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  • Pirates found, battle resumes

    02/08/2007 8:10:26 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 23 replies · 1,571+ views
    The Age (Australia) ^ | 9 Feb 2007 | Staff
    Two missing Sea Shepherd activists have been found safe in the Antarctic, and hostilities have resumed against the Japanese whaling fleet. The whalers called a truce to help the hardline anti-whaling group in their search caused when the two aboard a Zodiac inflatable dinghy disappeared suddenly in fog in icy waters south-west of Australia. Sea Shepherd president Paul Watson told the inflatable's engine broke down, stranding Karl Nielsen, of Perth, Western Australia, and John Gravois of Los Angeles, USA. "We just kept going out from one point in a circular search until we found them," said Captain Watson, aboard...
  • U.S. Activist Cindy Sheehan To Open World Social Forum In Caracas, Venezuela

    01/22/2006 7:58:15 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 24 replies · 2,207+ views
    Globovisión/AFP (Venezuela) ^ | 22 Jan 06 | Staff
    U.S. antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan will open the World Social Forum in Caracas on Tuesday together with other political and cultural leaders from diverse nations with a mass action, organizers for the event said Sunday. Sheehan, mother of a dead soldier in Iraq who achieved notoriety from heading various antiwar actions against the government of George W. Bush, will give a speech at a march that will kick off the World Social Forum en the Venezuelan capital, said dará Edgardo Lander, a member of the organizing committee of the event. In the action for which the activist will assist, "she...
  • (Vanity) PhoneHassle; or, To Serve Man

    08/07/2005 9:56:54 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies · 1,310+ views
    grey_whiskers | 08-07-05 | grey_whiskers
    Recently, I had an end-of-day conversation with my wife concerning how her day had gone. She explained that she had spent an infuriating hour on the phone with an (unnamed here) telephone company, trying to get information out of them about a new promotional rate for long-distance calling. It was like pulling teeth. My wife had initially called the (toll free for your convenience) number from the TV screen, and was first confronted with a maze of bewildering and contradictory instructions. ("Child-proof messaging," she called it.) When she finally did reach a human at the other end, the operator was...