Haiti’s Travesty of Justice: Police Goons Not Tried in Journalist Beating
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By Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. All parties in the case of journalist Gerdy Jeremie’s beating by two agents of Haiti’s paramilitary police (UDMO) came to court on Thursday, December 11, 2014 for a hearing, as agreed. The hearing did not take place, however, because the dean of the court, Robert Cadet, had ordered the premises to be shut down.

How Might We Honor Aaron Swartz? An Interview
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Interview of Carlos Gomez with Dady Chery, Haiti Chery | News Junkie Post. “SOPA/PIPA was meant to protect rights that corporations should not be allowed to have. Copyright laws were developed to protect the livelihood of authors — not the corporations that buy the right to an author’s work…. There is no sense to a copyright outliving its author, since no amount of incentive would entice that author to further efforts.” – C. Gomez

Aaron Swartz’ s Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto

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By Aaron Swartz | Haiti Chery. “The world’s entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations….”

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Infographics created by Online Graduate Programs | Courtesy of Tony Shin | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. What kind of culture is compatible with instant gratification? Certainly not one that nurtures spirituality, because a spiritual life requires being still sometimes. Or one that promotes creativity, because prolonged focus and practice are needed for mastery over one’s talents.

ACTA Killed By 478 to 39 Vote in EU Parliament

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By Staff, RT. Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement ACTA received a knockout blow from the European Parliament as MEPs voted overwhelmingly against it, with 478 votes against and only 39 in favor. There were 146 abstentions.

Final Vote on Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement ACTA on July 4th

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By Georgi Gotev, EurActiv. A European Parliament Committee rejected the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on June 21st despite pro-business lobbying by Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, who insisted that Parliament should not decide before the European Court of Justice gives its opinion. A final vote in the full Parliament is expected on July 4th.

Radio Monopole Burned to the Ground: Arson SuspectedL’incendie de la radio Monopole, un acte d’origine criminelle?

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By Joseph Serizier (with kft, gp), AlterPresse | Translation by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. Radio Monopole, in Haiti’s southwestern city of Cayes, was burned to the ground early in the morning of June 27. In an interview with AlterPresse, CEO Herold Zamor said he had been openly criticized by highly placed people in the government and hypothesized that the fire was an act of arson. (English | French)

Crucial ACTA Vote Kept Open and Honest, ACTA Soon to Depart

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Press Release, La Quadrature du Net. The “International Trade” (INTA) committee of the EU Parliament will adopt its draft report on the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), on Thursday June 21. Under pressure from the EU Commission and industry lobbyists, members of the committee could decide, potentially in a secret vote, to call for the adoption of ACTA or postponement of the final vote for years. Citizens participation is crucial to ensure the Parliament follows the general interest and votes a clear rejection of ACTA.

Lolita in the Dominican Republic

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By Staff, Diario Libre | Humberta, Diaspora Women | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. The Dominican Republic has the highest percentage of pregnant adolescents of all Latin American and Caribbean countries. According to the Statistical Yearbook of Public Health, there were 118,730 births in 2011, 60% of them to mothers under 18 years old. Moreover, 40% of these births were by Caesarian section. Instead of confronting these problems, Dominicans have focused on Haitian births.

Hollywood Studios Lose Landmark Download Case

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By Staff, AFP via Raw Story. Australia’s highest court unanimously threw out an appeal by a group of international and Australian companies, including Warner Bros, Disney and 20th Century Fox, alleging that iiNet had authorised the infringement of their copyright.

New Religion of Kopimism Promotes ‘Exchange Without Beginning and Without End’

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By Muriel Kane, Raw Story | Interview of Isak Gerson with Alison George | Editorial comment by Dady Chery, Haiti Chery. “The Church of Kopimism does not make claims regarding gods or supernatural forces. Life as we know it originated with the DNA molecule’s ability to duplicate itself, irrespective of the original creation of the Universe.… Copying is fundamental to life and runs constantly all around us…. ‘From all at one and from one to all – and then back – exchange without beginning and without end.'”

Tunisian Pirate Party Inaugurated

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By Monia Ghanmi, Magharebia | Nate Anderson Ars Technica | Haiti Chery. Tunisian bloggers have formed the first anti-censorship political party in Africa and the Arab world: the Tunisian Pirate Party. “The ideology of this party is freedom and use of the internet as infrastructure and democracy, because free Internet is an indicator of democratic nations.” – Slim Amamou

ACTA Needs No Court Decision Before European Parliament Vote

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By Jennifer Baker, IDG News. In a major victory for the campaign against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), the European Parliament’s trade committee rejected by a vote of 21 to 5 a plan to send the proposed accord to the European Court of Justice (ECJ). This means that the European Parliament vote on ACTA will not be delayed 1 1/2 years and could happen as early as June 2012.

Tiny Primate Uses ‘Private Channel to Talk’

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By Staff, Al Jazeera | Marissa A. Ramsier, British Royal Society Biological Letters | Haiti Chery. The Philippine tarsier, Tarsius syrichta, one of the world’s smallest primates, was recently discovered to communicate in the ultrasound. T. syrichta can hear frequencies above 90 kilohertz (kHz) and vocalise around 70 kHz. Communication at above 20 Hz is possible for only a few mammalian species: domestic cats, some whales and some bats.