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First People of America and Canada - Native American Indians. Turtle Island. Legends, Treaties, Clipart.

First People of America and Canada - Native American Indians. Turtle Island. Legends, Treaties, Clipart. | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it
(Native Americans) American Indians - the First People of America and Canada aka Turtle Island.

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Community Village Sites's curator insight, December 26, 2012 4:23 AM

This site has Amerindian photos and Tribal Links

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Digitizing the Public Sphere | CEOs for Cities

Digitizing the Public Sphere | CEOs for Cities | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it
Photo via Arian Zwegers Thousands of years ago, the public square was created as the original marketplace; with the influx of people, goods and ideas, it evolved…...
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List of planned actions, meetings and events being prepared by various social movements 2012-2013 | #Acampadasol

List of planned actions, meetings and events being prepared by various social movements 2012-2013 | #Acampadasol | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it
This is a list of planned actions, meetings and events being prepared by various social movements MUMBLE INSTRUCTIONS: Connect: http://www.occupytalk.org/article/how-connect-our-server Server: Occu...

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10 TED Talks That Can Change The Way You Communicate

10 TED Talks That Can Change The Way You Communicate | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it

Even the most eloquent of public and private speakers could always stand to tweak their communication skills just a little bit. By Terry Heick.

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The new totalitarianism of surveillance technology

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Naomi Wolf: If you think that 24/7 tracking of citizens by biometric recognition systems is paranoid fantasy, just read the industry newsletters...

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A (Working) 'Arab Spring' Reading List - Google Documents

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).

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Free online sustainability course

Free online sustainability course | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it

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.

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Live blog from Oxford University: food, water and energy for all

Live blog from Oxford University: food, water and energy for all | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it
Jo Confino blogs live from the University of Oxford event Resource that looks at new ways to manage resources and mitigate the risks of scarcity...
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This Chart Shows The Bilderberg Group's Connection To Everything In The World

This Chart Shows The Bilderberg Group's Connection To Everything In The World | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it
An argument for making the meetings be public.

 

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.

 

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Avoiding conflict | Sustainable Industries

Avoiding conflict | Sustainable Industries | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it

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.

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GLI Conference on International Union Movements: First Readings | via P. Waterman

GLI Conference on International Union Movements: First Readings | via P. Waterman | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it
Global Labour Institute UK International Summer School – stimulating reading June 20, 2012 | Author Dave We’re setting the scene for our forthcoming International Summer School (9-13 July) wi...
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Working Groups | NSPIRG

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.

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Voices: The campaign against advocacy and dissent deepens | Voices

Voices: The campaign against advocacy and dissent deepens | Voices | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it

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)

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The State of Women in the World

The State of Women in the World | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it

Tags: gender, development, worldwide, poverty.


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Lauren Jacquez's curator insight, February 12, 2013 1:39 PM

Gender Development index - CHapter 9 materials

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This is a great represenaton for showing the unfortunate truth of the state women in the world today.

Shelby Porter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:15 AM

Why are women so unequal to men? Why are women in the Middle East seeing such bad treatment and unequality? How can we fix these problems?

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RSA Animate - The Power of Networks

In this RSA Animate, Manuel Lima, senior UX design lead at Microsoft Bing, explores the power of network visualisation to help navigate our complex modern world. Taken from a lecture given by Manuel Lima as part of the RSA's free public events programme. Listen to the full talk: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2011/the-power-of-networks...


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2600 years of history in one object

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. 


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Don Brown Jr's comment, October 1, 2012 9:18 PM
Objects, ideas and land can have multi overlapping meanings that are constantly being reinterpreted by each succeeding generation creating new symbolic understandings that overlap into many societies and cultures.
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Neil MacGregor, the Director of the British Museum, explains Middle Eastern history using the Cyrus Cylinder.  His first point in this TED talk is especially interesting because he explains that people age and perish and objects do the same, but objects such as this cylinder survive and are able to tell important stories of history for a much longer time than people normally can.

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Browse Organizations - Wiser

Browse Organizations - Wiser | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it

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.

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Global Immigrant News

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"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."


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North: How a Small Arctic Town Became a Global Epicenter of Climate Science

North: How a Small Arctic Town Became a Global Epicenter of Climate Science | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it
A cinematic history of climate change by way of the North Pole.
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Why mental health is a political issue

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Mark Fisher: With news that suicides among older men are rising, it makes no sense to deny links between depression and economic insecurity...
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Living Room Conversations | Rally.org

Living Room Conversations | Rally.org | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it

Open your Ears. Open your Mind. Open your Home....small structured conversations...focused on issues where we can find common ground...transform our local and national dialogue...

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Good intentions and environmental tensions: Conflict management addresses The Green Question - ADRhub Werner Institute

Good intentions and environmental tensions: Conflict management addresses The Green Question - ADRhub Werner Institute | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it

As do all human activities, our attempts to respond to and engage with conflict have environmental impact. By Noam Ebner.

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Worldwide Oil Usage | Tableau Public

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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Learn about your Food

Learn about your Food | Shifting Minds & Communities | Scoop.it

Many consumers don't know much about the production of their food.  Is your food Genetically modified?  Organically produced?  Learn how to know.   


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