Montag, 12. Juni 2006

Une antenne de téléphonie mobile inquiète des Versoisiens

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Ecouter et donner la parole aux Riverains d'antennes relais

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Next-up news

L'affaire du Collège Marc Seignobos de Chabeuil va commencer

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U.S. Begins Bombing Residential Areas Of Ramadi

Fears of an imminent U.S. assault on the Sunni city of Ramadi are increasing. On Saturday U.S. and Iraqi forces cordoned off the city of 400,000 people. The Los Angeles Times reported that fleeing residents say the U.S. has begun bombing residential areas. Thousands of families are reportedly trapped in the city and facing a mounting humanitarian crisis. Food and medical supplies are running low. Prices for gas have soared because of shortages. The Iraqi government has tried repeatedly to send medical and food aid into Ramadi, but it has been thwarted by insurgent attacks. A former governor of the city said that people in Ramadi are caught between two plagues: the vicious, armed insurgents and the American and Iraqi troops.

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Informant: John Calvert



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John Brown Helps the President Address the Nation

"Since President Bush has not commandeered the television screen to address the American people on the latest wrinkles in his 'strategy for victory' in Iraq, former diplomat John Brown, who resigned his State Department post in 2003 to protest the onrushing invasion of Iraq, and who now compiles the Public Diplomacy Press Review, thought he might lend the President a hand," writes Tom Engelhardt.

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Libby Faces Pre-Trial Status Hearing Today

The federal district judge overseeing the CIA leak case against I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby will hold a pre-trial status hearing today. Libby, Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, is facing five counts of obstruction of justice, false statements and perjury in the investigation of who leaked CIA employee Valerie Plame's name to the media.

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Maj. Gen. John Batiste: Root Causes of Haditha

"There is a direct link between the alleged atrocities in Haditha and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld," writes retired Maj. Gen. John Batiste. "His poor decisions and bad judgment in 2003 and 2004 are the root causes for the prolonged challenge we now face. Haditha is but a symptom of a much bigger problem."


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US "Planning to Keep 50,000 Troops in Iraq for Many Years"

America plans to retain a garrison of 50,000 troops, one tenth of its entire army, in Iraq for years to come, according to US media reports.

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Iraq's Pentagon Papers

"Today, there must be, at the very least, hundreds of civilian and military officials in the Pentagon, CIA, State Department, National Security Agency and White House who have in their safes and computers comparable documentation of intense internal debates - so far carefully concealed from Congress and the public - about prospective or actual war crimes, reckless policies and domestic crimes: the Pentagon Papers of Iraq, Iran or the ongoing war on US liberties," writes Daniel Ellsberg. "Some of those officials, I hope, will choose to accept the personal risks of revealing the truth - earlier than I did - before more lives are lost or a new war is launched."

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Killing Themselves Was Unnecessary But It Certainly Is a Good PR Move and an "Act of Asymmetrical Warfare"

Spinning Suicide

"Three men being held in the United States military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, killed themselves by hanging in their cells on Saturday. The Team Bush spin machine immediately swept into high gear," writes Marjorie Cohn.

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"Killing Themselves Was Unnecessary. But It Certainly Is a Good PR Move."

The Bush administration stared down a new wave of international condemnation of Guantanamo yesterday, dismissing the suicides by three inmates of the prison camp as a "good PR move" on their part and an "act of asymmetrical warfare."

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And the Oscar Goes To ...

"You can only be bemused by the title of the lady at the US State Department who called the suicides of three prisoners a 'good PR move to draw attention,'" writes William Fisher. "Her name is Colleen Graffy, and her title is Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy. That's Public Diplomacy."

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Outcry Over Suicides at Guantanamo

The deaths and the official commentary on the dead men's motives have inspired broad criticism. The fatalities also brought appeals for independent investigation of the detention process here as well as insistence that the prison be closed.

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Verfassungsschutz beobachtet angeblich Wissenschaftler Grottian

Sozialforum: Verfassungsschutz beobachtet angeblich Wissenschaftler Grottian (12.06.06)

Der Wissenschaftler und Mitbegründer des Berliner Sozialforums Peter Grottian wird laut einem Bericht des Magazins "Der Spiegel" vom Verfassungsschutz beobachtet. Die Behörde sammle seit Jahren Informationen über die Aktivitäten von Grottian und über linke Gruppen, die gegen den rot-roten Senat in Berlin opponierten.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet: //www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=13797

First Abramoff Trial Draws to a Close

David Safavian's trial, the first arising from the Abramoff scandal, draws closer to an end Monday, with prosecutors depicting the former top procurement official in the government as a liar who improperly capitalized on his position.

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Smoke of Iraq War "Drifting Over Lebanon"

The war in Iraq has generated some of the most startling images in the Middle East today: a dictator's fall, elections in defiance of insurgent threats, and carnage on a scale rarely witnessed. Less visibly though, the war is building a profound legacy across the Arab world: fear and suspicion over Iraq's repercussions, a generation that casts the Bush administration's policy as an unquestioned war on Islam, and a subterranean reserve of men who, like Abu Haritha, declare that the fight against the United States in Iraq is a model for the future.

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Legality of Bush's Wiretapping Faces Court Challenge

The Bush administration’s controversial warrantless wire-tapping program will face its first big court test on Monday, when a federal judge in Detroit hears a direct challenge to the program’s legality for the first time. Opponents of the program have broadened their campaign to include not just opposition in Congress, but more than two dozen lawsuits against the government and the telephone companies allegedly complicit in the spying, plus complaints to state and federal agencies that regulate telecommunications companies.

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For Youth, Advice on Military, and Dissent

Across the country this school year, hundreds of "counter-recruiters" have been quietly setting up information tables in high schools. Their message: Military recruiters lie. War is hell. Think long and hard before you enlist.

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Ramadi: Fallujah Redux

"Fearful residents are now pouring out of Ramadi after the US military has been assaulting the city for months with tactics like cutting water, electricity and medical aid, imposing curfews, and attacking by means of snipers and random air strikes. This time, Iraqis there are right to fear the worst - an all out attack on the city, similar to what was done to nearby Fallujah, " writes Dahr Jamail.

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Selbstmord als "asymmetrischer Krieg": das Pentagon zu den Selbstmorden im Gefangenenlager Guantanamo

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Recipe For A Fair Election

by Steven Hill, TomPaine.com

On publicly owned voting machines and other ways to rescue our broken election system. //www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/06/12/recipe_for_a_fair_election.php

Time For Bold Politics

by Robert L. Borosage, The Nation

Given the scope of conservative ruin, how do progressives seize the day? //www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/06/12/time_for_bold_politics.php

Sealed vs. Sealed

Jason Leopold reports on a sealed federal indictment that could prove very interesting to those following the Fitzgerald/Plame investigation.

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Closing our courts

Village Voice
by Nat Hentoff

06/08/06

With Congress refusing to hold the executive branch accountable for even its clear violation of the law in unleashing the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on us -- and also collect all our phone records -- only the courts remain to guard the constitutional separation of powers. ... But, as for the courts, increasingly the White House -- with the full support of the president's faithful vassal Attorney General Alberto Gonzales -- has been compelling judges to dismiss cases that could expose the administration's misrule of law. By invoking the 'state secrets' privilege, the administration ensures that all documents and reports central to the case at hand are excluded -- and the case cannot proceed...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Now for the bad news

The Weekly Standard
by Reuel Marc Gerecht

It may well be that the manner of Zarqawi's death will send the wrong signal to the U.S. military, which seems determined to continue its 'intelligence-driven" counterinsurgency. Good intelligence was followed by laser-guided munitions -- just the kind of action that warms Secretary Rumsfeld's heart. But neither we nor the Iraqis are going to find salvation through good intelligence and smart bombs. If we continue on this 'easy' path, we will only guarantee that Abu Musab al Zarqawi's name will endure... (for publication 06/19/06)

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

With Zarqawi's death, U.S. should exit Iraq

Fox News
by Ted Galen Carpenter

06/10/06

The air strikes that killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi on June 7 should cause rejoicing in both Iraq and the United States. An especially evil, brutal, bloodthirsty terrorist is gone, and Al Qaeda has suffered a significant blow. That being said, Americans should not assume his death will make a major difference in Iraq’s overall security environment. The episode is simply the latest milestone that is not really a milestone in that unhappy country. We should be especially skeptical of those who proclaim every favorable development as a crucial turning point in the Iraq conflict. We’ve heard it all before. ... The reality is that the level of violence in Iraq has increased rather than declined since those premature claims of victory. ... Both the Bush administration and the American people need to recognize just how bad the sectarian violence in Iraq has become...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

We're no longer presumed innocent, we're presumed guilty

Why I am moving to Wyoming

The Price of Liberty
by Boston T. Party

06/06

Folks, we're no longer presumed innocent, we're presumed guilty. We're no longer punished for what we've done, but for what we might do. This 'prior restraint' is a slap in the face of our Common Law heritage, and is carried to such ridiculous extremes that 90 year old ladies are now automatically presumed to be people of aggression, theft, and fraud...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Bad apples keep bobbing up

Independent Institute
by Robert Higgs

06/09/06

Owing to the appearance of hard-to-dismiss photographic and videotaped evidence, certain 'incidents,' such as the massacre at Haditha or the disgusting fun and games at Abu Ghraib, find their way into the U.S. news media from time to time. The government reacts predictably: first, officials cover up or obfuscate the evidence; then, they blame 'a few bad apples' in the enlisted ranks and insist that we take the time to 'find out the facts before leaping to conclusions,' especially to any conclusions about misconduct by senior officers; finally, they bury the whole matter in a drawn-out proceeding by which the military investigates and, for the most part, exculpates itself, while the general public shifts its attention to the lastest story of a vanished coed. It's the tried-and-true method by which the government deals with unpleasant reports about its actions: hunker down, pronounce inanities, and wait...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Why I am not a "conservative"

Las Vegas Review-Journal
by Vin Suprynowicz

06/11/06

Ed Feulner of the Heritage Foundation -- your quintessential modern 'conservative' think tank -- finally laid his cards face-up in an op-ed piece in this section March 26. In the essay, headlined 'Curing the conservative crack-up,' Mr. Feulner proposed six criteria by which conservatives should weigh any proposed government action. Among his criteria were 'Does it make us safer?' and 'Does it unify us?' It's hard to imagine any of the world's worst dictators having any problem eagerly embracing those justifications for their actions. Freedom often looks dangerous, disorderly and divisive; bureaucratic control and the cops reading our mail, 'wanding us down,' and/or peering in every window are nearly always sold as 'necessary to make us safer.' And there sure is a feeling of 'unity' as we're herded down those airport cattle chutes or race to mail in our tribute every April 15...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Iraq: Al Anbar troops leave army in droves

Stars & Stripes

06/11/06

Iraqi soldiers in Al Anbar province are leaving their army in droves, draining much-needed manpower from fledgling Iraqi security forces and preventing U.S. troops from reducing troop strength in the volatile region, U.S. and Iraqi military officials say. Lousy living conditions, bad food and failure to receive regular pay are the main reasons behind the exodus, which is running at least several hundred soldiers a month, the officials say...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Militant mothers take on Tony Blair

Independent [UK]

06/11/06

Families of British soldiers killed in Iraq have reacted furiously to a letter from Tony Blair saying that their loved ones died defending their country, since, they say, the Iraqi regime never posed a threat. The anger has strengthened the resolve of mothers and wives who yesterday launched their campaign to bring British troops back home from the Gulf. They also called for a nation-wide picket of Army recruiting offices...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Fallen star blames self, GOP tactics

Boston Globe

06/10/06

For nearly a decade, Allen Raymond stood at the top ranks of Republican Party power. He served as chief of staff to a cochairman of the Republican National Committee, supervised Republican contests in mid-Atlantic states for the RNC, and was a top official in publisher Steve Forbes's presidential campaign. He went on to earn $350,000 a year running a Republican policy group as well as a GOP phone-bank business. But most recently, Raymond has been in prison. And for that, he blames himself, but also says he was part of a Republican political culture that emphasizes hardball tactics and polarizing voters. Raymond, 39, has just finished serving a three-month sentence for jamming Democratic phone lines in New Hampshire during the 2002 US Senate race. The incident led to one of the biggest political scandals in the state's history, the convictions of Raymond and two top Republican officials, and a Democratic lawsuit that seeks to determine whether the White House played any role. The race was won by Senator John E. Sununu, the Republican...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Choked by the electrosmog

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New Book available from Powerwatch UK called "The Powerwatch Handbook, simple ways to make you and your family safer" Alasdair and Jean have donated all royalties from this new book to the UK charity Children with Leukaemia. Please support it and order a copy, essential reading. See article in major UK news paper The Daily Mail.

Well done to the Powerwatch we owe them a debt of gratitude.

Eileen O'Connor

Verfolgt und deportiert - Free Mumia Abu-Jamal! - Freiheit für Mumia Abu-Jamal

Die Politik der USA produziert Flüchtlingsströme und ist gleichzeitig extrem flüchtlingsfeindlich. Kolumne von Mumia Abu-Jamal in junge Welt vom
10.06.2006 //www.jungewelt.de/2006/06-10/040.php


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Free Mumia Abu-Jamal!

Weltweit wird am heutigen 10. Oktober gegen die Todesstrafe demonstriert – siehe dazu:

ai-Focus: Nein zur Todesstrafe - Aktuelles über Erfolge im Kampf gegen die Todesstrafe! //www.amnesty.at/fokus/todesstrafe/index.htm

World Coalition against the death penalty website //www.worldcoalition.org/

Aus diesem Anlaß widmen wir den heutigen Newsletter Mumia Abu-Jamal – siehe dazu:

Wettlauf gegen den Tod. Mumia Abu-Jamal - Ein schwarzer Revolutionär im weißen Amerika

Biographie von Michael Schiffmann (ISBN 3-85371-258-4, br., bebildert,
320 Seiten, 21,90 Euro, 39,90 sFr., gerade erschienen im Promedia Verlag Wien). Siehe dazu:

Verlagsinformationen //www.mediashop.at/022polit/202schiffmannwettlauf.htm

Das Inhaltsverzeichnis (pdf) //www.labournet.de/solidaritaet/mumia/schiffmann1.pdf

Die Einleitung – exklusiv im LabourNet Germany (pdf) //www.labournet.de/solidaritaet/mumia/schiffmann2.pdf

Heute (10. Oktober 2006) findet in Wien die Buchvorstellung des Promedia-Verlages mit dem Autor statt (19 Uhr, Amerlinghaus, Stiftgasse 8, 1070 Wien). Gezeigt werden zusätzlich Ausschnitte einer von Michael Schiffmann gedrehten Dokumentation über Mumia Abu-Jamal

Berlin: Bündnis für Soziale Gerechtigkeit und Menschenwürde und die Gruppe „Freiheit für Mumia Abu-Jamal“ laden ebenfalls zu einer Veranstaltung mit Michael Schiffmann ein: Freitag, den 13. Oktober 2006 um 19:00 Uhr im Rathaus Schöneberg, Raum 195


Aus: LabourNet, 10. Oktober 2006

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Hoffen und bangen um Abu-Jamal

„Im Fall eines der prominentesten Verurteilten der USA, des schwarzen Journalisten Mumia Abu-Jamal, wird sich ab morgen entscheiden, ob er wieder wegen Polizistenmordes die Todesstrafe fürchten muss oder sein Verfahren neu aufgerollt wird…“ Artikel von Afrienne Woltersdorf in der taz vom 16.5.2007 //taz.de/dx/2007/05/16/a0164.1/text


Justizmord verhindern. Solidaritätsbekundungen für Mumia Abu-Jamal in Berlin. Anhörung am 17. Mai in Philadelphia entscheidet über Leben und Tod des Journalisten

Artikel von Roland Etzel in junge Welt vom 14.05.2007 //www.jungewelt.de/2007/05-14/041.php


„Freiheit für Mumia Abu-Jamal!“

“Für Mumia Abu-Jamal kann der kommende Donnerstag zum Tag der Entscheidung über Leben oder Tod werden. Wie die NRhZ in ihrer Ausgabe 92 berichtete, wird dann in Philadelphia (US-Staat Pennsylvania) eine Anhörung vor einem Berufungsgericht stattfinden, deren Ergebnis eine Wiederaufnahme des Prozesses sein könnte, in dem der afroamerikanische Bürgerrechtler vor 25 Jahren zum Tode verurteilt worden war. Am Samstagabend sprach Rachel Wolkenstein, Anwältin des Partisan Defense Committee und in den 90er Jahren Mitglied des Verteidigungsteams Mumia Abu-Jamals, dazu nach einer Solidaritätsdemonstration im Berliner IG Metall-Haus. Hier ihr Vortrag in der deutschen Übersetzung…“ Rede von Rachel Wolkenstein in der Neuen Rheinischen Zeitung Nummer 95 vom 16.5.07 //www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=10918


Union back Free Mumia

“BRITISH trade unionists gave the Free Mumia Campaign a welcome boost at the weekend, pledging to mobilise support in their branches and nationally to stop US authorities stealing the life of an internationally renowned death-row political prisoner. Time is running out for Mumia Abu Jamal…” Artikel von Louise Nousratpour in “Morning Star”, daily paper of the British left, vom 7.5.07 (pdf) //www.labournet.de/solidaritaet/mumia/morningstar.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 16. Mai 2007

Beim Flüchtlingsschutz steht Deutschland im Abseits

Rote Karte für Deutschlands Abschiebetaktik!

Deutschland wird Abschiebeweltmeister PRO ASYL startet Kampagne: Rote Karte für Deutschlands Abschiebetaktik. Appell an den Deutschen Bundestag: Bleiberechtsregelung gesetzlich beschließen. Presseerklärung von Pro Asyl vom 30.5.06 //www.proasyl.de/de/archiv/presseerklaerungen/presse-detail/news////deutschland_wird_abschiebeweltmeister/back/105/chash/cfbe3b0d8a/index.html


Unterschriftensammlung „Beim Flüchtlingsschutz steht Deutschland im Abseits!“

„PRO ASYL bereitet eine Petition für eine großzügige Bleiberechtsregelung vor, die wir zusammen mit den gesammelten Unterschriften dem Deutschen Bundestag überreichen werden. Sorgen Sie dafür, dass Deutschland seinem Anspruch auf Weltoffenheit und Fairness ein Stück näher kommt.“ Kampagnenseite von Pro Asyl //www.proasyl.de/de/appell-bleiberecht/index.html

online-Unterschriften //www.proasyl.de/de/wm-bleiberecht-online-unterschreiben/index.html


Guinea-Delegation in Dortmund

Beamte aus Diktaturen zu Gast bei Freunden

Presseerklärung des Internationalen Aktionsbündnisses vom 28.5.06 zu den skandalösen Vorgängen um die "Anhörungen" von Flüchtlingen durch eine Delegation aus Guinea in Dortmund mit der Schilderung der Vorgänge um die Anhörungen von papierlosen Flüchtlingen (pdf) //www.labournet.de/diskussion/wipo/migration/doguinea.pdf

Gesundheit und Armut: von Patientenerlös und "erlösten" Patienten

Medizin und Ökonomie

Dr. med. Moloch. Warum es so schwer ist, das Gesundheitssystem zu reformieren.

Artikel von Annette Jensen in der taz vom 8.6.2006 //www.taz.de/pt/2006/06/08/a0165.1/text


Gesundheit und Armut

Von Patientenerlös und "erlösten" Patienten

Der Hauptstadtkongress Gesundheit befasste sich auch mit den Folgen von Nichtversicherung. Artikel von Ulrike Baureithel in Freitag vom 26.05.2006 //www.freitag.de/2006/21/06210501.php


Aus: LabourNet, 12. Juni 2006

Solidarität gefragt: Verteidigt die Pressefreiheit

Solidarität mit Dr. Nikolaus Brauns

Verfahrensverschleppung. Ermittlungen gegen junge-Welt-Journalisten Nick Brauns dauern an. Der aktuelle Verfahrensstand zusammengestellt von Ludwig König //www.labournet.de/solidaritaet/nickbrauns1.html

Aus: LabourNet, 12. Juni 2006

Please help the Primates

A message from Eleanor

There is no hope for Primates in the UK without a ruling in their favour from the EU. Please sign if you haven't already and forward! I know I have sent this before - but it is so frustrating to see the petition lack just 159 signatures.

Lots of love,

Eleanor


PLEASE COPY, PASTE AND FORWARD, CROSSPOST!!!

//www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/580843335

Primates possess many qualities which were once considered solely human attributes. The central nervous system of Primates and humans is organized in almost the same way, and there are similarities between the social behavior, emotional needs and intellectual capabilities of humans and other Primates. Primates demonstrate the ability to reason, to exhibit friendship and altruism, to suffer fear and stress.

UK and EU legislation has been partially expanded to supposedly protect their specific requirements in the laboratory and afford them a 'higher' status than other animal species under Directive 86/609/EEC. The reality is, however, that this legal provision does not prevent thousands of primates each year enduring terrible pain, suffering and death in the laboratory. . Experiments that would be unthinkable if performed on human subjects should also be considered morally unacceptable when carried out on our genetic cousins.

Researchers use primates as 'models' of human diseases on which the development and progression of such diseases can be monitored and treated. However primates, like other animals, make poor 'models' and attempting to extrapolate test results from one species to another is a fundamentally flawed research methodology. Despite their similarities, there are also many significant differences between humans and others Primates.

The fundamental flaw underlying the research of human diseases in primates is that researchers can only attempt to artificially induce similar superficial symptoms of human diseases in Primates, which is very different from studying a naturally occurring disease in a biologically relevant animal i.e. a human patient.

Primates who are removed from their normal habitat, deprived of environmental stimulants and social interaction, make poor 'models' on which to record the 'natural' development of disease or infection. Like human beings, primates react very differently to disease or illness depending on their physical and psychological states.

The reality is, despite what the research industry would have us believe, primates do not provide a reliable 'model' of the human being. After decades of research on primates, scientists have repeatedly failed to make significant breakthroughs in fully understanding the onset and progression of HIV or AIDS, cot death, epilepsy, Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, or cancer - all human conditions which have been thoroughly, though pointlessly, explored through research on Primates.

Disney: cashing in on getting kids connected

Disney Phone Service Has Parents in Mind

The New York Times

By LAURA M. HOLSON

Published: April 5, 2006

LOS ANGELES, April 4 — With the help of the Walt Disney Company, parents can make sure it’s still a small world for their children, at least when it comes to their cellphone use.

On Wednesday, the company will introduce a wireless phone service that will allow parents to set limits on their children’s cellphone use as well as track them on a map using Global Positioning System technology.

Parents can determine what hours and days of the week children can use phones, blocking school hours for example, and what numbers they can dial. They will also be able to set spending limits on their phone bills.

The new service, called Disney Mobile, has not been priced yet. It will be unveiled in Las Vegas at the annual trade show for CTIA, a wireless industry trade group, and will be available in June. The service comes on the heels of Disney’s February debut of Mobile ESPN, a service for sports fans.

Disney, like many media companies, is hoping to take advantage of the proliferation of cellphones by offering services of its own, like ring tones and wallpaper.

Many consumer groups, however, have begun voicing concerns about escalating bills. Every item, from text and picture messaging to downloading of content, costs a fee, with some unwitting users racking up hundreds of dollars in charges. Parents have complained, too, that it is hard to monitor their children’s mobile use when they are out of the house.

“This is very much about putting control in the hands of the parents,” said Steve Wadsworth, president of the Walt Disney Internet Group.

As part of the mobile service, parents can set up a monthly allowance of minutes, text messages or other services for each child to use. Once a monthly allowance is reached, both the parent and the child receive an alert on their Disney Mobile phones. The parent then can decide either to increase the allowance or restrict the phone’s use.

Parents can also use an online tool to designate when phones can be used (no more interruptions at dinnertime) and what numbers can be dialed. Certain numbers, like the home number, can be programmed to always be available in case of an emergency.

The service will be available to consumers through disneymobile.com and Disney Mobile kiosks in malls. To gain access to the service, a child must own a Disney Mobile phone, which costs $59.99 with a two-year service contract. Parents will not need to buy a Disney Mobile phone for themselves, but if they do not, they will have to monitor the child’s phone use online instead of directly by phone.

The idea behind the service was to give parents flexibility, said George Grobar, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Mobile. For younger, less mature children, the service can be restricted to incoming and outgoing calls from family members. “Kids are terrified of the phone timeout,” he said. But teenagers who want to send text messages and download videos can have the freedom to do as they wish.

Perhaps the most novel feature is that parents can determine the location of a child’s phone, either from their own cellphones or by entering a code online that will show a map. In that way they will know whether their son or daughter is really at swim practice or hanging out at the mall instead.

And what about wives or husbands who want to keep track of their spouses? Can they be tracked, too?

“Only kids can be tracked,” Mr. Wadsworth said, because they have to identify themselves.

Still, Mr. Grobar added, “there could be many interesting uses.”

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Free energy and increased energy efficiency devices that have been suppressed by Govt.

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Informant: ranger116

Fort Sam lacks cash to pay the light bill

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Informant: ranger116

Electronic Harassment: A Real Threat

Jun 11, 2006 11:28

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Here is the original article:

ELECTRONIC HARASSMENT / A REAL THREAT

DIRECT ENERGY WEAPONS

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Michele Moore writes and speaks on the subjects of Happiness and Spiritual Success. She produces the Happiness Blog HappinessBlog.com and is author of an upcoming book titled the Happiness Habit: Skills & Strategies of Habitually Happy People. Michele's background includes a MBA Finance and 20+ happy years in management & technology consulting. She brings a fresh analytical view to the subjects of Happiness and Spiritual Success. Michele Moore lives in Atlanta and travels widely.

Michele Moore

August 4, 2005

Suppose there was a technology that would allow you to secretly and silently stupefy and befuddle your adversaries, competitors and rivals without a trace. If the stakes were high enough in terms of money and power, would you use it? Can you be sure such weapons are not being used against you? The answer is, probably not.

It is an established fact that non ionizing microwave radiation, especially Extra Low Frequency ELF microwaves can induce sudden and dramatic changes in human psychological states, alter sleep patterns, cause headaches, memory loss and physiological changes.These ELF microwaves are invisible and virtually undetectable. Their effects are not widely known and the equipment to prove they are being used is not generally available.

Specific Electronic Threats:

Microwaves pulsed at specific frequencies over stimulate the brain production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter associated with the storage of memory, inducing memory loss and a sense of timelessness and/or missing time.

Other ELF microwave frequencies induce an aversive reaction characteristic of avoidance learning. Think of the impact of this if used during political debates.

A weak (1 mW) 4 Hz magnetic sine wave can modify human brain waves in 6 to 10 seconds. The psychological effects of a 4 Hz sine magnetic wave are negative -- causing dizziness, nausea, headache, and can lead to vomiting.

The telephone and electric wiring in our homes and businesses can serve as gigantic transmitters and receivers. Technology to transmit specific ELF frequencies into our homes and businesses is readily available. It is not unlike the devices that allow you to install a telephone extension by sending radio frequencies through your electric lines.

Microwave transmissions can be focused quite narrowly over long distances. They can penetrate walls, glass and physical barriers just as cell phone transmissions do. Microwave transmissions aimed at a bed head board could literally cook a victim brain during sleep without their ever being fully aware of what is happening to them.

Ultra Sonics: It is also possible to hear and understand spoken words transmitted by pulsed-microwave analogs of a speaker's sound vibrations. The words could be inaudible to the people around listener and would seem to be the listener own thoughts. Imagine the implications for disseminating disinformation during corporate presentations.

Electronic harassment technology has come a long way since the Soviets bombarded the US Embassy with microwaves in the 1970's. A similar system was apparently used against the British women protesting the presence of American cruise missiles at Greenham Common Air Base also during the seventies. These devices employed electromagnetic radiation (EMR) of gigahertz frequency, pulsed at extremely low frequencies (ELF) to torture people physically and mentally, covertly from a distance.

Congressional inquiry into electronic harassment technologies, especially after the MKULTRA affair in the 1980's quickly drove the development and deployment of these electronic harassment devices into the hands of independent contractors where they remain today. These contractors move seamlessly and secretly between the government and private sectors.

Sadly, there is remarkably little information readily available about the status and use of electronic harassment devices in the world today. What is accessible is old and is often associated with extra terrestrial alien internet sites. Three fairly credible links are:

//www.subversiveelement.com/MK_Psychotronic_weapons.html
//www.subversiveelement.com/MKmartin5.html
//www.whale.to/b/krawczyk.html

The threat of electronic harassment technologies to American businesses and freedom is real. Anyone involved in a contentious and competitive business situation needs to be aware these technologies exist so they can protect themselves and their interests.

Michele Moore
Michele@HappinessBlog.com

The author, Michele Moore, is not affiliated with any physical protection or internet security firm. She has experienced the symptoms of ELF harassment during an intellectual property dispute. Her computer was remotely disabled ten minutes after sending an email containing the three links mentioned in this article to a friend.

Michele writes and speaks on the subjects of happiness and well-being from her home in Atlanta. See //www.HappinessHabit.com, //www.HappinessBlog.com and //www.MicheleMoore.com for more information about her work.


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Gerry Duffett

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Zum "Internationalen Tag gegen Kinderarbeit" am 12. Juni

#Die Linkspartei.PDS: Pressemitteilungen

12. Juni 2006

Sind so kleine Hände ...

Zum "Internationalen Tag gegen Kinderarbeit" am 12. Juni erklärt Sascha Wagener, jugendpolitischer Sprecher des Parteivorstands der Linkspartei.PDS:

Die Vereinten Nationen erklärten am 20. November 1959, dass "die Menschheit dem Kinde ihr Bestes zu geben schuldig ist". Weiter hieß es: "Das Kind wird erst nach Erreichung eines geeigneten Mindestalters zur Arbeit zugelassen; nie wird es gezwungen oder wird ihm erlaubt, einen Beruf oder eine Tätigkeit auszuüben, die seiner Gesundheit oder Erziehung schaden". Nach Berechnungen der ILO (Internationale Arbeitsorganisation der Vereinten Nationen) sind 50 Jahre später viele Gesellschaften weit davon entfernt, die Rechte der Kinder zu achten.
211 Millionen Kinder (127 Millionen in Asien, 48 Millionen in Afrika) zwischen 5 und 14 Jahren müssen arbeiten, um zum Überleben ihrer Familien beizutragen. Viele werden zu Hungerlöhnen und unter der Sklaverei ähnlichen Bedingungen ausgebeutet. Den "Internationalen Tag gegen Kinderarbeit" haben die Vereinten Nationen 2002 eingerichtet, um auf die Rechte der Kinder vor wirtschaftlicher Ausbeutung aufmerksam zu machen. Kinderarbeit wird nicht von heute auf morgen verschwinden. Sie begleitet die Industrialisierung armer Staaten und die Armut zu vieler Familien auf der Welt. Aber es ist gut, dass sich die Bundesrepublik Deutschland durch die Unterzeichnung der ILO-Konvention 182 im Jahre
2000 verpflichtet hat, Maßnahmen zu treffen und Aktionsprogramme durchzuführen, die schlimmsten Formen von Kinderarbeit abschaffen zu helfen. Unter Bezugnahme auf diese Konvention sind die Kommunen und Städte Deutschlands aufgefordert, ihre Vergabepraxis zu ändern. München, Dresden oder Schwerin haben entsprechende Ratsbeschlüsse gefasst; viele andere Städte sollten folgen. Globales Denken und lokales Handeln müssen dazu führen, bei Ausschreibungen nur noch Produkte zu berücksichtigen, die ohne ausbeuterische Kinderarbeit hergestellt sind.

//sozialisten.de/presse/presseerklaerungen/view_html?zid=32953

Global Integration on the part of the Bush administration

by Dennis Cuddy, Ph.D

I referred to the goal of global "integration" on the part of the Bush administration. This was also the goal of the Clinton administration and of the power elite in general. Their plan has been globally to integrate regional economic arrangements and then advocate their management by a World Socialist Government. Currently there is an effort to integrate the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and that is why American politicians have no real desire to control our borders despite their posturing to the contrary....

//www.newswithviews.com/Cuddy/dennis68.htm

Mast campaigners set up watchdog

Mobile phone mast campaigners in the South have formed a new watchdog group to monitor planning applications.

Members of the newly-formed Wessex Registry of Active Masts have vowed to keep an eye all new mast locations across Hampshire, Dorset and Surrey.

MPs, councillors and school governors have signed up to be kept informed.

Organiser Karen Barratt, who led a campaign against a mast in Winchester, said the group would be "a much stronger watchdog than any individual".

'Improved consultation'

"This is all about communication. We do not want to be kept in the dark about where current masts are sited or where future masts may be required," she said.

"We will not be telling anyone what they should do. If people want to raise objections to any specific site it is their choice but they are entitled to be properly informed and consulted."

The group holds a list of campaigners, politicians and community leaders to whom it will send out details of any new mast applications it is told of.

Story from BBC NEWS:
//news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/england/dorset/5069054.stm

Published: 2006/06/12 05:31:05 GMT

© BBC MMVI

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WRAM: Wessex Registry of Active Masts

From Karen Barratt

Caroline St. Leger Davey (Winchester), Simon Preedy (Basingstoke) and I have set up a monitoring group to try and assess the mast situation in our general area (Hampshire and beyond). I attach a letter which explains the thinking behind the idea. So far we have seven Hampshire MPs who have asked to be on our contacts list. We intend to have email groups eg planning councillors, schools governors and residents so we can target information about masts in the area as we receive it. We will be sending the 'invitation' letter to MPs in adjacent counties at some point. We'll see how it goes. There will probably be something on BBC News Online (South) in the next day or two and BBC South / Radio Solent may cover this week.


From Karen Barratt - Winchester phone mast campaigner.

As some of you know I have been active in the high-profile Byron Avenue phone mast campaign for the last five years. I have been in regular contact throughout that time with other campaigners throughout the UK, including Simon Preedy in Basingstoke. Since 2004 my fellow Winchester campaigner Caroline St. Leger Davey and I have also been volunteers with the national campaign group Mast Sanity (www.mastsanity.org). Mast Sanity gives advice on a range of issues relating to telecommunications applications and currently has around 2000 registrations from groups and individuals who have been helped. This service is most effective when people make contact early in the process ie before a formal planning application has been submitted. Too often people do not discover what is going on until time for objection has almost run out.

For this reason, I feel that there is a need to establish regional groups to exchange information and monitor the situation on mast siting in given areas. While the main problem lies with Government planning legislation there is also great inconsistency among local planning authorities in the way they handle applications and the extent to which they involve the public in the process. The enormous proliferation of mast protest groups has come about because communities are not given information or the opportunity to participate at an early stage and consequently end up feeling angry and disenfranchised.

Simon, Caroline and I are setting up a monitoring group Wessex Registry of Active Masts (WRAM) to provide a focus for information about the location of masts and the performance of local planning authorities. Initially, we want as many people as possible to be on our email list so that we can disseminate information to the wider community. The only commitment we want from 'supporters' is to let us know about mast activity in their local areas. A number of local MPs have welcomed the initiative and hope to be on the list.

This is all about communication. We do not want to be kept in the dark about where current masts are sited or where future masts may be required. We will not be telling anyone what they should do. If people want to raise objections to any specific site it is their choice but they are entitled to be properly informed and consulted. Operators have a Code of Practice (the so-called 'Ten Commitments') but weaker local planning authorities let them get away with murder. WRAM can be a much stronger watchdog than any individual can.

If you want to be on the contacts list - email mail.wram@ntlworld.com Please include your name, address and tel no. If you know which planning authority covers your area, please tell us. If you prefer not to give personal info, then at least include your postcode so we have some idea which areas we're getting feedback from.

WRAM - FURTHER INFORMATION

Why Wessex ?

There are many phone mast campaign groups in the southern region. We initially thought of making this group a Hampshire wide initiative but it seemed a pity to exclude campaigners just over the county border who we've been in touch with eg Farnham, Surrey and Bournemouth, Dorset. Wessex gives greater flexibility as a geographical definition.

Why be on the email list ?

We would like people to get in touch if they receive any communication from telecom operators or their local council about a proposed mast. We can then let everyone on the list know and they can forward the details to those who may be affected by the particular application. That way there is less chance of mast applications in 'your' area sneaking in without anyone knowing. The current Code of Practice if adhered to requires the operators to carry out pre-application consultation with interested individuals or establishments. You are in a better position to resist a mast if you have input at this stage. Remember, applications for masts under 15 metres, have to be decided in a 56-day time schedule. If they are not or the council fail to inform the operator of its decision in time, the operator can go ahead anyway.

Note: a BBC South investigation has recently discovered that in its television region alone 68 masts have the go-ahead because councils missed the deadline for notification. A recent attempt to introduce a Private Members Bill on telecommunications planning legislation included a recommendation that all masts should go through a full planning process. This would have removed the 56-day loophole. The Government blocked this bill.

Who are the operators?

There are five commercial operators. Four of them (Orange, Vodafone, T-Mobile, O2) already have 2G networks. They are now rolling out 3G. Hutchison 3G ('3') by definition only has a 3G network. In addition, Airwave O2 (a subsidiary of mmO2) is rolling out the TETRA system for the police and other emergency services and Netrail has its own GSM mast network. This adds up to eleven separate mast networks.

What is 3G ?

Third generation (3G) phones carry much more data than 2G (simply 'talk and text') and therefore require greater capacity. The option of one big mast sited away from populated area as an alternative to smaller masts in residential areas is no longer viable. If you want 3G phones you have to accept that many more masts much closer together are required.

How many masts are there now and how many more are to come?

We often hear that there are '45,000 existing masts.' In fact, this figure refers to mast sites. (Mike Dolan, Director of the Mobile Operators' Association has confirmed this) Any one site might accommodate all of the operators and dozens of antennae. Just look at the landscape (high rise buildings, water towers etc festooned with equipment.)

The only certain fact is that even if you are not threatened with a mast now you may well be in the near future !

Empire: You Rule the Barbarians

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On George Sr.'s attempt to get rid of Rumsfeld

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Informant: Lew Rockwell

Grieving for My Son on Fathers Day

//www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/berg1.html

Waco Revisited

//www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/larosa3.html

Seit der Installation einer großen Mobilfunkantenne auf dem Dach eines Mietshauses kommen eigenartige Ereignisse vor

Hier was aus GENF: publiziert am 10. Juni 2006, in der Zeitung: 24Heures

Die Spannung ist fast fühlbar in diesem Mietshaus in Versoix, am Ancien-Péage-Weg. Aufgebracht und unruhig zögern die Mieter nicht, ihre Geschichte zu erzählen. Seit der Installation dieser großen Mobilfunkantenne auf dem Dach ihres Mietshauses 2001,"kommen eigenartige Ereignisse vor", bestätigt Jean-Luc Tschopp. Dieser Mieter aus dem sechsten Stock, der sich direkt unter den vier Sitzen der Strahlungen befindet, hat eine Petition im Aufzug angebracht.

"Ich habe bemerkt, dass ich nicht die einzige Person war, die Gesundheitsprobleme hat z.B. Kopfschmerzen, Herzrasen oder Erbrechen" erklärt er.

Dorota Pinto, 20 Jahre alt, ist ständig in ärztlicher Behandlung wegen schweren Verdauungsstörungen. Erfolglos. Vor einiger Zeit hatte sie eine Fehlgeburt: "meine Schwangerschaft hat sich plötzlich unerklärlicherweise beendet, die Spezialisten haben keine Erklärung dafür gefunden." Ähnliche Probleme sind auch in anderen Gebieten der Schweiz vorgekommen. "Diese Antenne respektiert die legalen Grenzwerte" verteidigt sich Marie-Claude Debons, Sprecherin von Orange, der Besitzerin der Antenne.


Informant: Sibylle

U.S. troops massed around Ramadi: many expect major offensive

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/4645/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news



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

The American Way of Debt

"Debt has always played an important role in Americans' lives - not merely as a means of instant gratification but also as a strategy for survival and a tool for economic advance," explains Jackson Lears.

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

Diebold Lobbyist Donates $10,000 to Blackwell Campaign

Republican candidate for governor Kenneth Blackwell, headed Bush's state re-election campaign at the same time he was constitutionally in charge of the state's voting machinery. Blackwell's maximum-donor list includes Mitch Given, who is a registered lobbyist for Diebold Election Systems, one of the vendors of voting machines for election boards in Ohio.

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

When Will Mainstream Media Question 2004 Election?

Kenneth F. Bunting writes: "Robert Kennedy Jr.'s Rolling Stone mega-essay is titled 'Was the 2004 Election Stolen?' If you were looking in the five or six days afterward for follow-up stories, investigations or even a mention in the P-I, its cross-town competitor or just about any other major US newspaper, you were almost certainly disappointed."

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

Blind Man's Bluff

"For more than six months, a few senators have been fumbling around in the dark, trying to write laws covering a domestic wiretapping operation that remains a mystery to most of them, "the editors of the New York Times write. "It's time for the Senate to stop rolling over and start focusing on uncovering the extent of the spying and enforcing the law."

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

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