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Bhopal's Fight for Memory
In December, 1984, unknown poisonous gases burst out from a Union Carbide pesticide plant located in a vicinity of the city of Bhopal in central India. The plant, scheduled for possible closure, was u...
Catastrophes on Camera
Why Media Coverage of Natural Disasters is Most So Bad
The reporting of cataclysms or lesser disasters is often wildly misleading. Stereotyping is common: whichever the country involved, there are similar images of wrecked bridges, half-submerged houses a...
Courrieres Mine Disaster 1906
The devastating mine disaster in 1906 that killed over 1,000 workers in Courrieres, France, is remembered.
The Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Coal Miners Memorial
The worst coal mining disaster in Canada occurred in Hillcrest, Alberta, on Friday June 19, 1914. A total of 189 men died. 130 women were widowed and 400 children left fatherless.
Humanity Imperiled: The Path To Disaster
For the first time in the history of the human species, we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves. That's been true since 1945. It's now being finally recognized that there are more ...
Hurricane Mitch and Disaster Relief: The Politics of Catastrophe
Against the Current
THE LEVEL OF destruction wrought by Hurricane Mitch is hard to overstate. While there is no way to know exactly how many lives were affected by the category-five hurricane that devastated the region b...
List of airliner shootdown incidents
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
A chronologically ordered list meant to document instances where airliners have been brought down by gunfire or missile attacks, including wartime incidents, rather than terrorist bombings or sabotage...
Mastering disaster: How to get the facts to cover humanitarian crises
In a midst of a humanitarian crisis like the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, information on the disaster pours to and from the media. The situation is in flux and the needs are great, and troubling frag...
Only one bear in a hundred bites, but they don't come in order
Bob Bossin's Youtube Channel
Bob Bossin talked about oil tanks in a Youtube video
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 19, 2015
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Utopian visions, be they practical or not, free our imaginations, if only for a little while, from the daily grind of struggle and worry, and allow us to dream about the kind of world we would hope to...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - December 17, 2017
Collective Memory and Cultural Amnesia
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Our society is obsessed with the short-term present. It devalues memory and the past. But there are those who do remember, and who work to preserve and share our collective memory. But they have to co...
A Paradise Built in Hell
The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
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