27 10 / 2013

Deep disappointment with high unemployement and lack of personal liberties has sent people to the streets by the thousands in a country where the Arab Spring was born. Via The Foreign Bureau, WSJ’s global new show. Photo: Associated Press

27 10 / 2013

Oct. 26 - After recent revelations from Edward Snowden linked to the U.S. spying, angered Americans call for congressional action on Capitol steps. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Reuters tells the world’s stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reuters has maintained its reputation for speed, accuracy, and impact while providing exclusives, incisive commentary and forward-looking analysis.

27 10 / 2013

Demonstrators rallied near the U.S. Capitol Saturday, protesting America’s surveillance programs. Many held up signs reading “Thank you, Edward Snowden!” and demanded that Congress investigate the NSA. (Oct. 26)

15 7 / 2013

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04 7 / 2013

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01 7 / 2013

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12 3 / 2013

SHORT DOCUMENTARY “NATION ON TRIAL” ON INDIA’S RAPE CRISIS AND PROTECTIVE ACTIVISM

As India continues its painful soul-searching over its society’s treatment of women, this report cuts to the heart of the issue. We explore Delhi’s underbelly, where frequent and brutal attacks go unpunished.

01 3 / 2013

Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

28 8 / 2012

Activism Action HubA combination of many tools to help you stay up to date with the latest news, the Activism Action Hub combines news tweet feeds from OWS, Wikileaks, Anon News, Raw Story, and Yildirim News, live news tv stream, Global Revolution live stream, reddit news, irc, and the latest videos from the AP. Also have links to activist sites like the EFF, ACLU, The Consumerist, Change.org, Occupy Wall Street, so that you will stay informed about the latest threats to your digital and personal freedom.

Check it out here Activism Action Hub, and share it with your friends. Thanks!
https://sites.google.com/site/occupymovementlivevideostreams/action-hub#

25 4 / 2012

See ways to fight back here.

Via Alternet.org: “Congress is seriously considering a bill called the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Intended to allow information-sharing both between corporations and between corporations and the government, it presents serious dangers to individual privacy. The most important parts of the proposed act permit corporations to share information about their customers with each other and with the government if they assert that this information-sharing is necessary for national security…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down. Read more from Scott Lemieux:

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07 4 / 2012

Cispa
April 07, 2012

"The Internet has a new enemy. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011 (CISPA), also known as H.R. 3523, is a “cybersecurity” bill in the House of Representatives. CISPA is quickly gaining traction as “the new SOPA,” the infamous anti-piracy bill that was forced to crawl back into its hole after thousands of websites and millions of Web users protested with a massive, high-profile “blackout.” While CISPA does not focus primarily on intellectual property (though that’s in there, too), critics say the problems with the bill run just as deep. But what is CISPA, really, and will its presence on Congress’ agenda cause the same type of online revolt that SOPA and PIPA did?” - Digital Trends

The Center for Democracy and Technology sums up the problems with CISPA this way:

    •    The bill has a very broad, almost unlimited definition of the information that can be shared with government agencies notwithstanding privacy and other laws;
    •    The bill is likely to lead to expansion of the government’s role in the monitoring of private communications as a result of this sharing;
    •    It is likely to shift control of government cybersecurity efforts from civilian agencies to the military;
    •    Once the information is shared with the government, it wouldn’t have to be used for cybesecurity, but could instead be used for any purpose that is not specifically prohibited.

Read the article here.

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16 2 / 2012

As soon as you’re born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you’re clever and they despise a fool
Till you’re so fucking crazy you can’t follow their rulesA working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can’t really function you’re so full of fearA working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you’re so clever and class less and free
But you’re still fucking peasants as far as I can seeA working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There’s room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hillA working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

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29 1 / 2012

Jan 25, 2012

RT had some very big news to announce that Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, is going to be launching a talk show, which will be broadcast by this network. It will be called, “The World Tomorrow”, and will consist of 10 weekly episodes where he interviews what he calls, “iconoclasts, visionaries, and power insiders”. But before even seeing the program, we’ve already seen judgments made loud and clear.

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23 1 / 2012

18 1 / 2012

Forgive my nervousness in this video, I don’t usually make videos, but this was important to me, and the Internet. :D 

January 18, 2012

Text of vid: Hi, I’m Cynthia. There are Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, which would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel by writing a letter, calling, or tweeting about SOPA.
If you are on Twitter, you can go to Twibbion.com or blackoutsopa.org to add a badge to your profile against SOPA, and PIPA.

Today as many as 115 Internet companies went offline to protest SOPA, they did this to protest a bill that is badly written, over broad, a determent to eCommerce industries. You can read the bill on Senate.gov or go to Mashable where they have broken the bill down pretty well.Wikipedia who also participated in the blackout said that SOPA and PIPA will effect them in many ways. For example, in its current form, SOPA would require Wikipedia to actively monitor every site we link to, to ensure it doesn’t host infringing content. Any link to an infringing site could put us in jeopardy of being forced offline. Which is one of the things that makes this bill over the top.

Google says on their page: Fighting online piracy is important. The most effective way to shut down pirate websites is through targeted legislation that cuts off their funding. There’s no need to make American social networks, blogs and search engines censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S. Jobs.Reddit adds, Today, for 12 hours, reddit.com goes dark to raise awareness of two congress: H.R.3261 “Stop Online Piracy Act” and S.968 “PROTECT IP”, which could radically change the landscape of the Internet. 

These bills provide overly broad mechanisms for enforcement of copyright which would restrict innovation and threaten the existence of websites with user-submitted content, such as reddit.Anonymous has also stopped tweeting from 8am to 8pm today, they have been at the forefront of the fight, as they are the Internet’s cyber army in a sense fighting government atrocitires.

So the Internet and I ask you to: Please take today as a day of focus and action to learn about these destructive bills and do what you can to prevent them from becoming reality.Too much is at stake — please vote NO on PIPA and SOPA. Do your part to save the Internet. 

Thank you,
Cynthia Yildirim

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