Dear All Welcome to the latest edition of the newsletter which brings you a selection of new sites added to SOSIG the Social Science Information Gateway in the last week. Remember that you can consult a full list at <<http://www.sosig.ac.uk/> In this week's edition.
In the news
Iraq Prisoner Abuse.
Article 15-6 Investigation of the 800th Military Police Brigade
Alternative Title: Taguba Report
Description: This site provides access to a report by Major General Antonio Taguba into allegations of human rights violations by US military forces against Iraqi detainees and prisoners of war in the Abu Ghaib prison, Iraq. It was originally a classified US government document, but was leaked and then made available to the public in May 2004. It is reproduced here on the BBC web site. The report provides evidence of widespread sexual and human rights abuse. Users should note that the text is in pdf format and therefore requires access to an Adobe Acrobat Reader for use.
Alternative Title: Report on United States War Crimes Against Iraq, A
Author: El Guindi, Fadwa
Network of Activist Scholars of Politics and International Relations
Description: NASPIR(Network of Activist Scholars of Politics and International Relations) is a professional association which aims to promote non-violent political activism amongst academic, researchers and scholars in the field of international politics. The web site provides access to recent press releases and reports published by the network. It also contains details of research programmes and other activities. Key issues of concern include: anti-war movements, opposition to the 'war against terrorism, action against globalisation, British and American foreign policy research and the promotion of media freedom and an alternative press. Links are also provided to the email newsgroup maintained by NASPIR and other radical politics Internet resources, including commentary by Noam Chomsky.
Winning Women's'' Votes: Labour's Key to the Next General Election
Author: Turquet, Laura
Description: This site provides access to a report by Laura Turquet, which was based on research by MORI, and published by the Fawcett Society in May 2004. Additional material was added by Jessica Elgood and Dr Roger Mortimore. It traces women's level of support for the British Labour Party from the 1950s until 2004, revealing high levels of dissatisfaction with current policies and the leadership of Tony Blair. Data is available on women's voter turnout levels and differences in levels of support for the Labour party among women by age, race and social class. Users should note that the paper is in pdf format and therefore requires access to an Adobe Acrobat Reader for use.
SEE also our women and politics section:
Employability: Career Management Resources for Disabled Students and Graduates
Description: The purpose of the Web site is to help disabled students and graduates to improve their employment opportunities and career skills. It contains information, activities, links and contacts to develop skills and understanding of relevant issues. The four sections are: career management, communication industries, European mobility, legislation and support. This Web site was developed by the Centre for Research and Policy in Disability (Coventry University, UK) in collaboration with partners in the UK, Greece, Sweden, Bulgaria and Cyprus as part of an EU funded programme concerned with vocational training and trans-national co- operation.
Keywords: employability, career guidance, disabled people, severely disabled people, severely disabled young people, students
Subject Section(s): Disabled People </roads/subject-listing/World-cat/disiss.html>
Resource Type: Research Projects/Centres
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