Hello

flags

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 sysop@zmag.org

 

Recent Video

avatar
Noam Chomsky: Media, NATO, ISIS, Free Trade Agreements & Humanity

Interview on the alternative media, activism and a host of other related issues

avatar
Yanis Varoufakis: The Medicine of Austerity Is Not Working, We Need a New Treatment

The creditors are reportedly pressuring the country to restructure its labor market and curtail its pension system; Syriza has instead done the opposite by increasing pension payments to lower-wage workers

avatar
Noam Chomsky: If US wants to study ‘weaponization’ of media, US should study itself

America’s media machine has been spreading its own form of propaganda throughout the world, while at the same time refusing to acknowledge its own culpability in international conflicts

avatar
Noam Chomsky: Yemen is the most extraordinary global terrorism campaign in history

Could US hegemony be coming to an end?

avatar
Yanis Varoufakis: On the Eurozone Crisis

In conversation with Joseph Stiglitz on the Eurozone Crisis – at the INET – OECD conference, 9 April 2015

Talia Rothstein: Harvard Students Expand Blockade Calling for School to Divest from Fossil Fuels

Students at Harvard University have expanded their blockade of key administration offices while calling on the school to divest from fossil fuels

Muhiyidin d’Baha: Black Lives Matter Activists in South Carolina Demand Reform

Cries of “Black Lives Matter” continue to ring out across the country after new police killings of unarmed African Americans

avatar
Amy Goodman: As Video Exposes Walter Scott Police Killing, Why Is the Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death in Jail?

Inteview with Ramsey Orta’s aunt, Lisa Mercado, as well as Orta family attorneys, William Aronin and Ken Perry

avatar
William D. Hartung: Are Obama’s Record Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and Iraq Fueling Unrest in Middle East?

“the Obama administration has approved more arms sales than any U.S. administration since World War II”

avatar
Noam Chomsky: On Everything

Noam Chomsky is interviewed by a very prominent physicist on a variety of topics

avatar
Vijay Prashad: The Geopolitics of Iran’s Nuclear Program

The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs held a lecture entitled:
The Geopolitics of Iran’s Nuclear Program with Vijay Prashad

Bruce Schneier: Data and Goliath: Bruce Schneier on the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

On the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

Trita Parsi: Iran Nuclear Talks Near Deadline Amid “Air of Inevitability Combined with Tremendous Uncertainty”

Talks over a nuclear deal with Iran are in their final stages

avatar
Samir Amin: The World Social Forum, Globalization & the Barbarism of Capitalism

Tens of thousands gather for the World Social Forum in Tunis, Tunisia

avatar
Naomi Klein: Let’s kick oil while the price is down

Climate change should be a catalyst for a major change, but we’re not treating it as a real emergency

avatar
Amy Goodman: RIP Danny Schechter: Media Pioneer Who Covered Apartheid South Africa, Occupy & Kissinger

We speak with two close colleagues and friends of the pioneering author, filmmaker and media reform activist Danny Schechter

avatar
Noam Chomsky: Trapped By Institutional Logic

Noam Chomsky with David Barsamian

avatar
Noam Chomsky: Free Speech in the U.S.

The state of free speech in America today, Obama’s U.S. foreign policy, Israel and the rise of anti-semitism and more

avatar
Russell Brand: ISIS Vs Climate Change – Which Kills More?

Reaction to the news that President Obama has said the media “absolutely” overstates the threat of terrorism in comparison to the threat of climate change

avatar
Henry A. Giroux: Age of the Selfie in the Neoliberal Era

Critics have long pointed out that the social media phenomena of the Selfie is rooted in vanity and narcissism. But scholar and cultural critic Henry Giroux says it is about much more

Luke Stobert: New Hope for Spain

Interview on the origins and rise of the new left­wing Spanish party Podemos

avatar
Noam Chomsky: Mideast, Isis…

Interview on a variety of topics

avatar
Eva Golinger: Why the CIA Won’t Give Up on Venezuela

Interview about the Western backed resistance groups in Venezuela and how there is a coup happening in real time

Laura Hanna: Students Launch Historic Debt Strike

Refusing to Pay Back Predatory College Loans

avatar
Norman Finkelstein: Netanyahu is a Maniac

Interview on how the Goldstone report was ‘devastating’ in its conclusion that Israel was trying to punish and humiliate the citizens of Gaza

avatar
Norman Finkelstein: The Martyrdom of Gaza and the Future of Palestine

Norman Finkelstein’s address to the UCD Philosophical Society, University College Dublin, on the current state of the occupied territories

avatar
Paul Mason: Rejecting Austerity, Greece Squares Off with Its Creditors & Risks Future in Eurozone

Less than a month after the anti-austerity Syriza party swept to victory in Greece, a major dispute has broken out between Greece’s new leaders and European finance ministers

avatar
Eva Golinger: The Media War on Venezuela

Venezuela has been in the eye of a constant media storm. That storm is intensifying as a new opposition coup plot was thwarted

David Sirota: As Public Pensions Shift to Risky Wall Street, Local Politicians Rake in Political Cash

Many of the investments are being done in secret while politically connected Wall Streets firms — including Blackstone, the Carlyle Group and Elliott Management — earn millions in investment fees from taxpayers

avatar
Leo Panitch: The Historic Victory of Greek Left: What Now?

Presentation by Leo Panitch, Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy at York University, Toronto

avatar
Yanis Varoufakis: In Past, Assessing Future

The hour and a half session addresses a wide range of matters, economics, theory, social arrangements, personal relations of struggle, and of course, Syriza’s future and prospects

Johann Hari: Everything We Know About the Drug War & Addiction is Wrong

It’s not your morality, it’s not your brain, it’s your cage. Addiction is an adaptation to your environment

avatar
Gilbert Achcar: Egypt 4 Years After Mubarak

Interview on the current state of Egypt four years after a popular uprising forced then dictator Hosni Mubarak to step down

avatar
Mark Weisbrot: The Greek Debt Talks

Discussing the ECB and Greek debt talks

PBS Nova: Rise of the Drones

Spy Drone Can See What You are Wearing From 17,500 Feet

avatar
Noam Chomsky: Surviving the 21st Century

Noam Chomsky speaks on a variety of topics.

avatar
Costas Panayotakis: After Historic Victory, Greece’s Leftist Syriza Party Begins Mandate Against “Vicious” Austerity

Interview on Syriza’s historic rise to power and the challenges it faces in trying to restructure Greece’s economy

avatar
Edward Snowden: ‘When you collect everything, you understand nothing’

National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden answered questions from Canadian students

avatar
Russell Brand: Greek Revolution Against Corruption – Will We Follow?

Reaction to Syriza’s victory in the Greek election and a look at what their anti-austerity measures might mean for Europe

avatar
George Monbiot: How To Buy a Politician

Discussing the corruption of politics

avatar
Tariq Ali: World Wars & Historic Memory, Part 1 & 2

A lecture about the truth of World War One, the “bad war” the “wrong war”. He discusses the rise of the working class and Socialism, and the militarisation of Germany in an attempt to compete with the colonial empires

avatar
Russell Brand: How To Buy a Politician

Discussing the corruption of politics with Russell Brand

avatar
George Monbiot: How Whales Change Climate

The astonishing story of how whales keep the oceans alive – and alter the composition of the atmosphere

avatar
Norman Finkelstein: The Making of Norman Finkelstein

Writing the “Holocaust Industry” changed his life, isolating him academically and making him a target – but he felt he had to take on the subject to defend the legacy of his holocaust survivor parents

Jade Lindgaard: Charlie Hebdo and France’s Response

Interview about Charlie Hebdo since 1968, Islamophobia and the French response

avatar
Gilbert Achcar: On the Clash of Barbarisms

From the Massacre in Paris to the U.S. Occupation of Iraq

avatar
Michael Albert: Russell Brands’ Revolution

Host Chris Spannos interviews radical leftist Michael Albert about comedian and actor Russell Brand’s controversial new book, “Revolution”

Ioannis Bournous: Weak Spots of Neoliberalism, Part 3: The Rise of the Radical Left in Greece

A discussion on the organizing work of the coalition of the Greek Left

avatar
Kathy Kelly: Peace Activist Kathy Kelly Heads to Prison for Protesting U.S. Drone War

Kelly and another activist were arrested after offering bread and an indictment against drone warfare

avatar
Chris Hedges: Answering Questions from Viewers

Answering questions like: “Do you believe the US or Israel will attack Iran?” and “Is there any hope for Bradley Manning?”

Skip to toolbar