Shaheen Bagh is like pilgrimage site for pro democracy people. Groups coming in from all directions chanting slogans, having talks at main stage, thousands spread across the road, people showing their creativity in diverse ways, standing around campfire in the cold winter night of Delhi and most of us were women. For sometime, I felt like I was at the greatest place on earth.
What are we planning to do after this? Even if we succeed?
Should we continue trusting the current political system that allowed this to happen? Or should we get out and be part of creating a new culture of politics?
Passive participation in politics is proved not working, we need active participation. We need to do more than voting every once a while.
“Final Report On 2020 Presidential Elections In #Belarus” was released.
A joint effort of the Voice, Zubr and Honest People platforms helped to collect and process official voting records from 1,310 out of 5,767 polling places.
The report is based on the comparison of data extracted from these 1,310 official polling places’ records with photographed ballots submitted by voters to the Voice platform.
Short deadlines and ignored public consultations, done at times where public protests are not possible. Its not hard to see center want to bypass discussions on it.
Health data management policy deals with extremely sensitive data of people. This is not an empire for King's masterstrokes. Such policies should go through publicly scrutiny and people should have their right to protest for what they feel right. This is EIA all over again.
[Breaking] SC Sentences Prashant Bhushan To A Fine Of Rupees One In The Contempt Case Over His Two Tweets https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/breaking-sc-sentences-prashant-bhushan-to-a-fine-of-rupees-one-in-the-contempt-case-over-his-two-tweets-162190#.X0yjh4l5bP4.twitter
"Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say."
— Edward Snowden
Similarly, the argument that you don't care about software freedom because you don't know coding can be considered as same. It's like arguing that you don't care about the food you eat because you don't know cooking!
Are we already conditioned to accept these plain sight display of oppression by state?
Due to recent events, I read so much wrong things about #Fedilab
- No, Fedilab was a paid app before the gab matter. The goal was to move people to F-Droid (Fedilab got more than 50k active users at this time)
- No, I didn't remove the free version, it was taken down by Google due to donation links.
- Yes, in-app login block is useless. That will never prevent your account to see messages from instances that you don't want to see.
And yes, the app has all tools to build your safe place.
"A chopped head is cheaper than a chopped tree"
- Amrita Devi Bishnoi
An act passive resistance by by Bishnoi community, the sacrifice of 363 souls and the bravery of thousands more to protect their belief and the Kejri trees they hugged while being chopped down by kings soldiers.
When Gandhi Refused To Apologize And Faced Contempt Proceedings https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/when-mahatma-gandhi-refused-to-apologize-and-faced-contempt-proceedings-161789
Here is a list of distributed social networking platforms: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_software_and_protocols_for_distributed_social_networking
And here are my personal suggestions:
The company is too big, controls the communication of a majority of the internet population. The country is too big and the biggest market because China is not available. The party is too big and systems to check their powers are failing.
We didn't expected this, because we were ignoring these for the convenience we got for free. I think its already late to migrate to decentralized platforms.
what a powerful moment, however this is far from the first protest over an algorithm: #robodebt in australia, protests over ride-hailing, food delivery and logistics algorithms across the world, over aadhaar based authentication in India, so many more! https://twitter.com/agstrait/status/1295003485897973762
Why the allegations about Facebook favouring the BJP are so significant for Indian politics.
Bobde is right, there is no honour, only lordships. Thank you for reminding us.
'A Bar Silenced Under Threat Of Contempt Cannot Lead To A Strong Court' : Advocates Express Dismay At Contempt Verdict Against Prashant Bhushan https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/a-bar-silenced-under-threat-of-contempt-cannot-lead-to-a-strong-court-advocates-express-dismay-at-contempt-verdict-against-prashant-bhushan-161548
"Fairness, Justice, and Freedom are more than words; they are perspectives"
ഫെഡറേറ്റഡ് സോഷ്യൽ വെബ്ബിലെ മലയാളിക്കൂട്ടം.