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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. 



 
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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. 
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From The APC Blog by mld on 04 Mar 2009Permalink

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Rebellion in Greece

Articles by Valia Kaimaki, Ilias Ziogas, Akis Gavrilidis, and Takis Fotopoulos on the rebellion of youth in Greece.More
From The APC Blog by cda on 01 Mar 2009Permalink

Thursday, 26 February 2009

News about the news

With more newspapers scaling back print operations, who's going to report the news? Matthew Brian Hersh, associate editor of Shelterforce, published by the National Housing Institute, asks at the Rooflines blog.

In Atlanta, Political Affairs reports on "a month-old online news service…called GONSO, founded by veteran corporate journalists, is tied to a controversial public relations firm, Alisias, which, among other things, has put a positive spin on the mass displacement of public housing residents and mass demolition of [Atlanta] public housing"

Defense Department reverses bans on photographs of returning war coffins, Informed Comment's Juan Cole explains the implications : "the American public saw a sanitized Iraq war, certainly compared to what was visible [...]More
From The APC Blog by meb on 27 Feb 2009Permalink
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Archipielago

Publisher
Editorial Archipielago
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Editors
Ana M†ria Gonz†lez Sainz, Dante Bernardi
Listed Since
0000
ISSN
0214-2686
Readership
Academics and general readers intersted in philosophy and culture.

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