My Bookmarx 09/22/2011
22 سبتمبر 2011 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
International Statement of Solidarity With Cuban Anti-Authoritarians: You Are Not Alone – Infoshop News
“The Communist Party of Cuba’s VI Congress has just closed with an endorsement of the liberal reforms (“to each according to his labors”) promised in the realm of the economy: but along with these come cuts in social services and an increased presence for military and for technocrats in the machinery of government, with a reduction in the presence of intellectuals and workers.”
Wall Street Occupation Continues | Common Dreams
“Thousands of activists descended on Wall Street this past weekend as part of the #OccupyWallStreet protest organized by the group Adbusters. While the turn-out was considerably lower than the projected 20,000 protesters Adbusters originally hoped would come to the event, hundreds of individuals are still participating in the occupation —not of Wall Street, per se— but of nearby Zuccotti Park.”
Windows 8 secure boot would ‘exclude’ Linux • The Register
“Computer scientists warn that proposed changes in firmware specifications may make it impossible to run “unauthorised” operating systems such as Linux and FreeBSD on PCs.”
Socialist Alternative – Student resistance in New Zealand
“Scenes that have not been seen in New Zealand universities in a decade – these could well be the opening moves in a titanic shift in the power relations inside New Zealand universities. Yet whether the shift is in favour of students, lecturers and the community or in favour of the corporates and the neoliberals is still to be decided.”
Rising fees, attacks on lecturers’ work rights, the passage of the VSM Bill [voluntary student membership – similar to the VSU bill introduced by the Howard government in Australia] in two weeks time, the closure of popular academic departments and the increasingly authoritarian style of university management make the situation on our campuses potentially inflammatory.
Commentary: Texas has more jobs but also more poverty | McClatchy
“When the country loses jobs, it’s not surprising that more people fall into poverty. But when Texas adds jobs, more people fall into poverty, too. “
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