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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:
07 4 / 2012
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.
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 beThey 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 beWhen 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 beKeep 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 beThere’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 beIf you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me
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.
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. :DJanuary 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,
17 1 / 2012
16 1 / 2012
Bravo to Wikipedia and Reddit, and any other sites that join in the blackout.
January 16, 2012
“The world’s largest encyclopedia will go dark on Wednesday in a dramatic protest against two anti-piracy bills being considered by the U.S. Congress, Wikipediaannounced on Monday.
Concerned that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and its sister in the Senate, the Protect IP Act, might deal severe damage to the Internet’s core architecture and make user-generated sites essentially illegal, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales announced that the blackout would begin as soon as the clock strikes midnight on Tuesday night.
Wales is following social media forum Reddit.com, which plans to go offline at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, and stay shut down until 8 p.m. Reddit’s plans are hardly unique =– dozens of other companies are rumored to be considering a similar move, including Google — but they are the first to confirm that their service will go offline for a day.” - Raw Story
Read more here.
06 1 / 2012
Don’t let congress slip #PIPA S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, slip past you as you are distracted by #SOPA They will vote PIPA in the Senate Jan 24, 2012
January 06, 2012Petition: Stop PIPA! Gov’t wants to block sites & censor Internet search results. More here:http://bit.ly/wF1PVM #PIPA——
Here are the steps you can take to combat the Stop Online Piracy Act:1.Call Your Congressman/Congresswoman:http://fightforthefuture.org/What to say to them:Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME] and I am a constituent of the Senator.I think S. 968, the PROTECT IP Act, is a bad idea, and I hope the Senator will stand against it.PROTECT IP is overbroad, and could be used as a tool for online censorship. Further, it creates a bad precedent internationally for fragmenting the Internet.Thank you for your consideration, and for acting against this dangerous bill.2. Censor Your blogs/websites in protest:http://americancensorship.org/3. Post a picture of yourself to show that “You work for the internet”:http://iworkfortheinternet.org/4. POST AND DOWNLOAD THIS VIDEO EVERYWHERE!
27 12 / 2011
Subcomandante Marcos is the spokesman for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), a Mexican rebel movement fighting for the rights of the indigenous peoples of Mexico. On the 1st of January 1994, when the U.S.–Mexico free trade agreement became effective, Subcommander Marcos led an army of Mayan farmers into eastern Chiapas state, to protest the Mexican federal government’s mistreatment of the nation’s indigenous peoples. Subcommander Marcos is a writer, a political poet, and an anti-capitalist who advocates the amendment of the Political Constitution of Mexico to formally and specifically recognize the political and the human rights of Mexicos’s indigenous peoples. Journalists have described the guerrillero (guerrilla) Subcomandante Marcos as the post-modern ”new Ché Guevara”. In his military capacity as a Subcommander of the Zapatista Army, his Marcos nom de guerre is that of a friend killed at a military road-block checkpoint. In his political capacity, he is Delegado Cero (Delegate Zero) for participating in the matters of La otra campaña (The Other Campaign), concerning the communitary autonomy and the socio-political rights of los indios de México, the indigenous peoples of Mexico.
22 12 / 2011
Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word “feminism.” In a personal and heartfelt talk, she describes the three paradoxes that define her generation’s quest to define the term for themselves.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes.