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Table of Contents - May 2007
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The Distored Populism of the Christian Right by Chip Berlet
B efore and after the midterm elections in 2006, our oligarchic pundocracy declared that white Christian evangelicals had abandoned “moral values” for other issu... More / Printer Friendly Version
Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Don’t Make Porn Films by Michael Bronski
T here are no second acts in American life” noted F. Scott Fitzgerald, but obviously he was wrong. Fitzgerald was writing about the idea of redemption—not, as is... More / Printer Friendly Version
Kicking Away the Ladder, Part 1 by Noam Chomsky
M y days are often full of interviews on all sorts of topics, ranging from literal threats to human survival, which are quite real, to catastrophes all over the world, some kn... More / Printer Friendly Version
Cointelpro as a Family Business by Ward Churchill
L IKE MOST THINGS, the old adage “like father, like son” takes on some very curious characteristics in the twisted and secretive netherworld of counterin- telligen... More / Printer Friendly Version
Battle of the Beagles by Site Administrator
I n case you hadn’t heard, FBI Deputy Assistant Director John Lewis has identified the number one domestic terrorist threat to the U.S. and it’s not radical Muslims. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
$100 Billion to Continue the War by Larry Everest
O n Friday, March 23 the Democrats in the House of Representatives pushed through the “U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health, and Iraq Accountability Act&rdqu... More / Printer Friendly Version
Wobbly City: An interview with Alex von Schaick by Andrej Grubacic
A lex von Schaick is a worker at Starbucks Coffee Corporation and an organizer with the IWW Starbucks Workers Union. GRUBACIC : Tell me a bit abou... More / Printer Friendly Version
Inhumanitarian Intervention by Edward Herman
O ne of the really depressing features of the Democratic political advance is that it forwards the career of Richard Holbrooke, widely thought to be the most likely Secre... More / Printer Friendly Version
War on Immigrants by Sharat g. Lin
A s the controversy over undocumented immigration mounted after the House of Representatives passed the immigration “reform” bill HR 4437 on December 16, 2005, Immigrati... More / Printer Friendly Version
New Bedford Crackdown on Undocumented Workers by Lisa Mullenneaux
I t was months in the planning and over in minutes: 600 agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) stormed a New Bedford, Massachusetts leather manufacturer in the e... More / Printer Friendly Version
Trade by Stuart Neatby
C orporate and government leaders across North America have been busy since the advent of NAFTA. Hardly satisfied with the current stranglehold of corporate globalizatio... More / Printer Friendly Version
ReadNext Poetry Squad by John Pietaro
R ap music and Hip-Hop culture grew up much as any folk form does: through the ingenuity of a people living in oppressive surroundings and creating art through economic con... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Ground Truth by Mike Reizman
F or a few tips on making a good documentary, I interviewed Patricia Foulkrod, the director/producer of The Ground Truth , which was on the short list of 15 do... More / Printer Friendly Version
Bootilicious! by Lydia Sargent
W elcome to Hotel Satire, where gals come to learn their true purpose on this earth, i.e., to service men. Take sports. Gals still seem to think that they are entitled t... More / Printer Friendly Version
Stephen Kinzer's Overthrow by Site Administrator
I n the last installment of a multi-part series, entitled “The Partisans of Ali,” NPR correspondent Mike Shuster noted, in regards to Shia and Sunni conflict i... More / Printer Friendly Version
Democrats Debate Universal Coverage by Kip Sullivan
T he U.S. has entered a new phase in its everlasting debate about how to fix the health care mess. As Drew Altman, president of the fastidiously nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foun... More / Printer Friendly Version
HIV/AIDS in Africa: Bush’s Broken Promise by Aaron Sussman
D uring his 2003 State of the Union address, President Bush proposed the AIDS Leadership Act, claiming that “this comprehensive plan will prevent seven million new AID... More / Printer Friendly Version
Trans Inclusion by Site Administrator
W hile the lives and struggles of transgender people remain largely invisible to the mainstream, trans people have long been an active part of feminist organizing and progress... More / Printer Friendly Version
Journal of the 20th Year by Z Staff
S ince 1992, the Z office has been located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a town famous for its oceanographic institutions. Z moved here from Boston in order for the ageing s... 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.
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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/.