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Germany Backs DESERTEC Alliance

 Germany Backs DESERTEC Alliance

Staff Writers Hamburg, Germany Jul 24, 2013

German Foreign office has expressed continued support for the DESERTEC programme to develop North African solar farms to benefit North Africa and Europe. One of the questions being askied is will the local population be able to participate in and to benefit from industrial-scale projects? The DESERTEC Foundation is very convinced they will.

Six Tech Advancements Changing the Fossil Fuels Game

 Six Tech Advancements Changing the Fossil Fuels Game

OilPrice.com Premium Analysts Washington DC Jul 22, 2013

Oil and gas is getting bigger, deeper, faster and more efficient, with new technology chipping away at "peak oil" concerns. While hydraulic fracturing has been the most visible revolutionary advancement, other high-tech developments are keeping the ball rolling-from the next generation of ultra-deepwater drillships, subsea oil and gas infrastructure and multi-well-pad drilling to M2M networking, floating LNG facilities, new dimensions in seismic imagery and supercomputing for analog exploration.

How cryptography is a key weapon in the fight against empire states

 How cryptography is a key weapon in the fight against empire states

What began as a means of retaining individual freedom can now be used by smaller states to fend off the ambitions of larger ones

A telecommunications station in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Julian Assange
guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 9 July 2013 12.45 BST
'Africa is coming online, but with hardware supplied by China. Will the internet be the means by which Africa continues to be subjugated into the 21st century?' Photograph: Mao Siqian/Corbis
The original cypherpunks were mostly Californian libertarians.

Did Google and the Nonviolent Serbs Help Stir Up Obama's Coup in Egypt?

 Did Google and the Nonviolent Serbs Help Stir Up Obama's Coup in Egypt?

By Steve Weissman, Reader Supported News
13 July 13

s Edward Snowden drops one bombshell after another, he has revealed Silicon Valley as a central player in America's surveillance state and the growth of high-tech electronic espionage the world over.

Is Everywhere Taksim?: Public Space and Possible Publics

 Is Everywhere Taksim?: Public Space and Possible Publics

Jun 09 2013
by Timur Hammond and Elizabeth Angell

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Nicaragua grants bid to build Panama Canal rival

Nicaragua grants bid to build Panama Canal rival

by Staff Writers
Managua (AFP) June 13, 2013

Nicaraguan lawmakers on Thursday approved a controversial deal that would allow a Hong Kong company to build a $40 billion oceanic waterway to rival the Panama Canal, and then manage it for the next 50 years.

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