Sunday, April 10, 2011

ENG 102 Discussion Prompts

Essential Research Resources:

Merriam Webster Word of the Day





Global Voices

Democracy Now

Global Issues

This American Life


Political Compass Test

Matthew Taylor: 21st Century Enlightenment/Richard Watson: Future Minds/"Michael Wesch: A Portal to Media Literacy/Michael Benton: Thinking About 21st Century Multiliteracies."/Eli Pariser: Beware Online Filter Bubbles/Adam Curtis: All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace

This American Life: Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

Inside Job (documentary)/Richard D. Wolff: Austerity Programs/Public Campaign: Artful Dodgers/Michael Schwalbe: A Primer on Class Struggle/Ronald V. Dellums: Legislating for the People/Dale Maharidge: Someplace Like America/Matt Taibbi: The Real Housewives of Wall Street/Chris Hedges: The Death of the Liberal Class/Bill Moyers Journal: Capitol Crimes/Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz: Benton Harbor's Emergency Financial Manager/Dave Johnson: Actually, "the Rich" Don't "Create Jobs," We Do/Morgenson/Rosner: “Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed, and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon”

John Bellamy Foster: Education and the Structural Crisis of Capital/Chris Hedges: Why The United States is Destroying Its Education System/Rachel Maddow: Why a Michigan High School is Ground Zero for US Politics/Jeff Biggers: Chained Ethnic Studies Students Take Over School Board in Tucson/Christian L. Pyle: Adjuncts - The Invisible Majority/The High Cost of Low Teacher Salaries/George Carlin: Go Back to Bed America/Mark Memmott: Many Children Still Don't Know Much About History

John Pilger: The War You Don't See

Yochai Benkler: Fear of a Networked Fourth Estate/Wikileaks: Guantánamo leaks lift lid on world's most controversial prison/GritTV: Wikileaks Guantanamo Files/Bruce Ackerman: A Statement on Private Manning's Treatment/Yochai Benkler: A Free Irresponsible Press--Wikileaks and the Battle Over the Soul of the Networked Fourth Estate

Boler, Megan. "Introduction." Digital Media and Democracy. ed. Megan Boler. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2008: 1-50./Global Voices: Advocacy/Global Voices: Citizen Media Stories From Around the World/Rising Voices/Technology for Transparency Network/Global Voices: Lingua/Global Voices Podcasts/Timothy Wu: The Master Switch - The Rise and Fall of Information Empires

Vandana Shiva: Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity and Sustainable Living/Wesley Houp: Life by Rheotaxis/Alex Steffen: On a Sustainable Future/Eric Schlosser: Why Being a Foodie Isn't Elitist

Melanie Klein: Make-up and Hot Pink Toenails- Not Just a Girl Thing/WIMN website/resources/The Daily Show: Toemageddon 2011/Huffington Post: Slut Walk Sweeps the Nation/Jezebel: A Ten Year Old's Rant to Boys Around the World/Michael Benton: Gender and Sexuality at the Carnegie Center/Chloe Angyal: A Few Words About Reclaiming the Word "Slut"/Jos Pruitt: Racist Psychology Today article claims black women are objectively less attractive than other women/Ernesto Aguilar: Four Brief Critiques of SlutWalk’s Whiteness, Privilege and Unexamined Power Dynamics (read comments from Roc and Vaudree that critique Aguilar's claims)/Joanna Chiu: SlutWalk: Does The Media Make the Message?/Tamura Lomax: SlutWalk - A Black Feminist Comment on Media, Messages and Meaning/Sasha: Brief Guide to Not Being a Douchey Misogynist

Gaddafi Accused of Using Cluster Munitions/Beau Grosscup: Cluster Munitions and State Terrorism/"Governments Kill."

Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jetha: Sex at Dawn/:"Leanna Wolfe: On Kittens and the Very Invented Culture of Polyamory"/Barry Smiler: There's No Such Thing as Polyamory

Hate Comes to Orange County/Tea Partiers and Republican Allies Flaunt Their Racist Colors/Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights: Tea Party Nationalism

To the Best of Our Knowledge: Travel

Intelligence Squared: Is America to Blame for Mexico's Drug War/Democracy Now: Mexico - Majority of Guns Come From U.S., Hearing Begins on U.S. Efforts To Sell Weapons To Cartels

Common Sense with Dan Carlin: Pyrrhic Schadenfreude/Tim Wise: Killing One Monster, Unleashing Another: Reflections on Revenge and Revelry/Bill Shein: It's Time for Change, Not Celebration/Danny Schecter: Nailing Osama -- The Media's Delight/Maureen Dowd: "Killing Evil Doesn't Make Us Evil"/National Security Archive: The Osama Bin Laden File/Diane Roberts: Osama bin Laden was not found using torture/Noam Chomsky: There Is Much To Say/David Sirota: The Real Problem with Bin Laden Killing Video Games - Once again, the Pentagon is co-opting electronic entertainment to sell us on the military

Washington Post: Why Do Americans Still Dislike Atheists/Greta Christina: Atheists and Anger/Jennifer Michael Hecht: A History of Doubt/Ian Murphy: Militant Atheist for Congress

Colman McCarthy, et al: A Class on Nonviolence

Astroturf Organizations Spreading Propaganda: "Don't Make Me Pay"/Coal Cares (Satire)/Democracy Now: The Yes Men/Critical Art Ensemble: BioCom

Bruce Levine: Toward a Healthy Society/Chalmers Johnson: Our Managed Democracy/Dana Priest: Top Secret America/Jane Mayer: The Secret Sharer - Is Thomas Drake an enemy of the state?/Moynihan/Shane: For Anarchist, Details of Life as F.B.I. Target/Bill Moyers on His Legendary Journalism Career: "Democracy Should Be a Brake on Unbridled Greed and Power"/Scott Crow/Mike German: FBI to Expand Domestic Surveillance Powers as Details Emerge of Its Spy Campaign Targeting Activists

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