Why the Anti-SOPA Movement Matters

I have said before that I am a supporter of Anonymous and all their crazy folks, and today is a good day for a display of fierce, lively internet democracy. The internet is the only true democracy on the planet, since no one rules it other than its own members, and where everyone has a place to say what…

Why the Anti-SOPA Movement Matters

Already there’s been an attempt to arrest Occupy protesters who used the #OccupyBoston hashtag on Twitter. What will happen when the government has access to information, and we don’t?

Black Tuesday and White Panic

White people make me laugh, with our undying love of and addiction to panic. Its our favourite go-to while waiting for iPhone releases and complaining about bandwidth and slow internet. (For a list of things white people like, go here). Because while some of us have the decency to acknowledge that our problems are pretty first world,…

This is Your Revolutionary Reading

Today, South African media is taking to the streets to protest the battering-ram speed of the Secrecy Bill being pushed through. In my heart, I want to believe that this will get stomped on by the Constitutional Court but it seems far too audacious to hope for that much right now. At the least, we can be…