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MoveOn Tests Open Petition Platform

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, April 18 2011

Now in beta is MoveOn do-it-yourself online petition tool. Meet SignOn.

It's being used in Maine to demand the creation of a recall process, for one thing, but according to the site's FAQ, the use of SignOn isn't limited to the sort of core issues MoveOn works on -- or to anything, for that matter: "SignOn.org does not endorse the content of any campaign on our site, and we don't remove petitions simply because we disagree with them."

That said, MoveOn -- not you -- does get to keep the email addresses of the people who sign onto your petition. (via Kombiz Lavasany)

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In Mexico, A Wiki Makes Corporate Secrets Public

Earlier this year the Latin American NGO Poder launched Quién Es Quién Wiki (Who's Who Wiki), a corporate transparency project more than two years in the making. The hope is that the platform will be the foundation for a citizen-led movement demanding transparency and accountability from businesses in Mexico. Data from Quién Es Quién Wiki is already helping community activists mobilize against foreign companies preparing to mine the mountains of the Sierra Norte de Puebla.

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