Films For Action: Watch And Share Films Made To Inspire Action For A Better World Documentary Heaven Top 10 Online Tools to Connect With the Obama Administration Shaun Dakin is the CEO and Founder of The National Political Do Not Contact Registry. With the arrival of the first truly technologically savvy President in Washington, DC many people have high expectations of both the President and Congress. After all, during the election MyBarackObama.com became the hub for the campaign and supporters to do more than simply donate money online; it allowed users to organize themselves, create walk and call lists, post blogs, donate money and to tell the candidate what they wanted him to do and become. The reality is that outside of the Presidential campaign, much of government remains stuck in the technology dark ages. So, what tools exist for interacting with this President 2.0? Sites that Obama and his administration control: 1. Whitehouse.gov - Whitehouse.gov is the official website of the President of the United States (POTUS). Bottom line? 2. Change.gov - Change.gov was “stood up” in military parlance, two days after the election. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1.
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Towards Marxian Internet Studies | Fuchs | tripleC - Cognition, Communication, Co-operation Towards Marxian Internet Studies Christian Fuchs Abstract This article gives an overview of example approaches of Critical Internet Studies and points out key concepts of this field. Critical Cyberculture Studies and Critical Political Economy/Critical Theory of the Internet are identified as two approaches in Critical Internet Studies. Keywords Critical Internet Studies, Critical Cyberculture Studies, Critical Theory of the Internet, Critical Political Economy of the Internet, Karl Marx, Marx is Back Full Text: PDF tripleC is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal (ISSN: 1726-670X). Journal of ART in SOCIETY - Home Current Events Classroom About Current Events Classroom The Current Events Classroom is a collection of timely and relevant brief lesson plans that assist K-12 educators in teaching news topics and other issues of the day. Each lesson helps students analyze the topic through an anti-bias, diversity and social justice lens. Featured Lesson (Download PDF). What is the DREAM Act and Who are the Dreamers? Summary The DREAM Act (short for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act) was a bill in Congress that would have granted legal status to certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and went to school here. Grade Level Common Core Anchor Standards Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening Learning Objectives Download PDF Elementary School Lessons Who Am I? Toys and Gender (PDF)Holiday season is a time of year when children and families think about buying toys for children. What is Marriage Equality? Middle School Lessons What is Marriage Equality? High School Lessons
L'Islande invente la Wiki-Constitution - Monde Démocratie L'Islande invente la Wiki-Constitution C'est une première mondiale: l'Islande veut se doter d'un nouveau texte constitutionnel, et tout le monde peut participer. Des membres du Conseil constitutionnel interagissent avec les internautes © Skrifstofa Stjórnlagaráðs / flickr Frappée de plein fouet par la crise économique, l'Islande avait besoin d'un nouveau souffle. L'Islande met en pratique le "crowdsourcing", néologisme apparu en 2006 qui désigne le fait d'utiliser le savoir-faire et la créativité d'un grand nombre d'internautes afin de réaliser un projet. Tous sont égaux. "Le public voit la Constitution naître devant ses yeux. Sur le site Stjórnlagaráð, les citoyens sont ainsi directement mis à contribution, et sur tous les sujets. Ainsi, on retrouve aussi bien les propositions de Wolves Nathanaelsson, habitant de Reykjavik que celles de Michael-Paul Gionfriddo, candidat américain à la mairie de Grand Rapids, dans le Michigan. Une démocratie véritable
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Syria: The shaping of a nation, then and now In the early 20th century, Syria was part of a region redrawn by outside forces. Today the 3-year-old uprising against the government of President Bashar al-Assad is generating the outlines of zones of control that could result in the partitioning of the country. The modern map of the Middle East was created by Europeans less than a century ago. On the eve of the outbreak of World War l, most of the Middle East was part of the Ottoman Empire, itself an extension of the Islamic caliphate founded in the 7th century. A secret understanding between the British and the French to share the remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire after World War I carved the region into two zones of influence. The national borders drawn up after World War ll frequently cut through tribal and religious communities, in places leaving members of the same family in different countries.
Qu'est-ce que le travail ? | Les dossiers Un entretien lumineux et profond avec le philosophe André GORZ (1923-2007) sur l'emploi, le temps libre, et plus encore. Indispensable ! Au sens anthropologique, on appelle habituellement «travail» l’activité par laquelle les humains façonnent et transforment leur milieu de vie. C’est d’abord la malédiction biblique : le monde n’est pas naturellement propice à la survie des humains, il n’est pas «un jardin planté pour eux», disait Hegel. La vie humaine est «improbable», écrivait Sartre, elle rencontre cette improbabilité comme un ensemble d’adversités, de maladies, de raretés. Au sens philosophique, le concept de «travail» englobe les dimensions multiples de l’activité humaine. Après le ponos, il y a la poiesis : le travail de l’artisan, de l’artiste, du «producteur». Enfin, il y a le travail comme praxis, que Hannah Arendt appelle «l’agir» (Handeln). Il peut sans doute y avoir des chevauchements et des interpénétrations entre ces dimensions de l’activité humaine. La peur du vide
About this Collection - Country Studies | Digital Collections | Library of Congress Contains the electronic versions of 80 books previously published in hard copy as part of the Country Studies Series by the Federal Research Division. Intended for a general audience, books in the series present a description and analysis of the historical setting and the social, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of select countries throughout the world. Most books in the series deal with a single foreign country, but a few cover several countries or a geographic region. The series includes several books on countries that no longer exist in their original configuration—such as Czechoslovakia, East Germany, the Soviet Union, Sudan, and Yugoslavia. These books remain in the series because they continue to offer valuable historical information and perspective. In some cases, studies on successor states are also part of the series.
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