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Table of Contents - June 2009
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LABOR ORGANIZING: A Battle for Labor's Future by Dan Clawson
At the 1935 AFL convention, John L. Lewis of the Miners punched Big Bill Hutcheson of the Carpenters, a fight that marked the formation of the CIO and its split from the AFL. Today a similar fight ... More / Printer Friendly Version
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES: Stonewall: Requiem for a Riot by Michael Bronski
It was a just another hot city night in late June. The streets of Greenwich Village were filled with cruising queens, displaced street youth, drug dealers, and musicians trying to gather a small au... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOOD SYSTEMS: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice by Olga Bonfiglio
I want to be an urban farmer," said Tom Howe, 19, a first-year student at Wayne State University (WSU). "I want to start a community garden in some kind of ecovillage with farmers and che... More / Printer Friendly Version
PEACE & JUSTICE: Protesting Militarism Under the Obama Administration by Jeff Nall
On Saturday, March 21, 2009 the U.S. anti-war movement held its second national mobilization against U.S. militarism since Obama's inauguration. Marking the 6th Anniversary of the Iraq war, about 1... More / Printer Friendly Version
FROM THE WEB: Net Briefs - June 2009 by Various Contributors
Single Payer Protest David Swanson (afterdowningstreet.org) sent news of a May demonstration at a California State Finance Committee meeting on healthcare. When the chair, Max Baucus, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Corporate Reform in an Age of Intensified Class Warfare by Edward Herman
In a system where corporations are central in economic activity, economic crises have always and necessarily produced plans and programs of renovation and improvement designed to make corporation... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Sarah Palin & Divine Agents by Bill Berkowitz
During the presidential campaign, the religious convictions of the candidates frequently dominated the headlines. However, unlike stories about whether Barack Obama was really a Muslim masq... More / Printer Friendly Version
EYES RIGHT: Reed Larson and the National Right to Work Committee by Chip Berlet
The National Right to Work Committee (NRTWC) is a major player in the effort to block the pro-union "Card Check" legislation officially called the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA).... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Stanford in Turmoil by Darwin BondGraham
By Richard Lyman; Stanford University Press, 2009, 248 pp. During the Clinton era, many politically engaged students identified themselves as "activists" and sought policy reforms, o... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Mexico Unconquered by John Gibler
By John Gibler; City Lights Publishers, 2009, 356 pp. Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, calls Mexico home, as do millions of impoverished citizens. From Spanish colonization t... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Labor Law for the Rank and Filer by Michael McGehee
By Staughton Lynd and Daniel Gross; PM Press, 2008, 110 pp. Staughton Lynd was a professor at Spelman College where he helped organize activities with SNCC's Freedom Schools and later went on ... More / Printer Friendly Version
HISTORICAL AMNESIA: The Torture Memos by Noam Chomsky
The torture memos released by the White House in April elicited shock, indignation, and surprise. The shock and indignation are understandable—particularly the testimony in the Senate... More / Printer Friendly Version
LABOR TODAY: Is Labor Prepared to Fight? by Roger Bybee
Plant closings across the U.S. in recent decades have dramatically re-shaped America's economic and physical landscape. A new wave of shutdowns has gathered force since the Wall Street meltdown and... More / Printer Friendly Version
SCHOLARSHIP: The Dark Side of Online Journals by Lisa Richmond
College & Research Libraries—perhaps the most eminent journal addressing academic library issues in the United States—recently published an article that offers a clear and f... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Interview With Jack Rasmus by Ui Newsletter
Jack Rasmus is professor of economics at St. Mary's College and Santa Clara University in Northern California. He is a member of the newly formed National Steering Committee of the Workers Emergenc... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: A Conversation with Bill Ayers by Jeff Gore
Bill Ayers, former 1960s radical and now a professor of education, became a household name after last year's presidential campaign. Less than a month before Election Day, he was clumsily re... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Costas Gavras Talks About Z, 40 Years Later by John Esther
A riveting action thriller about political assassination at the highest levels, this year marks the 40th anniversary of Z. Not the magazine in front of you, but the Academy Award-winning 1969 film ... More / Printer Friendly Version
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FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - June 2009 by Various Contributors
Events CHICANA/O ART - The opening reception for the Chicana/o Biennial Exhibition is scheduled for June 5 in San Jose, California. The exhibition will run through August 8. &nb... More / Printer Friendly Version
Z VIDEO PRODUCTIONS: New Z DVDs for June 2009 by Z Staff
Z Video Productions has four new DVDs this month. Click here for a printable PDF order form, which you can print out and send back to us. More info, and links to the online store pages where you... 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/.