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Exploring the intersection between trade union organising and new technology

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Hosted by Various Creative Commons Works on 2012-10-16 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
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Part of the series: Syndicated Thursdays

A chance to showcase other Creative Commons works. We try to expose podcasts, speeches, presentations, music, etc that you may not have heard. If you have suggestions for items then send your recommendation to admin at hpr and we'll add it to the queue.

Today it's the turn of The Cyberunions Podcast, http://cyberunions.org/. Cyberunions is a project exploring the intersection between trade union organising and new technology. Rather than seeing technology as a set of tools, we see cyberspace as a space, where people work, organise politically, are entertained and educated, and engage in many fields of human endeavour.

Todays show is The Cyberunions Podcast - Episode 46: gIMMI net freedomz http://cyberunions.org/the-cyberunions-podcast-episode-46-gimmi-net-freedomz/


We speak to Smári McCarthy of the International Modern Media Institute

1:30 May Day updates

  • Good day in Mexico City
  • Good article about the new and old left coming together in the US
  • Interesting times across Europe
  • Elections in the UK (local), France and Greece

6:00 Tech update

  • Apple finally credits Open Street Maps
  • Duckduckgo searches Open Street Maps if you search !osm

8:00 Interview with Smári McCarthy

  • International Modern Media Institute builds media freedom best practice
  • Makes Iceland the best country in the world to host information
  • Time to go on the offensive to assert net freedom
  • In the US, free speech is easy to suppress at local level
  • Free speech laws are 200 years out of date and not fit for the information age
  • Never waste a good crisis - it’s an opportunity for change
  • Birgitta Jonsdottir helped promote media freedom in the Alþingi
  • The financial crisis means Iceland can no longer rely on is finance sector
  • Data services become a new economic sector, which is diversified and encourages entrepeneurship
  • ACTA is a threat to a large portion of human endeavour and must be stopped
  • Lobbyists have succeeded in entrenching intellectual monopoly protections into the Kenyan constitution - allows them to leverage East Africa
  • How do unions fit into this? Where is the digital labour movement?
  • The labour movement is paralysed by hierarchy - the internet challenges this and can unlock union power
  • The industrial revolution was a tragic mistake
  • How do you protect whistleblowers?
  • You can get hosting in Iceland through Ecodis

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Comment #1 posted on 2012-10-17T00:49:27Z by pokey

Syndicated Thursday Tuesday

It's a unique idea, but I like that we're trying it. It shows that we aren't afraid to take chances.

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