Politician wants public sector to dump Microsoft
"Red Electoral Alliance Party (RV) leader Aslak Sira Myhre insists that local authorities drop Microsoft and other licensed software and switch to free programs and operating systems."
Bush's Global Terrorist War and the September 11th Events
Ray O. Light group article on the US war drive.
The Hopeless And The Rest Of Us...
A very good article on the liberal left and the working class by Joe Reilly of Red Action.
Left-wing EU turnaround
"Socialist People’s Party boss Holger K. Nielsen and fellow left-winger, Unity List EU spokesman Keld Albrechtsen, have rather surprisingly thrown their support behind the move for a new EU referendum to rid the country of its restrictive justice and defence opt-outs."
Jon Børge Hansen has made a modest start at a blog, called 'The War'.
Constituent assembley can stop civil war in Nepal
Statement from Binod Sharma of the CPN (M).


Movie stars, directors join Balikatan protests
The Concerned Artists of the Philippines are building a movement against the US troops at Balikatan.


Blair heckled by girl as he defends Afghan bombing
Go, girl!
Haunted houses on Iceland
On Iceland the question is: "Can a seller of a house be held accountable to the buyer if the house in question is haunted?"
Quote of the day: “Some people don’t mind, while others are fearful of the haunting,” Gudjónsson said, “but it depends on the ghost. An Icelandic ghost is usually no problem, but if it’s a foreign poltergeist that doesn’t know how to behave in an Icelandic house, then tenants usually have a problem.”
Mullahs and Heretics
Tariq Ali on Islam, well worth a read.
Why I had to resign for the ICA
"The pillar of shock establishment has proved it can't stand dissent."
More Naxal violence apprehended in Bihar
This is a very interesting article on the strength of the Naxalites in Bihar.


Bring back our tribes
"Without ideological guidelines to navigate by, politics becomes an impenetrably tedious business, of little interest to anybody outside Westminster. If Manchester United fans had to form an opinion on the details of its latest share trading in order to care whether their team won on Saturday, Old Trafford would very soon be empty."
The Lord of the Rings: on fantasy or in defence of reality
Hans Isaksson reviews Lord of the Rings in Indian communist magazine 'LIberation'.
Passed Over, Syria, China, Libya Form Axis of Just As Evil
"Beijing (SatireWire.com) — Bitter after being snubbed for membership in the "Axis of Evil," Libya, China, and Syria today announced they had formed the "Axis of Just as Evil," which they said would be way eviler than that stupid Iran-Iraq-North Korea axis President Bush warned of his State of the Union address."
Report: U.S. paid villagers over raid
"Afghan officials say the United States has conceded that a deadly raid in a southern Afghan village two weeks ago was a mistake and that families of those killed had been given compensation — in $100 bills — according to a report broadcast Monday."


Schools should teach 'white pride' - report

Multiculturalism gone mad... ""The challenge here is for teachers to instill their pupils with pride in white culture without it becoming nationalistic or racist." It [a Department for Education report] said English culture had been reduced to a stereotype of 'roast beef and morris dancers', reports the Daily Mail. The document ads: "It is as if white culture is hardly a culture at all - it is simply taken as the norm by which every other culture is judged."
Oklahoma Governor: Racial Profiling Would Help Fight Against Terrorism
This reads as a not very funny The Onion story, but it's from Fox News.
A leftist Norwegian blog I came across today. I got some criticism from Kathy at On the third hand for not linking many blogs from this page. Well, I will link to any blog in this middle section, but I don't think I will be able to link to each and every one on my page. However, below the 'Blogger' button there is a random link to a blog in the blogsnob system, and I've got a link to Bearstrong's list of Norwegian Blogs.


Grumblings surface during `Balikatan'
"Filipino troops will get military training coming ut of their ears with the start in April of the regularly scheduled annual Balikatan -- literally shoulder-to-shoulder -- joint exercise with US soldiers under the Visiting Forces Agreement.

But contrary to the intended camaraderie the joint exercises are supposed to foster, grumblings have been heard from several Filipino participants there."
Innocent Muslims killed as Bush allies 'crusade'
"Shootings and torture by security forces are spreading fear in the Philippines, the new flashpoint in the US war." Film-makers Jonathan Miller and Rob Lemkin report.
NA forces killed 400 Malakand men: witness
"TIMERGARA, Feb 2: About 400 ordinary combatants from Malakand Division were killed by the Northern Alliance forces when they laid down their weapons after the fall of Mazar-i-Sharif. This was disclosed by Haji Jamshed, who escaped from a cell of Northern Alliance, while talking to journalists at his residence in Alladand, Malakand Agency, on Friday.

He said that he was among the other 600 volunteers who surrendered to the Northern Alliance forces after the Taliban's fall. He added that they all were brought to a school in Mazar-i-Sharif where the Northern Alliance forces killed about 400 Pakistanis in a torture cell."
Fugitive opposition leader held in Tunis

"A Tunisian opposition leader, Hamma Hammami, who emerged from years in hiding on Saturday has been arrested in a courtroom in Tunis. [...] Mr Hammami and his colleagues, all members of the illegal Communist Workers Party of Tunisia had decided to surrender to the court so they could appeal against nine-year prison sentences handed down in 1999 after what they said was an unfair trial."
Read story on why censoring Islamists may go very bad.
Criticism of Porto Alegre
This is a letter from Brazilian unionists who will not take part in the World Social Forum.
Indignity of Labour
Julie Burchill writes about the treatment of asbestos victims. "Surely the world has truly gone mad when a party calling itself Labour presides over a culture which seems to value the lives of its labouring class ever more cheaply - and the multi-millionaire fashion designer Giorgio Armani announces that his next collection will "pay homage to the workers, to the dignity of the workers with their simplicity and straightforwardness."
CNN disinformation
This CNN video has not been taken down or changed, and they continue the slander that NPA shot the American tourist on the Philippines.
Peace in Afghanistan...
U.S. troops likely killed anti-Taliban forces by mistake, sources say
Governor's forces routed in bitter tribal fighting
US Set for Long Stay in Central Asia

Villagers Add to Reports of Raids Gone Astray