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[edit] Media-related Web sites

CitizenShift "CitizenShift is the National Film Board of Canada’s participatory Web platform exploring today’s crucial issues through films, photography, articles, blogs and podcasts. This social media network is a space to share media, voice opinions and explore unique content from active citizens, independent filmmakers and multimedia artists."

National Film Board of Canada Collection

[edit] Series

The Wire - HBO series set in Baltimore.

Simon has said that despite its presentation as a crime drama, the show is "really about the American city, and about how we live together. It's about how institutions have an effect on individuals, and how ... whether you're a cop, a longshoreman, a drug dealer, a politician, a judge [or] lawyer, you are ultimately compromised and must contend with whatever institution you've committed to."

And the Canadian (Toronto) series, The Line.

[edit] Films

The Class (Entre les murs) - 2008, France

“The Class” isn’t directly about civil unrest and French identity as a republican ideal, though these issues run through it like a powerful current, keeping the children and adults (and the filmmaking) on edge.

Garbage Warrior Film Trailer

[edit] Documentary

Black Gold - Documentary about Fair Trade coffee.

Abdallah of Mile-End by Adam Shamash This film won the People’s Choice award at Radio Canada International’s Digital Diversity competition on the theme of Immigration.

Recycled Houses An awesome short youtube docu on Dan Phillips' eco-friendly houses.

The Web site of Sharmeen Obaid "Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is the first non-American journalist to be awarded the prestigious Livingston Award and the youngest recipient of the One World Media broadcast journalist of the year award in the United Kingdom."

Au chic resto pop - In a poor eastern quarter of Montreal, a restaurant is dedicated for the poor only: le Chic Resto Pop.

[edit] Books

Here is the book that I raved about in class. Enjoy! Book Review of Bryan W. Barry, Strategic planning Workbook for Nonprofit Organizations Love Janet

The book that I have finished reading: WILD FIRE: ART AS ACTIVISM edited by Deborah Barndt: Book Review-- Magda

Three Cups of Tea I loved this book (not directly related to CED...maybe more to international development...(Magda)

[edit] Magazines


[edit] Poetry and Spoken Word

HBO Series: Def Poetry If you like spoken word, you must check out some Def Poetry-- lots of it on youtube. Just type "Def Poetry" in the search...

Suheir Hammad: Palestinian spoken word artist

Tahani Salah: another Palestinian spoken word artist

[edit] News - Biography and overview of how Obama "organizes between." DavidM 22:52, 23 January 2009 (UTC) - the G&M's "Public Policy Wiki" DavidM 22:52, 23 January 2009 (UTC)

We'd like to try and open that process [government policy] up a little, and this is our attempt to do that. One of the benefits to the Internet is that it lowers the barriers that can prevent people from discussing these kinds of important topics, and allow them to provide their thoughts about the direction the government should take. runs campaigns on urgent global issues.

[edit] Music

Politik Kills: a song by Manu Chao

Mind Control: a song by Stephen Marley

What's Hardcore?: a song by K'naan exposes two very different realities

They don't care about us: a song by Michael Jackson (Prison version)

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