Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 7th Feb 2011 23:11 UTC
In the News "So why do all these American reporters, who know quite well that they get praise and money for doing what Assange has done, stand in a silence that can only be called cowardly, while a fellow publisher faces threats of extradition, banning, prosecution for spying - which can incur the death penalty - and calls for his assassination? [...] U.S. journalism's business model is collapsing; the people who should be out in front defending Assange are facing cut salaries or unemployment because of the medium that Assange represents. These journalists are not willing to concede that Assange is, of course, a publisher, rather than some sort of hybrid terrorist blogger, because of their self-interested prejudices against a medium in which they are not the gatekeepers." Great article - focussing on the US, but just as applicable in the rest of the world (except the great nation of Iceland, obviously). The internet could very well become the single most important 'invention' in human history. We must stand guard against our governments getting their filthy, inefficient, censoring, controlling, and damaging hands on it.
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RE[3]: Wow...
by GeorgesBraque on Tue 8th Feb 2011 03:49 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Wow..."
GeorgesBraque
Member since:
2005-07-07

Historically, people using the term "anarchist" as an insult do not have a clue what the term actually means.


Agreed! (And I think that is why those doing the insulting are often doing the harm - ignorance rarely, if ever, leads to progress.)

That is (part of) why I am happy to identify as an anarcho-syndicalist. ;)

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RE[4]: Wow...
by tylerdurden on Tue 8th Feb 2011 17:23 in reply to "RE[3]: Wow..."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

I know... apparently self-organization and direct democracy, created by consent and mutual association, without coercion, is considered an "awful" concept by some people.

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RE[5]: Wow...
by siride on Tue 8th Feb 2011 17:48 in reply to "RE[4]: Wow..."
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

It is, because it won't work.

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