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New communities, new opportunities

Another great video from Draxtor Despres in his Public Good Challenge series. University of Southern California have been exploring how virtual worlds can build new forms of community both on- and offline, and how the new networks open up new possibilities for promoting the public good. Their challenge to the SL community to come up [...]

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Homo Sapiens V2.0

“The Rings: Homo Sapiens V2.0″ is a virtual protest-rock-opera, currently being staged in Second Life. I went to check it out on Friday, and left suitably impressed by the huge amount of work that has obviously gone into this project. Musicians, builders and performers from all over the world have come together under the banner [...]

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What can Second Life do for Unions?

As 180 youth members (that’s <35 years old!) of the trade union movement meet in Barcelona for a UNI conference next week, there will be an emphasis on web 2.0 tools.
An opportunity to visit Union Island in Second Life, and explore the possibile use participants may see in a world of action, conference space and [...]

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LabourStart Labour Photo of the Year 2008

The first ever LabourStart Labour Photo of the Year contest is open for voting. The judging panel have whittled down the many entries into just 5 contenders. Come check out the finalists in Reception on Union Island, where you can cast a vote for your favourite.
The winner and a selection of other entries will be [...]

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Get introduced to Union Island

We’re starting a series of introduction sessions on Union Island, to help show people what the project is and explain why we’re doing it, and what you can do on the island. The first sessions will be in English, running on the second Wednesday of every month at 1pm GMT (5am SLT), but we hope [...]

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WDDW on Union Island – UNI Global Union

Some pics just back from the developer of the UNI mobilisation for World Day for Decent Work.

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WDDW on Union Island – War On Want

Transcript of a discussion on unions and NGOs campaigning for Decent Work as a route out of poverty, Dave Tucker (DaveWoW Muggins), Campaigner for War On Want.

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WDDW on Union Island – Dalit Solidarity Network

Transcript of a discussion on Decent Work for casteless people with Meena Varma (Meena Turbo), Director of the Dalit Solidarity Network.

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World Day for Decent Work events – 7 Oct

WDDW is tomorrow, and we’ve lined up a programme of events to mark the day (we’re still tieing down details of a couple of events, but here are some to be starting with):
At 12:00 GMT (4am SLT), we’re talking with Meena Varma of Dalit Solidarity Network. She’ll beĀ  telling about the situation for the world’s [...]

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