Abortion & Health Bill
NO NUKES, AGAIN
Gay Marriage in DC
What Did We Get?
El Salvador Mining
Science & Art
M*A*S*H & Murder
Hell & High Water
The Earth Shook
Zaps - 05-10
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Table of Contents - May 2010
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ON SALE: New Chomsky Sessions DVDs by Z Staff
The Chomsky Sessions - FIVE DVD SET - In February 2010, Noam Chomsky visited the Z offices in Woods Hole, Massachusetts for a five-hour interview with Z staff member Michael Albert... More / Printer Friendly Version
"GIFTS": Unexploded Ordnances (UXOs) in Laos by Dawn Starin
Nong Khiaw, on the banks of the Nam Ou River in Northern Laos—photo by Dawn Starin Wading th... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Protecting Ethnic Cleansing by Calling it Protecting Israel's "Security" by Edward Herman
It is one of the standard clichés of the U.S. political establishment that our policy toward Israel and the Palestinians is dominated by our desire to "protect Israel's security." ... More / Printer Friendly Version
REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS: Abortion and the Health Care Bill by Jerome Grossman
Many advocates of a woman's legal right to abortion under the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision were enthusiastic supporters of the Democratic health-care reform bill. But they were appalled at th... More / Printer Friendly Version
NO NUKES, AGAIN: Leaks and Lies Bring Down Vermont Yankee by Michael Steinberg
On February 24, the Vermont Senate voted 26-4 to shut down the 38-year-old Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant when its operating license expires in 2012. This decisive action was a clear response t... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Gay Marriage Checkmate in DC by Bill Berkowitz
Bishop Harry Jackson has been more than a trusted ally of the religious right. In the past few months, from his church headquarters in Beltsville, Maryland, Jackson has led a coalition of mostly Af... More / Printer Friendly Version
MOMENTUM: Health Care: What Did We Get? Where Do We Go? by Kevin Zeese
A year ago health care was in crisis. Americans were dying at a rate of 45,000 per year due to lack of access to health care. Change was urgently needed. Because we have extensive experience with h... More / Printer Friendly Version
RESISTANCE: Resisting CAFTA and Metal Mining in El Salvador by Leah Wilson
On Friday, January 8, hundreds of people arrived in the rural town of Trinidad, El Salvador to hold vigil for the "martyrs of the struggle against mining." Five lives had already been los... More / Printer Friendly Version
MILITARY INDUSTRIAL: Government Involvement with Science And Art by Noam Chomsky
As a graduate student at Penn State, I had made it almost a requirement to read at least three or four Noam Chomsky books a year. If you read enough Chomsky, you start wondering, "What is his ... More / Printer Friendly Version
DEATH SYSTEM: M*A*S*H, Money, and Murder by John Esther
As committed to social causes as any Hollywood notable, Mike Farrell has stood against murder since his days growing up in West Hollywood, California—whether it was war or state-sanctioned mu... More / Printer Friendly Version
GLOBAL FAILURES: Come Hell and High Water by Robert Larson
Late last year, the research journal Science published a surprising article called "Looming Global-Scale Failures and Missing Institutions" (9/11/09). In it, an international team of emin... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: National Priorities, Climate Change, and Disaster Management by Christine Shearer
Polls show conservatives on average are much more likely to doubt the existence of anthropogenic, or human-influenced, climate changes. This stance usually means opposition to regulatory action on ... More / Printer Friendly Version
LATIN AMERICA: The Earth Shook as Right Wing Took Power by Andre Vltchek
On February 27, one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded, 8.8 magnitude, was followed by a 7-meter tsunami in Chile. For a while, the natural disaster united the nation. On March 11, during o... More / Printer Friendly Version
RECENT HISTORY: Greece: The Curse of Three Generations of Papandreous by James Petras
In each of the three decisive moments of recent history, Greece has been pulled backwards from a chance for social transformation, political independence, and freedom from external tutelage by one ... More / Printer Friendly Version
WAR MANAGING: Three Surges, Two Antiwar Movements, and One War System by Paul Joseph
What do U.S. officials do when the war they are fighting, by their own assessment, seems headed for defeat? Answer: instead of looking to withdraw or otherwise accommodate themselves to the difficu... More / Printer Friendly Version
LOOKING FORWARD: Searching for a Post-Sexist Society by Lydia Sargent
Imagine a baby. A baby girl, like the one pictured here. It's March 1942 and she's two months old. At the New York hospital whe... More / Printer Friendly Version
REVIEW: AfriCOBRA Retrospective by Richard May
“Revolutionary” (1971) Jae Jarrell “Uhuru” (1971) Nelson Stevens ... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - May 2010 by Various Contributors
Events NUKE TREATY - Anti-nuclear groups and activists from around the world are coming to New York City for a conference, "For a Nuclear Free, Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World," fro... 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/.