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How to … mobilise a diaspora movement

How to … mobilise a diaspora movement | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
As the British government pushes for more engagement with diaspora communities, here are six ways to build a network
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McDonald's joins forces with 136-year-old pasta firm in Italy

McDonald's joins forces with 136-year-old pasta firm in Italy | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Fast-food chain will sell pasta salad from Friday in attempt to Italianise menu after deal with Parma-based Barilla
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Benetton CEO Confirms Company's Connection To Deadly Collapse

Benetton CEO Confirms Company's Connection To Deadly Collapse | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
In his first interview since the deadly collapse of a garment factory complex in Bangladesh, the chief executive officer of Benetton told The Huffington Post that his company had purchased small quantities of shirts from a manufacturer that...
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Nicholas Lemann: What Happened to the Environmental Movement?

Nicholas Lemann: What Happened to the Environmental Movement? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Today’s environmental movement is vastly bigger, richer, and better connected than it was in 1970. It’s also vastly less successful. What went wrong?
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Whistling your way from A to B: the whistled language of the Chinantec people in Oaxaca (video) » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

One of the most curious of Mexico’s dozens of indigenous languages is the whistled language of one group of the Chinantec people who live in the state of
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Mexico tribal-farming culture drying up

Mexico tribal-farming culture drying up | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
After 20 years of drought and little help from government, aqueduct further threatens Yaqui way of life.
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The rise of the global South

The rise of the global South | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
What lessons can countries like the United States learn from the prosperity of the South?
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My search for a smartphone that is not soaked in blood

My search for a smartphone that is not soaked in blood | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Phone companies do too little to ensure the minerals they use are conflict-free. Here's what you can do to hold them to account
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Adam Cooke's curator insight, March 19, 2013 5:23 PM

How do our products connect us to the rest of planet and what responsibilites do we have as global citizens in an interconnected world?

 

Great wider reading for our Global Citizen unit of work focusing on how mobile technology connects us as consumers to producers.

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The Lost Tribes of the Amazon

The Lost Tribes of the Amazon | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Often described as “uncontacted,” isolated groups living deep in the South American forest resist the ways of the modern world—at least for now
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EU horse meat scandal exposes dangers of globalism

EU horse meat scandal exposes dangers of globalism | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
When horse meat was discovered in beef hamburgers in Ireland last month, governments, corporations and regulators assured a panicked public that it was complete
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IMF hits Argentina with first-ever censure of a country

IMF hits Argentina with first-ever censure of a country | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The International Monetary Fund has censured Argentina for failing to supply accurate economic data, the first time the global crisis lender has taken such an action against a member.

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chris tobin's comment, February 21, 2013 1:22 PM
The debt was paid with the IMF in 2006 but now the IMF will assist Argentina with data collection-their sovereign debt is indexed to inflation, and wonder what their international debt is
chris tobin's curator insight, February 21, 2013 1:37 PM

Perhaps Argentina's under-reported inflation percents is due to the fact that its sovereign debt is indexed to inflation and has deep international debt but the IMF will assist Argentina with data collection (since 2006 their debt was paid with the IMF)

 

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France bans popular English expressions

France bans popular English expressions | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
France declares war on the English language. Erin Burnett reports....

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French attempts to react against globalization and the 'negative' intrusions of the english language. 

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Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, October 12, 2013 6:39 PM

I think that language chances as culture changes, as time passed things get more modern. For example the past summer I went back to Dominican Republic, I haven’t been there for almost eight years. Even though I kept in contact with my family over there, I was very shock to find how much the Spanish that I knew in Dominican Republic have change so much. I don’t think is possible to keep a language pure, society is not the same as 100 years ago, I bet that certain words that were correct in the English dictionary don’t even exist anymore.

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Joshua Mason's curator insight, March 16, 2:52 PM

I can't say I was a fan of Ms. Burnett's reporting style. First of all, implying that America is the only country that speaks English was a little blind. Second, the little chuckles and smirks she gives is a bit condescending. She came off rather harsh and confronting of the French. And I'm sure France isn't "declaring war on English" as they are probably doing this to other languages. Finally, her last remark referencing the song "Voulez vous coucher avec moi" was a tad inappropriate in my opinion. That being said, it's understandable for a country to try and protect its language. It's part of its culture and its heritage.

 

Languages change overtime through interaction with other people. Like Ms. Burnett pointed out, there are some French words that have become common use in the everyday American conversation like a la carte and bon voyage. It is impossible to keep a language "pure" or rid of other language influences in today's society. With all the interaction happening via the web and other media outlets, people are bound to pick up words from other languages to use in their lives. 

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Globalization: Mexico exports almost all motor vehicles it produces, but imports new cars » Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico | Geo-Mexico, the geography of Mexico

Which company exports the most motor vehicles in Mexico? In term of units exported, Ford was the leader with 449,925 units. Ford exported over 97% of the
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Informal recycling of e-waste a serious problem, expert says - OurWorld 2.0 | OurWorld 2.0

An interview with UNU researcher Deepali Sinha Khetriwal about the hazards of informal e-waste recycling.
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Disney U-turns on Dia de los Muertos trademark bid for Day of the Dead movie after online protests

Disney U-turns on Dia de los Muertos trademark bid for Day of the Dead movie after online protests | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Disney has withdrawn an attempt to trademark the name of a Mexican festival after an online backlash.
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When China Met Africa - watch the film here

When China Met Africa - watch the film here | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Our new film on demand is the revealing documentary about China's commercial involvement in Africa
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Hard times for LA's mariachi bands

Hard times for LA's mariachi bands | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Mexican mariachis living in LA who have seen their work slowly dwindle since 2008 are creating a union to help each other through the difficult economic times.
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Mexico aims to close the digital divide

Mexico aims to close the digital divide | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Mexico wants to be recognised as high-tech, but 70 percent of country lacks computer or internet access.
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Coca-Cola - 2011 Year In Review - Operating Groups

Coca-Cola - 2011 Year In Review - Operating Groups | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Consolidated operating group and per capita consumption data highlighted by interactive map and data tables. Featured is worldwide unit case volume geographic mix; unit case volume growth for 2011 vs.
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New Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior ship docks in Melbourne - video

New Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior ship docks in Melbourne - video | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
The new Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior sailed into Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay this week ahead of a six-week coal protest voyage
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MDGs: how mobile phones can help achieve gender equality in education

MDGs: how mobile phones can help achieve gender equality in education | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Ronda Zelezny-Green: Mobile-based literacy projects can transform the lives of women in Africa and Asia, but access remains a barrier
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Are container ships getting too big?

Are container ships getting too big? | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Container ships have doubled in size in less than a decade. Are they growing too far too fast?

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6 Foreign Subcultures You've Never Heard Of

6 Foreign Subcultures You've Never Heard Of | IB GEOGRAPHY GLOBAL INTERACTIONS | Scoop.it
Dandies in Congo, emos in Iraq, electro-hillbilly truckers in Japan. No matter how hard life can be, people carve out original ways of living.
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A brief but interesting look at some unusual subcultures 

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