Zaps – February 2009
FILM FEST – The 17th Annual Seattle Human Rights Film Festival is scheduled for February 4-8 featuring 16 documentaries, plus speakers and other events at several downtown venues.
Contact: Amnesty International Puget Sound, PO Box 45777, Seattle, WA 98145; [email protected]; www.shrff.org.
TEACH-IN – The 8th Annual Local to Global Justice Teach-in will take place February 28 and March 1, 2009, on the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. The theme is Reclaim the Commons.
Contact: Anarchist Bookfair c/o Bound Together, 1369 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117; [email protected]; www.sfbookfair.wordpress.com.
Contact: UFPJ, PO Box 607, Times Square Station, NY, NY 10108; 212-868-5545; www.unitedforpeace.org; National Assembly to end the Iraq & Afghanistan wars & Occupations, 216-736-4704; [email protected]; www.natassembly.org.
Contact: Bail Out the People Movement Solidarity Center, 55 W. 17th St. #5C, New York, NY 10011; 212-633-6646; [email protected]; www.BailOutPeople.org.
Contact: American University, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20016; 703-276-9768; [email protected]; www.visionsinfeminism.org.
Contact: National Immigrant Solidarity Network, PO Box 751, South Pasadena, CA 91031; 213-403-0131; [email protected]; www.immigrantsolidarity.org.
ISRAEL/PALESTINE – The US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation is currently working in crisis mode to try to stop the illegal, brutal invasion of Gaza, and will work to assist the survivors in an anticipated aftermath of ongoing sanctions and blockade. The group also engages in long-term campaigns to end the larger occupation of Palestine. Petitions, boycotts, and ideas for further actions are available.
Contact: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, PO Box 21539, Washington, DC 20009; 202-332-0994; www.endtheoccupation.org.
Contact: Friends of the Earth, 1717 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036; 877-843-8687; www.foe.org.
HUMAN TERRAIN – In the pamphlet American Counterinsurgency: Human Science and the Human Terrain (release date February 14), Roberto J. González shows how the history of anthropology can be used to illuminate the problems of turning "culture" into a military tool.
Contact: The University of Chicago Press, 1427 East 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637; 800-621-2736; [email protected]; www.press.uchicago.edu.
Contact: Labor Notes, Main Office, 7435 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48210; 313-842-6262; [email protected]; www.labornotes.org.
CAPITALISM – Violence Today: Actually Existing Barbarism, edited by Leo Panitch and Colin Leys, collects essays on the dangerous death spiral of the market-based economic profit system and its vicious nation-state protectors.
Contact: Monthly Review Press, 146 W. 29th Street, #6W, New York, NY 10001; 212-691-2555; [email protected]; www.monthlyreview.org.
Contact: Contact: Verso Books, 20 Jay Street, 10th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; 718-246-8160; [email protected]; www.versobooks.com.
Contact: Contact: AK Press, 674-A 23rd St., Oakland, CA 94612; 510-208-1700; [email protected]; www.akpress.org.
Contact: Interlink Publishing, 46 Crosby St., Northampton, MA 01060; 800-238-5465; [email protected]; www.interlinkbooks.com.
Contact: University Press of Mississippi, 3825 Ridgewood Rd., Jackson, MS 39211; 800-737-7788; [email protected]; www.upress.state.ms.us.
Contact: Soft Skull Press, 9 West 21st, Suite 1101, New York NY 10010; 718-643-1599; www.softskull.com.
Contact: University of Oklahoma Press, 2800 Venture Dr., Norman, OK 73069; 800-627-7377; www.oupress.com.
Contact: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Lanham MD 20706; 800-462-6420; [email protected]; www.rowmanlittlefield.com.