While Arab League monitors might eventually fail in achieving their specified objective, one which they themselves seem unable to define, their mere presence on the ground has served to galvanize the protest movement, by giving protesters a new focus for their frustration and hopes – an unintended consequence perhaps, but a welcome one nonetheless.
"The Power of Place: Geography for the 21st Century teaches the geographic skills and concepts that are necessary to understand the world. Geography educators and content experts from around the globe shed light on the physical, human, political, historical, economic, and cultural factors that affect people and natural environments. Maps, animation, and academic commentary bring into focus case studies from 50 sites in 36 countries."
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...project will lead to low-cost, easy-to-use wireless connections around the globe, all lashed together in mesh that can withstand the whims of dictators willing to pull the plug on the internet to quash dissent. He and a team of software engineers are developing open-source software to turn cheap wireless access points and Android smartphones into nodes on the network, which could then be used by dissidents to evade censorship and to spread low-cost connections everywhere around the world.
"Etre solidaire avec le peuple égyptien : d'accord. Chasser les militaires du pouvoir : encore d'accord. Eviter un gouvernement squatté par des religieux : toujours d'accord. Mais comment mettre en place un gouvernement démocratique via la démocratie sans gouvernement démocratique ?
Si on analyse la situation, les pronostics sont plutôt pessimistes, voire très embrumés." (Corine Eugene dit Rochesson)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Growing tension among defiant House Democrats facing stiff fines and sparse resources threatens to disrupt a no-show effort aimed at blocking a bill that would make Indiana the first state in more than a decade to enact...
Located in the shantytown of Altos de Cazucá south of Bogotá, the “Cubierta Cazucá” is a 700-square-meter canopy suspended over a sports court-cum-public square. As Frameweb describes, the project is...
Many people involved in the Arab Spring risked their lives to tell their stories; here is just a flavour of the reports that originated from these very ordinary people in a very extraordinary situation.
This, the first publication to collate a broad international perspective on the pedagogical value of GIS technology in classrooms, offers an unprecedented range of expert views on the subject. Geographic Information Systems (GISs) ...
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World leaders paid tribute on Sunday to late former Czech President Vaclav Havel as a “great European” whose resistance to Communism helped bring about a united, free and democratic Europe (http://t.co/ca95ay3M...
Long-time educator Barbaree Duke has been integrating GIS into her classroom since 2000. As a staffer for the National Council for Geographic Education, she actively advocates the use of GIS for geography education in the K-12 environment.
GIS is not just for the specialists producing the data. Exploratory projects can get students to wanting to ask questions and focus their spatial thinking skills
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