There is a firestorm right now on Twitter. Apparently #OWS released a statement condemning anti-Semitism, yet removed a tweet about #freedomwaves (there is a new boat to Gaza, if you hadn’t heard) and Gaza.
From NY Times (I suppose they can be reputable occasionally):
U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes
The Obama administration has intensified the American covert war in Yemen, exploiting a growing power vacuum in the country to strike at militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets, according to American officials.
The acceleration of the American campaign in recent weeks comes amid a violent conflict in Yemen that has left the government in Sana, a United States ally, struggling to cling to power. Yemeni troops that had been battling militants linked to Al Qaeda in the south have been pulled back to the capital, and American officials see the strikes as one of the few options to keep the militants from consolidating power.
And information I have not seen reported anywhere else:
The Cabinet of the Palestinian Authority, in its session held on Tuesday, 17 May 2011, decided to postpone the local elections which were scheduled to be held on 9 July 2011. According to the new timeline, the elections will be held on 22 October 2011.
This decision came in light of the national reconciliation agreement, and as a response to a suggestion made by the CEC on 7 May 2011 to postpone the elections for a maximum of 90 days. The reason for the postponement is to provide an opportunity for all voters and parties to be registered and nominated and to participate in free and democratic elections conducted on the same day in both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
It doesn’t need a facebook page to survive.
The group GazaYBO (Youth Breaking Out), a phenomenal, outspoken group of young people whose only premise is that they have been screwed over by Israel, Palestinian leadership of any and all party affiliation, and the international community, has organized the March 15 day of protest in order to demonstrate solidarity between divided areas of Palestine, their unity, and dedication to “ending the division.”
Important internet fact #1: When the end of a URL is .il, .uk, .us, .jp, etc., that tells you the country in which that URL is registered.
“As it turns out, the “.ly” suffix is a top-level domain that’s under the control of the Libyan government, in the same way that “.uk” and “.jp” domains are controlled by the U.K. and Japan, respectively….Because the Libyan regime retains ultimate control over the domain, it can unilaterally decide which sites or services can use it. “
Paranoia breeds new hash tags.
Wheeee. This is what most of us did all day at work. Enjoy!