By Matt DeHart, originally published in The Gad About Town. This is the fourth article in a series of prison essays by Matt DeHart published on Mark Aldrich’s site. The first: “You don’t act like an American,” the second: “Hospitality in Mexico,” and Matt’s third: “Shattered.” Matt DeHart’s voice is one worth listening to. In … Continue reading The ‘Define Dignity Initiative’ by Matt DeHart
by Kitty Hundal with contributions by Raymond Johansen This article was inspired by a recent situation which occurred. The Hacker Wars, an article written by me, Kitty Hundal, with contributions by Raymond Johansen, was originally published with our permission to The Cryptosphere in April, 2015. The Cryptosphere is owned and operated by independent media journalist, Lorraine … Continue reading Piracy vs Plagiarism, What is the difference?
ENFORCED TRANSPARENCY by way of investigative journalism In our first article, we explained that when governments deny their citizens transparency and start to do bad things. We need to employ new tools to safeguard our democracy. This article, will focus on Independent Journalism and how to achieve that very independence. We will cover three examples … Continue reading Enforced Transparency 5: Crowdsourcing Independent Journalism
via Activists on Fast Track to #StopFastTrack | The Fifth Column. Raymond Johansen, international coordinator for the Norway Chapter of the Pirate Party and advisory board member of FreeAnons, is part of the global movement connected by social media and the internet to oppose FTAs. He points to the strength of a “network of connections … Continue reading Activists on Fast Track to #StopFastTrack | The Fifth Column
The concept of transparency is simple, if governments practice it – we as a people – will be able to spot misuse of power, corruption and safeguard our democracy. When transparency becomes just a word, a smokescreen, and governments around the world use it as well as the alleged need for secrecy to keep us in the dark, something has to be done.