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{ LINK: Al Jazeera In Cairo Being Shut Down, Press Credentials Revoked: Egypt State TV }

thenoobyorker:

etrehumain:

taniada:

“Egyptian state TV reported Sunday morning that the Al Jazeera office in Cairo is being shut down and Al Jazeera reporters are losing their press credentials in Egypt.

Al Jazeera correspondent Dan Nolan tweeted the news at about 11 a.m. local time, adding that Al Jazeera’s licenses were revoked, per state media.

Nolan quickly added, “Don’t worry we’ll still report what’s happening in #Egypt no matter what new restrictions they put on us.”

Another Al Jazeera employee Evan Hill put the news this way: “State TV announces Al Jazeera’s broadcasting license and press cards are being revoked. Our bureau is packing up.”“

Whoa, that literally just happened.

Anonymous sources said that today, Sunday, would be the day that Mubarak would quell the protests… aka kill as many people as possible. How can you do that if news sources are monitoring every step?

holy shit.

(Source: bubonickitten, via notforallthewealthofcaesar-deac)

{ LINK: from FreePress: Republicans in Congress have introduced legislation that would give phone and cable companies absolute power over the Internet. }

EDIT: if you can’t sign this letter, passing it around is still really helpful.  thank you.

They are pushing a “Resolution of Disapproval” that would strip the FCC of its authority to protect our right to free speech online. If it passes, the FCC would not just be barred from enforcing its already weak Net Neutrality rule, but also from acting in any way to protect Internet users against corporate abuses. 

We can kill the resolution in the Senate by getting 51 members to stand with us and online freedom. Sign this letter to demand that your senators join us in protecting free speech online, and we will deliver it to their offices in Washington.

please reblog.

“All landlines of communication in and out of Libya are cut.”

just now on Aljazeera: http://english.aljazeera.net/watch_now/

This is very serious. The world was able to get information out of Libya by interviewing protesters via phone. And protesters were able to use the Internet via dial-up connections with modems.

(via thevisualpoet)

{ LINK: A Few Useful Tools For The Internet Insurgency }

rapseyrecommends:

The revolution won’t be televised, all information will be on the internet.
But to get it there is one thing, to have it stay there is an entirely other thing.
So here is a collection of tools and links that will help you get your message out:

(via

selva)

(Source: selva, via sogrump)

“Al Jazeera announces it is allowing any networks to broadcast its material due to the deliberate scrambling of its signals by Libya. During jamming, Al Jazeera English can be watched on Hotbird 13E Frequency: 11034 Vertical FEC: 3/4 Symbol rate: 27500; on Badr4/Eurobird 2 (26East) Frequency : 11680.8 Horizontal; SR: 27.5: FEC: 3/4; and on Nilesat/ Atlantic Bird4A (7West) Frequency: 11393 Vertical; SR:27.5; FEC :3/4”

—Al Jazeera Live Blog (via dancingonembers)

(Source: blogs.aljazeera.net, via kiriamaya)

dorkery:

Operation “Libya White Fax”
 
After observing the growing unrest and correspondingly violent crackdown in Libya, a group of hackers conceived and launched Operation Libya White Fax: while the internet and data connections are being throttled, cut off and censored, phone lines are still open, and fax machines are still working. So, with a list of numbers that have fax machines on the other end, and one fax document packed with timely info, time-sensitive information on how to route around censorship can get to people inside Libya.
The information document is online [PDF mirror] and so is the list of numbers to send it to. The info is coming from We Re-Build’s main Libya page and will be updated as needed. This document helps people in Libya learn how to connect to dial-up internet, and route around the government-ordered communication blocks. In a time like this, that can make all the difference in the world.

dorkery:

Operation “Libya White Fax”

After observing the growing unrest and correspondingly violent crackdown in Libya, a group of hackers conceived and launched Operation Libya White Fax: while the internet and data connections are being throttled, cut off and censored, phone lines are still open, and fax machines are still working. So, with a list of numbers that have fax machines on the other end, and one fax document packed with timely info, time-sensitive information on how to route around censorship can get to people inside Libya.

The information document is online [PDF mirror] and so is the list of numbers to send it to. The info is coming from We Re-Build’s main Libya page and will be updated as needed. This document helps people in Libya learn how to connect to dial-up internet, and route around the government-ordered communication blocks. In a time like this, that can make all the difference in the world.

(via dancingonembers-deactivated2011)

{ Libya, Bahrain, Yemen News Roundup: February 24. }

quick fyi to readers: i have not been to many of these links yet but due to the subject matter there’s probably some seriously triggering violence at some of them, and also i’m not sure if any of them have ableist language used to refer to dictators (i.e. associating people with mental disabilities with violent evil motherfuckers again) but that does happen a lot.

pantslessprogressive:

Here is a news roundup for Libya, Bahrain, Yemen and other countries for Thursday, February 24. Also check out NewsFlick’s Middle East Situation Update: 24th Feb

[Previously: Feb. 22; Feb. 23]

Live blogs:

Libya:

What Officials Say - Libya:

Bahrain:

Yemen:

Algeria, Egypt, China, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Uganda:

Other good reads:

Resources:

(Source: pantslessprogressive, via kadalkavithaigal)

{ LINK: from Consumers Union: "The Senate is debating the budget now, and we need you to weigh in with your members to make sure your priorities aren’t gutted!" }

NOTE 1: if you don’t want to participate in this campaign (like because you don’t like Consumers Union or because the email form is binarist), but can and do want to contact your Senators about this, here’s a list of contact info for US Senators.

NOTE 2: if you cannot do this at all, passing this around is still very helpful.  thank you.

NOTE 3: it’s a good thing the email form is editable because they left some important shit out of the prewritten parts (also it woulda been kinda hilarious of them to say “tell Congress YOUR priorities” and then not let you edit the form).

anyway:

Tell Congress your priorities!

Getting the deficit under control is important for our nation’s future.

But the budget battle shouldn’t be about gutting programs that you worked so hard for – health care, a financial watchdog, product and food safety, clean energy – while protecting the special interests.

The House majority’s annual budget passed last month was aimed squarely at cutting things that protect consumers, while giving a pass to the insurance companies, big banks and oil industry. The Senate is debating the budget now, and we need you to weigh in with your members to make sure your priorities aren’t gutted!

{ LINK: if you live in the US and can do so, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATORS AND ASK THEM TO OPPOSE HR 1 in its current form }

if you cannot do this, passing this info around is still really helpful.

NOTE: you can send up to 2 faxes a day for free at http://www.gotfreefax.com

ALSO: here are some text-things of various types that i have found that mention just a few of the things wrong with HR 1.  any additions to this list would be awesome — this is very not-definitive because i am not a very reliable person.  some of the articles have some problematic language (for example, a whole lotta cissexism/binarism relating to “women’s health”, as usual), but the info is there:

there’s one other thing i found that lists some shit but it’s on Facebook so i’ll quote the relevant parts here:

While H.R. 1 contains many dangerous provisions, I am going to focus on three that cut programs that promote health and wellness.

1)  The Pence Amendment, sponsored by Indiana’s own Republican Mike Pence, will cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Republicans argue that Planned Parenthood is making profits from abortions and the government should not fund abortion, but there are already laws preventing such funding. One in five women in the U.S. have received health care from Planned Parenthood and for many men, women, teens and children, this is the only source for care, from cancer screenings to HIV testing to birth control to PAP smears. Jon Stewart explains what H.R. 1 would do, saying, “You can’t prevent an unwanted child, you can’t get care if you do get pregnant and we won’t give you any help feeding the kid once it’s born.”

2)  H.R. 1 cuts the budget for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The cuts in funding for the EPA would mean decreased clean up and enforcement of public health standards for toxic mercury, carbon dioxide and other dangerous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act. For one in six women in the U.S., the levels of mercury in their blood are high enough to threaten the lives of any child they carry. H.R. 1 would also cut clean energy projects dependent on Department of Energy loans, not only negatively impacting our future with clean energy, but cutting tens of thousands of jobs.

3)  H.R. 1 blocks funding for the Affordable Care Act, representing an un-doing of the health-care reforms of the past year, shifting the focus away, once again, from keeping us healthy and well. It would signal a return to unfair, discriminatory health insurance practices and cut the efforts to rein in skyrocketing health care costs.

EDIT: added Save Darfur info and a couple more tags.  although i’m not sure how much i trust them because they sometimes seem kinda “Western Savior”-ish.

EDIT2: fixed the link, sorry.

{ LINK: if you live in the US and can do so, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATORS AND ASK THEM TO OPPOSE HR 1 in its current form }

now with ADDED INFO

if you cannot do this, passing this info around is still really helpful.

NOTE: you can send up to 2 faxes a day for free at http://www.gotfreefax.com

ALSO: here are some text-things of various types that i have found that mention just a few of the things wrong with HR 1.  any additions to this list would be awesome — this is very not-definitive because i am not a very reliable person.  some of the articles have some problematic language (for example, a whole lotta cissexism/binarism relating to “women’s health”, as usual), but the info is there:

there’s one other thing i found that lists some shit but it’s on Facebook so i’ll quote the relevant parts here:

While H.R. 1 contains many dangerous provisions, I am going to focus on three that cut programs that promote health and wellness.

1)  The Pence Amendment, sponsored by Indiana’s own Republican Mike Pence, will cut federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Republicans argue that Planned Parenthood is making profits from abortions and the government should not fund abortion, but there are already laws preventing such funding. One in five women in the U.S. have received health care from Planned Parenthood and for many men, women, teens and children, this is the only source for care, from cancer screenings to HIV testing to birth control to PAP smears. Jon Stewart explains what H.R. 1 would do, saying, “You can’t prevent an unwanted child, you can’t get care if you do get pregnant and we won’t give you any help feeding the kid once it’s born.”

2)  H.R. 1 cuts the budget for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The cuts in funding for the EPA would mean decreased clean up and enforcement of public health standards for toxic mercury, carbon dioxide and other dangerous air pollutants under the Clean Air Act. For one in six women in the U.S., the levels of mercury in their blood are high enough to threaten the lives of any child they carry. H.R. 1 would also cut clean energy projects dependent on Department of Energy loans, not only negatively impacting our future with clean energy, but cutting tens of thousands of jobs.

3)  H.R. 1 blocks funding for the Affordable Care Act, representing an un-doing of the health-care reforms of the past year, shifting the focus away, once again, from keeping us healthy and well. It would signal a return to unfair, discriminatory health insurance practices and cut the efforts to rein in skyrocketing health care costs.

EDIT: added stuff from Environment America (and relevant tags).  i don’t know them but i do trust Presente.org.

* i also don’t know anything about FRAC or Just Harvest.

** and i’m not sure how much i trust Save Darfur because they sometimes seem kinda “Western Savior”-ish.