March 29, 2015
March 27, 2015
The language of Widows 8 says a lot about the world view at Mircosoft. “To use people, sign in”. Wasn’t it about people using computers?
Richard Stallman will be speaking at Kent State University. His speech will be nontechnical, admission is gratis, and the public is encouraged to attend.
Speech topic and start time to be determined.
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What is the Citizens Foundation?
We’re a non-profit that started after the Icelandic financial crisis in 2008, and we aim to increasing people’s influence in policy and government. All the banks went bankrupt, and there was a big decrease in trust in the political process and parliament. Parliament went from a 70-something percent trust rating down to six or seven per cent. It’s now recovered to 14%.
I started Iceland’s first internet service provider in 1993, and I thought we could use the internet to empower people and give them a stronger voice. Our Your Priorities tool was written into the original proposal, and I think D-CENT could really help us.
What obstacles can D-CENT help overcome?
On a basic level, it’s channelling resources into volunteer-driven projects. One benefit is being able to meet people and network, and there are a lot of interesting ideas, such as strenghtening open standard and federation of different open source e-democracy solutions. Things are moving very fast in this space. Podemos didn’t even exist when we started, and it’s excellent to work with them.
Don’t platforms for democracy on the internet exclude people without the web?
We integrate online and offline participation. We run a participatory budget each year in Reykjavik, and we set up computers in libraries and city service centres which help people contribute. That’s one thing you can do. You have to support any platform by giving people real world opportunities to participate too.
What does success look like for D-CENT?
Success will be if D-CENT manages to push the limits a bit further in participation tools, and runs three successful pilots across Europe that engage real citizens. That’s the main thing. There’s no specific end point apart from the money running out – you could do this for 10 years and keep doing interesting and good stuff. It’s a research and innovation project and we’re doing experiments, so it can only fail if there are no results! It’ll all work out.
What’s coming next for the Citizens Foundation?
We are running participatory budgeting in Reykjavik for the fourth time. It’s become a bit of a routine, which is good, and we’ve got a new version of the software, and I’m sure something exciting will happen with citizens proposing useful projects with social impact.
Original article @Nesta blog can viewed here.
#Mexico : feudalismo reloaded
- En #SanQuintin los campesinos pararon el abuso. La respuesta del Gobierno fue la represión. La reacción de los medios fue el silencio, escudados en esa conducta cobarde a la que llaman “objetividad”.
- Con frecuencia se escucha a conductores de noticias vociferar sobre campos de concentración en países como Cuba o Corea del Norte, sin tener ni una maldita prueba al respecto. Pero cuando se trata de centros de explotación y esclavitud en México, de los cuales se tienen evidencias documentales y jurídicas, entonces todo les parece normal. Canallas.
-> Organizaciones del Valle de San Quintín, iniciaron un movimiento exigiendo entre otras cosas:
- Alto al abuso sexual contra las mujeres
- Que a las mujeres embarazadas se les respete seis semanas antes y después del parto
- No obliguen a las madres a llevar a sus hijos para que trabajen
- Pago de $300 pesos por jornada laboral de 8 horas y no de 14 horas
- Tener seguridad social
- No represalias contra los trabajadores que participan o se reúnen
Los jornaleros, en su mayoría indígenas, iniciaron su movimiento y cerraron calles locales del valle de San Quintín, a las 22:00 hrs del día de ayer, 17 de marzo de 2015, alrededor de 150 patrullas de policías municipales, estatales, federales y elementos del Ejército Mexicano de la 57 zona militar llegaron a la zona y aproximadamente a las 02:00 de la mañana del día de hoy 18 de marzo de 2015 iniciaron una represión indiscriminada y detuvieron a alrededor de 200 personas.
March 26, 2015
#Mexico : Militarizada la entrega de comida chatarra en la Tarahumara
- Pepsico+CocaCola+Bimbo y otras trasnacionales son escoltadas por la Policía Estatal Unica.
- No es por la narcoguerra ni por el sistemático genocidio, sino que se trata de “evitar que las empresas y sobre todo los empleados se conviertan en víctimas de algún tipo de delito; asimismo con la vigilancia de los elementos policiacos se evitarán también los auto robos”, señala la Fiscalía General de Chihuahua.
- En su propaganda, el gobierno explica que esto es para apoyar a las empresas que reparten artículos y productos en las comunidades más apartadas de la Sierra Tarahumara y al norte de Durango, porque los repartidores transportan valores.
Richard Stallman's speech will be nontechnical, admission is gratis, and the public is encouraged to attend.
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This speech by Richard Stallman will accessible to all audience; attendance is gratis, and the general public is encouraged to attend.
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#kimchi making at Bubbleclub.net HQ getting ready for tomorrow delivery at Vokomokum.nl #fermentation #food #coop #Amsterdam
GNUnet News: A Secure and Resilient Communication Infrastructure for Decentralized Networking Applications
At 10.00am pupils from different primary schools at down beach limbe were ushered in by the teachers of their various institutions.
Going around the campus for site seeing, the various departments had their working tools placed in front of their various departmental offices .
While, the Divisional Delegate, the Divisional Officer and parents were still to come , the arena was animated by the d.j
and some students were found moving halter and scatter.
By 11:00Am ,the Divisional Delegate arrived the premises
also, the Divisional Officer was ushered by the host principal
The national anthem was sung by the school choir of GTHS limbe. And a word of prayer from a parent.
Also, we had a speech from the principal of GTHS limbe who emphasized on the aspect of parents and teachers together in unity to bring their children to a better perfection in the aspect of technology as science is concerned.
she called on students to be ambassadors of technology.
After the speech was a welcome song from the GTHS students to relieve the guest.
After the blossoming song from the choir ,we had a speech from the Divisional delegate for Fako.
she talked more on the theme being a show case of know how of the technical school through professionalism. she was based on the words of Nelson Mandela”Education is the only weapon to defeat the world” and frown at the laxity of the teachers.
Next was a traditional dance from the students, which was also wonderful.
After which was a play on the importance of a technical education.It was excellent .
Next was a ballet group.
A blossoming word for the activities came from the (D.O) who also emphasized on the necessity and importance of a technical education.
Next was a general photograph of the staff of GTHS limbe together with the DD and the D.O
Furthermore, the various pupils present had a group photo on this occasion.
parents were not left out in the picture gallery
more was a visit to the various stands by the the guests together with the principal ushered by the H O Ds.
next after the department of arts was a visitation to the department of electricity where the students of the association of Linux friends had a presentation on 3D printer as seeing below.
at this stand we can see a student from the association of Linux friends demonstrating to the guests and students of GTHS limbe how the 3D printer works .
And as such a sample of the output is seeing below.
the figure above is an illustration of what the 3D printer can print out and many other things such as buttons just to name a few.
And lastly, was a presentation of the Solar System or Energy.
the photo above is an illustration of a solar panel. it accelerate electrical energy from the sun to it battery where it can be consume in the absence of electricity.
After the long visitation to the various department was a heavy refreshment.Then departure followed..
Report done by Berta Molongo.
Banco Central de Argentina publica actas secretas de dictadura
El Banco Central de Argentina (BCRA) desclasificó este miércolas las actas secretas de la dictadura militar (1976-1983) que incluyen la venta de armas a dictaduras latinoamericanas, informó la entidad.
El presidente del BCRA, Alejandro Vanoli, indicó que la desclasificación y publicación se hizo a través de la página web de la entidad monetaria estatal y contienen las actas secretas del directorio durante los años de la dictadura.
La decisión del BCRA fue comunicada por su presidente en un acto celebrado en la sede del organismo y que tuvo como eje "los derechos humanos a la luz de las transformaciones económicas y financieras".
“La publicación de las actas permitirá hacer un aporte a la Memoria y a la búsqueda de la Verdad y de Justicia, de modo de echar luz sobre uno de los períodos más oscuros de nuestra historia, al tiempo que guardan relación con el debate del presente donde confrontan dos proyectos, uno nacional y popular y el otro neoliberal que ya estaba presente durante la dictadura", dijo el director del Banco, Alejandro Vanoli.
Los documentos desclasificados detallan la exportación de material bélico secreto por parte de la estatal Dirección General de Fabricaciones Militares a países latinoamericanos con regímenes dictatoriales, resalta un comunicado de la entidad.
Vea también → Argentina desmiente ser una amenaza bélica en las Malvinas
Por otra parte, el presidente del BCRA se refirió al significado económico del golpe militar del 24 de marzo de 1976 como el acontecimiento que puso fin al período de crecimiento del Producto Interno Bruto de Argentina desde 1940, que dio lugar a un estancamiento económico y endeudamiento externo en el período comprendido entre 1976-2000.
"Recordar el pasado no es por una cuestión de añoranza sino una necesidad para actuar en el presente y prevenir el futuro", afirmó Vanoli.
El dictador Jorge Rafael Videla gobernó Argentina desde el 1976 hasta el 1981, cumplía cadena perpetua por delitos de lesa humanidad, pero murió el 16 de mayo de 2014 en Buenos Aires.
Desde el 2006 hasta lo que va de año, 613 personas fueron sentenciadas en procesos por crímenes de lesa humanidad, donde se determinó que 563 son culpables y 50 absueltas, de acuerdo al informe presentado por la Procuraduría de Crímenes contra la Humanidad.
Organismos de Derechos Humanos estiman que durante el régimen militar unas 30 mil personas desaparecieron y 500 niños fueron robados a sus madres que los parieron en cautiverio.
Lea también → Argentinos realizan vigilias por el Día de la Memoria
March 25, 2015
Zaffaroni : "Sumen 10 años de muertos en #Mexico y tendrán una pequeña ciudad"
En #LatinoAmerica ya no hay cabidas para dictaduras como la Videla en #Argentina o como la de #Pinochet (1915-2006), “pero no porque hayamos conseguido nada, sino porque se terminó el neocolonialismo”
- __“Fue una etapa que comenzó con la Revolución Industrial y terminó con nuestras dictaduras de Seguridad Nacional. A partir de entonces entramos en una fase más avanzada del colonialismo, que es la actual y que no se vale de Golpes de Estado tradicionales, sino de desestabilizaciones y de un control social muy perverso que se juega por sociedades excluyentes, donde hay un 30 por ciento de incluidos y un 70 por ciento de excluidos”, explicó en ciudad de #México Eugenio Raúl Zaffaroni, catedrático emérito de la Universidad de Buenos Aires y uno de los tratadistas más importantes de la ciencia penal iberoamericana.
Huelga de hambre masiva contra las condiciones en los CIE británicos
El 9 de marzo, 60 detenidos en el centro de internamiento de Dungavel, en Escocia, cerca de Glasgow, comenzaron a rechazar los alimentos para denunciar “la forma en la que son tratados desde hace mucho tiempo”, el hacinamiento en las celdas, hasta ocho en un misma habitación, y el hecho de que el Reino Unido es el único país de la Unión Europea que no tiene límites de tiempo para recluir a los migrantes que esperan ser deportados.
Pocos días después ya eran 70 los internos en huelga de hambre, y la medida de fuerza contagiaba a ocho centro de detención, entre ellos Yarl’s Wood (Bedfordshire), Harmondsworth y Colnbrook (cerca del aeropuerto de Heathrow) y Tinsley House y Brook House (cerca del aeropuerto de Gatwick).
El 24 de marzo, un solicitante de asilo que llevaba nueve meses detenido se cosió la boca como forma de protesta
El 24 de marzo a que un solicitante de asilo se cosiera con hilo la boca. Este migrante llevaba nueve meses detenido en este centro de internamiento.
En Harmondsworth, el mayor CIE de Reino Unido, con más de 600 migrantes recluidos, las protestas por la suciedad, el maltrato, el hacinamiento en las celdas –que los internos comparan con “jaulas de animales”– llevó el 24 de marzo a que un solicitante de asilo se cosiera con hilo la boca, según informó The Independent. Este migrante llevaba nueve meses detenido en este centro de internamiento.
Una reciente investigación del Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) señalaba que la interminable detención en estos centros tiene “un efecto destructivo en el bienestar y la salud de los detenidos”. A principios de marzo, una serie de vídeos con cámara oculta aireaba las deplorables condiciones de vida de la población migrante en Harmondsworth. En una de las piezas quedaba patente que la administración encerraba a los migrantes dos horas extra en sus celdas como ejercicio de reducción de costes.
“El agua ha estado cortada todo el día”, contaba un interno de Harmondsworth el 13 de marzo. Y no era por mantenimiento. “No les importa lo que hagamos aquí dentro. Nos estamos muriendo. Por la protesta de ayer, uno de mis compañeros ha ido al hospital porque se ha puesto enfermo. Estaba en la huelga de hambre y se puso a vomitar. Ahora no sabemos dónde está…”, contaba.
Al sureste de Londres, el mismo viernes 13 de marzo los testimonios se replicaban con semejante desesperación: “No estamos comiendo en el centro de detención de Dover. La mitad de la gente ya está en huelga. Nos estamos organizando y hablando con la gente. Somos seres humanos”.
Los teléfonos con cámara están prohibidos en los centros de detención de migrantes. Cuando se le preguntó la razón a un representante del Ministerio del Interior en el centro de Harmondsworth contestó que era para impedir que los detenidos envíen fotos a los medios de comunicación de las peleas, las autolesiones y "estas malas condiciones como las ratas y cualquier otra mierda que hay aquí ". El Gobierno "no quiere la mala publicidad que implica", dic el funcionario.
Un guardia descontento explica que la nueva administración está haciendo que el personal trabaje más turnos con menos descanso entre ellos.
La investigación de Corporate Watch desveló que la gestora del CIE de Harmondsworth comenzó a encerrar a los detenidos en sus celdas durante dos horas más por la noche. De esta forma, los detenidos pasan casi la mitad de su tiempo encerrados en sus celdas.
How designers and design could improve participation in the democratic process and communication between electors? The essay collection ‘Designing Democracy’ examines this from different perspectives. Francesca Bria, Senior Project Lead in the Nesta Innovation Lab and project coordinator of the D-CENT project, writes about ’Internet-era citizen movements and political parties’.
‘Designing Democracy’ investigates key questions surrounding democratic engagement, for example the decline in election turnouts and increasing voter apathy. Could design reverse this trend and reinvigorating democratic engagement and improve the experience of voting? How can we use design to help people understand why their vote counts?
Even though we have seen the rise of new network parties, like the Five Star Movement in Italy and Podemos in Spain, attempts to engage people in democratic decision-making using digital platforms are still in their early stages, D-CENT project coordinator Francesca Bria states in her article (pages 41-44).
“A few existing platforms have been specifcally designed to engage in Internet-scale democracy that goes beyond the limits of traditional corporate social media. The European funded project D-CENT (Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies) is bringing together leading European examples of collective deliberation and decision-making, and helping them developing the next generation tools for online democracy”, Bria writes.
“The purpose of democracy in the 21st century should be to harness the collective knowledge of the people to build more inclusive institutions, formulate better policy and laws and solve real social problems empowering citizens. D-CENT wants to provide a positive vision of collective intelligence in democracy, which is a vision of a more inclusive and participatory democracy in the 21st century”, she continues.
The ‘Designing Democracy’ essay collection features articles from leading designers, MPs and policymakers. Other writers include e,g:
- Lord Richard Rogers, Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, President of APDIG
- Speaker John Bercow, House of Commons and Chair of the Speaker’s Commission into Digital Democracy
- Jason Prior, AECOM
- Karen Anderson, Architecture and Design Scotland
- Sam Jacob, Sam Jacob Architects
- Hayley Rogers, Good Law Project
- Dan Hill, Future Cities Catapult
- Laura Haynes, Appetite
- Kieran Long, V&A Museum
- Kate Jones, Design Council
- Carole Ann-Davies, Design Commission Wales
- Nick Hurley, The Human Project
- Cassie Robinson and Louise Armstrong, The Civic Bureau and Forum for the Future
- David Klanner-Jausner, Commonplace
The collection is co-Chaired by John Howell MP and Dr. Richard Simmons. It is published by the Policy Connect.
D-CENT is a Europe-wide project creating privacy-aware tools and applications for direct democracy and economic empowerment. Together with the citizens and developers, we are creating a decentralised social networking platform for large-scale collaboration and decision-making.
Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/dcentproject
March 24, 2015
Richard Stallman gave the opening keynote
At a ceremony on Saturday, March 21st, Free Software Foundation executive director John Sullivan announced the winners of the FSF's annual Free Software Awards. Two awards were given: the Award for the Advancement of Free Software was presented to Sébastien Jodogne for his work on free software medical imaging, and the Award for Projects of Social Benefit was presented to Reglue, an Austin, TX organization that gives GNU/Linux laptops to families in need.
Software Freedom Conservancy executive director Karen Sandler closed out the conference with a rallying cry to "Stand up for the GNU GPL," in which she discussed a lawsuit recently filed in Germany to defend the GNU General Public License. When she asked the audience who was willing to stand up for copyleft, the entire room rose to its feet.
Karen Sandler gave the closing keynote
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Outstanding ethnographic research journal by Christian Nold, Nathalie Aubret and Susanne Jaschko, includes an essay on #Bitcoin. Published by #Pixelache 2014 – free to download from pixelache.ac/pages/autopsy (Creative Commons) Suomenlinna Money Lab, City of Helsinky
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Trovebox (OpenPhoto) is shutting down
We believe the best is yet to come. Some of the team will be joining another much larger company to pursue our original goal of preserving digital memories. It’s an idea that we’re excited about and have incubated for most of 2014. Consider it a “fork” of the Trovebox you know today.
March 23, 2015
The epoch before digital computers - Modern Business Machines for Writing, Duplicating, and Recording
- Director: uncredited
- Producer: Teaching Aids Exchange
- Sponsor: Thomas S. Mullaney
With approximately 350 people in attendance, we kept pace with last year—with a few improvements. In particular, our tech team did a fantastic job improving our video feeds, with peak usage at around 300 simultaneous views. We also worked hard to streamline the registration process, reducing time spent waiting in the registration line before Richard Stallman's Saturday morning keynote, with few hiccups.
Morning registration at LibrePlanet
Let's take a look at some more highlights.
Read our post about day one of the conference and the election of our newest board member, Kat Walsh.
FSF board member Benjamin Mako Hill kicked off Sunday morning with an examination of how the free software community has progressed with two major goals: access and empowerment. He argued that empowerment has a long way to go, and offered some suggestions for next steps.
This year, we had over 40 speakers, and like last year, about 40% were women.
Karen Sandler, in her new role as executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy, gave her third LibrePlanet keynote to close the conference, expanding on the recent suit brought by Christoph Hellwig, contributor to the kernel Linux, against VMWare for violating the GPL by not releasing the source code for the version of the operating system kernel they distribute with their ESXi software. Read our statement of support here.
Sunday's talks explored the possibilities for free software: Jennie Rose Halperin of Safari looked at free software's potential role in cultural heritage organizations, Brett Smith discussed Arvados, a free software platform for big data science, Free Software Award-winner Sébastien Jodogne gave one of several talks on free software's role in medicine, and other talks looked at free software possibilities for universities and journalism, as well as examining threats to free software, gathering the community for strategy sessions, and offering practical training.
Our sustained partnership with MIT's Student Information Processing Board once again helped make LibrePlanet great, thanks to the energy and enthusiasm of SIPB's membership.
We on the FSF staff owe many thanks to our tireless volunteers, without whom LibrePlanet couldn't possibly be as large or well-run as it is. Thank GNU to Francis Rowe of Gluglug and Libreboot, rsiddharth, Janith Perera, Sharon Ramage, Anke Nowottne, Mo Moulton, Diane Williams, Elyes Ighilaza, Brendan Kidwell, Rimma Shakhbatyan, Andy Zimolzak, Herm Pena, Taylor Gunnoe, Tanya Balyan, Devin Ulibarri, Ryan Desfosses, Geoffrey Jenkins, Martin Yim, Daniel Felix, Evan Mulvaney, Veronika Alexander, Patrick Engelman, Dan Fitzmartin, Ian Denhardt, John Saylor, Ben Cook, Sunil Kumar, Tim Jordan, Alice Alisme, Sunil Kumar, Julian Daich, Lizz van Allen, Kendra Moyer, Loren Chen, Helen Jiang, Max Dunitz, Mariah Villareal, Shayna Cummings, Matthew Coleman, Weston Cooke, and George Chriss. If you're interested in volunteering next year (you'll receive gratis admission and a t-shirt), please contact email@example.com.
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With the renewed energy that comes from spending a great weekend with the free software community, we're excited about the year ahead. Mark your calendars for October 3, when we'll celebrate our 30th anniversary, with events here in the Boston area and around the world. If you'd like us to let you know when registration opens for LibrePlanet 2016, join the announcements list (anchored at the top of the 2015 conference page) today. Remember that becoming an FSF member gets you gratis admission to the conference, and bragging rights for supporting the FSF's work year-round.
Confesiones de un privilegiado de la fotografía
Soy un privilegiado
Soy hombre y me interesa el mundo del arte, en mi caso la fotografía. Me he informado un poco y resulta que si estudio Bellas Artes tendré muchas compañeras, seis de cada 10 estudiantes de arte son mujeres (Informe MAV N.13 julio 2014). Pero no serán competencia si algún día quiero presentarme a algún premio. Al ser hombre, la estadística me favorece, tengo un 70% de probabilidades de ganar frente al 30% que tendría si fuera mujer.
El arte y los premios no entienden de géneros, no es un requisito esencial ni te lo preguntan para presentarte aunque, casualmente, hay una media del 63% de jurados hombres decidiendo que siete de cada 10 premios vayan también a hombres.
Y si algún día quiero trabajar en un museo, es cierto que la mitad de sus trabajadoras son mujeres pero, también casualidad, si quiero llegar a dirigir dicho museo, solo dos de cada 10 mujeres acaban consiguiéndolo, por lo que tengo bastantes más posibilidades que mis posibles compañeras mujeres.
Incluso si, llegado el día, mi trabajo como fotógrafo se considera merecedor de un premio tan importante como el Premio Nacional de Fotografía que otorga el Gobierno de España, tengo la fortuna de pertenecer al género más agraciado. De 21 ocasiones, solo en 4 se ha reconocido el trabajo de mujeres: Cristina García Rodero (1996), Ouka Lele (2005) , María Bleda (2008) y Colita (2014 aunque lo rechazó). Para financiar este premio, por suerte, no discriminan si eres mujer a la hora de cobrarte impuestos, por lo que no tengo que pagar más por ser hombre.
Lo reconozco, soy un privilegiado. Y yo no lo he elegido, es lo que me ha tocado, esa suerte que tengo. Pero da la casualidad que tengo muchas amigas a las que también les interesa la fotografía. En alguna ocasión he participado con ellas en concursos, visionados, publicaciones, escuelas, exposiciones... Y por el camino he ido viendo cómo sus trabajos, de los que soy muy fan, no recibían el mismo reconocimiento que el mío. Y esto es algo que me choca bastante, porque no creo que tantas amigas mías tengan todas peores trabajos que yo.
Como me parece un poco raro, a veces lo digo. Unas veces solo lo menciono y normalmente cuando lo hago nadie se da por aludido. Otras veces insisto e incluso me enfado porque me cuesta creer que sea simple casualidad. Y entonces suelen responderme cosas del tipo (totalmente real, aviso): "eres un radical", "ya decía yo que te olía el bigote a coño" o "eres un nazi, te han lavado el cerebro ¿acaso quieres ser mujer?" Cuando estas cosas te las dicen compañeros, supuestos amigos, hombres que no paran de repetirte que ellos no miran el género y que no son machistas, empiezas a atar cabos. Sí, quizás esté destacando casos extremos, también es cierto que son los que más me han marcado. Pero las estadísticas que antes he mencionado no son extremas, son medias ponderadas. Y suceden continuamente.
Por todo esto, unas amigas hemos decidido poner en marcha un proyecto para ver si cambian esos datos estadísticos, aunque sea un poco, de manera constructiva. Sin señalar con el dedo a nadie, sin atacar, solo buscando un espacio donde crecer y empoderarse. Y sí, no es para mí que soy hombre, si a mí no me hace falta, tengo el resto del mundo a mis pies. El espacio que os digo se llama Género y Figura y tiene el apoyo de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid y la plataforma de micromecenazgo Goteo, donde buscamos pasta para levantar una web, hacer unos vídeos y una publicación, todo lleno de trabajos de mujeres fotógrafas ¿Os apuntáis?
[U.S. Court Extends Global Shutdown of DVD Ripping Software](http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Torrentfreak/~3/jB-YC4XdPZ8/ "via TheDiasporaPiBot" )
Published on 2015-03-23T10:12:27
A federal court in New York has issued a paralyzing verdict against the Chinese-based DVD ripping company DVDFab. Ruling in favor of AACS, the licensing outfit founded by Warner Bros, Disney, Microsoft, Intel and others, the court has issued an updated injunction granting the seizure of several domain names belonging to the software vendor. Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services .
Last year the decryption licensing outfit AACS launched a crackdown on DRM-circumvention software.
The company sued the makers of popular DVD ripping software DVDFab . It won a preliminary injunction based on the argument that the “DVDFab Group” violates the DMCA’s anti-circumvention clause, since their software can bypass DVD encryption.
Initially DVDFab did not respond to the court, so the order was entered by default. However, after the injunction was issued the company responded in the name of Feng Tao, with a request for the court to revise its earlier judgment.
One of the counterarguments DVDFab raised was that the DMCA’s anti-circumvention provisions don’t apply worldwide, and DVDFab was promising to no longer do business with U.S. customers.
“It is well-established that the Copyright Act doesn’t apply extra-territorially,” the company argued , asking the court to quash the injunction or limit it to the United States.
AACS contested the good intentions of DVDFab and showed the court that the software was still readily available to the U.S. public. According to AACS the circumvention software was still being offered and promoted though new domains and services.
For example, new circumvention tools and services were offered from TDMore.com, BluFab.com, Boooya.org, DVDFab.de, and FabImg.net, among others. To stop DVDFab from bypassing the court order, AACS asked for an updated injunction to cover these new products and domains.
This week District Court Judge Vernon Broderick ruled on the motions from both sides with AACS the clear winner
The Judge argues that DVDFab’s explanations for the continued offering of software in the U.S. are not credible so has ordered the seizure of several new domain names.
“Tao’s explanations for his continued trafficking of infringing products into the United States—the product is not his, the product was not created ‘primarily’ for AACS circumvention, or the product was not intended for U.S. users — is simply not credible. The record overwhelmingly demonstrates these statements are not true,” Judge Broderick writes.
The injunction ( pdf ) bars DVDFab from distributing its software in public and allows AACS to seize seizure a wide range domain names. In addition, the company’s social media accounts are to be blocked and other services including online banks cut off as well.
While the Judge understands that the DMCA doesn’t apply in other countries he argues that, considering DVDFab’s conduct after the initial injunction, it will only be effective if it applies worldwide.
“It was not my intention to sweep within the Preliminary Injunction lawful conduct, i.e. entirely extraterritorial conduct. However, Defendant’s recalcitrant persistence in accessing the United States market makes clear to me that no more narrowly-tailored relief would be effective,” the Judge writes.
As a result DVDFab will lose control over TDMore.com, BluFab.cn, BluFab.com, Boooya.org, DVDFab.de, DVDFab.cn, FabImg.net, Woookao.cn, and Woookao.com which were found to be in violation of the DMCA. Two other domains, TDMore.cn and Boooya.com, were not added as there’s not enough evidence that they are operated by the software vendor.
There is no doubt that the broad injunction will severely impact the Chinese company. Aside from its domain names, the court also ordered payment processors to stop working with DVDFab, which will make it very hard for the company to sell its products anywhere in the world.
Source: TorrentFreak , for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and anonymous VPN services .
Representatives of the groups involved in D-CENT met in London to share their experiences. Miguel Arana Catania, of LaboDemo, which is working with Spanish political party Podemos, talked about how he sees the project. Miguel took part in the FutureFest panel hosted by D-CENT titled ”Networks, Movements, and Parties: D-CENT and the challenges of the netera politics”.
What is Podemos?
During the last three years we’ve had a huge mobilisation in Spain – 15-M – coming after the Arab Spring and many other demonstrations. Podemos is the current stage of that. We tried many things – petitions, demonstrations, whatever. With elections approaching, a lot of people said “let’s make a party, otherwise these people won’t really hear what the people want to do”.
It’s a new kind of party. The structure is quite similar to the mobilisation of 15-M. It’s made of 1,000 assemblies, along with a leader and a more organised part. There’s an important focus on direct democracy and new technology, and we’re asking for real democracy in Spain.
How did you get involved?
I was there from the beginning in the 15M movement. I was there in the demonstrations, in the first camps – we thought it was very exciting and why not? The first camps [in Puerta del Sol, Madrid] were just supposed to be for one week, ahead of local elections. And then people started joining the camp, they were evicted by the police and a lot more people came. Then it exploded and it was crazy.
It’s the first real political movement we’ve had in Spain for a long time that’s got real hope to change things. Everyone wanted to be involved, and I had a bit more time to get involved. The support over the past three years has been amazing.
What does D-CENT mean to you?
It’s a very interesting project – to establish a decentralised network, a different kind of internet, and to show the problems the internet is having right now – control by corporations and users’ data. Promoting democracy tools is very important, as we have a unique opportunity to create a different kind of tool to interact with people, not only to protect privacy but to maximise reach. There aren’t many companies doing this, so D-CENT is very important.
What can D-CENT do for Podemos?
It can help build tools that can be used in a new way of doing politics. Of course, Podemos is involved in this, but there are also other forces in Spain – such as Barcelona En Comun (“Barcelona in common”) – that are also involved in this path.
These tools go beyond political movements. Whatever happens with Podemos, the tool can be used in other countries. It’s designing a new kind of democracy, a new way of doing things, where people are really involved. It’s just not just somebody representing you.
Doesn’t this exclude people without the web?
If you use the internet alone, of course you exclude some people. You should always combine with physical and other processes. There are things you can’t pick up through the internet – emotions, how people engage with the processes, the way you look.
The internet can’t give you that, but it does mean we can do things that weren’t possible before. It’s an extra thing that’s really changing. On the first night of 15-M, it was on Twitter, and other people came, and then the movement replicated in 50 cities in one night, just because of the social network and the work that’d been done.
I want to suggest a new policy in Podemos – how would that work?
In Podemos, we are trying to build a lot of different ways for people to interact and propose things. So if you wanted to suggest a tax, you could join the assembly for the economy and then just go there, propose something, and if people like it, they will propose it to the next step in the organisation – the council, the main organisation of the party.
And then we have something called the Podemos Citizen Initiative, a process where people can go to the global space for debate we have in Reddit called Plaza Podemos (“Podemos Square”). It’s an open space for everybody and you can just go there and propose something. If enough people support it, it will jump to the official Podemos website, and if it gets through that, there’ll be an internal referendum. Then everybody in Podemos will be able to vote.
If we like it, it’s on. It’s a very straight path of direct democracy which we think is easy and useful. We are working to make it happen technologically, and in one or two months it will be ready.
What challenges will D-CENT help overcome?
It will help build these paths to create policies. It’s very important to build connections with other countries, there’s a lot of experience – we’re working with Finland, Iceland, and other countries to understand their experiences, their different tools and processes, to see what happened and improve on them in Spain, and to give feedback on their projects.
So this is the special point of D-CENT– the connection between countries’ experiences. If there’s something we want to do, maybe they’ve already done it.
The original article published @ www.nesta.org.uk: Network parties in Spain – Interview with Labodemo, Podemos participation team
March 22, 2015
FSF's newest board member, Kat Walsh
On Saturday morning, the new green and white LibrePlanet logo was all over MIT's Stata Center, from our new banners to the t-shirts worn by dozens of hard-working staff, volunteers, and attendees. In the morning, FSF executive director John Sullivan kicked off the day with a few cool announcements: first, that Aleph Objects donated a Lulzbot Mini 3-D printer, which we are auctioning off as a fundraiser for the FSF, and second, that Kat Walsh had been elected the newest member of the FSF board of directors. We are all thrilled to welcome Kat to our board, and excited that she will be lending her knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to our efforts.
The opening keynote by FSF president Richard M. Stallman covered a range of topics, but focused on the necessity of free hardware designs, which is also the subject of an ongoing series Stallman is publishing in WIRED. Read the first and second parts now.
Richard Stallman at LibrePlanet
Of course, Saturday was stuffed with exciting sessions, fueled by our collective enthusiasm and lots of coffee and snacks (thanks to Jasimin, FSF's business manager, for making sure we don't run out of caffeine this year). Talks included a conversation with the FSF's High Priority Projects Committee about revising FSF's High Priority Projects List, Bassam Kurdali's discussion of Blender, which he used to create the FSF's User Lib video, Sucheta Ghoshal's examination of the GNOME OPW program (since succeeded by Outreachy) as a former student and mentor, and Francis Rowe's overview of Libreboot (by the way, we had some RYF-certified Libreboot X200s for sale at the GNU Press store - they were gone an hour after they went on sale).
Saturday ended with the presentation of the Free Software Awards. The Award for Projects of Social Benefit was awarded to Austin, Texas-based nonprofit Reglue, and accepted by founder Ken Starks, who also gave a session on Sunday. The Award for the Advancement of Free Software was presented to Sébastien Jodogne for his work on free software medical imaging with his project Orthanc.
Following the day's formal sessions, many attendees gathered at Flat Top Johnny's for pool, good food, and more conversation. We are looking forward to more great sessions today, closing with a keynote by Karen Sandler, executive director of the Software Freedom Conservancy. Tune in to the livestream if you aren't here in Cambridge!
GNU Parallel 20150322 ('Hellwig') has been released. It is available for download at: http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/parallel/
Haiku of the month:
Stand up for your rights.
VMware does not comply.
Hellwig goes to court.
New in this release:
- --number-of-cores respects 'taskset' on GNU/Linux.
- --joblog --pipe gives the data send and received in the log.
- GNU Parallel was tested to support 100 GB sized records in --pipe. A few bugs was fixed to support >2 GB records. It works, but is rather slow.
- GNU Parallel was cited in: RIG: Recalibration and Interrelation of genomic sequence data with the GATK http://www.g3journal.org/content/early/2015/02/13/g3.115.017012.full.pdf+html
- GNU Parallel was cited in: MPI-blastn and NCBI-TaxCollector: Improving metagenomic analysis with high performance classification and wide taxonomic attachment http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0219720014500139?af=R&
- GNU Parallel was cited in: Recent evolution in Rattus norvegicus is shaped by declining effective population size http://biorxiv.org/content/biorxiv/early/2015/03/01/015818.full.pdf
- GNU Parallel was cited in: Evidence for DCO+ as a probe of ionization in the warm disk surface http://arxiv.org/pdf/1503.02659.pdf
- GNU Parallel was cited in: De novo assembly and annotation of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) repeatome with dnaPipeTE from raw genomic reads and comparative analysis with the yellow fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) http://gbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/03/11/gbe.evv050.full.pdf
- GNU Parallel was cited in: A General Approach to Network Configuration Analysis http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/ratul/papers/nsdi2015-batfish.pdf
- GNU Parallel was cited in: Scrimer: designing primers from transcriptome data http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1755-0998.12403/pdf
- GNU Parallel was cited in: Efficient Retrieval of Key Material for Inspecting Potentially Malicious Traffic in the Cloud http://sacko.uk/pdf/2015.1.pdf
- GNU Parallel will be presented at Strataconf: Poor Man's Parallel Pipelines http://strataconf.com/big-data-conference-uk-2015/public/schedule/detail/40031
- GNU Parallel was used in: https://github.com/alexbyrnes/FCC-Political-Ads_The-Code
- GNU Parallel was used in: https://github.com/martymac/fpart
- GNU Parallel was used in: https://github.com/hoytak/diabetic-retinopathy-code
- GNU Parallel was used in: https://github.com/mehmattski/HybSeqPipeline
- GNU Parallel was used in: http://search.cpan.org/~ajpage/Bio-Roary-2.0.0/lib/Bio/Roary/JobRunner/Parallel.pm
- Using GNU Parallel on a Raspberry Pi cluster: http://www.dcglug.org.uk/cluster-progress/
- An introduction to vector tiling and map reduce in postgis: http://dimensionaledge.com/intro-vector-tiling-map-reduce-postgis/
- Running scripts in parallel with GNU Parallel: http://code.jasonbhill.com/2015/03/
- Mahout: Parallelising the creation of DecisionTrees: http://www.markhneedham.com/blog/2012/12/27/mahout-parallelising-the-creation-of-decisiontrees/
- High-Performance Scientific Computing: Running serial jobs in parallel https://support.scinet.utoronto.ca/education/staticpublic/course178/serial.pdf
- Parallel cardinality on your laptop https://highonscience.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/parallel-cardinality-on-your-laptop/
- Experiments about a better locate using grep http://a3nm.net/blog/better_locate.html
- Homework with GNU Parallel: https://support.scinet.utoronto.ca/education/staticpublic/course178content349.html
- Parallel - Jobs in Skripten parallelisieren: https://slzm.de/blog/linux-tool-des-tages-parallel-jobs-in-skripten-parallelisieren/#more-612
- GNU Parallel, czyli 100% użycia procesora http://matmatyk.blogspot.dk/2015/03/gnu-parallel-czyli-100-uzycia-procesora.html
- Bug fixes and man page updates.
GNU Parallel - For people who live life in the parallel lane.
About GNU Parallel
GNU Parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. A job is can be a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU Parallel can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel.
If you use xargs and tee today you will find GNU Parallel very easy to use as GNU Parallel is written to have the same options as xargs. If you write loops in shell, you will find GNU Parallel may be able to replace most of the loops and make them run faster by running several jobs in parallel. GNU Parallel can even replace nested loops.
GNU Parallel makes sure output from the commands is the same output as you would get had you run the commands sequentially. This makes it possible to use output from GNU Parallel as input for other programs.
You can find more about GNU Parallel at: http://www.gnu.org/s/parallel/
You can install GNU Parallel in just 10 seconds with: (wget -O - pi.dk/3 || curl pi.dk/3/) | bash
Watch the intro video on http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL284C9FF2488BC6D1
Walk through the tutorial (man parallel_tutorial). Your commandline will love you for it.
When using programs that use GNU Parallel to process data for publication please cite:
O. Tange (2011): GNU Parallel - The Command-Line Power Tool, ;login: The USENIX Magazine, February 2011:42-47.
If you like GNU Parallel:
- Give a demo at your local user group/team/colleagues
- Post the intro videos on Reddit/Diaspora*/forums/blogs/ Identi.ca/Google+/Twitter/Facebook/Linkedin/mailing lists
- Get the merchandise https://www.gnu.org/s/parallel/merchandise.html
- Request or write a review for your favourite blog or magazine
- Request or build a package for your favourite distribution (if it is not already there)
- Invite me for your next conference
If you use GNU Parallel for research:
- Please cite GNU Parallel in you publications (use --bibtex)
If GNU Parallel saves you money:
- (Have your company) donate to FSF https://my.fsf.org/donate/
About GNU SQL
GNU sql aims to give a simple, unified interface for accessing databases through all the different databases' command line clients. So far the focus has been on giving a common way to specify login information (protocol, username, password, hostname, and port number), size (database and table size), and running queries.
The database is addressed using a DBURL. If commands are left out you will get that database's interactive shell.
When using GNU SQL for a publication please cite:
O. Tange (2011): GNU SQL - A Command Line Tool for Accessing Different Databases Using DBURLs, ;login: The USENIX Magazine, April 2011:29-32.
About GNU Niceload
GNU niceload slows down a program when the computer load average (or other system activity) is above a certain limit. When the limit is reached the program will be suspended for some time. If the limit is a soft limit the program will be allowed to run for short amounts of time before being suspended again. If the limit is a hard limit the program will only be allowed to run when the system is below the limit.
March 21, 2015
The Award for the Advancement of Free Software is given annually to an individual who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of free software.
This year, it was given to Sébastien Jodogne for his work on free software medical imaging with his project Orthanc.
One of Jodogne's nominators said, "The Orthanc project started in 2011, when Sébastien noticed in his work as a medical imaging engineer that hospitals are very exposed to lock-in problems when dealing with their medical imaging flows....Freely creating electronic gateways between imaging modalities (autorouting), between medical departments, or even between hospitals remains a challenging task. But the amount of medical images that are generated, analyzed, and exchanged by hospitals is dramatically increasing. Medical imaging is indeed the first step to the treatment of more and more illnesses, such as cancers or cardiovascular diseases."
Jodogne said, "Technology and humanism are often opposed. This is especially true in the healthcare sector, where many people fear that technological progress will dehumanize the treatments and will reduce the patients to statistical objects. I am convinced that the continuous rising of free software is a huge opportunity for the patients to regain control of their personal health, as well as for the hospitals to provide more competitive, personalized treatments by improving the interoperability between medical devices. By guaranteeing the freedoms of the users, free software can definitely bring back together computers and human beings."
Jodogne joins a distinguished list of previous winners, including the 2013 winner, Matthew Garrett.
The Award for Projects of Social Benefit is presented to a project or team responsible for applying free software, or the ideas of the free software movement, in a project that intentionally and significantly benefits society in other aspects of life. This award stresses the use of free software in the service of humanity.
This year, the award went to Reglue, which gives GNU/Linux computers to underprivileged children and their families in Austin, TX. According to Reglue, Austin has an estimated 5,000 school-age children who cannot afford a computer or Internet access. Since 2005, Reglue has given over 1,100 computers to these children and their families. Reglue's strategy diverts computers from the waste stream, gives them new life with free software, and puts them in the hands of people who need these machines to advance their education and gain access to the Internet.
One nomination for Reglue read, "Mr. Starks has dedicated his life to distributing free software in many forms, both the digital form...and by building new computers from old parts, giving a new life to old machines by re-purposing them into computers given to extremely needy children and families. They are always loaded with free, GNU/Linux software, from the OS up."
Ken Starks, founder of Reglue, was present at the ceremony to accept the award. While all free 'as in freedom' software is not free of charge, Reglue focuses on finding empowering free software that is also gratis. He said of his work with Reglue, "A child's exposure to technology should never be predicated on the ability to afford it. Few things will eclipse the achievements wrought as a direct result of placing technology into the hands of tomorrow."
Nominations for both awards are submitted by members of the public, then evaluated by an award committee composed of previous winners and FSF founder and president Richard Stallman. This year's award committee was: Hong Feng, Marina Zhurakhinskaya, Yukihiro Matsumoto, Matthew Garrett, Suresh Ramasubramanian, Fernanda Weiden, Jonas Öberg, Wietse Venema, and Vernor Vinge.
More information about both awards, including the full list of
previous winners, can be found at https://www.fsf.org/awards.
About the Free Software Foundation
The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. The FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software—particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants—and free documentation for free software. The FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software, and its Web sites, located at fsf.org and gnu.org, are an important source of information about GNU/Linux. Donations to support the FSF's work can be made at https://donate.fsf.org. Its headquarters are in Boston, MA, USA.
More information about the FSF, as well as important information for journalists and publishers, is at https://www.fsf.org/press.
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Enjoyed reading George Perec all my life and discovered just a few days ago that he looked soo soo cuuute <3 #furry #structuralism
After an opening keynote by FSF president Richard Stallman - and the announcement of our newest board member, Kat Walsh - more than 300 attendees split up for talks on a wide variety of free software topics. These included MediaGoblin developer Christopher Webber on the role of free software in federation of the web, Seth Schoen of EFF on a new robotic certificate authority called Let's Encrypt, Deb Nicholson's lively comparison of the 1980's and the varied aspects of the free software movement, and Francis Rowe's discussion of the Libreboot free boot firmware. Talks continue into the early evening, concluding with the annual Free Software Awards at 17:45 EDT.
If you are here at LibrePlanet, say hello to the FSF staff, pictured here in a photo taken while setting up in the Stata Center early this morning. And don't forget to visit our partner, the MIT Student Information Processing Board SIPB in the exhibit hall, along with our other exhibitors and the GNU Press shop, where you can buy a LibrePlanet t-shirt, GNU Press books, and stickers and other free software swag.
If you aren't attending LibrePlanet in person, in Cambridge, MA, check out the sessions on our livestream, today and tomorrow. If you microblog about LibrePlanet happenings, use the hashtag #lp2015.
March 20, 2015
Denis Roio, also known as Jaromil, is a researcher in philosophy of technology and a software artisan. His creations are recommended by the Free Software Foundation and redistributed worldwide. Since 2000 Jaromil has dedicated to build Dyne.org, a software house gathering the contributions of a growing number of developers who value social responsibility above profit. Dyne.org is also a partner in the D-CENT project.
“The digital money of the 21st century is definitely not going to be a number in a database of a bank. It’s going to be a blockchain, triple-signed ledger that more people can have in custody. Hopefully it also involves the creation of new forms of institutions that can re-establish the trust towards value circulation – the same trust that banks have lost today”, states Denis Roio.
March 19, 2015
“Fior di viola, splendente,
vivi nei canti, Atene,
tu che hai difeso l’Ellade, tu ardita,
tu città degli dei…”
Ma insomma, come faccio a distinguere l’antimafia fasulla da quella di cui fidarsi? Facilissimo: quella povera è quella vera. L’antimafia, difatti, è gratis. Perciò non puoi farci soldi o carriera. Puoi rischiare la pelle, questo sì, puoi farti emarginare dappertutto, puoi – ovviamente – restare senza lavoro, puoi anche fare la fame se occorre. Tutte queste belle cose puoi fare, e altre ancora. Ma soldi e carriera no.
Ci spiace, ma non l’abbiamo messa noi questa regola. A noi piacerebbe di più ricevere – in un paese civile – soldi, onori, carriere felici e tranquille, e magari qualche buona parola. Ci piacerebbe anche di più poter promettere tutte queste belle cose ai ragazzi che, un anno dopo l’altro, arrivano freschi e decisi: “Voglio dare una mano all’antimafia”. Ma questo in un paese civile. “Ragazzi, l’antimafia si paga” dobbiamo invece insegnare. Eppure, non restiamo mai soli.
La mafia, in Sicilia, nasce al servizio dei grandi imprenditori agricoli e poi industriali. Già nel 1920, a Palermo, giustiziò il sindacalista Fiom Giovanni Orcel; negli anni ’40-’60, per conto dei latifondisti, assassinò un centinaio di dirigenti contadini. “Imprenditore”, in Sicilia, non è una gran bella parola, e comunque con l’antimafia ha sempre avuto poco a che fare. Così, desta poca sorpresa la “scoperta” che le proclamazioni di questo o quell’imprenditore “antimafia” andavano in realtà prese cum grano salis.
In realtà, la vera sorpresa è data dalla facilità con cui personaggi del genere hanno potuto essere presi sul serio dall’antimafia“perbene”. I motivi son tanti. Primo, l’approssimazione politica di gran parte della nuova antimafia, dove la ripetizione di buoni principi sostituisce spesso la lucidità delle analisi e la radicalità delle azioni. Secondo, è più facile prendere a interlocutori (finché non smascherati) i vari Montante e Helg che non gli Umberto Santino, i Pino Maniaci o i Siciliani. I primi hanno denari da mettere nei vari “rinnovamenti”, e i secondi no; i primi non minacciano in alcun modo l’assetto sociale “perbene”, e i secondi sì. Ma così va il mondo; e noi perdoniamo volentieri agli amici perbene quella che non è certo malafede ma solo disattenzione e pigrizia.
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In un sistema dove i poteri mafiosi sono tanto inseriti nell’economia, è ovvio che la vera lotta alla mafia sia condizione primissima per cambiare qualcosa. Avete già sentito ‘sta tiritera, se siete vecchi lettori dei Siciliani.
E’ stata una bella sorpresa vedere che qualcun altro cominciava a percepire queste cose. Che lo scontro, in Italia, non è più tanto politico quanto sociale. Che è la società civile, non i partiti e partitini, a dover portarlo avanti. Parliamo della Fiom, di Libera, della “coalizione sociale” a cui, con gran diffidenza, vorremmo affidare una speranzella, dar fiducia.
La diffidenza nasce dal fatto che per “società civile” s’intendono ancora solo le grosse e un po’ verticistiche organizzazioni. La speranza dal fatto che tutta ‘sta baracca nasce fra gli operai. La fiducia dalla modestia e dai limiti fissati dai promotori. “Altri partiti? – dicono – Dio ce ne scansi. Vogliamo una rete sociale, mettere in comunicazione. Noi siamo la società, quella vera. Non c’interessa il Palazzo. Siamo semplicemente il Quarto Stato”.
E’ un bel progresso rispetto alle ingegnerie precedenti (arcobaleni, azione civili, fors’anche altreurope) che si presentavano con bellissimi progetti chiavi-in-mano, cercando disperatamente di farli gestire insieme da tutte le vecchie sette precedenti (carbonari, giacobini, seguaci degli statuti di Spagna, narodniki…) le quali, per loro natura, difficilmente potevano accordarsi su qualcosa. “No, ripartiamo dalle origini, dai soggetti sociali”. Questo comincia a essere buon senso.
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Anche dall’altra parte ragionano nudo e crudo, senza tante illusioni. Hanno fatto governi (tre, uno dopo l’altro, tecnici, più tecnici ancora e infine “riformatori”) che – a parte la fuffa mediatica – non hanno governato granché. Hanno coperto, in sostanza, l’emergere del governo reale, quello direttamente “sociale” – ma della parte alta della società, dei Marchionne. E sono stati attentissimi, agendo sul corpo sociale, a smantellare via via proprio i ceti sociali che potevano fargli opposizione.
Prima è toccato agli operai, privati di sindacati e statuti, sospinti (tatcherianamente) nelle curve sud e abilmente divisi, con opportune campagne mediatiche e leghiste, dai loro omologhi neri, che dopo anni d’Italia non sono che operai come tutti gli altri. Adesso stanno attaccando l’altra colonna della vecchia Repubblica, la scuola. Il preside-comandante, i prof soldati semplici ai suoi comandi, non sono solo un rigurgito degli Anni Trenta. Sono un progetto abilissimo e preciso, distruggere ogni luogo sociale e lasciarci ciascuno solo davanti alla sua tv o al suo monitor. Se i Landini e i don Ciotti lo capiranno, potranno contare su molte forze ora sparse e divise.
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