WHAT IS A CYPHERPUNK?
Cypherpunks advocate for the use of cryptography and similar methods as ways to achieve societal and political change. Founded in the early 1990s, the movement has been most active during the 1990s “cryptowars” and following the 2011 internet spring. The term cypherpunk, derived from (cryptographic) cipher and punk, was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2006.
*Put simply, cryptography, from the Greek for “secret writing,” is the practice of communicating in code.
Our buildings can only be as tall as their bricks are strong.
Our civilisation is only as strong as its ideas are true.
When are buildings are erected by the corrupt, when their cement is cut with dirt, when pristine steel is replaced by scrap - our buildings are not safe to live in.
And when our media is corrupt, when our academics are timid, when our history is filled with half-truths and lies - our civilisation will never be just. It will never reach to the sky.
Our societies are intellectual shanty towns. Our beliefs about the world and each other have been created by the same system that has lied us into repeated wars that have killed millions.
You can’t build a skyscraper out of plasticine. And you can’t build a just civilisation out of ignorance and lies.
- Julian Assange
WikiLeaks is a rare truth-teller. Smearing Julian Assange is shameful.
14 February 2013
This Day in Wkileaks
SomersetBean designed a new “Who, What, Where, Why, & How” flyer about Julian Assange and WikiLeaks for the Support Assange & WikiLeaks Coalition.
8 year old helping ‘Sehulien’ Assange escape the Ecuadorian embassy