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Fiji Water & Vatukoula
New Culture Wars?
Factory Like a City
Bruce E. Levine
Until Jesus Comes
Zaps - 11-09
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PRINTABLE ORDER FORM Subcriptions to the print edition of Z Magazine are a thoughtful gift for friends and family. In this limited time discounted gift subscription offer, you can purcha... More / Printer Friendly Version
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BUS TOUR: Hanford's B Reactor by Joshua Frank
I spent my Labor Day weekend sitting inside an old nuclear reactor, gazing up at a wall that holds over 2,000 cylinder rods that once produced pluto... More / Printer Friendly Version
INVESTIGATION: Fiji Water and the Vatukoula Dump by Laura Kiesel
Last summer, Mother Jones magazine printed a scathing review of Fiji Water by Anna Lenzer ("Spin the Bottle," August 2009). Specifically, ... More / Printer Friendly Version
GLBTQ NOTES: New Culture Wars Over Gay Teens? by Michael Bronski
We are beginning to see a small but gradual shift in the ongoing culture wars around queers, away from the issue of same-sex marriag... More / Printer Friendly Version
LABOR NOTES: Teacher Reformers Battle Over Public Education by Paul Abowd
This summer, when President Obama laid out his plan to reshape public education, he wasn't subtle with his symbolism: he was introduced by an eighth... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONVENTION REPORT: Backstage at the AFL-CIO Convention by Carl Finamore
Any large national convention attracting over 1,000 delegates and 2,000 guests, like the 11.5 million-member AFL-CIO gathering in Pittsbur... More / Printer Friendly Version
HUNGER STRIKE: Young, Gifted, and Blacklisted by Stefan Simanowitz
Vi... More / Printer Friendly Version
CLOSINGS: A Factory Like a City by David Bacon
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FIELD NOTES: Outrage at the G-20 Meetings in Pittsburgh by Orin Langelle
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ECONOMIC POLICY: Financial Fragility, One Year Later by Jack Rasmus
A year ago, October 2008, the U.S. economy was confronted with a classic banking panic. The panic led to an overnight crash of the credit system, fo... More / Printer Friendly Version
INSURANCE: Affordable Care? by Roger Bybee
Like a photograph slowly developing, recognizable features of the Democratic health care reform plan are finally taking shape. Insurers stand to receive $465 billion in su... More / Printer Friendly Version
MOTIVATIONS: Liberation Psychology for the U.S. by Bruce E. Levine
The term "liberation psychology" was popularized by Ignacio Martin-Baró (1942-1989), the psychologist... More / Printer Friendly Version
JOURNAL: Until Jesus Comes by Chris Lewis
A young woman bellows into a microphone. Her hand is on her heart and her eyes are half-closed. "We lift you high... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Dance with A Mission: Thirty-five Years of Dance Brigade by Holly Near
Near: You are an artist, an activist, a mother. You run a nonprofit and have worked in local politics in San Francisco. But what I want to start with is your work in E... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Beyond Hutto: "Pushing Back" Against Immigrant Detention Centers by DC Tedrow
In response to mounting criticism, the Obama administration announced in August that the United States would begin reforming the gov... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Dateline: Middle East by David Barsamian
Rami Khouri is a well-known journalist in the Middle East. Based in Beirut, Lebanon, he is editor-at-large of the Daily Star. His articles a... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: A Heartbeat and a Guitar by Alexander Billet
Book by Antonino D'Ambrosio; Nation Books, 2009, 288 pp. It's hard to disagree with the sentiments expressed in "Shuttin' Detroit Down," a song released in April by ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: My Confederate Kinfolk by David Barber
Book by Thulani Davis; New York, Basic Books, 2006, 352 pp. Thulani Davis, journalist, novelist, and now historian, is a sixth cousin to one of the most important antebellum presidents... More / Printer Friendly Version
HOTEL SATIRE: Holiday Images by Lydia Sargent
Welcome to Hotel Satire where gals come from far and wide to learn a... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - November 2009 by Various Contributors
Events GREEN CITIES - Future Cities 2009: Local Democracy in Action for a Carbon-Free, Nuclear-Free, Greener World is a conference sc... 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/.