SLunionisland http://www.slunionisland.org Union Island: International unions in Second Life Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:04:53 +0000 http://backend.userland.com/rss092 en So long and thanks for all the solidarity Some not so great news today I'm afraid. Union Island is vanishing from the SL map. We've had it running for 2 years now and learned a lot from the many excellent people we've met inside SL, and the good work many have been doing here. But the coalition style project ... http://www.slunionisland.org/2010/01/so-long-and-thanks-for-all-the-solidarity/ Dress codes for virtual workers We're having enough controversy with RL dress codes after a motion to the TUC's conference called on employers to stop mandating their female staff to wear high heels, even if it might cause them health concerns. But it seems that could be pretty tame now compared to virtual world avatar ... http://www.slunionisland.org/2009/10/dress-codes-for-virtual-workers/ Get ready for the Imagine Festival Tomorrow (Friday 9 October 2009) sees the start of another three day music and message extravaganza, from the very talented folks who brought you The Rings and SL HRF. The Imagine Festival will be spread over three locations, and will feature art installations, gigs and performances, and talks and discussions, ... http://www.slunionisland.org/2009/10/get-ready-for-the-imagine-festival/ SL Earth Week is coming! A nicely made machinima trailer for Second Life's Earth Week celebrations. Co-ordinated by a network of SL activists, 18th April to 25th April will see a programme of events, discussions, concerts, happening right across SL and right across timezones, but all aimed at raising awareness of environmental issues amongst Second ... http://www.slunionisland.org/2009/04/sl-earth-week-is-coming/ My Activist Second Life Plot Tracer of Second Life Left Unity has an article up at Red Pepper, a UK left politics and current affairs magazine, arguing for left activists to get more closely involved with new media tools and services as new channels for political activity. http://www.slunionisland.org/2009/03/my-activist-second-life/ HRF slideshow For those who missed it - or those who want to remember some of the highlights, Human Rights Festival organiser Medora Chevalier has put together a slideshow of events and sims that took part in last December's Second Life festival to mark the anniversary of the UN Declaration of Human ... http://www.slunionisland.org/2009/02/hrf-slideshow/ Virtual politics – Obama team reaches out to SL Another great video from Draxtor Despres on civil society and virtual society. This machinima focuses on US President Elect Barack Obama's transition team on healthcare, consulting with a wider audience on healthcare proposals with American SL residents, and how the huge volunteer effort behind Obama's web presence is extended online. And ... http://www.slunionisland.org/2009/01/virtual-politics-obama-team-reaches-out-to-sl/ Human Rights Network – new year, new beginnings I attended a follow up meeting last night for the SL Human Rights Festival, held last December to mark the 60th anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights. It was nice to meet a bunch of really great individuals, with a lot of performing and organising talent, as well ... http://www.slunionisland.org/2009/01/human-rights-network-new-year-new-beginnings/ Big Rights Debate on Union Island Thanks to everyone who came to our event for SL's Human Rights Festival on Monday. We had an ambitious plan to link senior international unionists in Brussels, Geneva and London, and it nearly worked! We had two great presentations from Philip Jennings, General Secretary of UNI Global Union, and Owen Tudor, ... http://www.slunionisland.org/2008/12/big-rights-debate-on-union-island/ The Big Rights Debate – Union Island, Monday 15 Dec Discuss globalisation, human rights and labour rights with Philip Jennings (UNI Global Union GS), Zuzanna Gorska (Solidarnosc) and Owen Tudor (TUC). Union Island is taking part in a huge, six day Second Life Human Rights Festival, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Some of ... http://www.slunionisland.org/2008/12/the-big-rights-debate-union-island-monday-15-dec/