A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., is dedicated to victims of white supremacy. By Campbell Robertson, 25 April 2018 The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday in Montgomery, Ala., remembers the thousands of victims of lynchings. CreditAudra Melton for The New York Times MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In a plain brown building sits an office …

Mitakuye Oyasin – A Powerful Lakota Prayer for All Our Relations

Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ (All Are Related) is a phrase from the Lakota language. It reflects the world view of interconnectedness held by the Lakota people of North America.[1] This concept and phrase is expressed in many Yankton Sioux prayers,[2] as well as by ceremonial people in other Lakota communities.[3][4] The phrase translates in English as “all my relatives,” “we are all related,” or “all my relations.” It is a prayer of …

Cambridge University rejected Facebook study over ‘deceptive’ privacy standards: panel told researcher Aleksandr Kogan that Facebook’s approach fell ‘far below ethical expectations’

By Matthew Weaver Tue 24 Apr 2018, The Guardian  https://www.scribd.com/document/377241955/Letter-by-Cambridge-University-ethics-panel  One member of the panel said the Facebook users involved had not given sufficient consent to allow the research to be conducted. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters A Cambridge University ethics panel rejected research by the academic at the centre of the Facebook data harvesting scandal over the social network’s “deceptive” approach to its users privacy, newly released …

Diu becomes first Smart City to run on 100 per cent renewable energy; Diu had been importing 73 per cent of its power from Gujarat until last year

Moneycontrol News@moneycontrolcom, 23 April 2018 Diu Smart City has become the first city in India to run on renewable energy during daytime, setting a new benchmark for other cities to become clean and green. The city is offering its residents a subsidy of Rs 10, 000 to Rs 50,000 for installing 1-5KW roof top solar panels and its savings amount …

Nearly Half Of US Rooftop Solar Potential Is On Low-Income Housing, Finds NREL

April 19th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill, Clean Technica A new study published this week by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US has found that nearly half of all the residential rooftop solar potential in the country is available atop low- to moderate-income households, representing a 320 gigawatt (GW) opportunity. The new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was …

These 5 Global Trends Are Positively Changing The World Right Now

April 18th, 2018 by Nicolas Zart on Clean Technica 5 Trends That Will Give You Faith In Humanity Reading, seeing, watching, or listening to what passes off as news these days can inevitably bring a sense of doom, uncertainty, and fear (FUD) that some politicians love to bathe in to justify their middlemen role and push whatever pet project they have for their business …

The Human Project, as the bioengineering of people, cities, streets and curbs converges, where do we locate the public sphere and data?

The Guardian, Smart cities need thick data, not big data, By Adrian Smith, Professor of Technology and Society at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, Wed 18 Apr 2018   Talking about noise in Plaça del Sol Photograph: Making Sense Residents living around Plaça del Sol joke that theirs is the only square where, despite the name, rain is preferable. …

How To Steal The Populists’ Clothes: Be Bold, Signal Your Goals, Offer Transformation, Learn What People Want

By Ngaire Woods, Social Europe, 19 April 2018 Ngaire Woods “Don’t get mad, get even.” That aphorism needs to become the new norm in democratic politics across Europe, Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Rather than complaining about populist successes, established political parties should take a page from the populist playbook. Three lessons, in particular, cry out for attention. The first lesson is …

World’s first electrified road for charging vehicles opens in Sweden

Stretch of road outside Stockholm transfers energy from two tracks of rail in the road, recharging the batteries of electric cars and trucks Daniel Boffey in Brussels Thu 12 Apr 2018  Play Video 0:57  How world’s first electrified road charges moving vehicles – video The world’s first electrified road that recharges the batteries of cars and trucks driving on it has been …

Next System Project Comparative Framework

March 1st, 2016 These questions were developed to guide authors in our “New Systems: Possibilities and Proposals” series. Core Goals. Briefly, what are the principal, core goals your model or system seeks to realize? [Partly, this is a question about the scope of the conceptualization you have developed, so be sure to note whether it speaks to economic, social, political, and environmental …