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November 17 2010

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Mainzer Straße – Der Film

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Jemand hat ihn online gefunden.

Es ist sicher nicht alles einfach zu verstehen, aber insgesamt gehört der Film wohl inzwischen zu den wichtigen Zeitdokumenten der Wende und linker Geschichte. Danke nochmal an die MacherInnen: vor 20 Jahren war Filmemachen noch richtig Arbeit.

Dazu passt auch noch gut die Tagesschau vom 14. November 1990

Uwe Rada hat die Räumung mit dem politischen Kontext...

Reposted fromkellerabteil kellerabteil

A Classroom Divided

We watched the first seven minutes of A Classroom Divided today. Here’s a summary:

One day in 1968, Jane Elliott, a teacher in a small, all-white Iowa town, divided her third-grade class into blue-eyed and brown-eyed groups and gave them a daring lesson in discrimination. This is the story of that lesson, its lasting impact on the children, and its enduring power thirty years later.”

If you are interested in watching the rest of the video (almost an hour in length), now you have a link.

Reposted fromrobertogreco robertogreco
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... Combatting Online Infringement and Counterfeits Act (COICA)....

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The bill will undermine the Internet's Domain Name System and massively increase data traffic costs. As Internet engineers warned in an open letter in September, COICA will cause serious long-term problems for the Domain Name System (DNS), which translates names like "www.foxnews.com" into IP addresses like "216.35.221.76". Today, there is very little controversial censorship occurring in the global DNS, though countries like China and Iran are exceptions. If the United States government begins to use its control of critical DNS infrastructure to police alleged copyright infringement, it is very likely that a large percentage of the Internet will shift to alternative DNS mechanisms that are located outside the US. This will cause several indirect but serious problems:

  • Inconsistencies between the current official DNS hierarchy and the new censorship-free alternatives. As new domains are added to the official hierarchy, propagation delay inconsistencies will inevitably cause non-blacklisted websites to be unreachable at various times.
  • Currently, almost all high-traffic websites use content delivery networks like Akamai, Limelight, EdgeCast and AmazonAWS to ensure that data never has to travel long physical distances over the network before it gets to your web browser. Because COICA will lead to the widespread adoption of encrypted offshore DNS and other tunneling systems, it will get harder for CDNs to send clients to the right server. Instead of connecting to a data center in their own US city, people will be just as likely to connect to one in Europe or Asia. While modeling is urgently required to establish the precise consequences, this effect could easily result in an increase of 20% or more in the cost of Internet backbone infrastructure.
  • Cybersecurity problems will grow.Currently, ISPs are in a position to keep DNS servers well-maintained and secure, to the benefit of their users. As a large percentage of the population moves to encrypted offshore DNS -- to escape the censoring effects of the procedures outlined in COICA -- those alternative DNS systems will become targets for security attacks. COICA will also complicate the urgently needed process of DNSSEC deployment.

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The Case Against COICA | Electronic Frontier Foundation EFF.org 20101116
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FinalBangkokDeclaration13Nov10.pdf

Declaration

Restoring trust: Global action for transparency

At each IACC participants express their collective commitment to the fight against corruption though a conference declaration. The declaration will be based on the outputs of workshops and plenary sessions that will take place during the 14th IACC. The declaration will be produced during the four days of the conference and read out during the closing plenary. To read previous IACC declarations visit www.iacconference.org

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Declaration

Restoring trust: Global action for transparency

At each IACC participants express their collective commitment to the fight against corruption though a conference declaration. The declaration will be based on the outputs of workshops and plenary sessions that will take place during the 14th IACC. The declaration will be produced during the four days of the conference and read out during the closing plenary. To read previous IACC declarations visit www.iacconference.org

Download The 14th IACC Declaration

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November 16 2010

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Peruvian Blogger Sentenced To Jail & Fined For Linking To Articles About Politician's Past | Techdirt

from the this-is-defamation? dept

The Groove Tiger alerts us to the news coming out of Peru, of a blogger, Jose Alejandro Godoy, who has been sentenced to three years in jail and fined over $100,000 (Google translation of the original Spanish) for writing a blog post about a Peruvian politician, Jorge Mufarech. The post linked to various news reports of criminal charges made against Mufarech in the past, and Mufarech claimed that such links were defamatory. Godoy pointed out that the information he wrote about was well-sourced and came from others, and also that he had offered Mufarech a right to reply, if he wanted it. Yet, the court still found him guilty of criminal defamation, leading to the jailtime. Godoy is appealing, but just the fact that the case has gone this far should be seen as quite troubling.

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// excluding poeple to be cited from the online documentation base by violence or by law - in a more sophisticated way it happens in Germany by law: the state broadcast componies have to delete their online data-bases systematically after 2-3 weeks of making the program public.

Reposted bykrekk krekk

November 15 2010

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