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Josh Wolf sticks it to the Man

Posted in GETV Episode by ekai on the January 30th, 2006

Josh Wolf sticks it to the Man
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Taking one for the team is never easy, especially on your birthday but that’s exactly what Josh Wolf did. He tells GETV how to go about getting arrested, an interesting business model that will enable independent online video creators to get paid and some of his favorite videos. Episode links: joshwolf, thisrevolution, riseupnetwork, arrested birthday, police sound system, xolo.tv, hassled in amsterdam
  • http://thisrevolution.blogspot.com Josh Wolf

    Hey Eddie and Irina! Thanks for interviewing me, great job mixing the video into the interview. That kicked ass!

    So, I was a little buzzed when I gave this interview and kinda sound like the Rise Up Network is up and running. It’s not, at least not yet. But if it sounds like a good idea to you. Then please drop me an e-mail and maybe with your help we can make this project a reality.

    One more thing, I’m currently in the process of moving my domain registration over to a new server. In the meantime my site is still accessible here.

  • Guido

    Black Blocks are criminals. I like hackers and pirates, but the people in this video (excluded Irina) are not presentable.
    We must fight the illegality.

  • http://www.joshwolf.net Josh

    Guido, saying that Black Blocs are criminals is saying that a tactic are (sic) criminals. Saying that black blocs are frequently comprised of criminals would at least be an appropriate usage of the term. Although one I would still contest.

    What is a black bloc? According to wikipedia:

    A black bloc is an affinity group of individuals, that come together during some sort of protest, demonstration, or event involving class struggle, and wear all black. Black clothing and masks are used to make the bloc appear to be one large mass, promote solidarity, create a clear revolutionary presence, (usually associated with anarchism), and also to avoid being identified by authorities, who videotape, and conduct information gathering at protest events.

    Now it is true that vandalism, and property destruction against multinational corporate targets often do accompany a black bloc, and according to the laws in most locales this would define those participants engaged in vandalism as criminals, but by the same logic, both hackers and pirates are also criminals.

    Hackers includes a very broad category of people, but many hackers seek to disrupt business being conducted online? Does this not parallel the actions that the black bloc engages in the real world?

    And Pirates? Pirates loot from the ships of large corporations to sell on the black market. While there is definitely something romantic about pirates, they’re hardly fighting for a better world. It’s a pretty self-serving calling from my perspective.

    Guido, I’m curious what you feel qualifies you to decide what is and is not presentable on Eddie and Irina’s website.

    And as for fighting illegality… You have fun fighting illegality, I’ll stick to fighting injustice…

  • http://www.makingyoutubes.com marco

    Very happy to hear that Josh is finally free.
    I first heard about him getting “convicted”
    on Eddie’s blog. Ironically, I first hear about
    him getting out at:

    http://www.twitter.com

    yippie.

    marco

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