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Table of Contents - July 2007
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Manufacturing Conscription by Site Administrator
Of all the slogans used to stifle opposition to Americas aggressive foreign policy, the most infamous is Support Our Troops. After dispatching its massive force acr... More / Printer Friendly Version
Michael Moores SiCKO by Site Administrator
It seems as though the Bush administration is bowling for Michael Moores head. Hopefully, theyll throw a gutter ball. The U.S. Treasury Department announced in May tha... More / Printer Friendly Version
An interview with Tariq Ali by Site Administrator
Tariq Ali, an internationally renowned writer, was born in Lahore in 1943. It was then a part of British-ruled India, now in Pakistan. For many years he has been based in London w... More / Printer Friendly Version
Hunger Strike at Harvard by Site Administrator
For nine days, from May 3, when 11 students initiated a hunger strike as part of their Stand for Security Campaign, until May 11, when the 9 remaining strikers received bowls of soup... More / Printer Friendly Version
Winning Queer Culture Wars by Michael Bronski
Having just come back from the 2007 Z Media Institute where I taught classes on Queer Theory, Queer Organizing, and Pop Culture, I am reminded of how much of progressive politics hap... More / Printer Friendly Version
OPERATION PEACE INSTITUTE by Site Administrator
To help commemorate Z Magazine?s 20th year of publication, we are running a series featuring memorable articles from the past. In this issue, we are featuring ?Operation Peace Institute? by Sarah D... More / Printer Friendly Version
An Interview with Danny Glover by John Esther
Known liberal political activist Danny Glover has 89 acting credits to his name. From his debut in Escape from Alcatraz (1979) and his television work throughout the 1980s, Glover fi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Solidarity with the Raytheon Nine by Shaun Harkin
Raytheon Company, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, is a leading U.S. military contractor. With annual revenues of over $20 billion, 90 percent from defense contracts, Raytheon is ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Radio Caracas TV loses its license by Paul Haste
Venezuela took an important step towards democratizing its media on May 28 when a billion dollar media corporation lost its television broadcast license to those who almost nev... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Struggle for Fair and Just Food by Chris Heneghan
For the past 15 years the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), a community-based worker organization consisting of Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrants who work low-wage agr... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Hariri Special Court vs the Imminent U.S. Attack on Iran by Edward Herman
U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khali- lzad, responding to the UN Security Council vote to set up a special court to prosecute the killing of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri two y... More / Printer Friendly Version
From State House to Court House by Site Administrator
At the end of April state legislators in Missouri effectively defeated a constitutional amendment to make English the states official language. The proposed amendment, House Jo... More / Printer Friendly Version
Renaissance 2010: From the Front Lines by Site Administrator
Why are unions important? This is the question that Jackson Potter and Albert Ramirez, two Chicago Public School teachers, explore in their independently produced documentary on Chic... More / Printer Friendly Version
Miami Impeachment Protest by Jeff Nall
On Saturday April 28, 2007, 1,500 Miami Dade College students participated in a graduation ceremony featuring guest speaker President Bush. Despite the Miami Heralds prediction... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Right To Food by Dan Read
Eric Montanez could hardly be considered a criminal. As a volunteer with Food not Bombs (FNB), Montanez worked distributing food to the homeless in his native Orlando, Florida. Ju... More / Printer Friendly Version
U.S. atomic bomb test unreported by Site Administrator
Its around 11:00 AM on August 30, 2006. Im in Hiroshima, Japan. Inside the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, I see a gaggle of media people with TV cameras filming and the... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cheap Motels and a Hotplate: An Economist's Travelogue by Michael D. Yates by Seth Sandronsky
Can an academic engage readers in a book about a 60-month road trip across the United States? Yes, when the author has a grassroots tilt on work, inequality, and ecology. In Cheap Mo... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Arivaca Connection & Homeland Security by Marc Sapir
On May 15 an overflow crowd pressed into the community center of Arivaca, an isolated Sonoran desert town 13 miles north of the Mexico-Arizona border. Over 100 peoplemost of th... More / Printer Friendly Version
Challenging Monsantos Monopoly by Hope Shand
Monsanto, the biotech giant, has elicited public protest across the world. In early May, however, a drawn-out battle against Monsantos entrenched corporate monopoly came to ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The American Enterprise Institute vs the Council on Foreign Relations by Laurence h. Shoup
There is an important debate now in progress between key sectors of the American ruling class over imperial strategy and tactics in Iraq and Iran, the outcome of which could have mom... More / Printer Friendly Version
Mining the Apocalypse by keith harmon snow
Over the past 50 years, top Israeli and Belgian diamond dealers have perpetrated conflict and injustice in Africa, fueled by and for diamonds. According to a report by the American J... More / Printer Friendly Version
Mavis Staples Returns to Her Roots by John Zavesky
Forty-two years after she participated in the watershed civil rights march in Selma, Alabama, Mavis Staples came to Los Angeles, where she was honored by the NAACP and given their... 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.