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The TransAtlantic Union: Discussion Event — Sunday, March 3rd, at 3 PM SLT

Presidents Obama (US) and Barroso (EU) have announced a Free Trade Union between the US and the EU, negotiations starting in June and probably going to take about 2 years; this bit of news didn't get much coverage, except for a few scattered articles and opinions on the day of the announcement. Both presidents also explained that it will be 'more' than merely abolishing import taxes at customs. This has been in 'secret' conversations for a year now, but it's ...
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Using online tools to forge a new democratic order

The recent crisis went from being merely a financial one, to quickly spread towards a political one, then to a social crisis, and finally we come to the root of the problem: it's nothing else but merely a crisis of values. These, of course, are deeply set into our current democratic societies, and, as such, are much harder to eradicate. How did democracy, a political system that is viewed as 'the best among the worst', allowed such things to happen? Could we — ...
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Joining the #SOPASTRIKE

We're joining the #SOPASTRIKE and blacking out this site today as suggested by AmericanCensorship.org. Later on, at 3 PM SLT in Second Life, we'll try to organise a small meeting to discuss the SOPA and PIPA bills, and specially how it affects not only the US Web, but also Second Life, and the impact world-wide that it will have. Place is to be announced soon :)
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First event: Monday, Sep 5, 3 PM PST

The first event will be held at the Old Bowl in Alpine Meadow, Confederation of Democratic Simulators, Second Life. The topic will be 'Nymwars', or the current 'blogosphere battle' against Google Plus (and Facebook) who refuse to allow users of their service to use pseudonyms on their profiles. Since Second Life is relatively exceptional, as Linden Lab vowed to guarantee privacy and pseudonymity, we might be able to talk about how identity is defined in a virtual world, what is the ...
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