For those interested in Minister Stephen Conroy’s plans to introduce mandatory internet censorship to Australia, check out Wendy Carlisle’s show on the Background Briefing. ABC Radio National: Conroy’s clean feed It’s well-researched, and it explains the issue from square one,… Read More ›
Clive Hamilton, “public intellectual”, has been banging on about how wrong wrongitty wrong anti-censorship advocates are. Clive has been stampily regurgitating the mantra of the censors: “I have heard no one argue that films, television, books and magazine should be… Read More ›
The West is running a “Leavers’ Diary” in their Blogs section: Day One, Day Two, Day Three, Day Four. It’s a tedious, poorly-written mishmash of “got pissed, got laid, spewed, fuck yeah.” As you’d pretty much expect from Schoolies’ Week…. Read More ›
This is part three of a transcription of MMM’s Spoonman show on internet censorship, which aired 13 November 2008. You can download the podcast here. Previous parts: Part One, an interview with EFA Chair Dale Clapperton. Part two, an interview… Read More ›
The Spoonman on MMM last night hosted a discussion of Conroy & Rudd’s internet censorship plans. You can download the podcast here. Here’s a transcript of the first part of the show, with EFA Chair Dale Clapperton. (errors are mine,… Read More ›
Dale Clapperton, Chair of the Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA), appeared briefly on Channel Seven’s Morning Show today, discussing internet censorship. I didn’t manage to record the introduction, as I was caught by surprise and there was a chainsaw buzzing outside… Read More ›
[edited 24/25/27 Oct 2008 to update Further Reading list and keep the links roundup up to date.] Greens Senator Scott Ludlam has been trying to extract information on the new internet filtering plans in Senate Estimates committee. Here’s the transcript,… Read More ›
[Edit 24 Oct 08: The current post on this issue can be found here: “Wild claims hysteria enthusiastic commentary on internet censorship: Ludlam in Senate Estimates”] Australia’s Labor government is now set on instituting mandatory across-the-board internet censorship for every… Read More ›
The Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony is about to start.
In all the protests about Tibet and about internet censorship (important issues both), there is an enormous humanitarian crisis in China at risk of getting pushed into the background. That crisis is the systematised, legalised, horrific violence against women and girls.
Through Olympics time, I’m planning to post roundups and linkdumps on a series of these topics. Be warned – they’re all likely to contain triggers.
First up: forced abortion.