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Weekend links: Congrats Ryerson Review, A $100 laptop for Xmas (sorta), mini guerilla gardening

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First of all, we’d like to congratulate our friends over at the Ryerson Review of Journalism. The students and instructor Bill Reynolds took home five awards from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication student magazine contest. Yay.
Guardian columnist and climate change warrior George Monbiot rails against the rise of green consumerism. To him it’s just a way for us to consume just as much as we did before, this time without all of that nagging guilt.
The people behind the very cool $100 laptop project might make their revolutionary gadget available by Christmas. The crank-powered laptop would be marked up to about $300-$500. We just hope that some (or all) of this money helps get these laptops into the hands of children around the world.
Finally, there’s nothing like a little guerrilla gardening to make us happy.

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