Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Syllabus

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: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/


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): http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2007/10/blackwater-at-border.html

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"

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/10/08/1340255

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.