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Downloadable e-books

As an addition to the ebook-sites in our links section, here are a few collected by Gizmo:
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/50-places-free-books-online.htm

He however removed http://www.scribd.com/ from the list, as they "did little or nothing to remove illegal uploads". He should read some Thoreau. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Disobedience_(Thoreau)

VVR: Pilger: The New Rulers of the World

Attac viste nylig John Pilgers "The New Rulers of the World" fra 2001 i Trondheim. Gikk du glipp av filmen, kan du se den her:

Attac recently showed John Pilgers 2001 movie "The New Rulers of the World" in Trondheim. If you missed the movie, you can watch it here:

The One-Dimensional Man

Herbert Marcuses entire ground-breaking "The One-Dimensional Man" is now available online at
http://cartoon.iguw.tuwien.ac.at/christian/marcuse/odm.html

Subcomandante Marcos on Gaza

The legendary Zapatista-leader speaks out on the Gaza disaster:
http://www.alternativenews.org/content/view/1531/381/

Israel: Massive demonstration against the war

Read reports from the Israeli peace movement. Far from all Israelis support the brutal government:
MASSIVE DEMONSTRATION AGAINST THE WAR
http://zope.gush-shalom.org/home/en/events/1231029668

Gush Shalom home page:
http://zope.gush-shalom.org/index_en.html

On Religion

A semi-long essay on religion for our english-speaking readers.

A blessed childhood
As a kid I went from agnostic to atheist, when I came to the conclusion that this religion-thingy with God and Jesus was rather silly, and really didn't add much to my understanding of the world – rather subtracted actually. That said, I suspect I have been rather blessed (pun intended) having grown up in one of the most secular parts (inland) of one of the most secular countries in the world (Norway).The only people who went to church where I come from (except Christmas eve) were old people, born at the start of the 20th century, and in this perspective I used to think that religion would die out by it self within a few decades.

Iceberg Facebook fan page

Yo, a group of loyal fans has created a MackaRonny Iceberg facebook fan page. Check it out:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Mackaronny-Iceberg/30327642446

Peace!

Malalai Joya: Troops must leave Afghanistan! - Hent soldatene hjem!


Malalai Joya: - My main message to you is to pressure your government so that as soon as possible, troops must leave Afghanistan.

NSF volume 2 - Financial Crises


PACKED: The floor was packed during the Norway Social Forum meeting on the Financial Crises. Lots of people were standing by the walls or sitting on the floor.

Bilateral investment treaties


CRITICAL: Yash Tandon (here from another meeting at NSF08)

Saturday 11.08 I participated at a seminar about bilateral investment treaties (BITs) at the Norwegian Social Forum (Globaliseringskonferansen). Panellists were Yash Tandon (Economy professor from Uganda, and director of the South Centre), Knut Solli from NHO (the largest Norwegian business/employer organization), and Audun Lysbakken – co-chairman of the Norwegian Socialist Left party.