QUESTION: Right to work

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Only qualified finalist to be denied interview and upon filing EEO complaint was told it was discretionary and the Human Rights Commission did not have to have a reason.

Does the right to work status in San Francisco allow secret discrimination by discretion and is this protected vis a vis a private party not a union member?

Glad to help in return.

QUESTION: how to find information of a 2005 campaign to stop male guards patting down female prisoners n PA?

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I was told, informally, that in 2005, the MOVE women who are incarcerated were at the center of a campaign to stop male guards from patting down female prisoners. How would I find media documentation or any further information about this campaign?

Radical librarians and anarchist archivists in the news

From the217,

"Jeanie Austin looks like a radical. She has dark clothes, a short haircut and plug earrings. The tattoos on her arm look like they could be schematics for a machine to take down Big Brother. But Austin isn’t out to blow up cop cars or storm the Capital: she is a member of the Radical Librarians and Anarchist Archivist Group..."

Urban Librarians Unite Blog & Tweet in

Save NYC Libraries and Urban Librarians Unite are asking library and librarian lovers to publicize a few things:

Hug the Library
NYPL, 41st @ 5th Avenue, Sat. Saturday, June 4 1:30-2pm

Save NYC Libraries 24 Hour Read-in
Brooklyn Public Library, Grand Army Plaza, Saturday, June 11 at 4:00pm - June 12 at 4:00pm

Save NYC Libraries campaign

QUESTION: queer yoga

question / pregunta: 

I'm interested in why yoga classes specific for queer, genderqueer, and transgendered people are springing up all over the country. What is it about queer people's experience of yoga that is unique? Also, many queer, genderqueer, and transgendered people describe a disconnection or dissociation with their physical body--how does yoga affect the relationship between the queer, genderqueer, and transgendered person and their body? What research or writing exists about whether queer, genderqueer, and transgendered people have a unique relationship with yoga?

Radical Reference at ALA

Radical Reference Meeting & Social at ALA
Saturday June 25, 5:30-7pm
The Roosevelt Hotel Bar
116 University Place

Followed by a Cocktail Party (with free drinks) & Radical Book Talk with Amy Sonnie, co-author of Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Rebels and Black Power: Community Organizing in Radical Times

QUESTION: Labor Strikes in New York City

question / pregunta: 

When was the last plumbers local 1 strike?
Where did the strike take place?
What were their demands?
How long did it last?

QUESTION: how to find further information/outcome of 1978 Bedford Hills strikes and demonstrations?

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In the summer of 1978, women incarcerated at Bedford Hills held several peaceful strikes protesting the increased brutality, draconian conditions, and 35-cent-per-day wages at unskilled jobs. When the administration proved unresponsive to their strikes, the women asked outside groups to organize demonstrations outside the prison (which happened in August and again in October). Where would I find further information about these strikes and outside demonstrations and the results (if any) of these actions?

QUESTION: Norman Thomas Quote

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When many people refer to the quote "The American people would never vote for socialism, but under the guise of liberalism will adopt every fragment of the socialist program." Are they referring to the quote "The American people will take socialism, but they will not take the label." from his 1934 Speech?

Boston Rad Ref Collective at Play-Jurisms

Play-Jurisms is a 2-day series geared towards creatives. Over the weekend of May 21 and 22, 2011, we'll have a number of events that address these important, and often confusing issues.

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