The Access Information Law is a "FOIA"-like instrument is now working in Brazil. Also, the National Truth Commission was formed in Brazil to attempt to recover the memory of the humn rights iolations during the last two dictatorships in Brazil.
At the same time they represent the minimum acceptable for a huge social demand for social justice and their effectiveness is doubtful.
New technologies are rapidly transforming they way we relate to the world. Today, the flow of information plays a fundamental role in our daily lifes. Simultaneously, social an political organizations are incorporating those technologies to their articulation.
FBI seizes server providing anonymous remailer and many other services from colocation facility.
At August 6th 2008, Civil Police from Campinas (78km from Sao Paulo, Brazil) seized the Sarava Research Group server that hosted at the Philosophy and Social Sciences Institute from Campinas University (IFCH-UNICAMP) due to a complain filled by the University Attorney.
Back in May 2008, sarava.org's server was shut down by the colocation's central administration because of a request from dutch autorities. The server hosted a website against dutch anti-imigration policies and attracted a lot of media attention in the Netherlands.