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Apr 28 2011

Time to Rethink Japan’s Energy Future

Time to Rethink Japan’s Energy Future

Contributing organization(s): Earth Policy Institute. Nearly four weeks after a 9.0-magnitute earthquake and tsunami devastated northeastern Japan, emergency personnel are still struggling to stabilize the disabled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Beyond the immediate need to minimize further radioactive leakage and protect public health, the government is beginning to reconsider its long-term plans for nuclear power expansion. International media coverage has typically assumed that Japan…

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Apr 28 2011

Latest Articles published in Foreign Policy

  1. Benghazi Diary - By Ryan Calder
  2. Top 5 reasons we keep fighting all these wars - By Stephen M. Walt
  3. Iran’s Blue-Collar Revolution - By Dariush Zahedi, Hamed Aleaziz
  4. Nightmare in Abidjan - By Elizabeth Dickinson
  5. Think Again: The Afghan Drug Trade - By Jonathan P. Caulkins, Jonathan D. Kulick, And Mark A.R. Kleiman
  6. Why Don’t Other Countries Have Government Shutdowns? - By Joshua E. Keating [FP Explainer]
  7. What You Need to Know in Case of a Government Shutdown - By Josh Rogin
  8. Ban Ki-moon learns to love regime change - By Colum Lynch
  9. Cowering before a sunflower seed: Why China is not a great power - By David Rothkopf
  10. Children of the Revolution - By Suzanne Merkelson, Aylin Zafar
  11. The Mind of Muammar - By Christina Larson
  12. The Deadliest Village in Russia - By Tom Parfitt
  13. Obama’s 21st-Century War - By Aaron David Miller

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Apr 28 2011

New publications are available at the Scout Report!

  1. Land of (Un)Equal Opportunity: Documenting the Civil Rights Struggle in Arkansas
  2. The state of Arkansas has an incredibly nuanced and complex civil rights history, and even as far back as 1868 the state had a civil rights law on the books. This rather intriguing and broad collection from the University of Arkansas chronicles the history of civil rights in the state through documents, cartoons, photographs, and other key items. The site addresses the internment of Japanese Americans in the state during World War II, the proposed adoption of the Equal Rights Amendment, and the treatment of African Americans. The materials are divided into topics that include the aforementioned subjects, along with “Women’s Rights” and “NAACP, Freedom Riders, and SNCC”…

  3. Remember Me: Displaced Children of the Holocaust
    The United States Holocaust Museum (USHM) has worked on a number of important projects, and this might be one of their most moving. Working with the archives of the World Jewish Congress (WJC), they have digitized approximately 1100 photographs of children who were displaced or orphaned as a result of the persecution carried out by the Nazis and their collaborators. The intent of this project is “to identify these children, piece together information about their wartime and postwar experiences, and facilitate renewed connections among these young survivors, their families, and other individuals who were involved in their care during and after the war.”
  4. Texas Public Interest Research Group
    A “PIRG” is a public interest research group, and there is one in every state and Washington D.C. The Texas PIRG’s mission statement on its website states that it “deliver[s] persistent, result-oriented public interest activism that protects consumers, encourages a fair, sustainable economy, and fosters responsive, democratic government.” Visitors can find the current, and archived, issues of the quarterly newsletter that TexPIRG puts out, in the “Newsletters” link. The issues highlight and explain the successes and setbacks TexPIRG has experienced, including their work on faster food safety recalls, strong insurance exchanges, and providing government funds for a high-speed rail line between the Dallas-Ft. Worth area and Oklahoma City. Under the “Issues” menu, visitors can choose from ten issues to learn about, including “safe energy”, “affordable higher education”, and “elections and government reform”…
  5. The civil war: Finally passing

[Source: The Scout Report, Volume 17, Number 14, April 8, 2011]

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Apr 26 2011

Midnight Eye: Visions of Japanese Cinema

Midnight Eye is an entirely non-commercial, non-profit initiative intended to spread knowledge and appreciation of Japanese cinema.  Midnight Eye includes interviews, features, film reviews and book reviews  on the subject of the Japanese cinema.

Content freely accessible online. Please click here to access.

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Apr 26 2011

Egyptian Museum Newsletter

The Egyptian Museum is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. It houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and many treasures of King Tutankhamen. The newsletter covers the museum’s activities in discovery, preservation and exhibition.

Content freely accessible online. Please click here to access.

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Apr 26 2011

EMAJ: Electronic Melbourne Art Journal

EMAJ (electronic Melbourne art journal) is one of the only online, refereed art history journal published in Australia. EMAJ aims to provide an international forum for the publication of original academic research in all areas and periods of art history. Topics covered include fine arts, architecture, curatorship, politics and aesthetics, visual culture, philosophy, historiography and museum studies.
EMAJ welcomes monographic articles about specific artists or art collectives as well as thematic or theoretical analyses on aspects of art history.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Apr 26 2011

Acidemic: Journal of Film & Media

Acidemic’s goal is to bridge the gap between high and low film, to make theory accessible to the non-masters student, to reveal art where the average man finds trash and vice versa. To be against everything pat and dogmatic and for the deranged and far-ranging.  The name Acidemic comes from the meaning of acid as determined by Aldous Huxley in The Doors of Perception, as the window cleaner to show the infinite that the webs of illusion we call reality delimits. .. or something.

Content freely accessible online. Please click here to access.

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Apr 26 2011

Criticine: Elevating Discourse on Southeast Asian Cinema

Criticine is an online publication dedicated to pushing forth intelligent discourse on Southeast Asian cinema. It will pay special critical attention to independent cinema; underground cinema; short filmmaking; and the like, serving to highlight the dynamic and vital forms of cinema within the region often ignored by the mainstream media.

Content freely accessible online. Please click here to access.

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Apr 26 2011

KinoKultura: New Russian Cinema

KinoKultura considers for publication original manuscripts on contemporary Russian visual culture, especially cinema, as well as festival reports. KinoKultura normally commissions film reviews, but unsolicited reviews are considered for publication at the discretion of the editors.

It is available free of charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet. Please click here to access.

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Apr 26 2011

Mapping excellence in science

The detection of ‘Hot regions’ in the geography of science, by Lutz Bornmann and Ludo Waltman, provides an interesting and useful methodology for mapping the location of highly cited papers.  Supplementary material for the paper is also useful.

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