Archive for June, 2005 : Norway Says Yes to Open Source SoftwareJune 28th, 2005
Norway has recently said that proprietary formats will no longer be acceptable for communication between citizens and government. Norway follows the lead of other European governments in supporting open source software and rejecting the expensive and buggy software from Microsoft and other companies which poses continual security risks and inhibits economic development.
Portland Versus the FBIJune 26th, 2005
In April, Portland, Oregon became the first city in the country to pull out of its local Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) agreement with the FBI. JTTFs federalize law enforcement, subvert the democratic process and are unconstitutional.
Go dump it in the mountainJune 26th, 2005
54,000 tons of radioactive waste that will be radioactive for more than 2 million years still has no safe to be stored. The answer? “Build more nuclear power plants to create more deadly waste,” says Bush and gang.
Global Eye – Child AbuseJune 26th, 2005
When the moron liars sat down together and devised their act of mass murder in Iraq, it is unlikely they gave any thought to the most vulnerable targets of their war crime: the children.
Malian walks 900km to meet idolJune 26th, 2005
A 30-year-old Malian has walked from his village of Kita to Dakar, simply to meet Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour.
Group Rejects Jap Plans for Coastal Whale HuntJune 26th, 2005
Japan suffered yet another setback in its bid for more whaling when an international commission rejected a plea to allow Japanese coastal communities to hunt whales.
Nuclear Industry To Get Taxpayer HandoutsJune 26th, 2005
Nuclear power is usually the most expensive. Construction and safety compliance is costly and there is no place to store the deadly waste. Many plants are merely programs to steal taxpayer money and never even open or too costly to actually operate. Bush wants to continue the scam and get you to pay for it.
Hypocrisy Rules in Posada CaseJune 26th, 2005
The Posada case highlights the reality of US policy on terrorism – it is all for it.
Native Leaders Try to Settle Suit Against FedsJune 25th, 2005
The US govt. stole billions of dollars in royalties belonging to native americans. Natives sued but the case has dragged on for 9 years. Now they have proposed a settlement of $27.5 Billion and reforms to stop the continued theft.
Tax activist wins in federal courtJune 25th, 2005
Ex-IRS agent says Congress has no power to collect levy on income and was recently acquitted on charges that he defrauded the govt.
Italy Judge Orders Arrest of 13 CIA AgentsJune 25th, 2005
An Italian judge ordered the arrests of 13 people in the CIA abduction of an imam, who then was sent to Egypt to be tortured.
Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize HomesJune 23rd, 2005
Americans, Do you still think that you live in a free country? Did you know that your home can be taken away if someone wants to build a shopping mall or office in the same spot?
Diagnosis: Psychic EpidemicJune 23rd, 2005
All we have to do to see the madness of our species is to open our eyes and look at what we are doing to each other, to the environment which we depend on for our survival, and to ourselves. What more evidence of a collective psychosis do we possibly need?
US ‘stalling UN Guantanamo visit’June 23rd, 2005
The US has ignored repeated requests from the UN to visit the concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay. Prisoners are visited by the Red Cross but their findings are not published and anything it might publish would be suspect considering its criminal history and collusion with the CIA.
Extinction of Frogs is Catastrophic, Scientists SayJune 23rd, 2005
Frogs and toads are becoming extinct all over the world. It’s the same magnitude event as the extinction of the dinosaurs. If we are causing the extinction of so many species our own extinction can’t be far behind.
Pentagon Creating Student DatabaseJune 23rd, 2005
The Bush military has started to create a database of high school students ages 16 to 18 and all college students. The students will be profiled and tracked to better target them for recruitement and later conscription. The system will also help identify potential threats to the evil empire so they can be neutralized before posing a threat.
Doing Something About Wal-MartJune 22nd, 2005
The renowned actor, Danny Glover, describes how Wal-Mart puts children around the world at risk -and tells how we can help hold the megastore accountable.
9 Out of 30 Dow Jones Companies CriminalsJune 22nd, 2005
Nine out the 30 companies that comprise the Dow Jones Industrial Index are convicted corporate criminals. Others have committed their crimes through subsidiaries or simply not been prosecuted.
Fiddling as the Planet BurnsJune 22nd, 2005
There is nothing left to debate about climate change. It is happening and each of us must act on our own since our puppet show politicians are too corrupt or stupid to do anything about it.
Webmaster Attacked by Electronic WeaponsJune 22nd, 2005
The webmaster for this and related sites was targeted today with a sophisticated electronic weapon. While this in itself is not unusual the severity of the attack was. Yesterday one of our camera operators was almost arrested for taping protests in Philadelphia.
Bush’s War on Iran Has StartedJune 21st, 2005
Americans, along with the rest of the world, are starting to wake up to the uncomfortable fact that Bush not only lied to them about the reasons for attacking Iraq but also about when the attacks began. The same secret pre-war attacks are now being used against Iran.
Hundreds Protest Toxic Franken Foods in PhillyJune 21st, 2005
Today marked the largest protests in Philadelphia against the criminal corporations meeting in the city for their annual biotech conference. Many protestors have been arrested, some beaten and most blocked from peaceful demonstrations. So far the only casualties was a policeman who reportedly died from a heart attack while chasing a protestor.
Officer dies of apparent heart attack at biotech protestJune 21st, 2005
A police officer collapsed and died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday as police skirmished with protesters outside a biotechnology convention, officials said.
Animal rights activists FBI’s top terrorism priorityJune 21st, 2005
The Federal Bureau of Idiots has decided that animal rights activists are the biggest threat to America and is going after them with both barrels. Bush is considering bombing PETA headquarters with new nuclear bunker busters just in case they might have secret underground facilities.
Japan pushes whale meat revivalJune 19th, 2005
Japan’s insistence on killing whales is indicative of its cultural rigidity and govt. corruption. However, it should encourage everyone to consider their own relationship to Earth’s other creatures and the consequences of needlessly killing and eating them.
US to Expand Concentration Camp in CubaJune 19th, 2005
While the world clamors for the release of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, a subsidiary of Halliburton, the oil services group once led by Dickhead Cheney, has been handed a $30 million contract to help build a new permanent prison there.
Congress Ready to Resurrect the DraftJune 19th, 2005
A House bill to reinstate the draft has made its way to the Armed Services Committee where a vote is expected only after Bush is told by handlers if he is for or against conscription.
Vegan Athletes Flex Their MusclesJune 17th, 2005
The OrganicAthlete conference will feature some of the many world class athletes whose strength comes from their vegan diet.
Indian children show innate computer skillsJune 17th, 2005
Impovrished children in India quickly develop computer and internet skills when given a chance.
Many Scientists Admit to MisconductJune 15th, 2005
Few scientists fabricate results from scratch or flatly plagiarize the work of others, but a surprising number engage in troubling degrees of fact-bending or deceit, according to the first large-scale survey of scientific misbehavior.
Microsoft censors Chinese blogsJune 14th, 2005
Microsoft is eager to suppress basic human rights and freedom in its efforts to suck up to the Chinese dictatorship. Support freedom – boycott Microsoft products – support open source software.
Found: Europe’s oldest civilisationJune 14th, 2005
Archaeologists have discovered Europe’s oldest civilisation, a network of dozens of temples, 2,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids.
US behind Bolivia crisis – ChavezJune 13th, 2005
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has blamed Washington’s brand of capitalism for the recent troubles in Bolivia.
Date palm buds after 2,000 yearsJune 13th, 2005
Israeli researchers say they have succeeded in growing a date palm from a 2,000-year-old seed.
Global Warming: The US Contribution in FiguresJune 13th, 2005
The US makes up only 4% of the worlds population yet produces 25% of the carbon dioxide, 5.99 tons per year for each person.
US Torturers and Liars: Masters of DeceptionJune 11th, 2005
The world cringes as the Bush monkies tell their straight faced lies that only a few Duhmerikans believe.
Posada Carriles: Why He MattersJune 11th, 2005
World to Bush – Stop harboring terrorists!
US War Crimes, An International Vow of SilenceJune 11th, 2005
Months before the start of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, members of Saddam’s regime cut deals with the US to surrender the capital and the rest of the country. Despite this no war surrender, the axis of evil continued to bomb Iraq into oblivion.
Eco-Friendly Motor Rally Sets OffJune 11th, 2005
Dozens of eco-friendly cars cruised from Kyoto, the ancient Japanese city that gave birth to the landmark environmental treaty in a motor rally to promote sustainable development.
No means no moreJune 11th, 2005
Sex discrimination and antiwomen attitudes are still prevalent today on work sites. With a shortage of qualified male workers, successful companies will overcome cultural bias and incorporate more women into their workforce.
Bush Campaigns for Patriot Act RenewalJune 10th, 2005
Bush is campaigning for a permanent Patriot Act, claiming it has protected American liberties. The logical next step for the global police state.
Fishing Nets Kill 1,000 Marine Mammals DailyJune 9th, 2005
You can do your part to save marine life by simply not eating fish or other sea creatures and encourage everyone you know to do the same.
Enron Crooks to Receive New Taxpayer Handouts?June 9th, 2005
Buried in the 700-plus page energy bill currently under debate in the U.S. Senate is a provision that provides hundreds of millions of dollars worth of federal loan guarantees for a power project apparently to be built by four former Enron executives.
Journalist Abused by US TroopsJune 8th, 2005
French TV journalist Grégoire Deniau describes his ordeal in U.S. custody in Iraq.
Woman & Glass CeilingsJune 8th, 2005
Women are gaining equality in professions that used to be male preserves, but not complete equality.
World’s biggest hacker heldJune 8th, 2005
A London man described as the “world’s biggest computer hacker” has been arrested and faces up to 70 years in prison. Friends claim that he did the hacks to prove that the US govt. was hiding info. on UFOs.
Carter Calls on US to Shut Down Torture CenterJune 8th, 2005
Former President Carter joined a chorus of voices and called for the US to shut down the Guantanamo Bay prison to show some progress on human rights violations.
Another U.S. War Resister Flees to CanadaJune 7th, 2005
Earlier this week Ryan Johnson and his wife crossed into Canada to escape servitude in the US military.
US Activists Now the Same as Terrorists?June 7th, 2005
According to a recently issued document, Homeland Security now considers US activists the same threat as foreign terrorists.
BBC to Air Program on John MackJune 7th, 2005
BBC Radio will be airing a 30 minute program about John Mack’s work entitled “Abduction, Alienation and Reason” on Wed. June 8.
Moroccans Fight ‘Crime Against Humanity’June 5th, 2005
An unusual protest was held in Moroccan capital Rabat last month. Members of the independent National Authority for Protection of Public Funds gathered outside parliament to demand a national authority for truth.
Military intelligence?June 5th, 2005
A new book entitled “The Men Who Stare at Goats” is about an unsuccessful attempt to investigate the US governments psychic spying program. The fact that the book was even published and reviewed in a major newspaper speaks volumes.
Amnesty attacks US over secret jailsJune 5th, 2005
The US government is running a string of illegal prisons around the world, many of them secret camps through which people disappear, a top Amnesty International official says.
Judge rebuffs state’s attempt to impose taxes on tribeJune 5th, 2005
The state of Michigan cannot impose property taxes on the land owned by members of the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, a federal judge ruled.
Fewer Latinos Willing to Kill & Die in IraqJune 5th, 2005
215 Latino soldiers serving in the U.S. army have already died in Iraq, but an ever smaller number of young people of Latin American descent are enlisting in the armed forces.
Women appointed to Kuwait councilJune 5th, 2005
Kuwait finally took a step out of the dark-ages by appointing two women as members of its municipal council.
Has Castro Struck a Nerve?June 5th, 2005
In April 2005 the international community began to take a closer look at the United States justice system as its government attempted to explain and or deny the presence of admitted terrorist, Luis Posada Carriles.
China diplomat makes asylum pleaJune 4th, 2005
A Chinese diplomat has defected and sought aylum, which was rejected by Australia. While western corporations and their political puppets have been eager to make deals with the Chinese dictatorship, the fact remains that China is under the control of a brutal and criminal regime.
Is Rumsfeld on Drugs of Just Stupid?June 4th, 2005
As a member of the Bush cabal of liars, Rumsfeld has told some pretty tall tales. His latest absurd mutterings about Aljazeera show that either he is stupid, deluded or just lying as usual.
Large study links power lines to childhood cancerJune 4th, 2005
A UK study found that children living within 200 meters of powerlines had a 70% greater chance of getting leukemia.
June 21 Global Day of Action Against Bad BiotechJune 4th, 2005
Join people from around the world as they take action to combat the most indisidious criminal conspiracy to ever threaten our planet.
Iraq’s Other ResistanceJune 4th, 2005
Faced with daily reports of car bombs and kidnappings, it’s difficult to feel optimistic about Iraq. There is another story that gives hope, it is about a movement that has formed to rebuild the country’s economy and national pride, to create an Iraq with neither the tyranny of Saddam nor the pillage of military occupation.
Bolivians Battle for DemocracyJune 3rd, 2005
Bolivians are scaling up their protests in an effort to create a government more responsive to the needs of citizens.
Brazil Arrests Environmental CriminalsJune 3rd, 2005
Brazil has finally taken some steps to curtail illegal logging by arresting 78 people in government and business.
GMO Contamination Site LaunchedJune 1st, 2005
GeneWatch UK and Greenpeace International are launching the first on-line register of genetically modified contamination incidents. The on-line, searchable web site gives details of all the known cases of GM contamination of food, feed, seed and wild plants that have taken place worldwide.