Mittwoch, 26. April 2006

Torture is Un-American - Demand America back

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U.S.: MORE THAN 600 IMPLICATED IN DETAINEE ABUSE
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From ufpj-news

US Military Files Still for Sale on the Street in Bagram

Just days after US troops were ordered to plug a security breach at their base here, the black market trade in computer memory drives containing military documents was thriving again Monday.

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Cheney's Bagram Ghosts
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Is There a Double Standard on Leak Probes?

"When the CIA announced on Friday that it had fired an employee who the agency claims 'knowingly and willfully shared classified intelligence' with a newspaper reporter, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kansas, immediately praised the agency's action, saying that "unauthorized disclosures of classified information can significantly harm our ability to protect the American people," Murray Waas writes. "But three years ago, on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, Roberts himself was involved in disclosing sensitive intelligence information."

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Big Easy Voting Was Much Too Hard

Having relocated the survivors of Katrina, FEMA and the Bush administration were responsible for protecting the voting rights of the displaced - and for ensuring that they could participate in choosing the leaders who will have such a large say in their futures," writes Jesse Jackson. "Instead, FEMA and the administration failed Katrina's survivors once more - as did state officials."

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GOP Blocks Tax Hikes on Oil Firm Profits

While Republican leaders sharply criticize soaring gasoline prices and energy industry profits, GOP negotiators have decided to knock out provisions in a major tax bill that would force the oil companies to pay billions of dollars more in taxes on their profits.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042606K.shtml

Rechtswidrige Gefangennahme: mehr als 400 CIA-Flüge über Deutschland

(26.04.06)

Der CIA-Untersuchungsausschuss des Europäischen Parlaments sieht illegale Gefangenenflüge des US-Geheimdienstes in Europa als erwiesen an. Der italienische Berichterstatter Giovanni Claudio Fava (PSE, IT) erklärte am Mittwoch in Brüssel, dass von den insgesamt 1000 verdächtigen Flügen durch den Luftraum der Mitgliedsstaaten und der assoziierten Länder allein 437 über deutsches Territorium führten. Darüber hätten die Statistiken der europäischen Flugsicherung Eurocontrol Auskunft gegeben.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet: //www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=13449

Defiance in the land of the free

Times Online [UK]
by Nicola Graydon

04/23/06

The government came for the horses at dawn. It was spring 2003 and it was foaling season. A helicopter flew low over Pine Valley, herding them to corrals. Some prematurely gave birth, others were trampled. Armed federal agents stood by. By the end of the day, over 500 horses were taken to be auctioned off to a local rancher. Not long afterwards some 50 carcasses were dumped – the horses had starved to death. ... The 2003 round-up was the fourth military-style operation in one of the longest-running land disputes in the history of America. For over 30 years, Carrie and Mary Dann have fought the US government for Western Shoshone rights to 60m acres of land that stretch through Nevada into neighboring states. Until now, the harassment has hardly scratched the conscience of America, but that might be about to change. In March, in an unprecedented document, the UN demanded that the US government halt all actions against the Shoshone and find a solution acceptable to them and in accordance with their rights. This landmark decision could force the government to transform antiquated federal Indian law. And if it does it will be in no small part down to the Dann sisters...

//www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2099-2142374.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Attack Iran, destroy the US constitution

Asia Times

by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith

04/26/06

During the 2004 election, President George W Bush famously proclaimed that he didn't have to ask anyone's permission to defend the United States of America. Does that mean he can attack Iran without having to ask Congress? ... The president is acting as if the decisions that may get Americans into another war are his to make and his alone. So the Iran crisis poses not only questions of military feasibility and political wisdom but of constitutional usurpation. Bush's top officials openly assert that he can do anything he wants -- including attacking another country -- on his authority as commander-in-chief...

//www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HD26Ak01.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Look to states for leadership

Boston Globe
by Scot Lehigh

04/25/06

The states have long been the laboratories of democracy -- and these days, those public-policy workshops are striving to fill a vacuum created by the federal government. From global warming to healthcare and stem cell research, the states are moving into areas where the Bush administration declines to take meaningful action. With the president basically ignoring global warming -- and administration operatives having been accused of attempting to muzzle government scientists who insist immediate measures are a must -- a number of states are trying to reduce greenhouse gases themselves. Because it is the world's 12th-largest emitter of those gases, California is crucial to that effort...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Scapegoating big oil is not the solution

Institute for Liberal Values
by Jim Peron

04/26/06

Oil prices continue to rise. Why would anyone expect otherwise given current circumstances? Let us start with the issue of destabilising the production of oil. The invasion of Iraq harmed oil production and everyone knows it. Military invasions are not good for production under most circumstances. Then we have Bush sabre rattling with Iran pushing prices up even more. We can't factor out the fact that a large amount of oil, in Venezuela, is under the control of a lunatic either. The supply of oil is very tenuous at best. Between the bad policies of George Bush and those of Hugo Chavez the world's oil supply is in trouble...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Treason of the clerks

Reason
by David Weigel

04/25/06

Last September, Berg was off work and reading coverage of Hurricane Katrina that inflamed her feelings about the White House. Feeling irate and 'full of passion,' she pounded out a letter to her U.S. senators and several Albuquerque newspapers, scorching the administration for bungling the recovery. 'Bush, Cheney, Chertoff, Brown, and Rice should be tried for criminal negligence,' she wrote. 'We need to wake up and get real here, and act forcefully to remove a government administration playing games of smoke and mirrors and vicious deceit.' Alibi, an alternative newspaper in Albuquerque, printed the letter. When Berg came into work the next day, she was greeted by co-workers who loved what she wrote but had heard that 'some people were upset'...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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A war on Iran is a war on America

The Free Liberal
by Jonathan David Morris

04/26/06

Last weekend, I was talking to someone about rising gas prices when they happened to tell me, 'Yeah, it's just a shame we have to go to war with Iran.' I thought this was interesting. Since when do we 'have to' do anything? The U.S. once staved off nuclear war with the Soviet Union. You mean to tell me we can't do that again? 'This is different,' I was told. 'These people' -- the Iranians -- 'can't be reasoned with.' If that's our attitude, then I'm not so sure we can be reasoned with, either. Don't buy the hype. A war with Iran is most certainly not inevitable. Nor is it a good idea...

//www.freeliberal.com/archives/002021.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Oilman In Chief: Bush eases environmental rules on gasoline

by Frank O'Donnell, TomPaine.com

George W. Bush would like to sell you the idea that pesky environmental regulations are keeping gas prices high.

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Oilman in Chief

Frank O'Donnell: "You know President George W. Bush's ratings are in the toilet when he starts bashing oil companies in the name of protecting what he repeatedly called 'our consumers,' as he did yesterday."

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Bush eases environmental rules on gasoline

Indianapolis Star

04/25/06

Under election-year pressure to reduce surging gasoline prices, President Bush on Tuesday halted filling of the nation's emergency oil reserve, urged the waiver of clean air rules to ease local gas shortages and called for the repeal of $2 billion in tax breaks for profit-heavy oil companies. Still, experts said Bush's actions wouldn't have much impact on prices at the pump. The president warned that motorists would have to dig deep into their pockets all summer long. Bush urged lawmakers to expand tax breaks for the purchase of fuel-efficient hybrid automobiles, a politically popular measure that's also supported by environmentalists...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Iraq: Mo' Money, Mo' Problems

by Erik Leaver, TomPaine.com

Before approving more money for Iraq, Congress should demand answers from President Bush about what we're doing there.

//www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/04/26/iraq_mo_money_mo_problems.php

Help Protect Children

The freedom to practice their own religion. The right not to be hungry or cold. Protection from abduction, abuse, exploitation, and neglect. The right to live. Every child deserves these fundamental protections - everywhere and always. You can help - it is our responsibility to speak up for the most vulnerable who are not heard. Add your voice - speak up for children now under: //www.omega-news.info/help_protect_children.htm


Informant: Bob Banner

Grenzwerte Russland: Russland vernichtet 50000 Motorola-Handys

Folgende Meldung stand in der Siegener Zeitung vom 26.04.2006

Russland vernichtet 50000 Motorola-Handys

dpa Moskau. Zehn Tonnen Mobiltelefone werden in Russland wegen angeblich zu hoher elektromagnetischer Strahlung vernichtet. Die 50000 Motorola-Handys würden binnen zwölf Stunden in einer Müllverarbeitungsanlage bei Moskau entsorgt, sagte eine Sprecherin des Innenministeriums in Moskau gestern. Die in Brasilien, China und Singapur hergestellten Geräte übertreffen nach Angaben russischer Experten bei der Strahlung die Grenzwerte um das 2,5-Fache, meldete die Nachrichtenagentur Interfax. Motorola betont hingegen, dass sie den russischen Normen entsprächen und entsprechende Belege vorlägen.


Helmut Langenbach, Siegen

Help save Nova Scotia's mainland moose from extinction

The moose is a Canadian wilderness icon... but on mainland Nova Scotia, if we don't act now, it's a species that will only live in history books. No more than 1,000 moose are left on the mainland, surviving in the most remote areas. Today, factors such as continued logging road construction and clear-cutting are endangering the recovery, and the very survival, of Nova Scotia's mainland moose population.

Let the premier know that you want moose habitat protected!
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The provincial government is developing a Recovery Plan for Nova Scotia’s endangered mainland moose, and CPAWS is working to ensure that the plan will address habitat loss and fragmentation. CPAWS is asking the Nova Scotia government to protect "core habitat" for moose, and to strengthen special forestry guidelines. If we can protect and restore enough habitat, other major threats to moose recovery, such as disease and poaching, can be alleviated.

You can help! Your letter or email will let Nova Scotia's government know that the public cares about of the plight of moose on mainland Nova Scotia. Let's take action to protect and restore this Canadian icon.
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Read CPAWS Nova Scotia's press release
//www.cpaws.org/news/archives/2006/04/conservation_gr_3.php

Learn more at CPAWS Nova Scotia
//www.cpawsns.org/moose

CLEAN UP WESTMINSTER

CleanupWestminster petition now active 600 sigs. - join in - //www.gmwatch.org/archive2.asp?arcid=6477

Arthur J.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Surveillance State

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You go to the forest, and you see trees that have been growing for two hundred years cut to stumps, you look at this, and you say, this just has to stop

I can hear him trying to catch his breath. "The only thing you can do is put your body between the trees you love and the machines that destroy them. You put it all on the line—your body, your livelihood, your reputation. Maybe your life."

Read further under:
//www.oriononline.org/pages/om/06-2om/LaMarca_Moore.html


Informant: Teresa Binstock

CIA-Folterlogistik: EU-Regierungen blockieren Ermittlungen

(SPON) Wie sich bereits Ende vergangenen Jahres andeutete, als Berichte über CIA-Geheimgefängnisse, Folter und Entführungen durchsickerten, haben EU-Regierungen offenbar kein Interesse an einer Aufklärung. Damals erklärte unter anderem Justizministerin Zypries, sie sehe über eine Anfrage zur Sache bei der US-Regierung hinaus keinen Handlungsbedarf.

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Das Ergebnis seitens der Bundesregierung und anderer EU-Verwaltungen entsprach diesem schon früh implizit zur Kenntnis gebrachten Desinteresse: es wurden nur Informationen offengelegt die bereits durch die Medien verbreitet worden waren, während der Ermittler des Europarats, Dick Marty wiederholt vergeblich eine Kooperation einforderte.


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The HPA acknowledged the condition of hypersensitivity exists and that it affects some people in the population

You will be pleased to know that the record note of the March 2nd meeting is now posted on the HPA web site. The address is given below:

//www.hpa.org.uk/radiation/understand/radiation_topics/emf/emfdg/index.htm

It was a positive start for the 1st meeting, the HPA acknowledged the condition of hypersensitivity exists and that it affects some people in the population. The numbers of people affected in the UK are, however, largely unknown but it was thought by some members to be more than a few per million and could be a few per hundred. Hypersensitivity is known to be a serious problem for some people and these need help. I believe the numbers are far greater than a few per 100 and have concerns for children who will absorb a larger amount of radiation.

RPD staff agreed that advice on exposure guidelines needed to reflect the current scientific evidence. Any guidelines recommended by ICNIRP or other bodies would continue to be challenged to ensure that this is the case. Read the minutes for further details, I’m sure you will find some useful information. The next meeting is due to be scheduled in October.


Best wishes

Eileen O’Connor
EM Radiation Research Trust
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Health Protection Agency - EMF Discussion Group (EMFDG)
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Experts rule out houses near pylons

By Nic Fleming,
Medical Correspondent
Daily Telegraph
(Filed: 26/04/2006)

Homes should not be built near overhead power lines because of possible links with childhood leukaemia, Government-appointed experts are expected to conclude.

They are likely to recommend a change in planning guidelines so that new homes cannot be built either within 230ft of power lines or in a location that exposes inhabitants to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) of a certain strength.

A report by Dr Gerald Draper, of the Oxford childhood cancer research group, published two years ago, suggested that children under 15 living near high-voltage power cables may have double the risk of getting leukaemia. The seven-year study was commissioned by the Department of Health.

However, while the research found a statistical association, it did not establish a causal link and other scientists were sceptical of the findings.

Two reports containing recommendations on the proximity of power lines to both new and existing houses, as well as advice on electrical wiring in the home, will now be presented in June.

They are being drawn up by the Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields (Sage), an advisory group set up by ministers in October 2004, following the publication of Dr Draper's research.

The group includes representatives of the Department of Health, the National Grid, the Health Protection Agency, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

Academics from Bristol University and Nottingham Trent are also members, as well as a number of campaigners from groups committed to highlighting what they believe are the potential dangers of EMFs.

Alasdair Philips, of the consumer group Powerwatch and a member of Sage, said that a large majority of those drawing up the reports was in favour of recommending precautionary advice.

"The link between childhood leukaemia and power lines is accepted pretty much worldwide.

"There is almost certainly going to be some precautionary guidance coming out of the report in June.

"There is a lot of agreement that we need to offer more precautionary advice on the siting of new house - 90 per cent of the advisory group agree with this line.

"I think it is highly likely we will see a recommendation that we change the way we wire our houses. There is no real opposition to that."

Representatives of the National Grid and Ofgen, the industry regulator, are understood to favour a recommendation that new homes should not be built within a specific distance - likely to be 230ft - of power lines.

Others in the group, including Mr Philips, are pushing for the ban to be based on homes being exposed to a certain level of strength of EMFs.

While initial advice will be to do with restrictions on the building of new homes, Sage members will include in their supporting material an analysis of the costs of knocking down and replacing homes thought to be exposed to potential harmful field strengths.

Starting this summer two more sub groups of Sage, looking at electricity distribution and electric transport, will begin drawing up reports.

A spokesman for the Department of Health said: "There is no new evidence to suggest a link between power lines and childhood cancers.

"However, we realise there is more research to be done. We have been closely following developments in this area for many years.

"Ministers will consider the group's recommendations."

Mast plans lead parents to threaten boycott

26/04/2006 12:12

Worried Perth parents are threatening a boycott of their chosen school in protest at plans to build a mobile phone mast close to school grounds. It follows the Scottish Executive's controversial decision to allow the building of the mast - despite Perth and Kinross Council previously rejecting the application on health grounds.

Sisters Moina McLaren and Fiona Whyte are both considering drastic action over the education of their children. Plans are being pushed through to build a g3 mobile phone mast just a few hundred yards from three schools.

It is claimed there are health concerns which have not been addressed, and Fiona is contemplating moving out of the area altogether.

A campaign against the building of the mast was thought to be won when Perth and Kinross council threw out the application 12 months ago, but the Scottish Executive have recently overturned that decision.

Craig McGhee says Fiona and Moina share concerns with hundreds of parents whose children attend Oakbank Primary, Perth High School and Perth Academy.

No one from Hutchinson, the company behind the phone mast, was available for comment.

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Chernobyl victim asks for help

Elena lived in Gomel, near Chernobyl, when the world's worst nuclear accident struck, 20 years ago. Don't let history repeat itself. Call on the UN to stop promoting nuclear power.

On April 26, 1986 I was five years old. I don't remember the day very well. But I remember what my mum said about it. It was a really warm, sunny day. I was outside with my elder brother and my little 13-day-old sister, who was sleeping in a pram. Suddenly dark clouds appeared in the sky and a strong wind started to blow. Our mum told us to come into the house. While we were gathering our toys, she was trying to take the pram inside. The first drops of rain fell on my little sister. It may have been those few drops that changed our lives.

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Impeachment Proceedings: Section 603 of the United States House Rules provides for the inception

by Section 603

Monday, Apr. 24, 2006 at 9:20 PM

Section 603 of the United States House Rules provides for the inception of impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives by charges transmitted from the legislature of a State.

Section 603 states, inter alia: Inception of impeachment proceedings in the House. House of Representatives there are various methods of setting an impeachment in motion: by charges made on the floor on the responsibility of a Member or Delegate

(II, 1303; III, 2342, 2400, 2469; VI, 525, 526, 528, 535, 536); by charges preferred by a memorial, which is usually referred to a committee for examination (III, 2364, 2491, 2494, 2496, 2499, 2515; VI, 543); or by a resolution dropped in the hopper by a Member and referred to a committee (Apr. 15, 1970, p. 11941-42; Oct. 23, 1973, p. 34873); by a message from the President (III, 2294, 2319; VI, 498); by charges transmitted from the legislature of a State

(III, 2469) or Territory (III, 2487) or from a grand jury (III, 2488); or from facts developed and reported by an investigating committee of the House (III, 2399, 2444).

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Informant: Scott Munson



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Fifty Ways to Help Save the Planet

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Informant: Scott Munson

50 Reasons To Stop Mowing 31 Ways To Help Trees

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Informant: Scott Munson

No Bar Code: a revolution against industrial agriculture is just down the road

An evangelical Virginia farmer says a revolution against industrial agriculture is just down the road.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/042506EC.shtml

Isn't a 'statistical association' sufficient to necessitate appropriate remedial action?

Apart from Telegraph article there is on page 15 of Daily Mail, 26 April an article by Julie Wheldon, Science Correspondent. There was an item in yesterdays Evening Standard by political correspondent Nicholas Cecil. Not only does it mention ministers considering new public health warnings over the potential dangers of living near electricity pylons, it has Dr Jill Meara of HPA saying that people should stay away from such devices (house hold appliances e.g. kettles, computers and microwaves) if they have a condition called "electrical sensitivity". It goes on to say that according to an official report victims apparently experience "real, unpleasant and sometimes disabling symptoms" such as headaches or fatigue". It even has Dr Michael Clark of HPA stating "We formally suggested that the Government should consider precautionary measures". I can hardly believe it all.

I can't get the scanner to work but shall have another go this evening. I am going to get a copy of every newspaper today.

Best wishes,

Yasmin Skelt,
Chorleywood, Hertfordshire,
England

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What intrigues me about the Telegraph article is the statement: "...whilst the research found a statistical association, it did not establish a causal link and other scientists were sceptical of the findings". Isn't a 'statistical association' quite sufficient to necessitate appropriate remedial action? 'Other scientists' cannot be sceptical about the statistical association because it exists. So exactly what are they are sceptical about? The need for precautionary measures? Perhaps the inability of science to establish a causal link merely reflects the shortcomings of many so-called experts working in the field.

Secondly, I note that whilst Alastair and some other members of Sage want the exclusion zone based on the actual strength of EMFs, representatives of the National Grid and Ofgen favour a simple 230ft range. How illuminating! The latter view couldn't be driven solely by the cost of adopting the former option - could it?

Bah, humbug!

David Baron

ANKLAGE ERWARTET: Gewalt- und Pornovideos auf Schüler-Handys

HLV INFO 52/AT

26-04-2006

FRANKFURTER RUNDSCHAU 25-09-06 online

ANKLAGE ERWARTET

Gewalt- und Pornovideos auf Schüler-Handys

Kempten · Wegen der Verbreitung von Gewalt- und Pornovideos auf Handys müssen sich voraussichtlich zehn bis zwölf Schüler aus Immenstadt und Kaufbeuren (Bayern) vor Gericht verantworten. Die Staatsanwaltschaft will die Anklageerhebung noch in dieser Woche abschließen, teilte sie am Montag mit. Die Schüler im Alter zwischen 15 und 17 Jahren, darunter zwei Mädchen, sollen vor das Jugendgericht gestellt werden. Sie müssen mit Erziehungsmaßnahmen rechnen.

An der Hauptschule Immenstadt hatte es Anfang März eine Handy-Razzia bei Schülern gegeben. Dabei waren mehr als 200 Telefone beschlagnahmt worden. Auf 16 Handys fand die Polizei harte Porno- und Gewaltvideos sowie Tierpornosequenzen. Tage später wurden auch in einer Schule in Kaufbeuren Gewaltdarstellungen auf Schüler-Handys entdeckt. Der Rektor der Schule in Immenstadt hatte die Polizei eingeschaltet, nachdem sich die Mutter eines Schüler an die Schulleitung gewandt hatte. dpa

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Handy-Verbot an Schulen
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Aufruf zum "Sonntagsspaziergang" "Keine Gentechnik auf dem Baiersröderhof" am 30.4.2006

HLV INFO 52/AT

26-04-2006

Klaus Böckner 26-04-06

Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 16:09:17 +0200
From: A.Werner@ltg.hessen.de

Anbei leiten wir den Aufruf des Aktionsbündnisses "Keine Gentechnik auf Hessens Feldern und in Hessens Lebensmitteln" an Euch weiter mit der Bitte, Euch an dem geplanten Sonntagsspaziergang am 30.4. in Nidderau zu beteiligen (s.u.)

Es geht darum, den bevorstehenden Anbau von GVO-Mais auf der Domäne Baiersröderhof in Hammersbach im Rahmen der DLG-Feldtage zu verhindern. Die Aussaat steht unmittelbar bevor und wir wollen mit vielen Menschen zeigen, dass wir die Gentechnik auf Hessens Feldern ablehnen. Deshalb kommt bitte zahlreich!!!

Dieses ist auch eine Aktion der Grünen, obwohl wir als Mitglied des Bündnisses nicht auftauchen. MdL Martin Häusling ist aber einer der Sprecher des Bündnisses und hat wesentlich zu seiner Gründung beigetragen. Wir Grüne unterstützen dieses Aktionsbündnis und arbeiten eng mit ihm zusammen. Deshalb wäre es schön, viele von Euch zu sehen!!!!

Grüne Grüße, bis zum Sonntag!

Martin Häusling, MdL


Andrea Werner Referentin für Verbraucherschutz, Ländliche Räume/Agrar, Wald, Natur- und Tierschutz Schlossplatz 1-3
65183 Wiesbaden Tel. 0611-350 595 Fax: 0611-350 600

a.werner@ltg.hessen.de
//www.gruene-fraktion-hessen.de

"H5N1 antwortet nicht": Hintergründe zur Vogelgrippe-Panikmache

Einstündige Video-Dokumentation über Vogelgrippe auf DVD

Wie der Stuttgarter Verein "Neue Impulse e.V." auf seiner Webseite bekannt gibt, ist ab sofort eine kostenlose Video-Dokumentation mit Hintergründen zur Vogelgrippe-Panikmache erhältlich. Die Produktion der DVD wurde durch Spendengelder ermöglicht, weshalb die Dokumen- tation auch kostenlos beim Verein bestellt werden kann.

Für die Redaktion konnte der Verein die freien Journalisten Michael Leitner und Thomas A. Hein gewinnen, die beide bereits für verschiedene Fernsehsender tätig waren.

Michael Leiter, der vor allem durch sein Buch "Der AIDS-Mythos" be- kannt wurde, beschreibt seine Erfahrungen mit diesem neuesten Projekt so:

"Für Thomas A. Hein und mich war es eine erstmalige und schöne Erfahrung, jemanden zu finden, der die Produktionskosten vorstreckte und sich zu keiner Zeit in irgendeiner Weise auch nur im Ansatz in den Produktionsprozess eingemischt hat. Es gab keine Zensur, wie sie bei dieser Herangehensweise an das Thema von jeder Redaktion ausgeübt worden wäre."

Die Reportage unterscheidet sich denn auch deutlich von der üblichen oberflächlichen Abhandlung des Themas in den bekannten Medien. Sie gibt einen guten Überblick über zahlreiche Widersprüche der offiziellen These, dass das Vogelgrippevirus für Mensch und Tier gefährlich sei und darüber hinaus zu einem tödlichen Supervirus mutieren und Millionen von Menschen töten könne und beleuchtete die möglichen Hintergründe für die Pandemie-Panikmache.

Infos über die Bestell- und Spendenmöglichkeiten finden Sie auf folgender Webseite:

//www.neue-impulse-treff.de/projekte.php


Aus: impf-report Newsletter Nr. 15/2006

Residents fuming at ‘unfair’ mast

By Robert Fisk

Residents protest at the site earmarked for the mast Residents protest at the site earmarked for the mast BR3768-03

CAMPAIGNERS are blaming the council for a mobile phone mast planning "fiasco".

Residents living near the corner of St Paul's Wood Road and Beddington Road, St Paul's Cray, were horrified to see workers digging a hole for a T-Mobile phone mast.

They believed the mobile phone giant was not allowed to put the mast up after a planning application was rejected by Bromley Council in August last year.

The council rejected the application after receiving a petition containing about 200 signatures and numerous letters.

However, T-Mobile appealed to the Planning Inspectorate and the mast was approved in February.

Residents say they would have objected if they had known the company had got approval but say Bromley Council did not send out any letters to tell them about it.

Mother-of-three Sam Anderson, 35, of Thorndon Close, St Paul's Cray, said: "It is a complete fiasco.

"Everybody is absolutely disgusted and could not believe the mast is going up.

"The council says it was taken out of their hands but we weren't told about it.

"All the residents are very angry about the way this has been done."

Dawn Somers, 47, of White-webbs Way, St Paul's Cray, said: "I'm fuming about it. The first we knew was when the hole was being dug."

Mrs Anderson says Bromley Council told her more than 100 letters were sent out to homes in the area informing residents T-Mobile had won the appeal.

She says everyone she has spoken to says they did not receive a letter.

Ward councillor Colin Willetts has vowed to fight the Planning Inspectorate's decision.

He said: "We believe the decision is unfair. No matter what, we will still be appealing."

A Bromley Council spokesman said: "We refused permission because we believed the mast would cause undue clutter. But the Planning Inspectorate felt the mast posed no harmful effect to the street scene."

10:32am Tuesday 25th April 2006

© Copyright 2001-2006 Newsquest Media Group

//www.newsshopper.co.uk/display.var.740658.0.residents_fuming_at_unfair_mast.php

Warporations: It's time for Washington D.C. to give big oil some tough love

//informationclearinghouse.info/article12834.htm

Resolution to push Bush impeachment

State Rep. Karen Yarbrough (D-Maywood) has sponsored a resolution calling on the General Assembly to submit charges to the U.S. House so its lawmakers could begin impeachment proceedings.

//www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-impeach24.html


//omega.twoday.net/search?q=impeach
//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=impeach

Retirement Insecurity

United Airlines, Bethlehem Steel, Motorola, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Hewlett Packard, along with many other pillars of our economy, have frozen their pension plans, insisting they cannot afford to keep their promises.

//www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/04/24/retirement_insecurity.php


From Information Clearing House

Debt is cheating our children’s future

If we think we have it bad, our children and grandchildren face potential tax and financial burdens that will be crippling if nothing is done to reduce our nation’s growing debt.

//www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/opinion/14406626.htm


From Information Clearing House

Heading toward a deficit disaster

Last year, the “official” federal budget deficit was $319 billion, bringing D.C.’s total public debt to $4.6 trillion.

//www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/opinion/14406624.htm


From Information Clearing House

Peace Takes Courage

A 3 minute video - Generates hate mail for 15 year old producer.
//informationclearinghouse.info/article12837.htm

US Government Working to Prevent Ortega Victory in Nicaraguan Election

Support for Ortega is growing, and many expect him to win the race. The US has called on Nicaraguans to not vote for Ortega.

//upsidedownworld.org/main/content/view/266/1/


From Information Clearing House

The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy

In Moscow, buzz over arms race II

An article in the current issue of US journal "Foreign Affairs" rang alarm bells in Moscow this month. "The Rise of US Nuclear Primacy" argues that the deterioration of Russia's nuclear arsenal, coupled with recent US technology breakthroughs, means Russia can no longer count on deterring the US with its nuclear capabilities.

//news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060424/wl_csm/orussnuke_1


From Information Clearing House

U.S. Intervention in the Middle East

This partial chronology of U.S. intervention in the Middle East illustrates the lengths to which the U.S. power structure has gone to gain and maintain U.S. domination of the Middle East--a region considered key to the U.S.'s standing as an imperialist world power.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6308.htm

What's really happening in Tehran

There are reasons to believe the leadership is misreading an avalanche of US signs related to the military and psychological preparation for a possible war.

//www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HD26Ak02.html


From Information Clearing House

Iran should know about the very real U.S. plans for military intervention

In early 2003, even as U.S. forces were on the brink of war with Iraq, the Army had already begun conducting an analysis for a full-scale war with Iran.

//tinyurl.com/mpd3j


From Information Clearing House

Rumsfeld: Iraq and Afghan occupation key to containing Iran

US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday that the United States must persevere in Iraq and Afghanistan to contain "the extreme impulses that we see emanating from Iran."

//informationclearinghouse.info/article12838.htm

US will go for other states after Iran and Iraq

says Margolis

Renowned American journalist Eric Margolis has said that the US will “go for” Pakistan and Saudi Arabia after Iraq and Iran.

//tinyurl.com/lhkbd


From Information Clearing House

Inhuman Behavior: a chaplain's view of torture

By Kermit D. Johnson

The paradox is that patriotism can transmute individual unselfishness into national egoism. When this happens, when the critical attitude of the individual is squelched, this permits the nation, as Niebuhr observed, to use "power without moral constraint." - I believe this has been the case, particularly since 9/11, in the treatment of prisoners under U.S. custody.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article12833.htm

The Bush Agenda: Invading the World

The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now speaks with Antonia Juhasz about her new book, "The Bush Agenda: Invading the World, One Economy at a Time." The book tracks the radical neo-liberal economic program the Bush administration has tried to impose on Iraq, which threatens to leave Iraq's economy and oil reserves largely in the hands of multinational corporations.

Real audio and transcript.
//informationclearinghouse.info/article12844.htm

Hostile Takeover: The Corporate Control Of Society and Human Life

By Stephen Lendman

Corporations - decide who will govern and how. We may think we do, but it's not so and never was. Those national elections, especially the last two, only looked legitimate to most people, but not to those who know and understand how the system works. Here's how it really works.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article12842.htm

Belene: finanziert kein bulgarisches Tschernobyl

.ausgestrahlt-Newsletter 7/06

Mittwoch, 26. April 2006

Es schreibt: Christoph Bautz

Die Reaktorkatastrophe von Tschernobyl jährt sich heute zum zwanzigsten Mal. Doch den Gefahren der Atomkraft sind sich die Vorstandsetagen von HypoVereins-, Commerz- und Deutsche Bank offensichtlich kaum mehr bewusst. Die drei Banken wollen im bulgarischen Belene zwei ähnlich unsichere Atomreaktoren wie die von Tschernobyl finanzieren! In den nächsten Wochen wird entschieden.

E-Card-Aktion an die Bankenchefs: „Finanziert kein bulgarisches Tschernobyl!“

Fordere die Vorstandsvorsitzenden der drei Banken auf, den Reaktorbau in Bulgarien nicht zu finanzieren. Die Banken sorgen sich um ihr gutes Image und reagieren daher empfindlich auf öffentlichen Druck.

Weitere Infos: //www.ausgestrahlt.de/atom/info/belene5mininfo

Mach mit: //www.campact.de/atom/ml2/mailer



Tschernobyl-Veranstaltungen bei Dir vor Ort

Hunderte Veranstaltungen laden am heutigen Jahrestag von Tschernobyl und in den nächsten Tagen ein – zu informativen Vorträgen und spannenden Diskussionsrunden, zu öffentlichkeitswirksamen Aktionen und Demonstrationen. Bestimmt findet sich einiges auch bei Dir vor Ort.

Schaue in die Übersicht: //www.friedenskooperative.de/tscherno.htm



Nachlese - Energiegipfel mit magerem Ergebnis

Die Investitionssummen sind genannt, die Debatte über die Atomkraft soll weitergeführt werden. Die Ergebnisse des Energiegipfels sind mager. Gefährlich ist das drohende Comeback der Kohle. Aber der Prozess soll weitergehen. Drei Arbeitsgruppen zu Energieeffizienz sowie den nationalen und internationalen Aspekten der Energieversorgung sollen bis zum 2. Gipfel im September Konzepte vorlegen.

Lese mehr unter: //www.ausgestrahlt.de/atom/info/energiegipfel

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Hinweis auf eine aktuelle Campact-Aktion:

Den Gentechnik-Angriff stoppen!

Bis Juni will Landwirtschaftsminister Horst Seehofer ein überarbeitetes Gentechnik-Gesetz vorlegen. Schreibe Seehofer und fordere konsequente Haftungsregeln für von Gentech-Produzenten verursachte Schäden, die Gewährleistung von Wahlfreiheit für uns Verbraucher und umfassende Transparenz.

Mach mit: //www.campact.de/gentec/sn1/signer

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Es schreibt: Christoph Bautz

Die Tausenden E-Mails von Campact-Aktiven gegen die Finanzierung des geplanten bulgarischen Atomkraftwerks Belene zeigen erste Wirkung: Der Vorstandsvorsitzende der Commerzbank Klaus-Peter Müller sicherte am letzten Mittwoch nach hitziger Debatte überraschend der Aktionärsversammlung zu, dass eine Finanzierung des Atomkraftwerks „derzeit nicht relevant“ sei. Diese käme nur in Frage, wenn das Projekt den höchsten internationalen Standards entspricht. Angesichts des völlig veralteten Kraftwerkstyps wäre eine Finanzierung de facto damit ausgeschlossen – ein erster großer Erfolg für uns.

Mehr im Logbuch: //www.campact.de/atom/info/log


Atom: Antworten an die Hypovereinsbank

Morgen ist Aktionärsversammlung der Hypovereinsbank und dort würden wir den Erfolg bei der Commerzbank gerne wiederholen. Wenn Sie schon an unserer E-Mail-Aktion teilgenommen haben, werden Sie sicher auch von der Hypovereinsbank eine völlig nichtssagende Antwort erhalten haben. 150 Campact-Aktive antworteten hierauf bereits individuell. Wie wir erfahren haben, sorgten die 150 Antwortmails zusammen mit den Tausenden vorher eingegangenen E-Mails schon jetzt für großes Aufsehen bei der Hypovereinsbank.

Antworten doch auch Sie auf das Schreiben der Hypovereinsbank: //www.campact.de/atom/mc1/mc

Haben Sie sich schon an unserer E-Mail-Aktion an Deutsche, Commerz- und Hypovereinsbank gegen eine Finanzierung des Atomkraftwerks Belene beteiligt? //www.campact.de/atom/ml2/mailer


Aus: Campact-Newsletter 10/06



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Tschernobyl

The Internet: SAVE It NOW Or Lose It

TELL CONGRESS THEY MUST FIGHT FOR US TO PRESERVE INTERNET NEUTRALITY

The only reason you are able to receive this alert at all is because corporate special interests have NOT YET succeeded in taking control of what you may view over the internet.

ACTION PAGE: //www.charleswsanders.org/petitions/pnum261.php

But just recently AOL was caught trashing emails that contained a reference to a web site they did not like. In communist China today they are actually policing political thought online even now. It is the free and open exchange of ideas that has been the primary factor in the miraculous and inspiring growth of the world wide web as we know it today. But now corporate telecom giants in our own country like AT&T and Verizon are spending millions of dollars to try to get Congress to enable corruption of the internet

There are some real heros in Congress like Rep Ed Markey (D-MA) who are fighting to preserve our surfing freedoms with corrective amendments. And there are some real enemies like Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), whose "Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006," as has become all too usual, does exactly the OPPOSITE of what its title suggests. The House Commerce Committee is scheduled to take up consideration of this crippling of the internet this Wednesday, April 26, and we need every voice we have, with the freedom we now have, to USE the internet to demand that they enact strong protections for net neutrality.

ACTION PAGE: //www.charleswsanders.org/petitions/pnum261.php

JOIN CHARLES SANDERS IN STANDING UP FOR YOU ON THIS AND ALL OTHER ISSUES

This action is brought to you because of the activism of Charles Sanders, Democratic candidate for the U.S House from the 3rd district of Ohio. We NEED candidates like Charles Sanders to stand up and make an issue of the repeated trangressions of the current administration. Charles needs your help to get his message out, and has now just one more week before his primary to do so. Please make a contribution today to enable Charles to go to Congress and fight for you on the issues you care about.

DONATIONS LINK: //www.charleswsanders.org/donations3.html

How many times have you felt helpless and wished you could influence the votes of representatives in other districts to prevail on a critical vote in Congress, but thought you could not do so effectively because you were not one of their own constituents? How much more would you support Charles if you do live in his district?

Here we have a courageous candidate who will fight for all the issues you care about, if only he is given the chance to make the run. Please donate whatever you can to help Charles get on the radio to recruit and mobilize even more people to speak out so we can have a real impact on these policy decisions now and for the future. What would you give to have a whole legislature of people like Charles Sanders? Won't you give him your support now to make that a reality?

We have been valiantly speaking out with action alerts based on one fundamental premise --- either our representatives in Congress would listen to and heed the voices of their people --- or else we would work to replace them in the next election.

The time for the replacement action is NOW.

DONATIONS LINK: //www.charleswsanders.org/donations3.html

If each of us will just contribute what we can, to the most worthy candidates we can find, it will make a real difference in the kind of Congress we will all have to deal with in 2007. Most importantly, strong showings NOW by candidates who DO have a backbone, and WILL stand up and fight, can send a powerful message to the rest that they better start shaping up or we will ship them out too. Make your donation today and it will have cascading positive effects in many other races for months to come.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.

Powered by The People's Email Network Copyright 2006, Patent pending, All rights reserved

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I just sent a personal message using the easy one click form below to make policy change happen now. I hope you will join me!

//www.charleswsanders.org/petitions/pnum261.php

Gloating Telecom Giants Will Get Congress To Hand Them Control Of The Internet Unless We Stop Them

Not since the beginning of civilization has there been an invention that has benefited human kind in the way the internet currently does. I view its preservation in the same vein with the First Amendment, and the protections provided for freedom of the press and freedom of speech.

But just recently AOL was caught trashing emails that contained a reference to a web site they did not like. In communist China today they are actually policing political thought online even now. It is the free and open exchange of ideas that has been the primary factor in the miraculous and inspiring growth of the world wide web as we know it today, but now corporate telecom giants in our own country like AT&T and Verizon are spending millions of dollars to try to get Congress to enable corruption of the internet.

There are some real heros in Congress like Rep Ed Markey (D-MA) who are fighting to preserve our surfing freedoms. And there are some real enemies like Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), whose "Communications Opportunity, Promotion, and Enhancement Act of 2006", as has become all too usual, does exactly the OPPOSITE of what its title suggests. The House Commerce Committee is scheduled to take up consideration of this crippling of the internet this Wednesday, April 26, and we need every voice we have, with the freedom we now have, to USE the internet to demand that they enact strong protections for net neutrality [animated video].

//www.charleswsanders.org/petitions/pnum261.php

Thank you


Informant: Scott Munson

Watchdog Groups Urge House Members to Oppose Scam Lobbying “Reform” Bill

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/0425-14.htm

Stealth Campaign of Super-Wealthy to Repeal Federal Estate Tax

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/0425-04.htm

Immigration Flood Unleashed by NAFTA's Disastrous Impact on Mexican Economy

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0425-30.htm

The Ten Worst Corporations of 2005

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0425-21.htm

Dying For Nixon, Dying For Bush

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0425-20.htm

Guilty of War Crimes: ImpeachBush.org

//tinyurl.com/hmpxz



//omega.twoday.net/search?q=impeach
//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=impeach

Ask Congress to Support Funding to Protect Wild, Natural Lands

//action.wilderness.org/campaign/LWCF_07

Across the country, lands with exceptional recreation and conservation value are at risk to development. Congress has provided the mechanism for acquiring such lands but not the money. Please write your members of Congress today and urge them to support specific funding for these projects and programs.

Tell me more:
//action.wilderness.org/campaign/LWCF_07/explanation

Fight to save Internet heats up as activists mobilize public

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/4410/


Informant: Lew Rockwell

Atomkraft ist keine Zukunftstechnologie

//www.umweltjournal.de/fp/archiv/AfA_technik/10376.php



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Tschernobyl

Rumsfeld Is Not the Issue the government's use of force is

//www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul318.html

Failure of many Americans to realize they were lied to and deceived into an unjust war by White House propaganda

//www.lewrockwell.com/margolis/margolis27.html

Mad about gas prices? Blame government, not Big Oil

//www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060425/OPINION03/604250307


Informant: Lew Rockwell

Scenarios for the Next U.S. Recession

//www.lewrockwell.com/north/north451.html

'War of words' intensifies between Iran and West

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/4408/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Petition for a Global Labour Union Relief Aid Fund

A message from Thomas:

Original Message:

DEAR FRIENDS, PLS. READ AND CONSIDER SIGNING THIS PETITION. ALSO, PLEASE CPOST WIDELY AND HAVE LINK IN YOUR GROUPS. THANKS.

HUGS, AGNES

We, the Undersigned, endorse the following petition: Petition to Care2 for a Global Labour Union Relief Aid Fund
Sponsor: Philip Clarke

Email this Petition Our Home Planet Earth needs a Global Union Relief Fund to help end Global Poverty, especially in Developing Nations, where the people of these Countries need affordable Education for Adults and Children. Education is the Key to a more prosperious Country, as a Educated Workforce will attract Companies and Businesses. This fund will also help stop Sweatshops where workers are forced to work 14 hours a day, 7 day a week, with poor and Dangerous Working Conditions, Sweatshops is Slavery of the 21st Century. When this site becomes active, it will be a free click to Donate site, where members and Non Members of Care2 can click on the site once a day, Each click will send funds to the site from International Labour Unions Sponsors.

//www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/453711533

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