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The Implications of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks for California: A Collection of Issue Papers

The Implications of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks for California: A Collection of Issue Papers

A collection (published 2002) of analyses about the impact on California of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Topics include the impact on the economy, tourism, the airline industry, insurance availability, disaster and wartime preparedness, biological weapons, and the psychological effects of terrorism.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Economic Aspects — California; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Psychological Aspects

Buzz Words and Catch Phrases: A Glossary for Our Changing World

Buzz Words and Catch Phrases: A Glossary for Our Changing World

This resource has definitions of "people, places, agencies, technology, jargon and clichés used in the aftermath of the [September 11, 2001, terrorist] attack on the United States." Topics include terrorism, war, geopolitics, religion, homeland security, and disaster recovery. Also find alternative spellings of some Arabic and other …
Subject: War On Terrorism, 2001-; War On Terrorism, 2001- — Terminology

Days of Infamy: December 7 and 9/11

Days of Infamy: December 7 and 9/11

This site compares and contrasts two very similar projects separated by 60 years: audio interviews with "ordinary Americans," made in the days immediately following the attack on Pearl Harbor and the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Find interviews and transcripts, and discussions with "prominent, thoughtful Americans who’ve li …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 — Personal Narratives; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack On, 1941 — Personal Narratives; September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Pearl Harbor (Hawaii), Attack On, 1941; Radio Programs; LII Classic Content

July 1942: United We Stand

July 1942: United We Stand

Explores the "patriotic conspiracy" of July 1942, when nearly five hundred "magazines nationwide featured the American flag on their covers." Includes background information on the campaign and the slogan "united we stand"; searchable and browsable images of covers; a timeline; related information on the Treasury Depar …
Subject: Flags — United States; Magazine Covers; World War, 1939-1945; World War, 1939-1945 — Mass Media And The War; LII Classic Content

Journalism Under Fire

Journalism Under Fire

Text of a speech given by journalist Bill Moyers at a Society of Professional Journalists conference on September 11, 2004. "Part biography, part reprimand, part love letter to the promise of his profession–this speech … will be referred to for years to come by those who are worried about the state of journalism." From TomPaine.com, a …
Subject: Moyers, Bill D.; Journalists — United States; Journalism; People

Color Matters

Color Matters

“It’s all about the world of color” and its physiological and psychological effects. “This site explores how color affects appetite, vision, sexuality, energy conservation, and its relationship to architecture and interior design.” A passion for color and its unique characteristics led the site’s author to search for answers to some puzzling questi …
Subject: Color; Science & Technology–Transportation–Road; Law, Government & Political Science–Government–US Federal Government–Executive Branch–Agencies

Passport to Paradise: Sufi Arts of Senegal and Beyond

Passport to Paradise: Sufi Arts of Senegal and Beyond

An exhibit "concerning arts of the Mourides, a mystical Muslim movement originating in Senegal, West Africa." Contains artworks, photographs, and images of writings; and information on Sheikh Amadu Bamba and his teachings, the Mouride work ethic, Sheikh Ibra Fall, women, and the pilgrimage to Touba. Also includes portraits of featured art …
Subject: Art, Islamic; Art, West African; Islamic Sects — Senegal; Mur-id-iyah

Clearing the Skies

Clearing the Skies

USA Today’s two-part series on the decision to clear the U.S. skies of all civilian aircraft after the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It outlines how the decision was made and how the resulting order was carried out. There are also links to related USA Today articles.
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Air Traffic Control

What Is the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

What Is the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

Provides brief background information about the "historical, patriotic, and non-political organization dedicated to insuring that a true history of the 1861-1865 period is preserved." Discusses qualifications for membership, programs and services, and policies. From the official site for the international headquarters of the organization.
Subject: United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Veterans; Confederate States Of America. Army; Sons Of Confederate Veterans (Organization)

Cataclysm and Challenge: Impact of September 11, 2001, on Our Nation’s Cultural Heritage

Cataclysm and Challenge: Impact of September 11, 2001, on Our Nation’s Cultural Heritage

Heritage Preservation’s "comprehensive study of what was lost — both in Lower Manhattan and at the Pentagon" on September 11, 2001, presents "findings obtained from a survey … of 122 museums, libraries, archives and other collecting institutions in Lower Manhattan" and suggests improvements to such institutions’ emergency man …
Subject: September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001; Cultural Property; Cultural Property — Protection; Emergency Management

Saudi Arabia: International Religious Freedom Report

Saudi Arabia: International Religious Freedom Report

Provides an overview of the status of religious freedom in Saudi Arabia, where "Islam is the official religion, and the law requires that all citizens be Muslims." Discusses societal attitudes, restrictions on religious freedom, Mutawwa’in (religious police), abuses by the government, and U.S. government policy. From the U.S. Department o …
Subject: Islam And State; Saudi Arabia — Politics And Government

Windfalls of War: U.S. Contractors in Afghanistan & Iraq

Windfalls of War: U.S. Contractors in Afghanistan & Iraq

Report on U.S. companies that received U.S. government contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq. The findings come from "the three agencies that awarded most of the Iraq and Afghanistan contracts in 2002 and 2003 — the Pentagon, the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development." Browse statistics on contractors by coun …
Subject: Postwar Reconstruction — Iraq; Postwar Reconstruction — Afghanistan; Public Contracts — United States; Profiteering

Creative Chemistry

Creative Chemistry

This site from a British author and high school chemistry teacher provides detailed descriptions of a few chemistry activities for students and teachers. Also includes selected molecule animations, puzzles, and games. Some materials are specific to British testing standards, and some activities will need to be converted to American measurement and …
Subject: Chemistry; Chemistry — Study And Teaching

hazara.net

hazara.net

Living mainly in central and northern Afghanistan, the Hazara are an ethnic group persecuted under the Taliban regime. Information and link topics include Hazaristan’s history, political situation, the massacre of thousands of Hazaras by the Taliban in Mazar-e Sharif in August 1998, maps, and picture galleries of Hazara people and places.
Subject: Hazaras; Hazarajat (Afghanistan)

Indepth: Friendly Fire

Indepth: Friendly Fire

News and analysis about Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan in April 2003 in an alleged American "friendly fire" situation. (Friendly fire is the "casualty circumstance applicable to persons killed in action or wounded in action mistakenly or accidentally by friendly forces actively engaged with the enemy.") Also includes in …
Subject: Friendly Fire (Military Science); Afghanistan; War On Terrorism, 2001-; Canada — Armed Forces; United States — Armed Forces

Artist to Recreate Afghan Buddhas

Artist to Recreate Afghan Buddhas

Feature on the plans of artist Hiro Yamagata to recreate, with multicolored laser images, the Bamiyan Buddhas, "1,600-year-old statues, which stood on the Silk Road in the Bamiyan Valley … [of Afghanistan until they were] destroyed by the Taleban in 2001." Includes a video clip and links to related news stories about the Bamiyan Buddhas …
Subject: Gautama Buddha — Statues; Sculpture — Reproduction; Sculpture, Buddhist — Afghanistan — B??am??i??an Region; Art, Buddhist

CharlieChan.net

CharlieChan.net

Fan site for the now controversial 1930s and ’40s movie series starring a succession of white actors playing the brilliant Chinese police detective from Honolulu. Provides information on the character’s literary origins, short biographies of the lead actors (such as Warner Oland and Sidney Toler), complete filmography, video availability, and sound …
Subject: Chan, Charlie (Fictitious Character); Chan, Charlie (Fictitious Character) — Quotations, Maxims, Etc.; Charlie Chan Films; Detective And Mystery Films

J.K. Rowling Official Site

J.K. Rowling Official Site

Official information from J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of books. This is the author’s place to "communicate directly with Harry Potter fans." Move the cursor around her cluttered desk to see news, biography, annotated directory of fan sites the author likes, links, Ms. Rowling’s responses to gossip and rumors, and more.
Subject: Rowling, J. K.; Authors, English; Potter, Harry (Fictitious Character); Children’s Literature; People; Business & Economics–Small Business & Entrepreneurship