Montag, 24. April 2006

Pakistan Worried by US Designs on Iran

As the crisis around Iran over its alleged nuclear ambitions assumes an ugly shape, Pakistan finds itself, once again, under enormous political pressure because of the aggressive United States policy toward a Muslim country in its immediate neighborhood.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042406F.shtml

More of Bush's Disasterous Environmental Choices

William Wehrum has been nominated by Bush to succeed Jeffrey Holmstead to head air pollution programs at the Environmental Protection Agency. The Holmstead era will be remembered chiefly for its efforts to weaken the Clean Air Act. Mr. Wehrum, who served as Mr. Holmstead's deputy and doctrinal hit man, could make things worse. Also nominated is Dirk Kempthorne, the Idaho governor with a poor environmental record.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042406D.shtml

Is US Being Transformed Into a Radical Republic?

Lawrence Wilkerson quotes Alexis de Tocqueville: "America is great because she is good. If America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." Wilkerson goes on to say, "In January 2001, with the inauguration of George W. Bush as president, America set on a path to cease being good; America became a revolutionary nation, a radical republic. If our country continues on this path, it will cease to be great - as happened to all great powers before it, without exception."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042406A.shtml

California Becomes Second State to Introduce Bush Impeachment

//www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/9249


Informant: Arrarita



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Pentagon implements Global Military Policing

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Protect Our Public Water Systems

We need you to take action to make sure that our public water systems are protected! The Bush administration has proposed policy changes that would weaken health protections under the Safe Drinking Water Act. This could result in up to three times or more cancer and other disease-causing chemical contaminants than is currently allowed in the drinking water for millions of Americans. Send an e-mail to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and tell him to protect access to clean drinking water.

Act now to protect our public water and to demand adequate funding so that all municipal water systems can meet drinking water standards that protect our health. The public comment period ends May 1, so take action today. Let's make sure we keep our public water safe—and public!

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Help Mercedes the Polar Bear, Trapped for 21 Years

A message from Eleanor:

Target: John Grant, Mr (President of the Council), The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Sponsor: Lucy Tripp

//www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/891920111

Mobile phone mast invasion is a modern plague on all our houses

//www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/mast_locations_dublin.htm

Removing America's blinders

AlterNet
by Howard Zinn

04/24/06

Now that most Americans no longer believe in the war, now that they no longer trust Bush and his Administration, now that the evidence of deception has become overwhelming (so overwhelming that even the major media, always late, have begun to register indignation), we might ask: How come so many people were so easily fooled?

//www.alternet.org/waroniraq/34984/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

One of the most intrusive programs the bureaucrats of the United States government has ever enacted

What next?

The Bell Curve
by Rex Bell

04/22/06

The United States Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with numerous other agencies, is pushing for the implementation of a National Animal Identification System. Even if its scope is significantly reduced before it is adopted, it will be one of the most intrusive programs the bureaucrats of the United States government has ever enacted. Even though this program won't directly affect a lot of us, it's repulsive enough that we should all speak up...

//rexbell.blogspot.com/2006/04/what-next.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Dump Cheney for Condi, Bush urged

Times Online [UK]

04/23/06

Republicans are urging President George W Bush to dump Dick Cheney as vice-president and replace him with Condoleezza Rice if he is serious about presenting a new face to the jaded American public. They believe that only the sacrifice of one or more of the big beasts of the jungle, such as Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld, the defence secretary, will convince voters that Bush understands the need for a fresh start. The jittery Republicans claim Bush's mini-White House reshuffle last week will do nothing to forestall the threat of losing control of Congress in the November mid-term elections...

//www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2089-2148000,00.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Almost 70 lawmakers sign Bush impeachment letter

Almost 70 Vermont legislators have signed a letter urging Congress to begin an investigation of President Bush's domestic surveillance program and the reasons for the war in Iraq and, which would lead to impeachment proceedings, if warranted.

//tinyurl.com/j26fo


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Russian split with US on Iran widens

The United States raised the ante last week, signalling that it intends to exact a price if Russia persists in its refusal to jump aboard an accelerating US diplomatic bandwagon for quick and tough international steps to isolate Iran.

//www.thedailystar.net/2006/04/24/d60424012718.htm


From Information Clearing House

The U.S. military is in Iraq for the long haul

Stuck in the Hot Zone:
//www.msnbc.msn.com/id/12441799/site/newsweek/


From Information Clearing House

Bush admits he offered Blair way out of the Iraq Invasion and occupation

The Prime Minister insisted he would rather risk losing office than retreat.
//politics.guardian.co.uk/iraq/story/0,,1759426,00.html


From Information Clearing House

And We Think We Are Free

//informationclearinghouse.info/article12815.htm

The Generals Revolt: A Symptom Of U.S. Malaise

By K Gajendra Singh

The retired generals' revolt only highlights the malaise in the US polity which has crept in , specially in recent decades. The disconnect between an arrogant, ill informed Administration and the military executors of its policies in Iraq has opened a Pandora's box which hopefully might become the tipping point for much needed changes in US polity.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article12814.htm

The urgency of stopping the next US war in the Middle East

The US has drawn up plans to level a massive aerial assault against Iran.

By Dr. Jorge E. Hirsch

Thirteen of the nation’s most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran “gravely irresponsible” and warning that such action would have “disastrous consequences for the security of the United States and the world.”

//informationclearinghouse.info/article12813.htm

Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

What do these 14 governments have in common? Perspective: Overthrow
//lists.essential.org/pipermail/corp-focus/2006/000237.html


Informant: Martin Greenhut



Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

By Stephen Kinzer

"The invasion of Iraq in 2003 was not an isolated episode. It was the culmination of a 110-year period during which Americans overthrew fourteen governments that displeased them for various ideological, political, and economic reasons."

//informationclearinghouse.info/article12805.htm



Just in the Name of Democracy

Video

We don't really believe in democracy in America, nor have we ever done so. America stands for domination. Period. It is domination that is being exported to the Middle East, just as it was exported 100 years ago to Indian Country; to Oklahoma, and to Mexican territories.

//snipurl.com/1lglk



Secrets of CIA

Video

This documentary explains how CIA pioneered, developed, manipulated prisoner abuse, sold drugs, changed regimes and killed people world wide.

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From Information Clearing House



Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq

Video: Interview with author Stephen Kinzer

If you think George W. Bush and the neoconservatives inducted "regime change" into American foreign policy's hall of fame? Think again. Long before Iraq, U.S. presidents, spies, corporate types and their acolytes abroad had honed the art of deposing foreign governments.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17779.htm



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U.S. Planes Are Already Making Practice Bombing Runs Along Iran's Borders

//www.bushwatch.net/floyd.htm


Informant: Hopedance

Iran chalks U.S. threats up to failure to build coalition

Iran on Friday dismissed a U.S. warning it could strike Iranian nuclear installations in the name of self-defense, with the foreign ministry arguing the threat was a sign of frustration in Washington. "America is angry because no other country has taken its side," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi was quoted as saying.

//tinyurl.com/eppnb


From Information Clearing House

An engineer who helped pioneer mobile phone masts is campaigning against one being erected near his local hospital on health grounds

The Mirror April 11th 2006.

An engineer who helped pioneer mobile phone masts is campaigning against one being erected near his local hospital - on health grounds. Alan Banks, 58, admits the masts are an eyesore and can affect people's DNA structure even though he helped design them. Mr Banks' designs were used by Nokia when the Finnish giant first built mobiloe phone base stations. But he is among objectors demanding that plans for new Vodafone 3G masts near Newcastle's Freeman Hospital are scrapped. Mr Banks, who lives near the hospital, said:"It's not just that they are an eyesore, the whole area is already peppered with radiation. "They could use the local park, which is a wide open space away from everyone. "Even though mobile phones are relatively low power, living around them will mean you're exposed to them all the time. "The 3G masts are much more powerful due to the amount of data they have to carry, thanks to picture messages and Internet access to your phone. "The data sent is much more complex these days."

Mr Banks designed the key component used by Nokia for its first mobile phone network. His design led to the component which converts the human voice into a form that can be sent from one phone to another without breaking up. He gave the company's network the ability to"chop up" information fed by the masts into individual conversations The engineer said:"At that time no one really knew how it might affect people's health. "People still don't know for sure what the impact is. But they're know to cause problems with DNA, it alters people's cells." Freeman Hospital estates manager Robin Smith voiced his concerns. He said:"They want the mast right in the middle of the pavement and we have tried to point out to them the problems this will create. "The jury is still out on the aspects of mobile phone masts. We do now allow mobile phones in the hospital as they can't be allowed within two metres of any medical equipment. "We manage to stop the building of masts on top of our sites, but we fail every time for the ones on our boundaries. "As long as there's any doubt over the safety of these masts our response is 'no.'", A spokeswoman for Vodafone said the company was meeting safety guidelines set by the government and that new masts are built as a last resort. Jane Frapwell, an adviser on electronic radiation, said:"Our policy is first to co-locate new aerials next to an existing mast or near an exisitng structure, such as a building."

Iraq Three Years after “Liberation”

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0422-20.htm

Divine Mushroom Cloud: A Call to Worship

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0422-29.htm

Bush Should be on Trial not Political Protesters

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0423-21.htm



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On Waking Up Sleepless in the Middle of the Night

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0423-20.htm

Protests Force Bush to Relocate Stanford Meeting

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0422-03.htm

Condoleezza Rice Leaked Info to Lobbyist on Trial

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0422-01.htm

UK Government Lawyers: Support for Bush Iran Attach Would Be Illegal

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0423-06.htm

Nuclear Power Revival? Chernobyl Sends a Chill Warning

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0423-03.htm


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Molder of 'public myths' Zelikow at work on Iran

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Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Peace and Impeachment on April 29

Two Important Events on Saturday, April 29, in New York and California

1. Peace March in New York APRIL 29 in New York City March for Peace, Justice, and Democracy Unite for change - let's turn our country around!

//www.April29.org

Democrats for Peace Contingent gathering for New York March //www.afterdowningstreet.org/demsforpeace

2. Impeachment Forum in California
The Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party Presents: Impeachment: Dialogue, Debate & Action April 29 at 8:30 PM The Crest Theater, 1013 K Street, Sacramento, CA Scheduled to appear on the panel are: • Representative Maxine Waters • Shayana Kadidal, lead attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights, and co-author, Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush • Elizabeth de la Vega, former lead prosecutor, San Jose and author of an upcoming book on impeachment • Bob Fertik, President, Democrats.com & co-founder afterdowningstreet.org • Mike Malloy, syndicated host of AirAmerica Radio, will moderate • Opening statement by Tim Goodrich, founder, Iraq Veterans Against the War. Tickets: $10 donation. You may preorder tickets through at the Crest Theater box office, (916) 442-7378 or at //www.tickets.com

Portions of this event will be broadcast later on the Mike Malloy Show on Air America. Mike will be discussing the upcoming forum this coming Friday evening. //www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/9227


Thank you for signing the DontAttackIran.org petition!

With your help we have very quickly collected almost 30,000 signatures and the support of numerous organizations. We will soon be announcing an event at the White House. Cindy Sheehan and representatives of all the supporting organizations will deliver the petition to the President, along with every signature and comment you've added. You will all be invited to join us!

BUT FIRST... we need to collect a lot more signatures.

Please sign if you haven't yet. It's important and takes less than a minute.

Please print out this flyer and post it, pass it out, put it in the mail, tack it up on bulletin boards: //www.afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/daiflyer.pdf

Please send the following note to everyone you know:

Bush and Cheney are seriously considering attacking Iran, and are threatening to use nuclear bombs. Please join me in helping to prevent this by taking 60 seconds to sign a petition at

//www.DontAttackIran.org


An Audio Message from Ed Asner and After Downing Street

Listen to PSA by Ed Asner. //www.afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/asner.mp3

Please send this link to every radio station, producer, and host you can.

Go here to learn more: //www.afterdowningstreet.org/635


Illinois Legislators Introduce Bill for Bush Impeachment

Three members of the Illinois General Assembly have introduced a bill that urges the General Assembly to submit charges to the U. S. House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States, George W. Bush, for willfully violating his Oath of Office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and if found guilty urges his removal from office and disqualification to hold any other office in the United States.

The Jefferson Manual of rules for the U.S. House of Representatives makes clear that impeachment proceedings can be initiated by a state legislature submitting charges. The state of Illinois is on its way toward forcing on the House what not a single one of its members has yet had the courage to propose: Articles of Impeachment.

The text of the Illinois bill and information on its status are available here: //tinyurl.com/nhs3r

The bill takes up the issues of illegal spying, torture, detentions without charge or trial, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, and the leaking of classified information. Here is a kit to help with promoting this resolution and with passing others in your towns and cities. Also on this page is information on activities in other states and localities: //www.impeachpac.org/resolutions


The Evidence Is Persuading Even Senators

Here's an excerpt from an interview of Senator John Kerry by William Rivers Pitt:

PITT: 60 Minutes is going to report Sunday night that the CIA informed both George W. Bush and Dick Cheney that Iraq was not in possession of weapons of mass destruction a full six months before the invasion took place, and that both Bush and Cheney dismissed their analysis because the decision for regime change had already been made. What is your response to this revelation?

KERRY: If it is true, it confirms more and more of what we've heard from the British memos, from the Downing Street memo, from different statements by people in the administration and out, that they had made up their mind to go to war, and that they misled the Congress and the American people.

Read More: //www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042306A.shtml


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AMERICA'S CENTURY OF REGIME CHANGE FROM HAWAII TO IRAQ

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Informant: NHNE

ödp ruft zur Teilnahme an Tschernobyl-Kundgebung auf

Die Münchner ödp ruft alle Bürgerinnen und Bürger auf, am 29. April um 11 Uhr an der überparteilichen Kundgebung „Für eine atomfreie Zukunft“ am Odeonsplatz teilzunehmen. „Das Jahr 2006 wird maßgeblich entscheiden, ob es den vier großen Strommonopolisten zusammen mit der CSU gelingt, das energiepolitische Rad rückwärts zu drehen und der Atomkraft zur Renaissance zu verhelfen“, begründet der Münchner ödp-Stadtvorsitzende Martin Kraus den ödp-Aufruf. Die Großveranstaltung ist überparteilich und wird vom Bund Naturschutz organisiert. Redner auf der Kundgebung sind u.a. Gina Gillig, Mütter gegen Atomkraft, und Mycle Schneider, Träger des Alternativen Nobelpreises aus Paris.

Kraus: „Jeder kann durch seine Teilnahme einen Beitrag dafür leisten, dass die Befürworter der Erneuerbaren Energien mehr Gehör bekommen. Denn nur wenn wir konsequent Energie sparen sowie Wind-, Wasser- und Sonnenkraft, Biogas und Pflanzenöl einsetzen, können wir hochgefährliche Risikotechnologien und Kriege um die verbliebenen fossilen Energievorräte vermeiden."

Zusätzlich hält die ödp Infostände zu diesem Thema ab:
//openpr.de/news/83660.html

Bildmaterial:
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Markus Hollemann
Regionalbeauftragter
Ökologisch-Demokratische Partei (ödp)
Stadtverband München
Fon 089/45 24 74 15 × Fax 089/244 365 397
E-Mail m.hollemann@oedp-muenchen.de
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Wake-up Call for the President

//www.lewrockwell.com/engelhardt/engelhardt183.html

Target: Iran

//www.thenewamerican.com/birchblog/index.php?m=04&y=06&entry=entry060421-181315


Informant: Lew Rockwell

The Coming Nuclear Epiphany in Persia

//www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/floyd1.html

USA bereiten Abgang von der Weltbühne vor

//www.saar-echo.de/de/art.php?a=31746

6 masts on St Paul's Church, Orpington - CHURCH COURT RENOUNCES BIBLE TEACHINGS FOR FINANCIAL GAIN

Reverend Bimbi Abayomi-Cole
St Paul's Church
Crofton Road
Orpington
Kent BR6 8JE
croftonstpaul@hotmail.co.uk

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Help please - Church in Orpington

I've just discovered that QS4 have applied to put 6 masts on my daughter's favourite hang-out - St Paul's Church, Crofton Road, Orpington - available on //www.bromley.gov.uk planning portal (06/01253).

I immediately phoned my friend who is in the process of buying a house 543 metres away (google earth rules!). With the help of past saved Mast Sanity emails (thank you!) I've written a letter to planning (below) and plan, with my friend, to go to the Church tomorrow and drop some leaflets in nearby houses.

I have one question: does the vicar have the power to turn the proposal down?

I'm tailoring a letter to him and am unsure whether to waste too much energy on him that could be best spent elsewhere. Also, if I've missed any points, please tell me!

Any help much appreciated. Thanks. Angie (ORAM)


Letter to Planning:


06/01253; St Paul's Church, Crofton Road, Orpington

I object to this application on the following grounds:

The Church is in a residential area, surrounded by suburban houses and is next door to a Scout hut. The Church 'tower' is not very high (not a tall spire) therefore the masts would be nearer the ground and directly opposite the windows of the houses across the road.

This Church is on a main road and having eight louvres set into the raised wall would look hideous. I would also like to point out that I believe the plans are misleading in that there is virtually no detectable difference in existing and proposed plans, despite the 1.4m high extra walls.

St Paul's Church is a visually pleasing church - to cram 6 masts in such a small, low area would desecrate the architecture.

Regarding the higher parapet - churches should not be architecturally altered merely to accommodate foul emission-emitting eyesores.

Churches are a part of our history, many of which are very old - we should preserve them in a manner to safeguard them for the future.

The area coverage is well-served by the nearby Princess Royal Hospital masts.

Also, a large portion of coverage area is woodland. I see no need to erect further masts unnecessarily.

I would also like it noted that fears of the community are based on worldwide evidence of adverse health implications as well as increasing amounts of research showing negative effects, and no scientist or government advisory body has EVER said that emissions from masts are safe.

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Hi Angie

My local Church committee refused an application for a mast because it would adversly affect local community relations. They regarded the Church as being a friendly place in the community that could be used by the community and a mast would split the community.

However lots of Churches do agree to this because of money. Do you have all the info on QS4 ? It is linked to the defence industry and a few leaflets on a Sunday to the local congregation as well as the press wouldn't go amiss!

You need to get as many objection letters as possible to the council and the vicar. You need to assemble a health letter for the vicar too and ask to present the info to him. Letters on the health implications to the community also wouldn't go amiss.


sarah p

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With regards to the church of England's national aerial agreements can we not go direct to the body in charge of signing this agreement and get them to reconsider what they are imposing on communities all over the nation instead of trying to advise every church and parochial church council. Why are they ignoring the upset they are causing and the handling of the whole process. I have seen articles were they have not gone ahead because of ill feelings that this creates and why in other churches they are still going ahead despite peoples objections.We need to get all people that have opposed the churches across the nation to stand together and target the church hierarchy. Karl (st pauls longridge) bats in the belltower will hold them up for a while ?

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Yes we do but we are all fighting on so many fronts organisations both large and small. If you want to take up this one then we would obviously all support you. However you may find that people have tried this in the past and the church are fully aware of what they are doing but are just acting like the government and ignoring us.

sarah p

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Have been off-line for a while. I understand campaigners in Bath have gone to a Church of England Court to oppose a mast which delayed things. Not sure if Church Court has decided anything yet. I shall contact the campaigners and see how they did it.

Best

Yasmin Skelt,
Chorleywood

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Dear Angie.

Go and tell the church vicar that ALL will boycott his sermons if they go ahead, then collect signatures to that end.

This advice was given to me by my neighbor who is a retired vicar, and had the threat of having a mast installed on the top of his “modern” church which did not have a tower, but housed a nursery downstairs.

He said, there is nothing that scares the Church more than a promise of a empty house, void of worshippers, (a bit like a empty rock-concert)

So, he said if you can get people to sign that they will not attend, the vicar will send that to his bosses, who will do some serious re-thinking.

Best regards.

Agnes

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This Mast Sanity press release says it all! But some campaign groups just carry on protesting.

Sandi


CHURCH COURT RENOUNCES BIBLE TEACHINGS FOR FINANCIAL GAIN

A decision of the Court of Arches to allow the installation of a phone mast on a church in the West Midlands against the wishes of the chancellor of the Diocese, the community, and the nearby school, has sent shockwaves through communities throughout the UK, many of whom have questioned the moral role and place of the church in the 21st century, and the power and might of commercial corporations to override the rights of ordinary people.

Supreme Church Court overrules local decision

In refusing Quintel permission to erect the phone mast on Emmanuel Church in Bentley (Wolverhampton deanery), Chancellor Shand of Lichfield Diocese abided by the concerns of the school and community on the grounds that the church had a duty to give primacy to its worship and mission, and it would not be permissible for the parish in the face of strong local opposition to permit the installation close to King Charles Primary School. He also said the case raised pastoral issues which outweighed the commercial considerations. The headmistress of the primary school had formally opposed the installation and was supported by the governors.

Quintel and their agent, with the support of two churchwardens, appealed the decision of Chancellor Shand (given in the Consistory Court in Lichfield) to refuse them permission, on the basis that the Chancellor had no duty in law to give primacy to its worship and mission. The Court of Arches overruled Chancellor Shand, thereby granting Quintel permission to erect the phone mast stating that Chancellor Shand misdirected himself and should have only taken into account relevant concerns of the community, and not “merely fanciful ones”.

Mast Sanity Press officer Sian Meredith said, “How dare this Court dismiss peoples’ well founded fears, depth of feeling for a consecrated place and personal beliefs as “Fanciful.” The church is there to care for its flock, to put people first, to love and honour people, to give pastoral care and to nurture. The supreme Court dismissed the community’s fears as fanciful in order to allow business interests and financial gain to woo the church into a partnership of shame. This is outrageous.”

Mr David Baron, Trustee of Mast Sanity said,

“This decision goes against all the moral principles and teachings of the church. In reaching this decision, the Court of Arches is supporting the forceful selling of mobile phones to the youth market with the considerable social, economic and health consequences that this entails – and using consecrated property to do it. We have all seen reports of so-called ‘happy slapping’ whereby groups of children and teenagers use mobile phones to record assaults and then circulate the resulting images by phone and Internet. The practice of children using mobile phones to access gambling and pornography is also well known. Finally, the decision goes against the precautionary principle which Sir William Stewart, Chairman of the Health Protection Agency has consistently recommended over the past five years, particularly to protect children.

“We are talking here about the use of churches for commercial enterprises. In this context, we may care to reflect that Christ sent the money lenders out of the temple of God along with the cheats and people charging too much and acting in their own commercial interests. Jesus went into the temple of God and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple and overthrew the tables of the money changers and the chairs of them that sold doves and he said to them ‘my house shall be called the house of prayer but you have made it a den of thieves.” (Matthew Ch. 21)

David Baron goes on to say,

“What is also alarming is that the fears of the community ARE based on worldwide evidence of adverse health implications as well as increasing amounts of research showing negative effects and no scientist or Government advisory body has ever said that emissions from masts are safe.

In dismissing years and years of respectable research that make it clear there are serious issues relating to all mobile phone technology, the Court shows clearly the churches new direction in putting financial gain before the health and well being of communities, particularly the weak and vulnerable. This itself is quite counter to the teachings of the New Testament. I doubt that QS4/Quintel would give a written guarantee to the effect that emissions are safe, and they must accept full responsibility for any health effects that emerge.”

ENDS

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Church antennae & leukaemia
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Gehirnwäsche der Sonderklasse

//www.telepolis.de/r4/artikel/22/22519/1.html

Ohne Handy bin ich nackt - Angst vor Strahlen

Experten: Gefahren für Kinder durch Mobilfunk

Vom 24.04.2006

Von Fabian Wallmeier

MAINZ Die Frage nach gesundheitlichen Schäden durch Mobilfunk-Sendeanlagen und Handys bestimmte am Wochenende das 5. Rheinland-Pfälzisch-Hessische Mobilfunk-Symposium des Bundes für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND). Wir sprachen mit den Experten des Symposiums.

"Es wird immer wieder behauptet, dass die Leute sich vor den Mobilfunksendeanlagen fürchten und deshalb krank werden. Das ist mittlerweile widerlegt", sagte Gerd Oberfeld vom Referat für Gesundheit, Hygiene und Umweltmedizin in der Sanitätsdirektion der Salzburger Landesregierung. Er verwies auf eine Untersuchung spanischer Forscher, die er ausgewertet habe. In Spanien habe man die Strahlenbelastung gemessen, der 90 Versuchsteilnehmer in ihren Schlafzimmern ausgesetzt gewesen seien. "Die Gruppe mit der höchsten Strahlenbelastung litt eindeutig stärker unter Symptomen wie Müdigkeit, Schlafstörungen und Depressionen als die Gruppe mit der geringsten Belastung", sagte Oberfeld weiter. Entscheidend für das Auftreten der Symptome sei eindeutig die Strahlenbelastung - ob die Menschen vor den Sendeanlagen Angst gehabt hätten, sei "völlig wurscht", so Oberfeld.

Die Biologin Heike-Solveig Bleuel geht seit zehn Jahren in ganz Deutschland in die Schulen, um Kinder und Jugendliche für die Gefahren, die von Handys ausgehen, zu sensibilisieren. Das Handy werde von jungen Menschen mittlerweile als unverzichtbar eingeschätzt. "`Ohne Handy bin ich nackt`. das ist ein Satz, den ich immer wieder höre", sagte Bleuel. Ihr didaktischer Ansatz sei daher nicht, gleich zu sagen, dass Handys gefährlich seien. "Ich lasse die Schüler vielmehr im Unterricht ihre Handys auspacken, was sie sonst ja in der Regel nicht dürfen", so Bleuel. Sie beobachte dann, wie die Schüler mit den Geräten umgehen. "Im Gespräch mit den Klassen höre ich dann fast immer, dass mindestens ein Kind über Kopfschmerzen beim Telefonieren klagt", so Bleuel. Ihrer Arbeit seien jedoch Grenzen gesetzt. "Wenn die Eltern daheim einen sorglosen Umgang mit den Handys vorleben, habe ich keine Chance", räumte sie ein.

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24.04.2006 · 11:35 Uhr

Eine Passantin telefoniert mit ihrem Handy in der Nähe einer Mobilfunkanlage (Bild: AP) Eine Passantin telefoniert mit ihrem Handy in der Nähe einer Mobilfunkanlage (Bild: AP)

Angst vor Strahlen

BUND untersucht Belastung durch Mobilfunk

Von Anke Petermann

Die Mobilfunkanbieter erweitern ihre Kapazitäten, die Zahl der Sendemasten im Land steigt stetig. Schaden die Funkwellen der Gesundheit? Einen neuen Forschungsansatz hat der Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz (BUND) vorgestellt.

Modulationsgeräusche eines Messgeräts - sie übersetzen sozusagen den Elektrosmog im Raum ins Akustische. Silke von Domarus aus Kassel informiert sich am Stand der Baubiologen:

"Ich habe selbst gegenüber von drei Mobilfunksendeanlagen gewohnt und habe starke gesundheitliche Beschwerden bekommen, bin aus der Wohnung letztlich ausgezogen. Die Beschwerden waren dann weg, und ich habe mich in die Messtechnik eingearbeitet, weil ich denke, dass das ein wichtiges Thema ist und die Gesundheit vieler Leute bedroht oder schon beeinträchtigt. Es waren etwa anderthalb Jahre, bis sich die Beschwerden deutlich ausgebildet haben. Ich konnte das dann rekonstruieren, und es ist so, dass die Empfindlichkeit des Körpers immer stärker geworden ist, von Schwindel, Atemnot, Herzrasen, dem Spüren von Handy-Impulsen in Jackentaschen neben mir. Also, ich habe nie Handys benutzt, auch kein DECT-Telefon, auch die unmittelbaren Nachbarn nicht. Also, es war diese Mobilfunksendeanlage, dreifach bestückt, muss man dazu sagen, und unsichtbar im Kirchturm, was ich absolut skandalös finde, dass es so was gibt. Also wir wussten es nicht."

Die Mobilfunkanbieter verschleierten den massiven Ausbau des Sendenetzes, kritisieren Betroffene und Umweltschützer, die Politik stempele Betroffene nur zu oft als psychisch gestört ab und sei an Aufklärung und interessenunabhängiger Forschung nicht wirklich interessiert. Warum nicht? Der Elektrosmog-Experte Friedbert Lohner vom BUND Rheinland-Pfalz antwortet mit einer Gegenfrage:

"Was würde gesellschaftlich und im Bereich der Schadensersatzansprüche passieren, wenn wir den hundertprozentigen Nachweis hätten, dass Elektrosmog, dass Funkwellen gesundheitsschädlich sind. Überlegen Sie sich die Auswirkungen auf die Industrie, auf die Politik, auf die Verantwortlichen, die Immissionsschutzverordnungen erlassen und das, denke ich, beantwortet diese Frage am aller ehesten."

Deshalb initiieren die BUND-Landesverbände Hessen und Rheinland-Pfalz nun ein eigenes, staatlich nicht gefördertes Projekt - in Kooperation mit Baubiologen und Medizinern. Fragebögen zur Gesundheit gepaart mit Messungen von Strahlungsbelastung am Schlafplatz sollen ermitteln, ob es einen ursächlichen Zusammenhang zwischen der Dosis zum Beispiel von Funkwellen und gesundheitlicher Beeinträchtigung gibt. Mitmachen kann jeder Interessierte, eine Messung soll zwischen 25 und 50 Euro kosten.

"Wir haben uns bei dieser Analyse konzentriert auf den Schlafplatz. Der Schlafplatz ist der Ort, wo Sie sich am längsten aufhalten, in der Regel sieben bis acht Stunden, es ist darüber hinaus der Platz, an dem Ihr Immunsystem am weitesten reduziert ist und damit am empfänglichsten für Außeneinflüsse."

Helmut Merkel, Chef des Verbandes Baubiologie, erinnert an die Diskussion um Holzschutzmittel und empfiehlt: Vorsorge.

"Es dauert erst mal 10 bis 15 Jahre, bis dann erst einmal sicher ist, dass es was macht, und dann ist es meistens zu spät."

Auch Krankenkassen und Schulen sehen sich da in der Pflicht. Sie beauftragen Gesundheitsberater wie Heike-Solveig Bleuel, die Jugendliche über die Gefahren der immerwährenden Erreichbarkeit aufklärt. Bleuels wichtigster Tipp: Das Handy möglichst oft abschalten, denn nur dann strahlt es nicht.

"Weitere Tipps sind, bei einem Handy mit integrierter Antenne die Finger nicht darüber zu legen, man kann auf jeden Fall sagen, dass das Handy am Kopf natürlich mehr Strahlen bewirkt, als wenn ich eine SMS schicke, dass der Empfang gut sein muss, ich soll also nicht im Klassenzimmer telefonieren, sondern meine SMS draußen abrufen, wo auf Grund des besseren Kontakts zur Sendeanlage der Empfang des Handys besser ist, und es dann auch seine Leistung runter reguliert. Sie sind sensibilisiert, sie wollen es wissen, also zum Beispiel: Macht das Handy impotent? Das wollen sie wissen, da gibt es eine Studie aus Österreich, die spreche ich in höheren Klassen auch an und nenne die Warnung des Bundesamtes für Strahlenschutz, die da heißt: Handys haben in den Hosentaschen nichts verloren, auch in den hinteren Hosentaschen nicht."

© 2006 Deutschlandradio



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Congress Is Giving Away the Internet - A free and open Internet is under seige

Don't look now, but the House Commerce Committee next Wednesday is likely to vote to turn control of the Internet over to AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner and what's left of the telecommunications industry.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042306G.shtml



A free and open Internet is under siege
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Congress is selling out the Internet

From www.MoveOn.org

The free and open Internet is under siege! Do you buy books online, use Google, or download to an Ipod? These activities will be hurt if Congress passes a radical law that gives giant corporations more control over the Internet. Internet providers like AT&T and Verizon are lobbying Congress hard to gut Network Neutrality, the Internet's First Amendment. Net Neutrality prevents AT&T from choosing which websites open most easily for you based on which site pays AT&T more. Amazon.com doesn't have to outbid Barnes & Noble for the right to work more properly on your computer. Politicians don't think we are paying attention to this issue. Many of them take campaign checks from big telecom companies and are on the verge of selling out to people like AT&T's CEO, who openly says, "The internet can't be free." The free and open Internet is under siege--can you sign this petition letting your member of Congress know you support preserving Network Neutrality? Click here:

//www.civic.moveon.org/save_the_internet/

A list of all the ways you might be affected by Net Neutrality is located on the bottom of this link:
//civic.moveon.org/alerts/savetheinternet.html

Thanks!


John Johnson
Change-Links Progressive Newspaper
change-links@change-links.org
//www.change-links.org

Dean Says Bush "Cut and Run" on Katrina

Democratic Party chief Howard Dean said on Saturday that the Bush administration had "cut and run" on Gulf Coast hurricane recovery and created a political legacy of deficits, divisiveness and deceit.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042306E.shtml

Zbigniew Brzezinski: Been There, Done That

Iran's announcement that it has enriched a small amount of uranium has unleashed urgent calls for a preventive US airstrike from the same sources that earlier urged war on Iraq. If there is another terrorist attack in the United States, according to Zbigniew Brzezinski, you can bet your bottom dollar that there also will be immediate charges that Iran was responsible in order to generate public hysteria in favor of military action.

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