8. Creative Expression and Reviews of Art, Music, & Literature
According to HealthGap, a new study published in Lancet shows that treatment with anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) decreased likelihood of transmission of HV by 92%.
Despite this finding, the Obama Administration is failing to live up to it's promises to fully find HIV-AIDS prevention and treatment worldwide. Without more funding, millions of people will die, unnecessarily, from HIV-AIDS. In New York, Governor Patterson is threatening to veto a law providing housing assistance to people with AIDS.
This Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) banner must be the most textually dense banner I've ever seen, and certainly the most chock-full of legal history. I saw it at the US Social Forum in Detroit (USSF2010).
At USSF 2010, on Wednesday the 23rd, I'm one of a team of co-facilitators presenting Stopping the Invasion of the Body Snatchers: an Introduction to Countering Military Recruitment. The workshop is at WSU Old Main: O174.
This is a version of a handout I'll be sharing at my workshop at the US Social Forum in Detroit on Blogging for Nonviolent Social Change.
1) Blog about issues you know a lot about, share your expertise, critiques, and constructive feedback.
2) Blog about new information you're just learning - chances are, many others don't know, either. Blog about what you learned. Blog about creative innovations.
Peacework Transition to Online Blogging & Nonviolent Dialogue Platform - Print Publication to Cease After 37 yearsPosted September 10th, 2009 by sdiener
Dear Peacework Readers,
With sadness, we write to inform you that Peacework Magazine will end publication with its September 2009 issue. As you know, we have tried various measures to keep the magazine going, but in today’s economy our beloved print publication is simply not sustainable.
In an AP story posted on the Dallas Morning News Site, "Soldier, civilian deaths from bombs soar in Afghanistan" posted on 12:00 am CDT on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the paper (or the news-service) claimed that, "A recent U.N. report said at least 1,013 civilians were killed in the first six months of this year by insurgents bombs, compared with 818 for the same period in 2008 – a 24 percent increase."
Zev Borow wrote in a humor column about sunblock in the New Yorker:
"SPF 175—Ever wanted to have unprotected sex with a prostitute in Haiti? Don’t answer. Doesn’t matter. The point is with SPF 175 that’s now an option." Whoa. I think it's the pseudo-cool casualness of the misogyny and racism displayed here that outrages me most.