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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

Nature blessed – Man cursed

Nature blessed – Man cursed

By Odimegwu Onwumere Saying that people are suffering untold hardship in this country of ours that was blessed by nature but cursed by the people who were supposed to protect us but never did, could mean saying stale news. What is news today is that people bend the truth to […]

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19/10/2011 at 13:09Life&Liberty Share the vibe

Everything about them is greed

Everything about them is greed

by Odimegwu Onwumere They do all the talking but do not want to listen to our talking. To them, the entire world is insufficient for seeking gains. They are hardnosed, greedy, tyrannical, and scandalous. Many of them can be irritating. They feel that they have arrived financially. They provoke you, […]

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10/08/2011 at 10:52Life&Liberty Share the vibe

Argentina’s third way – defending journalism in Latin America

Argentina’s third way – defending journalism in Latin America

It was on my first visit to Buenos Aires that I commented on the distinctive red colour of the stone used for Government House in the centre of the city. “Ah,” said my guide, “that is because it is reconstituted stone, and during the making it was mixed with the […]

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24/07/2011 at 09:46Life&Liberty Travel

I Withdraw (poem)

I Withdraw (poem)

I Withdraw by Odimegwu Onwumere There is no problem. That you are for another man does not make me a less man, either. We are all fighting for an egalitarian world, irrespective of religion, creed and tribe. I might say I LOVE YOU does not make me sleepless. We do […]

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22/07/2011 at 12:11Life&Liberty Share the vibe

Send your kids to Spy School

Send your kids to Spy School

Send your kids to Spy School! Teach them how to watch others! Enhance their powers of observation! Don’t let them take anything for granted. Help them identify the common enemy! Learning all these useful skills will stand your children in good stead. They’ll be well-equipped for life in the society […]

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19/07/2011 at 21:22Life&Liberty

Festivals – a very British way to holiday

A collection of photos from British summer music festivals in recent years.

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22/05/2011 at 14:47Share the vibe

Robin Hood tax out of the woods?

Robin Hood tax out of the woods?

Brussels, 8th March 2011. The European Parliament today adopted a position backing the idea of a Financial Transaction Tax (or “Robin Hood tax”), which could raise billions and ensure that the financial-services sector contributes better towards the cost of recovering from the current economic crisis. The objective of the tax […]

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08/03/2011 at 09:42EU

Libraries as a public good

Libraries as a public good

Tales from a Brussels bar   It had been cold outside all week, so I was happy that night to wedge myself against the radiator, pint in hand, and peruse the headlines. A quiet evening – there was just a sprinkling of customers – the usual suspects. And I wasn’t […]

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23/02/2011 at 09:52Life&Liberty Tales - Brussels bar UK