Here’s a great account of how two “semi-employed, middle-class (at best) activists with only thrift-store clothes and no formal economics training” posed as spokespeople for the WTO. Among their proposals: a 3-foot phallus for administering electric shocks to sweatshop employees. Their site, which sparked the whole prank, is still up.
Forget the War On Terror, enter The War On Porn: “Lam Nguyen’s job is to sit for hours in a chilly, quiet room devoid of any color but gray and look at pornography. This job, which Nguyen does earnestly from 9 to 5, surrounded by a half-dozen other “computer forensic specialists” like him, has become the focal point of the Justice Department’s operation to rid the world of porn.” Mmm, weapons of mass distraction…
Noam Chomsky has a weblog.
Liar Liar, Pants On Fire.
We all know how the usa is enthusiastic about free speech, but, as a non-american, i’m always increasingly surprised when i read how the usa is not so enthusiastic about free trade, and wonder at the how the eu can happily respond, when so far as i know, it is as much a part of the problem. But fairer and more intelligent solutions are i believe possible, though it can be difficult to know where to start. And if the free speech advocate i listed above is too keen on a trans galactic conciousness, here’s another advocate from canada.
You should read this post from Nigey Lennon. I can’t agree more with the quote above…
“A perfect child? We have one right here – he’s under the coffeetable”FZ
France’s highest court of appeal has ruled that disabled children are entitled to compensation if their mothers were not given the chance of an abortion.
Wonder what Z would’ve had to say on this.