20 Matching Annotations
  1. Apr 2018
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  3. Feb 2018
    1. "The rule of law, civil liberties and civil rights, these are not our burdens. They are what make us better."

      Garrett Graff on Fresh Air, paraphrasing a Robert Mueller speech to the FBI on its 100th anniversary.

      Segment: 23:42 to 24:30


  4. Jan 2018
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    1. On EBT cards at the dawn of the modern surveillance state.

      That's the moment when I realized that a lot of the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies in the United States are first tested on poor and working-class people.

      Virginia Eubanks, on PBS, discussing Automating Inequality


    1. "They did have a device for dealing with the trenches. They bulldozed them."

      "How do people come to do that, or plan to do that? Fairly easily. Humans are capable of being heartless toward other humans to a degree we deny to ourselves."



    1. "The New York Times is the heart and soul of American conventional wisdom."

      James Riser, with Christopher Lydon, http://radioopensource.org/an-inconsistent-truth, discussing the Times' suppression of Riser's scoop on the NSA's domestic spying in 2004, and its failure to properly investigate the weapons of mass destruction storyline used to justify the Iraq invasion.

      "The Truth has a Voice" ... sometimes.

    1. When I listened to Unmasking Misogyny on Radio Open Source, a key takeaway for me was Danielle McGuire's version of the story of Rosa Parks. It provides a context for Parks' activism that I (perhaps many) had missed. I've ordered her book, At the Dark End of the Street, to learn more about the history. But McGuire's remarks on the podcast summarize the case in a compelling way. I wanted to share. Here's the clip.

    1. What builds reading ability? Motivation and context. Here John Willinsky talks passionately about how people facing medical problems are motivated to dive into the medical literature and build their own context for understanding it.

      Context: https://blog.jonudell.net/2007/06/25/a-conversation-with-john-willinsky-about-public-participation-in-the-creation-of-knowledge/

  6. Dec 2017