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La censura di internet stà invadendo il mondo. Gli stati non censurati stanno scomparendo. Dobbiamo rovesciare questa situazione!

We Are Anonymus. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

 

Censorship of the Internet is invading the world. The states which is uncensored are disappearing. We must reverse this situation!

We Are Anonymus. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.

 

La censura de Internet está invadiendo el mundo. Los estados estándesapareciendo sin censura. Tenemos que revertir esta situación!

Somos Anonymus. Somos legión. Nosotros no perdonamos. No nos olvidamos.Esperan de nosotros.

 

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(Groundviews.org) 12 Feb, 2011

As the rains abated and flood waters begin to recede, the return and resumption of normal lives presents itself as a big challenge in many parts of the country. In the villages in Dimbulagala DS division in Polonnaruwa District, home to some of the poorest people in the country the impact was devastating and the return to normal life daunting.

Many families had their wattle and dob houses completely destroyed by the rains.

In the mean time it is reported that they had also been asked by officials to vacate from the schools where they had taken shelter due to displacement. This affected several families who had to leave the schools and had nowhere to go in Dimbulagala, Dalukana, Soruwila and Mutugala (Welikanda DS division). They are stranded. While some principals were generous enough to allow the families to stay in schools some others (like Kashappa Vidyalaya, Soruwila Tamil School etc) reportedly were not willing to keep the displaced people. Read More

(primitivism.com)

John Connor, John Filiss, Leif Fredrickson, Lawrence Jarach,
Ron Leighton, Jason McQuinn, John Moore

(In March of 1999, I received an open letter from zine publisher Ron Leighton regarding the common question of whether propagating views which question technology through technological means –radio, television, the Internet–involved some type of contradiction.  I liked the way he phrased the question, and I especially liked the idea of an open letter to get a variety of views on the topic.)  Read More

(The Christian Science Monitor) Egypt’s revolutionary fervor has spread to Algeria, but protesters calling for the government’s ouster were outnumbered three to one by police on Saturday.

Thousands of Algerian protesters marched amid massive police presence in their nation’s capital Saturday to demand the government’s ouster, echoing the events in Egypt that ended the decades-long authoritarian rule of former President Hosni Mubarak.

The Associated Press reports that some 10,000 protesters faced off against 30,000 riot police in the streets of Algers, according to estimates by protest organizers, although Algerian officials put the number of protesters at around 1,500.

AP reports:

“Protesters chanted ‘No to the police state!’ and ‘Bouteflika out!’ a reference to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who has led the nation since 1999.

The heavy police presence and barricades turned Saturday’s 3-mile march into a rally at the First of May square. …
‘This demonstration is a success because it’s been 10 years that people haven’t been able to march in Algiers and there’s a sort of psychological barrier,’ said Ali Rachedi, the former head of the Front of Socialist Forces party. ‘The fear is gone.’ “

The AP adds that a human rights activist said more than 400 people were arrested.
Al Jazeera notes that while there is often a police presence in Algers to defend against terrorist attacks, the numbers on Saturday were “unbelievable” according to Elias Filali, an Algerian blogger and activist.

“The regime is frightened,” Mr. Filali told Al Jazeera. “And the presence of 30,000 police officers in the capital gives you an idea of how frightened the regime [is] of its people.”

Filali accused Algeria’s government of being “corrupt to the bone, based on electoral fraud, and repression. There is a lot of discontent among young people … the country is badly managed by a corrupt regime that does not want to listen,” he said.

IN PICTURES: Exclusive Monitor photos of Egypt’s turmoil

Al Jazeera adds that Algeria has seen protests during the past several months over unemployment, high food costs, poor housing, and corruption.
Mr. Bouteflika announced earlier this month that the government was planning to lift its emergency powers and deal with unemployment and food costs in an effort to assuage the people. Al Jazeera chronicles Algeria’s political unrest since 1988 in a graphical timeline on their website.

Read more:
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/terrorism-security/2011/0213/In-Algeria-police-flood-streets-to-prevent-Egypt-style-revolution/(page)/2

(Anarkismo.net) South African unions, centred on the 2 million-strong Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), have consistently articulated a policy vision that breaks with crude neo-liberalism. This is remarkable – but is it enough? Just how viable and desirable is this vision, particularly as the neo-liberal era lurches into a serious slump? And is there an alternative?

This question is posed particularly acutely by the hammer blows of the global recession from 2007. Despite the rather predicable pretence that South Africa is unaffected (notably by Trevor Manuel), the country is far from immune.

2009 saw world economic growth fall to just over 1 percent, trade growth to just over 2 percent, with 50 million job losses worldwide (2 million in SA) and 200 million plunged into the direst poverty. In South Africa, manufacturing shrunk by 22,1 percent in the first quarter of 2009, mining by 32,8 percent, and agriculture by 2,9. The previous year saw a 75 percent increase in business failures. From January to September 2009, a staggering 770,000 jobs were lost.[1] This is, of course, the exactly opposite of the Zuma ANC’s promise to quickly create a half-a-million jobs. Read More

(guardian.co.uk) 5.03pm: Here’s a summary of events so far today:

Egypt’s new military announced that they are dissolving the parliament and suspending the constitution (2.08pm). They said they will run the country for six months or until presidential and parliamentary elections can be held. A further communique is expected today in which the military leaders are expected to announce curbs on strikes and “chaos and disorder”. (3.14pm)

Prime minister Ahmed Shafiq said the current cabinet, appointed by Hosni Mubarak, would remain in place to oversee the transition to democracy.

There were scuffles as the army tried to force protesters to leave Tahrir Square (10.24am). Soldiers tore down tents in the square and some used sticks against people. But a number of protesters refused to leave and others streamed into the square to join them (11.07am) and maintain the pressure for all their demands for reform to be met.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/blog/2011/feb/13/egypt-transition