Archive for the 'Politics' Category

What does British Media think about US Middle Eastern politics

While these days its getting more dimmed-down in British media about their own country when it comes to foreign and in particular US politics they still call a spade a spade. So we wanted to point you to one story that seemingly did not get much attention outside of the UK but it includes a [...]


UCLA: Get Tasered for using the Computer Lab

An incident happened last night on the UCLA campus when, as reported, a student was shot down with a taser gun multiple times by University Police officers for not showing them his ID immediately. There is a full report of the incident at the Daily Bruin web site. Multiple students documented the incident with their [...]


Rant of the day: 20061107

For today a little puzzle:It’s voting time all around in the US today so let’s look a bit into the future:You’ve got that all-shiny-high-tech new passport the state department just started to hand out. Yes we know you’re still waiting for that RFID – Crypto (clipper 2) chip cover but you like the new look [...]


USA: 100 most influential Americans of all time

US long standing political magazine The Atlantic will be publishing its “Most Influential Americans issue” later this month on November 21, but until then you can cast your vote online. The Atlantic has compiled the list with the help of a panel of historians. The list will be officially released online the week of November [...]


Politics: Transparency International releases 2006 CPI

Global civil society organization Transparency International has today released their annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) for 2006. Again the CPI points to a strong correlation between corruption and poverty, with a concentration of impoverished states at the bottom of the list. The 2006 CPI ranks 163 countries by their perceived levels of corruption, as determined [...]


Internet: Reporters without Borders 2006 List of “Internet Black-Holes”

To initiate their 24-hour online demo against Internet censorship the international campaign organization Reporters without Borders has published their 2006 list of “Internet Black holes” – countries that censor and don’t provide free access to the Internet. Everyone is invited to connect to the Reporter without Borders website between 11 a.m. on 7 November and [...]