Mittwoch, 17. Mai 2006

Amnesty Undeniable

Informant: John Perna

AMERICA IN PERIL: The Storm upon us

Informant: Cal


AMERICA IN PERIL III The Storm upon us Part 1 of 3

AMERICA IN PERIL III The Storm upon us Part 2 of 3

AMERICA IN PERIL III The Storm upon us Part 3 of 3

Informant: Milo

The Scariest Predators in the Corporate Jungle

The problems of corruption and the misallocation of public revenues have been endemic," a United Nations study points out. "They undermine the rule of law, impede the pursuit of social objectives, and contribute to conflicts that frequently foster human rights abuse...."

Hey Millennials, Debt Becomes You

Educational debt is the most visible - but not the only - barrier to the well-being of the "millennial generation," roughly defined as Americans born after 1978. Every gate on the way to middle-class life is now tougher to unlock. Mortgages, health insurance expenses, car maintenance, child care and tax loads for two-income families have all ballooned.

More E-Voting Concerns Surface With State Primaries Under Way

From serious security flaws that could allow hackers easy access to electronic voting systems to routine computer malfunctions and undelivered software, state and local officials are one by one joining voter-access groups and computer scientists in questioning the reliability of the three major suppliers of electronic voting machines.

They Track Journalists, Don't They?

ABC reported that the government had amassed the call records of tens of millions of Americans. One of the people who helped break that story is Brian Ross, an investigative reporter for ABC News who also helped break the story of the US government's secret prisons in Romania and Poland. Ross recently found out that the government was tracking his phone calls as well. Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! interviews.

On Fixing What's Wrong

In an interview conducted by Shelly R. Fredman, Howard Zinn remarks, "People think there must be some magical tactic, beyond the traditional ones - protests, demonstrations, vigils, civil disobedience - but there is no magical panacea, only persistence."

Guffaws for Bush's Immigration Speech

"It's painful to watch Bush give a speech, and his immigration address was no exception," Matthew Rothschild writes. "Hell, it was hard not to break out into guffaws when he said, 'We have enough Guard forces to win the war on terror, to respond to natural disasters, and to help secure our borders.'"


SCHOOL governors and neighbours are up in arms about a proposed mobile phone mast near their school and homes in Horncastle. During the past two weeks posters have appeared near Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School informing people of a proposed T-Mobile telephone mast.

The sign informed people the phone company is considering installing a 15m radio base station at Reindeer Close Industrial Estate to provide coverage to the Horncastle area.

School governors have, through headteacher Tim Peacock, asked parents to write to the company with their objections to the mast.

A letter to all parents stated: "It has been bought to out attention that plans exist to locate a telecommunications mast on the Reindeer Close site.

"We feel this is entirely inappropriate. Children should not be exposed to unnecessary risks."

An East Lindsey District Council spokesman explained: "The planning department has been approached to give pre-application advice relating to a proposed mobile phone mast to serve Horncastle.

"One of the sites proposed was on the Reindeer Close Industrial Estate."

# At the time of going to press a representative from T-Mobile was unavailable for comment.

All rights reserved © 2006 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

'Severe security flaw' discovered in Diebold voting machines

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Bush Is Done

Informant: sasha

Why US Restored Ties With Libya

The long-anticipated US announcement was interpreted in some quarters of the Middle East as the US backtracking on the region's democratization, or that the US is putting access to oil fields first in a period of deepening energy insecurity.

Weakened Ethics Reform Being Ignored in House

Just two weeks after the House passed a reform bill requiring lawmakers to attach their names to pet projects, GOP leaders are advancing spending bills containing billions of dollars in such parochial "earmarks," whose sponsors remain anonymous.

Time to Call Bush on Lawbreaking

"The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution protects the privacy and liberty of Americans. It says the government can't search or seize you without a warrant issued on probable cause to believe you are involved in a crime. This right," writes Jesse Jackson, "is the line between a democracy and a police state, where the state can search or seize at will. That is the line that the NSA program erased."

"Nein zur Kommerzialisierung": CSU-Generalsekretär spricht sich gegen Freilandversuche mit Genpflanzen aus


Bei der Anwendung der "grünen Gentechnik" stellt sich die CSU gegen Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel (CDU). In der "Berliner Zeitung" lehnte CSU-Generalsekretär Markus Söder Freilandversuche mit gentechnisch manipulierten Pflanzen nachdrücklich ab. "Natürlich müssen wir die Forschung in diesem Bereich weiter vorantreiben", sagte der bayerische Politiker. "Aber Freilandversuche sind ein Problem, solange nicht absehbar ist, wie diese langfristig das Öko-System beeinflussen." Bundesagrarminister Horst Seehofer (CSU) bereitet derzeit eine Neufassung des Gentechnik-Gesetzes vor.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:

Help Stop Cuts to Toxic Pollution Reporting TODAY

Tomorrow the House of Representatives will vote on your ability to access information about toxic mining pollution (and all other toxic pollution) in and around your community.

Thanks to legally required reporting of toxic releases to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Toxics Release Inventory, we know that the metal mining industry the nation's #1 toxic polluter.

Unfortunately EPA announced plans last fall to roll back reporting requirements for facilities that release toxic chemicals ? including metal mines. Since then, with your help, the public has spoken out resoundingly against EPA's proposals. However, these dangerous plans continue to move forward.

But we can still save the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) -- and our right to know about toxic mining pollution. Congress can stop the EPA in its tracks, but lawmakers need to hear from you and now's the time!

PLEASE ACT NOW (see below for link)

Contact your representative today and tell him or her to support the Pallone-Solis Toxic Right-To-Know Amendment that will save this invaluable program for public health and safety. The amendment to the Interior Appropriations Bill (that decides funding levels for the EPA) would prohibit the EPA from spending any money to implement these dangerous changes.

Tell your representative to vote YES to the Pallone-Solis Toxic Right-To-Know Amendment TODAY!!


Alan Septoff


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Technology's Future: A Look at the Dark Side

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Dangerous additions to masts

The other day I noted 3 white vans driving in convoy, very early in the morning and one turning into a Mr. Williams' smallholding where he has a Vodafone and an Orange mast. The van stopped next to the Vodafone mast and on its side was printed something like _www.rtn.com_ . These masts are fairly near our house and I looked up the website when I got back from the school run. As follows some of the stuff pulled up from the web.

"Under the leadership of Lt. Gen. Henry Obering 111, the Missile Defense Agency of the Secretary of Defense has been charged by the President to develop a Ballistic Missile Defense System that has four primary objectives.

1. Defend the US deployed forces, allies and friends around the world from ballistic missile attack.

2. Employ multiple layers of defensive capabilities and techologies to intercept missiles in all phases of their flight (ie. boost, midcourse and terminal) against all ranges of threats (short, medium and intermediate and long)

3. Enable the services to field elements of the system as soon as applicable.

4. Develop and test technologies, using prototypes and test assets, to provide early capability and to improve the effectivness of the deployed system by inserting new technolgies. (PLEASE NOTE THIS ONE!!)

There is a System and Engineering Integration Team which Boeing leads.

AND Battle Management, Command, Communication and Control (BMC 31) headed by Lockheed Martin.

Also, did you know that the British Royal Military College of Science gives masters degrees in guided weapons systems.

It is possible that this company has nothing to do with the vans I saw - but hey......what a co-incidence!! Tell your friends to be aware of any van, marked or not, near to mobile phone masts.

What we are really concerned with here is that it appears that new technologies are being applied to the existing ones. We already know that Vodafone are in big poo with bugging. We also know that CIA, etc are involved. I have spoken to several people whose opinion and technological expertise is worth listening to and Barrie Trower has confirmed that surveillance is one of the technologies not only being considered, but actually being tested.

What this means is that we now have to be extra vigilant. Who knows what is going up and where and what will be the outcome? Working together and chiselling away, we will get somewhere.

Kind regards,

Vivienne Baron.

Hi Vivienne,

We have vodaphone bulldozing here, laying the cables for the mast before the application is in etc. Not only that but sensitive people have had a rough (but different kind of rough) week or so here, including me. All saying words wrongly, having trouble thinking straight, pain in the left side of the neck which travels to ears and head at times, the usual sore throat, a sort of "can't be bothered to do anything" and inertia - which you know is way out of character for me! Another sensitive person came to see me yesterday and she said she was shocked at how I looked (Great pick-you-up line, but she cared, so it was okay!) She even phoned today to check how I was. No idea what is going on but th Hutchison 3G at west park sprouted 3 small square boxes a while ago and an extra small cabinet. Bognor was hell last week! (And some minor TV disruption here, too)


Bit off topic, but:

ARCO sold HAARP to Raytheon. If you believe in weather manipulation / modification, then it is interesting that Raytheon is into hurricane relief:

Don't you bet they would like to be heroes by steering hurricanes out of harm's way? Perhaps they've been working on it already. etc...



More scary news about more spectrum uses above 60 GigaHZ.


Ofcom today published two reports on potential uses of radio spectrum. The first examines the current state and future bands above 60GHz for devices, systems, applications, sharing and regulation. For further information click here:

The second report considers optimising the use of spectrum for license-exempt applications and the use of higher powers in licence exempt applications to provide wireless broadband in rural areas. For further information click here:


Wednesbury Action for the Removal of Telephone masts.

Has everyone connected to the communications industries gone completely mad in this country, in the world even.

Yet another band of frequencies to bombard us all with (above 60 GigaHZ.), undoubtedly un-researched as to the likely adverse effects on plant and animal life. Possible military communications systems being surreptitiously installed on normal masts.

Like Lord Nelson, these people "see no ships" or the gathering storms of ill health on the horizon in the years ahead.

We feel so saddened that the young in particular are being brainwashed into thinking they NEED these technologies in order to have a full and happy life. They have already become addicts. We see it every day, a compulsive disorder, that drives many to get withdrawal symptoms if they are parted from their beloved phones.

Like Lemmings they will soon be running headlong over the precipice with their phones glued to their ear, to late to stop and turn around, and texting home on the way down "why didn't somebody tell me". So sad !!

Peter & Ann


With reference to Vivienne's contribution of a few days ago, something has occured in my area which could possibly be connected.

My day started early with an elderly neighbour having bad nosebleeds. When I went in to care for her I was almost knocked out by the strength of the emissions in her home. Within a short while the blood circulation in my feet had slowed and they gradually became mottled mauve/red/blue and painful. My knees and neck hurt, I could not think straight, talk straight, or concentrate, and I felt quite unwell. Being sensitve to this technology I knew it was TETRA but I could not figure out why or how. I went back to my protected home to recover and visited her later in the morning when she phoned to say she had another nosebleed and felt unwell. She has rarely ever had nosebleeds before and she is 86.

Later her son told me that he had been helping with a charity run from West Park (less than a mile from here) to Felpham (perhaps2/3 miles away from West Park) He said that a temporary mast had been erected in minutes for the police to use, as they needed a lot more handsets for extra police. Some people complained of feeling unwell during the morning.

The mast was erected and connected to the Hutchison mast's electrical supply in some way, he was told, by a firm called Raynet but he didn't know how it was spelt. That was how it sounded. The mast was switched off once the race was completed and taken away.

I wondered if we could expect temporary masts to appear anywhere/anytime if the police needed to use extra handset! That is quite a scary thought for those of us who are unwell around them.


Gesponsert vom Arbeitsamt

Die Debatte um bezahlte Sendungen der Bundesagentur nützt auch den Neoliberalen.

Findet man in einem größeren Heuhaufen die Nadel besser?

Das umfassende NSA-Lauschprogramm dürfte aus den Milliarden Telefonverbindungen mit der sozialen Netzwerkanalyse kaum bislang unbekannte Terrorgruppen entdecken.

Deutsche Kriege für das "nationale Interesse"?

Verteidigungsminister Jung will im Weißbuch den Auftrag der Bundeswehr neu definieren. Wegmarken einer Abkehr von der im Grundgesetz verankerten Friedensstaatlichkeit.


Krieg der Rohstoffe: sollen im Kongo deutsche Interessen vertreten werden?

Den Friedensauftrag aus Artikel 26 Grundgesetz endlich einlösen

Why resist? Big Bro is gonna make you happy or else

Informant: Shanti Renfrew

Das Geschäft mit der Angst

The spies who shag us

Strike the Root
by Greg Palast


I know you're shocked -- SHOCKED! -- that George Bush is listening in on all your phone calls. Without a warrant. That's nothing. And it's not news. This is: the snooping into your phone bill is just the snout of the pig of a strange, lucrative link-up between the Administration's Homeland Security spy network and private companies operating beyond the reach of the laws meant to protect us from our government. You can call it the privatization of the FBI -- though it is better described as the creation of a private KGB...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Father's message lost on Bush

Boston Globe
by Derrick Z. Jackson


In November 1989, President Bush's father praised the fall of the Berlin Wall by saying, 'It clearly is a good development in terms of human rights.' He added, 'We're saluting those who can move forward with democracy. We are encouraging the concept of a Europe whole and free. ... I don't think anyone can resist it, in Europe or in the Western Hemisphere.' In that Thanksgiving address, he also said, 'Around the world tonight, new pilgrims are on a voyage to freedom, and for many, it's not a trip to some faraway place but to a world of their own making. On other Thanksgivings, the world was haunted by the images of watchtowers, guard dogs, and machine guns. In fact, many of you had not even been born when the Berlin Wall was erected in 1961. But now the world has a new image, reflecting a new reality: that of Germans, East and West, pulling each other to the top of the wall, a human bridge between nations.' In his call last night to send thousands of National Guard troops to the border between the United States and Mexico, the son once again failed to listen to the father. Bush is sending the Iraq-weary Guard to the border to mollify hardline conservatives who are building their careers around -- whether they say this explicitly or not -- a brown invasion from the south...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Two new reports shine a light on corporate corruption and both have a connection to Dick Cheney

Hurricane Halliburton

One Step Closer to a Police State

Bowing to the police state

Tom Paine
by Ray McGovern


Is Congress aiding and abetting the creation of a police state? Recently, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Pete Hoekstra, R-Mich., helped to give the CIA and NSA unprecedented police powers. By inserting a provision in the FY07 Intelligence Authorization Act, Hoekstra has undermined the existing statutory limits on involvement in domestic law enforcement. This comes after revelations in January of direct NSA involvement with the Baltimore police in order to 'protect' the NSA Headquarters from Quaker protesters. Add to this, the disquieting news that the White House has been barraging the CIA with totally improper questions about the political affiliation of some of its senior intelligence officers, the ever widening use of polygraph examinations, and the FBI's admission that it acquires phone records of broadcast and print media to investigate leaks at the CIA. I, for one, am reminded of my service in the police state of the U.S.S.R., where there were no First or Fourth Amendments...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


One Step Closer to a Police State

"Placing National Guard troops on the border could be a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. And that's just fine with the Bush administration," writes Joshua Holland.


Top 10 Signs of the Impending U.S. Police State

BellSouth, AT&T added to NSA lawsuit



BellSouth and AT&T were added to a class-action lawsuit against Verizon Communications that alleges the companies illegally participated in a National Security Agency domestic surveillance program. The complaint, filed in Manhattan District Court, is asking that the companies pay $200 billion in fines to their 200 million subscribers. Attorneys Carl Mayer and Bruce Afran said that since the lawsuit was filed Friday they have been overwhelmed with calls from people wanting to join the suit...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Support Our Troops, Anybody?

Dahr Jamail points out that if current trends continue, May will be one of the deadliest months of the occupation yet for troops, with an average of over three being killed per day. 54 coalition soldiers have been killed in the first 16 days of May alone. Meanwhile, troops returning from Iraq are finding little comfort in the hollow rhetoric of their chief chicken-hawk. The medical attention necessary to support the troops is becoming scarcer with each passing tax-cut.

Santa Cruz preschool closes citing cell tower radiation

May 12, 2006

Santa Cruz K-5 closes citing cell tower radiation


SANTA CRUZ — A new Westside elementary school is closing its doors following plans by First Congregational Church to install three cell-phone transmitters next door atop its 80-foot steeple.

Una Familia, the private school at 900 High St. that serves 25 kindergarten through fifth-grade students at 900 High St., has a stated mission of incorporating neuroscience into its curriculum. It's an emphasis that school founder Joan Harrington, who rents the space from the church, says is inherently incompatible with a business deal she says would bathe the neighborhood in electromagnetic radiation.

"This has ruined my business because the families that come to me were coming to be part of this special program," said Harrington, who taught at Bonny Doon School for 20 years before opening Una Familia on the old Pacific Collegiate site in January. "It makes absolutely no sense for me to go forward with my research."

Part of the school's so-called "brain-based" educational model looks at how ambient radiation impairs student performance and intensifies student distractibility.

Cell phone companies have long maintained that there isn't any clear evidence that cellular towers pose any health risks. In the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Congress banned local governments from blocking towers on safety grounds.

First Congregational Church's senior minister Dave Grishaw-Jones said he's heartbroken by the situation with the elementary school.

"We believe Jean's mission at the school fit our values as a progressive church," Grishaw-Jones said. "If our leadership felt the science was clear, we'd back off in a flash. Science is used in different ways, and we thought it's best not to be intimated."

Built in the late 1950s, the church's steeple is now is disrepair and needs to be stabilized, Grishaw-Jones said. A financial deal initiated by cell provider Sprint will allow the church to keep the steeple, he said.

Raising funds to fix the steeple is one thing, local activists contend, but doing it by building a cell transmitter to benefit a private enterprise is another.

Though the new transmitters are intended to smooth out patchy phone service in the area — a frequent complaint of UC Santa Cruz staff and students nearby — Harrington and other opponents view them as nothing less than an affront to human health and the democratic process.

"It's a usurpation of our rights to choose the hazards we want or don't want to be exposed to," said Deborah Salisbury of the Alliance for Wireless Hazard Protection based in Live Oak.

Parent Annemarie Bertschi had two children enrolled in art classes at Una Familia.

"I've looked at some of the data around cell towers and a 1,000 foot buffer would be more reasonable; this is way too close," she said.

But apparently there's already a smaller cell tower much closer to the school, hidden inside a fake chimney on the church roof; it's been there since 1999. Harrington said she learned about it just five weeks ago, adding that the existing tower was also a factor in her decision to close the school.

The federal ban that prevents local governments from using health concerns as a factor in regulating cellular towers hasn't stopped some area governments. Some have called for moratoriums on tower building, and places like Gilroy have passed local laws to restrict the size, shape and location of future cell sites.

No moratorium exists in Santa Cruz, but the proposal by First Congressional Church still requires the City Council's approval, Grishaw-Jones said.

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will review wireless phone safety following a recently published study that raised concerns about a heightened risk of brain cancer. The agency continues to monitor studies for possible health problems stemming from long-term exposure to radio frequency energy.

Earlier this year in Monterey, the city approved plans to install three cell phone towers disguised inside three specially constructed fiberglass crosses to be mounted atop St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church. Elsewhere in the region, companies have begun disguising cell towers inside faux pine trees, water towers and billboards.

Contact Roger Sidemanat

Copyright © Santa Cruz Sentinel. All rights reserved.

Source: Bonnie Hicman

Next-up News 17 May 2006

Upcoming Congressional Action on the Environment

With a flurry of activity in Congress this week and next on environmental issues, the Sierra Club provides some brief summaries on several of the major issues. Look for critical appropriations votes on offshore drilling and clean water, and a vote on a destructive post-fire logging bill.

Democrats Review Bush Energy Policy

Representative Waxman released a new report showing what happened to energy prices and dependency on foreign oil since Vice President Cheney's energy task force released its plan five years ago. Five years ago the average American family spent $3,300 on energy, while this year they will spend over $5,100.

Daryl Hannah makes a splash with her new eco-blog

Informant: NHNE

Weltwirtschaft und US-Politik im Spiegel der »New-Imperialism«-Debatte

„Die Liste der kleinen und großen Verfehlungen der gegenwärtigen US-Regierung ist inzwischen so lang und bekannt, dass ein weiterer Artikel zu diesem Gegenstand überflüssig scheint. Allein, wie Hegel schon feststellte: Das Bekannte überhaupt ist darum, weil es bekannt ist, nicht erkannt, oder mit Blick auf die USA formuliert: Nur weil wir wissen, dass die gegenwärtige US-Regierung – wie im Übrigen viele ihrer Vorgängerregierungen auch – fast zu jedem Mittel greift, um vermeintliche US-amerikanische Interessen zu vertreten, bedeutet das noch lange nicht, dass wir deshalb erkannt hätten, welche Interessen dies genau sind, warum zu diesen und nicht zu anderen Mitteln gegriffen wird und vielleicht am wichtigsten, ob und was all dies mit den sozialen und politischen Entwicklungen in Deutschland und Europa zu tun hat. Solange diese und ähnliche Fragen unbeantwortet bleiben, scheint es fast, dass es der US-Regierung nicht nur gelungen ist, ihren und den Ruf ihres Landes gründlich zu ruinieren, sondern dass sie damit auch tatsächlich ungenierter lebt, insofern es auf einen Skandal mehr oder weniger inzwischen auch nicht mehr ankommt und öffentlichkeitswirksame Kritik, wenn sie überhaupt noch auftritt, oftmals leider nur im normativen Rahmen formuliert wird. Umso bedeutsamer ist es da, dass seit einiger Zeit im englischsprachigen Raum eine Debatte über die gegenwärtige US-Politik entbrannt ist, in der weniger einzelne Verwerfungen der US-Regierung oder moralische Entrüstung über selbige im Mittelpunkt stehen, sondern vielmehr die Frage, ob und wie diese Politik mit der Entwicklung des globalen Kapitalismus zusammenhängt…“ Artikel von Slave Cubela, Teil I

Aus: LabourNet, 17. Mai 2006

Halliburton Watch Demands Vice President Cheney Divest Stock

Says 50,000 Stock Options Still Constitute a Conflict of Interest

Response to Bush Immigration Speech

Democratizing Communications

When the going gets rough, the White House calls in the Bushwomen

Time to Call Bush on Lawbreaking

Corporate Media and Advocacy Journalism

US Assaults Wiretap Suit, AT&T Accused of Aiding Surveillance

Fehlleistung der Großen Koalition

#Die Linkspartei.PDS: Pressemitteilungen

17. Mai 2006

Heute wurde im Haushaltsausschuss des Deutschen Bundestages das Haushaltsbegleitgesetz verabschiedet. Dazu erklärt Dietmar Bartsch, Bundesgeschäftsführer der Linkspartei.PDS und Mitglied des Haushaltsausschusses:

Das Haushaltsbegleitgesetz ist eine gigantische Fehlleistung der Großen Koalition und wird leider die gesamte Legislatur prägen. Der Beschluss über die größte Steuererhöhung in der Geschichte der Bundesrepublik entlarvt die Wahlkampfversprechen von SPD, CDU und CSU endgültig als Lüge. Insbesondere die Mehrwertsteuererhöhung ist unsozial, sie belastet vor allem Familien und sozial Benachteiligte und sie ist konjunkturfeindlich. Die öffentlich nahezu kaum beachtete Erhöhung der Pauschalabgabe für geringfügig Beschäftigte von 25 Prozent auf 30 Prozent ist pure Abkassiererei. Ein schwerer Fehler ist, dass der Umbau der sozialen Sicherungssysteme nicht wirklich begonnen wird, sondern beispielsweise Zuschüsse bei der Rentenversicherung durch die Große Koalition gekürzt werden. Das Haushaltsbegleitgesetz schadet den Menschen im Land! Notwendig für dieses Land ist: Vermögende und steuerlich Leistungsfähige deutlich stärker zu belasten, Steuervergehen entschieden zu bekämpfen und die sozialen Sicherungssysteme zu modernisieren und ihre Leistungsfähigkeit zu stärken.

Help Me Fight Back Against the Republican Attack Machine

From: Congressman John Conyers

John Conyers, Jr. - 40 Years Of Jobs, Justice And Peace

Today, I am officially announcing my intent to seek reelection. I have never before sent a general email asking for help, but the stakes are simply too high at this point in our Nation's history.

"It would not be a surprise in the coming months if we hear more from the GOP about Conyers than about Osama bin Laden"
Philadelphia Daily News (5/14)

Donate Now and Help Me Fight Back and Work Toward a New Democratic Majority

Because I have been so outspoken in repeatedly speaking out against the excesses and abuses of the Bush Administration, and because the right wing fears that I will be chosen to chair the House Judiciary Committee if Democrats assume the Majority, the GOP hit man has come after me.

Help Me Fight Back

Karl Rove has identified me as the number one target of the Republican attack machine.

I need your help to help raise the resources to get reelected, to help get our message of accountability and checks and balances, and to fight back against the vicious right wing smear machine, which will only intensify in the coming weeks and months.

Help Me Lead the Charge Against this Administration's Abuse of Power

Thank you as always, for your dedication to democracy and liberty.


John Conyers, Jr.
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Informant: Martin Greenhut

Bush is scheduled to sign into law an extraordinary deal for high-income people with retirement savings accounts

IRA Swaps Could Cost U.S. Billions in Tax Revenue

President Bush is scheduled to sign into law on Wednesday an extraordinary deal for high-income people with retirement savings accounts.

From Information Clearing House

US: selling to the worried well

US pharmaceutical companies have long known that the potential market for their products is limited by the finite number of sick people; so they have turned to the healthy for further expansion of their markets, using exploitative, fear-inducing advertising techniques.

Darpa's Far-Out Dreams on Display

Darpa, the Pentagon's far-out research arm, may have publicly abandoned its creepiest programs, like Total Information Awareness. But the agency, as shown at its DarpaTech conference, still has a project to make you run full-speed into your bunker.,62646-0.html?tw=wn_story_mailer

From Information Clearing House

Hail The Surveillance State

The corporate world lurks in the shadows here. They are the “men behind the curtain.” It is our job as concerned citizens to take crises like the ones now surfacing and raise b. h. before their new technologies take us backwards into the future.

From Information Clearing House

Freedom of the Press Under Attack: Government Begins Tracking Phone Calls of Journalists

From Information Clearing House

Pentagon plans cyber-insect army

The Pentagon's defence scientists want to create an army of cyber-insects that can be remotely controlled to check out explosives and send transmissions.

From Information Clearing House

The revised field manual seeks to permit harsher interrogations of terror suspects, which some lawmakers say violates the ban on torture

Army Rules Put on Hold

From Information Clearing House

U.S. history lesson: stop meddling

In the last 100 years, the U.S. has ousted the governments of at least 14 countries and forcibly intervened in dozens of others -- to what end?

From Information Clearing House

Cheney is no Churchill and Putin is no Stalin

It would be logical to expect Russia after some time to have strategic interests near U.S. borders. After all, doesn't Ms. Rice talk today about U.S. strategic interests at the Russian borders? The U.S. is certainly right about globalization.

From Information Clearing House

Russian Identity and the Prospects for Democracy in Putin's Russia

Ignorance falls easy prey to political deception. Witness the ease with which the Bush administration was able to persuade 51 percent of Americans, in March 2003, that Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Vice President Cheney never tired of falsely linking Saddam and al Qaeda. Yet he remains in office. Where's the accountability?

The Reemergence Of The Cold War

The reality of the matter is that the U.S. has never abandoned its plans to fight and win a nuclear war, first with the Soviet Union, beginning with the Reagan administration, and with every president up to the present Bush regime.

Putin proposes creation of ruble-denominated oil, gas exchange

President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that a ruble-denominated oil and natural gas stock exchange should be set up in Russia.

Iran to require oil payments in euros

Iran has also proposed establishing a euro-based Iranian oil bourse to compete with NYMEX and the IPE. The proposal was first put forward in the beginning of the Third Development Plan (2000-2005), and began to receive serious attention in 2005.

US asks Pakistan to abandon gas project with Iran

The US has asked Pakistan to abandon the seven billion dollar gas pipeline planned to Pakistan and India ahead of next week's visit by a high-level Iranian delegation, a newspaper reported on Monday.

From Information Clearing House

Russia, China rule out use of force against Iran

Russia and China will "definitely not" approve the use of force against Iran over its nuclear programme, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said here yesterday after meeting with China's leaders.

In Iraq war, time is a weapon

U.S. forces in Iraq, locked in a war that cannot be won by military force alone, are facing a weapon that tends to favor insurgents -- time.

From Information Clearing House

A Silver Lining in Bush's New CIA Pick?

By Scott Ritter

If the Republican Party won't seek to heal itself by reigning in the abuses of power conducted by the Bush administration, then it clearly demonstrates that it, as an institution, places partisan politics above constitutionally mandated checks and balances between the executive and legislative branches of government. And if the Democrats who are in power aren't willing to step into the void, then perhaps it's time a new generation of Democrats was elected in their stead.

Orwell Rolls in His Grave: could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with, be able to turn lies into truth?

This chilling documentary film "Orwell Rolls in His Grave" examines the relationship between the media, corporate America, and government. In a country where the "top 1% control 90% of the wealth", the film argues that the media system is nothing but a "subsidiary of corporate America."

Click here to view. Real video

America the Fearful

By Bob Herbert

In the dark days of the Depression, Franklin Roosevelt counseled Americans to avoid fear. George W. Bush is his polar opposite. The public's fear is this president's most potent political asset. Perhaps his only asset.

The Real Assault on America

By Paul Craig Roberts

It has become commonplace to hear Americans dismiss the Bush regime's illegal and unconstitutional exercise of power on the grounds that only those implicated in terrorism have anything to fear. These Americans need to ask themselves why, if only evil doers have anything to fear from government, the Founding Fathers bothered to write the Constitution?

US spells out plan to bomb Iran


Defence Correspondent

The main plan calls for a rolling, five-day bombing campaign against 400 key targets in Iran, including 24 nuclear-related sites, 14 military airfields and radar installations, and Revolutionary Guard headquarters.

List of Guantanamo prisoners released, but it seems to be incomplete

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Save the Geese in Scotia

A message from Suzanne:

Do these geese deserve to die because they eat the grasses and lakes that people polluted with the chemicals and pesticides? This petition is for people who care about geese should live unharmed like your own dogs and cats. Then please sign it and spread it out to other people who will also support. Thanks for being compassionate on them.


Please help prevent the killing of Canadian geese in Collins Lake, Scotia, NY!!!

Target: Michael H. McLaughlin, Mayor, Village of Scotia, NY Sponsor: Deb DelSole

Geese accused of contaminating a local lake will face a dark fate as early as this summer.

Wildlife experts say the number of Canada Geese at Collins Lake is now more than twice the number it should be.

So to fix the problem, about 150 birds will be trapped with nets, gassed with carbon dioxide, and then buried by late June.

The cost of this task will be $300,000 and the reason for this, according to the Times Union, is to restore the quality of the lake.

Collins Lake was closed last summer because of the high levels of E-coli Bacteria.

Many critics say they're unhappy with this decision, however village officials say it's the best option for now.

Scotia's mayor says next year the city will consider non-lethal means in addressing the ongoing problem.

There are many alternatives to stop reproduction of geese and to get them out of the area without harming or hurting them.

Found letter says Yale club has Geronimo skull

Informant: Lew Rockwell

No Catholic may participate in the Iraq War or any other unjust war

Informant: Lew Rockwell



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