Sunday, March 30, 2014

Resources for March 30, 2014

Dialogic Cinephilia: Resources for March 28, 2014

Zinn Education Project: Women's History Month and Labor History -- Florence Reece was an activist, poet, and songwriter. She was the wife of one of the strikers and union organizers, Sam Reece, in the Harlan County miners strike in Kentucky. In an attempt to intimidate her family, the sheriff and company guards shot at their house while she and her children were inside (Sam had been warned they were coming and escaped). During the attack, she wrote the lyrics to Which Side Are You On?, a song that would become a popular ballad of the labor movement. Read more about this song in the children's book "Which Side Are You On? The Story of a Song". Learn about more women in labor history here.

Global Uprisings: Footage from the student demonstration in Madrid on March 27th

"10 Things They Won't Tell You About Money in Politics." Open Secrets (2014)

Potter, Gary. "Fundamental Violence: Protestant Fundamentalism and Violent Crime." Uprooting Criminology (November 11, 2013)

Carlin, Dan. "Vlad and Dianne." Common Sense #272 (March 22, 2014) ["Russia annexes the Crimea and the intelligence community's biggest supporter, Sen. Feinstein turns against the CIA. How can Dan choose between these two stories? He doesn't. He deals with both of them in this episode."]

Cheves, John. "Kentucky Lawmakers strike deal on state budget, but Rupp Arena out of luck." Lexington Herald-Leader (March 30, 2014)

Bodhi, Bhikkhu. "Of Budgets, Values and Visions." Truthout (March 30, 2014)

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