Michael Moore questioned by the BBC interviewer Jeremy Paxman, patiently explains the significance of the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has spread to over 1000 cities and towns in over 80 countries. "We're not into fixing or reforming or tweaking. This simply has to end. The way of doing business as we know it has to come to an end." UPDATE
2011-09-08 12:32:38 Posted
by:ragaman7 Category:Digital Rights
[from Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing.net] Germany's Pirate Party is kicking major electoral ass, holding 50 local elected offices across the country, and are now poised to win their first federal electoral contests:
“We are delighted that our demands for more transparency, participation and democracy for the people of Berlin are shared by the public. The Berlin people want change, and they recognize that a vote for the Pirate Party is not wasted,” Pirate Party’s Gerhard Anger said.
“With this poll result we are not in the state parliament yet. However, it is an important step in the right direction. We have to work hard in the next four weeks. In order to see the results of this poll reflected in actual votes on election day, we still have to keep on going,” Anger adds.
Previously the German Pirate Party already held a seat in the national parliament when Jörg Tauss left the Social Democrats to join the pirates. However, having people voted into parliament through an election would be an even bigger accomplishment. UPDATE
Recently, there have been a number of incicents where the Total Recut gallery has been hijacked by various spammers posting completely unrelated content and clogging up the system. I am calling for silence from the spammers and offer this video as a token of my sentiments...no more please! Spam somewhere else. UPDATE
VIDEODROME is a one-night event of audio/visual overdose of hardcore video editing where
picture matches sound, cut for cut, beat for beat. It is a collision of IDM, video art, mash-up, VJ culture, and experimental
electronic music and contemporary club culture, bridging the gaps between the sofa, the club and the art
gallery. The event showcase experimental video works which function as dance music,
a/v mash-up, visual music with an emphasis on aggression and intensity.
June 10 2011 MOCCA Toronto 952 Queen St.W 8pm UPDATE
Within days after the release of Negativland's clever parody of U2 and Casey Kasem, recording industry giant Island Records descended upon the band with a battery of lawyers intent on erasing the piece from the history of rock music.
Craig "Tribulation 99" Baldwin follows this and other intellectual property controversies across the contemporary arts scene. Playful and ironic, his cut-and-paste collage-essay surveys the prospects for an "electronic folk culture" in the midst of an increasingly commodified corporate media landscape. UPDATE
When “The Blair Witch Project” was a box office smash in the summer of 1999, people braced themselves for a slew of imitators. But it wasn’t until recently that Found Footage as a sub-genre of horror has really started to mature and become respectable as more than just a collection of “Blair Witch” knockoffs. Like its cousin the mockumentary, Found Footage Horror uses filmic techniques associated with non-fiction filmmaking to tell a fictional story that feels more believable or realistic. In most cases, the film is purportedly edited from the recovered footage of characters who are missing or dead.
The deadline for the Critical Remix Festival, Oil and War is fast approaching. The deadline to submit your remix to the festival is Monday December 20th 2010.
Remember, submission is free and there will be a $1000 award given to one ambitious remixer, so add your voice to the chorus and remind everyone that by deconstructing the messages of media, we can reclaim our voices from the powerful.
Please visit the Critical Remix Festival website, www.appropriationalliance.org for more details...
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