Month: November 2011

I signed the petition. Recall Walker!


Today, I went down to the Labor Temple on S. Park in Madison and signed the petition to recall the governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker. You can find out more about the recall effort at A United Wisconsin to Recall Scott Walker AKA United Wisconsin, which is the group that is organizing the recall. On their website, you can find out where to sign a petition all over Wisconsin or even print out your own petition […]

Noam Chomsky: The responsibility of intellectuals, redux


Photo by John Soares Noam Chomsky had an article in the Sept/Oct issue of the Boston Review entitled The Responsibility of Intellectuals, Redux. If you’re looking for a briefer gloss on his take on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, this short article from the Oct issue of In These Times called After 9/11, Was War the Only Option? hits the 9/11 highlights. Chomsky’s piece in the Boston Review covers a lot of familiar territory if you’ve […]

James Murdoch is “the first Mafia boss in history who didn’t know he was running a criminal enterprise,” says MP


Rupert Murdoch’s scion 38-year-old James Murdoch came up to a parliamentary committee for questioning again today after his first appearance this past summer. The shine is definitely off News Corp. Reporters are digging up the dirt on News Corp.‘s operations in both the UK and the US. There was October’s scandal about goosed circulation numbers at the Wall Street Journal for which a senior European executive was fired. And then last week’s scandal of a […]

Open source scholarship from Red Hat helps those who contribute


The Fedora Project is the community-based Linux distribution shepherded by Red Hat. A new version of Fedora was released on Tuesday, which features the first updates to GNOME 3, the relatively new version of the classic desktop environment. Staffers at Red Hat manage some aspects of Fedora, but a lot of volunteers go into making the Fedora community what it is. The first billion-dollar company in the open source world, Red Hat established the Fedora […]