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by Elmar Stellnberger

Mexico offers Assange political asylum

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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After the decision of a British court that Julian Assange must not be extradited to the USA, Mexico wants to offer the Wikileaks founder political asylum. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced this to journalists on Monday. At the same time, he called on the British government to release Assange (2021-01-04). However, the court in London only refused to extradite Assange because of his state of health and not because of press freedom. Assange did not steal any data himself, he only published it. The court today denied the defense's motion to release the 49-year-old on bail (2021-01-06). He is still being held on an appeal from the US.



CumEx: Whistleblower condemned to imprisonment

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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CumEx was the largest tax fraud in German history: Taxes were “refunded” which had never been paid before! A pure plundering of the state. A whistleblower, the economy advocate Eckhart Seith was sued by the Swiss bank Sarasin and condemned to 3.5 years of imprisonment by a Swiss court; unbelievable! Before he was hired by an enterpreneur of a drugstore, Erwin Müller who had invested at that bank in CumEx without knowing it but who had finally suffered losses. Eckhart Seith had passed on extensive information to the state which made CumEx be understood better and caused that investigations into numerous people involved in the robbery could be initiated. On the one hand, the public prosecutor in Zurich did nothing when Seith disclosed the misconduct of CumEx-Bank Sarasin in Zurich. On the contrary, the public prosecutor who was in charge of his complaint forwarded the complaint illegally to the bank so that the bank could strike back.



umc: higher resolutions, yet another tool

Category: techdoc, programs,
Source: LinuxSW,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Besides gtf and cvt and the Arachnoid online tool we do now present another utility to calculate modelines. The right modeline is often the crucial point when it comes to yield higher graphics modes.



xchroot v2.5.3 - some important bugfixes

Category: programs,
Source: LinuxSW,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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BugFixes towards v2.5: The user management was broken as we forgot to change $OPTARG into $optarg. xchroot can now be run directly as user without openroot macro. createstartup now also works for Xfce and other desktop environments, not only for Xfce. Unmounting on exit has been improved and should work correctly in all cases. You may now run a program like /dst/deb32/bin/hostname directly also if /dst instead of /dst/deb32 is a sudoers praefix. Alas we could not fully test this new version because our offline computer is under attack from western secret services. That is why we would highly estimate contributions/bugfixes by users. The program is already GPLv3.



Ecuador: Put the constitutional rights of nature before mining!

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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The 6,400-hectare protected forest Los Cedros, with its 315 bird, five cat and three monkey species, including the endangered brown-headed spider monkey as well as the spectacled bear – not to mention more than 400 orchid species – is a rich subject for research work. This burgeoning biodiversity is threatened by a major mining project by Cornerstone, a Canadian mining company. The Constitutional Court of Ecuador has announced it will hear arguments in this precedent case to protect the threatened forest against mining development.