What Will It Take?
Sale of Z Videos
Criminalization of Dissent
American Civil Liberties
Gaza Boats Seized
Wasting $13 Million
What Happened to Children First?
Bruce E. Levine
The Student Debt Bubble
Nicolas J.S. Davies
The Obama Doctrine
The Power Couple
Laurence h. Shoup
Bread and Roses
The Monopoly of Manipulation
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Table of Contents - January 2012
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What Will It Take To No Longer Tolerate the Intolerable? by Lydia Sargent
I am writing this article as we prepare Volume 25 of Z Magazine. I’ve co-edited and co-produced every single issue: that’s 12 issues a year. That means each month, since 1988 I read ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Occupation Sale of Z Videos on the Economy & Social Change for $7 each! ALL WHO MATTER, a talk by Noam Chomsky _____ A lively lecture about economi... More / Printer Friendly Version
CIVIL LIBERTIES: Criminalization of Dissent And Militarism Of The Police by Bill Quigley
The Obama administration has affirmed, continued, and expanded almost all of the draconian domestic civil liberties intrusions pioneered under the Bush administration. Here are 19 examples of se... More / Printer Friendly Version
LEGAL MANEUVERS: S 1867 by American Civil Liberties
Maybe you spent the last weekend shopping for gifts, writing out holiday cards or studying for final exams. For most of America, the end of the year is a busy time. In Congress, this is a season... More / Printer Friendly Version
MIDEAST: Gaza Boats Seized, But Freedom Waves Will Continue by Ramzy Baroud
Another mission accomplished, or so it seems. Israeli navy ships managed to thwart yet another civil society “provocation” (as described by a spokesperson for the Israel Embassy in D... More / Printer Friendly Version
OPERATIONAL COSTS: Who Wasted $13 Million on Occupy Protests? by Aaron Cynic
According to an Associated Press article in the Chicago Tribune (November 23): “During the first two months of the nationwide Occupy protests, the movement that is demanding more out of th... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: Frankenstorm and Climate Change by Chris Williams
There is little doubt that freakish and unnaturally-assembled storms are a taste of what the future holds. The riptides of climate change are beginning to tear at the fabric of our biosphere as ... More / Printer Friendly Version
PHOTO ESSAY: Whatever Happened to Women and Children First? by Johnny Barber
In Kabul, the children are everywhere. You see them scrounging through trash. You see them doing manual labor in auto body shops and construction sites. They carry teapots and glasses from shop ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Impressions by Arun Gupta
Sitting in a car parked at a gas station on the outskirts of Houston, Texas, my colleague holds an audio recorder to my cell phone. At the other end of the line is Arundhati Roy, author of The G... More / Printer Friendly Version
When the World Outlawed War by Bruce E. Levine
David Swanson’s recently released book, When the World Outlawed War, tells the story of how the peace movement in the 1920s, supported by an overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens from eve... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Student Debt Bubble by Collin Harris
Alan Nasser is professor emeritus of political economy at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and co-author of the article “The Student Loan Debt Bubble.” H... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECONOMIC TIMES: Economic Predictions for 2012 by Jack Rasmus
Predicting the trajectory of the U.S. and global economy in these volatile economic times is an uncertain endeavor. But that’s the time predictions are of most value. Unfortunately, with a... More / Printer Friendly Version
SPECIAL REPORT: The Victory of Popular Resistance in Occupied Iraq by Nicolas J.S. Davies
On February 15, 2005, following the election held in January, the still unified “Anti-Occupation Patriotic Forces” met at the Umm Al-Qura mosque in Baghdad to discuss “proposal... More / Printer Friendly Version
POLITICS: The Obama Doctrine by James Petras
In response to major military and political losses as well as new opportunities, the White House is fashioning a new doctrine of imperial conquest based on intensified aerial warfare, greater ex... More / Printer Friendly Version
POLITICAL ALLIANCES: The Power Couple of California by Laurence h. Shoup
On January 20, 1980, in San Francisco, California, finance capitalist Richard C. Blum (born in 1936) and the ambitious Democratic Party politician Dianne Feinstein (born 1933) were married in a ... More / Printer Friendly Version
HISTORY HANDBOOK: Bread and Roses, 100 Years On by Andy Piascik
One hundred years ago, in the dead of a Massachusetts winter, the great Bread and Roses strike began. Accounts differ as to whether a woman striker actually held a sign that read We Want Bread a... More / Printer Friendly Version
MEDIA MATTERS: Murdoch, The Miners, and the Monopoly of Manipulation by Brendan Libertad
In a country where two out of every three newspapers in major cities are owned by Rupert Murdoch, and which possesses the unenviable mantle of the most highly concentrated media ownership in the... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK: Global Slump by David Mcnally
Beware the recovery from the downturn of 2007-2008, as tens of millions of people hang on and fall down. Their daily lives have differences and similarities. One of the former is place: the glob... More / Printer Friendly Version
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Events OCCUPY TOGETHER - Occupy Together is the unofficial hub for various occupations across the country who are in solidarity with Occupy Wall St. Over 1,000 cities and towns ... 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://painlessparkermusic.com/.
COMEDY - Political comedian Lee Camp’s new album Pepper Spray the Tears Away has been released.