Blogging ALA and News
Mona just let me know of an ALA wiki for people going to ALA Annual in New Orleans, including a list of conference bloggers. Also, if you are attending ALA in New Orleans, you might be interested that the IFC and AILA will co-sponsor a forum on Native American perspectives on Intellectual Freedom. I was recently talking with Kaleo on a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) philosophy on IF.
My main international news source, the BBC World Service has really been going downhill these days. Bush House (BBC HQ) has been decreasing quality news and analysis and replacing them with call-in shows. Sigh. One exception though was a fine documentary on the CIA's "extraordinary renditions" and their impact.
If you want to download more news, you might want to check out Tuesday's (21 March 06) Democracy Now broadcast, which you can download. It features a fascinating interview about the Time Magazine story that is having the Pentagon Investigating claims that Marines shot 15 Iraqi Civilians possibly as revenge. It also has a disturbing interview with Former GOP Strategist Kevin Phillips on his new book American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century. In case you are not familiar with Democracy Now, it has the subtitle "The War and Peace Report," so there is a definite agenda behind the program, but one should get a healthy diet of news from many perspectives.