QUESTION: 21st century public library service

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I am working on a literature review of how the 21st century public library will become a community hub, how it will build social capital, what the diversity of the library community will be, why this is important, and how the library will achieve this. I have journal articles on social capital, and civic duty, but I would like to find articles on how people will use the library to achieve this, what services will the library offer for this, and how the diversity of the community will come into play.

QUESTION: where to find clemency cases in Alaska?

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Where and how would I find clemency cases from Alaska? I'm particularly looking for clemency cases around mental health issues.

QUESTION: terrorism in the United States

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where does evidence lead in regard to anthrax attacks of 2001? A former government scientist was made the patsy, and he has since died. I just do not believe the official story released by the U. S. government and the mass media; the attacks were directed at individuals key in the ratification of the Patriot Act ONLY - and I have to wonder who dreamed up such a nightmare scenario and carried it out.

QUESTION: university funding

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Size of military and intelligence funding of university research

Notes from Compensation, Access, and Theft: Copyright in the 21st Century panel

Compensation, Access, and Theft: Copyright in the 21st Century: a few comments

I felt like it would be exploiting the bully pulpit of my note taking for the Compensation, Access, and Theft panel at the Anarchist Bookfair to include my editorial comments within the primary written document of the event, but I couldn't resist posting them somewhere!

QUESTION: military spending

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Where can I find information about the cost of the war in Afghanistan?

QUESTION: How To Get In Touch With An Anarchist For A Profile

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I'm a student Journalist in NYC trying to write a 2000-3000 word story profiling an anarchist in the Anarcho-syndalist vein. What are some anarcho-syndicalist organizations in NYC to contact? And what are some good ways to get in touch with members of the Anarchist community in NYC to ask if anyone is interested in being profiled?

Researching Corporations, Front Groups, and Corporate Influence on Government

These links can help you research the influence of business (aka big business, corporations, big corporations) on government, the media, and other areas of life. This information is often difficult to find as this kind of influence tends to be exerted through a wide variety of means such as campaign donations, pseudo-grassroots organizations, PR and advertising campaigns, lobbying, professional organizations, research funding (or obstruction thereof), and more.

While every effort has been made to link to sites that present accurate information, it's important to view everything you find with a grain of salt. Interaction between a corporate representative and a government official doesn't necessarily mean explicit corruption. Political scientists and other academics have debated the extent, forms, and impact of corporate influence for decades. These complex issues deserve careful consideration from the people most interested in building a more just world - activists, researchers, and other radicals. Activists and independent journalists can always post their questions on the main page to get further assistance with making the most of these resources.

For now, this guide will focus most of its efforts on US politics - but that can change if you contribute international resources (domestic ones are, of course, also welcome)!

Categories include: For Starters, Lobbying, Interest Groups, Front Groups, Funding/Tax Info, 527s, "Revolving Door", Think Tanks, Wikileaks Cables, US Government Records, Government Contracts, and Money in Medicine & Science

For Starters
Recent LA Times story regarding the failure of many corporations to fully disclose political spending

Compensation, Access, and Theft: Copyright in the 21st Century

Saturday, April 9th, 4:15pm
Judson Memorial Church (across from Washington Sq Park)
NYC Anarchist Book Fair

**AUDIO FROM THE EVENT (thanks to Dan V.)

Panelists:
Autonomedia publisher Jim Fleming
Craig O'Hara, co-founder of PM Press and the Tabling Tornados
Karl Fogel from Question Copyright
Radical Reference librarian Aliqae Geraci
Victoria Law, author of Resistance Behind Bars

Moderated by Melissa Morrone.

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