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Freeport - McMoran Mining Corporate â€¦
Jenna e. Ziman
One Minute You're Changing Diapers, â€¦
The Asian Crises and U.S. â€¦
title("Washington's Role in Colombian Repression")
Senate Hearings Missed the Real â€¦
Rob richie and steven Hill
The Human Rights Charade
Editorial: Media Madness
Welfare Rights Redux
Christopher d. Cook
Slippin' & Slidin'
MAQUILADORA WORKERS ELECT THEIR FIRST â€¦
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Freeport - McMoran Mining Corporate Greed by Jenna e. Ziman
There is a U.S. multinational corporation on the loose that watchdog organizations are keeping a close eye on. The company is a picture perfect example of a multinational company that knows... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Crucible of American Indian Identity by Ward Churchill
Churchill Among the most vexed and divisive issues afflicting Native North America at the dawn of the twenty-first century are the questions of who it is who has a legitimate... More / Printer Friendly Version
One Minute You're Changing Diapers, The Next Minute You're Committing Civil Disobedience by Lydia Sargent
For our tenth birthday, Z will begin an ongoing series of articles called "Being Left." Activists will talk personally about what made them political, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Asian Crises and U.S. Hegemony by James Petras
A framework for understanding of the rise and demise of Asian capitalism requires a look at the larger historical context and the role of imperial politics. The "Asian Ti... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Progressive Approach to Caring for Children and Community by Cynthia Peters
Peters Feministsparticularly white liberal feministshave long considered quality day care to be a key factor in our ability to balance work and family life. Now, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Newspeak by Wayne Grytting
corporations, their work is inevitably compromised. Just the opposite was demonstrated by attorney Gary Reback at a conference on Microsoft sponsored by Ralph Nader. Recently the Gates mono... More / Printer Friendly Version
Tokyo Conference by Rick Mercier
More than 650 people from 20 countries and 40 activist groups gathered in Tokyo in early November for the International Conference on Violence Against Women in War and Armed Confl... More / Printer Friendly Version
title("Washington's Role in Colombian Repression") by Matthew Knoester
Knoester Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian born 1982 Nobel Prize winner in literature, almost single-handedly changed the way Latin American literature is read around the wo... More / Printer Friendly Version
Senate Hearings Missed the Real Problem by Rob richie and steven Hill
Steven Hill After 32 days of hearings and expenditures of $2.6 million, the closing gavel has finally sounded on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committees investigation o... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Human Rights Charade by Edward Herman
The business of America is business The Chinese market is huge and its increasing openness to foreign business has caused a global "gold rush" from which U.S. busines... More / Printer Friendly Version
Exception to the Rulers, III by Amy Goodman
Two weeks after the 1991 massacre, the Indonesian military held two news conferences in Jakarta and announced that Allan and I were banned from returning to Indonesia or East ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Editorial: Media Madness by Z Staff
compared to one standard or another that some of us may have, is, nonetheless, a vast improvement over mainstream media. The reason is that mainstream media is motivated both by private pro... More / Printer Friendly Version
Welfare Rights Redux by Christopher d. Cook
Christopher D. Cook Radicalized by welfare "reforms" that are eliminating aid for millions of families and forcing many into hazardous, low-wage workfare jobs, unions ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Talking with Greg Brown by Sandy Carter
of albums on his own Red House label, The Iowa Waltz (1983) and 44 & 66 (1984), which eventually led to frequent appearances on Garrison Keillor's National Public Radio program, A Prair... More / Printer Friendly Version
Boogie Nights by Michael Bronski
There is so much to like and admire about Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights that small qualms or reservations seem petty. The tone -- and the plot -- of the movie is summed... More / Printer Friendly Version
MAQUILADORA WORKERS ELECT THEIR FIRST INDEPENDENT UNION by David Bacon
TIJUANA, BAJA CALIFORNIA (11/25/97) -- Beating off a last-minute attempt to destabilize the election process, employees of the Tijuana factory of Han Young de Mexico on October 6... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Stickiness Problem by Michael Albert
Toward the end of last Summer I spoke at a National Green gathering about "movement building." My initial idea was to discuss the progressive and left communitys outreac... More / Printer Friendly Version
Activism On and Off the Reservation by David Barsamian
pretty much linked to the rest of it. I had the benefit of presenting the research I had done to the UN. Then I asked if I could go and work in these communities that were impacted. So I b... More / Printer Friendly Version
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HUMAN RIGHTS - The U.S. Human Rights Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the Advancing Human Rights 2013 Conference, December 6-8, in Atlanta, GA.
Contact: 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30312; email@example.com; http:// www.ushrnetwork.org/.
AFRICAN/SOCIALIST - The Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA will be held December 7-11, in St. Petersburg, FL.
Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727- 821-6620; info@aps puhuru.org; http://asiuhuru.org/.
SCHOOLS - The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) will host a workshop on the DSC “Model Code on Education and Dignity: Presenting A Human Rights Framework for Schools” at the Mid-Hudson Region NY State Leadership Summit on School Justice Partnerships, December 11 in White Plains, NY.
Contact: http://www.dignityin schools.org/.
ANARCHIST/BOOKFAIR - The Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair will be held December 14, in Eureka, CA.
Contact: humboldtgrassroots @riseup.net; http://humbold tanarchist bookfair.wordpress. com/.
CLIMATE - The World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities is hosting a follow-up event to the 2012 Rio de Janeiro symposium. The gathering will be held in Qatar on January 28-30, 2014.
Contact: http://environment.tufts. edu/.
LABOR - The United Association for Labor Education (UALE) will host Organizing for Power: A New Labor Movement for the New Working Class in Los Angeles, March 26-29. Proposals are due December 15.
Contact: LAWCHA, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), Box 90719, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0719;lawcha @duke. edu; http://lawcha.org/.
MEDIA FELLOWSHIP - The Media Mobilizing Project is seeking applicants for the first annual Movement Media Fellowship Program. The Fellow will work with MMP to produce the spring season of Media Mobilizing Project TV. MMPTV is a news and talk show that tells the stories of local communities organizing to win human rights and build a movement to end poverty.
Contact: 4233 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-821- 9632; milena@media mobilizing.org; http://www.media mobilizing.org/.
RACE - The 7th Facing Race: A National Conference will be held in Dallas, TX November 13-15, 2014. Organizers, educators, artists, funders and everyone interested in racial equity is invited to exchange best practices and learn about innovative models and successful organizing initiatives. Proposals must be submitted by January 24, 2014.
Contact: Race Forward, 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10004; 212-513-7925; media @raceforward.org; http://race forward.org/.
VETERANS - They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars - The Untold Story, by Ann Jones, is about the journey of veterans from the moment of being wounded in rural Afghanistan to their return home.
Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583-7884; http://www.haymarketbooks.org/.
LIBYA - Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three-Decade U.S. Campaign to Terminate the Qaddafi Revolution, by Francis A. Boyle, is a history and critique of American foreign policy from Reagan to Obama.
Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GE 30305; 404-647-6501; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www. claritypress.com/.
CHILDREN - Fannie and Freddie by Becky Z. Dernbach is about two bumbling villains who gamble away the savings of the people of Homeville.
Contact: fannieandfreddiebook @gmail.com; http://fannieand freddie.org/.
PROTEST/COMIC - Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among English Speaking Peoples, by Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson is a graphic narrative that explains how people have fought against oppression.
Contact: Seven Stories Press, 140 Watts Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-226-8760; info@ sevenstories.com; http://www. sevenstories.com.
CHILDREN - Brave Girl by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet is the true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.
Contact: http://www.harpercollins childrens.com/Kids/.
FESTIVAL - The 2014 Queer Women of Color Film Festival will be held June 13-15 in San Francisco. The festival is currently accepting submissions until December 31.
Contact: QWOCMAP, 59 Cook Street, San Francisco, CA 94118-3310; 415-752-0868; email@example.com; http://www.qwocmap.org/.
IRAQ/REFUGEES - Ten years after the U.S.-led war in Iraq, thousands of displaced Iraqi refugees are still facing a crisis in the United States. The Lost Dream follows Nazar and Salam who had to flee Iraq in order to avoid threats by Al- Qaeda-affiliated groups and Iraqi insurgents that consider them “traitors” for supporting U.S. forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Contact: Typecast Films, 888- 591-3456; info@type castfilms. com; http://type castfilms.com/.
HUMAN RIGHTS - Lyrical Revolt! III will be held December 4 in Syracuse, NY. The event will feature hip-hop musician Anhel whose album Young, Gifted, and Brown was just released. The event is sponsored by ANSWER Syracuse, Liberation News, and SyracuseHip Hop.com. Performers and artists are encouraged to send submissions.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.answercoalition.org/syracuse/.
FOLK - Musician Painless Parker has released his album Music for miscreants, malcontents and misanthropes featuring “Fuck Yeah, the Working Class.”
Contact: email@example.com; http://painlessparkermusic.com/.
COMEDY - Political comedian Lee Camp’s new album Pepper Spray the Tears Away has been released.