We Need Your Help
Military V. Health
Right V. NEA, Again
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES
MJ's Queer Family
You, Me & the SPP
Schwartz's Solidarity Stories
Gordon's Anarchy Alive
Yates's Working Class
Rich's Human Eye
SCENES OF RESISTANCE
Coups, UNASUR, U.S.
Hug Them While They Last
Nowhere To Fall
Hoodboy on Pakistan
Ramiro on Drug War
Zaps - 10-09
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Table of Contents - October 2009
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LONG-TERM CAMPAIGNS: Cards Stacked Against Labor by Carl Finamore
All kinds of techniques are used to reverse losing streaks in Las Vegas or Atlantic City. Switching decks, tables, or croupiers is one way. Another is to take your action somewhere el... More / Printer Friendly Version
POVERTY DEPARTMENT: Fearful Symmetry in Bolivia by James McEnteer
In August, artists from Skid Row Los Angeles teamed with Bolivian actors to perform a play throughout Bolivia about the "war on drugs." Drug i... More / Printer Friendly Version
SCHOOLING: Florida High School Hosts Playground of Militarism by Jeff Nall
In the state of Florida, students are strictly prohibited from possessing "any firearm, electric weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon" on scho... More / Printer Friendly Version
URGENT: We Need Your Help by Z Staff
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EDITORIAL: Cartoons by Various Contributors
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CAPITUALTIONS: The Military Budget, Healthcare Reform, and Corporate Media by Solomon Commissiong
As each week passes, U.S. healthcare reform becomes more and more watered down. Only an idiot would compare a genuine single payer healthcare system to this half-assed "public op... More / Printer Friendly Version
HUMAN RIGHTS: Spain, Universal Jurisdiction, & Guatemalan Genocide by Lisa Skeen
The announcement on June 25 that Spain would begin to limit its application of universal jurisdiction garnered no more than a humble blip in international media ... More / Printer Friendly Version
EYES RIGHT: Right-Wing Rollback: The Powell Memo by Chip Berlet
If the attacks on the legislative agenda of the Obama administration seem to be coming from all directions, that's the desired outcome of 40 years of strategic fundi... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Religious Right Goes After the National Endowment for the Arts, Again by Bill Berkowitz
It used to be that the mere mention of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) would quickly draw fire from the right wing. In the 1990s, "Defund... More / Printer Friendly Version
GAY & LESBIAN COMMUNITY NOTES: Michael Jackson's Queer Family by Michael Bronski
We seem to be over the worst of it now—the endless daily reports of Michael Jackson's death seemed to go on for weeks and weeks after his ... More / Printer Friendly Version
DOCUMENTARY: You, Me and the SPP by Tim Pelzer
Directed by Paul Manly; Manly Media Productions, 2009, 91mins. Canadian filmmaker Paul Manly did not originally set out to make a documentary... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Solidarity Stories by David Bacon
Book by Harvey Schwartz; University of Washington Press, 2009, 347 pp. Today only 12 percent of workers belong to unions and less in the private sector—the lowest lev... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Anarchy Alive! by Hans Bennett
Book by Uri Gordon; Pluto Press, 2008, 208 pp. When Israeli anarchist Uri Gordon first moved to Europe in the fall of 2000 to begin his doctoral studies at Oxford Universit... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: In and Out of the Working Class by Seth Sandronsky
Book by Michael D. Yates; Arbeiter Ring Publishing, 2009, 170 pp. Michael D. Yates, a leading radical political economist in the U.S., focuses on economics and politics from ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: A Human Eye by Gregg Mosson
Book by Adrienne Rich; W.W. Norton, 2009, 280 pp. Adrienne Rich's new book A Human Eye: Essays on Art and Society focuses on poets who write socially-engaged verse, such as Muriel ... More / Printer Friendly Version
SCENES OF RESISTANCE: Notes from Tegucigalpa by Joseph Shansky
I came to Honduras for two critical weeks in August as part of a delegation of concerned activists to witness and accompany the daily protests, monitor human rights violat... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOREIGN POLICY: Coups, UNASUR, and the U.S. by Noam Chomsky
The last time I had the opportunity to speak in Caracas—at long-distance that time—was about a year ago, right after the UNASUR (Union of South Ameri... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEN TIDE: Hug Them While They Last by Robert Larson
The first bill in U.S. history meant to address the threat of climate change was passed by the House of Representa... More / Printer Friendly Version
DOMESTIC POLICY: Nowhere To Fall by Katie Beran
Few people will escape the effects of the global economic crisis that has been unfolding since the fall of 2008. While the stock market's steep declines conjured immediate com... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: Whither Pakistan? by David Barsamian
Pervez Hoodbhoy is professor of physics at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad. He writes and lectures on South Asian issues and has appeared on major ... More / Printer Friendly Version
INTERVIEW: The Hidden Side of Mexico's Drug War by John Gibler
Ramiro of the ERPI—photo by John Gibler They came shooting. Three... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - October 2009 by Various Contributors
Events SPACE NUKES - The annual International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space is scheduled fo... 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; email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; http://painlessparkermusic.com/.
COMEDY - Political comedian Lee Camp’s new album Pepper Spray the Tears Away has been released.