I mentioned Ushahidi a little while ago in this post about Clay Shirky. And recently I’ve had the honour of speaking with friends about a lack of accountability, and a lack of responsibility, in various Canadian police forces.
I don’t make a habit of reading the National Post. It’s what Conservative Party members read. But I did see an article from Friday, November 4. It was on page three. I was immediately struck by the overt racism and decided to try to engage the author, Scott Stinson, by Twitter…
And the best commentor award for October of 2009 goes to… Hugh Stimson. Hugh has his own blog here with many awesome reflections on remote sensing, copyright law, nifty doo-dads, climate change and various other important and unimportant issues. And he is generally very insightful. Thank you, Hugh!
It is likely that any article written by a white male journalist that starts with a title like “See the veil for what it is” would raise my hackles. So when I saw the article today I had a bit of a reflexive response: here’s another white guy, with little demonstrated understanding of women’s issues, feminism, or Islam, about to tell us what the veil really is.
Twitter meets Sherwin meets the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Did you know that everyone has a declared right to form and join a trade union? It’s part of Article 23.