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- The International Labor Organization Today: Social Justice versus ‘Total Market’ (2/2) June 18, 2019
- US hacks Russian power grid – report June 18, 2019
- All of the Mueller report’s major findings in less than 30 minutes June 18, 2019
- Greenland record melting June 18, 2019
- Pompeo: Trump doesn’t want war with Iran June 18, 2019
- Julian Assange Indictment “Criminalizes the News Gathering Process,” Says Pentagon Papers La wyer June 18, 2019
- What if all humanity had to do to save itself was listen? | Dustin Yellin June 18, 2019
- What does China want? | The Economist June 18, 2019
- What is the Belt and Road initiative? | CNBC Explains June 18, 2019
- China’s trillion dollar plan to dominate global trade June 18, 2019
- The world according to China June 18, 2019
- The Next Climate Refugees June 18, 2019
- United Technologies – Raytheon Merger Is the Definition of Crony Capitalism June 18, 2019
- The World Bank Helps Investors Choose the Law They Want (1/2) June 18, 2019
- Patricia Espinosa at Opening Conference of #SB50Bonn June 18, 2019
- With Water Crisis Hitting The Nation, What Is The Govt’s Action Plan? June 18, 2019
- Climate change shifting the ground in Northern Canada June 18, 2019
- Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi dies during trial June 18, 2019
- Review of President Xi’s Central Asia visit June 18, 2019
- “No one else wants war”: Vijay Prashad on U.S. aggression toward Iran June 18, 2019
- Why Brazil’s elites resent former President Lula’s rise to power June 18, 2019
- Massive Hong Kong Protests Demand Withdrawal of Extradition Bill, Leader’s Resignation June 18, 2019
- China-UK ties in the new era June 18, 2019
- Order amidst the anger in Hong Kong protests June 17, 2019
- How China Humiliated a US President: Talking Heads June 16, 2019
- Source: Frustration in White House over ABC interview June 16, 2019
- Trump’s ‘Angst’ on China Could Create Years of Dilemmas: Jim O’Neill June 16, 2019
- Hong Kong protest: How will Beijing respond? | DW News June 16, 2019
- John Dean responds to Trump calling him a ‘rat’ June 16, 2019
- US Department Of Energy Rebrands Fossil Fuels As “Freedom Gas” June 16, 2019
- Iran attack on Japanese ship ‘doesn’t make sense’ June 16, 2019
- Severe weather in Europe causes devastation June 16, 2019
- Germany’s Exit from Coal by 2038 Is a Major Transition June 16, 2019
- Methane Emissions Down, but Still Causing Climate Change June 16, 2019
- How will Hong Kong deal with growing public discontent? | Inside Story June 16, 2019
- Longest Period Without Fed Minimum Wage Increase Since Law Enacted in 1938 June 16, 2019
- Leonardo Exhibit Casts New Light on Artist June 16, 2019
- Central Gov’t offices in Hong Kong voice support June 16, 2019
- Facts you need to know about Hong Kong Fugitive Bill June 16, 2019
- How Americans Are Losers In The US-China Trade War June 16, 2019
- Drone footage: Hong Kong Protesters Rally to Demand Leader Steps Down June 16, 2019
- Protest march continues in Hong Kong June 16, 2019
- Debt Soars Under President Donald Trump Tax Cuts | The Last Word | MSNBC June 15, 2019
- Why Robert Mueller ‘Following The Debt’ Scares Trump, Kushner | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC June 15, 2019
- NYT: Tax documents show Trump lost more than $1B in a decade June 15, 2019
- How China Is Changing Your Internet | The New York Times June 15, 2019
- Will China dominate science? | The Economist June 15, 2019
- Former deputy director at IMF says Trump’s idea that US can win trade war ‘complete nonsense’ June 15, 2019
- Columbia professor slams Trump’s tariffs on China June 15, 2019
- What does China own in the U.S.? | CNBC Explains June 15, 2019
Daily Archives: April 3, 2019
Tap or click on the picture below to see the ruined remains of the Fort on Kunta Kinteh Island, (formerly James Island) in The Gambia, West Africa.
[Copyright: Michel Du Chesne; Type: Spherical; Resolution: 4000×2000; Taken: 01/10/2008; Uploaded: 01/10/2008; Updated: 06/01/2019]
Tap or click on the 1732 map of James Island (below), to access a PDF file and magnify it to inspect its details.
[Reproduced from original print in the African Historical Graphics Archive]
Other maps from different periods have different details:
For a “drone’s-eye-areal-view” of the island see:
Published on Dec 5, 2017
Kunta Kinteh Island is a small island in the Gambia River which joins the Atlantic Ocean. Its location in the middle of the river made it a strategic place to control the waterway. Visited by explorers and merchants in their search for a sea route to India it became one of the first cultural exchange zones between Africa and Europe. By 1456 the Island had been acquired by Portugal from local rulers and the construction of a fort began.
View contemporary circumstances on the island by scanning in this QR code:
A generic depiction from the cartouche of an early Dutch map (1671) of the trading relationship between European merchant (holding the gold weight scale) and the populations of the Senegal and Gambia regions.
Nieuwe Paskaert, Van de Kust van GENEHOA Medeeen gedeelte van Gambia, beginnende and C. Blanco tot C. Verde, Met al Syn diep ten ende droogten dusver Naeukeurig op gestelt Met Prevelegie voor15 jaer, 1681, Cartographe: Johannes Van Keulen, Sr.
[Click image to view in Afriterra online library]
For further information see related exhibit link:
and related sources:
- Kunta Kinteh Island and Related Sites (UNESCO/NHK)
- Old Maps, Picks and Shovels: Steps Toward An Archaeology of the Atlantic Slave Trade
- Historical Cartography and the Archaeology of the Atlantic Trade | EV & N – 304 | CCRV
- Recalling Some Aspects of America’s Immigration Policies in Black History Month | EV & N – 238 – CCTV
- A Tribute to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. …a Cambridge~Global Living Legend
- Old Maps & New Narratives: Digitizing Historical Maps to Analyze New Dimensions of the Atlantic Trade
- The Globalization of Food Production and the Origins of Africa’s Food Crisis
- Castles and Dungeons on the Coasts and Islands: Retracing Some Steps in the Atlantic Trade
- The Atlantic Trade and Africa: The Portuguese, the Spanish & the Dutch – Part 1
- The Atlantic Trade and Africa: The Portuguese, the Spanish & the Dutch – Part 2
Some further references and notes on Kunta Kinteh Island
- Genehoa, 1671, Cartographer: Johannes Van Keulen, Sr.
- The Gambia River, 1732, John Leach. The Gambia River
- Plan of Iames Island in the Gambia, 1732, Thomas Astley, 1745
- Grundriss der Insel James oder Jacob auf der Gambra im 1732 (and) Nordostliche Aussichte des St. James Forts, Christian Friedrich van der Heiden, 1760.
Published on Dec 5, 2015
Chomsky on moral relativism, cultural relativism and innate moral values.
Apr 01, 2019
Meanwhile, voters in Slovakia elected their first woman president. Anti-corruption candidate and environmentalist Zuzana Caputova vowed to counter nationalist rhetoric. In 2016, she won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her fight to shut down a toxic waste dump in her hometown, earning her the nickname “Erin Brockovich of Slovakia.” The president holds a primarily ceremonial role in Slovakia but is charged with appointing the prime minister, among other duties.
Zuzana Caputova (center) with international environmental ELAW activists upon receiving the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize in San Francisco for her fight against a toxic waste facility.
A group of University affiliates call for divestment from fossil fuels in front of Massachusetts Hall in February. Photo: Alexandra A. Chaidez
[See related stories listed in:
- Divest Harvard
as well as:
- What’s Coming in Harvard’s “Heat Week” 2019? A New Season + New Students + a New Urgency + a New President = a New Divestment Policy?
- Sleepwalking Beyond the Point of No Return: Non-thought and Nonsense in High Places
- Harvard Divestment in Historical Perspective]
Members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences called on University President Lawrence S. Bacow to lead a Faculty discussion on Harvard’s fossil fuel investments, citing “widespread, deep, and reasonable disagreement” with Bacow’s response to the issue.
Philosophy Professor Edward J. Hall raised the issue on behalf of nine professors during the Faculty’s monthly meeting Tuesday. The group asked Bacow to host an open forum or dedicate a portion of a Faculty meeting to the issue, and to include members of the Harvard Corporation — the University’s highest governing body — in the discussion.
“We are not in the first instance a mere corporation, where all substantive decisions are taken by managers,” Hall said. “We are a college, committed to open intellectual debate even on issues that might directly affect our own future.”
“It would, in our view, be ethically and intellectually irresponsible not to let Harvard’s response to this crisis be guided by serious and sustained community-wide discussion,” he added.
Bacow responded that he would be “happy” to fulfill the professors’ request and would see if he could include a member of the Corporation in the discussions. He did not commit to any changes in investment decisions.
The Faculty members’ demand comes amid renewed student-led calls for Bacow and the University’s investment arm, the Harvard Management Company, to withdraw controversial investments, including those in the fossil fuel industry and in companies tied to prisons. In recent months, students have delivered multiple petitions to Massachusetts Hall regarding divestment.
Published on Mar 29, 2019
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Sixteen-year-old Swedish student and environmental activist Greta Thunberg joined around 25,000 students in Berlin for the ‘Fridays for Future’ climate march on Friday.
Thunberg later addressed the crowd at the Brandenburg Gate expressing her disappointment with the older generation for a lack of action on the climate.
“When we say to them that we are worried about the future of our civilisation, they just pat on our heads saying: ‘Everything will be fine, don’t worry’. But we should worry.”
Thunberg emphasised the need for more concrete actions in salvaging the climate adding, “we still haven’t seen anything yet, this is only the beginning of the beginning, trust me.”
Thunberg who is planning to stay in Berlin until Sunday will also visit the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. On Saturday she will be honoured with a Golden Camera (film and television award) in the German capital.
Thunberg, who has been demonstrating on Fridays since August 2018 under the motto “School strike for the climate” in front of the Swedish Parliament in Stockholm, is now well-known all over the world as she has inspired climate strikes globally. For her activities Greta has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.