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…

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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…

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07 7 / 2013


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…

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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.

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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.

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01 12 / 2011

December 01, 2011


iOS Devices may be running Carrier IQ also

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

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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.

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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.

Read more here: http://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty/it-was-close-we-won-viva-net-…

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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.

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02 11 / 2011

The Obama Justice Department wants new Freedom of Information Act rules that would allow the government to claim that public that records don’t exist (even if they do). The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur explains. Watch here.

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16 9 / 2011

One of the politicians instrumental in creating the TSA, Rep. John Mica, who wrote the legislation that established the TSA, has apparently decided that the whole thing has been a failure and should be dismantled. He notes that “the whole program has been hijacked by bureaucrats.”

03 9 / 2011

The First Amendment enshrined the right of the American people to petition the government. The Internet enshrined the habit of airing grievances. Mash those up, and you get the White House’s latest online initiative.

The new system, which will launch soon, is called We the People and will allow anyone 13 years and older to submit petitions online via the official White House website. It’s already a hit on Twitter.

Read more here on the Daily Dot.

22 6 / 2011

Turkey’s elections resulted in an increase in the number of women in the 550-seat parliament from 48 to 78.

At 14 per cent, the proportion of women in the new parliament is higher than in at least two European Union states, Romania and Cyprus, according to figures compiled by the Inter-Parliamentary Union. But it still falls well below the EU average, and even the world average of about 19 per cent.

In his victory speech, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister, said that “no one should doubt that we will protect the dignity, faith and lifestyles of those who did not vote for us”.

But the fact is, some do doubt - among them a dynamic movement of women’s NGOs that both pressured and assisted Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in legislating pro-women reforms between 2002 and 2005.

The AKP has been applauded by liberal Turks and Western observers alike for being receptive to the lobbying of these women’s organisations, and for enshrining gender equality in Turkey’s civil and penal codes, as well as launching progressive initiatives to combat domestic violence and increase the rate of girls’ education.

In the past few years though, trust has dipped and friction has increasingly surfaced between the ruling party and these same activists.

Only a few days before the election, the Women’s Platform for Equality Mechanisms - a coalition of 71 women’s NGOs - was up in arms because of an announcement that the State Ministry for Women and the Family would be restructured and renamed the Ministry of Family and Social Policies.

Women activists argue that a distinct mandate to ensure gender equality should be preserved. They point out that, in its new form, the ministry falls short of responsibility to ensure equality - and instead is tasked only with protecting weak social groups such as children, the disabled, the elderly, veterans and women, as well as strengthening “the institution of the family”.

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!

Part 1: Egyptian Revolution Explained 2011 - AudioBook

Part 2: Egyptian Revolution Explained 2011 - AudioBook

Part 3: Egyptian Revolution Explained 2011 - AudioBook

Egyptian Revolution 2011 Photos and Music

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

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