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April 7 Benefit for Lynne Stewart in Brooklyn

POETIC JUSTICE

Calling ALL POETS: Turn your words to political action for Lynne Stewart, America's most persecuted and prosecuted Public Defender

WHAT: A benefit of Spoken Word Poetry and other Truth Telling for Lynne Stewart. Come with a POETIC LETTER to the sentencing judge. (She faces more than 30 years!)

Why Your Broadband Sucks

Here's an interesting article about broadband in Philadelphia on Wired News from Laurence Lessig (including podcast).

Homeless in the libraries oh my!

This was originally posted on A-librarian list by Chris Dodge. Thanks Chris, Martha Furman, Danielle Maestretti, and Sandy Berman!

Homelessness and libraries have been much in the news of late. What burns me is that we'd rather ban people from reading (or even just hanging out somewhere) rather than dealing with the real problem: a society that condones and perpetuates homelessness by its inaction. *sigh*

10 steps to more democratic media

I just ran across this article, "10 steps to more democratic media" by Jeffrey Chester and Gary O. Larson in the Spring 2005 issue of "Yes!". It's important to know what is needed as the Telecommunications Act of 1996 comes up for review this year.

Media EmergenC overview and analysis

Media EmergenC, hosted by SDIMC and SD RadioActive, was held Oct 6-9, 2004 in San Diego concurrently with the National Association of Broadcasters annual radio road show. Here's an overview, images and audio of the events. Lotus at SDIMC has recently written a very cogent analysis of the event and of indymedia in general in the hope of creating critical dialogue within the indymedia movement. Please read and forward to interested folks.

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5 Dem senators call on "full & transparent" look into Gannon

Democratic senators Durbin, Kennedy, Kerry, Lautenberg and Reid issued a letter Friday to President Bush calling for a full and transparent investigation into the discredited White House reporter writing under the pseudonym Jeff Gannon. The letter is reproduced on the Raw Story blog.

"Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties" - film showing (Boston)

"Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties" - film showing
Wednesday, March 2, 2005
6-8pm
Honan-Allston Public Library

On Wednesday March 2, 2005 to mark the Massachusetts Bill of Rights Day sixty-six years after the Massachusetts state legislature finally ratified the Bill of Rights on March 2, 1939 the ACLU of Massachusetts is sponsoring a mass screening of the Robert Greenwald film "Unconstitutional: the War on Our Civil Liberties."

Boston Radical Reference with ACLU of Massachusetts has organized a showing on Wednesday, March 2, from 6 to 8pm at Honan-Allston Public Library, 300 North Harvard Street, Allston. John Bookston (ACLU of Massachusetts' Civil Liberties Task Force) will lead a discussion following the film. Call 617-787-6313 for directions and email radrefboston [at] riseup.net with any other questions.

Austin Indymedia Conference 2/19/05

Today Radical Reference presented a fact-checking workshop at the Indymedia conference at the campus at the University of Texas at Austin. Jeanine Finn and Donna Terpack-Palter presented the fact-checking workshop originally created by Jenna for the NYC meeting. Caroline Muglia was also in from New York and helped answer questions about Radical Reference.

AL bill will ban gay books from libraries

What's going on here? AL state legislature recently introduced a bill to ban homosexual materials from public libraries.

NYC Rad Ref Meeting 2/11

NYC Radical Reference library workers will meet on Friday, February 11 at the Holiday Cocktail Lounge at 75 St. Marks Place between 1st & 2nd Avenues.

The meeting will begin at 8pm. Collaborators from the Grassroots Media Conference, the Independent Media Center, Interactivist, and whoever all else wants to show up are encouraged to join us at 9.

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