this & that
- The ICC will investigate allegations of human rights abuses in Guinea.
- Some heretical - and thoughtful - ideas about foreign aid.
- Via Derek Catsam, here are 100 open-access, academic lectures on Africa available on the web.
- Personal thoughts from Nelson Mandela.
- What not to buy: the US Department of Labor releases a report on goods produced by child labor and forced labor.
- More on Elinor Ostrom & the governing of the commons (HT: Chris Blattman)
- Wondering how to correctly cite something you read on a Kindle? The APA has a format.
- Try to keep it classy, College Station.
- "Cell phone stuck in 2-year contract with local man"
- A great Texan, Judge William Justice, passed away this week. From the piece:
"His legal compassion forever changed the lives of millions of schoolchildren, prisoners, minorities, immigrants and people with disabilities in Texas. He ordered the integration of public schools and public housing. He outlawed crowding, beatings and inhumane medical care in prisons and youth lockups. He ordered that community homes be provided to people with mental disabilities who were living in large institutions. He expanded voting opportunities.
"And that was just the tip of the docket.
"Justice also changed the landscape of public education. He ordered education for undocumented immigrant children and bilingual classrooms. And, back in the nonconformist hippie days of 1970, he ruled that bearded and long-haired students, including Vietnam veterans, had a right to attend public college.