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Interesting articles

From thirteen_ravens:
LiveJournal DDoS: An Actual Internet Human Rights Violation by Eric S. Riley

The United Nations' position on cyber attacks attributed to the state, with comparisons to newspapers and the right of free press.

From angiedub:
Today’s Tea Party Movement and Pre-Civil War White Supremacy Ideology on DemocraticUnderground.com

A summary of the struggle the USA founding fathers and early presidents encountered in publicizing their anti-slavery sentiment in the face of the established social order, and a comparison to today's USA Tea Party Movement.

Edit: Here's another one.
Confession of a cheating teacher by Benjamin Herold on thenotebook.org

What happens when teachers' jobs depend on standardized test results, but they feel they must protect the children's self-esteem from the repercussions of failure. The comments section, which appears to be mostly teachers, is particularly disturbing.