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Michael Schwartz is the author of “War Without End: The Iraq War in Context” (Haymarket Books). Michael is a professor of sociology and the founding director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University.
http://www.draganfly.com The age of the personal UAV has arrived my friends, and I for onewould like to to welcome our new tiny overflying overlords. Why shouldthe military and CIA have all the fun? There’s a growing community ofusers and manufacturers out there, and Dragonflyer.com is the home tosome of the hottest examples of tiny autonomous Read more
Thomas Frank whose latest book is “The Wrecking Crew: How Conservatives Rule” (Metropolitan Books). Tom is a regular columnist for the Wall Street Journal. live from Afghanistan, Anand Gopal discussed his TomDispatch article, “The Surge That Failed: Afghanistan under the Bombs.” Anand is a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor, based in Afghanistan. Steven Rosenfeld Read more
http://uncyclopedia.org Think Wikipedia meets The Onion… plus some sort of British Bullwinkle.
live from Cochabamba, the Democracy Center‘s Jim Shultz explained what the hell is going on in the near civil war in Bolivia. You can read Jim’s blog by visiting http://www.democracyctr.org/blog/. The Democracy Center “works globally to advance social justice through investigation and reporting, training citizens in public advocacy, and leading international citizen campaigns.” journalist and Read more
http://www.dezeen.com A truly great industrial design and architecture blog. The current feature on Chrysler’s Peapod electric car is worth the price of admission.
Ann Pettifor is executive director of Advocacy International. In the 1990s she helped design and lead the international campaign Jubilee 2000. She is editor of “The Real World Economic Outlook” (Palgrave) and author of “The Coming First World Debt Crisis” (Palgrave). This week she wrote the articles “The week that changed everything” and “America’s financial Read more
http://www.searchme.com A visual search engine, Search Me is a totally different way to viewsearh hits. It’s been compared to the CoverFlow view in iTunes. Youtype in a search term and you’re presented with a of stream of websitesnapshots of the search hits, that you can flip through… It sort offeels like shopping for vinyl, so Read more
Ken Menkhaus is a political science professor at North Carolina’s Davidson College and a former political advisor to the UN Operation in Somalia. Ken has a new report out called, “Somalia: A Country in Peril, A Policy Nightmare.” In the report, Ken says, “US counterterrorism policies have not only compromised other international agendas in Somalia, Read more
http://www.the-amazing.com Nice collection of pretty amazing photos. The current collection of oddities at Google Maps is worth the trip.
live from Estonia, we will speak with Rein M�llerson who wrote the article, “The world after the Russia-Georgia war,” which is posted at openDemocracy.net. Rein is professor and chair of international law at King’s College, London. Rein has been a visiting professor at the London School of Economics, a member of the United Nations Human Read more
http://www.damninteresting.com A very appropriate website name for This Is Hell, DamnInteresting isa great collection of science and science history articles on the typesof wackiness us hellions relish, you know the kind… Tesla’s failed(or foiled) plan for free energy for the entire planet involving giantDeath Ray towers, tiny extremeophiles being used to clean up a giantpit Read more