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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
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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.
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LEFT FORUM - The 2013 Left Forum will be held June 7-9, at Pace University in NYC.
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ADC CONFERENCE - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) holds its annual conference June 13-16 in Washington, DC, with panel discussions and workshops.
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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.
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MEDIA - The 15th annual Allied Media Conference will be held June 20-23, in Detroit.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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