Thursday, October 27, 2011

#Occupy Asia

The Chinese Government is applying the brakes to microbloggers and other internetters - they don't welcome any #Occupy or #ArabSpring movements sweeping across the country. (More below***)

#Occupy is spreading throughout Southeast Asia. Inspired by the global movement, assemblies were organized this month in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Singapore (where it FIZZLED!).

Around 75 people joined in an “Occupy Islamabad” rally Wednesday in the Pakistani capital- they marched up to the building of the World Bank in Islamabad.
FYI ::: At 1pm Friday, The #OWS crowd in New York City is planning a meet-up at Bryant Park (6th Ave. & 42nd St.), followed by a march to [+Link: MAP] Bank of America headquarters, Morgan Stanley headquarters, Wells Fargo headquarters, Citigroup headquarters, JP Morgan Chase headquarters. The marchers promise to deliver over 6,000 letters to the 1% submitted to occupytheboardroom.org, concluding with a general assembly at which a foreclosure victim from Southeast Queens will read a letter through the people’s mic inviting Jamie Dimon to tour her neighborhood.
***The New York Times reports that "The restrictions arrived as party leaders signaled new curbs on China’s short-message, Twitter-like microblogs, an Internet sensation that has mushroomed in less than two years into a major — and difficult to control — source of whistle-blowing. Microbloggers, some of whom have attracted millions of followers, have been exposing scandals and official malfeasance, including an attempted cover-up of a recent high-speed rail accident, with astonishing speed."

[+link: China Reins in Liberalization of Culture] "Industry insiders say the principal weibo (pronounced way-bwah) regulators, based in Beijing and the Shenzhen Communist Party Internet offices, have been assailed by government leaders elsewhere for allowing the scandals to spread online unchecked."

[+link: Warning to Twitter Influencers Fails to Discourage Voters]The mayoral race in Seoul is a significant event in the South Korean political landscape and the candidates are often viewed as possible presidential candidates. Among many elements affecting the campaign, Twitter has once again played a major role in the voting result.

Tags: , , , , ,



Permission to reprint this blog post in whole or in part is hereby granted, provided that the author (or authors) and Saki Tumi are properly cited. Permission to reprint any comments below is granted only for those comments written by Dave Lucas and Ms. Tumi.
Show Comments: OR

No comments:

Post a Comment


COMMENTING CHARGES
Per comment rate: $2
Payable by either clicking the BitCoin "tip me" button or the PayPal "donate" button in the sidebar.

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Because, like the fine publication Tablet, whom I borrowed this concept from, I too am committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing I'm able to provide, all free of charge. I take pride in my loyal readership, and I'm thrilled that you choose to engage with me in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).

I'm asking people who'd like to post comments on my blog to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping me bring you the provocative and/or entertaining articles that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with me FREE of charge via Facebook comments and Google+ comments! You can also reach me via Twitter @davelucas

I hope this new largely symbolic measure will help create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all! Those of you who choose to contribute, thanks for your support.

IMPORTANT:

Your comment will appear after you have made your donation.

All IP addresses are logged.

Your comment will not appear immediately as all messages are vetted before publication.

PS - Any more questions? Check out my Policy & Terms of Use FAQ!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Web Analytics