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
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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/.