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by Elmar Stellnberger

Change of the Constitution Threatens all Indigenous Folks in Brazil

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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The change request would allow revocation of indigneous land rights; urgent action by you is needed!

Guarani: Private armed forces have killed (not during the attacks around 2016-01-24) people in one of their villages and set their houses on fire.




Some Insight in our Current and Previous Bug Reporting Activity

Category: techdoc,
Source: software-general,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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Certain OSS QA reports that may be of interest for you: security for the web, radeon/nouveau: 4K/UHD/2160p, flashrom support for Xi3650.



Krieg und Flucht aus dem Nahen Osten

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: de,
Type:
new
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A true word on asylum policy in Germany and Austria

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
.

Most of the people who come to us as refugees have no right for asylum according to the Geneva Refugee Convention and international law. If there is exactly one teacher in a Syrian village who expresses himself critical of the regime and is then persecuted or is afraid of being killed, then precisely this teacher has the right for asylum; said Mr. Univ. Prof. Michael Geistlinger. Of course, we can also grant the many displaced persons a humanitarian right to stay, but there is no obligation under international law to do so. In addition, it would be much more effective to help the people in neighboring countries so that they can come back later and rebuild their country. Instead of ensuring that those who are actually being persecuted by foreign regimes or secret services have the opportunity to come to Europe and receive asylum here, Mrs. Angela Merkel, among others, provoked a mass migration of peoples with her “invitation”, while the German secret service is allowed to cooperate with the Syrian regime under Assad. Anyone who is really persecuted has to get under the wheels in such a system.




Say “No” to an Austrian Surveillance State!

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
.

On 2016-01-27 the Austrian parliament will vote for or against the new 'State Protection Law' (Staatsschutzgesetz). It contains a lineament which can be seen as anti-democratic. Other than the data preservation law (Vorratsdatenspeicherung) as previously rejected by lawyers there will be no protection for whistleblowers. There is no passage which would exclude the media so that people who give information to the media could be protected. The bill contains a far reaching surveillance authority including to store when people go where as well as electronice communication like emails and social media; all of it without the consent of a lawyer. The data will be forwarded to foreign intelligence. Participating in a demonstration can be reason enough to be put under surveillance (because of so called 'Landfriedensbruch' i.e. breaking the country´s quietude.).

» more in German on the website of Klaus Schreiner.