Blackwater hat mal wieder einen neuen Namen…

Kurzes Public service announcement von Fefe:

PSA: Blackwater heißt jetzt nicht mehr Academi sondern „Constellis Holdings“.

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Social Change Documentaries

Wall of Films! Over 400 Social Change Documentaries

Wikipedia zu Fox News:

FNC wirbt mit den Slogans „Fair and Balanced“ (dt.: „Gerecht und ausgewogen“) und „We report. You decide“ (dt.: „Wir berichten. Sie entscheiden.“) und beansprucht damit, eine neutrale Berichterstattung zu betreiben. Diverse Wissenschaftler sehen dagegen eine deutlich der politischen Rechten zuneigende Ausrichtung des Senders, in besonderem Maße während der Irakkriege (…)

Pic via daMax

Defend our freedom to share

(or why SOPA is a bad idea)

What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto – a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume.


Vimeo: PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet

From London to Libya

CC: bobaliciouslondon

In the face of the riots british Prime Minister David Cameron draws shortsighted conclusions, blaming a too weak police force and the free internet while others worry about democracy.

Meanwhile some countries in the Middle East have begun – perhaps only half-jokingly – to compare the current situation in England with western allegations towards Libya before the NATO started bombing the country in the process of allegedly protecting civilian opposition protesters.

Maybe they plays this PR game themselves now to ask: Why the double standards?

( 1 ) David Cameron:

Mr Speaker, everyone watching these horrific actions will be stuck by how they were organised via social media. Free flow of information can be used for good. But it can also be used for ill.

( 2 ) Jeff Jarvis:

If the UK government restricts social networking in answer to the riots, what separates it from the Arab tyrannies and China?

( 3 ) Hossein Ebrahimi:

A member of Iran’s parliament, Hossein Ebrahimi, told the semi-official Fars news agency that Britain should allow a delegation of human rights monitors to examine the situation.

( 4 ) Libya’s Deputy Foreign Minister:

These demonstrations show that the British people reject this government which is trying to impose itself through force. The United Nations Security Council and the international community should not stay with its arms crossed in the face of the flagrant violation of the rights of the British people.

Vgl. dazu Prima Idee: Kommunikationsdienste in England ausschalten

Killing Osama bin Laden…

„President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza


Several news media were reporting that the people in this picture were watching the contact with Osama happen live via a helmet cam stream on top of one of the heads of the soldiers. This turned out to be false as video blacked out and the only confirmation of actually killing Osama was a voice transmission of “Visual on Geronimo”.

Bill of Rights in Cyberspace

I. We have the right to connect.
II. We have the right to speak freely.
III. We have the right to assemble and act.
IV. Information should be public by default, secret by necessity.
V. What is public is a public good.
VI. All bits are created equal.
VII. The internet shall be operated openly.

Jeff Jarvis

Wikileaks debate on CNN

With all the misinformation surrounding the debate about WikiLeaks and Julian Assange it just feels soothing to hear Glenn Greenwald adjusting false allegations made by Fran Townsend (former Bush Homeland Security Adviser) and other public figures.