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international / eu / news report Sunday July 10, 2005 15:34 by iosaf   text 6 comments (last - wednesday july 13, 2005 00:10)
Today 218,000 approx, citizens of Luxembourg will vote to accept or reject the draft European Constitution.

They will be the 4th EU state to vote.

Spain ratified it with little over 50% participation.

France and the Netherlands rejected it. read full story / add a comment
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Friday July 08, 2005 00:54 by iosaf   text 2 comments (last - monday july 25, 2005 12:59)
Al Qaeda in Iraq
have issued a statement
to the effect that they have killed
Ihab el-Sharif the ambassador of Egypt to Iraq.

This statement has been confirmed by the Egyptian authorities.
It has been less than a week since Egypt tabled several motions in favour of total debt relief for Africa, and reduced military intervention in Africa at the 2005 African Union conference attended by 52 african states and hosted in Libya. read full story / add a comment
"maybe war will become history, I'l take a break from amputation, and sewing up whipped backs, and turn my attention to naming new types of reptile"
international / summit mobilisations / opinion/analysis Sunday July 03, 2005 15:32 by iosaf .:. the ipisphi ·.·   text 10 comments (last - thursday july 07, 2005 13:36)   image 8 images
We are the mass.
We make our regimes.

the G8 do not lead the world.
Yet their collective malpractise and tolerance to injustice compounds the poverty which their historical exploitation began.

"Thank you Pop stars and Pop Prime Minister, you have recruited for us. We will guide these kids to political awareness" read full story / add a comment
the red states are "french", when the G8 talk about them, they'll look at Chirac. The green states are British. when the G8 talk about them they'll bleep Geldof.
international / summit mobilisations / news report Saturday July 02, 2005 02:34 by iosaf   text 3 comments (last - friday july 08, 2005 03:04)   image 1 image
Francois-Xavier Verschave, one of the recent generation of french writers to consistently attack french imperialism and post-imperialism in Africa died thursday (29/6/05) at his home in Villeurbanne.

Born in Lille, the 28th of October 1945, he trained as an economist, and founder member of Survie(*) which he presided from 1995.and was the author of two books which influenced many. He is succeeded by a wife and three children. read full story / add a comment
the Blair & Chums presidency of the 450,000,000 populated €.U. "where poverty is historic"
international / eu / event notice Friday July 01, 2005 15:26 by iosaf   text 10 comments (last - wednesday december 28, 2005 12:59)   image 2 images
as is customary a thread on the €U rotating presidency.

Tony Blair is now mr €urope.

He takes over from the merrovinginvanjans who in the form of Luxembourg 2005 Nederlands 2nd half 2004
bridged the gap from Bertie's 2004 presidency. read full story / add a comment
unknown models posing for Cranach the elder in unknown times.
international / rights, freedoms and repression / opinion/analysis Monday June 27, 2005 01:51 by iosaf very late at night.   text 10 comments (last - thursday august 04, 2005 14:49)   image 7 images
It has long been observed, that on Sunday the mass does different things.
Some go to church, some return from clubs and sleep, some read a book, some do the gardening, some catch up with their kids, some eat a lot, some practise yoga, some Vote.
It has long been valued that on their non-banking days people are pretty much the same as when they work, graft, toil and sweat. Except they have less money making opportunities. This facilitates their increased participation in their society as citizens and nationals of the Civilised World.
It has long been observed that the mass on their non banking days readily absorb shite.
This is why coups are most successful on the weekend, and elections as well.
It is on your non-banking days that you are presented with the most filagree woven tissues of spirit and lie, ghost and truth. It is through weekend that we have considerable space in your head.
In today's edition :- "being counted" read full story / add a comment
2 prisoners allowed themselves to be crucified yesterday in a demand for rights.
international / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Saturday June 25, 2005 16:20 by © iosaf Mac Diarmada - the ipsiphi   text 2 comments (last - saturday june 25, 2005 17:31)   image 3 images
The image is dramatic, one of two prisoners in García Moreno prison Quito, who yesterday allowed themselves to be crucified by fellow inmates to demand the return of "reduced sentances" (a normal first world penology benefit aimed at succesful reinsertion), rights which were stripped from the inmates of Equador's 36 prisons by the congress in 2001. The prison was built for 700 prisoners and presently houses 1200 without remission and adecquate nutrition.

Statewide protests began by prisoners on Monday and extended to hungerstrikes in the prisons of Quito and Guayaquil on wednesday.

It has been a little over 2 months since the collapse of the Guiterrez regime on April 20th.
Yet little progress has been felt to have been made. This is felt by support movements and analysts to be due to excessive internal middle class interest in rattling rusty sabres whilst the poorest and specifically those of the Social Assemblies are further marginalised and neglected. read full story / add a comment
the place in question. 3million people who just decided "their leader"
international / eu / opinion/analysis Sunday June 19, 2005 20:08 by iosaf mac diarmada - ipsiphi   text 24 comments (last - thursday june 25, 2015 03:48)   image 4 images
It has long been observed, that on Sunday the mass does different things.
Some go to church, some return from clubs and sleep, some read a book, some do the gardening, some catch up with their kids, some eat a lot, some practise yoga, some Vote.
It has long been valued that on their non-banking days people are pretty much the same as when they work, graft, toil and sweat. Except they have less money making opportunities. This facilitates their increased participation in their society as citizens and nationals of the Civilised World.
It has long been observed that the mass on their non banking days readily absorb shite.
This is why coups are most successful on the weekend, and elections as well.
It is on your non-banking days that you are presented with the most filagree woven tissues of spirit and lie, ghost and truth. It is through weekend that we have considerable space in your head.
In today's edition :- How Galicians voted & not voted. read full story / add a comment
international / arts and media / other press Wednesday June 15, 2005 01:12 by iosaf   text 1 comment (last - tuesday june 21, 2005 17:15)
Well now we know Mr Berlusconi a little bit better don't we? read full story / add a comment
eggies. only girls can make them.
international / consumer issues / news report Tuesday June 14, 2005 13:49 by iosaf   text 3 comments (last - wednesday june 15, 2005 13:42)   image 1 image
Here are the results of votes, that is to say the % of the electorate who were registered to vote who did so, province by province.
Using this list, we can quickly & promptly identify those provinces where blue flag beaches and a kicking good mass count for more than new fangled notions on the high-tech chicken baster designer kids for infertile people market.

The Pope is delighted.

We can now see that the real trouble makers are concentrated in the north west and Tuscany where Mr Blair goes on holidays around Bologna and Florence.

The Italians will now move progressively, to banning condoms, outlawing orgasms, herding up preverted types [sic], adopting african kids, & of course attending marches organised by the Spanish rightwing. BUT of course they won't relax, it doesn't really make much of a difference. It is now not only cool to "not vote" its HOLY.
@.:.%+*$/€ read full story / add a comment
I hope you packed your protection, it can get quite hot.
international / environment / other press Saturday June 11, 2005 12:57 by iosaf   text 11 comments (last - friday august 19, 2005 19:21)   image 3 images
Carcavelos beach is just outside of Lisbon the capital of Portugal, where the EU deal on good times for poor people was made.

Yesterday during the national holiday, Carcavelos beach filled up with happy Lisbonites relaxing from the worst inflation in the EU, and probably rubbing shoulders with the cheery types who fly in from the north and buy flats in the picturesque city to recover from the strain of being on the pigs back.

This is modern tourism. read full story / add a comment
Manilla yesterday.
international / crime and justice / other press Saturday June 11, 2005 12:02 by iosaf   text 13 comments (last - friday february 24, 2006 10:26)   image 3 images
For the last 48 hours, the situation in Manila, Philippines has worsened...

Campesinos in their thousands have marched to the presidential palace demanding that the president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo resign (she was elected in may 2004).
They have been water cannon-ed by the police and many are injured. They have not left the city. There have been reports of a "coup d'etat" in the last week, which set against a history of over 20 military interventions, merely signals that certain military officers are "taking an interest".

Today's national day is thought tosee tensions peak.

This follows consistent allegations of c-o-r-r-u-p-t-i-o-n, which have at all levels dogged the Pacific republic, made up of 7000 islands and counting on a population of roughly 85 million. read full story / add a comment
"we're on our way to the thrilling movies, & we'll know what we're going to watch when we get there"
international / miscellaneous / opinion/analysis Sunday June 05, 2005 19:46 by iosaf mac d. the ipsiphi   text 3 comments (last - sunday july 24, 2005 11:55)   image 2 images
It has long been observed that on their non-banking days, people generally have more time to pursue their liberty & happiness, do their neverland things, enjoy the fruits of their labour, spend time with their family, relations, kids, friends. Some garden, some do long division sums, some protest, some even vote, some worry about themes of the day like War, Europe, Terminology, or indeed the themes of the immediate season - bird migration, global warming, Europe, War, sport or those which never go away such as Europe, War, whatever you understand by "babalon". read full story / add a comment
Dublin & Shengen €U - tying hands & the knot.
international / eu / news report Sunday June 05, 2005 13:20 by iosaf C&p-ing swissinfo and agencies   text 13 comments (last - monday january 02, 2006 00:24)   image 3 images
Switzerland is not a member of the €U, but has moved steadily closer to the €U in the last years, signing up to very important agreements on many issues including banking, secrecy, exchange of information, migration and enviromentalism.

Thirteen EU member states as well as Norway and Iceland are signatories to the Schengen and Dublin treaties. Ireland and the UK are due to join later this year, while the new EU countries will participate at a later stage.

Under the accords, Switzerland would agree to abandon systematic identity checks on its borders but link up to a Europe-wide electronic database on wanted and missing persons, illegal immigrants and property. read full story / add a comment
international / politics / elections / other press Tuesday May 31, 2005 16:59 by iosaf   text 11 comments (last - tuesday april 04, 2006 21:28)   image 1 image
Very clever man is Mr. Chirac, very clever.
I reckon it's on account of him not watching telly,
and avoiding the richer heavier sauces at the antonine carâme suppers.

Raffarin the unpopular and over-fed is out
de Villepin the tall and lean is now PM. read full story / add a comment
No-one has ever really explained why it was such a good idea in terms that convince one it was the only option. That's intellectually lazy. The Shame of Beethoven on them.
international / eu / other press Monday May 30, 2005 13:14 by iosaf   text 4 comments (last - wednesday june 01, 2005 10:21)   image 3 images
As we were told, in no uncertain terms by the yes campaign, the rejection of the Constitution, would mean a rejection of not only the lengthy document of V.Giscard d'Estaing, but also of the treaties and accords incorporated therein- Nice, Maastricht, Shengen, Versailles, Lisbon and Rome.

In it is thus not surprising that throughout France this morning, in between burning the 12 starred flag, shoppers have been attempting to pay for their bagettes in francs.

Meanwhile the Pope has called on Kathurliks to abstain from €U referenda. read full story / add a comment
clotho lachysis & atropo a.k.a. "the 3 fates" @ the table.
international / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday May 19, 2005 14:51 by iosaf   text 8 comments (last - tuesday march 27, 2007 18:40)   image 6 images
1998 was a pivotal year in European politics, it saw the governments of Ireland and the UK negotiate with armed factions on areas of joint constitutional concern. We call this the "power sharing agreement" in the ·"peace process".

1998 also saw the government of Spain under Aznar authorise contact with an armed faction to discuss areas of joint constitutional concern. We call this "one of the ETA ceasefires". read full story / add a comment
the lucky Uzbek who wins the Internet festival will be allowed to display this logo on thier website.
international / sci-tech / other press Saturday May 14, 2005 15:42 by iosaf mac d. the ipsiphi   text 4 comments (last - sunday march 26, 2006 00:52)   image 1 image
You know how it goes, you grow up in the XXI century, but in a poor land, where unemployment averages 40% for males and females don't get listed in the statistics.
You do your best day and night to attract attention to your land in the hope that a hint of exotica, and network Telly might bring in the good times, terrace cafés, and liberty. read full story / add a comment
If you had these, they're called "papers", you had ID, a ration book, title deeds / rent-book, degree, CV, inter cert, driving license. They helped 60 years ago. Not many people had them.
international / rights, freedoms and repression / other press Monday May 09, 2005 12:17 by iosaf   text 9 comments (last - thursday december 06, 2007 08:51)   image 3 images
As you no doubt all now know, 60 years ago, the big war ended, when we the peoples of Eire were in the emergency, because we didn't know which was worse liberal imperialism or nazi-ism or bolshevism and if neutrality had worked for Franco and the Swiss, it might work for us too.

And on the 8th of May it ended in Europe. Well it had sort of ended before that, but the official ending was the 8th and the Russians held off making official announcements till the 9th. How did it really end? You may ask. read full story / add a comment
international / eu / other press Monday April 25, 2005 13:20 by iosaf   text 4 comments (last - saturday november 04, 2006 01:31)   image 2 images
Today Rumania and Bulgaria will sign bits of paper which shall move them closer to membership of the European Union.

There will be a family photo. read full story / add a comment
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