August 2008

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start of Olympic Games

Usually I don’t bother about the Olympic Games, as they seem to have become just too commercial, but I am getting quite excited about the Olympic Games in China, mainly because they have already been so newsworthy, partly controversial and very unusual. I am just watching the opening ceremony whilst doing other stuff and am Read the full article…


Putzfimmel, Kundendienst und ähnliches

Habe heute den totalen Putzfimmel. Den krieg ich normalerweise nur einmal im Jahr, und ungünstigerweise passiert mir das gerade heute. Wahrscheinlich aus zwei Gründen: a) ich sollte meine Abschlussarbeit schreiben und b) meine Schwester hat vor ihrem Abschied in den Wanderurlaub gesagt, dass ich wirklich NICHT putzen brauche.  Und das löst natürlich immer die gegenteilige Read the full article…


Edinburgh Festival highlights

This weekend the Book festival starts off in Charlotte Square, with a lot of celebrities and international journalists presenting their new publications. Also, on Friday, the World Press Photography Exhibition starts off in the Scottish Parliament, with the Festival of Politics starting on the 20th of August.  I was also looking forward to the Festival of Read the full article…


Leaked: police’s guidelines to suppress protest

A policeman has lost one of his pocket rulebook to policing protest at the climate camp. It has been written by a department called NECTU: National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit, but nowadays apparantly also covering environmentalists. Not since Wikileaks published secret documents about operating procedures in Camp Delta in Guantanamo was it that much *fun* (you know what I Read the full article…


Attempts to silence Uzbekistan solidarity

I was just wondering where the little thumbnail to the past libel threat vs. Craig Murray, Ex-ambassador of Britain to Uzbekistan was disappearing to, when I followed up the past reporting and found out that there is another and new libel threat by Shillings lawyers towards Craig Murray to prevent the publication of a new Read the full article…