Back home from Exercise IRONSIDES.
Upon arrival, a surprise - the laptop, the only Windows machine I have, is as dead as a doornail. It'll boot, but the screen stays black. And yes, I tried toggling the LCD/projector key.
What do you think? Can the Internet be use effectively to change policy in truly authoritarian governments?"The petition calls for elections in which both men and women would be allowed to vote.
The signatories want freedom of expression to be protected by law and they want the powers of the interior ministry curtailed.
But the Saudi authorities have made it clear they will not tolerate public calls for political change.