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April 03 2012

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Chris Mooney on the Science of Why We Deny Science...and Reality

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Chris Mooney, Host of Post of Inquiry, discusses motivated reasoning and the "Smart Idiots" effect: he rebuts the conventional wisdom that if you put good information and argument out there and teach the public how to critically think, they will have a clearer idea of what is "truth." More education actually leads to higher degree of partisan beliefs. Arguing for facts alone does not help; more education is not the key: the public denies science not necessarily because they are uneducated but because they think "their" science is better.

From the Truthiness Conference at Harvard University, March 6, 2012. More information here: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/truthiness/

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March 16 2012

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Yochai Benkler on Truthiness and the Networked Public Sphere

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Yochai Benkler tells four stories of how misinformation spreads, and is corrected (sometimes), online: the story of how the agenda around Wikileaks was set; the story of a national broadband strategy influenced by industry; the story of Obama's $200 million/day trip to India; and the story of a bipartisan internet piracy bill that took a left turn when the public got wind.

More information here: http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/truthiness/


February 22 2012

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February 15 2012

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ARTE Doku: WikiLeaks - Geheimnisse und Lügen

Sehenswerte 80 minütige Doku über WikiLeaks, die ab sofort in der ARTE Mediathek temporär verfügbar ist:

Filmemacher Patrick Forbes präsentiert die Geschichte von WikiLeaks, indem er die Aussagen der unmittelbar beteiligten Akteure auf beiden Seiten der spektakulären Enthüllungen, Befürworter und Beschuldigte, ineinander verwebt. Dabei geht es um Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der digitalen Technologie und des Journalismus. Erzählt wird aber auch die Geschichte menschlicher Gefühle, die mit der Eigendynamik des Internets kollidieren.

http://videos.arte.tv/de/videos/wikileaks_geheimnisse_und_luegen-6388410.html
#wikileaks #manning #journalismus #medien




Wikileaks und die Medien "Die nuttigste, hinterhältigste Industrie, die mir je begegnet ist"
Eine Wikileaks-Doku auf Arte beschreibt das zerrüttete Verhältnis von Julian Assange zu seinen Medienpartnern. Was Wahrheit und was Lüge ist, entscheiden die Zuschauer.






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December 06 2011

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Fefes Blog (inoffiziell)

[l] Die Amis haben verstanden, wie man die Polizei richtig auf die Anforderungen der heutigen Zeit vorbereitet: das Pentagon verteilt Militär-Equipment an die Polizei. Die gesetzliche Grundlage ist von 1997 und wurde mit War on Drugs und War on Terror begründet.

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leider sehen wir uns auf Grund der anhaltenden Unzuverlässigkeit der RSS-Auto-Import-Funktion veranlasst, u.a. die Einträge @fefe 's mit unnötig mehr Zeit- und Schreibaufwand über andere Quellen zu posten - eigentlich völlig kontraproduktiv, bedenkt man, dass unter normalen Umständen entsprechende Einträge für jeden von uns in der Kontakt-Timeline direkt oder via Reposts mit einem einzigen Mausklick integrierbar zur Verfügung stünden.

oAnth - @fefe via Diaspora* - 2011-12-06

November 16 2011

Egypt: Commemorating 40 Years of Pope Shenouda on Twitter

This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.

Pope Shenouda III celebrated Monday the 40th anniversary of his ordination as Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt. The 40th anniversary coincided with the end of the 40 day mourning period after the Maspero massacre, where 27 Egyptians, mostly Coptic Christians, were killed.

In the Egyptian tradition, the 40th day after death is normally a mourning day, so many Coptic Egyptians did not expect Pope Shenouda to celebrate his ordination anniversary this year.

Naglaa Atef Beshay (@Nanyatef) wrote comparing the two events [ar]:

Pope shenouda iii, pope of alexandria and patriarch of saint mark episcopate. image by mahmoud khaled, copyright demotix (14/09/11).

Pope Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Episcopate. Image by Mahmoud Khaled, copyright Demotix (14/09/11).

جاء هذا الاحتفال متزامنا مع الذكري الاربعين ايضا و لكن لاستشهاد شهداء ماسبيو.. و هيهات ما بين هذا “الاربعين” و ذلك!
استشهد قبل حوالي 40 يوما 27 شهيدا في يوم دامي مورست فيه ابشع انواع العنف ضد متظاهرين سلميين خرجو تنديدا بحرق كنيسة.
في الوقت الذي ثار الثوار احتجاجا علي مذبحة ماسبيرو و ادانوا المجلس العسكري بشكل واضح و صريح، استقبل البابا شنودة و المجلس المقدس المدبر و القاتل و المحرض بالابتسامات و الترحيب في صفقة اعتادنا عليها بين السلطة و السلطة، السياسية و الدينية.
The celebration coincided with another 40th commemoration, but this time it's the end of the 40 days period after the death of the Maspero martyrs. And there is a huge difference between this 40th commemoration and that.
About 40 days ago, 27 martyrs died in a bloody day when one of the most brutal acts was committed on peaceful demonstrators, who went out to condemn the burning of a church, which happened earlier.
At the same time the revolutionaries demonstrated to clearly and directly condemn the Maspero massacre and SCAF (Supreme Council of Armed Forces), Pope Shenouda and the Holy Synod met with those who planned, instigated and committed the massacre with a welcoming smile, in a deal we are used to see between the two authorities - the political and the religious authorities.

She then compared the stance of Alaa Abdel-Fattah - an activist who is currently detained [ar] - to that of the Church:

دافع علاء عن مظاهرات المسيحيين ضد عنف و جرائم العسكر و تضامن معهم جسديا و معنويا… بينما عقد المجمع المقدس اجتماعات ودية مع القتلة
Alaa defended the Christian protesters against the violence and the crimes of the military and stood in solidarity with them with his body and soul, while the Holy Synod had friendly meetings with the murderers.

Seeing this Diana and Mina Zekri decided to create a new hashtag on Twitter to celebrate the Pope's 40th ordination anniversary in their own way:

@minazekri: @_TaMaTeM_ or #40fuckinyears

Diana started by criticizing how religious figures in Egypt want people to follow them blindly.

@_TaMaTeM_:مشيت شعب كامل وراك زى البهايم بدون تفكير بمبدأ “ابن الطاعة تحل عليه البركة” .. لدرجة اقنعتهم انها ايه فى الانجيل.. و صدقوا
@_TaMaTeM_: You lead the whole country to follow you without thinking, using the principle of “Blessed is the obedient son” … you even convinced them that it's a verse in the bible … and they believed you. #40fuckinyears

The Egyptian law makes it harder for Christians to build new churches, and that's why some people called for a unified law for building places of worship for all religions. But according to RunGeo, Pope Shenouda had a different opinion.

@RunGeo: ولما نقول قانون دور عبادة موحد،تقولوا لأ عشان الطوايف التانية ماتبنيش على كيفها وتتساوى بالأرثوذكس، أبو أم كده
@RunGeo: Whenever we ask for a unified law for places of worship, you refuse op that the other Christian sects are not able to build as many churches as the Orthodox. What the hell! #40fuckinyears

Mina Zekri added that sectarianism and hatred for other religions and sects in Pope Shenouda's era reached an unprecedented level. He then continued to explain to Rehab Bassam (@hadouta) what he means.

@minazekri: @hadouta انا اتعلمت في مدارس الأحد وانا في إعدادي أني ما اصاحبش مسلمين وبأدلة من الكتاب المقدس :D
@minazekri: @hadouta I studied in Sunday schools and in preparatory schools not to make friends with Muslims, and [my teachers] cited evidence from the holy book.

Nany Atef shared the same opinion with Mina about Sunday Schools [ar].

When it comes to the Pope's political role and relation with the regime, Hany George wrote that the Pope was against the Maspero protest. Wael El-Moghany described Pope Shenoda's era as 40 years of deals with the regime and Mina Samir criticized the Pope's preference for the Copts to be protected by the regime's politics and police instead of them being protected by the love of the people around them.

And Mina Zekri reminds us:

@minazekri: قداسته سنة ٢٠٠٩ اعلن تأييده لجمال مبارك فى سباق الرئاسة، وقال أنه أفضل مرشح لخلافة والده رغم انه لم يترشح اصلا
@minazekri: In 2009, His Holiness announced his support to Gamal Mubarak in the presidential elections and said he is the best successor to his father even though he wasn't even running for president yet.

Michael Makary added:

@iMakary: #40FuckinYears of not perusing prosecuting anyone who killed Christians in cold blood. #fact

Zekri then noticed that almost all those who are participating in the hashtag are Christians, so he called on Muslims to participate too [Ar]. So Mahmoud Kassem compared the Coptic Church's ideology to that of the Salafists.

@Ma7moudkassem: نفس المعركه الفارغه مع الانجليين هي نفس المعركه الفارغه بين السلفيين و الصوفيين والشيعه معاده كل ما هو مخالف و تكفيره
@Ma7moudkassem: The battle with the Evangelists is the same silly one the Salafists have with the Soufis and Shiaa. Standing against anything different and calling it infidel. #40fuckinyears

Mohamed Fouda added his two cents to the hashtag:

@mohamedfouda: We should learn that no man is above criticism even those who call themselves clergy men, as no man is divine #40FuckinYears #Salafis

Finally, Dalia Ezzat called it “an amazing courage by some Egyptian Copts criticizing their religious leadership”, while Sotsoy - like many other users - found it “distasteful”. Peter Gamil said he is against ordination celebrations now, but he is also against the way people criticized the Pope in the hashtag. He also added that they Pope did not forget the Martyrs of Maspero, however in the Christian traditions they should be happy for the martyrs and celebrate their martyrdom instead of mourning it. Beshoy Naeem called it “social hypocrisy” and Fadi Mckean sees it as a way for some Christians to prove how secular they are.

@fadimck: الهاشتاج ده ابسط مثال لناس مسيحين بيمثلوا انهم علمانين و علشان يثبتوا ده هاتك شتيمة متدنية في البابا ، بطلوا دين ام التمثيل
@fadimck: This hashtag is a simple example of some Christians who act as if they are secular and to prove that they are cursing the Pope. Stop acting.

And Heba Khafagy added:

@HebaKhafagy79: #40FuckinYears I really feel that this hashtag is uncalled for..plz u guyz show some respect..criticize but i must draw a line for cursing

This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.

I removed the hashtags from some of the above-mentioned tweets for better readability. Also most of the links above are for tweets in Arabic

November 15 2011

Arab World: Is the NYPD “Pulling a Mubarak?”

Arab netizens are watching with awe news of New York police forcefully evicting Occupy Wall Street protesters at Zuccotti Park in New York. Some say they are “pulling a Mubarak” in reference to the brutal manner in which Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak dealt with protesters who ousted him in the Egyptian revolution.

Among them is Egyptian activist Gigi Ibrahim, who is in New York, who notes that the New York police force is “pulling a Mubarak” in the way they suppress protests:

@Gsquare86: Cut trains, prevent press, tear up tents, use pepper spray, & arrest journalists ? NYPD are pulling a Mubarak on #Occupywallst

She adds:

@Gsquare86: NYPD is reminding me of Egyptian Army raiding of Tahrir sq on Aug 1st to end July8 sit in OWS..same pigs different face

and continues:

@Gsquare86: NYPD chasing OWS around lower manhattan. It would almost be comical if it wasn't so sad.

Bahraini writer Ali Al Saeed notes:

@alialsaeed: What's funny is that Obama has a lot to say about arabspring yet fails to recognize what's going in in his own backyard.

Egyptian Mosa'ab Elshamy adds:

@mosaaberizing: If they were *really* inspired by Tahrir, now maybe a good time for the Occupy protesters to test their rock-throwing skills. Just saying.

And Egypt-based journalist Bel Trew asks:

@Beltrew: Why are police forces& governments around the world so terrified of people occupying spaces?When will this violence end?it's shameful

Meanwhile, UAE-based journalist Tom Gara jokes:

@tomgara: Every time you seriously compare Occupy protests to the Arab uprisings, God kills a puppy.

October 30 2011

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Friedrich Kittler 1943 - 2011 | in memoriam - obituaries - Nachrufe

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Friedrich Kittler obituary | guardian.co.uk 2011-10-21

Philosopher and media theorist known as the 'Derrida of the digital age'


For Friedrich Kittler, both technology and education should be open and free | guardian.co.uk 2011-10-29

The late German theorist was a great admirer of Bletchley Park – and championed an approach that valued arts and science

  




Zum Tod von Friedrich Kittler | leitmedium.de 2011-10-18

Zum Tod von Friedrich Kittler sind heute im Laufe des Tages die ersten Nachrufe erschienen. Es folgte eine Zusammenstellung der interessantesten Artikel, ganz subjektiv absteigend gewichtet:

Egypt: Blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah Detained for 15 Days

This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.

Activist and blogger Alaa Abd El Fattah has been detained for 15 days, after refusing to be interrogated by the Military Prosecutor, in protest against its legitimacy.

He appeared at the Military Prosecutor, along with fellow activist Bahaa Saber, today as supporters gathered outside, denouncing military trials. Since January 28, more than 12,000 civilians have been tried by military courts in Egypt. Abd El Fattah has since been transferred to prison, while Saber will soon be released.

Both activists were imprisoned in 2006 under Hosni Mubarak's regime.

Sharif Kouddous notes:

@sharifkouddous: Unbelievable. @alaa and Bahaa get 15 days detention sparking outrage from supporters outside

Bahaa Saber, left, and Alaa Abd El Fattah outside the court earlier today. Photo by Sharif Kouddous

Lawyer Gamal Eid tweets the allegations against Alaa, Bahaa and Mina Daniel, who was killed in the October 9 Maspero massacre. He writes [ar]:

الاتهامات الموجهة للنشطاء: التحريض التجمهر والاستيلاء على سلاح للقوات المسلحة ، واتلاف منشأت عسكرية

@gamaleid: The activists are accused of: instigating gatherings, overtaking the armed forces weapons and damaging military equipment

He adds:

علاء سيف رفض التحقيق من النيابة العسكرية باعتبارها تابعة للجيش ، والجيش نفسه متهم في الجريمة وبالتلي لا يجوز لمتهم ان يحقق مع متهم أخ

@gamaleid: Alaa Seif refused to be interrogated by the Military Prosecutor because it is part of the army and the army itself is accused in the crime. It is illegal for an accused to interrogate another accused party

Alaa's sister Mona Seif notes [ar]:

علاء و بهاء موقفهم كان قوي لأنهم رفضوا يعترفوا بشرعية النيابة العسكرية

@Monasosh: Alaa and Bahaa's stance was strong because they refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of the military prosecutor.

Mohamed Abdelfattah reacts:

@mfatta7: Salutations to the courage of @alaa as he refuses 2b interrogated by the military authority he is actually accusing.

Jonathan Rashad adds:

@JonathanRashad: It's kind of ironic to see @alaa facing mil prosecution fall 2011 when his sister @Monasosh has been fighting mil trials since spring 2011.

And Jonathan Moremi asks:

@Jonamorem: What about the promise not to try civilians in front of military court anymore, Tantawi? Is lying all #SCAF can do? #FreeAlaa #noMilTrials

Along with many others, Gigi Ibrahim is livid Daniel is among those accused. She tweets:

@Gsquare86: They killed Mina Daniel and he is dead and they are charging him of “inciting violence” ?!!! #WTF #SCAF has gone metal

At the time this post was published, Bahaa Saber was still being interrogated.

Mona Seif tweeted [ar]:

بهاء صابر لسة التحقيق معاه مأخلصش
@Monasosh: Bahaa Saber is still being interrogated. He is not done yet.

Further Reading:

Egyptian Blogger's Summons Adds Fuel to Campaign Against Military Trials

This post is part of our special coverage Egypt Revolution 2011.

October 20 2011

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10 Questions for #Occupy Wall Street

Friends, it's easy to be against something. It is a whole other vegan burrito to provide workable and empirically tested policy prescriptions for what ails us. So far, I have seen none of that rigor coming out of the Wall Street protests or any of the other Occupy protests around the country and the world. Instead, I see more of the hyper-emotional knee-jerk prescriptions that got us in this mess, including government forgiveness of student loans (which would simply fast-start a another loan bubble, and re-ignite the financial crisis).Maybe it's time to tone down the rhetoric and get to work thinking through whether you are the solution or the continuance of the problem. In the meantime, this Recovering Radical will strive to abide in the realm of the workable, fundable, and achievable. Take what you like, and smoke the rest.

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An unpleasant reminder! - anyway worth a reading: that's what is going on apart from the digitalized solidarity of protest and occupy activism and advocacy.
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October 06 2011

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But while the update, and today’s return to a blackout-free site, may represent a superficial victory for Wikipedia — and a nod to the encyclopedia’s network-effects-rooted power as, yep, a political lobbying force — the bill still holds. And the episode overall is a good reminder of the generally dismal status of press freedom in Italy. Berlusconi owns the influential private media company Mediaset; he exercises direct control over state television. Italy’s 100,000 professional journalists, to get work, must belong to the Ordine dei Giornalisti — a group that is, in effect, a modern-day guild. This year’s Freedom House survey of global press freedom, citing “heavy media concentration and official interference in state-owned outlets,” ranked Italy as only “partly free.”

It’s a worrisome state of affairs — one that Italian journalists are both keenly aware of and, as the DDL intercettazioni episode suggests, largely powerless to fight. As La Repubblica’s Vittorio Zambardino, the paper’s “Scene Digitali” blogger, told me when I met him in Perugia last year, over-regulation of journalism and the online space is a constant threat in Italy. And, for that matter, in Europe (and elsewhere) more broadly. “There’s a wide array of social processes that are produced by the Internet that are also endangering the virtue and the value of the Internet,” Zambardino said. He continued:

Freedom is going to be killed by strict regulation taken by governments. In Italy, we are very worried about this. But it’s not only Italy: the European Union has very strict views about privacy, about anonymity, about what they call “the freedom of the Internet.” In an ironic way — because they don’t believe in the freedom of the Internet.

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Blackout in Italy: “The first time Wikipedia worldwide has done anything of this kind” » Nieman Journalism Lab | 2011-11-06
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October 04 2011

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October 03 2011

USA: Occupy Together

The website Occupy Together offers a wealth of information on the social movements catalyzing in many cities in the United States and in other countries around the world against corporate greed and corruption.

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this entry is part of the OccupyWallStreet compilation 2011-09/10, here.

September 29 2011

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GERMANY / WHAT in the WORLD ? - YouTube

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The statement is really worth watching: an IMO successful attempt of a short resume about the international pro democracy and anti austerity + corruption movement and its possible political new implications, as they showed up by the recent results of the German Pirate Party in the city parliament of Berlin (status of a German state/Land ) with a sudden jump from zero to almost nine percent.
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September 25 2011

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Ich habe daher einen Aufruf an Hochschulen aufgesetzt, der unterschrieben werden kann:

Aufruf an die Hochschulen:
Schafft kompatible dezentrale Soziale Netzwerke!

Studierende und Hochschulen hatten bislang eine Vorreiterrolle bei der Etablierung internetgestützter Sozialer Netzwerke.
Soziale Netzwerke (Facebook, Xing, StudiVZ, Google+, etc.) sind untereinander nicht in der Weise kompatibel, wie wir dies von Telefonen und E-Mails kennen.
Mit Sorgen beobachten wir eine Monopolisierung, die mit der zentralen Sammlung individueller Daten einhergeht.
Wir fordern die Hochschulen auf, dezentralisiert kompatible Soziale Netzwerke für die eigene Hochschul-Community zu etablieren und die Studierenden und Beschäftigten der Hochschule mit einem entsprechenden Zugang in der Weise auszustatten, wie sie auch bereits E-Mail-Accounts erhalten. Diese Sozialen Netzwerke sollten auf frei zugänglichen Programmen (wie bspw. Diaspora*) beruhen, die eine Kompatibilität auch über den Hochschulbereich hinaus ermöglichen.

Diesen Aufruf findet ihr hier: Aufruf an die Hochschulen

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Facebook - Die Zivilgesellschaft ist gefragt | der Freitag - Blogeintrag von Andreas Kemper 2011-09-25

September 22 2011

World: Mourning the Execution of Troy Davis

Despite the reprieve granted to Troy Davis earlier today, just over four hours after our last report, Davis was executed.

Around the world, and particularly in the United States, Twitter is in a state of morning. The hashtag #RIPTroyDavis is currently trending, and individuals are expressing their feelings about Davis's case, as well as about the state of capital punishment in the United States.

From Philadelphia, @ShamaraOnAir reports:

Watching CNN 11:08 was time of death #RIPTROYDAVIS

From Iowa, @Jasminenkelly tweets:

Racism and injustice still exists just on a different scale… we dnt have KKK's in sheets anymore they are our law makers. #RIPTROYDAVIS

Journalist Dan Gillmor rails against the death penalty, saying:

Bad enough that death penalty exists. But tonight, our system of “justice” killed another person whose guilt was hugely in doubt. Travesty.

From Barbados, @bajanswaggboy remarks:

#RIPTroyDavis. No murder weapon, no DNA, 7 of 9 witnesses recant their testimonies. Seriously? How do you execute someone without evidence?

And from the UK, @tweety_coco says:

Still in shock. Just cannot believe this can happen in 2011. #riptroydavis

Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour), a Palestinian-American activist, states:

#TroyDavis will be the fuel I need to continue my quest for social justice. He will never be forgotten. #RIPTroyDavis

While the case of Troy Davis has certainly drawn interest from the public, many are cynical that the case is a one-off, and that US citizens will not continue to fight against the death penalty. Or as Palestinian @Falasteeni put it shortly before the execution took place:

What saddens me most abt expected murder of #TroyDavis is tht nothing will happen, no movement will grow to make sure it never happens again

September 21 2011

World: Twitter Rallies for #TroyDavis

In the United States, where capital punishment is legal in all but fourteen states, the case of Troy Davis has drawn ire from abolitionist activists. Davis was convicted of murdering a police officer in 1989 during a trial in which there was no DNA evidence implicating him, but merely the testimony of witnesses, several of whom later recanted their statements.

Davis was given the death penalty, and his first execution scheduled for July 17, 2007. After appeals by Davis's lawyers, NGOs, and numerous celebrities, Davis was granted a stay of execution. Twice his execution was re-scheduled, and both times Davis was granted a stay; then, following a federal appeal in 2010–which was rejected–his execution was once again scheduled, for September 21, 2011.

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Photo credit: BigBoi, Twitpic

Along with Davis's lawyers, organizations like Amnesty called for a stay of execution, prompting even celebrities like Kim Kardashian and rapper BigBoi to appeal to their Twitter followers.

In the hours and minutes leading up to the execution, scheduled for 7pm local time, individuals from all across the globe continued to rally for a stay of execution. Using the hashtags #Troy Davis, #TooMuchDoubt, and #TheWholeWorldIsWatching.

From the UK, @Rachel_McCormack tweeted:

Georgia I am outside the US Embassy in London freezing and watching #thewholeworldiswatching

Also from the UK, @CatherineBee shared her thoughts:

“It is better to risk sparing a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.” Voltaire #thewholeworldiswatching #troydavis

@LizLemonCologne expressed a sentiment likely shared by many:

Following the #thewholeworldiswatching hashtag is just breaking my heart. #troydavis

@monstris lamented:

Watch Democracy Now. Now. Watch democracy fall apart for #TroyDavis. And people wonder why I left America…. #thewholeworldiswatching

And from Greece, @helion spoke:

a western democracy, a supposed bastion of human rights, should not take the life of a possibly innocent citizen #thewholeworldiswatching

In the end, their tweets–along with ample offline activism–served as a rallying cry against the execution of a potentially innocent man. Just a few minutes after 7pm, news broke on Twitter that Davis had been granted a stay of execution. Said @Colorlines:

Speechless! @democracynow is reporting a literal last-minute stay of execution! Livestream: http://democracynow.org #troydavis

From the UK, @GrahamSimmons commented:

tonight is a victory for humankind #troydavis #thewholeworldiswatching #fb

But amidst the excitement, @graceishuman–relaying news from @DemocracyNow reporters in the room–clarified the news, explaining:

SCOTUS has issued a reprieve for #troydavis execution - which means it's delayed (for further review?) not stayed. (via Democracy Now)

ABC News confirmed the story, stating that “The Supreme Court could decide at any time tonight or in the next seven days whether to go through with his execution.”

Democracy Now! 2011-09-21 Wednesday

Democracy Now! 2011-09-21 Wednesday

  • Headlines for September 21, 2011
  • Fate of Troy Anthony Davis Hangs in the Balance as Supporters Seek Last-Minute Halt to Execution
  • Grandson of Murdered Detective/Father of Slain Daughter Speaks Out for Troy Davis, Against Execution
  • "Troy Davis, I Have Been Where You Are": Ex-Death Rowers Fight System that Nearly Took Their Lives

Download this show

September 20 2011

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Die anfängliche netzpolitische Aufbruchsstimmung weicht aber immer mehr einer Ernüchterung: Die vom ehemaligen Innenminister Thomas de Maizière erarbeiteten netzpolitischen Thesen wurden von seinem unterkomplex argumentierenden Nachfolger Hans-Peter Friedrich lautlos ad acta gelegt. Absurderweise sollen stattdessen jetzt ein Pseudonymisierungsverbot für Diskussionen im Internet und eine rasche Wiedereinführung der Vorratsdatenspeicherung das Internet „zivilisieren“.

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Digitale Bewegung: Über den Bildschirmrand hinaus | Der Freitag 2011-09-19
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Don't be the product, buy the product!

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