A collection of analysis and tools for liberatory organizing and movement-building. Liberation Book Club: Becoming Allies. When I kicked off the Liberation Book Club back in May I posed the question: What would it take to have activist groups and social change organisations which genuinely reflect the diversity in the broader community, to be actively inclusive of difference?
I think one part of the answer is the commitment to become active allies. What is an ally? In my view, an ally is someone outside an oppressed group or identity, who commits to standing alongside those people. 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.
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. MediaWrench.org Presents Occupy Talks: Oil « Media Wrench. MediaWrench.org 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.
W in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the evening of the 20th of March, 2012. The church provided a setting that was both strangely focusing, while also excellently ironic, and the first order of business that evening was to do a very small “smudge” ceremony (to clear the air of bad spirits). 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.
Read more on GEO: Punishment For Sale: Deeply Rooted in Conservative Politics, GEO Knocks on Harper Government’s Door Corrections Corp of America (CCA), a huge private prison business, has a presentation for investors that just might creep you out. 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.
At the moment, these demonstrations are being met with state-sanctioned violence and insults in the mainstream media rather than with informed dialogue, critical engagement and reformed policies. In the United States, the state monopoly on the use of violence has intensified since the 1980s and, in the process, has been increasingly directed against young people, poor minorities, immigrants and increasingly women. As the welfare state is hollowed out, a culture of compassion is replaced by a culture of violence, cruelty and disposability. 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.
On August 15, Monsegur pleaded guily to several counts of hacking and identity theft. Blackthrow - Telecomix Crypto Munitions Bureau. Google Reader (80) Canadian Anonymous. Cananon Planning Center updated April 13th ,2012 11:00am EST At midnight (April 14th 12:00am EST) we are going to attempt to trend on twitter We need everyone to send questions to @mplauriehawn in attempt to create public awareness of our desire to debate laurie hawn publically. tweet examples: @mplauriehawn Do you think Canadians will forget about robocall scandal?
#asklauriehawn. 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. With the arrest of its members and the revelation that its leader was an FBI informant, one might have thought that LulzSec would fade into history.
Apparently not. A YouTube video posted at the weekend has announced that LulzSec will return. On April 1st the group will be back, and attack corporations and governments, promising "epic operations and pranks. " 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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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. The movement has moved to reach out to a broader base, including labor unions. Last week's execution of Troy Davis also contributed to the growth of Occupy Wall Street as crowds of protesters in Zucotti Park, renamed Liberty Plaza, swelled to approximately 1,500 last Thursday night demanding an end to capital punishment. 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. 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. All over the globe, many people are availing themselves of new mediums and techniques to voice their dissent. From the "going dark" campaign in January, in which websites like Wikipedia shut down for a day to protest against a proposed U.S. web-piracy law, to the group of international academics who fought successfully for more publicly accessible research, the face of online protest is changing.
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. On February 8, 1921 twenty thousand people, braving temperatures so low that musical instruments froze, marched in a funeral procession in the town of Dimitrov, a suburb of Moscow.
The Agent Provocateurs in Occupy's Midst. Infiltration to Disrupt, Divide and Misdirect Is Widespread in Occupy Posted on Feb 24, 2012 By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article contained erroneous information about an alleged infiltrator, identified as Michael Stack, who the article said provoked people in the Occupy movement in Washington, D.C., and New York to resist police with force.
Oil & Gas. 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. 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.