Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Let There Be Light"-Edinburgh Central Library.

Edinburgh Central Library. Built between 1887 and 1890 by the architect George Washington Browne, it was the first library funded by Andrew Carnegie to be built in Scotland. The fa├žade has a French-influenced Arts and Crafts style to it, with numerous carvings including a panel over the entrance carrying the words “Let There Be Light”. - See more at: Stravaiging around Scotland.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Petition for Library at DC Jail

Hi all,

As part of a campaign to get a library established at the DC Jail, I emailed this list ( a couple months ago to ask for help in determining how different jail libraries function. We've gotten a good response and used it to submit a proposal to the DC Dept of Corrections based on information from you all and from the DOC here about its desires.

Right now we are urging Mayor Vincent Gray to put funding for a DC Jail Library into this year's budget, which he is currently drafting. Because our campaign started with information-gathering, much of which was done through this listerv (, I figured I should sendour petition out to everyone on here. We would really appreciate you signing and sharing!

Sam Jewler

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Hometown: New Exhibit at Swem Library Features Local Women in the Civil Rights Movement

Examine the lives of local women who played a role in the Civil Rights Movement in a new exhibit at Swem Library at the College of William & Mary.
“Peninsular Women: Making a Difference” opened in late February and features the work of several students at the College. It tells the story of community members who have contributed and are still contributing to improving the quality of life in the area.
Edith “Cookie” Heard poses next to a new exhibit on women of the civil rights movement. Heard is featured in the exhibit, along with seven other local community members. (Submitted)
The exhibit is a product of a course taught in the fall by Jody Allen, managing director of William & Mary’s Lemon Project.
The Lemon Project – named for a man once enslaved by the college in the 1800s – examines the school’s past and present relationship with the African American community.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

MayDay Rooms is a safe house for vulnerable archives

  • MayDay Rooms is a safe house for vulnerable archives and historical material linked to social movements, experimental culture, and marginalised figures and groups. A site for gathering, holding, and animating documents and idioms of dissent which continue to offer a critically productive and emancipatory relation to the turbulent present. It is geographically located in Central London, but linked in collaboration, inspiration and practice with an international gathering of common and concurrent initiatives.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Anti-Worker Faculty at Illinois Oppose Union

 NO FACULTY UNION blog at the University of Illinois--

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 23 :

Article 23.

  • (1) Everyone has the right to work, to free choice of employment, to just and favourable conditions of work and to protection against unemployment.
  • (2) Everyone, without any discrimination, has the right to equal pay for equal work.
  • (3) Everyone who works has the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection.
  • (4) Everyone has the right to form and to join trade unions for the protection of his interests.

Monday, February 17, 2014

LBJ library, museum to honor Johnson with Civil Rights Summit

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LBJ library, museum to honor Johnson with Civil Rights Summit.

The LBJ Presidential Library will host a major summit in April to mark the 50th anniversary of Lyndon B. Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, with keynote speeches from at least two former presidents and the possibility of President Barack Obama delivering another, the library’s director announced Sunday.