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Ji had: Theirs & Ours, Part 1 by David Barsamian
Tariq Ali, an internationally renowned writer, was born in Lahore in 1943. It was then a part of British-ruled India, now in Pakistan. For many years he has been based in London where he is an edit... More / Printer Friendly Version
300: A Gay Porn Movie? by Michael Bronski
Zack Snyders idiotic sword and sandal trifle 300 is notable on three accounts. The first are the relatively cool computer generated images (CGI) that make the movie look like a cross bet... More / Printer Friendly Version
Kicking Away the Ladder, Part 2 by Noam Chomsky
If you look at the state sector in the United States, your taxes have been funding growth for years. Now the funding is shifting. Pentagon funding is declining and funding for the National In... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Iran-UK Face-Off by Larry Everest
The March 23-April 4 standoff between Britain and Iran over Irans seizure of 15 British military personnel ended without a military clash, but it would be wrong to conclude that the Bush... More / Printer Friendly Version
Bob Ballots for Bush Bennett by Bob Fitrakis
Ohios Bob Ballots for Bush Bennett, an essential player in putting George W. Bush back in the White House in 2004, is no longer chair of the Cuyahoga County Board of Electio... More / Printer Friendly Version
Challenging Canadian Mining Companies by Al Gedicks
Canadian mining companies, which constitute almost 60 percent of the worlds exploration and mining companies, have made Latin America the worlds most popular resource frontier. Th... More / Printer Friendly Version
Alberto Gonzales & the Lawyers of the Third Reich by Site Administrator
As Attorney General Alberto Gonzales struggles to keep his job due to the U.S. Attorney firings scandal, many have forgotten the role he played in creating policies that are profoundly more... More / Printer Friendly Version
The U. S. Now Poses the Greatest Threat of Any Country in History by Site Administrator
My harsh title is not based on the belief that U.S. leaders are the most vicious ever, although they are amply arrogant, ruthless, and even vicious, rendered more hypocritical by the veneer o... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Secret Air Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan by Jeff Nygaard
A relentless attack from the air against Iraq and Afghanistan has been going on for years, with the United States conducting an average of 75 to 100 airstrikes in the 2 countries every day. T... More / Printer Friendly Version
School’s Out? by Ari Paul
The fight to close the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly known as the School of the Americas or SOA) at Ft. Benning in Georgia has been an uphill battle. But the... More / Printer Friendly Version
Right to the City by Site Administrator
On January 11, 2007 at the Japanese American Cultural Community Center in Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles, Gihan Perera, the executive director of the Miami Workers Center, addressed an en... More / Printer Friendly Version
Imagine A Country: Life in the new millenium by Holly Sklar
Imagine a country where one out of five children is born into poverty and wealth is being redistributed upward. Since the 1970s, the top 1 percent of households has doubled their share of the n... More / Printer Friendly Version
Blood Diamond: Double Think & Deception, Part 1 by keith harmon snow
The Hollywood film Blood Diamond depicts horrific bloodshed in West Africa spawned by the lust for diamonds. The film opens with the understatement that thousands have died and... More / Printer Friendly Version
Anyone who has had the privilege to travel or live in Bolivia has likely observed that there are at least two things that remarkable country does not lack: territory and imagination. Ben Dang... More / Printer Friendly Version
Prison Helps No One by Daniel Sturm
After more than a decade of failed attempts to abolish the death penalty in Ohio, a theater play brought the issue back to the front pages. Lucasville: The Untold Story of a Prison Uprisi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Where is the European Labor Movement? by Site Administrator
In March the European Union (EU) celebrated its 50th anniversary. The signing of the Treaty of Rome in 1957 served as the inspiration for the end of a war-torn divided Europe and the beginning ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Postage Hikes Threaten Print Media by Z Staff
Like all print mediafrom mainstream corporate conglomerates to alternative independent publishersZ Magazine has suffered declining readership and sales in the past few years. This t... 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.