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....Would the term, the means justify the cause be appropriate right about now ?
For some, globalization is about outsourcing and community disruption
and changing established ways of doing things due to outside influences.
For others, it is about accessibility to new cultures, new technologies,
new ideas, and new products and services.
From a corporate citizenship perspective, globalization is about more
than being a good neighbor wherever you do business. It is about contributing
to patterns of development that lead to long-term social and
economic benefits — the essence of “doing well and doing good.”
If there was one thing that the May 2005 Partnership Conference uncovered,
it was dissatisfaction with the way that the current debate about
global development is framed, and the perceived role of business within
that debate. Too often, the debate about globalization overlooks the
contributions that businesses are making to the societies in which they
A second outcome of the conference was a commitment to engage with
the multilateral organizations, specifically the UN agencies that frequently
drive the debate about long-term development in emerging markets.
Originally posted by nidstav
The United States Chamber of Commerce is not the government. Although some people might argue they are pretty close to being the government anyway.
On April 29th a person using the twitter account “@septscelles” released a large file to Barrett Brown that purportedly contained secret US Chamber of Commerce documents. This file was later made available via File Dropper as a (strangely truecypted) torrent named "chambersecrets2". It is also reported to have been made available in an unencrypted form on the Pirate Bay.
Despite the promise of secrets and leaks, early research has thus far shown that this information is publicly available through a simple Google search. It's very possible that “@septscelles” is just an attention seeking troll. Despite this, there is a more insidious possibility. We learned from the HB Gary emails that the Chamber of Commerce was advised to “feed the fuel between the feuding groups, [creating] disinformation." Specific mention was made of "[creating] messages around actions to sabotage or discredit the opposing organization [and to] submit fake documents and then call out the error…”
The file is very large, and will therefore take some time to fully examine. Nevertheless, we would like to state that this information was provided by an unknown party and may be an attempt to discredit Anonymous through a campaign of misinformation. More information will be coming soon.
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Originally posted by Maxmars
I am somewhat taken aback by the fact that I am not angry at all about this.
I should be. From an ethical perspective; government transparency is the mandate of the government, not some hackers who are unaccountable for their actions.... (but in that they don't differ from the government itself.)
But I'm not... because we all KNOW that we are about to become privy to behind the scenes corporate, political, and let's call a spade a spade, "elite," self-serving activities which we were never intended to learn because they were meant to be shielded by the protection of government-business "official" classification.
Grit your teeth people... this will be as ugly and embarrassing as having to state "I crush 7 gram rocks...., that's how I roll."
US Chamber of Commerce; "Winning!"