Archive for November, 2009

Station start-up resources

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Many years ago now, I sketched out notes for starting up a community radio station in Ireland, based on my experiences, and in response to queries from many people looking for assistance either with class projects, or real-life station development issues. I haven't had time in recent years to work ...

The trouble with virtual economies on Facebook

Friday, November 20th, 2009

There's been a spate of interesting articles in the past few days, about scams operated by and through Farmville (and similar applications), and now Facebook clamping down on groups that 'sell' fans to those wishing to increase their numbers.

Audio from GEO events

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Joe Feria-Galicia has done awesome coverage of the recent GEO events, and he has created an MP3 with his raw audio:MP3

GEO wins tuition waiver security! Pickets suspended!

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

In a successful 2-day strike - the first by a union local at the University of Illinois in 10-years, and one of the largest in the history of graduate unions in the US - the GEO has secured a commitment to retain tuition waivers for graduate employees. The University had ...

GEO strikes – and seeks help from YOU!

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

My old grad union (still feels funny to frame it that way) is going on strike in the morning, after they failed to reach agreement with the University of Illinois. The sticking point in the end turned out to be tuition waivers - the University wanted the right to remove ...

Call to action: Call the U of I this Wednesday, and support graduate employees

Monday, November 9th, 2009

This Thursday, the University of Illinois Board of Trustees will meet in Springfield. Members of the GEO will be there to remind them of the urgency of reaching agreement on a fair contract. You may not be able to be in Springfield, but you can play your part in persuading ...

US healthcare debate trundles on

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

My ICR colleague Andrew Kennis has a fairly comprehensive overview of the US healthcare situation at Al, drawing in part on an interview with Wendell Potter, but with far more facts and figures, from a range of sources, drawn together. A good primer for those who've been out of ...