Alternative Resources on the US War Against Iraq

Here is a good list of links, from the International Responsibilities Task Force.

Abu Ghraib

The requests I've had so far have been very difficult to fulfill. When looking for a list of people who have died at Abu Ghraib in US custody, I had to wade through dozens of articles, some rather dubious, to try to reconstruct a timeline of events surrounding the now infamous prison.

ANSWER: Alternative Press Print Runs

I haven't had any luck finding any more information about large,
single-issue press runs in the manner you're describing the Indypendent
intends to produce. I've spoken to the publisher and he says this is far

Suppressing the African-American vote in Florida

Suppress the Vote?
Published: August 16, 2004

The big story out of Florida over the weekend was the tragic
devastation caused by Hurricane Charley. But there's another story

People's Guide to the RNC

Hot off the presses, the People's Guide to the Republican National Convention is out. This amazingly handy guide/map is a must for all. Download it, order it, or pick one up at New York Civil Liberties Union RNC Office (F8: 520 Eighth Ave), Bluestocking Books (O8: 172 Allen St), Times-up! bike convergence space (N7: 49 E Houston St), or Chisholm Gallery (I7: 56 W 22 St, 2nd flr).

Radical Reference site tops 50 volunteers!

Thanks everyone. There are now 50 volunteers registered on the website and 78 members on the listserv. That's a great big pool of reference! Even the largest research libraries don't have 50 reference librarians chomping at the bit to get answers for people.

Chart shows connection between Bush ratings and terror alerts

This Approval vs alert chart and the timeline of alerts below it clearly shows a correlation between news events (especially BAD news) and the release of terror alerts.

George Bush's Plan for National Security

"They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."
--August 5, 2004 is a bilingual source of current and relieble news that covers topics of interest to Latinos. A recent survey published in shows how much Bush support has fallen off since the latest restrictions on travel to Cuba were announced.

Infoshops as third space

I see that James has posted a blog entry about third spaces. I read a book on that subject around 20 years ago. I think that infoshops are a good example of third places and they are becoming an alternative to public libraries. I've been involved in two infoshops, the most recent one being the Crossroads Infoshop and Radical Bookstore here in Kansas City. It opened last month and we are doing well. Much of my time this week has been spent on putting out organizational fires. Right now I'm supposed to be finding people to staff the space this week, so I'd better stop writing here...

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