The Internet - The first Worldwide Tool of Unification ("The End of History")

" ... Now I give you something that few think about: What do you think the Internet is all about, historically? Citizens of all the countries on Earth can talk to one another without electronic borders. The young people of those nations can all see each other, talk to each other, and express opinions. No matter what the country does to suppress it, they're doing it anyway. They are putting together a network of consciousness, of oneness, a multicultural consciousness. It's here to stay. It's part of the new energy. The young people know it and are leading the way.... "

" ... I gave you a prophecy more than 10 years ago. I told you there would come a day when everyone could talk to everyone and, therefore, there could be no conspiracy. For conspiracy depends on separation and secrecy - something hiding in the dark that only a few know about. Seen the news lately? What is happening? Could it be that there is a new paradigm happening that seems to go against history?... " Read More …. "The End of History"- Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)

"Recalibration of Free Choice"– Mar 3, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: (Old) Souls, Midpoint on 21-12-2012, Shift of Human Consciousness, Black & White vs. Color, 1 - Spirituality (Religions) shifting, Loose a Pope “soon”, 2 - Humans will change react to drama, 3 - Civilizations/Population on Earth, 4 - Alternate energy sources (Geothermal, Tidal (Paddle wheels), Wind), 5 – Financials Institutes/concepts will change (Integrity – Ethical) , 6 - News/Media/TV to change, 7 – Big Pharmaceutical company will collapse “soon”, (Keep people sick), (Integrity – Ethical) 8 – Wars will be over on Earth, Global Unity, … etc.) - (Text version)

“…5 - Integrity That May Surprise…

Have you seen innovation and invention in the past decade that required thinking out of the box of an old reality? Indeed, you have. I can't tell you what's coming, because you haven't thought of it yet! But the potentials of it are looming large. Let me give you an example, Let us say that 20 years ago, you predicted that there would be something called the Internet on a device you don't really have yet using technology that you can't imagine. You will have full libraries, buildings filled with books, in your hand - a worldwide encyclopedia of everything knowable, with the ability to look it up instantly! Not only that, but that look-up service isn't going to cost a penny! You can call friends and see them on a video screen, and it won't cost a penny! No matter how long you use this service and to what depth you use it, the service itself will be free.

Now, anyone listening to you back then would perhaps have said, "Even if we can believe the technological part, which we think is impossible, everything costs something. There has to be a charge for it! Otherwise, how would they stay in business?" The answer is this: With new invention comes new paradigms of business. You don't know what you don't know, so don't decide in advance what you think is coming based on an old energy world. ..."
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Clinton and Rosenthal should practice what they preach

RNW, 8 December 2011, by RNW News Desk 

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Almost a year ago, Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire, sparking the revolution in Tunisia. The transitions in the Arab world are a wake-up call to many, and have made us rethink the balance between interests and values. It was also a wake-up call to see the transformative powers of new technologies, which were put on the political agenda and are there to stay.

By Marietje Schaake

The United States has put the potential of an open internet and the free flow of information in closed societies at the core of its foreign policy. On 21 January, 2010, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched her Internet Freedom Strategy and said: "We stand for a single internet where all of humanity has equal access to knowledge and ideas. And we recognize that the world's information infrastructure will become what we and others make of it." I couldn't agree more. 


Then, on 18 February 2010, the first of 251,287 classified diplomatic cables were published, sparking a global debate on access to information and transparency of government documents.

The U.S. government responded by taking away Wikileaks' domain and by banning companies from transferring donations to the whistleblowers. Furthermore, the detention of Bradley Manning - the young soldier who stands accused of releasing the classified information - caused human rights concerns from people across the world. #Cablegate and its fallout have put the US in a less credible position to lead on transparency and internet freedom.

Extrajudicial measures

And there are more worrying developments that seriously threaten precisely that open internet that Secretary Clinton wishes to see. Two American legislative proposals are currently under consideration in Congress. These acts (SOPA and PIPA) focus on enforcing intellectual property rights through the blocking of websites based on US court orders.

Elements of the proposals would target the heart of the internet's global infrastructure. Such extraterritorial and extrajudicial measures affect people all over the world. Basically, European internet service providers would become subjected to US court orders or law enforcement. This undermines European laws and challenges the primary responsibilities and duties of European governments.

An open internet and the free flow of information are essential if we want the internet to be a true driver of economic growth and to improve fundamental rights and freedoms. Besides impact on our own societies, any blocking, censoring or filtering of the internet in the US or the EU makes us less credible when we speak to countries like Iran, Syria or China and undermines our efforts to lead in global internet freedom.

Europe urgently needs to work out its own internet freedom strategy and should seek global leadership.

Life and death

At the same time, there is the issue of dictatorial regimes who seem ever more ambitious in their use of technology. The technologies that can help people in fostering freedom of expression, access to information, or the sharing of documented human rights abuses are also effective as weapons.

In the hands of dictatorial regimes or their secret services, using email, Facebook or a cell phone can become a matter of life and death.

The Ben Ali regime was very skilled in tracking and tracing people's locations, communications and information flows, and the regime of President al-Assad in Syria actually performed a cyber attack on citizens before the protests began in the streets.

Digital arms trade

Western companies play an essential role by providing the technologies that are used for repression. Most of this trade happens below the radar. This digital arms trade must stop. If Europe and the US want to lead on internet freedom, they urgently need to regain credibility by holding companies accountable.

Some steps in the right direction have been taken. Last week my proposal was adopted to establish a European Internet Freedom Fund. The fund will help to train and educate online journalists, bloggers and human rights defenders to circumvent censorship and evade cyber attacks (by their own governments).

I also pushed for an unconditional ban on the export of dangerous ICTs to repressive regimes. Last week the EU announced just such an export ban regarding Syria. We have a lot more to do.

Side with the people

No doubt there will be good speeches and interesting discussions at the Freedom Online conference in The Hague. But Foreign Ministers Clinton and Rosenthal need to practice what they preach. This means addressing companies, stopping digital arms trade, and taking responsibility.

The transitions in North Africa and the Middle East have proven that we need to stand with the populations, not with their suppressors. Let EU- and US-based technology companies choose to side with the people as well. 

Freedom Online
  • On 8 and 9 December 2011 the city of The Hague hosts the Freedom Online conference. Governments will be reminded of their responsibility for a free exchange of views via the internet. One of the speakers is US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 
  • Both Clinton and the Netherlands should not just lecture others, but practice what they preach, according to MEP Marietje Schaake. 
  • In Brussels, Ms Schaake champions the case of press and internet freedom.

Disclaimer: Opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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