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Friday, 27 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

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Friday, 20 February 2009

US Campus Roundup

In Ohio, those on the meal plan at a private liberal arts college are not insulated from skyrocketing food prices.  Students start Food Justice group; Monthly Review blogs it.

Editor of the ecosocialist journal Capitalism Nature Socialism, Joel Kovel fired from Bard for anti-Zionism.

Student occupation at New York University!
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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

APC Blog for Wednesday, Februrary 16

RaceWire's Tammy Johnson on comic strip coverage of Obama: "In these strips, the face that pursued and captured the highest office of the land, the face that now is government, and holds the hopes and fears of millions, is a Black face. But with a sweep of a pen that face is used by comics to delegitimate, dehumanize and deflect from real issues. The daily sting of racial injustices experienced by millions is rarely addressed. These comics remind us that no matter who or how it’s delivered, the joke is still on us."

White supremacists recruit military personnel for their access to firearms and weapons.  The US military recruits white supremacists because standards have dropped due to increased needs.  In These Times' Jacob Wheeler on skinheads in the army.  

Would you like fries with that?  Help Balkinization explore gender and happy meal toys by reporting [...]More
From The APC Blog by mld on 18 Feb 2009Permalink

Monday, 09 February 2009

Good stuff from n+1, Dissent and Dollars & Sense

At n+1, Brian Thomas Gallagher examines the superficiality in radical aesthetic of Shepard Fairey's iconic "Hope" portrait which mirrors Obama's progressive posturing.

Three weeks ago, as the world focused on the Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip, another massive campaign was moving ahead in northeastern Sri Lanka, pitting government forces against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).  Dissent has the story.

The Senate's version of the Stimulus Bill cuts women workers out in a serious way: Dollars & Sense blog.
 
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From The APC Blog by meb on 09 Feb 2009Permalink
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City Limits: New York's Urban Affairs News Magazine

Publisher
City Limits Community Information Service, Inc.
Publisher URL
Editors
Alyssa Katz
Total Circulation
2
Circulation Region
regional
Listed Since
1976
ISSN
0199-0330
OCLC
5159232
Readership
General readers and activists interested in urban politics and policy as well as community organizing
Reviewed In
  • LaGuardia, Cheryl, Bill Katz and Linda Sternberg Katz. Magazines for Libraries, 12th ed. New Providence, NJ: Bowker, 2003.
  • Workbook 21(Summer 1996): 56.

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