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News :: Globalization : Human Rights : International : Politics : Social Welfare
The United States, Europe and Human Rights
23 Jun 2008
cracracra.jpgThe discredited way in which the European Union suspended its sanctions on Cuba on June 19 has been reported in 16 international press dispatches… Such hypocrisy is made all the more evident by the brutal European measure to expel illegal immigrants from Latin American countries.
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LOCAL News :: War and Militarism
Photo-Solitary Anti-War Kid at Celtics Parade
23 Jun 2008
I went to the Boston Celtics victory parade on June 19th to check it out. 500,000 enthusiastic Celtics fans lined Boston's streets . I took some photos and found this one solitary anti-war kid with a cool t-shirt.
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Passed HR 6304 Domestic SPY AMENDMENTS—choke 1st Amendment Rights
23 Jun 2008
House SPY AMENDMENTS—State, Persons Exercising 1st Amendment Rights “may be Considered” Agents of a Foreign Power.
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Commentary :: Globalization
The Rich Get Hungrier
22 Jun 2008
The global food problem is not being caused by a falling trend in world production. It is the result of accelerating demand. Amartya Sen teaches economics and philosophy at Harvard and received the Nobel Prize in economics in 1998. His latest book is "Identity and Violence.The Illusion of Destiny."
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Commentary :: Social Welfare
Legal drugs kill far more than illegal, Florida says
22 Jun 2008
Modified: 02:53:46 PM
Legal drugs kill far more than illegal, Florida says
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News :: International
USAID May Outsource Global Cash-Distribution Function
22 Jun 2008
"Someone in the State Department or at USAID likely already is planning to leave government service and enter the private sector to get that contract," the source said. "That's just how things are at State. You can be sure that there's an official or a group of officials who are currently making plans to start their own company, use their inside connections to secure the contract, and become millionaires at the expense of the average working stiff."
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Commentary :: International
What Constitutes an Act of Cyber War?
22 Jun 2008
In the U.S. Army's Cyber Operations and Cyber Terrorism Handbook 1.02 I found the following reference to the definition of Cyber Warfare & Terrorism: "the premeditated use of disruptive activities, or the threat thereof, against computers and/or networks, with the intention to cause harm or to further social, ideological, religious, political or similar objectives or to intimidate any person in furtherance of such objectives." This was an excerpt from an article I wrote back in 2003 when the issue of cyber war was in its infancy. While this frames acts of cyber war, in retrospect it does not address a measure of the disruptive acts or provide guidance assess if individual acts, or a collection of acts rise to the level to be considered an act of cyber war.
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Commentary :: Politics
Who Would Be So Low as to Attack a Man's Wife?
22 Jun 2008
(Consider it a character portrait.)
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Commentary :: Politics
The De-Racialization of US Politics
21 Jun 2008
The de-racialization of US politics has implications that go far beyond the possibility that we're about to elect an African-American president. If Mr. Obama wins in November, it will be because our country has already been transformed.
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Commentary :: Globalization
SuperCorridor Defeat? Don't Bet On It
21 Jun 2008
The scheme remains on track.
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