A CONCRETE PROPOSAL
Costly Freedom in Afghanistan
Opposition to Charter Schools
Fight for Water
Ronald j. Morgan
Health Care Crisis Will Continue
Occupying a House Auction
Race, Gender, & Occupy
Occupied Higher Ed
Unpredicatable Life of the Occupy Movement
Zuccotti Park Press
STATE OF THE U.S.
Investing in Obama
Nicolas J.S. Davies
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Table of Contents - May 2012
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Z MAGAZINE is an independent magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S. It sees the racial, gender, class, and political dimensions of personal l... More / Printer Friendly Version
A CONCRETE PROPOSAL: IOPS Goes Online! by Z Staff
The International Organization for Participatory Society (IOPS) website has gone online at www.iopsociety.org. In the first week after IOPS went online, over 1,100 people joined from 75 countrie... More / Printer Friendly Version
MEMORIAL: Adrienne Rich:1929-2012 by Various Contributors
On May 16, 1929, Adrienne Rich was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She attended Radcliffe College, graduating in 1951, and was selected by W.H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets prize for ... More / Printer Friendly Version
PREVAILING: Costly Freedom in Afghanistan: On Morbid Wars and Logic by Ramzy Baroud
The Afghans are a proud people with a long and formidable history of resistance to foreign occupation. The fact that they have always prevailed, however, should not distract from the horror they... More / Printer Friendly Version
AMICUS BRIEF: Repeal the Insurance Mandate by Kevin Zeese
The organizations It’s Our Economy and Single Payer Action, along with 50 doctors, filed an amicus brief in HHS v. Florida, to challenge the Affordable Care Act (ACA) recently considered b... More / Printer Friendly Version
LESSON PLAN: Growing Opposition to Charter Schools by Seth Sandronsky
Across the U.S., state and local tax revenues are down. This fiscal trend is hammering traditional public schools. Just ask students and their teachers coping with layoffs and larger classroom e... More / Printer Friendly Version
WATER WARS: Peru's Fight For Water by Ronald j. Morgan
Peru’s 13-year economic expansion is attributed largely to the country’s mining resources. High prices for precious metals have sent export earnings soaring and pushed growth rates t... More / Printer Friendly Version
COVERAGE: Health Care Crisis Will Continue Now Matter How the Court Rules by Various Contributors
As the Supreme Court met to pass judgment on the 2010 health care law, the nation’s largest union and professional association of registered nurses warned that health care will remain beyo... More / Printer Friendly Version
Occupying a House Auction by Daniel Borgstrom
I’d never been to a house auction before, so when I heard about a “Stop the Sale” action to save the home of two Oakland residents, I went to the Alameda County Courthouse, ent... More / Printer Friendly Version
Race, Gender, & Occupy by Jordan Flaherty
At a recent panel discussion on the Occupy movement, a left-leaning professor from New York University speculated that identity politics—the prioritizing of issues of race and gender in mo... More / Printer Friendly Version
Occupied Higher Ed by Eva Swidler
Higher education has within it two contradictory threads. On the one hand there is the tradition which views education in general (and higher education in particular) as the place where transfor... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Wonderful, Unpredictable Life of the Occupy Movement by Arun Gupta
I met Nomi on a bus in Baltimore. She was from Wisconsin and had been involved with Occupy Wall Street. She was also part of Occupy Judaism and fondly recalled the Yom Kippur services she attend... More / Printer Friendly Version
Zuccotti Park Press: A Pamphleteer's Occupation by Greg Ruggiero
Who in their right mind would start a new small press at a time when the economy is so bad, e-books are rising, and bookstores, libraries and perhaps the printed word itself are getting shoved d... More / Printer Friendly Version
POLL RESULTS: The Future of the Revolutionary Project in El Salvador by Lisa Fuller
Reading any of the mainstream newspapers in El Salvador, you’d think that the leftist Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation (FMLN) party had been soundly defeated in March’s ... More / Printer Friendly Version
STATE OF THE U.S.: The U.S. as a Broken Society by Paul Street
American foreign policy intellectuals like to cite the threat posed by “failed states” and “broken societies” abroad as justification for America’s massive military... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECONOMIC NEWS: Obama's Economy by Jack Rasmus
Since January 2009 the U.S. economy has been mired in the weakest, most lopsided recovery on record since 1947. It has limped along the past three years in an historic stop-go trajectory, during... More / Printer Friendly Version
POLITICAL PATRONAGE: Investing in Weapons, War, and Obama by Nicolas J.S. Davies
Americans who went to the polls in 2008 believing that a vote for Barack Obama was a vote for peace, now face the prospect of a presidential election in which both major party candidates will be... More / Printer Friendly Version
Lean Linear City, Capitalist Realism, and Wrecking Ball by Various Reviewers
Book Reviews Lean Linear City: Arterial Arcology By Paolo Soleri Cosanti Press, 2011, 120 pp. Review by Mike Reizman Last November, Arundhati Roy spoke to a gath... More / Printer Friendly Version
Free Listings of Events, Books, and More by Various Contributors
Events OCCUPY TOGETHER - Occupy Together is the unofficial hub for the various occupations springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St. Towns and cities worldwide ... 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/.