FROM THE WEB
Manning & the Law
CROSSING THE LINE
Corruption in U.S.
Activism Not a Crime
War in Arizona
James Patrick Jordan
Hyatt v. UNITE-HERE
Medicare for All
Chamber & Capitalism
Savage Imperialism 4
"No Progressive Champion"
CULTURE & FILM
The Gay Oscars
Saviors and Survivors
Zaps - 03/11
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Table of Contents - March 2011
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FROM THE WEB: Net Briefs by Various Contributors
The Internet was alive this past month with emails, press releases, and articles on the "revolution" in Egypt. Here's a sampling of two written after Mubarak resigned an... More / Printer Friendly Version
WIKILEAKING: Bradley Manning and the Rule of Law by Kevin Zeese
The case of Private Bradley Manning, the whistleblower accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to WikiLeaks, raises legal issues about pre-trial detention, freedom of speech, and... More / Printer Friendly Version
NUKEWATCH: Meet the New START, Same as the Old Finish by John Laforge
Last May, the Obama administration promised $80 billion to the nuclear weapons establishment for "modernizing" the arsenal. Three large H-bomb laboratories will share about $10 billion... More / Printer Friendly Version
CROSSING THE LINE: Corruption at the Supreme Court, White House by Don Monkerud
New investigations reveal that, not only do we have Republican-appointed Supreme Court justices using their offices to promote ideological political agendas, but that they are also hiding their ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Toward a Homeland "Favorable Climate of Investment" by Edward Herman
Several decades ago, in The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism (with Noam Chomsky, 1979) and The Real Terror Network (Herman, 1982), we gave great weight to the demand for a "fav... More / Printer Friendly Version
HALLMARKS: The Tucson Shooter and the Real Fascists in Our Midst by Zoltan Grossman
When the Tucson shooter, Jared Loughner, was publicly identified, I immediately googled his name and found his now infamous video on YouTube. I was hit number 304 at the time, but soon after at ... More / Printer Friendly Version
SELF-DETERMINATION: The 50th Anniversary of Patrice Lumumba's Assassination by Carlos Martinez
Malcolm X, speaking at a rally of the Organization of Afro-American Unity in 1964, described Patrice Emery Lumumba as "the greatest black man who ever walked the African continent. He ... More / Printer Friendly Version
PEOPLE'S UPRISING: Tunisia by Ramzy Baroud
Hunger strikes were the last resort for Tunisian activists as they fought against a brutal and oppressive regime. Prior to the ousting of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali by an unprecedented people's... More / Printer Friendly Version
REFUSAL: Activism is Not a Crime by Maureen Murphy
On January 25, when I was summoned to appear before a federal grand jury in Chicago, I decided not to testify, even at the risk of being put in jail for contempt of court, because I believe that... More / Printer Friendly Version
PROTESTING: The War in Arizona by James Patrick Jordan
Southern Arizona has become a war zone. The shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others at a Tucson shopping center in January spotlighted this to the nation. Sad to say, for those ... More / Printer Friendly Version
LABOR TODAY: Hyatt Files Charges Against San Francisco Hotel Union by Carl Finamore
Within hours of the 25th anniversary of Martin Luther King's national holiday on Monday, January 17, San Francisco Grand Hyatt management called an early morning Tuesday press conference to ... More / Printer Friendly Version
ACTIVIST AWARDS: The Food Sovereignty Movement by Olga Bonfiglio
It is a basic tenet that a community's food supply should be healthy and accessible for everyone. The truth is that local communities have very little control over their food. Corporate food... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Single Payer/Medicare for All by Joan Brunwasser
Dr. Margaret Flowers is a congressional fellow of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP). I recently interviewed her for OpEdNews. BRUNWASSWER: Republican lawmakers, fres... More / Printer Friendly Version
POWER POLITICS: The U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Responds To The Crisis Of Capitalism by Laurence Shoup
Capitalists have to constantly devise ways to overcome the chronic problems of their degenerating system. One central source of these problems is the tendency for the rate of profit to fall. Ano... More / Printer Friendly Version
CAPITALIST PLANNING: Classroots by Rob Larson
In today's economy, in which the real unemployment rate is in excess of 16 percent, with over 40 percent of the unemployed out of work for half a year, it's easy to see hard times in the... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOREIGN POLICY: U.S. Savage Imperialism, Part 4 by Noam Chomsky
This series began with the December 2010 issue of Z Magazine. Parts one and two featured the text of Chomsky's talk; parts three and four are transcriptions of the Q&A that followed. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
MEDIA MATTERS: "No Progressive Champion" by Paul Street
Smart perpetrators often distance themselves from their crimes, pointing to the havoc they cause with mock disgust—as if they have nothing to do with it. Look, for example, at a remarkable... More / Printer Friendly Version
CULTURE & FILM: The Gay Oscars by Michael Bronski
There is always a buzz in the LGBT gay press when a film with gay or lesbian characters is nominated for an Oscar or even wins a Golden Globe. So it was no different this year when The Kids Are ... More / Printer Friendly Version
DOCUMENTARY: Phil Ochs by John Pietaro
Directed by Ken Bowser Documentarian Ken Bowser walked up the aisle to the front of the IFC Center in Greenwich Village for the premiere of Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune and ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK: Saviors and Survivors by Steven Fake
Book by Mahmood Mamdani; Random House, 2009, 416 pp. After a 2003 uprising by rebels was met with a brutal counter-insurgency campaign, the Darfur region of Sudan became emblematic of huma... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - March 2011 by Various Contributors
Events TOUR - The Taking It Back Tour 2011 features former Green Party vice-presidential candidate Rosa Clemente, author/activist JLove Calderon, and former Dead Pres musician ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Z Magazine Archive
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.