Posts Tagged: Politics

On the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement treaty

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“Here’s a 20-minute, must-see lecture on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement — the secret copyright treaty currently being negotiated, which stands to fatally wound all user-generated content sites from mailing lists to YouTube; which stands to criminalize kids for noncommercial file-sharing; which stands to put your internet connection in jeopardy if anyone in your house is… Read more »

Progressive social movement FAIL

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So there have been a number of organisations in the UK rallying for social change and reform on certain issues where progressive ideas and methodology could Make Things Better. Two of the larger events that have happened within the last several months have been the Convention on Modern Liberty and Reboot Britain. One might think,… Read more »

The UK Pirate Party

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I think the UK Pirate Party will be a worthy proponent of certain progressive views on digital rights and related issues in the current UK parliamentary system, but that they will need some at least basic general economic, education, health, security, etc policies/affiliations/agreements, a la the Green Party, to draw attention from more average or… Read more »

Honduras

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I’ve more or less been on the fence regarding which side to believe more in the recent Honduran political crisis. One of the things that stuck out to me at the time was the report that, sayz Wikipedia; “Several hundred people recruited by Zelaya, and led by Zelaya himself, went to an air force base… Read more »

Urban Dictionary on the telly

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Woo, Urban Dictionary appeared on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown yesterday. With 593 up and 32 down in the clip, “Pullin’ a Palin” now stands at 3943 up, 978 down. Context on her jumping ship by quitting as Governor in an earlier segment here. Old media and new [social] media, a false dichotomy, both being just terms… Read more »