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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Articles by David Roediger
Roediger will be in town this weekend. These are just place holders for articles he's written that I want to check out.
The Retreat from Race and Class in Monthly Review July-August 2006
Interview on Stuff White People Do
An Interview with David Roediger Working Toward Whiteness
Gook: the short history of an Americanism
What Effect Would Obama's Election Have on Race Relations?
Race Will Survive the Obama Phenomenon
Understanding Racism Today: an Interview with David Roediger
Saturday, October 25, 2008
That irritating Wassup! commercial has been reborn!
It looks as if they got the original actors to do this. Amazing job.
Friday, October 24, 2008
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Thursday, October 23, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...
You Are a Katharine!
You are a Katharine -- "I am happy and open to new things"
Katharines are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.
How to Get Along with Me
- * Give me companionship, affection, and freedom.
- * Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.
- * Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.
- * Don't try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.
- * Be responsible for youself. I dislike clingy or needy people.
- * Don't tell me what to do.
What I Like About Being a Katharine
- * being optimistic and not letting life's troubles get me down
- * being spontaneous and free-spirited
- * being outspoken and outrageous. It's part of the fun.
- * being generous and trying to make the world a better place
- * having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures
- * having such varied interests and abilities
What's Hard About Being a Katharine
- * not having enough time to do all the things I want
- * not completing things I start
- * not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career
- * having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies
- * feeling confined when I'm in a one-to-one relationship
Katharines as Children Often
- * are action oriented and adventuresome
- * drum up excitement
- * prefer being with other children to being alone
- * finesse their way around adults
- * dream of the freedom they'll have when they grow up
Katharines as Parents
- * are often enthusiastic and generous
- * want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life
- * may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Barbara Smith interview in Colorlines
One of the most inspiring people I have ever met is Barbara Smith, black lesbian activist and one of the co-authors of the The Combahee River Collective Statement. She is interviewed this month here in Colorlines magazine.
She is currently serving as an elected official in Albany, New York. I love her forthright attitude:
It’s fascinating being in the council. It’s frustrating because it can be very slow, but it’s also very concrete…It’s not revolutionary, but it is gratifying.
The local group, Coalition for Palestinian Rights hosted author Joel Kovel this weekend and I was able to attend a Friday night talk. When I learned last week that Kovel would be speaking, I bought and read his book, Overcoming Zionism. The book is great in the way it shows how modern Zionism and western imperialism worked hand in glove to create the racist state of Israel. It also highlights all the many steps along the way that provided opportunities to avoid creating a racist state and how these opportunities were sabotaged or ignored.
What struck me most about Kovel's book was the great respect he gave to other writers and thinkers and they way he encouraged the reader toward ways to learn more about the many opinions about Zionism and the state of Israel. This is so outside the norm for books by political thinkers. In fact, it is much more in line with people who work as on-the-ground activists, supporting each other in our different struggles. It was pretty damn awesome, actually.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Nice Mayday Books pictures!
Long-time Mayday Books volunteer Corey Mattson moved to Illinois this year. We threw a party for him and he posted pictures on his facebook page. The pictures do a great of showing the store, that I stole them and posted them here for posterity. You can get large images by clicking on the images and going to Buzznet, if you are curious about book titles. I have a fascination with determining the titles of books I see in pictures!
Corey in front of the Anarchist rows.
Health, Politics and Media section
Bulletin Board and signboard creating by local sign painter Phil Vandervoort
Craig behind the counter
Health and Environment sections
The Red Rack with Latin America, magazines and newspapers in the background
From behind the counter
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Monday, October 06, 2008
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008