Posts Tagged ‘Democracy’

Many years have past since I started “The Manic Rambling of A Swede” and I have covered a lot of news both good and bad (mostly bad), now I have grown tired of it. This endless stream idiots that think they have what it takes to rule the majority. I have learned a lot from “The Manic” that I will bring with me, to my other projects.

I leave this last video for your viewing pleasure.

WOG out.

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British politician and the leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage has slammed EU bosses over European crisis. “It’s even more serious than economics because if you rob people of their identity, if you rob them of their democracy, then all they are left with is nationalism and violence. I can only hope and pray that the Euro project is destroyed by the markets before that” – Farage said at the end of his speech.

Nigel Farage is a true freedom fighter, we should all learn from him.

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President Obama’s Democratic Party has narrowly managed to retain a majority in the Senate in the midterm elections. But the House of Representatives is now in the hands of the Republicans. But many voters are worried about the corporate bankrolling of candidates, after vast amounts of campaign cash was poured into these elections.

Corporations should not be allowed to back a candidate and private donations should happen publicly and the people should be able to get the documents of the transactions.

Corporations hijacked your democracy a long time ago, it’s time you take it back.

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From the article:

Finland has become the first country in the world to make broadband a legal right for every citizen.

From 1 July every Finn will have the right to access to a 1Mbps (megabit per second) broadband connection.

Finland has vowed to connect everyone to a 100Mbps connection by 2015.

In the UK the government has promised a minimum connection of at least 2Mbps to all homes by 2012 but has stopped short of enshrining this as a right in law.

The Finnish deal means that from 1 July all telecommunications companies will be obliged to provide all residents with broadband lines that can run at a minimum 1Mbps speed.

Speaking to the BBC, Finland’s communication minister Suvi Linden explained the thinking behind the legislation: “We considered the role of the internet in Finns everyday life. Internet services are no longer just for entertainment.

“Finland has worked hard to develop an information society and a couple of years ago we realised not everyone had access,” she said.

It is believed up to 96% of the population are already online and that only about 4,000 homes still need connecting to comply with the law.

I applaud the Finnish government for this law it’s a great step in the right direction.

The net is so integrated into out daily lives that to most people being cut off from the internet is like loosing an arm or leg and to some people the net is more like an country and feels more like home then the country they live in so to kick them off is like force removal from the country they love.

This is what the politicians don’t seem to understand but I guess Finn’s do understand us, the people of the internet.

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From the article:

New rules to be introduced by government decree will require people who upload videos onto the Internet to obtain authorization from the Communications Ministry similar to that required by television broadcasters, drastically reducing freedom to communicate over the Web, opposition lawmakers have warned.

The decree is ostensibly an enactment of a European Union (EU) directive on product placement and is due to go into effect at the end of January after being subjected to a nonbinding appraisal by parliament.

On Thursday opposition lawmakers held a press conference in parliament to denounce the new rules — which require government authorization for the uploading of videos, give individuals who claim to have been defamed a right of reply and prevent the replay of copyright material — as a threat to freedom of expression.

“The decree subjects the transmission of images on the Web to rules typical of television and requires prior ministerial authorization, with an incredible limitation on the way the Internet currently functions,” opposition Democratic Party lawmaker Paolo Gentiloni told the press conference.

Article 4 of the decree specifies that the dissemination over the Internet “of moving pictures, whether or not accompanied by sound,” requires ministerial authorization. Critics say it will therefore apply to the Web sites of newspapers, to IPTV and to mobile TV, obliging them to take on the same status as television broadcasters.

“Italy joins the club of the censors, together with China, Iran and North Korea,” said Gentiloni’s party colleague Vincenzo Vita.

The decree was also condemned by Articolo 21, an organization dedicated to the defense of freedom of speech as enshrined in article 21 of the Italian constitution. The group said the measures resembled an earlier government attempt to crack down on bloggers by imposing on them the same obligations and responsibilities as newspapers.

The group launched an appeal Friday entitled “Hands Off the Net,” saying the restrictive measures would mark “the end of freedom of expression on the Web.” The restrictions would prevent the recounting of the life of the Italians in moving pictures on the Internet, it said.

The decree was also criticized by Nicola D’Angelo, a commissioner in the Communications Authority, which would be likely to play a role in policing copyright violations under the new rules. The decree ran contrary to the spirit of the EU directive by extending the rules of television to online video material, D’Angelo said in a radio interview.

He also expressed concern at the requirement for government authorization for the uploading of videos to Internet. “Italy will be the only Western country in which it is necessary to have prior government permission to operate this kind of service,” he said. “This aspect reveals a democratic risk, regardless of who happens to be in power.”

Wow, I’m shocked.

I feel bad for everyone in Italy right now since your loosing your democracy at a crazy fast pace.

This is why all country’s need a pirate party that has some balls and can put a stop to idiots that are trying to steal your freedoms away from you.

You might think this doesn’t concern you but it does since your country might be next, the corpoliticals does not want democracy they want corporate rule and a workforce that are basically slaves under them.

And for the record Silvio Berlusconi is a fucking fascist and shouldn’t be anywhere near a position of power.

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The article:

Most of the leading buyers of American military hardware in 2008 had two characteristics in common: they speak Arabic and their governments are opposed to democracy and basic freedoms. Information compiled by the Congressional Research Service revealed that the biggest recipients of U.S. arms sales last year were (in order): the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iraq and Egypt. With the exception of the popularly-elected government in Baghdad, all of these American military partners are ruled by autocratic or theocratic regimes.

The leading defense contractors manufacturing the weapons for these governments are Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, General Dynamics, and Raytheon.
Earlier this month, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the potential for $2.2 billion of new weapons sales to Arab dictatorships, in particular $1.2 billion worth to Hosni Mubarak’s Egypt for air-to-surface missiles, anti-ship missiles, aircraft engines, and Fast Missile Crafts (FMC). The rest of the proposed weapons sales are for the royal families of Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Yes the US government is fighting for your freedoms… or not. More like fighting everyone to get the most money for themselves, is it really that hard to see?
US government does noting if it can’t get money from it in the end.
The US people should not except this from there own country.

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WikiLeaks

Posted: February 21, 2008 in Free speech, Freedom
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Wikileaks is developing an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to people of all regions who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and corporations. We aim for maximum political impact. Our interface is identical to Wikipedia and usable by all types of people. We have received over 1.2 million documents so far from dissident communities and anonymous sources.

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~ George Orwell

I like this page and what they stand for.

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