Montag, 2. Oktober 2006

Protest gegen Hermes-Bürgschaft für Ilisu-Staudamm in der Türkei


Umweltschützer wenden sich gegen die Beteiligung Deutschlands am Bau des Ilisu-Staudamms im Südosten der Türkei, mit dem der Tigris gestaut, eine Fläche von 312 Quadratkilometern überflutet und 1.200 Megawatt Strom erzeugt werden soll. Mit Blick auf die geplanten Türkei-Reisen von Bundesumweltminister Sigmar Gabriel und Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel fordern der Naturschutzbund NABU, die Umweltstiftung WWF und die Entwicklungsorganisation WEED die Bundesregierung auf, keine Hermes-Bürgschaft für das am Bau des Ilisu-Staudamms in der Türkei beteiligte Unternehmen zu gewähren. Die Bundesregierung müsse in Kürze über eine mögliche Hermes-Exportkreditversicherung in Höhe von rund 100 Millionen Euro für das deutsche Bauunternehmen Züblin AG entscheiden.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:

Kündigungsschutz & Kopfpauschale: Geißler kritisiert marktliberale Positionen der CDU


Die CDU ist nach Ansicht ihres früheren Generalsekretärs Heiner Geißler für die Krise der großen Koalition verantwortlich. Nicht umsonst kristallisiere sich die Auseinandersetzung um die Gesundheitsreform. Es räche sich, dass die CDU auf dem Leipziger Parteitag die Kopfpauschale beschlossen hat, die aber finanziell nicht realisierbar sei, schrieb Geißler in einem Beitrag für die Tageszeitung "Express". Müssten alle Menschen in Deutschland eine Kopfpauschale bezahlen, die die Gesamtkosten der Krankenversicherung abdeckt, so läge diese pro Kopf bei 260 Euro, so Geißler. "Mindestens ein Drittel der Bevölkerung wäre überfordert."

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:

Condi Rice, 9/11 and Another Nest of Lies

William Rivers Pitt writes: "Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice may have committed perjury in her testimony before the 9/11 Commission in May of 2004. At a minimum, her testimony was a convenient mishmash of half-truths and omissions which served to paint the White House as innocent bystanders as the attacks of 9/11 unfolded."

impf-report Newsletter Nr. 37/2006

Deutsche Schüler unter verschärfter Beobachtung

Die Kultusministerkonferenz plant die Einführung einer nationalen Datei mit zahlreichen Informationen über alle Schüler.

Zivilcourage fördern: Whistleblower-Netzwerk gegründet

Wenn aus einem politischen Dilemma ein "juristisches Vakuum" wird

Die Verhandlungen zum Thema Flugdatenweitergabe zwischen der EU und den USA sind bisher gescheitert, an der Praxis der Datenweitergabe ändert dies jedoch nichts.

Thus the World Was Lost

Informant: Kev Hall

Bush Special Envoy & Carlyle Group In Scandal Over Iraqi Debt Relief

Informant: ranger116

Bush discards a vital tool for stopping discrimination on the job

One Less Eye On Inequality

Communities of all ethnicities and religions have suffered as a result of the "global war on terror"

Global War On Minorities

Mark Foley And GOP Values

by John Nichols, The Nation

Rep. Mark Foley's colleagues will have a hard time proving their commitment to moral values come November.

Hell of a Times

Informant: NHNE

Tenet Warned Congress in February 2001 About al-Qaeda

Jason Leopold reports that in February 2001, seven months before 9/11, George Tenet, then the director of the CIA, testified before Congress and told lawmakers that the single greatest threat to the United States was Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda network, according to a little known copy of Tenet's Congressional testimony. During his report to Congress, Tenet eerily described a scenario that seven months later would become a grim reality.

What Are We Becoming? Wake up America!

Informant: *C*

Protesters’ joy as mast plan ditched

PEOPLE in Weeke are celebrating after a mobile phone giant decided it no longer needed a phone mast in Stockbridge Road.

O2 was proposing to install a 15m monopole at the junction with Burnett Close, near the former Chimneys pub, but decided instead to use other resources to enhance coverage in the area.

Winchester anti-mast campaigner, Karen Barratt, a representative of the Wessex Registry of Active Masts, hoped the decision was permanent, and not just put on the backburner until the uncertain future of the area - which has been targeted by two supermarkets - is resolved.

She said: "I'm very pleased. The whole point of doing pre-application consultation is to listen, and it's good that for once they have listened to local people and local feeling.

"People don't want to live near phone masts and they have listened.

"I just wish they did this more often and I'm very pleased they've backed off."

Nick Simpson, who lives opposite the proposed site in Thistledown Close, said he was "absolutely delighted" by the "tremendous news".

He added: "It's great they have seen reason and decided to operate within their existing resources."

St Barnabas Ward councillor, Eileen Berry, who spoke up against the plans for the mast because of its close proximity to a primary school and play area, said: "It was a ridiculous place to have one, and it wouldn't have done any one any good there."

A spokesman for O2, said: "We have abandoned the Stockbridge Road idea.

"We have managed to fill a gap by tweaking other antennae, and at this moment in time, it looks like it will be a permanent decision."

© Copyright 2001-2006 Newsquest Media Group

Condi Rice vs. Bob Woodward: Let the Battle Begin

Informant: Kev Hall


The National Assembly's EPC Committee has considered the planning process by which permissions for telecommunication masts are granted. The Committee's recommendation will now be put before a full session of the National Assembly on 11th of October when AM's will decide on a series of proposals designed to introduce new controls on the development of masts. Commenting on the Committee proposals, Chair Glyn Davies said: "We are making proposals which will introduce much greater control by Local Planning Authorities on the location of new telecommunication masts. The Committee is proposing that masts below 15feet in height should, for the first time, have to secure planning permission before they can go ahead. We also believe that the Minister should give clearer guidance to Local Planning Authorities about how they take Health Impact Assessments into account. And we also recommended that the Government strengthens its Code of Practice on mobile phone network development. Many people, the length and breadth of Wales, are deeply concerned about the impact of telecommunications masts and we have made proposals to the Assembly Government which would help satisfy some of these concerns. It will be up to the AM's to decide which of these proposals are accepted."

9/11 Panel Not Told That Tenet Warned Rice in July

Members of the September 11 commission said today that they were alarmed that they were told nothing about a White House meeting in July 2001 at which George J. Tenet, then the director of the CIA, is reported to have warned Condoleezza Rice, then the national security adviser, about an imminent al Qaeda attack and failed to persuade her to take action.

Outsourcing torture

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Sheldon Richman


If you want to see the bare essence of the Bush administration, behold its policy of 'rendition.' The innocuous-sounding word signifies a policy under which American officials send terrorist suspects -- detainees never convicted of crimes -- to countries where they will be tortured, keeping the U.S. government's hands clean of the monstrous treatment. Can anyone with a sense of justice or humane bone in his body defend such a shameful policy?

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Learn this lesson now: how to fight and win

The Power of Narrative
by Arthur Silber


It is worth remembering, and it should be emphasized repeatedly, that [Senator Robert] La Follette was most definitely not revered in his own lifetime; in fact, he was vilified far and wide. Yet history vindicated him, and his bleak warnings about the catastrophic effects of U.S. entrance into World War I are acknowledged to have been entirely correct. His voice speaks to us very powerfully today, especially at this terrible moment in the story of our nation. So I say to the Democrats: if you still a give a d... at all, let this man be your model...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Stay the course in Iraq? What course?

Christian Science Monitor
by Daniel Schorr


"President Bush likes to say he will stay the course in Iraq. The question is: What course? Is it the course that has so far cost some 2,700 American lives, 100 Iraqi lives a day, and an estimated expenditure of $300 billion so far? Is it the course, which, according to a leaked consensus estimate of the US intelligence community, has made Iraq a primary recruitment vehicle for the next generation of violent extremists and weakened the global fight against terrorism? The president has said that Iraq is the central battleground in the war against terrorism. But the intelligence agencies suggest that if this is so, it is only because the war has made it so. Intelligence czar John Negroponte puts it delicately when he says that there have been some notable successes, but that there is still much to be done in the war against terrorism. But the intelligence estimate seems to agree with Osama bin Laden, who said on a videotape released last January that the number of fighters was increasing and Iraq had become 'a point of attraction and recruitment'...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Rounding up US citizens

by Marjorie Cohn


The Military Commissions Act of 2006 governing the treatment of detainees is the culmination of relentless fear-mongering by the Bush administration since the September 11 terrorist attacks. Because the bill was adopted with lightning speed, barely anyone noticed that it empowers Bush to declare not just aliens, but also U.S. citizens, 'unlawful enemy combatants.' ... The bill also strips habeas corpus rights from detained aliens who have been declared enemy combatants. Congress has the constitutional power to suspend habeas corpus only in times of rebellion or invasion. The habeas-stripping provision in the new bill is unconstitutional and the Supreme Court will likely say so when the issue comes before it. Although more insidious, this law follows in the footsteps of other unnecessarily repressive legislation. In times of war and national crisis, the government has targeted immigrants and dissidents...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The country we all grew up in is DEAD

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Ron Beatty


Wake up, people! The country we all grew up in is DEAD! It was killed by grasping, scheming politicians and corporations and other special interest groups. The illusion of freedom is long gone, buried under a morass of laws designed to crush our spirits. All that's left is the decaying corpse of an ideal, an ideal that many people still believe in. H..., I believe in it myself! Unfortunately, the only ones who profit by continuing the ideal are the maggots in positions of power, feeding off what's left of our freedoms. That doesn't change the fact that unless we begin to take active steps to bring the ideal back to life, we are condemned to live in a police state for the foreseeable future. Worse, our kids and grandkids will have to face that as well. And they won't even have the memory of what once was to hearten them...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

How does a nation lose its soul?

by Butler Shaffer


The received wisdom informs us that the American public has tired of George Bush and his use of lies and other deceptions to fashion a war-crazed police-state. According to this view, voters will go to the polls this November and exchange a sufficient number of Republican scoundrels for Democratic ones to deprive Bush of a GOP-controlled Congress. Then, we are further led to believe, the sociopathic madness that has metastasized from inside the 'beltway' will have come to an end, and -- like members of any lynch mob who later reflect on their deed -- most Americans will rediscover their lost sense of sanity and decency. I accept none of this foolish thinking...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Are you an "unlawful combatant?"

by Justin Raimondo


Congress has now granted the president the powers of a dictator. The rest of the story of our slide into absolutism is merely a matter of filling in the details. Our rulers will naturally continue to pretend that we live in a normal democratic country, that the Constitution still means something, and that nothing essential has really changed -- but, of course, everything has changed, as the post-9/11 War Party has relentlessly argued, and we had better get used to it. Because if you very vocally and aggressively refuse to get used to it, they can and perhaps one day will come for you...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

NIS tries to blame lawyer for Gitmo problems

Reporters Without Borders


Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at US military attempts to threaten and discredit British lawyer Clive Stafford-Smith, who is defending an Al-Jazeera cameraman, Sudanese citizen Sami Al-Haj, held at the US navy's Guantanamo Bay base since 13 June 2002. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is trying to claim that Stafford-Smith encouraged three Guantanamo Bay detainees to commit suicide. 'Do the Guantanamo military authorities think they can escape blame for the inhuman treatment of their detainees by making such stupid and crass accusations against Stafford-Smith?' Reporters Without Borders asked. 'Defence rights are constantly flouted at Guantanamo. Lawyers can barely get access to their clients. It is hard to see how a lawyer could advise three detainees to commit suicide when he was not even defending them. This alone is sufficient grounds to close the camp...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

EU, US miss passenger data deadline

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


The United States and the European Union failed to reach a new deal on sharing air passenger data by Saturday's deadline, though officials said negotiations would continue. The issue has raised serious privacy concerns in Europe. The lack of an agreement will cause a 'legal vacuum,' Jonathan Todd, a spokesman for the European Commission, said in an interview from Brussels. But, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said the failure to agree won't disrupt trans-Atlantic air travel...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Gegen soziale Demontage, gegen Diskriminierung und Verschlechterung der Arbeitsbedingungen!

Der Aufruf bei ver.di Thüringen mit weiteren Informationen (pdf)

Aus: LabourNet, 2. Oktober 2006

Schule und Handyverbot

Im Anhang, zur Info, 2 Zeitungs-Artikel zu: Schule und Handy-Verbot.

„Handys aus der Schule verbannt“ (Jona/Rapperswil) vom 21. Juli 2006. handy_verbot_schule_jona_rappi_21_7_06.pdf

„Handyproblematik bei Kids….“ (Schmerikon-ZH) vom 23. März 2006. Schule.pdf

Freundliche Grüß,



Handy-Verbot an Schulen

Atomkraftgegner kündigen Widerstand gegen Pläne zur Laufzeitverlängerung von Biblis A an

Take a Stand Against Global Climate Change: Pledge Action Today!

A message from Purple

calling all environmental activists... care2 action. Please read and consider sign the following. Thank you. lol xPurple

Take a Stand Against Global Climate Change - Pledge Action Today! October 4th is ENERGY STAR Change a Light Day. Become part of this national movement and help reduce the risks of global climate change by pledging to replace at least one standard lightbulb with an energy-efficient, ENERGY STAR qualified lightbulb!*

By signing, you will join over 80 thousand people who have already pledged to reduce global warming by reducing their home energy use!

Why become part of this growing number of people taking steps to save energy and help fight global climate change? Consider the following facts:

* Your home can cause twice as much greenhouse gas emissions as your car.

* Energy-efficient lighting requires 2/3 less energy than standard lighting, generates 70% less heat, and lasts up to 10 times longer.

* Changing to energy-efficient lighting is a simple step we can each take to preserve energy resources, save money and help protect our environment.

Mindestlohn: Die Drei-Euro-Schande

IWF am Ende? Agentur des Neoliberalismus vor dem Konkurs

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Silencing the People & 9-11

by Devvy Kidd

"The compromise legislation, which is racing toward the White House, authorizes the president to seize American citizens as enemy combatants, even if they have never left the United States. And once thrown into military prison, they cannot expect a trial by their peers or any other of the normal protections of the Bill of Rights.".....

Register to Vote Before It's Too Late!

It's October - only 5 weeks to Election Day!

We must elect Democratic majorities in November - so we must make sure every vote is cast and every vote is counted.

Step 1: Don't miss the voter registration deadline for your state!!

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If you are not registered to vote, register here:

Even if you think you're registered - you might not be! Your recent application may have been lost or rejected - or your past registration may have been purged.

"Google" your registration to make sure:

Forward this message to everyone you know!

Thursday October 5: Protest Everywhere!



Let's unleash a great wave, moving together on the same day -- our numbers making a statement that cannot be ignored and that lets it be known we are determined to bring this whole disastrous direction to a halt.

On Thursday, October 5th, let's say to the world: This regime does not represent us and we will not stop until we drive it out! Walk out of school! Refuse to work! No shopping on October 5th! Come to mass demonstrations across the country and march through the streets calling on millions more to join us!


Go to to find the demonstration nearest to you. Over 60 are listed and more are being added daily.

Recent Protests in Washington

Peace Activists Arrested on Grounds of U.S. Capitol

Lt. General Odom Speaks Truth in Basement of U.S. Capitol. Dome Shakes.

Protesting Torture and Detentions

Lift Your Head
By Cindy Sheehan

Against Deportations from the UK to any country that practises torture

A message from Eleanor

Please sign this petition and tell the Home Secretary of the UK that you believe deportation to torture is wrong. The people he is targeting are innocent - but even were they guilty of anything no human being should be deported to a country where they could be tortured. Please help these political pawns, these innocent men - some of whom were tried in the ridiculous 'ricin plot' trial and found innocent - there was no ricin and there was no plot - it was a MI5 set-up that was laughed at by the jury!!
Other targets have never even been questioned!!!! but are in prison or under control orders. Imagine being a suspect with no chance to answer the accusations against you. Imagine seeking refuge only to be used in a political game!

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Powell Tried to Warn Bush on Iraq

Colin L. Powell, in his last face-to-face meeting with President Bush before stepping down as secretary of state in January 2005, tried to impress upon him one last time the dangers he saw the United States facing in Iraq.

So You Call This Breaking News?

"Not a Graceful Exit" for GOP-Led Congress

Republicans scored significant legislative victories in the closing hours: They pushed through the bill for detainee trials after weeks of internal squabbling; they won approval for 698 miles of border fencing to show that they are serious about cracking down on illegal immigration; they passed spending bills for defense and domestic security; and they enacted new port-security initiatives. But the finale did not go according to script.

If we are going to defeat the enemy, we must reject the use of fear and terrorism to divide America for political advantage

Blinded by Hindsight

"If we are going to defeat the enemy, we must reject the use of fear and terrorism to divide America for political advantage. And we must not let ourselves get trapped in pointless, partisan debates that result only in having the past obscure the future," concludes Richard Clarke.

Ohio Justices' Campaign Cash Under Scrutiny

In the weeks before the 2004 election, Justice O'Donnell's campaign accepted thousands of dollars from the political action committees of three companies that were defendants in the suits. Two of the cases dealt with defective cars, and one involved a toxic substance. Weeks after winning his race, Justice O'Donnell joined majorities that handed the three companies significant victories. Justice O'Donnell's conduct was unexceptional.


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