Samstag, 6. Januar 2007

AN ANTI-PHONE mast campaigner has written to MP Ann Widdecombe

'Madame Speaker,' The Honeymoon Is Over

Informant: ranger116

Leahy Introduces Bills To Combat War Profiteering, Public Corruption

Informant: ranger116

Death in Haditha

US Marines gunned down five unarmed Iraqis who stumbled onto the scene of a 2005 roadside bombing in Haditha, Iraq, according to eyewitness accounts that are part of a lengthy investigative report. The accounts provide evidence that as the Marines came under attack, they responded in ways that are difficult to reconcile with their rules of engagement.

Public Prohibited From Viewing White House Visitor Logs

The White House and the Secret Service quietly signed an agreement last spring in the midst of the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal declaring that records identifying visitors to the White House are not open to the public.

Another Flight From Reality by President Bush

Joseph L. Galloway writes: "President Bush in a few days will present the results of his painful month-long examination of the options for continuing his mistaken adventure in Iraq, but there's little evidence that he's discovered any new way forward. The word in the halls of the Pentagon and inside the Beltway is that The Decider will choose some sort of temporary bump in the numbers of American troops currently assigned to fight a war without end and without purpose."


Continuing the Flight from Reality

Goodbye to a Year of Ironies

"One needs a well-honed sense of irony to truly appreciate 2006," says William Fisher. "Some of these ironies were funny. Some were embarrassing. A lot were downright tragic. Before we finally consign the old year to the historians, let us recount some of them."

EU’s grim climate change warning

Informant: binstock

"Surge" without Congressional Approval Is Impeachable Offense

FRANCIS BOYLE, (217) 333-7954, fboyle

Professor of international law at the University of Illinois, Boyle said today:

"Concerning the proposed 'surge' by the Bush administration of 20,000-plus U.S. troops into Iraq, this requires further authorization by the U.S. Congress under the terms of the War Powers Resolution. Section 4(a)(3) makes it quite clear that the War Powers Resolution is triggered ... 'In the absence of a declaration of war [which we do not have for Iraq], in any case in which United States Armed Forces are introduced ... (3) in numbers which substantially enlarge United States Armed Forces equipped for combat already located in a foreign nation....'

"We currently have about 140,000 troops in Iraq. Sending in an additional 20,000-plus would 'substantially enlarge' those forces. Therefore, the Bush administration would require further authorization from Congress for this euphemistic 'surge,' which is really a substantial escalation. Failure to obtain additional authorization from Congress for this substantial enlargement of U.S. Armed Forces in Iraq would constitute an impeachable offense under the terms of the United States Constitution for violating the Constitution's War Powers Clause and Congress's own War Powers Resolution."

Francis A. Boyle Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Ave. Champaign, IL 61820 USA

Author of Destroying World Order: American Imperialism in the Middle East Before and After September 11
217-333-7954 (Voice)
217-244-1478 (Fax)

Informant: Amy Sasser

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Time for the United States to recognize Iraq's humanitarian crisis

Bush's Surge Strategy Faces Heavy Opposition

impf-report Newsletter Nr. 1/2007

US Health Care System: Paying More, Getting Less

"It is no surprise to hear that the US health care system is in shambles. Health care costs are increasing faster than wages and nearly 47 million Americans - 8 million of whom are children - are uninsured. Millions more are underinsured," writes Meredith L. King.

Democrats Attack as Bush Alters Iraq Plan - Pelosi, Reid Urge Bush to Begin Iraq Pullout

As the White House polished a new Iraq strategy that includes replacing key US military leaders and possibly sending more soldiers to Iraq, Congress' new Democratic chiefs said they would oppose any troop buildup.


Pelosi, Reid Urge Bush to Begin Iraq Pullout

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid declared yesterday that "it is time to bring the war to a close" and warned President Bush that sending more US troops to Iraq would be unacceptable to the Democratic majorities that have just taken over Congress.

Democrats Vow to Resist Buildup

Democratic Congressional leaders vowed yesterday to use their powers of spending and policy oversight to challenge President Bush's expected proposal this week, as part of a broad revision of Iraq strategy, to boost US military forces in the country by as many as 20,000 troops.

The History of Surges

Quagmire of the Vanities

Paul Krugman writes, "The only real question about the planned 'surge' in Iraq - which is better described as a Vietnam-style escalation - is whether its proponents are cynical or delusional."

Italy urges global execution ban

Informant: Julien Ball


The execution of Saddam Hussein

Army Eyes Advanced Hypersonic Weapon

The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon, supporters hope it might win hearts and minds in the Pentagon and on Capitol Hill as a future "prompt global strike" weapon that could attack so-called "high value" targets anywhere around the globe within one hour of an order to attack.,15240,121633,00.html

From Information Clearing House

Rehnquist Files Reveal Bolton Shenanigan

Here's a piece of muck history unearthed yesterday from deceased Supreme Court justice William Rehnquist's FBI files.

From Information Clearing House

US says its pursuit of Somali "al-Qaeda terrorists" a right

"Counterterrorism is one of the US' goals in Somalia. We feel we have a right to pursue al-Qaeda terrorists wherever they are," said Robert Kerr, a counsellor for public affairs at the US embassy in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

From Information Clearing House

Moscow rejects US sanctions on firms selling weapons to Iran and Venezuela

"The United States has once again behaved hastily and unwisely," Konstantin Kosachov, head of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Russian Duma, told Moscow radio station Eco.

From Information Clearing House

U.S. Army war resister's lawyer says Army is attempting to silence his defense

The lawyer for an Army officer from Honolulu who refused to deploy to Iraq said military prosecutors do not want the lieutenant to have the chance to defend himself by arguing that the war in Iraq is illegal.

From Information Clearing House

War-ravaged city offers fleeing Sunnis refuge from death squads

Month by month restive Anbar province seems to drift farther away from Baghdad. Fallujah, the war-torn city at its heart, has become a magnet for the country’s displaced Sunnis, with potentially devastating consequences for Iraq.,,174-2532427,00.html

The Death Squads


From Information Clearing House

Don't Let Them Trick Us into Another War


"Lacking direct evidence, Bush administration officials argue that Iran's nuclear program must be a cover for bomb-making. Vice President Cheney recently said, "They're already sitting on an awful lot of oil and gas. Nobody can figure why they need nuclear as well to generate energy."

Victims of History

Die ökologischen Wurzeln ausgerissen

Can We Let Intelligence Officials Lie With Impunity?

By Ray McGovern and W. Patrick Lang

Lies have consequences. All those who helped President George W. Bush launch a war of aggression - termed by Nuremberg “the supreme international crime” - have blood on their hands and must be held accountable. This includes corrupt intelligence officials. Otherwise, look for them to perform the same service in facilitating war on Iran.

GM Wine Sold Unlabelled in the United States

US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights

Strange Clouds

Biologische Waffen zur "Neutralisierung von feindlichen Städten"

How Public Schools Dumb Down Our Children

by Joel Turtel

Miss Johnson, I will write that apology letter. But my letter will be to Mary, not you. I have been almost criminally negligent with my child's education. I will humbly apologize to her for not having investigated your school a long time ago......

Grassroots Group Calls for Bipartisan Investigation of Levee Failures

EPA Poised to Send Known Carcinogen Back to the Public

We All Must Show Some Courage

Stop This War, Now!

Justice Is Done: Why Doesn't It Feel Like It?

The execution of Saddam Hussein

Rattled America Will Find It Can't Spin Itself Out of This One

White Dog Cafe: on building a business and a national movement

In Business for Life

Ethanol's Success Story May Have Downside

New Congress Leery of Bush's Troop Increase and Secrecy

LT Watada's Pre-Trial Hearing Ignites Camp Resistance

Informant: ranger116

Bedingungen von möglichem BenQ-Investor: kostenlose Beschäftigung von Ex-Mitarbeitern gefordert,,OID6266294_REF1,00.html


Informant: jensenmk

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