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  1. May 2024
    1. Im südlichen Teil Brasiliens fvel in diesem Frühjahr in 10 Tagen so viel Regen wie sonst in einem ganzen Jahr. Es handelt sich um die größte klimabedingte Katastrophe im Bundesstaat Rio Grande del Sol der bereits im vergangenen Jahr von zwei großen Überschwemmungen betroffen war. Die extremen Regenfälle, die es so früher in dieser Region nicht gab, werden von Forschenden auf die globale Erhitzung und mit ihr verbundene Klimaphänomene zurückgeführt. Ausführlicher hintergrundartikel im Guardian der sich auf eine Reihe von Studien und Interviews mit Forschenden bezieht. https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/article/2024/may/10/brazil-is-reeling-from-catastrophic-floods-what-went-wrong-and-what-does-the-future-hold

    1. Die Bewegung gegen die Autobahn A69, zu der auch Extinction Rebellion gehört, organisiert in einem Ort namens La Crémade eine ZAD (Zone à défendre, zu verteidigende Gebiet). Dazu wurden für den Autobahnbau bereits enteignete Gebäude besetzt, obwohl die Exekutive die Dächer beseitigt und großflächig Mist verstreut hatte, um die Aktivist:innen abzuschrecken. Die Exekutive vertrieb die Protestierenden gewaltsam. Reportage in der Libération. https://www.liberation.fr/environnement/a69-les-gendarmes-mobiles-tentent-de-demanteler-la-zad-des-opposants-20231022_YHXQJTFNOBAMBESFWFPXBWSG7Y/

  2. Apr 2024
    1. Will the escalation of protests and reaction by Columbia University’s President, Minouche Shafik cause an ultimate shift in American sentiment because she reacted in the wrong way to quell protests in Spring 2024? Will things escalate as they did in 1968 and spill over into actual change in society and culture?

  3. Mar 2024
    1. we have the Pilgrims (a people who are celebrated atThanksgiving, a holiday that did not exist until the Civil War), who cameashore at Plymouth Rock (a place only designated as such in the lateeighteenth century). The quintessential American holiday was associatedwith the native turkey to help promote the struggling poultry industryduring the Civil War.

      Why does it seem so apropos that Thanksgiving, a quintessential American holiday, is the product of corporate marketing?

    2. Monuments imperfectly record the past

      Examples of this to collect in the future, including:

      • Civil War monuments
      • Pilgrim monument ( National Monument to the Forefathers) 1898 by Hammatt Billings (mentioned in White Trash)
      • others...
    1. Dana Fisher stell in "Saving Ourselves" dar, weshalb die sich verschärfende Klimakrise zu mehr und radikalen Aktivismus führen wird, und warum die Krise ohne diesen Aktivismus nicht mehr aufzuhalten ist. Sie bezeichnet Extremereignisse, die in den üblichen Abläufen der Umwelt nicht vorkommen, als "climate shocks". Es sei angesichts der Untätigkeit der Politik klar, dass die Zahl dieser Shocks zunehmen und dass sie zu immer mehr sozialen Konflikten führen werden. Die wachsende persönliche Unsicherheit werde die Bereitschaft erhöhen, gegen die Krise aktiv zu werden. Wegen der zunehmenden Katastrophen werde die Klimabewegung immer konfrontativer werden und es werde sich auch eine radikale Flanke herausbilden. https://www.fastcompany.com/91033418/climate-crisis-heating-up-activism

  4. Feb 2024
    1. Am 22. Februar hat Michel Forst, Beichterstatter der Vereinten Nationen zur Aarhus-Konvention, die ZAD (zone à défendre) besucht, die zur Verhinderung des Baus der Autobahn A69 zwichen Toulouse und Castres eingerichtet wurde. Die Aktivist:innen haben bei der UNO eine Beschwerde gegen die Repression durch die Behöden eingelegt. Forst forderte eine Beruhigung der Situation, damit „die Umweltdemokratie ausgeübt werden kann“.

      https://www.liberation.fr/environnement/climat/un-rapporteur-de-lonu-au-chevet-des-militants-opposes-a-la69-20240222_NDMNZTLG7REL7HFU2WZ5M3AB6A/

    1. Michel Forst, UN-Berichterstatter zur Aarhus-Konvention, hat die europäischen Regierungen aufgefordert, Klima-Aktivist:innen zu unterstützen statt sie zu kriminalisieren. Die zunehmende Repression gefährde das Erreichen der Pariser Klimaziele und Demokratie und Menschenrechte in Europa. Forst erwartet, dass Protest und direkte Aktion zunehmen, weil die aktuelle Politik vieler europäischer Regierungen die wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse zu globaler Erhitzung, Biodiversitätsverlust und Umweltverschmutzung nicht respektiert. https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2024/feb/28/european-nations-must-end-repression-of-peaceful-climate-protest-says-un-expert

      Positionspapier von Michel Forst: https://unece.org/sites/default/files/2024-02/UNSR_EnvDefenders_Aarhus_Position_Paper_Civil_Disobedience_EN.pdf

    1. Noël Mamère, der bisher erfolgreichste grüne Präsidentschaftskandidat Frankreichs, und der junge Aktivist Achraf Manar stellen im Interview fest, dass die politische Ökologie im Gegensatz zu den angepassten Teilen der grünen Parteien keinen sanften Übergang" verspricht. Die globale Erhitzung trifft vor allem die Verwundbarsten der Gesellschaft, für die sich die ökologische Bewegung deshalb vor allem engagieren muss. Beide verteidigen den zivilen Ungehorsam und stellen fest, dass die ökologische Bewegung zunehmend zum Sündenbock für die Folgen der Klimakrise gemacht wird. https://www.liberation.fr/environnement/noel-mamere-et-achraf-manar-il-faut-que-celles-et-ceux-qui-subissent-les-crises-soient-au-coeur-des-prises-de-decision-20240209_QYUABTHUTBB3DCL2LXBBKLK4ZI/

  5. Jan 2024
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  8. Oct 2023
    1. Over drinks in Tallinn, I had the chance to briefly reflect with Alex Howard on OGP Summits past. One notable feature of early summits were the national or regional sessions. Slots on the agenda to share what had made it onto the open government National Action Plans of different states, and, crucially, where governments and civil society shared the room and stage in talking about them. These have dropped from the agenda in recent years. And with that, a critical moment around which to structure other conversations in the run up to, and follow up from, a summit

      [[Tim Davies]] and [[Alex Howard]] notice the absence of space for civil society orgs and govs to interact during OGP summit, which also means there's no interaction before or after. This reduces the relationships and connections.

    2. https://web.archive.org/web/20231024050406/https://www.timdavies.org.uk/2023/09/10/reflections-on-two-reunions/

      Tim on the OGP Summit in Tallinn. Seems to echo the absence of civil society orgs here too. Like what I see in the EU context of the creation of data spaces.

    1. https://web.archive.org/web/20231019053547/https://www.careful.industries/a-thousand-cassandras

      "Despite being written 18 months ago, it lays out many of the patterns and behaviours that have led to industry capture of "AI Safety"", co-author Rachel Coldicutt ( et Anna Williams, and Mallory Knodel for Open Society Foundations. )

      For Open Society Foundations by 'careful industries' which is a research/consultancy, founded 2019, all UK based. Subscribed 2 authors on M, and blog.

      A Thousand Cassandras in Zotero.

    1. Analysis from the Anti-Defamation League published this year found that, in the past five years, there have been more than 170 deaths linked to right-wing extremism. Three have been linked to extremism on the left.
    2. There was former Ohio congressman Anthony Gonzalez (R) — a former professional football player — who deemed the hostility he faced after opposing Trump too much of a risk for his family. Former Wyoming representative Liz Cheney (R) described similar fears from other legislators, as did former Michigan representative Peter Meijer (R). That these three are all former legislators is not a coincidence: They resigned or were beaten in primaries largely because they saw how the party had turned against them. See also: Romney, Mitt.

      The threat of physical violence is silencing those in power even on the right. We're already at war except for the bullets.

    1. Mit drastischen Repressionsmaßnahmen versuchte die Polizei, Proteste gegen die Internationale Automobilausstellung IAAA in München zu unterdrücken. Verdächtig wirkende Personen wurden in der Stadt festgehalten und durchsucht, während der Automobiliindustrie große Flächen als „open spaces“ zur Veerfügung gestellt wurden. Dennoch erregten Proteste und Aktionen große öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit. https://taz.de/Protest-gegen-Automobilausstellung-IAA/!5956556/

  9. Aug 2023
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  11. Jun 2023
    1. Second, the social life of annotation is of greater importance than individual reader response. Annotation must be studied and promoted as a social endeavor that is co-authored by groups of annotators, with interactive media, spanning on-the-ground and online settings, and in response to shared commitments.

      When will we get the civil disobedience version of Mortimer J. Adler's How to Mark a Book?

  12. May 2023
    1. An analysis of the modern capitalist state that distinguishes between political society, which dominates directly and coercively, and civil society, where leadership is constituted through consent

      What is the current separation of political and civil society in America in 2023? Do the differences in these two (particularly with respect to Antonio Gramsci's framing) still have distinguishing features?

    2. the Prison Notebooks, contain Gramsci's tracing of Italian history and nationalism, as well as some ideas in Marxist theory, critical theory and educational theory associated with his name, such as: Cultural hegemony as a means of maintaining and legitimising the capitalist state The need for popular workers' education to encourage development of intellectuals from the working-class An analysis of the modern capitalist state that distinguishes between political society, which dominates directly and coercively, and civil society, where leadership is constituted through consent Absolute historicism A critique of economic determinism that opposes fatalistic interpretations of Marxism A critique of philosophical materialism
  13. Apr 2023
    1. In Frankreich entwickeln Naturfreund:innen neue Organisations- und Aktionsformen zum Schutz der Biodiversität. Sie orientieren sich an der ZAD (zu verteidigen Zone) von Notre-Dame-des-Landes und den Soulèvements de la Terre. Sie finden Verbündete in Arten wie Dohlen und Binden, die die Zerstörung der Natur durch ihre Lebensweise aufhalten oder verhindern können.

    1. 57:17 I mean, when we think of the ways57:20 in which ISIS is not only using images for propaganda,57:25 to see a statue,57:28 both of historic worth and of aesthetic value57:32 being so destroyed,57:33 gives you a kind of visceral shock because you feel,57:37 not only the assault on our cultural heritage,57:39 but you feel the assault on the body.

      Aby Warburg's views on art history and memory may have a lot to say with respect to our cultural movement of destroying and removing Civil War Monuments which glorify the "Lost Cause" of the South in the United States.

  14. Mar 2023
    1. Civil engineers are responsible for developing and creating infrastructure such as roads, bridges, buildings, and water supply systems, as well as resolving environmental and sustainability challenges.
  15. Dec 2022
  16. Nov 2022
    1. In the year after their acquittal, Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam told their story to William Bradford Huie in a piece for Look magazine. According to Huie, the two admitted to killing the teenager. Upon abducting Till at the home of his great-uncle Mose Wright, Milam recalled asking him: "You the nigger who did the talking?" "Yeah," Till answered. "Don't say 'Yeah' to me: I'll blow your head off.'"27 In his account, Milam continued to characterize the incident as a legitimate effort to maintain white-black social hierarchy. Blaming an unrepentant Till for his own murder, Milam explained, "He was hopeless. I'm no bully; I never hurt a nigger in my life. I like niggers in their place. I know how to work 'em. But I just decided it was time to put a few people on notice. As long as I live and can do anything about it, niggers are going to stay in their place."28

      The fact they molested, mutated and killed a goof-off black boy with no bodily strength or power to fight back, just in an effort to "how blacks where they belong" is discusting and horrifying.

    2. In other words, lynching images, such as those of Emmett Till, are too visually provocative, too viscerally challenging, to be contained by time or distance.

      The picture of Emmett Till is a valid argument to shut down racism here in the USA.

    3. If the men who killed Emmett Till had known his body would free a people, they would have let him live.

      It's funny how the white men did this to show black boys their place, and instead opened the floodgate to the civil rights moevemnt.

  17. Aug 2022
    1. Colectivamente, una comunidad tiene ma-yor información, perspectivas y recursos (y los tiene en mayor diversi-dad) que cualquier individuo. Una comunidad sabia, un líder sabio, yuna democracia sabia harán uso de la riqueza de esa diversidad creativae interactivamente.

      Relación entre comunidad, información y recursos, donde la diversidad genera valor en lugar de inconvenientes.

    2. a sociedad civil es el impulso socialpara vincularse libre y democráticamente, para crear comunidad y paraconducir la vida social, incluyendo la vida política. L

      Sobre la sociedad civil. Acercamiento sobre las definiciones y posibilidades del concepto.

  18. Jun 2022
    1. Newton had discovered, during classes at San Francisco Law School, that California law allowed people to carry guns in public so long as they were visible, and not pointed at anyone in a threatening way.In February of 1967, Oakland police officers stopped a car carrying Newton, Seale, and several other Panthers with rifles and handguns. When one officer asked to see one of the guns, Newton refused. “I don’t have to give you anything but my identification, name, and address,” he insisted. This, too, he had learned in law school.
  19. May 2022
    1. <small><cite class='h-cite via'> <span class='p-author h-card'>Treva B. Lindsey </span> in Abortion has been common in the US since the 18th century -- and debate over it started soon after (<time class='dt-published'>05/18/2022 12:10:32</time>)</cite></small>

      some interesting looking references at the bottom

  20. Apr 2022
    1. SmartDevelopmentFund [@SmartDevFund]. (2021, November 2). A kit that enables users to disable misinformation: The #DigitalEnquirerKit empowers #journalists, civil society #activists and human rights defenders at the #COVID19 information front-line. Find out more: Http://sdf.d4dhub.eu #smartdevelopmentfund #innovation #Infopowered https://t.co/YZVooirtU9 [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/SmartDevFund/status/1455549507949801472

  21. Jan 2022
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  23. Nov 2021
    1. Social convention, which has for so long worked against us, can if flipped become our greatest source of power, normalising what now seems radical and weird. If we can simultaneously trigger a cascading regime shift in both technology and politics, we might stand a chance. It sounds like a wild hope. But we have no choice. Our survival depends on raising the scale of civil disobedience until we build the greatest mass movement in history, mobilising the 25% who can flip the system.

      This is the core philosophy behind Stop Reset Go, but NOT NECESSARILY just in the direction of civil disobedience. To invest only in that is to put all our eggs in one basket that top down actors will be pressured beyond a certain threshold. It may happen, it may not, or it may just take too long. We must diversify and also invest in systematized bottom-up efforts.

    1. Last year Joshua Katz, a popular Princeton classics professor, wrote an article critical of a letter published by a group of Princeton faculty on race. In response The Daily Princetonian, a student newspaper, spent seven months investigating his past relationships with students, eventually convincing university officials to relitigate incidents from years earlier that had already been adjudicated—a classic breach of James Madison’s belief that no one should be punished for the same thing twice. The Daily Princetonian investigation looks more like an attempt to ostracize a professor guilty of wrong-think than an attempt to bring resolution to a case of alleged misbehavior.

      The example of Joshua Katz brings up the idea of double jeopardy within the social sphere. Is this form of punishment ethical or fair? Also, while those transgressions were held to account by the norms of their day, were there other larger harms (entailing unwritten rules) to humanity that weren't adjudicated at the time which are now coming to the surface as part of a bigger aggregate harm?

      It could be seen as related to the idea of reparations. In some sense, aside from the general harms of war—in which they participated—the South and slave holders in particular were never held to account or punished for their crimes against humanity. Though they may have felt as if they were. Where are those harms adjudicated? Because of a quirk of fate and poor politics following the Civil War and not being held to account, have those in the South continued perpetuating many of the same harms they were doing, simply in different guises? When will they be held to account? How would reparations look in the form of a national level of restorative justice?

  24. Sep 2021
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  26. May 2021
    1. Adjiwanou, V., Alam, N., Alkema, L., Asiki, G., Bawah, A., Béguy, D., Cetorelli, V., Dube, A., Feehan, D., Fisker, A. B., Gage, A., Garcia, J., Gerland, P., Guillot, M., Gupta, A., Haider, M. M., Helleringer, S., Jasseh, M., Kabudula, C., … You, D. (2020). Measuring excess mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic in low- and lower-middle income countries: The need for mobile phone surveys [Preprint]. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/4bu3q

  27. Apr 2021
    1. s. “We don’t have to prove a racially discriminatory impact to win.”A federal judge agreed with Husted, ruling that Ohio did not violate the law because voters were purged for a variety of reasons. The case has since been appealed to the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which heard oral arguments in late July and has not yet ruled.When Hamilton County, Ohio, where Cincinnati is the county seat, removed 75,000 voters this year, nearly half, and in some neighborhoods far more, were purged because of “non

      Ohio, you are disgusting. Don't you goddam treat my fellow Americans like that

    1. Laura, como terceira não interessada, tem apenas direito de regresso em face de Jacira

      Laura (irmã que pagou um mês de aluguel). Ela tem o direito de regresso (cobrar da irmã o mês de aluguel). Errei a questão porque pensei que nem esse direito ela teria.

  28. www.planalto.gov.br www.planalto.gov.br
    1. ; acessório

      São bens acessórios, previstos no ordenamento jurídico brasileiro: a) Frutos – São bens acessórios que têm sua origem no bem principal, mantendo a integridade desse último, sem a diminuição da sua substância ou quantidade. Os frutos, quanto à origem, podem ser assim classificados: b) Produtos – São os bens acessórios que saem da coisa principal, diminuindo a sua quantidade e substância. Percebe-se que é discutível a condição de acessório dos produtos, eis que são retirados ou destacados da própria coisa principal. Como exemplo, pode ser citada a pepita de ouro retirada de uma mina. c)Pertenças – São bens destinados a servir um outro bem principal, por vontade ou trabalho intelectual do proprietário. Com efeito, prevê o art. 93 do CC inovação importante que “são pertenças os bens que, não constituindo partes integrantes, se destinam, de modo duradouro, ao uso, aoserviço ou ao aformoseamento de outro”. d) Partes Integrantes – De acordo com Maria Helena Diniz, as partes integrantes são os bens acessórios que estão unidos ao bem principal, formando com este último um todo independente. e) Benfeitorias - São os bens acessórios introduzidos em um bem móvel ou imóvel, visando a sua conservação ou melhora da sua utilidade. Enquanto os frutos e produtos decorrem do bem principal, as benfeitorias são nele introduzidas.

    2. Art. 92.

      Princípio geral do Direito Civil – o bem acessório segue o principal, salvo disposição especial em contrário (acessorium sequeatur principale) – princípio da gravitação jurídica.

  29. Mar 2021
  30. www.planalto.gov.br www.planalto.gov.br
    1. Constitui universalidade de direito

      espólio - massa falida - herança de determinada pessoa.

    2. Constitui universalidade de fato

      pinatcoteca - - bliblioteca - boiada etc

    3. Bens Fungíveis

      Bens fungíveis - empréstimo - mútuo Bens infungíveis - empréstimo - comodato

    4. Fungíveis

      imóveis são sempre infungíveis

    5. . São móveis os bens suscetíveis de movimento próprio, ou de remoção por força alheia, sem alteração da substância ou da destinação econômico-social.

      semoventes - animais por muitas vezes se encquadram nessa categoria ex. Não há dúvidas de que o Código Civil tipificou-os na categoria das coisas e, como tal, são objetos de relações jurídicas,como se depreende da dicção dos arts. 82, 445, § 2.º, 936, 1.444, 1.445 e 1.446.

    1. Famously, he found many of the answers in state, local, and even neighborhood institutions. He wrote approvingly of American federalism, which “permits the Union to enjoy the power of a great republic and the security of a small one.” He liked the traditions of local democracy too, the “township institutions” that “give the people the taste for freedom and the art of being free.” Despite the vast empty spaces of their country, Americans met one another, made decisions together, carried out projects together. Americans were good at democracy because they practiced democracy. They formed what he called “associations,” the myriad organizations that we now call “civil society,” and they did so everywhere:Not only do [Americans] have commercial and industrial associations in which all take part, but they also have a thousand other kinds: religious, moral, grave, futile, very general and very particular, immense and very small; Americans use associations to give fêtes, to found seminaries, to build inns, to raise churches, to distribute books, to send missionaries to the antipodes; in this manner they create hospitals, prisons, schools … Everywhere that, at the head of a new undertaking, you see the government in France and a great lord in England, count on it that you will perceive an association in the United States.

      Small individual communities all making and promoting things can be a powerful thing.

      Where have we gone wrong?

  31. Feb 2021
  32. Oct 2020
    1. They also found themselves unable to sustain and organize in the long term in a manner proportional to the energy they had been able to attract initially and the legitimacy they enjoyed in their demands.

      This reminds me of an excellent example I heard recently on Scene on Radio's Men series which tells the story of a rape which occurred several years prior to the bus boycott that helped to rally the community and make the bus boycott far more successful than it would have been without the prior incident and local reportage.

      The relevant audio begins (with some background) at approximately 22:40 into the episode.

    1. Mutual aid societies were built on the razed foundations of the old  guilds, and cooperatives and mass political parties then drew on the  experience of the mutual aid societies."

      This reminds me of the beginning of the Civil Rights movement that grew out of the civic glue that arose out of prior work relating to rape cases several years prior.

      I recall Zeynep Tufekci writing a bit about some of these tangential ideas in some of her social network writing. (Where's the link to that?)

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  37. Mar 2020
    1. Police powers of the states are an expression of civil authority, i.e., the state's ability to control, regulate, or prohibit non-criminal behavior.6 Health officials may use these powers to compel treatment, prohibit or direct a particular conduct, or detain and isolate in a quasi-criminal nature
  38. Jan 2020
    1. A obrigação somente será convertida em perdas e danos se o autor o requerer ou se impossível a tutela específica ou a obtenção de tutela pelo resultado prático equivalente.

      A obrigação de dar coisa certa confere ao credor simples direito pessoal, e não real, havendo, contudo, no âmbito do direito, medidas destinadas a persuadir o devedor a cumprir a obrigação.

  39. Dec 2019
    1. van a necesitar su más valioso activo de su parte: los usuarios de la biblioteca.

      Esto está entre lo difícil y lo bonito del trabajo que se construye día a día. Pero en todo caso consolidar una comunidad alrededor de la bibliteca, ahora, implica pensar la oferta que estas instituciones le entregan a las personas ¿qué les resuelve y qué pasaría si una biblioteca dejara de estar disponible para ellas? ¿es claro lo que esto implica?

    2. ¿Quién nos va a denunciar por ser antiamericanos - por decir algo equivocado o por leer el libro incorrecto?

      Aunque pareciera un asunto alejado de nuestro contexto, ahora con la migración venezolana a Colombia es más evidente la poca capacidad que tienen las personas para atender y entender una crisis de este tipo, aflorando sentimientos de xenofobia, racismo y desconfianza. También con los movimientos sociales que están ocurriendo en el continente es más evidente las posturas y ataques entre simpatizantes de uno u otro partido político.

  40. Oct 2019
  41. Aug 2019
    1. Its aim is producing students who can think critically, be considerate of others, take risks, think dangerously and imagine a future that extends and deepens what it means to be an engaged citizen capable of living in a substantive democracy.

      What does Giroux's "be considerate of others" look and feel like in practice? How is it related to the problematic calls for civility?

  42. Apr 2019
    1. In September 2017, Pompeo sought authority for the CIA to make covert drone strikes without the Pentagon's involvement, including inside Afghanistan.

      Did he get it? Scary thought; program had very little accountability as it was.

  43. Mar 2019
    1. “token curated registry”—basically a listicle, with equity.

      This is probably the clearest and most pithy description of a "token curated registry" I have read. And I tried very hard to explain the concept in articles like this one, about Civil.

      🔗 Here's the canonical thing on TCRs, by Mike Goldin.

    1. reaffirming its faith in government of the people, by the people, for the people

      "The Party of Lincoln." (Lincoln's death was only 51 years in the past in 1916.)

  44. Feb 2019
  45. Jun 2018
    1. “Tribes of affection matter,” Kaptur says. “Whether it’s work-related, or a vets’ organization, or church, neighborhood, neighborhood businesses—they’re all evaporating. It’s the disappearance of everything they’ve worked for. Their identity, really.”

      Shades of Putnam here - what's the relationship between civic organizations as places which make connection happen (and improve work opportunities for some) and work as the thing which provides the money for civic organizations?

  46. Mar 2018
  47. Feb 2018
    1. What we are suggesting here is that ICTs are disrupting the relations between the citizen and the state by giving the state unparalleled access to information about its citizens, while the citizens are not comparably informed about what the state is doing or what it knows

      Éste es el núcleo: el Estado tiene acceso a la información, pero no los ciudadanos. No hay balance o mecanismos apropiados de control. Llaman a este fenómeno "déficit informacional"

  48. Dec 2017
    1. 21 Dec 2017: Six defendants who were arrested during protests at Trump's inauguration were found not guilty of all charges.

      Nevertheless, the Justice Department prosecutors still intend to take nearly 200 other defendants to trial.

  49. Oct 2017
    1. The abuse is the free speech issue. Kicking Nazis off of Twitter reduces the platform of a small number of people who are using that platform to terrify and silence others. Leaving them on suppresses, in all meaningful terms, the voices of entire classes of female intellectuals, people of color, and any other subgroup the mob decides to turn it spotlight towards when that subgroup gets a little too uppity.

  50. Aug 2017
    1. The request from the DOJ demands that DreamHost hand over 1.3 million visitor IP addresses — in addition to contact information, email content, and photos of thousands of people — in an effort to determine who simply visited the website. (Our customer has also been notified of the pending warrant on the account.)

      That information could be used to identify any individuals who used this site to exercise and express political speech protected under the Constitution’s First Amendment. That should be enough to set alarm bells off in anyone’s mind.

  51. May 2017
  52. Mar 2017
    1. Rainey died inside that shower. He was found crumpled on the floor. When his body was pulled out, nurses said there were burns on 90 percent of his body. A nurse said his body temperature was too high to register with a thermometer. And his skin fell off at the touch.

      But in an unconscionable decision, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle's office announced Friday that the four guards who oversaw what amounted to a medieval-era boiling will not be charged with a crime.

  53. Feb 2017
    1. Claiming people are being paid to riot, Republican state senators voted Wednesday to give police new power to arrest anyone who is involved in a peaceful demonstration that may turn bad — even before anything actually happened.

      SB1142 expands the state’s racketeering laws, now aimed at organized crime, to also include rioting. And it redefines what constitutes rioting to include actions that result in damage to the property of others.

  54. Jan 2017
    1. Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, vice John Owen Brennan.

      Read about Mike Pompeo's record: https://www.aclu.org/other/mike-pompeo-facts.

    2. Jeff Sessions, of Alabama, to be Attorney General.

      American Civil Liberties Union has a fact sheet on Senator Sessions' record, https://www.aclu.org/other/jeff-sessions-facts.

    1. We are concerned about the constant use of federal funds to support this most notorious expression of segregation. Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.

      -- Martin Luther King Jr.

  55. Dec 2016
    1. "Lynching in America" documents 4075 lynchings in 12 Southern states between Reconstruction and World War 2.

      https://twitter.com/eji_org "The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society."

  56. Nov 2016
    1. 19 May 2016. Republicans defeated an amendment by Rep. Sean Maloney D-NY, aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees by federal contractors. Seven Republicans switched their votes under pressure from House leaders. Final vote 213-212.