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April 04 2012

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  • Tinkerforge: open source electronic building-blocks -
  • OpenBeam - An open source miniature construction system - link
  • Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach - link
  • The High-Resolution Veloso 3D Printer Kit - link
  • 3D printing robot creates Endless Chairs from melted fridges (Video) - link
  • Finger print sensor with Arduino - link
  • Air Quality Egg - link
  • Open Source Tracking Device - link
  • Fido - Greenhouse Monitoring with Text Message Alerts - link
  • Solar powered wikipedia server - link
  • Click, print and wear: a glimpse into 3D future - link
  • A new licence for open source hardware - link
  • Open Source Hardware Survey - link
  • Price compare - 3D printing materials - Filament - link
#openhardware #oshw #arduino #3dprinting #littlebits #diy
#oshw #arduino #3dprinting #littlebits #diy


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October 27 2011


#economics #politics #anarchism

  • Global Resilience Requires Novelty – A Speech by Buzz Holling link
  • Deric Shannon: What Do We Mean By “Works”? Anarchist Economics and the Occupy X Movement link

#agriculture #food #urbanfarming

  • Worst Food Additive Ever? It's in Half of All Foods We Eat and Its Production Destroys Rainforests and Enslaves Children link
  • Marc Alt on Hacking the Food System: Urban Rural Global Local link

#arduino #diy #openhardware

  • The Making of Arduino link
  • Open-source hardware… coming from Facebook? link

#floss #gimp

  • Subtle patterns available for GIMP link
— links by Julien Guigner via oAnth at Diaspora* | 2011-10-27

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Julien Guigner

#ecology #environment #agriculture #urbanfarming #diy


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#vimeo #creativecommons

oAnth - Diaspora* - Julien Guigner - 2011-09-22

August 16 2011

There is a clear and reasonably uncontroversial basis for a simple theory of justice that all nations/cultures can accept. This is grounded a few core values about human development and is expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Millenium Development Goals, and other founding documents of the United Nations. This conception emphasizes several key values:
  • equal worth of all persons
  • value of freedom
  • value of democracy and self-determination
  • the injustice of hunger, lack of education, lack of healthcare
  • the injustice of capricious arrest and state violence (illegality)
These values provide a basis for steering our core institutions and practices in the direction of greater justice: whenever it is possible to reform institutions and practices in ways that enhance one or more of these factors, we should do so.

UnderstandingSociety: Global justice 2011-08-15
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August 13 2011

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - " 6 Notturni " | 1786 

yt-account: Phebus74

The six Notturni, were published in 1803 under the name of Gottfried von Jacquin, a friend of Mozart’s. It was not until 1933 that they were restored to their rightful composer!

-"Due pupille amabili" KV 439 (?Pietro Metastasio)
-"Se lontan,ben mio,tu sei" KV 438 (Pietro Metastasio)
-"Ecco quel fiero istante" KV 436 (Pietro Metastasio)
-"Mi lagnerò tacendo" KV 437 (Pietro Metastasio)
-"Luci care,luci belle" KV 346/439a (Pietro Metastasio)
-"Più non si trovano" KV 549 (Pietro Metastasio)
Elly Ameling,soprano
Elisabeth Cooymans,soprano
Peter Van der Bilt,baritono

Dipinto di Ludovico Carracci

Links to scores to download and to the original Italian texts with translations in several languages you will find via


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March 15 2011


8:10 Reuters: BOA confirms leaked docs are legit but questions import. “Confident” no big deal.

8:05 The great Yves Smith at Naked Capitalism on the Anonymous-released BOA leak (and see below): “Ooh, this is ugly. The charge made in this Anonymous release (via BankofAmericaSuck) is that Bank of America, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Balboa Insurance and the help of cooperating servicers, engaged in a mortgage borrower abuse called ‘force placed insurance’. This is absolutely 100% not kosher…. And if these allegations are indeed accurate, they make a mockery of the settlement charade underway among 50 state attorneys general, Federal regulators, and what amount to banking industry crooks, aka servicers.

“The writing style of the author (some typos, not that yours truly is one to make much of that sort of thing) and the errors regarding the roles of key parties will lead to questions regarding validity. But as indicated, previous abuses in this area, the past behavior of underwater servicers, and the complaints I have been hearing make this all too credible.”

7:55 Assange poses question to Australia PM via video: Did she swap info with foreign powers?

7:50 Here’s WL Central’s summary of the first part of the “Black Monday” Anonymous BOA leak.

12:10 The Anonymous-linked @OperationLeakS as promised just launched its BOA leak. Here’s what they have so far (or better, try here) , with personal email, screen shots, statements and claims of fraud by ex-employee (scroll down the page).

12:00 Forbes covers promised Anonymous leak on BOA today.


The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Monday—Day 107 | The Nation - Greg Mitchell - 2011-03-14


9:40  First NYT (see below), now L.A. Times with editorial hitting military's treatment of Manning, and backing Crowley. " It's hard to resist the conclusion that punishment, not protection, is the purpose of these degrading measures....Manning's treatment should reflect the fact that he remains innocent until proven guilty."

9:05  NYT finally with editorial on Manning that just went online.  "It would be useful to revisit the presumption of innocence and the Constitutional protection against cruel and unusual punishment....  President Obama, who has forcefully denounced prisoner abuse, is condoning this treatment. Last week, at a news conference, he said the Pentagon had assured him that the terms of the private’s confinement 'are appropriate and are meeting our basic standards.'  He said he could not go into details, but details are precisely what is needed to explain and correct an abuse that should never have begun"

8:50  Big news from India--news outlet there gets thousands of cables on that country and starting to publish. "Politicians of all shades, diplomats and other officials, sleuths, businessmen, journalists, busybodies, bigwigs and smallwigs figure in the WikiLeaks India Cache."   Here's just one story on "raw" assessment by U.S. of "gutless" India playing down its relationship with Israel to appease Muslim population.

8:40    Just launched: Final 24-hour sale of electronic editions of my "Age of WikiLeaks" book for 99 cents!

6:30  The Guardian publishes what seems to be first cable on Japan's nuclear industry and raising concerns. "He also accused METI of covering up nuclear accidents, and obscuring the true costs and problems associated with the nuclear industry."


The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Monday—Day 107 | The Nation - Greg Mitchell - 2011-03-14

March 07 2011


The WIKILEAKS NEWS & VIEWS BLOG for Monday—Day 100! | The Nation - Greg Mitchell - 2011-03-07

As I’ve done for more than 14 weeks, I will be updating news and views on all things WikiLeaks all day, with new items added at the top. All times are ET in USA. You can contact me at, Read about or order my new book, The Age of WikiLeaks, updated to early February, in print or an e-book.

1:30  Panel in Prague this Saturday includes, besides yours truly,  Vaughan Smith (Frontline chief and Assange staying at house)  and Birgitta Jonsdottir (Icelandic MP).

12:50  Still "celebrating" 100th day of this blog --  see below for links to a groovy Nation slideshow,  and two new pieces by me (one on top revelations of Cablegate, the other revisiting the first day, November 28, 2010).  

12:40  Online chat with Manning friend David House on why not more visitors for Manning, although he seems to say his parents visited this past week.   Manning's attorney "holds the keys."

11:45  The Guardian column:   Don't forget Bradley Manning by  Duncan Campbell.

11:10  New slide show just launched by The Nation picking the key events in the 100 Days of Cablegate--also has key links.

10:55  Interesting teaser for new article on Manning in the Making, allegedly untold storie about his years in Tulsa and decision to enlist in Army.  Problem: Need to subscribe to get full piece.

10:20   Unseen video from 9/11, shot by helicopter at Twin Towers, leaked online, thanks to Cryptome.   Seventeen minutes of circling, landing, circling again after collapse ("We got out of there at the right time").   Here's direct link to YouTube version.   At this moment I was about 60 blocks uptown.

10:15  Marking 100th day of this blog, print edition of my "The Age of WikiLeaks" book on sale today only for $9.95.  Also available ain various e-editions.

10:10   Another new piece marking  100 days without a break for this blog: My look back at the day Cablegate was born.   See a Nation slide show coming later today. 

9:55  Excellent WikiLeaks and the Law panel in NYC, with AMy Goodman and others,  on March r 21 at 6 pm.  

9:20  My new piece marking 100th day of blog -- with a long list of top Cablegate revelations since the "gate" opened.

8:55 More on uproar in Costa Rica over U.S.-police training and "selling soul" to the Chinese.

8:20  New from Andy Greenberg at Forbes:  Anonymous targets Bradley Manning's jailers in Operation Bradical. "In a crowdsourced document used to coordinate the group’s actions, Anonymous members name Department of Defense Press Secretary Geoff Morell and chief warrant officer Denise Barnes as targets and call on members to dig up personal information on both, including phone numbers, personal histories and home addresses. The goal of the operation, for now, is to “dox” the two officials, the typical Anonymous method of publishing personal information of victims and using it for mass harassment."  Expect them to receive orders of hundreds of boxes of pizza, etc.

8:00  "The Commodication of Julian Assange":   Capitalism in action.  Well, "perhaps that explains the 'Julian Assange please marry me!' shirts."

7:45 As noted below, this is day 100 of this live-blog.  My colleague Kevin Gosztola, who has done great work almost from the start here, with my book, at WL Central and Op-Ed News is currently tweeting 100 Cablegate Revelations in 100 MInutes @KGosztola. 

7:35   As we reach 100 days for this blog, for the full story of WikiLeaks, going back to last March and the release of the Collateral Murder video, then the Afghan and Iraq war logs, and finally Cablegate (up to early February), check out my The Age of WikiLeaks book, in in print or an e-book.

7:25   Cables claim  70%  percent of Peru's lumber was felled illegally -- and gov't knew about it.

7:10  New cable from 2007 suggests: Buying cheap blood led to HIV outbreak in Libya.   Six Bulgarian medics were previously sentenced to death in this matter.

From late Sunday

11:20   Visit at your own risk: Yes, there's a Hackers Lane in L.A.  See pic.

7:50  The Telegraph with new cables, from couple years back, warning that eastern Libya with strong extremist, jihadi element vs. Gaddafi. Really not known how strong role playing today.

7:00 Aussie attorney:  Threat of Assange extradition from Sweden to USA "real," despite image of groovy Swedes.

6:55  Useful review of the whole HBGary, BOA, WikiLeaks scandal.  And "other tales from the dark side."

5:50  Sen. John Kerry defends treatment of Manning, although he's glad it's getting more study.

5:45 Profile in Sydney Morning Herald of the Icelandic journalist who might take over (they say) WikiLeaks if Assange no longer able.  "At first blush, Hrafnsson, a softly-spoken, thin 48-year-old divorced father of two, appears the polar opposite of the publicity machine that is Assange.  ''I'm rather old-school, you know; even though I'm in a broadcast journalism environment, I've never seen the journalist as, well, I think he should always strive to be in the background, not be the story.'  But when his conversation turns to the role of WikiLeaks and the impact it has had upon the press and governments around the world, he shows as much vision as the website's Australian founder."

March 06 2011

March 05 2011




NYT:  Military says it is now ongoing policy to make Bradley Manning be stripped naked every night and also to stand naked at attention in the morning, citing this as a precautionary measure and to last "indefinitely."   Will not explain why, saying this would violate Manning's privacy.

On Bill Maher's HBO show, Tracey Ullman defended  Julian Assange against charges of anti-Semitism raised by the Private Eye story .  Didn't know her daughter ran for Parliament last year and lost by 19 vote after two recounts?

Foreign Policy's review of the Week in WikiLeaks.

Rep. Kucinich asks re: Manning -- "Is this Quantico or Abu Ghraib?" 

My piece, a useful backgrounder:  "Bradley Manning and the Tomb of the Well-Known Soldier."

 I had this yesterday, but getting more attention today:  Former UK spy boss credits WikiLeaks with helping to spark revolts in Egypt and elsewhere, in off-the-record speech captured clandestinely. 

Editorial in The Guardian:: "Bradley Manning and the stench of US hypocrisy" 

Glenn Greenwald rips Pentagon spokesman Morrell for misleading comments on Manning, also knocks NBC reporters Todd and Guthrie for not challenging him at all yesterday.  Potemkin Village, revisited. And that's even before latest update (see below).


The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog -- Special Weekend Edition! | The Nation - Greg Mitchell - 2011-03-04
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March 04 2011



12:00   Harvard Law Prof about to release report on the "censoring" of Wikileaks by the media. "Immediately after top U.S. officials falsely framed WikiLeaks as a terrorist organization engaged in an attack on America, the main stream media picked up on the false framing and ran with it. Benkler shows commentator after commentator, on all the main stream media outlets, began echoing the 'WikiLeaks hurts America' theme."

From late Thursday

Surprise!  Military confirms charge by Manning attorney that he was stripped naked for 7 hours last night.  "First Lt. Brian Villiard, a Marine spokesman, said a brig duty supervisor had ordered Private Manning’s clothing taken from him. He said that the step was “not punitive” and that it was in accordance with brig rules, but he said that he was not allowed to say more."

  Whoa, from Wash Post: Mexican leader Calderon blames WikiLeaks for crisis in U.S.-Mexico relations, says he can't even work with U.S. ambassador, after cables hit anti-drug effort.

"Anonymous Will Avenge Manning." That's headline on DailyKos piece by Anonymous-connected Barrett Brown.  He also talked to NY Daily News:  "Not 24 hours after the U.S. Army announced it had filed 22 counts against reputed WikiLeaks source Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, Anonymous issued a new threat Thursday.  'The decision to charge Bradley Manning with a capital offense in addition to other charges is a provocation, and Anonymous is set to respond accordingly,' spokesman Barrett Brown wrote on DailyKos. He said the group will keep going after corporate execs involved in plots against Wikileaks."   And, he told The Daily News: "We are looking at information on various military officials."

My new and updated  book, hailed by Dan Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald and others: The print edition of  The Age of  WikiLeaks: From Collateral Murder to Cablegate (and Beyond) is  here and e-book (also for phones, iPad etc.)  here.

Mariah Carey admits cable was true--she did get $1 million from Gaddafi son in 2006 to sing four songs for him.  Beyonce and Nelly Furtado, also caught, have announced they will donate money to charity where Mariah promises proceeds from one song.  No word yet from 50 Cent and Usher.

Headline in The Indepedent:  "Clinton admits WikiLeaks will dominate the rest of her life."  Story here. 

 @wikileaks tweets (and see below):  "Stripping Manning naked to compel him to testify against Assange is similar to abuses at Abu Ghraib & Guantanamo."

 11-minute "Panorama" video on Collateral Murder video, Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks.

  More from Manning's lawyer:  Says he was stripped naked for 7 hours last night.  "This type of degrading treatment is inexcusable and without justification.  It is an embarrassment to our military justice system and should not be tolerated.  PFC Manning has been told that the same thing will happen to him again tonight.  No other detainee at the Brig is forced to endure this type of isolation and humiliation."



The Panorama link directs to an English version of the German original

The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Friday, Day 97 | The Nation - Greg Mitchell - March  3&4, 2011 
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