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International Noise Conspiracy
Z Papers On Strategy
Dan La Botz
Mark t. Harris
Rank & File
Top Lies About Iraq
Gay & Lesbian Community Notes
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Table of Contents - July 2006
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Z Sessions by Z Staff
T he purpose of this staff-generated “Journal” is to update readers on news from behind the scenes at Z’s workplace. Firs... More / Printer Friendly Version
Praise the Lord and Pass the Joystick by John Zavesky
N ever forgoing the opportunity to wage war on the evil empire of secular humanists and spread the “good word,” Christian fundamentalists rec... More / Printer Friendly Version
SOA Watch by Gloria Williams
T en years ago the Pentagon released training manuals from the School of the Americas that advocated the use of torture, extortion, and execution. Ishi F... More / Printer Friendly Version
International Noise Conspiracy Interview by Chris Spannos
O n May 20 major label recording artists and radical leftists, the International Noise Conspiracy, began their very first headlining tour across Canada. The band is from Sweden and their first stop... More / Printer Friendly Version
Reorganizing American Labor by Jack Rasmus
A t no time in the past 70 years have American workers and unions been under more direct and intense attack by corporate America. Moreover, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Environment Burns While Bush Fiddles by Don Monkerud
I n the 1960s and 1970s the electorate became concerned about the deteriorating environment and urged Congress to pass laws to protect the air, water, fo... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Nuclear Peril by David Model
T he Bulletin of Atomic Scientists set its doomsday clock to seven minutes before midnight on February 27, 2002. Despite the growin... More / Printer Friendly Version
Hip-Hop’s Betrayal of Black Women by Jennifer Mclune
K evin Powell in Notes of a HipHop Head writes, “Indeed, like rock and roll, hip-hop sometimes makes you think we men don’t like women much at al... More / Printer Friendly Version
NATO & Colombia by Cecilia Zarate-laun
O n May 16, 2006 a small article in Colombia’s largest circulation newspaper, El Tiempo , reported that the United States government was... More / Printer Friendly Version
Wildcat Miners’ Strike In Mexico by Dan La Botz
M ore than a quarter of a million miners and steelworkers walked off the job between March 1-3 in wildcat strikes at 70 companies in at least 8 states fr... More / Printer Friendly Version
Legitimizing Palestinian Bantustans by Jamal Juma
T he Occupation has a “new” scheme to ensure Palestinian rights continue to be negated and violated: the “Convergence Plan.” Offe... More / Printer Friendly Version
Sustainability in Kentucky by Mike Ives
I n the end, sustainability entails much more than merely talking the talk. Activists encountered this message time and again at the Campus Communi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Notes on the Progress of the Counterrevolution by Edward Herman
W e are in the midst of a major counterrevolution in which the governing classes of the West, taking advantage of the collapse of the Soviet Union, corpo... More / Printer Friendly Version
Immigrants Are Not the Enemy by Mark t. Harris
I grew up hearing stories about how one of my ancestors arrived on the Mayflower. I also knew my father’s family of English and Welsh immigrants we... More / Printer Friendly Version
Can Teamsters “Change To Win” With Hoffa At The Helm? by Steve Early
D uring last year’s debate about revitalizing the AFL-CIO, members of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) watched with amazement and then dismay... More / Printer Friendly Version
Top Lies About Iraq from the Bush Administration by Andy Dunn
(1) Iraq was a “grave and gathering threat” After years of pre-invasion propaganda about the threat from Iraq as “imminent,” “immediate,” “urgent,”... More / Printer Friendly Version
Women Creating by Jodi Darby
B olivian anarchofeminist Maria Galindo is one of the founding members of Mujeres Creando (Women Creating). Mujeres Creando operates a café, library... More / Printer Friendly Version
The War on Civil Liberties Continues by Jim Cornehls
T he USA PATRIOT Act was passed on October 26, 2001, with only one U.S. Senator voting against it. The House passed the Act by a 357 to 66 margin. Most S... More / Printer Friendly Version
Sanctuary & Counseling for War Resisters by Gerry Condon
O n May 15, International Conscientious Objectors Day, a delegation of concerned Californians visited the Canadian Consulate in San Francisco to appeal f... More / Printer Friendly Version
Bush Squares Off with Bolivia and Venezuela by Burbach Burbach
E arlier this year George W. Bush had some harsh words for the governments of Bolivia and Venzeuela. “Let me just put it bluntly—I’m co... More / Printer Friendly Version
Is the Gay Rights Movement Doomed to Fail? by Michael Bronski
T he gay rights movement has hit a brick wall. Yes, we have same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. Yes, the Supreme Court overturned state anti-sodomy laws.... More / Printer Friendly Version
United 93 by Colin Asher
D uring war time you need enemies, heroes, and justification—in that order. I was reminded of this triple imperative as I watched the film Un... More / Printer Friendly Version
Z Magazine Archive
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.