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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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Friday, 06 February 2009

Gaza War / US Financial Crisis

Alain Gresh on the situation in the Middle East after the recent Gaza War. Ralph Nader on the Clinton administration's key contribution to financial deregulation. John Bellamy Foster and Fred Magdoff offer detailed analysis of the current financial crisis.More
From The APC Blog by cda on 06 Feb 2009Permalink

Tuesday, 03 February 2009

APC Blog for February 3, 2009

Speak Up! Media Skills for the Empowered Sex Worker:  a day-long seminar offered by the New York-based organization Sex Work Awareness (SWA). 

Media groups file complaint against AT&T for discriminating against local channels.  The Alliance for Community Media reports: ”AT&T’s treatment of PEG channels is inferior in virtually every way that matters to a viewer, preventing the public’s ability to easily access safety alerts, health information, town hall meetings, educational and other local programming.”

Briarpatch announces new newspaper: The Sasquatch: news with a biteCheck it out.  


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From The APC Blog by mld on 03 Feb 2009Permalink

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Monday, 26 January 2009

APC blog post for January 26, 2009

Robert Pollin and Naomi Klein debate Klein's call for boycott/divestment campaign against Israel. 

Chicago Teachers for Social Justice are organizing a protest against school closings for the January 28th School Board meeting.  Find out more.

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting on the illusion of immigrant criminality:
In an environment "where Latinos are racially profiled and immigrants are dehumanized and persecuted as 'illegals' and 'criminal aliens,'" writes Justin Akers Chacon, co-author, with Mike Davis, of No One Is Illegal, "the hate-filled and the weak-minded will rally to the cause in their own violent way." He notes that attacks on Latinos have risen "in tandem with the intensification of the immigration debate," rising 35 percent between 2003 and 2006 (Ventura County Star, 3/27/08). Fictitious numbers on immigrant crime in the media have undoubtedly done their [...]More
From The APC Blog by mld on 26 Jan 2009Permalink
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Catalyst: Voices of Chicago School Reform

Publisher
Community Renewal Society
Publisher URL
Editors
Veronica Anderson
Circulation Region
regional
Listed Since
1990
ISSN
1058-6830
OCLC
21346520
Readership
Activists interested in school reform in Chicago

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