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A collection of analysis and tools for liberatory organizing and movement-building. Liberation Book Club: Becoming Allies. Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe. Receding Himalayan glaciers Almost six years ago, I was the editor of a single-topic issue on energy for Scientific American that included an article by Princeton University’s Robert Socolow that set out a well-reasoned plan for how to keep atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations below a planet-livable threshold of 560 ppm.

Effective World Government Will Be Needed to Stave Off Climate Catastrophe

The issue came replete with technical solutions that ranged from a hydrogen economy to space-based solar. If I had it to do over, I’d approach the issue planning differently, my fellow editors permitting. I would scale back on the nuclear fusion and clean coal, instead devoting at least half of the available space for feature articles on psychology, sociology, economics and political science. Presents Occupy Talks: Oil « Media Wrench. is pleased to present the next evening in the Occupy Talks series which took place at the Bloor Street United Church at 300 Bloor St. Presents Occupy Talks: Oil « Media Wrench

Private Prison Presentation For Investors. 404 Food for Thought This post is very relevant to our latest posts on GEO Group Inc. , the second largest for-profit prison operator in the United States where the private prison sector is a $3 billion, and swiftly growing, industry.

Private Prison Presentation For Investors

Youth in Revolt: The Plague of State-Sponsored Violence. Young people are demonstrating all over the world against a variety of issues ranging from economic injustice and massive inequality to drastic cuts in education and public services.

Youth in Revolt: The Plague of State-Sponsored Violence

The Agora Project. The Sabu Double Play. How the real target is Julian Assange. By: Louis Syphr Hector Monsegur, known as Sabu, leader of the Anonymous affiliated hacking group LulzSec, was arrested by FBI agents in his New York apartment on Monday, June 7, 2011, at 10:15PM.

The Sabu Double Play. How the real target is Julian Assange.

On August 15, Monsegur pleaded guily to several counts of hacking and identity theft. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney James Pastore, as told to U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska at a court hearing on August 5, The defendant has literally worked around the clock with federal agents. Court documents and several news agencies report that Monsegur’s computer was tracked by the FBI since June 8, 2011. Blackthrow - Telecomix Crypto Munitions Bureau. Google Reader (80) Canadian Anonymous. Film : Title : We Are Legion The Story Of The Hacktivists. Full Interview: Gabriella Coleman on Anonymous. Anonymous revives LulzSec for new campaign of hacks and attacks. Keep Your Friends Close, Especially If They Are Anonymous. Sabu's traitorous ways reminds us of the sage advice to keep your friends close and your enemies closer Hindsight is 20/20.

Keep Your Friends Close, Especially If They Are Anonymous

It must be, since it seems no one was surprised by the big reveal that a main player in LulzSec and Anonymous, a fellow code-named "Sabu," had been working with the FBI and ratted on some of his partners in crime -- except maybe those said partners, as they were being led out of their hovels by federal agents. Sabu acted to save himself, as it seems someone who outwardly cared about no one did care about the two young girls in his care.

Maybe he reduced his sentence a little by cooperating, but I think he'll find his hacking skills relatively useless in the big house. Unless he becomes the sysadmin for the jail for $2.50 an hour. The other folks arrested will also spend some time in the big house, that much is clear. Alleged 'Commander X' Anonymous hacker pleads not guilty. A 47-year-old homeless man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he joined in an Anonymous-organized cyberattack that temporarily shut down Santa Cruz County servers.

Alleged 'Commander X' Anonymous hacker pleads not guilty

Chris Doyon was arrested yesterday and is being held until a bail hearing scheduled for Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Jose, Calif., his lawyer, Jay Leiderman, told CNET this afternoon. "Hopefully he will be released on Thursday," Leiderman said. Also listed as a defendant on the indictment with Doyon is 26-year-old Joshua John Covelli of Fairborn, Ohio. And in a separate case that involves cyberattack charges linked to Anonymous spin-off LulzSec, a 23-year-old Arizona man was arrested yesterday on charges related to the theft of data from Sony earlier this year. Why Antisec matters. A couple of weeks ago the FBI announced the arrest of five members of the hacking group LulzSec.

Why Antisec matters

We now know that these arrests were facilitated by 'Anonymous' leader* "Sabu", who, according to court documents, was arrested and 'turned' in June of 2011. He spent the next few months working with the FBI to collect evidence against other members of the group. How Anonymous emerged to Occupy Wall Street. Defying harsh critiques from Stephen Colbert and slews of bloggers who scoffed last week at the "leaderless", "directionless", Frisbee-throwing hipsters camping out on cardboard at a random New York City park in the financial district, Occupy Wall Street appears to be gaining ground.

How Anonymous emerged to Occupy Wall Street

From the modest 200 occupiers last week, numbers of protesters rose to an estimated peak of approximately 3,000 to 5,000 at the weekend's march. Media attention has grown exponentially. After taking their inspiration from the Egyptian "one demand" model, Occupy Wall Street have now released their list of "one" demands, bringing much-needed clarity to their objectives. From Anonymous to shuttered websites, the evolution of online protest - Canada. The days of screaming activists marching with signs in hand to voice their displeasure at a particular politician are changing rapidly – just ask Vic Toews.

From Anonymous to shuttered websites, the evolution of online protest - Canada

Canada's public safety minister was the latest in a string of public-policy lightning rods to feel the wrath of Anonymous, a loose coalition of web-based activists who went after Toews for his overly vociferous promoting of the government's online surveillance bill. Anonymous is one of the most prolific and infamous (depending on your point of view) groups operating in the "hacktivist" world. Yet it is far from alone. Why Anonymous is Winning Its War on Internet Infrastructure. And There's a Whole Lot We Can Learn from It. February 13, 2012 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. The Agent Provocateurs in Occupy's Midst. Infiltration to Disrupt, Divide and Misdirect Is Widespread in Occupy Posted on Feb 24, 2012.

Oil & Gas. This industry, which includes multinational and independent oil and gas producers and refiners, natural gas pipeline companies, gasoline service stations and fuel oil dealers, has long enjoyed a history of strong influence in Washington. Individuals and political action committees affiliated with oil and gas companies have donated $238.7 million to candidates and parties since the 1990 election cycle, 75 percent of which has gone to Republicans. Though former oilmen George W. Bush and Dick Cheney occupied the White House for eight years, the oil and gas industry could not win support for repealing bans on drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

However, Congress voted in 2008 to lift a ban on offshore drilling. These companies are also wary of cap-and-trade climate change legislation, such as the measure Democratic President Barack Obama supports. Project PM. Thom Hartmann: Why Fox News has the Right to Lie to Us. Concerning the Violent Peace-Police: An Open Letter to Chris Hedges. I am writing this on the premise that you are a well-meaning person who wishes Occupy Wall Street to succeed. I am also writing as someone who was deeply involved in the early stages of planning Occupy in New York.

Activists and Anarchists Speak for Themselves at Occupy Oakland.


John Zerzan: anti-civilization theorist, writer and speaker. Derrick Jensen. Home - GREEN ANARCHY. Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Month February 2012 - LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN SOLIDARITY NETWORK. Diversity of Tactics - 3 - Harsha Walia.