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Journal of the 18th Year
Matthew m. Kavanagh
War & Peace
Nicolas J.S. Davies
Eleanor J. Bader
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Table of Contents - September 2005
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Regulating High Security Bio-Terror Research by David Taber
M assachusetts State Representative Frank Smitzik was forced to make liberal use of his gavel in June while chairing the state’s Joint Committee on Environment... More / Printer Friendly Version
Behind the Scenes by Z Staff
P eriodically, we like to keep our readers informed about news from behind the scenes at Z Magazine and the other projects that are part of Z Communicati... More / Printer Friendly Version
The AFL-CIO Split by Jack Rasmus
T wo events of particular import occurred the last week of July: the AFL-CIO split and CAFTA (the Central American Free Trade Agreement) was passed by Congress. The ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Insecurity for Women in Iraq by Caroline Muscat
A young woman who calls herself Riverbend, wrote on August, 24 2003: “I’m a computer science graduate. Before the war I was working in an Iraqi database/softwa... More / Printer Friendly Version
A Loss For Juvenile Justice by David Mikhail
I t seems an impossibility that the anti-death penalty movement would share common ground with the Texas state legislature. Nevertheless, in the state that executes ... More / Printer Friendly Version
Joan Norman, Activist by O2 Collective
O n July 23, 72-year-old legendary activist Joan Norman was killed in a car collision on Highway 199 near the California border. Joan was dearly loved and revered by... More / Printer Friendly Version
Chair of FERC by Jason Leopold
T he audacity inside the Bush administration never ceases to amaze. The latest example from Bush and Company is the announcement that Joseph Kelliher, a former polic... More / Printer Friendly Version
South Africa’s Freedom Charter at 50 by Matthew m. Kavanagh
J osh Bafana Mhlanga was only 11, but he remembers the excitement and the promises of the new South Africa born after the 1994 fall of apartheid. Now, as he looks ar... More / Printer Friendly Version
Social Justice Alliance Connects Globally by Louis Head
T his past April a group of organizers and leaders representing grassroots organizations, unions, and student groups met in San Antonio, Texas where they formalized ... More / Printer Friendly Version
New Exit Strategy for Iraq: Civil War by A.k. Gupta
I t’s state-sponsored civil war,” says journalist Dahr Jamail, describing the sectarian conflict engulfing Iraq. From the beginning of the U.S. occupatio... More / Printer Friendly Version
Redesigning the U.S. Military by Stephen Graham
W estern military theorists and researchers are increasingly preoccupied with how the rapid growth of cities in the global south undermines their technological adv... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Bloody Trail From Downing Street to DC by Nicolas J.S. Davies
I n “The Crime of War: from Nuremberg to Fallujah” ( Z Magazine , February 2005), I described how the war in Iraq constitutes aggressio... More / Printer Friendly Version
Witness Near Dawn by Patricia Dahl
T he organizers of Colombia’s Second National Encounter of Victims of Crimes Against Humanity and Human Rights Violations predicted 500 delegates would partici... More / Printer Friendly Version
East Los Angeles Youth Movement for Educational Justice by Maria Brenes
O ne of many slogans chanted during the May 2005 campaign to ensure a quality education for all students was, “Give me life prep not a life sentence, let me ch... More / Printer Friendly Version
Social Movements Need An Infrastructure To Succeed by Chip Berlet
T he political Right currently runs the country. That’s very annoying, but pretending it isn't true is foolhardy. What is really annoying is that in the la... More / Printer Friendly Version
The Flores Case by Eleanor J. Bader
I n the early 1970s Peggy Rom- berg, CEO of the Women Health and Family Planning Association of Texas, heard about women who threw themselves down stairs, douched wi... 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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: email@example.com; 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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; email@example.com; 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; http://yeacamp.org/.