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Links

Here are some sites that I visit regularly and recommend highly.

Independent Media/News/Documentaries

PBS.org

Democracy Now with Amy Goodman

Documentary Heaven

Mavericks of the Mind -- Thought-provoking interviews by David Jay Brown with over 40 of the leading thinkers of our time on the subject of consciousness.

Antiwar and Peace Sites (with a focus on veterans)

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Sir, No Sir -- Focuses on G.I. resistance against the Vietnam War and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Veterans for Peace -- Lots of good links for vets, resisters, and teachers

Hepatitis C

As someone who has gone through the excruciating Interferon-Ribavirin treatment for a year and a half and emerged virus-free, I know how critical it is to be informed about the disease. Here is a useful link to visit for finding out what the facts and your options are.

Hepatitis C Advocate

Student Projects

For 11 years from 2005 to 2015, Fukuoka International University held an English speech contest for university and high school students. This five-minute documentary of the 2008 contest gives an indication of what the contest was like. It was created by a Digital Media Dept. student and includes some interviews at the end.

2008 Speech Documentary

When I was teaching in the Digital Media Department at FIU, my 4th-year seminar students created and published print and online magazines for four years. All editions are in Japanese and still online.

2008 edition: Six Mix

2009 edition: Journey

2010 edition: Zaifu

2011 edition: Neko no Negai