QUESTION: The 2012 NDAA bill and it's rejected ammendments.

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Why is there a need for the NDAA? What is the need to consider the world at large and more specifically the United States of America a battle ground? Why were the ammendments restricting said considerations to outside of the US rejected? Isn't congress sworn to uphold and protect the constitution, and wouldn't passage of this act be a clear act of it's (the constitution) destruction? If so, couldn't voting yay on this, and nay on the ammendments, be considered an act of treason?

"Beyond an Apple a Day: Finding Health Information Online," 12/11 in Brooklyn

This isn't a Rad Ref event, but medical librarian Arpita Bose (with an assist from me) will soon be conducting a free Internet research workshop at the Park Slope Food Coop:

Beyond an Apple a Day: Finding Health Information Online

QUESTION: Resources for connecting corporations to bills.

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Do you know of any tools or resources for connecting corporations to specific bills & legislation? This would be invaluable for campaigns & information. I'm interested to find answers about many bills on a state & national level.

Washington DC Radical Reference Collective

The Washington DC Radical Reference Collective started October 2011 with the staff of the Occupy DC People's Library.

QUESTION: afropessimism

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is there a list of lectures/radio talks by frank wilderson?

QUESTION: Police Dissent and Resistance

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In Chapel Hill, NC, where the police have recently applied horrifying and disproportionate force against unarmed protesters, some want to chant against the cops, and others want to remember that "Cops are people too." Me, I am trying to make this conversation more interesting. If cops are people, I figure, then they are morally accountable as individuals, and we can ask why there was not a single officer willing to stand up and prevent the attack this weekend. Research will help me make this case.
Is there any single historical work, or perhaps a museum, of police dissent in the United States? There must be some place to go to find the stories of heroic police who stood against their departments and fought to prevent unjust police acts. (And, of course, if such a history is impossible to find, I would also deeply appreciate any research on how American police suppress dissent and silence moral objectors)

Brief account of OWS and the People's Library after the 11*15 Raid

The first thing I thought when I heard about Tuesday's early morning raid on Zuccotti Park was "Oh my god, the library." Over the past two months, I've visited Occupy movements in Portland, Seattle a

QUESTION: US Veteran Suicides

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Do American veterans who commit suicide receive military honours at their funeral? I've tried to find info, but haven't found anything specific so far.

Boston Collective & Simmons College PLG at the Boston Anarchist Bookfair

10am - 6pm, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 12-13

QUESTION: US positions leading up to Rio+2-

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Where would I be able to find information on the official positions and progressive critique(s) of the positions that the United States has taken or plans to take relative to the upcoming Rio+20 summit?

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