Freitag, 1. September 2006

Oil Sale Imminent: Save Wildlife & Fragile Habitat

Over the strong objections of Native people, wildlife biologists, sportsmen’s groups, and the general public, the Bush Administration remains intent on leasing one of the most remarkable wetlands complexes on the planet.

We need your help in urging the new Interior Secretary to postpone the oil and gas lease sale for this fragile area that is now set for late September.
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Bob Fertik


Hurry! As soon as Sept. 27, a special wild place could be sold to oil and gas.

Protect millions of wildlife.

Click here today!
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Dear Friend,

It is one of the most remarkable wetlands on the planet. Millions of waterfowl and tens of thousands of caribou are lucky enough to call it home.

But their luck may run out as soon as Sept. 27, when our government plans to sell the fragile habitat to the oil and gas industry. The place is the Teshekpuk Lake Special Area in Alaska, and you have a chance right now to protect this land – public land – from getting sold to the highest bidder.

We urgently need your help! Click here to write the Interior Secretary and demand that the imminent oil and gas lease sale be postponed!
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The Teshekpuk region, part of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska, is a stunning sweep of landscape, remarkable even in Alaska where a grand scale is the only scale. It is one of the most important wetland complexes in the Arctic, providing essential habitat for millions of birds and caribou. We do not oppose oil drilling in the NPR-A, only in places with outstanding environmental values.

Together, we can get the Interior Department to do the only sensible thing: cancel the Sept. 27 sale of this precious wild place.

Native people, conservation groups, scientists, sportsmen’s groups, and the general public strongly oppose the oil and gas plan. Will you join the call?

We don’t have much more time to weigh in – act today before it’s too late!
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Thanks so much for your help,

Bill Meadows
President
The Wilderness Society

CIA-Vollzugriff auf SWIFT-Finanzdaten

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Department of Education Shared Student Data With FBI

The Federal Education Department shared personal information on hundreds of student loan applicants with the Federal Bureau of Investigation across a five-year period that began after the September 11 terror attacks, the agencies said yesterday.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090106P.shtml

The Bush Administration and Godwin's Law

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090106N.shtml

Challenging the Culture of Obedience

"We are here to say, 'We will not stand for it any more. No more lies. No more pre-emptive, illegal war, based on false information. No more God-is-on-our-side religious nonsense to justify this immoral, illegal war. No more inhumanity.' Let's raise our voices," Salt Lake City mayor Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson proclaimed, "and demand, 'Give us the truth! Give us the truth! Give us the truth!'"

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090106L.shtml

Democrats Seek No-Confidence Vote on Rumsfeld

Under assault from Republicans on issues of national security, Congressional Democrats are planning to push for a vote of no-confidence in Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld this month as part of a broad effort to stay on the offensive ahead of the November midterm elections.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090106K.shtml

Bush Pushes Nuclear Weapons Development in US

In the face of increased Congressional opposition to US nuclear weapons development, the Bush administration appears to be making an end run around governmental checks and balances. The bizarrely named Divine Strake project is a 700-ton explosive experiment first scheduled to detonate at the Nevada Test Site in June of this year. Thanks to furious grass-roots opposition to the proposal, Divine Strake has been twice delayed, and is currently projecting a detonation date of no sooner than early 2007.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090106J.shtml

UMTS ist ein Flop - was kommt danach?

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Demanding Tougher Penalties For Animal Abusers In Malaysia

A message from NANCY

Original Message:


Hi Friends..

Please SIGN this new petition I have just authored! Please foward it/cross post it to ALL your friends in Care2! I hope alot of Malaysians will be bold enough to put their signatures to paper too!? I know that I am taking a really brave step here and I could end up being put behind bars if someone in the Malaysian government decides to teach me a lesson. But I have had enough of it. I have had enough of my Prime Ministers silence on the subject!! I want changes...not in ten years time when all animals etc are dead at the hands of evil Malayian animal owners!!

Demanding Tougher Penalties For Animal Abusers In Malaysia
//www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/757672309

I have one drunken animal abuser three doors away from where I live! He also recently threatened my wife, daughter and my two dogs! Ive made a police report BUT he is well known in my neighbourhood to even beat his wife! He also beats and mistreats his own dog on a daily basis!. I dread to think once he has his own children!!. I must remain vigilant and on-guard at ALL times...you never know what these kind of sadistic morons are capable of!!?

We have to put a stop to these drunken abusive individuals!! The Malaysian government is allowing their kind of poison being 'fed' into everybody's lives....inspite of numerous petitions and emails sent to them!

For your kind attention!

Ross Ariffin
Malaysia

Perfect Storm for the Poor

E.J. Dionne Jr. writes: "The proportion of the poor who are very poor has risen. People are considered in deep poverty if they have half or less of the yearly income of those at the poverty line. In 2005 half the poverty line for a family of three was $7,788; for a family of four it was $9,985. (Try living on that.) According to the new report, 43.1 percent of poor people lived in that sort of deep poverty - a record since 1975, when the government started assembling such statistics."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090106H.shtml

US Direct Action: How American Cities Have Bypassed Bush on Kyoto

It is not just the state of California that is bypassing the authority of the US government to take action on global warming. The mayors of more than 300 cities across the country have signed a Climate Protection Agreement in which they have pledged to meet the emissions-cutting timetable laid down by the Kyoto Protocol - regardless of what the Bush administration decides.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090106E.shtml

Activists Want Ohio Election Chief Out

Activists filed a civil-rights lawsuit Thursday claiming Secretary of State Ken Blackwell deprived people of their voting rights during the 2004 presidential election, and are seeking to have him removed from overseeing the general election in November.

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Antennen werden abgebaut

Förderkreis für Solar- und Windenergie Neumarkt e.V., //www.solarkreis.de
ÖDP-Kreisverband Neumarkt, //www.neumarkt.oedp.de
Stellvertretender Vorsitzender Josef Neumeyer, Kastanienstr. 16, 92334 Berching Tel. 08462-27036, UMS-Fax 012125 18467081

30.08.06

NEUMARKT. Gefährlich oder nicht: Die Neumarkter Lammsbräu baut die auf dem Brauereigelände installierten Mobilfunkantennen schrittweise ab.

Der ersten Antennen werden in der nächsten Woche demontiert. Sämtliche Verträge mit den Betreibern wurden von der Neumarkter Lammsbräu zum frühest möglichen Zeitpunkt gekündigt, hieß es am Mittwoch.

Brauerei-Chef Dr. Franz Ehrnsperger kommentiert diesen Schritt: "Als wir vor zehn Jahren die Antennenanlagen aufgestellt haben, bestätigten alle staatlichen Gutachten die Unbedenklichkeit, das heißt es konnten keine negativen Einflüsse auf den Menschen festgestellt werden". Seitdem würden sich jedoch die kritischen Fragen hinsichtlich der möglichen Auswirkungen dieser Antennen mehren.

"Diese Kritik nehmen wir sehr ernst", erklärte Ehrnsperger, "obwohl es bis heute hierzu keine wissenschaftliche Klarheit gibt - weder im Sinne der Befürworter noch der Kritiker des Mobilfunks -, haben wir uns nun entschlossen, die Antennenanlagen auf den Brauereigebäuden abzubauen."

Vor über 25 Jahren hat die Neumarkter Lammsbräu einen ganzheitlichen ökologischen und zukunftsgerichteten Weg eingeschlagen. Auf dieser Grundlage wurde die Brauerei in praktisch allen Bereichen nach und nach umgestellt. Die beständige Auseinandersetzung mit neuen Entwicklungen und Technologien, aber auch die gleichzeitige Neubewertung früherer Entscheidungen ist Teil dieses Weges, heißt es von der Brauerei.

Am kommenden Montag wird der Gerüstaufbau beginnen und ein Baukran von der Amberger Straße aus die ersten Antennen abbauen.

//www.neumarktonline.de/art.php?newsid=46009

Der Verfassungsschutz soll "Emails auf Festplatten" lesen dürfen

In erster Lesung wurde im NRW-Landtag die von Innenminister Wolf (FDP) erstellte Novellierung des Verfassungsschutzgesetzes behandelt, die dem Geheimdienst "offensive Internetbeobachtung" und das Eindringen in private Rechner ermöglichen würde - für die Opposition ist das Hausfriedensbruch.

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Plame Leak(s)

Jason Leopold writes that: "Richard Armitage, the former deputy Secretary of State, may be syndicated columnist Robert Novak's primary source who told him on July 8, 2003, that Ambassador Joseph Wilson's wife, Valerie Plame, worked for the CIA. But that doesn't change the fact that Karl Rove told former Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper the same thing three days later - and then subsequently failed to tell federal investigators about it for a year."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/090106Z.shtml

Mobile mast fight gains MP backing

Sep 1 2006

By Matt Smith

SOLIHULL MP Loreley Burt has added her weight to a campaign to stop a mobile phone mast being put up in Widney Manor.

Angry residents discovered letters from mobile phone company O2 on bank holiday weekend that an application for a 15-metre mast on Widney Lane close to the train station had been submitted.

The Solihull News reported in July that Austcliffe Road residents Carole Robertson and Clive Raybould took it upon themselves to stop the proposed plans by alerting 50 of their closest neighbours.

Now the duo have run off more than 300 leaflets and started a petition against the plan.

"We have already got a petition going," said Carole.

"But what makes me really angry is the tone of the letter from the planning department received on August 26 which said that the mast falls within a type of development that planning legislation permits without the need for planning permission," she added.

Lorely Burt MP has now written to planning chiefs at Solihull Council raising concerns over the proposed site for the mast and the poor level of consulatation.

She said: "I was phoned by a resident who told me notices had been received by a handful of residents and that they were delivered over bank holiday weekend, giving inadequate time to register objections.

"I have asked the chief planning officer to refer the application to the planning sub-committee bearing in mind the strength of local opposition. "I think that O2 should have another look at the location and see if they cannot site the mast a much greater distance away from local housing."

© owned by or licensed to Midland Weekly Media (Solihull) Limited 2006

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Mast blast

hg.editorial@archant.co.uk

01 September 2006

ANGER is mounting over a mobile phone company's plans to replace a free-standing mast in Lower Clapton with one which is more powerful.

Two years ago Landfield estate residents lost a battle against a mast which went up behind their homes on neighbouring property at the Braydon Motor Company in Rendlesham Road.

The council has now sent out letters asking for residents' views on a bid by mobile phone giant, O2, to replace the 15-foot mast with another, more powerful structure.

"There are schools all around here and I've never seen a mobile phone mast like this at such a low level," said Marilyn Vears, 55, chairwoman of the estate's tenants' and residents' association.

She added that residents feared the increased power of the mast could be an even greater health risk as it is positioned at a height of just 30 feet off the ground.

FOR THE FULL STORY SEE THIS WEEK'S GAZETTE AVAILABLE NOW.

Copyright © 2006 Archant Regional. All rights reserved.

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Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts have been thwarted by the administration's disdain for government

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Pennsylvania takes a leading role in breaking America's oil addiction

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HORRORSZENARIO: Handy-Quasselstrippen im Billigflieger

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A constitutional counterrevolution

Foundation for Economic Education
by Charlotte Twight

Given America's carefully crafted constitutional restrictions on central government power, how is it that intrusive federal powers over the lives of ordinary Americans took root in the twentieth century? If you had just fifteen minutes to explain it to James Madison, what would you say? Here is what I would say: Mr. Madison -- James, if I may -- I am deeply saddened by the facts I must describe. You and your colleagues anticipated many things, and the product of your labors has made possible an unprecedented degree of freedom in this country for more than 200 years. But your work is now in jeopardy: liberty is being crowded out by an ever more intrusive central government... (written 10/00; posted 08/31/06)

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Rudy Giuliani hits the campaign trail

Slate
by John Dickerson

08/31/06

When Giuliani started to speak, I was expecting a Lifetime vignette: A story about a fallen firefighter or a 9/11 widow bearing up under unspeakable pain, or perhaps a riff about how he looks out his office window toward lower Manhattan and never forgets. Every other politician is misusing the 9/11 anniversary, why wouldn't he? But he did none of that, showing tasteful restraint he'll have to give up if he actually runs for president. Instead, Giuliani's remarks about 9/11 were general. 'Sept. 11 is not over. It's not just a piece of our history. Sept. 11 is still going on. There are still people like that who want to attack us today. They're trying to do an attack that's even bigger than Sept. 11 to kill more Americans. That's just the reality of the world we live in. To deal with it, you have to be on offense.' And the mayor didn't even mention Iraq as the central front of the war on terror...

//www.slate.com/id/2148741


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

In bed with Big Pharma

Salon
by Joe Conason

09/01/06

In a year when 'lobbyist' may replace 'liberal' as the dreaded L-word, the wise politician draws no attention to any connections with the corporate shills who infest Congress like a biblical plague. Any elected official whose spouse is paid to represent or advise an unpopular special interest should observe that simple caution even more carefully. Naive voters may not understand that this is simply how business is done in their corrupt capital these days -- so it is best to say nothing and hope that nobody asks too many questions. That was how Sen. Joe Lieberman's campaign handled the potential problem of his wife, Hadassah, and her employment by Hill & Knowlton, the public relations and lobbying firm that has flacked for a gamut of gamy clients, from the tobacco lobby and the Kuwaiti government to Enron, at least until last weekend... [subscription or ad view required]

//www.salon.com/opinion/conason/2006/09/01/hadassah_lieberman


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Protecting our president

No Force, No Fraud
by Bob Smith

08/31/06

While the rest of us make our way through life, surviving by our own wits and cautions, we allow our one 'leader' to luxuriously manipulate current and future events, at our expense. While we wait in airport security lines (or lines at any other government facility), and submit ourselves to searches, our Executive has someone to do virtually everything for him … at our expense. I often wonder whether there is an official Presidential a...-wiper. There is an Air Force non-com who cleans his toilet, and a personal Air Force steward who does gawd knows what for him. This pandering to the President is a religion. He is treated like a god. Citizens flock to get a glimpse. Those with some 'in' (usually involving money) may get to shake his hand. Those who pay enough may get to sleep in the same building...

//libertyed.org/noforce/2006/08/protecting-our-president.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Detentions over charity ties questioned

Boston Globe

08/31/06

For the past four years, the US military has held Adel Hassan Hamad in prison at Guantanamo Bay, based in part on allegations that he worked for two charity groups in Afghanistan that the US military says support terrorism, according to the military's summary of evidence against Hamad. But neither group appears on the State Department's list of designated terrorist organizations, and one of them operates openly from an office in Britain. In the case of another Guantanamo detainee, whose name does not appear in the record, the US military states in its summary of evidence that the man should be held as an enemy combatant in part because he worked for the International Islamic Relief Organization, a global relief group whose branches in the Philippines and Indonesia have been linked by the US Treasury Department to terrorism...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Prosecutions drop for US white-collar crime

Christian Science Monitor

08/31/06

It's the kind of announcement that should put white-collar criminals on notice. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is now investigating more than 80 companies in the growing stock-option scandal. The government has charged officials at two companies for backdating options- - a practice that funneled guaranteed profits to executives. More indictments are expected. But far from ratcheting up the fight against financial wrongdoing, the federal government is actually shifting resources away from it. The number of white-collar crime prosecutions is down 28 percent from five years ago, according to an analysis of federal data by the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University. The reason? The government's focus on homeland security, experts say. In the same period white-collar crime prosecutions fell, for instance, immigration prosecutions more than doubled... [editor's note: Once more, this nebulous "war on terror" (like its cousin, the war on [some] drugs) diverts law enforcement away from protecting lives and property from real criminals. Intentionally? - SAT]

//www.csmonitor.com/2006/0831/p03s02-usju.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Bush says US must win in Iraq

Poughkeepsie Journal

08/31/06

President Bush said Thursday the war against Islamic militants was like last century's fight against Nazis and communists and that a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq would lead to its conquest by America's worst enemies. 'The security of the civilized world depends on victory in the war on terror, and that depends on victory in Iraq,' Bush said in a speech to rally support for his unpopular war strategy two months before congressional elections...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Governors fight broader fed control of Guard

USA Today

08/31/06

The nation's governors sought help Thursday from Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in their ongoing fight against proposals in Congress to give President Bush more control -- and governors less -- over the National Guard during disasters. A letter from the two chairpersons of the National Governors Association, along with the two governors who head the group's work on the Guard, asked Rumsfeld to join the unanimous opposition of governors to proposed changes spurred by the chaos and delays in sending help that followed Hurricane Katrina...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

PETITION AGAINST PHONE MAST APPEAL

A RESIDENT hopes to get more than 2,000 signatures on a petition to stop a phone mast being put up next to a medical centre.

Dave Picton, of Tillingham Way, Stone Cross, was so incensed that mobile phone operator 3 had appealed against a decision to refuse permission for the mast, he set about gaining local support.

Now the petition is making the rounds throughout the village. It already has the backing of staff at the Stone Cross Medical Centre, which is located right next to the proposed site.

Mr Picton said, ''The mast is due to be sited next to the medical centre, will be in close proximity to Stone Cross primary school, the pre-school which meets in the memorial hall and the group which meets in St Luke's church.

''It's completely the wrong site.

''If there is no risk for the young, why do the government say that children younger than eight years old shouldn't use a mobile?

''No one wants the mast there. There is a mast further down Dittons Road, which the company has said is not big enough.

''Why don't they get their act together and site it somewhere where no one lives?''

Councillors at Wealden District Council threw out the proposal when it came before the development control south committee in May this year.

However 3 has appealed to the planning inspectorate against the decision.
The refusal notice from Wealden stated, ''The proposed siting of the 12 metre high 'telegraph pole' mast is unacceptable as it would result in a visually incongruous feature at an inappropriate location on the edge of the pavement immediately fronting a busy medical centre, with the possible risk of interference with equipment, and in close proximity to the local primary school, village hall and other community facilities where the general public, including children, regularly visit.''

Kelly Hartland, practice manager for Stone Cross Medical Centre, said, ''Our new doctors' surgery is not on the site location plan and we can only assume that it was not known that a medical centre was going to be built next to 3's preferred site.

''Last year we saw more than 59,000 patients for appointments at our sites in Westham and Pevensey Bay and we expect to be busier at Stone Cross.

''I do not have a suggestion for where it would be better suited, but I do not think that next to a doctor's surgery and a school is the best site.''

William Comery, spokesman for Ericsson which is creating 3's mobile phone network, said, "We have looked at a range of sites and the Dittons Road site was the one which met the criteria best in terms of coverage and how it fits in with the street scene.

"The government's own advice is that mobile phones do not interfere with medical equipment."

01 September 2006

All rights reserved © 2006 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

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Parents to appeal Ballygunner planning decision on phone mast

Friday, September 01, 2006

AN appeal will be lodged with An Bord Plean·la before the end of this week against a decision to locate a mobile phone mast at Ballygunner GAA Club’s grounds.

The ‘Concerned Parents Against Masts’ group have confirmed they are putting the “finishing touches” to their appeal and will be sending it to Dublin by Friday.

It’s understood a letter has also been sent to the planning authority by the Parent Teacher Association at St. Mary’s National School in Ballygunner who are also against the development.

The club, who have done a deal with telecommunications company Meteor, received permission from Waterford City Council to retain the controversial mast on their grounds a fortnight ago.

However, local residents remain ‘up in arms’ over the decision, maintaining the city planning office has “let the community down” on the issue.

Last week, Ballygunner GAA chairman Pat O’Sullivan told the Waterford News & Star that he believed the mast posed no health risk to children at the neighbouring St. Mary’s NS, saying that 10 of his own grandchildren attended the school.

However, a spokesperson for the ‘concerned parents’ said this week that their fears weren’t in the slightest bit allayed by these comments.

“The fact of the matter is that we wouldn’t bother going to the effort we are if we didn’t genuinely believe these masts posed a risk,” she said.

“The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Telecommunications, of which local TD Brendan Kenneally is a member, has clearly identified children as being more vulnerable than anyone in these situations.”

“International research indicates that these masts pose a risk and that further research is needed. We don’t want our children in Ballygunner to become guinea pigs for this and so we will continue to fight this battle to the end.”

© Waterford News & Star, 2006.

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Humans are consuming too much and doing too little to protect the environment

August 30, 2006

Economy grows, environment suffers

Humans are consuming too much and doing too little to protect the environment.

//pubs.acs.org/subscribe/journals/esthag-w/2006/aug/business/pt_economy.html

The Worldwatch Institute has concluded that the economy is flourishing at an unsustainable pace. In the past year, according to Vital Signs, the organization’s annual review of future trends, humans produced more steel and aluminum than ever before in history.

[url for report] //www.worldwatch.org/node/4344

Automakers put a record 45.6 million vehicles on the market, and retailers sold >816 million cell phones.

Manufacturing these goods requires the exploitation of a large amount of natural resources, as well as the additional environmental expense of burning fossil fuels. The institute states that the average concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere rose 0.6% in 2005, the largest recorded annual increase of the greenhouse gas. Meanwhile, the planet’s average temperature rose to 14.6 °C. NASA scientists report that global surface temperatures in 2005 were the hottest ever recorded in more than a century of instrumental data.

Current consumption patterns can only sustain a global population of 1.8 billion, the report’s author said in a prepared statement. The planet now has 6.5 billion people, and that number is expected to grow. “Business as usual is harming the Earth’s ecosystems and the people who depend on them,” he said.

The report includes various web resources that can be accessed for further information.


Informant: binstock

Your Right to Vote: Is It Under Assault?

Across the nation, states have enacted new laws supposedly designed to prevent voter fraud and avoid election day debacles, but qualified voters may also be left out in the cold, especially minorities, the poor, the elderly and the disabled.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/083106U.shtml

Tell Bush and Congress: Hands Off Iran!

STOP THE WAR ON IRAN BEFORE IT STARTS!
//stopwaroniran.org/petition.shtml



Tell Bush and Congress: Hands Off Iran!

We must act now to stop another war.

As the war in Iraq drags on into a fourth brutal year, the same politicians who led the U.S. to war in 2003 are preparing for a new war --this time against the people of Iran.

Once again using the pretext of "weapons of mass destruction," the U.S. is moving the forces into place in preparation for a possible attack. The USS Eisenhower strike force, with some 800 Tomahawk cruise missiles and a fleet of bombers, has moved into the Persian Gulf. A second carrier group, led by the USS Stennis, is now steaming toward the region. The London Telegraph reported this spring that "a major American attack on Iran's nuclear sites would kill up to 10,000 people and lead to war in the Middle East."

In addition to moving military forces into place, the U.S. pushed through UN Sanctions on December 23 intended to cut off vital technology and funds to the people of Iran. Donate

History teaches us that we cannot trust politicians in Washington to stop this new war. In 2002, both Democrats and Republicans rushed to vote for war against Iraq and they have voted every year to fund that war. Now, politicians of both major parties are calling for aggressive action against Iran, at the same time they are discussing sending more troops to Iraq.

The only force that will stop this war is a grass roots movement, and we need your help now to help stop a new brutal war in the Middle East.

Over the next few months, the Stop War on Iran campaign will be organizing meetings, speak outs, and teach-ins to help build a movement to stop the drive to war. We will also be preparing "Stop War on Iran" placards, banners, and leaflets to bring to antiwar and progressive activities, including the national antiwar marches on January 27 and March 17, the fourth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

What we do over the next few weeks and months can be decisive. Please join us in helping to build a movement to stop Bush's new war.

Sign the petition - Sign the online petition -- flood Bush, Cheney, Halliburton, and Congress with the message - No War on Iran!
//stopwaroniran.org/petition.shtml

Donate to help with organizing expenses

Tell a friend help get the word out!

Volunteer - we need thousands of activists across the country to help build a movement to stop a new war

* Hands Off Iran!
* No Sanctions! No War!
* Money for Jobs, Education, and Healthcare, Not War!
* U.S. Troops OUT of the Middle East!

for updates, see the Stop War on Iran blog
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Stop War On Iran - 55 West 17th St, 5C, New York, NY 10011

Councillor backs mast

From Gary

A COUNCILLOR fought to have a mobile phone mast near her house because she said it was the best place for it.

Pat Hawkes has campaigned against similar masts in her Hollingbury and Stanmer ward in Brighton.

But she said a new application for a pole by her home was "the lesser of all evils".

A petition with 72 signatures was sent to Brighton and Hove City Council to object to plans for a 12.5m mast on land by Coldean Lane.

Objectors said the application from telecom giant O2, which would share its signal with H3G, would be too close to a school and would be out of keeping with the area.

They argued the mast would spark health concerns and was unnecessary because a mast from another company was put up recently.

But the green light was given to the proposals on Wednesday after Coun Hawkes spoke in their favour.

She said it was inevitable that all mobile phone companies would eventually put up masts in the area and the key was to make sure they were in the best place and shared poles as much as possible

(The Argus, Sept 1st)

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I read with dismay the comments of Cllr. Pat Hawkes supporting the sitting of a mast close to her home and a nearby school. If she is willing to have a mast so close, with the full knowledge of the adverse health effects that both she and the hundreds of children may well encounter as a result, then one must surely doubt her competence to represent the local community. Does she not understand that a second mast simply doubles the exposure and risk, or did she not take maths at school? She has scant regard for the health of the local electorate and her position, as a councillor, should be brought into question.

If on the other hand she has no knowledge of the inevitable adverse health effects, despite having been warned of the potential risks, then she should at least adopt the precautionary approach before making such uninformed comments. I would suggest that she reads any or all of the following reports. Freiburger, Santini or Nalia.

Freiburger:- On the basis of our daily experiences, we hold the current mobile communications technology (introduced in 1992 and since then globally extensive) and cordless digital telephones (DECT standard) to be among the fundamental triggers for this fatal development.

Santini:- From these results and in applying the precautionary principle, it is advisable that cellular phone base stations should not be sited closer than 300 m to populations and most significantly because exposed people can have different sensitivities related particularly to their sex and their age. The facing position appears to be the worst one for distances from cellular phone base stations less than 100 m.

The result of this retrospective study in Naila shows that the risk of newly developing cancer was three times higher among those patients who had lived during past ten years (1994-2004), within a distance of 400m from the cellular transmitter, in comparison to those who had lived further away.

These and others can be found on the following web sites.

//www.mastsanity.org/
//www.scram.uk.com/
//www.w-a-r-t.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/


Peter Mobley
Concerned Resident
13 Wellington Road, Brighton.

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Dr Boyask (Argus letters, Sept 1st) rightly slams the ineffectiveness of Government advice in preventing the siting of phone masts near schools and nurseries. Overwhelming evidence of what masts and other microwave devices are doing to people health is on Mast Sanitys' website at //www.mastsanity.org

Conversely, key Government advice favouring the telecom companies is treated as law by Council planning departments. Council planners are scared into agreeing to mast proposals by paragraph 30 of section eight of the Governments' Planning and Policy Guidance notes which states that in the Governments’ firm view, if the mast meets ICNIRP (International Commission on Non Ionising Radiation Protection) guidelines then health should not be considered further. The point of this is to bully Councils into thinking that this is a rule they have to follow. It is not. It is just the Governments’ opinion.

The Newport case, a non mast case which won because the judge said perceived health should have been, but wasn’t, considered, has proven that perceived health risk is a valid planning condition and the Government do not have the power to overthrow the court's ruling in this.

Specifically relating to masts, in the Stroud case the judge stated that if the decision maker blindly stopped at the ICNIRP guidelines then they would fetter their obligation to consider the concerns of residents on a case by case basis.

For everyones sakes we cannot afford the fatalistic attitude of Councillor Pat Hawkes (The Argus, September 1st) that it is inevitable that all mobile phone companies will eventually put up masts anywhere they like.

Gary

Law Enforcement Officials Search for U.S.-Born Terrorists

Worried about American citizens attacking their own country, law enforcement and intelligence officials are trying to learn how and why extremist sympathizers cross a line and become operational terrorists.

//www.officer.com/article/article.jsp?siteSection=1&id=32380


From Information Clearing House

Interview with first lawyer to subpoena Bush & NSA over spying on Americans

Bruce Afran and Carl Mayer, the New Jersey attorneys who subpoenaed the White House and the NSA on August 30, as part of the lawsuit on Verizon over illegally giving phone records to the Bush Administration.

//www.innworldreport.net/video_launcher.php?2006-08-30i


From Information Clearing House

Bush nominates 5 as appeals court judges

In a move to satisfy the GOP's most conservative supporters, President Bush on Wednesday nominated five people as appeals court judges, including one whom Democrats have threatened to block with a filibuster.

//news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060831/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush_judges


From Information Clearing House

NYT move to block Web to Britons raises questions

A New York Times decision to block British online readers from seeing a story about London terrorism suspects raises new questions on restricting the flow of information in the Internet age, legal and media experts say.

//tinyurl.com/rz3ha


From Information Clearing House

CNN's Vice President of Racism and Associates

Who might have guessed this well-thought of financial host would transform himself into a raving racist never letting a program pass without blaming all the country's ills on the poor and desperate people.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14774.htm

Salt Lake City Mayor, Rocky Anderson, Blasts President Bush

Entire video
//kutv.com/video/?id=18850@kutv.dayport.com


From Information Clearing House

Bush warns Iran, rejects Iraq withdrawal

President George W. Bush warned Iran would pay a price for not freezing sensitive nuclear work and predicted an apocalyptic future if the United States hastily quits Iraq.

//news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060831/pl_afp/uspoliticsiraq



Bolton: U.N. must now focus on sanctions

President Bush said "there must be consequences" for Iran, adding that the war between Tehran-backed Hezbollah militants and Israel demonstrated that "the world now faces a grave threat from the radical regime in Iran."

//tinyurl.com/oolqc


From Information Clearing House

Another lie on Iraq

WHEN President Bush declared last week that "nobody has ever suggested in this administration that Saddam Hussein ordered" the 9/11 terrorist attacks, a large segment of the American public must have been very surprised.

//www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006608310321


From Information Clearing House

Marines admit to abducting, killing Iraqi

Two Marines have confessed to kidnapping and killing a 52-year-old Iraqi man in Hamandiya, west of Baghdad, a military prosecutor said Wednesday at a preliminary hearing.

//tinyurl.com/ph6ah


From Information Clearing House

Baluchistan and the Coming Iran War

By Luciana Bohne

Why should the news from Baluchistan interest us? I’ll let you connect the dots by presenting a bit of context and concluding with an article from the Carnegie Endowement, which, I think, will underline the significance of the event for the prospected US attack on Iran.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14770.htm

Behind the plan to bomb Iran

By Ismael Hossein-zadeh

There is strong evidence that the US administration's recent public statements that it is now willing to negotiate with Iran are highly disingenuous: they are designed not to reach a diplomatic solution to the so-called "Iran crisis", but to remove diplomatic hurdles toward a military "solution".

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14771.htm

Keith Olbermann Speaks Truth to Power

Video

"The man who sees absolutes, where all other men see nuances and shades of meaning, is either a prophet, or a quack. Donald H. Rumsfeld is not a prophet."

Click to watch. Windows Media //www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14765.htm

Take Global Warming to the Supreme Court

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/0831-08.htm

'Ownership Society' Leaves Most Behind

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0831-34.htm

The True Iraq Appeasers

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0831-23.htm

There Is Silence in the Streets: Where Have All the Protesters Gone?

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0831-21.htm



There is silence in the streets

New York Times
by Andrew Rosenthal

08/31/06

The audience rose for Neil Young's blast at George Bush, 'Let's Impeach the President,' and sang the words displayed on a huge TV screen, even the 20-something in front of us who had been text-messaging throughout the concert. That same screen also displayed thumbnail photos of slain soldiers while a counter ran up the most recent toll. It takes longer than you might think to count to 2,600. It was a surprisingly political moment for a rock concert in 2006. But when those four men sang their protest songs four decades ago, their lyrics echoed and personified a powerful political movement sweeping America. Now they are entertainment, something to leave behind in the concert hall...

//www.nytimes.com/2006/08/31/opinion/31observer.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Feeling Morally, Intellectually Confused?

//www.commondreams.org/views06/0831-31.htm

Executives Cash In on War and Oil Bonanza

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0831-01.htm

British Troops Mobilizing on the Iranian Border

//tjh.elequity.com/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=1025

'Last Days on Earth': Change How You See the World

ABC 20/20

Thu Aug 31, 2006 02:28

'Last Days on Earth' Change How You See the World AUDIO: //www.apfn.net/pogo/L001I060830-20-20-last-days-on-earth.MP3

'Last Days on Earth' Change How You See the World //abcnews.go.com/2020/story?id=2319986

How smart are we as a civilization?

Smart enough to control our destiny and avoid the cataclysms that may end life as we know it?

Watch "Last Days on Earth," a special 2-hour edition of "20/20," Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 9 p.m.

For thousands of years, different religions have warned Earth about Armageddon and the final days.

We are now living in an age where scientists are adding their voices and their evidence in support of end-of-the-world possibilities.

"Last Days on Earth" is a program that could change the way you see your world and yourself.

The world's top scientists, including Stephen Hawking, considered the foremost living theoretical physicist, describe seven riveting scenarios detailing the deadliest threats to humanity.

Some can destroy the planet, others have the ability to render us extinct, and all have the power to destroy civilization.

How likely are they to occur, and what exactly would happen if they did, and could we survive?

"Last Days on Earth" goes beyond science fiction to science fact.

Using state-of-the-art visual effects, it will take viewers on a journey that is both breathtaking and terrifying, from the outer reaches of the universe to the inner world of DNA, with an around-the-globe tour in between.

"Of all the generations of humans that have walked the surface of the Earth — for 100,000 years, going back when we first left Africa — the generation now alive is the most important," said Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics at City University of New York.

"The generation now alive, the generation that you see, looking around you, for the first time in history, is the generation that controls the destiny of the planet itself."

"Last Days on Earth" is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas. Rudy Bednar is the executive producer. Michael Bicks is the senior producer.

//disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=104120;show_parent=1

Keith Olberman blasting Rumsfeld's Fascism Comment

VIDEO: Olberman invokes Edward R. Murrow as he blasts Rumsfeld

[In a remarkable extended commentary in a segment broadcast on MSNBC Wednesday evening (6:41) and posted on YouTube,[1] Keith Olberman lambasted Donald Rumsfeld for invoking the appeasement of Nazism as a historical parallel in the speech he delivered
( //www.ufppc.org/content/view/5056/2/ ) on Aug. 30 to the American Legion convention in Salt Lake City. -- Olberman sounded like a modern Edward R. Murrow, ( //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_R._Murrow ) and indeed quoted Murrow at length in closing. -- Thanks to Bob Rudolph for sending this. --Mark]

1.

KEITH OLBERMAN BLASTING RUMSFELD’S FASCISM COMMENT

MSNBC August 30, 2006
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=r98BByBrhdA


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Speak For Those Who Cannot Speak For Themselves

A message from Hazel

Please, help speak out for the pets in China that have no voice for themselves! We have to get the madness to stop!

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Please crosspost, or send to your friends! Thank you for your help!

Hazel
*peace*

Top scientist's fears for climate

By Roger Harrabin
BBC News
August 31, 2006

//news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/5303574.stm

One of America's top scientists has said that the world has already entered a state of dangerous climate change.

In his first broadcast interview as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, John Holdren told the BBC that the climate was changing much faster than predicted.

"We are not talking anymore about what climate models say might happen in the future.

"We are experiencing dangerous human disruption of the global climate and we're going to experience more," Professor Holdren said.

He emphasised the seriousness of the melting Greenland ice cap, saying that without drastic action the world would experience more heatwaves, wild fires and floods.

He added that if the current pace of change continued, a catastrophic sea level rise of 4m (13ft) this century was within the realm of possibility; much higher than previous forecasts.

To put this in perspective, Professor Holdren pointed out that the melting of the Greenland ice cap, alone, could increase world-wide sea levels by 7m
(23ft), swamping many cities.

Safe limits

He blamed President Bush not only for refusing to cut emissions, but also for failing to live up to his rhetoric on harnessing technology to tackle climate change.

"We are not starting to address climate change with the technology we have in hand, and we are not accelerating our investment in energy technology research and development," Professor Holdren observed.

He said research undertaken by Harvard University revealed that US government spending on energy research had not increased since 2001. In order to make any progress, funding for climate technology needed to multiply by three or four times, Professor Holdren warned.

Last year, the UK's Prime Minister, Tony Blair, held a science conference to determine the threshold of dangerous climate change. Delegates concluded that to be relatively certain of keeping the rise below 2C (3.6F), CO2 levels in the atmosphere should not exceed 400 parts per million (ppm) and the highest prudent limit should be 450 ppm.

In October, at an international conference in Mexico, UK environment and energy ministers will try to persuade colleagues from the top 20 most polluting nations to agree on a CO2 stabilisation level.

Professor Holdren expressed doubt that progress could be achieved because if the US administration agreed that there was a need to limit CO2, this would inevitably lead to mandatory caps. President Bush has already rejected that option.

For more than a year, the BBC has invited the US government to give its view on safe levels of CO2. Our request is repeatedly passed between the White House office of the Council on Environmental Quality and the office of the US chief scientist.

To date, we have received no response to questions on this issue that Tony Blair calls the most important in the world. Professor Holdren called on the US Government to back the UK position.

John Holdren, in addition to his presidency of the AAAS, is a director of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and Professor of Environmental Policy at Harvard University


Informant: NHNE

Changing climate: 'Compost effect' may cause global warming to reach crisis point in 2050

By Sarah Cassidy

The Independent September 1, 2006

//news.independent.co.uk/environment/article1223131.ece

The world faces a catastrophic rise in global warming in 2050 unless urgent action is taken to cut human-induced carbon emissions, a leading academic warned yesterday.

Professor Peter Cox, of Exeter University, told the Royal Geographical Society annual conference that temperatures could rise 8C by 2100 because of a "compost effect" which could see carbon dioxide levels increase 50 per cent faster than previously estimated.

Currently, around one quarter of carbon emissions are absorbed by the soil and one quarter by the oceans. It had previously been assumed that these proportions would remain the same. But Professor Cox said that global warming is damaging the soil's ability to absorb carbon emissions.

He said this vicious circle would reach crisis point in 2050 when a key threshold would be passed. After this point the land would begin to release carbon into the atmosphere. He predicted that this "compost effect" would lead to carbon dioxide levels rising from the current 380 parts per million to more than 1,000 parts per million by 2100.

Professor Cox warned that the Amazonian rainforest would be lost unless urgent action was taken to keep carbon dioxide levels below 500 parts per million. Higher levels of CO2 would see rainfall move away from the Amazon basin causing its lush vegetation to die.

In a separate report, the growing threat of climate change to Britain was highlighted yesterday with an urgent call for the reintroduction of salt marshes along the country's coasts and estuaries.

A leading academic said that action was needed to stop flooding of coastal areas as global warming produced higher sea levels.


Informant: NHNE

Lies About Inflation

//www.lewrockwell.com/douglas/douglas17.html

Failing State Militaries: on one effect of a huge military-industrial complex

//www.lewrockwell.com/lind/lind106.html

Killing in the Name of Democracy

//www.lewrockwell.com/bovard/bovard33.html

Why Businessmen Aren't Pro-Free Market

//www.lewrockwell.com/north/snare-govt.html

'Nifonging' the Standards of Justice

//www.lewrockwell.com/anderson/anderson140.html

The Neocons’ Favorite President

//www.lewrockwell.com/dilorenzo/dilorenzo106.html

The Empire Is Falling

//www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/kolko4.html

*NYT* dramatizes news on Iran crisis

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/5062/



Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Controversial phone mast approved

By Viv Mason

A THIRD phone mast is to be placed on Sowarth Industrial Estate, adjacent to Settle Primary School.

Craven District Council's planning committee approved an application from T-Mobile to place a 17.5-metre- high mast with three antennas and a dish on land adjacent to the electric sub-station.

However, Coun David Heather, chairman of Settle Town Council and ward representative for the area, said he was unable to support the plans because of health concerns.

"We have no way of proving that the installation will not be detrimental to the health of the children in the nearby primary school," he said.

"Since we cannot prove it, I feel that I would not be doing my job as a ward representative if I did not oppose this application."

Coun Marcia Turner also voiced concern, saying other poles were not being utilised and mast sharing should be pursued more urgently.

However, planning officer Ian Swain said the council had no power to force another operator to share a mast.

He added that shared masts made more of a visual impact on the environment because of their bulk and increased height.

"It was something we discussed, but was not feasible in this case," he said.

Coun Paul English told the meeting members could not take health issues into consideration.

"We can only do it on planning grounds and on planning grounds there is no reason why this should be refused. There are two other masts in close proximity. The only difference here is it's close to a school," he said.

"Probably most people here have a mobile phone. Those who use them do expect them to provide a service.

"Wherever a mast is built it is not going to be popular. In my opinion this is better than in many other locations," he added.

Coun Ken Hart said he refused to vote because health issues had not been proved one way or another.

"There is no proof that they do not cause harm, but there is no proof that they don't. If this application is approved, there will be three masts within 170 metres of a school," he said.

Omega see under:
//omega.twoday.net/topics/Wissenschaft+zu+Mobilfunk/
//omega.twoday.net/search?q=Cancer+Cluster
//www.buergerwelle.de/body_science.html


The application attracted 19 letters of objection, including one from Settle Primary School headteacher Richard Wright.

The application had been accompanied by a declaration of conformity with ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection).

Omega read "Base Stations, operating within strict national and international Guidelines, do not present a Health Risk?" under: //omega.twoday.net/stories/771911/

The plans were approved by a majority vote with conditions, including the installation be implemented in accordance with the plans and any equipment no longer required be removed.

© Copyright 2001-2006 Newsquest Media Group

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Gemeinderäte lehnen Antrag von T-Mobile ab

HLV INFO 94/AT

31-08-2006

RA Frank Sommer 31-08-06

Münchner Merkur (Würmtal) 31.08.2006

Gemeinderäte lehnen Antrag von T-Mobile ab

Keine Antenne in Aubinger Straße

VON MARTIN SCHULLERUS

Gräfelfing - Die Gräfelfinger Gemeinderäte haben den Antrag von T-Mobile auf eine neue Mobilfunkantenne in der Aubinger Straße erwartungsgemäß einstimmig abgelehnt. Nun will Bürgermeister Christoph Göbel den Antragstellern in einem Gespräch die Alternativstandorte der Gemeinde schmackhaft machen.

Der Fall hat Pilotcharakter: Erstmals prüfte ein Mobilfunkbetreiber die Veränderungssperre der Gemeinde, indem er sie zunächst unterlaufen, danach per Antrag umgehen wollte. Und erstmals stellte sich mit dem Landratsamt München eine übergeordnete Behörde hinter das Rechtskonstrukt der Gemeinde - von dessen HaItbarkeit bis zum Gegenbeweis vor Gericht nun zunächst auszugehen ist.

Wie berichtet, hatte T-Mobile beabsichtigt, auf dem Dach des Anwesens Aubinger Straße 41 eine Mobilfunkanlage zu errichten. Ein Sprecher argumentierte, dies sei trotz der Veränderungssperre möglich, da es sich um keine genehmigungspflichtige Anlage handle. Die Gemeinde vertrat eine andere Ansicht - und wurde vom Landratsamt bestätigt. Die Behörde teilte dem Mobilfunkbetreiber in vergleichsweise scharfem Ton mit, die Anlage könne in dem reinen Wohngebiet und einem durch Veränderungssperre geschützten Bebauungsplan nicht rechtmäßig errichtet werden - und drohte bei Zuwiderhandlung Konsequenzen an.

T-Mobile fügte sich und stellte den Antrag auf isolierte Befreiung von der Veränderungssperre. Den lehnte der Ferienausschuss am Dienstag in Bausch und Bogen ab. Als Begründung wird die Gemeinde anführen, dass der noch gültige Bebauungsplan diese Art gewerblicher Anlagen nicht vorsieht, die nähere Umgebung überdies faktisch reines Wohngebiet ist und schließlich eine Veränderungssperre verhängt wurde just mit dem Ziel, die Bauleitplanung bezüglich der Zulässigkeit von Mobilfunkanlagen neu auszurichten.

Trotzdem will die Gemeinde nach eigenem Bekunden den Mobilfunkbetreibern nicht die Türe zuschlagen. Bürgermeister Christoph Göbel wies in der Sitzung einmal mehr darauf hin, unter den von der Gemeinde als verträglich vorgeschlagenen Standorten fänden sich gleich zwei, die jenem in der Aubinger Straße bezüglich der Effizienz mindestens ebenbürtig seien. Dies will er Vertretern von T-Mobile in einem Gespräch auseinander setzen.

Bundesumweltminister Sigmar Gabriel verkündet: Keine Funkanlage auf dem Rathaus

T-Mobile hingegen weiß nichts von einem Verzicht

GADENSTEDT . In den Streit um die Mobilfunkanlage auf dem Rathaus in Gadenstedt hat sich Bundesumweltminister Sigmar Gabriel höchstpersönlich eingeschaltet. In einem vom Sozialdemokraten unterschriebenen Antwortschreiben an den Verein "Haus und Grund" teilt das Ministerium mit, T-Mobile habe "infolge geänderter Prioritätensetzung" den Standort Rathaus aus der aktuellen Netzplanung gestrichen; der Wunsch, die Anlage auf dem Gebäude zu errichten, werde daher "in absehbarer Zeit nicht weiter verfolgt".

Das Ministerium will diese Zusage zwar auf Nachfrage per Fax von T-Mobile bekommen haben, doch in der Konzernzentrale in Bonn war davon gestern nichts bekannt. T-Mobile-Pressesprecher Norbert Minwegen erklärt: "Wir möchten die Anlage nach wie vor auf dem Rathaus betreiben." Auch nach Rücksprache vor Ort gehe der Konzern davon aus, dieses Vorhaben an dem umstrittenen Standort verwirklichen zu können; das Schreiben des Ministeriums bezeichnet Minwegen als "verwunderlich" und "verwirrend".

Gisela Janßen aus Groß Lafferde, Vorsitzende von "Haus und Grund" und PB-Bürgermeisterkandidatin in Lahstedt, vermutet, T-Mobile habe den Standort Rathaus gekippt, weil er zu nah am Kindergarten und an der Grundschule liege – dies beiße sich mit der freiwilligen Selbstverpflichtung der Netzbetreiber. Allerdings: Nach wie vor gibt es den Vertrag zwischen T-Mobile und Gemeinde, der den Betrieb der Funkanlage auf dem Rathaus vorsieht.

Ob die Bürgerinitiative aufatmen kann, die sich gegen die Funkanlage auf dem Verwaltungsgebäude ausspricht, ist somit noch unklar. An Lahstedts Bürgermeister Hans-Erich Ex hat die Initiative eine Liste mit 731 Unterschriften überreicht, um ihrer Forderung Nachdruck zu verleihen, die Anlage außerhalb des Orts – am Klärwerk – aufzubauen.

Im September, sagt Ex, befasse sich der Verwaltungsausschuss (VA) erneut mit dem Thema. 16 Anwohner haben laut Verwaltung Einspruch gegen den Bau der Sendeanlage auf dem Rathaus eingelegt, eine Klage ist nicht ausgeschlossen. mey

Freitag, 01.09.2006

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Funkmast in Gadenstedt: T-Mobile verzichtete schon Anfang August

Neues Schreiben aufgetaucht – Gisela Janßen nahm nochmals Kontakt zu Bundesumweltminister Gabriel auf

Von Jörg Fiene

GADENSTEDT. Neue Wende im Verwirrspiel um den umstrittenen Mobilfunkmast von T-Mobile in Gadenstedt. Samstag tauchte ein Schreiben des Unternehmens an das Bundesumweltministerium auf, das den Verzicht des Standortes auf dem Rathausdach belegt.

Die E-Mail trägt das Sendedatum vom 1. August. Sie liegt der Redaktion vor. Unterzeichnet hat sie Volker Hombach, ein leitender Mitarbeiter der Abteilung "Umwelt, EMVU und Nachhaltigkeit" des Mobilfunkanbieters in Darmstadt. Am Freitag noch hatte ein Sprecher der Bonner T-Mobile-Zentrale in den PN erklärt: Die Behauptung von Bundesumweltminister Sigmar Gabriel, das Rathaus sei als Standort gestorben, ist schlichtweg falsch. Offenkundig große Kommunikationsstörungen beim großen Kommunikationsunternehmen.

Gisela Janßen, Vorsitzende des Vereins "Haus und Grund" und PB-Bürgermeisterkandidatin in Lahstedt, hatte am Samstagabend persönlich Kontakt zu Gabriel aufgenommen, um Aufklärung in die widersprüchliche Angelegenheit zu bringen. Sie hatte im Juli in einer Mail an das Ministerium die Angelegenheit ins Rollen gebracht. Die Gabriel-Behörde schaltete T-Mobile ein, das Unternehmen reagierte nur wenige Tage später.

Wegen der Urlaubszeit, so Gisela Janßen gestern gegenüber den PN, sei das Antwortschreiben des Mobilfunkanbieters, im Ministerium aber arbeitsbedingt liegen geblieben.

Aus dem Schreiben geht hervor, dass "der Standort aus unserer aktuellen Netzplanung gestrichen wurde und sein Aufbau in absehbarer Zeit nicht weiter verfolgt wird". Die Entscheidung auf den Verzicht sei allerdings nicht in den Aktivitäten der Bürgerinitiative begründet, sondern erfolge aufgrund "firmeninterner Prioritätensetzungen".

Weiter schreibt der T-Mobile-Mann, dass die Gemeinde dem Unternehmen den Standort Rathaus seinerzeit wegen des großen Abstandes zu Kindergärten und Schulen angeboten habe. "Zu dem Wertverlust von Gebäuden in der Nähe von Mobilfunkanlagen gibt es einander widersprechende Aussagen. Aus meiner Sicht wird diese Frage insbesondere von Juristen zu klären sein", heißt es abschließend in der Antwort-Mail ans Ministerium.

Gisela Janßen will nun mit der Lahstedter Verwaltung Kontakt aufnehmen, um sich über die anstehende Abwicklung des Vertrages zwischen Gemeinde und T-Mobile zu informieren. Zudem will sich "Haus und Grund" gemeinsam mit Bürgerinitiativen dafür einsetzen, dass die Bauleitplanungen in den Gemeinden geändert und Standorte für Mobilfunkanlagen bürgerfreundlich ausgewiesen werden.

Montag, 04.09.2006

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