Archive for February, 2004

Story propagation on and off line

Friday, February 27th, 2004

My pointer to the Joyce estate's actions in relation to Bloomsday has been picked up by a lot of other weblogs - which is consistent with my observation that intellectual property is one of the main topics to take advantage of the highly skewed propagation trail in weblogs. Now ...

MDH defends right to protest against Bush

Thursday, February 26th, 2004

Michael D Higgins has challenged the Irish government's calls for there to be no protests during Bush's visit this June, stating in part that "Certainly I plan to participate in any lawful and peaceful protests that may be held." I attach his full statement below.

Send a letter

Wednesday, February 25th, 2004

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Arbour as UNHCHR

Tuesday, February 24th, 2004

According to the latest IFEX bulletin, Louise Arbour has been appointed the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. I saw Arbour speak in 1998 or 1999 when she was still Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and she was very impressive at the time ...

Introducing Bernie

Monday, February 23rd, 2004

I don't often praise Flash introductions, but I'm serious when I say that Bernie Sanders' staff have produced wonderful flash-based introduction to his website and his politics.

Political developments a-plenty

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

So, the government has brought out (a fairly meaningless) 'compromise' amendment to the opposition motion. In essence - we intend to appoint some experts to look at the system again.

Soros gives CU-Wireless cash to develop world’s most advanced community wireless network

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

From a CU-Wireless Press Release:The Champaign-Urbana Community Wireless Network (CWN) has been awarded a significant grant from the Open Society Institute, funded by the Soros Foundation, to develop wireless technology to be used around the globe, with a focus on developing nations. Urbana-Champaign will become the testing ground for ...

Opposition motion to be discussed in Dáil

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

The opposition motion on electronic voting will be discussed in An Dáil this evening (Tuesday) and tomorrow.

David Dill condemns Irish system

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

David Dill, who operates was featured on the front page of the Irish Times on Monday, arguing that the proposed Irish system should be abandoned.

Proposed constitution

Tuesday, February 17th, 2004

This is the proposed constitution that will be put to the GMM this Wednesday. The motion will be "That the Constitution of the GEO be replaced by the proposed text posted on the GEO website." [I will be placing a copy of the text on that site].