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NET BRIEFS ON GREEK UPRISING
NET BRIEFS ON GREEK UPRISING
Bruce E. Levine
3 PIC Books
Roediger On Race
Gabriel San román
ON SECOND STREET
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FILING SUIT: Food Not Bombs Battles City Government - and Wins by Gonzalo Vizcardo
In September 2007 the city commission of West Palm Beach, Florida passed an ordinance prohibiting the distribution of free food in Centennial Park in front of the public... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: UN Climate Convention by Anne Petermann
The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) once again failed to take concrete steps to avert the ever-worsening climate crisis at its 14th Conference of the Parties (COP-14), held Decem... More / Printer Friendly Version
SUMMER SCHOOL: Z Media Institute 2009 Application by Z Staff
The 2009 Z Media Institute (ZMI) is scheduled for June 3-12 in Woods Hole, Massacusetts. More information about Z Media Institute is available at the ZMI web pages. A printable PDF application... More / Printer Friendly Version
FEBRUARY 2009: About This Issue by Z Staff
It was particularly hard to put this issue together in early January as we watched the ferocious Israeli attack on Gaza, amid layoffs and "official" unemployment figures approaching 10 pe... More / Printer Friendly Version
NET BRIEFS ON GREEK UPRISING: Making Sense of the Greek Uprising by Costas Panayotakis
On the evening of Saturday, December 6, 2008, a police officer shot and killed Alexandros Grigoropoulos, a 15-year-old, in Athens, Greece. In the weeks that followed, large numbers of people in cit... More / Printer Friendly Version
NET BRIEFS ON GREEK UPRISING: A Road to Revolution? by Uri Gordon
Many weeks after the unprovoked police murder of 15-year-old Alexandros Grigoropoulos in Athens on December 6, the riots engulfing Greece showed no sign of abating. Student occupations of the capit... More / Printer Friendly Version
TALKING POINTS: The Gaza Crisis by Phyllis Bennis
At this writing, the death toll in Gaza continues to rise. The carnage is everywhere—city streets, a mosque, hospitals, police stations, a jail, a university bus stop, a plastics factory, a t... More / Printer Friendly Version
SOUTH ASIA: The Mumbai Attacks and Regional Implications by Justin Podur
The Mumbai attacks of November 2008 claimed nearly 200 lives and left hundreds wounded. Although they were far from the only terror attacks in South Asia this year, their military sophistication an... More / Printer Friendly Version
PSYCHOLOGY: Fundamentalist Consumerism and an Insane Society by Bruce E. Levine
At a giant Ikea store in Saudi Arabia in 2004, three people were killed by a stampede of shoppers fighting for one of a limited number of $150 credit vouchers. Similarly, in November 2008, a worker... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: The Prison Industrial Complex & Political Prisoners by Hans Bennett
The Real Cost of Prisons Comix - edited by Lois Ahrens; PM Press, 2008, 104 pp. Let Freedom Ring: A Collection of Documents from the Movements to Free U.S. Political Priso... More / Printer Friendly Version
AUTHOR INTERVIEW: David T. Roediger on How Race Survived U.S. History by Seth Sandronsky
David R. Roediger, an author and professor, is a leading scholar of race and class in the U.S. today. His latest book is How Race Survived U.S. History: From Settlement and Slav... More / Printer Friendly Version
FILM REVIEW: On the Roadshow with Che by Gabriel San román
The revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara is back on the road once more. He returns not on a motorcycle or a small yacht, but on the silver screen. Che, played by Benicio del Toro, opened i... More / Printer Friendly Version
FILM REVIEW: Valkyrie by Joshua Sperber
It may be a questionable expenditure of energy to attack Tom Cruise's Valkyrie. For one thing, the film's backstory, along with its troubled production, is already w... More / Printer Friendly Version
SPECIAL SECTION: Elections 2008 & Obama's "Vision" by Noam Chomsky
The word that immediately rolled off of every tongue after the presidential election was "historic." And rightly so. A Black family in the White House is t... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: NATO: The Imperial Pitbull by Edward Herman
One of the deceptive clichés of Western accounts of post World War II history is that NATO was constructed as a defensive arrangement to block the threat of a Sov... More / Printer Friendly Version
MEGA-SWINDLE: Bernard Madoff by James Petras
Recently, Wall Street broker Bernard (Bernie) Madoff, former president of NASDAQ and revered and respected investor, confessed to pulling off the biggest fraud in history, a $50 billion scam. Berni... More / Printer Friendly Version
ON SECOND STREET: Iranian Women and Economic Sanctions by Mina Khanlarzadeh
Iranian and Muslim women have become the subject of great interest for Euro-American media and U.S. politicians in recent years. In most cases there is an attemp... More / Printer Friendly Version
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FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - February 2009 by Various Contributors
Events FILM FEST - The 17th Annual Seattle Human Rights Film Festival is scheduled for February 4-8 featuring 16 documentaries, plus speakers and other events at severa... 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/.