QUESTION: inequality and debt

question / pregunta: 

i am attempting to create a dynamic bubble chart that flow thru time by year with each bubble representing a value as described above in the subjects line. i will be focusing on around 1970 to the present. the objective is a visual representation of suppressed wages, rising debt, and lower quality of life thru time. any assistance you could provide would be greatly appreciated, and awesome.
thanks
sean mcalpin

Business Research Workshop for the Labor Outreach Committee of OWS

On December 1, a few members of Rad Ref conducted a business research workshop for the Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall Street. This is expected to be the first in a series, so stay tuned for more research resources in the coming year!

This page represents the introduction to the workshop, and four more sections plus a resource guide follow (links are also at the bottom of the page):

Librarian and Archivist Delegation to Palestine

Some members of Radical Reference are involved in this trip:

A delegation of librarians, archivists, and other library workers will travel to Palestine in the summer of 2013. We will connect with our colleagues in library- and archive-related projects and institutions there, applying our experience in the form of skillshares and other types of joint work. We will travel as truth-seekers and information-skeptics, eager to dispense with the superficial and inaccurate portrayals of life in Israel/Palestine that we see in the west and to learn about the realities of life under occupation and apartheid. As library workers, we support access to information, and recognize that this goes in more than one direction. Our trip will shed light on how Palestinian voices and information about Palestine reach us (or do not) and how Palestinian people access (or cannot access) information. We will bear witness to the destruction and appropriation of information, and support efforts to preserve cultural heritage and archival materials in Palestine. Upon return to our communities, we will share what we have seen, apply what we have learned, publicize projects we have visited, and otherwise break down barriers to access in any way we can.

QUESTION: Immigration status and health in the US

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How many undocumented people in the United States have diabetes?

QUESTION: History of Urban Rebuilds after Natural disasters in the 20th/21st century

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Is there a possibility to be led to documents/articles that gives a history of what local governments did with monies given to them by the federal government nation-wide, or even world-wide after natural or man-made disasters in the 20th and 21st Century? Hopefully this is not that vague of a question.

Interference Archive work day 11/18/12

Interference Archive work day, Sunday November 18, 12-5
131 8th st. #4, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (2 blocks from F/G/R trains at 4th ave./9th st.)

Eastern Iowa Collective

We are still in the process of getting going, but we're starting a local collective in Eastern Iowa. Folks can get in touch with us via radref.iowa(at)gmail.com.

QUESTION: immigration laws and political economy

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Hi! I am looking for journal articles or books that can provide some kind of analysis on the relationship between the extreme "crack down" on (im)migrant labourers / undocumented labourers, and political economy. Given that so many states, especially border states, and so many provinces, seem to benefit from the exploitation of workers in programs such as the temporary foreign workers program, seasonal labour programs, and from businesses that hire undocumented workers -- how do such harsh immigration laws work within the logic of capitalism? Or do they run up against it? Where could I find a discussion about the relationship between these things? I am interested in both liberal and anti-capitalist perspectives.

Critical Librarianship Symposium (Boston)

Boston Radical Reference Collective presents

Practical Choices for Powerful Impacts: Realizing the Activist Potential of Librarians

Saturday, November 17

9:30am - 1pm

Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

About | Schedule | Registration | Transportation | Contact

QUESTION: Maps of US military occupation of Iraq

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I'm looking for maps of main bases/forts and forward operating bases of US occupying forces in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. I have an Iraq Veteran (Against the War) friend who is interested in planning a reconciliation trip to Iraq and would like to have maps that show US military installations. These could be maps of bases, regions containing bases, roads between installations, etc. He's looking at it more in the line of how German military installations in France can still be seen throughout the country, and would also like to be able to place a timeline on the construction, use, and abandoning of bases.

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