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Interview with a Finnish Conscientious Objector Made Prisoner by Alexandra Pereira
During the first two days I was held in a Prison building that is condemned by the European Council because it does not fulfill all the human rights requirements. It was during the wintertime. I was cold and shivering under the blanket.

Islam and Terrorism – Is there a relation? by Dr. Habib Siddiqui
These days Islam is equated with terrorism. There is little doubt that this mendacious campaign against Islam has gotten a tremendous boost after 9/11. Who can also forget the images of the “suicide bombers” in the Occupied Palestine?

Mbeki: A mediator that failed by Thanos Kalamidas
If there is a chance for a civil war in Zimbabwe the time is very close and if somebody has part of the responsibility then it will be Zimbabwe’s appointed mediator, the president of South Africa Thabo Mbeki.

“compromise” by Bohdan Yuri
“I don’t create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.” – Edith Södergran

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Bush at No 10

US President George Bush is meeting British PM Gordon Brown for formal talks at Downing Street, on the second day of his two-day visit to the UK.

The two are set to focus on the Middle East, oil and food prices. Mr. Bush arrived at No 10 after breakfast talks with ex-prime minister Tony Blair. The trip is part of Mr. Bush’s final European tour before he leaves office. On Sunday Mr. Bush also met the Queen. His arrival in London was greeted by hundreds of anti-war demonstrators.

I just hope he realized that Brown is not called Tony! But then again …does it matter?

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Mugabe fights …traitors!

President Robert Mugabe has vowed that the main opposition party will never lead Zimbabwe and said he was prepared to “go to war” for his country.

He is due to face Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of the Movement for Democratic Change, in a 27 June run-off poll. Mr. Tsvangirai was released after being arrested for the fifth time this week. Meanwhile, deputy MDC leader Tendai Biti appeared in court in Harare, where a judge is to rule on the legality of his arrest on treason charges.

Mr. Tsvangirai has been detained several times on the campaign trail. On Saturday, he was stopped with 11 members of his party at a roadblock, the MDC said, and held at a police station for three hours. The MDC issued a statement saying that it was now clearly impossible to talk about free and fair elections.

The man who is responsible for treason against humanity talks about …traitors?

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Hammering Concrete! by Thanos Kalamidas
A brand new exhibition from Thanos Kalamidas.

The Big Three in Asia by Valerie Sartor
Bill Emmott, the former chief editor of The Economist, presented a talk at The Beijing Bookworm about his newest book: ‘Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade’.

Our Global Societies’ Philosopher’s Stone by Leah Sellers
Alchemy is sometimes vilified because it’s associated with magic. In my mind, magic is just unknown Science; just as today’s science fiction is tomorrow’s Science.

“Schiavo” by Jan Sand
“Each memorable verse of a true poet has two or three times the written content.” – Alfred de Musset

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Child …phone addicts

Two children in Spain have been admitted to a mental health institution to be treated for addiction to their mobile phones, Spanish media report.

The children, aged 12 and 13, were sent to the clinic by their parents, who said they could not carry out normal activities without their handsets. They were doing badly at school and lying to relatives in order to get money to spend on their phones. They have been learning to cope without their phones for three months.

Dr Maite Utges, who runs the Child and Youth Mental Health Centre in Lleida, near Barcelona in north-eastern Spain, said it was the first time the clinic had treated children who were dependent on their mobile phones. “They both showed disturbed behavior and this exhibited itself in failure at school. They both had serious difficulties leading normal lives,” she was quoted in Spanish papers as saying.

So among others mobile telephone companies connect people with their …alternative world!!!

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Veterans for Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe has warned that Zimbabwe‘s war of independence veterans are ready to fight to stop the MDC gaining power, state media report.

Mugabe was quoted by the Herald newspaper as saying the veterans had asked approval to take up arms but he had dissuaded them. They said Zimbabwe was won “by the barrel of the gun” and should not be surrendered by a vote, he said.

Tensions have been high ahead of a presidential run-off poll on 27 June. Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai gained more votes than Mugabe but not the 50% needed for outright victory.

The veterans of what? His secret services? The ones who torture and kill the Zimbabwean people day after day? The veteran traitors of the humanity?

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Perhaps a cancer in Europe by Thanos Kalamidas
Suspicions? A lot! After all, the American secret services have proved often in the past that they can cooperate even with the devil himself if that serves their interests. Perhaps between Kosovo and FYROM is based the alternative, even darker Guantanamo.

Half-way bad; half-way good by Asa Butcher
It has been a good decade since I last watched Meryl Streep and Robert Redford in ‘Out of Africa’ and I am sorry to inform you that my feelings towards the film have not altered with the passage of time.

“at this table” by Bohdan Yuri
“A sold poem loses half its meaning.” – Glade Byron Addams

Life Undercover #78 by Thanos K & Asa B
It is time to change the sheets… our inquisitive duvet-loving hero has some female company now asking the great questions of life, religion and the universe.

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