The Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies - UW Friday, April 251:00pm - 5:30pm, 6:30pm - 9:00pm Husky Union Building, Room 250University of Washington, Seattle On Friday, April 25, 2014 the Bridges Center will convene Working Democracy, a conference discussing labor's response to growing inequality and the contemporary crisis of democracy. Anticipating the conference, we are launching a new website for updates on the event, reading lists on the conference themes, commentary from Bridges Chair George Lovell, and more. Bringing together activists, scholars, labor and community leaders, the April conference seeks to build the capacity of our political institutions to provide meaningfully democratic response to the growing inequalities in income, wealth, and opportunity. Please visit the Working Democracy website, leave a comment, and join the conversation! 2014-2015Silme Domingo& Gene Viernes Scholarship $5,500 scholarship for students entering the University of Washington. Deadline: Monday, May 19, 2014 Last Updated: 2/10/14 Upcoming Events
Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization click clack gorilla Peaceful protest is much more effective than violence for toppling dictators Political scientist Erica Chenoweth used to believe, as many do, that violence is the most reliable way to get rid of a dictator. History is filled, after all, with coups, rebellions and civil wars. She didn't take public protests or other forms of peaceful resistance very seriously; how could they possible upend a powerful, authoritarian regime? Then, as Chenoweth recounts in a Ted Talk posted online Monday, she put together some data and was surprised by what she found. Here's her chart, which pretty clearly suggests that nonviolent movements are much likelier to work: (Erica Chenoweth/YouTube) And that trend is actually "increasing over time," Chenoweth adds. "Researchers used to say that no government could survive if just 5 percent of the population rose up against it," Chenoweth says. Of course, 3.5 percent is a lot of people. I did my master's thesis on government crackdowns on popular uprisings, which involved a lot of looking at these same phenomena.
Knotology, the art of creating spheres from strips of paper Projects The second project: A sphere of colored strips. Take 6 strips with a length of 12 times the with. In our example we will use 6 strips of 2cm x 24cm in the colors purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Because of the fact that these strips also need diagonal folds, you can make witches ladders at a different way. Take 5 strips, leave the 6th. First we are going to make the "northpole". You will get 5 pyramids, with triangular bases, who will meet in one point. The 6th strip we call the equator.
Communism in Washington State Communism made a larger impact on Washington than almost any other state. “There are forty-seven states in the Union, and the Soviet of Washington,” Postmaster General James Farley joked in 1936. The remark, for all its exaggeration, had some foundation. The Communist movement, founded in 1919, caught on quickly in the Pacific Northwest, picking up members from the fading Industrial Workers of the World and Socialist Party. In the 1930s the CP played key roles in the strikes and campaigns that built some of the region’s most powerful unions and used that base to influence other institutions. During the Cold War the issue of Communism and the prominent role of the Party in the affairs of Washington state became a powerful weapon for conservatives. Welcome to the Communism in Washington State-History and Memory project. The links at left and below bring you to the different project components:
Lone Wolf Research Holds PhD in American Studies from the University of Buffalo, a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of New York at Brockport, and a BA in English Literature. Highly trained researcher in the humanities and social sciences specializing in contentious / controversial post-Cold War era political cultures, events, circumstances and individuals within the United States; domestic intelligence and counterintelligence operations; research methodologies in 'troubled' fields. Has conducted and continues to conduct extensive investigatory, academic, journalistic and ethnographic research using multiple, interdisciplinary methods about a wide range of historical and contemporary topics including controversial events, protest cultures, bank robberies, bombings, and mass shootings.
AMP Mapping of struggles and alternatives for Water as a Commons : Alternative World Water Forum Here is a mapping of struggles and alternatives for Water as a Commons around the world. As a synthesis tool, sharing experience, animated local or global networks, mapping provides a view of all the territorial struggles and alternatives in different areas related to water and sanitation, based on actions from groups in the field and associations. It helps identify the geographical proximity, specialist issues, communities, etc.. which could be used to contact the group concerned, propose exchanges of experience or knowledge and convergence of actions. Access the forms online For a group to appear on the map, the form has to be filled out : Form to be completed (in english) The group will not immediately appear on the map: Manual validation and harmonization is necessary.
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