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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
4/20 NORML rally at UVM was rainy, but spirited
20 Apr 2005
Modified: 06:00:50 PM
67023007365.jpgRain dampened 4/20 attendance at the University of Vermont in Burlington today, but not the spirits of the 40+ attendees.
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Commentary :: Race
Prejudice Against Blondes
20 Apr 2005
There is a form of racist prejudice in this country that seldom is ever acknowledged—namely prejudicial stereotyping of blonde people (particularly in negative ways). Often it is subtle and other times notso; and yet it seems more pervasive than many people may be willing to believe.
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News :: Technology
Felony Charges Possible For Pirated Software, Films
20 Apr 2005
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 19, 2005, overwhelmingly approved the Family Entertainment and Copyright Act.
The bill, approved by Congress on Tuesday, is written so broadly it could make a federal felon of anyone who has even one copy of a film, software program or music file in a shared folder and should have known the copyrighted work had not been commercially released. Stiff fines of up to $250,000 can also be levied. Penalties would apply regardless of whether any downloading took place.
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Commentary :: Politics
Are Bush's Social Security Program and John Bolton Nomination Really Dumb Ideas or Just Grand Diversions?
20 Apr 2005
The Bush Social Security “reform” proposal is so ridiculous, and John Bolton is such a jerk, that you have to wonder: could there be a reason Bush is proposing such stupid things? Maybe they are meant to be outrageous, to keep us ineffectively spinning our wheels while the real dirty business gets done.
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LOCAL News :: International
Ecuadorian President Ousted by Its Citizens, Congress and the Military
20 Apr 2005
Modified: 03:12:00 PM
ccuatro.jpegAfter two weeks of protest and violent clashes between Ecuadorian citizens and the police, Congress voted today to destitute President General Lucio Gutierrez from power. The vote was almost unanimous with 60 votes in favor and 2 abstentions.
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News :: International
Viva el Ecuador!!!
20 Apr 2005
Rriunfo del pueblo Quiteño con resistencia y dignidad.
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights
Police brutality in Rhode Island
20 Apr 2005
carpio.jpgQuestions are arising about what happened to Esteban Carpio
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News :: Race
Racist Schwarzenegger, the Fascist: "Keep those brown people OUT!"
20 Apr 2005
Schwarzenegger, an immigrant himself, wants the US to close the border to Mexico to keep "those people" from coming across. (I say, haul the fascist's ass to Tijuana, stip him naked, and dump him the Tijuana river).
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Commentary :: Globalization
Masacre en Quito Ecuador
20 Apr 2005
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News :: International
Monopoly zone
20 Apr 2005
Finland protects against free trade and labour, commits juridical homicides and like to chaise millionaires.
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