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News :: Protest, Resistance and Direct Action

BOOM! Who are the real terrorists?

President George Bush's administration has charged a dozen environmental and animal rights activists with "terrorism" for allegedly destroying property, and is threatening life sentences behind bars.

"We will not tolerate any group that terrorizes the American people," Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said at a Jan. 20 Washington, D.C., press conference.

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News :: Gender and Sexuality

This is Your Life (if you are a woman)

March 8, 2006

1% of the titled land in the world is owned by women

A baby girl born in the UK is likely to live to 81 - but if she is born in
Swaziland, she is likely to die at 39

70% of the 1.2 bn people living in poverty are women and children

21% of the world's managers are female

62% of unpaid family workers are female

9% of judges, 10% of company directors and 10% of top police officers in
the UK are women

Women comprise 55% of the world's population aged over 60 years old and
65% of those aged over 80

970,000 is the difference between lifetime earnings of men and women in
the UK finance sector

85m girls worldwide are unable to attend school, compared with 45m boys.
In Chad, just 4% of girls go to school.

700,000,000 women are without adequate food, water, sanitation, health
care or education (compared with 400,000,000 men)

Women in full-time jobs earn an average 17% less than British men

Women in part-time jobs earn an average 42% less than British men

67% of all illiterate adults are women

1,440 women die each day during childbirth (a rate of one death every

1 in 7 women in Ethiopia die in pregnancy or childbirth (it is one in
19,000 in Britain)

In the US, 35% of lawyers are women but just 5% are partners in law firms

In the EU, women comprise 3% of chief execs of major companies

12 is the number of world leaders who are women (out of 191 members of the
United Nations)

Men directed 9 out of every 10 films made in 2004

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News :: Media

The Web: Death, taxes and Internet spam

Receiving a lot of e-mail spam lately? If you're like most Americans, the answer is probably a categorical "yes." Blame it on the Internal Revenue Service. Income tax return filing time is approaching for most individuals, and the spammers are inundating the Internet with fake offers of "instant refunds" for taxpayers. Now, not only death and taxes are assured for all. Death, taxes, and Internet tax spam are all now metaphysical realities, experts are telling United Press International's The Web.
"The increase in spam was due to an increase in tax preparation offers other financial service offerings that are more prevalent as we approach April 15," said Andrew Lochart, senior director of marketing at Postini, the San Carlos, Calif.-based electronic message management firm. By Gene Koprowski

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News :: Media

Networking: E-mail as slow as snail mail?

Problems with the commercial Internet.
CHICAGO, March 6 (UPI) -- You send a crucial e-mail on a Monday morning, but it doesn't arrive in the client's mailbox, across town, until Thursday afternoon. You lose a pending deal. Exasperating? Yes, but increasingly, as a result of the profound demands placed on e-mail network servers, including spam, spyware and viruses, legitimate e-mail messages that should take seconds to get to the intended recipient may take days, experts tell United Press International's Networking. E-mail delivery, it seems, is now sometimes as slow as the U.S. Postal Service.

Last week the technology developer MX ToolBox Inc. launched the first ever e-mail performance index, the first index to rate the health and performance of thousands of e-mail systems across the globe, at http://www.mxtoolbox.com/MXWATCH.aspx By Gene Koprowski

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:: Peace

Tomas Young in The Pitch

A Tale of Two Soldiers
By Ben Paynter
Two Kansas City grunts who took bullets on the same day struggle with surviving the war.
Published Mar 2, 2006

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News :: Media

The Web: Become a Harvard man -- online

CHICAGO, March 1 (UPI) -- You may not be able to relocate to Cambridge, Mass., but these days you can still earn a diploma from Harvard University's extension school -- thanks to distance learning on the Internet. Harvard, one of the nation's premier universities, and other elite educational institutions, like Stanford University and Seton Hall University, are offering courses of study leading to degrees and diplomas online, embracing the once-controversial mode of Internet learning, experts tell United Press International's The Web.

These are not the diploma mills of the early days of the Internet - slapdash sites where individuals desperate for status and career credibility could obtain "law degrees" online, in a few months, take the bar examination and then "practice law." Rather, these are high-quality, nationally accredited programs whose graduates are often coveted by employers. By Gene Koprowski

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News :: Media

Networking: Fingerprints of terrorists

Dubya violates the rights of peace loving terrorists again.
CHICAGO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A Muslim terrorist places a bomb inside a mosque in Iraq. The bomb detonates, obliterating most of the building. But American military personnel, sifting through the debris, just moments later, find a doorknob with the scoundrel's fingerprints on it, from a door he opened to enter the facility. The prints are collected with digital technology, and sent via a wireless network, locally, in Iraq, and then across the globe via satellite to the Army's Biometric Fusion Center in Clarksburg, W. Va., near Washington, D.C.

There, Army agents, working with FBI counterparts, scan the prints, and compare them with a database of known terrorists, looking to determine if the killer was behind other bombings in Iraq, Afghanistan, or elsewhere in the world, experts tell United Press International's Networking. By Gene Koprowski

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News :: Media

Networking: The end of 'shoulder surfing?

Capitalists pretend they can secure computers against might hacker activists

Some hackers like to "shoulder surf," or steal unsuspecting PC users' passwords by looking over their shoulders at the Internet café. Others prefer to crack an account's password -- using sophisticated software programs. But new developments in network security are going to wipe out the shoulder surfers, and their cracker pals, experts tell United Press International's Networking.

Graphical passwords are emerging -- images, not words or phrases, which authenticate access to a computer or a network. By Gene Koprowski

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