Europarl Committee Rejects ACTA, Tor anonymity, Linus Torvalds reflects on Linux and more.. A cyberculture roundup..

Final Europarl Committee Rejects ACTA: Internet-Lobbyists, 5-0. from TorrentFreak by Ernesto A lot of prestige had been building up toward today?s vote in the International Trade committee (INTA), which was about to give its recommendation to the European Parliament on the ACTA treaty. Six months ago, it looked like a no-brainer. Then, protests on the … Read more

A massive Eurosphere roundup… After Greek elections and more…

MAIN FOCUS: Greece poised to form government | 19/06/2012 from euro|topics Following the parliamentary elections in Greece the conservative Nea Dimokratia party and the socialist Pasok plan to form a government today, Tuesday. Both support the country’s austerity programme. The result of the election may have bought Europe some time but the country’s bankruptcy is … Read more

“Crowdfunders vs. Banksters: New Hybrid Tactic from Spain” and a cyberculture roundup

Crowdfunders vs. Banksters: New Hybrid Tactic from Spain from The Meta-Activism Project by Mary C Joyce In contemporary activism it?s not a questions of online or offline, but how to integrate the two.  Tactics are likely to be hybrid, making use of tools and processes in digital and physical space.  Here?s a new example of … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Elections in Greece and France.. Euro 2012

Greece: General Elections on Twitter from Global Voices Online by Veroniki Krikoni Under hashtags like #grelections, #electionsgr and #ekloges12, Greek netizens share their opinions, feelings and related media about the forthcoming general elections in Greece on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Greece votes for new parliament from BBC News | Europe | World Edition Greeks begin … Read more

Eurosphere roundup: Facebook’s European lobbying; The far right; Breivik trial and more…

Facebook wants to double Brussels staff (to 4 people) and intensify European lobbying from The Next Web by Robin Wauters French Presidential Candidate’s Video to Attract Minorities by Abdoulaye Bah The far right takes root in Europe , Mariano Aguirre from open Democracy News Analysis – by Mariano Aguirre Anders Behring Breivik?s attacks are part … Read more