Volume 21, Number 3
Tiffany Ten eyck
Worst Places To Be Black
Mass Destruction U.
Global Recession I
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Table of Contents - March 2008
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Zapatista Women's Encuentro by Kaya Weidman
Just after midnight on January 1, 2008, the 14th anniversary of the Zapatista uprising began and the caracol of La Garrucha was alive with celebration. We watched from the top of a refurbished scho... More / Printer Friendly Version
State of the Movement by Michael Bronski
Apparently it’s the time of the year to give talks about the State of the Union, State of the State, and State of whatever. So why not State of the Gay Movement? As someone who ha... More / Printer Friendly Version
Voices for Creative Nonviolence by Paul Abowd
Over a year after Democrats won Congress on a still un-fulfilled anti-war pledge, Chicago-based Voices for Creative Nonviolence (VCNV) was one of the many anti-war groups still calling for a tra... More / Printer Friendly Version
Turning Words Into Actions by Jason Laning
I spent most of the weekend of January 11, 2008 in jail. It was easily the most important thing I’ve done in my life. As part of the group Witness Against Torture, and in solidarity with num... More / Printer Friendly Version
Freightliner Workers Fight for their Jobs by Tiffany Ten eyck
Cleveland, North Carolina, a small town with less than 1,000 residents, is an unlikely home for an active autoworkers’ union. Freightliner LLC (now owned by Daimler) opened a truck-manufac... More / Printer Friendly Version
Crunch Time For U.S. War Resisters In Canada by Gerry Condon
Z MAGAZINE ONLINE-ONLY ARTICLE When Private Jeremy Hinzman crossed the border into Canada in January 2004, he became the first AWOL GI to seek refugee status there. The U.S. Army had denied his ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Stealth Election at the TWU by Carl Finamore
Z MAGAZINE ONLINE-ONLY ARTICLE The Transport Workers Union (TWU) was locked in a major fight for union recognition at Continental Airlines in early January 2008. Unfortunately, few noticed. This... More / Printer Friendly Version
Out of Sight Communities by Margaret Adams
Z MAGAZINE ONLINE-ONLY ARTICLE Christina Nelson and I pull off the main road into the fisheries trailer park in a small, rural town in coastal Maine. Located within walking distance of the facto... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Battle To Save New Orleans Public Housing by Michael Steinberg
Z MAGAZINE ONLINE-ONLY ARTICLE At a press conference last December 18 at New Orleans’ City Hall, Martin Suber of the Coalition To Stop Demolition explained the purpose of the fight to stop... More / Printer Friendly Version
Imperialist Democrats by David Steel
The three "Election Dissension" articles in the March issue are part of a 2008 Z Magazine series on all things electoral. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Democratic Party's Illusion of Democracy by Jeff Nall
As the Democratic Party presidential nomination race progresses, many people are getting an education on the behind-the-scenes business of electing a president and the role played by ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Another Parade Passes Me By by Carl Finamore
Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are setting records for voter turnouts in the Democratic Party primaries. Reports abound that millions are infused with hope and optimism. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Exonerating Neocon Criminals by Joshua Frank
According to FBI whistleblower Sibel Edmonds, there is a vast black market for nukes and certain U.S. officials have been supplying sensitive nuclear technology information to Turkish and Israel... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Judicial Irony by Bob Elmendorf
In an unusual judicial irony, Dr. Rafil Dhafir, a Syracuse oncologist and U.S. citizen, was convicted two years ago of breaking the Iraqi sanctions by sending aid to starving children. He is ser... More / Printer Friendly Version
2008 Ten Worst Places To Be Black by Bruce Dixon
In this year of symbolic optimism, when a black man is a leading contender in the presidential race—as well as being a leading recipient of contributions from Wall Street, big insurance, a... More / Printer Friendly Version
University of Mass Destruction by Will Parrish
Between 1946 and 1958, the United States tested 67 nuclear bombs on the Marshall Islands, a string of coral atolls in the South Pacific. The combined explosive power of these detonations—1... More / Printer Friendly Version
GodMen by Bill Berkowitz
Christian music brings in big-time money. Likewise, the release and subsequent box office successes of Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ, and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch... More / Printer Friendly Version
Sundance and The Contradictions of Independent Media by David Rosen
Park City, Utah is “hot” in mid- January, hot every mid-January as the Sundance Film Festival gets started. I’ve attended the festival, but couldn’t make it this year. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Book Reviews by Christopher Holmbäck
The Sutras of Abu Ghraib Notes from a Conscientious Objector in Iraq By Aidan Delgado 2007, Boston, Beacon Press, 228 pp. Road from ar Ramadi The Private Rebellion of S... More / Printer Friendly Version
Pakistan in Peril by David Barsamian
Fatima Bhutto published her first book, Whispers of the Desert, a collection of poetry, when she was 15. She is a graduate of Columbia and the London School of Oriental and African Studies. Her a... More / Printer Friendly Version
Neither Popular Government Nor Popular Information by Edward Herman
One of my favorite quotations, from James Madison in 1822, is that “a popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy... More / Printer Friendly Version
Agrarian Apocolypse Looms in Mexico by John Ross
At the stroke of midnight this past January 1, 100 or so farmers and day laborers from both sides of the border converged on the Cordoba Las Americas bridge that connects El Paso and Ciudad Juar... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Megachurch Juggernaut by Jeff Keilholtz
The megachurch phenomenon is four decades in the making. Unleashed in the anti-establishment cultural shift of the 1960s, the first modern ritual-less services to gain megachurch traction were h... More / Printer Friendly Version
From Global Financial Crisis to Global Recession, Part I by Jack Rasmus
Last year we witnessed the emergence of the most serious financial crisis to hit the U.S. and the greater global economy since the 1930s—a crisis that has already begun to precipitate a major... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Effect of the U,S, Occupation of Iraq by Kevin Young
Z MAGAZINE ONLINE-ONLY ARTICLE A primary stated justification for continuing the U.S.-led military occupation of Iraq is that a withdrawal of Western forces would result in a "bloodbath.&qu... More / Printer Friendly Version
Zaps - March 2008 by Various submissions
Events ACTIVIST CONFERENCE - The 11th Annual National Conference on Organized Resistance (NCOR) will be held March 7-9, 2008 in Washington, DC. This weekend of learning and discussing local ... 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/.