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May Day past and present

We’re happy to announce we’re going to be joined for Union Island’ May 1 celebrations by members of the Second Life™ activist group Second Life Left Unity, who will be leading an exploration of the history and continuing relevance of May Day – International Workers’ Day. Come to a short presentation by SLLU’s Forelle Broek [...]

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Celebra el Primero de Mayo en la nueva Union Island de Second Life (Español)

Union Island en Español: Comfia CCOO Webmaster blog

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Events for May Day

We’ve nearly finalised our plans for the celebrations on May Day. You can see an up to the minute list from the Google calendar on our events page, but here’s a draft programme to whet your appetites:

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Press release: Virtual May Day

22 April 08 – For immediate release
1 May 2008 sees the launch of Union Island, an innovative new trade union project to build a home for unions and activists in the virtual world Second Life™.
Union Island will open with a virtual May Day, a day of training, networking and celebration, to bring activists from the [...]

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The how, where, when and why of Union Island

UNI Global Union have produced a handy pdf leaflet to explain the Union Island project, and how to use the Second Life™ virtual world to access it, in the run up to launch on 1 May. It’s a good outline if you’re new to Second Life, and you can download a copy here.

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The Doctor is in…

Quick Reads book event – Terrance Dicks on Doctor Who: Revenge of the Judoon. Union Island, 13 May, 11am SLT (7pm GMT).
We’re very excited to be hosting a launch event for Terrance Dicks’ latest book in the Quick Reads series.
Quick Reads, is a UK publishing industry initiative, backed by the government, unions and the BBC, [...]

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User Group update – aaaarghh!

Okay, maybe this is an April fool after all… We line up a meeting for 12 noon SLT, the exact time the Lindens start releasing the new Havoc version. And everything gets borked. No tps, logins, whatever, and definitely no user group meeting. If you make it in, good luck! I’ll sit out the [...]

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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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