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Friday, 02 December 2011
Anders Breivik's hatred does not come from a delusional mind | Aslak Sira Myhre PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Friday, 02 December 2011 14:47

The Norwegian terrorist's political madness, which he shares with other extremists, has been reduced to personal madness. Anders Breivik, left, who killed 77 people in Norway in July has been recently declared insane.

 

Photograph: Jon-Are Berg-Jacobsen/AFP/Getty Images

As the terrorist of Oslo is declared insane, the Norwegian faith in our judicial system is challenged. On Tuesday, psychiatrists came to the conclusion that Anders Breivik was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia when he killed 77 people in Norway this July. The news has come as a shock to many, yet the diagnosis is in many ways a logical consequence of various developments over the last month.

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Jailed Afghan rape victim freed but 'to marry attacker' PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Friday, 02 December 2011 13:47

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pardoned a rape victim who was jailed for adultery, after she apparently agreed to marry her attacker.

A government statement said she agreed to the marriage, although her lawyer said she did not wish to marry him.

The woman, named as Gulnaz, gave birth in prison to a daughter who has been kept in jail with her.

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Tamil Nadu Fishermen to boycott fishing indefinitely PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Friday, 02 December 2011 13:32

Hundreds of fishermen on Thursday decided to boycott fishing indefinitely after talks with the Sri Lankan Deputy High Commissioner to secure relase of five fishermen taken into custody by the island nation's navy failed, officials said.

Ramanathapuram District Collector Arun Roy, who led a two member team for the meet, said despite the setback, the Tamil Nadu government had contacted foreign secretary Ranjan Mathai and talks would be held with Lankan government Officials and Centre to get the fishermens released.

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29 Occupy Tampa protesters arrested in Florida PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Friday, 02 December 2011 13:24

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Police in Florida have arrested 29 Occupy Tampa protesters who refused to leave a park.

The arrests followed a peaceful protest at Riverfront Park on Thursday night.

Tampa police say the protesters were given several warnings, and the St. Petersburg Times reports about 20 people left the park.

Officers told the remaining protesters they would be arrested if they didn’t leave.

Police spokeswoman Laura McElroy says the officers backed away to give them time to leave.

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The Collapsed House of Norwegian Cards PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Friday, 02 December 2011 13:13

After the Portuguese had brutalized the country, Queyroz said that the Sinhalese were "pride itself"; and think only they in the world "observed and maintained the art of government, cleanliness and propriety and that all the other nations are barbarous, low and wanting in cleanliness and propriety - especially Europeans."  He said the Sinhalese considered those who do not eat as they do are the lowest and those who do not wash properly "neither clean nor proper" and that they do not bow to foreigners.

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Historic cuts by Ontario governments: Resistance to austerity must start now PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Friday, 02 December 2011 01:38

In very quick succession, the bad news continues to rain down from the different layers of government in Ontario.  The Rob Ford municipal government in Toronto is making no effort to hide the fact that they are preparing a long lockout of city workers in January 2012.  Meanwhile, the provincial Liberals’ throne speech outlined historic cuts in provincial spending — even greater than those seen in the Mike Harris days. As 2011 comes to a close, it is appearing that Ontario workers will have the fight of their lives on hand in 2012.

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Depopulation of Chagos Archipelago must not be forgotten PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Friday, 02 December 2011 01:17

Officially part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, the Chagos Archipelago were home to the Chagossians for more than a century and a half until the United Kingdom evicted them in the early 1970s in order to allow the United States to build a military base on Diego Garcia, the largest of the Chagos Islands. Since 1971, only the atoll of Diego Garcia is inhabited, and only by military and civilian contracted personnel.

The UK has resisted all demands made in its courts by the Chagossians to be allowed to return to the outer islands of the archipelago. The claim that the coral islands would be uninhabitable within decades because of rising sea levels due to climate change has been main argument of the British refusal. Sea-level rise is bad news for many island nations, but it may not be severe enough to prevent Chagos islanders from returning home four decades after they were expelled by UK authorities. Chagossians  currently live in Mauritius, the Seychelles and the UK.

The British government’s Cabinet recently established the The Chagos Archipelago as the world’s largest marine reserve, larger than the country of France or the state of California. The protection of the marine reserve will be guaranteed for the next five years thanks to the financement of the Bertarelli Foundation. On December 3, 2010,Wikileaks released a document revealing that the marine reserve was established primarily in order to legally block any attempts by the Chagossians to return to their homeland.

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Polisario denies "false" allegations of Morocco on mass participation of Saharawis in recent Moroccan elections PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Friday, 02 December 2011 00:44

The president of the National Council , Jatri Aduho, has denied the "false" allegations of Morocco on a massive participation of the Saharawis under illegal occupation since 1975,in  recent Moroccan elections of 25 last November.
Speaking to Algeria International Radio, Jatri Aduho, said that "Morocco is always exaggerated numbers especially when it comes to the occupied territories of Western Sahara."

National Council President stated that "in addition to the massive abstention among the Saharawi population who did not participate in these elections, there were 8 000 spoiled ballots did not meet the requirements to be counted and that as a sign that the Sahrawis not want to participate in these elections,”

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Remember the Saharawi people PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Friday, 02 December 2011 00:33

23 Saharawi prisoners have today, December 1, been on an indefinite hunger strike for one month, bringing awareness to the plight of the Saharawi people of Western Sahara, invaded and occupied illegally by Morocco in 1975, and who have since been denied the right to a vote to determine their future. What does the world community do? Nothing.

Morocco annexed, invaded and repopulated Western Sahara against international law in 1975 and has since refused to hold a referendum on independence or autonomy. Now there are allegations that Morocco is illegally exploiting the resources of the territory it annexed.

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USA intentionally killed Russia's Phobos-Ground? PDF Print Write e-mail
Written by highfalutinallu
Friday, 02 December 2011 00:28

The failure with the launch of Phobos-Ground (also spelled Phobos-Grunt) space probe, especially against the background of the successful launch of the US Martian mission, gave rise to a wave of rumors and versions. Even if the fact of foreign interference is determined, no one will ever hear the official confirmation to that. Such a conclusion will not meet the interests of either the United States or Russia.

Russia is forced to resort to competitors to be able to conduct its own space program. Exploring space would be impossible for Russia otherwise. Pravda.Ru interviewed Vyacheslav Serbin, who used to serve at the space troops of the Soviet Union, in an attempt to find out what exactly happened with the Russian space probe.

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