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- From September 10 to 14, the World
Trade Organization (WTO) holds its Fifth Ministerial meeting in Cancun,
Mexico. A weekend
showdown between rich and poor countries is expected; solidarity
actions around the world will focus on September 13 as a Worldwide
Day of Action against Corporate Globalization and War. A follow-up
Conference takes place on Sept. 18th...
vigils, film screenings, protests, direct action, and blockades
have taken place at DSEi, the "Defence Systems and Equipment international"
conference and exhibition this week at the ExCel Centre in London's
- Last Saturday Michael Meacher made
that the 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to
secure its global domination. Responses seem to have been polarised,
Brother technology that already allows people to be tracked
through their mobile phones could soon be installed in household
objects, tipping off police if they are stolen.
- Computer antivirus
strategies are in crisis, it was claimed this week. Microsoft
have identified three vulnerabilities
in Windows that could have a similar effect to that of the dreaded
MSBlast worm of August.
- Headlines on holidays till August! so some interesting sites to view meantime...
Rights UK portal launched. Visit the site for online resources
to help understand proposed and new Internet legislation and regulation.
This is a GET
by ActionApps, hosted by GreenNet.
Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) new website - Designed in collaboration
the site is content-rich, including news, calls to action and publications,
all thematically and regionally categorised and searchable. Items
are available in english, arabic and french. The
site uses ActionApps,
an open source content management system developed by the APC
and is hosted by GreenNet.
- Itrainonline now has even more training materials including the latest
addition from the APC - MMTK training kit which includes:
- Materials on technical skills
- Materials on
content development skills
- Materials on specific themes, including the modules: "Violence
Against Women in the Context of War, Conflict and Militarisation"
and "Cooperative Problem Solving" for managing conflict.
February 15th rally for peace will now go ahead as initially planned,
in Hyde Park. More information about the protest
against Britain joining the war in Iraq, with links to useful sites,
- An email filtering system introduced
into the Houses of Parliment, designed to protect MPs from obscene
emails, is to be reviewed. The Liberal Democrat parliamentary affairs
spokesman, Paul Tyler, said: "Blocking filth is one thing, but stifling
debate and cutting MPs off from their constituents is not helpful
have dropped their $6m claim for compensation from the Ethiopian government
under the public glare. They are still claiming $1.5 million but according
to Oxfam, have agreed to immediately donate the money back to famine
- Beginning this month, McDonalds
will only sell organic milk. The Independant reports about this effort
to shake off their reputation for unwholesome junk food.
- The Scottish executive have just published
their action plan for organic food and farming in Scotland.The report is welcomed by FoE Scotland.
claims the Ethopian government owe them $6m in compensation for
a company they bought, which was then nationalised in 1975. With aid
agencies worried that the future for Ethiopia could be even worse
than the 1984 disaster in which a million people died, Oxfam
are appealing to Nestle to drop their claims.
- The company Cloneaid have announced
the birth of a second cloned baby. However, until there is independant
testing of the babies' DNA, both the scientific community and the
wider public remain sceptical.
the thousands of wintering geese that flock each year to Loch Gruinart,
on the Hebridean island of Islay, were a number of rare species, including
the welcome return of a red-breasted goose.
report by Amnesty International reveals that China's Internet police
force is brutally efficient. China has closed more than 3,300
Internet cafes alone since June, in what they term a safety crackdown.
figures reveal that British fruit trees have been cut by half since
the alliance for better food and farming, are amongst others who have
Government for failing to deliver a clear and integrated strategy
for a sustainable farming future.