18 9 / 2013
Taliban violence against women in Afghanistan has never gone away. Disturbing stories of suppression and brutality show a society hanging in the balance. It’s over a decade since the US…
13 7 / 2013
Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai has addressed the United Nations as part of her campaign to ensure free compulsory education for every child. She marked her 16th birthday by delivering the speech on Friday at the UN headquarters in New York. Taliban…
07 7 / 2013
Fashion Victims - Documentary on Bangladesh Sweat Shops - The Cost of U.S. and European Textile Demand
Everyone loves a bargain, but what’s the real cost of cheap clothes from Bangladesh’s sweat shops? Severed limbs, cruel labour conditions and 1000 dead. How could so many of the West’s top…
28 8 / 2012
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27 1 / 2012
January 27, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter said Thursday that it now has the ability to block tweets from appearing in a specific country if legally required to do so.
“As we continue to grow internationally, we will enter countries that have different ideas about the contours of freedom of expression,” Twitter said in a blog post.
Read more here on Raw Story.
01 12 / 2011
December 01, 2011
An Android app developer has published what he says is conclusive proof that millions of smartphones are secretly monitoring the key presses, geographic locations, and received messages of its users. Watch video here.
Read the rest of this shocking report here on The Register - Biting the hand that feeds IT
15 11 / 2011
November 15, 2011
Interview from Nov 12th. Army veteran Jose Vasquez, executive director of Iraq Veterans Against the War, discusses how the Occupy movement provides veterans with a supportive venue to voice key concerns, such as homelessness and unemployment. He also reflects on the tradition of veterans speaking up after they have returned from war, saying, “Veterans getting involved in the Occupy movement is just a tradition of veterans being involved. And, you know, I think it’s a way for us to bridge the gap to other folks that might look and not see their issues there. Watch here.
10 11 / 2011
ACLU: Today in the Senate there was a major win for freedom of speech and the Internet. In a largely partisan vote Senate Democrats defeated a resolution introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) which would have overturned the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) open Internet rules that are set to go into effect this month.
Though the FCC’s rules are not great, they do offer some protections for net neutrality on the wired Internet and overturning them would have been a huge setback for free speech on the web. During debate on the Senate floor yesterday supporters of the resolution railed against government regulation while opponents defended the rules saying they were necessary to maintain the openness and innovation that has allowed the Internet to thrive.
Those who supported the resolution repeatedly and falsely claimed that net neutrality represents a heavy-handed government takeover of the Internet that would quell innovation. The opposite is true. Fortunately, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) were there to set the record straight.
03 11 / 2011
Host Keith Olbermann asked Navy vet and friend of Scott Olsen, Josh Shepherd how Olsen was doing. Shepherd answered by reading the most recent text that he got from Olsen, “So he says what kind of pie, which goes along occupy. I see the success there. Keep it up. Non-violent in the face of police brutality.” Watch here.
02 11 / 2011
30 4 / 2011
Text to Voice Audiobook - Text used by voice is from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Egyptian_revolution
Text to Voice by Cynthia Yildirim Text by Wikipedia so it may have changed since I made this. Always make sure to double check any information you hear in this, but Wikipedia devoted editors does a good job of making sure that accurate information is on there. Voice by Toshiba Man Voice
Thanks to the brave Egyptian Men & Women for taking down Mubarak and also those in Tunisia!
Forgive me if the music does not exactly match the context, it was the only Arabic music that I had, I think that they are love songs, feel free to email me music that would work better on it. cynthiayildirim(at)gmail.com