Zaps – September 2009

PEACE CONFERENCE - The Peace & Neutrality Alliance has scheduled an international peace conference on War, NATO, and the Lisbon Treaty, September 5 near Shannon Airport in County Clare, Ireland. This airport is used by NATO for wars of aggression and by the CIA for rendition-torture flights.
ANARCHY FEST – The fourth annual Victoria Festival of Anarchy & Bookfair is planned for September 4-13, with the Bookfair on the last two days; features workshops, presentations, music, and more.
ENCUENTRO - The Fifth Annual Encuentro of the Student/ Farmworker Alliance is scheduled for September 10-12 in Immokalee, Florida for a weekend of relationship-building, training, strategizing to build on successful campaigns (from Subway to Taco Bell), and planning for the future.

Come participate with Mobilization for Climate Justice in these upcoming events
September 14 to November 30, across North America: Climate Justice Speaking Tour / New Voices on Climate Change,
September 18-20, in Richmond, CaliforniaMCJ West Coast Convergence camp, fair, and skillshares,
September 20-25, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Three Rivers Climate Convergence camp and fair & protests at the International Coal Conference,; AND numerous climate actions during the G-20 Summit protests,,,
October 12, around the world: International Day of Action in Defense of Mother Earth and in Defense of Indigenous Rights,
October 24, around the world: Day of Action on atmospheric carbon,
November 30, around the world: Mass non-violent civil disobedience over corporate stymied climate solutions on the 10-year anniversary of the WTO shutdown in Seattle and in advance of crucial UN climate talks the following week,; full activation of Climate Pledge of Resistance – CPR for the Planet,
December 7-18, Copenhagen, Denmark, and worldwide: NO FALSE SOLUTIONS! Direct actions and creative resistance are encourages in opposition to the disastrous corporate agenda that is expected to dominate this significant UN climate conference (COP-15),,,,

G20 PROTESTS – The Bail Out the People Movement has called for a major mobilization during the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bail Out the People actions are scheduled for September 24-25. (Many other groups also have actions planned for actions are planned for September 19-25.) Actions will take place locally, as well as in NYC and around the world. The Bail Out the People message is that Another World is Possible, But We Must Fight For It.
Contact: Bail Out the People Movement, Solidarity Center, 55 W. 17th St. #5C, New York, NY 10011; 212-633-6646; For other G20 actions, see:,,
SPACE NUKES – The annual International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space is scheduled for October 3-10; resources to help plan events/ demonstrations are available.
CONFLICT RESOLUTION – The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) will hold its 9th Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, October 7-10.
Contact: ACR, 5151 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Suite 500, Washington, DC 20016; 202-464-9700;
FILM FEST – The 6th Annual Artivist Film Festival is scheduled for October 8-11 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, California. The festival is dedicated to showcasing human rights, children’s advocacy, environmental preservation, and animal rights, while strengthening the voice of advocate artists.
CONCERT - A 40th anniversary commemoration of Woodstock Free Concert is scheduled for October 25 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. Besides music, the event will highlight speakers from the anti-war and free speech movements, along with a green eco-village.
Contact: 2b1 Multimedia, Inc., 3075 17th St., San Francisco, CA 94110; 415-861-1520;

OILCrude is the inside story of the infamous "Amazon Chernobyl" case, where global politics, celebrity activism, and indigenous cultures clashed amid environmental devastation.
OUTDOORS – In the documentary, A Snowmobile For George, an unusual collection of critics sound off on the consequences of the last decade of environmental deregulation.

AMENDMENT - In After Patrick Henry: A Second American Revolution, labor historian Neal Q. Herrick proposes a Constitutional amendment to limit the corporate-government corruption nexus and restore powers to the American people.
ATLAS - In US Future States Atlas, Dan Mills offers a meticulous, bitingly satirical atlas of an imagined future United States if its expansionist imperialist ambitions came true; featuring 35 original artworks.
CHINA - China’s Global Strategy: Toward a Multipolar World by Jenny Clegg argues from an anti-war perspective that China’s growing influence may create a more fair and stable world by constraining U.S. hegemony and superpower bullying.
Contact: Pluto Press, 345 Archway Road, London N6 5AA, U.K.; or
COLOMBIA - In Blood and Capital: The Paramilitarization of Colombia, Jasmin Hristov demonstrates how various interrelated forms of violence by state forces, paramilitary groups, and organized crime are instrumental to the process of capital accumulation by the local elite, as well as the exercise of political power by foreign enterprises.

Contact: Lawrence Hill Books, 814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610; 800-888-4741; Contact: Ohio University Press, 19 Circle Dr., The Ridges, Athens OH 45701; 740-593-1154;

RACISM - The representation of Muslims as animals in news, political cartoons, and talk radio is analyzed in At War with Metaphor: Media, Propaganda, and Racism in the War on Terror, by Erin Steuter and Deborah Wills.
Contact: Lawrence Hill Books, 814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610; 800-888-4741; Contact: Lexington Books, 4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200, Landham, MD 20706; 800-462-6420; [email protected];

- The Will to Resist: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan by Dahr Jamail is a comprehensive study of the today’s military resisters and dissent within the ranks of world’s most powerful military, documenting the fight for justice inside the belly of the beast.

Contact: Lawrence Hill Books, 814 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60610; 800-888-4741; Contact: Haymarket Books, PO Box 180165, Chicago, IL 60618; 773-583-7884; [email protected];

SEXISM - Sexism in America: Alive, Well, and Ruining Our Future by Barbara J. Berg is a social history of gender relations in the United States that debunks the myth of gender equality having been essentially achieved.