Truth-lite in Honduras
Morales & Movements
Laborers & Worker Centers
Tiffany Ten eyck
Prelude to Depression?
PRTs & the CIA
WINESS TO WAR
Fellman's Terrorism History
Engler's Black Book
Zaps - 02-10
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Table of Contents - February 2010
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NEW DEADLINE: Z Media Institute 2010 by Z Staff
Z Communications Announces A SCHOOL FOR MEDIA AND POLITICS, JUNE 6-14 Z Media Institute 2010 Note: Application DEADLINE EXTENDED until MARCH 5 ! ... More / Printer Friendly Version
IN MEMORIAM: Tim Costello, 1945-2009 by Various Contributors
Tim Costello, an architect of innovative strategies for the labor movement and the author of numerous articles and books on labor and globalization, died at home on December 4, 2009 of pancreatic c... More / Printer Friendly Version
IN MEMORIAM: Dennis Vincent Brutus, 1924-2009 by Patrick Bond
World-renowned political organizer and one of Africa's most celebrated poets, Dennis Brutus, aged 85, died early on December 26 in Cape Town. Even in his last days, Brutus was fully engaged, advoca... More / Printer Friendly Version
SPOTLIGHT: Reviewing the Coup by Dawn Paley
The last Sunday in June began normally for Evangelica Argueta, an organizer with the General Workers Confederation (CGT) in Honduras. She woke up in her home in San Pedro Sula, prepared breakfast, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
SPOTLIGHT: From Coup-lite to Truth-lite: U.S. Policy in Honduras by Andres Conteris
In the "Top Ten Ways You Can Tell Which Side the United States Government is On With Regard to the Military Coup in Honduras" (see commondreams.org), Mark Weisbrot correctly illustrates U... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: The United States As Nation-Buster by Edward Herman
The remarkable thing about the United States, as it has become more and more a "weapons culture" and permanent-war-making empire, is that it has clearly been busting itself as well as ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOREIGN AFFAIRS: Morales and Social Movements Confront New Challenges by Tanya Kerssen
Bolivian president Evo Morales and his political party, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), won a resounding victory in the presidential elections on December 6, 2009. The nearest challengers, Ma... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Tea Party Movement by Bill Berkowitz
It began nearly a year ago with tax day protests, as thousands rallied in cities across the country. It continued into the summer with raucous town hall meetings and gun-toting anti-Obama demonstra... More / Printer Friendly Version
EYES RIGHT: Tea Bags, Taxes, & Productive Citizens by Chip Berlet
A conundrum of right-wing populist movements like the tea bag and town hall protests is that they often mobilize in ways that undermine the economic self-interest of participants. The solution to t... More / Printer Friendly Version
ANNIVERSARY ACTIVISM: The Good Out of the Misery in Gaza by Eileen Fleming
December 27, 2009 marked the first anniversary of the beginning of "Operation Cast Lead," Israel's 22-day assault on Gaza. The attack: Killed 1,400 people; one-third were children ... More / Printer Friendly Version
LABOR NOTES: Laborers Join with Worker Centers by Tiffany Ten eyck
The Laborers Union has an ambitious goal: to organize in the largely non-union residential construction industry. To kick off the campaign the union chartered two locals on the east coast. Both are... More / Printer Friendly Version
OCCUPATIONS: Students Defy Attack on Higher Education in California by Kate Maich
Annual fees at the University of California in 1979 were $685. Thirty years later, they were $10,302 as the University of California's appointed regents, who oversee 10 campuses throughout the stat... More / Printer Friendly Version
LABOR TODAY: Should We Defend Undocumented Workers? by David Bacon
One winter morning in 1996, Border Patrol agents charged into a Los Angeles street-corner clinic where 40 day laborers had lined up to be tested for AIDS. One worker, Omar Sierra, had&nbs... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Worker Occupations & the Future Of Radical Labor by Diane Krauthamer
This interview was conducted at Professor Noam Chomsky's office at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Krauthamer: As a member of the New York IWW, I'm intereste... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: What Really Happened in Copenhagen? by Anne Petermann
When the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) "negotiations" ended in Copenhagen, a colleague from ATTAC France remarked that w... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECONOMIC POLICY: Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression by Jack Rasmus
In the depths of the economic crisis, in early 2009, ten leading economists attending the annual American Economics Association conference in San Francisco were interviewed on "PBS Newshour.&q... More / Printer Friendly Version
COVERT PROGRAM: Provincial Reconstruction Teams by Douglas Valentine
On the morning of December 31, I listened in disbelief as an NPR "terrorism" expert disingenuously explained how the suicide bombing that killed seven CIA employees in Afghanistan the day... More / Printer Friendly Version
WINESS TO WAR: Strong Enough by Craig Reinbold
I met Lisa Zepeda at an event put on by the Chicago chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). She had just spoken about the experiences that led her from the Army Reserves to the peace movem... More / Printer Friendly Version
LOOKING FORWARD: Searching for Democratic Alternatives by Various Contributors
This month's "Looking Forward" includes excerpts from articles (culled from various websites) covering the economy, ecology, education, and mental health. -- Most of the art in... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: In the Name of God and Country by Jeremy Kuzmarov
Book by Michael Fellman; 2010, Yale Univ. Press, New Haven, 288 pp. In the 1960s, in response to condemnations of black rioting in the ghettos, radical activist H. Rap Brown commented that vio... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy by Tamara Lorincz
Book by Yves Engler; 2009, Fernwood Publishing, Nova Scoatia, 294 pp. The Canadian government supplied the uranium for the atomic bombs dropped on Japan in World War II. Ottawa supported Sou... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - February 2010 by Various Contributors
Events DIVERSITY - The American Conference on Diversity is holding it's 2010 Educators' Institute, "Reaching and Teaching Immigrant Students," in cooperation with the 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: 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/.