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Commentary :: International
STUDENT
20 Apr 2007
I got to learn about the deadliest shooting rampage in modern U.S. history, which occurred at Virginia Tech University, two days after it happened, and later on today, as I get a chance to dig deep inside the heart of the matter, I realize that today's Universities are not safe at all, if this happened in America where security is important an aspect, and more importantly a resident student wholly participating in the mass murder, then we have to take a lifetime consciousness of every one around us. The gates of the University remain open for whoever comes in to seek knowledge; the offices are welcome for whoever wishes to have an appointment. This is now a stand-still dilemma.

The bottom line of this matter lies in the character of the student(s), the alertness and keenness of the professor ( teacher) and the behavior of the community (mostly the students and University environment. shockingly, most of our Universities have no done much to look deeply at all the above.

Most students have very bad foundations, and since universities are diverse and homogeneous, the community fails to understand that what fails to work some where can work some where, it is true, it is humbly true, the young boy Seung-hui Cho had a very weird character at school; a troubled loner whose behavior had sometimes alarmed those around him. Surprisingly his mother knew who he was and warningly told his room mate to help him, most of his friends said it, and even reported to the Administration which had no fault to expel him. Can everybody be wrong, can all people be right any way? American got a shockingly terrifying tragedy on the 16th April 2007, it is a lesson to all of the Universities to tame students; help them in a way that can change them, discover much about them, using their teachers, this characterization that is slowly discovered, added to the use of all psychologies available can help to distinguish, and later clarify what a student can do and what he or she can not do.

The question still lies, what should the parents or guardians do to help children run smoothly with life, should they only pay tuition and send their children to school, should they just give the responsibility to their children’s peers or other people to help and advice their children, or they should take a leading first hand role to discover their children’s' problems and diagnose them? I think I would concede with Dr. Michael Welner as he suggests to parents not to allow their children watch anything to do with the Virginia Tech gunman Seung-Hui Cho.
"Parents, you should cut the pictures out of the newspaper. Do not let your children see it. Take them out of the room when these videos are shown, because he's paranoid, and his agenda of blaming the rest of the world is unedited.
It is the parents' first hand obligation to protect and determine their children's destiny.

As America mourns, it is not alone, the lesson this mass killing brings is an open one, for every one, regardless of where they are, to lean and appreciate, to fold and keep close, and to appreciate that life has no guarantee, even in the safest place one can still travel to the undecided destiny.
With the innocent students dead, and the martyr dead too what does the future hold.?
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LOCAL News :: Politics : Technology
BinaryFreedom MA campaign for FreeSoftware
19 Apr 2007
Help us Vote so the MA government stops using corporate
made Software that oppresses our freedoms.
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News :: International : Media
The Shortwave Report 4/20/07 ¡Listen Globally!
19 Apr 2007
Modified: 06:47:47 PM
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
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Commentary :: International
Ecuadorian masses deliver blow against the oligarchy and imperialism
19 Apr 2007
On Sunday, April 15, the masses of workers and peasants of Ecuador delivered a blow against the oligarchy and imperialism by voting massively in favour of calling a Constituent Assembly. The final results announced by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal were 5,350,000 votes for the Constituent Assembly (81,72%), and barely 824,000 against (12,43%).

The scale of the victory surprised all commentators. In only three of the country's 22 provinces did the Yes vote score below 80%. Even in the province of Guayas, where the country's second largest city Guayaquil is located and a traditional stronghold of the country's oligarchy, the vote was 75% in favour and 18% against. The Yes vote reached 87% in the provinces of Azuay, el Oro, Imbabura, Loja, and 85% in Carchi, Pichincha, Tungurahua and Zamora Chinchipe.
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News :: Politics
Bush, Democrats meet on war funding as violence
19 Apr 2007
US President George W. Bush and Democratic congressional leaders staged a meeting in the White House Wednesday to discuss pending legislation that would provide more than $100 billion to continue and escalate the four-year-old US war and occupation in Iraq.

The gathering took place against the backdrop of a bloody eruption of violence in Iraq. A series of mass killings in and around Baghdad made a mockery of Washington’s claims that the “surge” of additional US troops into the Iraqi capital that began nine weeks ago is creating greater peace and security.

According to the Associated Press, 233 people were killed Wednesday throughout Iraq, making it the second deadliest day since the news agency began keeping a tally of the dead two years ago. Iraqi police said that 191 people were killed in Baghdad alone. The Sadriyah marketplace in the center of Baghdad, a predominantly Shia area, was the scene of the most horrific of the bombings, which claimed 140 live, while wounding 150 others, making it the deadliest such attack since the US invasion of March 2003. Angry crowds at the scene denounced the Iraqi government and the US occupation as those responsible for the carnage.
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News :: Media
Virginia Gunman's Video Shocks Campus
19 Apr 2007
Package Arrives at NBC After Bloody Rampage
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Announcement :: Environment : Human Rights : War and Militarism
5th Annual Liberation Conference: Agriculture, Imperialism and War 4/28/07 Syracuse, NY
18 Apr 2007
A brief writeup on the upcoming 5th Annual Animal Liberation Conference Series: Agriculture, Imperialism and War, held by Syracuse Animal Rights Organization, in Syracuse, NY on April 28th 2007.
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Commentary :: Media
New US Postal Rates Undermine Small Publications
18 Apr 2007
US Postal Service duplicity to subvert First Amendment freedom
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Commentary :: Media : Politics : War and Militarism
Helen Thomas Compares Bush’s White House to Watergate
18 Apr 2007
White House reporter, Helen Thomas, gave a talk at McDaniel College, in Westminister, MD, on April 12, 2007. She labeled President George W. Bush Jr. as a very “isolated” individual, and said today’s White House reminded her of “Watergate,” with the “circling the wagons” and “siege” mentality, She denounced the Iraqi War as “illegal, immoral and unconscionable, “and asked: “Why do Americans tolerate such a dumbing down of our country?”
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News :: Globalization
Protests at IMF/World Bank Spring Meetings – a Prelude to October
17 Apr 2007
From April 13-15, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank met in Washington DC. Once again, the Mobilization for Global Justice (MGJ) and allied groups organized protests to highlight the profound injustice that these institutions visit upon the world. This time, however, the April protests wren merely a prelude to bigger, more exciting things happening in the fall.
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