Nasreddine Ben Saida began this February 18, 2012 an indefinite hunger strike to protest against his detention. The editor of Tunisian Arabic Ettounsia, has been jailed for three days. He and two of its journalists [released after their interrogations, Ed] are prosecuted for violating decency. Judicial authorities accuse them publishing a photo where the German footballer of Tunisian origin Sami Khedira hugs his girlfriend naked supermodel German Lena Gercke. Nasreddine Ben Saida is punishable by 6 months to 5 years imprisonment and a fine of 60 to 600 euros.
It's apparent that Europe has chosen profit over people and repression over enpowerment. In this "tug o war" the web and social media prove themselves a usefull tool... unfortunately for both sides. Having said that, Greek police infringing copyright and geopardizing Press's role in protests, without having substantiate any case over 11 Feb 2012 riots stole pictures from online media and posted them in search for anonymous information over portrayed people.
Predictably, US Liberal pundits jumped on the story of Mitt Romney making his dog ride on the roof of his car, while softpedaling news of Obama allowing the formation of a "SuperPAC" on his behalf, condoning the same corporate election-buying that he condemned in the '08 campaign. Romney making his dog ride on the roof of his car while the rest of the family rode inside was crass and insensitive, but it's even more crass and insensitive that the "progressive" Obama continues to give the cushy ride to bankers and corporations while The 99% are made to "ride on the roof".
Female anonymity. Boundaries between imposed and chosen as means of self-protection are hard to distinguish. The concept of "self-protection need" by itself is a testimony of reduced ability to impose one's will to their environment. 4 layers linocut handprint.
Greece has to cut so drastically in its governments spendings to avoid bankruptcy, that going bankrupt or not is not that much of a difference anymore.