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Advocacy | Saudi Arabia - Court Sentences Reformists to 10 and 11 Years in Prison - sources: Global Voices & ANHRI | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Advocacy | Saudi Arabia - Court Sentences Reformists to 10 and 11 Years in Prison - sources: Global Voices & ANHRI | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it
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tagged link compilation at oAnth soup.io: http://02mydafsoup-01.soup.io/tag/SaudArab_advoc032013

 

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Earlier today, March 9th, the Riyadh Criminal Court issued its verdict against the two prominent reformists and human rights activists Mohammad al-Qahtani and Abdullah al-Hamid, after being prosecuted for “breaking allegiance to the ruler and his successor” and “trying to impede the country’s developments”. al-Qahtani was sentenced to 10 years in prison and al-Hamid was sentenced to 5 years in prison in addition to completing his previous sentence (7 years, released after a year with a royal pardon). The judge stated that their presence outside prison was “dangerous” and ordered their

 

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- http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/03/09/saudi-court-sentences-reformists-to-10-and-11-years-in-prison/

 

- http://www.anhri.net/en/?p=11689

 

 

Further worth a reading: A day in the life of King Abdullah [sic]

- http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20130223154239

 

 

 

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Die Europäische Bürgerinitiative Right2Water könnte Erfolg haben - RA Stadlers internet law blog 2013-02-11 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Die Europäische Bürgerinitiative (European Citizens’ Initiative) ist ein Bürgerbeteiligungsinstrument auf EU-Ebene, das zum 01.04.2012 eingeführt wurde. Wenn es gelingt, für ein bestimmtes Vorhaben die Unterstützung von mindestens einer Million Unionsbürger zu erhalten, die allerdings in mindestens sieben Mitgliedsstaaten ein bestimmtes Quorum erreichen müssen, dann muss das EU-Parlament eine Anhörung durchführen, an der auch die Kommission zu beteiligen ist. Eine Pflicht zur Gesetzgebung entsteht daraus aber nicht.

Mit der Initiative Right2Water (  http://www.right2water.eu/ ) steht zum ersten mal eine solche Europäische Bürgerinitiative kurz vor dem Erfolg. Mehr als eine Million Bürger – davon freilich mehr als 800.000 aus Deutschland – haben bereits unterschrieben, das notwendige Quorum ist aber erst in drei Mitgliedsstaaten erreicht. Weil die Initiative aber noch bis November Zeit hat, ist ein erfolgreicher Abschluss wahrscheinlich.

Die Initiative möchte eine marktwirtschaftliche Privatisierung und Liberalisierung der Wasserversorgung verhindern und die EU verpflichten, das Recht auf Zugang zu Wasser zu gewährleisten. Hintergrund ist eine geplante Richtlinie die eine Marktöffnung für öffentliche Aufträge erreichen will. Diese Richtlinie privatisiert letztlich nicht die Wasserversorgung, denn dies steht den Kommunen bereits jetzt grundsätzlich frei. Wenn die Kommune öffentliche Aufträge an ein externes Unternehmen vergibt, soll dieses Vorhaben allerdings künftig europaweit ausgeschrieben werden müssen. Von diesen Vergaberegeln soll nach der Forderung von Right2Water die Wasserversorgung ausgeschlossen bleiben.

 

 

Quell URL (mit hinweisenden Verlinkungen im Text):

http://www.internet-law.de/2013/02/die-europaische-burgerinitiative-right2water-konnte-erfolg-haben.html

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De l'Arabie saoudite au Liban - LMD 03-2012 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

De l'Arabie saoudite au Liban - LMD 03-2012 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

original www-site: http://www.monde-diplomatique.fr/2012/03/LACROIX/47500

 

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Il a longtemps été reproché aux chercheurs travaillant sur le Proche-Orient une posture exagérément empirique les condamnant à ne participer que de manière marginale aux grands débats académiques en sciences sociales. La tendance s’est néanmoins inversée ces dernières années, ce que devrait accélérer le « printemps arabe », en ramenant la région dans le giron de l’histoire universelle. Les ouvrages d’Amélie Le Renard sur l’Arabie saoudite (1) et de Bernard Rougier sur le Liban (2), par la solidité de leur cadre théorique, illustrent à merveille cette évolution. C’est d’autant plus remarquable que ni l’un ni l’autre ne sacrifient pour autant l’apport des enquêtes de terrain menées dans des conditions particulièrement difficiles.

 

Véritable travail d’anthropologie sociale, le livre de Le Renard montre comment s’est construit en Arabie saoudite un « modèle de féminité spécifique », dans un contexte où l’espace des possibles féminins est borné par deux discours a priori contradictoires, et qui pourtant cohabitent plutôt bien l’un avec l’autre : l’un conservateur et de ségrégation qui, s’il se pare des attributs de la « tradition », remonte en fait essentiellement aux années 1960 et 1970, quand le « réveil islamique » se conjugue au boom pétrolier ; l’autre, réformateur, apparu dans les années 1990-2000, qui encourage l’activité professionnelle et la participation à la société.

 

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David Cameron calls for reform of European court of human rights | Law - The Guardian 2012-01-25 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

David Cameron calls for reform of European court of human rights | Law - The Guardian 2012-01-25 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

 

Prime minister to accuse court of unnecessarily overturning judgments reached in credible national courts

 

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original URL - http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/jan/25/david-cameron-reform-european-court

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Compilation on SOPA, PIPA & ACTA | latest actualization 2012-06-26 offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Compilation on SOPA, PIPA & ACTA |  latest actualization 2012-06-26 offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

On SOPA, PIPA, ACTA & Twitter censorship

 

Articles, links, videos, audios and statements in EN, DE & FR

 

by Anonymous - netzpolitik.org - radar.oreilly.com - globalvoicesonline.org - - laquadrature.net - et al.

 

also available via RSS-feed: http://02mydafsoup-01.soup.io/rss/tag/compil_SopaPipa

 

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Important dates for ACTA in the European Parliament:
- 29 February/1 March: Discussion in international trade committee,
- April or May: Vote in international trade committee,
- 12, 13 or 14 June: Final vote in plenary (most important vote).

 

(Please note, all dates may be changed)

 

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- ACTA: Note from Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament : politics at URL http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/ow1v5/acta_note_from_marietje_schaake_member_of_the/

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Are Private Investigators Being Used to Intimidate New York Attorney General Schneiderman’s Staff? | naked capitalism - 2011-09-18 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Are Private Investigators Being Used to Intimidate New York Attorney General Schneiderman’s Staff? | naked capitalism - 2011-09-18 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

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- http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2011/09/are-private-investigators-being-used-to-intimidate-new-york-attorney-general-schneidermans-staff.html

 

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 After l’affaire Spitzer, readers in comments have repeatedly noted that Schneiderman had better be squeaky clean since he would be targeted by private investigators, as Spitzer clearly was. This Post “story” looks to have been the result of private investigators going after Schneiderman’s staff, with the intent of intimidating them and embarrassing and discrediting him. This report is even less specific than the one the Post filed on the maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of rape and clearly came from private investigators in the employ of DSK. And those sensationalistic charges, that she was a hooker, that the union had placed her in the hotel and had some sort of profit sharing arrangement, that she was turning tricks while under protective custody, all appear to have been fabrications (they initially sounded plausible because they were detailed, but the maid is suing the Post for defamation, and a source has indicated that there is no evidence that she was a prostitute).

 

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"A Crisis Of The State? The End Of The Post-Westphalian Model" by Carlo Bordoni - Social Europe 2013-02-13 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

"A Crisis Of The State? The End Of The Post-Westphalian Model" by Carlo Bordoni - Social Europe 2013-02-13 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

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Based on the principle of limited sovereignty, the post-Westphalian model recognises in the modern state absolute and indivisible sovereignty over its territory and ownership in international relations, of which it is the sole subject.

If for a long time the state and nation have been able to live together, united on a historical and legal level by the insolubility of the fundamental principles that modernity assured, it was thanks to the agreements made in the Treaties of Westphalia, at the end of the long religious war, that had shattered Europe for thirty years. Since then, modern states, in the form that we have known for centuries, have standardised the so-called “post-Westphalian model”, which sets down the rules of universal stability and recognises the full sovereignty of a state within its own borders.

 

In the third millennium, it is the very post-Westphalian model that enters into crisis, dragging with it the crisis of the modern state, which is determined not only by the opening of borders, but by the inability demonstrated in maintaining its commitments to its citizens. In this phase, it is the “internal” boundaries that create problems. Security, defence of privilege, identity, recognition and cultural traditions, which once coincided with the boundaries of the post-Westphalian state, are now altered, uncertain, liquid. They are no longer reliable.

 

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to read more - source URL: http://www.social-europe.eu/2013/02/a-crisis-of-the-state-the-end-of-post-westphalian-model

 

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Wir brauchen eine gesellschaftliche und politische Diskussion über Polizeigewalt - RA Stadler, Internet Law Blog | offene Ablage: nothing to hide 2013-02-07

Wir brauchen eine gesellschaftliche und politische Diskussion über Polizeigewalt  - RA Stadler,  Internet Law Blog | offene Ablage: nothing to hide 2013-02-07 | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

Quell-Url (mit Links): http://www.internet-law.de/2013/02/wir-brauchen-eine-gesellschaftliche-und-politische-diskussion-uber-polizeigewalt.html ;

 

 

Ein neuer Fall von Polizeigewalt rüttelt gerade die Öffentlichkeit auf. Ein Polizeibeamter bricht einer 23-jährigen Frau mit Faustschlägen ins Gesicht Nase und Augenhöhle, die Polizei versucht das als Notwehrhandlung darzustellen. Die Frau befand sich dabei wohlgemerkt auf einer Polizeidienststelle, war offenbar bereits gefesselt und von Beamten umringt. Die gefesselte Frau soll dann – in Gegenwart von sieben Polizisten – versucht haben, einem Beamten mit dem Kopf ins Gesicht zu stoßen. Um sich dagegen zu schützen, habe der Beamte der Frau dann den Faustschlag versetzt, so die Darstellung der Polizei.

Henning-Ernst Müller bringt es auf den Punkt, wenn er sagt, dass seine Phantasie nicht ausreichend ist, um sich in der geschilderten Situation eine Notwehrlage des Polizeibeamten vorzustellen. Wenn die Darstellung in der Presse nur halbwegs stimmt, dann kann dieses Verhalten nicht gerechtfertigt sein.

Der Ruf der Polizei leidet in zunehmendem Maße darunter, dass Fälle von Polizeigewalt immer öfter publik werden, was mit der Erkenntnis verbunden ist, dass es sich wohl nicht um seltene Ausnahmefälle handelt.

Wenn Polizeibeamte glauben, Kollegen die derart ausrasten, anschließend auch noch decken zu müssen, handeln sie aus einem falsch verstandenen Korpsgeist heraus und schaden damit über kurz oder lang dem Ansehen und der Glaubwürdigkeit der Polizei.

Diese Form des Korpsgeists setzt sich häufig anschließend bei den Staatsanwaltschaften und Gerichten fort, bei denen ebenfalls eine deutliche Neigung erkennbar ist, derartige Fälle auf den Kopf zu stellen, indem man die Opfer wegen eines angeblichen Widerstands gegen Vollstreckungsbeamte strafrechtlich verfolgt.

In einem ersten Schritt ist es also notwendig, dass das Phänomen Polizeigewalt nicht länger totgeschwiegen wird. Eine Polizei, die mit unsachlicher Argumentation rechtsstaatlich gebotene Maßnahmen wie eine Kennzeichnungspflicht für Polizeibeamte ablehnt, wird die erforderliche Aufarbeitung aber nicht von sich aus leisten. Was wir deshalb brauchen, ist eine politische und gesellschaftliche Diskussion des Phänomens der Polizeigewalt.

 

 

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ARL Releases Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries | wcl.american.edu/pijip - 2012-01-26 - offene Ablage: nothing to hide

ARL Releases Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries | wcl.american.edu/pijip - 2012-01-26 - offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

original URL - http://www.wcl.american.edu/pijip/go/blog-post/arl-releases-code-of-best-practices-in-fair-use-for-academic-and-research-libraries

 

 

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ARL Releases Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University. Winston Tabb, Johns Hopkins University Dean of University Libraries and Museums and President of ARL, said, “This document is a testament to the collective wisdom of academic and research librarians, who have asserted careful and considered approaches to some very difficult situations that we all face every day.”

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Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | Dr Mike Taylor - Science - guardian.co.uk 2012-01-16 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Academic publishers have become the enemies of science | Dr Mike Taylor - Science - guardian.co.uk 2012-01-16 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

original URL -- http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/16/academic-publishers-enemies-science/print

 

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This is the moment academic publishers gave up all pretence of being on the side of scientists. Their rhetoric has traditionally been of partnering with scientists, but the truth is that for some time now scientific publishers have been anti-science and anti-publication. The Research Works Act, introduced in the US Congress on 16 December, amounts to a declaration of war by the publishers.

 

The USA's main funding agency for health-related research is the National Institutes of Health, with a $30bn annual budget. The NIH has a public access policy that says taxpayer-funded research must be freely accessible online. This means that members of the public, having paid once to have the research done, don't have to pay for it again when they read it – a wholly reasonable policy, and one with enormous humanitarian implications because it means the results of medical research are made freely available around the world.

 

A similar policy is now being adopted in the UK. On page 76 of the policy document Innovation and Research Strategy for Growth the government states that it is "committed to ensuring that publicly funded research should be accessible free of charge". All of this is great for the progress of science, which has always been based on the free flow of ideas, the sharing of data, and standing on the shoulders of giants.

 

But what's good for science isn't necessarily good for science publishers, whose interests have drifted far out of alignment with ours. Under the old model, publishers become the owners of the papers they publish, holding the copyright and selling copies around the world – a useful service in pre-internet days. But now that it's a trivial undertaking to make a paper globally available, there is no reason why scientists need yield copyright to publishers.

 

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Compilation on the NDAA - National Defense Authorization Act | Dec 2011 - latest actualization 2012-03-02 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Compilation on the NDAA - National Defense Authorization Act | Dec 2011 - latest actualization 2012-03-02 | offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it

Compilation on the NDAA (articles, links & video interviews) via link provided in the title line of this entry.

 

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The bill would allow federal officials to take these steps based on suspicions only, without having to demonstrate to any judicial official that there is solid evidence to justify their actions. No reasonable proof will any longer be required for the government to suspend an American citizen’s constitutional rights. Detentions can follow mere membership, past or present, in “suspect organizations.” Government agents would have unchecked authority to arrest, interrogate, and indefinitely detain law-abiding citizens if accused of potentially posing a threat to “national security.” Further, military personnel anywhere in the world would be authorized to seize U.S. citizens without due process. As Senator Lindsay Graham put it, under this Act the U.S. homeland is considered a “battlefield.”

 

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Obama and the final destruction of the constitution

- https://xenophilius.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/obama-and-the-final-destruction

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Outrage at the banks is everywhere, so why aren't there riots on the streets? | Madeleine Bunting | guardian.co.uk 2011-05-30 - offene Ablage: nothing to hide

Outrage at the banks is everywhere, so why aren't there riots on the streets? | Madeleine Bunting | guardian.co.uk 2011-05-30  - offene Ablage: nothing to hide | oAnth-miscellaneous | Scoop.it
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Outrage against the banks is no longer a leftwing hobby; across the media there is an increasingly frantic desperation from commentators, even in such unlikely hotbeds of revolution as the Evening Standard, where the admirably infuriated Anthony Hilton declared recently: "Our problems were wholly caused by the greed and irresponsibility of some in the financial community. But the culture has not changed ... What more will it take?" He may well ask.

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