Mittwoch, 13. Dezember 2006

ACLU Challenges Government Attempt to Seize "Secret" Document

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Versteigerung von Wimax-Lizenzen steht vor Abschluss

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Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Corporation wants to use military artillery to launch explosives into one of our greatest national parks

Take Action
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Stop killing dogs in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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A message from Gwen H.

"Fixing" the War

Tom Engelhardt writes: "Think of the ISG as the clean-up-crew version of the Blue Team of Millennium Challenge '02. Before they even began, Bush family consigliere Baker and cohorts ensured that while the ISG would be filled with notable movers and shakers from numerous previous administrations, no one on it, nor any expert 'team' advising it, would represent the one point of view that a majority of Americans have by now come to support - actual withdrawal of all US forces from Iraq on a set timeline."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/121306I.shtml



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Democrats Consider Outside Ethics Panel

House Democrats are seriously exploring the creation of an independent ethics arm to enforce new rules on travel, lobbying, gifts and other issues that Democrats intend to put in place on taking power next month.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/121306H.shtml

Leahy Vows to Guard Privacy Rights

The incoming Democratic chairman of the US Senate Judiciary Committee promised on Wednesday to combat what he denounced as President George W. Bush's war-time trampling of American rights.

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Bush Decides Direction of Iraq Policy

Bush, cool to both of the Iraq Study Group's central ideas, had been expected to follow his information-gathering with a pre-Christmas announcement of his own altered blueprint for US involvement in Iraq. But the White House, citing the president's request for more time to refine and game out new policies, said Tuesday that Bush would wait until early next year.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/121306E.shtml



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Without Deliberate Speed

The editors of the New York Times write: "Mr. Bush has no more time to waste on 'listening tours' and photo ops. The nation is in a crisis, and Americans need to hear how he plans to unwind the chaos he has unleashed in Iraq. If the president is delaying because he is searching for a good option, he can stop. There are none."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/121306C.shtml

Army to try to force journalists to testify against Watada

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/5406/


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Save The Rare Abyssinian Lion Cubs

A message from NANCY

Original Message

Petition ~ To Save Lion Cubs Monday, 7:52 AM

"Save The Rare Abyssinian Lion Cubs" petition at
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Bush is making policy for an Iraq that exists only in his imagination

Bush v. The Two Majorities
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World's Largest Science Teachers' Organization Awash in Denials

"The refusal by the National Science Teachers Association to distribute Al Gore's film 'An Inconvenient Truth' has ignited a firestorm of controversy and an avalanche of inquiries that the NSTA continues to mishandle," writes John Borowski.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/121306O.shtml



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Bush's Mission Accomplished?

Mission (Un)accomplished

Sari Gelzer interviews Tom Engelhardt about his new book, Mission Unaccomplished. Gelzer writes, "The collection of interviews surpasses the usual mainstream media's soundbytes and the reader enters the realm of intimate discussion with some of the most interesting and intelligent peace activists, former military personnel, scholars, journalists, and everyday Americans."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/121306K.shtml

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Mission accomplished

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

01/03/06

The announced war aim of the Bush administration was to rid Saddam of his alleged 'weapons of mass destruction,' and when the WMD myth was finally and definitively debunked, they told us we were there to install a functioning democracy. That didn't pan out, either -- unless one considers Shi'ite death squads, and a campaign of ethnic cleansing that puts the one supposedly initiated by Slobodan Milosevic to shame, legitimate expressions of the demos. America's real war aims are another matter entirely, and they are coming into focus as the situation on the ground develops. After all, why assume that what is currently happening in Iraq isn't part of the program? Surely the Americans knew the dismemberment of the Iraqi state would have to mean Shi'ite hegemony, an empowered Iran, and the prospect of a regionalized conflagration. It defies belief that they didn't: our rulers may be evil, but they sure as heck aren't stupid (and I'm not talking about the president, who is a genuine dolt)...

//www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=10253



Mission unaccomplished

The Nation
by Tom Engelhardt

05/01/07

It had taken much thought and planning that wartime May Day four years ago when George W. Bush co-piloted an S-3B Viking sub reconnaissance Naval jet onto the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln. Scott Sforza, a former ABC producer, had ‘embedded’ himself on that aircraft carrier days before the President landed. Along with Bob DeServi, a former NBC cameraman and lighting specialist, and Greg Jenkins, a former Fox News television producer, he had planned out every detail of the President’s arrival — as Elisabeth Bumiller of the New York Times put it then — ‘even down to the members of the Lincoln crew arrayed in coordinated shirt colors over Mr. Bush’s right shoulder and the ‘Mission Accomplished’ banner placed to perfectly capture the president and the celebratory two words in a single shot. The speech was specifically timed for what image makers call ‘magic hour light,’ which cast a golden glow on Mr. Bush’...

//www.thenation.com/blogs/notion?pid=191466


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Bush's Mission Accomplished?
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/12/22



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Help protect California's coast from Navy sonar

Natural Resources Defense Council's

CALIFORNIA ACTIVIST NETWORK ACTION ALERT

NRDC's California Activist Network was formed to mobilize and provide action tools to Californians and others concerned with protecting the state's extraordinary wealth of natural treasures and the health of its citizens.

December 13, 2006

Urgent alert: Help protect California's coast from Navy sonar
Take action now at //www.nrdconline.org/campaign/nrdcaction_121306

California has a crucial opportunity this week to protect whales and other marine life along its coast from Navy sonar, and we need your help to ensure that this opportunity is not missed. The Navy will appear this Friday before the California Coastal Commission in San Francisco, asking for the commission's approval to conduct major sonar exercises off the southern California coast. This will be the commission's first-ever opportunity to weigh in on mid-frequency sonar training.

As you may already know, whales around the world have been found dead or dying following encounters with mid-frequency military sonar. Although the Navy itself has acknowledged the lethal impacts of this technology, which floods vast areas of the ocean with ear-splitting noise, it has made no assurances that it will take common-sense steps necessary to protect marine life. The Navy fails to explain, for example, how it will protect migrating gray whales along California's coast; how it will conduct exercises at night or in other conditions of low visibility; or whether it will enforce robust "safety zones" around sonar vessels to avoid exposing whales to dangerous sound. The Coastal Commission has required these and other protective measures of the Navy and other noise-producers in the past, and it should demand no less here.

== What to do == Send a message right away urging the California Coastal Commission to do all it can to protect whales and other marine life from harmful Navy sonar.

== Contact information == You can send a message to the Coastal Commission directly from NRDC's Earth Action Center at //www.nrdconline.org/campaign/nrdcaction_121306 Or use the contact information and sample letter below to send your own message.

If you live in the San Francisco area and would like to do more, please attend the California Coastal Commission public hearing this Friday morning (details below) and speak out to make sure the Navy protects marine life when it trains with sonar off California's coast. NRDC attorney Cara Horowitz will be speaking during the hearing, and will be available to answer questions if you choose to attend.

== When and Where == Friday, December 15, 9:00am Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
5 Embarcadero Plaza San Francisco

California Coastal Commission, Att'n: Mark Delaplaine
45 Fremont Street Suite 2000 San Francisco, CA 94105-2219 Email: mdelaplaine @coastal.ca.gov


== Sample letter ==

Subject: Protect California's coast from Navy sonar

Dear Mr. Delaplaine and members of the commission,

I urge the Coastal Commission to do all it can to protect whales and other marine life from harmful Navy sonar training along California's coast.

This is the commission's first-ever opportunity to weigh in on the Navy's mid-frequency sonar training. As you know, whales around the world have been found dead or dying following encounters with mid-frequency military sonar, and the Navy itself has acknowledged the lethal impacts of this technology, which floods vast areas of the ocean with ear-splitting noise. Although training like this has been conducted for decades, we are only now beginning to understand the serious impacts it is having on whales and other coastal resources around the world, and in our own backyard.

That's why the commission must not approve the Navy's proposed training without assurances that the Navy will take all steps necessary to protect marine life. In its application, the Navy fails to explain, for example, how it will protect migrating gray whales along California's coast; how it will protect whales during nighttime exercises or in other conditions of low visibility; or whether it will enforce robust "safety zones" around sonar vessels to avoid exposing whales to harmful sound. The commission has required these and other protective measures of the Navy in the past, and I urge it to stand strong and demand no less here.

Sincerely,

[Your name and address]

Please also forward this message to your friends and co-workers who live in California, and urge them to contact the Coastal Commission as well.

Thank you!



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Bundesweite Volksinitiative: Bundes- und Landtagsabgeordnete sollen zeitlich befristet Hartz IV-Armut testen

Entwurf für eine Volksinitiative vom Erwerbslosen Forum Deutschland (pdf) //www.labournet.de/diskussion/arbeit/aktionen/2007/volksini.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 13. Dezember 2006

Strom & Wasser: “Lauf gegen die Kälte”

„Von Ende Januar bis Anfang März 2007 läuft der Liedermacher Heinz Ratz von Dortmund nach München, um auf die oft sehr verzweifelte Situation von Obdachlosen in Deutschland aufmerksam zu machen. Es ist damit auch ein Lauf gegen den zunehmenden Abbau von sozialen Einrichtungen und die Kürzungen von Sozialleistungen, die eine zunehmende Armut bewirken und ein wachsendes Gefälle zwischen Arm und Reich. Er bewältigt die gesamte Strecke zu Fuß und tritt jeden Abend in wechselnder Besetzung mit seinem Programm „Strom & Wasser“ auf. Die Auftritte sind eintrittsfrei, um auch mittellosen Zuschauern zu ermöglichen, durch einen Besuch des Konzerts ihren Protest gegen den Sozialabbau in Deutschland und ihre Unterstützung für den Lauf auszudrücken. Während der Konzerte werden Spenden gesammelt, welche direkt in die lokale Unterstützung von Obdachlosen fließen. Als special guests treten bei den Konzerten oft bekannte Kollegen auf, welche die Aktion unterstützen. Mit dabei sind z.B. Konstantin Wecker, Götz Widmann und Gerburg Jahnke (ex-„Missfits“)…“ Ausführliche (und immer aktuelle) Informationen gibt es auf der Aktionshomepage //www.laufgegendiekaelte.de

Siehe dort auch: „Wie kann ich helfen?“ //www.laufgegendiekaelte.de/start/helfen/


Aus: LabourNet, 13. Dezember 2006

Hartz IV: ausgrenzende Aktivierung oder Lehrstück über die Antastbarkeit der Würde des Menschen

Überarbeitetes und mit Anmerkungen und Literaturverweisen versehenes Manuskript von Michael Wolf in UTOPIEkreativ zum Thema »Erfahrungen aus der lokalen Umsetzung des SGB II – Strukturen, Leistungsprozess, Handlungsbedarfe« //www.linksnet.de/artikel.php?id=2754


Was tun?

„Den KollegInnen in den Betrieben wird zunehmend klar: „Kein Arbeitsplatz ist mehr sicher. Der Stress nimmt ungeheuer zu. Und was wir produzieren, macht nicht viel Sinn. Nach Feierabend ist der Rest des Tages immer noch von unserer Erwerbsarbeit bestimmt: Abhängen, Passivität, Kräfte regenerieren, Drogen konsumieren. Wo kommen wir in unserem Leben eigentlich noch vor? Unsere eigentlichen Fähigkeiten kommen gar nicht zur Geltung, werden gar nicht gebraucht. Oder wir halten sie bewusst zurück, weil wir keine Perlen vor die Säue werfen wollen. Ist dem nichts entgegenzusetzen? Ist unser einziges Ziel, gesund in Rente zu gehen? Wollen wir erst nach der Erwerbsarbeit leben?“ Viele akzeptieren das nicht, arbeiten mit innerer Kündigung und machen sich bei der Arbeit einen schlauen Lenz und genießen das Leben. Nach Feierabend werden sie erst richtig kreativ und produktiv, in ihren Hobbys, Schreibergärten, Nachbarschaften. Das lässt sich ausbauen, organisieren, zum Erfahrungsaustausch. Menschen, die nicht mit ihrer Firma verheiratet sind, tun sich zusammen, um Erfahrungen auszutauschen, wie mensch die Zwangsarbeit verträglich machen kann…“ Diskussionsbeitrag von Karl-Heinz Thier //www.labournet.de/diskussion/arbeit/prekaer/wastun.html


Aus: LabourNet, 13. Dezember 2006

Hartz IV-Betroffene haben kein Geld für Weihnachten

Hartz IV: Leistungen und Auswirkungen

Wenn der Weihnachtsmann nicht kommt. Umfrage: Hartz IV-Betroffene haben kein Geld für Weihnachten - Bundesregierung täuscht die Öffentlichkeit bewusst

Pressemeldung des Erwerbslosen Forum Deutschland vom 07.12.2006 //www.erwerbslosenforum.de/nachrichten/wenn_der_weihnachtsmann_nicht_kommt.htm


Übersicht über Leistungen der sozialen Grundsicherung für Arbeitsuchende

Broschüre des Evangelischen Bildungswerkes und des Arbeitslosenzentrums Dortmund vom November 2006 (Stand 25.7.06) (pdf) //www.arbeitnehmerkammer.de/sozialpolitik/doku/05_soziales/sgb_ii/2006_11_00_bruhn-tripp.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 13. Dezember 2006

"Gerechte“ Bezugsdauer des Alg I?

Gesetzliche Grundlagen der Lohnersatzleistungen

Vergifteter Köder. Im Rüttgers-Antrag, der vom CDU-Parteitag angenommen wurde, war ein pikantes Detail versteckt

„Jürgen Rüttgers hat es hervorragend eingefädelt, sich mit seinem Vorschlag zur Verlängerung der Bezugsdauer des Arbeitslosengeldes I (ALG I) als Vorkämpfer eines sozialen Flügels der CDU zu inszenieren. Das konnte dem NRW-Ministerpräsidenten nur gelingen, weil der eigentliche Sprengsatz im seinem Antrag, den der CDU-Parteitag vergangene Woche schließlich angenommen hat, nicht diskutiert wurde. Dort steht nicht nur, dass diejenigen, die viele Jahre in die Arbeitslosenversicherung eingezahlt haben, entsprechend längeren Anspruch auf ALG I erhalten, sondern auch, dass die Bedingungen für Hartz IV-Empfänger spürbar verschärft werden sollen…“ Artikel von Gaby Gottwald in Freitag vom 08.12.2006 //www.freitag.de/2006/49/06490603.php


Sozialleistungen: Staatliche Hilfe nur noch gegen digitale Unterschrift

„Millionen Bürger, die eine staatliche Sozialleistung beziehen, müssen dafür sich künftig eine neue Karte mit einer elektronischen Unterschrift besorgen. Die Regelung soll nach Informationen der Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung für alle Staatsleistungen gelten, die vom Arbeitseinkommen abhängen…“ Artikel von Andreas Mihm in der FAZ vom 06. Dezember 2006 //www.faz.net/s/RubEC1ACFE1EE274C81BCD3621EF555C83C/Doc~E2A14BD1EBAFF42589EAE6A19F4D249B4~ATpl~Ecommon~Scontent.html


Aus: LabourNet, 13. Dezember 2006



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HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR OCEAN PLANET!

//www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/456440372


From Linda H.

Values and America

Free Market News Network
by Tibor R. Machan

12/12/06

Why do we need values? Because we, humans, are just the sort of living beings that lack instincts. We are born with the instinct to suckle and that is about it -- the rest is a matter of learning. And it isn't only the kind of learning that most higher animals need, namely, being trained in some skills. It is learning on one's own, to figure out ideas, to form principles about life and its innumerable facets. That is what all the fuss is about when we talk about the ethics of merchants, lawyers, doctors, politicians, parents, etc. And while some of this has become submerged in the discipline of psychology -- so that for example such chintzy public forums as the Oprah show and The View will rarely talk about ethics and focus, instead, on psychological problems -- it is still quite inescapable...

//www.fmnn.com/Analysis/117/6556/america.asp?nid=6556&wid=117



Natural rights as derived from ethical egoism

Rebirth of Reason
by Edward W. Younkins

12/11/06

Unlike Rasmussen and Den Uyl, prominent philosopher of human flourishing, Tibor R. Machan, approaches the derivation of natural rights by way of ethical egoism. For Machan, rights are a moral concept rather than a metanormative one. His strong case for natural rights and the legitimacy of the minimal state rests on a classical egoist account of morality. Building upon the thought of Ayn Rand and Aristotle, Machan argues in a series of books that each person should pursue his rational self-interest as a matter of his primary moral responsibility. He explains that it is from this responsibility that every other moral principle, including the principle of natural rights, gains its justification. Rights are identified by an understanding of human nature as having a moral dimension...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Wimax-Frequenzen werden versteigert

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WiMax-Frequenzauktionen in Deutschland

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Next-up News n°142

//www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/next_up_news_n142.htm

Washington Looks to "Blame Iraqis and Run"

As President George W. Bush agonizes over which bits of last week's Baker-Hamilton report to adopt for his forthcoming "new way forward in Iraq" announcement, another consensus is emerging in Washington on how to handle the situation: Blame the Iraqis.

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Many Imprisoned Katrina Victims Still Waiting for Day in Court

In October 2005, less than two months after Hurricane Katrina struck, Pedro Parra-Sanchez was arrested for allegedly stabbing a man with a broken bottle during a fight. With the city's prison damaged by flooding, he was taken to a makeshift jail at the Greyhound bus station, then transferred to a correctional facility about 70 miles away, and later to a prison in southwest Louisiana. That's where Parra-Sanchez sat for more than a year - never seeing a lawyer or setting foot in a courtroom. By law, the district attorney should have brought Parra-Sanchez to court to formally charge him within 60 days. Instead, "he disappeared," said Pamela R. Metzger, director of Tulane University's Criminal Law Clinic. "The system failed."

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GOP Congressman's Ex-Aides Allege Abuse of Power

US representative Gary Miller has allegedly made a number of moves over the years in which he brought his congressional muscle to bear on personal business matters, according to the former staff members and the correspondence from Miller's congressional office - handwritten notes, letters on Miller's congressional letterhead and emails.

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U.S. dollar facing imminent collapse?

Fed in bind as Paulsen, Bernanke head to China.
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Greenspan sees more declines in dollar

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan said the dollar will continue to drift downwards on growing signs that OPEC nations are shifting their assets out of the US dollar towards the euro and yen.

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From Information Clearing House



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Oil producers shun dollar

Oil producing countries have reduced their exposure to the dollar to the lowest level in two years and shifted oil income into euros, yen and sterling, according to new data from the Bank for International Settlements.

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From Information Clearing House



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Wolfowitz Clashes With World Bank Staff and Mideast Chief Exits

Half of the bank's 29 highest-level executives have departed since Wolfowitz, the former U.S. deputy Defense secretary and an architect of President George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq, took office in June 2005.

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"I Witnessed The Degradation And Murder Of Detainees"

Video

Former Guantanamo prisoner talks about his life and treatment by the US forces.
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Bush to announce new Iraq strategy next year

President George W. Bush will delay announcing a new strategy for Iraq until the new year, the White House said on Tuesday amid polls showing Americans are more pessimistic about the war and want a change.

//www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N12333199.htm


From Information Clearing House

Iraq Going Badly And Getting Worse

Only 4 percent say the U.S. should keep fighting as it is doing now.
//cbs4.com/topstories/topstories_story_345202005.html


From Information Clearing House

Rumsfeld's Iraq regret: Calling the war a "war on terror"

Donald Rumsfeld allowed just one U.S. journalist to accompany him on his taxpayer-funded farewell tour to Iraq: Fox News' Sean Hannity. And when Rumsfeld sat down for an interview with Hannity, it seems that he didn't have much to say.

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The Road To Guantanamo

In this compelling docudrama by Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, the 'Tipton Three' narrate their own experiences in America's controversial offshore detention camp. Three young British Muslims tell the story of how they came to be in US custody at Guantánamo for over two years, and discuss the Kafkaesque horrors that awaited them there, until finally they were released without charge or apology.

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It Was True Then and Its True Now

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Iraqi Quagmire Haunts NATO Riga Summit

By K Gajendra Singh

It was the Iraqi resistance in Iraq which exposed the limits of US military power sending a resounding warning to aggressors and occupiers of other people's lands.

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Economic Apartheid Kills

Joel S. Hirschhorn

The Bush administration successfully talked up the global threat from terrorism while it pursued domestic and foreign policies promoting economic apartheid, a far greater and more pervasive threat to national and global stability.

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The "Iraq Memorial" should go on the White House Lawn

By Mike Whitney

Should we build a little park with Sycamore trees and disabled access so the thousands of amputees, paraplegics and trauma victims can huddle together while they try to cope with the surge of emotion; or amble about in stunned silence trying to make some sense of what they’ve done, or what they’ve seen, or what they’ve lost?

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50-prozentige Versorgung mit UMTS

//www.net-tribune.de/article/131206-06.php

Vodafone und Telekom decken mit UMTS-Netz weite Teile Deutschlands ab
//www.finanznachrichten.de/nachrichten-2006-12/artikel-7444796.asp

Bundesnetzagentur versteigert Wimax-Frequenzen

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Hated by the Warhawks

//www.lewrockwell.com/lind/lind116.html



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Why the State Loves War

//www.lewrockwell.com/reiland/reiland17.html

'Sock It to the Left!': The Rise of the Spite Right

//www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/loberfeld4.html

On the American dogs of war
//www.lewrockwell.com/orig7/biddulph1.html

On yet another DC whitewash

//www.lewrockwell.com/chartier/chartier49.html



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More Deaths by Government

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An Extreme Threat to Liberty: Centrism

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Iraq under study

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Phone mast sites a nice little earner for council

nlnews @archant.co.uk

13 December 2006

HARINGEY Council makes more than £250,000 a year from mobile phone masts situated on its land and buildings.

The council charges rent on the 25 mobile phone mast sites in the borough on its land, each raking in more than £10,000 in rent per year and totalling £257,000, which the council puts into "central funds".

This is on top of the business rates it earns from all 125 masts sited in the borough, which are collected by central government and redistributed across the country, based on local populations.

The council is now considering turning the tables - approaching mobile phone companies itself and offering its land and buildings for rent, anticipating one new mast will bring in another £10,000 per year.

Anti-phone mast protestor Sarah Purdy, who lives close to Fortismere School, Muswell Hill, argues the money should be ring-fenced to fight company appeals against council decisions to refuse their mast applications.

She said: "One of the reasons the council give for not refusing a phone mast application is that they say, 'Well, they will only appeal and win anyway and it is costly for the council'. So, we're saying, 'Look, you're getting this money from rent so why not use it for the appeal and not have it come from other sources. What are they doing with the mast money anyway?"

A spokesman for Haringey Council said: "As this income is provisional and therefore not guaranteed, it has not yet been allocated to a specific project or scheme and will go into central funds.

"This kind of income helps keep Council Tax bills down and provide much-needed services."

He added: "Potential litigation is speculation at this stage and even if it did occur, we have insurance cover for such situations, therefore there is no need to ring-fence this money.

Copyright © 2006 Archant Regional. All rights reserved.

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Closing the Book on Public Participation: EPA Library Closure Moves Forward

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Peace Women, Convicted of Trespassing, Teach the US Government a Lesson in Diplomacy

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Bundesregierung muss Druck der Energiekonzerne widerstehen

#Die Linkspartei.PDS: Pressemitteilungen

13. Dezember 2006

Zum morgigen fünften Jahrestag des rot-grünen Beschlusses zum Ausstieg aus der Atomenergie erklärt der stellvertretende Vorsitzende der Linkspartei.PDS Wolfgang Methling:

Die Linkspartei hat vor fünf Jahren den Beschluss der damaligen rot-grünen Bundesregierung als Schritt in die richtige Richtung gewürdigt. Wenn auch damals wie heute gilt: Wir hätten uns eine kürzere Übergangsfrist gewünscht, denn es geht schon heute keine Lampe aus, wenn sofort alle AKW vom Netz genommen würden. Die Störfälle in AKW der letzten Zeit zeigen deutlich: Atomenergie ist nicht beherrschbar und der Ausstieg aus der Atomenergie keine nationale Angelegenheit. So wendet sich die Linkspartei auch gegen den EU-subventionierten Bau von AKW ins Süd-Osteuropa. Wir lehnen die Wiederaufarbeitung atomarer Brennstoffe ebenso ab, wie die grenzüberschreitenden Atommülltransporte. Der Druck der Energiegiganten auf die Bundesregierung mit der Forderung, den Atomausstieg rückgängig zu machen, zeigt, wie notwendig es ist, auch im Interesse der Verbraucher, der Versorgungssicherheit der Bevölkerung und im Hinblick auf zu hohe Energiekosten, die Macht der Stromkonzerne zu begrenzen. Sichere Energieversorgung aller Menschen zu sozialverträglichen Preisen ist ohne jede Einschränkung auch ohne Atomstrom möglich. Deshalb ist die Linkspartei für den generellen Vorrang von erneuerbaren Energien vor allen anderen Energieträgern.

//sozialisten.de/presse/presseerklaerungen/view_html?zid=34768

Barack Obama and the Winds of War: Turning Right

//www.blackagendareport.com/006/006a_gf_obama_winds_of_war.php


Informant: Duane Roberts



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Send 500,000 impeachment letters to Pelosi by her first day as speaker Jan. 3

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Ellsberg warns Bush & Cheney contemplating 'gravest crime against humanity'

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