Berto Jongman: The Kandahar Audio Casette Collection – Central to Understanding Emergence of Al Qaeda Prior to 9/11

A collection of more than 1500 audiocassettes from Kandahar.  The collection is central to understanding al-Qaida’s emergence as an organisation before 9/11.
A first inventarisation and description can be found in: Flagg Miller. Insight from Bin Laden’s audiocassette library in Kandahar. CTC Sentinel, 4(10), October 2011.
An analysis of Flag Miler can also be found in : J.Deol, Z. Kazmi (Eds) Contextualizing jihadi thought. New York: Horst & Company, Columbia University Press, 2012.
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Dec 14

Audio (Expert Witness Radio): 1. Code Name “Geronimo” Significance 2. Jose Guerena Massacre

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When the Obama administration sent 24 Navy SEALs into Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Abbotabad, Pakistan, “Geronimo” was the code name for the mission. It was also the code the SEALs used to alert their commanders that they identified their target; and finally “Geronimo-E KIA” was the coded message to confirm that they had killed Bin Laden.

Tonight, Mike and Mark speak with Professor Jim Craven / Omahkohkiaaiipooyii (Big Bear Speaks), a life-long Native American activist, a Professor of Economics at Clark College, Tsinghua University in Beijing and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences about the Obama Administration’s use of “Geronimo” as a code word for Osama Bin Laden, and its’ historical significance.

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Jun 9

Interviews: Bill Black & Yves Smith Our Financial Fraud Crisis

Audio of Bill Black featured on “Le Show” with Harry Shearer

“Bill Black fraud” at DuckDuckGo

Bill Black is an expert on white-collar crime.

Audio of Yves Smith featured on “Le Show” with Harry Shearer

Yves Smith’s (author of ECONned) Naked Capitalism

Review (Guest): ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism

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Jun 4

Autonomous Internet Video & Audio: Eben Moglen on Freedom & Technology

Eben Moglen, law professor at Columbia university (NYC) and founder of the Software Freedom Law Center.

Video: FreedomBox v Facebook

Audio: Before and After IP: Ownership of Ideas in the 21st Century (mp3)

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Autonomous [Free, Distributed] Internet

Reference: The Future of the Internet

Freedom Box Mail List

Freedom Box Archives

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Mar 3

Worth a Look: Openculture.com

LOADED with free resources:

http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

http://www.openculture.com/intelligentvideo

http://www.openculture.com/smartyoutube

http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons

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Feb 10

Journal: The Future of the Internet

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Tim Wu and the future of the Internet

Tim Wu explains the rise and fall of information monopolies in a conversation with New York Times blogger Nick Bilton. Author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires (Borzoi Books), Wu is known for the concept of “net neutrality.” He’s been thinking about this stuff for several years, and has as much clarity as anyone (which is still not much) about the future of the Internet.

I think the natural tendency would be for the system to move toward a monopoly control, but everything that’s natural isn’t necessarily inevitable. For years everyone thought that every republic would eventually turn into a dictatorship. So I think if people want to, we can maintain a greater openness, but it’s unclear if Americans really want that…. The question is whether there is something about the Internet that is fundamentally different, or about these times that is intrinsically more dynamic, that we don’t repeat the past. I know the Internet was designed to resist integration, designed to resist centralized control, and that design defeated firms like AOL and Time Warner. But firms today, like Apple, make it unclear if the Internet is something lasting or just another cycle.

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Nov 15

Three Audio/Video Segments on Intelligent Collaboration, Intelligence Of Crowds, and Collaborative Problem-Solving

CISCO: Intelligent Collaboration: A Discussion with Professor Thomas Malone
Learn how new collaborative technologies help redefine teamwork, leadership, and the concept of collective intelligence. Start collaborating more intelligently. (30:16 min)

NPR: The Intelligence Of Crowds In ‘The Perfect Swarm’ Talk of the Nation (Sept 10)
In his book The Perfect Swarm, Len Fisher talks about swarm intelligence — where the collective ideas of a group add up to better solutions than any individual could have dreamed up, including an example of how UPS reorganized its driving routes using the logic of an ant colony.

NPR: Collaboration Beats Smarts In Group Problem Solving by Joe Palca (Sept 30)
Everywhere you look, from business to science to government, teams of people are set to work solving problems. You might think the trick to getting the smartest team would be to get the smartest people together, but a new study says that might not always be right.

Thanks to those behind the inSTEDD Twitter feed

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Oct 3