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Federated Media has just announced a partnership with WordPress.com. "The deal will include all of the blogs that are hosted under the company which comes to around 25 million." WordPress.com users will now be subjected to a big re-vamp of corporate-sponsored advertizing.
Perhaps it's time you considered taking more control over your blog?
It's very easy, and not expensive, to leave Wordpress.com's (Federated Media's) generally irresponsible Software as a Service practices to instead host your own website. After all, Wordpress is Free Software (unlike Blogger), so you're nearly there already! You just need to follow these steps*:
The Mesopotamia Social Forum in Kurdistan: A Report and Photo Gallery
The forum's message was “Freedom Will Prevail” and its program contained around 80 activities that gathered 2,000 participants from 170 organizations. (According to the local organizing committee). The opening march was met with strong state police presence, although the local governments were supportive of the forum. Also, a march against violence on women, highlighting that Kurdistan is a place where honor crimes are a reality, was also faced with control and confrontations by riot police. Both confrontations with the Turkish state enforcements were without incident. And these confrontations highlight the tension between the local Kurdish government, who were supportive of the forum events, and the Turkish state government, which regarded the forum with suspicion.
Richard M. Stallman recently visited the Occupied Palestinian Territories for a series of talks on Free Software and related issues. After a false start when Stallman scheduled talks at Israeli universities, he acquiesced to the condition that on his Palestine-sponsored tour he would respect the boycott on Israel. Ultimately, his trip was sponsored by ISOC, an organization committed to bringing free internet to Ramallah, along with a community fundraiser free from any corporate sponsorship.
Don't miss this week's Community Bridge radio show with Christopher Renner this Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 5:00 pm.
I'll be talking about the World Social Forum from Dakar in February 2011 as well as what's happening next. Another World Is Possible!
Participate in Shaping the US Social Forum Workshop TracksThe US Social Forum, MF/PL member, is preparing for June 2010 in Detroit by asking for feedback on its programming themes.
- bringing hundreds of organizers together
- connecting them to each others' skills, knowledge and experience
- thinking critically about the latest, state-of-the-art tech tools
- prioritizing economic and racial justice
Detroit Organizers Participate Virtually in International Conference, a Precursor to Next Summer's National Event, the USSF
AMC MissionThe Allied Media Conference cultivates strategies for a more just and creative world.
April 17-19, 2009 at Pace University (across from City Hall) One Pace Plaza New York, NY 10038