Dienstag, 5. Dezember 2006

Gingrich Lies To Assault Free Speech Again

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What's Wrong With My Voting Machine?

Adam Cohen writes: "To the long list of recent Election Day horrors, from butterfly ballots to six-hour lines, add 'vote flipping.'"


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Bush Agenda Came First for Bolton at UN

For Bolton, the fine points of diplomacy took a back seat to his aggressive pursuit of President Bush's global agenda. Those efforts ranged from pressing for sanctions against North Korea and Iran to installing UN peacekeepers in conflict-wracked Darfur and overhauling the 61-year-old United Nations so it can meet the challenges of the 21st century.

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Smuggling, Theft, Bribery at Homeland Security Agency

Aside from patrolling the nation's borders and guarding against terrorism, the Department of Homeland Security also is battling fraud, theft, bribery, smuggling and other crimes by American citizens - with some of the most disturbing examples coming from the sprawling agency's own employees.

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Rumsfeld 's Last Stand

Tom Engelhardt writes: "Last week, someone slipped New York Times reporters Michael R. Gordon and David S. Cloud the secret memo finished by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld just two days before he 'resigned.' It was the last in a flurry of famed Rumsfeldian 'snowflakes' that have fluttered down upon the Pentagon these past years. This one, though, was 'submitted' to the White House and clearly meant for the president's eyes. In it, the Secretary of Defense offered a veritable laundry list of possible policy adjustments in Iraq, adding up to what, according to Gordon and Cloud, is both an acknowledgement of failure and 'a major course correction.'"

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CONGRESS CAN ONLY STOP THE IRAQ OCCUPATION BY CUTTING OFF THE FUNDS

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In the 1968 presidential campaign Richard Nixon promised to end the war in Vietnam, but would not tell anyone exactly he would do it. In as many words this came to be known as his "secret plan." Yet, after his election the war still dragged on for another five years with 20,000 more American deaths and 100,000 wounded.

Now along comes the Iraq Study Group supposedly with a plan for extricating ourselves from the strategic disaster in Iraq, if not the moral one. And let us be not deceived, their proposals will make no meaningful difference whatsoever in really bringing the troops home. John Murtha, who so far has only spoken out for redeployment (something short of immediate withdrawal), has said he believes they represent no actual change of policy. They are just kicking the can of casualties down the road and trying to fool us into thinking they might in fact leave.

The policy is, always was, and in the minds of the Bush cabal will always will be, to occupy Iraq indefinitely while we install 14 permanent military bases, where they have absolutely no business of the Iraqi people to be there. And until they are absolutely forced to do otherwise that is where they will stay, which is what is precisely meant by Bush's recent rejection of any kind of "graceful exit."

Dennis Kucinich is calling for an end to funding for the war and occupation now. Ultimately, that's the only reason the war in Vietnam ended at all. Congress stopped paying for it. That's what must happen now.

The Iraqi people want us out now and their patience is at an end. It matters not that demagogues in other countries are calling for the same thing. It is our misfortune that we have made it so easy for them to exploit our strategic idiocy. But it is NOT an excuse to prolong the inevitable. This may be our last chance to use withdrawal of our unwelcome troops as some kind of bargaining chip. In perhaps another six months we WILL be forced to leave, and not by naysayers of some kind at home as the right wingers have accused, but by the Iraqi people themselves.

In the meantime, Bush, pathologically obstinate to the ignorant last, will continue to say we will win if we just keep fighting. Fighting who? They still haven't got a clue as to whom they are really fighting. That's the plan whether they will admit it or not. And no report the Iraq study group is likely to produce will have any impact worth writing home about. It's up to us to demand an immediate withdrawal of all American forces from Iraq, INCLUDING their support staffs, lest that be the excuse to keep any combat troops in place. Only cutting off the money will force their hand.

Not next year. Not in six months. Now. NOW now. We demand it.

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Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours.

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Patent auf menschliche embryonale Stammzellen für nichtig erklärt

05.12.06

Die Umweltschutzorganisation Greenpeace hat am Dienstag vor dem Bundespatentgericht in München mit ihrer Klage gegen ein Patent zur Herstellung von Nervengewebe aus embryonalen Stammzellen einen Teilerfolg erzielt. Zwar wurde die Klage zurückgewiesen, die Vorsitzende Richterin Eva-Maria Schermer erklärte aber die Verwendung und Gewinnung von Stammzellen aus menschlichen Embryonen im zur Debatte stehenden Patent des Bonner Neurobiologen Oliver Brüstle für nichtig. Schermer sagte, die Verwendung und Gewinnung menschlicher Embryonen verstoße gegen die öffentliche Ordnung und sei daher mit dem deutschen Patentrecht nicht vereinbar. Das Patent für die Arbeit des Bonner Forschers mit nichtmenschlichen Stammzellen bleibe aber bestehen.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet: //www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=14885

Fast elf Millionen Menschen in Deutschland von Armut bedroht

Urlaub zu Hause: Fast elf Millionen Menschen in Deutschland von Armut bedroht (05.12.06)

In Deutschland sind einer Studie zufolge 10,6 Millionen Menschen und damit 13 Prozent der Bevölkerung von Armut bedroht. Darunter befänden sich allein 1,7 Millionen Kinder, teilte das Statistische Bundesamt am Dienstag in Wiesbaden mit. Gefährdet ist laut Statistik, wer mit 60 Prozent des mittleren Nettoeinkommens auskommen muss. Menschen mit Armutsgefährdung müssen laut Statistischem Bundesamt im Alltag auf viele grundlegende Dinge verzichten: Mehr als die Hälfte der Armutsgefährdeten in Deutschland könnten es sich nach eigenen Angaben nicht leisten, eine Woche Urlaub woanders als zu Hause zu verbringen oder unerwartete Ausgaben zu bewältigen - zum Beispiel eine defekte Waschmaschine zu ersetzen. 14 Prozent der armutsgefährdeten Menschen lebten in Haushalten, in denen aus Kosten­gründen im Winter an der Heizung gespart werden müsse.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet: //www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=14886

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Deutschland: mehr als 10 Millionen sind arm - Anzahl der Millionäre vervielfacht sich
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Armut und Lebensbedingungen – Ergebnisse aus LEBEN IN EUROPA 2005 für Deutschland

Erstmals EU-weit vergleichbare Daten zu Armut

„Das Statistische Bundesamt hat Ergebnisse aus der 2005 erstmals durchgeführten Statistik LEBEN IN EUROPA zu Armut und sozialer Ausgrenzung für Deutschland vorgestellt. Danach waren in Deutschland im Jahr 2004 13% der Bevölkerung armutsgefährdet; das sind etwa 10,6 Millionen Menschen, darunter 1,7 Millionen Kinder unter 16 Jahren. Die Armutsgefährdungsquote – das ist nach EU-Definition der Anteil der Personen, der mit weniger als 60% des mittleren Einkommens auskommen muss – liegt in den neuen Ländern (einschließlich Berlin) bei 17%, im früheren Bundesgebiet bei 12%...“ Pressemitteilung des Statistischen Bundesamtes vom 5. Dezember 2006 //www.destatis.de/presse/deutsch/pm2006/p5050530.htm

"Armut und Lebensbedingungen – Ergebnisse aus LEBEN IN EUROPA 2005 für Deutschland"

Der Bericht (pdf, 2,9 MB) //www.destatis.de/presse/deutsch/pk/2006/eu_silc_i.pdf

Die Europäische Statistik über Einkommen und Lebensbedingungen

Themenseite LEBEN IN EUROPA im Internet //www.destatis.de/lebenineuropa

Armut wird vererbt

„In der Bundesrepublik lebt jedes sechste Kind von Sozialleistungen, in Stadtstaaten jedes dritte. Auch ein Vollzeitjob der Eltern schützt nicht mehr vor Bedürftigkeit. Jedes sechste Kind in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland wächst in Armut auf, in den Stadtstaaten Berlin, Hamburg, Bremen sogar jedes dritte. Dies geht aus dem Jahresbericht der Arbeitnehmerkammer Bremen hervor. Heutige Löhne sind oft so niedrig, daß auch Vollzeitbeschäftigte ergänzende Hilfen aus dem »Arbeitslosengeld II« in Anspruch nehmen müssen: Laut Bundesagentur für Arbeit war dies im September 2006 bundesweit in über 900000 Fällen so…“ Artikel von Jürgen Heiser in der jungen Welt vom 01.12.2006 //www.jungewelt.de/2006/12-01/022.php

siehe dazu auch: Armut in Bremen - Bericht 2006 (pdf, 1,02 MB) //www.arbeitnehmerkammer.de/download/berichte/armutsbericht/armutsbericht2006.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 7. Dezember 2006



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Making the World GM-Free & Sustainable

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PROTESTERS PUT 02 TO THE TEST

CAMPAIGNERS are bracing themselves for a decision on plans for a controversial mobile phone mast.

Melton residents have been locked in discussions with communications giant O2, which wants to site a 15m mast in Asfordby Road.

Although the company was granted full planning permission it was forced to look elsewhere after protesters blockaded the site.

The firm says no other spots are suitable and will soon decide whether or not to push on with the mast.

Angela Johnson, the company's regional spokesman, said: "It's difficult to say how this can be resolved. We do need coverage in the area and the actual protest group is fairly small whereas the silent majority want a good mobile phone service.

"As far as we're concerned no decision has been made yet but one should be made soon."

Campaigners are concerned the mast will be a threat to their health and are unconvinced by O2's reassurances.

The firm has offered to perform radio frequency tests to reassure residents, but the two sides cannot agree on a company to perform the test.

A residents' public meeting was held recently to discuss what to do next and rally more support, and among the speakers was Brian Stein, chief executive of Melton food giant Samworth Brothers.

Mum of two Elanor Shaw's house is just 100 yards from the proposed site near Melton Town Estate's sports ground.

She organised the meeting at Sysonby Church, off Sysonby Grange Lane, and said she is still determined to ensure the mast is never built.

Mrs Shaw said: "The meeting went well and a lot more people have come forward to offer their help. I've also put it to O2 that we wouldn't be happy about a radio frequency test unless it was conducted by a company recommended by Powerwatch.

"If it comes back to build the mast I will get in the way again. That's how we stand at the moment."

chris.breese @meltontoday.co.uk

05 December 2006

All rights reserved © 2006 Johnston Press Digital Publishing.

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Ask Governor Schwarzenegger to Get the Lead Out for Condors

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Die halbe Menschheit besitzt nur ein Prozent des Global-Vermögens

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Nachträgliche Zulassung der US-Behörden für Gentech-Reis LL601

Die US-Behörden machen es Bayer in der Affäre um den Gentech-Reis LL601 leicht, der in einen Großteil der US-Reisernte gelangt ist.


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Letters needed to save American Cougars

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Help Lolita the Orca Whale

A message from Lil

Peggy, I had signed all of them except for the one about the poor Orca. That's cruel beyond contempt. Poor spirit. It's amazing that she hasn't killed anyone by now. She's in a prison worse than Alcatraz. I will now forward this to my friends on care2

Lil


Original Message

Ways to help today.
Please take these actions and forward.
Thanks

Catman P.


Lolita is an Orca Whale surviving at the Miami Seaquarium. She lives in the smallest and oldest tank built for killer whales and she has been there for nearly 40 years, the past 25 years she has been alone. Her previous mate killed himself 25 years ago, by thrashing his head against the wall of their tiny tank. Lolita is a 20 foot long Orca whale living in an 18 foot deep tank, imagine living inside a bathtub all your life. She has no protection from the hot Miami sun, and other than two performances a day, no exercise. Lolita often spends time in between shows expressing signs of boredom and depression. This petition aims to bring Lolita to a better, more suitable home.

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A message from Lil

Rosemary,

this is such a sad story I'm forwarding it to all of my network. I'm sending out the letter they have prewritten as well.

Poor beautiful Orca. Her life is not what it should be.

Lil


Original Message

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Hello my friends...This link will bring you to Lolitas unfinished story...She is an amazing captive orca..currently being held at Miami Fla's.."Seaquarium"....Lolita continues to defy all odds for survival...as she survives,not thrives.. in a tank which clearly violates gov.standards..We are up against a true monster here.. something bigger..and more destructive than anything our world has seen...and it feeds on money,money and more money!!!!..Please take a moment to read up on the horrific crimes..Seaquarium has committed....These crimes against, not only Lolita..but hundreds and hundreds of other marine lives..must be stopped..Lets do all we can to close the gates of this rundown,outdated,hazzardous..facility..for good! Only then, will it be wise for the parks owner to send her back home..where her family pod is waiting...The link above will provide you with ALL you need to know and do,on behalf of Lolita...Thanks to you all..for caring about a very special girl..who misses her kind more than we could know...Lets.."Rattle the Cage"... Love and Light...Stacey Messer

Lame-Duck Congress May Be Lamest Ever

Senator Arlen Specter (R-Penn.) wants legislation on President Bush's warrantless wiretapping program. And Representative Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) still insists that the District of Columbia should be granted a vote in the House while the Republicans control Congress. They shouldn't count on it. Congress will convene on Tuesday for what some fear will be the lamest of lame-duck sessions, and GOP leaders have decided to take a minimalist approach before turning over the reins of power to the Democrats.

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Rachel's News #883

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Justice denied in Bhopal has meant more risk for Americans as well as Indians

The Circle Of Poison Continues
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We voted for economic change, and the incoming Democrats need to hear us

Ask For Little, Get Nothing
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Bringing Human Rights Home

by Alan Jenkins, TomPaine.com

The U.S. needs a radical approach to deal with a new breed of radical leaders in the Middle East.

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Census Counts 100,000 Contractors in Iraq

There are about 100,000 government contractors operating in Iraq, not counting subcontractors, a total that is approaching the size of the U.S. military force there, according to the military's first census of the growing population of civilians operating in the battlefield.

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From Information Clearing House

Was the invasion of Iraq in 2003, without a Security Council resolution, the most difficult point for you in your term?

Kofi Annan interview: Full Text: BBC:
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From the Frying Pan into the Red Mud

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Global Dimming

Video - BBC Investigates

This is a film that demands action. It reveals that we may have grossly underestimated the speed at which our climate is changing. At its heart is a deadly new phenomenon. One that until very recently scientists refused to believe even existed. Click here to watch. Video and transcript.

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Democrat's Defacto Pardon Bush et al

By Karl Sanchez

The greatest miscarriage of justice in modern times far beyond Ford's pardoning Nixon--the Democrats will provide the members of the Bush administration--who've committed known, documented, most heinous crime.

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The U.S. Has a History of Using Torture

By Alfred W. McCoy

This (new) legislation has effectively legalized the CIA’s right to use methods that the international community, embodied in the Red Cross and the UN Human Rights Committee, considers psychological torture.

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Respecting the Murdered? In Search of Peace

Cindy Sheehan writes: "What George Bush calls 'that goddamned old scrap of paper' has taken a beating all over the country, but particularly in George's part of Texas, where he has convinced people that loyalty to him, as he converses with God, is more important than upholding an oath of office or oath of service."

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Studierendenparlament der Uni Dortmund ruft zum Boykott von Coca Cola auf

„Auf seiner letzten Sitzung hat das Studierendenparlament (StuPa) der Universität Dortmund mit großer Mehrheit den Boykott von Coca-Cola-Produkten in allen Mensen und Cafeten der Hochschule beschlossen: Die Studierenden fordern die Auswechslung aller Produkte und aller Automaten der CCC und ihrer Tochtergesellschaften in sämtlichen Gebäuden, bei allen Veranstaltungen und im Studentenwerk der Universität Dortmund…“ Meldung auf der Seite des Asta der Uni Dortmund vom 29.11.2006 //www.asta.uni-dortmund.de/?id=147


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Militarisierung und die Bundeswehr: Bundeswehreinsatz außen und innen

Militarisierung und die Bundeswehr: Armee der Arbeitslosen

Außendienst der Bundeswehr am Arbeitsamt außer Dienst

„Der zunehmende Druck für Erwerbslose, jeden noch so beschissenen Job annehmen zu müssen, lockt die Bundeswehr, immer offensiver für den "Job" der SoldatIn zu werben. In Kamp-Lintfort biedert sich die Bundeswehr derzeit an, einen Teil der entlassenen BenQ/Siemens MitarbeiterInnen "übernehmen" zu wollen. So wie in fast allen Städten versucht die Bundeswehr bei der Kölner Arbeitsagentur regelmäßig, junge Arbeitslose mit Anzeigen und Werbeveranstaltungen anzuwerben. (…) Am 30. November kamen rund 30 AntimilitaristInnen vor dem Berufsinformationszentrum am Kölner Arbeitsamt zusammen, um die dortige Werbeveranstaltung des Wehrdienstberaters "umzugestalten"…“ Bericht vom 30. November 2006 bei „Bundeswehr wegtreten!“ //www.bundeswehr-wegtreten.tk/

Siehe dazu auch:

Lasst euch nicht verarschen… vor allem nicht beim Preis, den Du, Deine Familie oder andere zu zahlen haben, wenn Du zum Bund gehst!

Flublatt der Initiative „Bundeswehr wegtreten!“ für Bundeswehrinteressierte (pdf) //home.arcor.de/bundeswehr-wegtreten/30112006.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 5. Dezember 2006

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Proteste bei Werbeveranstaltung am Arbeitsamt am Donnerstag, 25.1. 2007

„30 BundeswehrgegnerInnen erwarteten am 25. Januar vor dem Kölner Arbeitsamt in der Luxemburger Straße SchülerInnen und Arbeitslose, die sich von der Werbung der Bundeswehr haben anlocken lassen. Nach der Schlappe vom November letzten Jahres hat der Wehrdienstberater nun erstmals zu seinem (zukünftig monatlichen) Veranstaltungs- und Beratungstermin ins Berufsinformationszentrum geladen. Doch bevor es zu Werbefilmchen und lockerem Plausch über Teamfähigkeit in erlebnisreichen Arbeitsfeldern bei "anständiger" Bezahlung ging, mussten sich die potenziellen RekrutInnen draußen der Musterung der AntimilitaristInnen unterziehen. Ein Bewerbungs-Sofortbild mit Knochen und Totenkopf vor einer Bergkulisse in Afghanistan sowie ein Fragebogen gehörten zum antimilitaristischen Vorab-Prozedere…“ Kurzbericht und Fotos von den Protesten gegen die Bundeswehr-Werbeshow am Arbeistamt in Köln (25.Jan.07) bei Bundeswehr wegtreten!: //www.bundeswehr-wegtreten.tk


Aus: LabourNet, 29. Januar 2007

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Militarisierung und die Bundeswehr

Einmal Hindukusch und zurück. Bundeswehreinsatz außen und innen

„Akteure der aktuellen politischen Diskussion in Deutschland erfinden freudig zusätzliche Einsatzmöglichkeiten für die Bundeswehr. Seitdem die Verteidigung Deutschlands auch am Hindukusch stattfindet, steht nun auch der erweiterte Einsatz im Inland auf der Tagesordnung. Michael Berndt beleuchtet artikulierte und hintergründige Motive bisheriger und anvisierter Erweiterungen….“ Artikel von Michael Berndt, AG Friedensforschung, vom 4. März 2007 beim Friedenspolitischen Ratschlag //www.uni-kassel.de/fb5/frieden/regionen/Afghanistan/berndt.html


"Krieg im Staat - Staat im Krieg - Wie der neue Kolonialismus den Krieg nach Hause bringt"

Dokumentation des 9. IMI-Kongresses - Analyse des Zusammenspiels zwischen der Militarisierung nach Außen und nach Innen (pdf) //www.imi-online.de/download/februar2007.pdf


Störung von Innen: Bundeswehr am Arbeitsamt

„Am 1. März 2007 besuchten 15 AntimilitaristInnen die Kölner Arbeitsagentur (Luxemburger Str.) schon deutlich vor Beginn der Bundeswehr-Werbeshow. Den MitarbeiterInnen des Arbeitsamts wurde zur Diskussion ein offener Brief gereicht. Darin werden sie aufgefordert, den Rekrutierungsveranstaltungen der Bundeswehr ein Ende zu bereiten. "Trotz (und gerade in) größter Perspektivlosigkeit darf niemand animiert werden, als Zeitsoldat zum Bund und damit zum mittlerweile verpflichtenden Auslandseinsatz zu gehen!" Trotz gelegentlich erteilter Hausverbote konnten rund 70% der Mitarbeiter erreicht werden und hunderte von Aufklebern "Army go raus - aus dem Arbeitsamt" angebracht werden….“ Meldung von bundeswehr-wegtreten vom 02.03.2007 bei indymedia //de.indymedia.org/2007/03/169588.shtml

Siehe dazu:

Vom Arbeitsamt nach Afghanistan? Die Bundeswehr macht mobil zu großen Rekrutierungsoffensive

Die Mitteilung an die MitarbeiterInnen im A-Amt (pdf) //media.de.indymedia.org/media/2007/03//169590.pdf


Gegen die Militarisierung des Alltags. Warm up G8 - Hinein in die Arbeitsagentur Berlin-Mitte am 22.03.2007, 15h

Siehe das Mobilisierungsflugblatt bei indymedia (pdf) //media.de.indymedia.org/media/2007/02//169354.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 6. März 2007

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Bundeswehr: Armee der Arbeitslosen

„Wer die Öffentlichkeit sucht, muss sie auch ertragen“. Rekrutierungsoffensive der Bundeswehr am Arbeitsamt

Artikel der Initiative Bundeswehr-Wegtreten zur Situation der U25 Arbeistlosen und den Rekrutierungsbemühungen der Bundeswehr (pdf) //bundeswehr-wegtreten.125mb.com/main/Bundeswehr-Wegtreten.pdf


PR-Strategien der Bundeswehr in Zeiten von Jugendarbeitslosigkeit und "Hartz IV"

„Die Bundeswehr (Bw) spannt ein feines Netz über die ganze Gesellschaft. Ihre Strategien zielen auf mehr oder weniger subtile Beeinflussung aller Menschen im militaristischen Geist. Dabei richtet sich die PR-Arbeit der Bundeswehr keineswegs nur, aber schwerpunktmäßig auf Jugendliche, insbesondere die Arbeiterjugend. Die Bundeswehr bedient sich bei ihrer Einflussarbeit professioneller Apparate aus Forschern und PR-Experten, aber auch "unabhängiger Journalisten", Fernsehstationen, diverser staatlicher und halbstaatlicher Stellen sowie Städten und Kommunen. Dabei geht es allgemein gesprochen um Deutungshoheit über die Auslands- und Kriegseinsätze der Bundeswehr, um ein "normales", positives Image der Streitkräfte und im Speziellen um Nachwuchswerbung, also um Rekrutierung von Kanonenfutter für aktuelle und künftige Kampfeinsätze in aller Welt…“ Artikel von Heiko Humburg bei der Initiative Bundeswehr-Wegtreten (pdf) //bundeswehr-wegtreten.125mb.com/main/PRStrategienderBundeswehr.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 27. März 2007

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Polizeistaat, Ausnahmezustand oder Kriegsrecht? Eine Diskursanalyse zum Einsatz der Bundeswehr im Innern von 2001 bis 2006

Studie von Michael Haid als IMI-Studie 2007/06 vom 4.4.07 (pdf) //www.imi-online.de/download/MH-Studie-Kriegszustand.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 5. April 2007

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Erdöl-Interesse oder Friedenssicherung? Bundestag stimmt mit 90 Prozent-Mehrheit für Bundeswehr-Einsatz im Sudan

Die Bundeswehr wird für weitere sechseinhalb Monate Militärbeobachter in den Sudan schicken, um sich an der so genannten "UN-Friedensmission" UNMIS im Süden des Landes zu beteiligen. Das beschloss der Bundestag am 27. April mit großer Mehrheit in Berlin. Für die Verlängerung des Einsatzes votierten 497 Abgeordnete, das sind 90 Prozent der 552 abgegebenen Stimmen. Das bis zum 15. November befristete neue Mandat sieht die Entsendung von bis zu 75 Beobachtern vor, die Kosten werden auf 800.000 Euro veranschlagt. Nach offizieller Darstellung geht es um Friedenssicherung. Zugleich ist von Rohstoffinteressen die Rede. Die Weltmächte konkurrieren im Sudan um das begehrte Erdöl und andere Rohstoffe.

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Mitgliederbefragung SPD-Mitglieder skeptisch bei Militäreinsätzen der Bundeswehr

Die SPD veröffentlichte am 27. April die Ergebnisse einer Mitgliederbefragung zum Entwurf für ein neues Grundsatzprogramman. An der Befragung nahmen laut SPD rund 40.000 der insgesamt 560.000 Genossen teil. Zum ersten Mal in ihrer Geschichte und als einzige Partei in Deutschland habe die SPD eine Mitgliederbefragung zu zentralen programmatischen Weichenstellungen organisiert, heißt es in einer Mitteilung der Partei. Im Februar seien alle Sozialdemokratinnen und Sozialdemokraten angeschrieben worden, um ihre Meinung zum "Bremer Entwurf" für ein neues Grundsatzprogramm zu erfragen. Mit Deutlich zurückhaltender bewerteten die Sozialdemokraten die Beteiligung der Bundeswehr an Militärmissionen, auch dann, wenn er durch ein UN-Mandat legitimiert sei, "der Einsatz dem deutschen Interesse nicht widerspricht" und der Deutsche Bundestag zustimmt. Dieser Aussage der Parteiführung stimmten 24 Prozent der an der Umfrage teilnehmenden Sozialdemokraten voll zu. 18 Prozent stimmten nicht zu. 57 Prozent der Befragten waren sich unschlüssig, ob sie dieser Linie der Parteiführung folgen wollen. Mit überwältigender Mehrheit lehnen die SPD-Mitglieder Angriffs- und Präventivkriege ab.

//www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?H=N&Nr=15853



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Detainees' Rights Cases Remain in Limbo

When the US military began shipping prisoners from the war on terror to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, one goal was clear: to keep them outside the reach of the US court system. But nearly five years later, those cases remain stuck exactly where the Bush administration didn't want them to be.

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Doomed by Politics, and by Ourselves

"As things stand," writes Dave Lindorff, "we have an ignorant president who openly scoffs at the whole idea of global warming, and who is actively working to block even small efforts to combat it."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/120506N.shtml



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Never give up your rights!

The Price of Liberty
by Doug Newman

12/04/06

In a recent column on World Net Daily, Robert Ringer states that 'In order to preserve freedom, some freedoms must be restricted.' Although I have heard similar things God knows how many times since 9/11, this particular column got my dander up. I guess it is because it so neatly summarizes the panic mentality that has come over so many Americans in the last five years. Ringer says he wishes things were otherwise, but in a world gone mad he believes that surrendering freedom in order to preserve freedom is a 'reality.' Orwellian Doublethink doesn't get much more straightforward than this...

//www.thepriceofliberty.org/06/12/04/newman.htm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Republicans must be more like Ike

Christian Science Monitor
by John Hulsman & Anatol Lieven

12/04/06

The American people rightly, and overwhelmingly, punished the Republican Party in the midterm elections, chiefly because of the Iraq war and the neoconservative ideology that helped bring it about. Iraq is a disaster today partly because of the neoconservative fantasy that democratic nationhood can be built from scratch, at the point of a gun. This is crazed nationalist utopianism -- and it is wholly alien to core Republican traditions. Worse still, neoconservatism has endangered the core values and traditions of America itself. As Thomas Jefferson pointed out, empires require emperors. ... The Founding Fathers would be horrified by the shameful excesses of such neoconservative folly: warrantless wiretaps, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, renditions, and torture...

//www.csmonitor.com/2006/1204/p09s02-coop.html



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The coming clash over Iraq policy

Independent Institute

by Ivan Eland

12/04/06

The Baker Commission report calls for a phased withdrawal of combat forces in Iraq and for the United States to talk to adversarial neighboring countries -- that is, Iran and Syria -- about playing a more constructive role in that country's civil war. If his rhetoric before the release of the report is any indication, President Bush will pretend to adjust his Iraq policy but spurn the commission's main recommendations. From this inflexible man, that course is not surprising. The president, somewhere in a parallel universe, continues to talk about 'victory,' despite a clear warning from then soon-to-be-sacked Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld that he should alter his failed strategy in Iraq and begin downplaying expectations in case that strategy change didn't work."

//www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=1863


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South American Convention on Water

Please post this widely to your networks!

We are writing to ask you to urgently support the following statement on the right to water, in advance of the Second Summit of Heads of States of the Community of South American Nations, taking place in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Dec. 8-9, 2006.

The sign-on statement and list of signatories will be distributed to all 12 heads of state by our friends in Bolivia.

It is our intention to also take out a full page advertisement in the Cochabamba newspaper to highlight our collective efforts - included at the bottom will be the names and countries of all signatories. Please ensure your organization is represented in this effort by responding promptly. The deadline for sign-on is Dec.7th

If you want to be part of this exciting initiative please respond quickly to Roberto Cruz at rcruz @magma.ca - please include the name of your organisation and your country, this will be used in the ad to show the international solidarity and strength of our movement.

Statement:

We, the undersigned organizations, endorse the efforts to establish water as a human right, outlined in the proposal from President Eva Morales to the head of states and people of South America, dated October 2, 2006

This proposal calls for a:

South American convention for human rights and access for all living beings to water. As a region privileged with 27% of fresh water supplies in the world, we need to discuss and approve a South American Convention on Water that guarantees access to this vital resource to all living beings. We need to preserve water, in its different uses, from processes of privatizations and the market logic that are imposed in trade agreements. I am convinced that this South American treaty on Water would be a decisive step towards a Global Convention on Water.

Our organizations endorse this position and insist governments work with social movements to ensure democratic participation in reaching these ends. We renew our call for an international water convention which guarantees people’s right to water, protects our environment, prevents interference and abuses by corporations, trade agreements and international financial institutions, and supports governments to meet this responsibility.

We affirm that water belongs to the earth and all species for all time, It is an inalienable human right and a public trust to be protected and nurtured by all peoples, communities and nations.

Finally, we proclaim that the management and protection of the world’s water resources must absolutely be based on the principles of justice, solidarity, reciprocity, equity, diversity, and sustainability, because water is a fundamental right for humans and all living things.


Signed;

Gen-Weizen bedroht Erbe der Menschheit

Gen-Weizen: Dienstaufsichtsbeschwerde

Das Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (BVL) hat Ende November die Freisetzung von Gen-Weizen im sachsen-anhaltinischen Gatersleben genehmigt. Gegen den Versuch hatten wir im September mehr als 30.000 Einwendungen überreicht. Wegen langjähriger öffentlicher Parteinahme für die Agro-Gentechnik und des Verdachts der Befangenheit haben wir unmittelbar nach der Genehmigung eine Dienstaufsichtsbeschwerde gegen zwei leitende Beamte der Bundesbehörde eingereicht. Wenige Tage später wurde bekannt, dass das BVL in seinem Genehmigungsbescheid die Kontamination der wertvollen Saatgutbestände der Genbank für rechtmäßig erklärt hatte. Das BVL schließt eine Verunreinigung der Genbank nicht aus, begründet die Zulassung aber damit, dass die Genbank Eigentum des antragstellenden Instituts für Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK) sei. Das IPK, eine Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts, könne als Eigentümer mit der Sache nach Belieben verfahren. Doch bei den Pflanzen in der Genbank handelt es sich um einen zentralen Bestandteil der Kulturgeschichte der Menschheit und nicht um Privateigentum, das man nach Belieben zerstören kann. Lesen Sie unsere Pressemitteilungen und die Dienstaufsichtsbeschwerde auf //www.umweltinstitut.org/genweizen

Military Commissions Act: A Precursor to Tyranny?

by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

Couple the implementation of the Military Commissions Act with the already-passed USA Patriot Act and all the legalities necessary to completely eviscerate America's constitutionally-protected liberties are in place. Think of it. Without firing a shot or dropping a bomb, President George W. Bush has done more to strip the American people of their liberties than all the world's despots and dictators combined!......

//www.newswithviews.com/baldwin/baldwin334.htm



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URGENT: Call Your Senators TODAY to Help Save Horse Bill

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The American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act (S. 1915) is one of the most important animal welfare bills in U.S. history. Its passage would end the slaughter and international transport of live horses or horse flesh for human consumption in this country, saving the lives of almost 100,000 wild and domestic horses every year.

Thanks in part to the mobilization of animal advocates, the House passed their version of the Act (HR 503) several months ago, but the Senate bill has not yet reached the floor for a vote. There are only a few days left in the current session, and if the Senate doesn't vote on S. 1915 before it ends, the House bill will be dead and animal advocates will have to start the process all over again next year. In the meantime, horses would continue to be slaughtered for meat.

Horse slaughter industry lobbyists are working our elected officials for all they're worth to preserve their clients' privilege to profit from equine suffering and death. It is therefore crucial that animal advocates let U.S. leaders know that there is widespread support for a horse slaughter ban, and that the public puts horses' welfare above the greed of special interests.

CALL YOUR SENATORS TODAY and urge them to bring S. 1915 to a vote before Congress adjourns and to VOTE YES on it.

Richard Burr U.S. Senate 217 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510-0001, (202) 224-3154

Elizabeth Dole U.S. Senate 555 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510-0001, (202) 224-6342

If the above information is incorrect, get phone numbers for your elected officials here, or call the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121.

Even if you have called before, please call again; we need to flood Senate offices with phone calls in favor of protecting horses. All you need to say is something like: "I am a constituent and I am calling to ask that Senator _______ immediately protect our horses from slaughter and cosponsor S. 1915, the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act. I am very concerned about horses and I don't want them slaughtered for meat exports or any other purpose."

Also please tell your family, friends and co-workers to call their Senators today. Working together, we can bring an end to horse slaughter in the U.S.



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Have your say about planning laws

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FBI taps cell phone mic as eavesdropping tool

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Informant: NHNE



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Blind Obedience or Clear Conscience

by Nancy Levant

Today, we are overwhelmed, frightened, and day by day, delusional. We are apathetically destroyed by our denial – translation: useless Americans. Today’s American follows well over 1,000,000 known rules for the rabble, and 99.9% of the American people are 100% clueless about what, when, how, or where the rules and regulations of our new government exist.....

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Monetary Inflation Is the Problem

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Bush is no conservative: the conservative movement in the United States has been stamped out

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The White House Can’t Put Out the Mideast Fires It Ignited

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Specific insights into the workings of the imperial state

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Surrendering to Big Brother is now cool

Another Day in the Empire
by Kurt Nimmo

12/02/06

Surrendering to Big Brother is now cool, as even James Bond, in the remake of Ian Fleming's Casino Royale, has himself a microchip -- for the sake of safety, of course. ... Increasingly, it would seem that if you want to eat, you will be forced to surrender your biometric data. Acceptance begins at the grade school lunch line...

//kurtnimmo.com/?p=685


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Fiddling While Baghdad Burns: How to Stay in Iraq

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The Dollar Melts as Iraq Burns

//www.commondreams.org/views06/1204-33.htm

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The economic quagmire

The American Prospect
by Robert Kuttner

The dollar just hit a 20-month low against the Euro. It now costs over $1.33 to buy one Euro, and the dollar is falling against other currencies as well. The greenback is sinking mainly because the United States runs an immense trade deficit with the rest of the world, especially East Asia. Countries like China, Korea, and Japan have an unhealthy co-dependency with the United States. Their governments help their industries capture leadership in technologies, products, and jobs. They then sell America far more then they buy. However, their central banks happily lend those dollars back to us, so that we can finance the trade deficit and keep on buying their exports. We now owe foreigners over a trillion dollars, about half of it to central banks. Our annual trade deficit is over seven percent of one year's Gross Domestic Product, and it keeps growing. If any other country ran such a deficit, foreigners would lose confidence and its currency would crash...

//www.prospect.org/web/view-web.ww?id=12273


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Mourning the Hidden Tragedy in Iraq

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A CIA Insider's Take on Gates

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Gates: Comments from Former CIA Analysts
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Lawyers Show Images of Padilla in Chains

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Video Is a Window Into Jose Padilla's Isolation

By DEBORAH SONTAG

Lawyers for Mr. Padilla, 36, suggest that he is unfit to stand trial. They argue that he has been so damaged by his interrogations and prolonged isolation that he suffers post-traumatic stress disorder and is unable to assist in his own defense. His interrogations, they say, included hooding, stress positions, assaults, threats of imminent execution and the administration of “truth serums.”

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Protesters Demand Revote for Florida Congressional Seat

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War Strategy vs. Bush: Will Bush Change on Iraq Policy?

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