Archive for August, 2006

Euronews in Arabic?

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

I've previously posted about Euronews plans to expand into extra languages, specifically those of potential accession members of the EU. At that time I noted that several member countries of the Euronews consortium - such as Eygpt - did not have service in their language. Now it appears the EU ...

Housing policy in New Orleans

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Great news from HUD today, or so it would seem. Smells like the Yes Men to me:Our charter is to ensure that affordable housing is available for those who need it. This year in New Orleans, I am ashamed to say we have failed. For the past year, as various interests ...

Locked out in Ireland for joining a union

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

News from Ireland of workers being locked out because of their desire to join a union - despite the fact that this is forbidden by the unfair dismissals act:Labour Enterprise spokesperson Ruairi Quinn has lent his support to a rally to take place tomorrow Friday, 6pm, in support of eight ...

Active citizenship in Ireland

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

In Ireland, the Taskforce on Active Citizenship, set up by the government earlier this year, is running a public consultation process. Comments are due by 29 September.