My Bookmarx 04/14/2010
14 أبريل 2010 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Finance minister rejects progressive tax | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today’s News from Egypt
Finance Minister Youssef Boutros-Ghali has rejected a proposal by Shura Council members to introduce a progressive income tax.
لغز سقوط بغداد .. اعترافات وفضائح
في الذكرى السابعة لسقوط بغداد ، نستعرض أبرز الروايات حول لغز السقوط المدوى على أمل التوصل لإجابة التساؤلات التالية : لماذا اختفى الجيش العراقى فجأة وسقطت بغداد بدون قتال في 9 إبريل؟ وهل كان الانهيارالمفاجئ بسبب خيانة بعض قادة الجيش؟ أو خيانة المحيطين المقربين لصدام؟ أو أنه نتيجة تخاذل صدام نفسه؟ .
The Battle for Net Neutrality: Corporate Takeover or Opportunity? | CommonDreams.org
On Tuesday, April 6th a federal court decision put the Internet, and your ability to use it, in jeopardy. It’s a major setback for free speech online and for the prospects of connecting the entire country to broadband.
The Washington DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC) lacks the current authority to enforce
rules that keep Internet service providers from blocking and
controlling Internet traffic – a principle called Net Neutrality.
Millions of Internet users don’t realize that a battle over the
future of the Internet is being played out right now in Washington D.C.
On one side are public interest and consumer groups
, small businesses
, Internet entrepreneurs
, civil libertarians and civil rights groups
They want to preserve the Internet as it is – the last remaining open
communications platform where anyone with access and a computer can
create and consume online content. The principle of “Network Neutrality”
is what makes this open communications possible. Net Neutrality is what allows us to go wherever we want online.
On the other side of this battle are the Internet service providers who want to dismantle Net Neutrality
. Not only do they want to provide Internet service, but they want to be able to charge users to prioritize their content
effectively giving the Internet service providers the ability to choose
which content on the Web loads fast, slow, or not at all.
WikiLeaks 2: Wrath of Farah — News from Antiwar.com
With the Obama Administration scrambling to dismiss last week’s WikiLeaks.org video of the July 12, 2007 US killings of two Reuters reporters and several other Iraqi civilians, the increasingly controversial site is poised to drop another video bombshell, this time on a much more high profile attack.
Haaretz Reporter Blau a ‘Fugitive Felon’ Over Leaks, Israel Insists — News from Antiwar.com
Former Israeli military conscript Anat Kam, facing a treason charge which could carry a lifetime prison sentence, abandoned any claim of legal protection as a whistleblower today
Bill to divest from arms makers faces test » peoplesworld
The fate of a bill passed by the University of California at Berkeley Student Senate (ASUC) to divest from two U.S. firms providing military support to Israel’s occupation of Palestine will likely be decided at an April 14 Senate meeting.
The bill says the ASUC will make sure its assets “do not include holdings in General Electric and United Technologies because of their military support of the occupation of the Palestinian territories,” and will urge the UC Regents to do the same regarding the university’s holdings.
The measure, which passed, 16-4, in the wee hours of March 17, was subsequently vetoed by ASUC President Will Smelko, who was not at the meeting.
A two-thirds vote of the Student Senate can override a veto.
The bill is strongly supported by Jewish Voice for Peace, which congratulated the Student Senate for its “historic vote to divest from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian Territories.”
Anat Kam: I stole IDF documents to expose West Bank war crimes
Classified documents reveal that the Israel Defense Forces had committed war crimes in the West Bank
Anat Kam, the former soldier indicted for espionage over an alleged theft of top secret material, told the court earlier in the year, according to police documents released allowed for publication Monday at the request of Haaretz.
The state has decided to prosecute Kam for the most serious crimes of espionage: passing on classified information with the intent of harming state security, charges which carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
IDF bid to expel West Bank Palestinians is a step too far – Haaretz – Israel News
A new military order will take effect this week, enabling the army to deport tens of thousands of Palestinians from the West Bank and prosecute them on infiltration charges,
Anti-anarchist witch-hunt in Athens | libcom.org
An anti-anarchist witch-hunt against anarchist has been unfolding in Athens since the early hours of Friday with at least 6 people until now detained in relation to “terrorism”.
Obama Summit Focuses on al-Qaeda’s ‘Nuclear Threat’ — News from Antiwar.com
The massive, high profile Nuclear Security Summit in Washington today appears to be devolving rather rapidly into the fear-mongering over hypothetical nuclear threats
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