Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Those having trouble scrolling back to the syllabus links, this should take you there. Those who have a chance, check out this piece by Vandana Shiva as well. Lots to talk about tomorrow, see you then!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Alternative Media Blog

I thought I would share an interesting blog I stumbled into. This blog is called CENSORED and it deals with under-reported news. I found interesting articles that I would never found anywhere else in the media. If you are interested in independent-alternative media you should take a look at this:

In response to the wildfires in San Diego, this brief article on CENSORED speaks of Blackwater USA's plan to build a border training camp near the US/Mexico border in Potrero (about 20 miles or so east of San Diego):

Friday, October 26, 2007

World of Warcraft on EBay

Below is link to a WoW character for sale on Ebay:

Holy fucking WoW!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Femicide in Congo

I know it is outside of the arena of our course, but below is a link to the interview on Democracy Now (Monday, Oct 8, 2007) regarding the human rights struggle in Congo that I had briefly mentioned in class on Thursday--- "They Are Destroying the Female Species in Congo": Congolese Human Rights Activist Christine Schuler Deschryver on Sexual Terrorism and Africa's Forgotten War"

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

SF Chronicle article concerning bike share

Today's edition of the San Francisco Chronicle ran a front-page article on S.F. moving to catch up with European bike-share programs that we discussed earlier in the class.

Ethanol's Boom Stalling

In the Sunday edition of The New York Times there was an interesting/disturbing article about ethanol's spot on the market plunging.