Dienstag, 10. Oktober 2006

USAF Prepares for Cyber Warfare

//www.spacewar.com/reports/US_Air_Force_Prepares_For_Cyber_Warfare_999.html


Informant: Kev Hall

Inequality Without Growth, Pain Without Gain

"It is an indisputable fact that there has been a massive increase in inequality in the United States over the last quarter century," writes Dean Baker. "However, the apologists for the policies that have brought about this massive upward redistribution of income claim that the benefits to the country in the form of more rapid economic growth offset any harm done by the growth in inequality. They have no case."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101006P.shtml

George Bush's War of the Words

Tom Engelhardt writes: "You know a person by the company he or she keeps - so the saying goes. You could also say that you know an administration by the linguistic company it keeps; and though George Bush is usually presented as an inarticulate stumbler of a speech and news-conference giver, it's nothing short of remarkable how many new words and phrases (or redefined old ones) this president and his administration have managed to lodge in our lives and our heads."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101006O.shtml

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George Bush's War of the Words

Tom Engelhardt on Mission Unaccomplished.
//www.lewrockwell.com/engelhardt/engelhardt230.html

Bush's Blunder In North Korea

As North Korea tests its first nuclear weapon we ask: is the objective survival - an attempt to make sure they are not the next Iraq? Bush, however, seems unlikely to try to talk and negotiate a peaceful coexistance.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101006L.shtml

BLOOD DISORDERS AND CANCERS RESULTING FROM EXPOSURE TO DRUGS, CHEMICALS AND RADIATION

Email 10 9 06 from Ivan Fraser

Hi Joanne

What a dreadful situation. [jcm comment 10-10-06]....I provided Ivan with information regarding my own two grandsons' rare immune deficiencies due to electric meter exposures as well as severe blood changes in guinea pigs w/same exposure.....]

Edward runs a website at: //www.medicineandillness.com/

I'm sure you will find more information there of help.

His email address is enquiries(at)medicineandillness.com

Best wishes

Ivan


Together in Truth we can change the world!
//www.truthcampaign.co.uk

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[jcm file notes 10-10-06:

Access to TOXIC OVERLOAD: BLOOD DISORDERS AND CANCERS RESULTING FROM EXPOSURE TO DRUGS, CHEMICALS AND RADIATION: //whale.to/a/priestley.html

Edward Priestley is a UK activist who interacted with Parliament re importance of informing public and medical profession ....worked with his wife Patricia to discover how his own aplastic anemia was related to chemicals (with very little help from medical profession and they were discouraged from doing their own investigation)....... Toxic blood disorders incl myeleoprolif...agranulocytosis....aplastic anemia etc. PLUS the Priestely's comments re intereference from a national Leukemia charity in the UK.......medical profession pressure, etc.

Wrote to Ivan, the webmaster for Truth Campaign for contact info for the Priestley's....10 8 06]

"Nicht genug Jobangebote": Auch in der Union Widerstand gegen geplante "Hartz IV"-Verschärfung

10.10.06

Die Vorschläge der Union für schärfe Sanktionen gegen arbeitsunwillige Langzeitarbeitslose stoßen auch in den eigenen Reihen auf Widerstand. Einzelne Punkte der geplanten Änderungen am "Hartz IV"-Gesetz seien "wirklich nicht dazu geeignet, Probleme zu lösen", sagte der CDU-Sozialexperte Gerald Weiß der "Thüringer Allgemeinen". Dazu zähle etwa der Vorschlag, die Rentenbeiträge für Langzeitarbeitslose zu kürzen oder ganz zu streichen.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:
//www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=14498

Polizei & Justiz : Bundesverfassungsgericht rügt willkürliche Durchsuchungen

10.10.06

Das Bundesverfassungsgericht hat Polizei und Justiz in ungewöhnlich scharfer Form zur Beachtung der Verhältnismäßigkeit bei Durchsuchungen aufgefordert. In drei am Dienstag veröffentlichten Entscheidungen hoben die Karlsruher Richter teilweise willkürliche Durchsuchungsbeschlüsse auf und erklärten sie nachträglich für verfassungswidrig.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:
//www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=14495

Slave Children, Battered Children

A UN report documents the terrible violence against children that globally obtains today. "Every country in the world with the exception of two (Somalia and ... the United States) has ratified the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989)."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101006H.shtml

Working Families Under Attack

Workers' rights have been severely crippled. On Tuesday, President Bush's National Labor Relations Board issued a decision that will deny the right to organize to as many as 8 million workers in 200 occupations.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101006G.shtml

Attack Dogs Used Against Prisoners in US

Five state prison systems in the United States permit the use of aggressive, unmuzzled dogs to terrify and even attack prisoners in efforts to remove them from their cells, Human Rights Watch said today in a new report.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101006F.shtml

Lower Standards Help Army Recruit Troubled Children

About 17 percent of the first-time recruits, or about 13,600, were accepted under waivers for various medical, moral or criminal problems, including misdemeanor arrests or drunk driving, drug and alcohol problems, including those who may have failed a drug test or acknowledged they had used drugs.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101006E.shtml

An Urgent Call by Scientists to Defend Science!

US science signatories state, "We must refuse to accept a situation where scientific inquiry is blocked or its findings ruled out of order unless they conform to the goals of the government, to corporate interests and to the ideology of religious fundamentalists; where dogma enforced by governmental and religious authority takes the place of science; where the scientific approach of seeking natural explanations for natural phenomena is suppressed."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101006D.shtml

Bush's Tough-Talkin' Korean Bungle

"Potential enemies may come to think that the best way to protect their nations against Bush's unilateralist policies and threats of invasions is to quickly add a nuclear bomb or two to the arsenal," writes Robert Parry. "In the past four years, Bush's tough-talkin' diplomacy has led the United States ever deeper ­ now neck deep ­ into the 'big muddy.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101006C.shtml

Treasury Secretary Paulson Aims to Protect Corporate Criminals

Wall Street and corporate America have found a potent champion in Washington to back their demands for reduced corporate regulation: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/101006B.shtml

Phone masts plan gets go-ahead

Proposals to erect mobile phone masts in Bersted and Felpham have been turned down by Arun District Council.

Members of last week's development control committee went against recommendations by council officers to approve the prior notification of the works.

Instead they agreed that the design and siting of the proposed 02 mast, to enable the company to roll out its 3G digital mobile phone network, sited on land opposite the Hollies, in Chalcraft Lane would visually effect the residents in the area.

The committee also said that the plan was against both district council policies and the West Sussex structure plan.

The latest proposals which also received the thumbs down from Bersted Parish Council is the latest in 10 unsuccessful attempts to gain planning permission to erect a 30ft mast in the area.

Full report in the October 5 issue of the Bognor Regis Observer

10 October 2006

All rights reserved © 2006 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

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Send a Message of Support to ACLU Clients Challenging the Abuse of Power

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Next-up News n°111

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It's the community's call as vicar rejects £10,000 mast plan

BY SOPHIE HAZAN

A LEEDS vicar has turned down a mobile phone company's £10,000 proposal to install a mast in his church bell tower.

Vicar Brunel James, of All Saints Church in Barwick-in-Elmet, shunned the lucrative scheme in a bid to unite his congregation.

The project had become a bone of contention among parishioners in the north Leeds village, who were aware that the money could be put to good use in the refurbishment of the church.

Health concerns were at the root of the concerns which had left many residents uneasy.

In a letter addressing his parish, the reverend tried to allay the fears. He said: "It remains our opinion that there is no evidence that the positioning of the O2 antennae and base station in the church tower would put the health of villagers at risk. However, we have been surprised by the strength of feeling against the O2 proposal.

"We respect and endorse the fact that people need to enjoy their homes and family life free from worry.

"There will be no antennae or base station in the church tower."

Rev James added: "This is an area for bad reception for networks.

"The more people use phones the more base stations they need as each can only handle a certain amount of calls.

"The church tower was desirable as it would have concealed the mast so it isn't a blot on the landscape."

But Rev James is now in a tight spot as essential repairs are still needed on the Grade II place of worship.

Ceiling repairs and interior redecoration are urgently required and there are plans to improve children's facilities by refurbishing several smaller rooms in the bell tower and to open All Saints each day of the week.

Rev James told the YEP: "We take an optimistic view of things and plan to start work here at the church in autumn 2007.

"One good thing has come out of all of this and that is a new group – Friends of All Saints – who have pledged to give regularly to our funds."

To support the refurbishment, write to Klaus Schottler, secretary of Friends of All Saints Church, c/o The Rectory, Main Street, Barwick-in-Elmet LS15 4JQ.

sophie.hazan@ypn.co.uk

10 October 2006

All rights reserved © 2006 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

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Urge wildlife officials to protect the California condor

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Berner Verwaltungsgericht lehnt Mobilfunk-Antenne ab

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This weekend's nuclear tests expose the deep flaws in the Bush-Cheney policy

Failing On North Korea
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Bush's War On Unions

by David Bonior, TomPaine.com

How a little-known board made potentially millions of workers ineligible for union benefits.

//ga3.org/ct/U720pgF1Kzu3/

Clean election laws would secure a place in Congress for the non-millionaires

Wanna Buy A Seat?
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Now is the time for Dems to tell us what they can do for our country, not just what the Republicans have done to them

//ga3.org/ct/Up20pgF1Kzue/

Seven Inmates scheduled for execution in October

See and act on all current Execution Alerts at //www.ncadp.org/execution_alerts.html

October 18: Arthur Rutherford, FL //www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=1741

October 19: Michael Johnson, TX //www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5277

October 24: Jeffrey Lundgren, OH //www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5278

October 25: Gregory Summers, TX //www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5306

October 25: Donnie Johnson, TN //www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=224

October 25: Danny Rolling, FL //www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5279

October 26: Larry Hutcherson, AL //www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/ncadp/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=5454

Neo-Cons Spin Dud Test To Hide Nuclear Hypocrisy

//prisonplanet.com/articles/october2006/101006nuclearhypocrisy.htm

Meet the "whack Iran" lobby

Mother Jones
by Daniel Schulman

10/06/06

Exiles peddling back-channel intelligence, upstart advocacy groups pressing for regime change, administration hawks intent on remaking the Middle East -- the scene in Washington is looking eerily familiar as the Iran standoff grows more tense. Instead of Ahmad Chalabi, we have the likes of Iran-Contra arms-dealer Manucher Ghorbanifar. A new Iran directorate inside the Pentagon features some of the same people who brought you the Iraq intel-cherrypicking operation at the Office of Special Plans. Whether calling for outright regime change or pushing 'democracy promotion' initiatives to undermine the Iranian government, an expanding cast of characters has emerged to promote confrontation between the U.S. and Iran. What follows is an abridged list of the individuals and organizations agitating to bring down the mullahs...

//www.motherjones.com/news/update/2006/09/iran.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The same old song

The American Prospect
by Robert Kuttner

10/09/06

Throughout the Bush era, voters have not always connected the dots. The Foley scandal now enveloping the House Republican leadership offers a belated opportunity for voters to make some connections. Yes, the scandal is about the disgrace of a congressman sending disgusting messages to teenage pages, and the failure of leaders to act on escalating warnings. But it is so much more. Mark Foley was chairman of a House caucus on missing and exploited children. This was a party that literally put a pedophile in charge of pedophilia. Does that have a vaguely familiar ring? It should. It's the same party that put the oil companies in charge of energy policy, and invited the drug and insurance industries to write the Medicare prescription bill for their own maximum profit. ... So there is a consistent theme here of the fox guarding the chicken coop...

//www.prospect.org/web/view-web.ww?id=12087


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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

Dennis Hastert, "amnesia" Speaker

Fox News
by Susan Estrich

10/09/06

Should Dennis Hastert resign as Speaker of the House? I hope not. He is the perfect symbol of everything that is wrong in a leader of the House of Representatives. He can't remember being told about one of the members of the closet caucus who had a special affinity for young boys. ... [W]hile there is no question that other members of the leadership were told, no question that top aides in the Speaker's office were told, no question that the Congressman involved was himself warned, it was apparently just not important enough a matter for the Leader himself to be concerned about. Keep that man right where he is for the next four weeks. What, or rather, who, could be a better symbol of the priorities of Washington DC than the man who can't remember?

//www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,218677,00.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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

American prison camps are on the way

AlterNet
by Marjorie Cohn

10/09/06

Kellogg Brown & Root, a Halliburton subsidiary, is constructing a huge facility at an undisclosed location to hold tens of thousands of Bush's 'unlawful enemy combatants.' Americans are certain to be among them...

//www.alternet.org/rights/42458/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Baker's game: is he hurting Bush now to help him later?

Slate
by John Dickerson

Former Secretary of State James Baker appeared on This Week With George Stephanopoulos on Sunday to talk about his new book, Work Hard, Study ... And Keep Out of Politics. On Meet the Press, Bob Woodward talked about State of Denial. It's hard to say which of them did more damage to the president. Woodward we know about. The Bush team has aggressively worked to punch holes in his reporting and has all but turned him into a one-man White House enemies list. Baker, on the other hand, is supposed to be a family friend and loyalist...

//www.slate.com/id/2151218


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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

Free the press

Common Dreams
by David Lindorff

10/09/06

[T]he management of the New York Times, which has lambasted veteran Supreme Court veteran Linda Greenhouse for a talk she gave to fellow Harvard alumni in which she condemned the Bush administration for creating 'law-free zones' in Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Haditha and elsewhere around the world, and for 'assaulting women's reproductive freedom' and 'hijacking public policy' in the name of 'religious fundamentalism.' The paper, we learn, has an 'ethical guideline' saying that news staffers who appear on radio and TV 'should avoid expressing views that go beyond what they would be allowed to say in the paper.' (Never mind that Greenhouse wasnt speaking for broadcast, but at a private event at her alma mater.) ... Nothing infuriates me more, as a veteran newspaper reporter, than this repressive notion that reporters must not have personal politics or personal views, or that if they do have them, they must keep them strictly to themselves...

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1009-25.htm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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

Theopublican nonsense and forgotten history

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

"Supporting the troops"

The Libertarian Enterprise
by James Glaser

10/09/06

When it comes right down to it, no matter what George Bush says, he cannot have a war without the consent of the troops. If the young men and women in uniform stand up and say 'No,' it is all over. I know those troops we have in Iraq today have that little voice in the back of their heads saying what they are doing is wrong. It doesn't matter how many people thank them for what they are doing, because way deep down inside, they know it's wrong, and years from now they will pay the price for not doing the right thing...

//www.ncc-1776.org/tle2006/tle388-20061008-03.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Spying is okay if it's not Orwellian

Liberty For All
by Garry Reed

10/07/06

What a relief. For a horrible moment or two there I thought that the long-anticipated dawn of an American-style version of 1984 was finally upon us. I came by this misbegotten notion after reading articles about how the Pentagon, in recognizing the need to treat all of us as terrorists in order to protect us from terrorists, plans to build the Mother of All Computer Databases that will monitor every purchase made by every citizen in the nation. Our masters in Washington call it Total Information Awareness...

//www.libertyforall.net/?p=138


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

He wrote the book on torture

The American Conservative
by James Bovard

10/09/06

George W. Bush has made absolutism respectable among American conservatives. And no one has done more pimping for president-as-Supreme-Leader than John Yoo, the former Justice Department official who helped create the 'commander-in-chief override' doctrine, unleashing presidents from the confines of the law. At a time when Bush is pushing Congress to approve the use in military tribunals of confessions that resulted from torture, it is vital to understand the thinking of the Bush administration's most visible advocate of 'coercive interrogation.' Yoo’s new book, War by Other Means: An Insider's Account of the War on Terror, reads like a slippery lawyer's brief submitted to a dim judge who gets all his information from Fox News.

//www.amconmag.com/2006/2006_10_09/review.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Sixth year slump

The Weekly Standard
by Noemie Emery

Now in the sixth year of his crisis-wracked presidency, George W. Bush is perceived as being in desperate trouble, having spent the two years since his reelection falling all over his feet. His democracy project looks stalled, his drive to reform Social Security seems to have been a huge waste of effort, his response to Katrina was more like sleep-walking, his pick of his White House counsel to fill a Supreme Court vacancy caused cardiac arrest in his base. Opinions differ as to whether he is a dead duck, or merely a lame one. Democrats claim he is going the way of one-term fiascos Carter and Hoover, who not only failed in themselves, but also ushered in long years of dominance by the opposite party. History, however, suggests something different: that sixth-year pain is nothing but normal, and has been shared in some way by all two-term presidents; that the judgments made of presidents in their sixth years of office (and in their seventh and eighth years, for that matter) have not always stood up over time... (for publication 10/16/06)

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

New lawsuits challenge Congress's detainee act

Christian Science Monitor

10/06/06

President Bush has yet to sign into law Congress's new terror-detainee legislation, but defense lawyers are already asking federal judges to strike down key parts of the measure as unconstitutional. Two suits were filed this week in US District Court here. At issue: Whether the new antiterror legislation retroactively strips the courts of jurisdiction to hear detainee cases, and if so, would that amount to an unconstitutional suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. Lawyers rushed to file suit before the measure, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, was signed into law. 'By filing when we did, we wanted to make sure that at least we preserved the retroactivity argument,' says Michael Ratner of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights, which filed both suits...

//www.csmonitor.com/2006/1006/p01s03-uspo.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Atomare Abrüstung ist alternativlos!

#Die Linkspartei.PDS: Pressemitteilungen

10. Oktober 2006

Helmut Scholz, Mitglied des Parteivorstandes der Linkspartei.PDS und politischer Koordinator des Vorstandes der Partei der Europäischen Linken erklärt zum gemeldeten nordkoreanischen Atomtest:

Der von der KDVR vermeldete Atomtest, ob nun vorgetäuscht oder echt, wird weltpolitisch und in der Region nachhaltige sicherheitspolitische Folgen haben. Absehbar ist eine spürbare militärische Aufrüstung in den Nachbarstaaten Nordkoreas bis hin zu Japan, das als einziges Land der Welt bisher den politisch motivierten militärisch sinnlosen Einsatz von Atombomben hinnehmen musste. Die neue japanische Regierung hat bereits den Ausbau ihres Raketenabwehrsystems angekündigt, andere Staaten Südostasiens werden nachziehen. Mit ziemlicher Gewissheit gehört dazu auch die Nuklearoption für weitere (südost-) asiatische Länder. Ziel und Geisel der nuklearen Kriegsdoktrin war und bleibt die Zivilbevölkerung - ein Fakt, der beim Denken in atomaren Szenarien der A-Waffenmächte auch heute seine traurige Richtigkeit behält. Angst und Abschreckung sollen Instrumente anmaßender Machtpolitik bleiben: anstelle demokratischer Verständigung zur Lösung von Problemen das Diktat der Interessen des vermeintlich militärisch Stärkeren als Kategorien auch internationaler Politik. Die neue Situation gefährdet letztlich also auch die vorsichtig begonnene Annäherungspolitik zwischen Nord- und Südkorea. Möglich wurde der Atomtest auch durch die zunehmende Schwächung des internationalen Regimes der Atomwaffenkontrolle und der politischen Ansätze zur Verhinderung eines neuen nuklearen Wettrüstens. Der Atomwaffensperrvertrag (NPT) von 1968 und die darauf aufbauenden NPT-Überprüfungsprogramme haben ihr Ziel, die Nichtweiterverbreitung von Kernwaffen und eine langfristige durchzusetzende atomare Abrüstung, nicht erreicht. Die nordkoreanische Führung hat durch ihren Ausstieg aus dem Atomwaffensperrvertrag und die fortgesetzte politisch-diplomatische Pokerpolitik um ihr Atomrüstungsprogramm ihren Anteil daran. Vor allem aber die Nichtbereitschaft der Atomwaffen besitzenden Staaten allen voran die 5 ständigen Sicherheitsratsmitglieder sich zu einem über den NPT-Vertrag hinausgehenden Schritt hin zu umfassender und realer atomarer Abrüstung zu verständigen und gemeinsam einen Fahrplan für entsprechende multilaterale Abkommen zu aufzustellen sind Auslöser für das Streben immer mehr Länder nach vermeintlicher militärischer Absicherung ihres gesellschaftspolitischen Kurses. und diesen dann unverzüglich in Angriff zu nehmen Die in Kapitel VI verfügte atomare Abrüstung wird vor allem von den USA und Frankreich verweigert und durch Entwicklung neuer Formen von Atomwaffen wie Mininukes ins Gegenteil verkehrt. Das verstärkt die Nichtakzeptanz des Vertrages durch andere Staaten. Internationale Politik ist heute gefordert: es muss ein neuer multilateraler Ansatz für den unverzüglichen Beginn eines neuen realen und umfassenden Abrüstungsprozesses gefunden werden. Dafür ist die gegenwärtig tagende 61.UN- Generalversammlung zu nutzen. Und vielleicht ist ja die vom UN-Sicherheitsrat bestätigte Kandidatur des Südkoreaners Ban Ki Moon für das Amt des neuen UN-Generalsekretärs in der Nachfolge Kofi Annans nicht nur Anlass für die neue Spirale in Nordkoreas Atompolitik, sondern auch Chance für einen neuen Anlauf im internationalen Verhandlungsprozess. Ich erwarte von der Bundesregierung auch im Rahmen der GASP der EU - einen aktiven Beitrag für einen Neuansatz in der internationalen Abrüstungspolitik, insbesondere die Unterstützung der Initiative der blockfreien Staaten und der New Agenda Coalition für eine Konvention zur Beseitigung von Kernwaffen unverzüglich in Angriff zu nehmen. Nur dies wird die jetzt zu beginnende Vorbereitung der nächsten NPT-Überprüfungskonferenz 2010 zum Erfolg führen können. Und die Welt für alle sicherer machen.

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Schützt Videoüberwachung vor Verbrechen?

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Die Bundesregierung setzt weiterhin auf wachsende Energieimporte statt auf erneuerbare Energien

#Die Linkspartei.PDS: Pressemitteilungen

10. Oktober 2006

Gipfel entpuppt sich als Talsohle

Zu den Ergebnissen des zweiten Energiegipfels erklärt der stellvertretende Parteivorsitzende Wolfgang Methling:

Der zweite Energiegipfel ist den hohen Erwartungen nicht gerecht geworden. Es gab weder verbindliche Absprachen für eine nachhaltige Energiepolitik noch für eine Entlastung der Verbraucher durch eine andere Energiepreispolitik. Die Antwort auf die zentrale Frage der Bürgerinnen und Bürger, wie auch in Zukunft eine preiswerte und für jedermann bezahlbare Energieversorgung gesichert werden kann, ist die Bundesregierung erneut schuldig geblieben. Ob das Bekenntnis der Kanzlerin zum Atomausstieg Bestand hat, bleibt abzuwarten. Erste Stimmen aus den Reihen der Union nähren die Befürchtung, dass auch hier das letzte Wort noch nicht gesprochen ist. Das gestrige Treffen machte vor allem eines deutlich: Die Bundesregierung ist vor allem mit sich selbst beschäftigt und verschläft so die neuen Anforderungen in der Energiewirtschaft. Sie setzt weiterhin auf wachsende Energieimporte statt auf erneuerbare Energien. Und es gelingt ihr nicht, die vier marktbeherrschenden Energiekonzerne in die Schranken zu weisen. Über Wettbewerbsfragen und den Energiemix soll erst beim nächsten Mal geredet werden. Ein nationales Energiekonzept wurde jetzt für den Herbst 2007 angekündigt. Die Erfahrungen mit der Gesundheitsreform lassen befürchten, dass man wohl getrost auch noch ein oder zwei Jahre drauf geben kann. Die gegenwärtige Situation auf Bundesebene zeigt einmal mehr, dass stabile Mehrheiten einer Großen Koalition noch lange nicht gleichbedeutend mit solider Politik sind.

//sozialisten.de/presse/presseerklaerungen/view_html?zid=34196

GOP Lawmaker Warned Foley in 2000 About Emails

A Republican congressman knew of disgraced former representative Mark Foley's inappropriate Internet exchanges as far back as 2000 and personally confronted Foley about his communications.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100906F.shtml



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

Columbus Day No Reason to Celebrate

"In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue on a mission of plunder for Spain," writes Mary Annette Pember. "When he arrived here, he commenced the virtual annihilation of the indigenous peoples of the Americas. A culture and nation founded on the murderous, exploitive philosophy of this act has two choices: apologize and make reparations, or cunningly twist the facts and make it an opportunity for celebration."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100906B.shtml

All Nine Nuclear Powers Are Violating Non-Proliferation Treaty

"As North Korea becomes the eighth confirmed nuclear power (Israel is not confirmed but considered the ninth) some of the blame has to go to the original five nuclear powers," writes Scott Galindez. "When the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty went into effect in 1970, the five countries who had nuclear bombs - the US, France, China, Great Britain, and the USSR - agreed to work to reduce and eventually eliminate their nuclear arsenals. Now, 36 years later, no disarmament talks are taking place between those countries."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/100906A.shtml

Sign the petition to stop female genital cutting

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Should presidents be allowed to serve more than 2 terms?

Bills introduced in Congress to repeal 8-year restriction of 22nd Amendment
//www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52246


From Information Clearing House

The FBI has decided to lie about Foley emails

VIDEO

The emails suggest criminal activity and CREW sent them to the FBI (3 different departments in fact) several months ago, but the FBI did nothing.

//www.alternet.org/bloggers/evan/42722


From Information Clearing House



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

What the Administration knew about Pakistan and the North Korean nuclear program

The Cold Test
//www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/030127fa_fact


From Information Clearing House

The Two Faces Of Rumsfeld

Director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea. 2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article3303.htm

US push for air strikes

PENTAGON hawks will try to persuade US President George W. Bush he should order immediate military air strikes to obliterate North Korean nuclear sites.

//tinyurl.com/lh5mu


From Information Clearing House

Wars and propaganda machines

By Rodrigue Tremblay

Propaganda machines are dangerous, even more so in a democracy than in a totalitarian regime, because their goal is to confuse, disinform, lie, raise fear and manipulate the opinions of the people.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15241.htm

Ambling towards Disaster; Bush’s North Korea Policy

By Mike Whitney

It took 6 years of relentless threats, sanctions and belligerence, but Bush finally succeeded in pushing Kim Jong-Il to build North Korea’s first nuclear bomb. Now, Kim can just add a few finishing touches to his ballistic-missile delivery system, the Taepo-dong ICBM, and he’ll be able to wipe out the 9 western states with a flip of the switch.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15240.htm

Nuclear Blackmail

By Eric S. Margolis

North Korea has repeatedly agreed to junk its nuclear weapons provided the US does three things: 1. deal directly with Pyongyang, which Washington refuses to do; 2. provide security guarantees that the US will not attack North Korea; 3. provide economic aid. The Bush Administration’s hard-line neoconservatives refuse to ‘validate’ North Korea’s totalitarian regime through direct talks. Neocons are determined to overthrow Kim Jong-il.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15243.htm

Violence Against Women is a Human Rights Violation

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/1009-06.htm

With Special Interest Index, Voters Can Gauge How Indebted Lawmakers Are to Big Business

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/1009-11.htm

North Korean Nuclear Test is Predictable Result of Failed U.S. Diplomatic Strategy

//www.commondreams.org/news2006/1009-08.htm

The Human Race is Living Beyond Its Means

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1009-23.htm

The Politics of Fear

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1009-22.htm

Gitmo Lawyer Who Took on Bush Forced to Retire from Navy

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1009-01.htm



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

Earth's Ecological Debt Crisis: Mankind's 'Borrowing' from Nature Hits New Record

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1009-03.htm

Earth's Ecological Debt Crisis

Evidence is mounting that rapid population growth and rising living standards among the Earth's six billion inhabitants are putting an intolerable strain on nature. For the first time, a British think-tank has sought to pinpoint how quickly man is using the global resources of farmland, forests, fish, air and energy.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/101006EC.shtml

US Casualty Rate in Iraq Worst Since Fallujah

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1009-05.htm



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

Rising Seas Could Leave Millions Homeless in Asia

//www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1009-06.htm

Welcome to the Nuclear Club

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1009-36.htm

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Welcome to the nuclear club

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

10/10/06

Moments after hearing about North Korea's nuclear test, I thought of Albert Einstein's statement that 'there is no secret and there is no defense; there is no possibility of control except through the aroused understanding and insistence of the peoples of the world.' During the six decades since Einstein spoke, experience has shown that such understanding and insistence cannot be filtered through the grid of hypocrisy. Nuclear weapons can't be controlled by saying, in effect, 'Do as we say, not as we do.' By developing their own nuclear weaponry, one nation after another has replied to the nuclear-armed states: Whatever you say, we'll do as you've done...

//www.antiwar.com/solomon/?articleid=9824


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

STATE OF DENIAL: CHENEY CURSED OUT WOODWARD OVER KISSINGER REVELATIONS

//www.crooksandliars.com/2006/10/08/state-of-denial-cheney-cursed-out-woodward-over-kissinger-revelations/


Informant: NHNE



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

Polls show 61% of Americans oppose war, Bush and Iraq are riling voters

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/5172/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

The Amish and Mark Foley: on why integrity matters

//www.lewrockwell.com/shaffer/shaffer146.html



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

Reject the 600 Club: on the cabal that runs the country

//www.lewrockwell.com/fischer/fischer19.html

The Fraudulent Tax

//www.lewrockwell.com/vance/fraudulent-tax.html

‘Schizophrenia' should be dropped, experts say British psychiatrists say label is stigmatizing and MEANINGLESS

//www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15196598/from/ET/


Informant: Werner Fuss Zentrum

Would You Hire This Congress to Run Your Business?

by John Slagle

Citizens of this nation vote every four years, with the vast majority unaware of current events or any elected official’s performance in State or National Government. Many people say they are so disgusted with politics in general, they will not bother to cast a ballot in 2006.....

//www.newswithviews.com/Slagle/john11.htm

The Republic's Nemesis: Two-Party Addiction

by Nancy Levant

If you hate Democrats for being Democrats or Republicans for being Republicans, and then vote based upon such loyalty, you’ve ended every possibility for the survival of this nation. I could end here, with this statement, but for the sake of bitter truth, onward we go.....

//www.newswithviews.com/Levant/nancy61.htm



What difference will the Democrats really make?
//www.ufppc.org/content/view/5174/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Where are the voices?

By Paul J. Balles

Where are the voices of moral righteousness that the world has always depended upon to rein in the evil forces of conquering warlords? The teachers and professors - why are they silent? The virtuous - the clergy and elders of church and mosque and synagogue - who covered their mouths with duct tape and broke their pens and keyboards?

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article15244.htm

Lawmaker Saw Foley Messages In 2000

//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/08/AR2006100800855.html


Informant: ranger116



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

ANTI-WAR PRO-PEACE CANDIDATES BY STATE

//www.whatreallyhappened.com/antiwarcandidates.php


Informant: ranger116

Republican Censorship In Action: Reuters fires editor over Coulter book

//www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Reuters_fires_reporter_over_Coulter_book_1009.html


Informant: ranger116

Voter registrations faked in GOP drive

//www.gallatinnewsexaminer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061006/NEWS0206/610060429/1309/MTCN04


Informant: ranger116

World press blames Bush administration for North Korea's test

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/5173/


Informant: jensenmk

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