Daily Archives: October 18, 2020

Global case count approaches 40 million


Published on Oct 18, 2020

Global coronavirus cases are approaching the 40 million mark as countries report sharp rises in infections.

The Transatlantic Slave Trade: Landmarks, Legacies, Expectations: Proceedings of the International Conference on Historic Slave Route Held at ACCRA, Ghana on 30 August-2 Septmeber, 2004): Anquandah, James Kwesi, Opoku-Agyemang, Naana Jane, Doortmont, Michel R.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrated 2004 as the year to commemorate the struggle against slavery and its abolition. The Ghanaian government’s National Slave Route Project Committee held an international conference on transatlantic slavery as part of that initiative. This collection is the result of that conference, with the inclusion of a few essays from the National Conference on the Slave Trade in 2003. The conference brought together more than 400 participants; government ministers, UNESCO and diplomatic representatives, and scholars from Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, Europe and the United States. Twenty-nine articles and statements are included organized by three main themes: landmarks, legacies, and expectations.

ISBN: 9789988647735
Publisher: Sub-Saharan Publishers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2008
Pages: 400

Dutch Primacy in World Trade, 1585-1740: Jonathan I.Israel

The Dutch Republic, despite its small size and population, functioned as the hub of world trade, shipping, and finance for over a century following the fall of Antwerp in 1585. This is the first general account of Dutch world-trade hegemony in all its aspects from its origins as a depot for “bulk-carrying” in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries to its collapse in the eighteenth century.

ISBN: 9780198211396
ISBN-10: 0198211392
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Publication Date: September 13th, 1990
Pages: 488
Language: English
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Riches from Atlantic Commerce: Dutch Transatlantic Trade and Shipping, 1585-1817 (Atlantic World): Johannes Postma, Victor Enthoven

While it is generally recognized that the Dutch played a prominent part in the world economy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, most studies of Dutch long-distance shipping and trade have focused on Asia and neglected the Atlantic region. In this volume, eight scholars contribute their expertise on Dutch trade with Africa, the Americas and the West Indies, and demonstrate that Dutch trade in the Atlantic was far more extensive and valuable than has generally been assumed, and exceeded the trade with Asia at that time. Supported by extensive archival research and quantitative data, the study makes a strong appeal for a reassessment of Dutch maritime commerce of that period, and should stimulate further research of Dutch Atlantic trade.

Riches from Atlantic Commerce has been selected by Choice as Outstanding Academic Title (2005).

Contributors include: Christopher Ebert, Victor Enthoven, Henk den Heijer, Han Jordaan, Wim Klooster, Eric Willem van der Oest, Johannes Postma, Claudia Schnurmann, and Stuart B. Schwartz.

About the Author

Johannes Postma, Ph.D. in History (1970, Michigan State University) was Professor of History at Minnesota State University at Mankato from 1969 to 2001. He is the author of several articles on Atlantic history and two books, The Dutch in the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600-1800 (1990), and The Atlantic Slave Trade (2003). He continues his research and writing in retirement, and is presently living in Wilbraham, Massachusetts.

Victor Enthoven, Ph.D. (1996), University of Leiden, was affiliated for several years with the Institute for the History of European Expansion (IGEER) at the same university. He has published several articles and books on Dutch expansion and Atlantic and Asian history, as well as on maritime history and the history of public finance. At present he is Assistant Professor of Maritime History at the Royal Netherlands Naval College at Den Helder, Netherlands.

ISBN: 9789004125629
ISBN-10: 9004125620
Publisher: Brill
Publication Date: July 1st, 2003
Pages: 526
Language: English
Series: Atlantic World

Yanis Varoufakis: capitalism in crisis | DiEM25


Aug 24, 2020

DiEM25 co-founder Yanis Varoufakis on capitalism in crisis, and what should come next. Video by Double Down News. Support DDN: http://www.patreon.com/DoubleDownNews

Yanis Varoufakis: First they came for Assange


Oct 13, 2020

In his speech at The Belmarsh Tribunal, Yanis Varoufakis makes the case that we must move beyond defending Julian Assange, to actively condemning those whose crimes he revealed. Convened by the Progressive International, The Belmarsh Tribunal investigated and evaluated US war crimes in the 21st century — and defended Julian Assange’s right to reveal them.

George Monbiot ‘Summits Do Not Work’ | Extinction Rebellion UK

Extinction Rebellion

Oct 14, 2020

‘One of the definitions of madness is doing the same thing again and again, and expecting a different result. Where climate summits are concerned we’ve done it 25 times now and we’ve basically got nowhere, biodiversity summits, not quite as many times, but plenty and we’re still getting nowhere.

There’s lots of targets, lots of promises, and they are perpetually broken. The model of international summits is broken, it is failed.

We need to do things differently. So what we urgently need is for brilliant people, system thinkers, to come forward and find a different place to intervene in the system, a different way of doing it and we also need to remember that we can’t trust governments to do in our behalf.

That’s why we need protest movements, that’s why we need Extinction Rebellion, why we need Fridays For Future, why we need to learn to organise and to agitate.’

Food For All | Extinction Rebellion UK

Extinction Rebellion

Oct 2, 2020

Food For All is an entirely volunteer run and managed food relief charity based in central London which currently provides 5,000 free meals a day to community groups and local authorities, as well as on the streets for people without accommodation.
Sign up for kitchen volunteer shifts through SpareHand. https://foodforalluk.com/volunteer/Help
#Keepthepotfull #foodrelief

On Collapse and Hope with Clare, Caroline and Naresh | Extinction Rebellion UK

Extinction Rebellion

Premiered 2 hours ago

Platforming a dialogue between Clare Farrell and Caroline from Climate Psychology Alliance and Naresh from Transition Towns and Deep Adaptation around the themes of collapse and hope.**

There has been an interesting response in recent months to the proposal from the deep adaptation agenda, facing collapse and accepting loss. Extinction rebellion has challenged the perceived wisdom of the wider environmental movement and the third sector by accepting, supporting and communicating the emotional impact we feel when we fully accept the scale of risk, and the vast sense of loss present in these times due to the emergency in our biosphere.

We are often asked to choose between conversations on collapse, or a narrative rooted in the concept of hope. Here we aimed to show that both can be present, in a considered, generous and yet honest discussion. Refusing to allow hope and our complex reality to be pitted against one another as a binary choice might be an important stand to take if we are to fully prepare for our uncertain future.

[** NB: This XR Dialogue was recorded a few days before the
start of the September 2020 Rebellion]

David Suzuki & Vandana Shiva – Covid-19 Pandemic Wake Up Call

United Natures Media

Oct 13, 2020

David Suzuki & Vandana Shiva – Covid-19 Pandemic Wake Up Call