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Contemporary Slavery

Dear friends,

I would like to share the following UNESCO-report by Dr. Joel Kirk from 2008 with you, Unfinished Business: A Comparative Survey of Historical and Contemporary Slavery: The sale of children, child labour, child soldiers, human trafficking, organised prostitution, etc., spring immediately to mind as modern forms of slavery.

The is a direct… Continue

Added by Bernhard Bierlich on May 29, 2009 at 3:40pm — 9 Comments

The Pacific Garbage Patches: Pollution and Environmental Publics

This is an idea for a paper. Comments are welcome, but keep in mind that these ideas are at a very provisional stage.

The "Great Pacific Garbage Patches" are two massive collections of plastic flotsam that have accumulated in the North Pacific Gyre, one in the Sea of Japan and the other off the coast of Hawaii. They are the product of central vortexes in the Ocean where… Continue

Added by Josh Reno on May 29, 2009 at 5:00am — 8 Comments


Added by john hutnyk on May 28, 2009 at 6:44pm — No Comments

Freeze Day - Portland Oregon

Today, at 2:30 Pm, we will freeze for five minutes, which will be interesting, even more so because we are a human copy of an dispersed situated knowledge action learned by a fragmented node community (the Internet). I am sitting now, surrounded by those about to participate in the event. There are a lot of Burning Man people (Burners), and some older people, hippie types. The rest are young, reasonably trendy, and of college or high school age. We start in a park down the street from Powell's… Continue

Added by caseorganic on May 15, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

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