04 May

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



US says China to allow activist to leave

Chen Guangcheng offered fellowship by US university and will be accompanied by his family, state department says.
Last Modified: 04 May 2012 13:52 GMT


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Story goes viral despite censors

Seized Osama bin Laden papers posted online

Internal communiques released by Washington reveal al-Qaeda leader working to unify organisation and launch US attacks.
Last Modified: 03 May 2012 22:11 GMT

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Sarkozy dogged by corruption accusations

Sophie Sportiche04 May 2012 13:42 GMT
Commentators say that cascade of allegations has engendered a ‘crisis of confidence’ in French democracy
Leo blog : The Heartland Institute conference billboard in Chicago

Heartland Institute compares belief in global warming to mass murder

US thinktank launches poster campaign comparing Unabomber and Osama Bin Laden to those concerned about global warming

Billboards in Chicago paid for by The Heartland Institute along the inbound Eisenhower Expressway in Maywood, Illinois. Photograph: The Heartland Institute

It really is hard to know where to begin with this one. But let’s start with: “What on earth were they thinking?”

The Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based rightwing thinktank notorious for promoting climate scepticism, has launched quite possibly one of the most ill-judged poster campaigns in the history of ill-judged poster campaigns.

I’ll let its own press release for its upcoming conference explain, as there’s simply no need to finesse it further:…………….

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