Saturday, 31 July 2010

WikiLeaks founder on war logs

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks editor, tells to the Guardian why he decided to make public the thousands of reports and material which compose the Afghanistan War Logs.

Watch what he said here.

Below: WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange

TalesFromTheAlley shares Mr Assange's belief, and entirely supports his decision for the publications of the reports. To say it with his words, the logs "show the true nature of this war".

Friday, 30 July 2010

Wildlife in pictures

Here: a Guardian selection of the best wildlife photographs of the week, with dolphins, rare birds and other beauties from the natural world.

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Catalonia bans Las Corridas

Catalonia officially outlawed the practice of bullfighting from its region last Wednesday with a Parliament vote.

After animal rights activists campaigned for years, for the first time on mainland Spain the century-old spectacle that attracts at the same time tourism and criticism has been banned by Catalunian Parliament.

Josep Rull, MP for the Catalonian nationalist party (CiU) said: "There are some traditions that can't remain frozen in time as society changes. We don't have to ban everything, but the most degrading things should be banned."

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The best tea party mates ever

The rabbit whisperer

Britain's first rabbit whisperer.

From The Sun, April 14, 2010: A HYPNOTIST is hopping to expand his line in bunny trances as the nation's only RABBIT whisperer.

Read more here.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Trafigura meets Dutch justice

Reuters - A Dutch court fined commodities trader Trafigura 1 million euros (£833,518) on Friday for illegally exporting toxic waste to Ivory Coast which ended up being dumped in the open air.

Trafigura, one of the world's biggest oil and metals traders with 2009 sales of $47 billion (30.6 billion pounds), said in a statement it would study the ruling, and it may file an appeal. The court also convicted a Trafigura employee and a ship's captain.

The government of Ivory Coast said 16 people died.

Below: a woman carrying wood walks near a toxic waste site.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Rockin' all the way


Keith Richards

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Let's roll



Baba Yaga


Simone Ferraresi interpreta Mussorgsky, Baba Yaga.

Via D'Amelio, 18 anni dopo

Sono passati 18 anni da quando, il 19 luglio 1992 il giudice Paolo Borsellino venne ucciso nella sua auto durante il periodo piĆ¹ buio delle stragi mafiose dei primi anni '90. Ancora aperte sono le indagini alla ricerca dei mandanti dell'omicidio, come ancora senza una risposta sono le tante domande sui rapporti tra Stato e mafia che portarono alla strage, che Lara Sirignano (Ansa - articolo disponibile qui) definisce un "golpe per accelerare la fine delle Prima Repubblica, garantito da un colossale depistaggio".

Qui sotto, alcune immagini di quel giorno (fonte Ansa).

Saturday, 17 July 2010

When in doubt...

Fire is the answer.

God save the Queen - thirty years later

Do you want to spend an interesting and unique afternoon? Let's follow John Joseph Lyndon, aka Johnny Rotten from Sex Pistols, strolling around L.A. for a photography session and interview with Independent journalist Guy Adams and photographer Robert Yager.

Read the whole piece here.