little monkey

elstel.org

by Elmar Stellnberger

VCF: Printing Contacts from Your SmartPhone

Category: programs,
Source: MiscSW,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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We have added two scripts to convert the standard address book format VCF into text, html and a format readable by XGnokii. That way you can export your smartphone contacts to an old Nokia phone or print them.



President Trump: Please Pardon Assange!

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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In just 23 days, a judge will rule on the U.S. request to extradite Julian Assange. At HMS Prison Belmarsh, surrounded by some of the world’s worst criminals, Julian is in near-total lockdown in conditions former U.N. official Nils Melzer calls torture. His prison wing is enduring a COVID outbreak and he is being kept in cold conditions without access to winter clothing sent by his family. Meanwhile, his family and two children don't know if they will ever see their father again.



Tell Biden to nominate leaders free of corporate influence (II)

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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I have just got an email from fightforthefuture: With the news that Google’s former CEO, Eric Schmidt, is being discussed for positions, and that former Facebook leaders are acting as advisors on the transition team, we need to act fast to make sure corporate lobbyists and execs don’t get appointed to positions of power within the administration. — … and I, the author of this page, personally do not welcome a fromer Google CEO in such a position either as Google still censors its search results for my pages: see my previous messages about it (or: click on ‘type: new’ in ViewRSS). Facebook on the other hand is even worse. With Facebook Basics they wanted to abolish the free internet (net neutrality) by offering Facebook-only internet at uncompetitively low rates that would force competitors to surrender starting with developing countries.



Supply Chain Law / Corporate responsibility initiative

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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It is a pity that the corporate responisbility initiative in Switzerland has lacked the majority of cantons although a majority of people voted in favour of the initiative. If we look for France then a binding supply chain law is already reality. Even the European Union has announced to publish a draft law for 2021.



Tell Biden to nominate leaders free of corporate influence

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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As the following article from the Guardian shows it is a real threat that Joe Biden could hire fossil fuel cronies to implement climate protection. That sounds weird and would fail for sure. The linked petition tells Joe Biden to nominate a fossil free cabinet which then needs to be confirmed by the Senate. Leaders should ideally be free of corporate influence, especially from the fossil fuels. The petition embraces the nominees for key positions like the Secretaries of Agriculture, Interior, and Energy, as well as who will lead the EPA under Biden.