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- White House Chief of Staff Defends G7 Location [But, then….] Trump Ditches Hosting G7 Summit at his Golf Course October 20, 2019
- ‘I see women being on Mars just as much as men’ October 20, 2019
- Greta Thunberg at Edmonton Canada Vote Green Party October 19, 2019
- Temi Ibirogba on the African migrant crisis to Europe and the Americas October 19, 2019
- Consequential week in impeachment inquiry – The Day That Was | MSNBC October 19, 2019
- MPs back Brexit deal delay – BBC News October 19, 2019
- Trump’s Claim Kurds Are Happy: ‘It’s Simply Absurd, Cruel, It Makes H im Stupid’ | Deadline | MSNBC October 19, 2019
- GOP lawmaker on quid pro quo: It’s serious and troubling October 19, 2019
- John Kasich calls for Trump’s impeachment: I say it with great sadness October 19, 2019
- Nancy Pelosi: Trump had a meltdown in meeting October 19, 2019
- The “Doctrine of Discovery” justified indigenous genocide in 1493. Here’s why it must be retracted. October 19, 2019
- Why Most Americans Want To See “Far Left” Policies? October 18, 2019
- Nili Gilbert on sustainable, long-term investing October 18, 2019
- John Kasich on supporting impeachment and the question Trump voters should ask themselves October 18, 2019
- Have Humans Fucked It All Up? | John Seed a Deep Ecology Perspective October 18, 2019
- Jane Fonda returns to civil disobedience for climate change October 18, 2019
- Greta met by supporters, critics in Alberta October 18, 2019
- XR TV 18 October 2019: Closing Ceremony October 18, 2019
- What on Earth Have We Done? | We Need to Act Now! | Extinction Rebellion October 18, 2019
- How impeachment inquiry and Senate trial could unfold October 17, 2019
- Rachel Maddow On Corruption In the Oil And Gas Industry | All In | MSNBC October 17, 2019
- White House confirms aid to Ukraine contingent on 2016 election probe October 17, 2019
- Retired admiral: America is under attack from Trump October 17, 2019
- China a Rising Destination for Higher Education October 17, 2019
- Rep. Adam Smith On Trump’s Meeting Meltdown: ‘Very Dismissive And Very Insulting’ | All In | MSNBC October 17, 2019
- Trump Has ‘Meltdown’ As Giuliani Faces Criminal Probe | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC October 17, 2019
- The great death of insects | DW Documentary (Ecology documentary) October 17, 2019
- IMF lowers forecasts over trade battles October 17, 2019
- The Honorable Rosa DeLauro – Chubb Fellowship Address – October 2019 October 17, 2019
- Your ketchup might be from NW China’s Xinjiang October 17, 2019
- Trump Admin Proposes Opening Up Tongass National Forest to Logging October 17, 2019
- Homewreckers: How Wall Street, Banks & Trump’s Inner Circle Used the 2008 Housing Cras h to Get Rich October 17, 2019
- BBC News | Clare Farrell | 17.10.2019 | Extinction Rebellion October 17, 2019
- Jay Griffiths, “What we’re doing is utterly utterly necessary and right…” | Extinction Rebellion October 17, 2019
- What Ancient Climate Can Teach Us About Today’s Crisis October 17, 2019
- Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories October 17, 2019
- “Meltdown”: Trump Defends Syria Withdrawal as House Votes 354 to 60 to Condemn His Actions October 17, 2019
- While Angels Weep… Doing Theology on a Small Planet October 17, 2019
- Wilderness and Paradise in Chistian Thought: George H. Williams October 17, 2019
- Greta Thunberg gets mixed reaction upon arrival in Alberta October 16, 2019
- The Evolutionary History of Plants | From Plant To Planet with Nellie Nilsen | BBC Earth October 16, 2019
- Jeff Goodell on American Climate Refugees – the New Joads October 16, 2019
- Motivated Sellers: Disaster Capitalism in the Bahamas, Coming to a Neighborhood near You | Climate Denial Crock of the Week October 16, 2019
- Who bought Ecuador’s president? October 15, 2019
- The New Feudalism October 15, 2019
- Space capitalism: Is asteroid mining and space colonization legal? | Peter Ward October 15, 2019
- How to Save the Natural World: The Problem October 15, 2019
- We need to track the world’s water like we track the weather | Sonaar Luthra October 15, 2019
- Action on Climate Change: The Sustainable Growth Story of the 21st Century October 15, 2019
- “Measuring poverty around the world” – Tony Atkinson October 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.