GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES
FROM THE WEB
JOURNAL OF THE 22ND YEAR
Bailout & Sellout
Heritage Fights Back
LAW & ORDER
Carlos Perez de alejo
War Without End
THEORY & PRACTICE
Campesina V Agrofuel
John e. Peck
Elections & Change
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Table of Contents - January 2009
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GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES: Prop 8: Same-Sex Marriage and Coalition Building by Michael Bronski
Prop 8 demos— photo by Ellen Shub This past election saw a series of interesting cultural clashes and collisions over... More / Printer Friendly Version
ANTI-WAR ORGANIZING: Brewing GI Joe & Jane by Isabel Mcdonald
With mounting opposition to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan among active duty soldiers, and military servicepeople experiencing unprecedented stresses as they face second, third, and fourth depl... More / Printer Friendly Version
WORKER ORGANIZING: Domestic Workers Rising Up by Elizabeth Martinez
When I had a mild stroke two years ago, some assistance was needed at home to clean, prepare dinner, and help me with my exercises. I called a Bay Area organization, Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA, ... 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 applicati... More / Printer Friendly Version
MEMORIAL: Odetta, 1930-2008 by Z Staff
Odetta Holmes was a singer, actor, songwriter, and a human rights activist, often referred to as "the voice of the Civil Rights Movement." Her musical repertoire consisted largely of Amer... More / Printer Friendly Version
FROM THE WEB: Net Briefs by Z Staff
Student Sit-in According to a press release from RadicalStudentUnion.blogspot.com, at 2:00 PM December 12, 2008 New School students—part of the Radical Student Union (RSU)—along with m... More / Printer Friendly Version
JOURNAL OF THE 22ND YEAR: Z Media Matters by Z Staff
In a January 2008 article "The Greatest Media Revolution Since Gutenberg?" Lydia Sargent wrote, "If you've kept up with the growing concern among media people about the future of p... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Bailouts & Sellouts by Edward Herman
It is amazing to see sums now running into the trillions being allocated almost entirely to substantial market players, many of whom were heavily involved in producing... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Heritage Foundation To "Fight Back" by Bill Berkowitz
In 1981 newly elected president Ronald Reagan embraced a "Mandate for Leadership," a blueprint for conservatism issued by the Heritage Foundation. Two years later, at a dinner celebrating... More / Printer Friendly Version
LAW & ORDER: A "Trojan Horse" for Recruiters by Sherwood Ross
The Pentagon has used the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act as a Trojan Horse to propagandize vulnerable teenage students, invade their privacy, harass them, and get them to enlist. Passage of the NC... More / Printer Friendly Version
LA MIGRA: Crossing State Lines and Prison Gates by Carlos Perez de alejo
Under the guise of "national security" and "public safety," the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has waged a relentless five-year assault on immigrant communities across th... More / Printer Friendly Version
LATIN AMERICA: Operation Disrupt Democracy in El Salvador by Erica Thompson
International observers have denounced recent activities of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) as des... More / Printer Friendly Version
GAZA: No Lights, No Food, No Medicines: No Change by Andrea Becker
The slow death of Gaza has picked up speed as months have gone by with only the most minimal humanitarian supplies getting through to the population—80 percent of which depends entirely on fo... More / Printer Friendly Version
EYES RIGHT: Brownshirt Anarchism, Bogus Journalism by Chip Berlet
Anarchists who suggest forming anti-government coalitions with the political right (and even fascists) represent a small phenomenon, but one that deserves exposure when it reoccurs. Many anarchists... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: War Without End by Jeremy Kuzmarov
By Michael Schwartz; 2008, Haymarket Books, 320 pp. Michael Schwartz's illuminating new book, War Without End: The Iraq War in Context, provides a comprehensive overview of the ideolog... More / Printer Friendly Version
EMPIRE BUILDING: There is No Peace Dividend by Paul Street
Here are 53 words that might help us situate President-elect Barack Obama in the world of power as it really is, not as many of us wish it to be: "As we understand it, Obama has been advised a... More / Printer Friendly Version
THE ECONOMY: Epic Recession Revisited by Jack Rasmus
Events and conditions since June 2008 have increasingly confirmed the prediction that the U.S. economy is headed toward a recession of unprecedented dimensions. Despite the several trillions of d... More / Printer Friendly Version
THEORY & PRACTICE: The End of Neoliberalism? by Damien Cahill
For the last 20 years neoliberalism has been dominant globally. Across the world, governments of the Right, and many nominally of the Left, have privatized and deregulated—opening up the st... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: Via Campesina Confronts the Global Agrofuel Industrial Complex by John e. Peck
On October 19, 2008, at the opening ceremony of the Fifth International Via Campesina Conference in Maputo, Mozambique, over 600 representatives from more than 50 countries gathered to hear a welco... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - January 2009 by Various Contributors
Events MLK DAY - The Martin Luther King Day holiday falls on Monday, January 19 this year. Peace groups are highlighting MLK's oft-overlooked anti-imperialist, antiwar activism as a way ... More / Printer Friendly Version
NEW DVD: Elections & Change by Z Staff
In this short talk in Boston on November 19, 2008, Noam Chomsky discusses the historic U.S. election results, comparing the democratic systems of Latin America (where left movements have been putti... More / Printer Friendly Version
SPECIAL OFFER DVDS: Goodbye to Bush Offer by Z Staff
During our Goodbye to Bush Sale, you can subscribe to Z Magazine for $20 and choose from more than 30 DVDs at the special price of $15 each. You must use the printable PDF form to take ad... More / Printer Friendly Version
SUBSCRIPTIONS: The "Outrageous" Gift Subscription Offer by Z Staff
Greetings from Z, It's time for our annual Outrageous Offer, which gives subscribers a chance to buy gift subs... 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/.