- Quiver Power. Nottingham, England, best known as the home
of Robin Hood, the legendary outlaw who stole from the
rich and gave to the poor, will no longer sport a jaunty
rainbow-colored archer with an oversized bow as its logo.
A haute couture fuchsia "N" is the towns
- Jubilee Now! For every dollar that goes into sub-Sahara
Africa as aid, $1.50 goes out for international debt
repayments, according to Noreena Hertz, author of The
- Guard Duty. Forty percent of U.S. troops in Iraq are
National Guard or reservists, and 55 percent of married
Guard members and reservists report income loss over
their civilian jobs as of May 2004, according to a
National Public Radio report.
- Divest U. After juniors at Harvard University waged an
online divestment campaign and seniors refused to
contribute to the senior class gift, the administration
finally sold its stock in PetroChina, a company with a
history of selling arms and forced labor to Sudan.
Harvard owned 67,200 shares of PetroChina stock, valued
at $4.4 million.
- Agitprop. Clear Channel Communications, the largest owner
of radio stations in the United States, is providing free
billboard and bus shelter ads for Oakland mayoral
candidate Ignacio De La Fuentes anti-prostitution
initiative, dubbed "Operation Shame." Clear
Channel owns the worlds largest billboard company.