Ali expects the new rulers of the province to encourage him to grow as much opium as possible. 'Before the ban the government used to collect taxes on my poppies, now the warlords will collect them. We will have no problems from them,' he said.
34 heads of state. 6,000 cops. 60,000 protesters. Two miles of chain link. One secret document. A journey through the historic protests against the Free Trade Area of the Americas in Quebec City, April 2001.
The FBI is asking for access to a massive database that contains the private communications and passwords of the victims of the Badtrans Internet worm. Badtrans spreads through security flaws in Microsoft mail software and transmits everything the victim types. Since November 24, Badtrans has violated the privacy of millions of Internet users, and now the FBI wants to take part in the spying.
In his introduction to Animal Farm, George Orwell commented that
whilst the government does not actively censor the media, "the
sinister fact about literary censorship in England is that it is
largely voluntary". He continued, "Unpopular ideas can be silenced,
and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official
ban." He lamented important facts being kept out of the press, "not
because the Government intervened but because of a general tacit
agreement that 'it wouldn't do' to mention that particular fact."