Social Networks and Revolution

Hi folks,

Here's a program showing how the Internet enabled the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt to happen, and a panel discussion about what happens from here.  I like that it shows, clearly, the need for "Net neutrality" and the prevention of the net being captured by corporate interest.  Also why the "Internet Kill Switch" is a bad idea for freedom and democracy, showing the forked tongue being used by the administration who demands free access to the Internet for others, but is getting ready to deny it to its own citizens.

There's a lot of work that needs to be done.

John Perkins Talk

Hi.  I wanted to talk a bit about a recent lecture I went to at the local university.  John Perkins, author of "Confessions of an Economic Hitman" among other books came to State University of New York at New Paltz a week or so back.  He was hosted by the economics club, so stuck with the political / financial topics, but also talked from the viewpoint of his second lifetime as indigenous shaman.

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