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Table of Contents - June 2007
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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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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/.