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Commentary :: International : War and Militarism
Of Irish Hunder-Strikers and Iraqi Suicide Bombers
20 Apr 2007
Similarities to Iraqi protests of America's destruction of their land exist in Western culture.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Human Rights
Lying Religiously (a report on the Hindu Students Council)
20 Apr 2007
Modified: 05:35:39 PM
The Campaign to Stop Funding Hate [] announces the launch of our new report on the Hindu Students Council (HSC): "Lying Religiously: The Hindu Students Council and the Politics of Deception" []. The report brings together evidence from multiple sources to demonstrate a web of connections between the HSC and the violent, ultra-right Sangh family (the RSS family of organizations, also referred to as the Sangh Parivar), and exposes the deliberate efforts of the HSC leadership to conceal its links with the Sangh family in order to deceive Hindu-American college students. The report provides the first comprehensive documentation of the origins, methods and practices of the HSC.
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News :: Globalization
gathering anticivilization 2007
20 Apr 2007
After the success of the last gathering in Tavertet, we are calling for a new one this year. It will take place the 8, 9, 10 and 11 of September.
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News :: International
Land Grab In Bethlehem
20 Apr 2007
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Commentary :: Politics
John Edwards: The Tragic Events
20 Apr 2007
an email from the Edwards
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Commentary :: International
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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