I've been following the press releases of Australian Greens Senator from Tasmania, Dr. Bob Brown for some time. I was delighted to find he is now podcasting, calling in on his mobile phone about his position on issues, called, appropriately enough, Bobcasting. You can find his links also on the iTunes podcast directory.
A project on which I worked for much of 2005 was The Thummer, an innovative musical keyboard which I'm very pleased to see has now reached public release. In particular, their video news release is well worth viewing.
The Australian Treasury Minister, Peter Costello, openly admitted the likelihood of Australia becoming substantially dependent on imported oil in the next 10 years. The need for replacement of oil with sustainable energy sources has now become alarmingly imperative.
As some readers may already know, I've been squirrelled away working on a music/audio software project for some time. We now (phew) have V2.0 of our product, Alphabet Soup, available as a free demo download.
The welcome news of the Colombian military destroying 6,800 landmines during it's conflict with guerillas makes even more pointed the Bush administrations refusal to honour it's landmine removal obligations.
This makes the moral argument of the U.S. election even more stark. A vote for Bush condones landmine use and torture.
The anti-corporate Adbusters group has started an initiative to produce vegan, hemp sneakers which are produced with fair labour conditions. The shoes have a look similar to Converse (which I wear, buying them prior to them going bankrupt and being bought by the sweatshop baron Nike). Each pair purchased buys shares in the fair trading company, establishing collective ownership and democratised investment.
The Atlantic has a report by Alan Cullison describing the contents of a computer stolen from Al-Qaeda's office in Kabul, including emails by Bin Laden. It provides an insight into the daily operations of the organisation.
Wired has an interesting article on an architectural design competition for a women's soccer stadium in South Africa as part of a health care project to combat AIDS.
Never underestimate the intellectual power of a flock of sheep to overcome difficulties.