BEHIND THE SCENES
Journal of 23rd Year
Losing in Afghanistan
Whistleblowers & Court
U.S. Buys Press
BEHIND THE CURTAIN
Tea Party Tale
Drones Over America
Paper of Power?
Politics of Genocide
Anatomy of Epidemic
FDR & New Deal
Zaps - 09/10
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Table of Contents - September 2010
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BEHIND THE SCENES: Journal of the 23rd Year by Z Staff
Vacationing Lydia’s desk in the Z Magazine office. The article on the computer screen is this one. ... More / Printer Friendly Version
WAR: Losing in Afghanistan by Marjorie Cohn
In July, when the House of Representatives voted 215-210 for $33 billion to fund Barack Obama's troop increase in Afghanistan, there was considerable opposition to giving the president a blank chec... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: The Global (In)justice System by Edward Herman
One of the major fallacies of our time is the idea that we have entered a new era in which human rights are being attended to more than in the past, with new systems of international crime prosecut... More / Printer Friendly Version
COURT WATCH: Whistleblowers Under the Conservative Roberts Court by Stephen Bergstein
On August 7, Elena Kagan took the oath to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, the final stop for all constitutional litigation and the tribunal that issues authoritative interpretations of the... More / Printer Friendly Version
DEMOCRACY DEFICIT: U.S. Buys the Press in Venezuela by Eva Golinger
U.S. State Department documents declassified under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that more than $4 million in funding has gone to journalists and private media in Venezuela during the ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BEHIND THE CURTAIN: A Tea Party Tale by Don Monkerud
Current attempts to revive the Boston Tea Party of 1773 are marketing gimmicks to mask conservative interests. A look at the recent history of this faux movement reveals the actors behind the curta... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Right's New Apocalypse by Bill Berkowitz
Declining birth rates and aging populations are a concern to countries around the globe. Conservatives have taken to using "demographic winter" as a catch phrase for turning the discussio... More / Printer Friendly Version
MOVEMENT BUILDING: U.S. Social Forum 2010 by Chris Spannos
Celebrating the first ever U.S. Social Forum (USSF) in Atlanta, Georgia in 2007, National Planning Committee member Rubén Solís avowed, "This won't end in Atlanta." ... More / Printer Friendly Version
LOCAL OPPOSITION: Resisting the Guam Military Build-Up by Seth Kershner
LisaLinda Natividad is a Chamorro rights advocate and one of the main organizers of the local opposition to the Guam build-up, the imminent transfer of 8,000 Marines and their families from bases i... More / Printer Friendly Version
AIRSPACE: Drones Over America by Mike Reizman
Imagine that drones (unmanned aircraft) are regularly flying over your neighborhood. On the way to work or to the market, you look for Predators or Reapers in the sky. Where are you? Baghdad? Afgha... More / Printer Friendly Version
MILITARY ACTIVITY: AFRICOM: Washington's New Imperial Weapon by Stephen Roblin
The leading scholar on the new U.S. Africa Unified Command (AFRICOM), Daniel Volman, summarizes the Obama administration's foreign policy towards Africa as continuing "the expansion of U.S. mi... More / Printer Friendly Version
MEDIA STUDIES: Paper of Record Or Paper of Power? by Florian Zollman
The New York Times is considered to be the flagship of the free press in the Western world. In their study The Record of the Paper (Verso, 2004), Howard Friel and Richard Falk write that the Times ... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: The Politics of Genocide by Rick Rozoff
Book by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson; New York, Monthly Review Press, 2010, 159 pp. In 1895 novelist and critic Anatole France—who campaigned for persecuted Armenians in the Ottoman... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Anatomy of an Epidemic by Bruce Levine
Book by Robert Whitaker; New York, Crown Publishers, 2010, 416 pp. Robert Whitaker, a former Boston Globe reporter, was curious about why there has been such a large increase of disabling mental... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: Epic Recession by Suzi Weissman
Book by Jack Rasmus; London, Pluto Press, 2010, 340 pp. I do a weekly drive time radio show in Los Angeles and began concentrating on the economy right after the effective nationalization of Lon... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: The Bomb by David Swanson
Book by Howard Zinn; San Francisco, City Lights, 2010, 100 pp. The late Howard Zinn's new book The Bomb is a brilliant dissection of some of the central myths of our militarized society. Those w... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: The Korean War by Jeremy Kuzmarov
Book by Bruce Cumings; New York, Random House, 2010, 288 pp. Overshadowed by World War II and Vietnam, the Korean War has long been the "forgotten war" in American memory. Apart from a... More / Printer Friendly Version
BOOK REVIEW: FDR And The New Deal For Beginners by John Pietaro
Book by Paul Buhle and Sabrina Jones, Afterword by Harvey Pekar; Danbury, Connecticut, For Beginners LLC, 2010, 160 pp. Paul Buhle, after writing and/or editing a wealth of texts, has turned his... More / Printer Friendly Version
FREE LISTINGS: Zaps - September 2010 by Various Contributors
Events ANARCHY FEST - The fourth annual Victoria Festival of Anarchy & Bookfair is planned for September 5-12, with the Bookfair on the last two days; features works... 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/.