This list aims to compile academic resources (articles, special issues and podcasts) on the role of media and communication in the Arab Spring. The aim is to provide potentially relevant theoretical work (for example on the uses of ICTs for political action or on the media and activism) and/or parallel empirical studies that can be used for comparison (eg. the use of Twitter in Iran in 2009).
From Information on the School of Earth, Society and the Environment (SESE) at the University of Illinois...starts August 27 and runs for 8 weeks...examines the global forces that will determine our sustainable future.
The Bilderberg Group is 120-140 powerful people who meet each year to discuss policy. The meetings are closed to the public.
This graph we found on Facebook shows the members' connections to a ton of corporations, charities, policy groups and media. Everyone from Eric Schmidt to George Soros is a member. There are tons of conspiracy theories about the group, including that they control the world economy.
With Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) rules on conflict minerals expected out by the end of June, there has been a flurry of conference panels, blog posts, videos and articles on the importance of knowing what lurks in your supply chain...four keys to navigating your supply chain to ensure it is conflict free... by Deborah Fleischer.
Nova Scotia Public Interest Research Group: working groups are the key to enabling broad participation in the organization. They are crucial to NSPIRG’s effectiveness in research, education and action for social and environmental justice.
By Alex Neve, Secretary General of Amnesty International Canada: Just over two years ago many of us who are here today gathered in this same room. We had come together because of emerging concerns, a sense of deep and spreading disquiet, with some pretty strong descriptors attached:
dissent under attack, opposition being silenced, civil society under siege, democracy in peril. May 11, 2012)
TED Talks A clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script, damaged and broken, the Cyrus Cylinder is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism.
At first glance this TED Talk appears to be more about ancient history, archaeology and biblical studies that anything modern. Yet as Neil MacGregor, the Director of the British Museum continues his discussion of the Cyrus Cylinder (A clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script), it becomes clear that this historical artifact is vital in understanding how modern states conceive of their heritage, cultural legacy and role within the Middle East today (such as Israel, Iraq, Iran and even the U.K.). As such the Cyrus Cylinder is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism and plays a role in shaping Middle Eastern cultural and political institutions.
Wiser helps the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship to connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances. To date there 114292 organizations.
"For the past 10 years Sacha DeVoretz has worked as a consultant for the Canadian Federal government, provincial governments and private sector on the topic of immigration research and writing assignments. She has authored five books on the subject of international employment, published in four languages. Continually expanding her knowledge, Sacha has explored more than 20 countries around the globe.
As a journalist, Sacha specializes in global migration issues and reports on these issues around the world. Current member of the Canadian Association of Journalists."
This viz by Craig Bloodworth takes BP's June 2012 edition of their Statistical Review of World Energy. He's made three dashboards, focusing on how the world consumes and produces oil, as well as each country's remaining reserves.
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