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Table of Contents - November 2004
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Last February George Bush finally introduced his long-awaited plan for immigration reform. For three years, the Administration raised expectations with compassionate-sounding, pr... More / Printer Friendly Version
Politics & Film: An interview with John Sayles by David Barsamian
John Sayles is perhaps the most celebrated independent filmmaker in the U.S. Among his classics are Return of the Secaucus Seven, Matewan, Eight Men Out, and Lone Star... More / Printer Friendly Version
Hard Right Styles, Frames, & Narratives by Chip Berlet
Out past the Republicans are a whole series of social and political movements sometimes called the Hard Right. This category includes everyone from the most zealous members of th... More / Printer Friendly Version
Project ELF RIP by Site Administrator
The curtains are about to close on an epic drama in the north woods of Wisconsin and Michigan. On Friday, September 17, the U.S. Navy announced intentions to close its two ELF (e... More / Printer Friendly Version
Parecon: Life After Capitalism? - Barbara Ehrenreich Interviews Michael Albert by Barbara Ehrenreich
This is the second essay in our series on political vision. Those wanting to know more about the economic vision discussed here, should go to our website www.zmag.org, which list... More / Printer Friendly Version
Why School Sucks: My rant on cumpulsory schooling by Site Administrator
In ninth grade, I flunked algebra. That same year, my algebra teacher flunked eight other kids in my class, so at least I wasnt the only one. While everyone else moved on t... More / Printer Friendly Version
Iraq: Sovereignty at Gunpoint - On the road to a colonial dictatorship by Joachim Guilliard
The interim government of Iraq was installed almost clandestinely on June 28 in its bosss office. Two days earlier than announced and without the expected fanfare, the with... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Imposition of Counsel on Milosevic: Marlise Simons continues her exemplary propaganda service by Edward Herman
In an earlier study of Marlise Simonss coverage of the Yugoslavia Tribunal in the New York Times, David Peterson and I described how she framed the issues, rewrote hi... More / Printer Friendly Version
Elections in Afghanistan by Sonali Kolhatkar
Now that the October 9 U.S.- sponsored Afghan presidential elections are over, a huge sigh of relief is probably being heaved in Washington. As of this writing, the vote counting... More / Printer Friendly Version
Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire by William Blum (Common Courage, 2005, 314 pp.) by Site Administrator
Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire is the latest addition of William Blums growing canon of books exposing the brutal realities of U.S. government ac... More / Printer Friendly Version
Superpatriotism by Michael Parenti (San Francisco: City Lights Books, 2004, 160 paages) by Michael Parenti
Try to imagine the brainstorming session it took to satisfy the acronym, USA PATRIOT Act. The solution: Uniting and Strengt- hening America by Providing Appropr... More / Printer Friendly Version
UNITEs Current Campaign by Site Administrator
When attempting to form or join unions, workers, especially workers of color, face almost insurmountable challenges. If they complain or speak-up, they are harassed, fired, bulli... More / Printer Friendly Version
It is now an undeniable fact that George W. Bush is the first president to finish a term in office with a net loss of jobs since Herbert Hoover 75 years ago. Officially, more tha... More / Printer Friendly Version
Missing: A Media Focus on the Supreme Court by Norman Solomon
The big media themes about the 2004 presidential campaign have reveled in vague rhetoric and flimsy controversies. But little attention has focused on a matter of profound import... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Military Draft by Site Administrator
In May 2004, the Seattle Post Intelligencer published an article about a document they received through the Freedom of Information Act. The paper learned that the Social Se... More / Printer Friendly Version
Extremism In The Defense Of Liberty by John Zavesky
Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and a sizable roster of other major rock stars united for a series of concerts this fall in swing states to voice their collective... 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/.