ANSWER: guatemalan murders and disappearances

I search in databases like Academic Search Premier (available free to NYPL library card holders) and ProQuest, but ultimately had more luck with Google Books and Google Scholar.

This quote from a book published by a respected publisher seemed pretty dead on. "During the Rios Montt presidency, the Guatemalan State (and particularly its army) committed more than 15,000 murders, was involved in over 1,000 forced disappearances, and ordered 15 executions by firing squads--the product of summary trials. As a result of such massive and open terror, which took place over a 17-month period, more than one million people were displaced in Guatemala; 90,000 of them sought refuge in neighboring countries."

"Beyond Googling It: News and Government Information 'Web 2.0' Style" handout - Grassroots Media Conference 2007

Radical Reference NYC Grassroots Media Conference Presentation 2007


"…librarians are more freedom fighters than shushers."

ANSWER: Anarchist T-shirt

I think what you are looking for is the IWW Wildcat. From what I can tell, the CNT's symbol is not a cat, but a red and black flag. (See the InfoShop Anarchist FAQ.) The same FAQ mentions a "wildcat" inspired by the IWW. (The IWW is the Industrial Workers of the World, a labor union that seeks to dismantle capitalism. I can't quite tell if they're anarchist - the website says: "The IWW is a revolutionary industrial unionist organization, and its membership includes radicals of every stripe, including anarchist, communist, socialist, syndicalist, etc.")

NYC Collective Meeting February 2007

Radical Reference NYC Collective Meeting

Feb. 16th, 2007

Present: Melissa, Gretchen, Nicole, Blair, Jenna, John, Julie, Jonny (others were present for the US Social Forum discussion).


US Social Forum Salon notes

We discussed if and how Radical Reference might participate in the U.S. Social Forum in Atlanta this summer using some Guiding Questions, provided by our facilitator, Gretchen.

ANSWER: Death Penalty in Missouri

I don't have a Missouri specific answer regarding appeals, but here are several starting points for gathering information for your paper.

The Death Penalty Information Center has a great many resources to aid in research, including state-by-state information: see this site

Jim Voelker, Deputy Circuit Librarian, St. Louis, has posted a Death Penalty Research Guide at this site.

US Social Forum Salon hosted by Radical Reference NYC

Radical Reference Meeting and US Social Forum Salon

Notes from the discussion now up and also from the Rad Ref business meeting.

ANSWER: Autobus Argentina

The google search: "sleeper bus" buenos aires mendoza gets 172 hits, including quite a number of blogs and wikis, such as

ANSWER: Longevity in the U.S.

The search: "life tables" "age 80" longevity in firstgov.gov got 46 hits, including a number of CDC pages.
The National Center for Health Statistics links to United States Life Tables from the Public Health Service. The most recent is the Center for Disease Control

ANSWER: Department of Defense funding of university research

The National Science Foundation also compiles this information as a part of how it tracks Research and Development funding in the series Science and Engineering Statistics - Academic Research and Development Expenditures. The most recent year available from NSF is for FY2004.

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