FROM THE WEB
Net Briefs - 06-10
Days That Shook Asia
Obama's Nuke Rhetoric
GMOs in Food
Greece & Crisis
Global War on Tribes
Zaps - 06-10
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Table of Contents - June 2010
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FROM THE WEB: Net Briefs - June 2010 by Various Contributors
Radiation ExposureFrom Nukewatch comes news of a case of racist workplace endangerment. A nuclear waste processing company in Memphis has agreed to an out-of-court settlement after being accu... More / Printer Friendly Version
FIELD NOTES: Thailand: Days That Shook Asia by Andre Vltchek
It was like a scene from a Kurasawa film—noble faces of the poor, their eyes staring to the distance. Thousands of people on the barricades in Bangkok were determined and ready to die... More / Printer Friendly Version
WAR CULTURE: Occupied Washington, DC by Stephanie Westbrook
As a visitor to our nation's capital, I cannot tell you how disconcerting it is to step off the DC Metro and find yourself face to face with an F-35 fighter jet. Where you would normally find ads f... More / Printer Friendly Version
NO NUKES: Barack Obama's Nuclear Rhetoric by Rebecca Riley
Barack Obama was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 in part for stating that America was committed to seeking a world without nuclear weapons. In his acceptance speech, he noted that one can, &quo... More / Printer Friendly Version
MANEUVERING: New Bill Does Not Fix the Health Care System by Peter Shapiro
Passage of President Obama's health care reform in late March made for great political theater. Here was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) skillfully maneuvering the bill through Congress a... More / Printer Friendly Version
MODIFYING: What Americans Can Do About Their Food by Olga Bonfiglio
You are what you eat, as the saying goes, but what if you don't know what you're eating? After spending a weekend listening to Jeffrey Smith talk about the pervasiveness of genetically-engineered (... More / Printer Friendly Version
ROUNDUPS: Immigration Fight at the AZ Corral by Greg Guma
Arizona is in the grip of anti-immigrant fever. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose popularity has been built on his tough enforcement tactics and willingness to defy the federal government, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
MARCHING: Thousands of Californians Missing From the News by Margot Pepper
César Chávez Day came and went without acknowledgment from most mainstream print media of a Chávez-inspired 365-mile march that lasted 48 days and culminated in thousands of Ca... More / Printer Friendly Version
BEYOND RESISTANCE: Greece and the Global Capitalist Crisis by Costas Panayotakis
As the global capitalist crisis continues to unfold into 2010, Greece has come to be viewed as the system's weakest link, a cautionary tale for countries around Europe and the world. The meaning of... More / Printer Friendly Version
DEMANDING JUSTICE: People's Tribunal by Deepankar Basu
Organized by a collective of civil society groups, social movements, progressive academics, social activists, and concerned citizens, the recent "Independent People's Tribunal (IPT) on Land Ac... More / Printer Friendly Version
LAWSUIT: Coca-Cola Sued for "Campaign of Violence" by Lisa Skeen
On February 25, 2010, Josè Armando Palacios and Josè Alberto Vicente Chàvez, along with their families, filed a lawsuit against the Coca-Cola Company in the Supreme Court of th... More / Printer Friendly Version
INVESTIGATIONS: New Orleans Police Corruption and Repression by Darwin BondGraham
Werner Herzog's 2009 update of Bad Lieutenant, the 1992 cop movie starring Harvey Keitel, largely follows the same plot, only shifting scenes from the Big Apple to the Big Easy. As in the original ... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: Geoengineering the Planet? by Arun Gupta
Of all the assaults humanity is inflicting on the earth, nitrogen pollution is one of the most devastating. In more than 400 coastal areas worldwide, agricultural runoff is sapping oxygen from larg... More / Printer Friendly Version
COUNTERINSURGENCY: The Global War on Tribes by Zoltan Grossman
The so-called Global War on Terror is quickly growing outside the borders of Iraq and Afghanistan into new battlegrounds in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and beyond. The Pentagon is increasin... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: The New York Times as War Mongers by Edward Herman
The New York Times is a war-mongeringnewspaper,because its government is an aggressive imperial power that makes war on a continuing basis and the Times is an establishment institution that reliabl... More / Printer Friendly Version
REEL POLITICK: The Pentagon Papers Are Public This Time by David Swanson
If a new Daniel Ellsberg were to release a new pile of Pentagon Papers exposing the lies behind the Afghanistan War or even the past few decades of misdeeds by our country in that one, the ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - June 2010 by Various Contributors
Events DISARMAMENT SUMMER - Think Outside the Bomb, a youth-led network for nuclear abolition in the U.S., is conducting a national tour, with stops in cities throughout the south and west... 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.