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No joke – it’s the User Group!

No, it’s not a poisson d’avril or an April fool – the second meeting of the Union Island User Group will be on Tuesday 1 April, in the bar on Union Island. Come join us from 8pm UK time (9pm Central Europe time or 12 noon Second Life time), to meet other SL unionists and [...]

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Report from the IBM demonstration

The protest against forced IBM outsourcing took place yesterday, after a global call by IWIS (IBM Workers International Solidarity), after many “real” initiatives in previous day in Italy, Spain, France against the forced outsourcing of employees from IBM to AT&T and Ricoh, without employment guarantees. You can read a full report of the event at [...]

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Thanks for the party!

Greetings to everyone I met last night at the IBM protest, it was a great atmosphere, with a good mix of people – IBM staffers from around the world, and a number of friends and supporters – old SL friends and new.

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IBM protest – the sequel! Join us this EVENING!

When the problems become global…the protests become GLOBAL !
IBM employees and their unions are protesting this evening in Second Life, at plans to outsource thousands of jobs without proper consultation. It’s 6pm to 10pm CET (5pm-9pm GMT, 9am-1pm SLT).
Please join us, even if only for a while. Assembly is at Commonwealth island, or you’ll find [...]

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Bonus Monday at NWN

It must have been bonus Monday yesterday at the seminal SL blog New World Notes, with not one but two whole articles about real world company uses of Second Life.
NWN rounds up some of SL travel blogger Garth Goode’s reviews of IT companies’ presences in Second Life, from slick marketing promotions, through customer interaction spaces [...]

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My new T-shirt

Thanks to Ms Q for this nice snap of her wearing her Union Island t-shirt. We like them lots too, and would love to see more photos from other users wearing them around in Second Life. If you have one, please do take a photo and either upload and transfer it to Unionisland Republic, or [...]

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The virtual vote

New World Network’s Wagner James Au has a new article up at Huffington Post, called All Politics is Virtual. He’s drawing together evidence that a number of politicians may now see virtual worlds as good places to campaign, and that come the US election after next, this could be commonplace. He also cites last year’s [...]

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New project partners: RSU IBM Vimercate

We’re happy to announce another partner organisation have joined the Union Island project. Rappresentanza Sindacale Unitaria IBM Vimercate (or RSU IBM Vimercate to their friends) represent workers at IBM in Italy, and if that sounds familiar, it’s because they are something of Second Life union pioneers, having co-ordinated a very successful in-world protest in [...]

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Working poor?

German union ver.di are part of the Union Island project, and have launched their first work on the island, a great exhibition on the campaign a national minimum wage for Germany. Based around an articulated truck trailer that they use for their Real Life campaign, they show portraits and case studies of 10 people for [...]

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Free Osanloo! Today!

Today (6 March) is the international day of action to support Mansour Osanloo – have a look at www.freeosanloo.org to get involved. Union Island had a visitation from the vintage.id crew to show their support. Vintage.id is an interesting project, based in Germany, using 5 publicly shared avatars to explore what happens when many people [...]

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