Direct action group DefectiveByDesign.org is organizing a flash protest at the Cambridge Apple Store to draw attention to Apple's use of "Digital Restrictions Management" (DRM) in iPods and iTunes. DRM is the annoying technology imposed by the movie and music industry that is quickly becoming a hot topic for consumers. In targeting Apple, DefectiveByDesign has also released details of their new marketing campaign spoofing the well know iPod commercials. The images released show a female iPod user tied up by the ubiquitous white earbud cord. The images are now available.
The New Zealand Labour government last month dispatched nearly 200 troops to support the Australian-led military occupation of East Timor. Underlining the close Australian and New Zealand collaboration in neo-colonial exercises throughout the region, the contingent includes soldiers who were deployed in the initial 1999 intervention in East Timor, some who had recently served in the Solomon Islands, and a group of military police just returned from Afghanistan.
This Special Release on “Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreements and the US Corporate Biotech Agenda” is researched and written by Aziz Choudry, a New Zealand activist who has been following the negotiations of bilateral free trade and investment agreements between the US and the countries in the South.
The Bank of Brazil will be a little less of Brazil, in the Stock exchange of São Paulo, thanks to plus an controversial decision of the petist government, totaly converted to the dogmas of international economic neolibertinism - same pathology that acomete the Toucans.
This year, as we prepare to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9), it is imperative that the global peace movement show the links between that genocide and the slaughter of innocent civilians carried out by the U.S. military in its "conventional" war in Haditha, Fallujah and throughout Iraq.