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First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Five Classes On Harlem Activist Hubert Harrison Starts July 26

Hubert HarrisonClass: "Hubert Harrison, Theodore W. Allen, and the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy."5-SESSION CLASS BEGINS Saturday, July 26, 2014, 10:00 am --12 NoonClasses continue on August 2, 9, 16, 30 at 10 am.The Commons, 388 ... [Published BlackStar News - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jun 11 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

Has This Chilean Architect Figured Out How To Fix Slums?

In the United States, we tend to think of the suburbs as the historic domain of the middle class. It's where the boomers went after fleeing the cities to accommodate their growing families (although the demographics of the suburbs are now changing ... [Published Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones - Jun 11 2014]
First reported May 14 2014 - Updated May 15 2014 - 2 reports

Bribes, favors, and a billion-dollar yacht: Inside the crazy world of the men who do oil companies’ dirty work

When Big Oil companies like Exxon-Mobil and Chevron set their sights on a prime new oil reserve in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East, the first phone call they make usually isn’t to the government office putting it up for sale. Instead, they ring up ... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - May 14 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 13 2014 - 1 reports

Life in the Open-Air Panopticon: Surveillance and the Social Isolation of Ex-LTTE Combatants in Sri Lanka

Image from SL Online News “You have to live – did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinised.” – George Orwell, 1984 Talking to former ... [Published groundviews - May 13 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance – Book Salon Preview, emptywheel hosts

Today at 5pm ET, 2pm PT Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance Chat with Julia Angwin (Pulitzer Prize finalist) about her new book. Hosted by Marcy Wheeler . An inside look at who’s ... [Published Firedoglake - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

In Culture News: Cheap Radical Books, an Overabundance of Cleavage, and the Hugo House Is Looking for a Few Good Writers

Writers Love Free Stuff, Don't They? The Hugo House announced today that they're accepting applications for two very different writing positions. First up, the application window is open for young (35 and under) Seattle authors to apply for the Made ... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Mar 05 2014 - Updated Mar 05 2014 - 1 reports

Judith Butler, Rashid Khalidi and over 150 other scholars condemn censorship, intimidation of Israel critics

Rashid Khalidi and Judith Butler The following open letter was shared with Mondoweiss: Whether one is for or against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) as a means to change the current situation in Palestine-Israel, it is important to recognize ... [Published Mondoweiss - Mar 05 2014]
First reported Feb 22 2014 - Updated Feb 22 2014 - 1 reports

An Algorithmic “Assault On The Novel”

Tristano , an experimental novel based on the legend of Tristan and Isolde, was  way ahead of its time : First published in Italy in 1966, it has only been in the last decade that digital technology has made it possible for Tristano to be printed as ... [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Feb 22 2014]

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Class: "Hubert Harrison, Theodore W Allen, and the Centrality of the Struggle Against White Supremacy."
...the shantytowns they were designed to replace: While some residents have transformed their homes into elegant structures with balconies and trim, "other add-ons look like slum shacks wedged between concrete houses" McGuirk says
...I want to cite Ed Chow, a former Chevron executive. He said: "In Texas I can convince landowners to lease me their mineral rights. They get a royalty check every month and the companies leave a small footprint on their land. What's not to love? There's no equivalent in places like Nigeria or Angola or Kazakhstan. You get the land, but you don't provide a lot of jobs, you may be destroying the environment, and most of the profit goes to international capital. The companies don't have a strong case to sell to local communities, so they come to not only accept highly centralized government, but to crave it. A strongman president can make all the necessary decisions. It's a lot easier to win support from the top than to build it from the bottom."
..." Even better: "for every print book you buy you will receive the bundled ebook for free! Over time you can build up your own library of ebooks, hosted on the site, available to re-download as you wish to any device." The frenzy ends on April 14...

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Has This Chilean Architect Figured Out How To F... [Published Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones - Jun 11 2014]
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Life in the Open-Air Panopticon: Surveillance a... [Published groundviews - May 13 2014]
Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, ... [Published Firedoglake - Apr 13 2014]
In Culture News: Cheap Radical Books, an Overab... [Published The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper - Apr 09 2014]
Judith Butler, Rashid Khalidi and over 150 othe... [Published Mondoweiss - Mar 05 2014]
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Has This Chilean Architect Figured Out How To F... [Published Blue Marble Feed | Mother Jones - Jun 11 2014]
In the United States, we tend to think of the suburbs as the historic domain of the middle class. It's where the boomers went after fleeing the cities to accommodate their growing families (although the demographics of the suburbs are now changing ...
Bribes, favors, and a billion-dollar yacht: Ins... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - May 14 2014]
When Big Oil companies like Exxon-Mobil and Chevron set their sights on a prime new oil reserve in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East, the first phone call they make usually isn’t to the government office putting it up for sale. Instead, they ring up ...
Bribes, Favors, and a Billion-Dollar Yacht: Ins... [Published MoJo Articles | Mother Jones - May 14 2014]
When big oil companies like Exxon-Mobil and Chevron set their sights on a prime new oil reserve in Africa, Asia, or the Middle East, the first phone call they make usually isn't to the government office putting it up for sale. Instead, they ring up one ...
Life in the Open-Air Panopticon: Surveillance a... [Published groundviews - May 13 2014]
Image from SL Online News “You have to live – did live, from habit that became instinct – in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinised.” – George Orwell, 1984 Talking to former ...
Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, ... [Published Firedoglake - Apr 13 2014]
Today at 5pm ET, 2pm PT Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance Chat with Julia Angwin (Pulitzer Prize finalist) about her new book. Hosted by Marcy Wheeler . An inside look at who’s ...
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