June 24, 2001

BBC News | EUROPE | E-mail spy network " Computer users across Europe should encrypt all their e-mails, to avoid being spied on by a UK-US eavesdropping network, say Euro MPs." This BBC story connects to a year long history of Echelon coverage.

June 23, 2001

0zone Layer Cake The sections of the NOAA (US government) site that provides UV data have disappeared, and with such haste that the links on the site are broken. Check for yourself if you doubt, http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/ stratoshpere/uv_index/uvi_map.gif The chimp hold his hands over his eyes and sees no evil.

June 21, 2001

(site temporarily unavailable) Today, American Citizen Lori berenson was convicted in a Peruvian court in an instance of double jeopary. As you would expect, the Free Lori website is extremely busy today, so you may want to try the new site above for a copy of her final statement to the court. Her appeal is already in progress.

June 16, 2001

CIA Installs New Puppet in Peru to Support Plan Columbia "...The new president is Valentin Paniagua who ascended to the post after a series of resignations by several people in line for it.
Committee to Free Lori Berenson Lori Berenson still held prisoner
Closing arguments in the case of political prisoner Lori Berenson ended Monday. She will make a closing statement on June 20, when the court will render it's verdict. 20 violations of due process have been recorded in this second trial.
Lori Berenson is still in prison. A sad reminder of a lesson we haven't learned well enough from the days of Huey Newton: in order to remain effective as a challenge to the established order, you must not allow the Centurions to lay hold of your body. In the early years of Lori's imprisonment, she wouldn't be able to write to us. Here's the latest from her website as of Aug 23
Virtual Eugene Oregon the sound file that loads with this page is a great intro to Eugene - but the links to Quicktime files are temporarily down until I post the clips to a new server. Most are from performances at Chez Ray's, including some fine local blues players -ed. 09-12-2003

"...My thanks to " fw.hq.pacom.mil" for visiting the Virtual Republic. I'd like to know how you managed to download 400kb of data in 37 files with a record of zero visits..." "military intelligence" is interested in this?!

June 15, 2001

JavaZOOM Chat
Last night they had some good discussions going: the chatroom just opened again.
no more servlets - ed. 09-12-2003

June 05, 2001

Portland IndyMedia Center -
Picksweet Fined $7,475 for safety violations... at the Salem, OR Pictsweet Mushroom Farm

June 03, 2001

Valdez Still a Victim of Exxon
In 1994 a federal district court jury ordered Exxon to pay $5 billion in punitive damages to 30,000 natives, fishermen, and businesses suffering economic hardship because of the spill. To date, Exxon hasn't turned over a penny in satisfaction of that judgment. In fact, the company is earning $400 million a year in interest on the money