Sonntag, 18. Juni 2006

The cost of brainwash or antennas for lunch

The israeli cellular companies are going to spend 10 million shekels to calm down the israeli public's fear from the celluar technology. The 3 cellular companies did a press conference today which was reported in the national TV news this evening, "Is it something that turned into psychosis", said the executive of Cellcom company. And the reporter added that the cellular companies are going to invest 10 million shekels to treat the public psychosis. "I will not do anything that endangers someone" said Cellcom's executive, and added that he is so sure that the antennas cannot do harm, "that I said once, joking, that I am ready to stand in the city square and eat an antenna every day for lunch". "The public is very afraid, and this is exactly what we want to treat" said the executive of Partner company. The cellular companies are going to offer the public radiation measurements that they will fund, and the cost for the citizen will be 200 shekels, "earnest fee" as the cellular companies call it. Partner executive said "We are convinced that the results will be good, because we check it anyway".

Another thing, from Don Maisch: Andrew Marino on Michael Repacholi:

“At the bottom of the barrel is the EMF scientist who functions as a brainwasher to deceive the public, innocent young and old alike, into giving themselves cancer and other diseases. There is no purer example of such a man than Michael Repacholi. He is at the end of a historical line of change that must be recognized before science can once again resume its task of finding the best truth possible”

Informant: Iris Atzmon

Omega see also
Testimony of Michael Repacholi

EPA tests show high levels of electromagnetic waves

Dear CHE EMF Working Group:

A report from Tapei on EMF:

This report has data on high levels in schools (classrooms), homes and hospitals where levels exceed 10mG in 18% of these locations.



EPA tests show high levels of electromagnetic waves

By Chung Li-hua
Thursday, Jun 15, 2006,
Page 2

Advertising Advertising The Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) recently conducted measurements of indoor electromagnetic fields in Taipei for the first time, with results indicating that 20 percent of the locations tested had readings of over 10 milligauss (mG).

High readings have been linked to certain health problems.

"That high?" gasped Li Chung-yi (???), an expert in electromagnetic radiation in the department of health at Fu Jen Catholic University, in response to the administration's readings.

Li called on the administration to publicize the high-risk locations as soon as possible so that any inappropriate power distribution in schools and hospitals could be adjusted.

Chen Chiao-hua (???), director of the Taiwan Environmental Protection Union (TEPU), said that if Taipei, the country's capital, was flooded with excessive electromagnetic radiation in this way, then other cities and counties may pay even less attention to their power distribution infrastructure, making it possible that the danger was even greater outside Taipei.

Chen added that although the WHO had yet to publish a report on the effects of electromagnetic radiation, research on infectious diseases shows that small children regularly exposed to 4mG of electromagnetic radiation had an increased risk of developing leukemia, and that for every 1mG above that level, the risk of developing cancer doubles.

From late March to early last month, the administration took electromagnetic radiation readings in Taipei, the country's most densely populated area, hoping to obtain indoor background radiation measures to use as a reference when amending standards.

The EPA conducted tests in all of the city's 12 administrative districts, measuring electromagnetic levels in two hospitals, two communities, two elementary schools and two kindergartens per district. In total, 16 locations were tested and more than 6,000 measurements were taken in each district.

The study showed that 18 percent of elementary school classrooms, hospitals and homes had levels exceeding 10mG. One percent of kindergartens had readings above 10mG, while 16 percent of power distribution rooms and 34 percent of transformer rooms in communities, schools and hospitals had levels above 10mG. Thirty-two percent of areas near high-voltage wires measured above 10mG.

Four percent of power distribution rooms, 11 percent of transformer rooms, and 3 percent of elementary school classrooms, hospitals, homes and areas near high-voltage lines had readings exceeding 30mG.

The EPA said there was no way to verify at present if electromagnetic radiation was harmful to people's health, and added that it was concerned it might cause unfounded worries among the public.

The EPA was therefore unwilling to release the sampling locations and measurements from its tests, and has no plans to continue sampling in other cities or counties.

Copyright © 1999-2006 The Taipei Times. All rights reserved.

Informant: Eileen O'Connor

Essex University Experiments

I would like to reply to the list in relation to a few articles about the trials at Essex University. I myself took part in one trial in a January 2005. I was supposed to take part in a further three trials, but I was unable to do so because the first trial made me so ill.

In April the same year I had to leave a well-paid job in sales because the WiFi computer network that was installed was making me feel ill. We now have a problem not just with phone masts but also a new threat with many of our cities and towns going WiFi. This is it extra electro-smog on top of mobile phone masts.

I cannot go out in public places with lots of people because mobile phones and other wireless devices make me ill. I stay in allot and go for walks in the woods.




Radio Wave Sickness

Scientists serious about 'electricity sickness' claims

A town in Sussex - Essex study

More E-Voting Concerns Surface With State Primaries Underway

With another election season around the corner, activists are concerned that electronic voting machines supplied by a handful of American corporations are bug-ridden and easily tampered with, but the road to redress is rough and windy.

UK MEP: U.S.Appeal for your support re Electromagnetic Radiation funding


You are all working hard to save children from Leukaemia BUT there is one, simple blood study that needs to be done. The new study, along with resultant, positive publicity, will save the lives of many children and others.

Your charity will be able to provide other valuable information after doing another study that can be done on humans at no risk to them that I will also explain below.

"A focus" on EMF/EMR exposure at night to electrical appliances such as electric clocks, telephone equipment, electric meters, etc. will provide the "specific information" that can then be also be expaned upon to explain how living in close proximity to transformers, high voltage powerlines, cellular antennae, WiFi and more, may also promote Leukaemia and other health problems if person is subjected to "distant exposures" over an even longer period of time.

Information from one such new study can be combined with Dr. Andrew Marino's "identical work" re blood results (specifically "lymphocytes and neutrophils") on guinea pigs and a reference can also be made to Dr. Duane Dahlberg's "Minnesota Herd Study."

The 2002 California EMF Study provides a lot of information re probable promotion of Leukaemia due to high voltage powerline exposures but I believe "a focus" is needed on a new study re "bed exposures" (appliances and frequencies on electrical wiring, etc.) in order to save as many children as possible and to also get efforts moving in the right direction while trying to sort out effects from telecommunications' antennae, powerline distances, etc. .

Local Baubiologist Oram Miller ( ) recommends all circuits to bedrooms be turned off at night. While turning off circuits would obviously eliminate concerns for items on nightstands/headboards, etc., I believe another blood study such as I suggest will then provide the necessary insight needed to understand the importance of turning off all circuits to sleeping areas. Additional work re grounding problems and correction of wiring errors is also needed perhaps before circuits are turned off.

Oram Miller demonstrates "body voltage measurements." With a proper meter and wire connected to ground, the importance of reducing electrical currents anywhere, but "especially bedrooms" becomes obvious. There is a lot of focus on magnetic fields and while important, "electrical fields" must be reduced.

Perhaps Dr. Henshaw or Dr. Phillips might be able to conduct an epidemiological study using human volunteers who can easily measure and report body voltage measurements both before and after reducing nighttime electrical exposures? This would be non-invasive -- such measurements would not be based on increasing electrical exposure but rather, reduction of electrical exposure and would reflect only what already does exist but that which is not now being measured (except by those of us who have acquired knowledge and have testing equipment) -- "high body voltage measurements!!!."

Study participants could provide a list of concerns (if any) such as poor quality sleep/early waking/sleeplessness, headaches, ear/sinus/asthma problems, blood sugar changes in anyone monitoring same, etc. prior to reducing nighttime exposures, along with several body voltage readings (before bed on separate nights) also prior to reduction of electrical fields, over a period of two weeks.

Similar data could be provided for an additional two weeks -- after moving appliances and/or turning off all circuits to bedrooms (detailing changes), with body voltage measurements taken perhaps as few as three separate nights before going to sleep and another listing of any observed improvements in sleep, less headaches, less ear/sinus/asthma problems, lower blood sugar readings, etc. during that two-week period.

Since I am "a non-expert," I do not meet the qualifications for submitting a request for formal funding. This can be done by your own EMF consultants, however, and as you know, Assoc. Prof. Olle Johansson, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, is willing to participate and/or conduct his own study or studies that prove the connection between "markers for irradiation" and effects due to low dose, chronic prolonged exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

Best wishes for much progress in your quest to help save children!!! Take care - Joanne

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RE: UK MEP...U.S.Appeal for your support re Electromagnetic Radiation funding!!!
From: Piers Merchant
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 17:41:19 +0100

Roger Knapman MEP has asked me to thank you very much for your email and to say that he does support independent research on this issue, though he would like this carried out by the British government not the EU.

He feels the technology has raced ahead of proper checks on the safety aspects.

Best wishes

Piers Merchant
Assistant to Roger Knapman MEP

PAPUA NEW GUINEA: Resisting illegal logging

Tim Stewart

Indigenous lawyer Anne Kajir from the Environmental Law Centre in Papua New Guinea is one of six recipients of the US$125,000 Goldman Environmental Prize. According to the prize's website, she won this year's award for her tireless work in defending landowner interests against commercial logging operations in PNG.

Kajir uncovered evidence of widespread corruption by the Papua New Guinean government, which has allowed rampant, illegal logging that is destroying the largest remaining block of tropical forest in the Asia-Pacific region. In 1997, her first year practising law, Kajir successfully defended a precedent-setting appeal in the Supreme Court that forced logging companies to pay damages to customary landowners.

"The Environmental Law Centre is working around fisheries, mining and policy development reform, but the biggest campaign is around illegal logging", Kajir told Green Left Weekly during a recent trip to Sydney. "We are helping to expose illegal logging and government corruption in the courts. There is also a market angle - getting the buyers from China, Japan and Australia not to buy wood products from PNG because the timber is being taken from the rainforests."

While PNG has "very good laws in the constitution protecting landholder rights in relation to natural resources", Kajir explained that "Unfortunately, there is a push on now to change those laws so that they favour big business. There is also a push to change the mining and landholder legislation. It is not looking good for landholders who own these resources."

Describing the impact of illegal logging, Kajir said: "Once the logging operations are finished, waste logs are just buried. During wet season everything is just mud. Rivers that were previously flowing fresh are now running dirty. Women have to walk very long distances now to get water."

The worst-affected areas include the Western Province, but the problem exists across PNG. "The logging is out of control. Forty per cent of the forest in PNG is already gone. It's going from bad to worse. Every day permits are being granted illegally."

Kajir believes the most urgent issue facing PNG landowners is to be properly informed of their rights. "If they're not careful, those forests are going to go. The land is going to be destroyed. If the government ends up changing the forestry laws in favour of the developers, it will be the small people who will miss out eventually. The Forestry Act has been passed by parliament but it has not yet been gazetted."

Kajir explained that a Supreme Court challenge has been filed by the Ombudsman's Commission after pressure from NGOs. "It is being challenged on the basis that the proposed new laws are unconstitutional ... The new forestry bill takes away the need for consent by landowners."

Pressured by the International Monetary Fund, the PNG government has also "begun setting up committees to review the Land Act ... This will make it even more difficult to challenge the logging operations. The landowners will end up being beggars on their own land."

From Green Left Weekly, May 24, 2006.

Informant: Andy

CIA Claims the Right to Decide What is News

Informant: Kev Hall

Mobile phone ban to be lifted in hospitals as ward costs rise

Scottish Hospital Ward mobile phone ban to be lifted -

Exploitative charging of 50p/minute for hospital provided bedside phones creates patient pressure.

"...a spokeswoman for the British Medical Association said: "Research has clearly demonstrated that modern mobile telephones have very little risk when used in hospitals".

(Arthur J.)


These paras in the article are particularly interesting - especially the second one!

Recent research by the UK medicines watchdog Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency found that 4% of medical devices suffered interference from a mobile phone at a distance of one metre.

But it also found that 41% suffered interference from handsets used by the emergency services (were these TETRA?) and 35% from those used by hospital porters. Doctors have demanded that mobile phones be used to replace the out-dated beeper system used to contact staff in many hospitals.



The Medical Devices Agency (2001) tests were specifically done to try to support the notion that tetra wasn't that bad. So they wangled the considerably different test results to a conclusion declaring tetra 'comparable to mobile phone'.



This is an absolute disgrace - if patients are sick already and are "captive" in hospital, their health is likely to be seriously compromised by the constant bombardment from the mobile phones of patients, staff and visitors all around them. What about the EHS people in these hospitals - how are they going to be protected? We know that mobile phone users are not the most considerate of people!

My sister is in hospital and has been for some time - a few weeks ago an elderly lady in an opposite bed had been given a mobile phone to ring relatives. She had just had a tumour removed from her breast and also suffered from many other health problems. She was lying in bed with the mobile phone under her head and made two quite long calls. I went over to her when she had finished and asked her if she knew that there were concerns over the safety of the phones and suggested that she took care how much she used it.

The next time I visited the hospital she had been moved into a side room as she had developed an "infection" in her breast and was quite poorly. She was later moved to another hospital. I wonder if she would have developed this complication if she had not used the phone extensively straight after her op?


Iran and US

From: David Silver
Sent: Sunday, June 18, 2006 11:55 AM
Subject: Iran and US

The interlocked network of wealthy families and high-level executives who own and manage large income-producing properties in the US comprise a ruling class that dominates US political life, shaping public policy through its structural economic power and control of the two major political parties, the principal positions in the White House, State Department, Pentagon and Treasury, public policy foundations, think-tanks, and public relations organizations, including the mass media.

There are many reasons why the US ruling class would like to replace the current economic nationalist government in Tehran with one under US influence.

1. The favored policy of forcing a change in regime by imposing US sanctions has failed, because the governments and the wealthy families and high-level executives of many other countries have recognized that by not signing on to the US program, they are in a position to take advantage of profit-making opportunities free from US competition. By moving in when the US moves out, their bottom lines are fattened. At the same time, the US sanctions regime is undermined. Instead of the US oil industry investing in the Azadegan petroleum fields, the Japanese corporation Inpex is. Instead of a consortium of US firms building Iran’s civilian nuclear industry, Russian companies are.

2. Iran has the second largest petroleum reserves of any OPEC country. Only Russia has more natural gas. (Washington Post, April 20, 2006.) A new regime under US control would open these reserves to exploitation on terms favorable to the US oil industry and to that of whatever other country joined a US coalition of the willing.

3. A puppet government under Washington’s thumb would abrogate Tehran’s restrictions on foreign investment in oil and gas, transport, telecommunications, industry, banking and finance. It would also sweep away Article 44 of Iran's constitution, which mandates state ownership of power generation, postal services, telecommunications, and other large-scale industries. Iran would be transformed from what the Coors family-backed Heritage Foundation describes as “anti-foreign investment,” into a country which zealously panders to US corporations.

4. A US-backed successor government would eliminate tariff and other barriers to trade, expanding export opportunities for US corporations.

5. The growing network of anti-imperialist states, which includes Cuba, Venezuela, North Korea and Bolivia, would lose one of its members and would therefore be weakened.

6. A message would be sent to other countries that pursuing or contemplating economic nationalist or genuinely socialist policies will be met by the intervention of the military or intelligence services of the United States.

Tehran’s nuclear program is not the reason Washington seeks to oust the current government. It is, instead, both a potential impediment to a future military intervention, and a pretext for military intervention.

The goal of opening Iran’s doors to unfettered investment by US corporations can only be achieved by replacing the current economically nationalist government, hostile to the US, with a “reformist, pro-Western” government, i.e., one willing to sacrifice the country’s economic development to the interests of Wall Street. This cannot be achieved simply by arriving at a narrow settlement with Tehran, in which the Islamic republic agrees to relinquish its right to enrich uranium. Instead, the government must be overthrown, in the manner of a color revolution, or by force. This is why Washington refuses to grant security guarantees.

To build public support for regime change, the public relations apparatus of the US ruling class has been pressed into service to demonize Iran’s current president, and the program has followed the well-worn path of depicting the leaders of target regimes as new Hitlers. PR firms, financed and directed by the same ruling class that has an interest in regime change, cobble together ridiculous stories to be broadcast by the mass media. One story, entirely apocryphal, claimed the Ahmadinejad government had prepared legislation along the lines of the Nazi’s Nuremberg laws. The story, accompanied by an arresting photograph of a Jewish businessman wearing a yellow star, culled from an historical archive on Nazi Germany, ran on the front page of Canada’s The National Post. Other media outlets cast all restraint aside, stooping to absurd levels of hyperbole, to calumniate the Iranian president as an anti-Semitic fanatic intent on annihilating Israel by launching a barrage of nuclear missiles. While this carries on the practice, in the extreme, of discrediting opposition to the expulsion of Palestinians and the denial of their right of return by smearing opponents as vicious anti-Semites, it also serves to invest agitation for war against Iran with a certain anti-racist, progressive flavor, allowing the soft left to rationalize its backing of imperialism as inspired by hatred of racism and the misogynistic practices of conservative Islam. It also creates an air of intimidation, discouraging anyone from daring to speaking favorably of Ahmadinejad for fear they’ll be accused of acting as an apologist for whatever heinous crimes he stands accused of at the moment. Those with courage will say, without equivocation, that Ahmadinejad’s championing of economic justice at home and political justice for Palestinians is admirable and that Iran’s struggle against foreign intimidation is progressive in its anti-imperialism and deserves our unqualified support. US-engineered regime change in favor of a pro-imperialist government in Tehran is neither in the interest of Iranians nor of the ordinary people of the countries whose governments seek this outcome.

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Germany urges nuclear powers to disarm

Informant: Kev Hall

Ein-Euro-Job: was tun?

P R E S S E M I T T E I L U N G 0 6—10 vom 17. Juni 2006

1. Ein-Euro-Jobs sind das Letzte aller möglichen Mittel. Zuvor hat die Vermittlung in ein sozialversicherungspflichtiges Arbeitsverhältnis allerhöchste Priorität. Das Jobcenter hat alle Möglichkeiten zu nutzen, zb Fianzierung von Stellenanzeigen in Fachzeitschriften, konkrete Kostenübernahme für qualifizierte Bewerbungen und ggf. die Einbeziehung eines privaten Arbeitsvermittlers mit Vermittlungsgutschein. Diese Aktivitäten werden in der Eingliederungsvereinbarung festgelegt und einvernehmlich vereinbart - so sollte es eigentlich sein!

2. Konnte mit der Eingliederungsvereinbarung das gestellte Ziel nicht erreicht werden, greift die Rang– und Regelungsreihenfolge des § 16 SGB II. Das heißt, als nächste Maßnahme kommt erst einmal eine ABM in Frage. Bringt das nichts oder geht es aus nachweisbaren Gründen nicht, dann erst kann ein Ein-Euro-Job in Frage kommen, aber auch nur unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen:

a) Der Ein-Euro-Job ist nach § 16 SGB II einzusetzen, wenn dieses dazu dient, die unmittelbare Aufnahme einer Erwerbstätigkeit zu ermöglichen.

b) Der Ein-Euro-Job ist nach § 16 SGB II einzusetzen, wenn dies für die Eingliederung nötig ist. Der Gesetzgeber sieht das in der Regel als nicht nötig an, wenn Leistungsbezieher eingegliedert sind zb durch Minijobs, ehrenamtliche Tätigkeit, Pflege von Familienangehörigen uä.

c) Der Ein-Euro-Job kann eingesetzt werden, wenn auf absehbare Zeit auf dem allgemeinen Arbeitsmarkt eine Erwerbsarbeit nicht möglich ist. Diese Voraussetzung ist allerdings anhand einer fundierten Prognoseentscheidung zu beurteilen, was eine Erhebung der entscheidungsrelevanten Daten in einem aussagekräftigen Profiling erfordert.

d) Bevor ein Ein-Euro-Job zugewiesen werden kann, bedarf es einer aktuellen Eingliederungsprognose in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Betroffenen, ansonsten dürfte die Zuweisung rechtswidrig sein.

3. Kommt die Zuweisung, dann haben wir das Recht erst einmal zu prüfen und dann erst zuzusagen. Dabei sind folgende Formalien einzuhalten:

a) Der Ein-Euro-Job muss dem Bestimmtheitsgebot entsprechen.

1. Zum Bestimmtheitsgebot. Fest steht unbeachtet vom Typus der Maßnahme, das Bestimmtheitsgebot in jedem Falle gilt. Wird das Arbeitsangebot als Verwaltungs­akt angesehen, so ergibt sich das Bestimmtheitserfordernis ohne weiteres bereits aus § 33 Abs. l SGB X. Doch auch wenn es sich bei dein Arbeitsangebot nach § 16 Abs. 3 S. 2 SGB II nicht um einen Verwaltungsakt handeln sollte, muss es hinreichend bestimmt sein. Nur ein solches Angebot er­möglicht es dem Antragsteller zu prüfen, ob die angebo­tene Tätigkeit den Voraussetzungen des § 16 Abs. 3 S. 2 SGB II entspricht, insbesondere zumutbar ist. oder ob zu­lässige Ablehnungsgründe vorliegen (vgl. Voelzke. a.a.O.. § 16 Rn. 76; BVerwG. Urteil vom 13. Oktober 1983, S. 99 f.; Urteil vom 4. Juni 1992-5C 35/88-, info also 1992. S. 199, 200; Beschluss vom 12. Dezember 1996 - 5 B 192'95 -, juris). Entsprechend ist in der Rechtsprechung des Bundessozialgerichts zu § 144 Abs. l S. 2 Nr. 2 SGB III anerkannt, dass das Beschäftigungsangebot nach dieser Vorschrift ebenfalls hinreichend bestimmt sein muss (BSG, Urt. v. 13-März 1997-ll R Ar 25/96-, SozR 3-4100 § 119 Nr. II).

Das Bestimmtheitsgebot erfordert danach insbesondere, dass die Art der Tätigkeit, ihr zeitlicher Umfang und die zeitliche Verteilung im Arbeitsangebot bezeichnet werden (Voelzke, a.a.O., § 16 Rn. 76: Niewaldt, a.a.O.. § 16 Rn. 25: Gröschel-Gundermann. a.a.O., § 16 Rn. 18; BVerwG, Urteil vom 13. Oktober 1983. a.a.O., S. 100; Urteil vom 4. Juni 1992. a.a.O., S. 200}. Denn diese Angaben sind erforderlich, um den Antragssteller in die Lage zu versetzen, das Angebot überprüfen zu können. Es genügt daher nicht, den Antragsteller einer Einrichtung oder einem Ar­beitgeber zuzuweisen und die Auswahl der konkreten Tä­tigkeit der Leitung der Einrichtung oder dem Arbeitgeber zu überlassen (Voelzke, a.a.O.. § 16 Rn. 76; Gröschel-Gundermann, a.a.O., § 16 Rn. 18; BVerwG. Urt. v. 13. Ok­tober 1983, a.a.O., S. 99: Urt. v. 4. Juni 1992, a.a.O.. S. 201). Die Verantwortung für die Korrektheit des Arbeits­angebots liegt insbesondere im Hinblick auf die Sanktions­folgen allein beim Jobcenter.

2. Zu den inhaltlichen Angaben. Die Zuweisung muss enthalten:

- eine genaue Beschreibung von der Art und dem Umfang der Tätigkeit,

- eine genaue Beschreibung des Arbeitsortes,

- eine Maßnahmenummer,

- den konkreten Weiterbildungsanteil.

b) Der Maßnahmeträger ist darlegungs– und auskunftspflichtig nach § 16 SGB II. Er muss auf Verlangen die Maßnahmegenehmigung und den Maßnahmeinhalt vorlegen - wir haben dazu einen Fragebogen (bei uns erhältlich)mitentwickelt, der uns eine Einschätzung ermöglicht. Weigert er sich, haben wir die besseren Karten!

c) Gleich nach Zugang der Maßnahme bei berechtigten Zweifeln an der Zulässigkeit empfehlen wir Überprüfungsantrag nach § 44 SGB II zu stellen und Widerspruch einzulegen beim Jobcenter sowie beim Sozialgericht einen einstweiligen Antrags auf vorläufigen Rechtsschutz und Festststellungsklage gegen die Zuweisung einzureichen, um uns gegen die 30%ige Kürzung zu schützen.

Weitere Informationen erhalten Sie über den AK ELViS - ErwerbsLosenVersammlung in Schöneberg mittwochs von 17-18.30 Uhr sowie jeden 2. und 4. Mittwoch im Monat von 10 bis 13 Uhr in der Feurigstr. 68 oder per Mail ( ) und Telefon (0173-4899055)

V.i.S.d.P: Bernd M. Büttner, AK ELViS c/o Linkspartei.PDS Tempelhof-Schöneberg, Feurigstr. 68, 10827 Berlin

Kampagne "Hier geblieben": großzügige Bleiberechtsregelung für Flüchtlinge gefordert

#Die Linkspartei.PDS: Pressemitteilungen

18. Juni 2006

Linkspartei unterstützt Kampagne "Hier geblieben"

Der 20. Juni ist der internationale Tag des Flüchtlings. Am 19. Juni (9 Uhr) werden Flüchtlings- und Menschenrechtsorganisationen am Gendarmenmarkt in Berlin für ein Bleiberecht für Flüchtlinge demonstrieren. Dazu erklärt die stellvertretende Parteivorsitzende Katina Schubert:

Rund 200.000 Menschen sind in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland ständig von Abschiebung bedroht. Dabei lebt ein großer Teil von ihnen schon länger als fünf Jahre hier, arbeitet, ist Teil dieser Gesellschaft. Protobeispiel ist die Berliner Familie Aydin. Schon seit Jahren bemühen sich Flüchtlings- und Menschenrechtsorganisationen, Kirchen, Sozialverbände, Linkspartei und Politikern anderer Parteien darum, ein Bleiberecht für lange hier lebende Flüchtlinge zu erreichen. Wieder konnten die Innenminister von Bund und Ländern sich nicht darauf verständigen. Für die Betroffenen heißt das ständige Unsicherheit, Angst vor Abschiebung und letztlich keine Zukunft. Und die Bundesregierung verschärft die Zustände. Vermehrt sorgt sie dafür, dass bereits ausgesprochene Anerkennungen als Asylberechtigte zurück genommen werden. Dies alles ist ein unhaltbarer Zustand. Wir unterstützen die Kampagne "Hier geblieben" und fordern eine großzügige Bleiberechtsregelung für Flüchtlinge.

Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband wirft SPD-Wirtschaftsexperte Wend Stimmungsmache gegen Hartz-IV-Bezieher vor

DPWV-Expertise zum Abstand zwischen Arbeitslosengeld II bzw. Sozialgeld und unteren Arbeitnehmereinkommen

Der Paritätische Wohlfahrtsverband (DPWV) hat Forderungen des SPD-Wirtschaftsexperten Rainer Wend nach einer Kürzung der ALG-II-Regelsätze zurückgewiesen. "Der Verweis auf angeblich zu hohe Leistungsansprüche oder eine zu geringe Arbeitsmotivation von Hartz-IV-Beziehern ist reine Stimmungsmache und geht an den sozialen Realitäten vorbei", sagte Dr. Ulrich Schneider, Hauptgeschäftsführer des DPWV, unter Bezugnahme auf ein Spiegel-Interview. "Forderungen nach weiteren Leistungskürzungen sind angesichts des Umfangs sozialer Not unverantwortlich", so Schneider.

In wenigen Fällen könne es vorkommen, dass eine Familie, in der beide Partner arbeitslos seien, mehr als 1.500 Euro an Transferleistungen beziehe, sagte der DPWV-Hauptgeschäftsführer. Dies sei aber immer noch weniger als eine entsprechende Familie mit einem Arbeitsentgelt im unteren Lohnbereich plus Kinder- und Wohngeld zur Verfügung habe.

Schneider verwies auf eine kürzlich vorgelegte Expertise des DPWV, die zeige, dass bei sämtlichen Konstellationen - von der allein stehenden Person bis zum Paar mit drei Kindern - bei der Summe der Hartz-IV-Transferbezüge das Lohnabstandsgebot berücksichtigt werde. Zu Grunde gelegt wurde dabei das Einkommen eines Hilfsarbeiters im produzierenden Gewerbe/Leistungsgruppe 3.

Der Hauptgeschäftsführer des DPWV betonte, dass zudem fast
900.000 Menschen trotz Erwerbstätigkeit auf Hartz-IV-Leistungen angewiesen seien, weil ihr Einkommen nicht ausreiche. "Es mangelt nicht an Motivation, sondern an Arbeitsplätzen", so Schneider. Statt simple Kürzungsvorschläge zu unterbreiten und damit die Stammtische zu bedienen, seien alle Akteure im Interesse der betroffenen Menschen gefordert, Wege zu mehr Beschäftigung zu finden.

Kurzexpertise unter:

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DHS Releases "Duke" Cunningham Letter

One day after an official swore under oath that the Department of Homeland Security had no record of a letter from Randy "Duke" Cunningham pushing her agency to do business with the scandal-linked Shirlington Limo company, the department reversed course and released the letter.

The Worst Ruling of the Week

A lot of people are up in arms about the Supreme Court's "no knock" decision. Matthew Rothschild also think it's outrageous. But there's a decision that bothers him even more, and it's received a lot less attention. And that's a ruling by Federal Judge John Gleeson, that the government can detain noncitizens indefinitely without explanation so long as that end of that detention is "reasonably foreseeable."

What Sent Daryl Hannah up a Tree

The actress, arrested at a protest this week after 23 days on the urban farm, is no newcomer to activism or environmentalism. She became a vegan at the age of 11 after she befriended a little calf being hauled by a truck that was parked near a road. The calf kissed her face for about an hour. When the truck driver appeared, she asked him what the calf's name was. "Veal, tomorrow morning at 7," he shot back. The education of Daryl Hannah, activist, was underway.

Public education regarding harmful effects of EMF is nilch in the USA

Thank you for keeping the rest of us informed about what is happening in other cities and countries. Public education regarding harmful effects of EMF is nilch in the USA. We are attempting to educate the East Lansing City Council (where we live), and the Michigan State Legislature to reexamine laws pertaining to EMF exposure from overhead power lines and telephone and from Internet communication cables on the same poles. Ground wires are loaded with EMF and are grounded to water systems since most of us have a neutral-to-earth grounded Y distribution system, and many household appliances that emit large milliGauss of EMF, and of course -- cell phone towers all emit EMF. I understand that grounding neutral-to-earth is not permitted in most European countries. Thanks again for the encouragement.

Blessings to you for all of your hard work, and to all of your faithful reporters from us, in the USA. Politicians are not quick to confess they might have made some mistakes, or that the decision was financially lucrative to "go along to get along." No one wants to be accused of stopping "progress?"

Don and Mary Hillman

Bush's determination to impose his own reading of new laws amounts to a power grab and subverts the US constitution,,1799717,00.html

From Information Clearing House

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced they plan to demolish over five thousand public housing apartments in New Orleans

UN: Forgotten urban poor a living time bomb

The world's growing number of poor slum dwellers is a ticking time bomb that governments dare not ignore, the United Nations said on Friday.

From Information Clearing House

All you need to succeed in our meritocracy is privilege

Britain's elites are more ferocious than ever in defence of their rewards because they think they won them through ability.,,1799714,00.html

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The Man Who Sold the War

Meet John Rendon, Bush's general in the propaganda war

Operation Saddam: America's Propaganda War

Documentary focusing on the tactics used by the U.S and it's allies in the build up to, and during, the Iraq War, featuring Ray Mcgovern and Seymour Hersh amongst others. Originally broadcast on SBS (Australian T.V) Language is English, 50 mins.

Access of Evil

From Information Clearing House

A Father Speaks Out Against the Iraq War

Imagine losing your child in a war based on lies and misinformation. On Father's Day, Fernando Suarez del Solar remembers his son.

Death threats are alleged in Marine investigations

Pentagon investigators threatened the death penalty and used other coercive techniques to obtain statements from some of the seven Marines and a Navy corpsman jailed at Camp Pendleton in the shooting death of an Iraqi civilian, two defense lawyers say.

From Information Clearing House

Enduring Abuse: Torture and Cruel Treatment by the United States at Home and Abroad


To justify torture and abuse in the "global war on terrorism," the government narrowly defined torture and argued that the prohibition against cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment does not apply outside the United States.

Pentagon Details Abuse of Iraq Detainees

U.S. special operations forces fed some Iraqi detainees only bread and water for up to 17 days, used unapproved interrogation practices such as sleep deprivation and loud music and stripped at least one prisoner, according to a Pentagon report on incidents dating to 2003 and 2004.

Experts: U.S. using wrong tactics

Fighting in Iraq likely to stay at same level

The killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi will strengthen fighters' determination

Americans Don't Care About Their Own Lives

From Information Clearing House

Custodians of chaos: hypocrisy in contemporary US politics

Exceptional Americans Manifest Their Destiny

The Case for Impeachment: why we can no longer afford George W. Bush

Informant: ranger116

Human health may be the cost of a nuclear future


As the world gears up to build new nuclear reactors the human cost of uranium mining is often forgotten.

UN-Umweltchef ruft USA zu mehr Anstrengungen beim Klimaschutz auf


Der neue Chef des UN-Umweltprogramms (UNEP), Achim Steiner, hat die US-Regierung zu mehr Anstrengungen beim internationalen Klimaschutz aufgefordert.

Amerikas unbekannte Umweltkatastrophe

"Jedes Jahr ein Sylt kleiner" - Amerikas unbekannte Umweltkatastrophe -

Teil I - Ein Bericht von Craig Morris

Wo findet die größte Umweltkatastrophe der Welt statt? Im kahlgeschlagenen Urwald Brasiliens - oder im Urwald weltweit, wo alle zwei Sekunden die Fläche eines Fußballsfelds kahlgeschlagen wird? In den Sandstürmen Chinas - oder am chinesischen Drei-Schluchten-Staudamm? Am ausgetrockneten Aralsee? Oder ist es gar die globale Erderwärmung? Wenn Ihnen der US-Bundesstaat Louisiana nicht eingefallen ist, machen Sie sich nichts daraus - die Katastrophe dort ist den Amerikanern auch nicht bekannt.

"Die Bedrohung ist so groß, dass nichts unternommen wird"

Amerikas unbekannte Umweltkatastrophe Teil II

NY Times lends front page to Haditha massacre defense: Why?

Informant: jensenmk

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Informant: Scott Munson

Hawkins Calls on Clinton, Senate to Cut “Star Wars”

Local News

June 12, 2006

Green Party of New York State,

SYRACUSE, NY -- Howie Hawkins, the Green Party nominee for U.S. Senate from New York, called today on the U.S. Senate to eliminate funding for the nuclear missile defense program as it began debate on the 2007 Defense Authorization Bill.

Hillary Clinton, Hawkins' opponent, is a long-time advocate for nuclear missile defense. She has supported President Bush in seeking increased funding to speed development of a nuclear missile defense system.

"The Star Wars nuclear missile defense system is a pork-barrel payday for military contractors. It doesn’t work and doesn’t respond to any credible threat to this country,” said Hawkins.

“The real purpose of Star Wars is not the advertised defensive shield, but offensive laser-guided weapons in space with striking capabilities anywhere in the world. Stars Wars is for gunboat diplomacy in the space age,” added Hawkins.

Hawkins cited a document issued by U.S. Space Command during the Clinton administration in 1996. Entitled "Vision for 2020,” it said the goal of these space-based weapons was "dominating the space dimension of military operations to protect US interests and investment…. The emerging synergy of space superiority with land, sea and air superiority will lead to Full Spectrum Dominance.”

In response to inquiries from Hawkins for Senate, Bob Bowman, a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel now running for Congress (D-FL, 15th Dist.), said: “I directed all the ‘Star Wars’ programs under Presidents Ford and Carter, so I know about missile defense. Missile defense is no help, and Bush's resurrected ‘Star Wars’ is even worse.”

Hawkins noted that the program does nothing to address what the intelligence community warns is the most likely nuclear threat, which is not nuclear missiles but nuclear weapons smuggled into the U.S. The deployment of missile defense systems is prohibited under the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which Hawkins called a cornerstone of existing nuclear disarmament agreements. On June 13, 2002, President Bush ended U.S. participation in the treaty, saying it obstructed development of the nuclear missile defense program.

Missile defense is the most costly weapons system in the Pentagon budget, with $11.1 billion proposed for fiscal year 2007, on top of over $130 billion spent in the last 25 years. A January 2003 report from the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation contends that the cumulative cost of a missile defense system would run to between $800 billion and $1.2 trillion. In a November 2004 article, Bowman called the ground-based missile defense system that the Bush administration is attempting to deploy “completely untested and highly unlikely to work.”

“The best defense against nuclear war is nuclear disarmament. As the world’s biggest nuclear power by far, the U.S. should initiate nuclear disarmament by cutting its own arsenal,” said Hawkins.

Hawkins is a long-time proponent of slashing funding for the U.S. military budget. “The U.S. now spends more money on the military than the rest of the world's military powers combined. But much of it is wasted, if not outright stolen,” said Hawkins. Hawkins noted that in January 2002, CBS Evening News reported that the Pentagon’s own auditors admited that the military cannot account for 25 percent of what it spends and that Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said the Pentagon cannot track $2.3 trillion in transactions.

Hawkins said the problem is getting worse. He cited an Iraqi law proclaimed by the U.S.-run Coalition Provisional Authority in June 2004 -- days before it granted nominal sovereignty to Iraq -- that gave U.S. contractors immunity from prosecution in Iraq. The Coalition Provisional Authority lost track of $9 billion in funds earmarked for Iraqi ministries, according to coalition memos obtained by the Los Angles Times. “That U.S. edict turned Iraq into a free-fraud zone. Contactors have been swindling hundreds of millions of dollars in funds intended to support U.S. military personnel and Iraq reconstruction. It’s time for Congress to crack down on waste and fraud in the military and among its contractors,” he said.

In May, the Senate Armed Services Committee, of which Clinton is a member, approved a $517.7 billion defense authorization bill for FY 2007 that includes missile defense funding increases. Of that $517.7 billion, $467 billion went to the Department of Defense, with the remainder going primarily to the Department of Energy for nuclear weapons production and smaller amounts to several other federal agencies.

However, other military-related appropriations not included in the defense authorization bill will be allocated to other federal departments and agencies including Energy, State, Homeland Security, CIA, NASA, the President’s Office, and the Veterans Administration. In addition, Congress will appropriate nearly $100 billion in a supplemental appropriation for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Total U.S. military spending may run over $660 billion in FY 2007 when interest on past, debt-financed military activities is also included, according to an estimate by the War Resisters League .

Hawkins said eliminating the nuclear missile defense system budget was only one of the most obvious cuts that should be made in military spending. “We need a military defense, but not a global military occupation force, which is what this level of military spending is for. I support deep cuts in military spending to fund a peace dividend we can reinvest in renewable energy, mass transit, rebuilding our infrastructure, protecting the environment, and funding education, affordable housing, and human services.”

From Global Network Against Weapons

Who Killed the Electric Car?


AP - Just weeks before the release of a movie about the death of the electric car from the 1990s, the Smithsonian Institution has removed its EV1 electric sedan from display. The upcoming film "Who Killed the Electric Car?" questions why General Motors created the battery-powered vehicles and then crushed the program a few years later. GM happens to be one of the Smithsonian's biggest contributors. A museum spokeswoman says the museum simply needed the space to display another vehicle, a high-tech SUV.

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Informant: bigraccoon


Who Killed The Electric Car?


Who Killed the Electric Car? is a 2006 documentary film that explores the birth, limited commercialization, and subsequent death of the battery electric vehicle in the United States, specifically the General Motors EV1 of the 1990s. The film explores the roles of automobile manufacturers, the oil industry, the US government, batteries, hydrogen vehicles, and consumers in limiting the development and adoption of this technology.


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