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Journal of the 16th Year
Eleanor J. Bader
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Table of Contents - June 2003
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Teaching the Language of the Conqueror by Bill Templer
T he new handheld electronic device known as a Phrasealator, first tried by U.S. troops in Afghanistan, is a graphic emblem of the practical ... More / Printer Friendly Version
HMO’s Invade Patient Privacy by Kip Sullivan
T hanks to the Bush administration, a new federal rule took effect on April 14 that authorizes HMOs to take medical records from clinics, hospitals, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
After the Marches by Z Staff
C overage of t he anti-war marches of early 2003 may have disappeared from the myopic mainst ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Media, Gulf War II, & The FCC by Norman Solomon
A new poll tells us that—by a two-to-one margin—Americans “use clearly positive words in their descriptions of the president.” Th... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Chick Was In the Way by Lydia Sargent
W elcome to Hotel Satire, people…and you gals. Hotel Satire is a place where gals learn to be the domestic appendages they were born to ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Wielding Weapons of Mass Persuasion by Linda Mamoun
R ecall the excitement on March 19, 2003 when U.S. and British forces launched, during prime-time television hours, their long-awaited sequel, Gulf ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Normalizing Godfatherly Aggression by Edward Herman
I t is fascinating to see how effectively the U.S. propaganda system has normalized and even put a very good face on its government’s ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Oakland Dock Protest by Paul Ginocchio
I was one of the hundreds of people who met Monday, April 7 at the Oakland Docks to peacefully picket in front of the APL shipping lines—which tran... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Politics of Gay Pulp Fiction by Michael Bronski
W hen my editor at St. Martin’s Press asked me to do an anthology of pre-Stonewall gay male fiction, it seemed like an easy deal: ho... More / Printer Friendly Version
African American Muslims by Bill Berkowitz
T he grenade attack in Iraq by an African American muslim, Sgt. Asan Akbar, that killed two and wounded several, set off a maelstrom of ri... More / Printer Friendly Version
Kurds at the Nexus of Global Politics by Jesse Benjamin
K urds once again have made a brief, if fleeting, appearance in the news. For Kurds, however, and those who follow Kurdish issues with concern, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Wildcats of Thai-Burma by Dan Beeton
F or shoppers in the U.S., the “Made in Thailand” label is becoming more common on clothes racks in shopping malls and discount ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Rise of Militant Islam by David Barsamian
A hmed Rashid is the author of the international bestseller Taliban . He is the Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia correspondent ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Abortion Access For the Poor by Eleanor J. Bader
T wenty-four hours after bombs began falling on Iraq, news of another battle at home came via email. The message stated that three women had ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Fear of Firing by David Bacon
I n a landmark opinion, Brooklyn judge, Steven Davis, a hearing officer for the National Labor Relations Board, ordered Extreme Building S... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cuba Controversy by Michael Albert
A controversy has arisen on the left in the U.S., and perhaps more widely as well, about recent events in Cuba. The Cuban government has enacted r... 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.