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[REVUE DE WEB] INTERNETS ET LIBERTÉS
29.03.03
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INFORMATIONS GENERALES

Saddam Hussein est CITOYEN D'HONNEUR de la ville de Detroit (USA)

Saddam once received Key to Detroit

Yahoo News - 26.03.03
Saddam Hussein donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a Detroit church and received a key to the city more than two decades ago, soon after he became president of Iraq. (...)Saddam's bond with Detroit started in 1979, when the Rev. Jacob Yasso of Chaldean Sacred Heart congratulated Saddam on his presidency. In return, Yasso said, his church received $250,000. 'He was very kind person, very generous, very cooperative with the West. Lately, what's happened, I don't know,' Yasso, 70, said Wednesday. 'Money and power changed the person.' Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment."
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030326/ap_on_re_mi_ea/saddam_s_key&cid=540&ncid=1473

La fille du VICE PRESIDENT DES ETATS UNIS est BOUCLIER HUMAIN à Bagdad !!!!!

Cheney's daughter a human shield?

Al Bawaba 25.03.03
"The newspaper (Al Quds Al Arabi)claimed that the visit would be an attempt by Cheney to convince his daughter, who was in the Jordanian capital, to back down her decision to go to Baghdad within a group of volunteers who want to form human shields against the US led attacks on Iraq... Although not mentioned in the the Arabic newspaper, it is likely refers to Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney. Mary,34 , is a lesbian, and she has not kept her homosexuality a secret, either to her friends or to her employer, Coors Brewing Co., where she was the gay and lesbian corporate relations manager."
http://www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=245183&lang=e&dir=news

L'influence du lobby militaro-industriel dans l'Administration Bush

About Face: The Role of the Arms Lobby In the Bush Administration's Radical Reversal of Two Decades of U.S. Nuclear Policy

A World Policy Institute Special Report - May 2002
This is the latest in a series of reports by the World Policy Institute’s Arms Trade Resource Center on Peddlers of Proliferation, analyzing the role of the arms lobby in shaping U.S. strategic policy. The author would like to thank Center Research Associate Jonathan Reingold for carrying out primary research on ties between Bush administration appointees and the arms and energy industries, and Center Senior Research Associate Michelle Ciarrocca for providing advice and assistance stemming from her ongoing research on the missile defense lobby.
http://www.worldpolicy.org/projects/arms/reports/reportaboutface.html

Et voici une petite liste à emporter la prochaine fois que vous irez faire vos courses:

Liste des plus grands donateurs qui ont financé la campagne électorale du Parti Républicain de M. Bush (31 décembre 2000) :

Qui c'est MBNA ? Allez voir: http://www.mbnasucks.org/.
En gros, si vous avez une carte FNAC ou CARREFOUR, que vous clopez et que vous utilisez Windows, vous soutenez George Bush :-))

  • MBNA $3.0m (Cartes de crédit à la consommation)
  • Philip Morris $2.9m (Clopes)
  • Microsoft Corp $2.4m (Logiciels pleins de bogues)
  • Bristol Myers Squibb $2.1m (Pharmaceutiques et cosmétiques)
  • Pfizer $1.9m (Viagra)
  • Enron $1.8m (Escroqueries)
  • Citigroup $1.8m (Banque)
  • Time Warner/AOL $1.6m (Médias)
  • Amway $1.3m (Marketing direct - SPAM)
  • Glaxo SmithKline $1.3m (Pharmaceutiques)
  • Exxon Mobil $1.2m (Pétrole)
  • News Corp $1.2m (Médias)
  • General Electric $1.1m (Electronique)
  • Limited Inc $950k
  • BP Amoco $950k
  • American Airlines $900k
  • Schering Plough $900k
  • Anheuser Busch $850k
  • Chevron Texaco $800k
  • Revlon Group $760k
  • American Home Pr. $740k
  • PepsiCo $720k
  • Walt Disney $640k
  • WalMart $630k
  • Texas Utilities $630k
  • Coca Cola $610k
  • UAL Corp $570k
  • Archer Daniels Mi. $530k
  • Ford $510k
  • General Motors $510k

http://www.motherearth.org/USboycott/donors_fr.php


CYBER-GUERRE - SONS DE BOTTES

La Maison blanche excédée des commentaires publics du général Wallace

WASHINGTON (AP) - Le général Wallace, qui supervise l'offensive terrestre en Irak, s'est attiré les foudres de la Maison blanche en déclarant que les stratèges du Pentagone avaient sous-estimé la combativité des soldats irakiens. "L'ennemi que nous combattons est différent de celui que nous avions prévu", a déclaré le général au Washington Post et au New York Times jeudi. Le porte-parole de la Maison blanche Ari Fleisher a réagi vendredi en affirmant que le gouvernement avait prévenu que la guerre pourrait être longue. "Quand la Maison blanche explique que (la guerre) peut être longue et dangereuse, elle anticipe que toutes sortes de scénarios peuvent se développer". AP

Les USA brûlent leur cartouches trop vite... et pour des résultats peu satisfaisants. C'est que ça coute cher ces babioles...

US forces dropping gold into the mud

Sydney Morning Herald - 28.03.03
"A particular point of concern for the US command is the huge overuse of precision-guided munitions and cruise missiles. Already the supply of heavy cruise missiles like the "Tomahawk" has been reduced by a third and, at the current rate of use, in three weeks the US will be left only with the untouchable strategic supply of these missiles. A similar situation exists with other types of precision-guided munitions. "The rate of their use is incompatible with the obtained results. We are literally dropping gold into the mud!" said Gen. Richard Mayers during a meeting at Pentagon yesterday morning."
http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/03/26/1048354636194.html

Les USA envisagent l'utilisation d'armes chimiques en Irak... "non-mortelles", comme celles utilisées à Moscou lors de la prise d'otage (150 morts)

Rumsfeld: New Rules for Non-lethal Combat

NewsMax - 06.02.03
Top Pentagon officials this week have attempted to craft simple rules of engagement for combat troops in Iraq that would allow them to use non-lethal weapons to incapacitate civilians if it becomes a military necessity, U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told the House Armed Services Committee Wednesday. The Chemical Weapons Convention prohibits military use of chemicals and generally constrains signatories from using whole classes of non-lethal agents. The treaty does allow the use of non-lethal agents for law enforcement purposes.
http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2003/2/5/192247.shtml

La propagande de la coalition se heurte à la circulation de l'information

Tribunes Libres Internationales - 29.03.03
Alors qu'elle avait mis en place à l'avance un gigantesque système de propagande, la Coalition est surprise par l'image que les médias occidentaux donnent de la guerre. Bien que, sur place, les reporters aient été contraints de signer un engagement d'autocensure en 50 points et qu'ils soient encadrés par des unités combattantes, ils voient trop de choses et en parlent. Geoff Hoon, le secrétaire britannique à la défense, se plaint de ce traitement dans The Times. Selon lui, les images diffusées sont anecdotiques et ne rendent pas compte de la vérité du conflit : les troupes occidentales avancent et évitent de faire des victimes civiles. Des propos identiques ont été récemment tenus par le général Colin Powell. Dans The Guardian, Faisal Bodi, le rédacteur en chef du site internet en langue anglaise d'Al-Jazira, analyse l'incroyable fossé qui sépare le traitement de la guerre sur les chaînes occidentales et orientales. Il valorise sa propre station, mais son raisonnement s'applique identiquement à la chaîne rivale, Abu Dhabi TV, qui lui a déjà damé le pion en termes d'audience dans le monde arabe. En diffusant des images des victimes civiles irakiennes et des prisonniers de guerre états-uniens, les télévisions du Golfe ont rééquilibré l'information au plan international. Faisal Bodi dénonce par ailleurs la destruction du site internet d'Al-Jazera par les hackers du Pentagone. Cette grave affaire n'a pas soulevé l'indignation des confrères occidentaux dont beaucoup se sont identifiés à la Coalition et traitent les journalistes orientaux en ennemis. Sur le même sujet, on remarque que nos confrères états-uniens non seulement ne se sont pas indignés du bombardement de la télévision irakienne, le 25 mars, mais s'en sont félicités. La destruction délibérée d'installations gouvernementales civiles est pourtant qualifiée de crime de guerre par les Conventions internationales.
http://www.reseauvoltaire.net/article9390.html

Une image n'est pas objective: chacun y voit ce qu'il veut...

The Parallax View : Photos Give a Different Perspective on 'Operation Freedom'

Washington Post 26.03.03
So far Operation Iraqi Freedom hasn't produced many images of liberation. No collapse of the corrupt house of cards, no joyful crowds, no tossing flowers at the soldiers. (...) The well-documented war covers all the messiness, the whole war, whether it is well fought or not. By necessity, it produces ambiguous photographs. Photographs that some will read as images of humiliation and capture, others will read as soldiers working efficiently and cautiously in a hostile environment."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29440-2003Mar25.html

De toute façon les américains ne voient pas la même guerre que nous à la télé...

Differing TV images feed Arab, US views

Boston Globe 26.03.03
"The Arab world sees pictures of bloodied bodies of young children. They watch scenes crowded with corpses, including gruesome images of dead American soldiers. Americans see almost none of that. Their view of the war in Iraq, through television and print, is dominated by long-distance photos of bombs going off in Baghdad and intimate battlefield scenes conveyed by reporters who are traveling with US and British soldiers."
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/085/nation/Differing_TV_images_feed_Arab_US_views+.shtml

Pendant ce temps là.... et les USA ne disent rien, comme d'hab'

Nuclear rivals and neighbours India and Pakistan have launched test missiles.

RTE Ireland 26.03.03
India test-fired a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface missile from a test range in the east of the country. Defence ministry sources said the Prithvi missile, which can carry a one-tonne warhead a distance of 150 kilometres was launched at 11:30 AM (local time) from the range in Orissa state. The launch took Indian military analysts by surprise as such an exercise was not expected during the Iraq war. Meanwhile, Pakistan test-fired a short-range missile coinciding with the Indian missile test, a foreign ministry spokesman said.
http://www.rte.ie/news/2003/0326/southasia.html

Une nouvelle arme contre le terrorisme: la baguette du Sourcier !

Pleasanton veterans dowse for terrorists : Classes on ancient practice to be held at Veterans Building

Tri-Valley Herald 25.03.03
As war with Iraq heightens fears of terrorist attacks, Pleasanton veterans groups think they've found a way to address the threat: the ancient practice of dowsing. Skeptics scoff at dowsers' claims that they can locate water, tunnels, pipes even missing people and pets - guided by nothing but a stick or rod and their intuition. "One thing someone suggested is that if this works, could you identify a potential terrorist while he's in the airport?" Frank said. "Maybe the same technique could be used to find a dangerous bag among thousands in an airport. Who knows? Don't shoot the messenger, if you're not comfortable with the message." "I think it's got its merits... In fact, our government is using it. It's been using it for years. They just don't make a big deal out of it, because it's not scientifically provable."
http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10669~1268110,00.html


LIBERTES PUBLIQUES - LSQ - LSI - LEN

Les Oscars de la liberté d'expression:

Electronic Frontier Foundation Honors Net Pioneers in NYC

EFF 28.03.03
Online civil liberties advocates from the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will honor three pioneers of Internet freedom and innovation at the 12th Annual EFF Pioneer Awards on April 2, 2003, at the Empire State Building in New York. The online civil liberties group will honor Amy Goodman for her long-term commitment to freedom of expression; Eben Moglen for campaigning to reformulate copyright, patent, and privacy laws to fit the digital age; and David Sobel for extraordinary efforts to protect privacy and open government.
http://www.eff.org/awards/20030328_pioneer_pr.php

Donald Rumsfeld découvre la Convention de Genève

One rule for them

The Guardian 25.03.03
Suddenly, the government of the United States has discovered the virtues of international law. It may be waging an illegal war against a sovereign state; it may be seeking to destroy every treaty which impedes its attempts to run the world, but when five of its captured soldiers were paraded in front of the Iraqi television cameras on Sunday, Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, immediately complained that "it is against the Geneva convention to show photographs of prisoners of war in a manner that is humiliating for them". (...)

On Sunday, Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, immediately complained that "it is against the Geneva convention to show photographs of prisoners of war in a manner that is humiliating for them"... This being so, Rumsfeld had better watch his back. For this enthusiastic convert to the cause of legal warfare is, as head of the defence department, responsible for a series of crimes sufficient, were he ever to be tried, to put him away for the rest of his natural life.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,921192,00.html

Pour le vénérable journal THE GUARDIAN (GB), la démocratie est en danger aux USA

McCarthy's ghost : this war is fast claiming another casualty - democracy in the US

The Guardian - 27.03.03
Democracy is under threat in the United States; anyone who objects to the conflict in Iraq is not allowed to say so. (...)
On its own, Bill's story would be aberrant - the tale of an overzealous legal official and an unfortunate woman in smalltown America. Increasingly though it is becoming consistent. The harassment, arrest, detention and frustration of those who are against the war is becoming routine. Relatives of victims who died on September 11, who are opposed to the war, have been prevented from speaking in schools. Last month Stephen Downs was handcuffed and arrested after refusing to take off a Give Peace a Chance T-shirt in a mall in Albany. He was told he would have been found guilty of trespass if the mall had not dropped the case because of the bad publicity. As Iraqi civilians and American, British and Iraqi soldiers perish in the Gulf, this war is fast claiming another casualty - democracy in the US. This process is not exclusive to America. Civil liberties have suffered in Britain because of the war in Northern Ireland, and are undergoing further erosion because of the conflict.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,3604,922542,00.html

Une proposition de loi interdirait aux tortionnaires ETRANGERS de venir aux USA,
les tortionnaires américains eux n'ont pas de problème...

Bill would bar torturers from U.S.

Salon 25.03.03
"Foreigners who have tortured and abused people overseas should not be allowed into the United States, according to a bipartisan bill introduced Wednesday in the Senate. Rep. Mark Foley, R-Fla., and Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-N.Y., are introducing a companion bill in the House. "We cannot allow torturers and killers in other countries to enjoy freedom in America," Foley said. But don't worry, American born and trained torturers will still be hailed as heroes."
http://www.salon.com/politics/wire/2003/03/26/torture/index.html


DROITS D'AUTEURS - BREVETS - HACK

Attaqués au niveau fédéral, les lobbies d'Hollywood essaient de passer leur loi en douce, au niveau des législations d'états.

DMCA critics decry state-level proposals

New.com.com - March 28, 2003 Critics of the federal Digital Millennium Copyright Act said Friday that they were disturbed by proposals for similar laws at the state level. Quietly, opponents said, with few people paying close attention, state legislators are considering bills that would be even broader than the controversial DMCA, which restricts bypassing copy-protection measures. The group primarily responsible for the state bills is the Motion Picture Association of America, one of the most vocal supporters of the federal DMCA. The MPAA rejects the characterization of the state legislation as similar to the federal law, saying the state measures update cable and satellite protection laws to catch up with today's hacking technologies.
http://news.com.com/2100-1028-994667.html

Dans certains Etats, le simple fait d'utiliser un logiciel pare-feu (Firewall) serait déjà illégal

Use a firewall, go to jail, and send Bill Gates too

The register 28/03
/2003 The (DMCA) Digital Millennium Copyright Act clearly isn't enough for some people. Massachusetts and Texas are - in curious formation - considering bills that will extend it to make firewalls (among other things) illegal.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/30003.html

Les fausses identités sont la plus grosse entreprise criminelle aux USA

ID theft: a $1bn a year crime

The register 28/03/2003
Identity theft, reportedly America's fastest rising crime, cost US lenders at least $1 billion last year. That's according to an estimate by analysts TowerGroup, which published a report on the problem, titled Identify Theft: Lenders Are Victims, Too , earlier this week. Precise figures on the exact loss due to identity theft are hard to pinpoint, but there is little doubt about the seriousness of the problem.
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/55/30000.html

Les CD protégés contre la copie débarquent aux US

Copyproof CDs moving to market?

News.com.com - 25.03.03
Copy-protection technology on music CDs may be headed for the U.S. market in bulk this year for the first time, as Arista Records and SunnComm prep for volume shipments.
http://news.com.com/2100-1027-994565.html?tag=fd_top


TECHNOLOGIE - LOGICIEL LIBRE - PtoP - INTERNET CITOYEN

Pour les fabricants automobiles au Canada, les personnes qui utilisent les transports en commun sont des cons et des tarés

Transit Users Called Creeps & Weirdos

Indymedia - 25.03.03
Today's Georgia Straight , page 86, has an outrageous ad from General Motors dealers calling transit users Creeps and Weirdos. The ad sports a "2010 Vancouver: Community Contributor" logo. See images below.
http://vancouver.indymedia.org/news/2003/03/37322.php

Sun abandonne sa version de Linux pour RedHat

Sun to drop its customized Linux

News.com.com - 25.03.03
The computing giant will phase out its customized Sun Linux and move instead to partnerships with Red Hat and other mainstream Linux companies, executives say
http://news.com.com/2100-1016-994602.html?tag=fd_top



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