Karen lee Wald
A Phrasebook Guide
NATO's War on Libya
Abbas's New Gambit
Women of Corn
The CIA Returns to Campus
Native Eskimos Fight for Lost Land
Mexico's Indignados Have Had It
The Jobs Crisis
Revolts in Syria
Omar s. Dahl
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Table of Contents - November 2011
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Carl Oglesby, 1935-2011 by Karen lee Wald
Although I was active in Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in the days when Carl Oglesby was its eloquent leader and spokesperson, my memories of him revolve around something not even ment... More / Printer Friendly Version
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A Phrasebook Guide to U.S. Politics by Ben Schreiner
American Exceptionalism The unassailable notion that America is the world’s lone “indispensable nation.” American Humility See “American exception... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Look Forward, Except at Nuremberg-Style Rallies by Edward Herman
The mainstream media (MSM) love something like the “9/11 ten-years-after” memorialization. It is an opportunity for a patriotic orgy, allowing a wallowing in sorrow at the human loss... More / Printer Friendly Version
AFRICA WATCH: NATO's War on Libya Is A War on African Development by Dan Glazebrook
Africa, the key to global economic growth,” was a refreshingly honest recent headline from the Washington Post, but hardly one that qualifies as news. African labor and resources—... More / Printer Friendly Version
MEDIA MATTERS: Abbas's New Gambit by Ramzy Baroud
When Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas decided to go to the United Nations to request the admission of Palestine as a full member, he appeared to have had an epiphany. Had he finally... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: The Campaign to Silence Critics o Religious Extremism by Bill Berkowitz
A number of conservative writers and political pundits have taken to attacking left-wing investigative reporters, researchers and journalists over their reporting about Dominionism, Christian Re... More / Printer Friendly Version
GLOBAL SOUTH: Women of Corn by Esther Vivas
In the countries of the Global South, between 60 to 80 percent (50 percent worldwide) of food production is done by women. They are in charge of working the land, safeguarding the seeds, gatheri... More / Printer Friendly Version
CAMPUS ORGANIZING: The CIA Returns to Campus and Resistance Begins Again by Philip Zwerling
Like recurring bad dreams of Freddy Krueger in endless iterations of Nightmare on Elm Street, after 9/11 the Central Intelligence Agency and its friends in the warm-and-fuzzy sounding Intelligen... More / Printer Friendly Version
COMMUNITY RESISTANCE: Native Eskimos Fight for Land Lost to Climate Change by Joshua Frank
Christine Shearer is a post-doctoral scholar in science, technology, and society studies at UC Santa Barbara and a researcher for Coal Swarm, part of SourceWatch. She is also managing editor of ... More / Printer Friendly Version
GUESTWORKER REVOLT: The Emperor's New Educational Exchange by Jutta Lorensen
On August 17, 2011, while some people were busy assembling backyard s’mores, a group of international student exchange workers in Pennsylvania had quite another mid-summer experience in ch... More / Printer Friendly Version
PHOTO ESSAY: Mexico's Indignados Have Had It by David Bacon
On September 5, Mexican President Felipe Calderon gave the fifth state of the nation speech since his (many say fraudulent) election in 2006. He didn’t have an easy time finding a positive... More / Printer Friendly Version
THE ECONOMY: The Jobs Crisis and the Wall Street Occupation by Roger Bybee
President Obama’s September 8 call for passage of the American Jobs Act, whatever its transparent political motivations and programmatic limitations (and even counter-productive features),... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONVERGENCES: Revolts in Syria by Omar s. Dahl
With the popular revolt in Syria entering its sixth month, it is becoming more evident that the current regime in Damascus is in its final stages. While the regime continues to cling to power an... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Dateline: Kashmir by David Barsamian
NOTE: In the early hours of September 23, 2011, I landed at Indira Gandhi airport in New Delhi. Upon submitting my passport I was taken away by immigration officials and put in a room... More / Printer Friendly Version
Events, Campaigns, Books, & Films by Z Staff
Events OCCUPY TOGETHER - Occupy Together is the unofficial hub for the various occupations springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. Over 1,000 citi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Occupy Listings by Z Staff
Declaration of the Occupation of New York City By the NYC General Assembly As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling o mass injustice, we must not lo... 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/.