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The Yes Men are revolting!

It may seem that the only times I post here it is to endorse crowdfunding projects – but believe me, that is not intentional. Still, I’d like to point to yet another funding campaign, this time on Kickstarter. The infamous and brilliant Yes Men are launching a new documentary project titled “The Yes Men are […]

“Hackitat” – a new crowdfunded film about political hacking

Hackitat is a new Swedish-produced documentary project to highlight the motivation behind the wave of politically charged so-called hacktivism (see definition further down on this blog) that has swept the globe in the last couple of years, lead ao. by groups such as Anonymous, LulzSec and, in effect, Wikileaks. The project is being crowdfunded via […]

Explaining hacktivism // #infographic

We’re getting really big on infographics (actually, we’ve been for a while). This time we’re presenting the work of the Frugal Dad blog that have produced a beautiful and visually appealing infographic explaining the new hacktivism buzz that is sweeping the globe. Hacking has really been taking a new activist role in society in recent […]

The ACTA threat to the Internets // #acta #freedom

The magnificent La Quadrature du Net – an advocacy group that promotes the rights and freedoms of citizens on the Internet – has just released three videos to inform Europeans about the ACTA agreement that is currently being lobbied in the EU Parliament. ACTA is presented as a trade agreement, but is in fact a threat to […]

Opportunity for communication: Occupy Big Banks with Their Own Junk Mail // #activism #pranks

In the more pranksy division of the political activism spectrum comes this fun suggestion from the good people over at GOOD, where Wylie Overstreet has a suggestion for a pretty easy and fun way to occupy banks from within; through their own junk mail – or, as he puts it: “Using it as an opportunity […]

The future of money // #futureofmoney

The emerging awareness that the way we today assess value – that is, through monetization – is becoming increasingly problematic is something that is incredibly interesting, I think. The below video (written by Gabriel Shalom, Venessa Miemis and Jay Cousins), uploaded to vimeo by Berlin studio KS12 and posted with a nice article on […]

Make your own newspaper from independent sources #fivefilters #media

A group of developers/hackers lead by Keyvan Minoukadeh has set out to develop a service application – – that will enable the public to get non-corporate news-coverage of contemporary news topics – by easily hacking corporate media itself. In practice, the application helps you scan a physical corporate newspaper clipping via your webcam and […]

Yes Men derail massive Chevron greenwashing campaign #adbusting #greenwashing

The Yes Men strike again. Elegantly and effectively as always. This time targeting a new massive greenwashing campaign by oil mogul Chevron. Here is the press release, taken from the Yes Men site: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2010 Massive Chevron Ad Campaign Derailed, Media Slapstick Follows News outlets, citizens duped by web of deceit […]

Support and sign the ACTA-declaration from EFF! #eff #acta

I do not normally endorse causes with so little subtlety as in the headline above, but in this case I urge everyone to sign the petition to support the ACTA-declaration by EFF, the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Read why here (please do!) and sign here.

Homeless people relocated out of Whister, Canada, ahead of Olympics

Taken from BoingBoing, where  reader Jeremy Gruman says, “Last month, homeless people started showing up in droves in towns 100 miles or so outside of Vancouver. They had been given one-way bus tickets and were forced onto the busses. Local shelters in those communities have been completely overloaded. All so that the world can see […]

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