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  1. Jeremy Corbyn the absolute boy! đŸ˜đŸ€—


  2. VÀnsterpartiets Jonas Sjöstedt krossar Moderaternas nya partiledare, Ulf Kristersson, i riksdagen. Se videon!

    Detta var veckans politiska höjdpunkt mÄste jag ÀndÄ sÀga.

  3. The horrific scenes from the Catalan Referendum shows that the police is no protector or guarantor of democracy. Instead they willingly suppress democracy and with extreme force beat down non-violent, ordinary people.

  4. Det hÀr Àr lite smÄroligt faktiskt.

  5. On October 10 the EU will vote on a new controversial copyright reform that could kill smaller, independent online communities – just like this one.

    Article 13 in the new copyright reform could make owners of forums, blogs and other platforms that is built on user generated content liable for what their users post, and the reform forces these websites and platforms to introduce complex and expensive copyright filters. Under the new copyright reform, community owners could be sued for any copyrighted material shared or used by the users of its platform that their filters or staff/moderators doesn’t catch. Clearly, this could be devastating for smaller and independent online communities that would be unable to implement filters or afford a legal team to handle potential lawsuits.

    TNW has a good article on this dysfunctional proposal where Raegan MacDonald, Senior Policy Manager and EU Principal at Mozilla, warns that new copyright reform "would eventually lead to more homogenous cultural content, coming from fewer publishers and being available on fewer platforms".


    “I talked to smaller businesses and startups about this, or usually the one lawyer that they have on staff — if they had any at all — and just asked them: ‘Legally speaking, would you allow your platform to be open?’ And they couldn’t, because they won’t be able to shoulder that legal liability for content that the filter doesn’t catch,” said MacDonald.

    Read more here: EU is voting on ‘dysfunctional’ copyright proposal October 10

  6. Nazister kan ha infiltrerat polisen, rapporterar ETC Göteborg.


    Nordiska motstÄndsrörelsen pÄstÄr sig ha medlemmar inom polisen. Polisen kan varken bekrÀfta eller dementera och menar att det inte spelar nÄgon roll om anstÀllda skulle vara nazister, sÄ lÀnge de inte begÄr brott. Justitieministern vÀgrar kommentera uppgifterna.

    Det kan lÄta osannolikt att högerextrema grupper har infiltrerat polisen i Sverige. Men kan det hÀnda i USA sÄ kan det ju hÀnda hÀr, se exempelvis: "FBI Says Racist Organizations Have Been Infiltrating Police Departments For Years" och "The FBI Has Quietly Investigated White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement".

  7. AngÄende att nazistiska NMR har fÄtt tillstÄnd av polisen att demonstrera  i samband med BokmÀssan och marschera utanför en judisk synagoga under sjÀlvaste Jom Kippur. Polisen hÀvdar att de inte har nÄgot annat val Àn att godkÀnna nazistmarschen.

    Men man kan ju frÄga sig hur mycket dagens lagstiftning skiljer sig frÄn den som fanns i slutet pÄ 90-talet?


    Jag tror inte detta handlar om att applicerbar lagstiftning saknas. IstÀllet tror jag tyvÀrr att det handlar om ren ovilja frÄn polisen och ett svagt politiskt intresse frÄn den lagstiftande makten att ta sig an den vÀxande högerextremismen i Sverige. 

    Nazisterna försvann frÄn Karlskrona under 1990-talet tack vare att samhÀllet, polisen och politiken - bÄde lokalt och nationellt - agerade kraftfullt och bestÀmt mot extremhögern. Av nÄgon anledning verkar det som att denna vilja helt saknas idag. 

    1. simonleuf


      Det finns redan idag stöd i lagen för att stoppa nazisterna – polisen Ă€r bara okunniga, principlösa och ryggradslösa.

  8. Capitalism fuels climate change. Fight climate chaos with socialism!


  9. In MSM, the difference between "looting" or "finding" often comes down the colour of the person's skin.


  10. Varför förskönar och lÄtsas vissa att Anna Kinberg Batra var en duktig partiledare? Hon var ju riktigt dÄlig, stel och kunde inte svara tydligt pÄ enda frÄga. Dessutom hade Anna Kinberg Batra inga som helst betÀnkligheter med att nÀrma sig rasistpartiet i riksdagen. Hon tvingades inte, hon VALDE att nÀrma sig SD. Anna Kinberg Batra var en riktigt dÄlig partiledare. Punkt slut. Men Moderaternas kris gÄr mycket djupare Àn vem som Àr partiledare. SD-flörten Àr hela partiets skuld - Àven om partiledaren bÀr största skulden.

    1. simonleuf


      Ulf Kristersson som vill bli Moderaternas nya partiledare - och som av nÄgon anledning Àr favoriten att ersÀtta AKB - Àr en riktigt fin kandidat. 59a9eb67c764f_UlfKristersson.thumb.jpg.58027f592a691a7eff24d2b209193e09.jpg

      Och ja, allt i listan Àr sant!

    2. simonleuf


      Den svenska högern vill sparka journalister, stoppa kÀrnvapennedrustning, förstöra vÀlfÀrden, sabba klimatet och ge rasister makt. FrÀscht!

  11. Alf Hornborg skriver bra om klimatkrisen och hur kapitalismen Àr sjÀlva grundproblemet till klimatförÀndringarna pÄ DN Debatt.


    Det handlar inte endast om att sluta anvÀnda fossila brÀnslen, utan om det lÄngsiktigt orimliga i en marknad som belönar en accelererande resursförbrukning med mera resurser att förbruka. FossilbrÀnsleanvÀndningen har genom klimatproblematiken blivit den allt överskuggande mÄltavlan för ekologisk samhÀllskritik, men den Àr ytterst bara det tydligaste symptomet pÄ att den globala ekonomin hotar hela biosfÀren.

    Kapitalismen kan inte göras hÄllbar, det Àr omöjligt. Kampen mot klimatförÀndringarna bör alltsÄ dÀrför Àven vara en kamp mot kapitalismen.

  12. Sveriges sÀmsta statsminister, CIA-kÀlla, folkfördrivare och internationellt utskrattad. Det Àr Carl Bildt.

    Åsa Linderborg öppnar veckan med en riktig hĂ„rd (och bra) bokrecension om Carl Bildt. LĂ€s den: FrĂ„n CIA-kĂ€lla till folkfördrivare. Åsa Linderborg om gĂ„tan Carl Bildt – och boken som avslöjar hans spel med medierna.

  13. Are you going to buy the bike?


    Let this flowchart help you if you're having difficulties deciding if you should buy that bike.

    1. GamerGuy


      Haha, this is hilarious. I'm a biking enthusiast myself, I'm going to save this one! :P

  14. It's horrible and heart-breaking what happened in Charlottesville tonight. And the way the MSM is downplaying this attack, blaming it on "both sides", and how they have utterly and completely failed to properly describe it for what it is - a terror attack by a white supremacist against peaceful demonstrators - just makes me so angry and sad. This shouldn't really surprise me any more - but it still does.

  15. On this day in 1961, the US began dropping the damaging chemical weapon Agent Orange on Vietnam in an effort to defeat the Viet Cong. It had devastating human and environmental effects. Dioxins from the chemical still persists in Vietnam and continues to make people sick.

  16. The problem with many socialists is that they tend to care (and understand) just as little about the environment/climate as capitalists. I'm tired of trying to explain to fellow socialists why climate action should be our top concern. Why the fight against climate change is also a fight against capitalism. And no, the answer is not "we just need more nuclear" or "we just need to get rid of capitalists and everything will sort itself out naturally"... Y'all need ecosocialism!

  17. Google gjorde en vinst pÄ över 5,5 miljarder i Sverige men betalade bara 5,5 miljoner i skatt pga "skatteplanering". Om Google inte hade smitit frÄn skatten sÄ hade hade staten fÄtt in över 1,2 miljarder kronor. SÄ Àr det nÄgra som bör jagas med blÄslampa sÄ Àr det de stora företagen som tjÀnar miljarder i Sverige men som trixar med skatten sÄ att de kommer undan sitt samhÀllsansvar.

  18. The EU’s upcoming Copyright Reform could risk killing smaller independent blogs, forums and other online communities – just like this one.

    Article 13 in the new Copyright Reform could make forums, blogs and other platforms that is built on user generated content liable for their users’ content and forces these websites and platforms to introduce complex copyright filters.

    TNW has a good article on this mess, EU’s Copyright Reform is ‘a dysfunctional proposal’, where Raegan MacDonald, Senior Policy Manager and EU Principal at Mozilla, says that the new Copyright Reform will hold open platforms accountable for what users post. Forums, blogs and other open platform owners could therefore be sued for any copyrighted material shared or used by the users of its platform that their filters or staff/moderators doesn’t catch.


    The only way to operate an open platform under the restrictions of article 13 would be to have a big enough legal team to negotiate license agreements before going to market, and big enough to handle lawsuits due to user-posted content on top of that. In addition, companies would need to employ tailored filtering technology that would recognize all copyrighted content. To put that in perspective, not even YouTube’s filter can catch all copyrighted content — and that’s using Google’s immense resources.

    All of this would make the barrier of entry to the market too high for startups and SMEs. MacDonald believes that would eventually lead to more homogenous cultural content, coming from fewer publishers and being available on fewer platforms.

    You can read article 13, as well as the full proposal, here: Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on copyright in the Digital Single Market

  19. "Anonymous" browsing data from browser plugins can be easily exposed, researchers reveal. A journalist and a data scientist secured data from three million users easily by creating a fake marketing company, and were able to de-anonymise many users.


    A judge’s porn preferences and the medication used by a German MP were among the personal data uncovered by two German researchers who acquired the “anonymous” browsing habits of more than three million German citizens.

    [...] So where did the data come from? It was collated from a number of browser plugins, according to Dewes, with the prime offender being “safe surfing” tool Web of Trust. After Dewes and Eckert published their results, the browser plugin modified its privacy policy to say that it does indeed sell data, while making attempts to keep the information anonymous. “We know this is nearly impossible,” said Dewes.

    This is so fucked up. Are you currently using the WOT plugin in your web browser? If so, you probably should uninstall the plugin. I used it myself a few years back but removed the plugin because it wasn't all that useful really.

    Do you think there are many other browser plugins that sell their user's data?

    1. Holymacaroni


      Web of trust... What an ironic name!!

  20. DSA, Democratic Socialists of America, have announced that they are now 25,000 members strong, making them the biggest socialist organization in the U.S. since the Second World War. And even more impressive is the fact that they went from 8000 members to 25,000 members in just a year.

    1. Chicopingo


      This is cool I wish them all the best!

    2. Holymacaroni


      Wow!!!! 😎

  21. Be sure to read this interesting article from Jacobin on the election in Venezuela. Venezuelans will go to the polls today to elect a Constituent Assembly - which will include 364 regional representatives, 8 indigenous representatives, and 173 additional sectoral representatives including workers, farmers, disabled people, students, retirees, business owners, communes, and communal councils - that will be tasked with revising the nation's Constitution.


    Having seized one branch of government, opposition forces immediately demanded all three, constantly violating Supreme Court rulings and brazenly attempting to topple the executive. They continue to encourage violent protests in the streets that have left more than one hundred dead — where the cause is known, most have been killed directly or indirectly by the protestors themselves. This is not the picture of government repression painted by the international media, and in a country where 55 percent of Venezuelans continue to approve of Chávez and nearly half are opposed to the opposition’s violent tactics, those seeking to overthrow Maduro do not enjoy any great popular legitimacy.

    The international media has played its role, framing the question as simply a matter of time: when will the democratically elected and legitimate president step down? Never mind that, even amid the crisis, Maduro is still more popular than Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto, Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos, and the unelected and illegitimate Brazilian coup-president Michel Temer. These important details disappear in the fog of a relentless media onslaught, backed by both the CIA and the Trump administration.

    Read it: Which Way Out of the Venezuelan Crisis? 

    1. AdamAbram83


      The Bolivarian revolution continues! 

  22. Your robot vacuum cleaner is quietly mapping your home and selling the information to the highest bidder. That's not at all creepy or intrusive! Roomba's Next Big Step Is Selling Maps of Your Home to the Highest Bidder

    1. AdamAbram83


      Ugh I don't have a robot vacuum but this is not okay. 

    2. simonleuf


      No, it's not OK. Our privacy is quickly eroding and nobody seems to mind - it's crazy!

    3. Holymacaroni


      This makes me so angry! And I don't even have one of these vacuum... privacy intruders!

  23. In just a few days, on 2 August, Earth Overshoot Day is taking place. By that date, we will have used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year. Once we pass Earth Overshoot Day we are borrowing resources from 2018 - and yes, that means we are literally consuming our children's resources.

    And Earth Overshoot Day happens earlier every year. In 2007, just ten years ago, Earth Overshoot Day took place on the 6th of October. Our ecological footprint, especially in the West, is extreme and unsustainable at our current pace. Our natural resources, like trees and fish, continues to shrink, while our waste, primarily carbon dioxide, accumulates. We really must understand the importance of climate action and focus on using renewable and sustainable resources before we wreck our only home.

  24. KÀnns skönt med en stabil regering som agerar vuxet nÀr övriga beter sig som yra höns.

    1. AdamAbram83


      Visst men regeringen kunde skött det hela mycket bÀttre.

    2. simonleuf


      Absolut, regeringen hade kunnat sköta det hela mycket snyggare. Hade de agerat tidigare och sjÀlvmant sÄ hade kanske bara Anna Johansson tvingats avgÄ.

  25. I want this shirt so much.