Once again, a union blockade seems to have been deemed illegal by the police.
Dagens Nyheter reports the anarchosyndicalist union, SAC Syndikalisterna, broke off a blockade against Systembolaget (the only chain of stores in Sweden allowed to sell alcohol) in Stockholm, to avoid a confrontation with the police.

They were still able to have some effect though, since they stopped deliveries for at least one day. And this is just before midsummer’s Eve, one of the holidays in Sweden that entails the most alcohol.

Hade you seen the film The Wicker Man (the one from 1973)? Midsummer’s Eve is kind of like that, except we don’t burn any wicker men, we just dance around a phallic pole stuck into the ground. And most(?) of us don’t even do that, we just get drunk.

I’m planning to avoid the poledancing and settle for some Drum n Bass. Maybe I’ll watch The Wicker Man too, just to get in the mood…

This weblog

June 19, 2008

I intend to use this blog to share inspiration.

I will talk about things that inspire me (media/culture/reality) and also talk about things I’m working on.
Mainly my cyberpunk postapocalyse comics project, Piracy is Liberation.

Piracy is Liberation is political theory, filtered through autobiography, masked as fiction
in the form of cyberpunk postapocalypse.

This is me:
www.elftorp.com
www.elftorp.com/freeinformation
www.elftorp.com/infotrip (currently under reconstruction)
www.myspace.com/elftorp

and I’m currently listening to

Ministry – The Great Satan

More on FRA

June 19, 2008

Several emplyees at Försvarets RadioAnstalt (FRA) have had their personal details put up on the internet by hackers, according to Dagens Nyheter, in response to the new law.

Bommi points out that the worst case of terrorism (which is ususally the justification for these things nowadays, as we all know) was performed by police and military in 1940 and was financed by the leader of one of the parties that are currently in the Swedish government.

»I am Big Brother now«

Ministry – Faith collapsing + Skinmechanix – Overflight

Last week, I found this blog entry by Edge Node: CyberPunk is now

Yesterday, the Swedish government passed a law that allows them to monitor all communications crossing the Swedish border. Which means that they can hear anything we say, basically. Of course, this is nothing new. They’ve been doing this for years.

But now it’s legal.

I think it also says something about the Swedish society in general, that they think they can pass this kind of law without repercussions (and, even worse, that they actually do get away with it).

So, let’s encrypt everything we do. Here are some links I hear are good (havenät tried it all myself yet):

OTR (Off The Record encryption) for pidgin 2.x:
http://www.cypherpunks.ca/otr/binaries/windows/pidgin-otr-3.2.0-1.exe

Pidgin is an application for managing different kinds of Instans Messaging, ICQ, MSN, and so on: http://pidgin.im/

GPG (an implementation of OpenPGP) for Firefox:
http://getfiregpg.org/

Enigmail, for Thunderbird (e-mail):
http://redlib.subcult.org/2008/06/gpg-skyddar-din-epost-frn-fra.html

That’s all for now. I need whisky.

This is me:
www.elftorp.com
www.elftorp.com/freeinformation
www.elftorp.com/infotrip (currently under reconstruction)
www.myspace.com/elftorp

Ministry – World
»The time is right for decision
The time is right for those with something to say
This is the world I envision
The type of world where people aren’t afraid«