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One Day Left To Bid On The "WikiLeaks Occupy" Truck...


1996 Ford F-350 Box Truck
WikiLeaks Top Secret Mobile Information Collection Unit - Contemporary Art Truck

Clark's New Year's resolution is to expand the WikiLeaks Truck project and make a fleet around the world. 

To afford to do so, he must sell the original truck. 

This is not the end of this conceptual art piece, rather it is merely just the beginning.
Clark bought this box truck from U-Haul exactly one year ago.


Corporate America's Worst Nightmare Lives In A Tiny 1BR & Has A Lop-Eared Rabbit Named Crackers



As consumer power goes viral, company branding quakes

By Chris Taylor
Fri Jan 6, 2012 8:54am EST

(Reuters) - Corporate America's worst nightmare lives in a tiny one-bedroom apartment, loves browsing in flea markets and has a lop-eared brown and white pet rabbit named Crackers.

Meet Molly Katchpole. The 22-year-old Washington, D.C. resident has recently tangled with a couple of billion-dollar corporations, and cowed them into submission, without breaking a sweat.

Take Verizon Wireless, which had planned a $2 "convenience" charge for the privilege of paying a bill by phone or online. Katchpole, a Verizon user for eight years, was offended by the very idea that loyal customers could be penalized for paying what they owed. So she went on the website http://Change.org - organized a petition - and watched as it quickly racked up more than 165,000 signatures. As consumer outrage went viral, Verizon backpedaled within hours.

And how about Bank of America's infamous $5 monthly usage fee for debit cards? It too was kiboshed, partly thanks to another Katchpole petition and 300,000 of her outraged brethren, at a time when the Occupy Wall Street movement had been pressuring banks.


WikiLeaks Backers Lose Bid to Keep Twitter Accounts From U.S. Prosecutors


WikiLeaks Backers Lose Bid to Keep Twitter Accounts From U.S. Prosecutors

By Tom Schoenberg
January 05, 2012 2:22 PM EST

Three WikiLeaks backers lost their bid to keep information on them collected from their Twitter Inc. accounts from being turned over to U.S. prosecutors who are investigating the group’s publication of classified information.

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The subscribers challenging the order include Birgitta Jonsdottir, a member of the Icelandic parliament; Jacob Appelbaum, a computer security researcher who represented WikiLeaks at a 2010 hacker’s conference in New York; and Rop Gonggrijp, described in court papers as a Dutch activist and businessman.

The three subscribers argued that the U.S. subpoena to Twitter violated their privacy and their rights under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

“We’re obviously disappointed by this ruling and we think the judge got it wrong,” said Aden Fine, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union who represents Jonsdottir. Fine said his client is considering her options, which include asking the appeals court to delay turning over the data.


Magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes off Japan's southeastern Izu islands - USGS

@Reuters: FLASH: Magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes off Japan's southeastern Izu islands - USGS


Powerful quake hits Tokyo

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, January 1, 2012

A major 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Tokyo and surrounding areas Sunday, Japan’s Meteorological Agency said.
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