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A while ago, tumblr user “iamateenagefeminist” compiled a list of non-oppressive insults , a public service that will never be forgotten.
The people of tumblr wept with joy and appreciation (although it should be noted that the people of tumblr will literally weep over a drawing of an owl). The list is not perfect, and “ugly” should NOT be on there as it reinforces beauty hierarchies. Still, I was happy to find it, because I am always looking for more insults that don’t reinforce oppressive social structures.
But if you scroll through the reblogs you’ll see that not everyone was enamoured of the idea of creating this list at all. In particular, several people said that trying to find non-oppressive ways to insult other people is “missing the point” of social justice. Social justice is about destroying systematic marginalisation and privilege. Plenty of oppressive bullshit goes down under the guise of nice. Being good and being nice are totally unrelated. Zeitgeist2. Arguments for Police Reform. Petition - A Petition to Support the Saving American Democracy Amendment : Bernie Sanders - U.S. Senator for Vermont. Hacktivism. Révolutions 2011. Activism-Bloggers. Saving-American-Democracy.pdf (application/pdf Object) George Carlin on Bankers. Revolutions arabes : La France entre peur et gene.
Freedom of Information Act. Freedom of information legislation. Freedom of information laws (FOI laws) allow access by the general public to data held by national governments.
They establish a "right-to-know" legal process by which requests may be made for government-held information, to be received freely or at minimal cost, barring standard exceptions. Also variously referred to as open records, or sunshine laws (in the United States), governments are also typically bound by a duty to publish and promote openness. In many countries there are constitutional guarantees for the right of access to information, but usually these are unused if specific support legislation does not exist. Introduction Over 90 countries around the world have implemented some form of freedom of information legislation. Sweden's Freedom of the Press Act of 1766 is the oldest in the world. Most freedom of information laws exclude the private sector from their jurisdiction. Australia There is similar legislation in all states and territories: Azerbaijan
2012 : fact checking, data campaign, omni-médiatisation & autonomisation. Exponentielle Zeit - Did you know? (german, english) Fact checker. A fact checker is the person who checks factual assertions in non-fictional text, usually intended for publication in a periodical, to determine their veracity and correctness.
The job requires general knowledge and the ability to conduct quick and accurate research. The resources and time needed for fact-checking means that this work is not done at most newspapers, where reporters' timely ability to correct and verify their own data and information is chief among their qualifications. Publications issued on weekly, monthly, or infrequent bases are more likely to employ fact-checkers. Fact-checking, known as "research" at many publications, is most critical for those publishing material written by authors who are not trained reporters — such writers being more likely to make professional, ethical, or mere factual mistakes.
Fact-checking methods vary; some publications have neither the staff nor the budget needed for verifying every claim in a given article. History Individuals Vytautas Mineral Water! It's Earth's Juice! Contestations. Progressive Organizations. [Infographic] Combating Mass Incarceration - The Facts.
June 17, 2011 The war on drugs has helped make the U.S. the world's largest incarcerator.
America’s criminal justice system should keep communities safe, treat people fairly, and use fiscal resources wisely. But more Americans are deprived of their liberty than ever before - unfairly and unnecessarily, with no benefit to public safety. Especially in the face of economic crisis, our government should invest in alternatives to incarceration and make prisons options of last – not first – resort. Download the graphic here » View the plain-text version » Learn More: Safe Communities, Fair Sentences: Combating Mass Incarceration Recent coverage: Breaking the Addiction to Incarceration: Weekly Highlights References. 8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance. The ruling elite has created social institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance.Bruce E.
LevineAlterNet Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their spirit of resistance to domination. Young Americans—even more so than older Americans—appear to have acquiesced to the idea that the corporatocracy can completely screw them and that they are helpless to do anything about it. A 2010 Gallup poll asked Americans “Do you think the Social Security system will be able to pay you a benefit when you retire?” How exactly has American society subdued young Americans? 1. Today in the United States, two-thirds of graduating seniors at four-year colleges have student-loan debt, including over 62 percent of public university graduates. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Starting over: Ultimate democracy - life - 31 March 2011.
Didn't vote for the bozos who are running the country?
Join the club. Thanks to the competitive nature of electoral democracies, many - often most - citizens end up being governed by a party they didn't vote for. But there is a way to ensure that every single voter is satisfied by the results of an election: simply have each voter governed by the political party he or she picked at the polls. The idea is not as far-fetched as it might sound, says Olivier Ledoit, an economist at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, who proposes this so-called "choice democracy". "It's really not a major problem, even though it is a bit unfamiliar," he says. It could work like this: before an election, each political party would lay out its governing principles - what services it will provide, how its taxes will be structured, what social policies it will pursue, and so forth. Read more: See the articles below Starting over: Brave new toiletWe're crazy to use purified drinking water to flush toilets.
Devenir lanceur d'alerte pour SOS-planète. Actualités environnementales. Lanceurs d'alerte : Corinne Lepage doute de la motivation du ministre de l'Environnement Jean-Louis Borloo. El menos Peor 2012. Reality Zone Home Page. Applause For Finland: First Country To Make Broadband Access A Legal Right. Kudos to the Finnish government, which has just introduced laws guaranteeing broadband access to every person living in Finland (5.5 million people, give or take).
This is reportedly a first worldwide. Starting July 2010, every person in Finland will have the right to a one-megabit broadband connection as an intermediate step, says the Ministry of Transport and Communications. By the end of 2015, the legal right will be extended to an impressive 100 Mb broadband connection for everyone. According to Wikipedia, approximately 79 percent of the Finnish population use the Internet. Finland had around 1.52 million broadband Internet connections by the end of June 2007 or around 287 per 1,000 inhabitants. (Via IntoMobile) MOBILISATION POUR LE LANCEUR D'ALERTE CHRISTIAN VÉLOT. Web & Democracy. Démocratie et numérique. Free parties. Lanceur d'alerte. Citizenship. Lift The Veil. INDIGNADOS. Tools. Anouncement. Alterportal.ru - Альтернативная музыка.
Partageons mon avis. We Are 99% George Carlin: The Illusion Of Choice. Democracia 4.0. Mobilize.org homepage. Online Freedom. Anonymous. Counterculture. Anonymous. The Venus Project. Spunk Library - Anarchy, anarchist, and alternative materials. Watch the Mexican border 24/7 from home. Four "strategic crossing points" that you can watch 24/7 on Blue Servo from home.
A group of crime-busting Texan sheriffs has launched an online surveillance system that makes it possible for the public to watch the Mexican border on CCTV 24 hours a day. Since its launch last Thursday... nothing has happened. So what's the point? It's taken two years to get funding for the advanced neighbourhood watch scheme, resulting in a public-private partnership with an until now unheard of company called BlueServo and a generous $2m donation from the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry. When a beady-eyed visitor spots something untoward, an alert is sent to The Texas Border Sheriff Coalition, who then decides whether to take action. To be able to access images from the 12 cameras, you merely have to sign yourself up to the website. FactCheck.org. A Project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. WikiLeaks prêt à Révéler la Guerre USA-OVNI dans l’Océan Antarctique.
Bradley Manning Support Network. Progress. Cryptome. The ROI of Open Government - FOR Government. Elle03-688.jpg (JPEG Image, 700x450 pixels) Change.gov. Iniciativa pro kritiku reforem a na podporu alternativ. Freedom Force International - Welcome. IfItWereMyHome. The Self-Made Myth: Debunking Conservatives Favorite. Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore April 25, 2012 | Like this article?
Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The self-made myth is one of the most cherished foundation stones of the conservative theology. If you've heard it once from your Fox-watching uncle, you've probably heard it a hundred times. He's just plain wrong. The Built-Together Realty Brian Miller and Mike Lapham have written the book that lays out the basic arguments we can use to begin to set things right. Miller, the executive director of United For a Fair Economy, and Lapham, a co-founder of UFE's Responsible Wealth project, argue that the self-made myth absolves our economic leaders from doing anything about inequality, frames fair wages as extortion from deserving producers, and turns the social safety net into a moral hazard that can only promote laziness and sloth. To their credit, Miller and Lapham don't ask us to take this point on faith. Honduras : Discours d'une enseignante, militante de la Résistance, le jour où les élèves de son école reçoivent leur diplôme. (Rebelion) par Leyla ZUNIGA.
Les indignations sélectives d’Audrey Pulvar. FactCheck. Project Vote Smart - The Voter's Self Defense System. A better way to govern together. Véritomètre - 2012 - i>TÉLÉ - Le discours politique passé au vérificateur. Emergency and Disaster Information Service. Nova Ciutat Vella — Goya, l’art de la confusió. Nightmare in Dreamland. ContreCulture. Plataforma Graba tu Pleno : Porque permitir que los políticos que se salten la constitución no es un juego de niños. 6 Ways That Food Is Being Used as a Weapon Against Us. By Activist Post Hungry people will do anything for food, which means that those who have control over food can use it as leverage.
In 1974, Henry Kissinger suggested using food as a weapon to induce targeted population reduction in a previously classified 200-page report, National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests. The primary tactic to be applied is that food aid would be withheld from developing nations until they submitted to birth control policies: There is also some established precedent for taking account of family planning performance in appraisal of assistance requirements by AID [U.S. So, food was to be used as just another method of imperial colonization to force countries to conform their policies to those desired by the controllers.
Here are six ways food is being used to wage war against the population: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Weather undeniably affects food access and food costs. A resource for activists using mobile technology worldwide. Ludwig von Mises Institute : The Austrian School Is Advancing Liberty. The Next American Revolution Won't Be Like the First - Wendy McElroy. One of my friends believes that a second American revolution is imminent and will be sparked by the economic instability now rocking the continent. Frankly, I doubt it. Insurrections may occur, but I expect the US government to lumber along, dragging the world deeper into poverty and conflict for many years to come. Upon hearing my friend out, however, my first thought was, "if a revolution erupts, it will resemble the French one of 1789 more closely than the American one of 1776.
" Then I sat back and tried to figure out why I had arrived at that sudden conclusion, and whether or not it had merit. One of the reasons for thinking that America might be "going French" is that current American society resembles descriptions I've read of pre-Revolution France more closely than America now resembles its young self. Consider the issue of a class structure. Differences in wealth existed, of course. Americans of all ages, all conditions, and all dispositions, constantly form associations.