Asesinan al comunero y activista activista Trinidad de la Cruz, integrante del MPJD

Después de ser secuestrado por un comando armado, apareció el cuerpo sin vida del comunero y activista Trinidad de la Cruz. Al momento de su secuestro participaba en una caravana de observación del Movimiento por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad (MPJD) y pretendía participar como observador en un proceso de consulta para resolver un conflicto agrario.

Facebook Tracks Its Users for Months!

In the OMG! category. I mean, we all knew this but its details are particularly scary.

From ABC News On-line:

"In recent weeks, Facebook has been wrangling with the Federal Trade Commission over whether the social media website is violating users' privacy by making public too much of their personal information.

"Far more quietly, another debate is brewing over a different side of online privacy: what Facebook is learning about those who visit its website.

Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference -- A Tribute to White Supremacy

Yeah, I'm being harsh.

The upcoming Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference does, in fact, take on a critically important topic touching on a bunch of critically important themes. The relationship between technology and human rights is at the very center of Internet activism and is usually ignored by most people in the Progressive movement.

Upcoming October 25 and 26 in San Francisco.

Now, the point. Here's the speakers list. Look at it and tell me what you see.

https://www.rightscon.org/speakers/

What the Wisconsin Elections Mean For Us All

The recent electoral events in Wisconsin, in which a recall actually managed to replace a couple of the State House's vicious Republicans with popularly-supported Democrats, should be a source of pride for us all and congratulations to the community and labor organizers who put together those campaigns. They would have swept the recall had it not been for something approaching $30 million spent by Republicans to resist removal.

Left-Wing Segregation and the Movement for Social Reconstruction

There's been a recent plethora of pundits bemoaning the inability of the Left of this country to formulate a cogent and well-organized response to the rising tide of right-wing government control. Now that borderline fascism has succeeded in defining the parameters of the Congressional discussion about our future during the "debt ceiling debates", and the still influential mass media has exposed itself as little more than a propaganda machine, the need for that action seems greater than ever. So the analysis of why we can't get things going has become more urgent and more frustrated.

Social Media and The Secret Service Visit

The story is actually not surprising but it's disturbing and revealing.

Statement to G8 "Technology" Meeting from Progressive Communicators World-Wide

This past week (and one previous) France's government hosted a meeting of political, academic and business leaders from many countries to help shape the agenda concerning technology at the upcoming G8 meeting.

World Social Forum IC's Letter on the Recent Arrests and Detention of Palestinian Leaders

This statement by the World Social Forum's International Council was released and circulated this past week.

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While we are united, as members of the International Council of World Social Forum, in meetings in Paris, we ask for the immediate release of Ameer Makhoul and all Palestinian political prisoners who have been illegally detained and condemned under Israeli military orders.

A Notable Voice in the California Elections

As many know, I don't get involved in electoral politics. But when a campaign is actually an organizing effort draped in the electoral garb, I can be persuaded.

The Social "Spy" Network

You undoubtedly know Julian Assange -- the overseer of WikiLeaks and one of the most important information providers of our time. Assange appears in the news May 2, 2011 making a statement that might appear strange to some, sobering to others and quite familiar to those (like us at MF/PL) who have been saying it all along.

The often blunt Assange, started in on Facebook, calling it "the most appalling spying machine ever invented" in an interview with Russia Today.

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