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Table of Contents - October 2008
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PHOTOS: Convention Protests in Denver & St. Paul by Various Contributors
Political Dissent in the Streets of St. Paul photos of the Republican Convention protest from indymedia (links below photos) ... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Rebuilding the Religious Left by Bill Berkowitz
Frederick Clarkson is the editor of Dispatches from the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and Politics in America. The book, a collection of 19 essays by 22 au... More / Printer Friendly Version
LEGAL SERVICES: How Do You Say Justice in Mixteco? by David Bacon
Erasto Vasquez was surprised to see a forklift appear one morning outside his trailer near the corner of East and Springfield, two small rural roads dee... More / Printer Friendly Version
GRASSROOTS PROTEST: Confronting U.S. Military Interests in Italy by Stephanie Westbrook
On Tuesday, July 29, the Council of State, Italy's highest administrative court, overturned a June 20 decision by the regional court of Veneto to suspend work on a sec... More / Printer Friendly Version
"Outrageous" Gift Subscription Offer by Z Staff
Greetings from Z, It's time for our annual Outrageous Offer, which gives subscribers a chance to buy gift subs... More / Printer Friendly Version
Net Briefs by Various Contributors
REACTIONARY MOVES Pre-Emptive Strikes Against Protest at RNC: Marjorie Cohn, in truthout.org, reports that on May 21, the Minneapolis Cit... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Russia, Georgia & the U.S.: A Double Standard in Action by Edward Herman
With the short Russian war on Georgia, the U.S. mainstream media rushed to the barricades in a now familiar and routine manner, as in their usual service supporting th... More / Printer Friendly Version
PUBLIC TROUGH: Troubles Growing for New Nukes by Michael Steinberg
On June 19 John McCain called for 45 new nuclear plants to be built in the U.S. by 2030. McCain also said his ultimate goal of 100 new nukes is "as difficul... More / Printer Friendly Version
TOXINS: Lead Poisoning: Clean Air Vs. the EPA by Don Fitz
While new research confirms the powerful influence that childhood lead poisoning has on violent crime and learning ability, the industry argues that the U.S. Env... More / Printer Friendly Version
FILM REVIEW: Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay by Michael Bronski
Tracing the circuitous, totally illogical byways of politics on popular culture and vice versa can not only be frustrating but infuriating. Take, for exampl... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: A People's History of Sports in the United States by Pete Redington
By Dave Zirin; The New Press, 2008, 320 pp. The New Press, 2008, 320 pp. When French Situationist philosopher Gu... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Nowtopia by Ben Dangl
By Chris Carlsson; AK Press, 2008, 288 pp. Chris Carlsson is a long-time community organizer, writer, and radical historian based in San Francisco... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Economists with Guns by Jeremy Kuzmarov
By Bradley R. Simpson; Stanford University Press, 2008, 376 pp. In 1965, following a coup by General Suharto, the Indonesian military massacred upwards of... More / Printer Friendly Version
HEALTH: Psycho-Pharmaceutical Industrial Complex by Bruce E. Levine
Postpartum depression among women in the United States occurs at a rate of between 10 to 20 percent, but it is rare in several cultures where new mother... More / Printer Friendly Version
LESSON PLAN: Abstinence-Only Sex Education by Scott Murray
When Alfred Kinsey published Sexual Behavior in the Human Male in 1948, he included a stern word of caution to his readers: "as long as sex is deal... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: India at a Crossroads? by David Barsamian
Praful Bidwai is a leading independent Indian journalist, political analyst, and activist. He served as editor of the Times of India between 1981 and 1993, event... More / Printer Friendly Version
CORPORATE CONTROL: Stuffed and Starved by Andrej Grubacic
In his new book Stuffed and Starved, Raj Patel, former policy analyst for Food First! and now a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley Center for African S... More / Printer Friendly Version
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FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - October 2008 by Various submissions
Events AUCTION/FUNDRAISER - The Center for the Study of Political Graphics is holding its 19th anniversary dinner party & auction on October ... More / Printer Friendly Version
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HUMAN RIGHTS - The U.S. Human Rights Network will celebrate its 10th anniversary with the Advancing Human Rights 2013 Conference, December 6-8, in Atlanta, GA.
Contact: 250 Georgia Avenue SE, Suite 330, Atlanta, GA 30312; firstname.lastname@example.org; http:// www.ushrnetwork.org/.
AFRICAN/SOCIALIST - The Sixth Congress of the African People’s Socialist Party USA will be held December 7-11, in St. Petersburg, FL.
Contact: 1245 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33705; 727- 821-6620; info@aps puhuru.org; http://asiuhuru.org/.
SCHOOLS - The Dignity in Schools Campaign (DSC) will host a workshop on the DSC “Model Code on Education and Dignity: Presenting A Human Rights Framework for Schools” at the Mid-Hudson Region NY State Leadership Summit on School Justice Partnerships, December 11 in White Plains, NY.
Contact: http://www.dignityin schools.org/.
ANARCHIST/BOOKFAIR - The Humboldt Anarchist Book Fair will be held December 14, in Eureka, CA.
Contact: humboldtgrassroots @riseup.net; http://humbold tanarchist bookfair.wordpress. com/.
CLIMATE - The World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities is hosting a follow-up event to the 2012 Rio de Janeiro symposium. The gathering will be held in Qatar on January 28-30, 2014.
Contact: http://environment.tufts. edu/.
LABOR - The United Association for Labor Education (UALE) will host Organizing for Power: A New Labor Movement for the New Working Class in Los Angeles, March 26-29. Proposals are due December 15.
Contact: LAWCHA, 226 Carr Building (East Campus), Box 90719, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708-0719;lawcha @duke. edu; http://lawcha.org/.
MEDIA FELLOWSHIP - The Media Mobilizing Project is seeking applicants for the first annual Movement Media Fellowship Program. The Fellow will work with MMP to produce the spring season of Media Mobilizing Project TV. MMPTV is a news and talk show that tells the stories of local communities organizing to win human rights and build a movement to end poverty.
Contact: 4233 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104; 215-821- 9632; milena@media mobilizing.org; http://www.media mobilizing.org/.
RACE - The 7th Facing Race: A National Conference will be held in Dallas, TX November 13-15, 2014. Organizers, educators, artists, funders and everyone interested in racial equity is invited to exchange best practices and learn about innovative models and successful organizing initiatives. Proposals must be submitted by January 24, 2014.
Contact: Race Forward, 32 Broadway, Suite 1801, New York, NY 10004; 212-513-7925; media @raceforward.org; http://race forward.org/.
VETERANS - They Were Soldiers: How the Wounded Return from America’s Wars - The Untold Story, by Ann Jones, is about the journey of veterans from the moment of being wounded in rural Afghanistan to their return home.
Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583-7884; http://www.haymarketbooks.org/.
LIBYA - Destroying Libya and World Order: The Three-Decade U.S. Campaign to Terminate the Qaddafi Revolution, by Francis A. Boyle, is a history and critique of American foreign policy from Reagan to Obama.
Contact: Clarity Press, Inc., Ste. 469, 3277 Roswell Rd. NE, Atlanta, GE 30305; 404-647-6501; email@example.com; http://www. claritypress.com/.
CHILDREN - Fannie and Freddie by Becky Z. Dernbach is about two bumbling villains who gamble away the savings of the people of Homeville.
Contact: fannieandfreddiebook @gmail.com; http://fannieand freddie.org/.
PROTEST/COMIC - Fight the Power!: A Visual History of Protest Among English Speaking Peoples, by Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson is a graphic narrative that explains how people have fought against oppression.
Contact: Seven Stories Press, 140 Watts Street, New York, NY 10013; 212-226-8760; info@ sevenstories.com; http://www. sevenstories.com.
CHILDREN - Brave Girl by Michelle Markel and illustrated by Melissa Sweet is the true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U.S. history.
Contact: http://www.harpercollins childrens.com/Kids/.
FESTIVAL - The 2014 Queer Women of Color Film Festival will be held June 13-15 in San Francisco. The festival is currently accepting submissions until December 31.
Contact: QWOCMAP, 59 Cook Street, San Francisco, CA 94118-3310; 415-752-0868; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.qwocmap.org/.
IRAQ/REFUGEES - Ten years after the U.S.-led war in Iraq, thousands of displaced Iraqi refugees are still facing a crisis in the United States. The Lost Dream follows Nazar and Salam who had to flee Iraq in order to avoid threats by Al- Qaeda-affiliated groups and Iraqi insurgents that consider them “traitors” for supporting U.S. forces in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Contact: Typecast Films, 888- 591-3456; info@type castfilms. com; http://type castfilms.com/.
HUMAN RIGHTS - Lyrical Revolt! III will be held December 4 in Syracuse, NY. The event will feature hip-hop musician Anhel whose album Young, Gifted, and Brown was just released. The event is sponsored by ANSWER Syracuse, Liberation News, and SyracuseHip Hop.com. Performers and artists are encouraged to send submissions.
Contact: email@example.com; http://www.answercoalition.org/syracuse/.
FOLK - Musician Painless Parker has released his album Music for miscreants, malcontents and misanthropes featuring “Fuck Yeah, the Working Class.”
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://painlessparkermusic.com/.
COMEDY - Political comedian Lee Camp’s new album Pepper Spray the Tears Away has been released.