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Jan 24, 2018 at 11:57

Building a community internet network

Motherboard & VICE are building a community internet network.

“In order to preserve net neutrality and the free and open internet, we must end our reliance on monopolistic corporations and build something fundamentally different: internet infrastructure that is locally owned and operated and is dedicated to serving the people who connect to it.”

Hopefully it inspire other groups to do the same.

Riseup Story / Historia / Histoire

From: newsletter@lists.riseup.net
Subject: Riseup Story / Historia / Histoire
Date: 2017-12-17


Today, we present a Riseup story.

Once upon a time, there were a couple of fired-up twenty-somethings who
had just come out of an exhausting and exhilarating week of beautiful
protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle. They had a
question in their burning hearts: what's the best way we can help build
justice movements in the world? Being of the hacker and geeky
persuasion, [...] Read more

German government shuts down indymedia

The German government has shut down the German Indymedia site linksunten.indymedia.org, the most widely used German-language platform for radical politics and organizing. They have also conducted raids in Freiburg to seize computers and harass those they accuse of maintaining the site, absurdly justifying this on the grounds that the alleged administrators constitute an illegal organization for the sake of destroying the German Constitution. This represents a massive escalation in state [...] Read more

Governo alemão derruba site Indymedia Linksunten

O governo alemão proibiu o site do coletivo Indymedia Linksunten linksunten.indymedia.org, a plataforma de língua alemã mais utilizada por organizações políticas radicais. Eles também realizaram batidas na cidade de Freiburg para apreender computadores e perseguir aqueles que acusam de administrar o site, absurdamente justificando isso com base na acusação de que os supostos administradores são parte de uma organização ilegal com o objetivo de destruir a Constituição Alemã. Isso representa uma [...] Read more

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

“A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace” [reproduced in full below] is a widely distributed early paper on the applicability (or lack thereof) of government on the rapidly growing internet. Commissioned for the pioneering Internet project 24 Hours in Cyberspace, It was written by John Perry Barlow, a founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and published online on 1996. It was written primarily in response to the passing into law of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 [...] Read more