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
NOTE: Z Magazine subscribers and sustainers have access to all Z Magazine articles here and in the archive. The latest Z Magazine articles available to everyone are listed in the Free Articles box at the top of the table of contents, and are starred in the list below. Questions? e-mail Z Magazine Online.
Table of Contents - October 2009
All Z Magazine articles are available after two months to everyone.
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
Donate Now ... More / Printer Friendly Version
EDITORIAL: Cartoons by Various Contributors
... More / Printer Friendly Version
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
Z Magazine Archive
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/.