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. 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.
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? The 8 Most Excessively Disturbing Public Health Campaigns #4. "If You Don't Help Feed Them, Who Will?" Raul Montifar / Y&R Philippines via Theinspirationroom.com The Philippines can be a harsh mistress.
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.
Sanskrit alphabet, pronunciation and language Sanskrit is the classical language of Indian and the liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. It is also one of the 22 official languages of India. The name Sanskrit means "refined", "consecrated" and "sanctified". It has always been regarded as the 'high' language and used mainly for religious and scientific discourse. Vedic Sanskrit, the pre-Classical form of the language and the liturgical language of the Vedic religion, is one of the earliest attested members of the Indo-European language family. The oldest known text in Sanskrit, the Rigveda, a collection of over a thousand Hindu hymns, composed during the 2nd millenium BC.
A Brief History Of Media Cover-Ups & Self-Censorship: Who’s Afraid of Russ Baker’s “Family Of Secrets” - By Matt Harvey On February 17, 1967, the newspapers ran stories about a sensational new investigation into JFK’s assassination, headed by a New Orleans DA named Jim Garrison, who called into question the “lone gunman” theory laying all the blame on Lee Harvey Oswald. Five days after the news story broke, the prime target of Garrison’s investigation, David Ferrie, a right-wing pilot linked to the CIA, was found dead of a “cerebral hemorrhage.” Public opinion was polarized over JFK’s assassination.
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.
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. Big data problems we face today can be traced to the social ordering practices of the 19th century. In the 19th century, changes in knowledge were facilitated not only by large quantities of new information pouring in from around the world but by shifts in the production, processing and analysis of that information. Hamish Robertson and Joanne Travaglia trace the connections between the 19th century data revolution and the present day one, outlining the implications this may have for the politics of big data in contemporary society. Two centuries after the first big data revolution, many of the problems and their solutions persist down to the present era. This is not the first ‘big data’ era but the second.
10 Groups That Don’t Flinch Under Fire (And, Thus, Deserve Your Support) Here at CounterPunch we get lots of calls from readers this time of year asking: where are the good groups? Where can I send a year-end check and know that the money will be well spent, not recycled into a fat executive salary or an annoying direct mail campaign? There are many such groups out there; indeed, there is a vibrant and thriving grassroots movement across a whole range of issues. Unfortunately, we can’t bring all of them to your attention. But once or twice a year we devote the pages of CounterPunch to a survey of what these organizations are up to. Here’s our end of the year list of good groups. Deprogram: Episode 28 - UNICORN RIOT Ep. 28: #Mizzou #ConcernedStudent1950 #BlackOnCampus #ClimateChange #KeystoneXL #Enbridge #Hackers #CWA #Anonymous #Securus #PrisonMonitoring #MMM2015 #CopsLie #BlackLivesMatter #Turkey #Silvan #SilvanUnderAttack #Palestine #Justice4KeithLamar #ConcernedStudent1950 For episode 28 of Deprogram we start at the University of Missouri, where a hunger strike to combat the systemic racial injustices on campus forced Mizzou president to step down. #ClimateChange We then bring you some climate news; the KeystoneXL pipeline was rejected but Enbridge have pipelines that have been built that move just as much oil, while Earth’s temperature continues to rise. Cyber News