Welcome to ZCommunications. The site has ZNet and ZMag content, topic and place pages under the Focuses link in the top menu - reading lists and whole books, debates, interviews, multimedia, Blogs, comments, a Store, a Sustainer program, WISC, and more.

Relating to Z

To participate more deeply and generally in ZCommunications, please become a Sustainer. Sustainers who log in will see "+ New" in the black band at the top. Use that to add a blog post. Sustainers can comment on all content! Sustainers, please also upload a photo, using options in the left menu for "Your Account." There you can also change your settings, etc.

You can Help Z in many ways, one time donations, becoming a Sustainer, using our Store, enrolling in our School, etc. Just click Help Z to see the donor options.

If you have ideas or problems please send them to [email protected]


All Content Types

Nicola Perugini: Human rights of the settler

State-sanctioned ethnic cleansing and ongoing human rights violations is what enabled the Jewish settlers to occupy the lands on which they live in the first place

Robert Fisk: Saudi Arabia cannot pay its workers or bills – yet continues to fund a war in Yemen

The kingdom’s cash is not flowing so smoothly for the tens of thousands of sub-continental expatriates sweating away on his great building sites

Juan Cole: Iran and Hizbullah Welcome Kerry-Lavrov Syria Ceasefire

Hizbullah, the national guard for South Lebanon, announced Saturday that it supports the agreement on a truce in Syria

Stephen Zunes: The Death of One of Washington’s Favorite Tyrants

It has been extremely rare for the United States to suspend its support for autocracies like Uzbekistan unless there is pressure from the American public to do so

Major Singh: 180 million Workers Strike Back in India

On Friday the 2nd of September 2016 the biggest single strike action in world history took place in India. As many as between 150 and 180 million workers took part in the All India Strike around a 12 point charter of demands put forward by the Central Trade Unions. These included a raise to the Read more…

Marce Cameron: Struggle over the Cuban press intensifies

The crisis of the press in Cuba is bound up with the crisis of the prevailing Cuban socialist model

Various Contributors: Catalans believe their problem is Spain

Up to 800,000 of people in five towns have gathered to call for speedup of separation of Catalonia from Spain, taking the movement to a new level

Richard D. Wolff: Rosa Remix: 100 years of capitalism’s global relocation

“Rosa Remix” is a collection of essays that examine Rosa Luxemburg and the relevance of her life and work to contemporary political struggles

David Swanson: Snowden: Best Film of the Year

These whistleblowers — and Snowden is no exception — are not passive or submissive early in their careers. They’re enthusiastic true believers

John Feffer: NATO’s Expiration Date

Problems with Turkey, Eastern Europe, and Donald Trump could tear the rickety alliance apart at the seams

Vijay Prashad: The Arab Spring Gave Us a Tantalizing Glimpse of Political Revolution – When Will Our Dreams Come True?

An excerpt from Vijay Prashad’s new book, The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution

Theo Anderson: Why the White Working Class Votes Conservative

Facts are often impotent, pitched against the deep stories, commitments and (un)truths that people actually live by

Nick Engelfried: How #NoDAPL united a movement for indigenous rights

In the wake of Keystone XL’s rejection last November, Dakota Access has replaced Keystone XL as perhaps the most high-profile pipeline fight in the United States

Jim Gray: Standing Rock: The Biggest Story That No One’s Covering

These activists in North Dakota are speaking in a language that is larger than the Indian community itself

Ron Daniels: In Defense of Colin Kaepernick’s “Stand”

When the War of 1812 was fought some 3.5 million Africans were still enslaved and the 500,000 or so “free” Blacks could not vote and were subject to racial discrimination and violence

Shane Burley: Prison strike against forced labor kicks off in the US

Forty-five years after the Attica Prison uprising, inmates across the US are organizing what could become the largest prison strike in American history

Justin Podur: Free Homa Hoodfar

Anybody who is talking to the Iranian government about anything should impress upon them the need to immediately free Homa Hoodfar

Richard Falk: The Uses and Abuses of Uncertainty: The Case of Turkey

This unfolding future should gradually tell us which mix of certainties and uncertainties will govern the Turkish internal and international future

Henry A. Giroux: The New, Old Authoritarianism of Donald Trump

Rather than view Trump as an eccentric clown, perhaps it is time to portray him in a historical context connected with the West’s totalitarian past, a story that needs to be publicly retold and remembered

Jack Heyman: It’s High Time for Mass Mobilization to Free Mumia!

International attention and protest are key to the effort to free Mumia

David Swanson: The Trumpillary War Machine Is Bad News

I’m glad I watched Snowden because it gave me an extra several hours of living on earth without having yet seen the NBC special on the Trumpillary war machine

Robinson Meyer: The Obama Administration Temporarily Blocks the Dakota Access Pipeline

The surprise move came after a federal judge declined to stop the 1,100-mile fossil fuel project’s construction

Liam Barrington-Bush: Welcome to “the Jungle”: seeing beyond the chaos in Calais

Practices of mutual aid and collective solidarity have been at the heart of the Calais migrant camp, which is now threatened with destruction by the French state

Nathan Robinson: What Noam Chomsky Thinks Of “Intellectuals”

Chomsky’s entire political philosophy is dedicated to a rejection of the idea that correct politics requires specialized expertise

Pierre Rimbert: No such thing as free data

How do the world’s suppliers of online data — anybody using a smartphone — get to share in the wealth they generate?

Juan Cole: Clinton: No US ground troops in Iraq, Syria; Trump: Steal Iraqi Oil

The NBC Candidates Forum continued the shameful corporate coverage of the Great American Meltdown that is our election season. That season has given us a Faux Cable News that runs clips of only one side and pays out hush money to cover up how its blonde anchors were not so much hired as trafficked; a Read more…

Michael McCown: How Community-College Faculty Organized a Strike and Scored a Contract

For the first time in its 40-year history, the union of full- and part-time faculty at City College of San Francisco recently went on strike—and it worked. Teachers (AFT) Local 2121 pulled off a one-day strike April 27, despite the administration’s claim that the strike was illegal. By July, to head off another strike, the Read more…

TeleSUR English: Brazil’s Largest Social Movement Occupies Govt for Land Rights

The MST is spearheading a national mobilization demanding rights for landless people and resisting the neoliberal rollback under the Temer government.

Álvaro García linera: The ebbing Latin American tide

Extracts of Vice President Garcia Linera’s address at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires

Nick Tabor: Gary Johnson’s Hard-Right Record

Gary Johnson spent his time as New Mexico’s governor championing private prisons and austerity. He’s not worth a protest vote

Kathy Kelly: A Good Beginning

I hope that policy makers will let themselves be guided by sanity and the courage to clarify the U.S.’ vast potential to make a positive difference in our world

Jill Stein: Interview with Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for U.S. President

This is an absolutely transformative moment for the progressive movement, where the social movements are coming together and recognizing they can’t make it without each other

Tom Engelhardt: Bombs Away!

Their Precision Weaponry and Ours

Sam Gindin: Bargaining Over Corporate Investment: Innovation or Trap?

It’s the radical that is now the only thing truly practical. If we don’t raise our expectations, they will be lowered for us

Ramzy Baroud: Is Israel Pushing for a Palestinian Civil War?

A quick look back at history tells us that Lieberman’s tactics will fail; the question is, however, at what cost?

Serge Halimi: Divided and conquered

For a New York billionaire whose fiscal programme is even more regressive than Ronald Reagan’s to become the voice of working-class resentment would have been harder if trade unionism had not been weakened

Manuel Perez-Rocha: Obama’s TPP Would Widen the Divide

What gives me hope is that citizens around the world know very well how damaging the free trade agenda is for people and the planet and that we are as ready as ever to take action.

Sean Purdy: Fora Temer

Despite police violence, millions are resisting the parliamentary coup in Brazil and trying to build a political alternative

Regina Willis: How inmates are organizing a nationwide strike from behind bars

September 9 is simply the next date on the calendar that we are going to continue to push our movement forward,” he said, because ultimately “we’re trying to dismantle the system”

George Monbiot: The transatlantic trade deal TTIP may be dead, but something even worse is coming

Corporate lobbyists and their captive governments try to wear down our resistance with one fake trade treaty after another

Michael Albert: A Tale of Two Groups

To sign the petition is, in the eyes of those doing so, a small act seeking desirable change. No one claims it is more that that

Michael T. Klare: Sleepwalking into a big war

The major powers are planning for war and claim that’s the best way to defend against war. Will this mutual hawkishness lead to armed conflict?

Immanuel Wallerstein: Trump vs. Clinton: Predictions Have Consequences

The world media, and especially U.S. media, are following with intense interest and concern the November presidential elections in the United States

Yanis Varoufakis: Europe’s Left After Brexit

Former Greek finance minster Yanis Varoufakis responds to his critics and lays out DiEM25’s plan for resisting within the European Union

Victor Grossman: Northern Nastiness

Every time the LINKE joined up in a state coalition it lost many voters and ended up far weaker than before. Will it make this same mistake after the Berlin election?

Maurice Weeks: Why Labor and the Movement for Racial Justice Should Work Together

Widening the scope of bargaining in Los Angeles led to real wins for the city’s black and Latino communities

Joshua Frank: Frack, Rattle and Roll: Drilling into Oklahoma’s Earthquake Epidemic

The fight to end fracking, or at least relocate these earthquake-inducing disposal wells away from fault zones, is going to be an uphill battle.

Marjorie Cohn: Iraqi Woman Uses Chilcot Report in War Crimes Lawsuit Against George W. Bush

Sundus Saleh, an Iraqi woman, first filed her lawsuit against George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and Paul Wolfowitz in September 2013

Taryn Fivek: The Toxic Legacy of Racism and Nuclear Waste Is Very Much Still With Us in Los Alamos

The lasting effects Los Alamos has had on the planet will be felt for millennia to come, if humanity outlasts the product of its labor for at least 24,100 years—the half-life of plutonium-239

Nick Turse: Mission Impossible

Keeping Track of U.S. Special Ops in Africa

WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann
Skip to toolbar