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Business As Usual
Jamie K. McCallum
Slippin' & Slidin'
C. stone Brown
Queer As Your Folks
Politics of Consciousness
Z Papers on Strategy & Vision
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Table of Contents - September 2001
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Drugs for Vouchers by Kip Sullivan
Sullivan The Republicans seem to think they can stay on the wrong side of the health policy debate for years and not pay a price at the polls. Since they took control of Congress ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Savage Inequality As No Big Deal by Paul Street
Paul Street For those who read leading journals of “elite” opinion, there is little hidden about the real values of the ruling-class. Forthright discussion commonly occurs in ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Fascism in Genoa by Starhawk
Starhawk I was there when the carabinieri raided the IndyMedia Center and the Diaz school, in Genoa, at the end of the protest against the G8 meeting. We heard the shouts and ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Prison Policy In Media Driven America by Arthur Stamoulis
Arthur Stamoulis John Stossel's report will make you see red,” promised the promotion for a “20/20” story on “The Great Prison Pastime.” Viewers lucky enough to see the newsmagazi... More / Printer Friendly Version
none by Ronald Radosh
Radosh Encounter Books, San Francisco, 2001 Review by Irwin Silber The great virtue of Commies, Ronald Radosh's self-serving Journey Through the Old Left, the New Left and the Left... More / Printer Friendly Version
After Genoa, How Do We Protest? by Z Staff
On our side, we should try to do anything that works and is within our capacity. However, the best tactics are those that increase our size and strengthen our commitment. If rally... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Way Out for Colombia by Justin Podur
Justin Podur Who in the U.S. benefits from fumigating Colombians?” the man asked me pointedly in the crowded community hall. The community was in a paramilitary-controlled part of... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Victory for Immigrant Workers by Bill Neal
Bill Neal Few people heard about the strike even though it lasted 10 weeks. Hidden away in Vernon, an industrial city carved out of South Central Los Angeles, 450 mostly Spani... More / Printer Friendly Version
United Brotherhood of Carpenters Union by Jamie K. McCallum
Jamie McCallum Mike Griffin has been a carpenter in Decatur Illinois for five years, but recently he found himself working with the pipe systems that power huge turbines. The Unit... More / Printer Friendly Version
Propaganda System Number One by Edward Herman
Edward S. Herman The way in which the mainstream media have handled the turning of Milosevic over to the Hague Tribunal once again reinforces my belief that the United States is n... More / Printer Friendly Version
Inside the Circle of Intimidation by Matthew Easton
Matthew Easton In August 1999, a quarter century after Indonesia invaded the former Portuguese colony of East Timor, an unprecedented referendum on independence took place. Althou... More / Printer Friendly Version
Endgame in Northern Ireland? by Kevin Donegan
Kevin Donegan The outbreak once more of sectarian violence, along with the threatened resignation of an instrumental political leader, the express refusal of a terrorist/liberatio... More / Printer Friendly Version
Reviews by Sandy Carter
Carter Michael Franti and Spearhead, Stay Human (Six Degrees) From his days with the Beatnigs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy on up to his current band Spearhead, Oakland-base... More / Printer Friendly Version
Predatory Lending by C. stone Brown
Stone Brown The Jacksonville, Florida case of Mattie Foster, a 72-year- old elderly black woman, typifies the immoral and unethical chicanery of the industry known as “predatory ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Queer As Your Folks by Michael Bronski
Michael Bronski Do lesbian parents raise queer kids? A recently published study says they do. It's easy to predict how socially conservative lawmakers will use the study. But ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Prescription For Scandal by Anthony Black
Anthony Black The last few decades have witnessed an explosion in the use of psychiatric medication. Indeed, the omnipresence of legal brain altering drugs in our society is such ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Immigration and Racism by David Barsamian
David Barsamian Cathi Tactaquin is a founder and director of the Oakland-based National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, an alliance of grassroots, community, labor, and f... More / Printer Friendly Version
Britons Organize Against Anti-Immigrant Hysteria by David Bacon
David Bacon On April 6 this year, Perry Wacker, a Dutch truck driver, was found guilty in a British court for causing the deaths of 58 Chinese immigrants. They perished after he c... More / Printer Friendly Version
What Are We For? by Michael Albert
Michael Albert Anti-globalization activists understand that sympathetic and mutually beneficial global ties are good. But we want social and global ties to advance universal equit... More / Printer Friendly Version
Z Magazine Archive
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.