QUESTION: Mac alternative to Tableau

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We got this series of questions via Twitter:

QUESTION: weather underground symbology

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I've been researching the meaning of the symbology/logos of radical organizations through history. One rather prominent logo that I cannot find any info on is the weather underground's. Can you give me information on what the rainbow with an arrow crossing it means?

Thanks in advance, and happy new year year to ya,


QUESTION: open source software

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I assume you have experience using open source cataloging software. Which ones would you suggest.

I'm working on a radical library in a anarchist space in Providence.

Fertilizer is on facebook, and also at



QUESTION: black radical feminism

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is there a list of lectures/radio talks by saidiya hartman?

QUESTION: revolt

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what would happen if the whole country marched on Washington and told congress they had to go and the people of this country tired for physically remove the people in government. which is our constitutional right and mandate from our forefathers?

Anarchism on Film

For those in the NYC-metro area, this looks like fun: Anarchism on Film series at Anthology Film Archives: December 16-23.

QUESTION: The 2012 NDAA bill and it's rejected ammendments.

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Why is there a need for the NDAA? What is the need to consider the world at large and more specifically the United States of America a battle ground? Why were the ammendments restricting said considerations to outside of the US rejected? Isn't congress sworn to uphold and protect the constitution, and wouldn't passage of this act be a clear act of it's (the constitution) destruction? If so, couldn't voting yay on this, and nay on the ammendments, be considered an act of treason?

"Beyond an Apple a Day: Finding Health Information Online," 12/11 in Brooklyn

This isn't a Rad Ref event, but medical librarian Arpita Bose (with an assist from me) will soon be conducting a free Internet research workshop at the Park Slope Food Coop:

Beyond an Apple a Day: Finding Health Information Online

QUESTION: Resources for connecting corporations to bills.

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Do you know of any tools or resources for connecting corporations to specific bills & legislation? This would be invaluable for campaigns & information. I'm interested to find answers about many bills on a state & national level.

Washington DC Radical Reference Collective

The Washington DC Radical Reference Collective started October 2011 with the staff of the Occupy DC People's Library.

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