Ambitious – Pirate Party to the Sky!

In a move that roughly parallels global capitalism’s quest for domain over the heavens since the late 1950s, Pirate Parties are now suggesting taking to the sky via balloon or satellite as a means of ensuring access to culture without the hindrances of territorial law. Basically a hi-tech, sci-fi redux of the British pirate radio […]

Park Forest Police are the RIAA’s Repressive State Apparatus

Louis Althusser wrote “The State Apparatus, which defines the State as a force of repressive execution and intervention ‘in the interests of the ruling classes’ in the class struggle conducted by the bourgeoisie and its allies against the proletariat, is quite certainly the State, and quite certainly defines its basic ‘function’.”  The “Repressive State Apparatus” […]


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So what now? Sympatico bends to spying?

Yesterday I saw this at the Globe and Mail. Not that I’m shocked, given the current political compulsion toward “protecting” citizenry by spying on them. I am however, deeply troubled by this development. I received no informative email of the changes to the service agreement and in fact, finding the change proved difficult. Firstly (and […]