#  Workers' rights undermined
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:50:53 2014-10-24

The euro-zone countries are reacting to a repeat recession by [ undermining workers' rights yet again ]( http://greenshadowcabinet.us/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=817964&qid=4075299 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Workers_rights_undermined%29
#  Giving food to homeless people
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:50:53 2014-10-24

[ More US cities are making it a crime ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/21/us-cities-criminalizing-sharing-food-homeless-report ) to give food to homeless people. The right-wing idea is that homeless people are homeless because they are lazy; they were punished enough, they would find jobs. Of course, other right-wing policies have made sure there are no jobs for them and that jobs don't pay enough to rent a place to live.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Giving_food_to_homeless_people%29
#  Attacks on Canada
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:50:53 2014-10-24

Canada has seen [ two attacks by isolated Islamists against soldiers in Canada ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/22/ottawa-shootings-canadian-intelligence-failure ) . Several responses that Canada will be tempted to make, but must not make:
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Attacks_on_Canada%29
#  ISPs that don't rat on customers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:50:53 2014-10-24

[ An ISP in Australia ]( http://www.zdnet.com/iinet-in-new-legal-battle-against-film-studios-over-piracy-7000034940/ ) is resisting copyright industry demands to rat on their customers. [ One in the US ]( https://torrentfreak.com/u-s-internet-provider-refuses-to-expose-30000-alleged-pirates-140909/ ) is doing this too.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28ISPs_that_dont_rat_on_customers%29
#  Great Barrier Reef
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:50:53 2014-10-24

Dredging the Great Barrier Reef for coal exports will endanger [ development of fish larvae ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/23/great-barrier-reef-dredging-could-damage-fish-populations-says-study ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Great_Barrier_Reef%29
#  UCL's "sustainability institute"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:50:53 2014-10-24

University College London has set up a "sustainability institute" [ funded by a giant mining company ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/23/fossil-fuel-divestment-campaign-targets-ucl-and-bhp-billiton ) . It must be difficult for people at that institute to be honest about the damage caused by mining.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28UCLs_sustainability_institute%29
#  TVs to monitor users
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:50:53 2014-10-24

TVs will be designed to [ monitor their users ]( http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/mobile-wireless/3581835/your-online-tv-watching-is-now-being-tracked-across-devices/ ) . This article uses the perverse concept of "consuming" video. That word enables the writer to demonstrate his sophistication in disregarding all aspects of a situation except the economics, and getting even that wrong.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28TVs_to_monitor_users%29
#  French Pun
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:50:53 2014-10-24

New [ pun in French ]( https://stallman.org/french_puns.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28French_Pun%29
#  Urgent: Stop pro-fracking ads on NPR
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

In the US: [ tell NPR ]( https://secure3.convio.net/engage/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=12160 ) to stop running pro-fracking ads.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Stop_pro-fracking_ads_on_NPR%29
#  Urgent: Regulation of refinery pollution
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

US citizens: [ call on the EPA ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/epa_refinery_comments ) to regulate toxic pollution from oil refineries.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Regulation_of_refinery_pollution%29
#  Urgent: Have Congress vote on war
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

US citizens: phone your congresscritter and say, have Congress [ vote on whether the US should fight PISSI ]( http://act.credoaction.com/call/hconres114_calls/ ) . The Capitol Switchboard numbers are 202-224-3121, 888-818-6641 and 888-355-3588.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Have_Congress_vote_on_war%29
#  Occupation of Palestine
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

The permanent occupation of Palestine is accompanied by a permanent [ rejection of the idea that Palestinians under Israeli rule have human rights ]( http://972mag.com/how-the-very-concept-of-human-rights-has-failed-palestinians/97883/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Occupation_of_Palestine%29
#  Bush's chief of "environmental quality"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

Bush's appointed a paid global heating denialist as his chief of "environmental quality", whereupon he [ imposed changes on government scientific reports ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/08/politics/08climate.html?_r=1&; ) to minimize the danger. Are you a young person? That official was putting your life in danger.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Bushs_chief_of_environmental_quality%29
#  US spy agency personnel
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

US spy agency personnel can get away with perjury, destruction of evidence, torture, kidnaping and assassination. The only unforgivable crime is telling the people how they are spitting on our rights. Laura Poitras talks about [ her experience working with Edward Snowden ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/20/edward-snowden-and-golden-age-spying ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28US_spy_agency_personnel%29
#  Blackwater guards convicted
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

Blackwater security guards were [ convicted of manslaughter ]( http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/22/us-jury-convicts-blackwater-security-guards-iraq ) . However, the higher-ups who put them in a position to kill Iraqis are [ not being prosecuted ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=7242 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Blackwater_guards_convicted%29
#  Geneva homeless shelters
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

In Geneva, [ old fallout shelters ]( http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/oct/22/new-cold-war-geneva-switzerland-fallout-bunkers-homeless-shelters ) are now in use as homeless shelters.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Geneva_homeless_shelters%29
#  Vietnamese blogger exiled
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

An imprisoned Vietnamese blogger was removed from jail and [ put straight on a plane to exile in the US ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/22/vietnam-blogger-jailed-for-posts-about-china-deported-us ) . Ironically, it seems the statements that he was jailed for were a nationalistic criticism of China, not a campaign for freedom.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Vietnamese_blogger_exiled%29
#  "Terrorism"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

Note to Canada: it is not "terrorism" to kill [ soldiers of a country at war ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=7196 ) . One can argue it is treason for a Canadian to thus take sides against his own country. The ethics of this are a complicated question. Was Mr Rouleau fighting on behalf of Iraqis devastated by Bush's conquest and occupation of Iraq (done with Canada's help), or was he fighting on behalf of the PISSI which is more cruel than Bush ever dreamed of being?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Terrorism%29
#  Facebook claims loss in UK
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

Facebook juggles its books to [ claim that it has "lost money" in the UK ]( http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/oct/22/facebook-uk-corporation-tax ) . Make Facebook lose money for real! [ Don't be a used of Facebook ]( https://stallman.org/facebook.html ) !
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Facebook_claims_loss_in_UK%29
#  Large dam project in India
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

India is railroading a large dam project through [ slipshod environmental review ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/india-untamed/2014/oct/22/indias-largest-dam-given-clearance-but-still-faces-flood-of-opposition ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Large_dam_project_in_India%29
#  Drug-resistant TB
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

[ Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Poses Global Threat, Warn Doctors ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/22/drug-resistant-tuberculosis-tb-global-threat ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Drug-resistant_TB%29
#  Australia's treatment of asylum seekers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

An Australian MP [ asked the ICC to investigate ]( http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/22/asylum-seekers-andrew-wilkie-takes-australia-to-international-criminal-court ) Australia's treatment of asylum seekers.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Australias_treatment_of_asylum_seekers%29
#  Phthalates
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

Just about everyone is exposed to phthalates that seep out of plastics, and they have various [ harmful effects on people ]( http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2014/oct/21/how-household-plastics-could-ruin-your-sex-life-phthalates ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Phthalates%29
#  Rising sea levels in Venice
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

Rising sea levels due to global heating are affecting gondolas in Venice: [ they have trouble getting under the old bridges ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/21/venice-gondola-rising-waters-iron-ornament-stern-risso ) . By and by, Venice will have to be dammed off from the Adriatic Sea, and water pumped out of the lagoon all the time.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Rising_sea_levels_in_Venice%29
#  Afghanistan's poppy production
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

Afghanistan's poppy production [ has hit a record level ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2014/oct/21/the-indigenous-land-rights-ruling-that-could-transform-canada ) . Since the government tries to destroy poppies, they are grown mainly in areas controlled by the Taliban.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Afghanistans_poppy_production%29
#  UK fracking investigators
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

The UK will have the "risks and benefits" of fracking investigated by a team [ funded by frackers ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/21/former-environment-agency-head-to-lead-industry-funded-fracking-task-force ) . The team says it will be "impartial", the way Faux News is "fair and balanced".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28UK_fracking_investigators%29
#  Canadian indigenous people's land
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

Canadian indigenous people are using their traditional land title to protect the environment, so the Canadian government is [ trying to force them to sell nearly all their land for a pittance ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/true-north/2014/oct/21/the-indigenous-land-rights-ruling-that-could-transform-canada ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Canadian_indigenous_peoples_land%29
#  Euphemisms that dehumanize
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

[ "Cleansing the Stock" And Other Ways Governments Talk About Human Beings ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/21/cleansing-stock-doublespeak-people-killing ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Euphemisms_that_dehumanize%29
#  Books banned by US schools
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-23

Right-wing US school boards are banning [ books about poverty and social classes ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/21/us-adds-poverty-to-dangerous-reading-lists ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28Books_banned_by_US_schools%29
#  CVS to penalize competitors
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:04 2014-10-23

The drugstore chain CVS [ owns a company that reimburses drug stores from insurance companies ]( http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/20/7017031/cvs-reportedly-plans-to-punish-pharmacies-that-still-sell-tobacco ) . The idea of penalizing people for using drug stores that cell cigarettes might be good, but one drug store should not be able to decide on such policies towards its competitors.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_October_2014_%28CVS_to_penalize_competitors%29
#  Urgent: Impeach Judge Fuller
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:05 2014-10-22

US citizens: [ call on Congress ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/fuller_impeach ) to impeach Judge Fuller, who pled guilty to attacking his wife.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Impeach_Judge_Fuller%29
#  Future of journalism in the US?
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:05 2014-10-22

[ The future of journalism in the US: will "official sources" be the only sources? ]( http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/official-sources-may-be-the-only-sources/ )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_October_2014_%28Future_of_journalism_in_the_US%29
#  Inverted totalitarianism
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:05 2014-10-22

[ How to rebel against "inverted totalitarianism" ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/20/imperative-revolt ) ?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_October_2014_%28Inverted_totalitarianism%29
#  US "security" policy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:05 2014-10-22

A scholar argues that US "security" policy is [ decided by an entrenched bureaucracy, not by elected officials ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/20/reality-national-security-state-trumps-delusions-us-democracy ) . This may be true in practice, but a president opposed to massive surveillance could stop it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_October_2014_%28US_security_policy%29
#  Cluster bombs dropped on Donetsk
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:05 2014-10-22

It appears [ Ukraine dropped cluster bombs on Donetsk ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/21/cluster-bombs-ukraine-human-rights-watch ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_October_2014_%28Cluster_bombs_dropped_on_Donetsk%29
#  Nigeria's vigorous response to Ebola
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:05 2014-10-22

How Nigeria's vigorous response [ quashed Ebola in that country ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/20/nigeria-ebola-crackdown-example-to-world ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_October_2014_%28Nigerias_vigorous_response_to_Ebola%29
#  Putting dissidents in mental hospitals
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:05 2014-10-22

Putin has [ reestablished the Soviet practice ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/20/russian-artist-cuts-off-earlobe-protest-forced-psychiatric-treatment-dissidents ) of declaring dissidents mentally incompetent and imprisoning them in mental hospitals.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_October_2014_%28Putting_dissidents_in_mental_hospitals%29
#  Solving Urban Homelessness
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:05 2014-10-22

[ Housing First: the 'Counterintuitive' Method for Solving Urban Homelessness ]( http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/oct/20/housing-first-the-counterintuitive-method-for-solving-urban-homelessness ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_October_2014_%28Solving_Urban_Homelessness%29
#  Occupy Parliament Square in London
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:05 2014-10-22

Democracy protesters have occupied Parliament Square in London for several days. Recently they were [ attacked by thugs using a law designed pre-emptively to criminalize protest camps ]( http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/19/occupy-protesters-parliament-square-london ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_October_2014_%28Occupy_Parliament_Square_in_London%29
#  Kurdish reinforcements
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

The US dropped weapons and supplies [ to Kurds in Kobani. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/20/us-drops-weapons-to-kurds-in-syria ) and appears to have convinced Turkey to let Kurdish [ reinforcements in. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/20/turkey-iraqi-kurds-kobani-isis-fighters-us-air-drops-arms )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Kurdish%20reinforcements%29
#  "Cost savings" costing society
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

"Cost savings" obtained by screwing the poor and sick often cost society dearly. For instance, the UK could save 8 billion pounds a year by spending a mere 1/3 billion [ on mental health care for mothers. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/20/mental-health-care-new-mothers-cost-study ) Reducing spending or deficits is only an excuse. When right-wingers succeed in doing this, they turn around and cut taxes for the wealthy or businesses, thus creating another deficit that they "need" to reduce by screwing the poor and sick.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Cost_savings_costing_society%29
#  Canada punishes NGOs with audits
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

The Canadian government is punishing NGOs with audits for writing to the government about issues, [ which is supposed to be legal for them. ]( http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/revenue-canada-targets-birdwatchers-for-political-activity-1.2799546 )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Canada_punishes_NGOs_with_audits%29
#  Deceptive business practices
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

[ Deceptive practice ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/14/deceit-default-setting-hedge-fund-tax-haven ) has become standard practice for many businesses.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Deceptive_business_practices%29
#  Democratic school
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

A democratic primary/secondary [ school in the US. ]( http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/10/students-lead-the-learning-experience-at-democratic-schools/ )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Democratic_school%29
#  Urgent: No palm oil from deforestation
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

Everyone: Tell McDonalds to adopt a policy to make sure its palm oil does [ not cause deforestation. ]( http://act.sumofus.org/go/6113?t=1001&akid=7531.881131.je9vOW )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_No_palm_oil_from_deforestation%29
#  Privatization in Africa
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

Western-imposed privatization and spending cuts in Africa produced weak health care systems that can't cope with <a href="http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/16/assassination-public-health-systems-driving-ebola-crisis-experts-warn">; epidemics such as Ebola.</A>
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Privatization_in_Africa%29
#  UK proposes privatized prison for teenagers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

The UK is cutting the budget for education for teenagers in prison, but it proposes to build a privatized prison for teenagers as an [ excuse to legalize using force against them. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/17/super-prison-children-ministry-justice-physical-punishment )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28UK_proposes_privatized_prison_for_teenagers%29
#  Amazon deforestation doubles
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

The rate of deforestation in the Amazon rain forest [ has doubled since a year ago. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/19/amazon-deforestation-satellite-data-brazil )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Amazon_deforestation_doubles%29
#  Beware the BitLicense
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

Beware the [ BitLicense. ]( https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/beware-bitlicense-new-yorks-virtual-currency-regulations-invade-privacy-and-hamper )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Beware_the_BitLicense%29
#  Erdogan refuses to help defend Kurds
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

Erdogan says Turkey will not help the [ US defend Kurds. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/19/turkey-will-not-cooperate-us-support-kurds-erdogan ) This formalizes what was already apparent. So much for Obama's dream coalition. However, the US can bring food, arms and Kurdish fighters to Kobani by air without Turkey's help.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Erdogan_refuses_to_help_defend_Kurds%29
#  Pharmaceuticals and wildlife destruction
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

Human pharmaceuticals could be to blame for part of the [ massive destruction of wildlife ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/13/drugs-flushed-into-the-environment-could-be-cause-of-wildlife-decline ) now occurring.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Pharmaceuticals_and_wildlife_destruction%29
#  Repeated attacks on HK protesters
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

Thugs have repeatedly attacked the massed protesters in Hong Kong. The protesters resist the sticks and pepper spray [ without attacking. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/19/hong-kong-protesters-police-clash-second-night )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Repeated_attacks_on_HK_protesters%29
#  Christian doctrine of hell
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

Has the Christian Doctrine of Hell Become an [ Awkward Liability? ]( http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/tarico20141006 )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Christian_doctrine_of_hell%29
#  Right-to-die activist fasts to death
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-22

Jean Davis, 86 years old, fasted to death because her children were forbidden to help her [ get a less difficult death. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/19/right-to-die-campaigner-starved-herself-jean-davies )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Right-to-die_activist_fasts_to_death%29
#  The repressed Christian US South
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

Google search statistics suggest that [ porn is especially popular ]( http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/tarico20141017 ) in the repressed Christian south of the US.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28The_repressed_Christian_US_South%29
#  Large centralized power plants
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

Large centralized power plants carry [ large unreliability ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/oct/20/while-didcot-b-burned-renewable-energy-powered-on ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Large_centralized_power_plants%29
#  Microsoft's "immutable laws of security"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

Microsoft's "immutable laws of security" ironically imply (law 1 and 2) that [ if Windows is on your computer, it's not secure ]( http://technet.microsoft.com/library/cc722487.aspx ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Microsofts_immutable_laws_of_security%29
#  Imprisonment for tearing up a photo
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

Zainab Al-Khawaja faces 7 years' imprisonment in Bahrain for [ tearing up a photo of the king ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/20/bahrain-human-rights-attack-tortured ) . Freedom of speech includes the freedom to insult any person, any group, any organization, and any idea. Bahrain used Saudi troops to [ crush protests ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2010-nov-feb.html#20%20February%202011%20(Protesters%20attacked) ) , with [ total US backing ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2011-mar-jun.html#03%20April%202011%20(Intervention%20Against%20Gaddafi) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Imprisonment_for_tearing_up_a_photo%29
#  Gamergate
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

[ Gamergate explained ]( http://www.motherjones.com/media/2014/10/gamergate-explained ) . Here's what I think of this. The principal wrong in this issue consists of the threats of rape and murder made against some commentators. These threats are inexcusable. Even supposing the targets' statements were mistaken or dishonest, that would not justify these threats. The integrity of journalism is a significant issue, in regard to computer games as in every other area. However, according to this article, the initial accusation that a game designer exercised dishonest influence on a journalist is demonstrably false. Meanwhile, US journalism is subject to distorting influence in regard to issues such as [ war ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_September_2014_(Debates_between_right-wing_pundits_that_all_agree) ) , [ destabilization campaigns ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2010-nov-feb.html#14%20February%202011%20(Aristide%20vs%20US) ) , [ supporting tyrannical allies ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#30_July_2014_(Hamas_is_forcing_Israel_to_kill_Palestinian_children) ) , [ global heating, <a href="https://www.stallman.org/archives/2011-nov-feb.html#01_November_2011_(Treaties_Don%27t_Create_Job)">"free trade" treaties ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2012-sep-dec.html#26_September_2012_(Distorted_coverage_of_global_heating) ) , [ massive surveillance ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2013-sep-dec.html#07_October_2013_(NSA%27s_bogus_claims_get_coverage_in_mainstream_media) ) , and [ others ]( http://fair.org ) . The quality of journalism is also a significant issue. Journalism about computer games is generally lousy because it focuses solely on what playing the game is like, and disregards the grave ethical flaw nearly all these games have: a nonfree software engine. If you value your freedom, rather than arguing about whether a review of a nonfree game was accurate in regard to secondary aspects, [ refuse to run nonfree games ]( http://gnu.org/philosophy/nonfree-games.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Gamergate%29
#  Illegal Copying
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

Illegal Copying Has [ Always Created Jobs, Growth, And Prosperity ]( http://torrentfreak.com/illegal-copying-has-always-created-jobs-growth-and-prosperity-141019/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Illegal_Copying%29
#  Punishing prison guards that are whistleblowers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

The UK government is [ punishing prison guards that are whistleblowers ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/20/prisons-whistleblowers-threatened-with-dismissal ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Punishing_prison_guards_that_are_whistleblowers%29
#  Citizen's right to vote
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

The US needs a constitutional amendment to [ establish every citizen's right to vote ]( http://www.vox.com/2014/10/20/6997315/voting-rights-amendment-affirmative-right-to-vote ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Citizen%27s_right_to_vote%29
#  Long-Acting birth control
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

There's finally an effective way to end teen pregnancy: [ long-acting birth control ]( http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/tarico20141014 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Long-Acting_birth_control%29
#  Hatred against disabled
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

The UK government's real attitude towards the disabled is now patent: to stir up hatred against them [ while pushing them into hopeless poverty ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/20/disabled-lord-freud-austerity ) . People who hate the disabled will forget to hate the plutocrats that really deserve it. A worldwide survey of happiness finds that people are generally [ happier in societies with "big government" ]( http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/eskow20141017 ) that runs ample welfare programs.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Hatred_against_disabled%29
#  UK gov't want to collect data without warrant
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:13 2014-10-21

The UK government wants to be able to [ collect data from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube automatically (without a warrant, of course) ]( http://rt.com/uk/197576-isis-social-media-government/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28UK_gov%27t_want_to_collect_data_without_warrant%29
#  The TPP
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:12 2014-10-21

The US wants to use the TPP to [ impose criminal penalties on access to trade secrets through a computer ]( https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/cyber-espionage-and-trade-agreements-ill-fitting-and-dangerous-combination ) , with no protection even for journalists investigating dangerous or unjust practices. This calls to mind the "Ag-Gag" bills [ designed to criminalize undercover investigations of shameful or illegal farm practices ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-mar-jun.html#19_March_2014_(ACLU_and_others_to_challenge_Idahos_ag-gag_law) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28The_TPP%29
#  Finnish parliament won't consider petitions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:12 2014-10-21

Finland has a system for the public to propose revised laws by petition; then the parliament is supposed to vote on these changes. A petition for small relaxation in harsh copyright law was rejected by a committee as too radical. So far, parliament has [ rejected all six of the petitions without voting on any of them ]( https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141016/09594728848/finnish-parliament-refuses-to-consider-crowdsourced-copyright-law-any-other-bill-drafted-public.shtml ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Finnish_parliament_wont_consider_petitions%29
#  Senate's report on CIA torture
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:11 2014-10-21

The Senate's still unpublished report on CIA torture [ intentionally disregards the role of higher officials in the Bush regime ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/17/report-senate-report-cia-will-sidestep-look-bush-torture-team ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Senates_report_on_CIA_torture%29
#  Neonicotinoid pesticide
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:11 2014-10-21

A study found that a neonicotinoid pesticide, used on soy beans, provides [ little or no benefit in production ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/10/17/epa-study-highly-toxic-bee-killing-pesticides-yield-little-or-no-benefits ) . Farmers may still want to use it, if it gives a little benefit, but we should not allow them to do so.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Neonicotinoid_pesticide%29
#  Tracking of people's movements
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:10 2014-10-21

A Florida court ruled that tracking a person's movements in real time through cell phone data [ requires a warrant ]( http://www.wired.com/2014/10/florida-court-requires-warrant-cell-tower-data/ ) . This is a good decision, but I still don't feel like carrying a cell phone and giving that data to anyone.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Tracking_of_peoples_movements%29
#  Chevron trying to buy elections
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

Will Chevron succeed in buying [ municipal elections in Richmond, California ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/17/purchase-election-chevron-shows-we-have-oligarchy-not-democracy-sanders ) ?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Chevron_trying_to_buy_elections%29
#  French senate votes for censorship
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

The French senate voted for the Loi Cazeneuve, which imposes [ dangerous censorship ]( http://www.laquadrature.net/en/terrorism-bill-the-french-senate-adopts-the-law-eroding-liberties ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28French_senate_votes_for_censorship%29
#  Pressure to divest from fossil fuels
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

Environment defenders are [ moving their money out of Australia's big banks to pressure them to divest from fossil fuels ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/18/fossil-fuel-divestment-climate-change-activists-take-aim-at-australias-banks ) . They claim $250 million has already been moved for this reason. This goes with warnings that fossil fuel reserves are [ a bubble that has to burst ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-may-aug.html#03_August_2013_(Carbon_Bubble) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Pressure_to_divest_from_fossil_fuels%29
#  Death sentences for blasphemy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

Pakistan [ continues sentencing people to death for blasphemy ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/18/lahore-high-court-asia-bibi-death-penalty ) , after trials that would be unjust even for a real crime. Changing the trials and the penalties would make the blasphemy law do less damage, but would not make it just. Freedom of speech includes the freedom to offend or insult any person, real or imaginary. Criminalizing blasphemy was wrong in Britain, just as it is wrong in Pakistan today. The unfair trials are a second injustice, and the murder of politicians is a third. What all three have in common is that they are perpetrated by religious fanatics who believe they are entitled to use force against those who would criticize them.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Death_sentences_for_blasphemy%29
#  HK protests
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

The Hong Kong protest has [ grown to around 10,000 again ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/18/hong-kong-protests-violence-flares-again-activists-retake-streets ) , and thugs had to give up on attacking the protesters.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28HK_protests%29
#  Mexico's disappeared students
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

Protesters in Mexico [ continue to demand return of the 43 disappeared students ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/18/mexico-protests-acapulco-student-teachers-missing ) , and also take actions to denounce and apologize for other protesters' violence. All those mass graves, whether they contain these students or not, are testimony to the violence that Mexico has experienced from the "war on drugs". When a war is on drugs, its violence affects everyone indiscriminately.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Mexicos_disappeared_students%29
#  CIA report on arming foreign rebels
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

An internal report of the CIA found that arming rebels in other countries [ has almost never been effective ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/15/cias-own-study-finds-us-arming-foreign-rebels-failed-operation ) . In many cases it was a good thing that this failed, since the US was attacking governments with local support, for reasons of commercial interest.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28CIA_report_on_arming_foreign_rebels%29
#  Haiti's former dictator dead
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

Although Haiti's former dictator "Baby Doc" is dead, [ his repression continues ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/14/haiti-baby-doc-gone-political-repression-alive-and-well ) under President Martelly. Martelly is also fabricating charges against Aristide. The US [ intervened shamelessly ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2011-mar-jun.html#11_June_2011_(Haiti_Cable_Fraudulent_Election) ) to make Martelly "president".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Haitis_former_dictator_dead%29
#  Detroit water rates
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

Detroit's bankruptcy-imposed government continues [ trying to make people with no income pay high rates for water ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/16/testing-human-right-water-detroit ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Detroit_water_rates%29
#  Renewable electric generation
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

Germany and Nordic countries are developing so much renewable electric generation capacity that they [ can retire some fossil fuel plants ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/17/proving-power-renewables-wind-making-dirty-fuels-obsolete-northern-europe ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Renewable_electric_generation%29
#  Khomeini said no to WMDs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:06 2014-10-21

Ayatollah Khomeini [ decided that Iran cannot make weapons of mass destruction ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/17/when-ayatollah-said-no-nukes ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Khomeini_said_no_to_WMDs%29
#  James Risen's new book
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

A review of [ Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/14/risens-new-book-exposes-corrupt-zealotry-us-war-terror ) , by James Risen.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28James_Risens_new_book%29
#  Kurdish reinforcements
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

The US dropped weapons and supplies [ to Kurds in Kobani. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/20/us-drops-weapons-to-kurds-in-syria ) and appears to have convinced Turkey to let Kurdish [ reinforcements in. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/20/turkey-iraqi-kurds-kobani-isis-fighters-us-air-drops-arms )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Kurdish%20reinforcements%29
#  "Cost savings" costing society
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

"Cost savings" obtained by screwing the poor and sick often cost society dearly. For instance, the UK could save 8 billion pounds a year by spending a mere 1/3 billion [ on mental health care for mothers. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/20/mental-health-care-new-mothers-cost-study ) Reducing spending or deficits is only an excuse. When right-wingers succeed in doing this, they turn around and cut taxes for the wealthy or businesses, thus creating another deficit that they "need" to reduce by screwing the poor and sick.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Cost_savings_costing_society%29
#  Secret trial in UK
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

An accused terrorist in the UK is being tried [ partly in secret. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/13/jury-uk-first-major-terrorism-trial-heard-secret ) A secret trial is an unjust trial, but we have already seen enough to condemn one the charges, that of "possessing a document". For there to be any work that it is forbidden to have a copy of is incompatible with human rights.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Secret%20trial%20in%20UK%29
#  Canada punishes NGOs with audits
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

The Canadian government is punishing NGOs with audits for writing to the government about issues, [ which is supposed to be legal for them. ]( http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/revenue-canada-targets-birdwatchers-for-political-activity-1.2799546 )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Canada_punishes_NGOs_with_audits%29
#  Deceptive business practices
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

[ Deceptive practice ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/14/deceit-default-setting-hedge-fund-tax-haven ) has become standard practice for many businesses.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Deceptive_business_practices%29
#  Democratic school
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

A democratic primary/secondary [ school in the US. ]( http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/10/students-lead-the-learning-experience-at-democratic-schools/ )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Democratic_school%29
#  Urgent: No palm oil from deforestation
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

Everyone: Tell McDonalds to adopt a policy to make sure its palm oil does [ not cause deforestation. ]( http://act.sumofus.org/go/6113?t=1001&akid=7531.881131.je9vOW )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_No_palm_oil_from_deforestation%29
#  Privatization in Africa
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

Western-imposed privatization and spending cuts in Africa produced weak health care systems that can't cope with <a href="http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/16/assassination-public-health-systems-driving-ebola-crisis-experts-warn">; epidemics such as Ebola.</A>
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Privatization_in_Africa%29
#  UK proposes privatized prison for teenagers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

The UK is cutting the budget for education for teenagers in prison, but it proposes to build a privatized prison for teenagers as an [ excuse to legalize using force against them. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/17/super-prison-children-ministry-justice-physical-punishment )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28UK_proposes_privatized_prison_for_teenagers%29
#  Amazon deforestation doubles
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

The rate of deforestation in the Amazon rain forest [ has doubled since a year ago. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/19/amazon-deforestation-satellite-data-brazil )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Amazon_deforestation_doubles%29
#  Beware the BitLicense
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

Beware the [ BitLicense. ]( https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/beware-bitlicense-new-yorks-virtual-currency-regulations-invade-privacy-and-hamper )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Beware_the_BitLicense%29
#  Erdogan refuses to help defend Kurds
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

Erdogan says Turkey will not help the [ US defend Kurds. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/19/turkey-will-not-cooperate-us-support-kurds-erdogan ) This formalizes what was already apparent. So much for Obama's dream coalition. However, the US can bring food, arms and Kurdish fighters to Kobani by air without Turkey's help.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Erdogan_refuses_to_help_defend_Kurds%29
#  Pharmaceuticals and wildlife destruction
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

Human pharmaceuticals could be to blame for part of the [ massive destruction of wildlife ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/13/drugs-flushed-into-the-environment-could-be-cause-of-wildlife-decline ) now occurring.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Pharmaceuticals_and_wildlife_destruction%29
#  Repeated attacks on HK protesters
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

Thugs have repeatedly attacked the massed protesters in Hong Kong. The protesters resist the sticks and pepper spray [ without attacking. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/19/hong-kong-protesters-police-clash-second-night )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Repeated_attacks_on_HK_protesters%29
#  Christian doctrine of hell
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

Has the Christian Doctrine of Hell Become an [ Awkward Liability? ]( http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/tarico20141006 )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Christian_doctrine_of_hell%29
#  Right-to-die activist fasts to death
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:05 2014-10-21

Jean Davis, 86 years old, fasted to death because her children were forbidden to help her [ get a less difficult death. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/19/right-to-die-campaigner-starved-herself-jean-davies )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28Right-to-die_activist_fasts_to_death%29
#  The US
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

The US dropped weapons and supplies [ to Kurds in Kobani. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/20/us-drops-weapons-to-kurds-in-syria ) and appears to have convinced Turkey to let Kurdish [ reinforcements in. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/20/turkey-iraqi-kurds-kobani-isis-fighters-us-air-drops-arms )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_October_2014_%28The_US%29
#  Mental Health
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

"Cost savings" obtained by screwing the poor and sick often cost society dearly. For instance, the UK could save 8 billion pounds a year by spending a mere 1/3 billion [ on mental health care for mothers. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/20/mental-health-care-new-mothers-cost-study ) Reducing spending or deficits is only an excuse. When right-wingers succeed in doing this, they turn around and cut taxes for the wealthy or businesses, thus creating another deficit that they "need" to reduce by screwing the poor and sick.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Mental_Health%29
#  Trial
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

An accused terrorist in the UK is being tried [ partly in secret. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/13/jury-uk-first-major-terrorism-trial-heard-secret ) A secret trial is an unjust trial, but we have already seen enough to condemn one the charges, that of "possessing a document". For there to be any work that it is forbidden to have a copy of is incompatible with human rights.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Trial%29
#  Canadian Government
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

The Canadian government is punishing NGOs with audits for writing to the government about issues, [ which is supposed to be legal for them. ]( http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/revenue-canada-targets-birdwatchers-for-political-activity-1.2799546 )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Canadian_Government%29
#  Businesses
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

[ Deceptive practice ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/14/deceit-default-setting-hedge-fund-tax-haven ) has become standard practice for many businesses.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Businesses%29
#  School
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

A democratic primary/secondary [ school in the US. ]( http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/10/students-lead-the-learning-experience-at-democratic-schools/ )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28School%29
#  Urgent: McDonalds
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Everyone: Tell McDonalds to adopt a policy to make sure its palm oil does [ not cause deforestation. ]( http://act.sumofus.org/go/6113?t=1001&akid=7531.881131.je9vOW )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_McDonalds%29
#  Republicans
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Republicans insanely condemn Obama's rational response to the [ danger of Ebola virus. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/19/ebola-america-fear-barack-obama-virus ) What they demand to avoid at all costs is what will make the US safer from Ebola and other future epidemics: supporting proper public health systems in poor countries.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Republicans%29
#  Health
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Western-imposed privatization and spending cuts in Africa produced weak health care systems that can't cope with <a href="http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/16/assassination-public-health-systems-driving-ebola-crisis-experts-warn">; epidemics such as Ebola.</A>
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Health%29
#  PISSI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

PISSI enslaves captured women. Some have escaped, and then a strange thing happens: they feel ashamed, rather than proud [ of their strength and courage. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/19/isis-forced-marriage-syria-iraq-women-kidnapped ) I think this reflects twisted patriarchal gender attitudes, the same ones that provide the soil for PISSI to grow in. If you want to watch the video from youtube, don't watch it embedded — that uses nonfree software. Instead, fetch it with youtube-dl. PISSI captures and <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/oct/19/victims-of-isis-non-western-journalists-dont-make-headlines">; kills Iraqi journalists too.</A>
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28PISSI%29
#  Automation
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Automation is the central factor behind a 10% fall in wages for British workers without unusual marketable skills, [ and it is going to get worse. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/18/economy-bleak-british-workers-technology ) More or less the same is happening in the US. The solution is obvious: tax the rich to spread the benefits that automation provides.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Automation%29
#  Indigenous Peoples Day
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Seattle celebrated Indigenous Peoples Day, rather than celebrating the [ man who started killing and enslaving them. ]( http://www.democracynow.org/2014/10/13/seattle_marks_indigenous_people_s_day ) If you want to listen to the audio, for please use one of the alternative formats that work without enabling Javascript code.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Indigenous_Peoples_Day%29
#  Coal Companies
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Coal companies used the G20 meeting to lobby for more coal mining, presenting coal [ as the savior of the world. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/14/mining-companies-lobby-g20-leaders-to-back-coal-as-future-of-energy ) It's ridiculous, of course, but officials often support ridiculous claims to get funds for their election campaigns, or work in retirement.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Coal_Companies%29
#  Facebook
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Facebook is still suspending the accounts of drag queens [ that don't reveal their official names. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/17/facebook-still-freezing-accounts-despite-apology-drag-queens-real-names ) However, Facebook is trying to convince them to stay, so it can do drag net surveillance.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Facebook%29
#  UK
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

The UK is cutting the budget for education for teenagers in prison, but it proposes to build a privatized prison for teenagers as an [ excuse to legalize using force against them. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/17/super-prison-children-ministry-justice-physical-punishment )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28UK%29
#  Edzard Ernst
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Edzard Ernst, hero of [ scientific medicine. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/oct/19/edzard-ernst-outspoken-professor-of-complementary-medicine )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Edzard_Ernst%29
#  Deforestation
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

The rate of deforestation in the Amazon rain forest [ has doubled since a year ago. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/19/amazon-deforestation-satellite-data-brazil )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Deforestation%29
#  Beware
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Beware the [ BitLicense. ]( https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/beware-bitlicense-new-yorks-virtual-currency-regulations-invade-privacy-and-hamper )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Beware%29
#  Erdogan
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Erdogan says Turkey will not help the [ US defend Kurds. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/19/turkey-will-not-cooperate-us-support-kurds-erdogan ) This formalizes what was already apparent. So much for Obama's dream coalition. However, the US can bring food, arms and Kurdish fighters to Kobani by air without Turkey's help.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Erdogan%29
#  Massive Destruction
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Human pharmaceuticals could be to blame for part of the massive destruction of wildlife now occurring.</a>
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Massive_Destruction%29
#  Hong Kong
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Thugs have repeatedly attacked the massed protesters in Hong Kong. The protesters resist the sticks and pepper spray [ without attacking. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/19/hong-kong-protesters-police-clash-second-night )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Hong_Kong%29
#  Hell
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Has the Christian Doctrine of Hell Become an [ Awkward Liability? ]( http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/tarico20141006 )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Hell%29
#  Jean Davis
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Jean Davis, 86 years old, fasted to death because her children were forbidden to help her [ get a less difficult death. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/19/right-to-die-campaigner-starved-herself-jean-davies )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Jean_Davis%29
#  Transport of Kurdish peshmerga
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Is it possible for the US to bring Kurdish peshmerga from Iraq to Kobani by helicopter? That might save the Kurds of Kobani. Is it possible for the US to airdrop food and ammunition to them? Even if half of it fell into the hands of the jihadis, that half would make no material difference (they already have plenty of both), and the other half might save the Kurds of Kobani.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Transport_of_Kurdish_peshmerga%29
#  Being Homeless in USA
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

[ Ten Facts about Being Homeless in USA ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/14/ten-facts-about-being-homeless-usa ) . Basically, governments don't help the homeless as much and persecute them more.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Being_Homeless_in_USA%29
#  Increase in suicides in UK prisons
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

Inadequate staffing is causing an [ increase in suicides in UK prisons ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/17/-sp-inmate-suicide-figures-reveal-human-toll-prison-crisis ) . In some cases, the suicide seems to be a reaction to mistreatment. How can it make sense to put a suicidal person, not accused of doing anything wrong to others, in prison "for his safety"? Even a well-staffed prison is not a safe or secure place.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Increase_in_suicides_in_UK_prisons%29
#  Children enslaved in Italy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

4000 African children who got into Italy appear to have been [ kidnaped and enslaved ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/oct/17/african-child-migrants-italian-traffickers-forced-labour-sexual-exploitation ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Children_enslaved_in_Italy%29
#  Divestment from fossil fuel companies
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

The aim of divestment from fossil fuel companies is to [ show that these investments are odious, and force them to pay for all the future damage they have caused ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/17/climate-change-make-big-polluters-pay-fossil-fuel-industries ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Divestment_from_fossil_fuel_companies%29
#  Global heating effects nonuniform
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

The effects of global heating are nonuniform. The average October temperature in Pt Barrow [ has risen 7C (12F) since 34 years ago ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/ice-loss-sends-alaskan-temperatures-soaring-by-7c ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Global_heating_effects_nonuniform%29
#  NY Times definition of "democracy"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

The New York Times once again defines "democracy" in Latin America as "<a href='https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6964'>submitting to the USA</a>".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28NY_Times_definition_of_democracy%29
#  Hong Kong protest
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:07 2014-10-21

[ Thugs repeatedly clear away protest areas ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/17/hong-kong-police-dismantle-mong-kok-protest-sites ) in Hong Kong. If the 400,000 who supported the protests were to keep protesting, the antidemocratic government might have to yield.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Hong_Kong_protest%29
#  New Pun
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:09 2014-10-20

New pun: [ geometer ]( https://stallman.org/puns.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28New_Pun%29
#  "Stand your ground"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:09 2014-10-20

Right wing judges and officials don't want "stand your ground" laws to apply to women [ defending themselves from violent domestic partners ]( http://www.commondreams.org/further/2014/10/15/stand-your-ground-unless-youre-abused-usually-black-woman ) . Indeed, those laws are [ meant to allow white men (who dare carry guns in public) to kill black men ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jan-apr.html#01_March_2014_%28Stand_your_ground_laws_have_shielded_over_130_killers%29 ) (who know thugs would fabricate an excuse to beat them and arrest them if they carried guns in public). Helping women was never the intention.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Stand_your_ground%29
#  Using war to stay in power
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:09 2014-10-20

Navalny, after a relaxation in the terms of his house arrest, accuses Putin of [ using war to stay in power ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/17/putin-is-destroying-russia-why-base-his-regime-on-corruption-asks-navalny ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Using_war_to_stay_in_power%29
#  Minimum-Wage pay is too little
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:09 2014-10-20

The people who clean the UK foreign ministry protested that their minimum-wage pay is [ too little to live in London and do the job. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/17/whitehall-cleaner-hmrc-campaign-living-wage ) The article demonstrates the harm done by subcontracting, which gives the state and other companies a way to hire people for low wages and say "we're not responsible, since we don't employ them." A company or agency that gets workers through a subcontractor should be directly responsible for how they are treated and how much they are paid.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Minimum-Wage_pay_is_too_little%29
#  Man Sues Germany for Drone Killings of Civilians
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:08 2014-10-20

Yemeni Man [ Sues Germany for Role in US Drone Killings of Civilians ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/15/yemeni-man-sues-germany-role-us-drone-killings-civilians ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Man_Sues_Germany_for_Drone_Killings_of_Civilians%29
#  Urgent: An end to trials of GMO wheat
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-20

US citizens: call for [ an end to trials of GMO wheat ]( https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1665 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_An_end_to_trials_of_GMO_wheat%29
#  NY thugs' driving records private
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Thugs in New York State [ say that they can collect information on everyone's driving because that's public ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6829 ) ; but when a reporter asked to see their records about him, they claimed it was secret.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28NY_thugs_driving_records_private%29
#  Campaign reduces rhino horn demand
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

An [ education campaign ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/16/rhino-horn-demand-in-vietnam-drops-by-more-than-33-in-one-year ) in Vietnam has cut the demand for rhino horn by 33%, by correcting the superstitious idea that it is beneficial. Can anyone make plausible imitation rhino horn? It would work just as well as the real thing.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Campaign_reduces_rhino_horn_demand%29
#  Finfisher
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Privacy International calls for prosecution of the British company that made the Finfisher intrusion/spying program, [ used by the cruel Bahraini regime to attack activists in England ]( https://www.privacyinternational.org/news/press-releases/privacy-international-files-criminal-complaint-on-behalf-of-bahraini-activists ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Finfisher%29
#  Morocco
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Ray Cole describes how in Morocco he was [ accused based on irrelevant evidence, jailed incommunicado, and bullied into signing a statement he could not read ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/ray-cole-interview-jailed-morocco-homosexual ) . The prison guards also lied to the British consul, saying Cole did not want to see him. It seems clear they treat Moroccans just as badly.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Morocco%29
#  Massive biometrics capture
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Australia's government [ proposes massive biometrics capture ]( http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/opposition-grows-to-storage-of-photo-and-biometric-data-20141015-116lur.html ) , but may not succeed in imposing it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Massive_biometrics_capture%29
#  Fracking
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

If a lot of natural gas is obtained by fracking, it will squeeze out renewable energy and likely result in [ more greenhouse gas emissions ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/15/gas-boom-from-unrestrained-fracking-linked-to-emissions-rise ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Fracking%29
#  Reducing the weak to desperation
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

A Tory minister called for [ paying the disabled less than minimum wage ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/15/tory-message-disabled-lord-freud-minimum-wage ) , stating explicitly the right-wing goal of reducing the weak to desperation. The same goal is at work in [ making prisoners work for companies that pay them a pittance ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-may-aug.html#25_May_2013_(Free_US_workers_losing_jobs_to_prisoners) ) . This reduces jobs and wages for people outside prison, and more of them will end up in prison, making a vicious cycle.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Reducing_the_weak_to_desperation%29
#  CO2 emissions-trading scheme
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

[ Europe Needs to Fix Or Ditch Its Emissions-Trading Scheme ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/15/europe-needs-to-fix-or-ditch-its-emissions-trading-scheme ) . A carbon tax would be better. One of the problems with the European emissions-trading scheme is that it is too easily gamed: companies can get credit for industries that have simply failed, for instance, and emissions credits are so cheap that nobody really needs to conserve.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28CO2_emissions-trading_scheme%29
#  Private "police foundations"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Private "police foundations" [ buy controversial massive surveillance equipment ]( http://www.propublica.org/article/private-donors-supply-spy-gear-to-cops ) and donate it to thug departments across the US, bypassing democratic decisionmaking about what these systems should do.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Private_police_foundations%29
#  Fish in offshore oil wells
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Offshore oil wells are great [ habitats for fish ]( http://arstechnica.com/science/2014/10/californias-most-productive-fisheries-the-offshore-oil-rigs/ ) . Burning oil generates CO2 which [ makes some fish dangerously uncautious ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-mar-jun.html#14_April_2014_(Emboldened_by_chemistry) ) and [ will kill (at a sufficient concentration) many shelled animals ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2011-mar-jun.html#30_May_2011_(Acidification) ) . But we could plant suitable structures without using them to extract oil.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Fish_in_offshore_oil_wells%29
#  Depleted uranium use
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

[ Iraqi Doctors Call Depleted Uranium Use "Genocide" ]( http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26703-iraqi-doctors-call-depleted-uranium-use-genocide ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Depleted_uranium_use%29
#  Call for thug accountability
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

[ From Chicago to Geneva, a Call for Police Accountability for Violence and Torture ]( http://truth-out.org/news/item/26822-from-chicago-to-geneva-a-call-for-police-accountability-for-violence-and-torture ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Call_for_thug_accountability%29
#  Colombian farmers suing BP
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Colombian farmers are [ suing BP in Britain ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/oct/15/colombian-farmers-sue-bp-british-court ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Colombian_farmers_suing_BP%29
#  Farm pesticides and suicide
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Farm pesticides have been [ linked to an increase in depression and suicide ]( http://truth-out.org/news/item/26793-pesticide-use-by-farmers-linked-to-high-rates-of-depression-suicides ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Farm_pesticides_and_suicide%29
#  Texas abortion providers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

The US Supreme Court [ allowed some Texas abortion providers to reopen ]( http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/oct/14/supreme-court-blocks-texas-abortion-law ) … until the case is finally decided.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Texas_abortion_providers%29
#  Massive surveillance
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

The UN special rapporteur on counter-terrorism says that massive surveillance [ violates human rights as defined by the UN ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6746 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Massive_surveillance%29
#  Thugs attack HK protesters
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Thugs [ attacked Hong Kong protesters ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/15/hong-kong-police-clear-tunnel-by-force-in-crackdown-on-protesters ) and closed some of their barricades.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Thugs_attack_HK_protesters%29
#  100 students in Egypt arrested
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

100 students were arrested in Egypt this week [ for protesting ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/15/cairo-bomb-blast-islamic-militants-death-sentence ) . Violent Islamist fanatics continue to fight the regime with terrorism, but all in all their violence is less than what the military regime directed at peaceful Islamist fanatic protesters.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28100_students_in_Egypt_arrested%29
#  43 disappeared students
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

The mass graves found in Mexico appear not to contain the [ 43 disappeared students ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/15/mexican-students-not-found-mass-graves ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%2843_disappeared_students%29
#  Gun threat against feminist
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

A talk by feminist Anita Sarkesian was cancelled due to a mysogynist threat to shoot her, backed up by a [ state law that prohibited stopping people from bringing weapons into the auditorium ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/15/anita-sarkeesian-feminist-games-critic-cancels-talk ) . That law says, in effect, that anyone people threaten to shoot cannot speak in public.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Gun_threat_against_feminist%29
#  Private charities
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Private charities are [ nowhere near capable of giving America's tens of millions of poor people the help they need ]( http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-13/why-private-donations-arent-helping-americas-poor#r=discussed ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Private_charities%29
#  Why no banksters go to jail in the US
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Matt Taibbi explains [ why no banksters go to jail in the US ]( http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/17/us-justice-divide-crime-punishment-wall-street-ferguson ) , while so many blacks and welfare recipients do: because thugs systematically harass those groups seeking (and inventing) excuses to arrest them. It's not policing, it's occupation.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Why_no_banksters_go_to_jail_in_the_US%29
#  Corruption charges in Turkey
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

The corruption charges against high officials in Turkey [ have been dropped ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/17/turkish-prosecutors-drop-corruption-case ) . Many of the officials involved in bringing the charges had [ faced official retribution ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_September_2014_%28Erdogan_has_continued_to_arrest_Turkish_thugs%29 ) . Either the charges were bogus and placed for political reasons, as Erdogan says, or they were valid and he has protected his party colleagues' abuse of power. I have no way of determining which it was.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Corruption_charges_in_Turkey%29
#  Coal ship leaving Australia blocked
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Pacific Islanders [ blocked a coal ship leaving Australia ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/pacific-islanders-blockade-newcastle-coal-port-to-protest-rising-sea-levels ) . Combustion of fossil fuel is inundating their islands little by little. [ A few have already become uninhabitable ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#31_August_2014_%28Pacific_Islands_drowning%29 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Coal_ship_leaving_Australia_blocked%29
#  Prosecuted for filming in West Papua
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

French documentary makers are being [ prosecuted for filming in West Papua ]( http://www.hrw.org/news/2014/10/16/indonesia-free-french-reporters-detained-papua ) , where foreign journalists are not allowed. Indonesia took over West Papua by force in the 1960s when the Dutch pulled out, and has sent large numbers of Javanese colonists. It's somewhat like China and Tibet.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Prosecuted_for_filming_in_West_Papua%29
#  Colleges reshaped by plutocracy and budget cutting
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

State colleges in the US today have been [ reshaped by plutocracy and budget cutting ]( http://www.thenation.com/blog/182153/should-you-go-college ) , along with hiring patterns, so that students from poor backgrounds are likely to end up with debts and no good job. There are some exceptions, of course. If you have talent in a professional field, and you study hard, you can still get a job. For a while.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28Colleges_reshaped_by_plutocracy_and_budget_cutting%29
#  China banned logging in state forests
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

China has [ banned logging in state forests ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/17/china-tests-outright-logging-ban-in-state-forests ) in its most heavily forested province. In the US, businesses control politicians. In China, the politicians own and control the businesses, or else the state owns them. While Chinese politicians can be quite corrupt, they can also take action to protect China's future from rogue businesses, in a way that US politicians no longer can do.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28China_banned_logging_in_state_forests%29
#  How Whisper users can be identified
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

[ How Whisper users can be identified ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/17/whisper-private-secret-sharing-app-anonymity ) based on the vague geolocation data Whisper keeps.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_October_2014_%28How_Whisper_users_can_be_identified%29
#  The power to encrypt people's data
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

The FBI presented cases to prove that [ it needs the power to encrypt people's data ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6956 ) . All of the cases were bogus.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28The_power_to_encrypt_people%27s_data%29
#  Iraqi army
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Why the US-constructed Iraqi army [ couldn't and wouldn't fight PISSI ]( http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/10/4-biggest-takeaways-americas-effort-build-iraqi-army ) . Basically, the idea of setting up a client state and training its army to fight for it (i.e., for the US) doesn't work.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Iraqi_army%29
#  Cuts aimed at poor people
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

US budget cuts aimed at poor people [ don't ultimately reduce spending ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/15/budget-cuts-dont-save-money ) . But they sure do help demonize the poor, which is what right-wing politicians need.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Cuts_aimed_at_poor_people%29
#  Urgent: End racism in Boston thug dept.
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Everyone: sign [ this petition ]( https://www.aclum.org/stopandfrisk/petitions ) calling on Boston to put an end to racism in its thug department.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_End_racism_in_Boston_thug_dept.%29
#  Urgent: Solidarity with HK protesters
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Everyone: sign [ this petition ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/hong_kong_protesters?t=1002 ) of solidarity with Hong Kong democracy protesters.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Solidarity_with_HK_protesters%29
#  How Microsoft shuts down companies
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Microsoft [ uses US courts to shut down companies by seizing their domain names so clients cannot contact them ]( http://www.wired.com/2014/10/microsoft-pinkerton/ ) . The court cases go on without informing the targeted companies.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28How_Microsoft_shuts_down_companies%29
#  Australia's millenials
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

In Australia, government policy makes millenials poor and the rest of society blames them for it. Many of them, not realizing the fault isn't theirs, are [ going crazy ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/17/generation-y-didnt-go-crazy-in-a-vacuum-how-can-we-enjoy-life-when-our-future-is-so-uncertain ) . The first step in not going crazy is to realize that the injustice is imposed by the state. The second step is to unite to kick out plutocracy. If the rich were not getting richer, there would be enough for the aged and the young.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Australias_millenials%29
#  New TPP leak
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

A new leak of the part of the draft [ Trans-Pacific Partnership ]( https://stallman.org/images/trance-pacific-partnership.en.jpg ) shows that the US is pushing mass murder in the form of [ tightened patent power on medicines ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/16/leaked-tpp-chapter-exposes-sweet-deals-big-pharma-and-us-bully-tactics ) . This treaty does harm already, although it is still a draft, simply by using the [ propaganda term "intellectual property" ]( http://gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.html ) to lump together various unrelated laws. To repeat that term is to boost the confusion — and we don't have to repeat it. Since I identified the term as a confusion-spreader, ten years ago, I have not used it once. I will say that the TPP negotiators put the bogus label "intellectual property" on this chapter but I will not use the term myself.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28New_TPP_leak%29
#  Minimum wage of the 1960s
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Raising the minimum wage to match what it was in the 1960s would [ save 1.7 million Americans from needing public assistance ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/10/16/raising-minimum-wage-would-take-least-17-million-workers-public-assistance-and ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Minimum_wage_of_the_1960s%29
#  Fighting PISSI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

[ Seven potential disasters ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/16/what-could-possibly-go-wrong-seven-worst-case-scenarios-battle-islamic-state ) that could result from fighting PISSI. It appears to me that we must accept sectarian partition of Iraq. It has, de facto, already happened, and accepting it is the only way to convince Iraqi Sunnis they can protect themselves without PISSI. PISSI is the [ Pseudo-Islamic State in Syria and Iraq ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_(PISSI) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Fighting_PISSI%29
#  UK NHS staff shortages
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

The UK NHS is so underfunded that its staff shortages [ endanger patients ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/17/nhs-staff-shortages-risk-patients-cqc-report ) . The reason the NHS is underfunded is plutocratic refusal to tax businesses and the rich; they demand to be subsidized instead.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28UK_NHS_staff_shortages%29
#  Student protesters in Egypt
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

[ Egypt's US-Backed Military Regime is Brutalizing Student Protestors ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6905 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Student_protesters_in_Egypt%29
#  TPP
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

The latest TPP draft [ proposes to make coffeehouses liable when their patrons use the internet for sharing ]( http://torrentfreak.com/leaked-tpp-draft-reveals-tough-anti-piracy-measures-141016/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28TPP%29
#  GCHQ and NSA
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Annie Machon: [ GCHQ prostituting itself to the NSA ]( http://rt.com/op-edge/195716-nsa-gchq-selling-privacy-surveillance/ ) over the last few years.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28GCHQ_and_NSA%29
#  People's voiceprints
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

ACLU: [ the dangers ]( https://www.aclu.org/blog/technology-and-liberty/creation-giant-voiceprint-databases ) posed by collecting millions of people's voiceprints.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Peoples_voiceprints%29
#  Whisper records user locations
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

Whisper, which promises its users anonymity, [ records their location at each post ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/-sp-whispers-secret-safest-place-internet-tracks-users ) . The pattern of a single user's movements can more or less identify who that user is. [ More dirt on whisper ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/-sp-whisper-privacy-policy-terms-of-service ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Whisper_records_user_locations%29
#  All MPs of Golden Dawn face charges
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

[ All the MPs ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/greece-golden-dawn-mps-tried-criminal-offences ) of the Golden Dawn party face charges of murder and other acts of violence. This worries me. The party is neo-Nazi, and some of its members commit violence, but are all of them directly implicated in the violence — or are they going to be tried for their political views? This resembles [ the way Israel arrested hundreds of Hamas supporters and even MPs ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2011-jul-oct.html#02_September_2011_(Israel_Attacks_Hamas) ) using a real crime as a pretext.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28All_MPs_of_Golden_Dawn_face_charges%29
#  Pushing people into self-employment
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

The crass remarks of a Tory minister reveal an already-existing abuse, where people are pushed into self-employment so as to pay them [ less than a minimum wage ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/16/lord-freud-crass-self-employment-wages ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Pushing_people_into_self-employment%29
#  Thugs raid journalist's house
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:25 2014-10-19

New Zealand journalist Nicky Hager revealed evidence of the ruling party's dirty political tricks; then thugs [ raided his house and seized his computers ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6870 ) . Evidently the politicians that control New Zealand prefer to keep crime secret rather than behave honestly.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_October_2014_%28Thugs_raid_journalists_house%29
#  Death sentence for dissent
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:09 2014-10-18

Saudi Arabia sentenced a Shi'ite religious leader to death, [ for "crimes" amounting to dissent ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/16/saudi-arabia-death-sentence-shia-nimr-baqir-human-rights ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_October_2014_%28Death_sentence_for_dissent%29
#  Rape threats against TV personality
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:09 2014-10-18

A TV personality has received [ rape threats ]( http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/oct/16/richard-madeley-chloe-trolls-rape-threats-prosecution ) after speaking in favor of allowing a convict to resume his previous job after release from prison for rape. Her daughter received rape threats too. You may agree or disagree with her statement, but threats are not justified as a response. The US imposes so many kinds of exclusions on ex-cons that, unless they are geniuses, they are almost condemned to a life of crime. This is not in society's interest; it results from politicians' desire to look tough. I don't know whether it is the same in the UK. It seems to me that people who object to giving this particular ex-con this particular job back view sports stars as symbols of an ideal person. A rapist is a bad choice for an ideal person, but then, I don't consider professional sports as the site to find ideal persons in. I think it is just a well-paid job.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_October_2014_%28Rape_threats_against_TV_personality%29
#  Privatization of state services
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:09 2014-10-18

US state governors are [ privatizing state services for profit ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/15/outsourcing-public-services-governors-push-privatization-disastrous-results ) . In some cases, their own profit. It is not just states. Chicago [ privatized parking meters ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2012-mar-jun.html#14_June_2012_(New_York_parking_meter_privatization) ) and was greatly shafted.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_October_2014_%28Privatization_of_state_services%29
#  Persecution of reporters' sources
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-10-18

[ Obama's persecution of reporters' sources ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/15/leak-prosecutions-obama-takes-it-11-or-should-we-say-526 ) , and how it dwarfs previous US history.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_October_2014_%28Persecution_of_reporters_sources%29
#  Urgent: Cancel oil exploration
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

US citizens: [ Call on Obama ]( https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3599 ) to cancel oil exploration on the Atlantic coast, which will make loud sounds that injure whales and dolphins. I put this as my message. To avoid global heating disaster, we need to leave 80% of fossil fuel reserves in the ground. Finding more reserves is at best a waste, and when it injures whales, it is worse than a waste.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Cancel_oil_exploration%29
#  Rates of amputations for US diabetics
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

US diabetics are [ three times as likely to get a leg amputated if they are black, than if they are white ]( http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-10-14/diabetes-what-explains-the-higher-rate-of-amputations-for-blacks ) . It is not clear why, but it has to be due to prejudice one way or another.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28Rates_of_amputations_for_US_diabetics%29
#  Two nurses catch Ebola in Dallas
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

Nurses accuse Dallas hospital of having [ inadequate equipment to protect them from Ebola, and lousy procedures too ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/15/dallas-nurses-accuse-hospital-sloppy-safety-ebola ) . Two of them have caught an Ebola infection.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28Two_nurses_catch_Ebola_in_Dallas%29
#  UK fracking
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

The UK plans to allow fracking companies to put [ "any substance" under people's homes, without informing them ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/14/uk-to-allow-fracking-companies-to-use-any-substance-under-homes ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28UK_fracking%29
#  Harassment
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

Even being wealthy graduates of prestigious schools doesn't enable US blacks to protect their children from [ racist insults ]( http://paw.princeton.edu/issues/2014/10/08/pages/7596/index.xml ) . What makes the most impression on me is how far blacks in the US have to bend over backwards to avoid being falsely accused or treated with prejudice. These precautions seem to have been mostly effective — being called a nasty name is not that bad on the scale of human injustice — but it's unfair for anyone to have to do that. Meanwhile, think of all the people (black or not) who aren't in the families of wealthy graduates of prestigious schools. They don't deserve to be harassed either.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28Harassment%29
#  Japan's "national tradition"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

Whaling interests in Japan [ paid a PR company in the 1970s to fabricate a "national tradition" ]( http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/10/14/national/researcher-aims-to-bust-myth-of-japans-whale-eating-culture/ ) of eating whale meat.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28Japans_national_tradition%29
#  Making it hard for minors to get abortions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

For minors in the US, getting a judge's permission for an abortion is [ painful harassment, often followed by arbitrary denial ]( http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2014/07/teen-abortion-judicial-bypass-parental-notification ) . Just getting out of school to go to a court in another town may be a struggle. I don't understand how people who generally agree it is not a good thing for poor minors to have children come to support laws making it hard for them to avoid doing so.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28Making_it_hard_for_minors_to_get_abortions%29
#  A repeating tendency of SWAT raids
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

A SWAT team shot and [ killed a homeowner who tried to protect himself from a repeat burglary ]( https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141004/15443628731/swat-team-raids-house-kills-homeowner-because-criminal-who-burglarized-house-told-them-to.shtml ) . He didn't know that the burglar claimed to have stolen drugs from him. I don't see anything saying where this took place, except that it is in the US. Can anyone tell me? Thieves do steal drugs and drug equipment. Perhaps it was reasonable to investigate the accusation against Hooks. The central problem is the repeating tendency of SWAT raids to kill innocent people.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28A_repeating_tendency_of_SWAT_raids%29
#  NYC thug violence
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

New York City thugs keep on [ bashing and injuring unarmed people ]( http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/10/cop-knocks-out-teen-for-smoking-cigarette-video.html ) who are not even suspected of doing anything seriously wrong. If you want to watch the YouTube video, please download it using youtube-dl. If you view it from the site directly, that requires either [ Flash or nonfree Javascript code ]( http://gnu.org/philosophy/whats-wrong-with-youtube.html ) . Another New York City thug [ stole a thousand dollars from a man ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/nyregion/man-accuses-officer-of-taking-more-than-1000-video-prompts-investigation.html?_r=1 ) after harassing him because he objected to how the thug was treating his friend.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28NYC_thug_violence%29
#  Sabotage of TLS security
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

A US wireless ISP is reportedly [ sabotaging TLS security by acting as a man in the middle ]( Https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141012/06344928801/revealed-isps-already-violating-net-neutrality-to-block-encryption-make-everyone-less-safe-online.shtml ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28Sabotage_of_TLS_security%29
#  Public banks
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

How a city can set up a [ public bank ]( http://www.nationofchange.org/2014/10/14/building-ark-protect-public-revenues-next-meltdown/ ) and make its funds secure against failure of the big bankster banks.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28Public_banks%29
#  Israel destroys village's power grid
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

Israel [ destroyed the power grid ]( http://www.btselem.org/planning_and_building/20141002_destruction_of_power_grid_in_khirbet_a_twayel ) of a Palestinian village that Israel threatens to demolish entirely.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28Israel_destroys_villages_power_grid%29
#  Imprisoned Palestinian Parliament members
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

Israel continues to keep [ 33 members of the Palestinian Parliament in prison, mostly without charges ]( http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=732223 ) . The kidnaping and murder of three teenagers is used as the pretext for this, although these elected officials had nothing to do with it. Imagine if Palestinians could put Israeli right-wing politicians in prison because [ Israeli fanatics murdered a Palestinian teenager ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#12_July_2014_(Israeli_hate_for_Arabs) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28Imprisoned_Palestinian_Parliament_members%29
#  The PKK
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-10-16

One Administration's Terrorist Is Another's Freedom Fighter. Just Ask the [ PKK ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6724 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_October_2014_%28The_PKK%29
#  Urgent: Curb methane leaks
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

US citizens: [ call on Obama ]( http://support.edf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=cut_pollution_from_oil_and_gas_industry ) to take action quickly to curb methane leaks from oil and gas extraction. It appears this [ needs to be done for coal mining ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_(US_coal_mine_methane_leaks) ) too.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Curb_methane_leaks%29
#  Putin to shut down human rights organization
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

Russia's principal human rights organization since Soviet times, founded by Andrei Sakharov, is [ going to be shut down by Putin ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/14/russian-human-rights-group-faces-threat-closure ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Putin_to_shut_down_human_rights_organization%29
#  "Sports drinks"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

"Sports drinks" are mostly used outside of the context of sports, and are [ bad for people's health ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/14/energy-drinks-significant-health-risk-who-study-finds ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Sports_drinks%29
#  Isolation of young and old
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

Modern western society isolates the young and the old, leaving them with [ no idea of anything to want except wealth ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/age-of-loneliness-killing-us ) . The statistics cited are from the UK, but I expect it is true in the US as well. When hippies wished to live in communes, it had to be a rejection of the beginnings of this. The communes failed because just wishing isn't enough to make a new social system succeed. The loneliness of old people, many of whom had children, shows that [ having children is not a solution ]( https://stallman.org/articles/children.html ) . Being part of some other sort of community, such as a political activist community that defends people who are being exploited, can make your life a lot less lonely as well as helping others.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Isolation_of_young_and_old%29
#  Ireland to close a tax loophole
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

Ireland will close [ one of the tax loopholes ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/14/ireland-abolish-double-irish-tax-scheme-apple ) that multinational corporations use to avoid paying tax on their income cross Europe. However, Ireland's low corporation tax still constitutes beggar-thy-neighbor. The rest of Europe, if it were not corrupted by those same corporations, would make Ireland stop this.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Ireland_to_close_a_tax_loophole%29
#  Reclaiming Louisiana land lost to sea
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

Louisiana plans a megaproject to reclaim some of the [ 2000 square miles lost to the sea in the last century ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/14/lost-louisiana-the-race-to-reclaim-vanished-land-back-from-the-sea ) . In principle, it is a good idea, but it will be futile if we don't stop pumping out the greenhouse gases that melt icecaps and raise sea level even more.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Reclaiming_Louisiana_land_lost_to_sea%29
#  Bolivia reelects Morales
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

President Morales of Bolivia was reelected after his socialist policies [ reduced poverty and grew the economy ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/14/evo-morales-reelected-socialism-doesnt-damage-economies-bolivia ) . You can cause economic growth with right-wing policies too, as the US and UK have demonstrated, but doing it that way increases poverty.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Bolivia_reelects_Morales%29
#  Kurds in Turkey fighting the state
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

[ Fighting has flared up ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/14/turkish-jets-bombard-kurdish-positions-pkk ) between Kurds in Turkey and the Turkish state. This fighting seems to have been provoked by Turkey's policy of passively helping PISSI to capture Kobani.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Kurds_in_Turkey_fighting_the_state%29
#  UK to deport activist to Pakistan
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

The UK plans to deport Liaquat Ali Hazara to Pakistan [ where he faces death threats from religious fanatics ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/14/uk-deport-pakistani-activist-liaquat-ali-hazara ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28UK_to_deport_activist_to_Pakistan%29
#  North Korea keeping people hungry
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

North Korea is keeping its people hungry to [ export rice to wealthier China ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/14/why-north-korea-exporting-food-china ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28North_Korea_keeping_people_hungry%29
#  Wisconsin's voter ID law
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

[ Various Republican forms of political sabotage ]( http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/10/12628/war-witches-reagan-judge-denounces-myth-voter-fraud ) worked together to support Wisconsin's voter ID law, leading to a split between modern "hold power no matter how" Republicans and older Republicans who have some loyalty to the ideals of a free political system.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Wisconsins_voter_ID_law%29
#  "Moral Monday" protests
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

[ Weekly "Moral Monday" protests ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/13/fight-back-protesters-stage-moral-monday-civil-disobedience-actions-ferguson ) have begun in Ferguson and in nearby St Louis.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Moral_Monday_protests%29
#  Privately hired thugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-16

The practice of privately hiring thugs with the legal power to arrest, or to look the other way, [ endangers the rights of those who aren't paying ]( http://greenshadowcabinet.us/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=817916&qid=4027925 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28Privately_hired_thugs%29
#  New Facebook Pun
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:28 2014-10-16

New pun, [ Facebook's policies ]( https://stallman.org/puns.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28New_Facebook_Pun%29
#  On Doxing
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:28 2014-10-16

[ On doxing ]( https://stallman.org/doxing.html ) , and how to spell it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_October_2014_%28On_Doxing%29
#  Urgent: Drop forced arbitration clauses
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

In the US: [ call on banks ]( http://other98.com/revoke-wall-streets-license-steal/ ) to drop their forced arbitration clauses.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Drop_forced_arbitration_clauses%29
#  Urgent: Demilitarize US thugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

US citizens: sign [ this petition ]( http://unitedforferguson.com/ ) to demilitarize and reform US thugs.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Demilitarize_US_thugs%29
#  UK MPs vote to recognize Palestine
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

UK MPs [ voted to recognize Palestine ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/13/mps-vote-to-recognise-palestinian-state ) . Unfortunately it was a non-binding vote.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28UK_MPs_vote_to_recognize_Palestine%29
#  UK university education cost
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

The UK has adopted the US model for university education, [ requiring students to take out huge loans ]( http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/12/have-universities-been-privatised-by-stealth ) . Nonetheless, many are desperate to go to a university because wages for non-graduates have been knocked down. Indeed, many graduates won't get good jobs because there are too many. The only aspect which is not quite as bad as the US is that graduates with low incomes won't have to pay as much.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28UK_university_education_cost%29
#  UK values submarines above children
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

Next year, most children in the UK will be living in poverty. The UK hasn't got the billions needed to help them, because [ nuclear missile submarines have higher priority ]( http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/12/cant-fix-child-poverty-but-spend-billions-replacing-trident-lauren-laverne ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28UK_values_submarines_above_children%29
#  New antiplutocratic parties
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

New antiplutocratic parties have had [ success in several European countries ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/13/europe-new-politics-grassroots-resistance-podemos-syriza ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28New_antiplutocratic_parties%29
#  Sea level rise
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

The sea level rise of the past century is a [ record for 6000 years ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/14/sea-level-rise-unmatched-6000-years-global-warming ) . (That is when the melting of the ice age ice sheets finished.) Even if we stop pumping out greenhouse gas, the Earth will continue getting hotter for quite some time due to the greenhouse gas we have already pumped out. That's ignoring the possibility that [ positive feedback effects will release more ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2009-mar-jun.html#30%20March%202009%20(Methane%20hydrate) ) . And it will take centuries for the effect of that heat to finish melting all the ice it is going to melt. We will have to lower the greenhouse gas level substantially below the present level to get the ice to stop melting.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Sea_level_rise%29
#  Persecution of Koreans in Japan
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

In Japan, right-wing extremists with support of officials in the ruling party [ call for persecution of Korean residents ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/13/japan-ruling-party-far-right-extremists-liberal-democratic ) , and have launched a campaign of threats against journalists that cover Japan's war crimes. The Korean residents of Japan are descendants of Koreans forcibly taken to work in Japan when Korea was under Japanese rule. Those alive today were born in Japan, but in Japan that does not give them citizenship. Naturalization in Japan is not like naturalization in the US; it requires denying one's previous identity and trying to act totally Japanese. These people of Korean descent might be willing to get Japanese citizenship, but they don't want to deny their identity.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Persecution_of_Koreans_in_Japan%29
#  Computerized recognition of voices
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

Computerized recognition of people's voices is being [ employed on a large scale ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/13/millions-of-voiceprints-quietly-being-harvested-as-latest-identification-tool ) . I don't mind if bank customers can use this authenticate themselves to the bank. What worries me is that it can also be used to track people.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Computerized_recognition_of_voices%29
#  Wind power in Europe
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

Taking account of externalities, wind power is the [ cheapest form of generation in Europe ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/13/wind-power-is-cheapest-energy-unpublished-eu-analysis-finds ) . Coal costs more than double.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Wind_power_in_Europe%29
#  Safer, more accessible abortions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

[ Remotely supervised use of prescribed abortion pills ]( http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/10/the-safer-more-affordable-abortion-only-available-in-two-states/381321/?single_page=true ) can make abortions safer and more accessible.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Safer%2C_more_accessible_abortions%29
#  Sexual harassment female students face in UK
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

The level of [ sexual harassment female students face in UK universities ]( http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/11/campus-nightmare-female-students-rise-sexual-harassment ) today is amazing. I think it is largely the same in US universities, but I never saw anything like this when I was studying at Harvard in 1970-74. I think the social pressure to get drunk is the worst part of it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Sexual_harassment_female_students_face_in_UK%29
#  Pushing Europe into depression
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

Germany's government is [ practicing economic harshness for harshness' sake, and pushing Europe into depression ]( http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/09/germany-is-killing-its-economy-and-europes-too/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Pushing_Europe_into_depression%29
#  Girls expect to have no control over their lives
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

A world-wide survey found that around [ half of all girls expect to have no control over their lives ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/12/girls-worldwide-fear-future-with-no-control-over-lives ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Girls_expect_to_have_no_control_over_their_lives%29
#  Reports on al Qa'ida's magazine
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

Peter van Buren [ reviews reports on al Qa'ida's magazine ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/10/i-read-al-qaedas-inspire-mag-so-you-dont-get-arrested ) . In tyrannical states such as the UK, you could be imprisoned just for having a copy of the magazine.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Reports_on_al_Qa%27ida%27s_magazine%29
#  Wearing my "Impeach God" button
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-15

A week ago I made a connection in Dallas-Ft Worth Airport, and was wearing my "Impeach God" button. A pilot said it takes courage to wear such a button there. It did not seem to me that I was being particularly courageous. However, a rather strange conversation ensued on the subsequent flight: a flight attendant said, "I feel offended by your button. Please take it off." I responded, "I don't see why you should feel offended, unless … you're not a god, are you?" She: "No, but I believe in god." I: "Well, I don't." She: "But you're putting your views all over me!" I: "Actually, I'm putting them all over me. I can't make you wear such a button, and I wouldn't try." At that point, she let the issue drop.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Wearing_my_Impeach_God_button%29
#  University divestment from fossil fuel
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:35 2014-10-15

The Australian National University decided to divest from some fossil fuel companies, which occasioned [ absurd rebukes ]( http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/13/coalition-accused-of-bullying-anu-after-criticism-of-fossil-fuel-divestment ) from right-wing politicians that represent the fossil fuel companies. There is [ no limit to how far they will go ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/13/tony-abbott-says-coal-is-good-for-humanity-while-opening-mine ) to increase fossil fuel sales.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28University_divestment_from_fossil_fuel%29
#  The evil of the Koch brothers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:35 2014-10-15

The evil of the Koch brothers includes [ racism, as well as voter-suppression, dooH niboR and frying Earth's ecosphere ]( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/08/1335246/-Yes-the-Koch-brothers-really-are-that-nbsp-evil ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28The_evil_of_the_Koch_brothers%29
#  US allows cancelling 60% of pensions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:35 2014-10-15

The US now allows bankrupt cities to cancel [ 60% of retired workers' pensions ]( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/10/04/1333828/-This-week-in-the-war-on-workers-Bankruptcy-judge-calls-for-impoverishing-retirees?detail=email ) . They can't live on what remains.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28US_allows_cancelling_60%2525_of_pensions%29
#  Pirate Party electoral success
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:35 2014-10-15

The Pirate Party had an electoral success in [ Czech local elections ]( http://piratetimes.net/pirates-to-enter-several-local-czech-parliaments/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Pirate_Party_electoral_success%29
#  Generic equivalent drugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:35 2014-10-15

Around [ 10 million people with HIV owe their lives to generic equivalent drugs ]( http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26721-big-pharma-lobbies-hard-to-end-india-s-distribution-of-affordable-generic-drugs ) . The Obama regime is pressuring India to stop making them, which would kill millions of those people within a few years. The Nazis murdered 7 million civilians. This could murder more than 7 million of those now in treatment, and more millions in the future. The US officials behind this are aiming to be literally worse than the Nazi leaders convicted at Nuremberg of crimes against humanity. The article uses the incoherent propaganda term [ "intellectual property" ]( http://gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.html ) , which the pharma companies love because it interferes with critical thinking about their unjust demands. The pharma companies claim that only patents can enable them to do research into new lifesaving drugs, but the fact is they don't do much of that research. It is [ usually government funded ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2006-mar-jun.html#26%20May%202006%20(Break%20the%20grip%20of%20the%20big%20drug%20companies) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Generic_equivalent_drugs%29
#  Dow Chemical cover-up
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:35 2014-10-15

Dow Chemical [ covered up knowledge of the medical damage done by its toxic pesticide, chlorpyrifos ]( http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26759-the-ghost-in-the-gmo-machine ) ; now the question is whether the EPA has the guts to do its job to prevent more sickness.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Dow_Chemical_cover-up%29
#  Thousands march in St Louis
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:35 2014-10-15

Thousands marched in St Louis [ on behalf of Michael Brown and against thug violence ]( http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/10/11/243114/thousands-march-in-st-louis-against.html?sp=/99/200/ ) . Fortunately, this time the thugs did not engage in more violence against the protesters.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Thousands_march_in_St_Louis%29
#  Putin withdraws some troops from Ukraine border
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:35 2014-10-15

Putin has withdrawn a [ substantial fraction of troops ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/12/vladimir-putin-russian-troops-ukraine-border ) from near the border with Ukraine. This could still leave substantial numbers to sneak into Ukraine and attack.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Putin_withdraws_some_troops_from_Ukraine_border%29
#  UK NHS paying poverty wages
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:51:35 2014-10-15

The UK National Health Service is so underfunded that it is [ paying staff poverty wages ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/12/nhs-staff-why-we-are-striking ) . The NHS needs a lot more money, and it needs to come from the rich (including businesses). However, making housing cheaper would help the workers get by; that too depends on increasing taxes on the homes of the rich.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28UK_NHS_paying_poverty_wages%29
#  Urgent: Protect all waterways
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:11 2014-10-14

US citizens: [ call on the EPA ]( https://secure3.convio.net/engage/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=10586 ) to protect all waterways.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Protect_all_waterways%29
#  Plutocratic governments
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:11 2014-10-14

[ Business is the "enemy within" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/07/bullying-corporations-enemy-within-business-politicians ) countries with plutocratic governments.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Plutocratic_governments%29
#  RSA's secret contract with NSA
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:11 2014-10-14

When RSA installed key generation code that had been weakened by the NSA, it wasn't just ingenuous — it took [ money from the NSA ]( http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/20/us-usa-security-rsa-idUSBRE9BJ1C220131220 ) to do so.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28RSAs_secret_contract_with_NSA%29
#  Removal of "Carbon Sink" sculpture
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:11 2014-10-14

Fossil fuel companies and their pet politicians made the University of Wyoming get rid of a sculpture that [ reminded people about the effects of global heating on forests in that region ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/27/us/controversy-lingers-over-wyoming-universitys-removal-of-carbon-sink.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Removal_of_Carbon_Sink_sculpture%29
#  Domestic "coercive control"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:11 2014-10-14

There is a proposal in the UK to prohibit domestic "coercive control", but identifying that might require a [ difficult judgment call ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/10/domestic-abuse-criminalise-coercive-control-emotional-financial-sexual-physical ) . What strikes me is that the methods used for domestic coercive control have a lot in common with the methods used for enslavement of farm laborers and domestic workers. Criminalizing such enslavement has not been very effective at stopping it. Could it be more effective to change other systems so that these methods of control can't be used or don't work? For instance, if banks automatically gave one spouse access to a limited amount of money from the other spouse's account — not enough to substantially harm the other spouse, but enough for the one spouse to get by — one element of coercive control would not work. If spouses were required to jointly view the deed of their residence once in a while, another element used in this instance would not be possible. Other elements could also be blocked. Enough such concrete measures would often prevent coercive control, and otherwise would make it require a cut-and-dried violation that could be prosecuted easily without a difficult judgment call.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Domestic_coercive_control%29
#  Publication of autobiography stopped
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:11 2014-10-14

A UK court [ stopped publication of an autobiography ]( http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/10/wife-injunction-abuse-book-son ) on the grounds that it might cause pain to the author's son. In the US, which respects freedom of speech much more than the UK, this decision would be called "prior restraint", which is more or less unconstitutional, though I would not trust today's US Supreme Court to stand by that principle or (any human right, when it's for actual humans rather than corporations).
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Publication_of_autobiography_stopped%29
#  Death of an Unpunished Dictator
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:11 2014-10-14

[ Reflections on the Death of an Unpunished Dictator ]( http://www.bostonhaitian.com/columns/2014/reflections-death-unpunished-dictator ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Death_of_an_Unpunished_Dictator%29
#  Deadly shootings by thugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:11 2014-10-14

A young black male is [ 21 times more likely to be shot dead by US thugs than a young white male ]( http://www.propublica.org/article/deadly-force-in-black-and-white ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Deadly_shootings_by_thugs%29
#  US military budget
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-14

Obama pretends that the [ US military budget ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/09/critics-obama-draconian-cuts-have-been-us-public-services-not-war-budget ) has suffered intolerable cuts.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28US_military_budget%29
#  Damage to coral reefs from CO2
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-14

The damage to coral reefs from CO2 could amount to [ a trillion dollars annually in losses to humanity ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/09/greenhouse-gas-emissions-could-trigger-trillion-dollar-coral-reef-problem ) , by the end of this century.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Damage_to_coral_reefs_from_CO2%29
#  Reporter faces imprisonment in Korea
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:09 2014-10-14

A Japanese reporter in Korea [ faces 7 years imprisonment ]( http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001629863 ) for reporting the existence of a rumor about the president. Did you think it must be North Korea, which is of course a total tyranny? Sad to say, it is South Korea. If the report was false — if the rumor did not exist — it might be legitimate to sue the reporter for claiming it did. However, nothing can justify prosecution for an insult. Freedom of speech means having the right to insult everyone, even President Park, even me, even you.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Reporter_faces_imprisonment_in_Korea%29
#  Danger of debt crisis
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-10-14

[ Dozens of poor countries ]( http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/10/poor-nations-debt-crisis-developing-countries ) are in danger of sliding into a debt crisis. Many of these debts were more or less imposed by outside pressure and accepted by rulers that were tyrants or traitors. Those debts should be considered entirely invalid.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Danger_of_debt_crisis%29
#  Thousands marched in St Louis
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

Thousands marched in St Louis on [ behalf of Michael Brown and against thug violence ]( http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/10/11/243114/thousands-march-in-st-louis-against.html?sp=/99/200/ ) . Fortunately, this time the thugs did not engage in more violence against the protesters.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Thousands_marched_in_St_Louis%29
#  European Commission proposes insane blanket deregulation
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

The European Commission proposes [ insane blanket deregulation (except for the biggest companies). ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/12/eu-business-deregulation-concern-worker-rights ) The rest would be allowed to pollute however they like.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28European_Commission_proposes_insane_blanket_deregulation%29
#  Theocratic fascism
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

Identifying PISSI as [ a form of theocratic fascism ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/12/will-no-one-help-kurds-fight-fascism ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Theocratic_fascism%29
#  Urgent: Stop pinkwashing toxic and carcinogenic fracking
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

Everyone: call on the Susan G. Komen Foundation to [ stop pinkwashing toxic and carcinogenic fracking ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/komen_fracking ) . [ More information. ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/09/pinkwashing-fracking-company-teams-susan-g-komen-end-breast-cancer-forever )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Stop_pinkwashing_toxic_and_carcinogenic_fracking%29
#  Reagan's order 12333
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

Reagan's order 12333 lets the US government collect all sorts of data about Americans by [ copying it from mirror servers located outside the US ]( http://elitedaily.com/life/interview-americas-newest-whistleblower-country-counting-millennials/716133/ ) . Meanwhile, Snowden says that [ snooping by the UK government on its cities has no practical limit ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/12/snowden-state-surveillance-britain-no-limits ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Reagan%27s_order_12333%29
#  Hong Kong protesters being attacked
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

Hong Kong protesters are [ being attacked with military-grade Chinese malware ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/02/business/protesters-are-targets-of-scrutiny-through-their-phones.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Hong_Kong_protesters_being_attacked%29
#  UK National Health Service underfunded
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

The UK National Health Service is [ so underfunded that it is paying staff poverty wages ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/12/nhs-staff-why-we-are-striking ) . The NHS needs a lot more money, and it needs to come from the rich (including businesses). However, making housing cheaper would help the workers get by; that too depends on increasing taxes on the homes of the rich.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28UK_National_Health_Service_underfunded%29
#  Putin has withdrawn a substantial fraction of troops from near border
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

Putin has [ withdrawn a substantial fraction of troops from near the border with Ukraine ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/12/vladimir-putin-russian-troops-ukraine-border ) . This could still leave substantial numbers to sneak into Ukraine and attack.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Putin_has_withdrawn_a_sustantial_fraction_of_troops_from_near_border%29
#  Centralized social networks
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

Centralized social networks [ can learn a lot about people that don't directly give them data ]( http://www.wired.com/2014/10/privacy-friendster/ ) , through what others say about them and even who knows them. In other words, you should insist that your friends not mention you by name or email address in anything they post on centralized social networks. I think this applies to gmail as well.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Centralized_social_networks%29
#  California aquifers contaminated
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

California aquifers [ contaminated with billions of gallons of fracking wastewater ]( http://rt.com/usa/194620-california-aquifers-fracking-contamination/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28California_aquifers_contaminated%29
#  Attempt to block block nuclear power plants
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

There will be a last-ditch attempt to [ block two new nuclear power plants in the UK, on the grounds that the subsidy will be a burden for the country ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/12/ecotrcity-legal-challenge-eu-hinkley-point-c-subsidy-nuclear ) . The reason that it is a burden is that the same amount of money could buy a lot more in renewable energy and negawatts (improved efficiency).
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_October_2014_%28Attempt_to_block_block_nuclear_power_plants%29
#  HK democracy protests resume
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

Hong Kong democracy protesters have [ resumed large protests ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/hong-kong-protesters-government-pulls-out-talks ) after the government reneged on talks.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28HK_democracy_protests_resume%29
#  NY airplane cleaners on strike
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

Airplane cleaners in New York went on strike [ demanding protection from diseases in vomit and shit that they have to clean up ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/09/airline-cabin-cleaners-strike-over-ebola-fears-at-laguardia-airport ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28NY_airplane_cleaners_on_strike%29
#  US coal mine methane leaks
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

Satellite data suggest that coal mines in the US southwest are [ leaking lots of methane ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/10/satellite-data-shows-surprising-methane-hotspot-in-us-southwest ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28US_coal_mine_methane_leaks%29
#  Wisconsin voter-ID law blocked
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

The US Supreme Court [ blocked the voter-ID law ]( http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/10/voter-id-law-blocked-us-supreme-court-wisconsin-texas ) in Wisconsin.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Wisconsin_voter-ID_law_blocked%29
#  Carbon-neutral homes
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-14

The Netherlands has renovated 300,000 apartments so that they [ don't need fossil fuel or external electricity ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/10/uk-looks-to-dutch-model-to-make-100000-homes-carbon-neutral-by-2020 ) , and 100,000 will be renovated in the UK. This scheme is very good, but its scale is minuscule: 100,000 homes in a country of 64 million people is a drop in the bucket. Its significance is to show that humanity can still save itself from global heating disaster, if it can overcome plutocracy to do similar things on a large scale.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Carbon-neutral_homes%29
#  Adobe's "digital editions" spy system
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:51:42 2014-10-13

Adobe "digital editions" spy system [ sends users' complete reading logs to Amazon ]( http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/adobes-e-book-reader-sends-your-reading-logs-back-to-adobe-in-plain-text/ ) . Adobe says this is legitimate because users agree to it in the EULA, but pressuring people to click "Ok, spy on me" does not excuse it. This article focuses on the fact that the NSA can watch this data passing on the net, avoiding the need to use the PAT RIOT act to collect it directly from Adobe. It legitimizes the snooping by saying that's needed to enforce DRM, which legitimizes DRM too. According to the article's view, all this would be fine, if only Adobe didn't also leak everyone's dossier. As a defense of readers' rights, this is pitifully weak. [ DRM, being evil itself ]( http://DefectiveByDesign.org ) , can't justify anything.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Adobe%27s_digital_editions_spy_system%29
#  Allowing thugs to confer to coordinate testimony
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

UK thug chiefs insist on [ allowing thugs to confer to coordinate their testimony. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/11/mark-duggan-met-police-can-confer-on-fatal-shooting-statements )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Allowing_thugs_to_confer_to_coordinate_testimony%29
#  Urgent: Pass the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

US citizens: call on Congress to [ pass the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act. ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/pass_the_family_act )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Pass_the_Family_and_Medical_Insurance_Leave_Act%29
#  Urgent: Pressure Turkey to let Kurds cross the border
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

Everyone: Call on Obama to [ pressure Turkey to let Kurds cross the border ]( http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/obama-press-turkey-to ) , whether to defend Kobani or escape from massacre there.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Pressure_Turkey_to_let_Kurds_cross_the_border%29
#  Court order to get journalists' phone records
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

The UK will [ require a court order to get journalists' phone records ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/12/police-ripa-powers-journalists-surveillance ) . That is a small step in the right direction. I have to ask, however, who this will apply to. On the internet, anyone can be a journalist. In addition, journalists reporting on ticklish issues such as government snooping must arrange to communicate with their sources in a way that can't be tracked.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Court_order_to_get_journalists%27_phone_records%29
#  Cuba fighting Ebola
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

Cuba has [ sent more doctors to fight Ebola than any other country ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/12/cuba-leads-fights-against-ebola-africa ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Cuba_fighting_Ebola%29
#  Facebook to get even more info on digital activities
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

Facebook now combines "Like" button tracking data with data from Facebook itself to get [ even more information about people's digital activities ]( https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/10/facebook-increases-its-tracking-reach-atlas-and-users-have-little-choice-about-it ) . Facebook does not tell other companies the identities of users, but they can identify users based on data they get elsewhere. "Like" button surveillance even [ tracks people who are not useds of Facebook (i.e., never had a Facebook account). ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2011-sep-dec.html#14_October_2011_%28Facebook_Like%29 ) However, you can block "Like" button tracking with the GNU browser, [ IceCat ]( http://www.gnu.org/software/icecat ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Facebook_to_get_even_more_info_on_digital_activities%29
#  Urgent: Take action against TTIP
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

Citizens of Europe and the US: [ take action against TTIP ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/11/time-end-corporate-trade-regimes-global-attack-democracy ) (This Treaty Is Plutocratic).
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Take_action_against_TTIP%29
#  Saudi Arabia repressing anyone that endorses human rights
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

Saudi Arabia, always tyrannical, is now [ systematically repressing anyone that endorses human rights ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/10/saudi-arabia-unleashing-systematic-and-ruthless-repression-against-dissenters-report ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Saudi_Arabia_repressing_anyone_that_endorses_human_rights%29
#  Vietnam War
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

The Pentagon is trying to [ paint the Vietnam War as a glorious triumph ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/10/pentagon-accused-whitewashing-history-vietnam-war-era ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Vietnam_War%29
#  Biggest decrease in standard of living
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

British workers are [ experiencing the biggest decrease in standard of living in 150 years ]( http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/11/british-pay-squeeze-worst-150-years-tuc-study ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Biggest_decrease_in_standard_of_living%29
#  Overprotecting children
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

In the US today, parents who would dare resist overprotecting their children [ face threats from other parents ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/11/operation-kid-freedom-making-our-communities-safe-children-take-risks ) . When I was six years old, I walked 5 blocks to school in Manhattan. Not that I was unusual — this is how everyone got to school. We all knew how to cross streets. We all understood traffic lights, since there were traffic lights at every intersection.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Overprotecting_children%29
#  No Fly List
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-10-13

For the first time, the US government [ has officially informed 13 Americans whether they are on the No Fly List ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/10/11/first-government-officially-tells-aclu-clients-their-no-fly-list-status ) . This is just a small step towards justice. The No Fly List is a deprivation of rights. The US government should not be allowed to put anyone on this list without a trial.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28No_Fly_List%29
#  Local pollution in parts of the Great Barrier Reef
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-13

Local pollution in parts of the Great Barrier Reef [ impedes photosynthesis, which leads to higher CO2 levels locally ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/10/great-barrier-reef-a-massive-chemistry-experiment-gone-wrong ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_October_2014_%28Local_pollution_in_parts_of_the_Great_Barrier_Reef%29
#  Arrest of Kurds in Turkey
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:51:45 2014-10-12

Kurds fleeing into Turkey have been [ arrested without charges ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/syrians-fleeing-kobani-ypg-suspicion-turkey ) and accused of fighting PISSI. It's unlikely to be true, since some of them are children. However, if some of them really did fight PISSI, it is disgusting to punish anyone for that.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#12_October_2014_%28Arrest_of_Kurds_in_Turkey%29
#  Big banks face criminal charges
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:51:45 2014-10-12

Big US banks once again face [ criminal charges ]( http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/06/big-banks-face-another-round-of-u-s-charges/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=LedeSum&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0 ) , but the executives will probably get off unscathed yet again.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#12_October_2014_%28Big_banks_face_criminal_charges%29
#  TTIP
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:51:45 2014-10-12

The European Commission is [ inventing strained legalistic excuses ]( https://www.opendemocracy.net/can-europe-make-it/michael-efler/how-european-commission-is-trying-to-smother-debate-on-ttip ) to block a referendum opposing the TTIP.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#12_October_2014_%28TTIP%29
#  UK agricultural workers exploited
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:51:45 2014-10-12

Agricultural workers in the UK are [ >stripped of their passports and their pay, and gouged on rent ]( http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/08/wisbech-migrant-workers-exploited-gangmasters-eastern-europe ) . This is a world-wide pattern, much like what happens to [ construction workers in Qatar ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-nov-feb.html#17_February_2014_(Deaths_of_construction_workers_in_Qatar_due_to_abusive_conditions) ) . A government that doesn't want to let businesses exploit people could adopt laws that make it harder to get away with this. One approach would be to make the farms directly liable for how the temp agency treats the temporary workers. It would help to prosecute the executives and staff of the temp agency, as well as the agency, for any wrongdoing; I can't tell from the article whether this is already done.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#12_October_2014_%28UK_agricultural_workers_exploited%29
#  Mexico protests
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:51:45 2014-10-12

Large protests around Mexico [ demand release of the 43 students disappeared by thugs ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/09/mexico-protests-student-teachers-missing ) . It looks like the thugs murdered them, but this is not yet certain.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#12_October_2014_%28Mexico_protests%29
#  Philadelphia students strike
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:51:45 2014-10-12

Philadelphia students went on strike [ in solidarity with their teachers ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/08/students-walk-out-after-attack-union-defends-public-education ) , whose contract was cancelled.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#12_October_2014_%28Philadelphia_students_strike%29
#  Public defense failure
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:51:45 2014-10-12

Manuel Velez was convicted of murder because [ the public defender didn't bother to investigate the evidence that proved he was innocent ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/10/08/innocent-man-released-prison-after-nine-years-four-death-row ) . The cruel prosecutors gave him a choice between a new trial (on charges already known to be false), which would probably have meant keeping him in jail for a year or two, and pleading guilty to a smaller false charge. Evidently they are more interested in pretending they are never wrong than in justice. The main cause of these repeated injustices is that we don't have enough public defenders in the US. They can't possibly do a proper job for so many clients. Most of the time they advise clients to make a deal and accept a lesser charge, whether it is true or not.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#12_October_2014_%28Public_defense_failure%29
#  Urgent: Approve Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

US citizens: call on the Senate to [ resist the NRA and approve Vivek Murthy as Surgeon General ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/nra_ebola_murthy ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#12_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Approve_Vivek_Murthy_as_Surgeon_General%29
#  Control of forests
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

Arguing that putting the local inhabitants or indigenous people in control of forests [ works better than REDD for ending deforestation ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/09/climate-change-and-deforestation-will-not-be-solved-trick ) . I see some questionable points. For instance, the danger that the forest's trees may die even if protected exists no matter how we try to protect them. Global heating is killing a lot of pine trees in the US.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#12_October_2014_%28Control_of_forests%29
#  Customers' call records
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

UK mobile phone networks' computers [ provide customers' call records to the state automatically whenever asked ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/automatic-police-access-customers-mobile-phone-records-like-cash-machine-ripa-three-ee-vodafone ) , without even checking for a legally valid order. A legally valid order made by thugs, without the need to justify it to anyone, is not morally valid.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#12_October_2014_%28Customers%27_call_records%29
#  Sharif Mobley
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

The US government says it knows where Sharif Mobley is, but [ refuses to tell his family ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/sharif-mobley-yemen-urine-family-us-disappeared ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Sharif_Mobley%29
#  NSA sends agents to install spy devices
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

The NSA sends agents to [ install spy devices in networks in various countries ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6622 ) , including apparently the US. For the US government to do this to a rather hostile government such as China does not seem wrong to me. Doing this to Germany and South Korea would be a low blow against an ally if it was done without those states' approval (we don't know). If those states approved of the act, it might mean that they are spying massively on their own citizens.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28NSA_sends_agents_to_install_spy_devices%29
#  Urgent: Limit US war in Syria and Iraq
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

US citizens: call on Congress and Obama to [ limit US war in Syria and Iraq ]( http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/help-the-progressive ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Limit_US_war_in_Syria_and_Iraq%29
#  Campaign to slow down installation of solar power in the US
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

Walmart's owners support organizations that [ campaign to slow down installation of solar power in the US ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/10/report-documents-walmart-heirs-efforts-destroy-rooftop-solar-revolution ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Campaign_to_slow_down_installation_of_solar_power_in_the_US%29
#  Corporate land grabs and "development"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

Farmers and indigenous peoples are protesting the World Bank's support for [ corporate land grabs and "development" that helps business take from the poor ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/10/10/farmers-indigenous-peoples-and-ngos-take-streets-ten-cities-demanding-end-world ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Corporate_land_grabs_and_development%29
#  Malala Yousufzai can't return home
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

Malala Yousufzai, admired around the world, [ can't return home because of death threats from the Taliban ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/10/malala-yousufzai-pride-pakistan-nobel-peace-prize ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Malala_Yousufzai_can%27t_return_home%29
#  Turkey denying entry to refugees
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

Turkey is [ denying entry to 10,000 Kurdish civilian refugees trying to flee Kobani ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/10/kobani-srebrenica-un-turkey-syria-isis ) . The US could airdrop ammunition and food to the Kurds fighting for Kobani. Since the plan is already to arm opponents of PISSI, why not these, now?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Turkey_denying_entry_to_refugees%29
#  Sugar consumption made memory worse
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

An experiment on adolescent rats finds that [ heavy sugar consumption made their memory worse ]( http://m.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/10/new-study-teens-may-have-memory-trouble-if-they-keep-drinking-soda ) . This does not prove sugar has the same effects on human adolescents, but it might be so. Other studies have found that low-calory sweeteners fool the brain into preparing for sugar, [ causing confusion when the calories do not arrive ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-jan-apr.html#02_February_2013_%28Brominated_vegetable_oil_in_Gatorade%29 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Sugar_consumption_made_memory_worse%29
#  Resistance by indigenous peoples
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-12

Amnesty International says that the government of Guatemala, together with Canadian mining companies, provoke resistance by indigenous peoples by [ setting up mines near their homes without consulting them. ]( http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26695-guatemalan-government-canadian-mining-industry-responsible-for-violent-conflicts )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Resistence_by_indigenous_peoples%29
#  Transport of toxic chemicals by rail
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-12

A train carrying hazardous chemicals [ derailed in the middle of a Canadian town ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/08/fiery-derailment-puts-spotlight-hazardous-train-shipments ) . No one was directly injured, but the toxic smoke from the burning chemicals may cause people respiratory problems down the line.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Transport_of_toxic_chemicals_by_rail%29
#  Walmart trying to cut health insurance
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-12

Walmart is pushing [ reducing the hours on 30,000 workers ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/08/amid-soaring-profits-walmart-cut-30000-workers-health-insurance ) so as to deny them health insurance. The US laws that associate medical care with employment implement a bad policy. For instance, it is an incentive to replace workers with robots. Companies should pay for people's health care through taxes that would only increase if the company replaces workers with robots. The laws ought to be changed so that everyone gets medical care, regardless of the person's life situation. This does not excuse Walmart's conduct. Ethics are separate from law; taking advantage of a bad law to screw people legally is just as wrong as screwing them illegally.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Walmart_trying_to_cut_health_insurance%29
#  Boston thug racism
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-12

The ACLU studied statistics on how Boston thugs searched pedestrians and found a [ gross pattern of racism ]( https://www.aclum.org/stopandfrisk ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Boston_thug_racism%29
#  NSA propaganda activities
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-12

The NSA was asked for a [ list of the information it has disclosed to reporters ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6570 ) . It responded that the list is too secret to show. The NSA is trying to hide its propaganda activities.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28NSA_propaganda_activities%29
#  Crypto Wars Redux
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:06 2014-10-12

[ Crypto Wars Redux: Why the FBI's Desire to Unlock Your Private Life Must Be Resisted ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/09/crypto-wars-redux-why-the-fbis-desire-to-unlock-your-private-life-must-be-resisted ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Crypto_Wars_Redux%29
#  Defending Kobani against PISSI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-12

The US has begun [ bombing PISSI fighters attacking Kobani ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/09/battle-for-kobani-rages-us-air-strikes-isis ) . Since then, Kurdish forces have started advancing. PISSI is the Pseudo-Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Defending_Kobani_against_PISSI%29
#  Lego cancels Shell marketing
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-12

A pressure campaign (which I supported here) has convinced Lego to cancel its [ marketing collaboration with Shell ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/09/lego-ends-shell-partnership-following-greenpeace-campaign ) . This sort of thing is very important: we need to strip the fossil fuel companies of the little maneuvers that they use to disguise the murderous nature of their plans.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Lego_cancels_Shell_marketing%29
#  Ebola
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-12

Hundreds of thousands of fools [ wanted to risk spreading Ebola to humans to save a dog ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/09/excalibur-spanish-ebola-patient-dog-euthanised ) . Nobody knows whether a dog can pass Ebola to humans, but let's not find out the hard way.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Ebola%29
#  Australian journalists and sources
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-12

[ Australia proposes to imprison journalists and their sources ]( http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/oct/09/anti-terrorism-bill-police-to-get-power-to-secretly-search-suspects-house ) for publishing information about secret searches of people's homes.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#11_October_2014_%28Australian_journalists_and_sources%29
#  Urgent: Protect coral and sponge habitat
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-11

US citizens: [ call on the North Pacific Fishery Management Council ]( https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1041&autologin=true ) to protect coral and sponge habitat in the Bering Sea.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Protect_coral_and_sponge_habitat%29
#  Giant coal mine in Australia
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-11

Indian environmentalists are suing to block a giant coal mine in Australia which [ would export coal to pollute India ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/09/carmichael-mine-indian-conservation-group-joins-legal-battle-with-adani ) (as well as polluting the whole world with CO2).
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Giant_coal_mine_in_Australia%29
#  Mass surveillance of phone users
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-11

Despite everything the US government says about encryption in phones, the fact is that [ they still make massive surveillance of everyone easier than before people used them ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6541 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Mass_surveillance_of_phone_users%29
#  False confessions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-11

Burmese expatriates in Thailand confessed to killing two British tourists, but now they say they were [ tortured into a false confession ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/09/thailand-backpacker-murders-suspects-confession-retract ) . I believe them.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28False_confessions%29
#  US jails mentally ill poor
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-11

In the US, [ people with harmless mental illnesses end up in jail ]( http://www.thenation.com/article/181845/mental-illness-homelessness-drug-addiction-do-these-sound-crimes ) unless they are rich. Once jailed, they are [ put in debt for their imprisonment ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2009-jul-oct.html#11%20July%202009%20(Debtors%27%20prison) ) , so they may never be able to get out.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28US_jails_mentally_ill_poor%29
#  Human cab drivers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-11

Uber [ plans to do away with human cab drivers ]( http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/28/5758734/uber-will-eventually-replace-all-its-drivers-with-self-driving-cars ) . It would be easy for a non-plutocratic government to prohibit this, and that's what every country ought to do, unless/until every person gets an adequate basic income so people don't need to be employed.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Human_cab_drivers%29
#  Educational success
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-11

Children of East Asian (mainly Chinese) immigrants [ excel even in mediocre Australian schools ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/09/east-asian-school-success-culture-curriculum-teaching ) . This suggests that the root cause of the high educational success of various East Asian countries may not be particularly due to how the schools there are run.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Educational_success%29
#  ACLU legal victory in Ferguson
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-11

The ACLU won a legal victory: the Ferguson thugs are [ not allowed to arrest protesters just for standing still ]( http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/10/07/3577001/judge-to-ferguson-police-you-cant-arrest-protesters-for-standing-still/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28ACLU_legal_victory_in_Ferguson%29
#  Massive Mongolian Mine
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-11

[ Massive Mongolian Mine Endangers Nomads' Water, Way of Life ]( http://truth-out.org/news/item/26655-massive-mongolian-mine-endangers-nomads-water-way-of-life ) . However, the bigger culprit is global heating, which is hitting Mongolia more than most of the world, and drying it up.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Massive_Mongolian_Mine%29
#  Mercury pollution hurts songbirds
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  04:00:05 2014-10-11

Mercury pollution [ damages the brains of songbirds ]( http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26679-heavy-metal-songs-contaminated-songbirds-sing-the-wrong-tunes ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Mercury_pollution_hurts_songbirds%29
#  Criminal record
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

65 million Americans have a criminal record; [ many US colleges exclude all of them in blanket fashion ]( http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/26576-applying-to-college-with-a-criminal-record ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Criminal_record%29
#  Employers plead for sympathy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

Employers plead for sympathy because they can't find people to hire, but [ really it's just that they won't pay enough ]( http://m.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/10/if-you-pay-them-they-will-come ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Employers_plead_for_sympathy%29
#  Fight to Tax Soda in San Francisco
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

Inside the [ $7 Million Fight to Tax Soda in San Francisco ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/10/inside-san-franciscos-7-million-soda-tax ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Fight_to_Tax_Soda_in_San_Francisco%29
#  Jewish National Fund
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

The Jewish National Fund is activily involved in [ trying to kick a Palestinian family out of its home near Jerusalem ]( http://972mag.com/despite-denials-jnf-to-continue-eviction-effort-of-jerusalem-palestinians/28489/ ) . Some of the JNF's tree planting campaigns were [ carried out over former Arab villages whose inhabitants had either fled or been expelled ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-mar-jun.html#21_June_2013_%28Ishmael_Coovadia_incensed_over_trees_planted_in_his_honor%29 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Jewish_National_Fund%29
#  Ebola epidemic
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

The World Bank says 20 billion dollars must be provided to [ quash the Ebola epidemic ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/ebola-crisis-world-bank-president-jim-kim-failure ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Ebola_epidemic%29
#  EU Climate and Energy Commissioner
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

Former Oil Mogul [ Confirmed as EU Climate and Energy Commissioner ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/09/former-oil-mogul-confirmed-as-eu-climate-and-energy-commissioner ) . He will surely find ways to obscruct progress in decarbonization; whoever proposed him for the post must have done so with this goal in mind. Whatever controls are set up to make sure he does his job, they can't stop him from dragging his feet. Thus, I fear, the fossil fuel companies have neutralized the only center of political power that was sincerly trying to avert global heating. I fear that they have murdered many of those who are reading this.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28EU_Climate_and_Energy_Commissioner%29
#  A law making it easier for businesses to fire workers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

Italy's prime minister Renzi pushed through [ a law making it easier for businesses to fire workers ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/09/italy-pm-matteo-renzi-wins-confidence-vote-labour-reforms ) , hoping that in exchange the EU will avoid punishing Italy more. These "reforms" are part of the world-wide campaign by business to set countries against each other in a competition for letting business have more power and workers less power. Step by step, business gets to do want it wants, leaving most people poor. I doubt that the plutocrats will keep their side of this deal. Appeasing them is foolish; the more power they get, the more they can demand more power.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28A_law_making_it_easier_for_businesses_to_fire_workers%29
#  Rebel group has taken the capital of Yemen
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

A Shi'ite rebel group [ has taken the capital of Yemen ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/09/yemen-rebellion-intrigue-syria-iraq ) , perhaps with the cooperation of the president. It opposes the Wahhabi missionaries sent by Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia seems to be the root of a large part of the theocratic cruelty in the Arab world, and [ spreads this with the backing of the US ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28US_allied_with_vicious_regimes%29 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Rebel_group_has_taken_the_capital_of_Yemen%29
#  A thug in St Louis shot a black teenager
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

A [ thug in St Louis shot a black teenager ]( http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/09/st-louis-police-officer-shoots-dead-black-teenager-off-duty ) , then claimed the teenager had fired shots with the sandwich his friends said he was carrying. It would not be beyond a thug to plant a gun on the deceased.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28A_thug_in_St_Louis_shot_a_black_teenager%29
#  Facebook and Master Card will join forces
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

Facebook and Master Card will join forces to [ profile Master Card customers so banks can push them to spend more ]( http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/business-it/mastercard-to-mine-facebook-user-data-20141006-10qrqy.html ) . By doing this, Master Card is ratting on its customers. This reinforces the point that using a credit card enables others to take advantage of you. It also interferes with your efforts to limit your spending. Don't be tracked — pay cash.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#10_October_2014_%28Facebook_and_Master_Card_will_join_forces%29
#  Ebola
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

Ebola virus [ may persist a human's semen and milk ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/10/how-long-ebola-sperm ) months after the person has recovered from it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Ebola%29
#  Turkey allows reinforcements to join PISSI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

Turkey is [ blocking Kurds from joining the defense of Kobani ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/kobani-isis-turkey-kurds-ypg-syria-erdogan ) , while allowing reinforcements to join PISSI.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Turkey_allows_reinforcements_to_join_PISSI%29
#  Business domination of public TV
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

US public TV governing boards are [ dominated by business executives ]( http://wp.me/p2AI9o-nnrO ) . Business also dominates public TV stations through its [ money ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2011-mar-jun.html#29_May_2011_(Commercials_on_PBS) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Business_domination_of_public_TV%29
#  50,000 SWAT raids per year
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

With 50,000 SWAT raids per year in the US, [ lots of people will inevitably get hurt badly ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/08/how-many-people-must-be-maimed-or-killed-we-end-militarization-our-police-forces ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%2850000_SWAT_raids_per_year%29
#  Superstition leads to murder in UK
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

[ Superstition about witches ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/more-cases-ritual-child-abuse-linked-witchcraft-beliefs-reported-police ) leads to murder, even in the UK.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Superstition_leads_to_murder_in_UK%29
#  Australia spying law
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

[ Australia Spying Law Meets Grassroots Resistance ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/07/australia-spying-law-meets-grassroots-resistance ) . The Australian government's duty is to keep Australians safe … from total surveillance.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Australia_spying_law%29
#  Democracy in Syria
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

[ Revolutionary Kurds ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/08/why-world-ignoring-revolutionary-kurds-syria-isis ) in Syria have established the sort of popular democracy we would hope that the whole Middle East could have.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Democracy_in_Syria%29
#  Release of Brit jailed in Morocco
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

The British tourist jailed in Morocco for being homosexual was [ released ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/08/british-tourist-ray-cole-morocco-homosexual-acts ) . His Moroccan friend or lover is not so fortunate.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Release_of_Brit_jailed_in_Morocco%29
#  Helping wildlife by legalizing marijuana
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

Extinction of wildlife is another problem that the US could partially solve by [ legalizing marijuana ]( http://m.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/10/marijuana-fisher-threatened-rat-poison ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Helping_wildlife_by_legalizing_marijuana%29
#  Thugs sued
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:14 2014-10-10

Jamal Jones is suing thugs for [ breaking car windows and attacking him only for not carrying identification ]( http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/08/police-sued-for-using-stun-gun-on-man-after-smashing-car-window ) (which he had no obligation to carry). It is not enough to sue the thugs and the city; that is no deterrent for thugs. We need to prosecute them. I hope, if you are ever on a jury, that you will reject any presumption that thugs are telling the truth. [ Lying in court is habitual with them ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2012-nov-feb.html#07_February_2013_(Testilying_thugs) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Thugs_sued%29
#  Attacks on Palestinians' water supply
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:13 2014-10-10

Israel has [ repeatedly attacked Palestinians' water supply and sewage systems ]( http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/219512-israels-water-war-crimes ) for more than a decade.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Attacks_on_Palestinians_water_supply%29
#  Israel to demolish homes
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:10 2014-10-10

Israeli soldiers told the inhabitants of the village of Khirbet Um al-Jimal that all their homes will be [ demolished at some undetermined date ]( http://www.imemc.org/article/69306 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Israel_to_demolish_homes%29
#  Glasgow University voted to divest from fossil fuels
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-09

Glasgow University [ voted to divest from fossil fuels ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/08/glasgow-becomes-first-university-in-europe-to-divest-from-fossil-fuels ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Glasgow_University_voted_to_divest_from_fossil_fuels%29
#  Urgent: Allow requests for funds for abortions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-09

Everyone: tell GoFundMe to [ allow requests for funds for abortions ]( https://dailykos.com/campaigns/967?detail=email ) . Abortion is not like terrorism, violence or addictive drugs.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Allow_requests_for_funds_for_abortions%29
#  Urgent: Distributing military hardware to thug departments
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-09

US citizens: call on the Pentagon to [ stop distributing military hardware to thug departments in the US ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/dod_police_militarization ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Distributing_military_hardware_to_thug_departments%29
#  Amazon's "digital editions" spy system
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-09

Amazon's "digital editions" spy system [ sends users' complete reading logs to Amazon ]( http://arstechnica.com/security/2014/10/adobes-e-book-reader-sends-your-reading-logs-back-to-adobe-in-plain-text/ ) . Amazon says this is legitimate because users agree to it in the EULA, but pressuring people to click "Ok, spy on me" does not excuse it. This article focuses on the fact that the NSA can watch this data passing on the net, avoiding the need to use the PAT RIOT act to collect it directly from Amazon. It legitimizes Amazon's snooping by saying that's needed to [ enforce DRM ]( http://DefectiveByDesign.org ) , which legitimizes DRM too. According to the article's view, all this would be fine, if only Amazon didn't also leak everyone's dossier. As a defense of readers' rights, this is pitifully weak. DRM, being evil itself, can't justify anything.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Amazon%27s_digital_editions_spy_system%29
#  Windows 10 total snooping
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-09

Windows 10 [ requires users to give permission for total snooping ]( http://www.techworm.net/2014/10/microsofts-windows-10-permission-watch-every-move.html ) on their files, commands, text input, and voice.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Windows_10_total_snooping%29
#  Cruel UK prisons
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-09

UK prisons have become [ so cruel that the government plans to fire the inspector of prisons ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/08/chief-inspector-prisons-nick-hardwick-denied-second-term ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Cruel_UK_prisons%29
#  Baltimore's inner harbor
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-09

Baltimore's inner harbor will be [ flooded roughly 900 hours a year ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/08/us-east-coast-cities-face-frequent-flooding-due-to-climate-change ) , on the average, by 2045 — due to global heating. A few decades later, it will be permanently inundated. Many other US coastal cities and towns face similar problems that we are bringing on ourselves.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Baltimore%27s_inner_harbor%29
#  US food products containing soy or corn
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-09

Consumer Reports found that [ nearly all US food products containing soy or corn are made with GMOs ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/07/gmos-are-everywhere-and-should-be-labeled-consumer-reports-finds ) , even if they are misleadingly labeled as "natural".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28US_food_products_containing_soy_or_corn%29
#  Clinton endorsed policy of endless war
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:10 2014-10-09

Clinton has [ openly endorsed the policy of endless war ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/07/hillary-clinton-embraces-endless-war-doctrine ) . Put this together with NSA snooping and the systematic dishonesty of the mainstream press, and it adds up to 1984 lite. The main threat to Americans comes from plutocracy. Plutocracy could kill millions of Americans in the coming decade, mainly through the poverty it imposes. Compared with this, underground terrorists are a tiny threat. Back when Dubya was president, I speculated that he and al Qa'ida were both working to cause the endless war that suited them both. It seems the same for the US and PISSI. Not that they have explicitly conspired to do this together. Rather, each side expects to gain domestic power from endless war. So PISSI offers bait, and the US government jumps for it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Clinton_endorsed_policy_of_endless_war%29
#  Terrorism is gift that keeps on giving
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-10-09

For the fascist plans of US officials, terrorism (real or imaginary) [ is the gift that keeps on giving ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/10/america-panic-terror-isis-iraq ) . The author makes a mistake by saying that "we" have adopted these foolish attitudes, because that effectively insists the reader can't reject them. We can all reject them — it just takes a tiny bit of moral fiber. I reject them every time they come up, and you can, too.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#09_October_2014_%28Terrorism_is_gift_that_keeps_on_giving%29
#  Endless war programmed by US officials
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

US officials, Republican and Democrat, have programmed an [ endless war all around the world ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6278 ) . It is endless by nature, because its tactics generate more enemies, and have never won a victory anywhere.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Endless_war_programmed_by_US_officials%29
#  US policy distinction between Iraq and Syria
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

The US makes an abstract policy distinction between Iraq and Syria, and [ in Syria only attacks PISSI's logistical support, not its troops ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/07/us-kurds-iraq-isis-massacre-syria-kobani ) . This is why it has not provided close air support to the Kurds fighting to defend Kobani. Meanwhile, the US wants Turkey to fight this battle, but [ Turkey would rather fight Assad that PISSI ]( http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/07/us-turkey-diplomacy-isis-kurds-kobani ) . Close air support is the only sort of fighting that the US ought to do against PISSI. Once it starts attacking urban facilities, it causes [ civilian casualties ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_September_2014_(US_widening_air_bombing_in_Iraq) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28US_policy_distinction_between_Iraq_and_Syria%29
#  Exaggeration about PISSI foreigners
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

The chance that foreigners fighting for PISSI will return home and commit violence there has been [ exaggerated beyond what past experience suggests ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6012 ) . Politicians seeking to abolish human rights [ persistently exaggerate the danger of terrorism ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2004-nov-feb.html#13%20February%202005%20(After%20seeing%20they%20were%20lied%20to) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Exaggeration_about_PISSI_foreigners%29
#  Questioning the claims of "psychics"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

The author of leaflets questioning the validity of "psychics"' claims to talk with the dead has been [ threatened with a lawsuit by a psychic ]( http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/oct/07/campaign-psychic-sally-morgan ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Questioning_the_claims_of_psychics%29
#  How Big Pharma bilks Americans
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

How the Big Pharma companies [ make Americans pay more for medicines than people in any other country ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/06/why-we-allow-big-pharma-rip-us ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28How_Big_Pharma_bilks_Americans%29
#  Ellsberg on Obama's Iraq strategy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

Daniel Ellsberg judges Obama's Iraq strategy against the <a href="http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/06/ellsberg-sees-vietnam-risks-isis-war">facts of the Vietnam War<a>.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Ellsberg_on_Obamas_Iraq_strategy%29
#  Criticisms of fracking deleted
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

New York Governor Cuomo had criticisms of fracking [ deleted from a scientific report ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/06/did-ny-govs-office-edit-politically-inconvenient-findings-fracking-study ) . Cuomo pretends to be neutral on the issue while secretly trying to impose fracking on the unwilling citizens of New York.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Criticisms_of_fracking_deleted%29
#  Harassment of US freedom group
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

The UK freedom group Cage was almost forced to shut down by [ official harassment ]( http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/06/cage-complaint-bank-accounts-closed ) including closure of its bank accounts.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Harassment_of_US_freedom_group%29
#  Enxet land
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

The Enxet people, in Paraguay, keep winning legal victories to get back the land they were kicked off. But [ the government has been reluctant to implement these decisions ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/andes-to-the-amazon/2014/oct/07/paraguay-supreme-court-historic-land-ruling ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Enxet_land%29
#  UK NHS grossly underfunded
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

The UK National Health Service is so underfunded that it [ will soon have to charge fees for hospital beds ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/07/fund-nhs-properly-or-charge-for-hospital-beds-says-senior-executive ) , fees which poor people can't pay.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28UK_NHS_grossly_underfunded%29
#  How Nigeria quashed Ebola outbreak
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

Nigeria quashed its Ebola outbreak quickly, because it had a [ strong enough medical system ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/oct/07/nigeria-ebola-experience-teach-world ) to do what was necessary.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28How_Nigeria_quashed_Ebola_outbreak%29
#  The Great Barrier Reef
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:00 2014-10-09

Australia has [ destroyed the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's credibility as well as its ability to do is job ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/07/great-barrier-reef-dredge-approval-suicide-reef-authority ) . This was not suicide, it was murder: the government wants nothing to stand in the way of its plans that include destroying the reef.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28The_Great_Barrier_Reef%29
#  Twitter fighting PAT RIOT act
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

Twitter is suing to overturn the [ PAT RIOT act's gag provisions ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/07/twitter-lawsuit-inform-users-us-government-surveillance ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Twitter_fighting_PAT_RIOT_act%29
#  Urgent: Send a bankster to jail
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

US citizens: [ tell Holder ]( http://other98.com/eric-holder-dont-ignore-wall-streets-crimes/ ) , send a bankster to jail before you leave office.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Send_a_bankster_to_jail%29
#  Students killed in Mexico
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

In Mexico, plutocratist politicians allied with drug gangs are [ killing students that oppose the abolition of rural schools ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/07/mass-grave-mexico-drug-war-killing-children ) . The plutocrats that dominate Mexico via NAFTA don't want any money to be spent on educating poor rural Mexicans.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Students_killed_in_Mexico%29
#  UK's National Crime Agency
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

[ The National Crime Agency Would Take [The UK] Back to Soviet-Style Surveillance ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/07/national-crime-agency-surveillance-security-civil-liberties-keith-bristow ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28UKs_National_Crime_Agency%29
#  Young jobless people
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

[ Politicians Should Stop Bullying Young Jobless People into Trying to Find Work ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/07/politicians-bullying-young-workless-people-into-jobs ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Young_jobless_people%29
#  Terrorist movements
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

Long experience shows that the only way to deal with terrorist movements (other than small gangs without public support) is to [ negotiate with them ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/07/-sp-how-to-talk-to-terrorists-isis-al-qaida ) . This may not apply to PISSI today, which is more of a barbarian horde than a terrorist movement. It can be defeated in battle, at this stage. If that happens, it may morph into a terrorist movement.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Terrorist_movements%29
#  PISSI capturing Kobani
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

PISSI is slowly capturing parts of [ Kobani ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/07/isis-militants-enter-kobani-on-syrias-border-with-turkey ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28PISSI_capturing_Kobani%29
#  Evidence links Roundup to cancer
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

[ Many forms of evidence ]( http://truth-out.org/news/item/26614-monsanto-s-roundup-linked-to-cancer ) link Roundup to increased rates of cancer in humans.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Evidence_links_Roundup_to_cancer%29
#  Education in Finland
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

Finland's schools demand [ less school time, have hardly any standardized tests ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/06/why-finlands-schools-are-top-notch ) , and students come out very well educated.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Education_in_Finland%29
#  Guantanamo force-feeding videos
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

Guantanamo [ force-feeding videos ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6198 ) show that torture is still practiced there, even against prisoners that are admittedly not criminals and have been "cleared for release".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28Guantanamo_force-feeding_videos%29
#  UK corporate welfare
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:02 2014-10-08

The UK government is talking about cutting human welfare funds to dump people into the street. [ Why not cut corporate welfare instead ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/06/benefits-corporate-welfare-research-public-money-businesses ) ?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#08_October_2014_%28UK_corporate_welfare%29
#  HK executive's strategy against protesters
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:08 2014-10-08

The Hong Kong executive defeated the protesters by [ waiting for them to lose hope ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/06/hong-kong-protests-exhaustion-sets-in ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28HK_executives_strategy_against_protesters%29
#  UK thugs to investigate themselves
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:08 2014-10-08

UK thugs have been directed to [ investigate their own intimidation of political activists ]( http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/undercover-with-paul-lewis-and-rob-evans/2014/oct/06/police-concede-allegations-over-attempts-to-turn-activists-into-informers-are-serious ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28UK_thugs_to_investigate_themselves%29
#  Clinton admits anti-democratic meddling
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:08 2014-10-08

Clinton admits in her book that, while claiming to support returning Zelaya to the presidency of Honduras, she was [ actually moving secretly to prevent his return ]( http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/9/hillary-clinton-honduraslatinamericaforeignpolicy.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Clinton_admits_anti-democratic_meddling%29
#  Urgent: No palm oil from destroyed forests
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:05 2014-10-08

Everyone: [ call on giant fast food companies ]( https://secure3.convio.net/ucs/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=4263 ) to stop using palm oil from farms created by destroying forests and peat swamps.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_No_palm_oil_from_destroyed_forests%29
#  Urgent: Free Ghoncheh Ghavami
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:05 2014-10-08

Everyone: [ write to the political leaders of Iran ]( http://act.amnestyusa.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1839&ea.campaign.id=31813&ea.tracking.id=Country_Iran~MessagingCategory_PrisonersandPeopleatRisk-PrisonersofConscience~MessagingCategory_WomensRights~Region_MiddleEastandNorthAfrica ) on behalf of Ghoncheh Ghavami, an Iranian woman threatened with dying in prison because she wanted to watch a sports match.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Free_Ghoncheh_Ghavami%29
#  Urgent: Investigate bank regulators
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:05 2014-10-08

US citizens: [ Call for an investigation ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/warren_goldman_sachs_tapes ) of submissive bank regulators that don't dare enforce regulations on Goldman Sachs.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Investigate_bank_regulators%29
#  Bureaucratization and marketization
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:05 2014-10-08

An argument that the bureaucratization and marketization of society is [ partly responsible for putting an end to major technological advances ]( http://www.thebaffler.com/salvos/of-flying-cars-and-the-declining-rate-of-profit ) since 1970.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28Bureaucratization_and_marketization%29
#  Clinton owes Ray McGovern an apology
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:05 2014-10-08

Hillary Clinton owes Ray McGovern an apology, because the State Department under her direction [ persecuted dissident Ray McGovern ]( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/26/1332553/-Hilary-Clinton-Loses ) . I agree, but I lost my respect for Ms Clinton long ago for other reasons.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28Clinton_owes_Ray_McGovern_an_apology%29
#  Cell phone trackers in NYC phone booths
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:05 2014-10-08

500 New York City phone booths have devices to [ track cell phones that pass by ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6163 ) . The city says it will remove them.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28Cell_phone_trackers_in_NYC_phone_booths%29
#  Turkey makes trade with PISSI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:05 2014-10-08

Turkey [ traded PISSI soldiers interned in Turkey for Turkish civilians captured by PISSI ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/06/turkey-britons-swap-deal-isis-hostages-reports ) . PISSI is the Pseudo-Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28Turkey_makes_trade_with_PISSI%29
#  Biden apologizes for telling truth
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:05 2014-10-08

Vice President Biden was forced to apologize for telling the truth about [ US "allies" that funded the growth of the jihadi movement in Syria ]( http://m.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/10/joe-biden-apologizes-telling-truth ) (leading to PISSI).
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28Biden_apologizes_for_telling_truth%29
#  UK arms exports to Israel
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:05 2014-10-08

UK arms exports to Israel [ may be illegal ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/06/government-military-export-licences-israel ) under UK law.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28UK_arms_exports_to_Israel%29
#  Obama's plan to fight PISSI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

Obama's plan to strengthen "moderate" Syrian opposition to fight against PISSI has so many problems that the US [ can't find suitable "moderate" Syrian opposition to support ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/06/us-undecided-syria-rebels-fight-islamic-state ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Obama%27s_plan_to_fight_PISSI%29
#  Cost of global heating
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

Estimates of the cost of curbing global heating need to be set against the costs of failing to do so. The [ medical costs of global heating will be bigger than people realize ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2014/oct/06/tackling-global-warming-improve-health-save-lives-money ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Cost_of_global_heating%29
#  Morocco imprisons tourist for "being gay"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

Morocco has imprisoned a tourist, [ convicting him of "being gay" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/06/british-man-ray-cole-70-jailed-four-months-morocco-gay ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Morocco_imprisons_tourist_for_being_gay%29
#  HK executive's strategy against protesters
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

The Hong Kong executive defeated the protesters by [ waiting for them to lose hope ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/06/hong-kong-protests-exhaustion-sets-in ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28HK_executives_strategy_against_protesters%29
#  The World's Open Dumps Are Growing
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

Smelly, Contaminated, Full of Disease: [ the World's Open Dumps Are Growing ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/oct/06/smelly-contaminated-disease-worlds-open-dumps ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28The_World%27s_Open_Dumps_Are_Growing%29
#  A monstrous censorship law
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

Australian senators [ voted for a monstrous censorship law without reading it ]( http://www.smh.com.au/comment/george-brandis-has-silently-swept-away-your-freedoms-20140929-10nev6.html ) . If you see government agents kill people, either accidentally or intentionally, it will be [ illegal for you to tell anyone ]( http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/media-reporting-of-asio-killings-illegal-under-new-national-security-laws-says-law-expert-20140930-10o9i2.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28A_monstrous_censorship_law%29
#  UK thugs to investigate themselves
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

UK thugs have been directed to [ investigate their own intimidation of political activists ]( http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/undercover-with-paul-lewis-and-rob-evans/2014/oct/06/police-concede-allegations-over-attempts-to-turn-activists-into-informers-are-serious ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28UK_thugs_to_investigate_themselves%29
#  Staff take sexual advantage of prisoners
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

In a privatized immigration prison in Texas, [ the staff take sexual advantage of the prisoners ]( http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/10/03/usa-immigration-texas-idUSL2N0RX2W520141003 ) . In ordinary language, a prisoner is anyone kept in prison. When the authorities try to impose distinctions, with words such as "detainee", I think that is a plan to avoid the odium of the word "prisoner" for cases such as these. Why help them? I call these people "prisoner".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Staff_take_sexual_advantage_of_prisoners%29
#  Clinton admits anti-democratic meddling
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

Clinton admits in her book that, while claiming to support returning Zelaya to the presidency of Honduras, she was [ actually moving secretly to prevent his return ]( http://america.aljazeera.com/opinions/2014/9/hillary-clinton-honduraslatinamericaforeignpolicy.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#07_October_2014_%28Clinton_admits_anti-democratic_meddling%29
#  Urgent: Labeling "pink slime"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

US citizens: call on the USDA to [ require labeling of food containing ammonia-treated meat, "pink slime" ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/label_pink_slime ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Labeling_pink_slime%29
#  Expensive unnecessary dental work
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

Dentists in the US are [ increasingly likely to recommend expensive unnecessary dental work ]( http://m.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/dentist-ripping-you-off ) . This appears to be due to the economic pressure placed on dentists by changes in dentistry, including large companies with hundreds of offices.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Expensive_unnecessary_dental_work%29
#  Universal basic health care
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

The Ebola epidemic shows [ the need for universal basic health care to extend even to the poorest places ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/poverty-matters/2014/oct/06/ebola-universal-health-coverage ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Universal_basic_health_care%29
#  Strong target for energy efficiency
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

The UK could boost the economy, and not only for the wealthy, by [ setting a strong target for energy efficiency ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/06/energy-efficiency-target-uk-economy ) . The government is not interested, perhaps because it aims to make workers desperate and penurious, not make jobs.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Strong_target_for_energy_efficiency%29
#  Phone call metadata
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-07

UK thugs [ used a journalist's phone call metadata to identify a source ]( http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/05/police-chris-huhne-reporter-phone-records ) , after a judge told them they were not entitled to that information. They used the notorious R.I.P. act, which was the death knell for privacy of communications in the UK. This law also makes it a crime not to answer thugs' questions.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Phone_call_metadata%29
#  PISSI's script
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

If you want to "do something" about PISSI (aka ISIS), be careful you are not following [ their script ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/05/isis-islamic-state-bombing ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28PISSIs_script%29
#  Global heating threatens agriculture
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

Latin America has mostly eliminated hunger, but global heating threatens to bring it back by [ damaging agriculture ]( http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26635-latin-america-on-a-dangerous-precipice ) . A growing population won't help.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Global_heating_threatens_agriculture%29
#  US thugs attacking CopWatch
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

US thugs around the country are attacking CopWatch groups and their leaders with [ threats and even bogus arrests ]( http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26527-police-departments-retaliate-against-organized-cop-watch-groups-across-the-us ) . Is spitting in a thug's face really a felony? If so, the first step in ending the thugs' reign of terror is to change that law — and many others with it. Thugs regularly abuse their power; they must have less of it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28US_thugs_attacking_CopWatch%29
#  Support for HK protests
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

Some US dissidents are [ claiming that the Hong Kong protests are a US plot ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/05/accusing-hong-kong-activists-being-tools-us-policy-both-ignorant-and-dangerous ) . Those critics seem to be more anti-US than pro-freedom. If the US is indeed supporting the protests in Hong Kong, I'm glad that for once it is doing something good. I'd say the same thing if it were demonstrated that China or Venezuela had supported Occupy Wall Street or other legitimate democratic activity in the US.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Support_for_HK_protests%29
#  HeForShe manifesto
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

I support Emma Watson's [ HeForShe manifesto ]( http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/9/emma-watson-gender-equality-is-your-issue-too ) . It took me a while to find it in textual form; I don't want to link to a video that would lead people to run nonfree software.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28HeForShe_manifesto%29
#  Using TTIP to attack regulations
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

[ Chemical companies are using the TTIP ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/01/leaked-ttip-documents-reveal-powerful-chemical-industry-wins ) to attack regulations to protect against toxic chemical spills.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Using_TTIP_to_attack_regulations%29
#  Monopolies on old drugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

An inexpensive 20-year-old drug for an unusual medical condition may soon cost patients $80,000, due to a [ legal maneuver by drug barons ]( http://www.thestreet.com/story/12895858/1/catalyst-pharma-closer-to-unconscionable-price-hike-for-rare-disease-drug.html ) . The long-known generic drug colchicine, used for gout, was made a monopoly through a similar maneuver. The same sort of corrupt scheme for new monopolies on old drugs exists in Europe.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Monopolies_on_old_drugs%29
#  Continued support for Afghan gov't
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

Obama has signed an agreement with the contrived Afghan government to keep propping it up for [ 10 more years ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/30/signed-agreement-locks-ten-more-years-afghan-war ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Continued_support_for_Afghan_govt%29
#  NSA snooping "authorized"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

Most NSA snooping is "authorized" by [ Reagan's executive order 12333 ]( https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/new-documents-shed-light-one-nsas-most-powerful-tools ) . This snooping has no oversight by Congress or courts. Although the government says this is to prevent "terrorism", that is nothing more than an all-purpose excuse.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28NSA_snooping_authorized%29
#  Video games
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

A list of [ ethical issues ]( http://leighalexander.net/list-of-ethical-concerns-in-video-games-partial/ ) that someone else sees in regard to video games. I agree with most of them, but conspicuously absent is the direct injustice that most video games commit against their users: [ the game software is not free/libre ]( http://gnu.org/philosophy/nonfree-games.html ) . Indeed, the article goes so far as to condemn "unsanctioned clones" for being "free" (i.e., gratis, not freedom-respecting). That's where I disagree with the article.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Video_games%29
#  Facing an age of extinction
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

Humanity is pounding the natural world so hard that even common species are not safe from extinction. [ Many species that humans depend on face extinction ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/05/threatened-species-cannot-afford-to-lose-age-of-extinction ) . Don't forget that a the species that inspire human interest, such as tigers, orangutans and pandas, are used for campaigns to protect the entire ecosystems they live in; if we lose them, it will be because we lost the thousands of other species that live along with them.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Facing_an_age_of_extinction%29
#  Tories' proposed tax cuts
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:11 2014-10-07

The Tories' proposed tax cuts will [ help only the non-poor, while the benefit cuts to pay for them will shaft the poor ]( http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/02/cameron-tax-cuts-benefit-middle-and-high-earners-not-poor ) . We've seen similar [ dooH niboR misdirection from US Republicans ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2011-jul-oct.html#09_August_2011_(Cuts_Funding,_Rejects_Grants) ) , who got support from foolish workers who these same Republicans then impoverish.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#06_October_2014_%28Tories_proposed_tax_cuts%29
#  Urgent: End the siege of Gaza
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

US citizens: [ call on Congress and Obama ]( http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/stand-with-ellison-lee?source=c.url&r_by=1135580 ) to direct US diplomacy towards ending the siege of Gaza.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_End_the_siege_of_Gaza%29
#  Extremists in Japanese gov't
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Right-wing extremists in the Japanese government are denying the facts about [ forcing women from conquered peoples to act as prostitutes for Japanese soldiers ]( http://www.trust.org/item/20140929205504-w9w05/ ) . The worst crime was committed by the societies that despised these women for the way they were treated. Many of them did not go home after the war, certain their families would reject them.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Extremists_in_Japanese_govt%29
#  Arming "moderate" Syrian rebels
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Obama's strategy of arming "moderate" Syrian rebels to defeat PISSI is fantasy, and even [ confirmed Syrian enemies of Assad say so ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/02/analysts-sound-alarm-myth-moderate-syrian-rebels ) . Even a [ right-wing commentator acknowledges this ]( http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-unifying-the-moderate-opposition-is-the-biggest-challenge-in-syria/2014/09/30/b93426f0-48c7-11e4-b72e-d60a9229cc10_story.html ) . So did [ Obama, not long ago ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/09/opinion/president-obama-thomas-l-friedman-iraq-and-world-affairs.html ) . (Search the article for "fantasy".) On the other hand, if the Turkish army is willing to fight PISSI in Syria, it could win. Since Turkey is mainly Sunni, Syrian Sunnis who fear Assad would massacre them for their sect could trust Turkey not to do that. (Turkey is no great defender of human rights, but it may be good enough for this.) This might enable the Syrian Sunnis to reject PISSI. Other things could go wrong: the Turkish army might start fighting Kurds in Syria, for instance. But there is hope of avoiding that. There are [ many problems with Obama's plan ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/02/heres-everything-wrong-white-houses-war-islamic-state ) for dealing with PISSI.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Arming_moderate_Syrian_rebels%29
#  Senate
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

If the Senate continues blocking the small reform of the "USA Freedom Act", parts of it will [ expire entirely next year. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/04/nsa-surveillance-reform-politicians-2015 ) Let's hope so.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#5_October_2014_%28Senate%29
#  2022 Olympic Games
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Four cities have dropped their bids for the 2022 Olympic Games, because the [ IOC demands too much money. ]( http://m.bbc.com/sport/winter-olympics/29455789 ) The only remaining bids are from corrupt, tyrannical countries which don't care.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#5_October_2014_%282022_Olympic_Games%29
#  Turkish
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

As PISSI closes in on Kobani, Turkish troops [ have not intervened. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/04/turkey-troops-isis-siege-kobani-refugees-rape-and-murder )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#5_October_2014_%28Turkish%29
#  Hong Kong anti-protesters
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

A Hong Kong opposition legislator accuses the government of [ sending gangsters to attack the protesters ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/04/hong-kong-legislator-accuses-government-triads-against-protesters ) . It looks like the thugs, or some of them, [ cooperated with the gangsters ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/04/hong-kong-protesters-cleared-monday-chief-executive ) . Even if some of the anti-protesters are being honest about their motives, they are unpatriotic to put their immediate income above democracy. Shame on them! Naturally, China's imposed "chief executive" cites the danger of more such nonuniformed attacks against the protests as an excuse to order a uniformed attack against the protest. That's tyrant logic for you. We should be prepared to denounce it when we see it in our own countries.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Hong_Kong_anti-protesters%29
#  Ignoring global heating
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

The more subtle form of global heating denial: rather than denying outright that fossil fuels are making the Earth hotter, [ simply ignoring this in discussing issues where it is significant ]( http://www.fair.org/blog/2014/09/29/the-other-kind-of-climate-change-denial/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Ignoring_global_heating%29
#  Netanyahu's and Abbas's UN speeches
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Uri Avnery: [ What do Netanyahu's and Abbas's UN speeches mean? ]( http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/channels/avnery/1412339094/ )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Netanyahus_and_Abbass_UN_speeches%29
#  Investment in renewable energy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Naomi Klein says, although private businesses invest in renewable energy for their own interests, [ we need four times as much investment as what they are doing ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/03/yep-strawmen-do-keep-coming ) , and there is no reason to expect businesses to go that far without the state's help or pressure. The enormous government [ subsidies for fossil fuels ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#10_July_2014_(US_govt_subsidies_for_fossil_fuels) ) are pertinent here, because they push the market towards fossil fuels, and will continue to do so. Transferring the subsidy to renewables would push the market towards renewables, and a carbon tax would do likewise.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Investment_in_renewable_energy%29
#  Sunni tribal leaders distrust Obama
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Sunni tribal leaders in Iraq [ do not trust Obama's new "Iraqi government" not to oppress them ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/23/world/middleeast/isis-iraq-airstrikes.html?_r=0 ) , so they feel they must stay on the side of PISSI.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Sunni_tribal_leaders_distrust_Obama%29
#  Koch brothers' toxic empire
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

The Koch brothers' toxic empire is [ toxic to the financial system as well as to the biosphere ]( http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/inside-the-koch-brothers-toxic-empire-20140924 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Koch_brothers_toxic_empire%29
#  Labeling food with GMOs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Labeling food with GMOs will cost food businesses a total of [ less than a penny per day per consumer ]( http://oregonrighttoknow.org/uncategorized/consumers-union-gmo-labeling-will-cost-consumers-less-than-a-penny-a-day/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Labeling_food_with_GMOs%29
#  Bloodthirsty republicans
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Bloodthirsty republicans [ want to kill people who try to get into the White House ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=5998 ) , rather than arresting them.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Bloodthirsty_republicans%29
#  Americans should be protesting, too
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Lessig: Americans [ should be protesting for democracy ]( http://www.lessig.org/2014/10/we-should-be-protesting-too/ ) like the people of Hong Kong.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Americans_should_be_protesting%2C_too%29
#  Holder's Disappointing Tech Legacy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

[ Holder's Disappointing Tech Legacy ]( http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/holders-disappointing-tech-legacy ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Holders_Disappointing_Tech_Legacy%29
#  Brain myth
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

[ Debunking the myth ]( http://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/live/2014/oct/02/the-greatest-brain-myth-there-ever-was ) that we "only use 10% of our brains". Every part of the brain gets used in various kinds of mental processes.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Brain_myth%29
#  Thatcher
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Margaret Thatcher was [ planning to call striking miners, and the whole Labour Party, "the enemy within", more or less traitors ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/03/miners-strike-thatcher-real-enemy-within-extremism ) . Only an opportune terrorist bombing led her to change her rhetoric. But her systematic state violence and frame-ups made her the real "enemy within". Millions of Britons had [ good reason to celebrate Thatcher's death ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-jan-apr.html#14_April_2013_(BBC_omits_Ding-Dong!_The_Witch_is_Dead_from_top_20_broadcast) ) , but her successors today are pushing far beyond Thatcher to push them into penury. Today's Tories don't speak with venom about the non-rich but kick them harder. [ Companies with Links to Tories "Have Won £1.5bn Worth of NHS Contracts." ]( http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/03/healthcare-companies-links-tories-nhs-contracts ) If the NHS contracts work out to companies, the companies will get their profits by squeezing either the patients or the employees. Such contracts should not be allowed at all.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Thatcher%29
#  Being self-employed
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Nowadays, being self-employed mostly means doing an [ unglamorous job with no job security and does not get a living wage ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/03/self-employed-osborne-entrepreneurs ) . Being an entrepreneur (not counting funded startups) means taking a risk with your money — gambling on your success. There's a small chance you will make a lot, and a big chance you will lose all. You shouldn't gamble what you can't afford to lose, and nowadays most Americans (and Britons) are so close to the edge that they can't afford to lose anything. Therefore, it is foolish for them to be "entrepreneurial". When politicians say they want most people to be "entrepreneurial," it means they intend to make most people's lives risky.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Being_self-employed%29
#  Guantanamo force-feeding videos
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

Judge Kessler [ ordered the US government to publish ]( http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2014/oct/03/guantanamo-force-feeding-videos-released ) videos of force-feeding in Guantanamo.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Guantanamo_force-feeding_videos%29
#  Russian proxy invasion of Ukraine
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

The Russian proxy invasion of Ukraine is [ trying to capture Donetsk airport with tanks ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/03/pro-russia-rebels-donetsk-airport-ukraine ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Russian_proxy_invasion_of_Ukraine%29
#  Profiting from US prisoners
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:13 2014-10-06

US prisons make prisoners [ pay for food, medical care, even toilet paper ]( http://time.com/3446372/criminal-justice-prisoners-profit/ ) . If relatives want to give prisoners money for this, they have to go thru companies that take almost half the money. The other way prisoners can pay for this is by working, [ for a pittance ]( https://stallman.org/notes/2011-may-aug.html#23_July_2011_(US_Imprisonment_Rate) ) , for private companies, thus undermining the standard of living for Americans not in prison. It should be forbidden for the government to contract parts of its operations to companies in this way. They should all be done by people with civil service jobs. But prison should not make prisoners or their poor relatives pay for what they need either to live, to be healthy, or to be rehabilitated. And when prisoners work for companies, they must be paid the prevailing wage for the work they do.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#05_October_2014_%28Profiting_from_US_prisoners%29
#  Very urgent: Oppose neonicotinoid dose increase
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:20 2014-10-04

US citizens: [ oppose Syngenta's request ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/syngenta_bees?nosig=1&t=1006 ) to increase the dose of bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#04_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Oppose_neonicotinoid_dose_increase%29
#  DRM in coffee machines
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:20 2014-10-04

Keurig, the company that brought DRM to coffee machines, is being [ sued in Canada for it ]( http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/keurig-coffee-sued-for-600m-by-ontario-based-club-coffee-1.2783633a ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#04_October_2014_%28DRM_in_coffee_machines%29
#  Plutocrats targeting middle class
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:20 2014-10-04

Now that the plutocrats have reduced UK workers to penury, they are [ targeting what's left of the middle class ]( http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11109845/Why-arent-the-British-middle-classes-staging-a-revolution.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#04_October_2014_%28Plutocrats_targeting_middle_class%29
#  Tar sands strip mining in Utah
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:20 2014-10-04

Protesters oppose [ tar sand strip mining in Utah ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/10/02/more-protesters-arrested-over-tar-sands-mining-utah ) . As in Canada, these mines cause tremendous local environmental damage while advancing global heating disaster.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#04_October_2014_%28Tar_sands_strip_mining_in_Utah%29
#  Obama's justification for attacking PISSI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:20 2014-10-04

Obama [ says that PISSI is part of al-Qa'ida ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/02/isis-al-qaida-obama-administration-argument-same-strikes-break ) , as justification for attacking PISSI, even though the two are fighting each other. Reportedly al-Nusra recently said it was [ allying with PISSI ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_(Syrian_al_Qa%27ida_affiliate_joins_PISSI) ) . If that really happens, it would validate Obama's argument. However, I don't think the US should be authorized to make war everywhere in the world by a 13-year-old vote.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#04_October_2014_%28Obamas_justification_for_attacking_PISSI%29
#  Urgent: Support network neutrality
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-04

US citizens: call on the other Democratic FCC commissioners to [ support network neutrality ]( http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=1065 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Support_network_neutrality%29
#  Non-denial denials
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-10-04

Non-denial denials [ should make reporters suspicious ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6068 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Non-denial_denials%29
#  Judging women by their femininity
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

Sexism in everyday life [ manifests by judging women by their femininity ]( http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/womens-blog/2014/oct/03/when-will-we-stop-calling-successful-women-abrasive ) , even in contexts where their capabilities and achievements are more pertinent.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Judging_women_by_their_femininity%29
#  The killing of Palestinians suspected of murder
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

In Israel, even ministers [ describe the killing of Palestinians suspected of murder as an "assassination" ]( http://972mag.com/a-slightly-less-crazy-israel/96968/ ) , and the official in charge says he chose not to try to arrest them. (This is the last of several topics covered in the article.)
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28The_killing_of_Palestinians_suspected_of_murder%29
#  Sweden will officially recognize Palestine
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

Sweden will [ officially recognize Palestine ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/03/sweden-recognise-state-palestine ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Sweden_will_officially_recognize_Palestine%29
#  European convention on human rights
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

The Tories would [ withdraw the UK from the the European convention on human rights ]( http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/03/tories-plan-uk-withdrawal-european-convention-on-human-rights ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28European_convention_on_human_rights%29
#  Turkey will fight to protect Kobani from PISSI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

Turkey will [ fight to protect Kobani from PISSI ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/03/isis-threat-kobani-turkey-prime-minister-ahmet-davutoglu ) . I too wonder why the US does not destroy PISSI's tanks that are operating there. There is very little danger of mistaking civilians for a tank.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Turkey_will_fight_to_protect_Kobani_from_PISSI%29
#  Loss of biodiversity
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

Humanity is not on track to meet its commitment to slow down the [ rate of loss of biodiversity ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/03/global-biodiversity-targets-2020-habitat-wildlife-scientists-say ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Loss_of_biodiversity%29
#  Hong Kong protest movement
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

The "CEO" of Hong Kong refused to resign [ but agreed to talks with the protest movement ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/03/hong-kong-protests-demonstrations-ebb-after-chief-executive-offers-talks ) . In Hong Kong, [ 1000 enemies of democracy attacked 100 democracy protesters ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/03/hong-kong-violent-clashes-residents-storm-protest-site ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Hong_Kong_protest_movement%29
#  Mass haul-out of walrus
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

The mass haul-out of walrus is a [ symptom of damage to a specific ocean ecosystem that depends on sea ice ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/03/walrus-alaska-beach-climate-change-arctic-ice ) . With more heating, eventually there won't be any sea ice.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Mass_haul-out_of_walrus%29
#  Paywall Protected Torrent
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

[ Thom Yorke Sells New Album via Paywall Protected Torrent ]( https://torrentfreak.com/thom-yorke-releases-album-via-bittorrent-140926/ ) . This is much more ethical than other internet music sale schemes. The only thing wrong with it is that paying requires identification and nonfree Javascript code. (We've verified that free bittorrent clients work.) If they accepted anonymous payment and didn't require Javascript to pay, I could endorse it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Paywall_Protected_Torrent%29
#  Construction in Gaza
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

Israel is pressuring the UN to [ strictly control all construction in Gaza on Israel's behalf ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/03/gaza-reconstruction-plan-un-israel-blockade ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Construction_in_Gaza%29
#  EPA has power to ban mountaintop mines
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-10-04

A court ruled the EPA [ has the power to ban mountaintop mines ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/02/victory-clean-water-blow-mountaintop-removal-west-virginia ) . Now the EPA needs to do this broadly. Civilization's survival depends on greatly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Making coal (and other fossil fuels) scare is a great way to make the market boost investment in renewables.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28EPA_has_power_to_ban_mountaintop_mines%29
#  Urgent: Impeach judge Fuller
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:23 2014-10-04

US citizens: [ call on Congress ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/Fuller_Impeach ) to impeach judge Fuller.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Impeach_judge_Fuller%29
#  Global heating
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:23 2014-10-04

Australia's record hot September, a year ago, would have been a freak occurrence 50 years ago. Global heating has made it a fairly likely event that will happen [ once every 6 years or so ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2014/oct/03/scientists-find-human-fingerprints-all-over-australias-hottest-year-on-record ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Global_heating%29
#  Export of uranium from Australia
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:23 2014-10-04

Australia [ proposes to drop previous nuclear weapons controls ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/03/australias-uranium-deal-with-india-risks-weakening-safeguards ) when exporting uranium to India.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Export_of_uranium_from_Australia%29
#  Obama's demand for secret hearing
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:23 2014-10-04

A US judge [ rejected Obama's demand ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=6043 ) for a secret hearing about the torture of Guantanamo force feeding.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Obamas_demand_for_secret_hearing%29
#  Germany imposes internet filtering
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:23 2014-10-04

Germany imposes internet filtering on routers (which I suppose includes those in ISPs as well as those in people's homes), blocking sites with no trial, and claims that the names of the censored sites are a "secret". A site that posted the list of blocked domains was [ threatened with blockage itself ]( https://neocities.org/blog/german-censorship ) . Germany also made a rather shocking claim that posting this list in the US is illegal under US law, on the grounds that some of the censored sites display "child pornography". Some works are disgusting, but censorship is more disgusting. "Child pornography" is an all-purpose excuse to attack human rights on the internet. The FBI and Holder are now using it as an excuse to demand to be able to snoop on everyone's computers. This "cure" is worse than the disease.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28Germany_imposes_internet_filtering%29
#  Urgent: Global Frackdown on Oct 11
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:08 2014-10-03

Everyone: [ Participate ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/01/ahead-global-frackdown-movement-ban-deadly-gas-drilling-gains-momentum ) in the Global Frackdown on Oct 11.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Global_Frackdown_on_Oct_11%29
#  Urgent: Unblock voters' registrations
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:08 2014-10-03

US citizens: [ call on Georgia ]( http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=1061 ) to stop blocking 50,000 voters' registrations.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Unblock_voters_registrations%29
#  Urgent: Smarter Sentencing Act
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:08 2014-10-03

US citizens: [ call on Congress ]( https://dailykos.com/campaigns/957?detail=email ) to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Smarter_Sentencing_Act%29
#  Transporting oil by rail
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:08 2014-10-03

Railroad companies [ want to take 7 years to replace the explosion-prone tanker cars ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/10/01/despite-calls-immediate-ban-oil-rail-industry-bullies-regulators-keep-cars-tracks ) used for transporting oil. Instead, transporting oil should simply be banned starting now. Any time some activity with fossil fuel causes a second problem in addition to global heating, we should ban that activity. If we ban enough of them, it may reduce the use of fossil fuel enough to avert global heating disaster.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Transporting_oil_by_rail%29
#  New York City seawall
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:08 2014-10-03

New York City is building a [ 10-mile-long seawall/recreation-area ]( http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/1/6874925/can-a-massive-seawall-save-new-york-from-flooding ) to prevent flooding for a few decades. If we don't stop pumping CO2 into the air, no seawall will protect New York City.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#03_October_2014_%28New_York_City_seawall%29
#  Religious extremists in Florida
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:08 2014-10-03

A town in Florida is under the [ perpetual legal control of a rich religious extremist ]( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/30/1332354/-Ave-Maria-University-s-Strangle-Hold-on-Women-Goes-Way-Beyond-Suing-Obamacare ) who gets support from religious extremist elected officials and religious extremists on the Supreme Court.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Religious_extremists_in_Florida%29
#  Goldman Sachs and the Federal Reserve
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:08 2014-10-03

[ Leaked recordings ]( http://m.motherjones.com/mixed-media/2014/10/elizabeth-warren-regulators-wall-street-cozy ) show that the Federal Reserve is too cozy with Goldman Sachs. This may be partly because the Federal Reserve is owned by private banks.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Goldman_Sachs_and_the_Federal_Reserve%29
#  Protesters block Israeli ship in Florida
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:35 2014-10-03

US protests blocking unloading of Israeli ships have spread to [ Tampa ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/02/nobel-peace-summit-south-africa-dalai-lama-visa ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Protesters_block_Israeli_ship_in_Florida%29
#  Nobel peace summit cancelled
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:35 2014-10-03

A meeting of Nobel peace prize winners was cancelled because [ South Africa would not give the Dalai Lama a visa to attend ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/02/nobel-peace-summit-south-africa-dalai-lama-visa ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Nobel_peace_summit_cancelled%29
#  US media supports tyranny in Egypt
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:35 2014-10-03

US media supported democracy in Egypt for 6 weeks, but is now firmly (with the US government) [ on the side of military repression ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=5925 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28US_media_supports_tyranny_in_Egypt%29
#  Sudan flogs women
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:35 2014-10-03

In Sudan, women get [ flogged for not covering their hair ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/02/sudan-morality-laws-women-report ) . Jailing is common, for women who aren't totally submissive.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Sudan_flogs_women%29
#  Corruption in UK's cabinet
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:35 2014-10-03

Corruption has been discovered at the center of the UK's cabinet, [ in someone who is not a minister ]( http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/02/jeremy-heywood-civil-service-hospitality-centrica-goldman-sachs ) . The ministers are [ overtly corrupt ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_September_2014_(Price_of_meeting_UK_ministers) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Corruption_in_UKs_cabinet%29
#  Spyware to "protect children"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:35 2014-10-03

US thugs and prosecutors are distributing software to "protect children", which is really [ spyware ]( https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/computercop-dangerous-internet-safety-software-hundreds-police-agencies ) . Americans are so [ insanely obsessed with overprotecting children ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#01_July_2014_(Overprotection_of_children) ) that you can get them to swallow almost any form of abuse in the name of doing that.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Spyware_to_protect_children%29
#  Euro-zone austerity
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:35 2014-10-03

Stiglitz: The euro-zone austerity has caused [ tremendous harm ]( http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/oct/01/austerity-eurozone-disaster-joseph-stiglitz ) , all of which could have been avoided. If you judge these budget cuts in terms of the supposed goals of nations' policies, they are failure. But they are very effective as an intentional [ shock (as Naomi Klein puts it) ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-may-aug.html#09_June_2013_(Anti-shock_doctrines) ) to transfer wealth to the plutocrats.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_October_2014_%28Euro-zone_austerity%29
#  Space debris
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Small satellites, "cubesats", are being placed in long-lived orbits thus [ increasing the danger of collisions that generate space debris ]( http://phys.org/news/2014-09-space-debris-expert-cubesat-collision.html ) . The disaster shown in the movie Gravity is in fact happening, though [ far more slowly than in the movie ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2010-jul-oct.html#06%20July%202010%20(Global%20Warming%20and%20space%20junk) ) . The question is whether we can find a way to stop it. In the mean time, we should not do stupid things that are likely to speed it up.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Space_debris%29
#  Israeli soldiers aid fanatics
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Israeli fanatics, aided by soldiers, [ forced a Palestinian family out of its apartment ]( http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=730914 ) in Jerusalem. The army [ regularly helps them establish outposts that the government says it has not authorized ]( http://972mag.com/how-the-army-helps-settlers-establish-illegal-outposts/96997/ ) . (It is misleading to call only these colonies "illegal", since they are [ all illegal under international law ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2009-jul-oct.html#23%20July%202009%20(Israel%20may%20remove%20outposts) ) .) The army demolished an apartment building in Abu Dis, a Palestinian town just across the annexation wall from Jerusalem, [ not giving the inhabitants time to remove their belongings ]( http://www.imemc.org/article/69257 ) . The Palestinian Authority had given permission to build additional three floors, but Israel treats those permits as invalid as an excuse to practice systematic harassment of Palestinians.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Israeli_soldiers_aid_fanatics%29
#  Facebook
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Facebook now allows people to use aliases, [ but only if they are generally known by those aliases. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/01/victory-drag-queens-facebook-apologises-real-name-policy ) This is not much better than the previous "real names" policy. You can't have one account to show your boss and your parents and another for your friends.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Facebook%29
#  Putin
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Putin remains, in spirit, a Soviet secret policeman who watched watched the East German tyranny collapse. He is determined to attack any challenge to the regime pre-emptively, [ to prevent protesters from winning. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/01/putin-power-east-germany-russia-kgb-dresden ) Nothing will convince Putin let go, but sooner or later he will die or become incapacitated. Economic sanctions against Russia may convince Putin's successors not to continue his tyranny.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Putin%29
#  Single Mothers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Single Mothers Are the Real Casualties in [ Cameron's Class War. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/01/single-mothers-david-cameron-class-war-conservatives-tory-party-conference )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Single_Mothers%29
#  Israel
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Israel agreed to allow Gazans to fish 6 miles from shore, but unilaterally went back on the agreement, <a href="http://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-forces-gaza-fishermen-undress-attack-violating-ceasefire-deal/13888">; and has attacked fishermen just a mile from shore.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Israel%29
#  Hong Kong Students
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Some Hong Kong students are preparing for a [ theoretical Chinese invasion. ]( http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-30/hong-kongs-protesters-watch-and-wait )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Hong_Kong_Students%29
#  Wealth Hampers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

How concentration of wealth hampers efforts to [ make a sustainable civilization. ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/30/why-unequal-planet-can-never-be-green )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Wealth_Hampers%29
#  Fracking
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Another danger from fracking: mining the fine-grain sand [ it uses can poison water and air. ]( http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/09/12611/frac-sand-mining-puts-upper-midwest-communities-risk-report-confirms )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Fracking%29
#  The UK Grown in GDP
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

The UK has grown in GDP since the economic crisis, but workers' pay remains lower [ than it was before the crisis. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/sep/30/fall-uk-living-standards-deeper-ons-tuc ) The average decrease is just a few percent, so the UK government plans [ to cut aid to the working poor. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/30/david-cameron-cut-benefits-working-poor ) The Tories won't be satisfied until they have millions of Britons living in closets.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28The_UK_Grown_in_GDP%29
#  Commercial
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

A commercial carbon-capture coal-burning [ power plant has opened. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/01/canada-switches-on-worlds-first-carbon-capture-power-plant ) In principle this can be part of a solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If other forms of fossil fuel are cheaper, a simple tax can make them more expensive. Subsidizing fossil fuel use is harmful, but subsidizing a decrease in the CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use makes sense.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Commercial%29
#  Gaza
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Uri Avnery: Palestinian President Abbas offers Israel a partner for negotiations, provided the [ negotiations are sincere. ]( http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/events/1411916560 ) Avnery says it is an exaggeration to call the attack on Gaza "genocide", but according to the official definition, [ the accusation may be valid. ]( http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/09/gaza-crime-crimes-201492664043551756.html ) This case, imposing destructive conditions of life on a part of the targeted people that are likely to kill some fraction of the victims, but nowhere near all of the victims, seems to be an edge case. I tend to think it should not be considered genocide. The official definition may be a little too broad, depending on how it is interpreted. However, I think that is a side issue. Provoking a war as an opportunity to kill and wound 10,000 people is a great crime regardless of whether it qualifies as "genocide".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Gaza%29
#  Economic Growth
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

It's Time to Shout Stop on This War [ on the Living World. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/oct/01/george-monbiot-war-on-the-living-world-wildlife ) The world needs economic growth for the benefit of the poor, which can be done together with less waste for the rich; but that is not what plutocratic governments are likely to do.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Economic_Growth%29
#  Neocons
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Neocons hope to pressure Obama into attacking [ Assad as well as PISSI. ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/30/neocons-noses-syrian-tenta ) (PISSI is the Pseudo-Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.)
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Neocons%29
#  California
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

California has implemented "gun restraining orders": if you feel a relative is likely to shoot people, you can ask a [ judge to order his guns taken away. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/california-gun-restraining-order-law-signed )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28California%29
#  Israel
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

In Israel, people who disagree with prevailing hatred of Palestinians [ are fired, attacked, and get death threats. ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/27/opinion/how-israel-silences-dissent.html )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Israel%29
#  UK Torture
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo prisoner and now human rights investigator, was imprisoned in the UK and accused of terrorism after he went to Syria to investigate evidence of UK torture. [ He has now been freed. ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=5806 ) The UK government will violate any rights to prevent the facts about its torture from being brought out in court.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28UK_Torture%29
#  Antarctica
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

The loss of ice in Antarctica is big enough to affect the Earth's gravity [ as measured by satellites. ]( http://www.wired.com/2014/09/melting-antarctic-ice-shifting-gravity/ ) Melting is unlikely to continue at 500 cubic kilometers per year. The greenhouse gases we have already emitted will make the atmosphere hotter, and melting will speed up.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Antarctica%29
#  Florida
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Florida thugs tased and arrested a woman as she was walking away after [ asking about arrests of other people. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/florida-police-shoot-woman-stun-gun ) I wonder whether she was concerned on general principles or because she saw something that looked wrong.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Florida%29
#  Media
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

How US corporate media promote [ US wars. ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/30/tv-generals-and-precision-bombs-corporate-media-go-war )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Media%29
#  European Commission
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

MEPs are concerned that the European Commission wants to cancel [ conservation policies and deregulate instead. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/30/meps-demand-reassurances-eu-green-policies-are-not-being-downgraded ) Deregulation of business means that plutocrats have less in their way as they build businesses that make profit for them while poisoning you.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28European_Commission%29
#  Syria
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

A food aid worker in Syria tweeted the coordinates of a bunker being used by PISSI. PISSI says it [ will kill him for this. ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/swiss-aid-worker-isis-tweet ) This shows why humanitarian aid workers should remain neutral — so that they can get the support of all sides in a conflict.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Syria%29
#  "Intelligence Agencies"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

The US spends almost 70 billion dollars a year on "intelligence agencies", but they hardly ever predict the major events [ that the US might rationally want them to predict. ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/america-intelligence-off-guard-isis-arab-spring ) They probably do a good job of suppressing many journalists and protesters.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Intelligence_Agencies%29
#  Walruses
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

The lack of sea ice has forced 35,000 walruses to go ashore in Alaska, rather than resting on sea ice to [ take quick trips to feed. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats ) This surely makes it hard for them to eat, and will therefore interfere with reproduction.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Walruses%29
#  Hong Kong
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

China's efforts to keep the public ignorant of protests in Hong Kong [ show occasional slips. ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/world/asia/chinese-web-censors-struggle-with-hong-kong-protest.html ) Nonetheless, we have found no way to defeat the tyranny of internet censorship, which has spread to many supposedly "free" countries including France and the UK.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Hong_Kong%29
#  Ebola
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

The US public health defenses that prevent an outbreak <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/30/ebola-dallas-spreading-across-america">; of Ebola in the US.</A> The scandal is that extractivism and short-sightedness won't let Sierra Leone and Liberia have the medical systems necessary to prevent Ebola outbreaks there.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Ebola%29
#  "Invisible Art"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

A hoax about a show of "invisible art" [ satirizes the art world. ]( http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/988267-invisible-art-satire-new-york-artist-lana-newstrom-creates-art-worth-millions-is-humor/ ) The most bizarre part is that there really <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2014/sep/30/invisible-art-hoax-lana-newstrom-cbc">; is invisible "art".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Invisible_Art%29
#  Coal Burning
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Modi's government plans a big increase in coal burning, and hopes that a parallel investment in renewable energy will distract from the fact that this pushes [ human civilization closer to the invisible edge of the cliff. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/01/india-will-be-renewables-superpower-says-energy-minister )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Coal_Burning%29
#  Zero-Waste Restaurant
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

A zero-waste (or else recycled materials) [ restaurant in the UK. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/30/simple-sustainable-not-superchef-silo-uk-first-zero-waste-restaurant )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Zero-Waste_Restaurant%29
#  Water Supply
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

A US court declined to stop Detroit from continuing to shut off [ poor residents' water supply. ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/30/detroiters-vow-resistance-after-judge-rules-there-no-human-right-water ) Citizens plan to continue their resistance.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Water_Supply%29
#  Pakistan
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Polio is resurging in Pakistan as a result of religious extremists [ that fight against vaccination. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/oct/01/pakistan-struggling-cope-surge-polio-cases )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Pakistan%29
#  60 Students
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

A gang of Mexican thugs killed and kidnaped around 60 students, perhaps because the thugs are [ connected with a drug gang. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/30/scores-students-missing-after-ambush-gunmen-mexican-police )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%2860_Students%29
#  Abortions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

[ In Mexico (aside from one state) ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/oct/01/mexican-women-high-price-abortion-laws ) , women are imprisoned for years for having abortions.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Abortions%29
#  Privacy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Outgoing [ Attorney General Holder ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/01/eric-holder-raises-concerns-over-privacy-advances-by-technology-companies ) has joined the US government campaign against online privacy.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Privacy%29
#  Aral Sea
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

The former Aral Sea dried up completely [ this summer. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/satellite-images-show-aral-sea-basin-completely-dried )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Aral_Sea%29
#  Military Equipment
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:30 2014-10-02

Many US thug departments want to return military equipment that the Pentagon says is "on loan" to them, but the Pentagon [ won't take the equipment back. ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/police-departments-struggle-return-pentagon-military-surplus-gear )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Military_Equipment%29
#  Facebook
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Facebook now allows people to use aliases, [ but only if they are generally known by those aliases. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/oct/01/victory-drag-queens-facebook-apologises-real-name-policy ) This is not much better than the previous "real names" policy. You can't have one account to show your boss and your parents and another for your friends.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Facebook%29
#  Putin
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Putin remains, in spirit, a Soviet secret policeman who watched watched the East German tyranny collapse. He is determined to attack any challenge to the regime pre-emptively, [ to prevent protesters from winning. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/01/putin-power-east-germany-russia-kgb-dresden ) Nothing will convince Putin let go, but sooner or later he will die or become incapacitated. Economic sanctions against Russia may convince Putin's successors not to continue his tyranny.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Putin%29
#  Single Mothers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Single Mothers Are the Real Casualties in [ Cameron's Class War. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/oct/01/single-mothers-david-cameron-class-war-conservatives-tory-party-conference )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Single_Mothers%29
#  Israel
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Israel agreed to allow Gazans to fish 6 miles from shore, but unilaterally went back on the agreement, <a href="http://electronicintifada.net/content/israel-forces-gaza-fishermen-undress-attack-violating-ceasefire-deal/13888">; and has attacked fishermen just a mile from shore.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Israel%29
#  Hong Kong Students
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Some Hong Kong students are preparing for a [ theoretical Chinese invasion. ]( http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-30/hong-kongs-protesters-watch-and-wait )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Hong_Kong_Students%29
#  Wealth Hampers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

How concentration of wealth hampers efforts to [ make a sustainable civilization. ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/30/why-unequal-planet-can-never-be-green )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Wealth_Hampers%29
#  Fracking
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Another danger from fracking: mining the fine-grain sand [ it uses can poison water and air. ]( http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/09/12611/frac-sand-mining-puts-upper-midwest-communities-risk-report-confirms )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Fracking%29
#  The UK Grown in GDP
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

The UK has grown in GDP since the economic crisis, but workers' pay remains lower [ than it was before the crisis. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/sep/30/fall-uk-living-standards-deeper-ons-tuc ) The average decrease is just a few percent, so the UK government plans [ to cut aid to the working poor. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/30/david-cameron-cut-benefits-working-poor ) The Tories won't be satisfied until they have millions of Britons living in closets.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28The_UK_Grown_in_GDP%29
#  Commercial
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

A commercial carbon-capture coal-burning [ power plant has opened. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/01/canada-switches-on-worlds-first-carbon-capture-power-plant ) In principle this can be part of a solution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. If other forms of fossil fuel are cheaper, a simple tax can make them more expensive. Subsidizing fossil fuel use is harmful, but subsidizing a decrease in the CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use makes sense.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Commercial%29
#  Gaza
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Uri Avnery: Palestinian President Abbas offers Israel a partner for negotiations, provided the [ negotiations are sincere. ]( http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/events/1411916560 ) Avnery says it is an exaggeration to call the attack on Gaza "genocide", but according to the official definition, [ the accusation may be valid. ]( http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2014/09/gaza-crime-crimes-201492664043551756.html ) This case, imposing destructive conditions of life on a part of the targeted people that are likely to kill some fraction of the victims, but nowhere near all of the victims, seems to be an edge case. I tend to think it should not be considered genocide. The official definition may be a little too broad, depending on how it is interpreted. However, I think that is a side issue. Provoking a war as an opportunity to kill and wound 10,000 people is a great crime regardless of whether it qualifies as "genocide".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Gaza%29
#  Economic Growth
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

It's Time to Shout Stop on This War [ on the Living World. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/georgemonbiot/2014/oct/01/george-monbiot-war-on-the-living-world-wildlife ) The world needs economic growth for the benefit of the poor, which can be done together with less waste for the rich; but that is not what plutocratic governments are likely to do.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Economic_Growth%29
#  Neocons
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Neocons hope to pressure Obama into attacking [ Assad as well as PISSI. ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/30/neocons-noses-syrian-tenta ) (PISSI is the Pseudo-Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.)
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Neocons%29
#  California
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

California has implemented "gun restraining orders": if you feel a relative is likely to shoot people, you can ask a [ judge to order his guns taken away. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/california-gun-restraining-order-law-signed )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28California%29
#  Israel
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

In Israel, people who disagree with prevailing hatred of Palestinians [ are fired, attacked, and get death threats. ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/27/opinion/how-israel-silences-dissent.html )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Israel%29
#  UK Torture
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Moazzam Begg, former Guantanamo prisoner and now human rights investigator, was imprisoned in the UK and accused of terrorism after he went to Syria to investigate evidence of UK torture. [ He has now been freed. ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=5806 ) The UK government will violate any rights to prevent the facts about its torture from being brought out in court.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28UK_Torture%29
#  Antarctica
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

The loss of ice in Antarctica is big enough to affect the Earth's gravity [ as measured by satellites. ]( http://www.wired.com/2014/09/melting-antarctic-ice-shifting-gravity/ ) Melting is unlikely to continue at 500 cubic kilometers per year. The greenhouse gases we have already emitted will make the atmosphere hotter, and melting will speed up.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Antarctica%29
#  Florida
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Florida thugs tased and arrested a woman as she was walking away after [ asking about arrests of other people. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/florida-police-shoot-woman-stun-gun ) I wonder whether she was concerned on general principles or because she saw something that looked wrong.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Florida%29
#  Media
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

How US corporate media promote [ US wars. ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/30/tv-generals-and-precision-bombs-corporate-media-go-war )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Media%29
#  European Commission
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

MEPs are concerned that the European Commission wants to cancel [ conservation policies and deregulate instead. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/30/meps-demand-reassurances-eu-green-policies-are-not-being-downgraded ) Deregulation of business means that plutocrats have less in their way as they build businesses that make profit for them while poisoning you.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28European_Commission%29
#  Syria
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

A food aid worker in Syria tweeted the coordinates of a bunker being used by PISSI. PISSI says it [ will kill him for this. ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/swiss-aid-worker-isis-tweet ) This shows why humanitarian aid workers should remain neutral — so that they can get the support of all sides in a conflict.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Syria%29
#  "Intelligence Agencies"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

The US spends almost 70 billion dollars a year on "intelligence agencies", but they hardly ever predict the major events [ that the US might rationally want them to predict. ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/america-intelligence-off-guard-isis-arab-spring ) They probably do a good job of suppressing many journalists and protesters.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Intelligence_Agencies%29
#  Walruses
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

The lack of sea ice has forced 35,000 walruses to go ashore in Alaska, rather than resting on sea ice to [ take quick trips to feed. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/walrus-mass-vast-numbers-alaska-beach-sea-ice-retreats ) This surely makes it hard for them to eat, and will therefore interfere with reproduction.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Walruses%29
#  Hong Kong
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

China's efforts to keep the public ignorant of protests in Hong Kong [ show occasional slips. ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/world/asia/chinese-web-censors-struggle-with-hong-kong-protest.html ) Nonetheless, we have found no way to defeat the tyranny of internet censorship, which has spread to many supposedly "free" countries including France and the UK.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Hong_Kong%29
#  Ebola
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

The US public health defenses that prevent an outbreak <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/30/ebola-dallas-spreading-across-america">; of Ebola in the US.</A> The scandal is that extractivism and short-sightedness won't let Sierra Leone and Liberia have the medical systems necessary to prevent Ebola outbreaks there.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Ebola%29
#  "Invisible Art"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

A hoax about a show of "invisible art" [ satirizes the art world. ]( http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/988267-invisible-art-satire-new-york-artist-lana-newstrom-creates-art-worth-millions-is-humor/ ) The most bizarre part is that there really <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2014/sep/30/invisible-art-hoax-lana-newstrom-cbc">; is invisible "art".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Invisible_Art%29
#  Coal Burning
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Modi's government plans a big increase in coal burning, and hopes that a parallel investment in renewable energy will distract from the fact that this pushes [ human civilization closer to the invisible edge of the cliff. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/oct/01/india-will-be-renewables-superpower-says-energy-minister )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Coal_Burning%29
#  Zero-Waste Restaurant
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

A zero-waste (or else recycled materials) [ restaurant in the UK. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/30/simple-sustainable-not-superchef-silo-uk-first-zero-waste-restaurant )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Zero-Waste_Restaurant%29
#  Water Supply
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

A US court declined to stop Detroit from continuing to shut off [ poor residents' water supply. ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/30/detroiters-vow-resistance-after-judge-rules-there-no-human-right-water ) Citizens plan to continue their resistance.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Water_Supply%29
#  Pakistan
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Polio is resurging in Pakistan as a result of religious extremists [ that fight against vaccination. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/oct/01/pakistan-struggling-cope-surge-polio-cases )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Pakistan%29
#  60 Students
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

A gang of Mexican thugs killed and kidnaped around 60 students, perhaps because the thugs are [ connected with a drug gang. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/30/scores-students-missing-after-ambush-gunmen-mexican-police )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%2860_Students%29
#  Abortions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

[ In Mexico (aside from one state) ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/oct/01/mexican-women-high-price-abortion-laws ) , women are imprisoned for years for having abortions.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Abortions%29
#  Privacy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Outgoing [ Attorney General Holder ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/oct/01/eric-holder-raises-concerns-over-privacy-advances-by-technology-companies ) has joined the US government campaign against online privacy.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Privacy%29
#  Aral Sea
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

The former Aral Sea dried up completely [ this summer. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/01/satellite-images-show-aral-sea-basin-completely-dried )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Aral_Sea%29
#  Military Equipment
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:33 2014-10-02

Many US thug departments want to return military equipment that the Pentagon says is "on loan" to them, but the Pentagon [ won't take the equipment back. ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/police-departments-struggle-return-pentagon-military-surplus-gear )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#2_October_2014_%28Military_Equipment%29
#  Urgent: Mortgages
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:33 2014-10-01

US citizens: [ tell HUD ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/julian_castro_wallstreet ) to stop selling mortgages to wall street.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Mortgages%29
#  Urgent: Poultry inspections
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:33 2014-10-01

US citizens: [ call on the USDA ]( https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1635 ) to abandon its plan to let poultry companies do their own inspections. Only a government working for the foxes would put them in charge of the hen house.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Poultry_inspections%29
#  Non-plutocratic policies in Brazil
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:33 2014-10-01

Brazil's government has successfully given a larger fraction of GNP to the non-rich, [ lifting millions out of poverty ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/09/29/report-examines-economy-and-social-indicators-during-past-decade-brazil ) , by adopting non-plutocratic policies.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Non-plutocratic_policies_in_Brazil%29
#  "Open-plan" offices
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:33 2014-10-01

"Open-plan" offices appear to [ harm workers' health and productivity ]( http://www.theguardian.com/money/work-blog/2014/sep/29/open-plan-office-health-productivity ) . I wonder why businesses use them. The savings in rent can hardly be enough to be the reason.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Open-plan_offices%29
#  Snooping on the entire internet
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:33 2014-10-01

The Australian spy agency can get [ permission to snoop on the entire internet by getting just one warrant ]( http://www.zdnet.com/au/asio-powers-to-spy-over-the-entire-internet-pass-the-senate-7000034073/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Snooping_on_the_entire_internet%29
#  Referendum on "blasphemy" in Ireland
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:33 2014-10-01

Ireland will have a referendum on [ abolishing the crime of "blasphemy" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/30/ireland-referendum-blasphemy-law ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#01_October_2014_%28Referendum_on_blasphemy_in_Ireland%29
#  Urgent: End sports tax exemption
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

US citizens: [ support ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/nfl_tax_exempt ) taking away tax exemption from professional sports leagues.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_End_sports_tax_exemption%29
#  World Bank carbon offset plan
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

A World Bank carbon offset plan involved [ kicking people off their lands ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/sep/29/world-bank-kenya-forest-dwellers ) so that a forest could grow. This is a fundamental conflict, and human population growth makes it worse.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28World_Bank_carbon_offset_plan%29
#  Growth of renewable energy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

The UK Conservatives are so embarrassed by the growth of renewable energy that they have [ decided not to report statistics on it ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/sep/29/george-osborne-burying-the-good-news-of-the-green-economy ) . They are in cahoots with fossil fuel and nuclear power companies, for which this growth is an inconvenient embarrassment.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Growth_of_renewable_energy%29
#  Obama trying to cover up torture
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

Obama is trying to cover up torture by [ holding Guantanamo torture hearings in secret ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/29/obama-guantanamo-bay-force-feeding-hearing-secret ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Obama_trying_to_cover_up_torture%29
#  Detroit's water shutoffs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

Detroit's water shutoffs for the poor have been [ approved by a plutocratic court ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/29/detroit-water-shutoffs-legal-judge-bankruptcy-revenue ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Detroits_water_shutoffs%29
#  Obama regime wants more nuclear weapons
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

The Obama regime [ wants to spend lots of money making more plutonium cores for nuclear weapons ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/29/congress-nuclear-weapons-new-mexico-radioactivity ) . Never mind that the US has lots of extra ones in storage.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Obama_regime_wants_more_nuclear_weapons%29
#  US hospitals in HMOs outsource ER doctors
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

US hospitals in HMOs hire doctors in the emergency room who are not in the HMO — so that the doctors can [ gouge patients ]( http://m.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/09/heres-yet-another-rage-inducing-scam-american-health-care-system ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28US_hospitals_in_HMOs_outsource_ER_doctors%29
#  News coverage with CIA approval
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

A former LA Times reporter, covering the CIA, [ showed his stories to the CIA to get approval of them ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/09/04/former-l-times-reporter-cleared-stories-cia-publication/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28News_coverage_with_CIA_approval%29
#  Gitmo Hunger Strikes
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

Gitmo Hunger Strikes Are a Cry for Help. [ Why Is the US Fighting Back with Secret Torture? ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/30/gitmo-hunger-strikes-secret-force-feeding )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Gitmo_Hunger_Strikes%29
#  Apple may have to return tens of millions of euros
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

Apple may have to return tens of millions of euros in [ illegal state funds to the Irish state ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/30/apple-repay-millions-irish-government-tax-deal ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Apple_may_have_to_return_tens_of_millions_of_euros%29
#  The misogyny of ultra-orthodox Jews in Israel
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

The misogyny of ultra-orthodox Jews in Israel [ spills over constantly to seating on airlines ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/30/israeli-airline-ultra-orthodox-men-bullying-women ) . When it happens on airlines, it is funny, but in Israel it makes secular Jews think of emigrating. I don't think Arabs will destroy Israel (most of the governments no longer even say they want to). Orthodox theocracy will do it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28The_misogyny_of_ultra-orthodox_Jews_in_Israel%29
#  Nicaragua's planned canal
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

Nicaragua's planned canal would [ destroy and pollute forests where endangered species live ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/sep/30/nicaragua-canal-forest-displace-people ) . I have to wonder whether a railroad might do a better job. Now that containers make it quick and easy to load and unload ships, the time it takes to move cargo from ship to train is only a matter of how long a ship must wait to be unloaded. Building more port facilities can reduce that to any level. A train line could carry the containers from one shore to the other faster than a ship could go through the canal. If one train line isn't enough, even ten parallel tracks would hurt the forest and the surrounding inhabitants less than a canal. Animals can run across the tracks, but it would be easy to make bridges across the train lines since trains are much less tall than ships.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Nicaragua%27s_planned_canal%29
#  Occupy Central with Love & Peace (Hong Kong)
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

Press Release by [ Occupy Central with Love & Peace (Hong Kong). ]( http://oclp.hk/index.php?route=occupy/eng_detail&eng_id=30 ) Mass protests have [ succeeded in Hong Kong before ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/30/hong-kong-activists-protesters-democracy-china ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Occupy_Central_with_Love_%2526_Peace_%28Hong_Kong%29%29
#  Hottest ever recorded spring and summer
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

Australia's hottest ever recorded spring and summer, a year ago, were [ 2000 times more likely due to the global heating that has occurred in recent decades ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/30/greenhouse-gases-made-hottest-year-on-record-2000-times-more-likely ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Hottest_ever_recorded_spring_and_summer%29
#  Killing of John Crawford
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

Comparing the video of the killing of John Crawford with what the thugs said had happened [ shows their story was false ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/30/police-officer-shot-john-crawford-walmart-lied-victims-mother-says ) . The thugs call that "testilying".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Killing_of_John_Crawford%29
#  Sentenced to death for an underground abortion
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

A nurse in Kenya has been [ sentenced to death for an underground abortion which went wrong ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/30/kenya-nurse-death-sentence-abortion-debate ) , but Kenya's restrictive abortion law is the real killer.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Sentenced_to_death_for_an_underground_abortion%29
#  Earth has lost half its wild animals since 40 years ago
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  14:52:35 2014-10-01

WWF estimates that Earth has [ lost half its wild animals since 40 years ago ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/29/earth-lost-50-wildlife-in-40-years-wwf ) . They have been wiped out by human activity and its consequences. I think the count refers to vertebrates only.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Earth_has_lost_half_its_wild_animals_since_40_years_ago%29
#  Urgent: End prison quota system
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-30

US citizens: phone your congresscritter to put an end to the [ quota system for keeping unauthorized immigrants in prison ]( http://dwn-production.herokuapp.com/bedtimestories ) . The quota system means that they always keep the prison full, and if there aren't enough unauthorized immigrants that there's a reason to imprison, they have to fill the bed with someone else that there is no reason to imprison. It's as wrong as giving thugs a daily quota for traffic tickets. The Capitol Switchboard numbers are 202-224-3121, 888-818-6641 and 888-355-3588.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_End_prison_quota_system%29
#  Iran executes religious innovator
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-30

Iran executed a religious innovator for " [ heresy ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/29/iran-executes-man-heresy-mohsen-amir-aslani ) ". For cover, other charges were listed with no evidence presented.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Iran_executes_religious_innovator%29
#  Changes in political views
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-30

Old people change their political and ethical views as much as younger adults, and they tend to change in the direction of [ greater tolerance ]( http://web.archive.org/web/20130128122821/http://www.gwern.net/docs/2007-danigelis.pdf ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Changes_in_political_views%29
#  Australian uranium
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-30

[ Is it right or wrong ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/southern-crossroads/2014/sep/29/australian-uranium-india-fukushima ) for Australia to mine and export uranium?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Australian_uranium%29
#  NDA for cell phone snooping devices
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-30

The FCC requires local thug departments to sign a [ nondisclosure agreement with the FBI ]( https://muckrock.s3.amazonaws.com/foia_files/nda_redacted.pdf ) , as an excuse to keep the use of cell phone snooping devices secret. The text of the NDA itself is also secret. Nice of them to at least admit that the contract is an NDA.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28NDA_for_cell_phone_snooping_devices%29
#  Racism in the US
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-30

Racism in the US is [ more pervasive than even black Americans realize ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/29/racism-black-people-experience ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Racism_in_the_US%29
#  Private sex lives none of our business
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-30

[ So [Tory Minister] Brooks Newmark Sent Some Explicit Pictures — Why Should He Resign? ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/28/foolish-out-brooks-newark-sexting-resignation ) I am glad to see prominent rejection of the absurdly exaggerated importance given to politician's private sex lives. The same foolish idea was the basis for impeaching President Clinton. That Tory minister is not fit to be in office because he's on the plutocratic side. The same was true of Clinton. Their sex lives were none of our business and not relevant at all.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Private_sex_lives_none_of_our_business%29
#  Russia wants social media data
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-30

Russia will block access to Facebook, Twitter and Google unless they [ register and keep all data on Russian users in Russia ]( http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3574078/russia-requires-facebook-twitter-and-google-to-register-as-social-networks-or-be-blocked/ ) . That policy would make the users safer (perhaps) from NSA spying but more vulnerable to spying by the ex-KGB. For people in Russia, the Russian state is much more of a threat than the American state, so this law oppresses them. By contrast, the European Union has better data protection law than the US, so requiring European users' data to be kept in Europe is an [ improvement in their privacy ]( http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/it-business/3574041/google-gets-privacy-policy-lesson-from-eu-data-protection-authorities/ ) . However, that improvement will only fully take effect if the EU prevents the US from [ subpoena'ing user data ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/29/us-court-microsoft-personal-data-emails-irish-server ) that subsidiaries of US companies keep in Europe.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Russia_wants_social_media_data%29
#  Hong Kong protests
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-30

[ Hong Kong Surprises Itself with the Exuberance And Spontaneity of Protests ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/29/hong-kong-pro-democracy-protests-surprising-police ) . Thugs were [ unable to shut the protests down ]( http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/09/28/241302_hong-kongs-harshest-crackdown.html ) . So the government [ withdrew the thugs ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/29/hong-kong-citizens-democracy-protests-riot-police-withdrawn ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Hong_Kong_protests%29
#  Protesters block Israeli ship in California
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-30

Protesters have again [ blocked an Israeli ship from unloading cargo ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/28/pro-palestine-protesters-israeli-cargo-ship-oakland ) in the port of Oakland.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Protesters_block_Israeli_ship_in_California%29
#  Syrian al Qa'ida affiliate joins PISSI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-30

The al Qa'ida affiliate in Syria has [ joined up with PISSI (the pseudo-Islamic state) ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/28/isis-al-qaida-air-strikes-syria ) . This will simplify Obama's argument that Congressional authorization for war against al Qa'ida covers fighting PISSI. Fighting PISSI might offer a path towards [ ending the fighting between Assad and the other Syrian rebels ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/28/west-isolation-syria-president-assad-us-air-strikes ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#30_September_2014_%28Syrian_al_Qa%27ida_affiliate_joins_PISSI%29
#  PISSI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

[ What to call the theocratic state in Syria and Iraq ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/shortcuts/2014/sep/21/islamic-state-isis-isil-daesh ) ? Calling it the "Islamic State" endorses their claim to represent Islam. That's dubious, since most Muslims say otherwise; it also plays into their hands. Since it stands for a twisted and distorted version of Islam, it is really a pseudo-Islamic state. Thus, I propose PISSI, for Pseudo-Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28PISSI%29
#  Trusting Apple?
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

[ Can we trust ]( http://www.metzdowd.com/pipermail/cryptography/2014-September/022919.html ) Apple's improved support for users' privacy?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28Trusting_Apple_%29
#  Ignoring global heating
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

[ Why Our Brains Are Wired to Ignore [Global Heating] And What To Do about It ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/23/why-our-brains-wired-ignore-climate-change-united-nations ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28Ignoring_global_heating%29
#  Remote car shutoff devices
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

Car loans in the US now come with [ remote control car shutoff devices ]( http://boingboing.net/2014/09/25/class-war-meets-the-war-on-gen.html ) . I don't think this should be allowed.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28Remote_car_shutoff_devices%29
#  ACLU suing Oklahoma thugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

The ACLU is suing Oklahoma thugs over their private network for keeping [ records on lots of citizens ]( https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140916/05371228529/oklahoma-sherriff-accused-keeping-extensive-database-citizens.shtml ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28ACLU_suing_Oklahoma_thugs%29
#  UK repeats mistake by fighting ISIS
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

A member of B'liar's cabinet says that the UK, by fighting ISIS, is [ repeating the mistake he made ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/27/john-prescott-uk-stay-out-of-isis-regional-dispute ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28UK_repeats_mistake_by_fighting_ISIS%29
#  Ferguson thug chief's apology
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

The Ferguson thug chief apologized for a secondary detail of the killing of Michael Brown. His apology [ has not been accepted ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/28/ferguson-unrest-police-officer-injured-in-shooting-as-violence-flares-again ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28Ferguson_thug_chiefs_apology%29
#  Man tortured to death by Taliban
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

The Taliban captured a visiting Afghan-Australian and tortured him to death, apparently [ just because of his ethnic group ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/28/australian-man-tortured-and-killed-by-taliban-in-afghanistan-family-says ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28Man_tortured_to_death_by_Taliban%29
#  New solar electricity generators
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

A [ new invention ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/28/solar-energy-sunflower-ibm-airlight-electricity ) uses 80% of incoming sunlight to generate electricity and desalinate water.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28New_solar_electricity_generators%29
#  Bullies obstruct free expression
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

[ What Price Artistic Freedom When the Bullies Turn Up? ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/28/exhibit-b-barbican-censorship-lee-jasper-hilary-mantel )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28Bullies_obstruct_free_expression%29
#  What ISIS may gain from air strikes
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-30

[ "What the Isis jihadis lose in strength from the air strikes they may gain in legitimacy" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/28/what-isis-loses-strength-air-strikes-gain-legitimacy ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28What_ISIS_may_gain_from_air_strikes%29
#  Urgent: Take action for real net neutrality
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-29

US citizens: call on Obama to [ take action for real net neutrality ]( https://cms.fightforthefuture.org/obama/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Take_action_for_real_net_neutrality%29
#  Retirement benefits
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-29

The Washington Post recommends governments cut retirement benefits for government employees, so Bezos (its new owner) [ decided to do this to the staff of the Washington Post ]( http://www.fair.org/blog/2014/09/25/jeff-bezos-takes-wapos-advice-rips-off-wapo-workers/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28Retirement_benefits%29
#  Veterans of the Bush forces suing
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-29

Veterans of the Bush forces are [ suing to get precise information about where DU (dirty uranium) weapons were used ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/26/veteran-seeks-answers-depleted-uranium ) , to gauge whether they were exposed to this carcinogen.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28Veterans_of_the_Bush_forces_suing%29
#  Urgent: No Federal Contracts for Corporate Deserters Act
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-29

US citizens: support the [ No Federal Contracts for Corporate Deserters Act ]( https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/tell-congress-ban-corporations-that-go-offshore-from-getting-u-s-government-contracts?akid=11778.1183552.7BLvP0&rd=1&suppress_one_click=true&t=1002 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#29_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_No_Federal_Contracts_for_Corporate_Deserters_Act%29
#  Modi went to New York
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-29

Indian Prime Minister Modi went to New York for a triumph but [ encountered a lawsuit from victims of the massacre ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/27/narendra-modi-india-us-new-york-protest ) of Muslims in Gujarat that he is suspected of encouraging.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Modi_went_to_New_York%29
#  Commercial photography banned in federal wildlife
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-29

The US Forest Service claims to have [ banned commercial photography (including for journalism) in federal wildlife areas ]( http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2014/09/7_things_you_should_know_about.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Commercial_photography_banned_in_federal_wildlife%29
#  Prison employee raped by a prisoner
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-29

A Pennsylvania prison employee was raped by a prisoner, and the [ state claimed in court that it was the employee's fault ]( http://edition.cnn.com/2014/09/24/justice/woman-blamed-for-her-rape/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Prison_employee_raped_by_a_prisoner%29
#  Urgent: Phone Walmart
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-29

Everyone: phone Walmart at 1-800-WALMART to tell that company to [ give Thelma Moore her job back ]( http://abc7chicago.com/news/walmart-employees-protest-low-wages-at-chatham-store/94037/ ) . She was fired for being injured while pregnant.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Phone_Walmart%29
#  Proposed European Commissioner for the environment
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-29

The proposed European Commissioner for the environment seems to be tied to Malta's policy allowing mass shooting of migrating birds, and people suspect his choice was part of a larger plan to [ sabotage EU environmental protection ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/27/birds-slaughter-malta-karmenu-vella-europe-environment-commissioner ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Proposed_European_Commissioner_for_the_environment%29
#  Effects of global heating
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-29

Effects of global heating are [ causing damage around the world ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/28/climate-change-has-arrived-global-warming-icecaps-deserts ) , even though it is just the beginning. If you are young and in the US, [ you may become an environmental refugee ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/28/america-climate-refugees-us-population-shift-rising-temperatures ) later in this century.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Effects_of_global_heating%29
#  Privately run NHS hospital neglecting patients
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

The one privately run NHS hospital in Britain has been [ neglecting patients ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/26/care-quality-commission-hinchingbrooke-hospital ) . Why am I not surprised?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Privately_run_NHS_hospital_neglecting_patients%29
#  Collective punishment
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

An in-depth study shows that a feeling of being subject to collective punishment is a [ primary ingredient in the making of a terrorist fanatic ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/26/extremism-kenya-somalia-research ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Collective_punishment%29
#  Head of FBI condemned tech companies
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

The head of the FBI condemned tech companies that have improved security against massive surveillance, saying they are [ helping people "place themselves beyond the law" ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/26/fbi-director-equates-protecting-personal-privacy-lawlessness ) . That's a falsehood; people have no legal obligation to open their window shades to help the FBI spy on their private lives. It is the US spy agencies that have [ placed itself "beyond the law" ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-sep-dec.html#12_September_2013_%28NSA_disobeyed_FISA_courts_requirements%29 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Head_of_FBI_condemned_tech_companies%29
#  African palm oil
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Will African palm oil be [ produced by local farmers or by corporate plantations? ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/09/23/planet-palm-oil-peasants-pay-price-cheap-vegetable-oil )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28African_palm_oil%29
#  Urgent: New attorney general
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

US citizens: call on Obama to choose a new attorney general that will [ stop the cruelty of the War on Drugs ]( https://secure2.convio.net/dpa/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1185 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_New_attorney_general%29
#  Urgent: Google funding politicians that deny global heating
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Everyone: call on Google to [ stop funding politicians that deny global heating ]( http://act.forecastthefacts.org/sign/google_drops_ALEC/ ) . Here's info on [ how Google funds them (and other companies too) ]( http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/sep/22/google-ge-climate-change-denial-congress-politicians-legislation ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Google_funding_politicians_that_deny_global_heating%29
#  Urgent: Stop supporting ALEC
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Everyone: Phone Ebay and call on that company to [ stop supporting ALEC ]( http://act.forecastthefacts.org/call/call_ebay/ ) . ALEC pushes [ plutocratic laws at the state level in the US ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2011-mar-jun.html#30_May_2011_%28ALEC_Organization%29 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Stop_supporting_ALEC%29
#  Why The Islamic State Is Not Islamic
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

[ Why The Islamic State Is Not Islamic ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=5595 ) . I am thinking about using another name for it; perhaps Da'esh.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Why_The_Islamic_State_Is_Not_Islamic%29
#  Sham "peace negotiations"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Abbas, speaking to the UN, [ condemned the US-sponsored sham "peace negotiations" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/26/mahmoud-abbas-un-israeli-withdrawal-occupied-territories ) and said that any new negotiations must be aimed at creating an independent Palestine.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Sham_peace_negotiations%29
#  Different way to deal with ISIS
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Groups that campaign for peace generally oppose Obama's new war in Iraq and Syria. They recommend [ a different way to deal with ISIS ]( http://greenshadowcabinet.us/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=817844&qid=3908725 ) . I support providing air support to the armies fighting ISIS armies. I've explained why that is urgently needed, and [ less likely to result in civilian casualties ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Bombing_ISIS%29 ) . Aside from that, I agree with the peace groups.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Different_way_to_deal_with_ISIS%29
#  Housing: a Political Problem
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Housing: How Many Have to Be Unable to Afford It Before It [ Becomes a Political Problem ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/26/housing-east-london-estate-viability-affordability ) ?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Housing%3A_a_Political_Problem%29
#  Expanding use of natural gas
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Expanding use of natural gas in the US [ will increase future carbon emissions ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/25/study-natural-gas-expansion-will-raise-emissions-worsen-climate ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Expanding_use_of_natural_gas%29
#  Soft on criminal big business
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Attorney General Holder has made a habit of [ going soft on criminal big business ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/09/25/statement-response-resignation-attorney-general-eric-holder ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#28_September_2014_%28Soft_on_criminal_big_business%29
#  Voluntary cooperation
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Psychology explains how Burning Man creates a [ high level of voluntary cooperation ]( http://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2014/sep/26/gifts-in-the-desert-psychology-burning-man-altruism ) . The word "market" means buying and selling. To use that word to refer to altruistic cooperation is an abuse of language; I am not going to use the word that way.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Voluntary_cooperation%29
#  Australia's new ban on journalism
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Australia's new ban on journalism will [ imprison journalists and their sources ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/26/journalists-and-whistleblowers-will-go-to-jail-under-new-national-security-laws ) . If it had been in effect two years ago, articles we have read about Australia's spying would have led to imprisonment of the authors.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Australias_new_ban_on_journalism%29
#  Uzbek political prisoners
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Uzbekistan holds [ thousands of political prisoners ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/26/thousands-jailed-uzbekistan-politically-motivated-charges ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Uzbek_political_prisoners%29
#  How biometric ID in the US began
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Biometric ID in the US began as a [ scheme to stop slaves from escaping ]( http://www.privacysos.org/node/1476 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28How_biometric_ID_in_the_US_began%29
#  Thugs acting fast
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

The thugs that killed John Crawford had recently seen a video [ encouraging them to act fast against people who are shooting other people ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/ohio-walmart-police-slideshow-active-shooter-presentation ) . Great work, except that they didn't stop to find that out that John Crawford was not shooting anyone.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Thugs_acting_fast%29
#  Facebook rats
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Julian Assange: ' [ When you post to Facebook, you're being a rat ]( http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/25/julian-assange-eric-schmidt-google-wikileaks ) .' I've stated the same point in my speeches for a few years, asking people not to post photos of me to Facebook and explaining why.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Facebook_rats%29
#  Marijuana legalization campaign in Alaska
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Charlo Greene's [ boosted the marijuana legalization campaign in Alaska ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/alaska-anchor-quit-fuck-it-marijuana-campaign-legal ) by quitting her TV job on the air.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Marijuana_legalization_campaign_in_Alaska%29
#  The CIA-cocaine scandal story
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

The CIA helped a few major US newspapers [ nitpick the CIA-cocaine scandal story to death ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=5282 ) . It seems unlikely that the people in charge of each of those newspapers ordered the major biased efforts spontaneously. It must have been coordinated somehow. Since these CIA documents don't show how, it remains to be investigated.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28The_CIA-cocaine_scandal_story%29
#  Turkey blocks Syrian border
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-28

Turkey has started blocking the smuggling of oil from ISIS in Syria, but it is also [ blocking refugees from leaving that part of Syria ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/turkey-syria-border-crossing-harder-movement-isis-smugglers ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Turkey_blocks_Syrian_border%29
#  Urgent: Limit US war in Iraq and Syria
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:49 2014-09-28

US citizens: sign [ this petition ]( http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/help-the-progressive?source=c.em&r_by=1135580 ) for Congress to limit US war in Iraq and Syria, regarding both time and methods.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Limit_US_war_in_Iraq_and_Syria%29
#  Minimum wage
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:49 2014-09-28

Los Angeles legislated a [ $15/hr minimum wage ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/los-angeles-hotel-minimum-wage-city-council ) for hotel workers in large hotels. If some hotels move to nearby towns, that will show the whole region ought to have a higher minimum wage.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Minimum_wage%29
#  Cambodia unfit to take refugees
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:49 2014-09-28

Cambodian protesters say Cambodia [ doesn't respect human rights enough ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/26/cambodians-protest-australia-using-country-refugee-dumping-ground ) to be a fit place to send refugees who went to Australia.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Cambodia_unfit_to_take_refugees%29
#  UK cuts in legal aid
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:49 2014-09-28

UK cuts in legal aid are supposedly meant to save money, but they won't do much of that; rather they will [ deny justice to the non-rich ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/26/legal-aid-cuts-britains-justice-system-legal-profession-reforms-fairness ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28UK_cuts_in_legal_aid%29
#  Liberian food production crippled
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:49 2014-09-28

The reaction to Ebola is [ crippling food production in Liberia ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/sep/26/ebola-food-shortage-fears-liberia ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Liberian_food_production_crippled%29
#  No plan for winning war against ISIS
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:49 2014-09-28

[ The West Has No Plan for Winning the War against Isis — Only Avoiding Defeat ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/26/plan-winning-war-against-isis-obama-success ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28No_plan_for_winning_war_against_ISIS%29
#  Indonesia abolishes direct presidential elections
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:49 2014-09-28

Indonesia's lame duck parliament [ voted to abolish direct presidential elections ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/26/indonesia-scraps-direct-elections-democracy-fears ) — which seem to offer too much democracy.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Indonesia_abolishes_direct_presidential_elections%29
#  Australians protest for renewable energy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:49 2014-09-28

Australians held 30 protests to [ keep the existing target for renewable energy ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/26/renewable-energy-target-rallies-held-across-australia ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Australians_protest_for_renewable_energy%29
#  US attack on ISIS oil wells
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:55 2014-09-27

The US attacked ISIS oil wells and refineries to [ cut off its funding ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/analysis-syria-us-air-strikes-oil-wells ) . It seems like an intelligent way to damage ISIS, but it risks causing horrible pollution.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28US_attack_on_ISIS_oil_wells%29
#  Pseudoscience in UK schools
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:55 2014-09-27

UK schools teach [ creationist pseudoscience ]( http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2014/sep/25/pseudoscience-creationist-schools-uk-accelerated-christian-education-ace ) and some universities recognize it academically.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Pseudoscience_in_UK_schools%29
#  EU research on oil spill containment
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:55 2014-09-27

A large EU research project for containing oil spills from undersea oil wells [ has the stated goal of encouraging public support for such wells ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/25/row-over-eu-marine-protection-fund-tasked-with-lobbying-for-oil-drilling ) . Research on containing spills is a valid goal; risking the spills is not.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28EU_research_on_oil_spill_containment%29
#  Germany's genocide in Namibia
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:55 2014-09-27

Germany's first 20th century genocide, in Namibia, [ trained many of the people who carried out Nazi genocide ]( http://www.countercurrents.org/vltchek240914.htm ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Germanys_genocide_in_Namibia%29
#  US high school dress rules
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:55 2014-09-27

Students in many US high schools protested the dress rules [ imposed on girls by the American Taliban ]( http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/24/us-high-schools-dress-codes-protest-sexism-hemline ) , and the nasty punishments used to enforce them.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28US_high_school_dress_rules%29
#  US beer market
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:55 2014-09-27

One giant beer conglomerate [ controls half the US market ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/24/giant-corporations-want-control-all-your-beer ) . Four companies control almost 80%. That's about as bad as the ISP market, the book publishing market, and the recorded music market. I think we should take whatever steps are needed so that no company, unless it is a regulated monopoly, controls more than 5% of any field.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28US_beer_market%29
#  Cal students under control
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:55 2014-09-27

50 years ago, students at UC Berkeley defeated an attempt to control them with censorship. Today, under plutocratic rule, students are [ controlled with debt they can't pay ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/24/fifty-years-later-who-really-won-battle-berkeley ) , because the plutocrats got out of paying taxes.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#27_September_2014_%28Cal_students_under_control%29
#  Attacking without UN authorization
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:52:55 2014-09-27

Attacking ISIS in Syria, without authorization from the UN Security Council, [ violates the treaties that created the UN ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/24/obama-bombs-syria-and-threatens-wider-war-violation-un-charter ) , and Obama's argument that it is Iraq's right of self-defense is invalid. If it were valid, it would [ equally well authorize Assad to bomb Turkey ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/24/obamas-novel-lawyering-bomb-syria ) . The ethical argument that convinces me it is right to bomb ISIS forces in the field as they try to conquer cities and big dams is that we must protect those people from horrible oppression including mass murder. I don't know how that plays out against the UN charter, but that's not the argument Obama made.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Attacking_without_UN_authorization%29
#  Urgent: Protest unfair trade treaties
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

In Europe: [ join protests on Oct 11 ]( http://www.stop-ttip-ceta-tisa.eu/ ) against unfair trade treaties.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Protest_unfair_trade_treaties%29
#  Rare bits of nature to be destroyed
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

A hill in England that hosts [ old trees, nightingales and rare butterflies ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/25/-sp-nightingales-lodge-hill-sanctuary-conservation-britain ) is slated for building; all those things will be lost. The UK urgently needs more council housing, but that does not require destroying rare bits of nature. It is much better to replace low-density housing near train stations with apartment buildings.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Rare_bits_of_nature_to_be_destroyed%29
#  Painful experiences
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

[ Advice to distance yourself from painful experiences ]( http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/sep/25/aspirin-stiff-upper-lip-best-remedies-broken-heart ) , not rehearse them as a grievance. If the painful experience was an injustice, the one feeling you shouldn't try to weaken is your support for others to whom such an injustice happens.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Painful_experiences%29
#  Protection of wolves in Wyoming
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

The few remaining wolves in Wyoming are [ once again protected ]( http://m.motherjones.com/blue-marble/2014/09/wolf-hunts-canceled-wyoming-endangered-species-gray-wolf ) . Protection enabled wolves to recover, but some states don't like that, and seek to use the successful recovery of the species as an excuse to wipe it out again.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Protection_of_wolves_in_Wyoming%29
#  Iraqi military a total disaster
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

[ $26 Billion in US Aid Later, the Iraqi Military Is a Total Disaster ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/iraq-army-security-force-billions ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Iraqi_military_a_total_disaster%29
#  Briton charged with blasphemy in Pakistan
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

A Briton in Pakistan, who has been charged with blasphemy, [ survived an assassination attempt by a thug ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/pakistani-police-officer-shoots-briton-blasphemy ) . This law is why I refuse to visit Pakistan. I recommend that the US and other countries require all visitors to make a public pledge in support of freedom of speech (which would include condemning laws against "blasphemy") before allowing them to enter.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Briton_charged_with_blasphemy_in_Pakistan%29
#  Sierra Leone imposes quarantines
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

Sierra Leone has imposed [ quarantines on large zones ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/ebola-epidemic-sierra-leone-quarantine-un-united-nations ) containing more than 1/3 of the population. I am skeptical that this will be effective for stopping the spread of Ebola. Surely there are infected people in each of the zones that the country is now divided into.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Sierra_Leone_imposes_quarantines%29
#  Unity Gov't control of Gaza
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

[ Fatah and Hamas Agree Deal for Unity Government to Take Control of Gaza ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/fatah-hamas-palestinian-unity-government-gaza ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Unity_Govt_control_of_Gaza%29
#  ISIS
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

[ Both the US and Iran have their blind spots ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/25/obama-isis-coalition-iran-rouhani-un ) when talking about ISIS.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28ISIS%29
#  California thug agrees to resign
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

A thug that punched a woman in California with no grounds has [ agreed to resign ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/woman-punched-california-officer-settlement ) . Good, but he should be prosecuted.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28California_thug_agrees_to_resign%29
#  Coal train protest
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

A coal train protester says ending coal shipments is the government's job, but since it failed to do its job, [ the responsibility fell to him ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/25/blocked-coal-train-protest-britain-addiction-dirty-fuel ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Coal_train_protest%29
#  Disrupting military drone manufacturing
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

Scottish protesters [ shut down a factory making components ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/23/another-scotland-possible-activists-shut-down-factory-behind-israeli-drones ) for Israeli military drones.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Disrupting_military_drone_manufacturing%29
#  Seattle bans neonicotinoid pesticides
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

Seattle has [ banned neonicotinoid pesticides in the city ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/24/seattle-says-yes-compost-yes-bees ) . It also will fine people that don't do composting. I am not sure how this is supposed to work for people that live in apartments and have no gardens.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Seattle_bans_neonicotinoid_pesticides%29
#  US politicians want to cancel citizenships
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

US politicians [ want to cancel the citizenship of people that support ISIS ]( http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/09/ted_cruz_and_scott_brown_think_being_an_american_citizen_is_about_ideology.html ) . There are crimes that we have good reason to punish, some by life imprisonment, but denial of citizenship is never legitimate. (It also violates treaties to make someone stateless.) Sad to say, the US has a history of revoking citizenship of immigrants for political reasons. For instance, Emma Goldman's US citizenship was revoked because of her political activities: draft resistance and birth control.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28US_politicians_want_to_cancel_citizenships%29
#  Repression of gays in Egypt
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

Egypt is [ systematically repressing gays ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/eight-men-trial-cairo-egypt-alleged-gay-marriage ) (extralegally) after a video was posted of an unofficial wedding of two men.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Repression_of_gays_in_Egypt%29
#  Prosecution of Romanian prison commander
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

In Romania, the commander of a prison under Ceausescu is [ being prosecuted ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/romania-trial-prison-camp-alexandru-visinescu ) . When will the US prosecute people who presided over torture in Guantanamo?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Prosecution_of_Romanian_prison_commander%29
#  Facebook's "real name" policy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

Facebook with its "real name" policy makes itself the [ arbiter of other people's selves ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/24/facebook-real-name-policy-drag-performers-outing ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Facebooks_real_name_policy%29
#  Students in Colorado protest
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

Students in Colorado walked out and protested a [ right-wing plan for one-sided education in obeying authority ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/denver-students-walkout-protest-history-school-board ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Students_in_Colorado_protest%29
#  UK to phase out old coal power plants
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

Cameron says the UK plans to phase out old coal power plants over the next 15 years, but [ does not make a clear commitment to replace them with safe renewable power ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/24/uk-coal-power-plants-david-cameron-un-climate-pledge ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28UK_to_phase_out_old_coal_power_plants%29
#  Human rights NGOs threatened
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

Egyptian "president" al-Sisi has made a decree that [ threatens human rights NGOs with prosecution ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/egypt-human-rights-crackdown-foreign-funding ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Human_rights_NGOs_threatened%29
#  Perverse redefinitions of common terms
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

What Obama says about fighting in Iraq is misleading due to [ perverse redefinitions of common terms ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/24/obama-misleading-war-isis-syria ) such as "imminent attack", "civilians", militants" and "ground troops".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Perverse_redefinitions_of_common_terms%29
#  New Zealand election
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

The pro-business party in New Zealand won reelection through a long-term organized practice of [ smearing opponents through proxies ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/24/new-zealand-elections-dirty-tricks-helped-john-key-win-another-term ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28New_Zealand_election%29
#  Spread of Ebola
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

[ Over a million people could be infected with Ebola virus by January ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/23/ebola-cdc-millions-infected-quarantine-africa-epidemic ) if it keeps spreading at the current rate.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Spread_of_Ebola%29
#  UK's deportation of Tamil refugees
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

Sri Lanka continues to torture Tamils regularly, often demanding information about Tamil refugees in the UK. Meanwhile, the UK [ continues deporting those refugees to Sri Lanka ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/tamil-asylum-seekers-sri-lanka-torture ) . This is prima facie evidence that the UK minister in charge of deportations is callously blind to justice, law and humanity.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28UKs_deportation_of_Tamil_refugees%29
#  Obama's speech about global heating
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:52:57 2014-09-26

Bill McKibben [ critiques ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/09/23/bill-mckibben-reacts-president-obamas-climate-summit-speech ) Obama's speech about global heating.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Obamas_speech_about_global_heating%29
#  Urgent: Strict limits on shipping oil on trains
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

US citizens: call for [ strict limits on shipping oil on trains ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/oil_trains ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Strict_limits_on_shipping_oil_on_trains%29
#  Urgent: Make commitments for renewable energy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

Everyone: call on Amazon to [ make commitments for renewable energy ]( https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1709 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Make_commitments_for_renewable_energy%29
#  Painful reality of poverty
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

Talking about "inequality" [ covers up the painful reality of poverty ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/24/language-of-poverty-inequality-britain ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Painful_reality_of_poverty%29
#  Jailed for a year without charges or lawyers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

The ACLU is suing to free people that Mississippi jailed for as much as a year [ without charges or lawyers ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/mississippi-inmates-held-without-indictments-aclu-lawsuit ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Jailed_for_a_year_without_charges_or_lawyers%29
#  Massive and broad attack on Australians' freedom
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

Australia's government is using far-away ISIS as an [ excuse for a massive and broad attack on Australians' freedom ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/25/tony-abbott-trade-freedom-security ) , including imprisonment of reporters and whistleblowers, massive surveillance, and punishment without trial. ISIS is a horrible threat to people in Iraq and Syria; for Australia, the danger of ISIS is a pinprick compared with this.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Massive_and_broad_attack_on_Australians%27_freedom%29
#  John Crawford was not threatening anyone
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

Walmart's security camera shows that John Crawford was not threatening anyone, bothering anyone, or pointing the BB rifle at anyone when thugs shot him. He was [ standing still, talking on his phone ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/surveillance-video-walmart-shooting-john-crawford-police ) . A passerby told the thugs that Crawford was pointing the BB rifle at people, and the thugs who killed Crawford falsely repeated that claim, but they shot him without taking a couple of seconds of care to check it. If thugs can get away with this sort of excuse, nobody is safe. However, whites are in less danger than blacks: people are less likely to falsely perceive whites as threatening others, and thugs are less likely to shoot whites before asking questions.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28John_Crawford_was_not_threatening_anyone%29
#  Plutocratic extremists in US
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

Plutocratic extremists in the US want to [ set retired people and children against each other ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/23/if-children-are-being-crowded-out-it-being-done-rich-people ) , hoping parents will blame the retired and fight them for the dwindling share of the nation's production that plutocrats allow to everyone else.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Plutocratic_extremists_in_US%29
#  Urgent: Stop trying to patent mutant human genes
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

Everyone: call on Myriad Genetics to [ stop trying to patent mutant human genes ]( http://action.sumofus.org/a/australia-breast-cancer-myriad-genetic/ ) . Of course, what is really needed is a law to eliminate all such patents in Australia, that's no reason not to pressure the companies that try to exploit the existing bad law.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Stop_trying_to_patent_mutant_human_genes%29
#  Palo Alto's electricity
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

Palo Alto's electricity [ is carbon-neutral ]( http://www.slate.com/articles/business/the_juice/2014/09/palo_alto_power_supply_how_the_home_of_stanford_became_carbon_neutral.html ) , and cheap compared with the rest of California. However, that doesn't include the cars; there is still a long way to go.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Palo_Alto%27s_electricity%29
#  Thugs will not be prosecuted
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

The thugs that shot John Crawford, while he carried a BB-gun he was about to buy, [ will not be prosecuted ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/walmart-shooting-grand-jury-declines-indict-john-crawford ) . The US legal system, through a combination of its official rules and its unstated prejdices, empowers thugs to shoot innocent black men from time to time, and to harass them continually.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Thugs_will_not_be_prosecuted%29
#  Israeli crime
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

Kidnaping and killing three Israeli teenagers was a horrible crime, by every day standards, but Israel used it as an [ excuse to commit a crime 400 times as big ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/24/guardian-view-human-economic-political-costs-gaza-war ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Israeli_crime%29
#  Privacy research
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:10 2014-09-26

Google gave money to Stanford for research, but made Stanford accept the condition [ not to use it to fund privacy research ]( http://www.propublica.org/article/stanford-promises-not-to-use-google-money-for-privacy-research ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Privacy_research%29
#  Marine reserves in the Pacific
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:09 2014-09-26

The US and Kiribati [ will create vast marine reserves in the Pacific ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/25/barack-obama-worlds-largest-ocean-reserve-pacific ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#26_September_2014_%28Marine_reserves_in_the_Pacific%29
#  Protesters block UK coal train
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Greenpeace protesters in the UK [ blocked a coal train ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/23/fifty-activists-and-polar-bear-halt-uk-coal-train ) and packed the coal into bags saying to return it to Putin.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Protesters_block_UK_coal_train%29
#  Mass protest in Tokyo
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

A mass protest in Tokyo [ against restarting nuclear power plants ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/23/remember-fukushima-thousands-rally-against-nuclear-restart-japan ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Mass_protest_in_Tokyo%29
#  "Plagiarism" of policy proposals
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Two Republican legislators [ criticized a Democratic candidate for "plagiarizing" part of the text of a policy proposal ]( http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/09/12606/wi-alec-plagiarists-criticize-burke-copying-jobs-plan ) . The same two Republicans did not hesitate to copy a nasty ALEC model bill and present it as their own work. The concept of plagiarism is not applicable to policy proposals and laws. It would be total folly to refrain from advocating a good policy just because someone else has advocated it before.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Plagiarism_of_policy_proposals%29
#  Science and political issues
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Scientists must [ resist the idea that science is above politics and that they ought to be apolitical ]( http://www.theguardian.com/science/the-h-word/2014/sep/24/martyrs-science-history-galileo-nazi ) . Today, several areas of science tie directly to the most important political issues of our age, including global heating, privacy, and toxic agricultural practices.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Science_and_political_issues%29
#  Attempt to hold torturers responsible
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

[ Trying again ]( http://www.theguardian.com/law/2014/sep/24/pakistani-citizen-uk-torture-case ) to hold British soldiers in the Bush forces responsible for torture carried out in cahoots with the US government.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Attempt_to_hold_torturers_responsible%29
#  Metaphors and global heating
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Taking metaphors seriously is [ no way to understand an important issue such as global heating ]( http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/015994.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Metaphors_and_global_heating%29
#  Fines issued by thug in rage
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

A thug in Seattle expressed his hostility to another official by [ giving 80 people fines for smoking marijuana ]( http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Prosecutor-to-drop-all-Seattle-marijuana-tickets-276204811.html ) , apparently illegally.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Fines_issued_by_thug_in_rage%29
#  China promises cap on greenhouse gas
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

China pledged to publish soon a [ schedule for capping and reducing greenhouse gas emissions ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/chinas-choice/2014/sep/24/china-pledges-to-cut-emissions-at-un-climate-summit ) . If China goes through with this, [ the US had better do it too ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/24/five-ways-ban-ki-moons-summit-has-changed-international-climate-politics-forever ) . Most of the increase in greenhouse gas emissions comes from [ China, the US, and India ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2014/sep/24/record-year-for-fossil-fuel-emissions-declared-pushes-carbon-budget-to-the-brink ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28China_promises_cap_on_greenhouse_gas%29
#  Tasmania's proposed anti-protest laws
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Tasmania's proposed law, meant to crush protests against logging, [ will exclude places such as stores and public areas ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/tasmania-to-overhaul-draconian-anti-protest-laws-aimed-at-forestry ) . But it will still be aimed at forests, factories, and farms, so it is still unacceptable.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Tasmanias_proposed_anti-protest_laws%29
#  Australia's plans for asylum seekers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Australia is trying to make asylum seekers go to Papua New Guinea, including some who are gay — [ but they would be persecuted there ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/gay-asylum-seekers-manus-island-fear-persecution-png ) . It [ plans to force them to Cambodia ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/24/asylum-seekers-morrison-will-sign-resettlement-deal-with-cambodia ) instead.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Australias_plans_for_asylum_seekers%29
#  Turkey to fight ISIS
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Turkey [ will participate in fighting ISIS ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/turkey-us-air-strikes-isis-syria-erdogan ) . This support is clearly useful, but even though Turkey's government is not as bad as Saudi Arabia's or Bahrain's or Qatar's, it is still Islamist and an [ enemy of human rights ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2012-nov-feb.html#22_January_2013_(Human_rights_lawyers_arrested_in_Turkey) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Turkey_to_fight_ISIS%29
#  Duck Duck Go gains prestige
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

China awarded Duck Duck Go its most prestigious internet medal: [ censorship ]( http://www.techinasia.com/duckduckgo-joins-google-blocked-china/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Duck_Duck_Go_gains_prestige%29
#  UK children retarded by poverty
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Plutocrat-imposed poverty in the UK shows up in children: half the children of the age to start school are [ not mentally developed enough ]( http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/sep/23/half-children-reception-unready-school ) . Their parents are too short of money to do what the children need. The Tory Party has condemned those children to a life of backwardness, but Labour says it will make only marginal improvements.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28UK_children_retarded_by_poverty%29
#  Right-wing donations laundered
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Dinesh D'Souza [ confessed to laundering donations ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/dinesh-dsouza-guilty-sentenced-campaign-finance-service ) for right-wing political campaigns.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Right-wing_donations_laundered%29
#  US airstrikes in Raqqa
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

[ Interviews with civilians ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/raqqa-residents-divided-us-air-strikes-isis-syria ) in Raqqa about the US airstrikes there.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28US_airstrikes_in_Raqqa%29
#  Spain's right-wing gov't
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Spain's right-wing government has given up on [ attacking abortion rights ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/spain-abandons-plan-introduce-tough-new-abortion-laws ) . However, it has already made a large fraction of Spaniards poor, and attacked the right to protest.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Spains_right-wing_govt%29
#  Unemployment in Italy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

An Italian town's last-ditch effort to help the unemployed people is to [ give some of them funds to try to emigrate ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/sardinian-town-novel-way-cut-unemployment-pay-people-to-leave ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#25_September_2014_%28Unemployment_in_Italy%29
#  Israeli soldiers kill suspects
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

Israeli soldiers found the two Palestinians that were suspected of kidnaping and murdering three Israeli teenagers, and [ killed them ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/israel-kills-palestinian-suspects-teenagers-murder ) . Why weren't they arrested instead? Maybe they fought and made it impossible to arrest them. Or maybe the Israelis preferred to kill them.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Israeli_soldiers_kill_suspects%29
#  US allied with vicious regimes
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-25

The US is now [ allied with Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/obama-hails-arab-allies-isis-syrian-air-strikes ) , in fighting in Syria. It makes strategic sense to ally with Sunni monarchies to undermine the claims of ISIS to the loyalty of Sunnis. But I can't understand how anyone can be "proud to stand shoulder to shoulder" with these vicious regimes. Saudi Arabia [ beheads people regularly ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2011-jul-oct.html#11_August_2011_(Beheading_Fuels_Backlash) ) , and oppresses women almost as badly as ISIS does. As for Bahrain, remember the protests and the [ massacres ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2010-nov-feb.html#20%20February%202011%20(Protesters%20attacked) ) ?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28US_allied_with_vicious_regimes%29
#  Google breaks with ALEC
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

Google has [ broken with ALEC ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/google-to-cut-ties-with-rightwing-lobby-group-over-climate-change-lies ) . Being willing to work with ALEC even over some other issue suggests a moral blindness.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Google_breaks_with_ALEC%29
#  US air strikes against ISIS
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

The US started air strikes against ISIS in Syria, including in the city of [ Raqaa ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/us-launches-air-strikes-against-isis-targets-in-syria ) , with [ cooperation from Jordan ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/arab-allies-helping-us-fight-isis ) . An announcement on CNN said, "A military official said the strikes are meant to target the ability of the terror group to command and control, resupply and train." There is nothing wrong with those goals in principle, but this means the attacks are not against troops in the field — and therefore are likely to kill civilians. If the people living in Raqaa resent ISIS and wish they could kick ISIS out, they will welcome these attacks; if some of them are killed, they will consider that a necessary evil and blame ISIS. But if they don't resent ISIS, they will blame the US for those deaths, and give ISIS more support.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28US_air_strikes_against_ISIS%29
#  The "tax inversion" loophole
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

Obama says [ administrative measures ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/22/obama-target-firms-us-taxes ) will close the "tax inversion" loophole. It will be good to shut it this way, but that ought to be firmed up in law.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28The_tax_inversion_loophole%29
#  The spying-industrial complex
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

The [ spying-industrial complex ]( http://whatsupic.com/news-politics-usa/5-companies46873874.html ) : 5 companies that get contracts from US intelligence agencies and continually exaggerate the danger of terrorism. Terrorists do exist, but the threat they pose to Americans is minute compared with the danger of cars, smoking, and the plutocratic regime that leaves tens of millions of Americans with no health care except the emergency room. Terrorism hype is striking Australia too, and being used as the [ excuse to attack civil liberties there ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=5325 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28The_spying-industrial_complex%29
#  Harassment of US journalists
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

The Committee to Protect Journalists [ rebuked the Obama regime again ]( http://cpj.org/2014/09/cpj-urges-us-mitigate-threats-journalism-newsgathering.php ) for its harassment and prosecution of journalists.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Harassment_of_US_journalists%29
#  400,000 people march in NYC
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

[ 400,000 people joined in the climate march ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/09/22/largest-global-call-climate-action-history ) in New York City. This was followed by the [ Flood Wall Street protest ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/22/flood-wall-street-protest-arrest-police-climate-change-new-york ) . The protesters couldn't get inside the stock exchanges, but pointed out that the ocean will get in, unless we stop the global heating that raises sea level.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28400%2C000_people_march_in_NYC%29
#  Private US college tuition
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

Private US colleges are [ demanding more money from poor families while offering scholarships to the wealthy ]( http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-18/colleges-make-low-income-families-pay-more-than-ever ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Private_US_college_tuition%29
#  Hong Kong students protest
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

Hong Kong students have called a week of [ strikes to demand democratic elections ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/22/hong-kong-students-democracy-protest ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Hong_Kong_students_protest%29
#  Australia cutting intel budget
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

Australia has been [ cutting the budget for intelligence agencies ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/22/australias-national-security-at-risk-from-spy-agency-funding-cuts ) . Proposed [ attacks on human rights ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#20_August_2014_(New_counter-terrorism_proposals_in_Australia) ) are apparently meant to compensate for that.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Australia_cutting_intel_budget%29
#  Effects of global heating on the poor
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

Coping with the effects of global heating is leaving some poor countries [ short of funds for health care and education ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/sep/22/poor-nations-climate-change-budget-health-education ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Effects_of_global_heating_on_the_poor%29
#  Employment
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-24

Extending unemployment benefits [ has no effect on when or whether people get back to work ]( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/12/1329302/-Republicans-Caught-in-A-Colossal-Lie-About-Unemployment-Benefits ) . But it sure helps them avoid living in the street unless/until they get work again. What does help get people work is government spending directed in ways that create a lot of jobs — not spending on banks or weapons. For instance, unemployment benefits feed money into the economy, and the recipients are sure to spend it right away on job-creating activities. Almost 40% of potentially employed people in the US are not working, because there aren't jobs for them. Most of them are in some degree of hardship. Automation is likely to make this a lot worse. The solution is a [ basic income for everyone ]( http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/brain20140916 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Employment%29
#  Courageous Australian MP
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

A courageous Australian MP calls for former prime minister Howard to be [ prosecuted by the ICC for starting a war based on lies ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/22/howard-should-be-tried-for-conspiracy-to-commit-mass-says-andrew-wilkie ) . Hear, hear!
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Courageous_Australian_MP%29
#  Ban on Fracking
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

The Urgent Case [ for a Ban on Fracking ]( http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/R?i=DLoIHQbXC3T9kaHZxjo-kg ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Ban_on_Fracking%29
#  Republicans blocking voter registrations
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

Republicans in Georgia are [ blocking 51,000 voter registrations ]( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/18/1330565/-GA-SOS-suppressing-51-000-voter-registrations-because?detail=email ) , apparently because they are from minority groups.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Republicans_blocking_voter_registrations%29
#  "Preventative detention"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

Australia has ordered some sort of [ "preventative detention" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/indefinite-ban-reporting-counter-terrorism-preventative-detention-order ) for people associated in some way with an alleged terror plot. Everyone is forbidden to publish any information about what is going on, including (it appears) the names of the people imprisoned. Are those people's friends talking about their absence?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Preventative_detention%29
#  UK may sneak secretly into a ground war in Iraq
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

The UK may [ sneak secretly into a ground war in Iraq using commando groups ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/defence-and-security-blog/2014/sep/22/sas-iraq-syria ) , while imposing new secrecy rules to thwart democracy.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28UK_may_sneak_secretly_into_a_ground_war_in_Iraq%29
#  Global economy needs to cut its carbon intensity
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

The global economy [ needs to cut its carbon intensity by 6% per year from now till 2100 ]( http://pwc.co.uk/assets/pdf/low-carbon-economy-index-2014.pdf ) to avoid more than 2 degrees of heating. And that's assuming good luck, that we don't hit an unexpected positive feedback that sends heating shootin ahead.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Global_economy_needs_to_cut_its_carbon_intensity%29
#  Exports of fossil fuels and uranium
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

Australia's government plans to [ increase exports of fossil fuels and uranium ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/23/energy-superpower-coalitions-grand-fossil-fuel-plan-for-australia ) , effectively aiming to push the rest of the world to cause global heating disaster.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Exports_of_fossil_fuels_and_uranium%29
#  Western Australia killed an aboriginal woman
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

Western Australia killed an aboriginal woman by [ jailing her for unpaid parking tickets and denying her medical care ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/death-in-custody-over-unpaid-parking-fines-independent-inquiry-urged ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Western_Australia_killed_an_aboriginal_woman%29
#  Queensland returning land to aboriginal traditional owners
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

Queensland is [ returning 20,000 square km of land to aboriginal traditional owners ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/cape-york-land-handover-to-traditional-owners-repairs-a-historical-wrong ) . Europeans took the land of Australia from the aboriginal peoples, and it is right to give some of it back. However, I do not approve of the aboriginal culture's idea that major aspects of that culture, its laws in effect, should be the property of small groups. Secret law is not law. It does [ far more harm in Obama's hands ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#01_July_2014_%28Drone_assassination_memo%29 ) , or the [ Australian government's hands ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Preventative_detention%29 ) , than in the aboriginal people's hands, because the latter have comparatively little power. It is wrong in principle nonetheless.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Queensland_returning_land_to_aboriginal_traditional_owners%29
#  Single mothers occupied boarded-up building
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

29 single mothers, made homeless by the UK's crush-the-poor policies and threatened with being sent 200 miles away, [ have occupied a boarded-up building in their town ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/23/real-politics-empty-london-housing-estate ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Single_mothers_occupied_boarded-up_building%29
#  Life in prison for publishing political views
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

China sentenced Ilham Tohti to [ life in prison for publishing political views ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/xinjiang-china-court-ilham-tohti-muslim-uighur-life-in-prison ) . The US is not in a position to sneer at China, given what it continues to do in Guantanamo.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28Life_in_prison_for_publishing_political_views%29
#  ISIS released video
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-24

ISIS released a video calling on supporters to [ kill non-Muslims in Australia, Canada, Europe and the US ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/islamic-states-call-to-kill-westerners-has-terrorism-experts-divided ) . It is a valid point that this video shows ISIS does not have the power to carry out such attacks itself. A more important point becomes visible when we consider why ISIS made this statement. They can't help knowing that it will inflame war-fever in those countries, so that must be their aim. They must want those countries to engage in an overt war that will boost support for ISIS among the people it rules. They are telling us, enemies they can barely touch, to "come out and fight like a man" so they can profit from that mistake. One Australian politician [ questions the logic of trying to destroy ISIS by war. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/islamic-state-labor-mp-says-rational-debate-drowned-out-by-drums-of-war ) "We must curb our instinctive reaction and look at the root causes." Jordan's participation in the attack on ISIS in Syria was a [ good move for Obama ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/23/arab-allies-helping-us-fight-isis ) , since it will undermine ISIS's message to Sunnis.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#24_September_2014_%28ISIS_released_video%29
#  Home of the brave
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

The thug who accosted Danielle Watts had no legal basis to do so, and he handcuffed for [ calmly exercising the legal rights everyone is supposed to have in the US ]( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/15/1329845/-Daniele-Watts-Wasn-t-Detained-for-Prostitution-it-s-Much-Worse-than-That ) . Three cheers for Danielle Watts!
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Home_of_the_brave%29
#  Walmart dumps cost of uniforms on workers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

Walmart is [ dumping the cost of new uniforms on its workers ]( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/17/1330399/-Walmart-finds-a-new-way-to-exploit-workers-with-a-new-dress-code ) by calling the uniforms a "dress code".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Walmart_dumps_cost_of_uniforms_on_workers%29
#  Thug tases teenage driver
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

A thug tased a teenage driver, apparently because the car's electric window on the passenger side did not open. Dragged out of the car, the driver's head seems to have hit the ground, causing a grave brain injury. This is unremarkable in the US, but this teenager was not a mere citizen. He was the son of another thug. So [ shit is hitting the fan ]( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/16/1330050/-Another-Out-Of-Control-Cop-Story-But-This-Cop-May-Have-Messed-With-The-Wrong-Kid ) . I hope that kid gets justice, but it won't be a lot of justice if it applies only when the victim is the child of a thug.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Thug_tases_teenage_driver%29
#  After Scotland's vote
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

After Scotland almost voted to exit the UK, [ will that be enough to convert the timid Labour Party ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/21/miliband-memo-britain-social-order-bankrupt ) into something ready to fix what is wrong?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28After_Scotlands_vote%29
#  Rockefellers to divest from fossil fuel
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund [ pledged to divest from fossil fuel ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/22/rockefellers-and-investors-pledge-50bn-divestment-from-fossil-fuels ) . In addition to punishing fossil fuel companies' stock price — which could be cancelled out if other investors buy in — the divestment movement can concentrate plutocratic lobbying power in favor of decarbonization. Plutocratic lobbying power is an injustice, and to restore democracy we must get rid of it, but in the mean time setting some of it against global heating is a step forward.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Rockefellers_to_divest_from_fossil_fuel%29
#  Surrendering France to plutocrats
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

The French government, under the Socialist Party, plans to make France [ "more competitive" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/22/manuel-valls-praise-angela-merkel-french-economic-reform-plans ) . That's the code word for "surrender to the plutocrats."
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Surrendering_France_to_plutocrats%29
#  Militarization of US thugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

The Pentagon gives military weapons even to [ thug departments that the US government considers likely to violate people's rights ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/22/pentagon-police-military-gear-civil-rights-justice-department ) . It is a mistake to suppose that the other thug departments won't do this. Hardly any of them should get military weapons. The existence of a SWAT team [ impels rules to use it frequently ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-jan-apr.html#11_March_2013_(Giving_US_thugs_military_weapons) ) , and that use puts people's lives in danger. The US needs 20 SWAT teams in cities distributed around the country; more than that is an avoidable risk.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Militarization_of_US_thugs%29
#  Bearers of economic risks
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

[ Why Ordinary People Bear Economic Risks and Donald Trump Doesn't. ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/22/why-ordinary-people-bear-economic-risks-and-donald-trump-doesnt )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Bearers_of_economic_risks%29
#  India's attack against Greenpeace
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

India denied entry to a Greenpeace official, as part of a [ broad attack against Greenpeace ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/22/greenpeace-worker-refused-entry-india ) . The Modi government is turning out to be an even greater sellout to business than the Congress Party was.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Indias_attack_against_Greenpeace%29
#  Evidence that Darrien Hunt was cosplaying
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

There is evidence suggesting Darrien Hunt was [ cosplaying when thugs shot him ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/22/darrien-hunt-sketches-fantasy-cosplay ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Evidence_that_Darrien_Hunt_was_cosplaying%29
#  Ocean acidification
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

Human CO2 emissions, by acidifying the oceans, are [ reducing the ocean's ability to absorb CO2 ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/22/the-uns-new-york-climate-summit-is-guilty-of-a-major-sin-of-omission ) . This means more of the emissions will go into the atmosphere and global heating will speed up.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Ocean_acidification%29
#  Sports teams bully US cities
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

Arrogant sports teams [ bully US cities into funding stadiums for them ]( http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/sep/22/-sp-how-american-sports-franchises-sell-cities-short ) , promising the cities economic growth — which benefits only a few, if it happens at all.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Sports_teams_bully_US_cities%29
#  Futon Physics
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:08 2014-09-24

A humorous article, [ Futon Physics ]( https://stallman.org/futon-physics )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#23_September_2014_%28Futon_Physics%29
#  Italian Puns
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:10 2014-09-23

New [ puns in Italian ]( https://stallman.org/italian_puns.html )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28Italian_Puns%29
#  Right of first sale
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:10 2014-09-22

Congress is considering a [ bill to allow resale of devices that contain software covered by EULAs ]( https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/bill-introduced-congress-let-you-actually-own-things-even-if-they-contain-software ) . This is a first step in the right direction. The right of first sale should trump all EULAs, and so should personal modification. The article refers to [ DRM (digital restrictions management) ]( http://DefectiveByDesign.org ) by the unfortunate term [ "digital locks" ]( http://gnu.org/philosophy/words-to-avoid.html#DigitalLocks ) . This grants them legitimacy by comparing them to ordinary locks. Please criticize that term when you see it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28Right_of_first_sale%29
#  March for the Climate
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:10 2014-09-22

[ While We March for the Climate, Governments Meet with Polluters ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/19/while-we-march-climate-governments-meet-polluters ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28March_for_the_Climate%29
#  Uber drivers getting shafted
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:10 2014-09-22

Uber drivers are [ getting shafted ]( https://www.jacobinmag.com/2014/09/against-sharing/ ) ; Uber can arbitrarily cut their pay, and they have to work 15 hours a day. Some are trying to unionize. Uber [ requires running nonfree software ]( https://stallman.org/uber.html ) , too; if you value your freedom, you won't consider Uber an option. We should not accept the whitewash label of "sharing economy" for companies like Uber. A more accurate term is "piecework subcontractor economy".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28Uber_drivers_getting_shafted%29
#  University divestment from fossil fuels
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:10 2014-09-22

The University of Dayton has [ decided to divest from fossil fuels ]( http://ncronline.org/blogs/eco-catholic/university-dayton-divests-fossil-fuels ) and invest some of those funds in green energy.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28University_divestment_from_fossil_fuels%29
#  Folly of school "lockdown" drills
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:10 2014-09-22

[ The folly ]( http://karenfraid.tumblr.com/post/42953390104/permanent-lockdown-and-the-ethics-of-lying-to-children ) of repeated "lockdown" drills in US schools.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28Folly_of_school_lockdown_drills%29
#  Thousands protested in Moscow
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Thousands [ protested in Moscow against aggression in Ukraine ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/21/protest-moscow-russia-ukraine ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28Thousands_protested_in_Moscow%29
#  Only in US would people propose this law
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Only in the US would people propose [ a law to punish parents simply because their teenage children commit crimes ]( http://www.reason.com/blog/2014/09/18/are-the-parents-of-a-teen-murderer-guilt ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28Only_in_US_would_people_propose_this_law%29
#  Failing completely to reduce CO2 emissions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Humanity is [ failing completely to reduce CO2 emissions ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/21/record-co2-emissions-committing-world-to-dangerous-climate-change ) ; they are headed for a record this year.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28Failing_completely_to_reduce_CO2_emissions%29
#  Afghanistan was unable to conclude an election
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Afghanistan was unable to conclude an election to choose between two candidates for president, so eventually [ the two leading candidates made a power-sharing deal ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/21/afghanistan-power-sharing-deal-abdullah-ashraf-ghani-ahmadzai ) . It does not betoken a government with sufficient unity and strength to fight the Taliban.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28Afghanistan_was_unable_to_conclude_an_election%29
#  Fighting fossil fuels
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Desmond Tutu calls for [ fighting fossil fuels with the tactics used to fight apartheid ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/21/desmond-tutu-climate-change-united-nations ) , including boycotting anything sponsored by fossil fuel companies.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28Fighting_fossil_fuels%29
#  Secret prison in Afghanistan
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

The US handed over some [ Pakistani prisoners from its secret prison in Afghanistan to prison in Pakistan ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/20/us-releases-14-pakistani-detainees-afghanistan ) . This Bagram prison is even nastier than Guantanamo; the prisoners have been brought there from around the world, can't even see a lawyer, and the US won't even say who is imprisoned there. In effect, they have been disappeared. No matter what those men did, or are accused (perhaps spuriously) of doing, it can't justify this.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28Secret_prison_in_Afghanistan%29
#  A wave of assassinations
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Libyan Islamists appear to be behind a [ wave of assassinations of non-Islamists in Benghazi ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/20/teenaged-libyan-peace-activists-assassinations-benghazi-libya-tripoli ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#22_September_2014_%28A_wave_of_assassinations%29
#  Ebola virus
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

In the horrible world where Ebola virus spreads, [ anyone who comes near you could kill you ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/21/ebola-makes-you-a-risk-to-yourself-sierra-leone ) . If we stop the spread of Ebola reasonably soon, the long-term population growth will be unaffected. Having "neighbourhood festivities" when a baby is born might be partly responsible for the dangerously high growth rate. We need to do something about that.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Ebola_virus%29
#  The "privatization" of Britain
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

How the "privatization" of Britain [ replaced government services with foreign-controlled monopolies ]( http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/21/private-island-britain-belongs-someone-else-review-compelling-study-industries-foreign-hands ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28The_privatization_of_Britain%29
#  Poor people can barely cope
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Why poor people eat junk food and smoke, and can't make long-term plans that would improve their circumstances: [ they can barely cope with each week ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/21/linda-tirado-poverty-hand-to-mouth-extract ) . Being sleepy all the time makes it harder for people to plan well. When the system imposes that on people, it's the system that must be changed. However, discouragement plays a role too. It is hard to summon up attention for long-term dangers when you know you can't protect yourself from the immediate dangers. This shows that the US needs to undo the plutocratic changes since 1980, so as to make most people's lives no worse than they were then. However, it also shows the importance of helping the poor in ways that don't require them to make plans, choose carefully among options, and apply for support. Because they don't have the time for that on top of their daily obligations. When a woman who did not want to get pregnant has an abortion, it means the system failed to give her the means to avoid pregnancy and she is correcting that failure. We should help poor women avoid pregnancy by having high school steer students into effective modern birth control, such as implants or IUDs. The state should pay for these, for all women. To refuse is stupid penny-pinching. If you want to buy Ms Tirado's book, please don't order it, [ especially not from Amazon. ]( https://stallman.org/amazon.html ) Buy it with anonymous cash in a local independent book store.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Poor_people_can_barely_cope%29
#  Fingerprinting students
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

UK schools have taken the fingerprints of a million students [ as if it were nothing ]( http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/privacy-concerns-raised-as-more-than-one-million-pupils-are-fingerprinted-in-schools-9034897.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Fingerprinting_students%29
#  Google
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Assange: Google is effectively the [ private equivalent of the NSA ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/19/google-acts-privatized-nsa-wikileaks-julian-assange ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Google%29
#  Global heating denial
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Global heating's effects are all around us, but [ powerful plutocrats suppress recognition ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/19/climate-change-you-can-believe ) of global heating in the US (and Canada, Australia and the UK). So US cities that want to plan to cope with the consequences expected in the next few decades have to tiptoe around the cause.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Global_heating_denial%29
#  US massive surveillance programs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

The CDT and ACLU reported 5 US massive surveillance programs to the UN as especially [ threatening to human rights ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/19/five-us-surveillance-programs-undermining-global-human-rights ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28US_massive_surveillance_programs%29
#  Paranoia in Australia
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Paranoia in Australia: a passenger was kicked off a flight because [ someone saw him scribbling in a notebook about the fear of terrorism ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/20/terror-doodles-removal-australian-man-tiger-airways ) . This sort of paranoia helps governments attack human rights, which does far more damage than terrorists ever could.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Paranoia_in_Australia%29
#  Obama to "forward-deploy" some "advisers"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Obama says he won't send ground troops to fight in Iraq, but instead will [ "forward-deploy" some of the "advisers" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/20/obama-war-legal-rationale-isis ) . In practice, it may be the same thing. There may be some advantage in this disguise; until ISIS kills some on the battlefield, the US could claim not to have troops fighting in Iraq, much as [ Putin pretended not to have Russian troops fighting in Ukraine ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#02_September_2014_(Thousands_of_Russian_soldiers_sent_to_places_near_Ukraine) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Obama_to_forward-deploy_some_advisors%29
#  US thugs waiting to rob Canadians
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Warning to Canadians: in the US, thugs are [ waiting to rob you ]( http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/world/story/1.2760736 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28US_thugs_waiting_to_rob_Canadians%29
#  Artificial sweeteners
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

A study gives a preliminary suggestion that common artificial sweeteners [ can affect intestinal bacteria in some people ]( http://www.theverge.com/2014/9/17/6338403/zero-calorie-blood-sugar-risk ) , causing them to experience high blood sugar levels.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Artificial_sweeteners%29
#  Antibiotic resistance
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

The proposed US law to prevent antibiotic resistance won't help; it [ will make the system worse ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/09/19/congress-should-oppose-bill-undermines-patient-safety-and-fails-tackle-rise ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Antibiotic_resistance%29
#  Wars of Choice
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Ralph Nader: [ Damaging Our Country from Wars of Choice ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/19/damaging-our-country-wars-choice ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Wars_of_Choice%29
#  US news editors rebuke Obama
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Leading US news editors [ rebuked Obama ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/19/top-news-editors-slam-white-house-secrecy-intimidation ) for making the US government more secretive and for intimidation of journalists.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28US_news_editors_rebuke_Obama%29
#  The poor to bear global heating cost
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Rich countries including the US are [ going back on their promises to help poor countries cope ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/20/us-climate-change-aid-poor-nations-un-summit ) with the damages of global heating. It was inevitable that, as those increased, the rich countries would someday face so much expense coping with those increasing damages that they would refuse to help other countries. Eventually the rich countries themselves will be unable to cope. However, the austerity that the plutocrats have imposed on the US has made it happen sooner.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28The_poor_to_bear_global_heating_cost%29
#  Less CO2 emissions from Australia
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Australia is drifting into less CO2 emissions, which is good, but means it [ should adopt a more ambitious target ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/20/australias-emissions-pledge-is-getting-easier-to-achieve-new-figures-show ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Less_CO2_emissions_from_Australia%29
#  New Zealand voters reelect spying liars
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

New Zealand voters [ reelected the rulers that spy on them all and lied about it ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/20/new-zealand-election-john-key-national-overwhelming-victory ) . One might be tempted to say that they deserve such mistreatment, but that is fallacious. Only half of them chose it — but all are now stuck with it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28New_Zealand_voters_reelect_spying_liars%29
#  Nadya ToloKonnikova
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Nadya Tolokonnikova [ continues working in Russia to oppose Putin's regime ]( http://www.theguardian.com/theguardian/2014/sep/19/nadya-tolokonnikova-pussy-riot-interview-nothing-to-lose ) , and global capitalism on the side. I don't oppose capitalism as such — the existence of private businesses. However, what some call "global capitalism" is more plutocracy than capitalism as such, and I oppose plutocracy.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Nadya_ToloKonnikova%29
#  Peanut contamination hidden
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Executives of a US peanut plant have been sentenced to prison for falsifying contamination test records. [ 9 people died ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/three-convicted-tainted-peanuts-salmonella-outbreak ) from the contamination that they hid this way.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Peanut_contamination_hidden%29
#  New Pun: Fossil Fuels
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

New pun: [ Fossil Fuels ]( https://stallman.org/puns.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28New_Pun%3A_Fossil_Fuels%29
#  Record-breaking fires in California
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

California has had the [ driest three years ever recorded ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/-sp-california-wildfires-climate-change ) , causing record-breaking fires, and it's expected to get worse in the coming months. The fire season in the US west has increased, typically, by 70 days since a few decades ago. That is long-term change, global heating at work. The fires convert trees into carbon dioxide, adding to global heating. Positive feedbacks like this mean that at some point (which we can't predict) global heating will become self-perpetuating. The fools running the University of California [ refused to divest from fossil fool companies ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/19/university-california-fossil-feul-investment-divest-climate-change ) . They think divestment would cut the income for running the university. That's probably true, for the next few years at least. They'd certainly be better off continuing the status quo — but they are fools to think that is what they have chosen. Have they thought about how much funds the University of California will lose when global heating wrecks the state economy? When drought eliminates half the farming in California, and the forests are burning up, do they think the state will prioritize the university over firefighters? If global heating continues unchecked, some sort of University of California may still exist in 30 years, but it will be a shadow of its present-day self. If the regents were wiser, they would grab at any chance to avoid that fate. Divestment at least offers a chance. This is much worse than rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. They are on the oil train, rolling slowly torwards Lac-Mégantic, and trying to save money by not putting on the brakes.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Record-breaking_fires_in_California%29
#  Wisconsin voter ID law
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Republican judges authorized Wisconsin's voter ID law less than two months before the election. [ 300,000 voters may be disenfranchised ]( http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/09/12604/thousands-wi-students-could-be-disenfranchised ) , and it would be very hard for them to get IDs even if they can afford to try. Republicans impose voter ID laws because most citizens that don't have IDs are among the weak who are likely to vote Democrat.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Wisconsin_voter_ID_law%29
#  London thugs beat helpless man
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

The London thug department apologized to Nordell Edmonson. A gang of thugs [ pulled him out of his car and hit him with sticks while he was helpless ]( http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/sep/18/nordell-edmondson-metropolitan-police-race-discrimination ) — supposedly because he was driving without insurance. If he was indeed driving without insurance — I would not take the thugs word for it — he deserved to be tried, not beat up. Edmonson is not satisfied with payment of compensation, because that helps him only. He wants action to curb the violence of the thugs.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28London_thugs_beat_helpless_man%29
#  Australian "anti-terrorism" law
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

The proposed Australian "anti-terrorism" law [ would permit torture ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/asio-torture-warning-fears-new-powers-will-allow-suspects-to-be-harmed ) . This law is clearly unnecessary; an alleged terrorist plot involving real violence was watched and the planners were arrested yesterday.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Australian_anti-terrorism_law%29
#  Putin to set up internet disconnect switch
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Putin is plans to set up means to [ disconnect the Russian internet from the rest of the world ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/vladimir-putin-plan-unplug-russia-internet-emergency-kremlin-moscow ) in an "emergency". "Emergency" in this case means Russians' paying attention to criticism of Putin.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Putin_to_set_up_internet_disconnect_switch%29
#  NSA part of blackmail system
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Since the NSA hands over [ data about Palestinian-Americans' communications ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/18/new-questions-raised-about-nsa-israel-intelligence-sharing ) to Israel, and Israel uses such data to blackmail Palestinians in Palestine, it looks like the NSA is part of the blackmail system.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28NSA_part_of_blackmail_system%29
#  Transportation of oil
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Canada's extraction lobbyist [ hopes that more disasters with oil trains will convince the US to approve Keystone XL ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/18/albertas-tar-sands-lobbyist-were-just-one-devastating-lac-megantic-experience-away ) . However, looking at the harm done by [ extracting it ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#29_May_2014_(Canada_attacks_science) ) as well as by [ burning it ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2012-may-aug.html#03_July_2012_(Prediction_of_peak_oil_proves_false) ) the best option is to stop transporting that oil in any way.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Transportation_of_oil%29
#  Rebuking abuses of power in China
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Ilham Tohti is about to be convicted of [ bogus charges ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/china-ilham-toti-uighur-criticism-ethnic-policies ) after a phony trial. His unpardonable crime was to rebuke abuses of power rather than advocate Uighur nationalism.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Rebuking_abuses_of_power_in_China%29
#  Abandoned oil wells
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:08 2014-09-22

Pennsylvania has [ 200,000 abandoned oil wells ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/pennsylvania-abandoned-fracking-wells-methane-leaks-hidden ) , and when fracking is done near them, they become channels for leaking methane.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Abandoned_oil_wells%29
#  Mexican soldiers captured and then summarily shot 22 people
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Mexican soldiers [ captured and then summarily shot 22 people ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/mother-dead-girl-mexican-troops-executed-22-drug-gang-suspects ) , including members of a drug gang, and others who said they had been kidnaped by the gang.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Mexican_soldiers_captured_and_then_summarily_shot_22_people%29
#  Egypt's regime has made religion an arm of the state
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Egypt's regime [ has made religion an arm of the state ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/religion-still-leads-the-way-in-post-morsi-gypt ) . Atheists have been threatened with arrest.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Egypt%27s_regime_has_made_religion_an_arm_of_the_state%29
#  NFL player charged with violence against a woman
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Yet another NFL football player is [ charged with violence against a woman ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/nfl-jonathan-dwyer-head-butted-wife-sex ) : he appears have tried to force his wife to have sex, then hit her and broke her nose. This together with manipulative threats.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28NFL_player_charged_with_violence_against_a_woman%29
#  The world's population
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Decrease of the human population growth rate [ has ceased in sub-Saharan Africa ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/world-population-new-study-11bn-2100 ) . The world's population threatens to grow to 11 billion by 2100. I don't think it can reach that level — the consequences will cause global disaster before then, and many children will die. But that is a horrible way to limit the population.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28The_world%27s_population%29
#  Microbeads in toothpaste
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Microbeads in toothpaste can [ hurt users' gums, as well as wildlife ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/18/brushing-your-teeth-plastic-dentists-say-microbeads-bad-news ) after they go down the drain.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Microbeads_in_toothpaste%29
#  Forced to Collect Human Waste by Hand
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

India's "Untouchables" Are [ Still Being Forced to Collect Human Waste by Hand ]( http://time.com/3172895/dalits-sewage-untouchables-hrs-human-waste-india-caste/ ) . There are two wrongs here: the fact that many Indians don't have flushing toilets (which is a matter of poverty and overpopulation) and the fact that certain people are forced to clean them. If caste prejudice were eliminated, the second wrong would be gone but the first wrong would remain.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Forced_to_Collect_Human_Waste_by_Hand%29
#  License plate cameras
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

A California court denied a driver's suit to [ gain access to the data that license plate cameras have collected about him ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/california-license-plate-judge-privacy-police-government ) . We should [ not allow license plate cameras to record seeing any particular plate ]( http://gnu.org/philosophy/surveillance-vs-democracy.html ) , unless that plate is invalid or sought by court order.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28License_plate_cameras%29
#  Enslavement of high tech workers in Malaysia
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

More about [ enslavement of high tech workers in Malaysia ]( http://www.itworld.com/it-management/436552/use-forced-labor-systemic-malaysian-it-manufacturing?mm_ref=http%3A%2F%2Fboingboing.net%2F2014%2F09%2F18%2Fmalaysias-tech-manufacturing.html ) , and suggestions for ending it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Enslavement_of_high_tech_workers_in_Malaysia%29
#  Vote counting for Scotland's referendum
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Russian observers say that the vote counting for Scotland's referendum on independence [ was not done in accord with international norms ]( http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/19/russia-calls-foul-scottish-referendum ) . This is a cheap shot — the Scottish referendum should have been run according to standards, but that does not validate Putin's [ phony elections in the Crimea ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-mar-jun.html#18_March_2014_%28Why_the_election_in_Crimea_is_bogus%29 ) or in [ Russia. ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2007-nov-feb.html#13%20November%202007%20%28Even%20jokes%29 )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Vote_counting_for_Scotland%27s_referendum%29
#  Mother Jailed for Sending Semi-Naked Photos of Daughters
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Mother Jailed for [ Sending Semi-Naked Photos of Daughters to Dance Teacher ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/19/mother-jailed-for-sending-semi-naked-photos-of-daughters-to-dance-teacher ) . It appears that the dance teacher manipulated her into doing this so that her daughters would be admitted or kept in the dance school. He abused his power, but I don't think she should be punished.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Mother_Jailed_for_Sending_Semi-Naked_Photos_of_Daughters%29
#  The West Is Acting on Ebola
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Finally, [ The West Is Acting on Ebola ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/19/west-ebola-drop-bombs-iraq-while-drugs-africa ) . What Took Us So Long?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28The_West_Is_Acting_on_Ebola%29
#  Atheist airman
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

The US Air Force allowed an Atheist airman to [ swear his oath to support the Constitution without citing a deity ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/us-air-force-atheist-airman-reeinlist ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#21_September_2014_%28Atheist_airman%29
#  Torture by Nigerian thugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Torture is <A href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/nigeria-police-torture-extract-confessions-amnesty-international">standard practice for Nigerian thugs</a>.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Torture_by_Nigerian_thugs%29
#  Fire near Sacramento
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

A fire near Sacramento has [ burned over 110 square miles ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/california-wildfire-explosive-growth-pollock-pines ) and is threatening 2000 houses. Since global heating is making California more arid, this will be a frequent occurrence in a couple of decades.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Fire_near_Sacramento%29
#  Agent Orange-resistant GMO crops
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

The USDA approved GMO corn and soybeans [ resistant to the herbicide 2,4-D ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/09/17/organic-consumers-condemns-usda-approval-dows-new-gmo-crops ) , which was used in Agent Orange during the Vietnam war. Superweeds will experience a temporary setback, but in a few years they will evolve resistance to this chemical too.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Agent_Orange-resistant_GMO_crops%29
#  Paying to prevent discussions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Many companies give money to political parties to [ prevent an issue from ever being discussed ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/11/political-donations-corrupt-democracy-in-ways-you-might-not-realise ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Paying_to_prevent_discussions%29
#  For-profit schools
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

A US for-profit college company has been sued for [ predatory lending ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/17/profit-college-chain-sued-feds-predatory-lending-scheme ) . I think it is a good idea to prohibit for-profit schools, and for-profit hospitals too. [ Philanthropists are buying the students' loans ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/17/you-are-not-loan-rolling-jubilee-abolishes-millions-student-debt ) in order to forgive them. This is necessary because the US has made it impossible to get rid of student loans through bankruptcy. That law is cruel.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28For-profit_schools%29
#  Obama's "free trade" proposals
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Obama continues to propose to boost exports with antidemocratic "free trade" treaties. The existing ones have not had that effect, but the US Trade Representative is giving Congress [ fudged statistics ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/09/17/presidents-export-council-meets-no-chance-meet-obamas-export-doubling-goal ) to pretend that they did. Even if they did boost exports, it would not be particularly good, because that principally means more profit for US businesses. Nowadays that growth does little good for US workers, due to the antidemocratic effects of these same treaties. So there is no reason for Americans to make increased exports a goal at all.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Obamas_free_trade_proposals%29
#  Pay toilets
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

How pay toilets were [ eliminated in the US ]( http://www.psmag.com/navigation/business-economics/dont-pay-toilets-america-bathroom-restroom-free-market-90683/ ) . I wish other countries would pass similar laws.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Pay_toilets%29
#  Assad may help US target bombing of ISIS
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

[ Reports say that Assad has agreed ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/18/reported-us-syrian-accord-air-strikes ) to US bombing of ISIS forces in Syria. If Assad does indeed help target the attacks, that would be useful since they would be less likely to hit the wrong targets. But I worry about one thing: would Assad dishonestly supply coordinates of non-ISIS rebels, claiming they were ISIS?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Assad_may_help_US_target_bombing_of_ISIS%29
#  Japan's "scientific" whaling
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Japan's "scientific" whaling has produced just [ two peer-reviewed papers since 2005 ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/the-truth-about-the-peer-reviewed-science-produced-by-japans-whaling ) . The papers were based on 9 out of the 3600 minke whales Japan has killed during that time.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Japans_scientific_whaling%29
#  US citizen reports from Yemen prison
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:07 2014-09-22

Sharif Mobley found a way to phone his wife and told her he was being [ tortured in Yemen's prison ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/15/us-man-yemen-contact-wife-sharif-mosley ) . It appears that the Obama regime and Yemen's regime are collaborating to imprison him without trial. He faces criminal charges, perhaps bogus, but the Yemen regime is sabotaging the trial by refusing to bring him to court.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28US_citizen_reports_from_Yemen_prison%29
#  Estate tax
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-09-20

Senator Sanders proposes a law to [ make rich heirs start paying estate tax again ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/18/real-plutocracy-prevention-act ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Estate_tax%29
#  Japan to disregard vote on whaling
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-09-20

Japan announced it [ will disregard ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/japan-whaling-southern-ocean-iwc-ruling ) the International Whaling Commission's vote to limit whaling in the Southern Ocean.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Japan_to_disregard_vote_on_whaling%29
#  Price on carbon emissions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-09-20

Big investment groups called for a [ "stable, reliable and economically meaningful" price ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/18/investors-call-for-climate-change-deal ) on carbon emissions.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Price_on_carbon_emissions%29
#  Metadata
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-09-20

What can be learned about Ton Siedsma from one week of his metadata? [ Quite a lot ]( https://www.bof.nl/2014/07/30/how-your-innocent-smartphone-passes-on-almost-your-entire-life-to-the-secret-service/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Metadata%29
#  Playing while black
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-09-20

Darrien Hunts' sword had a [ rounded edge ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/darrien-hunt-police-shooting-family-friends-remember ) , so he could hardly have seriously threatened anyone with it. It appears that, before the thugs shot him, he was making moves with the sword as a form of pretend play, away from other people. The most dangerous looking thing about him was his skin color. If you're a black male, in the US, people will often perceive your actions as dangerous; if a while male did the same thing, people would not consider it dangerous. Over and over, this leads thugs to kill innocent people.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Playing_while_black%29
#  Enslaved Malaysian workers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-09-20

A large fraction of the workers in Malaysia's electronics factories are [ enslaved ]( http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/sep/17/modern-day-slavery-malaysia-electronics-industry ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Enslaved_Malaysian_workers%29
#  Being lured into war by videos
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  13:00:07 2014-09-20

The head of the Lib Dems says he [ won't let the UK be lured into war with ISIS by provocative videos ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/nick-clegg-uk-cannot-afford-religious-war-isis-islamic-state ) . There are surely some US politicians that are wise enough to reject that, but the mainstream media don't present them much.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#20_September_2014_%28Being_lured_into_war_by_videos%29
#  The silence on global heating
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-20

[ The Silence on Climate Change Is Deafening. It's Time for Us to Get Loud. ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/17/silence-climate-change-peoples-march ) The term "climate change" was [ coined by the denialist movement to make global heating sound neutral rather than dangerous ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#16_June_2014_(Destroyed_by_global_heating) ) . It makes no sense for us to use that term.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_September_2014_%28The_silence_on_global_heating%29
#  Price of meeting UK ministers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-20

The Tories have been so successful at enriching UK businesses that they have [ doubled the price ]( http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/17/tories-charge-business-executives-conference-access-ministers ) of meeting ministers.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_September_2014_%28Price_of_meeting_UK_ministers%29
#  Canadian PM to skip climate summit
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-20

Canadian PM Harper [ will skip the climate summit ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/16/harper-will-be-no-show-un-climate-summit-next-week ) . Not surprising, for a government that [ gags scientists to cover up the unpleasant facts of global heating ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_(Press_access_to_Canadian_scientist_denied) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_September_2014_%28Canadian_PM_to_skip_climate_summit%29
#  US criticism undermined
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-20

US criticism of Putin's expansionism and destabilization is undermined by [ several instances where the US did or supported similar actions ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/16/us-leadership-against-russia-crippled-its-own-hypocrisy ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_September_2014_%28US_criticism_undermined%29
#  US universities militarizing thugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:06 2014-09-20

US universities are getting [ M-16 assault rifles, even grenade launchers ]( http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/16/campus-cops-with-m-16s/ ) , for their campus thugs. It is dangerous for them to have such weapons.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_September_2014_%28US_universities_militarizing_thugs%29
#  Urgent: Statement of support for Greenpeace protesters
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

US citizens: [ sign a statement of support for Greenpeace protesters ]( https://secure3.convio.net/gpeace/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1707&autologin=true ) in Cincinnati, who face ten years' imprisonment under Putinesque charges.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Statement_of_support_for_Greenpeace_protesters%29
#  Urgent: Cleanup of pipeline spill
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

US citizens: Tell House Energy Chair Upton to give the polluters' campaign money to the [ cleanup of the pipeline spill in his district ]( http://act.boldprogressives.org/survey/petition_mi6_pipeline/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Cleanup_of_pipeline_spill%29
#  ISIS threatening to attack the White House
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

ISIS released another provocative video, this one [ threatening to attack the White House ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/islamic-state-video-threatens-white-house-us-troops ) . The ISIS propaganda team is clever, and surely expects this to make a lot of US politicians demand war so that they can look tough. I continue to claim that ISIS wants the US to fight so that it can convince Iraqi Sunnis that they have no choice but to support ISIS.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#19_September_2014_%28ISIS_threatening_to_attack_the_White_House%29
#  Urgent: Powerplant carbon limits
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

US citizens: call on the EPA to [ make powerplant carbon limits strong enough to do the job ]( https://secure3.convio.net/fww/site/Advocacy?pagename=homepage&page=UserAction&id=1400&autologin=true ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Powerplant_carbon_limits%29
#  Thugs attacked a BBC team in Moscow
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

A group of thugs (not necessarily official state thugs) [ attacked a BBC team in Moscow ]( http://www.theguardian.com/media/2014/sep/18/bbc-journalists-attacked-equipment-damaged-moscow-complaint ) ; while the team was reporting the attack to the official thugs, someone erased their computers' memories. Apparently some of Putin's men wanted to stop them from reporting on a Russian soldier apparently killed in Ukraine.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Thugs_attacked_a_BBC_team_in_Moscow%29
#  Russian writer Mikhail Shishkin
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

Russian writer Mikhail Shishkin says that [ Putin has taken Russia back to "Soviet times of total lies" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/russia-ukraine-europe-putin-black-hole ) , and that Putin's violence is preparing Russians to support a series of wars. Putin's nationalist propaganda resembles the US propaganda used to convince Americans to have faith that the US is the "good guy" in every war, in disregard of all truth. However, Putin's version is even stronger. Here's [ more about Mikhail Shishkin ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/putin-aggression-leaves-europe-in-pre-war-state-says-author ) . I am saddened by the Americans that grasp at straws to argue that Putin's lies are truth and that the fault lies entirely with Kiev. There certainly is some wrong on Kiev's side. Its deal with the EU could pave the way for [ "shock capitalism" and disastrous debt ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#27_June_2014_%28Ukraine-EU_austerity_pact%29 ) . There are indeed [ neo-nazi militias fighting for Kiev ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#12_August_2014_%28Ukrainian_Neo-Nazis%29 ) . Kiev's rejection of easterners' demands for limited autonomy was unjustified. But none of this alters the nature of Putin's military aggression in Ukraine.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Russian_writer_Mikhail_Shishkin%29
#  Pakistani professor assassinated
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

A Pakistani professor who promoted a liberal interpretation of Islam's social rules [ was assassinated ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/liberal-professor-islam-shot-dead-pakistan-karachi ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Pakistani_professor_assassinated%29
#  Battle over cutting Tasmania's old-growth forests
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

The [ battle over cutting Tasmania's old-growth forests will resume ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/18/-sp-tasmanian-forestry-peace-deal ) , with a government ban on protests condemned by the UN.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Battle_over_cutting_Tasmania%27s_old-growth_forests%29
#  Chevron trying to buy city council election
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

Chevron is trying to [ buy the city council election in Richmond, California ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/17/chevron-sounds-alarm-against-east-bay-anarchism ) using smears and confusion.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Chevron_trying_to_buy_city_council_election%29
#  Sucking the US into war
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

Many experts warn that ISIS propaganda videos are intended to suck the US into a war that would [ legitimize ISIS among Sunnis and thus strengthen it ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=5015 ) . US hawks that call for immediate war are motivated by domestic politics. If as a byproduct of political gain they strengthen ISIS, that's not important to them.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Sucking_the_US_into_war%29
#  Cutting poverty
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

What the US government must do [ if it wants to cut poverty ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/17/top-10-solutions-cut-poverty-and-grow-middle-class ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Cutting_poverty%29
#  Posting negative reviews about businesses
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

California passed a bill [ banning businesses from making customers agree not to post negative reviews ]( http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/congress-fight-for-your-right-to-yelp-20140915 ) . One is proposed at the US level. I wonder whether these measures also cover the attempt to require customers to assign copyright on their reviews to the business.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Posting_negative_reviews_about_businesses%29
#  Nationalism
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:07 2014-09-19

As surrender to plutocracy spreads poverty across Europe, [ nationalism offers the prospect of a magical escape ]( http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/sep/16/rise-nationalism-unites-scotland-england-independence ) without confronting the real root of the injustice. Often nationalism puts the blame for poverty on "parasitic" immigrants rather the principal parasites — the rich.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Nationalism%29
#  FinFisher
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

The German government [ allowed the intrusion software FinFisher to be sold to governments that trample human rights ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/16/wikileaks-finfisher-files-malware-surveillance ) . The article errs in talking about "Linux computers"; the context shows that this refers to the [ GNU/Linux ]( http://gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html ) system.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28FinFisher%29
#  Hottest August ever recorded
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

August 2014 was the [ hottest August ever recorded ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/16/august-was-hottest-on-record-worldwide-says-nasa ) , just like May and June.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Hottest_August_ever_recorded%29
#  China torturing professor
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Professor Ilham Tohti, who wrote in favor of Uighurs' rights, is [ being tortured ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/uighur-academic-ilham-tohti-separatism-charges-china-shackles ) as preparation for his show trial.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28China_torturing_professor%29
#  Global heating denial for kids
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Texas is [ trying to rewrite textbooks ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/16/texas-proposes-rewriting-school-text-books-to-deny-manmade-climate-change ) to deny global heating.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Global_heating_denial_for_kids%29
#  Limited autonomy in Eastern Ukraine
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Ukraine's government has adopted [ partial autonomy ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/ukraine-votes-more-power-separatist-east ) for the Eastern region where the rebellion is occurring. This limited autonomy seems natural to me, given that every part of the United States has it. Did Ukraine offer this limited autonomy at the beginning?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Limited_autonomy_in_Eastern_Ukraine%29
#  Apples unjust power over users
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Lots of iThing users are complaining that they did not want the U2 album "gift" that Apple stuck them with — and that it was [ hard to delete ]( http://www.cnet.com/news/apples-free-u2-album-perplexes-and-annoys-some-users/ ) . These complaints focus on a superficial problem, which reflects the shallow thinking that Apple instills in its users. Ironically, though, this superficial problem reflects a much deeper problem that the complainers have failed to notice: the unjust power that Apple has imposed on whoever uses an iThing or iTunes.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Apples_unjust_power_over_users%29
#  TSA gropes passenger after flight
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Agents of the Theater of Security Agency [ demanded to grope a passenger after he got off a flight ]( https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20140913/06350828511/tsa-not-sure-if-it-groped-man-before-flight-demands-to-grope-him-after-flight-is-over.shtml ) , claiming it was because they had forgotten to do this before the flight.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28TSA_gropes_passenger_after_flight%29
#  Resource distribution for voting places
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Some US states provide fewer resources to voting places with more minority groups, causing [ long waiting lines ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/09/15/new-study-lack-voting-resources-leads-long-lines-delays-longer-minority ) . One must suspect this is another method of Republican voter suppression.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Resource_distribution_for_voting_places%29
#  New Mexico sheriff faces charges
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

A New Mexico sheriff faces charges for [ two cases of attacking passing drivers ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/15/new-mexico-sheriff-indicted-as-federal-charges-mount-in-case ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28New_Mexico_sheriff_faces_charges%29
#  Mass surveillance in New Zealand
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

New Zealand Prime Minister Key is [ changing and contradicting his statements to try to deny revelations ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=4926 ) about the massive surveillance he started.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Mass_surveillance_in_New_Zealand%29
#  US gov't still trying to smear Snowden
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

The US government continues trying to smear Snowden with [ falsified claims ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=4961 ) that his disclosures aided terrorists. Even if they had been of some use to underground enemies of Americans, that harm would be small compared with the [ positive contribution of giving us a chance to recover democracy ]( http://gnu.org/philosophy/surveillance-vs-democracy.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28US_govt_still_trying_to_smear_Snowden%29
#  Cost of sea level rise
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Sea level rise could cause over [ 200 billion dollars ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/17/rising-sea-levels-sleeping-giant-could-cost-226bn-australia ) in damages to buildings and infrastructure in Australia in this century. For the US, I would guess it is ten times that. Has anyone seen a recent estimate?
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Cost_of_sea_level_rise%29
#  Man shot in the back by thugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Thugs said they shot Darrien Hunt because he lunged at them with a sword. However, an autopsy found he was [ shot in the back ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/darrien-hunt-shot-in-the-back-by-utah-police-says-family-attorney ) . Surveillance camera recordings have been [ provided to the thugs but not to Hunt's family ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/darrien-hunt-surveillance-footage-utah-police-shooting ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Man_shot_in_the_back_by_thugs%29
#  Racism among US thugs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Attorney General Holder launched a [ study of racism among US thugs ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/eric-holder-justice-department-racial-bias-study-police ) . It is a good idea. If only he went after the banksters and the torturers, he'd be doing a good job.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Racism_among_US_thugs%29
#  Persecution of Botswana journalists
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

The president of Botswana is [ persecuting journalists ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/trouble-paradise-botswana-journalist ) that reported on his car accident.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Persecution_of_Botswana_journalists%29
#  Prisoner granted euthanasia
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Belgium has [ granted a prisoner's petition for euthanasia ]( http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-29209459 ) . I understand and sympathize with a prisoner's wish to die rather than spend life in prison. It worries me that there's a danger this will encourage prison conditions designed to encourage suicide, a de-facto death penalty. However, such conditions exist in many countries, [ including the US ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2010-nov-feb.html#6%20January%202011%20(Solitary%20confinement%20as%20torture) ) , where euthanasia is not allowed.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Prisoner_granted_euthanasia%29
#  New pollution controls cut Australian coal
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

New Chinese pollution controls on coal [ will cut into Australian coal exports ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/17/chinas-ban-on-dirty-coal-could-cost-australian-mining-almost-15bn ) . This is a great opportunity for Australia to cancel all the [ planned expansions ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#28_July_2014_(Australia_approves_new_coal_mine) ) in [ coal mining ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2014-may-aug.html#22_August_2014_(New_Australian_coal_mine) ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28New_pollution_controls_cut_Australian_coal%29
#  Imprisonment of Ghoncheh Ghavami
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Ghoncheh Ghavami has been imprisoned in Iran for 3 months [ for asking to be allowed to watch a sporting event alongside men ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/iran-uk-citizen-prison-ghoncheh-ghavami ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Imprisonment_of_Ghoncheh_Ghavami%29
#  The Fate of the Gaza Ceasefire
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Noam Chomsky: [ The Fate of the Gaza Ceasefire ]( http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/175892/tomgram%3A_noam_chomsky%2C_the_fate_of_the_gaza_ceasefire ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28The_Fate_of_the_Gaza_Ceasefire%29
#  Invasion by Israeli "settlers"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Israeli "settlers" invaded Hebron and [ pepper-sprayed two Palestinian children ]( http://www.imemc.org/article/69123 ) , who had to be taken to a hospital.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Invasion_by_Israeli_settlers%29
#  Google's support for ALEC
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Google [ refuses to respond to public criticism ]( http://www.prwatch.org/news/2014/09/12595/google-refuses-respond-letter-questioning-alec-ties ) of its support for ALEC.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Googles_support_for_ALEC%29
#  Drug smuggling funds Jihadi groups
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Jihadi groups in north Mali run on [ funds obtained by smuggling drugs north ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/islamist-groups-african-drug-smuggling-operation ) . I seem to recall that Islam disapproves of these drugs. It would be hard to reconcile the smuggling with being an "Islamist".
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Drug_smuggling_funds_Jihadi_groups%29
#  Tax rules for multinational companies
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

44 economically powerful countries are [ drawing up a plan ]( http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/sep/16/international-tax-rule-updates-g20-countries ) to make multinational companies pay taxes.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Tax_rules_for_multinational_companies%29
#  Deal made with Qatar
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:29 2014-09-18

Qatar has made a deal to [ reduce its support for Islamist parties ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/qatar-orders-expulsion-exiled-egyptian-muslim-brotherhood-leaders ) . The deal also includes ordering al-Jazeera to stop criticizing Egypt for its bloody suppression of the Muslim Brotherhood. I shed no tears for those religious extremists, but al-Jazeera has been hurt by this. [ We have seen evidence of bias in al-Jazeera imposed from above ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2012-nov-feb.html#28_December_2012_(Senior_Al_Jazeera_journalist_quits) ) , but this blatant censorship is shameful nonetheless.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#18_September_2014_%28Deal_made_with_Qatar%29
#  Teenagers doing less harmful things
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

Teenagers in many countries are [ drinking less, using drugs less, even getting pregnant less ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/16/teenage-kicks-young-people-future-teacher-generation-sensible ) . Perhaps that's because they expect to be punished all their lives if they do those things, and expect the adult world to be one that condemns all but a small fraction winners to hopeless poverty. It's good that teenagers do less of these harmful things, but not good at all that plutocracy has made adult life so hard.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Teenagers_doing_less_harmful_things%29
#  Curbing global heating without harming economic growth
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

The New Climate Economy report claims it is [ possible to curb global heating without harming economic growth ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/16/7-things-we-learned-from-lord-sterns-new-climate-economy-report ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Curbing_global_heating_without_harming_economic_growth%29
#  Urgent: Support H.Con.Res.114
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

US citizens: phone your congresscritter to [ support H.Con.Res.114 ]( http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/act/syria-iraq-call-in ) , which says that any sustained US combat in Iraq or Syria requires congressional authorization. The Capitol Switchboard numbers are 202-224-3121, 888-818-6641 and 888-355-3588.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Support_H.Con.Res.114%29
#  Medical marijuana
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

An Australian state is [ moving to legalize medical marijuana but only for people who are dying ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/medical-marijuana-closer-legal-nsw ) . The people who need this most are the ones that might be saved by chemotherapy if they can stand the suffering it causes.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Medical_marijuana%29
#  Forest fires
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

Indonesia has agreed to do more to [ stop the forest fires that people set for the purpose of deforestation ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/16/indonesia-forest-fire-pollution-haze-singapore-palm-oil ) . Indonesia should make it illegal to farm land that was forest less than 10 years ago, use satellite photos to identify such farms, and destroy them so that the forest can come back.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Forest_fires%29
#  Giganews logging accesses to newsgroups for FBI
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

An insider accuses Giganews of [ logging all accesses to newsgroups for the FBI ]( http://cryptome.org/2014/09/giganews-fbi.htm ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Giganews_logging_accesses_to_newsgroups_for_FBI%29
#  US must stop claiming that the law is secret
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

To comply with the principles of human rights, the [ US must stop claiming that the law is secret ]( https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/09/secret-law-not-law ) . Secret "law" is really arbitrary rule. The "13 Necessary and Proportionate Principles" that the EFF advocates may be necessary and proportionate, but they are not sufficient to achieve their goal: to protect society from massive total surveillance. They were designed for a different context, before Snowden showed us how far surveillance really goes even in "free" countries; then they were transferred to this issue without rethinking them. What we really need is to [ redesign digital systems so they don't surveil and track people ]( http://gnu.org/philosophy/surveillance-vs-democracy.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28US_must_stop_claiming_that_the_law_is_secret%29
#  Former guard at Auschwitz charged
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

A former guard at Auschwitz has been [ charged as an accessory to 300,000 murders ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/auschwitz-guard-charged-with-being-accessory-to-300000-murders ) . It turns out that this guard has [ campaigned against holocaust deniers ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/case-oskar-groning-auschwitz-highlight-german-judiciary-holocaust-problem ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Former_guard_at_Auschwitz_charged%29
#  Hagel proposes sending US troops into combat in Iraq
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

"Defense" secretary Hagel proposes sending US troops into combat in Iraq [ to fight an unending war with no concept of victory ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/us-war-isis-iraq-hagel-dempsey-congress-combat ) . Chelsea Manning — who was an Iraq intelligence analyst before becoming a heroic whistleblower — [ explains why this won't work ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/16/chelsea-manning-isis-strategy ) . If the goal is to win Iraqi Sunnis away from supporting ISIS, sending US troops to attack them [ again ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2004-nov-feb.html#17%20November%202004%20%28Falluja%20in%20ruins%29 ) is the stupidest possible strategy. However, if the goal is to distract Americans with war fervor from the way plutocracy is oppressing them, it might work.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Hagel_proposes_sending_US_troops_into_combat_in_Iraq%29
#  Large protests for democracy continue in Hong Kong
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

Large [ protests for democracy continue in Hong Kong ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/15/pro-democracy-movement-grows-thousands-march-hong-kong ) after China rejected free elections there.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Large_protests_for_democracy_continue_in_Hong_Kong%29
#  Labeling GMOs
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

Look at the companies donating money to [ oppose the Oregon referendum to require labeling GMOs ]( http://oregonrighttoknow.org/no-on-92-coalition-donors/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Labeling_GMOs%29
#  Groundwater management
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

California has [ enacted groundwater management ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/16/california-groundwater-jerry-brown-drought-basins ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Groundwater_management%29
#  Syria intervention plans
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

Senator Machin says he will [ oppose Obama's misguided Syria intervention plans ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=4972 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Syria_intervention_plans%29
#  Another step towards near-universal poverty
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

Web sites for that make desperate people bid to do jobs for the lowest pay move society [ another step towards near-universal poverty ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/16/alfred-app-sharing-economy-poor-work ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Another_step_towards_near-universal_poverty%29
#  A Diet for a Healthy Planet
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

For the First Time, U.S. Agencies [ Consider a Diet for a Healthy Planet ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/15/first-time-us-agencies-consider-diet-healthy-planet ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28A_Diet_for_a_Healthy_Planet%29
#  Israeli war crimes in Gaza
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

Human Rights Watch identified several Israeli actions in Gaza that [ appear to be war crimes and must be investigated ]( http://www.kibush.co.il/show_file.asp?num=66061 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Israeli_war_crimes_in_Gaza%29
#  US military to fight Ebola
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

Obama will send [ 3000 US military personnel to Africa to fight Ebola ]( http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/sep/16/obama-to-announce-ebola-force-of-3000-us-military-personnel ) . I can't judge the details but it seems to be a necessary job.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28US_military_to_fight_Ebola%29
#  Urgent: Blanket use of antibiotics on farm animals
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

US citizens: call on Obama to [ put a stop to blanket use of antibiotics on farm animals ]( https://secure3.convio.net/engage/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=11985 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Blanket_use_of_antibiotics_on_farm_animals%29
#  Tortured to death in an Israeli prison
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

An autopsy suggests that a Palestinian prisoner was [ tortured to death in an Israeli prison ]( http://www.imemc.org/article/69107 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Tortured_to_death_in_an_Israeli_prison%29
#  Sacrificing the Vulnerable
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

[ Sacrificing the Vulnerable ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/15/sacrificing-vulnerable-gaza-america ) , From Gaza to America.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Sacrificing_the_Vulnerable%29
#  Urgent: Block another Enbridge pipeline
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:32 2014-09-18

US citizens: call on Kerry to [ block another Enbridge pipeline plan for exporting Canadian tar sands oil ]( https://secure.nrdconline.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=3586 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Block_another_Enbridge_pipeline%29
#  Comcast threatens Tor users
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:39 2014-09-17

Users of Comcast are reporting that Comcast says they are not allowed to use Tor and [ threatening to terminate their service ]( http://www.deepdotweb.com/2014/09/13/comcast-declares-war-tor/ ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Comcast_threatens_Tor_users%29
#  One-use plastic bags
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:39 2014-09-17

California has [ banned stores from handing out gratis one-use plastic bags ]( http://m.motherjones.com/environment/2014/09/california-bans-plastic-bags ) . We need to make bags, and other food packaging, out of plastics that will truly biodegrade in a few years. I taught myself a couple of years ago to reuse larger, tougher plastic bags. I carry 3 of them in my computer bag and mostly avoid single-use bags.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28One-use_plastic_bags%29
#  "Democrats" backed by Chamber of Commerce
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:38 2014-09-17

The US Chamber of Commerce is backing some "Democrats", [ the sort who are almost like today's Republicans ]( http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2014/09/democratic-candidates-chamber-commerce-endorsement ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Democrats_backed_by_Chamber_of_Commerce%29
#  Foreign policy lessons learned
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:33 2014-09-17

[ Obama Has Indeed Learned Some Foreign Policy Lessons, Just Not the Ones the Establishment Likes ]( http://m.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/09/obama-has-indeed-learned-some-foreign-policy-lessons-just-not-ones-establishment- )
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#17_September_2014_%28Foreign_policy_lessons_learned%29
#  Urgent: Oppose arming Syrian rebels
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-09-17

US citizens: sign [ this petition ]( http://petitions.moveon.org/votevets/sign/arming-the-syrian-rebels ) not to arm the Syrian rebels.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Oppose_arming_Syrian_rebels%29
#  Urgent: Debate the war against ISIS
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-09-17

US citizens: [ call on Congress ]( http://act.democracyforamerica.com/sign/vote_on_isis_plan/ ) to debate the war against ISIS. [ Call on Obama ]( http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/dont-rush-into-endless ) to seek authorization for this war.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Debate_the_war_against_ISIS%29
#  FCC receives 3 million comments
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-09-17

The FCC received [ 3 million comments about network neutrality ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/15/fcc-receives-record-3m-comments-net-neutrality ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28FCC_receives_3_million_comments%29
#  Frack wells contaminate drinking water
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-09-17

Fracking's contamination of drinking water in Texas and Pennsylvania was due to [ leaky cement in frack wells ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/drinking-water-contaminated-by-shale-gas-boom-in-texas-and-pennslyvania-study ) , a study finds.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Frack_wells_contaminate_drinking_water%29
#  An end to rain in part of Brazil
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-09-17

[ Deforestation and global heating ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/drought-bites-as-amazons-flying-rivers-dry-up ) have put an end to rain in part of Brazil.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28An_end_to_rain_in_part_of_Brazil%29
#  Librarians campaigning to protect users
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-09-17

Some librarians are campaigning to [ protect library users from massive digital surveillance ]( http://boingboing.net/2014/09/13/radical-librarianship-how-nin.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Librarians_campaigning_to_protect_users%29
#  Press access to Canadian scientist denied
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-09-17

A newspaper requested an interview with a Canadian scientist about algae. Government officials had a discussion of [ 100 pages ]( http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1234766-request-to-interview-federal-scientist-sparks-110-pages-of-government-emails ) before they refused permission for him to talk to the press. This is because the facts about the algae demonstrate effects of global heating, while the Canadian government wants to promote use of fossil fuel.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Press_access_to_Canadian_scientist_denied%29
#  Rich French people dodging taxes
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-09-17

Thousands of rich French people are dodging taxes by [ moving their money to Belgium ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/14/french-rich-belgium-holdings-tax ) . France needs to tax these people no matter where they go.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Rich_French_people_dodging_taxes%29
#  How LA thugs see black people
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  07:00:05 2014-09-17

LA thugs saw a black woman kiss a white man in a car, and handcuffed her, [ making the assumption based on that alone that she was a prostitute ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/14/django-unchained-actor-alleges-racial-bias-arrest-los-angeles ) . They do this every day, but this time they were embarrassed because she was a film star. Real prostitutes don't deserve to be treated that way either, so jumping to the conclusion because of her race makes it two wrongs.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28How_LA_thugs_see_black_people%29
#  Biometric ID cards
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:37 2014-09-17

Nigeria is imposing biometric ID cards that include fingerprints and iris scans. [ And share all the data with Mastercard. ]( http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2014/09/03/nigeria_s_orwellian_biometric_id_is_brought_to_you_by_mastercard ) National ID cards such as this are inherently oppressive. Nigeria faces a big terrorist threat, but these [ cards will do no good ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2007-jan-apr.html#14%20February%202007%20%28Real%20ID%20plan%29 ) whatsoever against it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Biometric_ID_cards%29
#  Airport expansions in London area
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:37 2014-09-17

British politicians [ distract attention from the need to reduce CO2 emissions ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/14/guardian-view-unchanging-message-climate-scientists ) by debating where to expand airports in the London area. At least the estuary airport would be self-limiting, since global heating will eventually make it unserviceable.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Airport_expansions_in_London_area%29
#  UK eager to surrender sovereignty
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:37 2014-09-17

The UK's right-wing parties talk about recovering sovereignty from the EU, but they are eager to surrender sovereignty to businesses through [ TTIP (This Treaty Is Plutocratic) ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/14/ttip-deal-british-sovereignty-cameron-ukip-treaty ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28UK_eager_to_surrender_sovereignty%29
#  Uruguayan marine faces charges in Italy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:37 2014-09-17

An Uruguayan marine who snuck out to Italy when investigated for participation in government torture now [ faces charges in Italy ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/14/uruguayan-naval-officer-alleged-torture-italy ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Uruguayan_marine_faces_charges_in_Italy%29
#  Firing people for being gay
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:37 2014-09-17

A Republican congresscritter [ champions the right to fire people for being gay ]( http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/09/08/1328117/-GOP-congressman-calls-firing-gay-people-one-of-the-freedoms-we-enjoy ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Firing_people_for_being_gay%29
#  Urgent: UN control of fuel rod removal
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:37 2014-09-17

Everyone: sign [ this petition ]( http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/the-world-community-must ) for the UN to take control of the removal of fuel rods from the fuel pool at Fukushima #4.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_UN_control_of_fuel_rod_removal%29
#  Whaling
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:37 2014-09-17

[ Scientists Don't Need to Kill Whales to Study Them ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/japans-whaling-has-produced-more-sushi-than-science ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Whaling%29
#  Plastic in the sea
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:37 2014-09-17

Sea animals near Australia are eating plastic, [ 3/4 of which comes from waste from cities ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/sep/15/plastic-rubbish-from-land-not-ships-killing-australian-sea-life-scientists ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Plastic_in_the_sea%29
#  Israeli military intelligence
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:37 2014-09-17

The Israeli military intelligence reservists who revealed that their work included blackmailing innocent Palestinians have been [ condemned ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/15/israeli-refuseniks-are-criminals-defence-minister ) for puncturing the claim that Israel's army is "the most moral in the world". Those reservists believe their army is really supposed to be the world's most moral. That's why they are disgusted with what it really is.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Israeli_military_intelligence%29
#  Militarization of thug forces
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:36 2014-09-17

Militarization of thug forces implies that they are [ occupying enemy territory ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/08/19/story-power-country-ferguson-institutionalized-racism-and-militarization-police ) , but who in the US is the enemy? Blacks, principally. This article makes the connection between militarization and racism. The article also explains that the occupation of Ferguson puts on display the weapons and armor that most often are used to attack private homes, unseen by anyone except the people who live there. Although non-blacks are not inherently part of the enemy, anyone such as a protester or journalist whose actions support the enemy is treated as one of them.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Militarization_of_thug_forces%29
#  Urgent: Put a price on carbon emissions
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

US citizens: sign [ this petition ]( http://act.pricingcarbon.org/petition ) to put a price on carbon emissions.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Put_a_price_on_carbon_emissions%29
#  Urgent: Disclose fracking chemicals
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

US citizens: sign [ this petition ]( http://action.citizen.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12581 ) to require disclosure of fracking chemicals.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Disclose_fracking_chemicals%29
#  Urgent: Abortions in Pennsylvania
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

Everyone: [ call on the Pennsylvania legislature ]( http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/get-involved/actions/pa-legislature.html ) to stop impeding abortion.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Abortions_in_Pennsylvania%29
#  NSA's penetration in Germany
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

Information provided by Edward Snowden proves that the NSA has [ penetrated national and international networks ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=4792 ) operated by German companies in ways that they cannot figure out.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28NSAs_penetration_in_Germany%29
#  Global heating and plutocracy
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

Naomi Klein [ connects global heating to the plutocratic system ]( http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/sep/14/naomi-klein-interview-capitalism-vs-the-climate ) that has subjugated democracy. Klein is right that reducing your personal energy consumption is not an effective action. Under a market system, the fossil fuel you don't use will be sold to someone else. The way to reduce the total use of fossil fuel is by macro-policies such as placing more tax on such use. The let's-win-over-the-billionaires environmentalism that Klein shows is ineffective is the climate analogue of "open source," which says, "Let's win over the businesses by not saying things they wouldn't like."
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Global_heating_and_plutocracy%29
#  Endangered sharks
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

Shark meat is popular in Indonesia, and tuna fishers [ catch and sell lots of endangered sharks as "by catch" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/environment/the-coral-triangle/2014/sep/15/how-the-tuna-we-buy-is-killing-sharks-in-indonesia ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Endangered_sharks%29
#  Yangtze river sturgeon going extinct
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

The Yangtze river sturgeon is following the Yangtze river dolphin [ into extinction ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/15/wild-chinese-sturgeon-on-brink-of-extinction-in-polluted-yangtze ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Yangtze_river_sturgeon_going_extinct%29
#  UK prison budget cuts
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

In the UK, prisoners [ regularly die or commit suicide as a result of prison budget cuts ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/15/prison-suicides-tory-crime ) . They see no point in reporting when they are raped. There are no funds for rehabilitation, which puts a burden on the rest of society when they get out.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28UK_prison_budget_cuts%29
#  Massive surveillance in New Zealand
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

The Prime Minister of New Zealand says that there is no massive surveillance there. Edward Snowden [ proves he is lying ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=4849 ) . This was implemented in 2012/2013, under a law that was [ misrepresented as having a much smaller effect ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=4767 ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Massive_surveillance_in_New_Zealand%29
#  California drought
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

The almond farms of California are rapidly [ exhausting the state's ground water ]( http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/sep/14/alarm-almond-farmers-drain-california-dry ) . Global heating will make droughts in California more frequent. For the short term, the state needs to manage its water rather than allow farmers to pump it at will. For the long term…there won't be much farming in California, by and by, unless we curb global heating.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28California_drought%29
#  Unschoolers
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

A study of unschoolers — people who were allowed as children to learn on their own for some years — shows that they [ turned out quite well as adults ]( http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/09/how-do-unschoolers-turn-out/ ) . They had no trouble getting into college or being successful there. I suspect that one of the conditions for this to be successful was that the children did not feel the threat of poverty and were not surrounded by despair. It might not work for most children of the non-rich in the US today.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Unschoolers%29
#  China harassing foreign journalists
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

China is [ systematically harassing and excluding foreign journalists ]( http://sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/foreign-journalists-in-china-see-decline-in-reporting-conditions/ ) , and pressuring their Chinese assistants to spy on them. The US is not blemish-free in this area: it [ requires foreign journalists to get a special visa ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2004-may-aug.html#17%20June%202004%20(Elena%20Lappin) ) . The US should repeal this law so that it can effectively criticize other countries.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28China_harassing_foreign_journalists%29
#  The right to offend people
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

A teenager in Pennsylvania [ faces two years in prison for faking oral sex with a statue of Jesus ]( http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2014/09/pennsylvania-teenager-hump-oral-sex-jesus-statue-prison ) . This law should certainly be unconstitutional. The right to offend people is part of freedom of speech.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28The_right_to_offend_people%29
#  Ransoming hostages
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

The relatives of James Foley report that US officials told them that [ paying a ransom for him would be a crime ]( http://abcnews.go.com/International/government-threatened-foley-family-ransom-payments-mother-slain/story?id=25453963&singlePage=true ) . This policy is just and necessary to avoid encouraging the taking of more hostages. Foley's relatives, mad with grief, would have saved Foley by endangering others; the officials prevented this. It's not that they didn't understand what it's like to be a relative of a hostage. Rather, it's that they recognized their duty was not solely to that family. I only wish President Reagan could have been prosecuted for ransoming hostages from terrorists. The one doubt that occurs to me is whether ransoming hostages might encourage terrorism less than letting them be used in the snuff videos that are effective propaganda for ISIS. The current policy was not chosen for a situation like this, which nobody envisioned. Meanwhile, it is foolish to criticize the US government for not rescuing Foley. I'm sure the Pentagon was looking for a chance to rescue these hostages, but that is much easier said than done. Many attempts to rescue hostages have ended up killing them instead. There are plenty of reasons to criticize US foreign policy, but we shouldn't endorse every criticism just because the US is its target.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Ransoming_hostages%29
#  More hunger as agribusiness grows
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

The concentration of agribusiness has resulted in [ record production ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/09/we-must-degrow-corporate-food-regime-food-sovereignty-advocate ) while hunger continues to grow.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28More_hunger_as_agribusiness_grows%29
#  Asylum-seekers in Australia
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

Asylum-seekers in Australia are [ treated worse than the inmates of asylums ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/10/-sp-ariak-life-in-annexe-six-months-in-solitary-in-immigration-detention ) ; they can be put in solitary confinement for long periods. I hope the recent [ supreme court decision ]( https://www.stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#13_September_2014_(Constitutional_limits_on_imprisonment_of_asylum_seekers) ) puts an end to this.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Asylum-seekers_in_Australia%29
#  National ID cards
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

The Modi government expressed doubts about mandatory ID cards, before the election. Now in power it [ strongly supports the imposition of ID cards ]( http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/public-sector/3571617/indias-biometric-id-project-is-back-on-track/ ) . Requiring a national ID card is an [ injustice in itself ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2007-jan-apr.html#14%20February%202007%20(Real%20ID%20plan) ) ; taking everyone's fingerprints or iris scans is an even worse injustice.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28National_ID_cards%29
#  Republicans United
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  19:53:37 2014-09-16

[ Not one Republican ]( http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/09/12/senate-kills-citizens-united-reform ) voted for the amendment to reverse the "Citizens United" decision.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#16_September_2014_%28Republicans_United%29
#  "Bombing" ISIS
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:43 2014-09-16

[ Obama Is Picking Targets in Iraq and Syria While Missing the Point ]( http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/09/12/obama-picking-targets-iraq-and-syria-while-missing-point ) . US officials have big [ disagreements about how dangerous ISIS is ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/11/world/middleeast/struggling-to-gauge-isis-threat-even-as-us-prepares-to-act.html ) , and whether bombing will hurt it or help it. The question is confused because the term "bombing" fails to distinguish between air strikes on troops engaged in battle and drone assassinations, but this distinction is crucial. Tactical air support focuses on heavy weapons and military vehicles, and it is easy to distinguish them from civilians. People don't have heavy weapons or HUMVs at home, even in Iraq. Thus, air support causes few civilian casualties, and those few, when they occur, are understandable. By contrast, [ drone assassinations often kill civilians in their homes and cars ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-jan-apr.html#5_April_2013_(US_Drones) ) ; in Pakistan and Yemen, those casualties, coming literally and figuratively out of the blue, have inspired understandable lasting hatred against the US. For the moment, the US campaign against ISIS is mostly air support for the armies fighting ISIS. I'm in favor of providing such support. We see already that it is effective: it has prevented ISIS from conquering thousands of people and likely butchering them wholesale. It has also resulted in rather easy recapture of substantial territory, a vital dam, and some towns. As long as ISIS maintains armies fighting in the field, fighting them this way will be effective for the same reasons. But Obama's speech shows he envisions continuing the fighting into a drone assassination campaign. A proper debate must treat those as two separate issues. A drone assassination campaign in Iraq would be self-defeating as well as unjustifiable. Iraqi Sunnis would form ranks behind ISIS in response to the civilian casualties, producing a stalemate of suffering like that in Yemen. Such a stalemate never leads to victory; each day, the US would face the choice to terminate it and lose, or continue it and cause additional pointless suffering to preserve the status quo. When Congress debates fighting ISIS, as is its duty, it must distinguish these two forms of fighting. If I were a member of Congress, I would vote for air support on the battlefield, for as long as ISIS keeps fighting on battlefields, but insist on prohibiting assassination campaigns.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Bombing_ISIS%29
#  New model of "trade" negotiations
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:43 2014-09-16

NGOs call on Congress to adopt a new model of "trade" negotiations, [ with goals to be stated in advance ]( http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2014/09/11/broad-coalition-calls-new-model-trade ) . Given a Congress not subservient to business, this new system could give good results — but our current Congress is too submissive to adopt it.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28New_model_of_trade_negotiations%29
#  The Need For Solidarity
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:43 2014-09-16

The US suffers from a [ lack of feelings and activities of general solidarity ]( http://www1.cs.columbia.edu/~unger/articles/solidarity.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28The_Need_For_Solidarity%29
#  Taliban advancing
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:43 2014-09-16

The Taliban are [ advancing in parts of Afghanistan ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/13/taliban-advance-sangin-helmand-afghanistan ) . It's sad, but predictable. The Afghan government's army doesn't have the motivation needed to resist the Taliban. Afghans who oppose the Taliban aren't motivated to fight as much as the Taliban are motivated to fight. We could continue to keep the Taliban out with permanent US intervention. We could do that for as long as the US has resources to do it, which won't be forever (in a few decades, global heating will be causing disaster in the US). But permanent victory against the Taliban [ depends on Afghans ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2010-mar-jun.html#5%20June%202010%20(Kudos%20all%20round) ) . We could continue war there until we go broke, but at the end the Taliban would come back unless Afghans opposed to the Taliban
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Taliban_advancing%29
#  Canada subjugated to Chinese investors
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:43 2014-09-16

Canada's government has, in effect, subjugated Canada to Chinese investors (including the Chinese state) by [ allowing them to sue secretly to demand changes in Canadian government policies ]( http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/harper-oks-potentially-unconstitutional-china-canada-fipa-deal-coming-force-october-1 ) . This includes extremely dangerous pipeline plans. To subject one's country to such a treaty constitutes treason, in my view. A new Canadian government should abrogate the treaty.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Canada_subjugated_to_Chinese_investors%29
#  US media on pension cuts
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:43 2014-09-16

The mainstream US media [ describe cutting workers' pensions as "responsible" ]( http://www.fair.org/blog/2014/09/12/cutting-pensions-and-responsible-politics/ ) . If the government is forced to break promises, break promises to the rich before promises to the non-rich.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28US_media_on_pension_cuts%29
#  Video of witnesses in Ferguson
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:43 2014-09-16

Witnesses recorded immediately after Michael Brown was shot dead said that [ he had his hands up ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/13/ferguson-video-shows-michael-brown-hands-raised ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Video_of_witnesses_in_Ferguson%29
#  "Just-in-time" work schedule
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:43 2014-09-16

"Just-in-time" scheduling of hourly workers means that their part-time job rules them every hour of the week, although they [ only get paid for a fraction of those hours ]( http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/26120-workers-are-constantly-on-the-edge-of-the-knife ) . I think that businesses should be required to pay half wages for every hour that an hourly worker is on call to work with less than a week's notice.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Just-in-time_work_schedule%29
#  Urgent: Authorization for expanding war in Iraq or Syria
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-15

US citizens: call on Obama to [ get authorization for expanding war in Iraq or Syria ]( http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/dont-rush-into-endless?source=c.url&r_by=1135580 ) . For [ background ]( http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/12/opinion/obamas-betrayal-of-the-constitution.html ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Authorization_for_expanding_war_in_Iraq_or_Syria%29
#  Obama's plans for war with ISIS
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-15

Obama's plans for war with ISIS [ depend on allies that have not shown an ability to do what is required ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/isis-offensive-obama-faith-unproven-allies ) . I think the article underestimates the peshmerga. They had to retreat when ISIS attacked with its captured US heavy weapons and armored vehicles, but were able to advance with US air support. So were the Shi'ite Iraqi militias. The problem with them is that strengthening them pushes Iraqi Sunnis to support ISIS.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Obama%27s_plans_for_war_with_ISIS%29
#  Australia's ancient rock art threatened
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-15

Australia's ancient rock art is [ threatened by miners, tourists and animals ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/13/-sp-race-to-protect-australia-rock-art ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Australia%27s_ancient_rock_art_threatened%29
#  Boko Haram suffered a big defeat
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-15

Boko Haram [ suffered a big defeat in a pitched battle in Nigeria ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/13/boko-haram-commander-reportedly-killed-in-clash-with-nigerian-forces ) . One such defeat won't destroy the group, but could inspre the Nigerian army to fight harder from now on, if the government gives this priority.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Boko_Haram_suffered_a_big_defeat%29
#  New Jersey prosecuter McClain
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-15

New Jersey prosecuter McClain went easy on a football player that knocked his fiancée unconscious, but [ threw the book at a women for carrying a gun with a permit from Pennsylvania ]( https://firstlook.org/theintercept/?p=4730 ) . To carry a gun for protection against future robberies is not necessarily a wise idea; [ it may cause more danger than it avoids ]( https://stallman.org/archives/2013-jan-apr.html#27_March_2013_%28Guns_and_aggression%29 ) . That's an unrelated issue and has no effect on this one, but I shouldn't mention the idea of getting a gun for self-protection without mentioning these doubts also.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28New_Jersey_prosecuter_McClain%29
#  Advertising on NPR
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-15

The new CEO of National Public Radio intends to get more money from advertising by [ advertising more attractive products ]( http://www.fair.org/blog/2014/09/08/new-npr-boss-were-going-to-be-talking-about-brands-that-matter-a-little-bit-more/ ) . I used to give money to a local NPR station, but I stopped when I noticed that the shows had started to include commercials.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Advertising_on_NPR%29
#  Urgent: Encryption standards
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-15

US citizens: call on Congress to remove the requirement for [ NIST to consult the NSA specially about encryption standards ]( http://act.credoaction.com/sign/nsa_backdoor ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Urgent%3A_Encryption_standards%29
#  Republican filibuster
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-15

A Republican filibuster killed the constitutional amendment to [ stop companies from buying elections for Republicans ]( http://m.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2014/0911/Is-money-still-speech-Yes-as-constitutional-amendment-bid-fails-in-Senate ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Republican_filibuster%29
#  Universities' choice of professors
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-15

The Koch brothers are trying to [ buy control over universities' choice of professors, for political purposes ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/koch-brothers-sought-say-academic-hiring-university-donation ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28Universities%27_choice_of_professors%29
#  China rents pandas to zoos
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  10:00:06 2014-09-15

China rents pandas to zoos for a lot of money as part of a general system of [ pressuring countries for trade advantage ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/13/edinburgh-zoo-pandas-tian-tian-china-pandanomics-birth-cub ) . Meanwhile, the habitat for wild pandas is being wiped out.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#15_September_2014_%28China_rents_pandas_to_zoos%29
#  Being scared of partner not "normal"
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:48 2014-09-15

A relationship where the woman says she is scared of the man [ should not be considered "normal" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/12/oscar-pistorius-reeva-steenkamp-murder-normal-relationship ) .
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_September_2014_%28Being_scared_of_partner_not_normal%29
#  Gun control activist threatened
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:48 2014-09-15

The leader of a gun control protest in Chicago is receiving [ death threats from US gun nuts, who call him a "terrorist" ]( http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/12/chicago-priest-receives-death-threats-gun-control-rally-outside-store ) . He isn't one, but they and their threats are coming pretty close.
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_September_2014_%28Gun_control_activist_threatened%29
#  Campaigns of false criticism
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All  –  00:53:48 2014-09-15

Zoe Quinn is the victim of a campaign of false criticism that was [ organized dishonestly from the beginning by people that wanted to do her harm ]( http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/12/zoe-quinn-gamergate-online-hate-mobs-depression-quest ) . You can see something similar though smaller in the attacks against me that are posted in some forums. They not only make strained criticism, they also misrepresent the free software movement drastically (as you can see for yourself by comparing their statements with gnu.org).
Ссылка: https://stallman.org/archives/2014-jul-oct.html#14_September_2014_%28Campaigns_of_false_criticism%29
#  War
Новостной_робот (mira, 1) → All<