Monthly Archives: February 2012

Mullaperiyar Dam

Walking through town yesterday I came across a small demonstration, outside what is known locally as ‘the bombed out church‘, about the Mullaperiyar Dam in India. According to the demonstrators, if this dam is allowed to fail, then 3.5 million people could be dead in less than 3 hours The dam, built by the British in […]

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Free Open University seminar – Pictures to Help People Think and Act

I’ve just been made aware of an up-coming seminar from the Open University as part of the eSTEeM program. The goals of eSTEeM are to explore and develop new approaches to learning, and the all-day event, entitled ‘Pictures to Help People Think and Act’, is advertised as exploring the ‘role of pictures and diagrams in learning’ […]

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ACTA referred to European Court of Justice

It was announced today that the EU has suspended ratification of ACTA and has referred the agreement to the European Court of Justice. This is an incredibly welcome action and should help to put the minds of those of us who object to ACTA at some ease. This does not mean that ACTA has gone […]

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