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ICANN and the US government: The end of the affair?
ICANN and the US government: The end of the affair? 02 October 2009 Willie Currie

After eleven years, a direct relationship of accountability between the US government and the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is now over. This is a step forward although civil society commentators are clear that this does not mean that ICANN is entirely independent of US control.

APC submits comments on ICANN proposed bylaw changes to improve accountability
APC submits comments on ICANN proposed bylaw changes to improve accountability 30 September 2009 Willie Currie

The Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) opened new accountability measures for public comments. Willie Currie, APC's policy manager, said in his submission that “The community still does not have the power to dismiss the Board [which] is a signifier of a lack of accountability and democratic procedure that cannot be cured by the current proposed amendments.”

May First Movement Technology
May First Movement Technology 13 May 2009

May First Movement Technology is a non-profit membership organisation that engages in building movements by advancing the strategic use and collective control of technology for local struggles, global transformation, and emancipation without borders. It is the largest membership technology organisation in the movements for fundamental change in the United States and Mexico, bringing together ov...

Basic Capabilities Index reveals progress too slow for next decade
Basic Capabilities Index reveals progress too slow for next decade 23 September 2008 Social Watch

The recent release of the 2008 Basic Capabilities Index (BCI) results, an alternative poverty estimate produced by Social Watch, revealed that the current rate of progress is moving at a snail’s pace. Out of 176 countries where a BCI figure is being measured, only 21 have made noticeable progress over the past 8 years. As such, the international poverty reduction goals for 2015 will not be m...

CONGO Board meeting
CONGO Board meeting 13 March 2008

The Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations.

LaborTech 2008 Conference Call For Papers
LaborTech 2008 Conference Call For Papers 04 March 2008 Labornet

LaborTech which holds a semi-annual international labor communication conference has issued a call for paper for the conference which will be held on December 4,5,6&7 at the University of San Francisco in San Francisco.

LaborNet
LaborNet 03 March 2008

LaborNet was founded in 1991 to build a democratic communication network for the labour movement. LaborNet’s directors believe that the new communication technology must be put to use to revitalise and rebuild the labour movement. To that end it has established the first regular labour news web page in the United States of America. LaborNet has continued to work at building up its network, no...

Institute for Global Communications
Institute for Global Communications 03 March 2008

Beginning in 1987, the Institute for Global Communications (IGC) played a formative role in bringing advanced communications technologies to grassroots organisations worldwide working for peace, human rights, environmental sustainability, women’s rights, conflict resolution and worker rights. Its flagship global computer networks — PeaceNet, EcoNet, WomensNet, ConflictNet, LaborNet and Anti...

LaborTech conference call for papers and proposals
LaborTech conference call for papers and proposals 11 February 2008 Steve Zeltzer

The programme committee for the 2008 LaborTech conference is soliciting papers and suggestions for topics from labour and technology researchers, activists, workers, and educators. The conference will be organised under four themes, with each theme being explored through panel discussions, hands-on/training workshops, academic paper presentations, and participatory strategy workshops.

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