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“As I was preparing to speak at my recent and first! webinar this past Wednesday, “Elevating Student Voices,” I started reviewing some of the information I found that I wanted to discuss that night. With my List of 2012 U.S. Student Protests Regarding Education receiving 790 views, I wanted to go further in depth of those findings.Here is what I’ve found: The students aren’t stopping. When I published the list June 23, I found about 155 protests, that has increased into 178. The most common reason for student protests is in support of teachers and staff.” — Stephanie Rivera
Los Angeles, CA – Last week a website called “library.nu” disappeared. A coalition of international scholarly publishers accused the site of piracy and convinced a judge in Munich to shut it down. Library.nu (formerly Gigapedia) had offered, if the reports are to be believed, between 400,000 and a million digital books for free.
And not just any books – not romance novels or the latest best-sellers – but scholarly books: textbooks, secondary treatises, obscure monographs, biographical analyses, technical manuals, collections of cutting-edge research in engineering, mathematics, biology, social science and humanities.
The texts ranged from so-called “orphan works” (out-of-print, but still copyrighted) to recent issues; from poorly scanned to expertly ripped; from English to German to French to Spanish to Russian, with the occasional Japanese or Chinese text. It was a remarkable effort of collective connoisseurship. Even the pornography was scholarly: guidebooks and scholarly books about the pornography industry. For a criminal underground site to be mercifully free of pornography must alone count as a triumph of civilisation.
To the publishing industry, this event was a victory in the campaign to bring the unruly internet under some much-needed discipline. To many other people – namely the users of the site – it was met with anger, sadness and fatalism. But who were these sad criminals, these barbarians at the gates ready to bring our information economy to its knees?
They are students and scholars, from every corner of the planet. Continue reading
Etiquetas: Aljazeera, anthropology, antropología, antropología contemporánea, casas editoras, Christopher Kelty, criminalising online sharing, education, globalizacion, globalization, library.nu, movimientos sociales, neoliberalism, neoliberalismo, news, noticias, PIPA, publishers, school, social movements, SOPA, virtual library
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“A look at EHN’s environmental justice series
Editor’s Note: Environmental Health News debuted a multi-week series, examining environmental justice issues, on June 4. For this series, Pollution, Poverty, People of Color, EHN dispatched reporters to seven communities across the United States to report on their struggles to cope with an array of environmental threats. On the 30th anniversary of a North Carolina battle that is widely considered the birth of the environmental justice movement, our reporters and photojournalists found a legacy of lingering problems and newly emerging threats that are jeopardizing people of color in low-income communities. Their stories resonate with all of us, no matter what color or class. – Marla Cone”
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Etiquetas: antropología contemporánea, contaminacion, contemporary anthropology, derechos humanos, EHN, Environmental Health News, environmental justice, Estados Unidos, human rights, justicia ambiental, movimientos sociales, neoliberalism, neoliberalismo, People of Color, pobreza, Pollution, Poverty, racismo, social movements, United States