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February 15, 2010

Ytringsfrihed bør finde Sted.

- Kongeriget Norges Grundlov, given i Rigsforsamlingen paa Eidsvold den 17de Mai 1814, § 100

Jeg har lov til alt, men ikke alt tjener til det gode. Jeg har lov til alt, men ikke alt bygger opp.
– 1. Kor. 10,23

Aung San Suu Kyi to be released in November?

January 25, 2010

According to Reuters, Burmese Home Minister Major General Maung Oo told a meeting of local officials that  pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be freed when her current period of house arrest ends in November.

The 64-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate has been detained for 14 of the past 20 years. In August 2009, she was sentenced to a further 18 months of detention for harboring an American who swam uninvited to her lakeside home in May the same year, just before an earlier period of house arrest was due to end.

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State of torture

January 22, 2010

One year ago, President Obama announced that the US would no longer follow the Bush administration’s misguided policies of “extraordinary rendition” and “enhanced interrogation techniques” – or kidnapping and torture in plain English.

On Wednesday January 27th, Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. It is already clear that the Obama administration has failed to meet its own deadline for closing Guantanamo. However, it is not to late to do something about the torture committed in the name of the American people.  Send a message to President Obama urging him to announce in his State of the Union address that he will work with Congress to set up an independent commission of inquiry to find and tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth about American torture!

Fuktig fruktbarhetsgudinne på teithetstoppen

January 12, 2010

VGs førstehund beit fra seg i kampen om medieårets minst attraktive utmerkelse, men var aldri i nærheten av å true Dagbladets fuktige fruktbarhetsgudinne.

Dagbladet forsvarte sin posisjon som Norges teiteste avis med ei uslåelig blanding av det absurde og det smått usømmelige, og kapra tittelen Årets teiteste overskrift for fjerde år på rad.

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Førstehund og fruktbarhetsgudinne i bikkjeslagsmål med nådeløs ridder

December 31, 2009

Kampen om tittelen Årets teiteste overskrift er endelig i gang! Det har vært et usedvanlig teit medieår, og til tross for elendig innsats fra leserne har lista med (u-)verdige kandidater til årets kåring vært lang som – nettopp – et vondt år.

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