FROM THE WEB
Net Briefs 06-11
Buy Cable, Free Gun
Assault on Civil Liberties
SC Lets DA Off
Roots of Stonewall
Free Speech for People
Meaning of Madison
Budgets, Taxes, Classes
The Missing Story
War on the Earth
Zaps - 06/11
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Table of Contents - June 2011
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MEMORIAL: Hazel Dickens, 1935-2011 by John Pietaro
Her high, lonesome sound that touched so many could only have been born from strife and fight-back. Singer/guitarist Hazel Dickens's sound was p... More / Printer Friendly Version
FROM THE WEB: Net Briefs, June 2011 by Various Contributors
After President Obama's announcement of the assassination of Osama bin Laden and the subsequent mainstream media cheerleading of "the U.S. nailing the bastard," we received a wi... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Reflections on the U.S. Counterrevolution by Edward Herman
We are in the midst of a counterrevolution and intensifying class war. What makes its present efflorescence so striking is that it is taking place under the presidency of Barack Obama, a man ele... More / Printer Friendly Version
HEALTH CARE: Misguided Plans for Medicare and Medicaid by Margaret Flowers
Leadership in Washington recognizes the damage our soaring health care spending is doing to our entire economy. Unfortunately, although their rhetoric differs, recent budget proposals from both ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BIZARRE POLITICS: Buy Cable TV, Get a Free Gun by Don Monkerud
Guns in churches, schools, and bars. American politics are getting more bizarre and, in some cases, border on the nutty. Current politics include Republican legislatures in Texas, Arizona, Georg... More / Printer Friendly Version
SOCIAL ORDER: The Long Term Assault on Civil Liberties in America by Fred Nagel
Visiting Budapest in the early 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union, I had a chance to talk to some Hungarians about their lives during and after the Soviet occupation. I was particularly in... More / Printer Friendly Version
COURT WATCH: Supreme Court Lets District Attorney Off The Hook by Stephen Bergstein
The case before the Supreme Court asked whether a man who narrowly escaped the death penalty for a murder he did not commit could sue the Orleans Parrish District Attorney for not properly train... More / Printer Friendly Version
ANNIVERSARY: The Real Roots of Stonewall and the Gay Liberation Movement by Michael Bronski
Throughout the 1960s and until peace was declared in 1975, the Vietnam War was the backdrop that defined everything that was happening in the United States. The Eisenhower administration had sen... More / Printer Friendly Version
DEMOCRACY DEFICIT: Free Speech for Real People by Valerie Saturen
What happens to democracy when corporations are legal persons with the right to free speech? And what happens when free speech is equated with the unchecked flow of cash? In a 5 to 4 decision th... More / Printer Friendly Version
HALF LIES: Fukushima by Michael Steinberg
Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl—and now Fukushima. This latest and hopefully last nuclear disaster has struck the land first devastated by two U.S. atomic bombs. The six ... More / Printer Friendly Version
EVACUATION: Indian Point by John Raymond
More vocal on the issue than previous officeholders, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has again called for shutting down Entergy Corporation's 2 trouble plagued Indian Point nuclear reactors t... More / Printer Friendly Version
DOMESTIC POLICY: The Meaning of Madison by Paul Street
The Congressional and state elections of November 2010 were a sweeping triumph for the ever more reactionary Republicans, with regressive consequences in Washington and state capitals across the... More / Printer Friendly Version
CAPITALIST ECONOMICS: Budgets, Taxes, and Classes in America by Jack Rasmus
An economic class war between business interests and wage earners has been growing in the U.S. for at least the last three decades. It has also shifted in terms of its focus and emphasis several... More / Printer Friendly Version
UPRISINGS: The Missing Story from the Middle East by Shahin Cole
The "Arab Spring" has received great attention in the U.S. media, but one of its crucial elements has been largely overlooked: the striking role of women in the protests sweeping the A... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: War on the Earth by David Barsamian
Vandana Shiva provides an international voice for sustainable development and social justice. She's a physicist, scholar, social activist, and feminist. She is director of the Research Found... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - June 2011 by Various Contributors
Events ART EXHIBIT - The touring exhibit "New World Border" features works by more than 30 artists responding to the border wall currently being erected bet... More / Printer Friendly Version
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CUBAN 5 - From May 30 to June 5, supporters of the Cuban 5 will gather in Washington DC to raise awareness about the case and to demand a humanitarian solution that will allow the return of these men to their homeland.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
BIKES - Bikes Not Bombs is holding its 24th annual Bike- A-Thon and Green Roots Festival in Boston, MA on June 3, with several bike rides, music, exhibitors, and more.
Contact: Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-522-0222; mailbikesnotbombs.org; www.bikesnotbombs.org.
LEFT FORUM - The 2013 Left Forum will be held June 7-9, at Pace University in NYC.
Contact: 365 Fifth Avenue, CUNY Graduate Center, Sociology Dept., New York, NY 10016; http://www.leftforum.org/.
VEGAN FEST - Mad City Vegan Fest will be held in Madison, WI, June 8. The annual event features food, speakers, and exhibitors.
Contact: 122 State Street, Suite 405 B, Madison, WI 53701; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://veganfest.org/.
ADC CONFERENCE - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) holds its annual conference June 13-16 in Washington, DC, with panel discussions and workshops.
Contact: 1990 M Street, Suite 610, Washington, DC, 20036; 202-244-2990; convention @adc. org http://convention.adc.org/.
CUBA/SOCIALISM - A Cuban-North American Dialog on Socialist Renewal and Global Capitalist Crisis will be held in Havana, Cuba, June 16-30. There will be a 5-day Seminar at the University of Havana, plus visits to a co-op and educational and medical institutions.
Contact: email@example.com; http://www.globaljustice center.org/.
NETROOTS - The 8th Annual Netroots Nation conference will take place June 20-23 in San Jose, CA. The event features panels, trainings, networking, screenings, and keynotes.
Contact: 164 Robles Way, #276, Vallejo, CA 94591; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.netrootsnation.org/.
MEDIA - The 15th annual Allied Media Conference will be held June 20-23, in Detroit.
Contact: 4126 Third Street, Detroit, MI 48201; http://alliedmedia.org/.
GRASSROOTS - The United We Stand Festival will be hosted by Free & Equal, June 22 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The festival aims to reform the electoral process in the U.S.
LITERACY - The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) will hold its conference July 12-13 in Los Angeles.
Contact: 10 Laurel Hill Drive, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003; http://namle.net/conference/.
IWW - The North American Work People’s College will take place July 12-16 at Mesaba Co-op Park in northern Minnesota. The event will bring together Wobblies from across the continent to learn skills and build one big union.
PEACESTOCK - On July 13, the 11th Annual Peacestock will take place at Windbeam Farm in Hager City, WI. The event is a mixture of music, speakers, and community for peace. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace.
Contact: Bill Habedank, 1913 Grandview Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066; 651-388-7733; email@example.com; http://www. peacestockvfp.org.
LA RAZA - The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 18-19 in New Orleans, with workshops, presentations, and panel discussions.
Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office, Raul Yzaguirre Building, 1126 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-785-1670; www.nclr.org.
ACTIVIST CAMP - Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp will have sessions in July and August in Ben Lomond, CA; Portland, OR; Charlton, MA. YEA Camp is designed for activists 12-17 years old who want to make a difference.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://yeacamp.org/.