Mittwoch, 14. Juni 2006

Can the Democrats muster a strategy to counter the "stay-the-course" Republicans?

Bush's Iraq Offensive

by Robert Dreyfuss,

The Iraq War as a Trophy Photo

"A peace activist should keep a photo in his or her wallet of a small Iraqi child torn to pieces - a constant reminder to live like others are dying," writes David Swanson. "The trouble is that we find it almost unbearable to look at such images. We believe the war would end if the corporate media showed such images, yet we turn our faces away if they're placed in front of us; even more so, if they happen to be images of torture or of soldiers enjoying humiliating Iraqis."

The Other Cheney Behind the Scenes

"Since 2005, Dick Cheney's daughter Elizabeth has held a powerful position guiding Middle East policy," writes Robert Dreyfuss. "And like father, like daughter: Liz is a key player in the push for regime change in Iran and Syria."

DeLay's Mission Continues

"What is the born-again East Texas Christian word for chutzpah? Whatever you call it, DeLay displayed enormous amounts when he, a GOP party boss who long fought for the expansion of federal government influence over all areas of Americans' private lives up to and including when to pull the plug on brain-dead relatives, castigated liberals for wanting 'more control over people's lives and decisions,'" writes Robert Scheer.

Global Image of the US Is Worsening

Survey Finds

As the war in Iraq continues for a fourth year, the global image of America has slipped further, even among people in some countries closely allied with the United States, a new opinion poll has found.

Keeping Iraq's Oil in the Ground

Greg Palast asks, "Did the petroleum industry, which had a direct, if hidden, hand in promoting invasion, cheerlead for a takeover of Iraq to prevent overproduction?"

Animal Bill of Rights

A message from Sophia

Original Message:

Hi!! Some of you have emailed me and let me know that the link didn't work for you in the previous email I sent out. I am sorry about that; I put the direct link at the very bottom of this email. Thank you for letting me know that it didn't work instead of just ignoring it! This is a very important petition. Thanks again,


Animal Bill of Rights

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Florida Turnpike System killing thousands of animals

Email Jim Ely the Director of Florida's turnpike system:,


Air Date: 06/13/2006

Reported by: Carmel Cafiero

When it comes to the Florida Turnpike - you might think the only thing "wild" is the way some people drive. But there are also thousands of animals co-existing with the cars and trucks in neighboring wetlands. In tonight's Carmel On The Case, investigative reporter Carmel Cafiero shows why the animals living in one section of South Florida are in danger.

WSVN--It might seem like a piece of the everglades.

There are fish who cruise along as if they own the waterway.

Lizards - large and small - who hang on limbs and rest on logs.

Birds looking for lunch and finding it.

Even a family of coots waiting for their eggs to hatch.

But all these creatures aren't living in the everglades, they're living in canals along florida's turnpike.

And it's all being covered up in Broward County to add more lanes from Griffin Road to Atlantic Boulevard.

Bev Hoppe: "There's some poor fishes getting it right there."

That's Bev Hoppe talking to her home video camera.

She took these pictures as the canal behind her home was filled in.

Bev Hoppe: "Oh I found it very sad. I kept saying you know - the poor critters, ya know, all the critters are dying - but nobody care about fish and turtles."

Lots of fish and lots of turtles.

The 500 million dollar project will affect 21 miles of what a spokesperson calls - ditches.

Ditches originally dug back in the 1950's.

Nicole Kalil: "With construction we needed the ditches back to make room not only for the roadway but also for the sound walls which a lot of these neighbors have advocated for very heavily throughout the years."

But some neighbors are also concerned about the wildlife that has flourished along the waterways in the fifty something years they've been around.

Loretta Murray: "Buried alive - all these animals couldn't escape. Where are they going to go to? It's a travesty. It's a graveyard now."

Captain Dan Kipnis: "It says to me we're gonna lose a lot of species - fish, birds, reptiles, snakes, alligators and turtles - things that are normally here - we're gonna lose them."

Captain Dan Kipnis is on the board of directors of the Florida wildlife federation - a citizens organization.

He says the area is much more than ditches.

Captain Dan Kipnis: "There is value to this. Obviously its got animals living in it. We've taken a lot of wetlands out of South Florida - we can't lose more."

Wetlands are critial to the environment because they support a wide variety of plants and animals and are protected by federal law.

But when we asked the spokesperson for the turnpike, she maintained wetlands were not being destroyed.

Carmel Cafiero: "Is this considerd a wetland - area?"

Nicole Kalil: "Again it's - it's a ditch."

Carmel Cafiero: "Is it consider a wetlands area?"

Nicole Kalil: "Not that I know of, but again I will look to experts if you'd like me to find out."

The spokesperson later told us by phone - look up wetlands in the dictionary.

So we took it a step further and contacted the U.S. Army corps of engineers.

It says these areas are considered wetlands.

The corps only issued a permit for the project after turnpike officials agreed to keep this area from peters road to broward boulevard and plant native wetland species.

The records also reflect the turnpike will have to pay into a fund that purchases and preserves wetlands.

Carmel Cafiero: "The Corps of Engineers determined this project will not jeopardize critical habitat for threatened or endangered species. As for the critters that won't live through the project - its the price of progress."

Nicole Kalil: "I think the most important thing to know about this project is that there's no intentional cruelty when the water drains a majority of the wildlife goes out with it."

A bright spot here - those eggs we showed earlier - have now hatched.

The baby birds will be able to fly away when their little piece of paradise - is the next to be paved.

If You Have A Story For Carmel:
Call her in Dade at 305-627-CLUE Or in Broward at 954-921-CLUE Contact:

Informant: SledDogAC

Urgent Flag Day Alert: Free Speech at Risk

I write today to urge you to take action on a matter near and dear to my heart -- free speech. The ACLU urgently needs the help of everyone across America who values our Constitution and the fundamental freedoms it protects.

Here is the situation -- the Senate is poised to vote on a constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to prohibit desecration of the flag. This amendment would restrict certain freedoms in the Bill of Rights for the first time in our history, setting a dangerous precedent that puts all of our liberties at risk.

With your help, the Senate has blocked the flag amendment in past years. This year, the vote is closer than ever. Election-year political posturing has taken over in the Senate and we are now within just one vote of losing this fight.

It is critical that you take action right now at Urge your senators to protect free expression and vote "no" on the flag amendment.

Free expression and the right to dissent are core principles that the American flag represents. Our liberties can only remain vibrant and strong when we stand by these principles. If exceptions are made every time someone in power disagrees with a particular act or statement, our liberties will surely be compromised.

From my travels around the country, I know that many military veterans strongly oppose this amendment because they know the cost of freedom and believe that measures like this would unnecessarily restrict the very liberties they fought to defend. They also understand that the flag amendment is a distraction from the real concerns of veterans, like adequate health care and VA funding.

Congress should not be sacrificing our First Amendment freedoms in order to mobilize some politicians’ political base.

I urge you to contact your senators right now and tell them to vote "no" on this proposed amendment. If passed, it would betray the very principles the flag represents.

If you would like to read more before taking action, go here.


Nadine Strossen President, ACLU

P.S. We'll need all the supporters we can muster in this battle. Once you've taken action, get your friends involved by sending them an eCard about the Flag Amendment.

In Argentinien mehren sich die Probleme mit Gentech-Soja und Rumänien will demnächst aussteigen

Soja ist ein Unkraut

Fraudulent Katrina and Rita Claims Top $1 Billion

The government doled out as much as $1.4 billion in bogus assistance to victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and was hoodwinked to pay for season football tickets, a tropical vacation and even a divorce lawyer, congressional investigators have found.

Military Has Ordered All Independent News Media off Guantanamo

On Tuesday, the military ordered all independent news media off the base by 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, and had arranged a flight to Miami to expedite their departure. A directive from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld stated: "Media currently on the island will depart on Wednesday, 14 June 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Please be prepared to depart the CBQ [quarters] at 8:00 a.m."

Fear for My Daughter: Ft. Lewis soldier refusing to return to Iraq arrested

Sara Rich is the mother of an AWOL US soldier. Facing three deployments to Iraq in less than four years, Sara's daughter Suzanne Swift searched her soul and decided that she could not go back to Iraq and continue to go out on what she calls "useless missions." Nor could she continue to cope with the constant sexual harassment and fear of rape by her own officers and fellow soldiers that she had to endure. On Sunday night, the city police of Eugene, Oregon, without a warrant, raided Sara Rich's home and took Suzanne away. She was taken to Fort Lewis, Washington.


Ft. Lewis soldier refusing to return to Iraq arrested, alleges sexual harassment

Suzanne Swift's ordeal

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Be the Face of Arms Control

Petition: Kein Bundeswehreinsatz im Kongo

Nachricht von Helmut Gobsch

Amnesty International: EU and US "Partners in Crime" on CIA Flights

Amnesty International urged European states on Wednesday to stop being "partners in crime" with the United States over the alleged kidnapping of terrorism suspects and their transfer to countries that use torture. In a report and a letter addressed to EU leaders meeting on Thursday and Friday in Brussels, the human rights groups backed accusations that the US Central lntelligence Agency ran secret transfer flights and that European countries were aware of it.

US opens new war front in North Africa

Asia Times
by Jason Motlagh


Despite a setback in Somalia, where anti-Islamist warlords recently lost control of the capital, Mogadishu, to a jihadist militia, the United States is plunging into a far vaster set of commitments, stretching across the 'Wild West' of Saharan Africa. Over the next five years, Washington is expected to spend US$500 million on an overt counter-terror program to secure what it has dubbed the latest front in its 'global war on terror.' Detractors insist the move could backfire and have the same unintended consequences as in the Horn of Africa, albeit on a much larger scale with even more at stake...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The terror raid that backfired

Independent [UK]
by Mohammed Abdulkahar


To come into my house like that, accusing me, shooting me in my chest, and saying that I was a terrorist, it really hurt. As to the identity or motive of the police informant, I have no idea. I'm in the same situation as everyone else. In my eyes, the person that said this -- gave the police inaccurate intelligence -- they are the terrorists to me. They terrorised me and my family. ... I don't see this as an end. It's far from ending. I see it as the start. They will do it to another family, family after family. I knew they made a mistake when they entered my house, of an innocent family...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Postmark Guantanamo

In These Times
by Christopher Hayes


After the U.S. Senate voted last year to strip Guantanamo detainees of the right to habeas corpus, you'd think it would have dashed the hopes of the desperate prisoners that the world's greatest deliberative body would prove their salvation. But Saifullah Paracha is apparently an eternal optimist. In March, after 18 months in Guantanamo, Paracha, 58, decided to write a letter to 98 U.S. senators describing his plight. The senators haven't responded, though it's hard to blame them. They don't know the letters exist. The Department of Defense won't release them for delivery. 'He lived in the United States,' says Paracha's lawyer G. T. Hunt. 'He's a pro-American person. He believes in American justice. He believes that if he can get a hearing he'll get out'...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

It's official: Lying's not illegal

The Nation
by David Corn


Early this morning, Robert Luskin, Karl Rove's lawyer, told reporters that special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald had sent him a letter stating that Rove would not be indicted in the CIA leak case. In a statement, Luskin declared, 'We believe that the Special Counsel's decision should put an end to the baseless speculation about Mr. Rove's conduct.' Bush administration (and Rove) advocates will spin this news as vindication for the mastermind of George W. Bush's presidential campaigns. But there is no need for baseless speculation to conclude that Rove was involved in the leak and that the White House misled the public about his participation and broke a pledge to fire anyone who had leaked information about Valerie Wilson, the CIA officer married to former ambassador Joseph Wilson, a critic of the administration. Here is what is known about Rove and the leak...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Standing Down on the Rove Matter

Informant: John Calvert

Hillary Rodham Clinton faces anti-war critics

Raw Story


A liberal crowd both booed and cheered Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton Tuesday after she encouraged Democrats to have a 'difficult conversation' about their position on the Iraq war in order to win over middle-of-the-road voters. ... At a speech before a liberal gathering dubbed 'Take Back America,' the New York senator took grief from those in the audience critical of her vote for the Iraq war and her opposition to an immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops. 'I do not think it is a smart strategy, either, for the president to continue with his open-ended commitment, which I think does not put enough pressure on the new Iraqi government,' said Clinton. ... 'Nor do I think it is smart strategy to set a date certain. I do not agree that that is in the best interests,' said Clinton, prompting loud booing from some at the gathering...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Pentagon won't hide interrogation tactics

Visalia Times-Delta


Under pressure from Congress, the Pentagon has dropped plans to keep some interrogation techniques secret by putting them in a classified section of a military manual, defense officials said Tuesday. Two senior officials said there will not be a classified section in the long-awaited revision of the Army Field Manual. One of the officials said descriptions of interrogation techniques initially planned for the classified section are either being made public or are being eliminated as tactics that can be used against prisoners... [editor's note: How long before we learn that they just classified the existence of the classified section? - TLK]

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Existenzgelddebatte: Grundsicherung, Grundeinkommen


"'Morgen Kinder wird’s was geben…' – Grundsicherungskonzepte auf dem frauenpolitischen Prüfstand"

Dokumentation der Veranstaltung des AK Frauenpolitische Bildung, Bildungswerk Berlin der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung und der LAG Frauen- und Geschlechterpolitik, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen am 6. Dezember 2005 in Berlin (pdf)

Grundsicherungs- und Grundeinkommenskonzepte in der aktuellen Debatte

Eingangsreferat von Katrin Mohr (Sozialwissenschaftlerin und Sprecherin des Netzwerks Grundeinkommen)(pdf)

Grundeinkommens- und Grundsicherungsmodelle im Vergleich – Tabelle zum Vortrag (pdf)

Konzept des Bedingungslosen Grundeinkommens der Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Grundeinkommen in und bei der Linkspartei (pdf)

Also los!

Kommentar von KT vom 23.5.06 zum Beitrag von Wolfgang Schaumberg (s.u.). KT war während seiner Arbeit als Verlagslektor bei ver.di organisiert und arbeitet heute im Umsonstladen Hamburg.

Siehe dazu:

Eine andere Welt ist vorstellbar? Schritte zur konkreten Vision... Oder: Zur Aufgabe von postkapitalistisch orientierten Linken, am Beispiel des Kampfes in Auto-Multis. Diskussionsbeitrag von Wolfgang Schaumberg

Aus: LabourNet, 14. Juni 2006


Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen (BGE), Mindestlohn, Arbeitszeitverkürzung

„Oft wird auf die Triade Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen, Mindestlohn und Arbeitszeitverkürzung hingewiesen. Warum nicht nur Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen, warum nicht nur Mindestlohn, nicht nur Arbeitszeitverkürzung? Warum ist eine Kombination von Grund-/Mindestsicherung, Mindestlohn und Arbeitszeitverkürzung nicht ausreichend? Ich versuche Antworten auf diese Fragen aus armutspolitischer und emanzipatorischer Sicht zu geben…“ Artikel von Ronald Blaschke vom Juni 2006 (pdf)

"Netzwerk Grundeinkommen": 8. Newsletter des Netzwerks Grundeinkommen vom 4.7.06 (pdf)

mit folgenden Schwerpunktthemen: - Essay: Ronald Blaschke zu konkurrierenden Modellen gegen den Sozialkahlschlag, zur Trias von Arbeitszeitverkürzung, Mindestlohn und bedingungslosem Grundeinkommen - Interview: "Umbau ohne Angst" - der Ökonom und Leiter des Hamburgischen Weltwirtschaftsinstituts HWWI, Prof. Thomas Straubhaar, erläutert im Gespräch mit dem Newsletter seine Vorstellungen für die Realisierung eines bedingungslosen Grundeinkommens - Schwerpunktthema Finanzierung mit einer Fortschreibung des von Prof. Helmut Pelzer entwickelten Transfergrenzen-Modells, einem Beitrag von Wolfgang Strengmann-Kuhn zum Konzept einer "Basis Income Tax", dem Finanzierungskonzept der BAG-Grundeinkommen der Linkspartei.PDS für ein Grundeinkommen und Positionen der Grünen Jugend.

Aus: LabourNet, 6. Juli 2006


Diagnose und Perspektiven > Existenzgelddebatte

Aus aktuellem Anlass (Auseinandersetzung von und mit Michael Schlecht) wird unser erst kürzlich errichtetes Special „Rainer Roths Kritik am BGE“ umgetauft in „Debatte um linke Kritik am BGE“

Bedarfsorientierte Grundsicherung – Teil eines alternativen Gesamtkonzeptes

Artikel von Michael Schlecht vom Juli 2006 (pdf). Es handelt sich um eine Weiterentwicklung seines Beitrags „Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen“ in Sozialismus 3/2006

Grundeinkommen. Oder: Ertrinken im Abwaschwasser?

Eine Replik von Jens-Eberhard Jahn auf Michael Schlecht: „Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen“, in: Sozialismus 3/2006, 21-23

Freiheit – kein Thema im Sozialismus?

„Die Vollbeschäftigungs-Linken haben das Thema Grundeinkommen entdeckt und sind schockiert. Ein ausreichendes hohes, als individueller Rechtsanspruch allen zustehendes und ohne inquisitorische Bedürftigkeitsprüfung und vor allem ohne Arbeitszwang gewährtes Grundeinkommen – wo kommen wir da hin! Ein „leistungsloses“ Einkommen, das geht den Arbeiterbewegungstraditionalisten zutiefst gegen den Strich…“ Antwort von Robert Ulmer auf „Suche nach grenzenloser Freiheit“ von Michael Schlecht in Neues Deutschland vom 29./30. April 2006 (bereits im Labournet verlinkt)

Aus: LabourNet, 8. August 2006


Wider den menschenrechtsblinden Antiterrorismus

Terrorismusbekämpfung und Grundrechte

Die BürgerInnen-Information des Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie zur Entscheidung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts in Sachen (Luft-)sicherheit betont die Konsequenzen aus der Würde des Menschen und seiner Freiheit. Die Reaktionen der meisten PolitikerInnen auf das Verfassungsgerichtsurteil sind erschreckend. Statt sich auf die Verfassung rückzubesinnen, wollen sie Flugzeugentführungen nach Kriegsrecht handhaben. Einzelexemplar kostenlos, Online-Bestellung möglich:

Aus: LabourNet, 14. Juni 2006

Müller: "Wer sich dem Arbeitsdienst verweigert, soll finanzielle Einbußen erleiden"

Online-Repression: eine neue Bedrohung der Freiheit

„Internet-Cafés werden geschlossen, Chatrooms überwacht, Blogs gelöscht: Zum 45. Jahrestag der ai-Gründung hat die britische Sektion von amnesty international die Kampagne „Be irrepressible“ („Sei ununterdrückbar“) gestartet. Sie richtet sich gegen die wachsende Zensur im Internet. amnesty international ruft Benutzer des weltweiten Internets auf, online eine Petition zu unterschreiben. Darin werden Regierungen aufgefordert, die Zensur von Websites zu beenden. Die Unterschriftenliste soll im November bei einer UN-Konferenz zur Zukunft des Internets präsentiert werden…“

Weitere Infos bei amnesty Deutschland


weitere (englische) Informationen auf der Aktionsseite

Aus: LabourNet, 14. Juni 2006

Berliner Regierungskreise setzen die verdeckte Einflussnahme in der Medienszene fort

BND bespitzelte Journalisten: Einflussnahme auf Journalisten nicht nur durch Geheimdienste. Bundeswehr noch intensiver als BND

“Trotz angeblich beabsichtigter Strafmaßnahmen wegen der Bespitzelung von Journalisten durch den deutschen Auslandsgeheimdienst BND setzen Berliner Regierungskreise die verdeckte Einflussnahme in der Medienszene fort. Entsprechende Maßnahmen verfolgt die Bundeswehr. Sie zieht in- und ausländische Journalisten als Informationsquellen und Multiplikatoren heran und unterhält eine eigene Abteilung für die Anbahnung von Medienkontakten…“ Artikel von Hans Georg als Online-Flyer Nr. 46 vom 30.05.2006 in NRhZ-Online - Neue Rheinische Zeitung

Recherche ohne Strafandrohung. Warum gesetzliche Verbesserungen keinen Aufschub dulden

Kolumne von Rüdiger Lühr in der «M» 06/2006

Aus: LabourNet, 14. Juni 2006

Sicherheitsrisiko Mitarbeiter: unbeabsichtigte und beabsichtigte Sabotage von innen

„Dass man keine Bonbons von Fremden nehmen sollte, lernen schon kleine Kinder. Als Erwachsene vergessen sie es dann aber gerne wieder. Richtige Probleme handeln sich Unternehmen allerdings eher mit verärgerten Mitarbeitern ein…“ Artikel von Wolf-Dieter Roth in telepolis vom 12.06.2006

Aus: LabourNet, 14. Juni 2006

Die eCard: das große Gesundheitsversprechen und seine große Täuschung

Datenschutz: elektronische Gesundheitskarte

Die elektronische Gesundheitskarte: Das große Gesundheitsversprechen - und seine große Täuschung

„Nächstes Jahr soll die elektronische Gesundheitskarte eingeführt werden. Damit verbunden ist ein gigantisches informationstechnologisches Projekt, über das das Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie die Bürger und Bürgerinnen, die als PatientInnen alle betroffen sind, informieren will…“ Aus der Presseinformation des Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie vom 8. Juni 2006 zum Erscheinen der Broschüre des Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie. In der Broschüre wird das geplante Projekt elektronische Gesundheitskarte beschrieben und in den Kontext des Gesundheitssystems gestellt.

Einzelexemplare können kostenlos online bestellt werden:

Infos zur Broschüre (pdf)

WIR SAGEN NEIN! Die eCard: Das große Gesundheitsversprechen und seine große Täuschung

Aufruf und Unterschriftensammlung des Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie (pdf)

Aus: LabourNet, 14. Juni 2006

Ein Festival der Überwachung: Freiheit statt Sicherheitswahn

"Freiheit statt Sicherheitswahn"

„Um gegen Sicherheitswahn und die ausufernde Überwachung zu protestieren, gehen wir am 17. Juni 2006 in Berlin unter dem Motto "Freiheit statt Sicherheitswahn" auf die Straße. Treffpunkt ist der Alexanderplatz um 14 Uhr. Der Protestzug beginnt um 15 Uhr…“ Für weitere Infos und Aufrufe siehe die Aktionsseite

WM 2006: Die Welt zu Gast – fühl Dich wie im Knast

Ein Festival der Überwachung - Ein internationales Sportfest unter Freunden?

„Mit Sorge haben wir die sicherheitspolitischen Vorbereitungen zur Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft beobachtet und kritisch darüber berichtet (Ein Eigentor gegen die Grundrechte - Bei der Fußball-WM werden unmögliche Sicherheitsmaßnahmen möglich). Froh sind wir über die bisherigen Berichte einer fröhlichen und friedlichen WM. Die teilnehmenden Bürger und Bürgerinnen sind die Garanten dieser Friedlichkeit, nicht die polizeilichen Überwachungen…“ Pressemitteilung des Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie vom 12. Juni 2006

Zu Gast bei Jägern und Sammlern

Die Fußball-WM in Deutschland dient Polizei, Geheimdiensten und Bundeswehr als Anlass für eine groß angelegte Anti-Terrorübung. Artikel von Rolf Gössner in Freitag vom 2.6.06

Aus: LabourNet, 14. Juni 2006

Hartzer Käse: die Arbeitslosenindustrie

Alltägliche Schikanen

Rüder Ton bei Hartz IV Antragsstellung

„Dem Sozialticker gehen vermehrt Leserbriefe ein, in denen Antragssteller sich über den rüden Umgangston von Sachbearbeiter/innen beschweren. Aus Angst vor Repressionen und Schwierigkeiten bei der Antragsbearbeitung / Weiterbewilligung bleiben diese Übergriffe der Sachbearbeiter allerdings sehr oft im Dunkeln. Aufgestachelt durch die Medienberichterstattungen und den eigenen Ängsten dem Hilfesuchenden gegenüber, greifen Sachbearbeiter/innen zu verbalen Mitteln die einem Dienstleister nicht gerecht werden…“ Meldung des Sozialticker vom 13.6.06

Trainingsmaßnahmen und andere Umschulungen

Hartzer Käse - Die Arbeitslosenindustrie

Hartzer Käse - Die Arbeitslosenindustrie I

„In Zeiten, in denen der SPD Parteivorsitzende Kurt Beck mehr Anstand bei Beziehern von Leistungen nach dem SGB II einfordert und Politiker von CDU/CSU offen fordern die Leistungen nach SGB II noch mehr zu beschneiden, ist es an der Zeit nach den wahren Verantwortlichen für die hohen Kosten der sozialen Sicherungssysteme zu fragen…“ Artikel von alionsonny vom 09.06.2006 bei indymedia

Hartzer Käse? Die Arbeitslosenindustrie II

„Fortbildung und Erwachsenenbildung, ein weites Feld für die Arbeitslosenindustrie. Eine Fortbildung bzw. Umschulung stellt zweifelsohne eine gute Möglichkeit dar die Bewerbungschancen zu erhöhen. Aber nur wenn die Fortbildung / Umschulung auch wirklich stattfindet und der Inhalt stimmt…“ Artikel von alionsonny vom 10.06.2006 bei indymedia

Aus: LabourNet, 14. Juni 2006

Träger der 1-Euro-Jobs: im sozialen Bereich boomen Ein-Euro-Jobs

Träger der 1-Euro-Jobs

Dreck wegräumen zur WM. Hamburger Senat verpflichtet Ein-Euro-Jobber zum Praktikum als Straßenfeger

„In Hamburg werden Ein-Euro-Jobber während der Fußball-Weltmeisterschaft als Straßenkehrer bei der Stadtreinigung eingesetzt. Für ver.di-Fachbereichsleiter Roland Kohsiek ein klarer Rechtsbruch…“ Artikel von Andreas Grünwald in junge Welt vom 9.6.06

»Im sozialen Bereich boomen Ein-Euro-Jobs«

Billigarbeiter füttern, pflegen und lehren. Fachkräfte werden arbeitslos, die Qualität geht in den Keller. Ein Gespräch mit Hille Gosejacob-Rolf, Vorsitzende des Deutschen Berufsverbands für soziale Arbeit (DBSH) und Geschäftsführerin der Lebenshilfe Erlangen–Höchstadt e. V. im bayerischen Herzogenaurach, von Ralf Wurzbacher in junge Welt vom 10./11.6.2006

Aus dem Text: „…F: Warum fliegt die massenhafte illegale Beschäftigung von Ein-Euro-Jobbern nicht häufiger auf? A: Aus der Not heraus. Der Staat ist ja indirekt sowohl Arbeitgeber als auch Kontrolleur der Ein-Euro-Kräfte. Warum sollte er eine Praxis unterbinden, von der er selbst profitiert. Ich selbst habe versucht, Fälle von eklatantem Mißbrauch mit den Trägern und der Arbeitsverwaltung zu klären. Seitdem habe ich Klagedrohungen am Hals.“

Aus: LabourNet, 14. Juni 2006


*Went to see it tonight, Highly recommend.


What price will America pay for neocon hubris?

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

NASA Admits Wrongdoing In Not Allowing Top Scientist To Discuss Climate Change Research

Informant: NHNE

Katrina's Young Victims: The Scars Are More Than Skin Deep

Ten months after Katrina, its emotional effect on children is proving to be long and lasting. Two studies of children affected by the hurricane have found high rates of depression, anxiety, behavioral problems and post-traumatic stress disorder.

California Appeals Court to Hear Arguments on Proposed Biodefense Lab

An appeals court hears arguments Tuesday about whether the government should be allowed to open a laboratory in California to test lethal agents including HIV, plague and anthrax in simulations of terrorist attacks. Residents cite the lab's location in an area prone to earthquakes as an accident waiting to happen that could kill thousands of people in the San Francisco area.

First Trial in Lobbying Scandal Goes to Jury

A federal court jury began deliberations Tuesday morning on whether former Bush administration official David Safavian concealed from ethics officials and investigators that he assisted Republican influence-peddler Jack Abramoff's efforts to obtain two government properties.

'Not Only What Is Legal, But What Is Right'

A senior White House official willfully undermined U.S. national security in an effort to tar a critic of the administration’s case for war in Iraq.

From Information Clearing House

Evangelism in the military under fire

"Members of the military swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States," Weinstein told United Press International. "They do not put their hand on the Constitution and swear an oath to support and defend the New Testament."

From Information Clearing House

Apologise or we'll cut your funding, US envoy tells UN

AMERICA’S bitter dispute with the United Nations escalated last night when John Bolton, the US envoy to the UN, threatened to withhold funding to the organisation unless it apologised for the remarks of a senior British official.

Russia and China reject statement on Iran N-issue

China and Russia have rejected joining the West in a joint statement urging Iran to halt uranium enrichment, in diplomatic manoeuvring on Tuesday ahead of a debate at the UN nuclear watchdog.

From Information Clearing House

US costs for Iraq war top $320bn

America has spent more on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan than on all its foreign wars up to 1939, following the passage of a bill allowing $66bn (£35.8bn) in new funding for the Pentagon.,,1796754,00.html

Military expenditure

World military expenditure in 2005 is estimated to have reached $1001 billion at constant (2003) prices and exchange rates, or $1118 billion in current dollars - The USA is responsible for 48 per cent of the world total.

From Information Clearing House

Last Letters Home: Voices of American Troops From The Battlefields Of Iraq

Click here to watch: Windows Media

Déjà vu in Ramadi

"Come and see the blood in the streets." Pablo Neruda, ‘Selected Poems’

By Mike Whitney

We’ve seen this before. An Iraqi city is surrounded by troops and armored vehicles; the artillery is wheeled into place, the roads are blocked, a giant wall of sand is piled up around the perimeter, and everything goes silent before the final onslaught.

The US version of the Guantanamo suicides is disgraceful: the cause of death was gross injustice

A tunnel without end

By Zachary Katznelson

Islam says it goes against God to kill yourself. So what would drive a man to take his own life, despite his religious beliefs? The answer shames the US and its allies, Britain prominently included.

Guantanamo: A History of Torture

Interview with Alfred McCoy, Professor of history at the University of Wisconsin.

Guantanamo is a complete construction. It's a system of total psychological torture, designed to break down every detainee contained therein, designed to produce a state of hopelessness and despair that leads, tragically, sadly in this case to suicide.

Real Video - Windows Media - Transcript

Terrorism Is A Tactic

By Charley Reese

Terrorism is a tactic, not an entity, and it is a tactic used by people who have a political grievance. Therefore, if you want to eliminate terrorism, you have to address the political problems that gave it birth.

Anti-Terrorkrieg fördert Terrorismus

All Representatives Must Be Held Publicly Accountable

by Nancy Levant

It is dangerously and absurdly past time to force our “representatives” to face the American public. Our government is full of runaway radicals who are (and have been for decades) devoted to the daily and rapidly emerging global government and it’s overrunning of our Constitutional laws and Republic. They, therefore, must be held accountable to their constituents......

Pentagon Blocking Wind Power

Informant: Kev Hall

'War on Terror' Failing, and Distracting Politicians from the Genuine Threats to Global Security

Proposed Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Cuts Will Make a Bad Situation Worse

Nightmare Scenario

Behind the Spin, the Oil Giants are More Dangerous Than Ever

Hope, Hope, Hoping Along in Iraq

Peace Activists at Hillary Clinton’s Speech Try to “Take Back America”

Rights Groups Demand Independent Investigations into Guantanamo Suicides

US Insists on Right to Develop Arms for Outer Space

EPA Rule Loosened After Oil Chief's Letter to Rove

There is a Dark Cloud Over America

by Dorothy Seese

Worse yet, no one owns their home as their property, free and clear. The mortgage may be paid off, but property taxes, assessments for roads and other government fees and taxes turn into a form of rental to remain in one's own home or lose it to the taxing authority! And then there's the new twist to eminent domain that says your property can be taken (for the taker's idea of a fair value) for some good reason, "good" being defined by the takers.....

Brainwashing The Children: A Global Effort

Part 2

by Jill Walker, JD

What’s happening to our young people down to the smallest member of a nursery school class is part of the most diabolical plan ever created by the ruling elites. Our children are not just part of a systematic plan to destroy their minds; they’re part of a plan to steal their souls for eternity.....

Rally in response to the REAL ID Act, federal legislation that mandates standardized driver's licenses for all Americans

Spychips Co-Author Adds Her Voice to "No National ID Movement"

by Katherine Albrecht & Liz McIntyre

The rally is being organized in response to the REAL ID Act, federal legislation that mandates standardized driver's licenses for all Americans by 2008. Under the plan, a REAL ID compliant driver's license will be needed to board a plane, open a bank account, or enter a federal building. Critics have called it a de facto national ID card....

Redefining Warfare

The Rotten 'Progressive Era'

The Project for the New American Century 'ends with a whimper'

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news


The Project for the New American Century

By William Rivers Pitt

The People versus the Powerful is the oldest story in human history. At no point in history have the Powerful wielded so much control. At no point in history has the active and informed involvement of the People, all of them, been more absolutely required.

The Surprising End of the New American Century


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