16 February 2010

Iceland’s fight for press freedom

“New legislation that proposes turning the island into a protective ‘haven’ for media could allow investigative journalism to flourish”

[via:Wikileaks]

7 February 2010

Internet among Nobel Peace Prize nominees

About time.

[via:Telecomix]

5 February 2010

US public relations corporation to run for congress

“With more than a twinge of irony, Murray Hill Incorporated, a liberal public relations firm, recently announced that it planned to run in the Republican primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District.”

Campaign ad on Youtube.

[via:zzorn]

20 January 2010

Obama Supports $675K File Sharing Verdict

Chaaaaaange.

[via:Scott Beale]

28 December 2009

L.A. Times: Sweden’s Pirate Party battles Web laws

[via:Stefan Flod]

21 December 2009

Israel admits harvesting Palestinian organs

These clowns really know how to create positive PR buzz.

[via:Mattis Hådén]

13 December 2009

Czech Govt Allows 5 Cannabis Plants For Personal Use From 2010

Does personal use include sharing with friends? :)

[via:IRC-URLs]

8 December 2009

gnome chomsky the garden noam

Gnome Chomsky the Garden Noam

“…clutches his classic books, ‘The Manufacture of Compost’ and ‘Hedgerows not Hegemony’”

[via:Styrelserummet]

5 December 2009

Copenhagen sex workers respond to city’s climate conference anti-prostitution campaign

…by offering free services for anyone who produces one of the warning cards that were sent to Copenhagen hotels by the mayor. Prostitution is legal in Denmark. Danish sources: 1, 2.

[via:HBL]

21 November 2009

Embarrassing Obama imitation performed by Finnish Social Democratic party leader Jutta Urpilainen.

☑ Random European party convention: check.
☑ Heavy accent: check.

Youtube is this way. It’s painful to watch, so take a shortcut to the best part.

[via:Iltalehti]

19 November 2009

Leaked news: UK Secretary of State to propose beyond fucked up changes to copyright law?

…including new, undemocratic, unparliamentary powers for the Secretary of State and prison sentences for file sharing.

[via:Waino]

17 November 2009

Extensive interview with Rupert Murdoch

From Sky News Australia, touches upon a lot of stuff from the Internet and the media to the global economy and its relation to the US and Australian immigration politics.

Regarding Murdoch’s views on Internet news: I’m the first to admit that my content consumption habits probably don’t reflect those of the general public. I don’t have any new ideas on how to support newspaper either. But I wouldn’t go back and manually read the New York Times Sunday mag. and be ready to pay small sums for it for it, I wouldn’t even know of it, if it wasn’t for content aggregators… Whether the content is free or not beyond the first paragraph, entirely avoiding to be indexed by Google doesn’t seem like a very good idea.

The Man is known for his fondness of giving consumers “choice.” So I simply don’t see the harm in readers or viewers coming in to content outlets from aggregators. I certainly have developed a sense of what I like, using aggregators or filters hasn’t affected my “loyalty” or trust towards content producers in any way other than me not necessarily skimming through all of a single publication in one sitting.

[via:Antti Vilpponen]

14 November 2009

Noam Chomsky on BBC Hard Talk 2009-11-09, parts 1, 2 and 3.

25 October 2009

Selection of immigration related front page headlines in British tabloids

[via:Lehti]

17 October 2009

mcnaughton fine art one nation under god parody jesus as cthulhu with blood and monsters

One Nation Under Cthulhu McNaughton parody

The picture (origin unknown) delivers Lovecraft-inspired parody of a “One Nation Under God” themed painting that has floated around the Internet for some time.

To fully grasp the madness of this work, read the original’s very elaborate explanations and feel that theocratic rage scare the shit out of you (Backup copy). Yeah, these people are allowed to vote.

EDIT: Found another parody.

[via:Nelg]

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