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.
I attended the Social Networking Teleconference sponsored by OneWorld United States today.
Here are some links to resources for you to learn more:
Avaaz.org put billboards up in Jerusalem this week. Check them out:
(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
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.
Check out this amazing bilingual comic book series that depicts the history of Taiwan. Also available as an e-book.