Inspired by President Nixon's 1971 State Of The Union speech which mentions an "expansionary" budget he was submitting to Congress: a "full employment budget". Full-employment budget? I thought back: EPA? Detente with the Soviets? Healthcare program compromise with Ted Kennedy? "Wow," I thought, "was Nixon, on balance, more progressive than Obama?" Sure, Nixon dragged out a war that hardly anybody wanted, bombed civilians, surveilled and harassed dissidents, and sponsored coups and assassinations all over the world, but hasn't Obama also done this?
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.