Freitag, 17. November 2006

Urge Senator to Bring the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Up for Vote

While the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (AHSPA) enjoys wide support among both the public and legislators, the Senate has yet to approve their version of the Act (S 1915). If approved, the AHSPA would ban the slaughter of horses for human consumption and the domestic and international transport of live horses or horseflesh for this purpose.

The Senate is just about to reconvene after a long recess, and we need to get this bill up for a vote before the session ends. An estimated 2,000 horses are trucked to slaughterhouses and brutally killed each week this bill awaits action in the Senate, so we cannot allow our leaders to stall any longer. In light of this, one of Senator Jon Kyl's (R-AZ) constituents called his office on Tuesday, November 14th urging that he introduce the bill. She was told that, if Senator Kyl receives a lot of calls in support of the AHSPA, he will do what he can to get it to the floor.

Please call Senator Jon Kyl's Washington office immediately at (202) 224-4521. Let him know that you support the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act and urge him to get S. 1915 up for a vote or attach it as a rider to another bill before the Senate adjourns.

Also send Senator Kyl a follow-up email urging his support for the AHSPA. Feel free to edit the sample letter to your liking.

http://ga0.org/campaign/senkyleahspa

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Federal: The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act Reintroduced in Congress
https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Advocacy?JServSessionIdr001=crl13th2h1.app27b&cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2061

Federal: Popular Wild Horse and Burro Protection Gone After 33 Years--Reinstate It in 2007!
https://secure2.convio.net/aspca/site/Advocacy?JServSessionIdr001=wbmloeh4l1.app28b&cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2073


From Clyde A.



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Help protect Dolphins and Whales from US NAVY Low Frequency Active Sonar

There were a dozen Dolphins swimming off Baker beach on Saturday Oct 28 not 100 feet off the middle of the beach. Unlike Wed/Thu these dolphins were JUMPING out of the water! Lots of medium size dolphins, one BIG dolphin, and one small young dolphin, also enjoying the jumps in air.

Wed and Thursday Oct 25/26 each saw two pods of dolphins on Baker beach; one group at North end and one group at South end. Only dorsal fins visible, arching out of the water.

This is unusual. Dolphins are not usually here. I have been climbing, swimming, and sunning at Baker Beach since 1989. The water temperature is up, and of course fish stocks are down, thanks to global warming.

Help protect Dolphins and Whales from US NAVY Low Frequency Active Sonar
http://seaflow.org


Informant: Scott Munson



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=sonar

Uncovering How Soldiers Really Died in Iraq and Afghanistan

Dozens of families say the military has misled them about how their loved ones died, and the Army has officially acknowledged seven instances of misinformation. Families of fallen soldiers search for the truth about how their loved ones really died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111606U.shtml

Bush's India-US Nuclear Deal Seen as "Horrible Mistake"

Democratic senator Byron Dorgan called the agreement "a horrible mistake" that "provides a green light" for India to produce more nuclear weapons. "I believe one day we will look back at this with great regret," he said. During debate Thursday, supporters beat back changes they said would have killed the proposal by making it unacceptable to India. Critics said the changes were necessary to guard against nuclear proliferation.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111706D.shtml

Prison for Anti-Nuke Clowns, US WMDs Protected

"While these men serve their time in prison, one hundred fifty weapons of mass destruction sit peacefully free and protected in the fields of North Dakota. The law protects these weapons and finds those who try to protect the world from their holocaust criminals. If the weapons are ever used, the people of North Dakota will not need the news to tell them. The thunderous, fiery launch of these weapons will signal the failure of justice and the end of life as we know it," writes Bill Quigley.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111706C.shtml

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Blood-Pouring Anti-Nuke Clowns Sent to Prison; Weapons of Mass Destruction Protected
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1117-08.htm

AP Gets Shocking New Report on Gitmo

The US military called no witnesses, withheld evidence from detainees, and usually reached a decision within a day as it determined that hundreds of men detained at Guantanamo Bay were "enemy combatants," according to a new report. "These were not hearings. These were shams," said Mark Denbeaux, an attorney and Seton Hall University law professor who along with his son, Joshua, is the author of the report.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111706B.shtml



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Stop the senseless killing of dogs in China

A message from NANCY

Original Message

Please folks, I can't think of anyone who's not rattled and disgusted by this horrible and immense dog slaughter in China, we desperately need your signatures. Won't you please sign, for them, for all the thousands that have already been murdered, for all the oppressed people suffering terribly from the unecessary deaths of their beloved best friends? Greg Baker, AP A dog searches for two women who abandoned it Thursday in Beijing. The pet ran after them as they rode away on bicycles and threw rocks.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/857535763

HELP US BAN STRIP MINING IN TENNESSEE

http://tinyurl.com/v4f4z

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Abolish strip mining in Tennessee

We have a bill coming up abolishing strip mining for coal.

*PLEASE FORWARD TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS, EMAIL ADDRESSES, LISTSERVES, MYSPACE BULLETIN BOARDS, IMC'S, RADIO SHOWS, MEDIA CONTACTS–EVERYONE YOU CAN**

http://unitedmountaindefense.org/banstripmining.htm

If you love mountains please contact the Governor of Tennessee! phil.bredesen (at) state.tn.us

WE ARE ABOUT TO KILL STRIP MINING FOR COAL IN TENNESSEE!!

The tide is turning! This is it. We can kill strip mining in Tennessee for good with your help. This is for all the marbles. In the last year the entire tone of the campaign against strip mining has shifted, the strip mine companies are on the defensive. Now its time for a knock out punch.

A bill was recently written with help from United Mountain Defense which out and out bans strip mining for coal in the State of Tennessee no "ifs", "ands" or "buts"–a flat out abolishment of the practice known as strip mining. We are not asking for less strip mining, or kinder gentler strip mining–we are demanding the permanent abolishment of this horrendous attack on Tennessee's jobs, environment and culture.

If you don't know what strip mining is doing to the Appalachians you are fortunate. It is an ongoing ecological, social and cultural disaster of literally geologic proportions. Entire mountains are being blown up, highland watershed are being buried forever and the most diverse habitat in the world is being destroyed for short term greed.
(unitedmountaindefense.org).

This bill was passed by the Tennessee Student legislature–and now is being passed to Governor Bredesens desk. After a week or so there it will be introduced and debated by the Tennessee General Assembly. If it becomes law all strip mining in the state of Tennessee will be forbidden by statute.

Needless to say, we need your help now more than ever. We need folks to call, email, write, fax, talk to, petition, fly planes with banners–in every way possible to contact Governor Bredesen and to express support for this bill.

Please be polite! Governor Bredesen has sent clear signals that he is not happy with the strip mining for coal happening in our fair state, as has our general assembly. This is about numbers of supporters for this bill, it is not an adversarial approach.

After the bill leaves Bredesens desk it will goto the general assembly–then we need step 2–begin calling and emailing the general assembly to urge their support for this bill.

Do not be afraid to hit the economics argument first, foremost and head on in this call in campaign. We have a cited point by point, state by state, county by county refutation of any argument that strip mining creates jobs. State data and data from the mining industry itself shows that where ever strip mining has reared its head mining jobs have plummeted.

In Tennessee that's especially ironic when our number one employer is tourism, mining is not even in the top 10. So don't be afraid! The economic, social and environmental data is all on our side against strip mining here in Tennessee.

And as the bill makes its way through our assembly you can bet the assemblies of other states will be watching (and hearing) about what Tennessee is doing. In the 70's it was Tennessee that dealt the final blow through legislation to the so called "broad form deed" which provided much of the momentum for strip mining then. We hope to repeat history. After Tennessee takes this step other states must take the idea more seriously. If we can get Tennessee to do the right thing for its own economic, social and environmental interest (and for its people) other states will come around.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Don't send us money! Hows that's for an argument from an environmental group? Right now we need your voices to be heard in support for this bill. Once during our campaign against a road in Tennessee we got over 45,000 comments in opposition to it–we need that again. This is purely about numbers. We need everyone–SEAC, the Sierra Club, GreenPeace, CRMW, Mountain Justice Summer, EVERYONE to make this a priority. And of course the coal industry is going to freak out at this overt offense against there destruction of our mountains.

For the Mountains!

Call the Governor's ethics hotline toll free at toll-free:
1-866-442-9025 http://www.state.tn.us/governor/Ethics.do

Governor's Office Tennessee State Capitol Nashville, TN 37243-0001

Phone: 615.741.2001 Fax: 615.532.9711 Email: phil.bredesen (at) state.tn.us

http://www.state.tn.us/governor/Welcome.do

Visit Bredesen personally! http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp

Join United Mountain Defense info list: lists.riseup.net/www/subrequest/unitedmountaindefense

Other things you can do to help save Tennessee's Mountains: unitedmountaindefense.org/get_involved.php

Email unitedmountaindefense (at) yahoo.com if you can help, have any questions—or if you could forward your comments and what you get back to us.

For the Mountains!

Here is a bare bones copy of the bill.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:

SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 59-8-205 is amended by adding the following language as subsection (d):

(d) No permit shall be issued for a surface mine utilized for the purpose of coal mining in the state of Tennessee.

SECTION 2. Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 69-3-107 is amended by adding the following language as an appropriately designated subsection:

() The Commissioner shall not have the authority to issue a permit to an activity prohibited in Tennessee Code Annotated, Section 59-8-205(d).

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming law, the public welfare requiring it.

Here is more context.

Here's what the news below means. College student government members from across Tennessee passed legislation banning strip mining that will go to the desk of governor Bredesen and possibly to the Tennessee state legislature to be made into law. Thanks to Chris Irwin and Gena Lewis for drafting the anti-strip mining bills for us. There will be massive lobbying for this later so keep your eyes open and tell everyone you can to support this. We are potentially on the verge of banning strip mining in Tennessee. Woo-hoo!

Members of Tennessee Alumni & Students for Sustainable Campuses (TASSC) were busy in Nashville this past weekend at the 2006 Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature (TISL). At this annual mock-congress convergence, student leaders from across the state convene to write, debate, and pass legislation just like the actual state legislature. Bills that are passed through both the House and Senate of TISL are ultimately presented to Governor Bredesen for review.

Members of TASSC wrote and sponsored a total of seven bills, four of which were successfully passed:

+ Ban on surface mining for coal in Tennessee

For the mountains!

unitedmountaindefense.org
http://unitedmountaindefense.org/banstripmining.htm

Ancient Forest Rage

http://earthmeanders.blogspot.com/2006/11/ancient-forest-rage.html

Has Fox News Gone Too Far?

Keith Olbermann says: "One of the most ingenious aspects of the false charge of an intentional liberal bias in the news media is the unstated inference that if there is a liberal bias there by necessity cannot be an intentional conservative bias."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111706O.shtml



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Still Waiting for Bipartisanship

The New York Times editors write: "The voters sent a clear message last week that they do not want the far right of the Republican Party calling the shots in Washington. But President Bush has ignored the message, resubmitting a group of archconservative, underqualified judicial nominees that Senate Democrats have already said are unacceptable."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111706M.shtml

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Grand Theft Pentagon

A.K. Gupta writes: "It just goes to show how pathetic the media are that anyone believed even for a moment that Bush and the Republicans were interested in bipartisanship. Bush's push to keep John Bolton as US ambassador to the UN indicates how determined the White House is to continue the pursuit of its ideological agenda. While the mainstream media has picked up on this, few if any have noticed how the Bush administration is trying to trap the incoming Democratic majority with its absurd funding request for the war on terror."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111706F.shtml



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http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=war+on+terror

Democrats "Divided," or Democratic?

It's only 10 days after the Democratic Party's convincing victory on election night, and the corporate media is already trying to find division in the party. Publications across America yesterday focused on Steny Hoyer winning the majority leader race, and called it a loss for Nancy Pelosi.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111706J.shtml

Anzeige eines ALG II-Empfängers gegen die ARGE wegen rechtswidriger Masseneingliederungs-Vereinbarungen

Masseneingliederungsvereinbarungen bei Hartz IV – Arbeitsloser zeigt ARGE an DGB Hamburg: Rechtswidrige Praxis der ARGE stoppen – ALG II-Empfänger individuell fördern

“Die Anzeige eines ALG II-Empfängers gegen die ARGE wegen rechtswidriger Masseneingliederungs-Vereinbarungen* belegt nach Ansicht des DGB Hamburg die weiterhin mangelhafte Förderung Langzeitarbeitsloser und die Gleichgültigkeit des Senats gegenüber den ohnehin geringen Rechten der Hartz IV-Empfänger. Sie haben nach SGB II § 15 einen Anspruch auf eine individuelle Eingliederungsvereinbarung: Ihr soll eine Stärken-Schwächen-Analyse vorausgehen und festgelegen, wie Fördermaßnahmen aussehen sollen und was der Arbeitslose an eigenem Bemühen zur Integration in den Arbeitsmarkt leisten soll…“ Pressemitteilung vom 12. November 06 bei Tacheles http://www.tacheles-sozialhilfe.de/harry/view.asp?ID=1616


Aus: LabourNet, 17. November 2006

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Eingliederungsvereinbarung: Masseneingliederungsvereinbarungen in Hamburg

Noch mehr Arges bei der ARGE: Nicht nur Eingliederungsvereinbarungen im Bündel, nun auch noch per Post!

„Nachdem der DGB Hamburg letzte Woche die Anzeige eines ALG II-Empfängers gegen ARGE-Sachbearbeiter des Jobcenters Bramfeld wegen rechtswidriger Masseneingliederungs-Vereinbarungen bekannt gemacht hatte, gibt es nun eine weitere Variante ungesetzlichen Vorgehens der ARGE: Die Eingliederungsvereinbarung per Post….“ Pressemitteilung des DGB Hamburg vom 20. November 06 http://www.dgb-hamburg.de/index.php?theme=item-anzeige&item=news&artikel=1203


Aus: LabourNet, 20. November 2006



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Eingliederungsvereinbarung

Prekäre Arbeitsverhältnisse und neue Klassenzusammensetzung

Prekäre Normalität – normale Prekarität

Artikel von Tom Binger (pdf) http://www.labournet.de/diskussion/arbeit/realpolitik/prekaer/binger.pdf


Prekäre Arbeit: Neue Herausforderungen und Handlungsmöglichkeiten für die Interessenvertretung

Leiharbeit, befristete Arbeitsverhältnisse und Mini-Jobs haben im Organisationsbereich der IG Metall erheblich zugenommen. Die gesundheitlichen Risiken für die prekär Beschäftigten sind besonders hoch. Dies belegt eine Studie im Rahmen des Projekts "Gute Arbeit". Die Download-Arbeitsmappe "Prekäre Arbeit" analysiert die Arbeitsbedingungen prekär Beschäftigter (pdf) http://www.igmetall-bbs.de/fileadmin/user/Dokumente/Zeitarbeit/Arbeitsmappe_Prekaere_Arbeit.pdf

Siehe dazu auch:

Kampagne für prekär Beschäftigte gestartet

„Die IG Metall will sich mehr um Menschen kümmern, die von tariflichen und sozialen Errungenschaften kaum profitieren. Gemeint sind etwa Zeitarbeiter, befristet Beschäftigte und Arbeitslose. In Nordrhein- Westfalen hat die Gewerkschaft dazu die "Initiative Solidarität" gestartet…“ Artikel von Eva Roth in Frankfurter Rundschau vom 17.11.06 http://www.fr-aktuell.de/in_und_ausland/wirtschaft/aktuell/?sid=48a3e156bf7a115fc61a79d488cef048&em_cnt=1011091


Aus: LabourNet, 17. November 2006



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Massenarbeitslosigkeit: wenn Arbeitgeber keine Arbeit mehr geben

Ein patriarchalisch gefärbter Sprachgebrauch rechtfertigt falsche Maßnahmen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. Artikel von Wolf von Fabeck beim Solarenergie-Förderverein Deutschland e.V. (SFV)
http://www.sfv.de/lokal/mails/wvf/arbeitsm.htm


Aus: LabourNet, 17. November 2006



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Massenarbeitslosigkeit

Missbrauch bei Alg II/Sozialhilfe: wer missbraucht hier wen?

Text des Vortrags von Rainer Roth in Osnabrück am 08.11.2006
http://www.labournet.de/diskussion/arbeit/realpolitik/zwang/missbrauch_rr.html


Aus: LabourNet, 17. November 2006



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Missbrauch

Sachsen-Anhalt testet Arbeitspflicht

„Sachsen-Anhalt will die öffentlich finanzierte Beschäftigung in zwei Modellregionen drastisch ausweiten. Die Arbeitslosigkeit soll so um weit mehr als die Hälfte gesenkt werden. "Wir wollen hier nicht den Sozialismus einführen und auch nicht die Marktwirtschaft konterkarieren. Aber man muss den nicht vermittelbaren Arbeitslosen etwas bieten", sagte Wirtschaftsminister Reiner Haseloff (CDU) der FTD. "Ziel ist es, die Arbeitslosenquote dort mindestens zu halbieren", erklärte der Leiter der Regionaldirektion der Arbeitsagentur, Rainer Bomba. Arbeitslosen, die sich den Angeboten verweigern, werden die Leistungen gekürzt…“ Artikel von Maike Rademaker in FDT vom 11.11.06 http://www.ftd.de/politik/deutschland/132176.html


Aus: LabourNet, 17. November 2006

The public voted for candidates who promised to rid politics of the influence of big business

Truth In Advertising
http://ga3.org/ct/S720pgF1UREj/

Have real negotiations with Tehran based on their legitimate needs

A 'Grand Bargain' With Iran
http://ga3.org/ct/z720pgF1UREW/

Guantanamo detainees routinely denied witnesses, evidence in hearings, report finds

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2006/11/16/news/CB_GEN_Guantanamo_Combatant_Hearings.php


Informant: Jennifer Van Bergen

From ufpj-news

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Report: Gitmo Detainees Denied Witnesses
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1117-01.htm



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Guantanamo

LT WATADA PUTS THE WAR ON TRIAL

http://tinyurl.com/uvxkn



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Watada
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Boyle

The soul of America is drunk with military spending

http://www.sunjournal.com/story/185649-3/LewistonAuburn/Maine_peace_activist_condemns_US_military/


From Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

Levin vows to probe ‘abuse’ of renditions

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/fe54319a-7372-11db-9bac-0000779e2340.html


Informant: Jennifer Van Bergen

From ufpj-news



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=rendition
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Levin

Justice Department's Brief On Detention Policy Draws Ire

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/11/14/AR2006111401210.html


Informant: Jennifer Van Bergen

From ufpj-news



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=detention

Senate Democrats Plan Overhaul of Military Tribunals Bill

Gearing up for a major clash with the Bush administration and Republicans in Congress, several key Senate Democrats are planning to overhaul the newly minted legislation governing military tribunals of detainees. Even before it was signed into the law last month, Democrats were criticizing the military commission bill as unconstitutional and a magnet for endless legal challenges.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111706Z.shtml



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Next-up News n°129

http://www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/next_up_news_n129.htm

This Is Why The Iraqis Hate Us

http://prisonplanet.com/articles/november2006/171106hateus.htm

The same old George

Truthout
by William Rivers Pitt

11/16/06

The first rumblings of the wow-nothing-has-changed-at-all-in-the-White-House phenomenon started last week, when Bush's people intimated that the lame-duck GOP Congress would be tasked to ram through some highly dubious legislation before they get shoved into the minority seats come January. First off, Bush wanted John Bolton, now serving a temp job as UN ambassador, to be permanently confirmed. If any time was available, Bush also wanted Congress to pass blanket approval for his highly controversial and almost certainly illegal warrantless wiretapping program. To wit, he was hoping his pals in Congress would paper over this particular set of broken FISA laws before the new chairmen come in with subpoena power...

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/111606R.shtml


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=William+Rivers+Pitt

Now is the time to lead America

Nashville City Paper
by staff

11/16/06

For the last year, the national media and political pundits have been obsessed with the prospects of which political party would win the 2006 elections. Now, one party has risen to the top, and it is time to govern. ... At the center of the country's political debate is the war in Iraq. Democrats campaigned largely on the need for a change in President George W. Bush's Iraq strategy. After GOP losses on Nov. 7, Bush appeared to acquiesce to the new order and proceeded to sack Defense Sect. Donald Rumsfeld. But, the American people appear to remain unconvinced national Democrats have any more answers to Iraq than the president. An Associated Press/Ipsos poll released this week shows some 57 percent of Americans do not believe Democrats have a plan for Iraq...

http://www.nashvillecitypaper.com/index.cfm?news_id=53291


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Some plain truths about Iraq

Asia Times
by Ehsan Ahrari

11/17/06

The US government is conducting endless appraisals of its failed policy in Iraq, independent of the bipartisan Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group. But how many more reviews and commissions will the US need before it faces the ugly possibility that it simply will have to withdraw from Iraq and face the consequences of defeat?

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HK17Ak02.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Erosion of freedom

Liberty For All
by Ben Smith

As a person who values his freedom and as an active participant in the political system since before I reached the age to vote I can no longer quietly protest the erosion of freedoms suffered by American citizens on a daily basis. Most people in this country will agree that there have been slow erosions of our freedoms for years. While most people recognize this fact, many do not do anything about it. Loss of liberty is quickly approaching the point of no return and something must be done to take back those liberties we hold dear... (written 03/05/01; posted 11/16/06)

http://www.libertyforall.net/?p=381


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Dump Pelosi?

Slate
by Timothy Noah

11/16/06

I'll admit my timing could be better, since the incoming House Democrats, on a unanimous voice vote, just made Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaker of the House. But I think her party should give serious thought to dumping her. The proximate reason, of course, is that she tried (and, thankfully, failed) to install as House majority leader Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa... [editor's note: Interesting. My own reason is that she wasn't willing to put her speakership on the line by making it a package deal -- no Murtha, no Pelosi. By choosing Hoyer over Murtha, the Dems are tacitly announcing that it will be "business as usual" where Iraq is concerned - TLK]

http://www.slate.com/id/2153939



The mugging of Murtha

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

11/17/06

Back when the Democrats were AWOL on the Iraq issue, Murtha changed the debate over the war by coming out for a rapid American withdrawal. His stance caused a sensation: here was a conservative Democrat, a veteran Marine, whose campaign chest is heavy with cash from the defense sector, surely no Dennis Kucinich -- and he wants us out now! Close to the military establishment, Murtha is seen to reflect opinion in the senior ranks that this war is unwinnable and likely to spread, stretching the fighting capacity of the world's last superpower to the breaking point. His high-profile stance represented a threat and had to be smashed -- as it was. It is instructive to observe how readily supposedly 'liberal' groups stabbed the antiwar movement in the back by fueling the 'Murtha = corruption' meme ...

http://antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=10025


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Condi's Iraq surprise

Salon
by Mark Benjamin

11/17/06

In late 2005, three Washington insiders with foreign policy expertise were summoned to a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice -- a little-known event that may end up changing the course of the war in Iraq. The three men were working to help Rep. Frank Wolf, who wanted to create an independent panel to overhaul the Bush administration's strategy in Iraq, after a recent trip there left the Virginia Republican worried that the war was headed from bad to worse. The three men, to their surprise, were asked to attend a meeting on Nov. 29, 2005, with Rice, who had been among the core defenders of the Bush administration's war in Iraq...

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2006/11/17/iraq_study_group/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Condoleezza+Rice

New Congress vows to clean up act

Christian Science Monitor

11/16/06

The midterm elections that ended GOP control of both House and Senate turned on two overriding themes: the war in Iraq and corruption in Congress. Now, beginning with leadership elections this week, both parties are out to show voters they got the message. For Democrats, united in a keen desire not to slip back into the minority in 2008, a first step is the promise of a new style of leadership on Capitol Hill: open, bipartisan, and above reproach -- and an agenda anchored in the needs of the average American family. 'Voters rejected the Bush agenda, but they haven't yet embraced us,' said Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, who was elevated Tuesday to No. 3 in the Democratic leadership after chairing the party's senatorial campaign committee to a victory few of his colleagues believed would happen. 'What we have here could vanish if we don't do the job.'" [editor's note: End the war, and bring the troops home; repeal the USA PATRIOT Act; end the War on SOME Drugs; restore the Bill of Rights ... then we'll talk! - SAT]

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/1116/p01s01-uspo.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

E-voting glitch turns up in Texas

News.com

11/16/06

As elections officials continue their post-mortems on last Tuesday's race, another irregularity in electronic voting machine tallies has surfaced.In Williamson County, Texas, located just north of Austin, elections officials are blaming a software glitch in the region's touch-screen machines for counting each electronically-cast vote not just once, but three times, the Austin American-Statesman (registration required) reported in its Wednesday edition...

http://tinyurl.com/y68zta


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Some Americans Lack Food, but USDA Won't Call Them Hungry

The U.S. government has vowed that Americans will never be hungry again. But they may experience "very low food security."

http://tinyurl.com/y3fwnu


From Information Clearing House



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Race still divides U.S., census says

Decades after the civil rights movement, racial disparities in income, education and home ownership persist and, by some measurements, are growing.

http://tinyurl.com/yfwogg


From Information Clearing House

Republicans propose last-minute spy bill

The outgoing Republican chairman of a key U.S. Senate committee has made a last-minute attempt at giving the Bush administration what he calls the necessary "resources" for carrying out its phone call and Internet surveillance within the law, but critics remain unconvinced.

http://tinyurl.com/yaxq2y


From Information Clearing House



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=surveillance
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=spy+bill

Dismay Grows Over US Torture School

Recent reports of the Bush Administration's decision to increase training and aid for the militaries of Latin America so as to reverse the region's leftward swing have only sharpened criticism at home and abroad.

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20061127/school_of_the_americas


From Information Clearing House



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=school_of_the_americas
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=torture

Charge Rumsfeld with War Crimes

War Crimes Complaint Against Rumsfeld, et al. The evidence file

The November 14, 2006, criminal complaint is a request for the German Federal Prosecutor to open an investigation and, ultimately, a criminal prosecution that will look into the responsibility of high-ranking U.S. officials for authorizing war crimes in the context of the so-called “War on Terror.”

http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/GermanCase2006/germancase.asp



Charge Rumsfeld with War Crimes

If Rumsfeld is going to be held accountable for authorizing torture and other human rights abuses, we need your help.

http://tinyurl.com/yy6qnf



Rumsfeld OK'd Dog Scares, Strips

Newly-released documents on U.S. policy of torturing prisoners show that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld authorized guards to strip detainees and threaten them with dogs.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/23/iraq/main625525.shtml


From Information Clearing House

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Charge Rumsfeld with War Crimes

http://www.antiwar.com/blog/2006/11/16/help-put-em-away/

Take action:
http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/ccr/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5929


Informant: ranger116



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Rumsfeld
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=torture
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=war+crime

Pentagon boosts 'media war' unit

The US defence department has set up a new unit to better promote its message across 24-hour rolling news outlets, and particularly on the internet.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/6100906.stm


From Information Clearing House

Iraq sectarian strife imperils entire region

Analysts say civil war is a reality, but real worry is that chaos will spread
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15721405/


From Information Clearing House

Iraq gov't in crisis after staff abducted, tortured

Kidnappers tortured many of the dozens of hostages seized in a daylight raid on a government building and killed some of them, a minister said as he warned that he felt Iraq no longer had an effective government.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20061116/wl_mideast_afp/iraq_061116142908


From Information Clearing House

CNN host to first-ever Muslim congressman: "Prove to me that you're not working with our enemies"

Video

"I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' " Beck added: "I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way."

Click to view
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15635.htm

What Rumsfeld Knew

By Michael Scherer and Mark Benjamin

Interviews with high-ranking military officials shed new light on the role Rumsfeld played in the harsh treatment of a Guantanamo detainee.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15631.htm



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Michael+Scherer
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Rumsfeld
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Guantanamo

Missing presumed tortured

By Stephen Grey

More than 7,000 prisoners have been captured in America's war on terror. Just 700 ended up in Guantanamo Bay. Between extraordinary rendition to foreign jails and disappearance into the CIA's "black sites", what happened to the rest?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15634.htm



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=war+on+terror
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Guantanamo
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=rendition
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=torture

Special prosecutors ought to track down everyone, up to and including Bush

An idea whose time had come

By Ted Rall

Special prosecutors ought to track down everyone, up to and including Bush, who lied about WMDs in Iraq, chose not to pursue Osama in Pakistan after 9/11, deliberately withheld help that could have saved lives during the Hurricane Katrina, and signed off on warrantless wiretapping of American citizens. Law and order starts at the top.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15633.htm

Violence in Iraq at almost satanic levels, says CIA director

Audio & Transcript

In the United States, the top spy says violence in Iraq has reached almost satanic levels, and he fears the Iraqi Government is not capable of bringing it under control.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15632.htm

US-Medienkampagne für den Krieg: wie New York Times und andere Leitmedien den Krieg verkaufen

http://www.meta-info.de/?lid=24535

USA: Medienmacht versenkt Kriegsgegner
http://www.meta-info.de/?lid=24534

Murtha and Hoyer Both Rank High in Special Interest Money

http://www.commondreams.org/news2006/1115-24.htm

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Pelosi backs Democrat tainted by scandal for top position

Last month, a New York Times article described him as operating "a political trading post" on Capitol Hill, and a watchdog group has listed him as among the 20 most corrupt members of Congress in its 2006 list.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15629.htm


Hoyer Beats Pelosi’s Pick in Race for No. 2 House Post

House Democrats chose Representative Steny H. Hoyer of Maryland as their majority leader today after a bruising fight that cast a cloud over the party’s post-election celebration.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/16/us/politics/16congcnd.html?_r=1&oref=slogin


From Information Clearing House



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Murtha

Some of the Most Critical Victories Were Anything but 'Republican-Lite'

http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1116-32.htm

Sources of Violence: We Need a US Foreign Policy Based on Fairness and Justice

http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1116-31.htm

America Faces a Future of Managing Imperial Decline

http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1116-20.htm



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=imperial

Waging Peace

http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1116-22.htm

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Waging Peace

by Scott Ritter



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOMfMq5BM9o
http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/115.html


From Brasscheck TV



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Scott+Ritter

"Iraq in Fragments": A Glimpse of Life Under Occupation

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1116-04.htm

The Truth? 'Nuclear is Not the Answer'

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1116-01.htm

Das Handy ist passé, die Zukunft gehört Elektroklamotten

http://www.golem.de/0611/48975.html

Voter fraud, again?

http://www.apfn.org/apfn/voterfraud.htm
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/stolen-vote.htm
http://www.apfn.org/apfn/election.htm


Informant: ranger116



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=vote
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=election

The Corporate Looting Of The Gulf Coast

http://www.rense.com/general74/loot.htm


Informant: ranger116

The Bush Family Network: stay tuned for the next show

http://www.lewrockwell.com/kenny/kenny41.html

Conservatism: exactly what is it conserving?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/hein/hein146.html

Bush's 'New' Iraq Strategy Revealed: More Troops, More War

http://www.lewrockwell.com/floyd/floyd41.html

Will Daddy's Boys Extend the War?
http://www.lewrockwell.com/engelhardt/engelhardt241.html

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US Plans Last Big Push in Iraq with 20,000 Troops
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1116-06.htm

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Reid says Bush needs to be pushed on Iraq

President ‘doesn’t understand the urgency,’ top Senate Democrat says
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15706690/


Informant: ranger116

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Neocons to "Forget about the democracy crap" in Iraq
http://www.infowars.net/articles/november2006/161106Dangerous.htm



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Chris+Floyd
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Tom+Engelhardt

The neocons ' last stand: they still trying to stop a reversal of Bush's Middle East policy

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1948810,00.html



http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=neocon
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Sidney+Blumenthal

The Korea, Vietnam, Iraq Syndrome: on why war is a loser

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/walsh1.html

A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in defence of custom

http://www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/shaffer148.html

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