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"An Unexpected Mortality Increase in the United States Follows Arrival of the Radioactive Plume From Fukushima: Is There A Correlation?" by Joseph Mangano and Janette Sherman Initial signs of the global health impact of the Fukushima disaster in the United States. <http://www.radiation.org/reading/pubs/HS42_1F.pdf> "North Korea's Justifiable Anger" by Stansfield Smith An anti-imperialist perspective on US conflict with North Korea. <http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/10/north-koreas-justifiable-anger/>
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
Has Obama fulfilled his campaign promises? In These Times looks to the Obamameter to find out.
"The artist should be as ruthless in pursuing cultural harmony as the terrorist is bent on destroying it.” Le Monde Diplomatic reports on a literary festival in Jaipur, India that brings together artists from India, Pakistan, and around the world.
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
Queering the APC blog
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, 1950-2009 "It is difficult to calculate the impact of Sedgwick's scholarship, in part because its legacy is still in the making, but also because she worked at a skew to so many fields of inquiry. Feminism, queer theory, psychoanalysis and literary, legal and disability studies—Sedgwick complicated and upended them all, sometimes in ways that infuriated more anodyne scholars, but always in ways that pushed established parameters." More
Thursday, 09 April 2009
Sex, Drugs & ESL; Digital Divide & Race; Reality & Publishing; Family Values; Shoe Thrower -- No unifying theme today! Check out these links
The Digital Divide and the Color Line "Across the country, many urban families are struggling to explore job opportunities, communicate with loved ones, and attain an education—because they lack access to a high-speed Internet connection."
Sex, Drugs and ESL: new laws policing foreign teachers in Thailand are mostly ignored "The second most popular justification is that it’s “part of their culture and who are we to interfere?” As though having sex with a prostitute in Thailand is akin to a pig-roast in Hawaii or a thermal pool in Iceland. You simply haven’t experienced Thailand until you’ve tried it!"
Wednesday, 08 April 2009
Mid-week reading about reading
Bitch blogs (with some great illustrations) on women's comics of the '70s and '80s.
Thursday, 02 April 2009
Quick $$$ Links
Oil money [via Political Affairs]: "During the second Summit of Arab and South American Nations in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez proposed a new international currency backed by oil reserves and an international bank managed jointly by petroleum exporting countries."
Fear money [via FAIR]: "There is money to be made from fear—and business has been good for those hawking the online child predator threat. Exploiters of the scare range from the Internet-policing groups who ferret out suspects and share information with authorities (and sometimes, for a fee, with journalists) to vendors of [...]More
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- Workbook 21 (Summer 1996): 73.
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