International Day of the World’s Indigenous People 2018

Poster: Indigenous Day The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed each year on August 9 to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. The commemoration takes place on in recognition of the first meeting of the …

Wednesday, 2018 Indigenous Peoples Week

Poster Wednesday. Day Three. August 8, 2018. We continue our celebration of Indigenous travel and tourism around the globe. This is Planeta.com’s eighth year of hosting this online unconference, conversations found online Twitter and Facebook and as comments and responses posted on this website. Many thanks to Aivar Ruukel and Kristin Lamoureux for their registrations. …

Environmental news from Mexico #accionesambientales

In case you missed it, today’s press conference focusing on recent environmental actions in Mexico. Hashtag: #AccionesAmbientales. Key Links https://www.pscp.tv/SEMARNAT_mx/1OdJrpeWOYPKX https://www.gob.mx/accionesambientales Questions = Preguntas What are Mexico’s recent environmental actions? = ¿Cuáles son las acciones ambientales recientes de México? Is the informe available to download? = ¿El informe está disponible para descargar? Is there a …

Garma Festival 2018

Poster The 2018 Garma Festival of Traditional Culture takes place August 3-6 and brings together business leaders, international politicians, academics and journalists, to discuss the most pressing issues facing Australia. The event is held annually at the remote Gulkula ceremonial grounds in northeast Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. The theme for 2018: ‘Yuwalk Lakaranga’ – truth-telling. …

Guelaguetza 2018

Fan Art: Guelaguetza 2018 What is Guelaguetza and could it actually ‘get you’ this year? Join us as we watch, enjoy and amplify the livestreaming CORTV from Oaxaca, Mexico as the stage is set for this year’s performances of Guelaguetza in Oaxaca de Juárez. Hashtags: #Guelaguetza2018, #OaxacaDeCorazon Viva la Guelaguetza! Viva Oaxaca!! Who should watch? …

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 https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-nelson-mandela-lecture-barack-obama-johannesburg 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 …

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 …

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 …