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by Elmar Stellnberger

debcheckroot v2.1: downloading with Tails

Category: programs,
Source: debcheckroot,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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debcheckroot v2.1 has a feature to automatically continue stalled downloads (tune with: --retries, --timeout). Downloading is now also possible as user (i.e. not as root) which is important for Tails users. You may download on another machine than your root file system resides, use: --copy-config. The background color of yellow status messages has been adapted to also fit terminals with white background.



EU Bank Launches Ambitious New Climate Strategy

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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The European Investment Bank wants to align its politics with the Paris Agreement and end all fossil fuel lending by the end of 2020. According to Forbes EU finance ministers need to approve the new policy in September. There will be a transition period of three years for fossil gas projects. Nuclear energy can still be fostered.



debcheckroot v2.0 released, Extensible Debian Live

Category: programs,
Source: debcheckroot,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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debcheckroot v2.0 has just been released. There have been many changes and improvements towards pre-release v1.99. The description web page has also been completely revised. In addition we have published a framework for creating your own Debian Live stick extensible with packages of your choice. You do not need to create or burn an iso but simply load an exisiting Debian Live (with or without additional firmware): see Extensible Debian Live.



Radical Protest and Racism in Bolivia after the Resignation of Morales

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Supporters of the opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho burn Whipalas, flags of Indian nationality in Bolivia. They put the bible on the Bolivian flag and have written on the street: 'Long live a Bolivia free of Indians'. Masked motorcycle groups are still roaming the streets of the big cities and security forces don´t hinder them. Supporters of Morales are speaking of a military coup. Evo Morales had to resign as he was accused of vote-rigging after he ran for a controversial fourth tenure. There had been a disputed shift in votes at the end of the counting which would have saved Morales from a run-off ballot between him and his controversary. He has sought political exile in Mexico.



Chlorpyrifos, the Nerve Gas of the Nazis

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Chlorpyrifos once developed by the Nazis as nerve gas is now more and more widely used as pesticide in the US and the EU. It is even more dangerous than glyphosphate. Now the EU is close to a ban. Raise your voice!