Even if you don't like the man - if he is allowed to be extracted like this after being given asylum, and further, extradited, it does not bode well for the future...for whistleblowers, journalists and normies alike.
"Julian Assange 'further arrested' on behalf of the US after extradition request"
To all who doubted the threat of extradition to the US... what are you going to do now?
- Headlines for April 3, 2019 http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/3/headlines
- Rep. Ro Khanna on WH Security Clearances, Ending Support for the Saudi War in Yemen, a... http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/3/rep_ro_khanna_on_wh_security
- Chicago Makes Herstory: First African-American Woman and Gay Chicago Mayor Wins in Lan... http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/3/electoral_history_in_chicago_first_african
- AMLO: How Mexico’s New Leftist President Has Navigated Corruption, Inequality, and Tru... http://www.democracynow.org/2019/4/3/amlo_a_look_at_mexican_president
- Criminalising political opposition in Catalonia https://www.redpepper.org.uk/criminalising-political-opposition-in-catalonia/
I've got a solution to the recycling problem. Pass a law that says that every company has to accept back any products they provide, when they reach end-of-life. So, for example, retailers would have to accept packaging waste back from customers, and the wholesaler that sold them the product would have to accept it back from them. Internalizing the cost of dealing with waste would motivate companies to make less disposable stuff, and find ways to make it easier to recycle:
at this stage I really just don't have any patience for any of the arguments about whether or not adblocking is "ethical."
I'm going to block as many ads as I can. No, you can't stop me. No, if you try, I'll just leave and use some other website. No, it's not theft. No, I don't give a shit. Get off my lawn.
Apparently someone managed to call Amazon's support, tricked and convinced them into changing my account's email, ordered something, and eventually proceeded to delete my entire account.
Now Amazon's support refuses to help me for data protection reasons 😂
Looks like it's enough to know someone's address to hijack their #amazon account.
"River Lea Oil Disaster ▶ We call for effective environmental protection for our waterways."
Open letter and online petition created and signed by:
Lea Boaters Collective; Thames21; The Green Party; The Swan Sanctuary; London Waterkeeper; NBTA London; Residential Boat Owners’ Association;
Moo Canoes; Alfred le Roy; Save Lea Marshes; Lea Rowing Club
SIGN THE PETITION
I have no idea what's going on with facebook news and all the rage, but fuck, people are really stupid. Privacy advocates and smart people have been saying what is/could be done with the info they have and exactly what the business model is - you are the product they sell - for years.
Naive people. Only because they see a specific instance of the problem now are reacting instead of proactively protecting themselves since forever. Actually is a good wake up call for all the sheeple.
Safe travels (if you're wealthy and Western)
https://longreads.com/2018/02/20/the-internet-isnt-forever/ a look at archiveing
Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.