FDL Movie Night: Bomb It 2

By: Monday September 9, 2013 4:59 pm

Filmmaker Jon Reiss is a champion of street art and graffiti, and his new film, Bomb It 2, is the follow-up to his earlier global graffiti documentary, Bomb It. In Bomb It 2, Reiss–using a ultra compact camera and sound package–traveled by himself to film artists and writers representing the indigenous street art scenes in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Tel Aviv, Perth, Melbourne, Copenhagen, Chicago, Austin, and the Palestinian refugee camps on the West Bank.

He explored urban landscapes and a wide range of graffiti cultures, styles and beliefs.

WikiLeaks Helps Snowden Leave Hong Kong

By: Sunday June 23, 2013 8:00 am

The whistleblower who revealed details on National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance and hacking, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has left Hong Kong with the help of WikiLeaks.

Edward Snowden Provides Information on NSA Cyber Spying & Hacking to Hong Kong Newspaper

By: Sunday June 23, 2013 7:00 am

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on secret US surveillance programs like PRISM, has provided details on United States government hacking and cyber-spying to a newspaper in Hong Kong.

The South China Morning Post, which previously interviewed Snowden, was shown information that Snowden said indicated the US government had hacked into “Chinese mobile firms to steal millions of text messages.”

As Edward Snowden Wings to Moscow (and Beyond?) American Hubris, Criminality and Arrogance Are Challenged on Several Fronts – Updated

By: Sunday June 23, 2013 3:46 am

Whether it is the government of Hong Kong, a back-bencher in the Dáil Éireann, an Ecuadorean government resentful of past travesties we have inflicted upon their sovereignty, a Russian government upset about brazen American espionage, or an entire world community disturbed about implications of what Snowden and others have recently revealed about how fully we break treaties and conventions with them by the way we surveil and target their citizens, corporations, leaders and people, we may be about to witness a tsunami rise against our empire.

Snowden “I Am Neither A Traitor Nor Hero. I’m An American”

By: Wednesday June 12, 2013 2:00 pm

Edward Snowden is still in Hong Kong and told reporters he was not hiding from justice but exposing criminality. Snowden said he plans to fight the United States in the courts and believes in Hong Kong’s rule of law.

Lakeside Diner

By: Monday September 10, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches/videos on current issues that may be of interest.

Lakeside Diner

By: Friday September 7, 2012 4:45 am

A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches/videos on current issues that may be of interest.

Labor Activists Peer Into Shadows of Apple’s Factory Empire

By: Sunday July 8, 2012 6:45 am

Our gadgets and tablets make our lives easier, but those palm-sized miracles of convenience are built by hard work in a metastasizing global chain of low-wage labor. Apple has received much criticism lately over the exploitation of workers in China, particularly at the manufacturing behemoth Foxconn, where several worker suicides have stirred public outrage.

Apple Hoards Cash Offshore; Makes Products Abroad in Abusive Conditions

By: Wednesday November 2, 2011 11:30 am

Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), a Hong Kong-based group, reports that Apple’s major manufacturing contractors in Asia routinely subject employees to forced overtime, wage theft and no breaks — and even unprotected exposure to toxins.

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