Sonntag, 11. Juni 2006

It’s Alright, Ma Bell

Last week, as details emerged of the Justice Department’s plan to have Internet providers log customers’ Web clicks and e-mails, the method behind the Bush administration’s domestic surveillance finally became discernible.

//www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewWeb&articleId=11627


From Information Clearing House

How Racism Has Invaded Canada

This has been a good week to be in Canada — or an awful week, depending on your point of view — to understand just how irretrievably biased and potentially racist the Canadian press has become.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13575.htm

How Long Will America Lead the World?

Americans don't quite realize how fast the rest of the world is catching up.
//www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13123358/site/newsweek/


From Information Clearing House

Annan defends UN criticism of US

The US ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, had demanded Kofi Annan should repudiate Mark Malloch Brown's remarks.

//tinyurl.com/em3z5


From Information Clearing House

Neocon Foreign Policy Architect Richard Perle reveals US War Plans in the Iranian Theater

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13564.htm

US refuses to rule out attacks

America has refused to give Iran guarantees that it will not use military force against its nuclear sites, according to a leading US official (Richard Beeston writes).

//www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,175-2219342,00.html


From Information Clearing House

Were witnesses tortured in Padilla case

Jose Padilla is seeking a hearing to determine if statements from two alleged al-Qaida operatives that led to his arrest and the seizure of key evidence were obtained through torture or drugs.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13566.htm

David Hicks has somehow managed to defy the world’s most powerful person, George W Bush

The Outcast of Camp Echo

The Punishment of David Hicks: Stripped of all rights as an “unlawful combatant”, isolated inside a concrete cell, abandoned by his homeland and pushed to the brink of suicide, David Hicks has somehow managed to defy the world’s most powerful person, George W Bush.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13568.htm

Hundreds of Iraqi soldiers deserting

Erratic pay, inadequate food and poor living conditions are driving several hundred Iraqi soldiers out of the army every month.

//www.politicalgateway.com/news/read/18314


From Information Clearing House

So is Iraq free now?

Contrary to erroneous reports promoted by the US government, Zarqawi’s so-called ‘Al Qaeda in Iraq’ was not really a part of Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda movement, and he was not the leader of the anti-US resistance in Iraq.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13576.htm

Another Fallujah? US Takes Aim at Ramadi

Fearful citizens flee from Ramadi

U.S. and Iraqi forces cordoned off the city Saturday and were asking civilians to evacuate, residents and Iraqi officials said. Airstrikes on several residential areas picked up, and troops used loudspeakers to warn civilians of a fierce impending attack, Ramadi police Capt. Tahseen Aldulaimi said.

//seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2003054003_ramadi11.html


From Information Clearing House



Fallujah II, US Takes Aim at Ramadi

Fears of an imminent offensive by the US troops massed around the insurgent stronghold of Ramadi intensified Saturday, with residents pouring out of the city to escape what they describe as a mounting humanitarian crisis.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/061106A.shtml

The Courage to Face the Consequences

By Ray McGovern

Hope is here. The cold light of truth is piercing the cloud of lies conjured by Donald Rumsfeld and others about the war in Iraq—even in the defense secretary’s own bailiwick.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article13573.htm

Richard Perle reveals US War Plans in the Iran

In bland remarks delivered to a small audience of students at the Oxford Union, Richard Perle outlined the Bush administration´s response to the crisis of 9/11 and the neoconservative doctrines of pre-emptive war. In a droning monotone designed to anaesthetize his keen academic audience, Perle explained the need for an invincible American military apparatus and a foreign policy predicated on the Bush Doctrine of pre-emptive war permitting direct and simultaneous interventions into multiple theatres.

//tjh.elequity.com/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=559

Stockholmer Verkehrsbehörden schränken Gebrauch von Mobiltelefonen ein

Stockholms Verkehrsbehörden werden zukünftig spezielle Zonen für die Benutzung von Mobiltelefonen kennzeichnen. Ab August riskieren Pendler, die Mobiltelefone außerhalb der speziell ausgewiesenen Bereiche benutzen, Geldstrafen, so berichtete die Times/London. Politiker beschlossen dieses Verbot aufgrund von Klagen wegen Überempfindlichkeit gegen elektromagnetische Felder und über laute Telefongespräche. Befürworter des Verbots hoffen, dass es auf das gesamte Land ausgedehnt wird, während andere allerdings auf die Beschneidung ihrer Rechte hinweisen.

//www.newsfactor.com/story.xhtml?story_id=43708
//www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2207446,00.html


Aus: FGF-Infoline vom 08.06.2006

Der Forschungsgemeinschaft Funk e.V. (FGF), gehören alle deutschen Mobilfunkbetreiber an.

Consequences of US failure in Iraq are globally positive

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/4642/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Torture Is a Moral Issue: Tell Congress Torture Should Be Illegal

//www.fcnl.org/civil_liberties/torture/index.htm#top


Informant: DitziSis

How to Impeach a President

//www.apfn.org/apfn/impeach_pres.htm

Beginning today, you can go to //www.articlesofimpeachment.net to learn about a "National Teach-In" on impeachment organized by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Melville House, launching nationwide on July 19 in cities and towns across the country. (This is a new site so if it crashes try back later.)

Please join the effort:­ visit //www.articlesofimpeachment.net and organize a Teach-In in your home or community center. An "action kit" ­-- including a DVD documentary short, HOW TO IMPEACH A PRESIDENT, the handbook ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST GEORGE W. BUSH, and other resources ­-- is available at the website. Join the CCR, the nation's leading institute of constitutional scholarship and activism, in making the impeachment of George W. Bush a reality. //www.articlesofimpeachment.net


Pass an Impeachment Resolution at Your State Democratic Party Convention

Despite the efforts of those who would sweep the issue under the rug, 10 state Democratic party organizations have already gone on record in support of impeachment resolutions: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, North Carolina, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Mexico, California, Colorado and Hawaii. This weekend, we expect similar resolutions to be brought in Minnesota and even Texas! And there are more to come in the weeks ahead, which means that shortly more than a quarter of all state Democratic party organizations will have gone on record in favor of impeachment. That's not to mention the three states that have introduced resolutions in their legislatures calling on Congress to act. Several states have conventions coming up. Get involved: //www.afterdowningstreet.org/resourcecenter


No Permanent Bases: Passed Both Houses, Removed in Conference Committee
By David Swanson

Remember when our efforts persuaded both the House and the Senate to unanimously approve amendments to the "emergency supplemental" bill stipulating that none of the money could be used to build permanent bases in Iraq? This week, a conference committee, behind closed doors, removed that language. READ MORE: //www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/11672

Senator Thad Cochran (202-224-5054) and Congressman Jerry Lewis (202-225-5861) were in charge of the conference committee. Feel free to give them a call and tell them what you think.


Action on Iraq in House and Senate Next Week

Our efforts in support of a discharge petition that would force an open debate on Iraq in the House have pressured the Republican leadership into announcing a debate next week, but a short debate limited to the topic of a bill that no one has seen, with no amendments allowed. We need a lengthy debate allowing Congress Members from both sides of the aisle to introduce amendments and have them voted on. Let House Majority Leader John Boehner (202-225-6205) know.

In recent weeks, four Senators -- Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Russ Feingold (D-WI), Tom Harkin (D-IA), and John Kerry (D-MA) -- have introduced bills that would bring our troops home from Iraq by the end of 2006. Both Feingold and Kerry are expected to propose their bills as amendments to a Defense Authorization bill next week. Your Senator should vote for those two amendments and should co-sponsor these four bills.

If four is too many, we recommend pressing for support of Senator Harkin's bill (S. CON. RES. 93). It includes these three points:

(1) the United States should not maintain a permanent military presence or military bases in Iraq;

(2) the United States should not attempt to control the flow of Iraqi oil; and

(3) United States Armed Forces should be redeployed from Iraq as soon as practicable after the completion of Iraq's constitution-making process or December 31, 2006, whichever occurs first.

Harkin's bill has companion legislation in the House (H. CON. RES. 348 sponsored by Congressman Mike Thompson). Your Congress Member should co-sponsor that bill, but also H.R. 4232, Congressman Jim McGovern's bill to cut off money for the war and end it immediately.

Tell your Congress Member and Senators to end the war: //www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/83


Tragically, 2,500th US Death Approaches

The U.S. death toll in Iraq continues to climb, and now stands at 2,476. In a matter of days or weeks, we will reach yet another tragic milestone in this war: the death of the 2500th U.S. serviceperson. This sad event comes as the Iraqi Health Ministry reports that civilian deaths in Baghdad soared in May; the U.S. war on Iraq has destroyed so many lives, for so little reason.

Last October, when the 2000th U.S. serviceperson was killed in Iraq, more than 1000 candlelight vigils and other commemorative events were held in communities all around the country. We urge you to begin planning now for what your group will do when this newest sad benchmark is reached.

One national initiative you may wish to join is a coordinated ringing of church bells, organized by Faithful America and Democracy Rising. They hope to have at least 2500 houses of worship participating in this effort. For more information, visit //ga3.org/FA_remembrance/home.html


Sign the Declaration of Peace

The Declaration of Peace is a pledge:

1) To declare peace by taking action now to bring all US troops home from Iraq now and to establish a comprehensive, concrete and rapid plan for an end to the US war in Iraq; and

2) To declare peace by engaging in nonviolent action in cities and towns across the United States and in Washington, DC September 21-28 if these goals — immediate withdrawal of US troops and a comprehensive plan to end the US war — are not accomplished by International Peace Day, September 21, 2006. Nationally coordinated nonviolent activities will continue on a regular basis as needed until the United States withdraws from Iraq."

You can learn more, sign the declaration, and get more involved by visiting //declarationofpeace.org


Enter the "Impeach Bush" Media Contest

Here's a contest, to gather and rate anti-Bush and pro-impeachment materials: Best impeachment website or blog Best impeachment or anti-Bush image Best impeachment or anti-Bush audio Best impeachment or anti-Bush video or animation Best impeachment or anti-Bush essay or article Best impeachment or anti-Bush pamphlet or flier Best impeachment slogan or catchphrase Best argument for impeachment Anyone can enter, and anyone can win. The contest will close on July 21st, 2006, and winners will be announced shortly afterwards. //tinyurl.com/ou8dj


FORWARD THIS INFORMATION



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

Staatliche Willkür in den USA

Teil 1: Werden die Standards unserer Zivilisation demnächst vom Terrorismus diktiert?
//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/22/22536/1.html

Teil 2: Abbau der Demokratie
//www.telepolis.de/tp/r4/artikel/22/22826/1.html

Teil 3: Asbest-Attacke aus dem Weißen Haus //www.telepolis.de/tp/r4/artikel/23/23257/1.html

Die zweite Niederlage der USA

Die Einnahme von Somalias Hauptstadt durch Islamisten ist ein direktes Resultat der CIA-Bündnispolitik.

//www.telepolis.de/tp/r4/artikel/22/22857/1.html

Public interest in news topics beyond control of mainstream media

//seattlepi.nwsource.com/opinion/273283_bunting09.html


Informant: NHNE

Erbitterte Auseinandersetzung in Washington: Neokonservative gegen republikanische Realisten

//tinyurl.com/kqjtx

Greenpeace fordert von Nato-Ministern den Abzug der US- Atomwaffen aus Europa

//www.presseportal.de/story.htx?nr=833138&firmaid=6343

Petition to remove Dr. Mike Repacholi

//www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/409444403

Sein Handy wurde Sarkawi zum Verhängnis

//www.rp-online.de/public/article/nachrichten/politik/ausland/335570

Sein Handy verriet Al Sarkawi
//www.20min.ch/news/ausland/story/11170108

Big phone mast protest

By Mark Killiner

MORNING worshippers at a Chingford church were greeted by 100 protesters objecting to contentious plans for a mobile phone mast in the church's spire.

A broad campaign consisting of children, parents, teachers and residents, known as Justify Unnecessary Dangers Against Children (JUDAS), met outside SS Peter and Paul Church in the Green, Chingford, to say no to the proposed mobile phone base station.

Once in place, the mast, which would generate income for the church, would sit only 50 metres away from St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Station Road. continued...

A spokeswoman for JUDAS said: "We are all worried about the welfare of our children, and even though the phone operators say it is not proven that phone masts pose any health risks, several European studies suggest otherwise.

"It may only be a slight risk, it may be a big risk, we simply do not know for certain. But as long as there is any risk at all to our children we believe the Stewart Report's precautionary principle is the best way forward."

The report categorises schools as sensitive sites and recommends a precautionary approach to installing masts nearby.

More than 600 people have signed a petition against the proposal and MP Iain Duncan Smith has given his support to the campaign.

The issue is destined for consideration in a special court, known as a consistory court, in the church on Tuesday from 10.30am, but the church will not comment in advance of the hearing.

The JUDAS spokeswoman added: "We hope the church authorities will take note of our fears and the huge amount of local opinion opposed to the mast. We hope they will take the generous path of abandoning their plans before we all have to go through the stress of the preliminary hearing in the church.

"We know the church needs funds but we urge it to seek other ways of raising them. We are angry at the companies that take advantage of organisations so obviously in need of financial support."

5:30pm today

© Copyright 2001-2006 Newsquest Media Group

//www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/walthamforest/walthamforestnews/display.var.787582.0.big_phone_mast_protest.php

Biologische Vielfalt beginnt vor der eigenen Haustür

10.06.2006

Den dramatischen Rückgang der biologischen Vielfalt zu stoppen ist eine Aufgabe aller Gruppen in unserer Gesellschaft.

//www.sonnenseite.com/index.php?pageID=6&news:oid=n5440

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