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Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Wiki-ing our way to better elections: "popular monitoring of popular elections."

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights is in a crucial position to bring overdue attention to the violations and abuses that women’s human rights defenders face in the Americas, four rights organizations said today after a historic hearing raised these issues for the first time. 

David W. Moore's new book, The Opinion Makerspublic opinion polls are deliberately designed to NOT reveal what the American people are really thinking.More
From The APC Blog by mld on 29 Oct 2008Permalink

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

"A chilling blow to academic freedom."  William Ayers uninvited from University of Nebraska-Lincoln's graduation. 

The relationship between students and locals is fraught with long-held mistrust and resentment. Ex-student Jenny Nelson looks at the history of these often segregated communities, and meets some of the student activists who are trying to break that mold.

Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund:
McCain's health care plan is "worse for women."
From The APC Blog by mld on 28 Oct 2008Permalink

Friday, 24 October 2008

Anti-choice activist from Kansas offers subtle endorsement of McCain:  "According to Gietzen's e-mail, a vote for Obama, who supports the right of a woman to choose when to be pregnant, is 'much the same as someone aiding a person who is planning to do a school shooting.'"

Is Galviston the new New Orleans?  The Indypendent exposes gentrification after Houston's Hurricane Ike.

Women and the economy: Hip Mama links to reports on gender and the economy, and how economic problems effect women. 

From The APC Blog by mld on 24 Oct 2008Permalink

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Labor Notes covers how Unions Talk Race as Election Nears; In Dissent's Fall issue, Harold Meyerson discusses why this dialog (and putting Democrats strongly on top in Washington) is so important for labor's future.

Racewire has two interesting videos regarding race & the McCain campaign:
Irwin Tang discusses his new book, Gook: John McCain’s Racism and Why It Matters.
McCain's Muslim supporters confront Islamophobic republicans hawking anti-Obama bumper stickers at a rally
From The APC Blog by meb on 22 Oct 2008Permalink

Monday, 20 October 2008

With so much coverage on bankers and CEOs struggling (?) through the economic crisis, Working Life turns its attention to day laborers and the economic crisis: "Two years ago, when the economy was booming and home-building was thriving, many of these same laborers were working every day. Now, they are lucky if they work twice a week, many of them say. Their lives have become a test of wits, patience and hope."

Ayers = Keeting?  Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting investigates Obama and McCain's attempts to smear each other.

Eve Ensler, best known for having written "The Vagina Monolgues," is seeking to put an end to the worst rape problem in the world— the Congo. Ensler deems the phenomenon "femicide": "'I have spent the past 10 years of my life in the rape mines of the world,' she said. 'But I have never seen anything like this.'" The playwright is [...]More
From The APC Blog by mld on 20 Oct 2008Permalink
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