights lawyer Leonard Weinglass cannot fail to be impressed by his unstinting commitment to social justice. The staff at the U.S. State Department of Justice ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Dollar Day for New Orleans by Darwin BondGraham
Thursday, December 20, 2007 should forever be remembered as a dollar day for New Orleans. The water is long gone, but there’s still suffering in the streets. The city’s homeless p... More / Printer Friendly Version
Year 2007: Resistance Against the War Update by Max Obuszewski
ZMO ONLINE-ONLY ARTICLE: I am of the opinion that there has never been a movement in U.S. history with the number of arrests which have taken place in opposition to the Iraq War. The following... More / Printer Friendly Version
Letters to Z by Readers & writers
More Birthday Wishes Sincere congratulations on your 20th anniversary. I have enjoyed reading (and sometimes writin... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Greatest Revolution, Part 2 by Lydia Sargent
I’d like to thank readers for their inspiring birthday messages and reassuring responses to my editorial “The Greatest Revolution Since Gutenberg?” in which I wrote about th... More / Printer Friendly Version
Announcing the PU-litzer Prizes for 2007 by Jeff Cohen
Many journalists qualified for the 16th annual PU-litzer Prizes, but only a few were able to win recognition for turning in one of the truly stinkiest media performances of the year. As the... More / Printer Friendly Version
2008: What's New? by Frank Scott
ZMO WEB-ONLY ARTICLE: The Iraq war continues, with official opposition meekly calling for a responsible redeployment of troops. That’s like stopping crime by asking rapists to respon... More / Printer Friendly Version
Kosovo: Waiting for War, Dreaming of Diplomacy by Diana Johnstone
The United States and its European allies have announced that diplomacy has failed to solve the Kosovo problem. When diplomacy fails, that means war. Especially in so serious a matter as unil... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Ideological Profiling Act of 2007 by Nikki Alexander
ZMO ONLINE-ONLY ARTICLE On October 23, the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 passed 404 to 6 in the House (HR 1955). Its Senate companion (S.1959) is un... More / Printer Friendly Version
Northern Uganda by Bo Chamberlain
In the early 1990s the government of the East African nation of Uganda, under the leadership of Yoweri Museveni, launched what is now widely recognized as one of the most far-reaching and suc... More / Printer Friendly Version
Skanska’s Secrets with Repsol-YPF by Agneta Enström
ZMO ONLINE-ONLY ARTICLE: The Swedish construction company Skanska’s oil affairs reveal a corporate identity that is very different from the one conveyed in its home market. Operatio... More / Printer Friendly Version
Iraq War Veteran by Ryne Ziemba
When Eugene Cherry returned from Iraq to his home in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago, his world was turned upside down. He had once been a student at the well-respected Southside Colleg... More / Printer Friendly Version
Bob Dylan and Judy Garland: Together Again (Crossdressed) by Michael Bronski
Transvestism—and other forms of gender impersonation—has been a staple of almost all cultures from the “aboriginal” to the alleged height of European western civilizat... More / Printer Friendly Version
Charlie Wilson's War by Jeremy Kuzmarov
In his provocative 1993 book, Culture and Imperialism, Edward W. Said examines how cultural representations in the West have historically helped to stereotype Third World peoples as being pas... More / Printer Friendly Version
Review: Deportation Nation by César cuauhtémoc garcía Hernández
After last March’s immigration raid on a manufacturing plant in New Bedford, Massachusetts, several victims of the federal government’s military-style tactics filed a lawsuit in f... More / Printer Friendly Version
Review: On the Global Waterfront by Steve Early
Seven years ago, just as the “Charleston 5” case was becoming a well-known labor cause celebre, I invited a longshore worker from South Carolina to Boston to speak about the attem... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cartoonerama by Jen Sorensen
More / Printer Friendly Version
Election 2008 by Laurence Shoup
The multiple disasters of the Bush administration threaten to peak in a perfect storm in 2008: the U.S. overextended and isolated in the world arena, its hard and soft power both steadily shr... More / Printer Friendly Version
Climate Change Negotiations by Anne Petermann
The 13th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC or COP 13), which took place at the Bali International Convention Center in the elite Indonesian pla... More / Printer Friendly Version
The New York Times on the Kosovo Crisis by Edward Herman
The New York Times is a strongly ideological establishment institution, and when a topic falls within the orbit of its ideological commitments or premises, its biases overwhelm its integrity ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Battleground Michigan by Chuck Glossenger
ZMO WEB-ONLY ARTICLE: The Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan is about the size of Denmark with shorelines on Lake Huron, Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. There are 4,300 inland lakes, 12,000 m... More / Printer Friendly Version
Zaps - February 2008 by Various submissions
Events EXHIBIT - Through a combination of techniques such as painting, mono-printing, and sewing, Artist Annemarie Zwack began to create the series of quilted paintings against the wa... 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: 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/.