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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.

Fair use and digital environmentalism

I really like the term digital environmentalism! Check this article out. It discusses some of the ideas put forth in our recent copyright discussion.

Righting Copyright: Fair Use and "Digital Environmentalism" by Robert S. Boynton, Bookforum (February/March 2005)

Boynton is director of New York University's magazine journalism program.

"Eyes on the Prize" - a public showing (Boston)

Boston Radical Reference and Boston IMC present:

"Eyes on the Prize Part I: Awakenings 1954-1956," a public showing

On the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 8th, as part of Eyes on the Screen people nationwide will celebrate the struggle and triumph of the civil rights movement with a screening of "Eyes on the Prize Part I: Awakenings 1954-1956." Copyright restrictions have kept it from the public for the past 10 years.

Radref in the news

Below are the lastest media coverage of RR, one favorable and one unfavorable and delusional -- but it comes from David Horowitz, and so not unsurprising in its disconnect from reality! Keep up the good work folks!! And print some flyers out and drop them off at your favorite local coffee shop, activist organization, IMC, UFPJ or ANSWER office, etc.

  • "Intersect: SLA and Government" by Michele McGinnis, p. 10-11. "The librarians at Radical Reference, steeped in the knowledge of alternative, progressive and radical information sources, are providing a necessary service to activist communities -- and ultimately to a freer, more just society. This is the tip of the iceberg."
  • "A Capitol Hatefest" By Ben Johnson. FrontPageMagazine.com, January 20, 2005. I refuse to actually link to that tripe and add to his hit counts, but feel free to go there and search for yourself. Below is the section where we're mentioned. I had to laugh that vegetarian/organic farming is seen as conspiratorial, anti-American!! I can hear June Cleaver saying, "eat your meat, Beaver. You don't want to be under suspicion as a commie pinko, do you?!" LOL!

    "The Peace Resource Project represents the overtly conspiratorial spectrum of DAWN’s membership. PRP sells bumper stickers bearing such messages as, “9/11=Inside Job,

J20 report from the street

A Radical Reference member called in and said the cops blocked the street at the Black Bloc march. Things were heating up so she and some others headed into a CVS by the NARA. A bit later when they tried to leave people were running by outside the store and CVS wouldn't let anyone else into the store "unless they look like republicans." Sounded a little haggard. She was concerned another Radical Reference member was caught up in the chaos since she couldn't reach her by cell phone.

NYC Radical Reference meets with NYC IMC

On January 10th, 2005 members of the New York wing of Radical Reference met at the offices of the NYC Indypendent Media Center to discuss how RadRef can help these independent journalists gather and refine information.

Socially Responsible Tsunami Relief

For those looking for socially responsible ways to donate to tsunami relief, Grantmakers Without Borders has prepared a list of organizations at:
http://www.gwob.net/issues/tsunami_dec2004.htm

An Alternative Guide to Boston for ALA Midwinter, 2005

An Alternative Guide to Boston for ALA Midwinter, 2005
brought to you by Radical Reference's Boston crew
www.radicalreference.info

As good a starting place as any is Surface City, a "sort-of non-tourist, non-Citysearch guide to Boston." www.surfacecity.net

NYC: Rad Ref meets the IMC

The library workers of Radical Reference, NYC and visiting dignitaries James Jacobs and Shinjoung Yeo will meet journalists of our local Independent Media Center on Monday, January 10, 2005 at 7:30pm. We will meet at their space: 34 East 29th Street, 2nd floor New York, NY 10016.

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