Recently I was having a discussion about the Palestine
situation with my friend Jody. And there are a couple of
things that I have been thinking about since that discussion:
First, we should all strive to preserve Human Rights. That is the
only foundation in which we can have a meaningful debate.
Take a look at the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights. And ask yourself whether
Ariel Sharon is violating or not human rights.
Second, Spain has dealt in a pretty interesting way
with terrorism in the Basque country. For instance, they have
not resorted to establishing curfews on the entire population
because there are terrorist groups in the region.
They have not resorted to blaming the entire Basque countrie
for the crimes of a few.
A million people in Palestine are under curfew, that is also a
human rights violation.
Bush's plan on Palestine
What an Israel Officer has
to say about Bush's policy on the Middle East.
An article on peace activism in Israel: here
Ha'arez reports on
Abd a-Samed became the 116 child killed in Gaza'. 26% of
those killed in Gaza are children.
Libert�, Egalit�, Fraternit�.
Rodolfo said something very interesting in Uruguay. In modern
culture, most people realize the importance of the french
revolution's "Libert� and Egalit�" (although, as some
people say, those with money are more equal than others). But
we do not generally acknowledge the importance of the
Gnome has been for some time been seen as a hippy project,
because we originally used some nice flowers on our web site.
I think that many of the people involved with gnome and free
software were of the fraternit� kind.
Anyways, something worth keeping in mind.
Interesting list of
questions and answers on the Palladium.
This raises the question of whether governments are serving
the people that elect them, or are serving other interests.
The war on drugs, the Ucita, the Dmca, the war on communism,
and the war on terror.