Monday, 17 January 2011

Wikileaks, Schmwikileaks

A couple of good smackdowns of the 'Assange of Arabia' meme: here and here.

Nonetheless, it is true that the Innertoobz played a part in the Tunisian revolution/revolt/uprising/whatever.

Because the Internet plays a part in everyfuckingthing in this century.

This bit, though, is extremely cool.
After weeks of public protests on- and offline the Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali resigned and escaped the country last Friday. Today, the head of the transitional government, Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi, announced his new cabinet members which include a familiar name. Slim Amamou, the Pirate Party member and freedom of speech activist who was arrested just a few days ago, is now the new Minister of Youth and Sports.

Slim's Twitter feed and blog.

That's some outta da box thinking, innit?

I remain hopeful.

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