Daily Archives: November 16, 2022


Geo Perspective Apr 3, 2021

Can you stop the desert by planting trees? How does the Great green wall intend to stop the Sahara Desert by greening the Sahel?

Stone Town Zanzibar: The Center Of East African and Arab Slave Trade

Geo Perspective – Premiered Jun 8, 2021

This is Stone Town Zanzibar it was the center of the East African Slave trade which has been conducted by Arabs and Omanis for over a thousand years. Please visit for my map collection: https://geoperspective.org/

The Indian Ocean Slave Trade was Likely Bigger than the Atlantic Trade | Smithsonian Channel

Smithsonian Channel – Mar 17, 2022

In the 17th century, the Indian ocean slave trade was arguably on a bigger scale than the Atlantic slave trade. The hub of this vile industry was in modern-day Tanzania, an area that specialized in three things: ivory, spices, and slaves.

The Transatlantic Slave Trade | Inside the National Maritime Museum Archive

Royal Museums Greenwich – Aug 13, 2021

Between the 1400s and 1800s, 12-15 million men, women and children were forcibly transported from Africa to the Americas. They were enslaved and forced to work in dreadful conditions on hugely profitable plantations. Britain and other countries grew wealthy on this trade in people and the goods they were forced to produce. The National Maritime Museum’s Caird Library includes documents, records, manuscripts, books, pamphlets and photographs that together help us understand the history and legacies of transatlantic slavery. As part of Slavery Remembrance Day, join historian S.I. Martin as he examines these documents. Here he looks at a plantation slave inventory from the West Indies taken on 1 January 1797, and a valuation of estate slaves from 1782 in Antigua.

Warning: some of these documents contain racist or offensive terms.

Read these documents: https://www.rmg.co.uk/collections/arc… https://www.rmg.co.uk/collections/arc…

Find out more about Slavery Remembrance Day: https://www.rmg.co.uk/slavery-remembance

Music: Quiescent In Time by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com

Royal Museums Greenwich is comprised of the Royal Observatory, Cutty Sark, the National Maritime Museum and the Queen’s House. Learn stories of exploration, endeavour, wonder and awe at these four historic museums, all located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site.’

The Beautiful Detail of Hand-Drawn Maps | A is for Atlas

Curator of Cartography Megan Barford reveals one of the most beautiful maps in the National Maritime Museum collection.

Made in Venice in 1555 by cartographer Battista Agnese, this ornate map of the Indian Ocean turns once practical features of early navigational charts into sumptuous decoration.

This is just one map selected in new book A is for Atlas: Wonders of Maps and Mapping, looking back through the history of maps, charts, globes and atlases from the thirteenth century to the present day.

Find out more: https://shop.rmg.co.uk/products/a-is-…

See more maps like these: https://www.rmg.co.uk/stories/topics/…

Why Were Technologies From The First And Second World Wars Applied To Agriculture?

Nov 16, 2022

New 2022 – Why Were Technologies From The First And Second World Wars Applied To Agriculture?

Ronnie Cummins • http://www.organicconsumers.org • Book – Grassroots Rising

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Ronnie Cummins is an author of the book; Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food, and a Green New Deal and has spent over 50 years as a professional activist starting with anti-war activism .

A practical, shovel-ready plan for anyone wondering what they can do to help address the global climate crisis Grassroots Rising is a passionate call to action for the global body politic, providing practical solutions for how to survive―and thrive―in catastrophic times. Author Ronnie Cummins, founder and director of the Organic Consumers Association, aims to educate and inspire citizens worldwide to organize and become active participants in preventing ecological collapse. This book offers a blueprint for building and supercharging a grassroots Regeneration Movement based on: • Consumer activism • Farmer innovation • Political change • Regenerative finance

Cummins asserts that the solution lies right beneath our feet and at the end of our forks through the transformation of our broken food system. Using regenerative agriculture practices that restore our agricultural and grazing lands, we can sequester massive amounts of carbon in the soil. Coupled with an aggressive transition toward renewables, he argues that we have the power to not only mitigate and slow down climate change, but actually reverse global warming by strengthening our infrastructure. Grassroots Rising shows that a properly organized and executed Regeneration Revolution can indeed offer realistic climate solutions while also meeting our everyday needs. “This is a ‘good news’ instructional book for Regeneration, a plan of action for the United States and the world to transition to climate stability, peace, justice, health, prosperity, cooperation, and participatory democracy.”―Ronnie Cummins

Ronnie Cummins is co-founder and International Director of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and its Mexico affiliate Via Organica. (OCA) is a non-profit, U.S. based network of two million consumers, dedicated to safeguarding organic standards and promoting a healthy, just, and sustainable system of agriculture and commerce. The OCA’s primary strategy is to work on national and global campaigns promoting health, justice, and sustainability that integrate public education, marketplace pressure, media work, litigation, and grassroots lobbying.

Cummins has been active as a writer and activist since the 1960s, with extensive experience in public education, grassroots mobilization, and marketplace pressure campaigns. Over the past two decades he has served as director of US and international campaigns dealing with sustainable agriculture issues including food safety, genetic engineering, factory farming, and global warming. From 1992-98 Cummins served as a campaign director for the Foundation on Economic Trends in Washington, D.C. In 1998, Cummins co-founded the Organic Consumers Association, the largest network of organic consumers in the USA. In 2009 Cummins founded Via Organica, a network of organic consumers and farmers based in Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Cummins is a frequent lecturer, both in the US and abroad as well as a regular contributor to online publications such as Organic Bytes, Common Dreams, Truthout, Huffington Post, and Nation of Change. Cummins has published hundreds of articles in the alternative and mainstream press. He is also the author of a series of children’s books called “Children of the World,” and also “Genetically Engineered Food: A Self-Defense Guide for Consumers” (Second Revised Edition Marlowe & Company 2004). Cummins lives with his wife and 17 year-old son in Minneapolis, Minnesota. To Contact Ronnie Cummins go to organicconsumers.org Food-matters,

‘No one is safe’: Brazil’s president-elect Lula vows climate action during Cop27 speech

Nov 16, 2022

Brazil’s president-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva vows to take climate action during a speech in front of a packed audience at the UN climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. ‘No one is safe,’ he warns, speaking on the effects of climate change, noting in particular their impact on vulnerable populations. The president-elect has vowed to begin undoing the environmental destruction seen under his far-right predecessor, Jair Bolsonaro

NASA successfully launches Artemis I moon rocket

Nov 16, 2022

NASA’s Artemis I mission blasted off to the moon from Cape Canaveral, Fla. It’s an uncrewed test mission but if successful, a Canadian astronaut will be on board for the next flight.

Brazil’s president-elect injects optimism into COP27

Nov 16, 2022

Brazil’s president-elect injected a sense of hope and optimism into COP27 with his appearance. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s promise to put climate change issues at the top of his priorities and stop development in vast parts of the Amazon rainforest resonated with conference attendees.

Keynote Address – GLC Annual Conference: Yale and Slavery in Historical Perspective