War? Not In My Name!

Get Your War On, copyright 2003 by David Rees. Used with permission.

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07.08.03

Farmers are dying out  -  @ 13:50:30
A very interesting article in The Guardian about the plight of farmers in the face of government subsidies to large agribusiness.

05.08.03

The US and Human Rights  -  @ 22:53:38
I was just reading through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights again and trying to note how many of the articles the US was defying with Guantalamo Bay alone. Here they are:

Article 5: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 6: Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
Article 7: All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.
Article 8: Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.
Article 9: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.
Article 10: Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.
Article 11:
(1) Everyone charged with a penal offence has the right to be presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law in a public trial at which he has had all the guarantees necessary for his defence.

(2) No one shall be held guilty of any penal offence on account of any act or omission which did not constitute a penal offence, under national or international law, at the time when it was committed. Nor shall a heavier penalty be imposed than the one that was applicable at the time the penal offence was committed.
Article 12: No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.

If we were to list the whole list of human rights abuses by America and other western countries, we might as well list out the whole document.





Linux? That'll be $699!  -  @ 22:44:16
Well, apparently Linux is no longer free and if you're running it, the nice folks over at SCO would like you to pay them $699 for a single-CPU license before Oct. 15. After that, according to this article on InformationWeek, the price of the license will jump to $1,399.

Here's a fun game idea: Let's think of interesting adjectives to describe SCO...
The September Lie  -  @ 16:40:35
A friend of Claus', Bodo Staron, has written a book called Septemberlüge ("The September Lie"). Here's a quote from the author:

"What is it all about? Of course about the 9/11 attacks, about the lies and disinformation that was spread throughout the world. By using mostly public information, I was able to look behind what really happend and who profits from the terror and the war(s) that came out of this terrible act. And other wars will follow.

Its not only about the day itself (although its the main topic) - its a history book about terror and war, whos starting these events and why. Its also about the growing police state, control of communications, spying on citizens, in short the loss of liberty.

Warning for USA haters: Thats not what this book is about. In fact, its very pro in the true meaning of what the USA is all about. But this means of course to look behind the criminal activity of both the Bushes and also the Clinton years."

The book is 420 pages, 2048 footnotes, 35 images and only available in German.

Check out his site and the Amazon.de page for the book.

03.08.03

Fink  -  @ 20:04:15
Oh man, I think I just fell in love with Fink! It's... like... installing stuff for Unix for... like... the rest of us : )  It's installing XDarwin on my Mac as I write, with all its dependencies, etc.

Link: Fink & XDarwin
God Bless the UK  -  @ 11:19:46
"The Observer can reveal that Blair is to allow Christian organisations and other 'faith groups' a central role in policy-making in a decisive break with British traditions that religion and government should not mix.

The Prime Minister, who this weekend becomes the longest continually serving Labour Prime Minister in history, has set up a ministerial working group in the Home Office charged with injecting religious ideas 'across Whitehall'. One expert on the relationship between politics and religion described the move as a 'blow to secularism'."

Source: And on the seventh day Tony Blair created... by The Observer (The Guardian).

02.08.03

DENG in the limelight  -  @ 11:10:27
Claus Wahlers' pet project, DENG, got a mention on Slashdot. Good going Claus (thanks to Chris Pelsor for the heads up!)

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