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international / environment / news report Thursday October 06, 2005 12:21 by iosaf   text 3 comments (last - tuesday november 29, 2005 12:32)   image 1 image
Stan, the storm after Rita has killed at least 150 people in Central America last night.

The countries and areas affected include -
Guatemala, San Salvador, Chiapas in Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua.

El Salvador has just seen its largest Volcano erupt and is recording the most deaths.
32,045 evacuees are presently in 309 temporary shelters. The rain is not stopping movement is very difficult. Both El Salvador and its neighbour Guatemala are in states of emergency. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / news report Tuesday October 04, 2005 22:41 by iosaf   text 2 comments (last - tuesday march 06, 2007 03:00)
the death of Aldo Bonomo on the first of September left a vacancy at the top of the italian holding company "fininvest" which controls television, radio, books, magazines, movies, Internet, directory enquiries, football club AC Milan and a stake in asset manager Mediolanum.

or in other words a very large share of Italian media and entertainment which boasts the largest independent TV and radio station in the state. read full story / add a comment
espardenyes - shodding the poor.
international / eu / news report Friday September 30, 2005 12:26 by iosaf mac diarmada   text 16 comments (last - sunday july 09, 2006 20:32)   image 1 image
Almost since i came to live in Catalonia, people have spoken about their "estatut" the reform of the relationship between their local and historical government and that of the Spanish state established under the constitution agreed at the transition to democracy.

& i've done my best to explain the background and contemporary issues to readers in Ireland, because for many reasons it ought interest them.
Many previously would have thought constitutional issues in Spain stopped at the Basque.

This morning the deputies in the Catalan Parliament, standing up one by one and gave their final "yes" or "no" to each article, to end this process in a public and historic manner & enter the video mp3 files of telly.

No deaths nor Wars nor soldiers in uniform or balaclava read a proclamation. Its an example to follow. I hope these fine words will build a fine society. Coz I'm happy to be a part of it. read full story / add a comment
comrade CND stop the war heckler war refugee party member famous for a day Walter :-)
international / history and heritage / other press Friday September 30, 2005 01:26 by iosaf   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 01, 2005 19:35)   image 1 image
2 case examples from this week on how treat old
people. Both examples are wrinkly old social caring
types, who protested against differing aspects of
Blair's New Labour regime.

One a retired social worker protesting £53.71 in council tax arrears.
The other a stop the war troublemaking yobo on pills. read full story / add a comment
irgendwann fällt jeder mauer - some day every wall shall fall 9/11/89 we make them higher now.
international / racism & migration related issues / news report Thursday September 29, 2005 21:09 by iosaf   text 11 comments (last - friday august 11, 2006 11:38)   image 6 images
Today Spain and Morocco met at the highest level available to them to discuss as a matter of urgency, the events of the last month and week.

hundreds of migrants of sub-saharan origin attempt to cross the frontier between Morocco and the Spanish specifically in the tiny enclave of Melilla.

5 migrants have died (3 on the moroccan side 2 on the spanish side) in the last attempt which saw an estimated 500 migrants try to jump the Melilla wall on Wednesday of this week.

Doctors without frontiers claim 66% of the injuries sustained by the migrants resulted from their experiences on the Moroccan side.

Naturally : The borders of Europe begin where they are guarded. melilla is the border of the Dublin suburban mother of one driving the four wheel drive. Read on... read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday September 26, 2005 13:24 by iosaf   text 6 comments (last - saturday october 22, 2005 12:22)
Its the Chinese and the internet again.

The Chinese love the internet, their state doesn't.
& in the last days their state has updated its rules and regulations on internet use and made quite a list of transgressions. They are also asking the public to help information departments at all levels to supervise news sites & report them if the stories are unhealthy. "A new regulation on online news services was issued jointly on Sunday by the State Council Information Office (SCIO) and the Ministry of Information Industry. Under this regulation, online news sites that publish fabricated content, pornography or violence face severe punishment or even closure." read full story / add a comment
schistocerca gregoria (the sociable plague of insects) generally number 2 or 3 on the biblical list.
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday September 25, 2005 13:38 by iosaf .:. the ipsiphi   text 2 comments (last - sunday september 25, 2005 22:12)   image 1 image
It has been long observed that people for some reason on their non-banking days readily absorb shite about Dangerous Places, Famous People, Sensible Saving Options, Holidays, Interesting facts, Sport results, Media, gardening and health as well looking ahead at “upcoming issues” and looking back at "how history was made".

Today is september 25 of 9th month.
It is also the 20th day of Elul, year of Moses 5765
It is also the 20 th day of Shaban, 1426 years since the Hegira.

We are looking at :- Iraq, Kate Moss, Kyoto, the Mercé festival, Millenium Goals, the GAA final, indymedia, locusts and as usual some of "my recollections / observations"
_____________________________________________ read full story / add a comment
international / consumer issues / other press Saturday September 24, 2005 14:19 by iosaf   text 5 comments (last - thursday october 20, 2005 20:56)   image 1 image
Nigeria produces 2.4 million barrels per day, 200,000 more barrels than have just been cancelled from the production of the USA. Understandably therefore any threat made to the Oil fields is big news.

the "Niger Delta People's Volunteer Force" (NDPVF) yesterday made just that threat, if their leader Moujahid Dkubo-Asari arrested on the 20th of September is not released within 48 hours.

Chevron have closed platforms and evacuated workers as have Shell - Nigeria's production is down 19,000 barrels according to british sources 26,000 barrels according to other sources. read full story / add a comment
charisma - talent - sensible clothes - traditional pipe - mp3 - not a chauvinst - decent poet - you Sir are on the road ;-)
international / politics / elections / other press Friday September 23, 2005 14:39 by iosaf   text 4 comments (last - tuesday may 15, 2012 13:43)   image 1 image
As you know this summer the Zapatistas decided to form the "peaceful civic, nationalist, leftist and anti-capitalist" movement of Mexico and will participate in next years elections, and thus are preparing their federal tour in early 2006.

On the other side of Mexican politics, last wednesday the chief of Mexico's anti-narcotics police died along with many other high ranking officials in a helicopter crash. The incident was described by the govenment first as an accident but now speculation has grown that it was an attack. read full story / add a comment
international / sci-tech / other press Friday September 23, 2005 13:25 by iosaf   text 10 comments (last - saturday october 20, 2007 14:42)   image 1 image
news / spin / PR from UK biotech.

"Scientists have successfully transplanted human chromosomes into mice, a first that promises to transform medical research into the genetic causes of disease. The mice were genetically engineered to carry a copy of human chromosome 21, a string of about 250 genes. About one in a thousand people are born with an extra copy of the chromosome, a genetic hiccup that causes Down's syndrome" read full story / add a comment
she really is much much more important that we think.
international / sci-tech / other press Wednesday September 21, 2005 15:31 by iosaf   text 6 comments (last - friday september 14, 2007 17:04)   image 1 image
the organisation "lunar Republic" have just started the long process of internationalising their proclamation and ideals, their web site has just launched and might prove a good umbrella or maybe not...

For many years now I have lamented the lack of a "space.indymedia", we have added biotech to the global list, we have seen many initiatives on satelite technology, but the issues of space, and the use and misuse of space exploration and speculation are yet to be drawn together by us. read full story / add a comment
Simon Wiesenthal 1908 - 2005
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday September 20, 2005 10:08 by iosaf .:.   text 20 comments (last - friday september 23, 2005 21:41)   image 1 image
Simon Wiesenthal has died in Vienna at 96 years of age.

"When history looks back I want people to know the Nazis weren't able to kill millions of people and get away with it."

Wiesenthal survived the Holocaust ( he had been held in Mauthaussen along with hundreds of thousands of other jews and the spanish republican prisoners) but never returned to his career as architect, instead he became the most effective and well known hunter of nazi war criminals. read full story / add a comment
I am intrigued by this case.
international / crime and justice / news report Monday September 19, 2005 12:14 by iosaf   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 20, 2005 09:23)   image 1 image
Yesterday saw quite a lot of near panic amongst a certain class of political leader in Israel, which resulted from the near arrest of Doron Almog, former commander of the IDF in the gaza strip.

A private law suit brought on behalf of 900 Palestinian children meant the moment he got off his plane, he was to be arrested. & the UK Home Office weren't going to get in the way.

The implications are huge.

The facts are:-
A London magistrate issued a warrant for the arrest of Doron Almog over his role in a 2002 bombing raid that killed 15 Palestinians, many of them children.

An Israeli peace movement (Yesh Gvul) is also compiling a case with London lawyers against chief of staff Dan Halutz, and his predecessor, Moshe Yaalon, over their role in the same operation. read full story / add a comment
"the indifferent power of nature" good line don't you think?
international / history and heritage / other press Friday September 16, 2005 18:45 by iosaf = o as if = sofia   text 2 comments (last - tuesday january 31, 2006 23:14)   image 1 image
President Bush junior is presently the most unpopular occupant of the White House since modern polling methods began.

Yesterday he announced his "marshall plan" for the gulf coast on prime time US national TV networks.

Today he spoke again to the nation, from the national cathedral in Washington. The speech has already been hailed as his finest ever. & it only ended 15 minutes ago. Whilst I wait for the transcript which will be appended in the comments here is the other speech yesterday. read full story / add a comment
international / housing / news report Friday September 16, 2005 14:13 by iosaf   text 2 comments (last - friday october 07, 2005 02:09)   image 1 image
The fires which killed over 30 people mostly children in Paris this summer, brought impetus to the French migrant support groups, and housing organisations.

Chirac expressed shock and horror. De Villepin's government promised action and a "census" of slum housing where France's african migrants live.

Pretty soon after the police moved into forceably evict the houses on the census list, arresting those within, processing them for deportation and sending them off to the migrant detention centres "for their own good".

Chirac collapsed the same day.

Early this morning a squatted building at 21 rue Maroc (19th arrrond) was evicted in the same style. read full story / add a comment
cept the lord buildeth the little housie they doth labor in vain that build it.
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Sunday September 11, 2005 16:17 by iosaf mac diarmada .:. the ipsiphi   text 3 comments (last - sunday september 11, 2005 23:12)   image 1 image
It has been long observed that people for some reason on their non-banking days readily absorb shite about Dangerous Places, Famous People, Sensible Saving Options, Holidays, Interesting facts, Sport results, Media, gardening and health as well looking ahead at “upcoming issues” and looking back at "how history was made".

Today is september 11 of the 9th month 2005.
It is also the 9th day of Elul, year of Moses 5765 it will soon be 5766.
It is also the 7th day of Shaban, 1426 years since the Hegira. read full story / add a comment
international / racism & migration related issues / other press Thursday September 08, 2005 20:23 by iosaf   text 10 comments (last - monday september 12, 2005 21:17)
This summer flooding really came to Europe. Almost 50 died, a very small figure which reflected community awareness and good municipal responses. But all scientific evidence now suggests that these incidents are best to be considered as part of a new pattern related to global climate change.
We are not dealing with the causes in the short-term. We are thus dealing with effects which are long term. Proverbially the time to put that first stitch has passed now.-

We now face forest fires and flooding of the largest river valleys in summer and extreme storms with tornados in spring and summer. read full story / add a comment
international / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Wednesday August 31, 2005 18:50 by iosaf   text 4 comments (last - thursday september 01, 2005 17:10)
as Bush remarked yesterday when linking Pearl Harbour to September 11, and the Iraqi and Japanese constitutions, "The document they have produced protects fundamental human freedoms, including freedom for women, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, freedom of conscience, and freedom of expression".

Over a 1000 citizens of Baghdad of the Shi'ite faith assembled for an annual holiday today, and after several events, stampeded in panic as the chinese whisper spread theough the crowd that kamikaze bomber was amongst them.

Figures for the Dead vary from 430 to 630.
Figures for the Injured are at present in the thousands. read full story / add a comment
international / housing / other press Friday August 26, 2005 15:16 by iosaf   text 7 comments (last - sunday september 04, 2005 20:36)
Last nights fire in Paris which killed 17 people most of whom were children is just one in a series of incidents which bring attention to the appaling conditions mostly african migrants are being housed in.

The group "DAL (droit au logement)" estimates 50,000 people in the "migrants, illegal migrants, asylum seekers, refugee" category are housed dangerously in the city. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Tuesday August 23, 2005 01:03 by iosaf
Eric Rudolph was sentenced in Atlanta today to four consecutive life sentences as well as 120 years in prison for three bombings in Atlanta and one in Birmingham, Alabama between 1996 and 1998.

Rudolph, a right wing extremist bombed the Atlanta Olympic games in 1996, killing 1 and injuring 111 with a nail bomb. Today reading from a prepared statement appeared to show remorse for the first time. read full story / add a comment
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