*Also bad:* The New McCarthyism…

Also bad: The New McCarthyism Actually the story is not only bad, it is frightening. One does not only read about it in progressive corners of the web, but people you know are talking about their own experiences or about what happened to people close to them: Taken into custody for the night without the chance to make even one …

*The Bad:* I agree with…

The Bad: I agree with Dave Winer 9-11 is the American “Burning of the Reichstag” event. Soren Swigart: “Hitler was asked by a corespondent of the Daily Express whether the suspension of liberties was permanent. He answered in the negative saying that full rights would be restored as soon as the Communist danger was over.” Now what is Ashcroft saying …

*The good: * Mumia Abu-Jamal…

The good: Mumia Abu-Jamal death centence thrown out. He didn’t get a fair trial in the first place (see the link). Also: But there is evidence that Abu-Jamal’s new legal team say prove Abu-Jamal’s innocence, evidence that the Pennsylvania state courts and the federal courts have refused to hear.

*The good: *Community radio advocates…

The good: Community radio advocates regain control of Pacifica! KPFA which is the first and largest station of Pacifica is the only bright star on the otherwise quite dark radio signal in the bay area. I especially like the morning show and of course Amy Goodman and her Democracy Now They were bringing the excellent voice of Mumia Abu-Jamal when …

I have been busy with…

I have been busy with other things lately, was at Zion National Park for a Fusion weekend which I enjoyed greatly.  Also SAP’s TechEd is just around the corner where I am going to co-present. The result is less time for this blog. Here some more sane voices: Seven Million at Risk What really drives my up the Golden Gate …

Dan Gillmore in todays article…

Dan Gillmore in todays article is right: But if we are smart we’ll remember that national security is about more than weapons and spies — that economic and social stability are national-security issues, too. Let’s take it a step further: World security depends on economic and social stability in the whole world. How can we get food on the table …

The United Nations got the…

The United Nations got the Nobel Peace Prize and if they call for a Halt of the bombing of Afghanistan as the Guardian writes they may deserve it. The article states: Aid officials estimate that up to 7.5 million Afghans might be threatened with starvation.Last Tuesday I already wrote about it and it keeps me up at night thinking about …

Yes, give collateral damage a…

Yes, give collateral damage a face at Collateral Asset The site is very popular and may take time to load. Please be patient.

Got rid of all the…

Got rid of all the frames from this web site today. It is a lot easier and nicer to view now. Therefore only a link to a cartoon that has been banned from a couple of newspapers.