random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  We do not see knowledge as personal property but as something belonging to all our people.

tagged: information access, cultural appropriation
  —Lopez Atencio (Kuna indigenous leader who has been running an international campaign against the theft of indigenous people's genes), From a story by Silvio Hernandez, "Indigenous People Fear Genetic Slavery," at One World, http://www.oneworld.org/).

Archive for November, 2008

reasonable limits on presidential pardoning power

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

I’m contemplating Bush’s potential pardon of his various underlings for their roles in torture or other illegal actions, and I’m angry. The Presidential pardoning power can be and should be used for humanitarian reasons — for mercy, or for justice, when for whatever reason those are not available through ordinary means. There’s also a good […]


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