Sakura Matsuri at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

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On Saturday, I met up with Rachel and the peeps from JETAANY.org at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for the Cherry Blossom Festival (Sakura Matsuri 桜祭り). The custom of hanami (花見) or “flower viewing” in Japan is a time for celebrating spring and having picnics with friends, families and colleagues under the blossoming cherry trees.

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Social Networking and Online Organizing

I attended the Social Networking Teleconference sponsored by OneWorld United States today.

Here are some links to resources for you to learn more:

Leveraging Social Networks for Progressive Organizing

Notes on Social Networking for New Organizing Institute produced by Scott Goodstein of catalystcampaigns.com

How to Use MySpace to Raise Awareness

Social Networking International Rescue Committee by Marc Sirkin PDF of Powerpoint Presentation

Social Networking Tips and Tricks by Katie Gresham and Anisa Ismail OneWorld US Interns PDF of Powerpoint Presentation

‘Dreamy Weekend in Saudia Arabia’

Avaaz.org put billboards up in Jerusalem this week. Check them out:

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(Above) Celebrate Shavuot (upcoming Jewish holiday) in Syria – just $390
* price for one room, double bed – depends on negotiating the Saudi Initiative

80,000 global e-activists demand Real Peace Talks Now

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Hacktivismo

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About Hacktivismo
Hacktivismo is an international group of hackers, human rights workers, lawyers and artists that evolved out of THE CULT OF THE DEAD COW (cDc), a publishing and computer security group. We believe that privacy and access to information are basic human rights. Hacktivismo assumes as an ethical point of departure the principles enshrined in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights. We also support the Free Software and open-source movements.

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