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Italy and France ‘failing Africa’


From Al Jazeera The Group of Eight (G8) industrial nations are failing to deliver pledges to Africa, with France and Italy falling far short of their commitments, an anti-poverty group has said. In a report on Thursday, One, the group founded by singer and activist Bono, said richer nations were letting down Africa at a time […]

Torvalds proclaims ‘new world order’ with Linux 2.6.30


From The Standard Linux kernel 2.6.30 has been released with hundreds of changes from the previous version, including a new architecture for suspend and resume which Linus Torvalds says switches the kernel to a “new world order”. “Hopefully now done with the suspend/resume irq re-architecting, and have switched to a new world order,” Torvalds announced […]

Indigenous rights in Peru


From DemocracyNow As Tensions Flare in Peruvian Amazon, Award-Winning Actor Q’orianka Kilcher Heads to Peru to Support Indigenous Rights Peruvian indigenous leader Alberto Pizango has been granted asylum in Nicaragua after leading protests against oil and mining projects in the northern Peruvian Amazonian province of Bagua. Over the weekend, an estimated sixty people died after […]

Fedora 11 Leonidas is here!


Download it With 2 weeks delay, finally Fedora 11 is out, you can download Leonidas for free here. You will find already OpenOffice 3.1 and Firefox 3.5 inside. Have fun!

Chomsky: What Obama Didn’t Say in His Cairo Address Speaks Volumes About His Mideast Policy


From Alternet By Noam Chomsky, AlterNet. The U.S. has played a decisive role in sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Obama gave no indication that its role should change. A CNN headline, reporting Obama’s plans for his June 4 address in Cairo, Egypt, reads “Obama looks to reach the soul of the Muslim world.” Perhaps that captures […]

It is time…


:: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: From UNEP Economic Crisis Hits EU and US Clean Energy As Emerging Economy Investments Rise 27% to $36 billion However Renewables Draw More Investment than Fossil-Fueled Energy Technologies in ’08Geothermal Sees Fastest Growth – Wind Power Tops Overall Investment, Solar Posts Largest Gains New […]

Shah of Iran on Persian Gulf and American Jewish Lobby


A fine European farce


:: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: From Le Monde Diplomatique by Serge Halimi “Imagine an election where the results are largely preordained and a number of candidates are widely recognised as unqualified. Any supposedly democratic ballot conducted in this way would be considered a farce” (1). Former Czech president Vaclav […]

Iraqi deaths due to US invasion


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Obama arrives in Riyadh, gets blast from bin Laden


:: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: :: From Reuters By Ross Colvin and Ulf Laessing RIYADH (Reuters) – President Barack Obama arrived in Saudi Arabia for talks with King Abdullah on Wednesday on the eve of a much-anticipated speech in Cairo the U.S. leader hopes will help repair America’s damaged image […]