Dienstag, 2. Februar 2010

Next-up News Nr 1239

- Santé et Antennes relais "Actions mode d'emploi": Sensibilisation, Pétition et Démantèlement (vidéo HD)

http://www.next-up.org/Newsoftheworld/Medias.php#1

Das letzte Aufgebot für Hartz IV

2. Februar 2010

Zu den jüngsten Vorschlägen von Arbeitsministerin Ursula von der Leyen und Ifo-Präsidenten Hans-Werner Sinn sowie den veröffentlichten Missbrauchsquoten bei Hartz IV erklärt Katja Kipping, stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Partei DIE LINKE:

Umbenennung von Hartz IV, regional unterschiedliche Hartz IV-Regelsätze und Debatten um Missbrauchsquoten - das ist das letzte und abstruse Aufgebot für eine Politik, die mit dem Namen Hartz IV verbunden ist. Hartz IV bedeutet Armut, Ausgrenzung und Diskriminierung von Leistungsbezieherinnen und das Schüren von Abstiegsängsten bei den Erwerbstätigen, um sie gefügig für mieseste Arbeitsbedingungen zu machen. Während einige Großverdiener Zeter und Mordio gegen den Erwerb der sogenannte Steuersünder-CD schreien, welche eventuell ihre betrügerischen Finanzgebaren offen legen könnte, wird kräftig Stimmung gegen jene Menschen gemacht, die den Behörden ungehinderten Einblick in ihre Einkommens- und Vermögensverhältnisse gewähren müssen, um überhaupt anspruchsberechtigt auf Hartz-IV-Leistungen zu sein. Wer für eine grundrechtskonforme Sozialpolitik steht, kann Hartz IV getrost zu Grabe tragen. Stattdessen fordert DIE LINKE eine sanktionsfreie, bedarfsdeckende und individuell garantierte Mindestsicherung und einen gesetzlichen Mindestlohn in Höhe von 10 Euro. Hartz IV muss weg - ohne Wenn und Aber!

http://www.die-linke.de/nc/presse/presseerklaerungen/detail/artikel/das-letzte-aufgebot-fuer-hartz-iv/

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Die neuen „Steuerhinterzieher“

Sozialleistungen: Hartz IV Missbrauch ja - aber begrenzt

„Falsche Angaben machen und dann mehr Sozialleistungen einstreichen: Der Missbrauch von Hartz IV steigt. Zugleich hebt die Bundesagentur für Arbeit aber hervor, dass die Zahl der Betrugsfälle noch immer vergleichsweise gering ist…“ Artikel von Thomas Öchsner in Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 02.02.2010 http://www.sueddeutsche.de/,tt2m1/wirtschaft/695/501935/text/

Aus dem Text: „Die Zahl der eingeleiteten Straf- und Bußgeldverfahren gegen Hartz-IV-Empfänger ist im vergangenen Jahr um 1,8 Prozent auf knapp
165.000 Fälle gestiegen. Dies geht aus der Jahresbilanz der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA) über den Leistungsmissbrauch im Hartz-IV-System hervor, die der Süddeutschen Zeitung vorliegt. Dabei geht es meist um falsche Angaben von Langzeitarbeitslosen gegenüber den Jobcentern und Arbeitsgemeinschaften (Argen) mit dem Ziel, höhere Leistungen zu kassieren, als ihnen eigentlich zustehen. (…) Insgesamt hatten 2009 im Jahresdurchschnitt etwa 6,5 Millionen Menschen nach dem Sozialgesetzbuch II Anspruch auf die Grundsicherung (Hartz IV). Bezogen auf diese Gesamtzahl lag die Missbrauchsquote nach Angaben der Bundesagentur bei lediglich bei 1,9 Prozent. Darunter fallen Ordnungswidrigkeiten, also geringfügige Verletzungen von Rechtsregeln, für die das Gesetz eine Geldbuße vorsieht…“


Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband kritisiert Hartz-IV-Stimmungsmache: Zahlen der Bundesagentur für Arbeit entlarven Missbrauchs-Vorwürfe als haltlos

„Der Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband verurteilt die aufgeheizte Missbrauchs-Debatte und warnt vor diffamierender Stimmungsmache gegen Hartz-IV-Bezieher. Aktuelle Zahlen der Bundesagentur entlarvten die Missbrauchs-Vorwürfe von Koch, Sinn und co als haltlose Unterstellungen. Der Verband fordert die Bundesregierung auf, ihren Fokus endlich von der Ausnahme auf die Regel zu richten. Die Politik sollte sich auf die 6,3 Millionen Menschen konzentrieren, die sich nichts zu Schulden haben kommen lassen, und ihnen endlich einen Weg aus Hartz IV und Armut zurück in Arbeit ermöglichen…“ Pressemitteilung vom 02.02.2010 http://www.der-paritaetische.de/245/?tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=3464&cHash=5243c624a7


Stimmungsmache gegen Hartz IV

„Auf Kosten anderer Leben. Nichts tun für sein Geld. Arbeiten können, aber nicht wollen. Das sind die Vorurteile, die sich Hartz IV Empfänger immer wieder anhören müssen. Auch die Medien sind voll von diesen Klischees. Vor allem die Boulevard Zeitungen schüren Neid und Missgunst, doch auch die vermeintlich seriöse Presse stimmt munter mit ein. Zapp über die neuesten Schlagzeilen gegen Hartz IV…“ Text der NDR-Sendung von Maik Gizinski vom 27.01.2010 http://www3.ndr.de/sendungen/zapp/archiv/ethik_journalismus/hartzvier114.html

Und das Video der Sendung http://www3.ndr.de/flash/zapp/interactivePlayer.html?xml=zappsendung174-interactiveBroadcasts.xml&sr=zapp&bid=hartzvier112


Der Willkür werden Tür und Tor geöffnet. Von der Leyen will Sanktionen für ALG-II-Bezieher verschärfen

„Um Arbeitslosengeld-II-Bezieher zur Kooperation mit den Behörden zu zwingen, hat der Gesetzgeber eine Reihe von Sanktionen vorgesehen. Ein Papier des Bundesarbeitsministeriums verschärft diese nun weiter…“ Artikel von Grit Gernhardt im ND vom 29.01.2010 http://www.neues-deutschland.de/artikel/163987.der-willkuer-werden-tuer-und-tor-geoeffnet.html


Aus: LabourNet, 2. Februar 2010

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Von der Leyen: Wenn nichts mehr hilft, wird getrickst

Die deutsche Tradition der manipulativen Wortschöpfung http://www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/32/32010/1.html



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UK Inquiry 'Toothless' and 'Feeble' in Probing Origins of Iraq War

Where is our Chilcot?

AntiWar.Com
by Kelley B. Vlahos

02/02/10

He was defiant and unrepentant — he even made a few people sob in disgust — but there he was on Friday, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, sitting for a six-hour public inquest on his role in taking England down the bloody path to war seven years ago this March. Pity is, the chances of getting George W. Bush to take a similar hot seat here in the United States seem only slightly better than seeing Martians land a flying saucer on the National Mall...

http://original.antiwar.com/vlahos/2010/02/01/where-is-our-chilcot/



The case against Tony Blair

CounterPunch
by Patrick Cockburn

02/01/10

In trying to prove him mendacious, critics of Blair underplay his incompetence. His very fluency as a propagandist militated against long term military success. He conflates the invasion of Iraq with the long term occupation of Iraq as if both were seen as acts of liberation by ordinary Iraqis. The US and Britain might just have got away with overthrowing Saddam Hussein, whom most Iraqis wanted to see the back of, but a long term imperial occupation was never going to succeed because it had too many enemies inside and outside the country. It was striking in Blair’s testimony that so many of his references to Iraq are inaccurate...

http://counterpunch.org/patrick02012010.html



Did Tony Blair use Hitler's rhetoric to go to war in Iraq?

ABUSE of rhetoric led Britain into invading Iraq in the same way the Nazis used oral propaganda to mobilise for war, a leading communications professor in East London argues.

http://snipurl.com/uihzx


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Citizen's Arrest of War Criminals Tony Blair and George W. Bush

By Prof. Anthony J. Hall

All over the world, citizens are mobilizing to take action to demand accountability from those who have been committing with impunity the highest order of international crime.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24565.htm



Baffle Them with Bull Feathers

By Commander Jeff Huber

Bull Feather Merchants discussed how fighting propaganda wars became the Pentagon's primary mission during young Mr. Bush's administration. This piece describes how the ubiquitous warmongery continues to manipulate American and the world into a constant state of armed conflict.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24570.htm



The Power of Nightmares - The Shadows In The Cave

The Power of Nightmares assesses whether the threat from a hidden and organised terrorist network is an illusion. The programme explains how the illusion was created and who benefits from it.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/video1040.htm



Dr Hans Blix discusses Chilcot Inquiry

Video

Former chief United Nations weapons inspector, Dr Hans Blix, joins Lateline from Sweden to discuss the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war, as well as Iran and North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2010/02/09/2814997.htm


From Information Clearing House

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Mock This Campaign If You Like, But How Else Can Blair Be Held to Account?
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/02/02-1

UK Inquiry 'Toothless' and 'Feeble' in Probing Origins of Iraq War
http://www.commondreams.org/video/2010/02/17-0



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The Second Great Depression Bogeyman

Dean Baker, Truthout: "Our political leaders continually assert that we should be thanking them that we are not in a second Great Depression rather than complaining about how bad things are. The second Great Depression theme came up repeatedly in the debate over the reappointment of Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke. It also featured prominently in Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's defense of his handling of the AIG bailout."

http://www.truthout.org/the-second-great-depression-bogeyman56559



False Profits

Leslie Thatcher, Truthout: "The delicious double-entendre of Dean Baker's most recent title is enhanced by the book's cover photo of a trio of false prophets, Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Henry (Hank) Paulson, all of whom are thoroughly excoriated within the book's pages for their responsibility in feeding, prolonging, misdiagnosing and incorrectly responding to the 2007-2009 financial meltdown and associated economic collapse."

http://www.truthout.org/false-profits56731

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Exposed: Bernanke's "Skimming Operation"

By Mike Whitney

The banks didn't care if the loans were repaid because they got their money "up front" on volume originations. That's why they were so eager to issue mortgages to people with no income, no collateral, no job, and a bad credit history. It was all a gigantic skimming operation, where banks and brokers got their cut and then bailed out before the whole thing blew up.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24575.htm



Greenspan's Testimony: Two hours of buck-passing

By Mike Whitney
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25181.htm

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Paulson and the fear factor

Independent Institute
by Alvaro Vargas Llosa

02/17/10

We think of statism as born out of altruism or megalomania. But here a third cause transpired: naked, primeval fear. The notion that people could be left to sort themselves out in the biggest financial crisis since the 1930s was terrifying even for Paulson, a true believer in free markets who keeps repeating in his book that he disliked what he was doing. The fear was so overpowering that Paulson, his colleagues and Wall Street decided to put unconditional faith in the very institution, the federal government, that the author tells us was responsible for the conditions under which the housing bubble occurred: easy money, political incentives for homeownership and regulatory incompetence...

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=2730


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Statism: The Opiate of the Frightened Masses
http://www.lewrockwell.com/englund/englund57.1.html

Greenspan Wanted Housing-Bubble Dissent Kept Secret
http://www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/greenspan-kept-secrets.html



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Movie Favorites From the Secretary of Defense

http://www.lewrockwell.com/engelhardt/engelhardt394.html



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License to Kill? US intelligence chief: We can assassinate American citizens

The CIA, Assassination, and the War on Terrorism
http://www.lewrockwell.com/hornberger/hornberger175.html

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US intelligence chief: We can assassinate American citizens

ABC News

02/03/10

The director of national intelligence affirmed rather bluntly today that the U.S. intelligence community has authority to target American citizens for assassination if they present a direct terrorist threat to the United States. ‘We take direct actions against terrorists in the intelligence community; if … we think that direct action will involve killing an American, we get specific permission to do that,’ Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair told the House Intelligence Committee...

http://tinyurl.com/y89gmgy



Civis Romanus Sum

AntiWar.Com
by Philip Giraldi

02/13/10

Obama’s decision to assassinate Americans overseas without any due process might well be viewed as an inevitable development from the established practice of killing foreigners using hellfire missiles fired from unmanned drones in places like Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. The United States has not declared war on any of those countries yet it reserves to itself the right to attack and kill local residents based on information that it does not subsequently have to reveal. This process is given a legal fig leaf by the US assertion that anyone connected to a terrorist group can be killed anywhere in the world and at any time. It assumes that in such matters the United States has extraterritorial jurisdiction, a claim that no other nation makes and which might reasonably be contested by those on the receiving end. It also does not require the President of the United States to prove his case that someone actually was a terrorist...

http://original.antiwar.com/giraldi/2010/02/12/civis-romanus-sum/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Intelligence Chief: US Can Kill Americans Abroad

By Ellen Nakashima

Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair acknowledged Wednesday that government agencies may kill U.S. citizens abroad who are (allegedly) involved in terrorist activities if they are "taking action that threatens Americans."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24590.htm



CIA Has Program to Assassinate U.S. Citizens

By Thomas R. Eddlem

The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has maintained an assassination list of U.S. citizens for the last eight year and has actually assassinated Americans, according to January 27 Washington Post story.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24591.htm



What Americans Really Have to Fear

By Scott Fina

Nothing is more detrimental to American freedom and security than a military that ignores the rights of peaceful and lawful citizens.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24589.htm



Interagency teams can now question terror suspects

Interrogators from the CIA, the FBI and the Defense Department, with expertise in a particular country and jidahist group, will assemble background information on each suspect on the list even before he or she is apprehended, two officials said. The teams will create a preauthorized strategy for each target.

http://snipurl.com/uahk5



US Government Death Lists for USA Citizens

By Professor Francis A. Boyle

The Bush Administration reduced the United States of America to a Banana Republic waging a "dirty war" around the world in gross violation of international law, human rights law, and the laws of war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24635.htm



"The CIA Is Welcoming Itself Back onto American University Campuses"

The anthropologist David Price reveals the US intelligence community has established academic outposts at twenty-two US universities over the past four years.

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/2/9/david_price_on_how_the_cia



Top 10 Problems with America Killing Its Own Citizens

By David Swanson

Assassinating non-Americans is just as illegal as assassinating Americans.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24668.htm



The Road to Armageddon

By Paul Craig Roberts

If the U.S. government can murder its citizens abroad it can murder them at home, and has done so.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24872.htm



Can Obama Assassinate Americans?

By Nat Hentoff

The executive branch alone decides who shall die instantly. And there are no defense attorneys to raise objections, even when an American citizen is marked for oblivion.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24888.htm


From Information Clearing House

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Legal Experts Slam "Targeted Killings" of US Citizens
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/02/05-11

Congressman Dennis Kucinich Challenges Potential Extrajudicial Killing of Americans
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/02/05-6



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Graveyard of Empire

http://www.lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis178.html

Obama Sneaks into Kabul to Beg Karzai to Clean Up His Act
http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig10/lindorff11.1.html

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"Why We Should Get Out Of Afghanistan"

By George Galloway and Tony Benn

Video
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24561.htm



Casualties will rise in 2010, US and British officials warn

NATO forces have been fighting in Afghanistan for eight years, but casualties are rising and the insurgency shows no sign of buckling.

http://snipurl.com/uayej



Karzai demands end to Nato raids

Afghanistan's president has demanded that Nato forces in his country stop all military raids on local villages.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/asia/2010/02/20102814629840690.html



The Philippine War is Not So Different from Afghanistan

By David Silbey

The war in Afghanistan feels foreign to Americans: a far distant land, a confusing and alien culture, and combat against a shadowy enemy. That feeling is mistaken. America has spent much of its history fighting wars like the one in Afghanistan.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24636.htm


From Information Clearing House

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The US can no longer afford its empire

Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland

02/03/10

President Obama has presented Congress with a spending request of $3.8 trillion for the next fiscal year in 2011, but with a third of it not paid for with taxes, thus resulting in a $1.3 trillion deficit (a whopping 8.3 percent of GDP). The small piece of good news is that this deficit is smaller as a portion of the nation’s economic output than this year’s gargantuan 10.6 percent for FY 2010 (that $1.6 trillion deficit is a post-World War II record). Budget deficits of this magnitude have occurred before, but only during cataclysmic wars — the Civil War and World Wars I and II. Contrary to the rhetoric of congressional Republicans, who are stridently criticizing Obama for his excessive spending, these budget deficits are largely the result of George W. Bush’s new entitlement program (Medicare prescription drug coverage), the usual Republican fake tax cuts (tax cuts without concomitant reductions in government spending), bank and insurance bailouts, and the conduct of two disastrous U.S. occupations of foreign countries. Of course, Obama is far from blameless...

http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=2724



Washington’s greatest Afghan war danger: Self-deception

Campaign For Liberty

by Tom Engelhardt

02/09/10

Almost every day, reports come back from the CIA’s ’secret’ battlefield in the Pakistani tribal borderlands. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles — that is, pilot-less drones — shoot missiles (18 of them in a single attack on a tiny village last week) or drop bombs and then the news comes in: a certain number of al-Qaeda or Taliban leaders or suspected Arab or Uzbek or Afghan ‘militants’ have died. The numbers are often remarkably precise...

http://www.campaignforliberty.com/article.php?view=596


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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On Vietnam, Afghanistan and Bloody Irreversibility

William J. Astore, Truthout: "Reading old articles about the Vietnam War is sobering precisely because they read like articles written yesterday. Consider just one example. On May 30, 1967, Look magazine published a comprehensive, 25-page review entitled 'USA in Asia.' The subtitle gave the game away: 'Our bloody commitments in Asia horrify many Americans. But like it or not, we are irreversibly involved.'"

http://www.truthout.org/on-vietnam-afghanistan-and-bloody-irreversibility56768



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Spanish judge to probe Guantanamo torture claims

The judge will be acting on complaints lodged by a number of associations, focussing on one prisoner, Ahmed Abderraman Hamed, who has Spanish nationality, the source added, confirming a report published in daily El Pais.

http://rawstory.com/2010/02/spanish-judge-probe-guantanamo-torture-claims/


From Information Clearing House



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Iraq to sue US, Britain over depleted uranium bombs

Iraq's Minister of Human Rights, Wijdan Mikhail Salim, told Assabah newspaper that the lawsuit will be launched based on reports from the Iraqi ministries of science and the environment.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=117557&sectionid=351020201


From Information Clearing House



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America's Secret Prisons for Undocumented Immigrants

"We Can Make Him Disappear"

By Andrew Joad

Legal professionals struggling to assist these people found captives chained together. They are continuously rotated between the below-ground parking ramp detention pen and locals jails, to which they are transported in unlabeled and windowless vans.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24548.htm



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The US Game in Latin America

By Mark Weisbrot

When I write about US foreign policy in places such as Haiti or Honduras, I often get responses from people who find it difficult to believe that the US government would care enough about these countries to try and control or topple their governments.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24551.htm



Muscling Latin America

In recent years, Washington has experienced a fast erosion of its influence in South America, driven by the rise of Brazil, the region's left turn, the growing influence of China and Venezuela's use of oil revenue to promote a multipolar diplomacy.

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100208/grandin



U.S. Plunges Central America Back To Era Of Coups And Death Squads

By Rick Rozoff

The 2002 coup in Venezuela and the 2009 coup in Honduras are not the last that Washington will support given the opportunity. Latin American vigilance and unity are required more than ever before.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25092.htm



U.S. covering up reality in Honduras

State Department campaign denies the systemic repression that continues, nine months after coup.

http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=4977


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Court Tosses NSA Spy Suits, Sides with White House Over Illegal Surveillance

By Tom Burghardt

Despite overwhelming evidence of lawbreaking by the secret state and their corporate partners, on January 21 U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker tossed out the EFF's lawsuit, Jewell v. NSA, filed on behalf of AT&T customers fighting the National Security Agency's illegal operations that target millions of citizens' phone calls, emails and web searches.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24555.htm



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The Creed of Objectivity Killed the News

By Chris Hedges

The symbiotic relationship between the press and the power elite worked for nearly a century. It worked as long as our power elite, no matter how ruthless or insensitive, was competent. But once our power elite became incompetent and morally bankrupt, the press, along with the power elite, lost its final vestige of credibility. The press became, as seen in the Iraq war and the aftermath of the financial upheavals, a class of courtiers.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24550.htm



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'Peace Prize' President Submits Largest War Budget Ever

War Spending Surges in Obama's Budget

By DAVID ROGERS

In 2011 alone, the revised numbers are triple what the president included in his spending plan a year ago.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24552.htm



Afghanistan War Shapes Engorged Defense Budget While Domestic Programs Freeze

War spending is exempt from the president's proposed spending freeze, despite President Obama's statement at West Point that, "we can't simply afford to ignore the price of these wars."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24558.htm



Obama seeks record $708 billion in defense budget

President Barack Obama on Monday asked Congress to approve a record $708 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2011, including a 3.4 percent increase in the Pentagon's base budget and $159 billion to fund U.S. military missions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6103C520100201?type=politicsNews


From Information Clearing House

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US budget 'draws picture of nation that simply cannot get above water'
http://www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9376/

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'Peace Prize' President Submits Largest War Budget Ever
http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/02/01-9

Don't Call It a 'Defense' Budget
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2010/02/02



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9/11, Deep Events, and the Curtailment of U.S. Freedoms

By Prof Peter Dale Scott

The war on terror and the war on drugs have this in common: both are ideological attempts to justify the needless killings of thousands - including both American troops and foreign civilians -- in another needless war.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24544.htm



The 9/11 Hijackers are Alive?

Video Interview With Dr. David Ray Griffin

According to the chief of Japans Democratic Party who says that the 9/11 hijackers are alive and that 9/11 was a complete hoax. Dr. David Ray Griffin is a professor and author who wrote The New Pearl Harbor Revisited and he says that he agrees; the World Trade Center was a hoax.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24960.htm

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Hijacking Democracy to Spy on Americans

Shahid Buttar, Truthout: "Nearly a decade ago, Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wisconsin) stood alone as the Senate's constitutional conscience. Casting the only dissenting vote against passage of the Patriot Act in 2001, he was powerless to stop an opportunistic power grab by neoconservatives who had long sought, well before the tragedy of 9/11, to expand our government's reach into the lives of law-abiding Americans."

http://www.truthout.org/1984-2010-hijacking-democracy-spy-americans56974



Review: "Rounded Up: Artificial Terrorists and Muslim Entrapment After 9/11"

Katherine Hughes, Truthout: "In a time and place where Muslims have learned it's prudent to be silent, we should be especially grateful to Shamshad Ahmad for having the courage to write his book, 'Rounded Up.' The book opens with a quote from the Prophet Muhammad, 'The highest form of jihad is to speak the truth in the face of an unjust ruler,' and Ahmad's book is the embodiment of this quote. Understated and powerful, with respect for fact, each page is testament to his belief that the truth can indeed set us free."

http://www.truthout.org/review-rounded-up-artificial-terrorists-and-muslim-entrapment-after-91157415

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ACLU Sues for Records About Government's Use of Unconstitutional Spying Powers
http://act.commondreams.org/go/883?akid=73.124981.CLPE8r&t=30



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Imam Killed In FBI Sting Was Shot 21 Times

By Daniel Tencer

A Detroit-area imam who died in a shootout with the FBI in October was shot 21 times -- at least once in the back -- and found by police lying down with his wrists in handcuffs behind him, says a local Detroit news report.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24556.htm



I Call It Murder

By Cynthia McKinney

They shot this Black man in his genitals and in his back. It sounds like a hate crime to me. How else could one describe it?

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24564.htm



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Defectors and Deception in Afghanistan

Welcoming the Taliban with Open Arms

By Douglas Valentine

In reality, defectors programs like the one proposed for Afghanistan are an essential part of the traditional U.S. pacification policy. For example, the so-called Chieu Hoi "Open Arms" program is touted by military historians as having produced positive results throughout the Vietnam War by offering "clemency to insurgents."

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24557.htm



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US Killed 123 Civilians, Three al-Qaeda Men in January

By Amir Mir

Afghanistan-based US predators carried out a record number of 12 deadly missile strikes in the tribal areas of Pakistan in January 2010, of which 10 went wrong and failed to hit their targets, killing 123 innocent Pakistanis. The remaining two successful drone strikes killed three al-Qaeda leaders, wanted by the Americans.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article24546.htm



US Attack Kills 15 In Pakistan

US drones have fired three missiles in northwest Pakistan, killing at least 15 people and injuring several others, Press TV reported.

http://en.trend.az/regions/world/ocountries/1629889.html


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