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Torchwood to Twitch

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Building on the momentum of classic Doctor Who streaming on Twitch, it has been confirmed that Torchwood will also be coming to the platform. For information about Doctor Who on Twitch, please visit our original post – here. As of the time of posting, the platform is about to conclude its stream of the Fifth Doctor’s era. From Monday the 16th of July, 3am AEST, relive all the adventures of Owen, Ianto, Tosh, Gwen and of course, Captain Jack. Each week will showcase a different season, with each season starting at 3am every Monday for the next four weeks.   … Continue reading

International: 11th Basic Income Week

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 27/06/2018 - 6:07pm in

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This year’s 11th Basic Income Week is happening in September, from the 17th to the 23rd, with the motto: “Basic Income: An income you can count on!” All planned events related to basic income in that week (but not limited to) are scheduled at a dedicated calendar, and new events can be submitted through a specific contact form. Also, on the

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UK: Call for Papers announced for Cambridge conference on intellectual history of basic income

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 10/06/2018 - 5:20am in

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A team of three University of Cambridge scholars have released a CFP for a conference on the history of the idea of basic income, to be held on January 14, 2019.

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CANADA: NABIG Congress 2018 in Hamilton, Ontario

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The 2018 NABIG (North American Basic Income Guarantee) Congress happened in Hamilton, Ontario, from May 24th to May 27th at McMaster University. There were around 120 people presenting and attendance between 270-280 people. The conference was notably diverse, with attendees from across the income spectrum,  from people who have prospered in business, to people living in poverty. There were representatives

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“Value for Money?” – Birmingham, Friday 15 June

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 06/06/2018 - 2:39am in

I will be appearing on a panel next Friday to discuss Value for Money in HE.

Date: Friday 15th June
Time: 4-5.30pm
Venue: Curzon Building, Birmingham City University

Free but the organisers would like you to register in advance.
Registration & Details here

 

Visit the DWCA at Supanova Sydney

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 05/06/2018 - 9:45pm in

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The DWCA is pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Supanova Comic Con & Gaming, being held at Sydney Showground from 15-17 June. The DWCA booth (Stall #8005) will feature a variety of merchandise from across the Whoniverse, with DVDs and audio dramas featuring all your favourite characters – including Supanova guest Frazer Hines (aka Second Doctor companion Jamie McCrimmon). This is in addition to a huge range of graphic novels, sonic screwdrivers, action figures, Pop! Vinyls, mugs and other collectables. You can also sign up or renew your DWCA membership at the booth, as well as peruse back … Continue reading

Modern Revolutions in Latin America II

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 31/05/2018 - 5:00pm in

After an overview of early Latin American independence struggles from the slave revolution in Haiti (1791-1803), immortalised by C.L.R. James in The Black Jacobins, we examine in this course on Modern Revolutions in Latin America at WEA Sydney the history and influence of seven iconic twentieth-century revolutions in chronological order: Mexico (1910-1920), Bolivia (1952), Cuba (1959-present), Chile (1970-73), Grenada (1979-83), Nicaragua (1979-1990), and Venezuela (1998-present) in the receding “Pink Tide” context.

In addressing themes like popular culture, women revolutionaries, internationalism, imperialism, neocolonialism and indigenous societies, the course will integrate poetry, novel, music and film, as well as primary sources and secondary texts. One chapter-length reading will be distributed in advance for each class, for discussion, drawing inter alia from Mark Becker, Twentieth-Century Latin American Revolutions.

Course outline, 6 July-24 August

  • Historical background and overview of Latin American independence struggles
  • The Mexican RevolutionGuest Speaker: Professor Adam David Morton – Political economist, University of Sydney, author of Revolution and State in Modern Mexico and published in Spanish with Siglo XXI Editores;
  • The Bolivian Revolution. Guest Speaker: Amancay Colque, who witnessed dictatorships and massacres in her native Bolivia from 1965 to 1984. In Europe she co-founded the Bolivia Solidarity Campaign, inspired by the Water War (Cochabamba, 2000) and Gas War (La Paz, 2003). See: https://www.facebook.com/CPBEU/;
  • The Cuban Revolution. Guest Speakers: Danay Quintana Nedelcu, Cuban feminist scholar; professor, University of Havana (2003-11) and now UNAM-Mexico, see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Danay_Quintana_Nedelcu and Rosa García-Chediak, Cuban sociologist educated in Cuba & Spain; professor, Political and Social Sciences, UNAM-Mexico. See https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Rosa_Garcia_Chediak;
  • The Chilean Revolution. Guest Speaker: Viviana Ramírez, Popular Unity government supporter and later member of Chilean Resistance. See http://bit.ly/2Ieuq0w
  • The Grenadian RevolutionGuest Speaker: Bernard Coard, Deputy prime-minister, Revolutionary Government, imprisoned for 25 years with “Grenada 17”. See http://bit.ly/2n7GUui
  • The Nicaraguan Revolution. Guest Speaker: Dora María Téllez – Iconic Sandinista “Comandante 2”, banned from the USA as a “terrorist”. See http://bit.ly/2nsVBY4
  • The Venezuelan Revolution. Guest Speaker: Professor Manuel Sutherland – Political economist; director, Centre for Labour Research & Training, Caracas. See https://alemcifo.wordpress.com/

Please see https://www.weasydney.com.au/class/MRLA-2 and/or contact the WEA on (02) 9264 2781 or email via https://www.weasydney.com.au/contactus

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Remembrances of Parfit

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 30/05/2018 - 2:34am in

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Twenty videos of talks given at the June 3rd, 2017 celebration of the life of philosopher Derek Parfit (who died earlier that year), have been posted online.

The celebration took place in Codrington Library at All Souls College, Oxford.

The speakers include family, friends, and colleagues, including John Broome, Roger Crisp, Jonathan Glover, Theodora Ooms (Parfit’s sister), Stephen Fry, Brad Hooker, Rahul Kumar, Jeff McMahan, Martin O’Neill, Janet Radcliffe-Richards (Parfit’s widow), William Ruddick, Julian Savulescu, T.M. Scanlon, Larry Temkin, and others.

The videos are collected here.

(via David Shoemaker at Pea Soup)

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EUROPE: Universal Basic Income Europe at the EYE2018

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 25/05/2018 - 7:16am in

Next week – 1 through the 3rd of June – Universal Basic Income Europe (UBIE) activists will be at the EYE2018 event, in Strasbourg. This event is an annual gathering of young Europeans at the European Parliament premises. There, they “come up with ideas for the future of Europe”, “discuss with European decision makers”, and join/meet other interested young people

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Italy, Rome 28th of May: The strength of basic income. Technological innovation, new welfare and experiments all around the world

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On the the 28th of May, at 17h, Fondazione Basso hosts in via della Dogana Vecchia 5, in Rome, a book presentation and discussion titled “The strength of the basic income. Technological innovation, new welfare and experiments all around the world“. The event will be an opportunity to compare and discuss different analysis and approaches on issues regarding the basic

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