Category: International Affairs

Hamba kahle Madiba

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela In my life, Madiba has always stood as a human symbol of making the impossible possible, and […]

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If you haven’t yet heard of UNI Global Union’s social media survey for unions, there is a short amount of time to complete the survey on behalf of your union. You can complete the survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/social-media-and-unions The response so far has been quite international, with only two unions from Australia taking part, which is why […]

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At the Global Zero #ReachingZero conference

This weekend, I’ve flown out State-side to visit New Haven where the Global Zero activist conference, Reaching Zero is being held at Yale. Global Zero is an international group that campaigns for the reduction of nuclear weapons to “global zero” — that is, total nuclear disarmament. Earlier this year, the global doomsday clock ticked one […]

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Social media and real political change

Clay Shirky, a Professor of New Media at New York University, has penned a fascinating article in the Foreign Affairs magazine about the political power of social media and its role in facilitating political change. This article is exceptionally interesting for anyone interested in the role of social media in the real world, and Prof. […]

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