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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n29 (07/18/2013) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

Buffa-Love From the Business Alliance of Local Living Economies

Of all the places we could have held the 11th annual Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) conference, it seemed like the right moment to be in Buffalo. When we were selecting a location for our annual gathering, the Buffalo community showed up—in an unprecedented way—and stated very proudly “We want BALLE to visit our city!”

Goodbye, Privacy

The history of inBloom, Inc., illustrates how foundations and other private interests use government power to support private profit-making activities related to public schools. inBloom is collecting a massive education database including sensitive and personally identifiable information, to be stored in “the Cloud.” The project has the financial support of the Gates and the Carnegie Foundations and of Rupert Murdoch, whose Wireless Generation company stands to benefit.

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