Mittwoch, 1. März 2006

Veterans Report Mental Distress

More than one in three soldiers and Marines who have served in Iraq later sought help for mental health problems, according to a comprehensive snapshot by Army experts of the psyches of men and women returning from the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places. The accounts of more than 300,000 soldiers and Marines returning from several theaters paint an unusually detailed picture of the psychological impact of the various conflicts.

Gonzales to Reveal Much Larger Domestic Spying Operation - Domestic spying more widespread than thought

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales appeared to suggest yesterday that the Bush administration's warrantless domestic surveillance operations may extend beyond the outlines that the president acknowledged in mid-December.

Gonzales Seeks to Clarify Testimony on Spying

Extent of Eavesdropping May Go Beyond NSA Work

Domestic spying more widespread than thought

The NSA has built a database, part of the intelligence community’s “Denial and Deception” operations that now holds transcripts of phone calls and e-mails among journalists and their sources and associates. The database formerly was known as “Firstfruit” until Madsen exposed it last May.

From Information Clearing House

World Champion of Forest Destruction - Kimberly-Clark & Kleenex: Stop destroying the Boreal Forest

Kimberly-Clark: Take Action


The Olympics are over, but one last Olympic-sized medal was handed out today in Knoxville, Tennessee. 75 student activists showed up at Kimberly-Clark’s U.S. Administrative Headquarters to deliver a giant trophy filled with 10,000 petitions, branding Kleenex as the world's #1 Forest Destroyer. Congratulations Kleenex: you have excelled in your sport, wiping out four million tons of virgin forests EVERY YEAR!

The activists dressed up as athletes and conducted a mock awards ceremony, with Kleenex grabbing the gold and Scott and Cottonelle close behind. K-C employees drifted by while students called corporate executives to congratulate them on their company’s victory. Speeches peppered the ceremony, detailing K-C's role in the destruction of forests, habitat, and locals' lives in Canada's Boreal.

*** Take Action! Send Kleenex your own gold medal. ***


Beka, Christy, Nick, Pam
and the rest of the Kleercut Olympic Team



You’ve heard of the Forbes 500. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of the Forest Friendly 500. Here’s the challenge: get 500 businesses to pledge not to buy Kimberly-Clark products by May 31st.

From the coffee shop on the corner to the hardware store down the road, any type or size of business that uses toilet paper, facial tissue, napkins, or other tissue products can make the pledge. We need to let Kimberly-Clark know that as long as they refuse to stop destroying forests, businesses and consumers alike will refuse to buy their products.


Business owners & managers: Take the pledge! Every business that takes the pledge and joins the FF500 will have its name published on . Plus, the first 500 businesses to sign up will have their names listed in a paid ad in a major newspaper, as well as various Greenpeace newsletters and publications. Help us protect forests and be recognized as a forest friendly company – take the pledge now!

Activists: Recruit forest friendly businesses!

You can help pressure Kimberly-Clark and promote progressive local businesses at the same time by signing up businesses in your area. We’ve assembled everything you need in a handy Action Kit – visit to download yours now. And if you’re in Canada, why not join your local Kleercut Group to find other people in your area to recruit with? Click here to find out how.


Thousands of you have written letters and emails to Kimberly-Clark, and thousands more have phoned the company directly demanding that the company stop destroying ancient forests. So far all K-C’s done is shoot you back automated responses about how great they are. It’s time to make them respond for real.

Help us save ancient forests. Help us reach our goal of signing up 500 businesses by May 31st. Visit now and start recruiting!


Christy Ferguson Greenpeace Forest Campaigner

p.s. Know someone who owns, manages, or works at a business that might sign the pledge? Forward this message on to them using this link

K L E E R C U T . N E T


Kleercut activists: Make a big stink on April 5th!

Every time you use Kimberly-Clark toilet paper, you’re flushing old growth trees down the toilet. That stinks. So we're holding a student day of action in the U.S. on April 5th to kick Kimberly-Clark out of the bathroom!

Student activists across the U.S. will be hosting Kleercuts Stink! bathroom events, setting up outside of campus bathrooms or making a prop toilet outside. They'll invite passersby to take the Toilet Paper Challenge: can they tell the difference between forest-friendly toilet paper and paper that’s made from ancient forests. When they’re done they'll make a call to Kimberly-Clark executives telling them to clean up their act or get out of the bathroom!

If you're a student on a US campus and you want to take part: Take Action! Sign up to make a big stink on your campus. <<

If you aren't a student, or you live outside of the US, please join in on the Kleercuts Stink! call-in action. Across the globe, we'll make hundreds of phone calls to Kimberly-Clark executives. We'll send out the phone numbers closer to the date, so mark your calendars and tell your friends.

More than 80,000 people have sent emails to Kimberly-Clark. More than 180 Kleercut day of action events were held last November. But we guess K-C executives can’t take a hint. Join activists around the world in sending them a kleer message on April 5th.


Lindsey and Beka and the rest of the Greenpeace Kleercut Team


Kimberly-Clark now tree friendly, no longer wipes away ancient forests

Boreal forest saved

CEO of Kimberly-Clark is a closet tree hugger

Wait, what?

Those are just a few of the headlines on the issue of ‘USA Tomorrow’ Greenpeace distributed to delegates at Tissue World Americas, a major industry conference held in Miami, Florida earlier this month. Wonder how Kimberly-Clark execs felt telling their colleagues that it was just a spoof and that they did, in fact, intend to keep destroying the ancient Boreal forest to make Kleenex.

Read the full story and check out the spoof paper in all its glory here.

Inspired? Then why not…


Student Day of Action, April 5

On April 5th, students will be holding ‘Kleercut Stinks’ events at campus bathrooms across the United States. There will be crazy toilet props, toilet paper challenges, and lots of course lots of toilet humour splashed all over colorful banners. Over 80 events are already being planned.

Click here to find out what’s happening on your campus, or plan an event of your own!

Forest Friendly 500

In the two weeks since we launched the Forest Friendly 500, 138 businesses have joined the ranks. That’s 27% of our goal! With two months left to go, we’re set to meet and exceed our goal of getting 500 businesses to pledge not to use Kimberly-Clark products by May 31st, but we need your help to get there.

Own, manage, or work at a business? Sign up for the Forest Friendly 500, or talk to your manager and ask her to consider it. Besides helping to protect ancient forests, you’ll get great, positive publicity. Find out more here.

Live in a place where there are businesses? Come on, you probably do. Help the tree-mometer grow by taking pledge forms to businesses in your area and asking them to join. Some people are even working to make entire streets or towns K-C free. Find everything you need here, and get out there!

Christy Ferguson
Greenpeace Forest Campaigner


Money Money Money

That’s the theme of this week’s e-alert because next week is Kimberly-Clark’s annual shareholder meeting in Dallas, Texas. On April 27th, Kimberly-Clark’s CEO, board members, executives and shareholders descend on sunny Texas to talk about profits and expansion and pat themselves on their collective backs. But all is not well in moneyland – shareholders are becoming concerned with the company’s impact on ancient forests and the glaring issue of a huge salary for the CEO during massive job cuts at Kimberly-Clark continues to be outstanding.

Shareholders take action: Shareholders lead by Domini Social Investment and owning nearly $22 million of stock, submitted a resolution to the company and the Securities and Exchange Commission, the US regulator of corporations, asking the company to study the feasibility of switching to FSC-certified only fiber within ten years. The resolution is being voted on next week. Read more about this progressive shareholder activism.

CEO Thomas Falk makes millions while cutting jobs and ancient forests: Kimberly-Clark’s CEO made 9.6 million dollars in 2005 while announcing mill closures and cutting 6000 jobs. He did this at a time when the company increased its use of virgin fiber by 23% to 3 million tonnes. Can you say scandal? Read more about Falk’s paycheck in a blog update at:

Enjoy the reading and keep up the good work,

Richard Greenpeace Forest Campaigner.

PS. If you haven’t already, check out the action on the website. More than 200 businesses have signed up to take the pledge to not use Kimberly-Clark products. Sign up your own business today or hit the streets and get recruiting!


Greenpeace blockades Kleenex manufacturer’s factory in Ontario

Right now, the morning of Kimberly-Clark’s annual shareholder meeting in Irving, Texas, Greenpeace activists are blockading one of K-C’s key factories in Ontario, demanding that the company stop making Kleenex and other disposable tissue products from clearcut ancient forests, including the Boreal.

See photos from the site:

Over 20 activists have physically stopped all shipments from going into or coming out of the plant by blocking both truck and train access to the site. Others have occupied the rooftop and hung a large banner reading: “Kimberly-Clark & Kleenex: Stop destroying the Boreal Forest.”

Meanwhile, other Greenpeace campaigners are in Texas speaking directly to the company’s shareholders, board directors, and CEO about the Greenpeace action and urging them to act on a shareholder resolution on sustainable forestry. They need to hear from you too.

Join us in this important action by phoning CEO Thomas Falk now

Thomas Falk’s office number is 972-281-1308 (through his assistant Donna). Call him and tell him that you support Greenpeace’s action today, and that it’s time for him to make some serious changes. For talking points and tips:

Greenpeace will continue to disrupt Kimberly-Clark’s operations and mobilize its customers until CEO Thomas Falk and his company end their participation in Boreal forest destruction.

Help us win this campaign by calling and emailing Thomas Falk right now to tell him you support Greenpeace’s action in Huntsville, Ontario.

Right now, Greenpeace activists are risking arrest and putting themselves on the line to save forests. Show them your support. Email Kimberly-Clark now, then visit throughout the day for photo, video, and audio updates from the heart of the action.


Christy Ferguson
Greenpeace Forests Campaigner

K L E E R C U T . N E T


KC Blockade of Kimberly-Clark's factory in Canada. We're stopping all shipments of ancient forest products in or out of the factory, and we've hung a large banner that reads, "Kimberly-Clark & Kleenex: Stop destroying the Boreal Forest."

We're sending Kimberly-Clark a strong message: now it's YOUR turn.

Act Now >> We've obtained the direct phone number to Kimberly-Clark CEO Thomas Falk's office, and we want you to call him and deliver this message: "Stop destroying ancient forests and start using recycled content in your tissue products." Call 972-281-1308 Now! (*Note: This may be a long-distance call. If you'd rather call Kimberly-Clark's Customer Service, just dial 1-800-544-1847)

Meanwhile, I'm in Texas today for Kimberly-Clark's annual shareholders meeting, and I'll be personally delivering the same message to them.

We've been campaigning against Kimberly Clark for more than a year now, and thanks to you, we're making a real difference. More than 26,000 of you have written to Kimberly-Clark already. We've taken the campaign to a new level today, and I hope you'll take your efforts to a new level too. Please, take just a moment to make the call to CEO Thomas Falk, and demand that Kimberly-Clark stop destroying ancient forests now.


Pamela Wellner
Forest Campaigner

p.s. Read more about our activist blockade online, and follow their story as it unfolds.


Greenpeace activists blockade Kimberly-Clark factory in Ontario, Canada



In the last week and a half over 150 businesses have taken the Forest Friendly 500 pledge and committed to stop using Kimberly-Clark’s tissue products. This dramatic progress is thanks to the hard work of volunteers all across Canada and the U.S and around the world. who have been pounding the pavement recruiting businesses and approaching business owners they know. Over 425 businesses are now sending the message that destroying ancient forests like the Boreal doesn’t pay.

This is a huge success for ancient forests and for the Kleercut campaign… but we’re not done yet!!

TAKE ACTION TODAY! Join the Kimberly-Clark Bust-athon!! Through the month of May and June, activists all over Canada and the U.S are taking action to bust-up Kimberly-Clark’s market. Please help reach our goal by taking some extra time this week and next to recruit local businesses to the sign the pledge. Any business, big or small, can join the Forest Friendly 500. Once we’ve reached the 500 mark, our next step will be to promote these Forest Friendly businesses through advertising and public outreach.

Take action today by downloading the Bust-athon action kit from

Keep an eye on our progress at

For the forests,

K L E E R C U T . N E T


NY Times: Forest Friendly Businesses Shame Kimberly-Clark

Pick up a copy of the New York Times today (page B9) and you will find over 650 businesses sending a clear message to the Kimberly-Clark Corporation: your paper sourcing is a Real Shame. Businesses from across North America and around the world have taken a stand for ancient forests by signing the Forest Friendly 500 pledge and kicking Kimberly-Clark (K-C) out of their businesses. View the advertisement at and encourage more businesses to take the pledge!

The Forest-Friendly 500 businesses are sending a clear message to Kimberly-Clark that forest destruction does not pay. They are saying that K-C has a responsibility to use recycled content in its products and that when it must source from forests, it should be from Forest Stewardship Council certified forests.

The Forest Friendly 500 initiative has been so successful that we are extending the goal to reach a thousand businesses, and at just over 650, we need your help. You can get involved by recruiting businesses to sign up and then urging them to send a letter directly to Jan Spencer, President Kimberly-Clark Professional expressing concern about their pulp sourcing.

A model letter template is available online at We would prefer businesses to also send a copy of their letter to Greenpeace so that we can track the direct impact of the campaign. Copies can be sent to or by fax (416) 597-8422 or by mail to:

Forest Friendly 500
Suite 605 – 250 Dundas St. W.
Toronto Ontario, M5T 2Z5


75 Arkansas St
San Francisco, CA 94107

Thank you for making a difference and protecting ancient forests!

-- The Boreal Forest Team

K L E E R C U T . N E T


Fall is upon us and there is much more to do to save the North American Boreal forest and stop the Kimberly-Clark Corporation from wiping away ancient forests.

This fall, we asking volunteers, like you, from across the continent and around the world to come together to hit Kimberly-Clark where it hurts – in their corporate wallets. This fall we want you to turn up the heat by identifying and educating Kimberly-Clark customers and getting them to break their contracts with the company!

IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Kimberly-Clark Private Investigators

Help us to track which chains, businesses and institutions are buying Kimberly-Clark products and supporting forest destruction. This is an international effort to identify and record businesses and institutions that are using Kimberly-Clark products.

Information can be recorded at and we will be contacting these businesses to educate them about Kimberly-Clark’s role in the destruction of ancient forests. We’ll ask these business to stop purchasing Kimberly-Clark products until the company cleans up its act.

Take Action Now!

Step 1 Find the forest crime: Keep an eye out for Kimberly-Clark tissue products used in local businesses, including KC’s Professional and Kleenex line of products. These will most likely found in washrooms.

Step 2 Record the forest crime: Record the name and address of the business and what products are being used.

Step 3 Expose the forest crime: Visit and enter the information you’ve collected into our online database or email us the info at We’ll contact these businesses right away to educate them and ask them to support forest protection by ending their purchase of Kimberly-Clark products.

ON CAMPUS: Forest Friendly Colleges & Universities

#1 Adopt a green purchasing policy at your campus.
This sets minimum standards of ecological responsibility for all products and materials purchased by the University.

#2 Push your campus to break its contract with Kimberly-Clark.
The first step is pushing your campus administration and/or Facilities Department to write a letter to the corporation expressing concern about KC’s forestry practices.

Learn more at

Questions? Let us know at

K L E E R C U T . N E T


Blockade at KC office in Italy: first ever action in Europe to save the Boreal!

Early this morning, Greenpeace activists blockaded Kimberly-Clark’s regional headquarters in Turin, Italy, demanding that the company stop flushing Canada’s Boreal forest down Europe’s toilets.

Support the activists! Send a message to Dave Challis, European Environment Director for KC.

While two activists suspended a massive banner from the rooftop, 20 others chained themselves to toilet bowls with trees being flushed down them, symbolic of the Canadian trees being flushed down toilets and thrown in waste baskets all across Europe as a result of Kimberly-Clark’s irresponsible policies.

In addition to the world famous Kleenex brand, Kimberly-Clark produces some of Europe’s best known brands of tissue and toilet paper including Andrex, Scottex, Page, and Hackle. Almost one-third of the virgin pulp used to make KC’s European products and one-fifth of its global pulp supply is from destructive logging operations in Canadian forests, including the Boreal forest.

See photos and read the full story on

Today’s blockade is the first ever action in Europe to save Canada’s Boreal forest, and signals a new front in the campaign to stop Kimberly-Clark from destroying ancient forests. Thanks to people like you, awareness about this issue is growing and outrage at Boreal destruction is spreading far and wide.

Help us bring the message home to Kimberly-Clark’s European executives by emailing Dave Challis, KC’s European Environment Director, and telling him you think it’s unacceptable for Canadian forests to be clearcut to make toilet paper and facial tissue for European markets.

Take action now! Send a message to Dave Challis.

Christy Ferguson
Greenpeace Forests Campaigner
K L E E R C U T . N E T

Next-up News 1 Mars 2006

Femme Actuelle : Risqué le Portable?

Le journal de l'Habitation :
Radio Vatican condamné pour ondes nocives

Le trackback du débat de DIRECT8 (TNT)

Das Merkel-Hoch ist vor allem eine Erfindung der Medien

Aschermittwoch der großen Koalition

Das Merkel-Hoch ist vor allem eine Erfindung der Medien, die vor den Wahlen den sicheren Wahlsieg von schwarz-gelb herbei schreiben wollten.

A Letter From The Troops

by John Zogby,

In a groundbreaking public opinion survey, Americans are finally able to hear what the troops in Iraq think about the war they are fighting.

Polar Bear on Thin Ice

I wanted to let you know about this news and action opportunity. It's an opportunity not only for polar bears, but for some action on global warming as well.



This year's winter Olympics had it all - except for much snow. Even primetime news was making a connection to global warming. But Torino isn't the only place lacking snow. The sea ice in the Arctic has been disappearing, and the polar bear may disappear right along with it if we don't stop global warming.

We've joined forces with other environmental groups to list the polar bear on the endangered species list. Now it's your turn to lend polar bears a hand. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is officially considering listing the polar bear, and they want to hear from YOU.

TAKE ACTION: Help polar bears stay afloat.


Melanie Duchin
Clean Energy Campaigner


By Garrison Keillor

Salon March 1, 2006

These are troubling times for all of us who love this country, as surely we all do, even the satirists. You may poke fun at your mother, but if she is belittled by others it burns your bacon. A blowhard French journalist writes a book about America that is full of arrogant stupidity, and you want to let the air out of him and mail him home flat. You hear young people talk about America as if it's all over, and you trust that this is only them talking tough. And then you read the paper and realize the country is led by a man who isn't paying attention, and you hope that somebody will poke him. Or put a sign on his desk that says, "Try Much Harder."

Do we need to impeach him to bring some focus to this man's life? The man was lost and then he was found and now he's more lost than ever, plus being blind.

The Feb. 27 issue of the New Yorker carries an article by Jane Mayer about a loyal conservative Republican and U.S. Navy lawyer, Albert Mora, and his resistance to the torture of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay. From within the Pentagon bureaucracy, he did battle against Donald Rumsfeld and John Yoo at the Justice Department and shadowy figures taking orders from Dick (Gunner) Cheney, arguing America had ratified the Geneva Convention that forbids cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment of prisoners, and so it has the force of law. They seemed to be arguing that the president has the right to order prisoners to be tortured.

One such prisoner, Mohammed al-Qahtani, was held naked in isolation under bright lights for months, threatened by dogs, subjected to unbearable noise volumes, and otherwise abused, so that he begged to be allowed to kill himself. When the Senate approved the Torture Convention in 1994, it defined torture as an act "specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering." Is the law a law or is it a piece of toast?

Wiretap surveillance of Americans without a warrant? Great. Go for it. How about turning over American ports to a country more closely tied to 9/11 than Saddam Hussein was? Fine by me. No problem. And what about the war in Iraq? Hey, you're doing a heck of a job, Brownie. No need to tweak a thing. And your blue button-down shirt -- it's you.

But torture is something else. When Americans start pulling people's fingernails out with pliers and poking lighted cigarettes into their palms, then we need to come back to basic values. Most people agree with this, and in a democracy that puts the torturers in a delicate position. They must make sure to destroy their e-mails and have subordinates who will take the fall. Because it is impossible to keep torture secret. It goes against the American grain and it eats at the conscience of even the most disciplined, and in the end the truth will come out. It is coming out now.

According to the leaders of the bipartisan 9/11 Commission, our country is practically as vulnerable today as it was on 9/10. Our seaports are wide open, our airspace is not secure except for the nation's capital, and little has been done about securing the nuclear bomb materials lying around in the world. They give the administration D's and F's in most categories of defending against terrorist attack.

Our adventure in Iraq, at a cost of trillions, has brought that country to the verge of civil war while earning us more enemies than ever before. And tax money earmarked for security is being dumped into pork barrel projects anywhere somebody wants their own SWAT team. Detonation of a nuclear bomb within our borders -- pick any big city -- is a real possibility, as much so now as five years ago. Meanwhile, many Democrats have conceded the very subject of security and positioned themselves as Guardians of Our Forests and Benefactors of Waifs and Owls, neglecting the most basic job of government, which is to defend this country. We might rather be comedians or daddies or tattoo artists or flamenco dancers, but we must attend to first things.

The peaceful lagoon that is the White House is designed for the comfort of a vulnerable man. Perfectly understandable, but not what is needed now. The U.S. Constitution provides a simple ultimate way to hold him to account for war crimes and the failure to attend to the country's defense. Impeach him and let the Senate hear the evidence.

Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" can be heard Saturday nights on public radio stations across the country.)

Informant: NHNE

Proposal for phone mast thrown out

Controversial plans to put a mobile phone mast on the top of council offices in Oswestry have been thrown out by councillors after a massive show of opposition.

Proposals by O2 Airwave to put the Tetra mast at the borough’s Castle View offices were opposed by neighbours, councillors and staff working at the nearby library.

Councillors at last night’s development control committee meeting voted to refuse the application.

In a report put before councillors, planning officers recommended the application be refused, stating the proposed aerial and equipment would be “unduly dominant”.

The full version of this article appears in the Oswestry edition of tonight’s Shropshire Star.

© 2003-06 Shropshire Newspapers Ltd

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No more Chernobyls

Annya is one of hundreds of thousands of victims living the devastating aftermath of Chernobyl. For Annya and for the thousands of children like her, you need to speak out and say NO more nuclear, NO more Chernobyls. If you don’t, who will?

Call on United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and IAEA Director-General ElBharadei to stop its promotion of a dirty, dangerous industry and focus its resources exclusively on its critical mission of disarmament and world peace.

Free speech quagmire

Strike the Root
by David MacGregor


The 'currency' of free speech has also been devalued over recent years, with the gradual erosion of rights in this regard. Now we find that free speech is fine -- as long as you don't use it to offend anyone, like uttering stereotypical opinions about gays, lesbians, Hispanics, feminists, right or left-wingers, the unemployed, solo mothers, fat people, macho males, Asians, and other assorted targets. Then, of course, there's the Orwellian-sounding war on 'hate speech' -- whatever that is. So we're left with a sort of emasculated free speech -- free speech in name only. Free speech for wimps. Which brings me to the point of this essay: Do you have the right to utter, draw, write, record or otherwise make public your own personal opinions? And do you have the right to have access to such opinions of others? And my answer is yes. For if this right is curtailed, then it is just the beginning of a slippery slope to full censorship. Once you accept the principle of 'limited' free speech, then it's only a matter of time before the limits become more and more onerous, until one day you wake up and the limits are total...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Phone mast means I can't sell house


01 March 2006 10:26

A woman fears plans to install a mobile phone mast on a prestigious city road will scupper her plans to sell her home.

As the Evening News reported earlier this month, O2 has applied for permission to put up a 12.5m, slimline mast, antennae and two ground-based equipment cabinets on Newmarket Road.

But the proposed mast site, 221 to 223 Newmarket Road, will be directly outside Jane Malynn's home.

She said: “My house is in the process of being sold, but the people buying it cancelled having the survey done because they wanted to know what was going on with the mast. They might not go through with it now.”

Mrs Malynn, who has lived on the road for the past 11 years but is moving following the break-up of her marriage, said she would be objecting to the mast.

“There's still a lot of uncertainty about whether these masts can damage people's health.”

Mrs Malynn said other people living in the area had also objected.

Last month, we reported how James Lord, 75, of Glenalmond, off Newmarket Road, said he would be against such a proposal in a “prime residential area”.

It is the second proposal for a mobile phone mast on Newmarket Road in the space of a few months.

In December, campaigners celebrated after the city council's planning committee rejected an application by Vodafone to put up a 10m mast near the Newmarket Road doctors' surgery.

The Evening News has campaigned against the installation of mobile phone masts near homes and schools until it is proved that they are safe.

People living in the area have until Wednesday, March 8, to register their comments or objections to the scheme with Norwich City Council.

A spokeswoman for O2 said: “There's no evidence of any risk to health and the site is needed for coverage and capacity in the area.”

Omega this is not true. See under:

Are you fighting to stop a mobile phone mast near your home or school? Telephone Evening News reporter Peter Walsh on (01603) 772439 or email

Copyright © 2006 Archant Regional. All rights reserved.

Mast scheme sparks anger

Planners are tomorrow expected to give the go-ahead to a phone mast on top of the BT building in Whiting Street, despite angry protests from nearby residents. Vodafone has applied to put up three aerials on the building and St Edmundsbury Borough Council's development control committee is being recommended by officers to give approval at tomorrow's meeting.

More than 30 letters of objection have been sent to the council, while ward councillor Paul Farmer has received a petition signed by 70 residents.

"This issue has come back like a bad penny, but it never fails to unite local people," said Cllr Farmer.

"I am surprised and disappointed by this recommendation, as I am sure local residents will be."

He said previous applications, in 2000 and 2003, had been refused by the council and dismissed by an inspector on appeal.

Concerns by residents include fears that granting permission will discourage redevelopment of the building. The proposal would also create a precedent for further telecommunication equipment to be installed and it would also spoil the skyline.

Other sites examined for the antennae were the cathedral tower, Bury Town Football Club, Greene King brewery, the St Edmundsbury Borough Council offices and properties in the town centre, including the former JobCentre.

Vodafone wants to install the masts as part of its UK network to improve mobile phone coverage for the town centre and points out the installation conforms to safety guidelines.

Omega read "Base Stations, operating within strict national and international Guidelines, do not present a Health Risk?" under:

Bury MP David Ruffley said: "This recommendation shows absolutely no regard for the wishes of local residents and the serious concerns local councillors and I have expressed."

01 March 2006

All rights reserved © 2006 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

Flächendeckendes Netz der Bespitzelung, Überwachung und Repression über die Bevölkerung der BRD

Pressefreiheit: Gesetzliche Grauzonen gefährden den Schutz von Informanten und Journalisten

„Heute - am 27.2.06 - wurde bekannt, dass die Polizei im Jahr 2004 monatelang die Telefone zweier Journalisten in Wolfsburg sowie die der "Wolfsburger Allgemeinen Zeitung" (WAZ) kontrollieren und die Verbindungsdaten ermitteln ließ. Wie die Zeitung mitteilt, suchte die Polizei nach "Indizien für ihren diffusen Verdacht, Mitarbeiter der WAZ hätten Polizeibeamte bestochen, um an Informationen zu kommen. Der Verdacht hat sich als haltlos erwiesen, die entsprechenden Verfahren wurden eingestellt."…“ Pressemitteilung der Deutschen Journalistinnen- und Journalisten-Union (dju) in ver.di vom 27.02.2006

An den inneren Grenzen der Pressefreiheit. Angst vor Ärger und Ausgaben: Der investigative Journalismus wird auch von Geldsorgen in die Schranken gewiesen / Eine Tagung in Bad Boll

"Es gibt zwei Grenzen der Pressefreiheit: Mangelnder Mut und Mangel an Geld." Mit dieser These überraschte der Münchner Medienanwalt Holger Weimann am Samstag das Tagungs-Publikum in der Evangelischen Akademie in Bad Boll, das bei dem Thema "Grenzen der Pressefreiheit" eher an Paragrafendschungel und Redaktionsdurchsuchungen gedacht hatte…“Artikel von Ursula Knapp in Frankfurter Rundschau vom 27.02.2006

Die getarnten Fallmanager der Repression

„Verborgen von der Augen der Öffentlichkeit haben Politik und Sicherheitsorgane ein flächendeckendes Netz der Bespitzelung, Überwachung und Repression über die Bevölkerung der BRD gelegt. Vorreiter sind die von der CDU/CSU regierten Länder Bayern und Baden-Württemberg. Örtliche Fallmanager aus Staatsschutz, Verfassungsschutz und Staatsanwaltschaften organisieren die - teils offene, teils verdeckte - Repression gegen die betroffenen Dissidenten…“ Artikel von 1984 vom 21.02.2006 bei indymedia

Aus: LabourNet, 1. März 2006

Hartz IV: Verteilung von unten nach ganz unten

„Hartz IV verteilt Einkommen unter den ärmsten Haushalten um. Rund 60
Prozent verlieren, etwa 40 Prozent gewinnen. So schätzt eine aktuelle
Simulationsstudie* die unmittelbaren Auswirkungen für Betroffene ein…“
Böckler impuls 4/2006 (pdf)

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