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Canadian Social Research Newsletter
November 9,  2008

Welcome to the weekly Canadian Social Research Newsletter,
a listing of the new links added to the Canadian Social Research Links website in the past week.

The e-mail version of this week's issue of the newsletter is going out to 1916 subscribers.

Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter to see some notes and a disclaimer.

IN THIS ISSUE:

Canadian content

1. Veterans' Week 2008 - November 5-11 (Veterans Affairs Canada)
2. New U.S. leader has vowed to cut poverty. Now it's time to see what Canada can do (Toronto Star) - November 8
3. Canadian Symposium For Parental Alienation Syndrome (Toronto) - March 27-29, 2009
4. Down But Not Out - the homeless and their environment in Toronto - Ronzig
5. What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
--- Labour Force Survey, October 2008 - November 7
--- Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2007 - November 6
--- Savers, investors and investment income, 2007 - November 6
--- Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2007 - November 5
--- Study: Canada's rural demography, 1851 to 2006 - November 4
--- Charitable donors, 2007 - November 4
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, August 2008 - November 4
--- Study: Leaving a postsecondary education without graduation, December 2005 - November 3
6. Québec : general election scheduled for December 8, 2008 - November 5
7. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - November 5

International  content

8. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs (Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)
9. U.S. - President-Elect Barack Obama and Poverty in the U.S. - November 5
10. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content:
11. CRINMAIL (November 2008) - (Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

Have a great week!

Gilles Séguin
Canadian Social Research Links

http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net

E-mail:
gilseg@rogers.com

1. Veterans' Week 2008 - November 5-11
(Veterans Affairs Canada)

Veterans' Week 2008 - November 5-11
- Canada Remembers

November 2008
Canada's Veterans have a proud heritage, history and tradition. Our Veterans were ordinary men and women who did extraordinary things. They were there when we needed them most. Each year, Canada marks Veterans' Week from November 5 to 11. It is a time to honour and remember all those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace.
Source:
Veterans Affairs Canada

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The Poppy Campaign
Each November, Poppies blossom on the lapels and collars of over half of Canada’s entire population. Since 1921, the Poppy has stood as a symbol of Remembrance, our visual pledge to never forget all those Canadians who have fallen in war and military operations. The Poppy also stands internationally as a “symbol of collective reminiscence”, as other countries have also adopted its image to honour those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
- incl. links to : * History * Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae * The Flower of Remembrance * A Symbol of Unity * The Lapel Poppy
Source:
Royal Canadian Legion

- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm

2. New U.S. leader has vowed to cut poverty. Now it's time to see what Canada can do - November 8
(Toronto Star)

Obama puts poor back on agenda
Social policy expert John Stapleton believes new federal tax programs for working-age adults may one day be as important as today's pensions and child tax benefits.
New U.S. Leader has vowed to cut poverty. Now it's time to see what Canada can do.
November 8, 2008
Laurie Monsebraaten
As part of his compelling "Yes We Can" campaign to make meaningful change in the lives of average Americans, President-elect Barack Obama promised to cut poverty in half within a decade. Canada has no plan to fight poverty. And Stephen Harper's Conservatives didn't offer one during our recent federal election. But with Obama's historic win this week, many anti-poverty activists here believe new pressure is on Ottawa to address social and economic inequality. However, social policy expert John Stapleton argues in a new report that the foundation of a Canadian plan is already in place.
Source:
The Toronto Star

[ NOTE: scroll down the page you're now reading for a large collection
of links to info about President-Elect Barack Obama and Poverty in the U.S. ]

Income Security for Working-Age Adults in Canada:
Let’s consider the model under our nose
(PDF - 220K, 18 pages)
John Stapleton
November 2008
- incl.: * A Short History of Income Security Programs in Canada * The Evolution of Income Security for Seniors * The Evolution of Child Benefits * What Do Seniors' and Children's Programs Have in Common * Do We Have Similar Programs for Working-Age Adults? * A Note About CPP and EI * A New Model for Income Security for Working-Age Adults * Building a Strategy to Reduce Poverty Among Working-Age Adults * How Would the Account-Based Model Work? * Making the New System Transparent for Canadians * What If We Took Poor Working-Age Adults Off Welfare?

"The paper builds upon the recommendations outlined in John’s 2007 Metcalf report, Why is it so tough to get ahead? How our tangled social programs pathologize the transition to self-reliance [PDF file - 1MB, 62 pages]. It also expands upon a framework for income security reform put forward to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology Subcommittee on Cities investigating urban poverty (see June 2008 Senate report entitled Poverty, Housing and Homelessness: Issues and Options [PDF - 696K, 96 pages])."

Source:
Metcalf Foundation
The Metcalf Foundation helps Canadians imagine and build a just, healthy, and creative society by supporting dynamic leaders who are strengthening their communities, nurturing innovative approaches to persistent problems, and
encouraging dialogue and learning to inform action.

- Go to the Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm
- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (D-W) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk3.htm

3. Canadian Symposium For Parental Alienation Syndrome - March 27-29, 2009
(Toronto)

Canadian Symposium For Parental Alienation Syndrome
March 27-29, 2009
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto
The Canadian Symposium For Parental Alienation Syndrome (CS - PAS), is an educational conference for Canadian and international mental health professionals, family law attorney's (sic) and other professionals dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Parental Alienation and Parental Alienation Syndrome.
- incl. links to:
* About CS-PAS * Registration * Even and Hotel Information * Speaker Profiles * Directory of Endorsed Vendors * Referral Services (Attorney / Mental Health / Mediator) * Continuing Education Credits * Sponsorship Affiliation * Contact

Parental alienation syndrome
"...a disturbance in which children are obsessively preoccupied with depreciation and/or criticism of a parent. In other words, denigration that is unjustified and or exaggerated."
Source:
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

COMMENT:
When the link to the above event was first suggested to me, I felt that the theme of the symposium was somewhat distant from the focus of my site, and I considered passing up the opportunity to promote the event. However, the request to link to that event made me think back to how my own marital split in the early 1980s was largely unacrimonious and unalienating, and how I've always thought that my/our child from that marriage is a better person for it. According to the organizer of this event, "...hundreds of thousands of children in Canada suffer from this form of child abuse." If this symposium can help reduce those numbers, I'm honoured to be able to help spread the word about the event. [Gilles]

- Go to the Children, Families and Youth Links (NGO) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnngo.htm

4. Down But Not Out - the homeless and their environment in Toronto
(Ronzig
)

Down But Not Out
Reflections and digital photo art by Ronzig depicting homeless people and their environment.
Ronzig was homeless in Toronto for ten years ending in 2005.
- incl. links to:
* What it means to be homeless * Poverty is the Primary Cause of Homelessness * The Political Scene * War * Death and Disease * Drugs Addiction * Society * Chat with Ronzig * Public Speaking * Videos * Contact-and-links * Our Best Hope * Events * Media

NOTE: The images that appear on the pages of the above site are, in the words of the artist, "...a multimedia merging of photography, computer manipulation and acrylic painting producing unique artwork". If you're impressed as I was with the originality and beauty of Ronzig's photographic art, the link below will take you to a whole collection of similar work by the same artist.

Ronzig's Photographic Art Portfolio - incl. links if you wish to order prints
["My Best Work" - samples of Ronzig's photos]

- Go to the Homelessness and Housing Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/homeless.htm
- Go to the Ontario Municipal and Non-Governmental Sites (D-W) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/onbkmrk3.htm

5. What's New in The Daily (Statistics Canada):
---
Labour Force Survey, October 2008 - November 7
--- Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2007 - November 6
--- Savers, investors and investment income, 2007 - November 6
--- Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2007 - November 5
--- Study: Canada's rural demography, 1851 to 2006 - November 4
--- Charitable donors, 2007 - November 4
--- Employment, Earnings and Hours, August 2008 - November 4
--- Study: Leaving a postsecondary education without graduation, December 2005 - November 3

What's New in The Daily [Statistics Canada]:

November 7, 2008
Labour Force Survey, October 2008
Following a large gain the month before, employment was little changed in October as an increase in full-time work was mostly offset by losses in part time. The unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage points to 6.2%, driven by an increase in the number of people looking for work.
[ Detailed labour force information - October 12 to 18, 2008 ]

November 6, 2008
Provincial and territorial economic accounts, 2007
This release of provincial and territorial economic accounts is an update of the estimates released on April 28, 2008.

Provincial and Territorial
Economic Accounts Review: 2007 Estimates

November 6, 2008
* Highlights
* Note to readers
* Data tables
* Full content in PDF
(133K, 24 pages)
- overview of recent economic developments for all Canadian provinces and territories. The overview covers several broad areas:1) gross domestic product (GDP) by income and by expenditure, 2) GDP by industry, 3) labour productivity and other related variables. Number-crunchers' delight!

November 6, 2008
Savers, investors and investment income, 2007
The number of taxfilers reporting investment income, as well as the amount of investment income they reported, both increased for the fourth consecutive year in 2007. Nationally, over 8.9 million people reported $46.9 billion of income from investments, according to income tax returns for 2007. (Investment income refers to the sum of dividend income from taxable Canadian corporations and interest income from investments in non-tax-sheltered vehicles.)

November 5, 2008
Registered retirement savings plan contributions, 2007
Just under 6.3 million taxfilers contributed to registered retirement savings plans (RRSP) in 2007, up 1.6% from 2006. Their contributions rose by 5.3% to $34.1 billion. These data are based on tax returns filed for 2007.

November 4, 2008
Study: Canada's rural demography, 1851 to 2006
Canada's rural population, namely people who live outside the commuting zone of larger urban centres, has remained fairly stable at about 6 million since 1981. However, stronger growth among the population of larger urban centres has meant that these 6 million people represent a smaller share of Canada's total population. In 2006, their share had declined to about 19% of Canada's population, compared with 20% in 2001.
[ Structure and Change in Canada’s Rural Demography: An Update to 2006 (PDF - 199K, 29 pages) - November 2008 ]
[ earlier issues of Rural and Small Town Canada Analysis Bulletin ]

November 4, 2008
Charitable donors, 2007
Canadian taxfilers reported making charitable donations surpassing $8.6 billion in 2007, up 1.4% from 2006. At the same time, the number of donors fell 0.9% to just under 5.7 million. Data are based on income tax returns filed for 2007. Nationally, 24% of all taxfilers claimed charitable donations, slightly lower than in previous years. Manitoba had the highest percentage who declared a donation, at 27%, followed by Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Saskatchewan, all at 26%. Manitoba and Ontario have had the highest and second highest proportions, respectively, for more than a decade.
- incl. a table showing charitable donations in 2006 and in 2007 by province and territory.

November 4, 2008 (New Products)
Employment, Earnings and Hours, August 2008 (PDF - 2.2MB, 468 pages)
- major variables are employment, average weekly and hourly earnings, average weekly hours, and more, for over 300 industries; data are provided at the national and provincial/territorial levels. Also included are quarterly and annual estimates by enterprise size of employment. The data by size of employment are available for employment, average weekly earnings and average weekly hours. A survey overview of the program is also included.

November 3, 2008
Study: Leaving a postsecondary education without graduation, December 2005
The proportion of students who left their postsecondary studies without graduating for whatever reason, between 1999 and 2005, varied by type of educational institution. A group of Canadian students, who were between the ages of 18 and 20 in 1999, were interviewed about where they stood in their education and labour market pathways in December 2005 when they were between 24 and 26. Within the whole group, about 21% of these young adults who pursued postsecondary education had left their studies without graduating, as of December 2005.

Complete study:

Postsecondary education: Participation and dropping out:
Differences across university, college and other types of postsecondary institutions", January 2004 to December 2005
(PDF - 313K, 39 pages)
November 2008
The purpose of this paper is to capture and profile postsecondary education dropouts from three different types of postsecondary education – university, college and other types of institutions. It compares them with graduates from these three types of institutions.

- Go to the Federal Government Department Links (Fisheries and Oceans to Veterans Affairs) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/fedbkmrk2.htm
- Go to the Education Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/education.htm
- Go to the Social Statistics Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/stats.htm
- Go to the Canadian Universities and Colleges Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/univbkmrk.htm

6. Québec General Election Scheduled for December 8, 2008 - November 5

Des élections générales seront tenues au Québec le 8 décembre 2008
Québec, le 5 novembre 2008 – En vertu d’un décret du gouvernement du Québec pris aujourd’hui, le directeur général des élections, Me Marcel Blanchet, doit tenir des élections générales au Québec, le 8 décembre prochain.
Source:
Directeur général des élections du Québec

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English version:

Québec General Election : December 8, 2008
Québec, November 5, 2008 – Pursuant to an order of the Government of Québec issued today, Marcel Blanchet, Chief Electoral Officer, must hold a general election in Québec on December 8th of this year.
- incl. links to : * List of electors * Voting right * Financing rules * Political parties, candidates and others * Electoral map * Library * Election data and results * Press room * more...
Source:
Directeur général des élections du Québec (English Home page)

- Go to the Political Parties and Elections Links in Canada (Provinces and Territories) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/politics_prov_terr.htm
- Go to the Québec Links (English) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qce.htm

- Rendez-vous à la page de liens de recherche sociale au Québec: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/qcbkmrk.htm

7. What's new from the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (Toronto) - November 5

From the Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU):

November 5, 2008

Aboriginal children's survey, 2006: Family, community and child care
5Nov 08
- Report on a national survey by Statistics Canada provides information on First Nations children living off-reserve, Métis children and Inuit children under the age of six.

Poverty policy
5 Nov 08
- Report from the Caledon Institute of Social Policy discusses the importance of early childhood education and care as part of a comprehensive poverty reduction strategy.

Costing early childhood care and development programmes
5 Nov 08
- Report from the Bernard van Leer Foundation reviews how the costs of ECEC programs can be estimated at both program and individual centre levels in various international contexts.

Valuing the learning
5 Nov 08
- Online Outreach Paper from the Bernard van Leer Foundation provides an annotated bibliography of resources and publications on social inclusion and respect for diversity.

Bringing the outdoors into early childhood education
29 Oct 08
- New CRRU Issue File compiles research and practical resources about outdoor play spaces; aims to inspire educators and policy makers with the possibilities that the outdoors provide.

more WHAT'S NEW ONLINE »

child care in the news

· Last rites as ABC set to go under [AU]
5 Nov 08

· Single system for child care encouraged [CA-ON]
4 Nov 08

· Child care a rare employee perk in Canada [CA]
29 Oct 08

· Workers, parents declare child care emergency [CA-MB]
22 Oct 08

more CC IN THE NEWS »

Related Links:

Subscribe to the CRRU email announcements list
Sign up to receive email notices of updates and new postings on the CRRU website which will inform you of policy developments in early childhood care and education, new research and resources for policy, newly released CRRU publications, and upcoming events of interest to the child care and broader community.

Links to child care sites in Canada and elsewhere

CRRU Publications - briefing notes, factsheets, occasional papers and other publications
ISSUE files - theme pages, each filled with contextual information and links to further info

Source:
Childcare Resource and Research Unit (CRRU)

- Go to the Non-Governmental Early Learning and Child Care Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/ecd2.htm

8. Poverty Dispatch: U.S. media coverage of social issues and programs
(
Institute for Research on Poverty - University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Poverty Dispatch (U.S). ===> the content of this link changes twice a week
IRP compiles and distributes Poverty Dispatches twice a week. Each issue of the dispatch provides links to U.S. web-based news items dealing with topics such as poverty, welfare reform, child welfare, education, health, hunger, Medicare and Medicaid, etc.
Each Dispatch lists links to current news in popular print media.

November 6, 2008
* Increasing Need for Food Assistance
* Homeless Survey and Vulnerability Index - Nashville, TN
* Homelessness and Housing Post-Hurricane Ike - Galveston, TX
* Study: Rural Poverty - California
* Low-income Health Programs - Wisconsin, Minnesota, Louisiana
* Massachusetts Health Care Plan
* Trends in Single Motherhood - Mississippi
* School Districts and Tax Revenue - Alabama
* The Economy and Day Laborers
* No Child Left Behind and School Progress
* Payday Lending Caps - Ohio

November 3, 2008
* Increasing Need for Food Assistance
* States and Antipoverty Programs
* Home Utility Costs and Assistance - Georgia
* Foster Care Programs - Texas, Pennsylvania
* Homelessness and Housing - Hawaii, Pennsylvania
* Housing Subsidies - New York City
* State Tax Burdens and the Poor
* Job Loss and Health Insurance Coverage
* Prescription Drug Assistance Program - Kentucky
* Public Works and Energy Projects and Job Creation
* States and Recession Risks
* Workers and Retirement Savings
* Study: Link Between Television and Teenage Pregnancy

Past Poverty Dispatches
- links to two dispatches a week back to June 2006

Search Poverty Dispatches

If you wish to receive Poverty Dispatches by e-mail,
please send a request to rsnell@ssc.wisc.edu

Source:
Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)
[ University of Wisconsin-Madison ]

- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (A-J) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us2.htm
- Go to the Links to American Non-Governmental Social Research (M-Z) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us3.htm

9. President-Elect Barack Obama and Poverty in the U.S. - November 5

Obama victory sparks celebration, praise around globe
November 5, 2008
World leaders offered praise and citizens celebrated around the globe over the election of Barack Obama as U.S. President. From politicians to casual observers, many noted the historical significance of the American electorate voting Tuesday for the first black president.
Source:
CBC News : America Votes 2008
Results and analysis, includes an interactive map of the states that allows you to move your mouse over any state for detailed results

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From OBAMA '08:
(Barack Obama's campaign website)

Barack Obama on Poverty
(from his Election 2008 website)
* Barack Obama will expand access to jobs:
Obama and Biden will invest $1 billion over five years in transitional jobs and career pathway programs that implement proven methods of helping low-income Americans succeed in the workforce.
* Make work pay for all Americans:
Obama and Biden will increase benefits for working parents, raise the minimum wage to $9.50 an hour by 2011, and provide tax relief to low- and middle-income workers.
* Support rural and urban areas:
Obama and Biden will invest in rural small businesses, improve rural schools, and attract more doctors to rural areas. And they will work with urban leaders to increase the supply of affordable housing and address the unique challenges of every metropolitan area.
Source:
Election 2008 Issues ===> also includes Disabilities - Women's Issues - Seniors & Social Security - Health Care - more...
[ Barack Obama 2008 website ]

Also from the Barack Obama 2008 website:

BLUEPRINT FOR CHANGE:
Obama and Biden’s Plan for America
(PDF - 483K, 43 pages)
(The section on poverty reduction starts on page 55.)

Barack Obama and Joe Biden:
Fighting Poverty and Creating a Bridge to the Middle Class
(PDF - 58K, 8 pages)
[PDF file dated 9/11/08]
JOBS
* Expand Transitional Jobs and Career Pathways Programs * Ensure Freedom to Unionize * Help Youth Connect with Growing Job Sectors * Improve Transportation Access to Jobs * Increase Access to Capital in Underserved Communities * Create a National Network of Public-Private Business Incubators * Promote Digital Inclusion * Reduce Crime Recidivism by Providing Ex-Offender Supports
INCOME
* Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit * Raise the Minimum Wage * Provide a Tax Cut for Working Families * Eliminate Income Taxes for Seniors Making Less Than $50,000
FAMILIES
* Promote Responsible Fatherhood * Support Parents with Young Children * Expand Paid Sick Days
EDUCATION
* Expand Early Childhood Education * Place High-Quality Teachers in Low-Income Classrooms * Extend Summer School Opportunities to Low-Income Students * Reduce the High School Dropout Rate * Make College More Affordable
HOUSING
* Increase the Supply of Affordable Housing * Create a New Mortgage Interest Tax Credit for Those Who Don’t Itemize * Combat Mortgage Fraud and Predatory Subprime Loans * Close the Bankruptcy Loophole for Mortgage Companies * Fully Fund the Community Development Block Grant
HEALTH CARE
* Lower Health Costs and Increase Access * Fight Health Disparities * Foster Healthy Communities
TACKLE CONCENTRATED URBAN POVERTY
* Create a White House Office on Urban Policy * Ensure Community-Based Investment Resources in Every Urban Community * Establish ‘Promise Neighborhoods’ for Areas of Concentrated Poverty
ADDRESS RURAL POVERTY

* Build Roads, Airports, and Infrastructure * Reinvest in Rural Technology Resources * Encourage Investment in Rural America

Barack Obama's Plan to Fight Poverty in America (PDF - 64K, 8 pages)
File dated April 20, 2008

Related links:

The 2008 Presidential Election
and the Half in Ten Anti-poverty Strategy

Barack Obama's Innovative War On Poverty
October 13, 2008
Source:
Huffington Post

Edwards backs Obama
By Chuck Babbington, Associated Press
May 14, 2008
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Democrat John Edwards endorsed former rival Barack Obama on Wednesday, a move designed to help solidify support for the party's likely presidential nominee even as Hillary Rodham Clinton refuses to give up her long-shot candidacy. (...)He said Mr. Obama “stands with me” in a fight to cut poverty in half within 10 years. (bolding added)
Source:
The Globe and Mail

Edwards Poverty Campaign Met With Media Blackout
Posted May 15, 2008
On Tuesday, the day before he announced his support for Barack Obama, former Senator John Edwards launched a campaign to cut the nation's poverty rate in half in the next ten years. You can be excused if you hadn't heard about it. Only one major daily newspaper -- the Philadelphia Inquirer -- covered the event, which took place at a Baptist church in North Philadelphia.
(...)
The Half in Ten campaign will focus on policy solutions identified in the Center for American Progress' poverty task force report issued last year. These include expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Child Tax Credit; raising both state and federal minimum wages; increasing the number of low-income families receiving child care assistance; increasing eligibility for unemployment insurance; and preventing predatory lending practices and preserving home ownership. The last time the U.S. committed itself to dramatically tackling poverty was during the early 1960s.
Source:
Huffington Post
[NOTE : recommended reading --- includes a good snapshot of the poverty situation in the U.S., along with an historical overview of poverty and poverty reduction from President Johnson's War on Poverty (mid-60s) to date, and links to related information]

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America Votes '08 - U.S. election campaign coverage
- from the Toronto Star

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U.S. Votes 2008 - In Depth from the CBC

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- Go to the Links to American Government Social Research Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/us.htm
- Go to the Anti-poverty Strategies and Campaigns page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/antipoverty.htm

10. Australian Policy Online Weekly Briefing - selected recent content

APO Weekly Briefing
The content of this page changes each week, and it includes links to a few book/report reviews, about two dozen new reports, a few job ads and 60 events (mostly conferences) of interest to social researchers...
Source:
Australian Policy Online (APO) - home page
With nearly 120 member centres and institutes, Australian Policy Online offers easy access to much of the best Australian social, economic, cultural and political research available online.
NOTE: the APO home page includes links to the five most popular reports on the APO website, and this list is updated each week.

APO Archive
The APO archive is grouped into 23 subject areas, with entries appearing in reverse chronological order.
* Ageing *Asia and the pacific * Citizenship and the law * Disability * Economics and trade * Education * Employment and workplace relations * The environment * Foreign policy and defence * Gender and sexuality * Health * Housing * Families and households * Immigration and refugees * Income, poverty and wealth * Indigenous * Media, communications and cultural policy * Politics and government * Population, multiculturalism and ethnicity * Religion and faith * Rural and regional * Science and technology * Social policy * Urban and regional planning * Youth

- Go to the Social Research Links in Other Countries (Non-Government) page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/internatngo.htm

11. CRINMAIL - November 2008
(Child Rights Information Network - CRIN)

From the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN):

6 November 2008 - CRINMAIL 1031
* UNITED STATES: Is Obama's win also a victory for children's rights? [news]
* CANADA: Wishes of critically ill children should be legally recognised, say doctors [news]
* CHILD FRIENDLY CITIES: Tips and strategies for assessment [publication]
* OPT: Under Attack: Settler Violence against Palestinian Children in the Occupied Territory [publication]
* SOUTH AFRICA: Juvenile sentencing 'is unconstitutional' [news]
* UNITED KINGDOM: Young people needed for mental health panel/call for funding applications
**NEWS IN BRIEF**
**QUIZ** Child rights and the United States

4 November 2008 - CRINMAIL 1030
* INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION: Report on child rights at session 133
* AFRICA: Speak out against all corporal punishment, Committee urged [news]
* IRAN: Hangs seventh juvenile offender this year [news]
* GHANA: Free health care for children? [news]
* TURKEY: EU top official urges Turkey to set up child courts [news]
* INDIA: Cabinet clears Right to Education Bill [news]
**NEWS IN BRIEF**

Earlier issues of CRINMAIL
- links to 300+ earlier weekly issues
, many of which are special editions focusing on special themes, such as the 45th Session of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Source:
CRINMAIL(incl. subscription info)
[ Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) ]

- Go to the Children's Rights Links page: http://www.canadiansocialresearch.net/chnrights.htm


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RAM, I AM.

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Dr. Seuss Explains Computers:
(to be read out loud.)

If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port,
And the bus is interrupted as a very last resort,
And the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort,
Then the socket packet pocket has an error to report.

If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash,
And the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash,
And your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash,
Then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash.

If the label on the cable on the table at your house,
Says the network is connected to the button on your mouse,
But your packets want to tunnel on another protocol,
That's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall,

And your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss,

So your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse,
Then you may as well reboot it and go out with a bang,
'Cause as sure as I'm a poet, your system's gonna hang.

When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk,
And the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk,
When you have to flash your memory and try to RAM your ROM,
Quickly turn off the computer and be sure to call your Mom!!

Source:
Anonymous

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And, in closing...

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iSpeech
- Convert your favourite website or blog to speech (audio file)
http://www.ispeech.org/


Its the Economy, Stupid!
http://awesome.goodmagazine.com/goodsheet/goodsheet006economy.html

What the New President will Inherit
http://www.good.is/?p=13039

Gizmo's Best-ever Freeware
http://www.techsupportalert.com/




Unnecessary Knowledge

http://www.unnecessaryknowledge.com/
Keep clicking  your browser's Refresh button for more pearls of wisdom.

The 100 Best Websites List
http://www.100bestwebsites.org/
(That oughta keep you busy for a few minutes...)

Today's Big Thing - "The Awesomest  Thing on the Internet, Every Day"
http://www.todaysbigthing.com/

Singing horses (you need a sound card and speakers for this one --- it's fun for kids of all ages!)
http://www.dennyweb.com/singing_horses.htm
Very relaxing, too...