Saturday Night Live Comes Up with a New Political Strategy for Health Care

The Rock Obama negotiates with key Senators: http://politicalwire.com/archives/2009/10/18/the_rock_obama.html

PhRMA vs. AHIP

Today’s New York Times has an articles on the lobbying efforts of AHIP and PhRMA.  See: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/28/us/politics/28lobby.html?_r=1&hp

Health Reform Videos

Organizing for America is asking for feedback on 20 health care reform videos.  To view and vote, go here: http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/hrvcvideos/

Network Data for Download

Some sources of network data on the Web are as follows:

1. Zeev Maoz: http://psfaculty.ucdavis.edu/zmaoz/datasets.htm

2. National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health: http://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/addhealth/data

Links Summer Networks Workshop at the University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky runs a summer workshop on network anlysis.  Here is the link: http://linkscenter.org/workshops/

Networks Software

Here is some on-line software to analyze social networks:

1. UCINet, NetDraw, and E-net: http://www.analytictech.com/

2. ORA: http://www.casos.cs.cmu.edu/projects/ora/

3. SoNIA: http://www.stanford.edu/group/sonia/

4. Pajek: http://pajek.imfm.si/doku.php?id=pajek

5. StOCNET: http://stat.gamma.rug.nl/stocnet/

6. Siena: http://stat.gamma.rug.nl/siena.html

7. Statnet: http://www.statnetproject.org/

8. Software by Carter Butts: http://erzuli.ss.uci.edu/R.stuff/

9. Network Workbench: http://nwb.slis.indiana.edu/

10. PNet: http://www.sna.unimelb.edu.au/pnet/pnet.html

11. Visone: http://visone.info/

12. NodeXL: http://www.codeplex.com/NodeXL

13. CiteSpace: http://cluster.cis.drexel.edu/~cchen/citespace/

14. NetMiner: http://www.netminer.com/NetMiner/home_01.jsp

15. VOSON: http://voson.anu.edu.au/

16. Clairlib: http://www.clairlib.org

17. Inkscape: http://www.inkscape.org/

18. Orgnet: http://www.orgnet.com/

Selective Incentive Theory to the Extreme

Fabio Rojas’s observations from an antiwar rally this weekend show us an example of selective incentive theory taken to the extreme.  See: http://orgtheory.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/social-movement-frames-and-cookies/

October 5 and 7 Protests in Washington, DC

An anti-war action, sponsored by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance, was held at the White House on Monday, October 5.  Students for a Democratic Society led a “Funk the War” rally on Wednesday, October 7.  See the following links for coverage:

1. http://open.salon.com/blog/kevin_gosztola/2009/10/06/82_arrested_hundreds_protest_obamas_war_in_afghanistan

2. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2009/10/06/GA2009100603219.html

3. http://www.fightbacknews.org/2009/10/10/students-protest-8-years-war-afghanistan

Arrests at G20 Meeting in Pittsburgh

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/world/27protest.html?scp=6&sq=g20%20protest&st=cse

Protesting the G20 in Pittsburgh

The Global Justice Movement and the anti-war movement combined forces in Pittsburgh.  See: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/26/world/26pittsburgh.html?scp=3&sq=g20%20protest&st=cse