GMOs & Organ Damage
Edward S. Herman
Movements V. Correa
Stephen R. Shalom
Epic Recession II
Enemy at Home
Zaps - 03-10
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Table of Contents - March 2010
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FOOD POLITICS: Three Approved GMOs Linked to Organ Damage by Rady Ananda
In what is being described as the most comprehensive study of the effects of genetically modified (GM) foods on mammalian health, researchers have linked organ damage with consumption of Monsanto's... More / Printer Friendly Version
DISARMAMENT: "Four Horsemen" Call For Nuclear Weapons Surge by Darwin BondGraham
In the December edition of Z Magazine, we published a lengthy feature examining the new politics of "anti-nuclear imperialism," a rhetorical strategy of promoting nuclear disarmament in n... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Obama and the Steady Drift to the Right by Edward S. Herman
After Bill Clinton assumed office in January 1993, with promises of "putting people first," he quickly demoted "the people," putting his most intense political effort in... More / Printer Friendly Version
NEW DEADLINE: Z Media Institute 2010 by Z Staff
Z Communications Announces A SCHOOL FOR MEDIA AND POLITICS, JUNE 6-14 Z Media Institute 2010 Note: Application DEADLINE EXTENDED until MARCH 5 ! F... More / Printer Friendly Version
IN MEMORIAM: Howard Zinn (1922-2010) by Amy Goodman
The following is an excerpt from the transcript of a "Democracy Now!" tribute. AMY GOODMAN: We were reporting from the Sundance Film Festival when news came of Howard Zinn's death on Wed... More / Printer Friendly Version
LATIN AMERICA: Movements Face Off with Ecuador's President Correa by Roger Burbach
Beginning his fourth year as president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa is confronting a major challenge from some of the very social actors that propelled him into office. In an address to the co... More / Printer Friendly Version
HUMAN RIGHTS: Palestine at the Crossroads by Stephen Mccloskey
Some of my students are walking time bombs," said Reem Al-Shareef, principal of Qurtuba school in the West Bank town of Hebron. She was explaining the psychological and physical tormen... More / Printer Friendly Version
NUKEWATCH: Priest Gets "Time Served" for ICBM Protest in Colorado by John Laforge
In his December trial in Greeley, Colorado for "trespass" and "mischief" last August 6 at the site of a U.S. nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Fr.... More / Printer Friendly Version
LOOKING FORWARD: Participatory Politics by Stephen R. Shalom
Searching for Alternatives This month's "Looking Forward" features an excerpt from Stephen R. Shalom's vision of an alternative politi... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECONOMIC POLICY: Epic Recession: Prelude to Global Depression? Part II by Jack Rasmus
This is the second part of a series by Jack Rasmus on the historical context and current trajectory of the financial crisis. The first article appeared in Z Magazine's Februa... More / Printer Friendly Version
HEALTHCARE POLITICS: Pig Flu or Pig Fluke? by Niko Kyriakou
On January 26, the Council of Europe launched an investigation into whether the World Health Organization (WHO) "faked" the swine flu pandemic to boost profits for vaccine manufac... More / Printer Friendly Version
HOMELAND INSECURITY: The Enemy at Home by Paul Street
Last Christmas Eve, a Nigerian terrorist national from Yemen named Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to kill himself and 300 other passengers on a commercial airliner traveling from the Netherlan... More / Printer Friendly Version
MEDIA MATTERS: The Comcast-NBC Merger & the Future of Internet Video by David Rosen
Sometimes history offers moments of wonderful irony. The week that Comcast announced its intention to acquire a controlling interest of GE's entertainment operations, including NBC and Univ... More / Printer Friendly Version
IMPERIAL AFFAIRS: The Unipolar Moment and the Obama Era by Noam Chomsky
In thinking about international affairs, it is useful to keep in mind several principles of considerable generality and import. The first is the maxim of Thucydides: the strong do as they w... More / Printer Friendly Version
SPECIAL REPORT: Haiti: A New U.S. Occupation Disguised as Disaster Relief? by Arun Gupta
Official denials aside, the United States has embarked on a new military occupation of Haiti thinly cloaked as disaster relief. But what is the purpose of an occupation, the fourth in the past 100 ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: A World of Gangs by Jeffrey Frank
Book by John M. Hagedorn, foreword by Mike Davis; University of Minnesota Press, 2008, 179 pp. "IF YOU WANT TO RECRUIT A TERRORIST, go to the Chicago street gang," claimed Chic... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Covering for the Bosses by Roger Bybee
Book by Joseph B. Atkins, foreword by Stanley Aronowitz; University of Mississippi Press, 2008, 224 pp. THE SOUTHERN MODEL OF LOW WAGES and harsh anti-union labor relations, supplemented... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - March 2010 by Various Contributors
Events THEATER - The Bread & Puppet: Cheap Art & Political Theater is doing a tour of the Midwest in March and is still looking to fill open dates. Check the current schedule and/o... 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: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; http://yeacamp.org/.