GOP Could Steal the Election
Still 77 Cents
The Food Ordeal
Syria and Civil War
Edward S. Herman
A Post Arab Spring
Christian Right Star
DO NO HARM
Loretta Capeheart's Battle
YEAR OF THE CO-OP
Are You Feeling Cooperative?
John e. Peck
Role of the Executive
Rio Earth Summit
A Coup Over Land
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Table of Contents - September 2012
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Z MAGAZINE is an independent magazine of critical thinking on political, cultural, social, and economic life in the U.S. It sees the racial, gender, class, and political dimensions of personal l... More / Printer Friendly Version
Summer Olympians of a Different Kind by Z Staff
There were quite a few things going on besides the Olympics this summer that deserve the equivalent of a gold medal for continuing to fight the good fight. Just to name a few: first, Veterans fo... More / Printer Friendly Version
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PARTY POLITICS: How The GOP Could Steal America's 2012 Election by Bob Fitrakis
The Republican Party could steal the 2012 U.S. presidential election with relative ease. Four major factors make it possible: · the con... More / Printer Friendly Version
EQUAL RIGHTS: Why Is It Still 77 Cents? by Elizabeth Schulte
There were a lot of speeches when the Obama administration urged the Senate to vote for the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation aimed at winning equal pay for women in the workplace. As expected,... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECOLOGY: The Food Ordeal & Climate Change by Robert Hunziker
The United States is “the breadbasket of the world” and the largest exporter of corn, soybeans, and wheat, accounting for one in every three tons of staple grains that feed the world... More / Printer Friendly Version
CIVIL WAR?: Syria: Only Diplomacy Can Stop The War by Phyllis Bennis
Syria is close to civil war. If the conflict escalates further, as former UN Secretary-General and current envoy of both the UN and the Arab League Kofi Annan noted: “Syria is not Libya, i... More / Printer Friendly Version
FOG WATCH: Manufacturing Failed States by Edward S. Herman
During the Vietnam War, a sign over one of the U.S. army bases read “Killing Is Our Business, and Business Is Good.” Well, it was a very good business in Vietnam (and Cambodia, Laos,... More / Printer Friendly Version
MIDEAST: A Post Arab Spring For Palestine? by Ramzy Baroud
Will the Arab Spring serve the cause of Palestine? is a question that has been repeatedly asked, in various ways, over the last year and a half. Many media discussions have been formulated aroun... More / Printer Friendly Version
CONSERVATIVE WATCH: Christian Right Star Gives Up Culture Wars by Bill Berkowitz
Colonel V. Doner begins his new book, Christian Jihad: Neo-Fundamentalists and the Polarization of America, with a startling confession: “In November 1963, as the public address system at ... More / Printer Friendly Version
DO NO HARM: The Carnage Continues, Part 2 by William Charney
Medical errors include misdiag- nosis, hospital acquired infections, medication error—both inpatient and outpatient—excessive radiation, unnecessary surgeries, nursing home diarrhea,... More / Printer Friendly Version
ACADEMIC FREEDOM: Loretta Capeheart's Battle: Campus Dissent Under Fire by Steve Macek
Since 9/11, the U.S. has witnessed a steady stream of attacks on academic freedom and dissident academics by union-busting politicians, conservative media commentators and university administrat... More / Printer Friendly Version
YEAR OF THE CO-OP: Are You Feeling Cooperative Yet? by John e. Peck
The United Nations has declared 2012 to be the Year of the Co-op and around the globe people are celebrating. In fact, with 800 million members, cooperatives now employ more people than corporat... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Role of the Executive by Ollie Mikse
MIKSE: It’s a presidential election year and I think some people are unclear as to exactly what role a president is supposed to play in a democracy. What powers does the president hold, co... More / Printer Friendly Version
GREEEN TIDE: Rio Earth Summit by Anne Petermann
As I flew to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 12 for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)—the 20-year anniversary of the historic “Rio Earth Summit”—I read... More / Printer Friendly Version
SOUTH AMERICA: A Coup Over Land by Benjamin Dangl
Each bullet hole on the downtown Asunción, Paraguay light posts tells a story. Some of them are from civil wars decades ago, some from successful and unsuccessful coups, others from polic... More / Printer Friendly Version
COURT WATCH: Stop-And-Frisks Come Under Judicial Scrutiny by Stephen Bergstein
As the crime rates in New York City continue to drop, courts are taking a hard look at the police department’s stop-and-frisk practices in light of evidence that racial minorities are bein... More / Printer Friendly Version
ECONOMIC NEWS: The Eurozone's Triple Crisis by Jack Rasmus
The Eurozone (EZ) is a collection of 17 European economies sharing a common currency, the euro. The meaning of the term, crisis, does not refer to a condition that is simply serious or even seve... More / Printer Friendly Version
POLITICAL ALLIANCES: The Real Enemy In The Middle East by Kevin Young
U.S. media and intellectual discussions of the Arab world often express bewilderment at Arabs’ anger toward the West. Many commentators characterize that anger as an irrational, indiscrimin... More / Printer Friendly Version
About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War by Buff Whitman-bradley
Published by PM Press Review by Gerry Condon and Helen Jaccard They are known as “war resisters,” “GI resisters,” and “conscientious objectors.&rdqu... More / Printer Friendly Version
Events, Campaigns, Books, & Films by Various Contributors
Events WALL STREET SOUTH - From September 1-6, poor and working people from across the world plan to march on the Wall Street of the South in Charlotte, North Carolina. The march includes ... 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.