QUESTION: researching real estate companies operating in Israel and in NYC

question / pregunta: 

I work with a group that launched a campaign around the boycott of an
Israeli real estate developer named Lev Leviev several years ago. He both
builds settlements in the Occupied Territories ('67) and is a real estate
developer here in NYC, owning many large pieces of property with his former
business partner, Shaya Boymelgreen. We are currently in a research phase of
our campaign and trying to look into other targets along the same lines:

companies or individuals that develop, buy or sell property or engaged in
construction and contracting in NYC and either in the Occupied Territories
or in Israel proper (developers in Israel proper are highly likely to be
developing in land that was once Palestinian at some point).

WhoProfits, a database maintained by Israel activists on settlement
activity, offers this list of companies that build on Palestinian land:
http://whoprofits.org/Involvements.php?id=grp_inv_settlement#grp_inv_settlement_2

Other than just going through and starting to google each one of the people
on that list, any other tips or thoughts about how to approach this topic?
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!

QUESTION: Def Jam Executives' Place on The Source's Hip Hop Power List

question / pregunta: 

The hip hop monthly The Source publishes a list of the Hip Hop Power 30 every year. Can someone tell me if Russell Simmons or any principal from Def Jam ever made the list higher than number 3 (which I found in February 1999)?

Boston RadRef Collective Social, August 18. Join us!

The next RadRef meeting isn’t a meeting at all – it’s a potluck!
Join us for some relaxation and good food. New folks and regulars are all welcome!

When: Wednesday, August 18th 6:30pm to 9ish

Montreal Radical Reference Collective

The Montreal local collective is still active! If you want to get involved subscribe to our mailing list here.

Media Literacy, Part 387: Numbers in the News

This week's "On the Media" had two segments of interest to librarians and others who think critically about stories in the media -- "Sex,

History Is A Weapon- help them keep Howard Zinn's book up on their site!

The amazing online resource History is as Weapon (and you can find other resources on the reference shelf) is having a problem with the

North TX Collective Minutes, July 2010

7/22/10 DFW Radical Reference Meeting (First Meeting!)
6:30pm @ Phil Johnson Historic Archive & Research Library

In attendance: Erin, Shaun, Greg, Azure, Sandy, Ron, Zein, Nicole

Radical Librarian Drinks Potluck

Saturday, July 31, 7-11pm
Reanimation Library, Proteus Gowanus
BKNY

The NYC collective of Radical Reference will host a social gathering at the Reanimation Library in Brooklyn on Saturday, July 31. It is meant to be a meet and greet for library workers and LIS students with far left politics. Radico-curious folks welcome!

Essex St. electronics recycling: Sat. 7/24 & Sun. 7/25

Essex St. electronics recycling
Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Essex Street, on the east side of Essex St btwn Hester St and Grand St

also Saturday July 31, 2010 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
Smith Street, Smith St btwn President St and Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

QUESTION: u.s. military multiple deployment statistics

question / pregunta: 

from an email, identifying info snipped for privacy:

> Hey yall. This is R, who attended a few of your workshops in Detroit. I am doing research and attempting to compound some numbers. I am having a hard time finding a citable statistics explaining percentages of raw numbers of U.S. troops deployed currently and over the course of the Iraq and Afghan wars. Specifically, we want to know how many were and are deployed multiple times, and if so, how many times/what percentage served how many tours. I could only find info from 2005 here: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/terrorism/a/deploymentrates.htm
>
> The info is integral to a campaign we are working on!
>
> Any ideas?
>
> Thanks, peace,

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