Mittwoch, 4. Oktober 2006

One Third of the Planet Will Be Desert By the Year 2100

One third of the planet will be desert by the year 2100, say climate experts in the most dire warning yet of the effects of global warming.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100406G.shtml

Judge Rules Patriot Act Challenge Can Proceed

Nearly three years after hearing arguments in the case, a federal judge has ruled that an American Civil Liberties Union challenge to the constitutionality of the USA Patriot Act may proceed.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100406E.shtml

The March to War: Naval Build-Up in the Persian Gulf and the Eastern Mediterranean

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100406B.shtml

The Arrogant, the Misguided, and the Cowards

Sean Penn writes: "We the people of the United States have a unique opportunity. We can show each other and the world that what the Bush administration claims is their mission is not ours. And, by leading our country as a citizenry and demanding of our government an immediate end to our own military and profit investments in Iraq, display for the entire world that democracy is a government of the people."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100406A.shtml

Wenn nur noch das Funkloch Gesundheit verspricht - UMTS: was geht mich das an?

Freitag, 13. Oktober, 20.00 Uhr

Elektromagnetische Strahlung und ihre Wirkung auf unser biologisches System Vortrag und Gespräch mit Ulrich Weiner, Funktechniker und Unternehmensberater Telekommunikation, Augsburg

Rapide steigt die Strahlenbelastung in unserem Lebensraum durch immer neue Funktechnologien. Welche gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen elektromagnetische Wellen insbesondere auf unser Nerven und Sinnessystem haben, ist umstritten. Doch Menschen wie Ulrich Weiner erleben, was viele nicht wahrnehmen, als schmerzhafte Realität. Er lebt in einem Campingwagen und zieht damit von Funkloch zu Funkloch. Durch die Strahlung von Mobiltelefonen schwer geschädigt, hat er sein Auto mit einer Strahlenschutzverglasung versehen und trägt oft einen weißen Strahlenschutzanzug. Mit welcher Perpektive blickt er auf seine Situation?

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UMTS: was geht mich das an?
//www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/pressemitteilung_umts_in_kappel.doc

Strahlensmog in Landsberg
//www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/klinikum_plakat_rot.doc

It runs from Abramoff to Foley: a path of corruption paved in ones and zeros

The E-Mail Slime Trail
//ga3.org/ct/Nd20pgF1GzmP/



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Abramoff
//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Foley

Republican Party in Chaos as Speaker Is Pressed to Resign

Republicans were in disarray after a leading conservative newspaper called on Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the House, to resign, and an open rift developed between Mr. Hastert and his top deputy.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100406O.shtml



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

Vote Democratic and Always Carry a Toothbrush

Dave Lindorff writes, "Congress, with almost no discussion, has just approved a law ostensibly about authorizing military tribunals for alleged terrorists, which actually went way beyond that bad enough end run on the Constitution to include giving the president the Congressional sanction to torture captives and, as well, the power to snatch up any American citizen and declare her or him to be an 'unlawful combatant,' devoid of Constitutional rights."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100406N.shtml

Phone mast victory for residents

A mobile phone company has shelved plans to build a phone mast on a pavement in Kenilworth in the face of overwhelming opposition.

Phonecalls came flooding into the Weekly News after we revealed last week that O2 had applied to Warwick District Council for planning permission for a 12.5metre mast on the council's land in Abbey End.

The mobile phone company was told to go back to the drawing board by Kenilworth town councillors in August when commenting on a pre-application consultation by its agents.

They said the district council would never agree to have it on their land.

But the company ignored their comments and pressed forward with their application for a monopole with shrouded antennas and associated equipment cabinet.

Carolyn Allinson, who lives in Abbey Court, said she would start a petition and scores of residents called the Weekly News to register their objection including Simon Lawton of Grevaynes Properties and Vicki Pearman, of Mercia Carpets in Abbey End.

She said: "There has been a lot of work done to have Abbey End refurbished and we do not want to see a 41ft pole outside our shop window however dressed up it is."

However, Warwick District Council's planning department revealed the application had been withdrawn this week.

A spokesperson for O2 said: "We had so much pressure from the local community that we decided to withdraw the application. Quite frankly we will go somewhere that we can build a mast where we have not got much bother. There are places that want good mobile communications. If people do not want a mast then they will have a poor reception."

04 October 2006

All rights reserved © 2006 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

//www.kenilworthtoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=698&ArticleID=1804046

Democrats National Strike: November 7, 2006 National Strike Day to Oppose the War and to take the Day Off to Vote

//www.democratsnationalstrike.bravehost.com/


Informant: Bob Banner

Stop the Spread of Cypress Mulch: Don't buy Cypress Mulch!

//www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/GRN/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5379

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Stop the Spread of Cypress Mulch

This week, the Save Our Cypress Coalition kicked off our a campaign to Save Our Cypress! The GRN, the Sierra Club, the Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, the Louisiana Audubon Council and others, and concerned citizens throughout the country are asking Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Lowe’s to stop selling cypress mulch. Cypress swamps provide vital protection from hurricanes and important habitat for wildlife, including threatened and endangered species. The cypress mulch industry, however, has become an imminent threat to these natural areas.

The campaign kickoff got good regional coverage, you can read a couple of the stories below: //www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Enviro/envENV02111606.htm //www.2theadvocate.com/news/4662211.html

Cypress has been in the news a lot this week, actually. The Times-Picayune News Section uncovered the fact that the Dept. of Forestry miscalculated the amount of cypress being harvested annually. Turns out it’s fifteen times more than they previously reported, which means more trees are being lost to logging than any other causes. Just today, the Editorial Staff of the T-P urged action at the state level to save our cypress.

News piece: //www.nola.com/news/t-p/frontpage/index.ssf?/base/news-7/1163573145190480.xml&coll=1 Editorial: //www.nola.com/news/t-p/editorials/index.ssf?/base/news-3/116374751223330.xml&coll=1

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Ask the CEO’s of Wal-Mart, Home Depot, and Lowe’s to save our cypress and help save coastal Louisiana.
//www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/GRN/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5892

Sign Petition: Now War On Iran!

//www.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?key=202053965&url_num=5&url=//democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/Peaceact/petition.jsp?petition_KEY=358


Informant: Carol Moore in DC

From ufpj-news

Scooter Libby's Trial Strategy

Elizabeth de la Vega asks: "Why would the well-educated and powerful members of the Libby Legal Defense Trust, the many pundits close to the White House, and spokespersons for the RNC conduct such a campaign when they know full well that it is entirely irrelevant to the court case pending against Scooter Libby? Because their strategy for the Libby trial is precisely the same as Libby's: not to have a trial. The White House and the RNC do not want anyone to hear, or hear about, Patrick Fitzgerald calmly laying out the case against Scooter Libby - which will inevitably provide an extremely damaging view of the Office of the Vice President - in a courtroom where they will have no pundit protection."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100406Z.shtml

Cell phones? Hell phones!

Wired
by Momus

09/26/06

I don't have a cell phone. In fact, I'm here today to tell you that they're the work of the devil. Switch yours off for five minutes and I'll explain why .... A hell phone is a device you carry that, when switched on, tells a satellite exactly where you are every few seconds. It's a device with a microphone in it that can transmit all it hears even when you're not consciously making a call. You don't have to be super-paranoid (or bin Laden) to see how this compromises your privacy, and you don't have to read very far in the newspapers to see how little we can trust governments these days not to use, misuse and hoard whatever information they can get on you. It doesn't even have to be the government. It might be a sleazy tabloid journalist, a stalker or the detective employed by your estranged wife. Hell!

//www.wired.com/news/columns/0,71814-0.html?tw=wn_index_11
//www.wired.com/news/columns/0,71814-1.html?tw=wn_story_page_next1


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

EPA Paper Faults Agency for Thousands of Deaths

by Elizabeth Shogren

//www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6189892

All Things Considered, October 3, 2006 · Internal government documents obtained by NPR indicate that the Environmental Protection Agency could have saved thousands of lives each year if it set a stricter standard for soot in the air we breathe.

Last month, when EPA administrator Steven Johnson set a new standard for how much soot is safe to breathe, he rejected EPA's scientific advisors recommendation to make it tougher. A draft EPA analysis shows that if he had taken their advice, the stricter standard would have saved about twice as many lives each year.

John Walke from the environmental group Natural Resources Defense Council says the documents show how deadly Johnson's decision will be for Americans.

"What these explosive charts reveal is that by refusing to strengthen our air quality protections," Walke said, "EPA's political boss sacrificed the lives of five to 10,000 Americans each year, who will now die from air pollution related strokes and heart and lung disease."

{Two recent studies have found associations between airborn pollutants and autism (Palmer RF et al, Windham et al)}

Walke provided the documents to NPR. A Bush administration official confirmed their authenticity.

The documents show estimates of how many lives would be saved by the new soot standard -- and how many more would have been saved by the stricter standard recommended by the science advisors.

In estimates from 12 scientists who had been hand=picked by the EPA, all agreed that more lives would be saved if the EPA had chosen a stricter standard. Most of them put that number at more than 4,000.

New York University Medical school professor Morton Lippmann was one of the 12 experts whose opinion was listed. Lippmann said that the decision has serious consequences, because fine particles from power plants, vehicles and factories are lethal.

"You can mention a few other things that affect public health more," Lippmann said, "like cigarette smoking, but you have to get to an issue like that before you get something with more impact than the effect of fine particles on mortality."

Lippmann was also a member of the scientific panel whose advice was originally rejected when EPA announced the new standard. The scientists wrote a letter to EPA Administrator Steven Johnson. According to the letter, the standard "does not provide an adequate margin of safety requisite to protect the public health."

In most cases, the EPA releases analysis of the costs and benefits of a new standard when it announces changes. But in this case, that still has not happened.

Lippman says that the EPA seemed to go out of its way to ignore the strong message scientists were sending -- and to make it hard for the public to see just how strong that message was.

"There's very little doubt that it's not only inappropriate to ignore the evidence readily at hand," Lippmann said, "but it doesn't seem to be consistent with past practice either."

EPA officials declined to speak on the record. In a statement, EPA press secretary Jennifer Wood did not comment on the internal documents. She said that the soot standard is the most protective in history. And she said EPA officials still are working on an analysis of the risks and benefits of the new standard.


Informant: binstock

Real Bad ID

CounterPunch
by Stan Cox

10/03/06

All totalitarian dystopias, in life and in art, seem to be obsessed with identifying people. The obligatory scene in which a stern, uniformed man demands 'your papers, please' has evolved into the automatic scanning of various body parts, but the purpose is always the same: to abolish the right to be anonymous.In the coming weeks, we'll learn how much it will cost Americans in the future -- in money, time, and annoyance, as well as personal and political freedom -- to convince government officials that we are who we say we are. Under the REAL ID Act, which was passed as part of a 2005 emergency Iraq war funding bill, the Department of Homeland Security will soon set national standards for state driver's licenses, which are to include 'a common machine-readable technology, with defined data elements'...

//www.counterpunch.org/cox10032006.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Politiker-Nebeneinkünfte: Unterzeichnen Sie den Offenen Brief ans Bundesverfassungsgericht

Campact-Newsletter 16/06 Mittwoch, 4. Oktober 2006 (Auszug)

Am 11. Oktober verhandelt das Bundesverfassungsgericht über die auch von uns im letzten Jahr erstrittene Veröffentlichungspflicht von Politiker-Nebeneinkünften. Durch sie sollen wir erfahren, welche Abgeordneten unsere Interessen und welche eher die von Unternehmen und Wirtschaftsverbänden vertreten. 9 Parlamentarier haben vor dem Bundesverfassungsgericht dagegen geklagt. Ausgerechnet der erklärte Transparenz-Gegner Bundestagspräsident Norbert Lammert ist für die Verteidigung der Veröffentlichungspflicht zuständig. Da spielt der Bock den Gärtner.

Mehr im 5-Minuten-Info: //www.campact.de/nebenekft/info/5min


Offener Brief an die Richter am Bundesverfassungsgericht

Mit einem 'Offenen Brief' an die zuständigen Richter und einer pressewirksamen Aktion in Karlsruhe am Verhandlungstag wollen wir vor dem drohenden Possenspiel warnen:

Unterzeichnen Sie den Offenen Brief:
//www.campact.de/nebenekft/sn1/signer

Machen Sie die Aktion in Karlsruhe durch eine Spende möglich:
//www.campact.de/nebenekft/donate

Mit unseren Aktionen haben wir die Veröffentlichungspflicht um manch steile Klippe geschifft. Jetzt gilt es die letzten Hürden zu nehmen.

Günter Metzges

'I'M GOING TO THINK AGAIN'

THE LANDLADY of a Balcombe Road pub is '99 per cent certain' she will ditch plans for a 20-metre high mobile phone mast on her property. Phone company O2 lodged a planning application in September to site a mast on the grounds of The Coppingham Arms. But landlady Sue Eden this week said she was reconsidering after the plan met with fierce resistance from local residents – the site is next door to a nursery school.

For full story see this week's Horley Observer

04 October 2006

All rights reserved © 2006 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

//www.crawleytoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=498&ArticleID=1802780

End blame game and start fighting terror

Christian Science Monitor
by Mansoor Ijaz

10/03/06

The terrorism blame game being played by America's leaders in recent weeks goes beyond political sport. It is polarizing the country in the worst possible way in front of enemies, who revel in our divisiveness. They know better than we that neither side of the political spectrum has gotten it right in combating their extremist march against civilization. While the Clinton administration ignored Osama bin Laden's brand of Islamist terrorism as a national security threat until it was all too evident, the Bush administration has installed policies that are breeding baby bin Ladens at a rate faster than civilization can contain. The former walked on legal eggshells. The latter -- through Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and domestic wiretapping -- has spilled yolks on America's reputation...

//www.csmonitor.com/2006/1003/p09s02-coop.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The dream-killer

The American Prospect
by Matthew Yglesias

10/03/06

Last week, the Princeton Project on National Security -- an ambitious, years-long effort to outline a course for American foreign policy spearheaded by Anne-Marie Slaughter and G. John Ikenberry, and involving a wide range of accomplished figures -- released its final report, Forging a World of Liberty Under Law: U.S. National Security In the 21st Century. As one would expect from any project of this scope, there are various elements in the report with which one might quibble or disagree. Fundamentally, however, it gives the lie to the myth that liberals have no alternative to Bush's futile quest for unilateral hegemony and gunpoint democratization...

//www.prospect.org/web/view-web.ww?id=12073


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Our rigged elections

Washington Spectator
by Mark Crispin Miller

10/03/06

Even though this election could go either way, neither way will benefit the Democrats. Either the Republicans will steal their 're-election' on Election Day, just as they did two years ago, or they will slime their way to 'victory' through force and fraud and strident propaganda, as they did after Election Day 2000. Whichever strategy they use, the only way to stop it is to face it, and then shout so long and loud about it that the people finally perceive, at last, that their suspicions are entirely just -- and, this time, just say no... [editor's note: Starts out OK, ends with a plea for a 'massive turnout' in November - MLS]

//www.washingtonspectator.com/articles/20061001elephant_1.cfm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Part II: Our Rigged Elections

"From the start, George W. Bush has pointedly refused to ask that we make any national sacrifice to help us win the 'war on terror,'" writes Mark Crispin Miller. "The patriotic thing would therefore be to lessen our national dependency on fossil fuels, by driving less (or not at all), and turning off the air conditioners, by buying fewer disposables, and otherwise deferring to the greater good."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101906O.shtml

A newbie in the Bush

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Vern Trumbly

10/02/06

Yep, that's me. A newbie to Libertarianism, and learning as much as I can as fast as I can about it; lining in 'the bush' so to speak, and growing angrier and more confused by the day. Angry that I was lied to all my life by my parents (who probably didn't know they were lying), by a myriad of teachers up through college level (who should have known they were lying even if they didn't), by the news media (who are supposed to know they are lying), the government official (who truly believes she is there to help, and lies despite himself), and of course our favorite people: the politicians (who know they are lying if they have previously won even one election). I'm confused for the same reasons, more or less. I have always tried to be an honest person and generally assumed most other people were as well; keeping in mind, of course, that all politicians lie to get and/or keep their jobs. (After all it is what's expected in politics, in this country at least, is it not?) So I'm confused why so many people have lied to me for so long. I'm also extremely angry and scared over what has happened in the past five years, and what I see happening in the future...

//www.ncc-1776.org/tle2006/tle387-20061001-08.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Condi's conundrum

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

10/04/06

The revelation in Bob Woodward's new book, State of Denial, that Condoleezza Rice (then national security adviser to the president) brushed off CIA chief George Tenet when he came to her a few months before 9/11 with dire warnings of an imminent terrorist attack, is blasting this administration's credibility out of the water -- and seriously undercutting the 'official' 9/11 narrative. That narrative, as approved by the 9/11 Commission and certified by all the most 'responsible' pundits, goes something like this: for at least five years, 19 al-Qaeda operatives traveled to and fro within the United States, taking flying lessons, and going completely undetected, until, one bright autumn day, they hijacked four airliners and managed to ram two into the World Trade Center and another into the Pentagon. The biggest terrorist attack in our history was carried out -- according to the conspiracy-theory-free version of the event -- with no state support, and no warning. This administration never saw it coming -- that has been the 'defense' proffered by the Bush regime and its few remaining apologists as questions about their competence and culpability are raised. An odd apologia indeed: We're clueless, therefore blameless...

//www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=9788


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Washington Times asks Hastert to resign

MSN Money

10/03/06

The editorial board of The Washington Times has called for House Speaker Dennis Hastert to step down. The Times editorial, posted on its Web site, says Hastert should 'resign his speakership at once.' The Times, one of the most reliably conservative voices in the nation's capital, has joined some Democrats in criticizing Hastert for not doing enough to investigate questions about [US Representative Mark Foley, R-FL's sexually suggestive emails to underage congressional pages]...

//tinyurl.com/pjevm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Hastert
//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Foley

Sex scandal, Iraq book take toll on Bush, GOP

MSNBC

10/03/06

After what they have seen and heard over the past few weeks -- events including the news of a Republican congressman's improper correspondence with a teenage page and the recent release of journalist Bob Woodward's unfavorable portrayal of the Bush administration's handling of Iraq – respondents to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, by more than a 2-to-1 ratio, say they have a less favorable impression of the Republicans maintaining control of Congress...

//msnbc.msn.com/id/15117698/



Laws pushed by Foley could be used in case

Arizona Republic

10/03/06

Former Rep. Mark Foley, who resigned from Congress last week amid reports that he sent sexually explicit Internet messages to teenage congressional pages, could be prosecuted under laws he promoted. The Florida Republican, who was co-chairman of the House Caucus on Missing and Exploited Children, spent much of his career on Capitol Hill promoting federal laws that would punish sexual predators who use the Internet to locate potential victims. One of the laws that may apply began as a 1998 bill sponsored by Foley and 36 House colleagues that prohibits sending obscene photos or messages to minors over the Internet. Foley also could be prosecuted under other federal laws he sought to toughen. Those laws aim to combat computer-aided luring of children by sexual predators...

//tinyurl.com/rya36


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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

Next-up News n°107

//www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/next_up_news_n107.htm

Indo-US Nuclear Deal Hits Doldrums

//www.antiwar.com/bidwai/?articleid=9786


Informant: Kev Hall

The Population Bomb Is Ticking Again

Says Erik Curren: "Sometime during October, according to the US Census Bureau, America will add its 300 millionth resident.... The US is expected to reach 400 million by mid-century. Whatever happens as a result of global warming or the energy crisis coming when world oil production peaks, overcrowding alone will make America a very different place than it is today. And not a better one."

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/100306EA.shtml

The USDA's War on a Family Farm

Larry and Linda Faillace had devoted their lives to raising happy children and healthy sheep. To protect their animals, they had taken the lead in getting the scrapie program up and running in Vermont. But the Faillaces were plunged into the American version of your basic Kafkaesque nightmare. By the time their worst fears had come to pass with the seizure of their flock early in 2001, they were lied to, spied on by federal agents, and run through a legal wringer.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/100306HA.shtml

Bill Moyers on America: Capitol Crimes

Bill Moyers investigates the Abramoff lobbying scandal Wednesday evening on "Moyers on America." The fall of Jack Abramoff has exposed a huge web of corruption that still remains vastly unreported by the broadcast media, even as prosecutors continue to chase down leads and quiz insiders and witnesses.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100306U.shtml

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Bill Moyers: "Capitol Crimes": Video

"The scale of corruption still coming to light dwarfs anything since Watergate. In one sense it's the age-old tale of greed, but greed encouraged now by the way our system works. Deep in the plea agreements of Jack Abramoff and his cronies is the admission that they conspired to use campaign contributions to bribe politicians; campaign finance is at the core of the corruption.

//www.pbs.org/moyers/moyersonamerica/media_players/chapter1-2.html


From Information Clearing House

Keep Roan Plateau Free of Gas Drilling Rigs

//action.wilderness.org/campaign/RoanPlateau

Save Natural Medicine

//www.savenaturalmedicine.org/petition.cfm


Informant: Jennifer

The Cold War Inside the Pentagon

by Andrew J. Bacevich

Published Tues., Oct. 3, 2006 by Los Angeles Times

The Dept. of Defense's normal tension between civilian and military has degenerated under Rumsfeld.

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1003-23.htm


Informant: Kev Hall

The 50 Richest Members of Congress

Roll Call

For the 50 richest Members of Congress, 2005 was great for the bottom line, according to Roll Call's annual survey of lawmakers' personal wealth.

//tinyurl.com/rqeeu


From Information Clearing House

North American Union Escapes Scrutiny

Judicial Watch uncovered documents that shed new light on the “Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America,” announced by President Bush, former Mexico President Vicente Fox and Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin on March 23, 2005.

//www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=17334


From Information Clearing House

Condoleezza Rice Facing 9 - 11 Commission

Records Show Tenet Briefed Rice on Al Qaeda Threat

A review of White House records has determined that George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, did brief Condoleezza Rice and other top officials on July 10, 2001, about the looming threat from Al Qaeda, a State Department spokesman said Monday.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article15204.htm



Video: Condoleezza Rice Facing 9 - 11 Commission

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice may have committed perjury in her testimony before the 9/11 Commission in May of 2004.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article15205.htm



Rice More Sordid Than Foley

"They are such liars," writes Robert Scheer. "In his book, Woodward described an encounter between Rice and Tenet, in a near panic about a rising flood of intelligence warnings just presented to him by top aide Cofer Black. Tenet forced an unscheduled meeting with Rice on July 10, 2001, because he wanted the Bush administration to take action immediately against Al Qaeda to disrupt a possible domestic attack."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100406K.shtml



Rumsfeld, Ashcroft received warning of al Qaida attack before 9/11

Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and former Attorney General John Ashcroft received the same CIA briefing about an imminent al-Qaida strike on an American target that was given to the White House two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article15202.htm

Let 'em have nukes, but...

The elimination of American opposition on this issue would open the way to genuine normalization between our two nations. It might even convince the Iranians that their country can flourish without nuclear weapons.

//www.iht.com/articles/2006/10/03/opinion/edkoppel.php


From Information Clearing House

Laws suspending Civil Liberties

//www.lewrockwell.com/callahan/callahan160.html

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US is now a fascist nation
//www.ufppc.org/content/view/5162/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Woodward 's book signals establishment move against Bush-Cheney

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/5154/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news



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

The UK Authorities Must Accept Return of Residents Held at Guantanamo Bay

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/1003-01.htm

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Britain to US: we don't want Guantánamo nine back

Documents obtained by the Guardian show US authorities are demanding that the detainees be kept under 24-hour surveillance if set free - restrictions that are dismissed by the British as unnecessary and unworkable.

//www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1886164,00.html



'I thought Britain stood for justice, but the British government has abandoned us'

At least nine former British residents are being held at Guantánamo. They include two former public schoolboys and two political refugees, a one -time MI5 informer and a man with a history of mental illness. US authorities say they want to send most back to the UK, but the British say they have no right to be in this country.

//www.guardian.co.uk/guantanamo/story/0,,1886309,00.html


From Information Clearing House



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

FCC Faces Public at First Official Hearing on Media Consolidation

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/1003-04.htm

Precedents of Public Service and Far Less by Ex-Presidents

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1003-25.htm

Pre-emptive Lawsuit Challenges Bush Plan

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1003-03.htm

Border Fence Could Spell Environmental Disaster

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1003-08.htm

White House in crisis over 'Iraq lies' claims

//www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0%2C%2C1884925%2C00.html


Informant: ranger116

THE DANGEROUS WORLD OF INDEFINITE DETENTIONS: VIETNAM TO ABU GHRAIB

//www.justicescholars.org/pegc/archive/Journals/JVB_37_Case_W_Res_J_Intl_L_449.pdf


From ufpj-news

Six Questions on the American “Gulag” for Historian Kate Brown

//www.harpers.org/sb-six-questions-kate-brown-1158926209.html


Informant: Lew Rockwell

„Halte ich meine Mitarbeiter für Tiere oder wirklich für Menschen?“

//www.wiwo.de/pswiwo/fn/ww2/sfn/slink/did/216666/index.html

Record Ozone Loss over Antarctic

European Space Agency
//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1003-04.htm

Farmed Salmon Killing Off Wild Cousins

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1003-06.htm

Fish Farm Sea Lice Killed Up to 95% of Wild Salmon

A team of researchers has found that sea lice from a group of fish farms along the British Columbia coast infected - and then killed - up to 95 percent of the wild juvenile pink and chum salmon swimming past the pens.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/100306EC.shtml

The American Republic Died Last Week, At Least the First One

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1003-31.htm

The October Surprise

By Gary Hart

For a divinely guided president who imagines himself to be a latter day Winston Churchill (albeit lacking the ability to formulate intelligent sentences), and who professedly does not care about public opinion at home or abroad, anything is possible, and dwindling days in power may be seen as making the most apocalyptic actions necessary.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article15206.htm

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October surprise?
//www.antiwar.com/moore/?articleid=9794


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Lincoln Weeps

By Bill Moyers

Once upon a time the House of Representatives was known as "the people's house." No more. It belongs to K Street now. That's the address of the lobbyists who swarm all over Capitol Hill. There are 65 lobbyists for every member of Congress. They spend $200 million per month wining, dining and seducing federal officials. Per month!

//informationclearinghouse.info/article15207.htm

Man Says He Was Arrested After Criticizing Cheney

A Colorado man accused a Secret Service agent Tuesday of arresting him on trumped-up allegations of assaulting Vice President Dick Cheney after he told Cheney the administration's policies in Iraq were "reprehensible."

//informationclearinghouse.info/article15201.htm

A Wealth of Advice

Nearly $2 billion paid to consultants in 2003-2004 federal elections.
//www.publicintegrity.org/consultants/report.aspx?aid=533


From Information Clearing House

The Health Costs of Wealth Inequality

Not that long ago in this country, you could raise a family on a single paycheck. If you were working, you didn’t have to worry about an unexpected medical bill making you homeless.

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1001-29.htm


From Information Clearing House

Are we rich if we don't feed the poor?

As it is, the richest 1 percent of Americans have seen their incomes pull away dramatically from the merely rich, the middle class, and the poor. That 1 percent in 2004 got 17 percent of all income nationwide. The bottom 90 percent got less than 58 percent.

//www.csmonitor.com/2006/1002/p15s01-cogn.html


From Information Clearing House

Economy is Squeezing Most Americans

Reports Show

Government data suggests that for most Americans, there has been no economic recovery, and financial security is fast becoming a fantasy, according to recent analyses by public-interest groups.

//newstandardnews.net/content/index.cfm/items/3715


From Information Clearing House

America is living beyond its means

China and India will be calling the shots when the US is no longer top dollar.
//business.guardian.co.uk/story/0,,1885259,00.html


From Information Clearing House

Russia believes a dispute over Iran's nuclear programme should be resolved by negotiations

Britain revives threat of sanctions on Iran

Renewed tensions over Iran’s nuclear programme emerged on Tuesday as Britain warned that world powers would return to the United Nations. Security Council to consider targeted sanctions against Tehran.

//www.ft.com/cms/s/f46a6528-52fc-11db-99c5-0000779e2340.html



Russia says talks to solve Iran atomic case: Russia believes a dispute over Iran's nuclear programme should be resolved by negotiations, the secretary of Russia's Security Council, Igor Ivanov, said on Tuesday.

//tinyurl.com/e58um


From Information Clearing House

Protest Against Bush Attack on Iran at Norfolk Naval Base

Nuclear carrier strike group led by the USS Eisenhower said to be steaming out of Norfolk on Tuesday, October 3.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article15209.htm

Wanted: a world leader

The U.S. collapse couldn't come at a worse time, says former Canadian diplomat.

//tinyurl.com/nw6d5


From Information Clearing House

Allan Weisbecker: reading Bob Woodward to steep myself in lies

A question for Bob: What State of Denial were you living in that you could claim that a car bombing that slaughters scores and maims hundreds is rule breaking? - You want a list of laws, international and domestic – plus supreme laws of the land, this land, the U.S. of A.– that were broken in this collusion between the President and CIA Director?

//aweisbecker.com/dsp/?p=179


From Information Clearing House



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

The Iraq War Is Just Wrong

//www.counterpunch.org/solomon10022006.html


From Information Clearing House

The Road to Authoritarianism

//informationclearinghouse.info/article15208.htm

Latin America Declares Independence

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1003-20.htm

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