Climate change: What would Frederick Engels say? By Martin O’Beirne

30 September 2013  — The Ecosocialist

We had not yet destabilised the climate and trounced other planetary ecological boundaries back in 1876 when Frederick Engels wrote these passages in his unfinished The part played by labour in the transition from ape to man. But it is clear that back then Engels had established a biophilous ethic, or in his words: Continue reading this...

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Petition To Preemptively Pardon Ed Snowden Reaches Goal Of 100k Signatures

22 June 2013 — Falkvinge on Infopolicy

The Whitehouse petition to pre-emptively pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for “crimes he may have committed while blowing the whistle” has reached its goal of 100,000 signatures. This means that the U.S. Administration, by its own rules, need to take it seriously enough to craft a response to it. While that response is unlikely to be anything else than “we politely disagree and intend to impolitely hunt this man down”, it is still an important signal of dissent.

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Monsanto Protection Act Signed By Obama, GMO Bill “Written By Monsanto” Signed Into Law

25 May 2013 — planetsave.com

The Monsanto Protection Act, essentially both written by and benefiting Monsanto Corporation, has been signed into law by United States President Barack Obama. The infamous Monsanto Corporation will benefit greatly and directly from the bill, as it essentially gives companies that deal with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and genetically engineered (GE) seeds immunity to the federal courts, among other things.

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HLLN: Please sign Petition to Free Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life – Release Her Now! | The Assassination Of Dr. King And The Suppression Of The Anti-War And Peace Perspectives

6 April 2013 — HLLN

 

– Please sign Petition to Free Lynne Stewart: Save Her Life – Release Her Now! http://chn.ge/WixRmO

 

“I shall refuse all solid food,” Dick Gregory declared on April 4, the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., “until Lynne Stewart is freed and receives medical treatment in the care of her family and with physicians of her choice without which she will die.”

 

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We Are All Aaron Swartz! Fighting Back Against the “Intellectual Property” Racket By Tony Cartalucci

14 January 2013 — Land Destroyer

Aaron Swartz’ passing becomes even more tragic if we do not recognize what he spent his life fighting for, and realize that no matter where we think we stand on the issue of Internet freedom, the interests driving the debate from Wall Street and Washington, do not have any of our best interests in mind.

In your standard dictatorship, activists are brought out back and shot.

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My Visit to a London Embassy Under Threat By Jeff Cohen

London — On Friday, I visited Ecuador‘s embassy here in the capital of the former British empire and saw a building surrounded by a phalanx of cops, with several of them at the front door. The embassy is in an upscale neighborhood near Harrods department store. The intimidating police presence was ordered by a Conservative government that waxes eloquent about the need to respect (British) embassies overseas.

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 8 March 2012

8 March 2012williambowles.info

 

The heavy price of telling the truth

Montreal Gazette

Hintz points to the experience of Bradley Manning, the alleged WikiLeaks whistleblower who was nabbed after he revealed his identity to a hacker via an online chat. “The Bradley Manning case also shows the severity of the repercussions,” Hintz said.

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/todays-paper/heavy+price+telling+truth/6268442/story.html

 

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ACTA – time to win!

2 March 2012Avaaz

Dear friends,

In days, ACTA‘s backers will try and use the courts to revive their failing censorship attempt — referring it to the European Court of Justice with a narrow frame that’s certain to get the greenlight. We can force the court to look at the whole truth of ACTA’s attack on our free internet — and kill this treaty for good. Click below to join:

Click here to sign the petitionIn days, the European Commission will try a last ditch attempt to revive ACTA. But we can shine a light on their dirty trick and foil their plan

Governments are turning their back on ACTA one by one, so the EC is asking their Court of Justice to give the treaty the green light and renew its momentum — but they plan to manipulate the process by giving the court only a narrow, uncontroversial question to consider, hoping it will lead to a positive outcome.

We can push the court to see though the EC‘s ploy and look at all the legal implications of this censorship treaty on our freedoms — forcing a negative decision that kills ACTA for good. Click below to sign the call: 

http://www.avaaz.org/en/acta_time_to_win//?vl

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