QUESTION: Medication Access for Prisoners

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Are there studies of how often prisoners are denied access to medications while incarcerated? I am putting together a workshop on disability issues for environmental activists. One of the topics I will be addressing is activism by disabled people and the decision to risk arrest. This is also an important question for trans activists who take hormones. There are a lot of individual news items and cases out there, but I am looking for something more systematic and comprehensive.

QUESTION: Prejudices

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I went to school with Jahar and knew him pretty well. After what happened my friends and I really do not know what to think, but after watching hours of media coverage of this whole event I realized that the media cannot be trusted so easily with the info they give. It is hard not to trust the media because it is everywhere, but how can one go on about knowing facts while at the same time not fully trusting the media where they come from? how would the media be able to do differently?

Report back on RR Meeting at ACRL 2013

What a fun meeting we had! We bowled duckpin style and didn't really talk in a group about Radical Reference, but many nice interactions and conversations were had. Thank you all for joining us, and being a part of RR!


UPDATED INFO! Are you going to ACRL? then come to the Rad Ref meeting on Wednesday at 7:30at Fountain Square. There will be DUCKPIN BOWLING, and we will talk about projects we are working on or things we want to do, or explain what we are all about and more. We'll meet in the End of the Line Public House for the meeting (and eating if you desire)portion and then move to bowling when we are done!

QUESTION: Extradition of US Citizens to foreign countries

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Radical Reference--

I'm working on an article about the extraditions of five Americans to Canada to face charges related to a Black Bloc at the 2010 Toronto G20. Part of the article is looking into the exceptional nature of extraditions for charges that mostly consist of vandalism. I have been unable thusfar to find any information about how many Americans have been extradited to foreign countries, and for what sorts of crimes they are typically extradited. I have contacted the US Marshalls, the Dept of State, and the Bureau of Statistics to no avail. Any ideas?

A.M. Gittlitz

QUESTION: tampering with U.S. Mail

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I need help filing a claim against ADC for refusing to deliver and send out mail to and from the facility. I have filed complaint with ACIC for the Warden showing my ACIC report to others in the prison and I have filed complaint with ADC Director Ray Hobbs, Deputy Director Marvin Evans, Brad Cazort ACIC, and Mr. Felts Chairman of the board of ADC. this has all been ignored as of today. and as of today I have learned that they are still holding mail I sent in last week and mail that was sent to me this week. They have went in and humiliated the prisoner and wreacked havock in his cell and are still trying to provoke him to fight. I'm in Arkansas and I need help

QUESTION: Collections Development Question

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Hey, I am a member of the Progressive Librarians Guild, London Ontario Student Chapter. We are developing a special library with the UWO teaching assistants union (PSAC Local 610). It is designed to be a collection of books on the history of the labour movement in Canada, the academic workplace, the student movement, and more. As a joint project, the library is intended to provide an information resource for union activists.

We are currently in the collections development and acquisition stage. Our question is two-fold: would you happen to know of any independent and labour-friendly publishers based in Canada? Would you have any suggestions for materials to strengthen this collection?

QUESTION: legal rights for media

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Dear Radical Reference,

I'm trying to figure out what the Legal Rights are of a media person when documenting activism, protest and direct actions. Can the police arrest/detain you for trying to record? What legal defense can be used in the field when engaged in this activity if someone tries to prevent it or threaten someone recording? What are the legal dangers of recording violence against citizens and/or police brutality? Is it illegal to record faces in the crowd, etc?

Particularly in the following cities/states/reservations:
Chicago, IL
Phoenix, Arizona
South Dakota (Pine Ridge and other Reservations)
Washington, DC


QUESTION: Radical and revolutionary feminism and gender liberation

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Hi there,

I'm part of a study group that studies about strategies for revolution (i.e. economic, socio-cultural, etc.) and our study group is trying to come up with articles that discuss both the theoretical and the practical aspects of combining socialistic and feministic revolution. I would appreciate any guidance on this subject.

Thank you,

QUESTION: Paul Robeson Film

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I am trying to locate a copy of a short film called "Canciones de Madrid." The film is from 1938 and features Paul Robeson. Here is the imdb link
I am interested in screening the film publicly in a presentation about "Art and Social Change."

Thank you,


QUESTION: Global Square

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Can you direct me to any fairly recent articles or other material on the Global Square project (a social media platform for coordinating relations between local Occupy, M15, Syntagma, etc. organizations)? There was a lot of stuff on its forthcoming release early next year, and then it largely went quiet. I assume it went defunct or was moved to the back burner, but I'd appreciate any accounts of exactly what happened. Thanks.

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