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MoveOn and Slut Walk and Rape Culture

There are days when I want to just bash my head on the nearest brick wall. It started off with MoveOn’s moronically titled post about the Slut Walk protests: 10 Best Photos From This Summer’s Most Scantily Clad Movement. This, … Continue reading

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why do I use facebook when it is evil?

Facebook is notoriously insecure. It has flipflopped — more often then McCain — on privacy settings, policies. It keeps rolling out “new” features that undermine old settings. And given the business facebook is in, it WILL be using and harvesting … Continue reading

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Really a lot of stuff going on in MENA right now, it’s almost impossible to keep up. Key countries: Libya – la terre brûlée: Looks like on the cusp of civil war, as Ghadaffi is responding with extreme violence to … Continue reading

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Wael Ghonim, the man who broke the Egyptian regime in one interview

[Audio: Arabic; Captions: none; Transcript: see below] I was on twitter when he was interviewed, so the tweets provided live coverage and translation for me. The interview is absolutely heartbreaking, and is translated/transcribed here: Wael @Ghonim (thanks to @exiledsurfer who … Continue reading

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wikileaks, the internet, egypt: at the edges and intersections

I first want to touch on the importance of communication. Believe me, as a deaf person I am acutely aware of the central place communication has in all of humanity. We are driven to communicate, we must communicate, and we … Continue reading

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wikileaks: “The avalanche has already started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote.”

In looking over this article, one thing that strikes me is that these Wikileaks commentaries are becoming a blend of current political issues as well as Wikileaks news, and not just purely articles about Wikileaks itself. In fact, this article … Continue reading

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How America will collapse (by 2025) Despite the aura of omnipotence most empires project, a look at their history should remind us that they are fragile organisms. So delicate is their ecology of power that, when things start to go … Continue reading

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