December 28, 2010 How to Subvert Subversion Johannes Grenzfurthner of the art prank group monochrom presents a talk on “How To Subvert Subversion” at TEDxVienna, including the story when monochrome created the fictitious artist Georg P. Thomann.
December 23, 2010 Pat Robertson Wants To Legalize Pot " I'm not exactly for the use of drugs, don't get me wrong, but I just believe that criminalizing marijuana, criminalizing the possession of a few ounces of pot, that kinda thing it's just, it's costing us a fortune and it's ruining young people. Young people go into prisons, they go in as youths and come out as hardened criminals. That's not a good thing."
December 17, 2010 Introducing Word Lens Excellent app for your iPhone - Instantly translate printed words from one language to another with your built-in video camera and view it on your iPhone, in real time Use Word Lens on vacation, business travel, and just for fun.
December 14, 2010 Judge Strikes Down Key Healthcare Provision A federal judge in Virginia has ruled the government cannot force Americans to purchase mandatory health insurance or face penalties. The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the state of Virginia, one of two dozen challenging the law in federal courts nationwide. The debate over the law is expected to end up before the Supreme Court. The judge in the case, Judge Henry Hudson, is the part-owner of Campaign Solutions, a Republican consulting firm that has worked to oppose healthcare reform. Democracy Now! speaks with Jon Walker, a reporter and policy analyst with the online news website FireDogLake.com.
December 13, 2010 How Shell infiltrated Nigeria The petrol giant Shell has thoroughly infiltrated the Nigerian government, newly leaked WikiLeaks documents show. The multinational corporation inserted its employees into every key government ministry to gain unparalleled influence in policy-making in the oil rich Niger Delta. Al Jazeera's Jesse Mesner-Hage reports on how the revelation fits into the decades-long troubled relationship between Royal Dutch Shell and Nigeria.
December 10, 2010 Argentina Glacier Under Threat As world leaders wrap up a climate change summit in Cancun, Mexico, aimed at reaching an emissions deal, countries across the world are witnessing worrying effects of global warming. Scientists say time is running out to save melting glaciers that provide fresh drinking water for millions of people. Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from the Upsala Glacier, a major body of ice in southern Argentina that is receding at an alarming rate.
December 9, 2010 Cyberwar Erupts Over WikiLeaks A cyberwar is being waged over WikiLeaks. It began after MasterCard, PayPal and Visa refused to take payments for WikiLeaks, which runs on donations. In retaliation, a hacker group calling itself "Anonymous", launched Operation Payback: targeting the credit card companies, with what are called "Denial of Service" attacks. They managed to temporarily take down Visa and MasterCard's main websites. But the companies say transactions were not affected. Now, Twitter and Facebook have suspended the accounts of the "Anonymous" group. Twitter was being seen as a rallying point for the so-called "hacktivists". In an interview with Al Jazeera, Kevin Anderson, a technology journalist and a specialist in New Media, shares his views on the cat-and-mouse game being played out on the internet.
December 3, 2010 People Opppsoing Women Abuse: A Social Experiment This social experiment was carried out using hidden cameras in a townhouse complex in Johannesburg. Don't condone violence by doing nothing. If you or anyone around you is experiencing domestic abuse please call the POWA helpline on 083 765 1235 or visit www.powa.co.za Counseling services and support is available.
December 2, 2010 No Sign of Climate Change Yet Unprecedented snow and sub-zero temperatures are continuing to cause chaos across parts of Europe. In Poland officials say at least 18 people have died from the freezing conditions, many of them homeless. Elsewhere drivers and passengers have been stranded as roads and runways became blanketed in snow.