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Economies of the Commons

"Economies of the Commons - Strategies for Sustainable Access and Creative Reuse of Images and Sounds Online" is an International Working Conference in Amsterdam & Hilversum 10, 11 & 12 April 2008. De Balie in Amsterdam and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision in Hilversum, in collaboration with Knowledgeland, Images for the Future, and Virtual Platform, organise a two-day international public working conference on the economies, sustainability, and opportunities for creative reuse of these public audiovisual resources and archives.

South Korean Migrants' Trade Union Leadership Arrested

From thistuesday - logs on labor and migration: South Korean Migrants' Trade Union Leadership Arrested - Migrant workers television (MWTV) from South Korea reported today about following latest alarming development: "In the midst of the increasing crackdown on migrant workers, MTU (Migrant Worker's Trade Union) President (Kajiman), Vice president (Raju) and General Secretary (Masum) were all arrested at 9:30 am this morning (November 27) in front of their homes/workplaces. They were arrested without any formal charges and are being held at detention center in Cheongju.." MTU was established in spring 2005. On their website MTU calls for urgent international support: http://migrant.nodong.net/ver3/
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Crossing Borders - Movements and Struggles of Migration

Transnational Newsletter, 4th Issue, October 2007: One year ago Crossing Borders appeared for the first time as an attempt to foster transnational communication: in reference to the migration-related networking process in general, but connected to practical struggles and initiatives in particular. The first issue was published for the transnational action day on October 7th 2006, then we used the opportunity of the World Social Forum in Nairobi in January 2007 for a second, and this years mayday for the third issue. Our earlier reports mainly covered conflicts in western Europe, in Africa and the USA. This new issue includes impressions from the Ukraine, with a main focus on the noborder Camp in Transcarpatia that took place last August. More information at: http://www.noborder.org/crossing_borders

Ausbruch aus dem Paradies - Piloten, Ärzte, Lokführer – wer traut sich als Nächstes?

Below is a text in german about the strike of german train drivers today. It was publsihed in the labour magazin "express", but unfortunately in german only. There is some information in english at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,509609,00.html

Testing a new secure webmail interface

RoundCube Webmail is a browser-based multilingual IMAP client with an application-like user interface. It provides full functionality you expect from an e-mail client, including MIME support, address book, folder manipulation, message searching and spell checking. On KEIN.ORG we have installed the current version of RoundCube for testing purposes and further integration into the KEIN.ORG website. At the moment you can access it at: https://bunker.kein.org/roundcube

Call for Proposals: Artist In Residence @ National University of Singapore

The organizing committee of the International Symposium of Electronic Arts 2008 (ISEA2008) with generous support from the National University of Singapore (NUS), is soliciting proposals from New Media artists to work collaboratively with  NUS centers of research and arts in preparation of work to be submitted for exhibition during the July 2008 ISEA in Singapore. Unlike previous symposia where there was a separate call for artists in residence and one of art works for exhibition, ISEA2008 will only have one call for artists' submission.

KEIN upgrade

Due to various upgrading work some of the KEIN services may be temporarily not accessible during this weekend, July 14 and 15. Sorry for any inconveniences!

SUMMIT. non-aligned initiatives in education culture

Two weeks before this years G-8 meeting various projects, initiatives and protagonists from the fields of art, culture and political activism are going to gather in Berlin for an extraordinary conference: SUMMIT is a proposal to question and to change some of the fundamental terms of the debate around education, knowledge production and information society.

Unitednationsplaza video lectures

unitednationsplaza is currently publishing the video recordings of their first seminars on V2V. Unitednationsplaza is exhibition as school. Structured as a seminar/residency program in the city of Berlin, it will involve collaboration with approximately 60 artists, writers, theorists and a wide range of audiences for a period of one year. In the tradition of Free Universities, most of its events will be open to all those interested to take part.

"At least, when we create concepts, we are doing something"

The new war, post-modern war, global war -- almost every major military operation over the past 15 years has evoked a new debate about the new character of war. After 9-11 state of war has turned into a normality. Five years of global belligerence have turned the world upside down, in a way that the extent of the ongoing changes cannot be fully conceived yet.

On February 23 to 25 the fourth edition of DICTIONARY OF WAR took place as a collaborative platform for creating concepts on the issue of war. In Sophiensaele in Berlin again 25 concepts have been invented, arranged and presented by scientists, artists, theorists and activists.

More information at: http://dictionaryofwar.org

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