Nelson Mandela Centennial

Photo: South Africa Government, President Cyril Ramaphosa and former US President Barack Obama at 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture This week in South Africa – the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. Video Obama comments 02:15:00 Transcript https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/07/17/politics/barack-obama-mandela-speech-transcript/index.html Headlines http://ewn.co.za/2018/07/17/madelalecture-ramaphosa-obama-arrive-at-wanderers-stadium Barack Obama shines a light on our ‘strange and uncertain times’ Obama praises …

Guelaguetza 2018

Poster: Guelaguetza 2018 This year the #Guelaguetza is going to get you … online. Este año la #Guelaguetza va a conseguir que estés en línea. Hashtag: #Guelaguetza2018 Guelaguetza is performed four times – twice on Monday the 23 and again on Monday 30, 8am-noon Vegas time, 10am-2pm Oaxaca and from 3-7pm Vegas time and 5-9pm …

Shadow Banning and Content Filtering on the Social Web

Announcement Washington, DC, July 17, 2018 – Not a grey hair in the US house gallery today. Right now on Twitter / Facebook / YouTube, livestreaming video from House Judiciary on the topic of social web channels Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube, newsfeeds, algorithms, hacking and shadow banning. Kudos to @HouseJudiciary for streaming ‘Facebook, Google …

Banking on Climate Change

New report: Banking on Climate Change. Rainforest Action Network’s ninth annual fossil fuel finance report card shows how big banks continue to fund the climate crisis Key Links https://www.ran.org/bankingonclimatechange2018 Banking on Climate Change (PDF) Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2018 — A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil …

International Year of the Reef 2018

Poster At the 31st General Meeting (November 2016 in Paris, France), the International Coral Reef Initiative declared 2018 as the third International Year of the Reef. The ICRI International Year of the Reef 2018 is a worldwide campaign to raise awareness about the value and importance of coral reefs and threats to their sustainability, and …

USA 2018

Photo Our rolling coverage of the USA in 2018: July 2018 July 17: 1 October – Amazon.com – Blockbuster – Cold Case – Collision – Damage Control – Double Negative – Election Interference – Everglades – Flooding – Florida – Helsinki – Intelligence Agencies – Las Vegas – Lava Bomb – Midair Crash – Prime …

FIFA World Cup 2018

Poster A billion eyes are on this year’s FIFA World Cup. Hashtag: #WorldCup Questions How are you watching and listening to the matches? – Fox, Telemundo … Where are you watching?  – Home, work, bar, casino Favorite Tweeters? For locals – What would locals like visitors to know about their city? Country? Official Website FIFA …

Three Rivers Festival, July 13-21

Poster: Three Rivers Festival July 13-21 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race,heaps of junk food and (to be confirmed) bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Saturday after Independence Day (July 4) and runs nine …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018

Poster New Zealand – Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of the country (Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language). The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori …

2018 Calendar

Buzzwords Here is our rolling preview and recap of 2018. Global celebrations. International Year of the Reef (again) and the Year of the Irish Language Bliain na Gaeilge (Year of Irish) International Year of the Reef 2018 International Year Annual Valentine’s Day Unconference – Responsible Travel Week Responsible Travel Week #rtweek18 Topics: Responsible Travel Week …