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Monday, 30 March 2009

The $$$ Edition

Dollars and Sense blogs about We20, "the people's G20." 
"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?
"The [...]More
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Wednesday, 25 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

Monday, 23 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).
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Thursday, 19 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. 



 
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Monday, 09 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
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Arena Magazine: The Australian Magazine of Left Political, Social and Cultural Commentary

Publisher
Arena Printing and Publishing Pty Ltd
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Publisher URL
Editors
Guy Rundle, Matthew Ryan, Chris Scanlon
Circulation Region
Australia
Listed Since
1992
ISSN
1039-1010
OCLC
28040493
Readership
General readers and activists interested in politics and social change in Australia and around the world

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