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My Hindered Mind

My Hindered Mind

By Odimegwu Onwumere   I am not at all hindered but my mind is hindered by the mess of democracy we have come to endure.

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11/07/2012 at 20:57Life&Liberty Share the vibe

EU/US TFTP (SWIFT data tracking) agreement ‘a dead letter’

4th July 2012. The ALDE group in the European Parliament believes the EU/US Terrorism Finance Tracking Programme (TFTP) agreement (or the SWIFT data tracking agreement) is “in reality, a dead letter”, after a report that shows the process of data transfer to the US is, in practice, neither limited nor […]

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03/07/2012 at 23:09EU

Even in the dark – your shadow needs you

Even in the dark – your shadow needs you

“Learn to be at peace with yourself, because even in the dark, your shadow needs you.”

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03/07/2012 at 18:15Share the vibe

European Parliament committees reject ACTA

European Parliament committees reject ACTA
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31/05/2012 at 12:07EU

European Parliament insists press freedom be protected from cross-border libel cases

European Parliament insists press freedom be protected from cross-border libel cases
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10/05/2012 at 13:21EU

Latest EU/US PNR agreement another nail in the coffin ..

Latest EU/US PNR agreement another nail in the coffin ..

US Ambassador to the EU William Kennard congratulated the European Parliament on the 19th April 2012 for voting to support the new US/EU Passenger Name Record (PNR) agreement, saying “The European Parliament’s endorsement of the PNR agreement is a testament to the strong transatlantic relationship and our joint commitment to […]

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22/04/2012 at 23:16EU

All stick for Europe’s citizens – where are the carrots?

All stick for Europe’s citizens – where are the carrots?

Update 13/05/2014. Belgium has just reduced the VAT on domestic electricity from 21% to 6%! (must be an election approaching ..). It is interesting listening to the UK’s Conservative backbenchers tub-thumping about the need for the Prime Minister not to give away powers to Europe (meaning the EU institutions). Frankly […]

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Europe still suppressing evidence of US rendition programme

Europe still suppressing evidence of US rendition programme

London/Madrid, 19 December 2011. Access Info Europe and Reprieve have released a new report, Rendition on Record, detailing how many European countries are suppressing evidence of their role in the USA’s notorious rendition programme.

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19/12/2011 at 11:00Control Culture EU Life&Liberty

More transparency needed if EU to gain trust

More transparency needed if EU to gain trust

15/12/2011. The European Parliament voted today to strengthen transparency within the EU institutions by broadening the right of access for citizens to EU documents.

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15/12/2011 at 13:50EU

WikiLeaks focuses on surveillance industry

WikiLeaks focuses on surveillance industry

2 December 2011, AFP. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has launched the website’s new project – the publication of hundreds of files detailing a global industry that gives governments tools to spy on their citizens.

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07/12/2011 at 13:48Life&Liberty