Montag, 5. Juni 2006

Tyre dust particles are linked to health problems from allergies and asthma to heart disease

The big concern here is tyre dust; ignored too long, and worse than exhaust particulates.

Industry response


Put Impeachment on the Radio

Please Ask Your Local Radio Stations to Air These PSAs

This is an important project that we should each devote some time to. Cindy Sheehan, Ann Wright, Tim Robbins, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, and Ed Asner have recorded pro-impeachment public service announcements. We'll be adding more all the time at

How to get them on the air:

1. Call a radio station. Ask to speak with the person responsible for public service announcements and/or ask to speak with hosts you expect to be friendly.

2. Identify yourself by name and say that you are assisting the nonpartisan coalition and PDA in distributing public service announcements in support of Congressman John Conyers' House Resolution 635 - which calls for an investigation of the Bush administration.

3. Tell them the PSAs are available on a website as high-quality mp3s, and that you can give them the address and that you can send them as Email attachments or on a disc, whatever is easier. Exchange contact information and arrange to get the PSAs to the station.

4. Follow up. Be persistent, without being annoying.

These Public Service Announcements are available for download and play on the radio. Simply Right-Click on an image and choose "Save Target As." would like to thank The People Speak radio, Pacifica radio, Ed Asner, Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky, Tim Robbins, Cindy Sheehan, and Ann Wright.

Website Launched to Promote Impeachment Resolution in California Legislature

Impeachment resolutions are sweeping the country. If you live in California, please check out this new website for how you can help your state legislature send impeachment charges to Congress:

The Maine Democratic Party passed an impeachment resolution this weekend. Here's the growing list of parties, towns, cities, and state legislatures that have passed or introduced such resolutions:

ImpeachPAC, a federal PAC funding pro-impeachment candidates for Congress, has announced its first endorsement of a candidate for the Senate, Jean Hay Bright of Maine, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican incumbent Olympia Snowe, who stands solidly with Bush no matter how many crimes he commits.

Thanks to you, ImpeachPAC has raised $77,336.94 from 1,974 dedicated impeachment supporters. Help us reach our goal of $100,000 here:

What You Can Do for Peace on Wednesday

Demand an Open Debate on Iraq: National Call-In Day June 7 Call your Representative 202-224-3121 An open debate on Iraq is overdue!

Americans want their sons and daughters home. Children want their mothers and fathers home. The Iraqis want their nation back. Most of the troops think they should leave in the next six months. These are the compelling majority opinions that must be addressed. Facing this is a moral and non-partisan challenge.

But, after more than three years, $300 billion, and the death of over one hundred thousand Iraqis and nearly 2,500 American soldiers, Congress still refuses to debate real alternatives to the President's stay-the-course policy. It is a policy that over 80% of Iraqis, more than 70% of U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq and a majority of Americans say is a failure.

As a people who seek peace and justice, we have a unique opportunity to demand that Congress stop passing the buck. So far, 122 members of the House of Representatives have signed a 'discharge petition' calling for immediate debate and consideration of ALL alternatives to the policy of open-ended occupation of Iraq. All we need is 96 more members to sign the petition for debate to begin. We need your help!

Call your U.S. Representative on June 7th. Ask your Representative to sign H.Res. 543 OR thank them if they have already signed and ask them to ask a colleague to sign H.Res. 543.

Here are lists of those who have and have not signed:

The pressure we are applying is already having an impact. There have been news reports that some Republican members of Congress, hoping to dodge a real discussion about Iraq, will offer a tightly-controlled debate framed by supporters of the war. This alternative is clearly an election-year effort to sell the war to the public rather than address the failed policy and the need to bring the troops home. This alternative won't allow members who oppose the war to offer plans to bring the occupation to an end.

Tell your Congress Member that you demand to see a debate with an "open rule," meaning that any amendments can be introduced, debated, and voted on. The surest route to that debate is for them to sign the discharge petition and ask their colleagues to do the same.

Call 202-224-3121 and give the operator your Representative's name, or go to power search on Congress for the local district office:



How to slow the spread of the bomb

Informant: Kev Hall

For Deals, Jefferson Built Web of Firms

In the case of Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.), court records, sworn affidavits, plea agreements and search warrants show Jefferson made quite a deal, one of several involving at least seven business entities, nearly a dozen family members and hundreds of thousands of dollars sloshing through bank accounts, all for Jefferson's personal benefit.

Most Democrats Want Progressive Candidates

Democrats want the party to turn forcefully against the war in Iraq and to investigate, censure or even impeach President Bush should the party win control of Congress this fall.

America's Fading Glow

"There are several reasons for the decline of America's soft power. The most immediate is President George W. Bush's aggressive foreign policy. Since our internationally condemned attack on Iraq, our country is seen as the illegitimate sheriff that shoots first and asks questions later," writes John Brown.

During the presidency of George W. Bush, the White House has made an unprecedented reach for power

Power Grab

Elizabeth Drew points out that "During the presidency of George W. Bush, the White House has made an unprecedented reach for power. It has systematically attempted to defy, control, or threaten the institutions that could challenge it: Congress, the courts, and the press. It has attempted to upset the balance of power among the three branches of government provided for in the Constitution; but its most aggressive and consistent assaults have been against the legislative branch."

School U-turn on phone mast

A MOBILE phone mast on a South Shore school is to come down.

Bosses at Arnold School have confirmed the aerial on top of the school on Lytham Road will be switched off by July next year.

The school has decided not to renew the contract with mobile phone giant Orange following concern from parents and residents.

As revealed in The Gazette on Friday, Orange is seeking planning permission to place a similar mast on Highfield Road.

Residents living close to the site, Moulton's Printers, have launched a campaign to block the plans and are collecting names on a petition to Blackpool Council.

They fear masts are dangerous and could have health implications for the community.

They are particularly concerned the antennae on the roof of the printer's building would be next to a children's playground and close to a nursery and homes.

Pat McCarthy, bursar at Arnold School, said while the school did not have any concerns about the safety of the mast it had decided it was not in the school's best interests for it to remain.

He said: "Our current contract expires in July 2007 and as part of an ongoing review by the governing council it was decided not to renew the contract. We have given Orange the required notice.

"Some parents were unhappy with the mast so although the governing council was satisfied the mast itself is safe, in the end they decided the school would be better off without it."

Coun Susan Fowler said: "It is great news that the one at Arnold is coming down. The safety of such masts has not yet been proven and until it is we should not be putting them in built-up areas."

05 June 2006

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Stand Up for Democracy With Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has written a brilliant new article about the biggest political story in the history of the United States: an American politician illegitimately took the office of president by outright theft and fraud.

From Information Clearing House

USA out-flanked in Eurasia Energy Politics?

Curiously and quietly the United States is being out-flanked in its now-obvious strategy of controlling major oil and energy sources of the Persian Gulf, Central Asia Caspian Basin, Africa and beyond.

From Information Clearing House

Russia flexes its energy muscles

It has turned off gas supplies to Ukraine, threatened to divert Europe's vital gas supplies and is now turning to oil. Paul Mason reports.

From Information Clearing House

Detainee rules skip Geneva tenet

The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Convention that bans "humiliating and degrading treatment," according to military officials.

From Information Clearing House

German Ex-Minister Attacks US Policy in Iraq

Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer writes about mistakes and shortcomings in Washington's Middle East policies. Gloomy predictions about the Iraq war, he writes, have been surpassed by reality.

Out of America

Marine's wife paints portrait of US troops out of control in Haditha

The marine unit involved in the killing of Iraqi civilians in Haditha last November had suffered a "total breakdown" in discipline and had drug and alcohol problems, according to the wife of one of the battalion's staff sergeants.

From Information Clearing House

US confronts brutal culture among its finest sons

American veterans of the war in Iraq have described a culture of casual violence, revenge and prejudice against Iraqi civilians that has made the killing of innocent bystanders a common occurrence.

U.S. Bombs Kill Iraqi civilians

A U.S. artillery round landed in an inhabited area of Iraq on Friday and police said afterwards that two civilians were killed and four were wounded in a blast, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

From Information Clearing House

Climate chaos: Bush's climate of fear

A BBC Documentary

A US government whistleblower tells Panorama how scientific reports about global warming have been systematically changed and suppressed.

Click hear to view. Real Media

Climate chaos: Bush's climate of fear

Informant: binstock


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

A Guided Tour of Class in America

In a Tom Englehardt interview with Barbara Ehrenreich, she states that "Katrina's a perfect example of how militarized the government has gotten even when it's supposedly trying to help people. The initial response of the government was a military one. When they finally got people down there, it was armed guards to protect the fancy stores and keep people in that convention center - at gunpoint! I mean, this is unbelievable."

American Bar Association to Review Bush's Ignoring of 750 Laws

The board of governors of the American Bar Association has voted unanimously to investigate whether President Bush has exceeded his Constitutional authority in reserving the right to ignore more than 750 laws that have been enacted since he took office.

In California, Democrats Try First Step to Win Back House

Fractures among conservatives in the affluent coastal communities extending north of San Diego - coupled with dissatisfaction with President Bush - have put Democrats within striking distance of capturing a safe Republican seat that was thrown open when Representative Randy Cunningham resigned after pleading guilty to corruption charges.

US Lawmakers: Haditha Probe Must Go to Top

A US probe of an alleged massacre of civilians in Haditha, Iraq, must go beyond accused Marines and up the military command to rule out any possibility of a cover-up, US lawmakers said.

US spells out plan to bomb Iran

THE US is updating contingency plans for a non-nuclear strike to cripple Iran's atomic weapon programme if international diplomacy fails, Pentagon sources have confirmed.

Election Security 2006: will your vote count?

by Steven Hill,

If you're in one of the eight states holding primaries tomorrow, will your vote count?

Freedom To Marry

by Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy,

The Senate shouldn't let a political wrong define a religious rite.

Rice's Iran Gambit

by Tom Porteous,

The Bush administration believes that anything, even a war with Iran, is better than a nuclear-armed Iran.


Informant: V

Sun-Tzu must be shaking his head

Common Dreams
by John Janks


Remember that in the heady days before Bush's invasion of Iraq in 2003 US troops were urged to read selected literature, including The Art of War, by the 5th Century B.C. Chinese writer, Sun-Tzu? Maybe the troops read it, maybe they didn't, but it is obvious that those starting this war did not. Sun-Tzu advised leaders to avoid war unless the state is threatened, never allowing haste, fear of being called a coward, and emotions like anger and hatred to influence their decisions...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Congressional hypocrisy on free trade

Fox News
by Daniella Markheim


Americans can be forgiven if they're a little confused about free trade. After all, many of our leaders certainly are. In the last year, various members of congress have introduced more than 250 specific bills to waive tariffs that harm their constituents. Clearly these leaders understand that lowering tariffs (a key component of free trade) on an industry-by-industry, state-by-state basis will improve the economy. Yet when given the chance to lower tariffs in a more efficient way -- through comprehensive trade agreements with other nations -- many of these same lawmakers seem to forget what they know about the benefits of freer trade. It's a puzzling contradiction. Congress might as well decree that feathers make sense, but birds are dangerous. You can see all this at play in Massachusetts. A Lowell Sun article recently revealed that the commonwealth's two senators have introduced no fewer than 17 'suspension of duty' bills that directly lower tariffs paid by some state businesses...,2933,198039,00.html

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Haditha: a new cloud in the fog of war

Christian Science Monitor
by Daniel Schorr


At the West Point commencement on May 27, President Bush said that 'each loss is heartbreaking.' Mr. Bush was talking about the 34 academy graduates killed in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past four years, and not about the two dozen Iraqi civilians apparently killed in their homes by US Marines last Nov. 19. The massacre was first reported by Time magazine in March, and, since then, the grisly details have begun to emerge, mainly from survivors. It seems clear now that in Haditha, northeast of Baghdad, a Marine lance corporal was killed by a roadside bomb. And his enraged buddies swept through three nearby houses shooting point-blank at residents, men, women, children, old, young. It didn't seem to matter...

Our endangered values

Mother Jones
by Jeff Fleischer


Interview with former US president Jimmy Carter: "I don't think there's any doubt that the elementary principle of fundamentalism has existed for ages, and it obviously permeates other religions as well, such as Islam and Hinduism and others. But this trend continued and, parallel to it, there was in effect a merger of the fundamentalist Christian leaders and the more conservative elements of the Republican Party. And for the last 25 years or so, that merger has become more pronounced and more evident."

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Putting the gloves on

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Stop the NAIS

The Free Liberal
by US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)


The House of Representatives recently passed funding for a new federal mandate that threatens to put thousands of small farmers and ranchers out of business. The National Animal Identification System, known as NAIS, is an expensive and unnecessary federal program that requires owners of livestock -- cattle, dairy, poultry, and even horses -- to tag animals with electronic tracking devices. The intrusive monitoring system amounts to nothing more than a tax on livestock owners, allowing the federal government access to detailed information about their private property. In typical Washington-speak, NAIS is 'voluntary' -- provided USDA bureaucrats are satisfied with the level of cooperation. Trust me, NAIS will be mandatory within a few years. When was the last time a new federal program did not expand once implemented?

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Debate Iraq?

Free Market News Network
by Jim Babka


Sadly, Congress has so far been a rubber-stamp for the Executive Branch's policy in Iraq. It is Congress, from a Constitutional perspective, that is supposed to exercise oversight. Even if you support our government's current actions in Iraq, surely you still believe that Congress has a Constitutional duty to debate the policy and judge its effectiveness on a regular basis. Is it possible that such a debate in Congress will also generate more heat than light? In our view it is almost certain. But that isn't the issue in this case. Many statements from the Executive Branch have also generated more heat than light. The point is that Congress has a Constitutional responsibility to serve as a check and a balance to the Executive Branch. Some will argue that such a debate will give aid and comfort to the insurgents. But if the insurgents are sophisticated enough to follow the U.S. Congress, they are also sophisticated enough to follow U.S. public opinion. They already know that a majority of Americans have grave doubts about the President's policy. More importantly, a debate in Congress will affirm the nature of America. We do not let one person rule unchecked...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Who will lose the war in Iran?

by Brian M. Doherty


"While it is almost certainly more crucial to America's future than, say, immigration, the question of what will happen between the United States and Iran in the next year or so is of surprisingly little public concern. Pollwatcher Stu Rothenberg tells me it's a complete nonissue in this year's midterm congressional elections. As for 2008's presidential race, well, what might be seen as the bellicosity of the Bush administration's Vulcans is drowned out by the mighty bellowing against Iran of prospective Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Sadly but not surprisingly, the American people, who when asked aren't excited about the prospect of war in Iran (only 13 percent said they were for such action in one recent poll), may never get the chance to vote for a president who shares that distaste...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Bar group will review Bush's legal challenges

Boston Globe


The board of governors of the American Bar Association voted unanimously yesterday to investigate whether President Bush has exceeded his constitutional authority in reserving the right to ignore more than 750 laws that have been enacted since he took office. Meeting in New Orleans, the board of governors for the world's largest association of legal professionals approved the creation of an all-star legal panel with a number of members from both political parties. They include a former federal appeals court chief judge, a former FBI director, and several prominent scholars -- to evaluate Bush's assertions that he has the power to ignore laws that conflict with his interpretation of the Constitution. Bush has appended statements to new laws when he signs them, noting which provisions he believes interfere with his powers. Among the laws Bush has challenged are the ban on torturing detainees, oversight provisions in the USA Patriot Act, and 'whistle-blower' protections for federal employees...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Biden: Rumsfeld should step down



Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld should step down amid an investigation into whether U.S. troops covered up the suspected intentional killings of Iraqi civilians in Haditha, Sen. Joseph Biden said Sunday. The Delaware senator is the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a potential presidential candidate in 2008. Military investigators strongly suspect that a small number of Marines snapped after one of their own was killed by a roadside bomb November 19 in Haditha, Iraq, and went on a rampage, sources with knowledge of the investigation told CNN...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Army Manual to Skip Geneva Convention Detainee Rule

The Pentagon has decided to omit from new detainee policies a key tenet of the Geneva Convention that explicitly bans "humiliating and degrading treatment," according to knowledgeable military officials, a step that would mark a further, potentially permanent, shift away from strict adherence to international human rights standards.

GMO Free Zones Declared in Poland

Gentechnikfreie Zonen in Polen

Giessener Genfeld befreit - Demo verboten

Unter dem Motto "Gendreck weg" starteten am Freitagvormittag die Aktionstage gegen das Gentec-Versuchsfeld auf dem Gelände der Giessener Universität. Auf einer Versuchsfläche von rund 10 qm findet dort der bundesweit erste Freilandversuch mit Transgener Gerste statt. (Infos: sowie: ) Die Protestaktionen wurden am Abend von Polizei und Ordnungsamt auf rüde Art beendet. Der aufgebaute Informationsstand wurde von einem großen Polizeiaufgebot abgebaut und beschlagnahmt. Doch zuvor machten Anti-Gentec-AktivistInnen den Uni-Forschern einen Strich durch die Rechnung.

Am frühen Nachmittag verschafften sich mehrere Personen Zugang zum eingezäunten Versuchsfeld, rissen die Schutzverkleidung um das Feld nieder und begannen die Gentec-Pflanzen zu vernichten. HR-Hessenschau-Bericht:

Am Rande des Genfeldes befestigten Aktivisten Transparente an Bäumen, Zäunen und Laternen. Zahlreiche Journalisten beobachteten das Geschehen. Polizisten, die sich versteckt in einem angrenzenden Gewächshaus aufghalten hatten, eilten unmittelbar nach Beginn der "Feldbefreiuung" zur Rettung der Genpflanzen herbei. Nach einem kurzen lustigen Katz und Maus-Spiel unter der nur ca. 1,20m hohen Netzabdeckung des Versuchsfeldes wurden die Aktivisten schließlich von einem größeren Polizeiaufgebot festgenommen. Auch ein Journalist, der die Aktion beobachtet hatte wurde kurzzeitig festgesetzt. Die Giessener Polizei brachte die Feldbefreier im Anschluss ins Polizeipräsidium, wo sie auch die Nacht verbringen müssen.

Am Samstag sollen sie zwischen 9 und 10 Uhr vor dem Amtsgericht dem Haftrichter vorgeführt werden.

Nachdem der weitere Nachmittag ruhig verlief und sich zahlreiche Passantinnen, darunter auch viele erstaunte NachbarInnen des Versuchsfeldes, über die Risiken und Hintergründe des Gentec-Felder im Giessener Unigelände informiert hatten, bastelten die Giessener Behörden an ihrem nächsten Repressionsschlag. Als der Infostand bereits abgebaut und nur noch die zur Überdachung gedachten Garten-Pavillions abtransportiert werden sollten, kamen Einsatzleiter Koch und sein Deputy Jung höchstpersönlich auf einen Plausch vorbei. Freundlich boten sie ihre Hilfe beim Abtransport der Pavillions an und verstrickten die im Aufbrechen begriffenen AktivistInnen in Gespräche - bis Verstärkung nahte. Diese brachte dann auch gleich die Verfügung des Ordnungsamtes mit, dass Infozelt und die Dauerdemonstration zu verbieten und die Materialien zu beschlagnahmen. Einsatzleiter Koch ließ es sich auch nicht entgehen, die ´gute Nachricht´, dass die festgenommenen AktivistInnen auch über Nacht in Haft blieben, zu verkünden.

Auf dem Heimweg kam es erneut zu Schikanen Law-and-Order-Innenminister Volker Bouffiers Polizeitruppe.



POL-GI: Beim Versuch Genfeld zu zerstören: Polizei Gießen nahm vier Verdächtige auf frischer Tat in Verwahrung

Gießen (ots) - Beim Versuch Genfeld zu zerstören: Polizei Gießen nahm vier Verdächtige auf frischer Tat in Verwahrung

Gießen: Nach dem Versuch ein Feld der Universität Gießen mit genveränderter Gerste zu zerstören, nahm die Polizei am Freitag, dem 02.06.06, gegen 15.15 Uhr, vier Personen im Alter von 22 bis 63 Jahren in polizeiliche Verwahrung. Eine 24-jährige Frau und ein 35-jähriger Mann, die sich in unmittelbarer Nähe unerlaubt auf dem Gelände der Universität aufhielten, wurden ebenfalls ins Polizeigewahrsam eingeliefert. Alle Sechs sind zu den Versuchsgegnern zu rechnen.

Die Festnahme geschah im Rahmen der Überwachungsmaßnahmen der Polizei. Eine uniformierte Streife und eine Streife in Zivil hielten sich in unmittelbarer Nähe des Versuchsfeldes auf. Die Beamten beobachteten, wie die vier Haupttäter Pflanzen herausrissen, nachdem sie einen Drahtzaun zerschnitten und ein Insektennetz beiseite geräumt hatten. Seit 12.00 Uhr (02.06.06) findet eine Mahnwache der Genversuchsgegner statt. Es gab aus den Reihen der Teilnehmer wiederholt Ankündigungen, die Pflanzen auf dem Feld zu zerstören.

Gegen die vier Hauptverdächtigen, zwei 24- und 41-jährige Männer aus einem Ortsteil von Reiskirchen, einen 63-jährigen Mann aus Welzheim und eine 22-jährige Frau aus Marburg werden Strafverfahren wegen Sachbeschädigung und Hausfriedenbruchs eingeleitet, gegen die 24-jährige Frau, die aus Lüneburg kommt und den 35-jährigen Mann aus Gießen, sowie einen weiteren Mann der vom Ort des Geschehens verwiesen wurde, werden Strafverfahren wegen Hausfriedensbruchs eingeleitet.

Werner Tuchbreiter

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Straftatbestand "Feldbefreiung"

Der Streit um gentechnisch veränderte Pflanzen beschäftigt in Hessen nicht nur Wissenschaftler und Öko-Aktivisten, sondern auch die Polizei. Weitere Konflikte sind vorprogrammiert.

Kritik an Genmais-Aussaat



Aktionsbündnis: Befürworter haben sich bei Veranstaltung selbst entlarvt


NEUHOLLAND/ORANIENBURG. Das Aktionsbündnis für eine gentechnikfreie Landwirtschaft in Oberhavel und der Brandenburger Bund für Umwelt- und Naturschutz (BUND) haben die Aussaat von Genmais und die Informationsveranstaltung der Gentechnik-Befürworter am vergangenen Montag scharf krisiert.

Jörg Ditt vom Aktionsbündnis erklärte, bei der Infoveranstaltung sei augenscheinlich keine Diskussion gewollt gewesen, da es keine öffentliche Ankündigung und keine Einladung an die Gegner gab. "Gegenargumente waren wohl nicht erwünscht", sagte Ditt. "Dennoch haben sich die Befürworter des Anbaus in bemerkenswerter Weise selbst entlarvt", so der Gentechnik-Gegner. Mit der seit Jahrzehnten bewährten Pflügetechnik könne der Schädlingsbefall wirksam verhindert werden, das habe selbst der Experte Bernd Hommel von der Biologischen Bundesanstalt gesagt. Und Wolfgang Voegler vom Genmais-Hersteller Monsanto habe sogar zugegeben, dass sich eine Auskreuzung der veränderten Pflanzen nicht verhindern lasse.

Dem Bauern Christoph Plass aus Neuholland, der Genmais ausgesät hat, wirft Jörg Ditt Profitsteigerung auf Kosten der Allgemeinheit vor. "Warum er es nicht schafft, auf konventionelle Weise wirtschaftlich anzubauen, führte er nicht aus", erklärte Ditt. Plass hatte am Montag seinen Genmais-Anbau mit wirtschaftlichen Notwendigkeiten begründet.

Der BUND-Landesverband Brandenburg forderte unterdessen ein generelles Anbauverbot von gentechnisch veränderten Pflanzen. "Die Risiken sind unberechenbar, zudem ist Genmais ein Ladenhüter ohne Zukunft", sagte der Landesvorsitzende Burkhard Voß. Der Anbau schade der gesamten Region.

Bei der Informationsveranstaltung am Montag hatten Landwirte und die Vertreter von Monsanto und der Biologischen Bundesanstalt für gentechnisch veränderte Produkte geworben. Am Rande erklärten Christoph Plass und die Liebenwalder Agrar GmbH, bereits Genmais ausgesät zu haben.

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Death of Privacy, Next Step: Death of Democracy

The disintegration of the Bush Presidency

Press Reports Suggest Military "Cover-Up" in Ishaqi Killings

The U.S military said Saturday it had found no wrongdoing in the March 15 raid on a home in Ishaqi that left nine Iraqi civilians dead. But, as with the apparent massacre in Haditha, will a military "cover-up" in this case come undone? Editor & Publisher coverage from back in March, and other evidence, suggest that the official story may soon unravel.

Bush Administration Increases Use of Secrets Privilege

Facing a wave of litigation challenging its eavesdropping at home and its handling of terror suspects abroad, the Bush administration is increasingly turning to a legal tactic that swiftly torpedoes most lawsuits: the state secrets privilege.

Bush's Nuclear Alliance With India at Risk

A proposed nuclear deal with India that the White House considers one of the most important pillars of President Bush's foreign policy legacy is in jeopardy because of growing objections in Congress and abroad.

What Happened at Haditha?

On her syndicated radio show Democracy Now! Amy Goodman interviews Dahr Jamail, Nancy Youssef, Aparisim Ghosh and John Sifton regarding the Haditha massacre.

Baghdad deaths reach new high in Iraqi civil war

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Baghdad Morgue Reports Record Figures for May

New Iraqi government documents show that, excluding the nearly daily bombings, more Baghdad residents died in shootings, stabbings and other violence in May than in any other month since the US-led invasion in 2003.

Cleveland Woman Convicted Of Felony And Sentenced To 60 Days In Jail For Putting Up Anti-Bush Posters

Informant: ranger116

Cheap Energy Researcher Threatened With Death if he Continues

Informant: ranger116

An Inconvenient Truth

Informant: ranger116



I finally had a chance to see Al Gore's global warming movie, "An Inconvenient Truth". I saw it last night with two of my daughters. It was as good as the reviews we've been reading said it was. Along with deftly communicating the complex urgency of global warming, the movie is also an inspiring story of what life looks like when a person (Gore in this case) doggedly follows the calling of his or her heart.

I encourage all of you to see Gore's movie and take as many of your family and friends along with you as you can.

Here's hoping, too, that all of us can follow whatever callings we have with as much tenaciousness as Gore has followed his.

I've included several related links below. I especially encourage you to take a look at Al Gore's June 19th interview with Charlie Rose:

And print out, pass around, and put to work Gore's list of ten things we can do to help stop global warming:

--- David Sunfellow

You can find a list of movie theaters that are currently showing "An Inconvenient Truth" at this address:

Al Gore On Charlie Rose
56 min 40 sec June 19, 2006

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An Inconvenient Truth


Al Gore's Documentary on the dangers of climate change and global warming.

WE'RE STAYING: US's 14 'enduring bases' in Iraq

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

An 11-year-old Iranian-American boy writes to George W. Bush

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

The North American Union "Matrix"

by Professor Steven Yates

April 20. S.853, the North American Cooperative Security Act, was introduced in the Senate (the corresponding House bill, H.R. 2672, would be introduced on May 26). This bill proposes the deep integration of security strategies of U.S., Canada and Mexico and the formation of a common perimeter around all three, using the supposed threat of terrorism as a reason for close monitoring citizens of all three nations.

Restoring The Draft: The Universal National Service Act of 2006

by Charlotte Iserbyt

Congressman Charles Rangel, a Democrat (NY), introduced on 14 February 2006 a bill (HR 4752) in the US Congress which requires: "all persons in the United States, including women, between the ages of 18 and 42 to perform a [two year] period of military service or a period of civilian service in furtherance of the national defense and homeland security, and for other purposes."

Mandatory Draft Bill Snuck In - To Be Debated 6-6-6

Informant: ranger116

If You Could Make ONE Phone Call Now To Stop The War NOW, Would You Do It?


Today, the premier online digest of progressive opinion will be featuring an article on the new virtual phone bank we told you about yesterday.

The ultimate act of speaking out of course is to vote, and the most effective activism of all is electing someone who is dedicated to changing a disastrous course, as in the destructive occupation of Iraq.

As a case in point, Bob McCloskey in California's 29th district has challenged a Democratic incumbent has who voted again and again in support of the war crime of a war in Iraq. Bob has opposed the war from the beginning and is calling for our troops to come home now. If Bob, and others like him, win their elections, the war will be stopped. A majority of the current incumbents still see no real reason it should. Losing their seats would be a compelling reason.

This is why we must turn out every possible vote for Bob McCloskey between now and the California primary this Tuesday, June 6th.

To do so Bob has set up a revolutionary new virtual phone bank, being tried first with It allows you to make calls from your own phone smoothly coordinated with other volunteers all over the country. The new interface includes a chat function where you can talk to other activists and get instant live help. And Bob even has prepaid phone cards available for you if you ask for one.


Here are some other great articles on right now:

Linda Milazzo: The Final Stretch: Linda Milazzo's "Conversation With Marcy Winograd" Based on my in-depth interview with Marcy Winograd, she may be a newcomer candidate, but she's irrefutably NO newcomer to the machinations of government and the needs of the constituents in California's "District 36".

Rob Kall: Tap The Power of Story To Max Your Message or Campaign The most powerful way to get people to embrace your ideas is to package them in stories. This article describes how to identify stories to use to promote your candidate, issue or product.

David Swanson: Eleven Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military But even such a person, facing a highly unpleasant and unrewarding work life, and facing a taxpayer-funded multibillion-dollar advertising campaign for military recruitment, would not for an instant consider joining the military if they had read "10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military."

Len Hart: *You know you're living in a dictatorship when public opinion becomes irrelevant When Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said recently that journalists could be prosecuted for espionage, it was clear that an official crackdown on truth telling is one of several defining characteristics of a police state. There is yet another equally reliable sign of dictatorship: public opinion doesn't mean a thing!

Dan DeWalt: Mobilize for peace and impeachment New impeachment/peace efforts are popping up daily. Where are you in this struggle?

Gene C. Gerard: Conservatives Favor 'Purity' over Cancer Vaccine Late last month a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel unanimously recommended approval of a vaccine for the human papilloma virus. Conservative organizations oppose it on the grounds that it might encourage promiscuity among adolescent girls. Conservatives are now working to discourage its use.

Mark E. Smith: Global Warming vs. Election Integrity What should our top priority be? Is it health care, global warming, peak oil, election reform, or something else entirely?


If you speak out alone, you are just one voice. And if all did the same, that's all that would be required. But if you call ten people and let them know there is a real alternative to vote for, you can increase your impact ten-fold. If you have time to call 100 people between now and June 6th, to encourage them to come out and vote against this war, you can magnify your activism 100-fold. We each can cast only one vote, but we can make as many phone calls as we like.

This is a grand experiment in democracy. If we are able to use this new technology to take Bob McCloskey over the top, we can help other candidates for free in the same way. What we are asking you to do is take a look at Bob's positions on issue after issue, and see if you agree with him on just about everything.

See how he is already standing up and fighting for you with his own action pages

Why do we support particular candidates? . . . Because particular candidates REPRESENT policy change. And when they have the courage to stand up for us, we must all of us stand with them.

Let us make an example of Bob McCloskey. and example of what the people can mobilize to do for someone who deserves it. And let's do it between now and Tuesday with the help of this new virtual phone bank which makes it so easy to organize it all.

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.

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