Volume 21, Number 1
2007 Anti-War Protests
Readers & writers
Left Electoral Campaign
Venezuela Referendum Lessons
Darfur PR Scam?
Homegrown Terrorism Act Factsheet
Center for constitutional rights
Wisconsin books to prisoners
Review: "The Bubble"
Words of Choice
Eleanor J. Bader
We Own The World
Largely About Oil
Trade & Ghana
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Table of Contents - January 2008
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Overview of Last Three National Anti-War Protests by Jeff Nall
This year, five poignant and increasingly radical national protests have taken place, dating back to January 27, 2007 when nearly half a million people occupied Washington, DC. Despite the ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Birthday Messages by Readers & writers
I wish a Happy 20th Birthday to Z and its entire team. This forum has been a great vehicle in apprising people of the recent happenings... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Greatest Media Revolution Since Gutenberg? by Lydia Sargent
Let me introduce myself: I was one of the co-founders, in 1977 of the South End Press book publishing collective. After working at SEP for many years, in 1988 I co-founded, with Michael Alb... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Left Electoral Campaign by Michael Albert
This is the final entry in our Twentieth Anniversary series featuring past articles from Z. Michael Albert’s 1992 column envisionin... More / Printer Friendly Version
Lessons from Venezuela's Constitutional Referendum by Josh Lerner
On December 2, Venezuelan voters narrowly rejected 69 proposed changes to their constitution. Contrary to some reports, this does not mean that Chávez has been “defeated”... More / Printer Friendly Version
The star-studded hue and cry to Save Darfur and “stop the genocide” has gained enormous traction in U.S. media along with bipartisan support in Congress and the White House. But the Con... More / Printer Friendly Version
Transforming Culture One Blockbuster At A Time by Bill Berkowitz
Named the nation’s “greediest executive” by Fortune magazine in 1999 and recently identified by Beliefnet as the tenth most powerful Christian in Hollywood, Philip Anschu... More / Printer Friendly Version
HR 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 by Center for constitutional rights
HR 1955 calls for a Commission that will “examine and report upon the facts and causes” of so called violent radicalism and extremist ideology, then make legislative recommendat... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Prison Quiz Challenge by Wisconsin books to prisoners
1. Approximately how many prisoners are there in the world? a. 400,000 b. 800,000 c. 9,000,000 d. 17,000,000 2. Approxi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Eytan Fox and "The Bubble" by Michael Bronski
The complications of the ongoing Mideast crisis are generally worse than before and political commentary and analysis are in a dismal state. So maybe what we need now is a gay sex comedy or... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cindy Cooper and "Words of Choice" by Eleanor J. Bader
Words of Choice doesn’t literally hit readers upside the head to shake some sense into them, but it comes close. Based on Cindy Cooper’s long-running play of the same name, the fi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Review: "Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth" by Gregg Mosson
Adrienne Rich’s book Telephone Ringing in the Labyrinth is the latest dispatch from a great American poet who struggles to write moving human speech and penetrating thought in a dehuman... More / Printer Friendly Version
Review: "Poetry as Insurgent Art" by James Seckington
In the age of iPods, text messages, and YouTube, it is difficult to imagine poetry as a serious cultural and political force. Poetry, a once fertile field that nurtured dissent, confrontation... More / Printer Friendly Version
John Hammond: Living The American Blues by Bill Nevins
John Hammond’s long career—31 albums, a Grammy, and hundreds of performances—ranges from the coffeehouses of the 1960s to grand concert halls to the joyful “endless to... More / Printer Friendly Version
We Own The World by Noam Chomsky
You all know, of course, there was an election—what is called “an election” in the United States—last November. There was really one issue in the election, what to do about ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Annapolis War Preparation Conference by Edward Herman
The Annapolis Conference of November 27, 2007, has been featured as a “peace conference” called to help bring about a peaceful resolution to the Israel-Palestine conflict. But this is a... More / Printer Friendly Version
Largely About Oil by Paul Street
The White House got it right when they initially gave their immoral incursion the acronym OIL (for Operation Iraqi Liberation), rapidly dropped for OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom) because it ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Global Warming and the Struggle for Justice by Brian Tokar
If 2006 was the year that the “inconvenient truth” of global climate disruption made its way into the popular consciousness—and sparked a huge new wave of green products and... More / Printer Friendly Version
Economic Emancipation: Ghana, Africa, the World by Chris Benjamin
In April of this year many Western news junkies were shocked to learn that the southern African nation of Zambia had been ordered by a British High Court judge to pay between $10 and $20 million to... More / Printer Friendly Version
ZAPS - January 2008 by Various submissions
Events MLK DAY - The Martin Luther King Day holiday falls on Monday, January 21 this year. Diverse events are planned across the country, from volunteering in Memphis to a non-violent... 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://yeacamp.org/.