Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich) introduced the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) and, with over 100 cosponsors, Congress appears to be in support of this new cybersecurity legislation. However, their surprise at the public backlash over the proposed bill is amazing. You’d think they would have learned something from the web-based activism against SOPA. Continue reading
The A.V. is TKO’s occasional foray into politics via multimedia.
On top of being an Academy Award nominated actor and occasional indie rock singer, Ryan Gosling is also quite the political activist. He’s campaigned against slaughterhouse cruelty, supported the clean up after Hurricane Katrina, and is now narrating and producing a new documentary about political apathy amongst today’s young people. The film, called #ReGENERATION, will be released in May and deals with this generation’s social and political frustration that lead to the Occupy Wall Street movement. I’ve posted the trailer above and it’s worth checking out, if only to see a parade of radical and conservative luminaries like Noam Chomsky, Andrew Bacevich, and the late Howard Zinn bemoan the current state of cynicism among today’s youth and ponder the factors that contributed to that cynicism. Continue reading