the internet goes on strike

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Fight for the Future

and for more even information google SOPA or PIPA
and check out this video by Rob Beschizza of Boing Boing, but posted to Laughing Squid, since Boing Boing also went into blackout mode today.

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new york allows same-sex marriage

the bill passed today. monumental.
read about it here, in the new york times

It is now by far the largest state to grant legal recognition to same-sex weddings, and one that is home to a large, visible and politically influential gay community. Supporters of the measure described the victory in New York as especially symbolic — and poignant — because of its rich place in the history of gay rights: the movement’s foundational moment, in June 1969, was a riot against police at the Stonewall Inn, a bar in the West Village.

and for more information on gay rights & the stonewall inn with views/news/interviews/&propoganda from the 1960/70s, check out the pbs documentary Stonewall Uprising:

WGBH American Experience . Stonewall Uprising | PBS.