Volume 21, Number 5
March of the Dead
Direct Action Changes
Winter Soldier Rules of Engagement
Gabriel San román
If the Left Debated the Campaign Issues
Radar, Star Wars, & the Czech Republic
A Dutch Letterbox
"Good News," Iraq & Beyond, Part II
Roberto j. González
Karen Nadder Lago
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The March of the Dead by Kevin Young
Protesters leaving Arlington Cemetery, crossing Memorial Bridge—photo from IsisImagery.com ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Five Years Later, Direct Action Has Changed by Jessica Bell
On March 15, 2008, Direct Action To Stop The War (DASW) organized a rally and action at the Chevron Richmond Refinery to kickstart a series of nationwide protests to mark the fifth anniversar... More / Printer Friendly Version
Winter Soldier Rules of Engagement by Erin Thompson
On March 14 President George W. Bush spoke from the White House to U.S. soldiers during a video conference about their deployment in Afghanistan. "I'm a little envious. If I were slightl... More / Printer Friendly Version
Helter Smelter by Gabriel San román
Protesters rally at ASARCO in El Paso, Sept. 2007—photo by Robert Ardovino, gettheleadout.net Despite ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Anti-Uribe Protest by James Brittain
Massive demonstration on March 6 in Bogotá, Colombia—photo from colombia.indymedia.org ... More / Printer Friendly Version
What Do You Know About Iraq? by Peter Lems
It takes a commitment to understand the ongoing impact of the war and occupation in Iraq. Here is a test you can take to measure how well you have kept up with events. 1) Ho... More / Printer Friendly Version
If the Left Debated the Campaign Issues by Lydia Sargent
-- ELECTION DISSENSION -- "Election Dissension" is part of a Z Magazine series on all things electoral. We welcome your contributions to... More / Printer Friendly Version
Chastity Science Still an Oxymoron by Steve Yoder
Science has not been kind to the Bush administration's abstinence-until-marriage programs in the last 12 months. Three large-scale studies in 2007 found that federally funded chastity promoti... More / Printer Friendly Version
Future Unclear for Faith-Based Initiatives by Bill Berkowitz
The seventh anniversary of President George W. Bush's Faith Based Initiative passed quietly. Interestingly, as Sarah Pulliam reported for Christianity Today, candidates John McCain, Hillary... More / Printer Friendly Version
Radar, Star Wars, & the Czech Republic by Andre Vltchek
On March 1 the Czech Republic experienced the wrath of extra- tropical cyclone Emma passing through its territory at almost 180 kilometers per hour, disrupting infrastructure, killing two ... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Dutch Letterbox Could Cost Bolivia a Fortune by Oliver Shykles
The Netherlands has long been established as a place to do business and as more and more companies are finding out, all you need to do business there is little more than a letterbox. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Hollywood Comes to Blows with Upton Sinclair by David Bacon
I was disappointed that Daniel Day- Lewis won an Oscar for There Will Be Blood, not because he's not a great actor (he is), but because the movie was such a betrayal of the book on which it w... More / Printer Friendly Version
"Good News," Iraq & Beyond, Part II by Noam Chomsky
Having brought up Iran [in Part I], we might as well turn briefly to the third member of the famous Axis of Evil, North Korea. The official story right now is that after having been forced ... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Phoenix Rising? by Roberto j. González
In July 2005 the U.S. Army initiated a $20 million counterinsurgency program called the Human Terrain System (HTS). The program consists of five-person "human terrain teams" featu... More / Printer Friendly Version
Shipwrecked by Karen Nadder Lago
While climate change and overpopulation contribute to what the United Nation's 2005 Millennium Ecosystem Assessment calls the "globalization of nature," commercial ships navi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Right-Wing Witch Hunts, Then and Now by Chip Berlet
Debbie Almontaser and Hallie Flanagan have more in common than their decision to wear headgear. They both were... More / Printer Friendly Version
Zaps - May 2008 by Various submissions
Events ENVIRONMENT - Seaflow, an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting marine life from ocean pollution, is sponsoring whale-watching trips to the Gu... 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/.