Posts Tagged ‘free speech’

April 6th, 2012 - 11:34 pm § in Uncategorized

Will Tablets Change Art?

David Hockney’s iPad art By Martin Gayford, The Telegraph One day last summer I got a text message from David Hockney. It read: “I’ll send you today’s dawn this afternoon, an absurd sentence I know, but you know what I mean.” Later on it duly arrived: pale pink, mauve and apricot cloud[...]

February 8th, 2012 - 1:53 am § in China, Hypocrisy, Politics

China: The Ugly Imperialist

Chinese Say ‘Trained Separatists’ Responsible for Tibetan Violence Chinese officials say trained Tibetan separatists who attacked police are responsible for instigating deadly violence last week in the southwest province of Sichuan. The state-owned China Daily newspaper quoted Sichuan go[...]

November 7th, 2011 - 9:46 pm § in Misc., Politics, Science

Another New Journal Challenges Elsevier’s Monopoly on Biology.

Royal Society to launch into the great wide open By Paul Jump  Times Higher Education Top researchers in biology have yet another publishing option following the launch of a major open-access journal by the Royal Society. Open Biology, which will cover all areas with a molecular or cellular element[...]

September 20th, 2011 - 9:10 am § in Politics

FREE SPEECH: Censorship to topple Aljazeera?

The Guardian: Al-Jazeera boss Wadah Khanfar steps down to be replaced by Qatari royal TV channel head quits after revolutionising Middle East broadcasting for past eight years, especially during Arab Spring Wadah Khanfar, director general of the al-Jazeera network Qatar‘s government has replac[...]

August 24th, 2011 - 10:33 am § in America, China, Politics

I Nominate Hutntsman to Replace Biden

Huntsman Takes On The GOP Field and Obama! Says Republican Opponents And President Obama Didn’t Show Leadership On Debt Deal … Makes Specific Criticisms Of Romney, Perry, And Bachmann … ‘This Is A Center Right Country. I Am A Center Right Candidate.’[...]

July 23rd, 2011 - 1:49 pm § in Politics, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Version of Patriot Act: designed by Dick Chaney?

Proposed Saudi counter terrorism law that ‘jails for criticizing king’ sparks outrage Washington, July 23: Human rights activists have said that a counter-terrorism law proposed by the Saudi Arabian government, that mandates jail sentences for criticizing the king, would effectively quash politi[...]

June 5th, 2011 - 8:00 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, The Ave Scene

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Kuncinich the choice of Washington’s alien vioters!

Seattle Salmon: Congressman who saw UFO in Washington is moving back to run for congress Lynnwood-There has been much discussion over why Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich is suddenly visiting the burbs north of Seattle so much.  By all accounts, he is not exploring the artful nuances of Alderwood M[...]

April 25th, 2011 - 3:11 pm § in China, Politics, Religion

宗教自由 Religous Freedom in China

from New American Following an intense crackdown on Tibetan monks, human-rights activists, and others in recent weeks, dozens of Chinese Christians who belong to one of the nation’s largest “illegal” churches were arrested by the communist dictatorship to prevent an Easter celebration. The rep[...]

April 21st, 2011 - 8:50 am § in America, Hypocrisy

Who is Morozov? Amazing ideas about education, freedom, and the internet!

  This cartoon is awesome. I can not summarize what is in this cartoon … ritalin, the enlightenment, radical right classist efforts to restrict education, … get some coffee, tea or a glass of wine and WATCH! from a comment at YouTube: “It would be nice to see the President (us[...]

April 16th, 2011 - 8:54 am § in Environment, Religion

Frank Lutz: How to Keep NPR Funded!

from the Dianne Rheems show: There are five different types of people for you to reach out to. Rejecters, Disagreeables, Neutrals, Accepters and Embracers. Each one of those terms means something. You need to forget the Rejecters because there’s nothing you can do to influence them. “The[...]