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Worlds first Green Prime Minister

Needless to say, there wasn't great fanfare in the corporate press that the first Green Prime Minister has taken power in Latvia after the center-right coalition there collapsed.

Kwiatkowski confirms Clark Petroeuro hypothesis

In an interview with the L.A. Weely, former Lieutenant-Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski argued there were three reasons for invading Iraq:

Pentagon predicts climate change wars by 2020

The Observer is running a story on a leaked report that has come from the Pentagon predicting that climate change will threaten security of the U.S. and other nations as natural disasters and loss of arable land threaten the economic stability of nations. It predicts that climate change will be a greater threat than terrorism in the coming years.

Map of the occupation wall in the West Bank

A site I just discovered, Electronic Intifada has an article with maps showing the extent of the apartheid wall being erected inside the west bank. It's worthwhile to examine just how much of a land grab this wall actually constitutes.

Roe v. Wade under attack again

Stepping up the backlash, Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion rights lawsuit is being appealed by the woman who apparently used the pseudonym Roe in the original case.

The Nationalities of the Guantanamo Bay Detainees.

An insight into the nationalities of the Guantanamo Bay detainees.

It is interesting to note that the Australian David Hicks, one of those held at Guantanamo bay is considered in this report as the highest profile case. That is a really scary thought, since coverage of his condition is censored, and marginal at best, and considering the illegal circumstances under which he, and all other detainees are held.

Anti-consumerism sites

Courtesy of Jill, I've been checking out Adbusters a print and web publication which is perhaps one of the best examples of culture jamming advocacy. One of the sites they reference is the historically informed MediaCarta, a declaration and petition for intellectual rights in our sea of corporate controlled media.

Java scores big in China

The Register is reporting a very large Chinese cellphone (90m subscribers) contract with Sun using Java.

I'm not trying to be Chicken Little, but this does lend weight to my concern that there is a technology shift occurring towards open standards in developing markets that may lead to U.S. technology stagnation or bypass for home grown products.

$7500 per month to lease an SUV

Watching C-SPAN coverage of The Democratic Policy Committee Hearing on Iraq Contracting Abuses makes it clear who's benefitting from the Iraq conflict.

Ashcroft begins McCarthyist witchhunt and intimidation of MDs

Now the intention of the partial birth abortion bill becomes clear.

Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's Justice department began an attempt to subpoena medical records of patients that may have received an abortion that could be deemed partial-birth.

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