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Table of Contents - June 2005
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The Half-Baked Baker Carter Commission by David Swanson
S o Jimmy Carter and James Baker are sitting at a table and Carter starts talking about the disastrous election of 2000 in Florida—it sounds like the s... More / Printer Friendly Version
Nuclear Fundamentalism & Iran by Norman Solomon
Y ears from now, when historians look back at agenda-building for a missile attack on Iran, they should examine closely a story that took up the U.S.’s most co... More / Printer Friendly Version
Britain’s 2005 General Election by James Quinney
T he British general election of May 2005 generated much discussion, with sentiments of despair in some quarters and jubilation in others. In a flurry of hype, journ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Tell Them To Come With Fire in Their Bellies by Ellen O’shea
I n Southern Oregon in the summer of 2002, lightning set off a forest fire that stretched across the heart of the Siskiyou Wild Rivers area. This was the largest fir... More / Printer Friendly Version
Black 47 Rocks Hard Against U.S. Iraq War by Bill Nevins
L arry Kirwan despises George W. Bush’s war policy. “Our troops have been betrayed by a bunch of grasping politicians who have cast them into this morall... More / Printer Friendly Version
Opening the Arctic to Development by Jason Leopold
I t’s true that thousands of caribou and other wildlife will be displaced if Washington, DC lawmakers pass a measure to allow drilling in the Arctic National W... More / Printer Friendly Version
Finding Workplace Power by Chris Kutalik
T he recent AFL-CIO debates have generated much smoke and thunder. What’s lacking is a short- to medium-term strategy that gets at how workers and unions can t... More / Printer Friendly Version
On Corn and Culture by Michael Ives
I n Oaxaca in southern Mexico, farmers are no strangers to corn. The crop was first planted in this region some 8,000 years ago and has since nourished generations o... More / Printer Friendly Version
Bankruptcy Bill Fallout by Andy Dunn
O n April 20, more than 15 years of lobbying by the credit card industry paid off when George W. Bush signed the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. The bill will bring... More / Printer Friendly Version
Honk For Peace At Lake Merritt by Daniel Borgstrom
T here’s a lake near the edge of downtown Oakland and for over three years it’s been the centerpiece of a weekly antiwar peace walk. Every Sunday afterno... More / Printer Friendly Version
Framing Criminal Justice by By pam chamberlain & chip berlet By pam chamberlain & chip berlet
T his spring, 42-year-old convicted murderer Douglas Roberts died by lethal injection, the fifth prisoner to be put to death in Texas in as many months. High on ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Crusade for a Christian Nation by Bill Berkowitz
A lthough not nearly as well- known or flamboyant as the Rev. Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson, Dr. D. James Kennedy, who was recently inducted into the National Relig... More / Printer Friendly Version
Linder and Negroponte In Nicaragua by George h. Beres
A pril 28 held special meaning for Ben Linder’s family members in Oregon, for me, and for those at the University of Oregon who helped dedicate a campus audito... More / Printer Friendly Version
Tent State Three At Rutgers by Stephanie Basile
T he third annual Tent State University took place at Rutgers University the week of April 18, 2005. The demonstration had support from students, student groups, the... More / Printer Friendly Version
Seasonale by Eleanor J. Bader
I f you watch television, chances are you’ve seen ads for Seasonale, a new oral contraceptive that allows women to have four menstrual periods a year. The tag ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Science In A Better World by Michael Albert
S cience refers to an accumulated body of information about the components of the cosmos and to testable claims or theories about how those components interact, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
World Bank Mining Project in Guatemala by Cyril Mychalejko
O n January 11, Guatemalan President Oscar Berger spoke to a group of reporters in Guatemala City about ongoing protests against a World Bank mining project in the northern part of the country. He ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Z Magazine Archive
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: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; http://yeacamp.org/.