Acta: secret diplomacy in the age of globalization

Acta is only a very triple case for undemocratic international standardization. It is time to question the monopoly of governments about intergovernmental negotiations

The so-called trading income for the evidence of product and brand piracy acta has finally arrived at the public. For international mass protests, tens of thousands have gone on the strain since the end of january. It was about hundred thousand on the 11th. February in germany. The online burger movement avaaz collected about two million protest records. The protests are just in time to prevent the agreement still to prevent.

It was already signed by most governments involved as well as the european union. On 26. January there was a rough ceremony in tokyo. Now the ratification is based on, ie the approval of the national parliaments and the european parliament. The agreement (pdf) enters into force for those contractors who deposit their instrument. At least six are needed. Due to the rights of the european parliament, which were stated by the treaty of lisbon, this must also agree with the eu.

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With computers and internet, we are as with a devil pact

A conversation with clifford stoll, who in his latest book for that "logout" pladished

Clifford stoll, 1951, is astronomer, nerd, hackerjager. He pays for the pioneers of the data networks. His book "cuckoo" reported by the "hunting for the german hackers who cracked the pentagon". That was 1989. Six years later, 1995, as well as in this country with the computer industry the world wide web boomed, he published "silicon snake oil", in german appeared under the title: the wisse internet. Now his youngest prank comes out: "logout. Why computer lost nothing in the classroom and other high-tech heritages".

From the computer and internet pioneer to the high-tech hareatic, it is a way – and accompanied by certain experiences. What was your ubiel experience with the calculator, with the computer on the net?

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Syria: bashar al-assad can be elections again

Syria: Bashar al-Assad can be elections again

De · jà-vu: assad poster before the elections in syria 2014. Image: hosin zohrevand, cc by 4.0

Vote meets rejection in the west. Signals from the country and the region opposing. Winner is already certain

Things to do today in syria prasidental elections. Three candidates compete for the highest office in the country, which is heavily drawn by ten years of war and a massive economic crisis.

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“Absolute security can not give it!”

Open letter to the chairman of the bundestag inns wolfgang bosbach (cdu)

Dear wolfgang bosbach,

Today i would like to thank you! Thank dafur that you have been helentical for safety in the innermost of our country for the year and day. This is important, because sometimes someone else can hardly look for safety: her namesake has voodle from the inside to the financial department, wife of the leyen does not fight for internet locks, but tries to loose the ratsel around hartz iv and i feel already uncertain. So since you have to keep the position alone, do my questions give you suggestions for you to confer your mission even better.

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Sliding command for the turkish army

Sliding command for the Turkish army

Source: isku

Kurdish news uniform a document that becomes the gun use of the turkish dispute in the southeast of the country

The attacks on kurdish city and neighborhoods are always escalating. For more than 31 days, diyarbakir sur is under a siege and artillery. The straws of bads such as nusaybin, cizre, sirnak or diyarbakir sur acknowledges more and more ruin landscapes, as they are otherwise suspected in syria. The startup barrier concerns more than one million people. The turkish human rights association ihd reported on 22. December:

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New linke bosses are fixed

NEW LINKE bosses are fixed

Janine wisser and susanne hennig-wellsow this saturday. Photo: martin heinlein / the left

Janine wisser and susanne hennig-wellsow chosen on digital party congress with rough majority

With more than two-thirds of the delegate votes, janine wissler and susanne hennig-wellsow have been chosen to be chosen for the new fuhrungduo of the party. Wissers who already entertained their hessian landtagsruption and represented clear anti-capitalist positions in their application speech on the digital party congress, received the better result at 84.2 percent, but they had – unlike hennig-wellsow, on the "mixed" list stand – no counter candidates.

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Science journalist from passion

The death of klaus simmering is a gross loss for science journalism and watching tv

It is not so unlikely that you know klaus simmering. For whoever has seen his films, also knows the science journalist behind it a little and to stumble over his films, was temporarily a light. "Faster than the light" and "on the way to the ufo drive" wochen in 1999 and 2000 weekly in the night program of the space night on bayern alpha.

Faster than the light? At least such a nonsense like ufos, they make think. Simmering is the risk of entering the fat bowls, always entered and this made him as a human and journalist to such a pleasant figure. Unfortunately, he is also an excerpt tragic figure. On 21. April, he died for 45 years on a sudden, aggressive brain tumor. He leaves his wife sylvia itzigehl and the children of paul and veronika.

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Telekom ensures unrest in the us

The buyout of the german company is currently protecting protectionism

If globalization does not only provide advantages to the usa, but to turn into his own country, this seems to provide some politicians for rough restlessness. Young occasion is the search of deutsche telekom after an american mobile phone company that she could buy. After triggering the interest in sprint, voicestream wireless seems to be in the visor of telekom.

Following the formation of daimlerchrysler ag and the enforcement of ubs ag, the third-grown bank in europe, the pain webber group inc., the funft ingrobe insurance company of the united states to buy, choke some of the politicians in washington if foreign companies could now be widely used in the computer and telecommunications industry. "The political establishment of the usa now recognizes that globalization goes in two directions", said the former chairman of the federal communications commission reed hunt opposite the washington post. "In the context of the internet, we are of course thinking with good reason that this is a history-oriented story."

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Feminist hijacking

Emma-author luise pusch demands women’s quota in the cockpit

The feminist magazine emma demands a female quota for the cockpit. Reason is the allegedly higher accomplence for amooking at manners. In addition, the author’s predominantly female gender of the killed people is a meaning. What security gain is promising exactly the author of a quota system is unclear, since after logic the author only a purely female cockpit could be a solid security gain.

Mogene women also tend to be rarely about violence, also avoiding amoclasses from taders. In 2010, a woman in lorrach shot four people and injured 18 more. In 1996, a woman blew into the air in frankfurt, with two more people injured and 13 people injured. The boomtown council see the case of a 16-year-old schooler who shot in 1979 and nine more injured because she did not want to assemble.

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The best of all possible economic worlds?

Currently, all statistics suggest that the global economy is finally moving in the right direction. If the current trends continue, then the tremendous economic imbalances could be degraded

Although the economic imbalances in the global economy are far from dissolving, right now it seems to go in the right direction. As a reminder: the "common sense" among virtually all the ocons is that the us had to be committed (discussed only the period until when the action has been done) and that europe and asia had to increase consumption and investment in order to increase the global economy necessary decrease the us demand without coarse crises. However, as exporters, such as consumers, benefited from the status quo, was the tendency of economic politicians to take appropriate measures, but so far small and the imbalances achieved more and more threatening discharge.

Apparently, the consumer rush, which the us has gone since the 90s, is now finally deducted. According to the latest economic data of the us ministry of economic affairs, the killing of 2.9 percent of gdp growth appears in 2. Quarter (after stormy 5.4 percent in the previous quarter) but not so abrupt to take place that the stability of the financial markets was danger. At any rate, the current numbers have a hope of hoping: while us imports increased by less than one percent, exports to have fun for funf percent, which was allowed to reflect in a reduction in the current account deficit. The increase in private consumption went from 4.8 percent in the previous quarter to 2.6 percent back and even inflation has turned back. Thus, the frightstep "stagflation" (high inflation in stagnant growth) is currently not talking about. However, the essential point was allowed to be the significant cooling of the real estate market. After all, through all gdp components the strongest rint of investments in residential real estate, which broke 9.8 percent.

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