PROTESTING THE PROSECUTION
Holy Land 5
FROM THE WEB
Net Briefs - 07-09
Nicolas J.S. Davies
Big Brother AT&T
Courts & Education
Socialists or Satanists?
Target Planned Parenthood
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES
A Jewish Anarchist
Tyranny of Oil
OFF THE TABLE
Z PAPERS ON VISION & STRATEGY
Z PAPERS ON VISION & STRATEGY
Gabriel matthew Schivone
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Table of Contents - July 2009
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INDIGENOUS UPRISING: Peru: Blood Flows in the Amazon by James Petras
In early June, Peruvian President Alan García, an ally of U.S. President Obama, ordered armored personnel carriers, helicopter gunships, and hundreds of heavily armed troops to assault and d... More / Printer Friendly Version
ON STRIKE!: Congress Hotel Strike by Micah Uetricht
Chicago's Magnificent Mile is the city's biggest symbol of privilege and power. Heading south on Michigan Avenue, it passes by high-end fashion boutiques, fine restaurants, and towering skyscrapers... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECO-ORGANIZING: Confronting Coal Power by Gonzalo Vizcardo
Days after it was announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had no concerns with 42 out of 48 new permits for mountaintop removal mining sites and was passing them on to the Army Cor... More / Printer Friendly Version
PROTESTING THE PROSECUTION: The Holy Land Foundation Case by Candice Bernd
As the five defendants of the Holy Land Foundation (HLF) case were being sentenced May 27 in Dallas, Texas, many members of the local Muslim community came together to rally outside the Federal bui... More / Printer Friendly Version
AD ACTIVISM: Modifying Pro-Israel Billboards by Guerrilla Advertisers
In May, ten bus shelter billboards advertising the University of California's "Study in Israel" campaign were remade into "Boycott Israel" ads and placed around Berkeley and San... More / Printer Friendly Version
FROM THE WEB: Net Briefs - July-August 2009 by Various Contributors
Peru On June 6 the International Alliance for Inhabitants (email@example.com) sent an alert regarding the humanitarian crisis in the Peruvian Amazon as a result of the... More / Printer Friendly Version
QUIDDITY: Closings by Z Staff
We were sorry to hear of the closing of the Northland Poster Collective after 30 years of "speaking art to power." Northland closed its doors for the last time at the end of June, (althou... More / Printer Friendly Version
MAGIC MONEY: Bamboozled Nation and the Power Elite by George Strauss
C. Wright Mills in The Power Elite (1956) writes: "The higher members of the military, economic, and political orders are able readily to take over one another's point of view, always in a sym... More / Printer Friendly Version
NUTHOUSE NUGGETS: John Yoo, Social Security, & Korean Threat by Edward Herman
The liberalism of the Philadelphia Inquirer has long been something of a laugh, as its leaders and editors have persistently strained their backs bending rearward to supply right-wing commentators ... More / Printer Friendly Version
APPOINTMENTS: Suspected War Criminal Leads U.S. Forces In Afghanistan by Nicolas J.S. Davies
On May 11, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced plans to install three-star Army Lieutenant General Stan McChrystal as the top U.S. and NATO commander. When, on July 22, 2006, Human Rights Wat... More / Printer Friendly Version
SURVEILLANCE: Big Brother On Folsom Street by Michael Steinberg
On May 21, Hugh D'Andrade of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)—started in 1990 to protect freedom in the electronic and digital worlds—gave an update in San Francisco abo... More / Printer Friendly Version
RIGHTS: U.S. Courts: Enemies Of Education? by David Bacon
Is there a constitutional right to education? Legal scholar and civil rights advocate Erwin Chemerinsky says there is. "There has to be a right to education in the Constitution," he decla... More / Printer Friendly Version
EYES RIGHT: Democrats & Unions: Socialists or Satanic Agents? by Chip Berlet
The headline is typical of the ultraconservative panic: "GOP condemns 'socialist' Obama, Democrats." This from the May 21 2009 edition of the Washington Times, a major daily newspaper in ... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Targeting Planned Parenthood by Bill Berkowitz
Lila Rose, a 20-year-old UCLA student, is taking on Planned Parenthood with phony stories, video equipment, and support from a host of Christian Right organizations. She's a 20-year-old U... More / Printer Friendly Version
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES: "Opposite Marriage" by Michael Bronski
One of the best indicators that a hot-button political issue has maxed out its news potential is when diversionary side-shows begin to take center stage. Enter Carrie Prejean, the former Miss Calif... More / Printer Friendly Version
SOAPBOX: The Gay Divorcée by Sukey Wolf
I'm one of those dykes who was born queer. Almost from the beginning it was clear that little Sukey was on a collision course with the feminine mystique. By the time I was three, I had earn... More / Printer Friendly Version
COMMUNITY: Art Of Palestinian Refugee Children by Lisa Mullenneaux
A children's program at Al-Jana, The Arab Resource Center for the Popular Arts in Beirut—photo from www.al-jana.org ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Gray Panthers by Eric Laursen
By Roger Sanjek; Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2009, 298 pp. The second Bush administration had just begun and the American war in the Middle East was grinding along in its dea... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: The SuperFerry Chronicles by Jessica Perry
By Koohan Paik and Jerry Mander; Hawaii: Koa Books, 2009, 319 pp. The SuperFerry Chronicles is the story of a boat fated to bare the tale of a land with two faces: a tiny hidden paradise on the ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Forty Years in the Struggle by Hans Bennett
By Chaim Leib Weinberg; translation by Naomi Cohen; edited by Robert Helms; Duluth: Litwin Books, 2008, 224 pp. The "Old City" neighborhood of Philadelphia is renowned for its many his... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: The Tyranny of Oil by Ben Terrall
By Antonia Juhasz; NYC: William Morrow, 2008, 480 pp. In responding to an attack on her book in the Washington Post, Antonia Juhasz explained, "My goal in writing The Tyranny of Oil was to ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FILM: Screenings in The "Devil's Garden" by Stefan Simanowitz
Nineteen-year-old Ibrahim Hussein Leibeit shifts his weight in obvious discomfort. The stump of his leg, blown off below the knee by a landmine on April 10, has yet to heal. "The pain is horri... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOREIGN POLICY: Turning Point? by Noam Chomsky
The Obama-Netanyahu-Abbas meetings in May, followed by Obama's speech in Cairo, have been widely interpreted as a turning point in U.S. Middle East policy, leading to consternation in some quarters... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECONOMIC POLICY: Green Shoots or Stinkweeds? by Jack Rasmus
In spring 2008, the investment bank Bear-Stearns had just been "rescued." Remaining banks were going to raise enough private capital to offset continuing losses and write-downs due to col... More / Printer Friendly Version
OFF THE TABLE: Obama's Health Plan by Roger Bybee
When it comes to cutting parasitic bankers out of the student loan business so that more students can be helped and left with a lower debt burden, President Barack Obama is trying to fulfill his go... More / Printer Friendly Version
Z PAPERS ON VISION & STRATEGY: What's Wrong with a 30-Hour Work Week? by Don Fitz
With millions of jobs lost during the first part of 2009, who is calling for a shorter work week to spread the work around? Not the Republicans. Not the Democrats. But why is there nary a peep from... More / Printer Friendly Version
Z PAPERS ON VISION & STRATEGY: Redesigning the American Dream by Dolores Hayden
Z Papers is designed to answer the question, "What do we want?" with articles on vision and strategy for social change. What follows is an excerpt from Delores Hayden's excellent book (... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: A Joyful Insurgency: Resistance Education by Gabriel matthew Schivone
This interview was conducted via telephone from Zinn's home in Auburndale, Massachusetts. Schivone: Last year was the 60th anniversary of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - July-August 2009 by Various Contributors
Events CARAVAN - During July 3-17, the 20th annual Pastors for Peace Caravan will travel across the U.S. and Canada collecting aid and educa... More / Printer Friendly Version
SPECIAL OFFER: Z's Summer DVD Sale by Z Staff
Subscribe or renew to the print edition of Z Magazine and get a FREE DVD! Plus, order additional DVDs for only $15 each ($7 off the regular price). PDF ORDER FORM HERE. Offer i... 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.