July 16, 2008

: BPA | Toe Jam

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The BPA debuted in 2008 with their song ‘Toe Jam’, along with a video featuring nude dancers with censor bars on them, making pictures and words with them. The BPA or Brighton Port Authority is a collaboration between musicians Fatboy Slim, David Byrne, feat. English rapper Dizzee Rascal.
| Download | track / video from iTunes The BPA - Toe Jam (Radio Edit) [feat. Dizzee Rascal & David Byrne] - Single
:. The BPA | mySpace
|| u are looking 4 the uncensored clip, try here & here
tags : music, bpa, byrne, summerWaves08


May 13, 2008

: Mahalla Uprising by Nasser Nouri

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mahalla uprising

mahalla uprising

The Mahalla Intifada
Nasser Nouri |
CC 2008
slideshow | flickr

In April 2008 Egypt has seen a number of strikes and demonstrations against low salaries and price rises with shootings and mass arrests of strikers and demonstrators.

Reuters’s photographer Nasser Nouri, who was shot by a rubber bullet and later has been arrested at Mahalla’s Police Station, has done a fantastic job. His great b/w work of the struggle of Mahalla’s poor is released on his flickr-account to expose Mubarak’s system.

:. Nasser Nouri / slideshow
all photos CC 2008 by Nasser Nouri
/ arabawy
tags : hunger, photography, nouri

May 8, 2008

: BLOG 4 BURMA | Body Count in the Countdown to the ‘Referendum’

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Even a brief week before the disastrous conditions under politically staged “referendum” on the draft constitution, which the existing military balance of power still legally concrete would have been little difference country and a German-language media only worth a row. The same was true for the so self dünkende scene of the bloggers. Since it takes a natural disaster to return times of spine to correct. Sonderbarer way it is now the so-called “activist network”, where the cyclone “Nargis” and its apocalyptic aspects Sterbenswörtlein elicits no. | | |
/ EN article / online translation
/ DE Body Count im Countdown zum “Referendum” on in|ad|ae|qu|at


May 6, 2008

: Nine Inch Nails | ‘The Slip’ For Free

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nin | the slip

Trent Reznor introduces his latest album The Slip with a note that reads, “Thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years — this one’s on me.”

He means it. The album is available for free in what could be the perfect array of digital formats: MP3, lossless (FLAC or Apple) or 24-bit, 96-kHz WAV files that sound better than the CD would have, if Reznor had bothered to release one yet. Vinyl and CD versions will go on sale in July, according to the Nine Inch Nails site.

Not only is The Slip available for free, but it was released under the Creative Commons “attribution noncommercial share-alike” license. A note on the NIN site says: “We encourage you to remix it, share it with your friends, post it on your blog, play it on your podcast, give it to strangers, etc.” The MP3 version of the album is available as a direct download from a server, while the larger files (lossless and high-resolution) are available as torrent downloads.
stream | download / via wired

The Future Of Viral Marketing

After you enter your e-mail address for the download link, a new screen appears asking if you would like to send this album as a gift to 3 friends. The thinking here is that the distribution will expand exponentially as each person will tell 3 people who tell 3 people and so on. With this model Trent gets their email address for future promotions and a lot of music into listeners computers. / gregrollett

Vinyl and CD versions will go on sale in July, according to the Nine Inch Nails site. Reznor’s direct-to-fans approach extends to his upcoming tour. Tickets will be available through the NIN website in the 72 hours leading up to the show (updated). Each ticket will have the name of the buyer printed on it, so they will not available through scalpers.
:. Nine Inch Nails

April 21, 2008

: Sonar 2008

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Hybrid beings with a human head and the body of an animal from a mysterious ‘genetic experimentation’ laboratory in China are at the centre of the festival’s image. / link
:. all images | Sonar 2008
:. all videos | viral marketing fake website

xxxxx : festival, electronica

April 19, 2008

: Charly Wiski

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The first question we can already answer for you:
yes, there’s a new voice (and cough) on the scene, Charly Wiski.

titel : Charly United
release : O&G21

04/10 Maria | 3:16 | cc license by-nc-sa

/ more info & trax
:. xmp3.playlist | shortlist |

xxxxx : label, music, creative commons, wiski

April 18, 2008

: Dark Matter & Radical Beauty

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The Chicago festival VERSION is produced by the Public Media Institute, a non-profit 501(c)-3 corporation. Version brings together individuals, groups and networks that utilize visual and conceptual art strategies, innovative social practice, public art projects, and new music to push the counter cultures forward. It’s received critical acclaim internationally and abroad.

In 2008, Dark Matter is all around us. Us artists, us activists, us outlaws. All of us, we are engaged in a culture war and economic struggle against establishments in all their guises. We form communities to counter the alienation of everyday life, and the commercial and institutional structures that stifle reality. We desire another world.
:. VERSION 08 April 17 – 27 2008

For the seventh year now, the organisers of MEMEFEST, a “festival of radical communication,” are encouraging students, professionals, artists and activists alike to contribute their talents to our collective counter-culture.

With this theme Radical Beauty we want you to explore radical beauty and use it for creation and social action for grassroots initiatives in your communities in ways that let the world fall in love with it.
Submission deadline is : May 20th 2008
Participation is free of charge

/ link
xxxxx : festival, culture jamming, network

: BayWords | Freedom of Speech

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The seemingly unsinkable torrent search The Pirate Bay has launched BayWords blogging service that aims to provide users with censorship-free blog hosting at no cost. ‘Because of the need of freedom of speech and secure hosting facility of the words being said we could not agree to how people behave towards bloggers. Many blogs are being shut down for uncomfortable thoughts and ideas. We will not do that. Our goal is to protect freedom of speech and your thoughts. As long as you don’t break any Swedish laws in your blog, we will defend it’, BayWords declares.

They are using WordPress as the blogging engine for this new service. Fill out the one-step form and you’ll be blogging seconds later!

Matt Mullenweg from WordPress talked about this new service: “WordPress.com supports free speech and doesn’t shut people down for “uncomfortable thoughts and ideas”, in fact we’re blocked in several countries because of that. However as a US-based company we must comply with US laws, which means if the primary purpose of a blog is distributing illegal material it’s not a good fit for WordPress.com.” | via TechWhack |

AHOY BayWords, after BayImg we will see you soon on BayWatch!

:. All your cops are belong to us! /hlywd | TPB |
:. Fighting for Bloggers’ Rights | EFF |
:. Please Note | shortlist |

terrocracy by oolab

Die Piraten des scheinbar unsinkbaren Torrent-Trackers The Pirate Bay haben den zensurfreien Blog-Service BayWords gestartet. Bei zunehmenden Zensurbestrebungen will TPB mit der Plattform BayWords die freie Meinungsäußerung in Blogs sichern, um ungehindert auch unbequeme Statements veröffentlichen zu können – zumindest, solange sie sich im Rahmen der schwedischen Gesetze bewegen, versichert Admin brokep.

Für Baywords hat man zwar Spacedump als schwedischen Hoster gewählt statt dem TPB-Hoster PRQ, doch das kostenlose Blog-Netzwerk nutzt das populäre Weblog-System WordPress, deren amerikanischer Betreiber sich an US-Gesetze halten muß. Der BayWords-Service ist kostenlos, die Grundeinstellungen konfigurieren und unter einer Adresse xxxxx.baywords.com starten.

Blog-Zensur ist nicht nur in autoritären Staaten wie China oder Burma ein Thema. In Großbritannien wurde im März 2008 das regierungskritische Blog Civil Serf einer britischen Ministerialbeamtin vom Netz genommen und danach verkündet, dass es Blogging-Richtlinien für Staatsangestellte geben werde. In den USA kam es im vergangenen Jahr zu Blog-Löschungen von Diskussionsgruppen zum Thema Sex auf LiveJournal.

|| Q: Why dont you Pirate Bay guys ever finish a project before starting a new one?
|| A: We do whatever we want, whenever we want. If it doesnt suit you, you can start your own empire.
|| FAQ on BayImg

Auf die Klage von US-Medienkonzernen antwortet TPB:
All your cops are belong to us! /hlywd
‘It has come to our attention that Warner Bros has employed the police officer in charge of the whole investigation about The Pirate Bay.’
Time to investigate the investigators.

WARNING: Deleting a blog also deletes all of its associated data
Vor dem Blog-Deleting kommt das Blog-Bashing. ‘Das Jahr 2007 dürfte als Hoch-Zeit der konsequenten Denunzierung von Bloggern und deren Machenschaften von seiten der Printmedien in die Annalen einer Geschichte des Unnötigen eingehen’, wird es in bei in|ad|ae|qu|at zielsicher auf den Punkt formuliert.

:. Fighting for Bloggers’ Rights | EFF |
:. Überwachung im Kapitalismus | shortlist |
foto : terrocracy by oolab | cc license
xxx : the pirate bay, blog, network, privacy
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