Fwd: LiP | The "Unwelcome Stranger" Issue | 09.26.03

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Sep 27 08:26:43 MDT 2003


>LiP Readers:
>
>The first new online edition of LiP in several months - The "Unwelcome
>Stranger" Issue, focusing on (though not confined to) the issue of
>immigration, is now available, awaiting only your eager eyes to fulfill
>its destiny.
>
>http://www.lipmagazine.org
>
>The "Unwelcome Stranger" Issue:
>
>Wherein: Tim Wise zealously and thoroughly debunks myths about
>immigration, Kari Lydersen explores the impact of Sept. 11 on immigrants
>in the first in a three part LiP series, Franklin Rosemont explores the
>revolutionary poetics of Surrealism, Justin Podur interviews Toronto-based
>activist lawyer Amina Sherazee about repression and dissent, Tim Kreider
>and Shannon Wheeler make their usual superb hand-drawn contributions, and
>new music reviewer Ava Mendoza explains the highly politicized rebellion
>of freely improvised music and Why You Should be Listening to It. And
>finally, in "The Redeemer," official "American Humorist" Greg Hischak
>shares an alternative universe pity party for the once-mighty monopolist,
>Bill Gates, reduced by packs of government lawyers to subsisting on
>nothing more than interest income.
>
>http://www.lipmagazine.org
>_________________________________________________
>THE LINEUP:
>
>DEFENDING THE UNWELCOME STRANGER: THE TRUTH ABOUT IMMIGRATION
>In this time of renewed Nativist impulses, perhaps we would do well to
>revisit some of the more traditional anti-immigrant rhetoric, so as to
>demonstrate the fallacies that permeate the discourse and restore some
>sanity, not to mention accuracy, to the debate over this important issue.
>| by Tim Wise
>http://www.lipmagazine.org/articles/featwise_immigrationexcerpt.shtml
>
>LIVING IN TERROR: UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS SUFFER IN POST-SEPT. 11 ERA
>Even though the United States prides itself on being a "melting pot,"
>immigrants have always suffered racism and xenophobia from their
>neighbors, exploitation from their bosses, harassment and abuse from the
>police and neglect or persecution from the government. In this first
>article in a three part series focusing on U.S. immigration policy in the
>post-Sept. 11 era, Kari Lydersen explores the cross-border economic and
>political divide.
>http://www.lipmagazine.org/articles/featlydersen_immigrant1.shtml
>
>WRITING THE MARVELOUS: SURREALISM, REVOLUTIONARY POETICS, AND THE
>CONTAGION OF ELEPHANTS
>The Surrealist movement, often misrepresented simply as a school of
>painting, was in fact founded by poets, and the Surrealist idea of poetry
>departs radically from prevailing conceptions. Founded in the chauvinistic
>aftermath of World War I, Surrealism put the accent on freedom, starting
>with the freedom of the imaginary. | by Franklin Rosemont
>http://www.lipmagazine.org/articles/featrosemont_elephants.shtml
>
>WIDENING THE PARAMETERS OF REPRESSION: THE LAW, ACTIVISM and "TERRORISM"
>"There has always been a degree of overzealous policing and surveillance
>of political agitators," says Toronto-based immigration and human rights
>lawyer Amina Sherazee. "Even before 9/11, there was an escalation against
>activists in general, against anti-globalization and environmental
>activists in particular. The intention of the state is to create a chill
>effect, to create an internal backlash even within movements." | interview
>by Justin Podur
>http://www.lipmagazine.org/articles/featpodur_sherazeee.shtml
>
>A FAR-TOO-BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO FREELY-IMPROVISED MUSIC
>Free jazz and free improv in their inceptions were highly political, a
>rebellion against the musical establishment. Today, the political
>connotations of improvised music are still very much in existence, and a
>kind of emotional of spiritual anti-capitalism often comes into play in
>these cases, as an emphasis is placed on the process of music-making
>rather than on the product. | by Ava Mendoza
>http://www.lipmagazine.org/articles/featmendoza_freejazz.shtml
>
>SIGNS OF LIFE with JACK WRIGHT
>This is one of the hands-down prettiest albums of improvised music I've
>ever encountered. Melodic fragments creep in, intertwine and dissipate
>into extraordinarily lovely, alien textures, or abruptly wheel to grapple
>with sparse, spastic fractures of sound.
>http://www.lipmagazine.org/articles/revimendoza_signsoflife.shtml
>
>THE REDEEMER
>Even though his given name is William, I think I'm safe in saying that we
>all know him as "Bill," and so that's what my check for $20.00 said: Bill
>Gates. It wasn't sent to alleviate guilt or anything, I just felt bad and
>wanted to help him out with a little pocket money. His spigot of income
>had dribbled to precious drops of bitter comfort for parched monopolist
>lips, I hurriedly wrote in my Where Did You Go Today? spiral-bound
>notebook. I was consoled that Bill's lakeview property could, in a pinch,
>be mortgaged to finance any Montessori tuitions that the kids would
>require in the future. | by Greg Hischak
>http://www.lipmagazine.org/articles/feathischak_bill.shtml
>
>...you must come to the site to see this issue's sterling editorial
>cartoons: http://www.lipmagazine.org
>
>-For the LiP Editorial Collective,
>Brian Awehali
>
>
>Please note: LiP is gearing up for a return to print later this year, and
>we're looking for people to get involved. If you have desktop publishing
>experience, web publishing and/or design experience, or believe you can
>write material that would MAKE SENSE FOR LIP (That is, you've read enough
>to make such a judgement), the please contact us at info at lipmagazine.org.
>
>Also, if you or someone you know find yourself wanting to make a
>tax-deductible donation to what people will be calling "The Best
>Sort-of-New Independent Print Publication in the United States" by this
>time next year, then please contact Brian at brian at lipmagazine.org.

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