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Julian Assange’s aim of free speech

When governments stop torturing and killing people, and when corporations stop abusing the legal system, then perhaps it will be time to ask if free-speech activists are accountable.” – Julian Assange

A dream come true for WikiLeaks founder, DAILY NATION 2 Dec 10, The founder of the whistleblowing website WikiLeaks whose exclusive dossiers have captured the attention of the world is a man who seems to have achieved his dream. Continue reading

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December 2, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, secrets,lies and civil liberties | | Leave a comment

Russia ramps up nuclear weapons in Europe

True totals of Russian tactical nuclear weapons is a tightly-held secret, but the Federation of American Scientists estimated last year that Moscow has nearly 5,400 of them, with about 2,000 deployed.

  • Russia Moves Tactical Nukes Closer to NATO. Gulp.   Wired.com, By Spencer Ackerman November 30, 2010

While the U.S. and Russia have been publicly crowing about their awesome new friendship for the past two years, Moscow’s been moving small, ground-based nuclear weapons closer to the borders of Washington’s easternmost NATO allies. Continue reading

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Sarah Palin urges world to ‘hunt down’ Julian Assange like al Qaeda

Sarah Palin says: target WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange like the Taliban Comments come as Interpol attempts to track down Assange for alleged offencesBy Leo King | Computerworld UK  01 Dec, 10 Continue reading

December 2, 2010 Posted by | civil liberties, USA | Leave a comment

Can Wikileaks be prosecuted for telling the truth?

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Prosecuting WikiLeaks: It’s Not Going To Be Easy : NPR NPR, 1 Dec 10, Law enforcement officials in the United States and around the world are turning up the heat on the website WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange. But all the attention doesn’t mean that they will face American-style justice, experts said, because the legal issues in play are both novel and challenging. Continue reading

December 2, 2010 Posted by | 2 WORLD, Legal | | Leave a comment

Renewable energy – China leads the world

“The level of wind energy being deployed in China shows what can be achieved with a carefully planned energy and industrial policy that elevates cleantech to a national strategic level,”

China secures the lead in renewable energy – UPI.com, BEIJING, Dec. 1 (UPI) –China is now the leader in the global renewable energy market, a report by Ernst & Young says. Continue reading

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Russian company gets control of Wyoming uranium mines

NRC approves uranium license transfer in Wyoming – BusinessWeek, By MEAD GRUVER, 1 Dec 10, CHEYENNE, Wyo.Two uranium mines in Wyoming are on their way to control by a Russian company now that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved transferring the mines’ licenses.The commission last week approved the license transfer involving a Russian company, JSC Atomoredzoloto, or ARMZ, which expects to obtain a controlling interest in Canadian-owned Uranium One by year’s end. Uranium One holds the licenses for a proposed in-situ uranium mine and an existing in-situ uranium mine in northeast Wyoming………..Uranium One on Friday announced closing the initial $610 million phase of the transaction with ARMZ. The companies expect a final deal giving ARMZ a 51 percent holding in Uranium One shares to close by the end of December. NRC approves uranium license transfer in Wyoming – BusinessWeek

December 2, 2010 Posted by | business and costs, USA | Leave a comment

Investigation of New York lab radiation leak

EPA investigates radiation release at NY nuke lab – WSJ.com, 1 Dec 10, NISKAYUNA, N.Y. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is investigating whether the release of radioactive material into the air and water at a Cold War-era atomic power laboratory in upstate New York violated federal laws.The investigation stems from the open-air demolition of an old research building at Knolls Atomic Power Labs near Albany. On Sept. 29, radiation above safe levels was discovered on workers’ boots, and demolition work there has since been suspended. EPA investigates radiation release at NY nuke lab – WSJ.com

December 2, 2010 Posted by | Legal, USA | Leave a comment

The potential for Stuxnet computer worm to attack nuclear centrifuges

Forensic experts dissecting the worm found that it was calibrated in a way that could send nuclear centrifuges “wildly out of control.”…..one thing is clear: Stuxnet is a worrying escalation in cyber attacks.

A dangerous new level in malware, Pittsburg Post Gazette, TechMan:  2 Dec 10, Malicious software turned a dangerous corner recently with Stuxnet, a computer worm that attacks the control systems for things like nuclear power plants and electrical grids………….. Continue reading

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