Freitag, 6. Oktober 2006

Impeachment Anyone?

David Swanson writes: "Never before has the system of government established by the US Constitution been as seriously threatened; never before has the built-in remedy for the sort of threat we face been as badly needed; never.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100606O.shtml
//www.blackcommentator.com/203/203_impeachment_anyone_swanson_think_pf.html



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Bush's Failed Policy of Kill, Kill, Kill

Robert Parry writes that: "America will bleed itself dry of available troops; it will spend itself into bankruptcy; it will transform itself into a grotesque caricature of what the United States once was. It will strip its citizens of their constitutional rights; it will imprison suspected 'terrorists' and 'sympathizers' without trial; it will spread death and destruction around the globe."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100606L.shtml

Keith Olbermann: A Special Comment About Lying

Keith Olbermann says: "The president of the United States - unbowed, undeterred and unconnected to reality - has continued his extraordinary trek through our country, rooting out the enemies of freedom: the Democrats."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100606J.shtml

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Olbermann's Special Comment on All The President's Lies
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Informant: Son Of Swamp Fox

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A special comment about lying

Keith Olbermann on the difference between terrorists and critics

Video and transcripts

"The president of the United States — unbowed, undeterred and unconnected to reality — has continued his extraordinary trek through our country rooting out the enemies of freedom: the Democrats."

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15232.htm

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Olbermann News Commentaries Target Bush
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Lettre Ouverte à Dominique de Villepin, Premier Ministre - Villepin annonce un "Pacte pour l'environnement"

- OMS / Téléphonie Mobile : Lettre Ouverte à Dominique de Villepin, Premier Ministre.

- Le MONDE : Villepin annonce un "Pacte pour l'environnement"

//www.next-up.org/pages/nouvellesdumonde56.php

Airline Passenger Data: Washington Always Wants More

A compromise on the communication to American authorities of personal data for airline passengers traveling from Europe to the United States is expected soon.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100606H.shtml

Bush Dismantles Child Care

"The 'Child Care Crisis' - the absence of anyone to care for America's children, elderly and disabled," writes Ruth Rosen, "has turned into the new millennium's version of the 'Problem That Has No Name.' It is the 800-pound elephant that sits in Congress, our homes and offices - gigantic, but ignored."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100606G.shtml

Registrations Faked in GOP Voter Drive

At least five apparently bogus voter registration forms were submitted to the Metro Nashville election commission by a worker with ties to the Republican National Committee, and up to 150 other registrations have been called into question.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100606B.shtml

Both Republicans on Ethics Panel Have Money Ties to Hastert

Both Republicans on the House ethics subcommittee investigating the Mark Foley scandal have financial ties to Speaker Dennis Hastert, whose handling of the former congressman's lurid Internet messages to House pages is under scrutiny.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100606A.shtml



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Lawsuit of SFR against Annie Lobé journalist of investigation - Procès de SFR contre Annie Lobé journaliste d'investigation

PARIS 17 octobre 2006:
Procès de SFR contre Annie Lobé journaliste d'investigation
"Les gens meurent sous les antennes": les dernières informations.

PARIS October 17, 2006:
Lawsuit of SFR against Annie Lobé journalist of investigation
"People die under the antennas" : latest news.

//www.next-up.org/pages/nouvellesdumonde68AnnieLobe.php#1

Deux livres parus cet été présentent les résultats de cinq ans d'enquête menée par la journaliste d'investigation Annie Lobé.
Les jeunes et le portable: Alzheimer à 35 ans ? - Téléphone portable: comment se protéger.

Two books published this summer carry out the results of a five years's survey established by the journalist of investigation Annie Lobé. - Young people and the mobile: Alzheimer at 35 years? - Mobile Telephone: how to protect himself.

//www.next-up.org/main.php?param=presseradiotv#1

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- Procès de SRF contre Annie Lobé: Décision de Justice.
//www.next-up.org/pages/nouvellesdumonde68AnnieLobe.php#1

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A well known artist, Gillian Wise, with her website at //www.gillianwise.com/ is contacting us to distribute news of an important lawsuit taking place in Paris this month. Can anyone raise press interest?


"Paris Sept 29 2006

Dear Rod Read

A quick note – a big affair* re electronics is happening on the 17th October – Palais De Justice (near Notre Dame).

A Black Joan of Arc’ has appeared, to take on the operators of the mobile phone networks ALONE, a scientific journalist.

Annie Lobe

(See Nextup website and also her personal one)

She’s brought out two books in the last months, with heavy-duty stuff (needs to be translated into English.) (A test of the seriousness of the UK associations). I predict they will try to bury her existence. The operators are going nuts & have her up for two trials (defamation). I went to the first day of the first one – her treatment was pretty disgraceful & amounted to (racial?) harassment. The case was then put off until the 17th.

Meanwhile the Mayor of Paris has posted on the official website – that there are NO harmful effects from antennae & masts END OF STORY.

The Greens’ – (the majority on the City Hall Committee) requested he take that off, he refused. Meanwhile a whistle-blower revealed the neutral experts’, (who measured the effects) were secretly in the pay of the operators. This was confirmed in Le Monde (this info was buried deep in files – never to be revealed!). This weakens the vicious attacks on Annie Lobe – the information came out 2 days after the adjournment.

She will call 10 witnesses, the operators trawled through years of her articles & found a phrase in 2003; saying people were dying under rooves with antennae.

Most of her witnesses are people with expertise, coming from all over France. The details of the 17th court case are on NEXTUP. The Nextup site is covering her defence costs, they are highly respected especially for the technical information.

Please alert the UK press and/or other media, this story has legs & could go international.

The operators will expend vast efforts (and cash) to suppress reporting .. the usual affair .. is that she will get a large fine (for telling the truth shades of WMD) Perhaps 10,000 Euros.

At some point decent people will have to insist on the truth, NOT the formula of discrediting victims & their defenders.

SO do your best, the website should liase with NEXTUP, I know the director – he is very competent & active with high-level backing.

The lawyers of the operators reduced Annie Lobe to tears – several times –
(with malice?). A distinguished Black professional (her African father was in court) Afterwards she was still distraught at the treatment, we all felt outrage. She is a fine person. Mr Nextup promised her every assistance.

Sincerely,
Gillian Wise"


ElectroSensitivity-UK (registered charity 1103018) helping the vulnerable minority with radiation sickness’, and reacting with health problems to electromagnetic fields, microwaves, RF etc. all 'electrosmog'.

Rod Read M.Phil.,(Cantab), Dip Psych Couns., Cert.Ed. director

Please support us with a donation, (£10 min.) our only income, to ES-UK as below.

We welcome help from scientists, doctors and health experts in understanding causes and links, diagnosis and treatments. Also all media inquiries, personal accounts of ES in your life, info on what helps and e-mail addresses where possible.

ES-UK Office, Bury Lane, Sutton, Ely, Cambs, CB6 2BB. Tel: 01353-778151 or at www.electrosensitivity.org.uk //www.electrosensitivity.org.uk/
Also by e-mail at electrosensitivity(at)hotmail.com

Trustees: Professor of Human Radiation Effects Dr Denis Henshaw, Dr David Dowson MD., ChB, Jean Philips BA. Scientific advice from: //www.powerwatch.org.uk/ , Keith Jamieson Dip.AAS. Bsc(Hons) RIBA. Inst.Ph., Environmental Consultant and others. Visit //www.tetrawatch.net/

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Risk factors for Alzheimer disease
//omega.twoday.net/stories/1665503/

Tumours and Alzheimer
//omega.twoday.net/stories/1647330/

Alzheimer mortality: why does it increase so fast in sparsely populated areas?
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Cellphones May Cause Alzheimers
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Mobile phones 'may trigger Alzheimer's'
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Alzheimer und Demenz
//omega.twoday.net/stories/930206/

The Autism Increase
//omega.twoday.net/stories/567125/

Soviet Proof That Mobile Phones Do Cause Brain Damage
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Reports on the Biological effects of Mobile Phones and Base Stations - link to Alzheimer's disease
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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Caused by EMF? - Doctors in Japan may be reluctant to diagnose Alzheimers
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Environmental causes of Alzheimers
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Alzheimer durch Mobilfunk
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World Day Against the Death Penalty

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Passagierdaten: Voller Zugriff für USA

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Ballot Jitters

by Jonah Goldman, TomPaine.com

The Maryland primary fiasco was a clear warning call. We had better listen.

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The desperate measures the White House might consider to salvage its war

Coup In Iraq?
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Hyping mobile phones for children

Have just sent the following to The Argus

Gary


The recent Argus article (October 4th) hyping mobile phones for children reported outdated advice by Sir William Stewart of the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) on the subject.

The NRPB has been superceded by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in regulating the health effects of mobile phones and the vast range of other microwave devices on the market.

The article failed to disclose recent announcements - as published in the London Evening Standard on September 19th - by Dr Jill Meara of the HPA, who said: "If there are risks - and we think that there could be - then the people who are going to be most affected are children," and "We will not know for several years what the real risks of mobile phones are."

Pakistan, Poland and Austria long ago banned children under 16 from using mobiles due to health concerns and the UK Government officially recommends they only use them in emergencies.

From 1993, in America for six years, the Communications Industry employed 200 research doctors – at a cost of $28.5 million – to study the safety of their microwave systems. In all, 15 epidemiological studies were carried out.They showed increased tumours, genetic damage, a greater risk to children, and damage to the blood-brain barrier; The research scientist leading these studies has predicted 30,000-50,000 cancers worldwide this year alone - of just one type of cancer.

This is the industry's own research.

The safety level set by our Government for masts, which emit identical microwave radiation to phones, is for short-term heating effects only, and is incorrectly relied upon by decision-makers for planning applications for masts. Both the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety and the US Environmental Protection Agency agree on this. It is invalid for communities living near masts.



Cell phones? Hell phones!
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Why did the founders omit term limits?

Frontiers of Freedom
by Nelson Walker

10/05/06

Our Founding Fathers visualized Congress made up of ordinary citizens, elected by their peers, to serve one, two, or three terms, then returning to their ordinary previous pusuits, such as being farmers, artisans, merchants, or other private activities. They certainly did not think of Congress as a permanent career opportunity for a class of professional politicians. In those days, Congressmen were paid only a token salary, had very poor accommodations, no perks, and very little press. The Founders knew from their English history, that tenure corrupts. They expected that elected representatives, whether good or bad, had best serve for only a brief period, and then leave office in favor of fresh faces, and fresh ideas (and be glad to go home)...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Government money deserves a "swift" abolition

Ludwig von Mises Institute
by Nicholas Curott

10/05/06

It seems that everywhere we look today, government intrusion into people's lives and its expropriation of their property are on the rise. Thankfully, this trend is not inevitable. Ideology ultimately determines the course of the struggle between liberty and power, and history affords many instances where government coercion was rolled back due to the persuasive efforts of a few individuals. Jonathan Swift was one of the rare individuals to have won such a battle through the persuasiveness of his writing...

//www.mises.org/story/2329


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

On every level, the Iraq war is hurting America

Christian Science Monitor
by Pat M. Holt

10/05/06

The conventional wisdom says that President Bush's recent campaigning has brought on a tilt toward Republican congressional candidates in fall elections. But all the other indicators point the other way. The latest National Intelligence Estimate of the war on terror reports that 'anti-US sentiment ... is on the rise and fueling other radical ideologies.' One reason is the lack of success in stabilizing and pacifying Iraq. The implication is that the US is losing the war in Iraq. In one sense, the Army is plainly losing the war. It is shorter of manpower and equipment now than when it invaded Iraq in 2003...

//www.csmonitor.com/2006/1005/p09s02-coop.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Bob Woodward's "State of Denial" and you

Woodward and you

Slate
by John Dickerson

10/04/06

Bob Woodward's State of Denial is the hottest book in the country right now. It details the infighting, disarray, and mistakes made by the Bush war council during the Iraq war. The third in the famous reporter's portraits of George Bush, it is also the longest. Slate's reading guide fast-forwards you straight to the juicy parts. Want to know where to go to read accounts of Donald Rumsfeld's every flaw? Do you wonder about Bush's decision-making abilities? How does former CIA Director George Tenet come out? Grab a copy and read along...

//www.slate.com/id/2150955


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Foleygate

National Review
by Mona Charen

10/05/06

Former Representative Mark Foley has set some kind of land speed record in framing himself as a victim. His seat in the House was barely cold before he let it be known that a) he was checking himself into rehab for alcoholism, and b) he was himself molested as a youth by a 'clergyman.' A two-fer! Book this man on Oprah now. Perhaps with Foley, America will finally reach the point of gagging on victimhood. Obviously Foley was the perpetrator, not the victim. He was a powerful man preying upon kids away from home for the first time, abusing his prestige and power, betraying the public trust, and in a particularly sour twist, sponsoring legislation to shield kids from Internet predators. And now he asks us to spare some sympathy for him?

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Fall guy of Foleygate

The American Prospect
by Harold Meyerson

10/05/06

It is a mark of the sheer panic sweeping the ranks of Republican congressmen that one of their most levelheaded members, Ray LaHood of Illinois, has suggested that Congress abolish its page program altogether in the wake of the Mark Foley scandal. What conclusion are we supposed to draw from LaHood's proposal? That members of Congress cannot be trusted in the company of adolescents? If so, why punish the adolescents? ... If LaHood believes that pages pose an irresistible temptation to his peers, there are surely solutions straight out of the Republican playbook that wouldn't punish the victims. How about building a 700-foot fence around all Republican members of Congress?

//www.prospect.org/web/view-web.ww?id=12082



Say goodnight, Denny

Fox News
by Susan Estrich

10/05/06

So now it's the abuse excuse. Poor Mark Foley. He was abused by a clergyman as a boy. But according to his lawyer, who released this information, he's not asking us to excuse him for what he did 40 years later. So what's the point? Bad things (may) have happened to him as a child. Get help. Of all people, he was in a position to do something about it. But what did he do instead? He used his power to prey on vulnerable kids. And we're supposed to feel sorry for him? No way. And, oh yes, he's a gay man. Mr. Right Wing Conservative. Do you think he would have told his constituents that if he hadn't been caught? Not a chance. The bigger question is, did they have a right to know what everyone else in Washington apparently did? I don't care what people do on their own time (with consenting adults who don't work for them) as long as they don't turn around and vote like hypocrites. But that is, unfortunately, precisely what the Republican closet caucus does. And everyone knows...

//www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,217877,00.html



The gay problem in the GOP

Boston Globe
by David Link

10/05/06

The tragic opera of former congressman Mark Foley is the revenge of 'don't ask, don't tell.' Foley, a Republican from Florida, resigned Friday after e-mails and instant messages between him and several teenage congressional pages surfaced. The Republican leadership knew that at least one page had gotten e-mails where Foley admired the body of one of the page's friends, and asked the page for a picture of himself, e-mails the page naturally found sick and a bit creepy. Republican leaders responded to the potential political problem by telling Foley to knock it off. With respect to the larger issue, though, there was no asking or telling. The boy's own revulsion at the obviously inappropriate attention was ignored, not only by Foley's partisan fellows, but by some news outlets that also had seen the e-mails. If this has a familiar ring, look in the Catholic Church for the bell...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



Grand Old Party of Child Endangerment

Rosa Brooks writes: "Foley deserves our disgust and condemnation, and so do the Republican congressional leaders who worried more about their reelection prospects than the welfare of the children under their care. But let's be honest: Foley's acts may have damaged the handful of boys unfortunate enough to have attracted his attention, but the damage to children caused by his abuse of power is still far, far less than the damage to American children caused by this Congress' disastrous mismanagement of the American economy."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100606Z.shtml



Longtime Republican Was Source of Emails

The source in the Foley case who gave suspect emails to the democrats and media outlets has been a confirmed registered Republican since becoming eligible to vote and is no longer employed in the House. Three more former pages formerly working under Foley have come out to accuse Foley of sexual advances online.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100606K.shtml



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Why do we elect our government leaders to simply change the rules when it suits them?

There is no step-God

from Reason to Freedom
by Sandra Price

10/04/06

How did we allow our Constitution to fail us? Why do we elect our government leaders to simply change the rules when it suits them? Where is the oversight group called our Congress who should be watching out for our freedoms? They are not! Our Constitution has lost its power to protect from the government and nobody is looking out for our freedoms. We have no recognizable American Values any more as they have been taken over by the very people we elect and sadly they are based in a destructive Judeo Christian movement...

//www.reasontofreedom.com/There_is_no_Step-God.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Waterboarding the Constitution

CounterPunch
by James Abourezk

10/05/06

So, waterboarding is now OK. So is the suspension of one of our basic rights of freedom -- the Writ of Habeas Corpus. Habeas Corpus, according to the U.S. Constitution, can only be suspended in cases of invasion or rebellion. Our Supreme Court has held, 'habeas corpus is the fundamental instrument for safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary and lawless state action.' ... President Bush continually says that 'they' hate us because of our freedoms. That may explain why, in this legislation and in the Patriot Act, he is, piece by piece, trying to remove our freedoms. If this is his idea of protecting Americans, we really can't stand much more protection...

//www.counterpunch.org/abourezk10052006.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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A moral and practical disaster

LewRockwell.Com
by Anthony Gregory

10/06/06

Proponents of continuing the war on drugs will sometimes concede its futility, but then compare their crusade to other law-enforcement endeavors with which nearly no one disagrees. They argue that even if it is impossible for the government to stop all murders, it doesn't follow that murder should be legal, and the same is true with drugs. But comparing drug use to murder is unrealistic. The vast majority of people would agree that even if drug use is immoral in some sense, it is not immoral in the same way as murder...

//www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory121.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

States of denial

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

10/06/06

Bob Woodward's revelation that Condoleezza Rice was warned by George Tenet and two other top CIA officials, on July 10, 2001, that a terrorist attack on the U.S. was imminent continues to reverberate -- auguring potentially devastating consequences for the Bush White House. While Rice initially denied it, her spokesman confirmed that a meeting took place on that date, although Rice continues to plead a memory lapse. And as the news that Rice wasn't the only one privy to this briefing leaks out, a veritable epidemic of amnesia seems to be breaking out in Washington. Less than two months before the 9/11 terrorist attacks, then-Attorney General John Ashcroft stopped taking commercial domestic flights, and started chartering government jets for all his travels. Now why was that? In the wake of the attacks, so-called 'conspiracy theorists' immediately glommed on to this information and hailed it as evidence that 9/11 was 'an inside job.' Now we know that the conspiracy theorists were on to something, although not exactly what they imagined...

//www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=9807


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Spycams not helping fight crime much

NBC 4 News

10/02/06

Many D.C. police said they had hoped that installing dozens of new surveillance cameras across the city would assist them in cracking down on crime, but the system does not appear to be working as planned. It was a very violent weekend across the D.C. area, with 11 people shot, four of them fatally. One of the shootings in the District was caught on one of the new cameras, but police said so far, the cameras have not been much help in any other case. ... The surveillance program has been in effect for about a month, but police said there has yet to be prosecution involving evidence used from the cameras. Some residents have mixed feelings on the cameras. 'Yes and no. Yes, because it's safeguarding the community. No, because it's like an invasion of privacy to look out your window and see a camera there,' said a community member...

//www.nbc4.com/news/9985252/detail.html?rss=dc&psp=news


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Thousands nationwide protest Bush

Ada Evening News

10/05/06

Hundreds of people called the Bush administration's policies a crime and held up yellow police tape along a three-block stretch in front of the White House on Thursday as part of a nationwide day of protest against the president. The 500 demonstrators were among many who gathered for similar events in more than 200 cities to protest Bush on issues ranging from global warming to the war in Iraq...

//tinyurl.com/zwnk2


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Bush asserts power to edit privacy reports

MSNBC

10/05/06

President Bush, again defying Congress, says he has the power to edit the Homeland Security Department's reports about whether it obeys privacy rules while handling background checks, ID cards and watchlists. In the law Bush signed Wednesday, Congress stated no one but the privacy officer could alter, delay or prohibit the mandatory annual report on Homeland Security department activities that affect privacy, including complaints...

//msnbc.msn.com/id/15145197/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Iraq: Rice sneaks in, slinks out as more die

San Francisco Chronicle

10/06/06

Wearing a helmet and a flak jacket and flanked by machine-gun-toting bodyguards to defend against insurgents, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice came here Thursday, insisting that there were new signs of progress in Iraq and that the Bush administration had never sugarcoated its news about the American occupation. ... the military transport plane that brought her to Baghdad was forced to circle the city for about 40 minutes because of what a State Department spokesman later said was either mortar fire or rockets at the airport. ... She arrived in the midst of an especially bloody few days for American troops. At least 21 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq since Saturday, most in Baghdad. Two car bombings in the city Thursday left at least four Iraqi civilians dead...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Rachel's News #875

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We're Bringing the Fight Directly to Congress

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Transcript of Sgt. Ricky Clousing describing war crimes in Iraq

On September 16th, Sgt. Ricky Clousing spoke on his witnessing of US war crimes in Iraq and why he became a resister to this war. The transcript, with the Q and A session, is available at //www.traprockpeace.org

"Like I told commanders that their soldiers are creating the insurgency. The behavior that the U.S. is inflicting upon the Iraqi population is creating the same people that we're trying to stop. It's a cycle of nonsense that nobody seems to understand how it's happening. And so it's this crazy, mindless cycle of violence and death and killing and wasted money, and nobody seems to understand the big picture." - Sgt. Ricky Clousing, 9/16/06

He is facing court martial on a charge of desertion. He spoke at Camp Democracy's encampment at the National Mall in Washington, DC. before an overflow audience that included activists from across the nation as well as many tourists.

More excerpts:

"I've never seen anybody die. I've never seen a dead body before in my whole life. But I was looking down at this kid, this young boy who was trying to just drive around town and took a wrong turn and tried to go the other direction, was shot at and killed, and I'm looking down at him now. And we made eye contact for about five seconds, and he just looked at me with the most empty, terrified, confused look in his face that will never leave me in my whole life I'm sure. There was no dialogue traded between us, but I could just feel the words inside of his head, just wondering 'why did this happen and what's going on? Why does this hurt so bad? What did I do? What's happening now? I don't understand what is going on right now.' Really just put me in shock, and I was glued standing there."

"I'm freaking out, like what? I look out the window, and we're slamming into vehicles on the side of the road. I looked up at the vehicle in front of us, and they're driving normally in the middle of the road, no problems, in the other lane. And then the driver swerves back in the road, and they're laughing in the front seat. And then the guy in the ... passenger rolls the window down, extends his baton, the driver smashes back into the vehicle, side-swiping them, and they're smashing out windows as they're driving by. And I just could not believe this was happening. So I yelled at the people in the vehicle, like what the hell are you doing? Not only is that wrong, and they were harassing people, but, from your own safety, they could have bombs in their car, and you're totally pissing them off, and I don't understand why. So I yelled at the guys, and we kept driving. And then, later on in that trip, it didn't even stop there, later on in that trip, the guys I was with, there are four people in a Humvee and one of them on the turret standing up on the top of the vehicle. We came to a point just before the base where there was an Iraqi man walking his herd of sheep across the road. And I heard a couple rounds pop off from the turret. I just heard *pop pop pop*, like two or three rounds. And then the soldier standing in the turret ducks down and kind of says jokingly that he just shot a couple of the guy's sheep, and I was livid. I could not believe that this was happening."

The audio recording of his talk may also be downloaded at //www.traprockpeace.org The audio is 1:09:54 in length (with Q and A) and recorded at 64 kbps mono and may be replayed by radio and website. Attribution only is requested, with notice of its airplay.

In a stunning video clip (4:12 minutes), in high quality Quicktime format, Sgt. Clousing describes a war crime - the gunning down of an innocent Iraqi teenager. The video is available at //www.traprockpeace.org

Learn more about Sgt. Ricky Clousing and his impending court martial at //www.sdmcc.org/rickyclousing/


Informant: Charles Jenks

From ufpj-news

GAO Says Bush Administration, Not Lawsuits, to Blame for Oregon Logging Losses

A government study blamed the Bush administration, not lawsuits by environmentalists, for adding to the cost of a logging project in which the government spent $11 million to salvage less than $9 million in timber from a wildfire.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/100506EB.shtml

Software Being Developed to Monitor Opinions of US

A consortium of major universities, with Homeland Security Department funds, is developing software that would let the government monitor negative opinions of the United States or its leaders. - The "sentiment analysis" is intended to identify potential threats to the nation, security officials said.

//www.iht.com/articles/2006/10/04/news/scan.php


From Information Clearing House

Will November Bring Hope or Another Stolen Election?

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Democrats, of course, have done nothing to protect us from Bush’s illegal war or from his assaults on the Constitution and civil liberty. Democrats have been intimidated by the threat of being politically placed in the “against us” camp, and Democrats are as much in the pockets of AIPAC, the oil industry, and the military-industrial complex as Republicans.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15227.htm

The Foley Fallout

The details arising from Congressman Foley's abrupt resignation last week are sending political shockwaves throughout the Capitol and the country, raising the question: Can congress police itself?

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100506U.shtml



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House Ethics Panel to Subpoena Documents

The House ethics committee opened an expansive investigation into the unfolding page sex scandal Thursday, approving nearly four dozen subpoenas for witnesses and documents as House Speaker Dennis Hastert held his ground against pressure to resign.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100506R.shtml



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Russia slams US “unilateral” move on Iran

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday slammed Washington for acting “unilaterally” in the crisis over Iran’s nuclear programme and urged the world powers to continue diplomatic efforts to resolve the standoff with Teheran.

//tinyurl.com/zzawh


From Information Clearing House

Termination set for Iraq monitor

Congress has set a 2007 termination date for the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction at the behest of the Bush administration, removing the source of a series of audit reports that have emboldened critics of the president's war polices.

//www.washingtontimes.com/national/20061003-104001-2200r.htm


From Information Clearing House

Iraq's universities and schools near collapse as teachers and pupils flee

"The militias from all sides are in the universities. Classes are not happening because of the chaos, and colleagues are fleeing if they can," said Professor Saad Jawad, a lecturer in political science at Baghdad University.

//www.guardian.co.uk/print/0,,329593191-103550,00.html


From Information Clearing House

US in Iraq: some US Generals want Donald Rumsfeld to resign

A group of Generals has called on US Defense Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, to resign.

//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/hardtalk/5410762.stm


From Information Clearing House

The Real Foley Scandal is Much Bigger than Foley

By Dave Lindorff

How are we to compare the Republican Party's cover-up of a member's efforts to corrupt young pages with the same party's conspiracy to cover up the Bush administration's ineptness and possible foreknowledge of the 9-11 attacks, and of the campaign of lies and misinformation it used to drum up hysteria for an illegal and totally unwarranted invasion of Iraq?

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15224.htm

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Feds/Cops Spy On Lindorff At Anti-Bush Rally
//www.rense.com/general73/rally.htm


Informant: ranger116



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War or Rumors of War?

By Frida Berrigan

According to Time, the Navy has issued “Prepare to Deploy Orders” (PTDOs) to a strike group including minesweepers, a submarine, an Aegis class cruiser, and a mine hunter. Taken alongside disclosures that the chief of naval operations asked his planners for a rundown of how a blockade of Iranian oil ports would work, these military preparations led Time to conclude cautiously that the United States “may be preparing for war with Iran.”

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15226.htm

October 5: Day of Mass Resistance

On October 5, people everywhere will walk out of school, take off work, and come to the downtowns & townsquares and set out from there, going through the streets and calling on many more to join us - making a powerful statement: "NO! THIS REGIME DOES NOT REPRESENT US! AND WE WILL DRIVE IT OUT!"

//tinyurl.com/q43vf


From Information Clearing House

MELTING PERMAFROST A 'SLEEPING GIANT'

CLIMATE EXPERTS SAY

By Margaret Munro
CanWest News Service

Thursday, October 5, 2006

//www.canada.com/victoriatimescolonist/news/story.html?id=0d7845a5-f776-4323-a49f-72927d83fd42&k=91930

MACKENZIE RIVER DELTA, N.W.T. - The sun is beating down on an icy bluff, sending chunks of ancient permafrost crashing to the ground.

Rivers of mud stream off the exposed permafrost, cracking and dripping in the 20 Celsius late-summer heat. Enormous ice wedges that have grown metres long over the eons protrude from the top of the bluff like giant fangs.

"Is this cool or what?" asks Scott Dallimore of the Geological Survey of Canada as he scrambles out of a helicopter in his hip waders. He heads for the steel grey bluff to take a closer look. But the melted permafrost is like quicksand and stops him in his tracks.

"We first found this exposure two years ago," says Dallimore. The contorted pattern of the exposed permafrost suggests it might be hundreds of thousands of years old.

"It's been frozen like this forever."

But not for long. The bluff, on an island that is one of the anchor sites for the proposed $7-billion Mackenzie Valley pipeline, is melting away at the rate of 10 to 20 metres a year.

So are hundreds of other permafrost ridges and cliffs across Canada's North. Geoscientist Rob Bowen, working with Dallimore to assess gases escaping from the frozen ground, likens permafrost to a "sleeping giant" that could awaken with potentially catastrophic consequences.

One nightmare scenario suggests that as permafrost warms, it might belch out enough methane -- a greenhouse gas -- to trigger runaway global warming. There is some evidence such giant burps have occurred in the past. Permafrost also contains large stores of mercury, a neurotoxin, and massive amounts of soil carbon, which could speed global warming.

But it's the water melting out of the upper layer of permafrost that's of immediate concern to engineers and northern planners. The so-called "active" layer -- the top metres or two of permafrost that melts every summer and then refreezes -- is becoming more active, playing havoc with the region's infrastructure. And vulnerable permafrost cliffs and ridges are melting, sending enormous blocks of the frozen ground sliding and toppling into Arctic seas and rivers.

Permafrost covers close to 20 per cent of the planet and almost half of Canada -- down to a depth of 700 metres in parts of the Western Arctic. There is so much permafrost underground and beneath the Arctic seas that scientists say it's not going to disappear soon.

Gases could be liberated even if the "deep" permafrost warms just a few degrees, Dallimore says. And there is evidence the frozen ground is warming.

Geographer Christopher Burn of Carleton University runs North America's longest running permafrost monitoring experiments on the Mackenzie Delta. "Climate change is happening, there is no question in my mind. I see it on the ground and I see it in the ground," Burn says.

He points to the willow trees, lupines and shrubs that have moved onto his expansive research site, which used to be barren tundra.

But it is the change underground that makes the site so significant. Fifteen metres below ground, the temperature has risen 1.5 degrees to minus 6.5 C since 1970, says Burn, who has a growing collection of thermometers and gauges dangling down drill holes.

"When temperatures are rising 15 metres underground, it's not variation, it's a change," he says.


Informant: NHNE

Terrorists On No-Fly List: List Includes President Of Bolivia, Dead 9/11 Hijackers

The National Security News Service, has obtained the secret list used to screen airline passengers for terrorists and discovered it includes names of people not likely to cause terror, including the president of Bolivia, people who are dead and names so common, they are shared by thousands of innocent fliers.

//www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/10/05/60minutes/main2066624.shtml


From Information Clearing House

Envoy says U.S. errs as Brits did with IRA

"Every time we fail to stand by our values we act as recruiting sergeants for terrorists," he said. He called for the shutdown of the U.S. detainee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

//www.madison.com/tct/news/index.php?ntid=101867&ntpid=2


From Information Clearing House



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

EU considers visa snub against US

The European Commission has suggested making US diplomats apply for visas, in retaliation for the US's refusal to waive visas for people of 10 EU states.

//news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5408000.stm


From Information Clearing House

School of the Americas Watch FOIA Request Denied by the Pentagon

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/1005-04.htm

Slicing up the Earth's Atmosphere for Corporate Profit

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1005-33.htm

Bush Talked Dirty to the Country: Investigate Bush

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1005-29.htm

10 National Wildlife Refuges Threatened by Global Warming

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/1005-12.htm

"Strategic Consensus" Redux?

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1005-04.htm

Bush Signings Called Effort to Expand Power

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1005-09.htm

Targeting the pain business

US-based Raytheon is marketing microwave weapon systems that 'fill the gap between shout and shoot'. But who will use them and why, ask Steve Wright and Charles Arthur.

Thursday October 5, 2006
The Guardian

//technology.guardian.co.uk/weekly/story/0,,1887256,00.html

Gesundheitsreform verärgert (fast) alle

Auf massive Kritik zahlreicher Verbände und der parlamentarischen Opposition ist der Kompromiss der Koalition zur Gesundheitsreform gestoßen. Auch innerhalb der Union wurden Vorbehalte laut. Artikel in der Frankfurter Rundschau vom 06.10.2006
//www.fr-aktuell.de/in_und_ausland/politik/aktuell/?sid=5d44267d1ec9d41b5503f91d608d3f39&em_cnt=983587


Der hippokratische Eid wird gesundheitspolitisch aufgehoben - Bedenkliche Ergebnisse einer Tagung zum Thema "Welche Gesundheit ist möglich?"

Vom 22. - 24. September 2006 veranstaltete das Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokatie in Berlin eine Tagung zum Thema "Welche Gesundheit ist möglich?". Ausgehend von einer fundamentalen Kritik an der elektronischen Gesundheitskarte, die demnächst eingeführt werden wird, erweiterte die Tagung den Blick auf eine grundsätzlichere Kritik an den Entwicklungen im Gesundheitssystem aus der Perspektive von Demokratie und Menschenrechten. Ökonomisierung und Bürokratisierung bestimmen zunehmend das Arzt-Patienten-Verhältnis. Gesundheit wird zur Ware, die sozial höchst ungleich verteilt ist. Das gegenwärtige gesundheitliche Wohlbefinden tritt angesichts der präventiv gerichteten medizinischen Entwicklungen hinter wahrscheinliche Optionen in der Zukunft zurück. Bericht von Wolf-Dieter Narr zur Tagung als Presseinformation/Artikeldienst des Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie e.V. vom 29. September 2006 (pdf)
//www.labournet.de/diskussion/wipo/gesund/narr.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 6. Oktober 2006

CLIMATE ACTION 'BOOSTS ECONOMY'

ANALYSIS

By Hannah K. Strange
UPI

October 2, 2006

//www.upi.com/Energy/view.php?StoryID=20060929-120130-4800r

LONDON - When President Bush pulled the United States out of the Kyoto Protocol as one of the first acts of his presidency, he did so largely on the basis that it would damage the U.S. economy and cost millions of jobs. But as clean energy becomes one of the world's fastest-growing industries, many are now wondering whether that decision was not somewhat shortsighted.

Speaking at the British Labor Party conference last week, former President Clinton said the vibrancy of the British economy was in part due to the fact climate change was being tackled within binding national and international frameworks such as Kyoto.

The rapid development of the green technology sector was providing a new source of jobs and had given the British economy "a level of energy ... that would not have been there otherwise," he said, noting that Britain had the lowest unemployment rate in the Group of Eight industrialized nations.

Meanwhile the United States declined to join Kyoto and was now in economic difficulties, he said, experiencing less growth and increasing job losses. The deficit had spiraled, he said, noting Mexico was now the 10th-largest U.S. creditor.

Britain had shown it was possible to cut the costs of investing in climate change, Clinton said, urging the United States to embrace such efforts and lead the world in creating dynamic and sustainable low-carbon economies.

It is not the first time Clinton has stressed the economic opportunities of the fight against climate change. In a May speech to business leaders in Scotland, he said there was "a lot of money to be made" in the emerging clean energy market.

"If I was a 25-year-old and I was starting my life over again I would go into clean energy," he said. "I would be a billionaire before you could turn around."

Britain's Treasury is soon to publish a report on the economics of climate change by economist Nick Stern, in what may be seen as an effort to persuade the Bush administration to sign up to an ambitious international treaty.

The issue was a key theme at the Labor conference. Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said Stern's emerging findings suggested "it won't cost the earth to tackle climate change but it will cost the earth, literally as well as financially, if we don't."

"We can turn this from the burden of the century to the opportunity of the century," Environment Secretary David Miliband said. "Living within the limits of one planet is an opportunity to create a more competitive economy."

Meanwhile British Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, the firm favorite to succeed Tony Blair as premier, said the greatest expansion in new jobs would come from the environment.

The government would publish proposals this fall showing how environmental care and job creation went hand in hand, he said: from energy saving, green technologies and innovation. The sector would provide at least 100,000 new jobs for the British people, he said.

The drive to promote the benefits of a green economy came as the U.S. firm PricewaterhouseCoopers published dramatically reduced estimates of the costs of tackling climate change. Its report concluded that the world would have to sacrifice just one year's economic growth over the next four decades to reduce carbon emissions sufficiently to curb global warming.

The report outlines a "Green Growth Plus" strategy, which it says would allow for continued healthy growth while cutting carbon emissions by 60 percent by 2050, compared with the level reached by doing nothing.

"Our analysis suggests that there are technologically feasible and relatively low-cost options for controlling carbon emissions to the atmosphere. Estimates suggest that the level of (gross domestic product) might be reduced by no more than 2-3 percent in 2050 if this strategy is followed," said John Hawksworth, head of macroeconomics at PwC.

"If this is to be achieved it will take further concerted action by governments, businesses and individuals over a broad range of measures to boost energy efficiency, adopt a greener fuel mix and introduce carbon capture and storage technologies in power plants and other major industrial facilities."

The report says a shift to a much less carbon-intensive fuel mix could more than double the current non-fossil fuel primary energy share to about 30 percent by 2050, reducing carbon emissions by 25 percent. This could be achieved through renewables alone, it says; nuclear energy would not be necessary.

Increasing energy efficiency gains to 2.6 percent a year from 1.6 percent now would reduce emissions by another third, it says, while carbon capture and storage -- pumping power station emissions into disused gas fields underground -- could achieve a further 20 percent.

The report echoes Beckett's warning that the costs of doing nothing will be far greater than the costs of taking action to halt climate change. While such a strategy would involve minimal economic sacrifice, a failure to act will lead to "severe negative socio-economic effects in the long run," it says. But it cautions that for the strategy to be effective, it must be implemented without delay.


Informant: NHNE

Der Ausverkauf geht weiter

Nachdem nun seit Jahren alles im Staat privatisiert werden soll, ist nun das letzte grosse Volksvermögen an der Reihe.

Bei der Post sieht man wohin die Reise geht, wie ein Volk in seiner Meinung manipuliert wurde und wird.

Wer kennt nicht die Sprüche von der Markliberalisierung, dem freien Wettbewerb, den wir im Telekombereich zum angeblichen Vorteil der Kunden genau kennen gelernt haben.

Gerade im aktuell oft formulierten Vergleich mit der Energiebranche, den Stromkonzernen und deren Preistreiberei wird der Telefonmarkt mit vielen gutklingenden Vorteilen von "Telefonieren war noch nie so billig wie heute" als positives Beispiel dargestellt.

Doch was war wirklich, was kostet heute ein Telefon einer Familie?

Früher, zu meiner Kinderzeit und auch noch später, zahlte eine Familie 27 DM Grundgebühr und monatlich kam eine Rechnung von 35 bis max. 40 DM bei einer 6-köpfigen Familie zusammen.

Das entspricht runden 20 Euro, mit Inflation keine 25 Euro.

Dafür bekommt man heute gerade noch die Grundgebühr, doch wofür wird diese eigentlich entrichtet?

Früher, ja da war es billig, denn für die Grundgebühr bekam man das Telefon angeschlossen, die Leitungen verlegt, jedes Ersatzteil und viele andere Leistungen völlig umsonst, keine Monteurstunden, keine Fahrtkosten, defekte Geräte ersetzt und der Telefonbereich der gelben Post hat nicht nur alle Kosten getragen, nein, auch einen dicken Batzen jährlich an den Staatshaushalt abgegeben.

Und Heute?

Milliardengewinne der privatisierten Unternehmen für den Shareholder, die verbleibenden Kosten sind sozialisiert, wie die Beamtenpensionen, die nun der Steuerzahler begleicht, und der einzelne Kunde zahlt, zahlt immer mehr und ihm wird gesagt, alles ist billiger!

Und bei der Bahn, 200 Milliarden Euro ist alleine das Schienennetz und die zugehörigen Immobilien wert, diesen Wert will der Markt, die Investoren und auch manch ´Superreicher´ wird sich bedienen wollen. Ob der US- Rentenfond, oder wer anders ist egal, jedoch soll der Staat, das Volk gerade mal 4 % des Wertes dafür bekommen, schlappe 8 Milliarden Euro.

Da versteht man, da wird es einem klar, der Rachen muss voll sein, und gestopft werden, dafür streikt sogar die Gewerkschaft, denn auch deren Macht wäre am Ende!

Schreibt Euren Abgeordneten, dass es nun genug ist, dass die Schiene bei uns bleibt, denn es ist unser Land, unsere Eisenbahn, und es ist unser Interesse, dass nicht nur ein privater "Verein", die zukünftige AG diesen Wert nutzen darf und uns und allen anderen dann die Preise diktiert!

Da die Wertsteigerung von 8 auf 200 Milliarden nicht hinreichend ist, wollen die Volksvertreter, der zukünftigen Privatbahn rund 2 Milliarden jährlich zuschiesen, denn das ist der "garantierte" Ertrag für die Aktionäre! Da privatisier´ ich mich auch mal und halt die Hand auf!


Bernd Schreiner,
Dipl-Ing(FH), freier Architekt, Bauiologe
Landesverband Thüringen
//www.buerger-gegen-esmog.de
Hauptstrasse 106
98663 Westhausen
mail(at)berndschreiner.de



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We Must Be Prepared: The Dow's Phony New High

by Devvy Kidd

"One day soon one special event will occur. It may be an unexpected bankruptcy of a major corporation, i.e., Fannie Mae, a major bank or a highly leveraged hedge fund. It could also be a terrorist attack on a major US city. When that event occurs it will be too late to protect your assets. We will be in a liquidating crisis. That's when you call your broker up to sell and his response is "To who"? Like the Boy Scott motto says, we must be prepared. ..."

//www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd218.htm

Libertarianism: a vision of a prosperous and constantly improving society of free people

//www.lewrockwell.com/chernikov/chernikov44.html

King George: on what's happened to our freedoms

//www.lewrockwell.com/eddlem/eddlem11.html

The Drug War’s Immorality and Abject Failure

//www.lewrockwell.com/gregory/gregory121.html

Neo-America: This Is the Way of Dictatorship

//www.lewrockwell.com/chartier/chartier35.html

The choice between a totalitarian state and the possibility of some rotten

//www.lewrockwell.com/rockwell/spinach-merchants.html

Despite US claims, Brits find no flow of Iranian arms to Iraqi

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/5161/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Fortschreitende Militarisierung europäischer Aussenpolitik

//tobiaspflueger.twoday.net/stories/2762871/

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Europaparlament: "Wir sind auf dem Weg zu einer Europäischen Armee" (06.10.06)

Mit 30 Ja-Stimmen und 9 Nein-Stimmen nahm der Auswärtige Ausschuss des Europäischen Parlaments am 5. Oktober einen Bericht des deutschen Abgeordneten Karl von Wogau (CDU/Europäische Volkspartei) an, der eine "robustere" Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik vorsieht. Etwas deutlicher formuliert es von Wogau auf der Website der Europäischen Volkspartei: "Wir sind auf dem Weg zu einer Europäischen Armee". In dem Bericht sprechen sich die Europaabgeordneten dafür aus, die "zunehmende weltweite Konkurrenz um Wasser und Energiequellen" ebenso in die künftige Entwicklung der Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik einzubeziehen wie Naturkatastrophen und die "Sicherheit der Außengrenzen der EU". Gefordert wird, die Gelder innerhalb der EU für Militärausgaben und Rüstungsforschung erheblich zu erhöhen.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:
//www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=14471

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Auswärtiger Ausschuss des Europäischen Parlaments befürwortet mehrheitlich erhebliche Militarisierung

„Im Namen der Fraktion GUE/NGL brachte Tobias Pflüger ein Minderheiten-Votum zum Bericht 'von Wogau' ein. Im Minderheiten-Votum kritisiert die Fraktion GUE/NGL u.a. die fortgesetzte Militarisierung der Gemeinsamen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik der EU, die bewusste Vermischung von zivilen und militärischen Einsätzen, die Schaffung von EU Battle Groups, der Gendarmerie Force, der Schnellen Eingreiftruppen und selbstständigen EU-Kommandostrukturen nach dem Vorbild der NATO sowie die Militarisierung der EU-Außengrenze und die militärische Bearbeitung von 'Problemen' mit Flüchtlingen. Eine Stellungnahme von Tobias Pflüger….“ IMI-Standpunkt 2006/074 vom 5.10.2006 //www.imi-online.de/2006.php3?id=1422


Aus: LabourNet, 18. Oktober 2006

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Militarisierung der EU. Das Programm zur Sicherheits- und Verteidigungspolitik der im Januar 2007 beginnenden deutschen Ratspräsidentschaft

„Nach der finnischen Ratspräsidentschaft wird Deutschland am 1. Januar
2007 für ein halbes Jahr den Ratsvorsitz übernehmen. (…) Das heißt: Ab Januar 2007 wird die Bundesregierung wesentlich über die Agenda der Europäischen Union bestimmen. Das ist auch für die Außen- und Militärpolitik mit entscheidend, denn der Rat legt die Grundsätze der Gemeinsamen Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik (GASP) fest und setzt diese um…“ Artikel von Tobias Pflüger und Martin Hantke in telepolis vom 07.11.2006 //www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/23/23915/1.html


Aus: LabourNet, 7. November 2006

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"Besonderes Augenmerk gilt den schnell verlegbaren, europäischen Gefechtsverbänden"

Der außen- und sicherheitspolitische Teil des Arbeitsprogramms der deutschen EU-Präsidentschaft im Wortlaut beim Friedenspolitischen Ratschlag
//www.uni-kassel.de/fb5/frieden/themen/Europa/dt-praes-aussenpol.html


Aus: LabourNet, 8. Januar 2007

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Brüssel, das neue Rom? Ostexpansion, Nachbarschaftspolitik und das Empire Europa

Studien zur Militarisierung EUropas 36/2008 von Jürgen Wagner bei IMI //www.imi-online.de/2008.php3?id=1731


Aus: LabourNet, 1. April 2008



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Garching: Aufschub im Streit um Sendemast

06.10.2006

Gemeinderat vertagt Beschluss über Mast auf Feuerwehrhaus - 250 Unterschriften übergeben

Garching. Selten viele Besucher erlebte die Sitzung des Garchinger Gemeinderates am Mittwochabend. Schließlich ging es dabei auch um einen Vertrag zwischen einem Netzbetreiber und der Gemeinde. Doch stand der Punkt nicht auf der Tagesordnung der öffentlichen Sitzung. Jedoch bot die Bürgerfragestunde den Waldern und einer Garchingerin Gelegenheit, sich zu äußern. Das Ergebnis: Über den bereits ausgehandelten Vertrag hat der Gemeinderat vorerst nicht abgestimmt. Das soll erst nach einer Informationsveranstaltung am 27. Oktober im Gasthaus "Zum Bräu" gesehen.

Die Diskussion öffentlich führen wollte Josef Auberger, FoP Wald. Zwar stehe, so Auberger, der Vertrag selbst auf der Tagesordnung des nichtöffentlichen Teils. Jedoch könnte die Diskussion über den Standort doch öffentlich geführt werden. Schließlich betreffe die Angelegenheit die Bürger und die hätten einen Anspruch auf eine öffentliche Diskussion.

Das Thema könne in der Bürgerfragestunde durchaus zur Sprache kommen, entgegnete Bürgermeister Wolfgang Reichenwallner, Freie Wähler. Er unterstrich aber, dass "die vertragliche Geschichte ja noch nicht durch ist".

Grundsätzlich könne der Gemeinderat nur entscheiden, ob er Sendemasten auf den Feuerwehrhäusern zulässt oder nicht. Er bitte darum, zu berücksichtigen, so Reichenwallner, dass die Gemeinde Masten unter einer Länge von zehn Metern nicht Mehr Einfluss nehmen verhindern könne. Die Verwaltung und der Bauausschuss hätten sich bisher von dem Gedanken leiten lassen, dass die Gemeinde bei einer Platzierung von Sendeanlagen auf den Feuerwehrhäusern wenigstens noch ein Stück weit mitreden könne.

Der Gemeinde sei zuerst von dem Netzbetreiber ein Vertrag vorgelegt worden, der so nicht akzeptabel gewesen sei, fuhr der Bürgermeister fort. Deshalb sei nachverhandelt worden. Reichenwallner betonte, zum Thema Handy-Masten auf dem Feuerwehrhaus werde es am Mittwoch, 27. Oktober, um 18 Uhr im Gasthaus "Zum Bräu" in Wald eine Informationsveranstaltung geben.

Maria Graml übergab ein Kuvert mit 250 Unterschriften Walder Bürger gegen die Sendeanlage auf dem Feuerwehrhaus an den Bürgermeister. Der versuchte darzustellen, dass wenn die Gemeinde die Antenne auf dem öffentlichen Gebäude nicht zulasse, werde sich der Netzbetreiber eben ein privates Gebäude suchen. Dagegen warf Gerhard Nußbaumer aus Wald ein, im Dorf werde sich kein Privater finden, der sich eine Sendeanlage aufs Dach setzen lasse. Wolfgang Reichenwallner betonte auch, dass Hans Wolfmaier sich schon um Alternativstandorte bemüht habe. Jedoch sei nicht klar, ob die für den Netzbetreiber akzeptabel sind. Deshalb solle mit einem Vertragsabschluss bis nach der Infoveranstaltung gewartet werden.

"Warum wurde die ganze Angelegenheit so verschwiegen gehandhabt?", wollte Harald Maier wissen. Wenn nicht Mitte September Informationen durchgesickert wären, so seine Vermutung, hätte die Bevölkerung nichts erfahren, meinte Hans Wolfmeier.

Bisher sei ja noch nichts entschieden worden, verteidigte sich der Bürgermeister. Er hob hervor, dass rein rechtlich gegen diese Sendeanlagen nichts zu machen sei. Denn auch das Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz gehe von keinen gesundheitlichen Einschränkungen durch solche Anlagen aus. Maria Graml hob hervor, dass es in Wald schon drei Sendemasten gebe und kein Handybesitzer klage über mangelnden Empfang. Sie appellierte an den Gemeinderat, die Bürger in dieser Angelegenheit mehr zu unterstützen. Und es gehe den Gegnern nicht darum, die Technik generell zu verteufeln, sondern nur darum, einen Sendemasten mitten im Dorf zu verhindern.

An den Bürgermeister wurde auch die Forderung herangetragen, Vodafone zu vermitteln, dass es in Wald erheblichen Widerstand gegen eine Sendeanlage mitten im Dorf gebe. Die sollten sich eben einen anderen Standort suchen. Dieses Ansinnen brachte Reichenwallner zu dem Hinweis auf die Info-Veranstaltung. Dort werde ein Fachmann des Netzbetreiber Rede und Antwort stehen: "Den könnt ihr dann richtig zerlegen."

Die Frage, ob dann andere Anbieter ihre Sender auch noch auf das Feuerwehrhaus pflanzen wollen, beantwortete Reichenwallner mit dem Argument, dass die Gemeinde nur auf einem eigenen Gebäude mitreden könne. Dagegen war Harald Maier der Meinung, diesen Einfluss könne man sich schenken.

Ihre Verwunderung darüber, dass immer nur über Sendeanlagen auf dem Walder Feuerwehrhaus gesprochen werde, brachte Anne Rödig zum Ausdruck. Schließlich gehe es beim Feuerwehrhaus in Garching um die selbe Problematik.

Der Gemeinderat diskutierte die Angelegenheit nicht mehr weiter im öffentlichen Teil. Auf Anfrage teilte Bürgermeister Wolfgang Reichenwallner gestern mit, dass der Gemeinderat auch in der nichtöffentlichen Sitzung keine Entscheidung getroffen habe. Man wolle, so Reichenwallner, die Info-Veranstaltung am 27. Oktober abwarten.wt

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