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Tuesday, 24 March 2009

New ideas for old institutions

New solutions for fighting hunger…
"In writing Diet for a Small Planet, I learned one simple truth: Hunger is not caused by scarcity of food but scarcity of democracy."  Frances Moore Lappe explores how Brazil's 4th largest city has recruited farmers to do something the US cities have yet to do: end hunger. 

New thoughts on the death of the print industry…
In These Time's Jeremy Gantz evaluates the coverage of the crisis in print journalism and highlights Clay Shirky's recent piece as "the best meditation on the death of newspapers."  Shirky argues: "When someone demands to know how we are going to replace newspapers, they are really demanding to be told that we are not living through a revolution. They are demanding to be told that old systems won’t break before [...]More
From The APC Blog by mld on 25 Mar 2009Permalink

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Reading to start your week

Earlier in March, Dissent posted Should We Still Make Things? A Symposium where writers "contemplate whether we still need manufacturing—and if so, how we can save it"

Lucy Lippard, Mike Davis, Hakim Bey, oh my! Check out this Experimental Geography Reading List from Rhizome, a project of the New Museum

Quick labor news: CNA & SEIU have decided to make it work! Beyond the obvious implications for health care workers struggling for their rights, SEIU will join CNA to push single-payer health care (at the state level, at least).
From The APC Blog by meb on 23 Mar 2009Permalink

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

APC Blog for March 19, 2009

A private security firm by any other name…
In These Times on Blackwater's re-branding

And following up on APC's Baby Blog earlier this month, some postings about mothers. 

New Internationalist's March issue focuses on maternal mortality.  The average lifetime risk for maternal mortality in the west is 1 in 8,000, compared with 1 in 450 in developing nations.  Get more facts here and read why women are still dying in childbirth in the same numbers as decades ago here.

"Twittermoms" rally against Rihanna, Chris Brown, and Nickelodeon. 

From The APC Blog by mld on 19 Mar 2009Permalink

Sunday, 08 March 2009

Intereseting videos from women & great admissions from capitalists

At Labor Research Associates, comments on an article in The Financial Times entitled "Capitalism Has Failed" — Jonathan Tasini writes "to see the FT pronounce the obvious is refreshing"

Dollars & Sense blog: IMF Blames Crisis On Lack of Regulation
"From the International Monetary Fund, you know, the people who shoved unfettered global profit-seeking down the throats of impoverished countries for decades, comes this fabulous insight: inadequate regulation was the major cause of the current financial crisis."

Monthly Review blogs interesting videos on the importance of women and the complexity of the Roma identitas well as from Aswat (Voices), [...]More
From The APC Blog by meb on 09 Mar 2009Permalink

Tuesday, 03 March 2009

APC Blog on yoga in the classroom, Iran

New York public schools discover the benefits of yoga classes for special ed students: The advantages of yoga for healthy people are well-documented: increased strength, flexibility and relaxation. But for the child with developmental disabilities, the benefits are perhaps greater. Heightened sensory awareness, vocalization skills and breathing capacity are just a few

For Peace blogs about Iranian vets meeting people from Hiroshima: I hope all people reading this blog will contact President Obama and their Members of Congress and encourage them to move away from confrontation and threats against Iran and to a commitment to resolve all our differences through diplomacy, negotiation and real respect for one another. 
From The APC Blog by mld on 04 Mar 2009Permalink
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Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture

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Young women interested in lively and upfront criticism of media images of women in popular culture
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