CCR Symposium: What is To Be Done?

I've posted a second entry to the Concurring Opinions symposium, What is To Be Done?”.

I doubt it will be as controversial as my first entry, but we'll see.

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2 Responses to CCR Symposium: What is To Be Done?

  1. old_school says:

    I think in 3rd grade a wise teacher taught me not to believe everything I read, rather that I needed to question everything, verify everything, and utilize critical thinking skills.

    Did they stop teaching that in public schools since then? Seems to me that would solve problem.

  2. via tor says:

    On the topic of “What is to be done”…

    You obviously disagreed with my suggestion that you should just boycott that symposium. So, instead, let me suggest that you give a harder reply to Professor Solove’s argument that tracability ought to be built into the core of the network. Tell him about Suwicha Thakor:

    Reporters Without Borders condemns the 10-year jail sentence which a criminal court in the northeast Bangkok district of Ratchada imposed today [3 April 2009] on Suwicha Thakor for posting content online that was deemed to have insulted the monarchy. Thakor has been held in Bangkok’s Klong Prem prison since 14 January.

    “The charge of lese majeste has become a major tool of repression in Thailand,” Reporters Without Borders said.


    Thakor was arrested on 14 January by the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) while staying with friends in the provinces. He was identified as the source of the defamatory content by his computer’s IP address. The DSI claimed that he had left Bangkok because he knew he was guilty.


    Tell them.


    And also, tell your colleagues about Omidreza Mirsayafi:

    Reporters Without Borders calls for an independent enquiry into the death of the young blogger Omidreza Mirsayafi ( in detention on 18 March [2009]. Mirsayafi was hastily buried in Tehran’s Behesht Zahar cemetery on 19 March without an autopsy being carried out.


    A Tehran revolutionary court sentenced Mirsayafi on 15 December to two years in prison for “insulting leaders of the Islamic Republic” and six months in prison for “propaganda against the government” in the entries he had posted on his blog. He began serving the sentences following his arrest in Tehran on 7 February. His lawyers never received a copy of the court’s sentences.

    Ask your academic friends to please read the last letter Omidreza Mirsayafi sent Reporters Without Borders before his detention.

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