Sunday, 13 July 2008
8.0 10 María 12-07-2008 21:27:25
Lo hacen tan mal que no saben ni excusarse. ¿Cómo se va a desmayar así porque sí un hombre adulto de forma que se lo tengan que llevar en ambulancia, por un interrogatorio normal? Como se saben impunes, ya da igual lo que digan. Ojalá saliese en los periódicos cada caso de estos, pero al menos salen algunos.
7.0 9 Maimonides 12-07-2008 21:44:12
El Estado hebreo, lleva años practicando la tortura, el asesinato, la limpieza étnica, la agresión bélica a paises fronterizos, incumpliento reinteradamente las resoluciones de la ONU, además tiene varios cientos de cabezas atómicas. Todo ello con la disculpa de su lucha contra el terrorismo. Este Estado tendría que estar apartado de la comunidad internacional y sin embargo se invade Irak y se amenaza a Irán, que gran hipocresía.
5.0 7 nasty 13-07-2008 03:23:40
que hollywood me explique en qué se diferencia Gaza de la Varsovia nazi...
Friday, 11 July 2008
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
... has created a new blog on Fiji (pêople, culture, development policies & ... my life there)
... ai commence un nouvel blog sur Fidji (tout et n'importe quoi)
... hat ein Neue Blog über Fischi begonnen (alles ist da!)
mi vida al reves: www.notsofarawayfromyouanyway.blogspot.com
Monday, 30 June 2008
It follows a death threat against Australia's top diplomat in Fiji, the third in recent weeks.
Australia has been a frequent critic of Fiji's military government, which staged a bloodless coup in 2006. It has questioned whether leader Frank Bainimarama will fulfil his promise to hold democratic elections by 2009.
The latest threat against Australia's diplomatic staff in Fiji arrived in the post on Friday. It is believed to have been made by people unhappy with Canberra's policies towards the South Pacific country, and in particular its frequent criticism of the interim military government. The death threat was sent to High Commissioner James Batley and was described by officials as a "serious, credible and a disturbing development".
It is the third time in recent months that threats have been made against him - one was delivered to the high commission in Suva by taxi.
Mr Batley has temporarily left the country, but was due to do so in any case on personal leave which had been arranged earlier.
The Fijian government is believed to have stepped up security around the Australian compound, but the Rudd government would like it to do much more. In particular, it wants to send in close personal protection officers from the Australian Federal Police - it has done for some time, but its request has not yet been granted. Relations between the two countries have further soured in recent weeks.
Earlier this month, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said he doubted the commitment of the Fijian military to hold elections by 2009, despite the appointment of a poll advisor.
Sunday, 29 June 2008
Unos 100 activistas marcharon por Sofía para protestar contra la discriminación en su país, generalmente conservador y hostil ante la homosexualidad una actitud que se ve en varios países del este de Europa.
Un extremista lanzó una cóctel molotov cerca de la manifestación, mientras otros tiraron huevos y llevaban garrotes. Alrededor de 60 personas fueron detenidas. Sin embargo, no se informó de ningún herido.
Grupos religiosos y de extrema derecha, al igual que algunos partidos políticos, querían prohibir la realización de la marcha. El jefe de la Iglesia Ortodoxa Cristiana calificó a la marcha de "inmoral y pecaminosa" y el Mufti musulmán dijo que la homosexualidad era una enfermedad. "Estoy indignado por esta actitud", dijo Yasen, 32, quien participó de la marcha. "Todos son libres de tomar sus decisiones y eso debe respetarse en un país miembro de la Unión Europea."
Saturday, 28 June 2008
Red tape generally includes the filling out of seemingly unnecessary paperwork, obtaining of unnecessary licenses, having multiple people or committees approve a decision and various low-level rules that make conducting one's affairs slower, more difficult, or both.
Friday, 27 June 2008
"Poverty is overshadowing people's love lives," says K Kipping, left wing Left Party's spokeswoman for social policy. Kipping is demanding free birth control for welfare recipients. She claims that the number of unwanted pregnancies among Germany's lowest-earning women is on the rise. "They simply can't afford the coil or the pill," she said.
Thursday, 26 June 2008
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
The European Commission has defended its new voluntary register of lobbyists amid criticism from groups who say it is not transparent enough. "The idea is that people adhere to principles and commit to increased transparency," said a spokeswoman for Commission Vice-President Siim Kallas. An estimated 15,000 lobbyists seek to influence EU legislation. Critics want more regulation of their activities. The European Parliament has called for a mandatory register of lobbyists covering not only the parliament itself, but also the Commission and the Council of Ministers, which together approve legislation.
The three legislative branches are setting up a joint working group to establish a common register, which the parliament hopes will be in place by the next European elections, in a year's time. "We want a one-stop shop. Lobbyists will have to register only once and it will be de facto mandatory," Ms Rampi said. She said MEPs were demanding that lobbyists obtain access badges to enter the parliament's premises - and that would oblige them to register on the joint list.
The commission's register sets out different financial disclosure requirements, depending on the nature of the lobby group. Consultancy firms and law firms lobbying on behalf of others are expected to state their turnover related to lobbying of all EU institutions, based on their latest annual accounts. But "in-house" lobbyists - including companies, professional associations and trade unions - can simply provide an estimate of the cost of their lobbying, which does not have to satisfy accountancy rules. Non-governmental organisations and think-tanks have to publish their total budget and main sources of funding.
Monday, 23 June 2008
Labels: Green life
Sunday, 22 June 2008
Juriaan Booij’s art project ‘The Sinking of Tuvalu’, consisting of a book and documentary, gives insight to the unique way of the Tuvaluan life, but also sketches the absurdity in which the reality of the future manifests itself.
Saturday, 21 June 2008
Thursday, 19 June 2008
Monday, 16 June 2008
Tuesday, 10 June 2008
Según dicen los expertos vivimos en la postmodernidad, una nueva era en la que aspectos sociales, económicos, artísticos y políticos superan a la modernidad. La postmodernidad representa el triunfo del individualismo, el consumismo, el hedonismo, la comunicación y la hipervelocidad, que nos llevan a soñar que finalmente lograremos salud, bienestar y felicidad para todos.
Pero esta es también la era de la velocidad, el estrés y la soledad, en la que las múltiples ofertas y posibilidades sólo están al alcance de pocos. Es una etapa conflictiva y contradictoria, en la que, según dicen, han sucumbido las grandes instituciones 'aseguradoras' humanas, como la familia, el club, el barrio, el pueblo, la patria o la religión. La vida es dinámica, plural, innovadora, desencantada, controvertida, contradictoria, formalista, publicitaria, ansiosa e insatisfactoria. Todo dirigido por el hipermercado global, la publicidad y la moda. Las dos grandes normas de hoy día son: lo que no sale en la tele no existe y todo está en los hipermercados.
Thursday, 5 June 2008
Wednesday, 4 June 2008
"The cases of unrestricted ownership concentration or of scarce content pluralism in the media are endangering cultural diversity and freedom of expression not only within national markets but also at European level," said committee chair.
The report is about the safeguarding of democracy. There needs to be a way to assure pluralism of media channels and assure the balance between quantity and quality in the media market. "Unfortunately that's not the case in EU 27 [member states], " she said.
Another key recommendation of the report is the creation of 'editorial charters' to be applied in the same way in all member states to ensure a clear separation between the editorial and business side of media outlets. Such charters would also lay out principles that would aim to prevent interference by governments. A number of Italian MEPs – Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi owns large parts of the media - were particularly concerned about such phenomena.
Labels: professional life