Posted by: eliseanne | December 14, 2010

What I’m Reading (Online)

As you may know, I read a lot of blogs, though some I read inconsistently. Here are a few tidbits from this week in my blog world –

Hackathon – A gathering of computery people and aid organizations – putting the computer skills to work to help organizations respond to disasters. (NPR)

The two-day competition gives software developers a chance to “hack” or ply their skills to solve problems that arise during humanitarian crises.

Millions for Millionaires – A response to the tax-cut extensions (Sojourners)

Love the Soldier, Hate The War – A conversation that ends in questions, on the conundrum of loving people, but hating violence and destruction. (Richard Daley)

Shock  – Provacative piece looking at life in capitalism from a different perspective (Aurora Levins Morales)

People in Cuba spoke to me with such compassion about USers.  They said, “We know how much the people of the US must suffer.  Is it true, “ they would ask, “that people don’t know their neighbors?  I heard that no one meets your eye when you walk down the street.  Is it really like that?” 

More to come.

Peace.

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Responses

  1. That Morales piece is incredible. Well, all of them are. I’m honored to be in such company.


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