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The Politics of Triage: The Contract With America's Surplus Populations. Charles Derber. 1995. Tikkun 10(3): 37.

Lessons learned? What Portland leaders did -- and didn't do -- as people of color were forced to the fringes. Nikole Hannah-Jones. The Oregonian. 4/30/2011. Gentrification in North Portland.

Corporate Criminals web page offers a sociologically pertinent description and some additional resources.

Matt Taibbi on DemocracyNow! 2/22/11. Why Isn't Wall Street In Jail?

GMAC chief's pay rivals Wall St. Suzanne Kapner. Financial Times. 3/03/2010.

Crowd Behavior. A Richmond, California high school student is gang raped in front of observers and no one called for help. The video below is from CNN on 10/29/09. The video is also available here.

Listening to Latinas. National Women's Law Center (NWLC). Sept. 2009 Study of educational barriers for Latina's. Executive Summary.

4/03/2009. Bill Moyers Interviews the I.F. Stone Award Winners. The first "Izzies," are awarded to Glenn Greenwald and Amy Goodman. Excellent discussion of the media and the role of journalism. (wolf wolf)

4/03/2009. Bill Moyers interviews William Black in CSI Bailout. It is a stunning discussion of the current financial meltdown. A must watch. (wolf wolf)

Global crisis 'to strike by 2030'. Christine McGourty BBC. 3/19/2009. Population and resources on a collision course.

Playing For Change: Peace through Music. A foundation dedicated to bringing peace and solving desperate problems through the unity of music.

Climate Futures: responses to climate change in 2030. Forum for the Future. October 2008. Focuses on social impacts and responses to climate change. 76 pg pdf (original)

Women's Voices / Women's Struggles By The Decades: Part 1--1940s/1950s. Paula Rosenberg. Open Left. 6/03/2008.

Estimating Mortality Risk Reduction and Economic Benefits from Controlling Ozone Air Pollution. National Academy of Science. 4/2008.

Scientists: Smog contributes to premature death. AP. 4/22/2008. Link to report summary

The Great Shopping Spree, R.I.P.. Robert J. Samuelson. Newsweek. 4/28/2008.

Domestic Spying Program Could Aid Terrorists, Experts Say. Justin Rood. ABC News. 2/01/2008.

Population Growth Is a Threat. But It Pales Against the Greed of the Rich. George Monbiot. Guardian/UK. 1/29/2008.

Ban Ki-moon Warns That Water Shortages Are Increasingly Driving Conflicts. UN News Centre. 2/06/2008.

UN forum aims to end trafficking. BBC. 2/13/08.

Early WMD dossier draft released. BBC. 2/18/2008.

Peru Tribe Battles Oil Giant Over Pollution. Peter Collyns, BBC. 3/24/2008.

Americas Slave Labor. Christopher Moraff. In These Times. 1/17/2008.

Gays fear an influx of hate. Erick Bailey. LA Times. 3/16/2008.

Fiery death sent a message. Jill Leovy. LA Times. 3/17/2008.

Hate Crimes Linked to Immigration Debate. Dave Crary. AP. 3/10/2008.

The Incredible Shrinking Paycheck. Nancy Cleeland. The Nation. 2/20/2008.

Running the Numbers. Art reflecting the waste of U.S. consumer culture by Chris Jordan.

The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water. Maude Barlow. Foreign Policy in Focus. 2/25/2008.

World Military Spending

Sub-prime CEOs defend high wages. BBC. 3/07/2008.

Daniel Troy's Poison Pill. Stephanie Mencimer. Mother Jones. 3/07/2008.

Solar Energy Firms Leave Waste Behind in China. Ariana Eunjung Cha. Washington Post. 3/09/2008.

Ban Ki-moon Warns That Water Shortages Are Increasingly Driving Conflicts. UN News Center. 2/06/2008.

Surveillance states. The Economist. 2/06/2008.

The Dire Side of Rising Food Prices. Michael Nizza. NY Times. 1/30/2008.

Drought Could Force Nuke-Plant Shutdowns. Mitch Weiss. AP. 1/23/2008.

Executive Excess 2007: The Staggering Social Cost of U.S. Business Leadership. Multiple Authors. UFE and Institute for Policy Studies.

State of the Dream: Foreclosed. United for a Fair Economy. 1/16/2008. Charts: Racial cost of predatory lending; more charts

Baltimore Finds Subprime Crisis Snags Women. John Leland. NY Times. 1/15/2008.

Ending Homelessness. Lori Aratani. Washington Post. 1/16/2008.

Oil Wars: Transforming the American Military into a Global Oil-Protection Service. Michael Klare. Tom Dispatch. 4/29/2004.

Human Development Reports main site - multiple reports and country reports.

Fighting Climate Change: human solidarity in a divided world. UN Human Development Report 2007/2008. 399 pages

Oregon Chosen for Peak Sun Solar Facility. Oregonian. 11/25/07.

DC’s Two Economies: Many Residents Are Falling Behind. DC Fiscal Policy Institute October 2007. Poverty Rate Grows Amid an Economic Boom.

The Primary Review - 7 and 11 year olds. 10/12/2007. University of Cambridge. A study of the stress levels of 7 and 11 year olds in British school systems.

Impacts of Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Programs. Mathematica Policy Research. April 2007 (164 page pdf report)

Free Hugs Campaign. Social change. 3:39 min

Democracy 1945 Encyclopedia Britanica. Companion piece to Despotism-Democracy. Approx 11 min. Presents nature of meaning of democracy; develops keen appreciation for meaning of democracy by analyzing 4 major concepts on which exists substantial body of general agreement. Points out that true democracy is characterized by at least 2 signs.

Despotism-Democracy Approx. 11 minutes. 1946 Encyclopedia Britanica. Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?

1/10,000 of a secondIf you think of Time as a precious resource, how might that change what you do? What's really important? What really matters? Check out this video for a mind-shifting perspective on Time. Aprrox. 3 mins.

Wombat. From Global Mindshift. The wombat speaks, and he's smarter than you, so listen up! In less than a minute, this rapid-fire animation tells you everything you need to know about how to get along on earth for the next million years. Approx. 2 min.

Katrina Aftermath Tribute - YouTube, 4:33 minutes

Students take aim at global problems 10/05/06 Case, Christian Science Monitor.

3/29/04 MSNBC, 150 'dead zones' counted in oceans

4/12/04 CBS, Zeroing In On Ocean Dead Zones

4/03/06 Science Daily, Ocean 'Dead Zones' Trigger Sex Changes In Fish, Posing Extinction Threat

4/01/2000, Janet Raloff, Science News, More Waters Test Positive for Drugs

World Prout Assembly PROUT stands for PROgressive UTilization Theory. It means, the progressive utilization and rational distribution of all the earth's natural resources. PROUT advocates another type of revolution called "nuclear revolution." In nuclear revolution, every aspect of collective life - social, economic, political, cultural, psychic and spiritual - is completely transformed. New moral and spiritual values arise in society which provide the impetus for accelerated social progress. The old era is replaced by a new era - one collective psychology is replaced by another. This type of revolution results in all-round development and social progress.

Pay To Be Saved: The Future of Disaster Response. Naomi Klein, CommonDreams, 8/28/06

Real Oil Crisis Catalyst, Australian Broadcast Company video (13 min) excellent short piece on peak oil

The Essential Exponential Good video on Peak Oil

Despotism - Democracy Internet Archive: Video 1946

Cows With Guns Flash Video

The Meatrix

Monsanto Moves To Control Water Resources & Fish Farming

CRG -- The Basmati Battle And its Implications for Biopiracy and Trips

We're Poisoning Our Children

Media Power Sources On party, gender, race and class, TV news looks to the most powerful groups

Top 100 Executives by Total Compensation 2006

Top 100 Executives by Salary 2006

Mobilization For Global Justice

Better World Links Peace, Human Rights, Environment, Social Justice, etc.

ReliefWeb

Z Magazine

Essential Information

Globalization101.org - A Student's Guide to Globalization

Non-Violence Resources. Albert Einstein Institution. Numerous texts and articles

Albert Einstein Institution (Non-violence - excellent resource)

On Strategic Non-violent Conflict Robert Helvey. Albert Einstein Institution (pdf)

From Dictatorship to Democracy Gene Sharp. Albert Einstein Institution. (pdf)

Uprooting War, Brian Martin. 1984.

Works by US Authors from Marxists.org - range of readings

The Structure of Social Action: Introduction, Talcot Parsons. 1937.

Toward a Constructional Approach to Social Problems: Ethical and Constitutional Issues Raised by Applied Behavioral Analysis, Israel Goldiamond, Behavioral and Social Science Issues, Spring 2002. Commentaries on this article, Social power and influence tactics: a theoretical introduction - Social Influence and Social Power: Using Theory for Understanding Social Issues Jan Bruins. 1999. Journal of Social Issues. On Look Smart Find Articles

Social Problems Earl Babbie Online text
An introduction to social policy from Public Policy
at The Robert Gordon University

Political Compass Note that the results of this survey does not use the typical rhetorical categorizations

Tips for online sociological research

Questia Social problems books and articles online. Good but subscription required. Check with library about access

Economic Inequality and Health By Peter Montague
The following article describes two important studies (from Harvard and Berkeley) that impressively link income inequality to many various social problems, like higher mortality rates, crime, welfare, substance abuse and educational problems. It explains why the growing inequality of the Reagan Years, described in detail on this web site, played such a critical role in worsening our nation's social problems. An extremely important read!

Worldviews and Their Components
From Marvin E. Olsen, Dora G. Lodwick, and Riley E. Dunlap. Viewing the World Ecologically. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992. (Chapter 2, "Theoretical Framework," pp. 13-32.)

Social Problems as Social Movements
From Armand Mauss, Social Problems as Social Movements, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1975, pp. 38-71.

Recontextualizing Social Problems through Metaphor - Part 1 | Recontextualizing Social Problems through Metaphor Transcending the "switch" metaphor - Part 2 Paper prepared for the International Symposium "How to Do Things with Metaphor", organized by the Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (Brussels, March 1990); and for the meeting on Demography Issues and Sustainable Development (New Delhi, March 1990) organized by Development alternatives with the Society for International Development. Originally published in Transnational Associations, 43, 1991, 1, pp 37-46 and in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire, LXVIII,1990, 3, pp 531-547

Global Rich List find out where your income ranks in the world.

Wikipedia - Sociology "stubs"

Wikipedia - Social Issues

Social Problems

1/10,000 of a secondIf you think of Time as a precious resource, how might that change what you do? What's really important? What really matters? Check out this video for a mind-shifting perspective on Time. Aprrox. 3 mins.

3/29/04 MSNBC, 150 'dead zones' counted in oceans

Albert Einstein Institution (Non-violence - excellent resource)

Americas Slave Labor. Christopher Moraff. In These Times. 1/17/2008.

Baltimore Finds Subprime Crisis Snags Women. John Leland. NY Times. 1/15/2008.

Ban Ki-moon Warns That Water Shortages Are Increasingly Driving Conflicts. UN News Center. 2/06/2008.

Ban Ki-moon Warns That Water Shortages Are Increasingly Driving Conflicts. UN News Centre. 2/06/2008.

Better World Links Peace, Human Rights, Environment, Social Justice, etc.

Climate Futures: responses to climate change in 2030. Forum for the Future. October 2008. Focuses on social impacts and responses to climate change. 76 pg pdf (original)

Corporate Criminals web page offers a sociologically pertinent description and some additional resources.

Cows With Guns Flash Video

DC’s Two Economies: Many Residents Are Falling Behind. DC Fiscal Policy Institute October 2007. Poverty Rate Grows Amid an Economic Boom.

Daniel Troy's Poison Pill. Stephanie Mencimer. Mother Jones. 3/07/2008.

Democracy 1945 Encyclopedia Britanica. Companion piece to Despotism-Democracy. Approx 11 min. Presents nature of meaning of democracy; develops keen appreciation for meaning of democracy by analyzing 4 major concepts on which exists substantial body of general agreement. Points out that true democracy is characterized by at least 2 signs.

Despotism - Democracy Internet Archive: Video 1946

Despotism-Democracy Approx. 11 minutes. 1946 Encyclopedia Britanica. Measures how a society ranks on a spectrum stretching from democracy to despotism. Explains how societies and nations can be measured by the degree that power is concentrated and respect for the individual is restricted. Where does your community, state and nation stand on these scales?

Domestic Spying Program Could Aid Terrorists, Experts Say. Justin Rood. ABC News. 2/01/2008.

Drought Could Force Nuke-Plant Shutdowns. Mitch Weiss. AP. 1/23/2008.

Early WMD dossier draft released. BBC. 2/18/2008.

Economic Inequality and Health By Peter Montague
The following article describes two important studies (from Harvard and Berkeley) that impressively link income inequality to many various social problems, like higher mortality rates, crime, welfare, substance abuse and educational problems. It explains why the growing inequality of the Reagan Years, described in detail on this web site, played such a critical role in worsening our nation's social problems. An extremely important read!

Ending Homelessness. Lori Aratani. Washington Post. 1/16/2008.

Essential Information

Estimating Mortality Risk Reduction and Economic Benefits from Controlling Ozone Air Pollution. National Academy of Science. 4/2008.

Executive Excess 2007: The Staggering Social Cost of U.S. Business Leadership. Multiple Authors. UFE and Institute for Policy Studies.

Fiery death sent a message. Jill Leovy. LA Times. 3/17/2008.

Fighting Climate Change: human solidarity in a divided world. UN Human Development Report 2007/2008. 399 pages

Free Hugs Campaign. Social change. 3:39 min

From Dictatorship to Democracy Gene Sharp. Albert Einstein Institution. (pdf)

GMAC chief's pay rivals Wall St. Suzanne Kapner. Financial Times. 3/03/2010.

Gays fear an influx of hate. Erick Bailey. LA Times. 3/16/2008.

Global Rich List find out where your income ranks in the world.

Global crisis 'to strike by 2030'. Christine McGourty BBC. 3/19/2009. Population and resources on a collision course.

Globalization101.org - A Student's Guide to Globalization

Hate Crimes Linked to Immigration Debate. Dave Crary. AP. 3/10/2008.

Human Development Reports main site - multiple reports and country reports.

Impacts of Title V, Section 510 Abstinence Programs. Mathematica Policy Research. April 2007 (164 page pdf report)

Katrina Aftermath Tribute - YouTube, 4:33 minutes

Lessons learned? What Portland leaders did -- and didn't do -- as people of color were forced to the fringes. Nikole Hannah-Jones. The Oregonian. 4/30/2011. Gentrification in North Portland.

Listening to Latinas. National Women's Law Center (NWLC). Sept. 2009 Study of educational barriers for Latina's. Executive Summary.

Media Power Sources On party, gender, race and class, TV news looks to the most powerful groups

Mobilization For Global Justice

Monsanto Moves To Control Water Resources & Fish Farming

4/01/2000, Janet Raloff, Science News, More Waters Test Positive for Drugs

4/03/2009. Bill Moyers Interviews the I.F. Stone Award Winners. The first "Izzies," are awarded to Glenn Greenwald and Amy Goodman. Excellent discussion of the media and the role of journalism. (wolf wolf)

Non-Violence Resources. Albert Einstein Institution. Numerous texts and articles

4/03/06 Science Daily, Ocean 'Dead Zones' Trigger Sex Changes In Fish, Posing Extinction Threat

Oil Wars: Transforming the American Military into a Global Oil-Protection Service. Michael Klare. Tom Dispatch. 4/29/2004.

On Strategic Non-violent Conflict Robert Helvey. Albert Einstein Institution (pdf)

Oregon Chosen for Peak Sun Solar Facility. Oregonian. 11/25/07.

Pay To Be Saved: The Future of Disaster Response. Naomi Klein, CommonDreams, 8/28/06

Peru Tribe Battles Oil Giant Over Pollution. Peter Collyns, BBC. 3/24/2008.

Playing For Change: Peace through Music. A foundation dedicated to bringing peace and solving desperate problems through the unity of music.

Political Compass Note that the results of this survey does not use the typical rhetorical categorizations

Population Growth Is a Threat. But It Pales Against the Greed of the Rich. George Monbiot. Guardian/UK. 1/29/2008.

Questia Social problems books and articles online. Good but subscription required. Check with library about access

Real Oil Crisis Catalyst, Australian Broadcast Company video (13 min) excellent short piece on peak oil

Recontextualizing Social Problems through Metaphor - Part 1 | Recontextualizing Social Problems through Metaphor Transcending the "switch" metaphor - Part 2 Paper prepared for the International Symposium "How to Do Things with Metaphor", organized by the Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire (Brussels, March 1990); and for the meeting on Demography Issues and Sustainable Development (New Delhi, March 1990) organized by Development alternatives with the Society for International Development. Originally published in Transnational Associations, 43, 1991, 1, pp 37-46 and in Revue Belge de Philologie et d'Histoire, LXVIII,1990, 3, pp 531-547

ReliefWeb

Crowd Behavior. A Richmond, California high school student is gang raped in front of observers and no one called for help. The video below is from CNN on 10/29/09. The video is also available here.

Running the Numbers. Art reflecting the waste of U.S. consumer culture by Chris Jordan.

Scientists: Smog contributes to premature death. AP. 4/22/2008. Link to report summary

Social Problems Earl Babbie Online text
An introduction to social policy from Public Policy
at The Robert Gordon University

Social Problems as Social Movements
From Armand Mauss, Social Problems as Social Movements, Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott, 1975, pp. 38-71.

Social power and influence tactics: a theoretical introduction - Social Influence and Social Power: Using Theory for Understanding Social Issues Jan Bruins. 1999. Journal of Social Issues. On Look Smart Find Articles

Solar Energy Firms Leave Waste Behind in China. Ariana Eunjung Cha. Washington Post. 3/09/2008.

State of the Dream: Foreclosed. United for a Fair Economy. 1/16/2008. Charts: Racial cost of predatory lending; more charts

Students take aim at global problems 10/05/06 Case, Christian Science Monitor.

Sub-prime CEOs defend high wages. BBC. 3/07/2008.

Surveillance states. The Economist. 2/06/2008.

CRG -- The Basmati Battle And its Implications for Biopiracy and Trips

The Dire Side of Rising Food Prices. Michael Nizza. NY Times. 1/30/2008.

The Essential Exponential Good video on Peak Oil

The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water. Maude Barlow. Foreign Policy in Focus. 2/25/2008.

The Great Shopping Spree, R.I.P.. Robert J. Samuelson. Newsweek. 4/28/2008.

The Incredible Shrinking Paycheck. Nancy Cleeland. The Nation. 2/20/2008.

The Meatrix

The Politics of Triage: The Contract With America's Surplus Populations. Charles Derber. 1995. Tikkun 10(3): 37.

The Primary Review - 7 and 11 year olds. 10/12/2007. University of Cambridge. A study of the stress levels of 7 and 11 year olds in British school systems.

The Structure of Social Action: Introduction, Talcot Parsons. 1937.

Tips for online sociological research

Top 100 Executives by Salary 2006

Top 100 Executives by Total Compensation 2006

Toward a Constructional Approach to Social Problems: Ethical and Constitutional Issues Raised by Applied Behavioral Analysis, Israel Goldiamond, Behavioral and Social Science Issues, Spring 2002. Commentaries on this article, UN forum aims to end trafficking. BBC. 2/13/08.

Uprooting War, Brian Martin. 1984.

We're Poisoning Our Children

Matt Taibbi on DemocracyNow! 2/22/11. Why Isn't Wall Street In Jail?

Wikipedia - Social Issues

Wikipedia - Sociology "stubs"

4/03/2009. Bill Moyers interviews William Black in CSI Bailout. It is a stunning discussion of the current financial meltdown. A must watch. (wolf wolf)

Wombat. From Global Mindshift. The wombat speaks, and he's smarter than you, so listen up! In less than a minute, this rapid-fire animation tells you everything you need to know about how to get along on earth for the next million years. Approx. 2 min.

Women's Voices / Women's Struggles By The Decades: Part 1--1940s/1950s. Paula Rosenberg. Open Left. 6/03/2008.

Works by US Authors from Marxists.org - range of readings

World Military Spending

World Prout Assembly PROUT stands for PROgressive UTilization Theory. It means, the progressive utilization and rational distribution of all the earth's natural resources. PROUT advocates another type of revolution called "nuclear revolution." In nuclear revolution, every aspect of collective life - social, economic, political, cultural, psychic and spiritual - is completely transformed. New moral and spiritual values arise in society which provide the impetus for accelerated social progress. The old era is replaced by a new era - one collective psychology is replaced by another. This type of revolution results in all-round development and social progress.

Worldviews and Their Components
From Marvin E. Olsen, Dora G. Lodwick, and Riley E. Dunlap. Viewing the World Ecologically. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1992. (Chapter 2, "Theoretical Framework," pp. 13-32.)

Z Magazine

4/12/04 CBS, Zeroing In On Ocean Dead Zones

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