Hollaback Movement – ending street harassment

Hollaback! is a movement dedicated to ending street harassment using mobile technology. Street harassment is one of the most pervasive forms of gender-based violence and one of the least legislated against. Comments from “You’d look good on me” to groping, flashing and assault are a daily, global reality for women and LGBTQ individuals. But it is rarely reported, and it’s culturally accepted as ‘the price you pay’ for being a woman or for being gay. At Hollaback!, we don’t buy it.

We believe that everyone has a right to feel safe and confident without being objectified. Sexual harassment is a gateway crime that creates a cultural environment that makes gender-based violence OK. There exists a clear legal framework to reproach sexual harassment and abuse in the home and at work, but when it comes to the streets—all bets are off. This gap isn’t because street harassment hurts any less, it’s because there hasn’t been a solution. Until now. The explosion of mobile technology has given us an unprecedented opportunity to end street harassment—and with it, the opportunity to take on one of the final new frontiers for women’s rights around the world.

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European Summer Revolution

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Protests in Spain, Crowdsourcing Constitution in Iceland, Online Deliberation in Belgium – what will European Summer wave of democratic revolutions look like?

#arabspring #europeansummer #worldwinter the Agenda simple and clear
Real_Thamerz
June 12, 2011
It is simple, but what will it look like?

Manifestação Espanhola - Barcelona - Espanha 2011
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Barcelona Plaça Catalunya Protest Banner
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Barcelona Plaça Catalunya Protest Messages
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“Like the so-called Arab Spring, the growing Spanish movements are spread via social media networks and led in the streets by the young….These revolutions are going to spread through the summer in Europe, and by the winter it’s going to go global”
Gerald Celente (read also article below)
Forecast: Spain’s protests to ‘go global’ – UPI.com

Published: May 27, 2011 at 4:35 PM KINGSTON, N.Y., May 27 (UPI) — Growing unrest in Spain will spread throughout Europe this summer and "go global" by winter, a U.S. trends forecaster said in an interview posted Friday. "Young people have wised up. They know the score," Trends Research Institute Director Gerald Celente told King World News.
Público.es – Especial Indignados

Galería de imágenes de la spanishrevolution

¿Nos indignamos?

No es suficiente, es necesario que seamos todos más inteligentes. No se trata de tener líderes brillantísimos –¿cuántas organizaciones repletas de genios funcionan fatal?–, sino de ser sociedades más eficaces que resuelvan de forma efectiva y pacífica sus conflictos y tengan reglas equitativas que distribuyan el trabajo y el bienestar.

basically, to be indignati is not sufficient, we need to find a way to resolve conflict and enhance our equitable distribution systems

 (more in the La Vanguardia article)

"Indignarse no es suficiente: hay que ser más inteligente"

Es difícil creer que la democracia se esté extendiendo por el planeta, árabes incluidos, sólo porque es moralmente superior a otras formas de gobierno. Por eso resulta tan oportuna la cita de Innerarity -pensador sistémico- del teorema que demuestra su mayor eficacia como mecanismo de decisión frente a los gobiernos de élite o del puro y arcaico ordeno y mando.
No te preguntes lo que la red puede hacer por ti, sino lo que puedes hacer tú por ella …
N-1

Porque "las herramientas del amo nunca desmontarán la casa del amo"… ¡Redes sociales del pueblo para el pueblo! >> Más sobre N-1.
Por que estamos #indignados y cansad@s de #partidospoliticos por que #nonosrepresentan y encima el #pactoddeleuro #en6dias #tomalacalle
DRYLanzarote
June 13, 2011
15m encasquillado en la Reforma Electoral http://t.co/n02JwJ3 #acampadalp #solidarity #indignados #acampadalleida #acampadazgz #nonosvamos
NOPAIS
June 13, 2011
a pan-European movement of resistance called The Coalition of Resistance has called for a meeting in London on Wednesday 15  June in support of the Spanish, Greek, and other European protestors. 
Eurozone in Crisis — #Solidarity with the Resistance | 15 June | Coalition of Resistance Public Meeting http://bit.ly/mjQkAf #indignados
counterfireorg
June 13, 2011
Eurozone in Crisis — Solidarity with the Resistance | 15 June

speakers:Esther Romero, Democracia Real Ya – LondonSofia Hilari, Greek anticapitalist activistKate Hudson, CoRAlex Kenny, NUT The EU, the IMF, and the European Central Bank have created a Europe of bailouts for the rich and cutbacks for the rest. But resistance is rising. Hundreds of thousands have joined demonstrations, strikes, and mass occupations of public squares.
Column: Why aren”t we this angry? An Irish person”s view of the Spanish protests (via @thejournal_ie) http://jrnl.ie/147270 #Ireland #Spain
MunsterGeoDeo
June 12, 2011
http://t.co/UvkRePN streaming de #setasrevueltas #M15M #spanishrevolution #indignate #europeanrevolution #europeansummer #hope RT
Blindust
June 12, 2011
The evolution of the Spanish protests: http://pulse.me/s/9F6t #Spain #solsemueve
CastanCentre
June 11, 2011
¿¿Estaremos viviendo una época de transformación social?? Hacia la sociedad del conocimiento!! 😀 #democraciarealya #spanishrevolution
aroadifusion
June 14, 2011
Ahora con el enlace bien puesto: Despierta! Este domingo #tomalacalle . Busca tu ciudad en http://bit.ly/heWyIH #democraciarealya #fb
magacin66
June 14, 2011
If you are in Spain, it’s coming to your town
Inicio – ¡Democracia Real YA!

Comunicado de apoyo al pueblo griego (13/06/2011) Los medios españoles siguen silenciando estos acontecimientos tan graves. En mayo del 2010 el gobierno griego vendió las tierras, los servicios públicos y privados según las exigencias de FMI, BCE y UE. El pueblo Griego hace más de un año que dejó de ser un Estado libre e independiente.

Meanwhile, in other countries, people still ponder which route to take: the streets or the bandwidth?

@stjornlagarad and @G1000org are two addresses worth following as democratic revolution is coming to Europe #EuropeanSummer
stevulienka
June 13, 2011
Een jaar crisis? Breng 1000 burgers samen om mee te praten. Un an de crise? Rassemblons 1000 citoyens pour participer à la discussion.
Geoffrey Hantson
June 11, 2011
une initiative citoyenne pleine de perspectives !
Michel de Kemmeter
June 11, 2011
G1000 Burgertop | Sommet citoyen G1000

Een jaar crisis? Breng 1000 burgers samen om mee te praten. Un an de crise? Rassemblons 1000 citoyens pour participer à la discussion.
enter Iceland, a sci-fi country with database of its citizens’ DNA
Knock Knock Democracy,iz ya boi,social media comin change da game! Iceland Crowdsources Its Constitution http://t.co/E26hrh0 @mashable #fb
DocGreene
June 13, 2011
Here is a Country using Social Media to ensure maximum participation and transparency. Very impressive! http://fb.me/PdFwEUn6
SocMedSolutions
June 13, 2011
Amazing: Iceland is crowdsourcing its new constitution http://t.co/KBKuJBO. I am liking this rising social media-powered democratic era!!
albertomz
June 13, 2011
Stjórnlagaráð 2011 – English

The role of the Constitutional Council is to discuss the Constitutional Committee Report and prepare a bill about a revised constitution, taking into consideration the results of the National Forum 2010. The Constitutional Council decides which parts shall be revised and/or suggests new provisions or chapters be added to the current Constitution.
and now Italians too
Italians find voice and punish Berlusconi

Italians have firmly rejected Silvio Berlusconi’s plans to revive nuclear power and his right to skip his trial hearings, in a popular referendum which the prime minister had urged voters to boycott.
@NoonArabia After the Arab Spring comes now the Italian Summer (ok, Greece, Spain and Portugal are to be named as well).
enum68
June 14, 2011
Defeat of nuclear power, another no to Berlusconi, called "Italian Spring"… sounds lovely & ’bout time http://t.co/M6CrxeA
ORbuild
June 14, 2011
and let’s not forget the Greeks..
Révolte de masse en Grèce. #frenchrevolution #europeanrevolution #worldrevolution #Marseille http://fb.me/NeuXZfRv
Provencracie
June 14, 2011

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