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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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HUMAN RIGHTS - The U.S. Human Rights Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the Advancing Human Rights 2013 Conference, December 6-8, in Atlanta, GA.
Contact: 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30312; firstname.lastname@example.org; http:// www.ushrnetwork.org/.
AFRICAN/SOCIALIST - The Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA will be held December 7-11, in St. Petersburg, FL.
Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727- 821-6620; info@aps puhuru.org; http://asiuhuru.org/.
SCHOOLS - The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) will host a workshop on the DSC “Model Code on Education and Dignity: Presenting A Human Rights Framework for Schools” at the Mid-Hudson Region NY State Leadership Summit on School Justice Partnerships, December 11 in White Plains, NY.
Contact: http://www.dignityin schools.org/.
ANARCHIST/BOOKFAIR - The Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair will be held December 14, in Eureka, CA.
Contact: humboldtgrassroots @riseup.net; http://humbold tanarchist bookfair.wordpress. com/.
CLIMATE - The World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities is hosting a follow-up event to the 2012 Rio de Janeiro symposium. The gathering will be held in Qatar on January 28-30, 2014.
Contact: http://environment.tufts. edu/.
LABOR - The United Association for Labor Education (UALE) will host Organizing for Power: A New Labor Movement for the New Working Class in Los Angeles, March 26-29. Proposals are due December 15.
Contact: LAWCHA, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), Box 90719, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0719;lawcha @duke. edu; http://lawcha.org/.
MEDIA FELLOWSHIP - The Media Mobilizing Project is seeking applicants for the first annual Movement Media Fellowship Program. The Fellow will work with MMP to produce the spring season of Media Mobilizing Project TV. MMPTV is a news and talk show that tells the stories of local communities organizing to win human rights and build a movement to end poverty.
Contact: 4233 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-821- 9632; milena@media mobilizing.org; http://www.media mobilizing.org/.
RACE - The 7th Facing Race: A National Conference will be held in Dallas, TX November 13-15, 2014. Organizers, educators, artists, funders and everyone interested in racial equity is invited to exchange best practices and learn about innovative models and successful organizing initiatives. Proposals must be submitted by January 24, 2014.
Contact: Race Forward, 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10004; 212-513-7925; media @raceforward.org; http://race forward.org/.
VETERANS - They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars - The Untold Story, by Ann Jones, is about the journey of veterans from the moment of being wounded in rural Afghanistan to their return home.
Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583-7884; http://www.haymarketbooks.org/.
LIBYA - Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three-Decade U.S. Campaign to Terminate the Qaddafi Revolution, by Francis A. Boyle, is a history and critique of American foreign policy from Reagan to Obama.
Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GE 30305; 404-647-6501; email@example.com; http://www. claritypress.com/.
CHILDREN - Fannie and Freddie by Becky Z. Dernbach is about two bumbling villains who gamble away the savings of the people of Homeville.
Contact: fannieandfreddiebook @gmail.com; http://fannieand freddie.org/.
PROTEST/COMIC - Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among English Speaking Peoples, by Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson is a graphic narrative that explains how people have fought against oppression.
Contact: Seven Stories Press, 140 Watts Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-226-8760; info@ sevenstories.com; http://www. sevenstories.com.
CHILDREN - Brave Girl by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet is the true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.
Contact: http://www.harpercollins childrens.com/Kids/.
FESTIVAL - The 2014 Queer Women of Color Film Festival will be held June 13-15 in San Francisco. The festival is currently accepting submissions until December 31.
Contact: QWOCMAP, 59 Cook Street, San Francisco, CA 94118-3310; 415-752-0868; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.qwocmap.org/.
IRAQ/REFUGEES - Ten years after the U.S.-led war in Iraq, thousands of displaced Iraqi refugees are still facing a crisis in the United States. The Lost Dream follows Nazar and Salam who had to flee Iraq in order to avoid threats by Al- Qaeda-affiliated groups and Iraqi insurgents that consider them “traitors” for supporting U.S. forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Contact: Typecast Films, 888- 591-3456; info@type castfilms. com; http://type castfilms.com/.
HUMAN RIGHTS - Lyrical Revolt! III will be held December 4 in Syracuse, NY. The event will feature hip-hop musician Anhel whose album Young, Gifted, and Brown was just released. The event is sponsored by ANSWER Syracuse, Liberation News, and SyracuseHip Hop.com. Performers and artists are encouraged to send submissions.
Contact: email@example.com; http://www.answercoalition.org/syracuse/.
FOLK - Musician Painless Parker has released his album Music for miscreants, malcontents and misanthropes featuring “Fuck Yeah, the Working Class.”
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://painlessparkermusic.com/.
COMEDY - Political comedian Lee Camp’s new album Pepper Spray the Tears Away has been released.