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QUESTION: 21st century public library service

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I am working on a literature review of how the 21st century public library will become a community hub, how it will build social capital, what the diversity of the library community will be, why this is important, and how the library will achieve this. I have journal articles on social capital, and civic duty, but I would like to find articles on how people will use the library to achieve this, what services will the library offer for this, and how the diversity of the community will come into play.

QUESTION: how to find documentation about AZ women prisoners' rebellion from 1980s?

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I was told about a women prisoners' rebellion in Arizona between 1980 and 1984. The women, who were imprisoned in a converted motel at 32nd and Van Buren, were upset that they were denied access to the better paying, more technical construction jobs that were awarded to the male prisoners (men were paid 50 cents/hour to use the backhoe and women were paid 10 cents/hour to do the ditch digging by hand). The women filed written complaints. They also plugged in their prison-issued space heaters en masse, causing the electricity to blow out and the guards and prison staff to be locked in where ever they were because they could not open the electrically controlled sliding doors for several hours.

How would I find media or legal documentation about this uprising? (My source, a sort-of participant in this, didn't know)

QUESTION: terrorism in the United States

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where does evidence lead in regard to anthrax attacks of 2001? A former government scientist was made the patsy, and he has since died. I just do not believe the official story released by the U. S. government and the mass media; the attacks were directed at individuals key in the ratification of the Patriot Act ONLY - and I have to wonder who dreamed up such a nightmare scenario and carried it out.

QUESTION: university funding

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Size of military and intelligence funding of university research

QUESTION: military spending

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Where can I find information about the cost of the war in Afghanistan?

QUESTION: How To Get In Touch With An Anarchist For A Profile

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I'm a student Journalist in NYC trying to write a 2000-3000 word story profiling an anarchist in the Anarcho-syndalist vein. What are some anarcho-syndicalist organizations in NYC to contact? And what are some good ways to get in touch with members of the Anarchist community in NYC to ask if anyone is interested in being profiled?

QUESTION: emma goldman birth control talk transcript/pamphlet

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Hi all. I have been reading more about and by Emma Goldman recently, and I have this serious desire to find out what she actually told people about birth control in her talks that landed her in jail. I haven't been able to track down that info. Looked in the birth control issue of Mother Earth, looked in Berkeley's Emma Goldman Papers, the Jewish Women's Archive, looked in Anarchy! an Anthology of Emma Goldman's Mother Earth Glassgold, Ed. Waiting for a response from the Labadie Collection at U Michigan.

I'd be really excited about either a talk transcript or one of the pamphlets that she distributed.

Thanks so much for any help!

Labadie Collection doesn't have anything : (

QUESTION: 1833 map of London

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I'm looking for a version of this 1833 map of London ( that is large enough to print in detail. I believe this image is in the public domain, but can't find a high-res web copy.

QUESTION: federal subsidies to media giants

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Is there a list of federal subsidies to media giants/corporations?

QUESTION: Whole Foods

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Has Whole Foods Market ever committed to benefit a community or neighborhood (through a charitable donation, a community benefits package, etc.) surrounding one of its stores and failed to carry through with their commitment?