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Teeny tiny Tanabata

Do you have some land in SL? A little place you call your own, that could do with a pot plant to brighten it up? Well, help is at hand in the form of our new baby Tanabata tree. This dinky little potted bamboo is part of a Japanese tradition practiced every July, where people [...]


Second Life for Zimbabwe

Amidst the growing violence and intimidation in the run-up to the Zimbabwean election, the leaders of Zimbabwe’s union movement, Lovemore Matombo and Wellington Chibebe have been arrested for speaking out about the situation, and are being tried on Monday 23 June.


The final frontier?

Nice article from Union Island partner union Unison, who have written a round-up of new web techniques being used by unions around the UK and in other countries. You can read “Cyberspace – the final frontier” at the Unison site here.
Also for our Japanese readers, here’s an article on our Tanabata action from Japanese SL [...]


What’s your wish for the G8?

Tanabata is an old Japanese custom practiced on 7 July each year. You think of your wishes for the coming year, and tie them to a bamboo, sharing them with everyone else. This year Tanabata time coincides with the G8 Summit in Japan, and Global Call for Action Against Poverty (the campaign formerly known as [...]


Press release: Tie the G8 to a virtual promise

Unions and campaign organisations under the banner of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty are using the campaign power of the web and virtual world Second Lifeā„¢ to call on the leaders of the G8 to meet their promises to fight poverty and inequality.


User Group meeting for June

Tonight (or this afternoon – or tomorrow morning, depending on where you are) is the June meeting for the Union Island User Group.


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