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- Terry Boardman – the three main crises we face in the 21st century January 26, 2020
- Corporate Control and the Climate Meltdown January 26, 2020
- Here’s Why Foreign Aid Is a Scam | Doha Debates January 26, 2020
- Why is Italy swinging to the far right? – BBC News January 26, 2020
- Trump ordered to remove envoy in Ukraine in 2018 – video – BBC News January 26, 2020
- Trump ordered to remove envoy in Ukraine in 2018 – video – BBC News January 26, 2020
- China coronavirus ‘spreads before symptoms show’ – BBC World Service – Newshour January 26, 2020
- Documentary Mashup – The Corporation & Who Killed the Electric Car January 26, 2020
- Robert Reich and Dan Kammen – Inequality, Climate change, & the economy January 26, 2020
- Robert Reich: Climate and Inequality January 26, 2020
- Protesters rally in Hong Kong against the government’s handling of the new coronavirus January 26, 2020
- Investing in SDG Action – UN SDG Media Zone (Davos 2020) January 26, 2020
- Analysis: Coronavirus infections around the world January 26, 2020
- Is capitalism dead? Quotes from Davos | World Economic Forum January 26, 2020
- Press Conference: One Trillion Trees January 26, 2020
- Up close and personal with Ghana’s President January 25, 2020
- These are the 5 biggest global risks in 2020 January 25, 2020
- Global Risks Report 2020 January 25, 2020
- Forging a Sustainable Path Towards a Common Future | DAVOS 2020 January 25, 2020
- Press Conference: One Trillion Trees | DAVOS 2020 January 25, 2020
- Stakeholder Capitalism: What Is Required from Corporate Leadership? January 25, 2020
- David Attenborough, Jane Goodall and Greta Thunberg’s plea for the planet January 25, 2020
- Breaking Free from Single-Use Plastics | DAVOS 2020 January 25, 2020
- World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2020 | World Economic Forum January 25, 2020
- Attorney: Trump caught on tape demanding ambassador’s firing January 25, 2020
- 25 Chinese provinces, municipalities launch highest emergency response level January 25, 2020
- How do we Heal from GMOS and Roundup? by Jeffrey M. Smith January 25, 2020
- What the Science Says About GMO’S, Seeds, Soil, Pesticides and the Best Way to Grow Healthy Food January 25, 2020
- The Best Diet to Prevent Heart Disease, Diabetes, Strokes, Obesity and Chronic Kidney Disease January 25, 2020
- Greta Thunberg: You’re listening, but not hearing | DAVOS 2020 January 25, 2020
- DAVOS DAILY | DAY 4 | Carbon Taxation, the True Cost of Plastic and Thunberg’s Strike January 25, 2020
- DAVOS DAILY | DAY 1 | Greta Thunberg, Donald J. Trump and the Start of Davos January 25, 2020
- À Davos, Greta Thunberg répond à Donald Trump sans le nommer en 5 points January 25, 2020
- ‘Take her out’: Recording appears to capture Trump at private dinner saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired – ABC News January 25, 2020
- New audio appears to capture Trump saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired January 25, 2020
- Recording appears to capture Trump saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired January 25, 2020
- Charles Mann – The Epic Battle Between Technologists and Naturalists Trying to Stop Climate Change January 25, 2020
- BookTV: Charles Mann, “1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created” January 25, 2020
- Charles C. Mann: The Impact of Europeans on America January 25, 2020
- 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus Audiobook by Charles C. Mann January 25, 2020
- Charles C Mann, “The Wizard and The Prophet” January 25, 2020
- Roger Hallam | World Web Forum 2020 | Extinction Rebellion January 25, 2020
- How will we survive when the population hits 10 billion? | Charles C. Mann January 25, 2020
- Davos 2020: Greta Thunberg leads a school strike for the climate emergency – watch live January 25, 2020
- 19 Chinese provinces, municipalities launch highest-level emergency response January 25, 2020
- Consumption upgrade drives better products for domestic and overseas markets January 25, 2020
- Coronavirus questions answered January 25, 2020
- WEF’s annual Davos meeting closes with Greta Thunberg at center January 25, 2020
- Defense Contractors Accused Of Paying Off Taliban For Protection In Middle East Countries January 25, 2020
- What Will Happen When Earth’s North And South Pole Flip? January 24, 2020
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.