Saturday, March 26, 2005
I guess this is the Russian music download site I read about getting legal -- looks promising actually: 2¢ per MB and many titles are available in lossless formats as well as the usual compressed ones
Haven't tried it yet though.
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I read this interview (the translation is a little stiff, but well worth the read) with William Engdahl about the story behind the Ukrainian manouver, and I highly recommend checking the other links xymphora provides to online articles, as well as this one on GM foods
He's written a (perhaps THE) book on oil and Anglo-American foreign policy over the last century.
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Wednesday, March 23, 2005
German artist jailed in absentia in Greece for satire of Jesus
Haderer's book is the first to be banned in Greece for more than 20 years, and he is the first artist to fall prey of the European arrest warrant system since it was introduced in June 2002.
Yesterday in Vienna, a group of prominent writers and poets called a press conference to draw attention to the plight of Haderer, an Austrian, whose case they claim is crucial to the freedom of international artists.
"It is unbelievable that a person can write a book in his home country and be condemned and threatened with imprisonment by another," said Nikki Conrad, a human rights expert who organised yesterday's press conference. "But he is not going to just sit back and accept this injustice. He is prepared to take this to the European court of human rights. When Gerhard first got the summons he thought it was a joke. But now he is starting to get a bit nervous."
Mr Conrad added that a 1,000-signature petition of international artists, signed by people including the Nobel prize winner Elfriede Jelinek, would be delivered to the EU within the next two weeks.
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South Dakota village to be "designed entirely for the deaf"
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