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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/>
Thursday, 02 April 2009
Quick $$$ Links
Oil money [via Political Affairs]: "During the second Summit of Arab and South American Nations in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez proposed a new international currency backed by oil reserves and an international bank managed jointly by petroleum exporting countries."
Fear money [via FAIR]: "There is money to be made from fear—and business has been good for those hawking the online child predator threat. Exploiters of the scare range from the Internet-policing groups who ferret out suspects and share information with authorities (and sometimes, for a fee, with journalists) to vendors of [...]More
Monday, 30 March 2009
The $$$ Edition
"The website at we20.org acts as a facilitator and hub for these meetings. Visitors to the site can find an existing meeting or set one up to discuss and agree on a local, national or global challenge, or to read and vote on plans from other we20 meetings."
In These Times presents an interesting debate between Naomi Klein and Rabbi Arthur Waskow on divestment and sanctions in South Africa and Israel.
Racewire asks: do you know people of color who lived through the depression?
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
New ideas for old institutions
"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
Monday, 23 March 2009
Reading to start your week
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).
Thursday, 19 March 2009
APC Blog for March 19, 2009
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.
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