Mittwoch, 28. Februar 2007

Bush Faces Opposition on Iran Attack

Robert Parry writes, "A number of US military leaders, reportedly including the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, have waged an extraordinary behind-the-scenes resistance to what they fear is a secret plan by George W. Bush to wage war against Iran."

Aspects of Padilla's Treatment Confirmed

A brig official confirms that the terrorism suspect had no timepiece or natural light - and sometimes no light at all. With no clock, watch or natural light to guide him, terrorism suspect Jose Padilla was jailed at a Navy brig in timeless isolation while anonymous jailers monitored him around the clock, a brig official testified on Tuesday.

New Light Shed on CIA's "Black Site" Prisons

Human Rights Watch has identified 38 people who may have been held by the CIA and remain unaccounted for. The number of detainees held in such facilities over nearly five years remains classified but is higher than 60. Their whereabouts have not been publicly disclosed.


New Light Shed on CIA's 'Black Site' Prisons

On his last day in CIA custody, Marwan Jabour, an accused al-Qaeda paymaster, was stripped naked, seated in a chair and videotaped by agency officers. Afterward, he was shackled and blindfolded, headphones were put over his ears, and he was given an injection that made him groggy. Jabour, 30, was laid down in the back of a van, driven to an airstrip and put on a plane with at least one other prisoner.

From Information Clearing House

Iraq War a "Disaster"

Walter Cronkite weighs in on the situation in Iraq stating: "We should have gotten out a long time ago. This is a mistake, this entire war there, it's a disaster. And the earlier we get out, the better. It's a terrible disaster. Look at the loss of lives of our young Americans there and those who have been maimed for life, for what purpose? No purpose we can define."

A Call to Investigate All of the President's Men

The trial of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby was merely a snapshot view of this administration in daily action; but incomplete as it was, it nevertheless starkly revealed what many had known all along: that the most powerful officials in the United States government - including, but not limited to, the vice president, the vice president's chief of staff, the deputy secretary of state, the president's press secretary, the president's chief of staff and, yes, the president himself - had responded to the barrage of criticism being aimed at their fictitious case for war in the spring and summer of 2003 by focusing their sights on a man and woman who had devoted their lives to public service.

Speak out to save Canada's old-growth forests!

The Manitoba government still has not honored its pledge to permanently protect the Poplar-Nanowin Rivers traditional lands in our Heart of the Boreal Forest BioGem.

Your urgent action is needed to ensure that Manitoba makes good on its repeated promises. Mounting proposals for clearcut logging, roadbuilding and industrial hydropower development loom over this irreplaceable habitat for threatened woodland caribou, moose and millions of songbirds.

Please go to and urge Manitoba's premier to grant permanent protection to these First Nation lands.

For thousands of years, the Poplar River First Nation has relied on the trees, plants and wildlife of this expanse of rugged granite cliffs, dense evergreen woods and tranquil marshlands for food, medicine and the survival of its beliefs and traditions. In 2004, the Canadian government recognized the outstanding cultural and natural values of this wildland by including it as part of a potential U.N. World Heritage Site.

Under pressure from BioGems Defenders like you, the Manitoba government renewed interim protection of the Poplar-Nanowin Rivers Park Reserve to allow for the completion of a land management plan. Yet more than a year has passed now since the plan was finalized -- and the Manitoba government has failed to legislate permanent protection.

Please go to and tell Manitoba's premier to take this long overdue next step toward creating a World Heritage Site in this region.

Thank you for all of your efforts to protect the wildest reaches of Canada's vast boreal forest.


Frances Beinecke
President Natural Resources Defense Council

Climate Policy Solutions that Save the Planet

Responses must be sufficient, scientifically based, rapidly pursued, address underlying causes, and go beyond seeking to maintain conspicuous excessive consumption by the rich

Earth Meanders,
By Dr. Glen Barry
February 28, 2006

OK, Climate Change Is Real, So Should We All Consume Like Movie Stars?

It has been said that Oscar wins for "An Inconvenient Truth" could spur climate action. This begs the question what type of action? Not all actions would be equally effective, nor prove cumulatively adequate to eventually stop global heating. As the efforts to find climate solutions mount, prepare yourself for ever greater levels of corporate, political and celebrity greenwashing - false claims of environmental sensitivity and climate concerns for the purpose of public relations.

I love you Al. It was me that said "Climate, Forests, Save the Planet Al" on the 2000 election rope line in Madison; as we shook hands, to which you replied "We'll do it together". I think we have both been holding up our part of the bargain. While Mr. Gore has done a great service raising awareness regarding climate change, I am far from convinced that he and his Hollywood friends, with their energy hungry multiple mansions and jet-set life-styles (carbon offsetting or not), have diagnosed planetary climate change solutions, nor are they leading by example. There are serious questions being asked regarding celebrity environmentalist's rich, excessive lifestyles that cannot be pawned off on "I'm offsetting the carbon" of living in opulent luxury. This simply shifts the necessity of actually reducing emissions to others that are less well off.

Hollywood greenies are not enunciating a message of personal and societal sacrifice for the Planet and our children, or leading by example by showing a willingness to live in smaller homes, drive less, fly rarely or appreciably cut their own energy use and emissions; nor raising the politically and religiously complex issues such as population control, carbon rationing, carbon taxes and other fundamentals that are crucial for global ecological sustainability. It is not just about protecting the climate. How are we going to feed, house and clothe the world while shrinking its population, repairing the climate and other planetary ecosystems and learning to live sustainably? The answer is a series of fundamental social changes, not reformist greenwashing where we all aspire to live as movie stars.

Crafting Climate Policy Solutions Adequate to Save the Planet

There is still plenty of climate change debate to come. Now that virtually every sensible scientist and citizen understands climate change, which is an important part of broader global ecological change, is a reality. We are now entering the period of identification and implementation of long-term sufficient policy solutions. There is still plenty of room for humanity to go wrong - moving too slowly, too incrementally, or even wrongly with chimerical techno-fixes, and/or refusing to think outside of the box about profound social, political, economic and ecological change adequate to address the collapse of the global atmosphere and other ecosystems. We can be 100% aware, and yet through poorly conceived and implemented solutions continue our trajectory of greatly overshooting the global ecological system's carrying capacity.

Now that we are at the point of action, not all actions are equal, or even beneficial. Some provide illusory comfort while others get at root causes of climate change. The primary root cause remains too many people consuming too much - with a huge global backlog of applicants for the lifestyle of democratic over-consumption. We must disabuse ourselves of the notion that climate change can be remedied without personal sacrifice. This does not mean that as ecological expert (sic) Anne Coulter says we will live in mud huts using candles. But the days of large personal vehicles, McMansions, weekend getaways half way around the world, and the throw away consumer society are over; either by choice or ecologically facilitated social collapse.

We are not being told the truth by the rich and powerful regarding what is necessary to stop global warming. Do not mistake a flurry of celebrity pronouncements and a scramble by politicians to be seen as doing something, anything, to benefit from a "hot" political issue as the systematic, scientifically based climate policy proposals likely to be sufficient to stabilize the climate, maintain the economy, and equitably allow all people to meet basic needs. All of the earnestness of DiCaprio, the showmanship of Al Gore, and political skills of McCain and Lieberman can not save us if we do not get the fundamentals right in battling climate change.

Building Strong Foundations Now for Lasting Climate Change Solutions

Here I will not evaluate every "stabilization wedge" possible to keep warming within a relatively safe range of 2 degrees Celsius - a crucial global temperature ceiling - but I do intend to cut through the star studded greenwash and identify the most basic, fundamental changes in the human condition necessary both to sufficiently address climate change and to ensure global ecological sustainability. Many align with what a panel of scientists has recently presented to the United Nations as a detailed plan for combating climate change, but has gotten little political traction as the rich and powerful hem and haw in order to protect their interests.

Sensible and effective climate change policy solutions choose ecological protection and restoration, emissions cuts, and changes in how we use energy over engineering biosphere processes; and place an equal emphasis upon personal responses like consuming less and having fewer children, and societal policies like providing accessible and reliable mass transit systems, and investing heavily in renewable energy. Each of us is called to this generation's greatest moment; personally, and together with our one human family, working to Save the Earth.

Again, let me make it clear that Gaia or the Earth System is an extremely complex assemblage of biogeochemical processes between forests, oceans, water and air that can never be replicated through engineering. Any proposals to engineer space mirrors, fertilize the oceans with iron, or suck carbon from the atmosphere to be buried are pure folly, and indeed dangerous. Their pursuit will distract from the fundamental, essential and immediate climate policies that must begin in earnest and are discussed here. It is crucial that climate solutions seek to maintain and repair natural ecological patterns and processes, while reducing the cumulative human impact upon the biosphere, not creating some diminished and unknowable "FrankenEarth".

For the Earth and humanity to have a future there is NO substitute for immediately beginning the process of dramatically reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels. We know the sooner we start the better. And carbon offsets are no replacement for actual emission cuts. My ecological intuition is that 80% reductions by 2050 are the minimum tenable goal, but it is more important that we get started in earnest now perhaps with more modest goals by 2025 that keep the longer term goal feasible. If international climate negotiations are successful, overall emissions will contract even as poor country's levels of emissions are allowed to rise to converge with the rich, leading to a more equitable, less miserable world.

And if capitalism is to remain relevant and viable, it would be best to do so soon using market mechanisms such as progressive carbon taxes, international carbon markets and personal carbon rationing to address climate change. The ecological imperative to cut emissions is so immense, and the costs of failure so dire, that if political and economic resistance and gridlock continues, there may be no alternative but global political revolution - overthrowing the whole rotten polluting economic and political system in order to save the climate, humanity, global ecological system and all creatures with whom we share Gaia.

The single biggest action to reduce emissions that can be taken at a societal level is to ban new and existing coal plants that do not sequester their carbon pollution. The amount of carbon found in the world's coal reserves is some four times that found in the atmosphere today, and its release will simply kill us. Dirty coal is the single biggest historical contributor of past human carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere. New plants must not be built until carbon sequestration is proven and mandatory (if ever), and old plants dumping their waste into the atmosphere are going to have to be torn down. Coal has no future in post-industrial energy policy. We must learn to cope without its use.

The second greatest historical factor in human-caused rising carbon emissions has been land conversion including both deforestation and carbon released when ancient forests are "selectively" logged for the first time. The age of ancient primary and old growth forest logging is over. All remaining large, contiguous forest wilderness carbon sinks must be maintained in an intact condition without any industrial development. These global ecological reserves are critical for global ecosystem functioning, and those countries forgoing their development must be compensated handsomely for avoided deforestation and diminishment. Let me emphasize, if these last holy ancient forests are lost or diminished the Earth and humanity are doomed.

In general we need more tree planting and restored forests. The focus should be upon allowing core large ancient forests and important remnants to expand and become reconnected. However, the planting of trees is problematic and complex. It appears tree planting and ecological restoration is most suitable for the tropics, as in the boreal region it may lead to more warming as the land's albedo changes. Revegetation should focus upon planting native species where forests occurred in recent history, including regional species that tolerate heat and drought well and helping other species migrate towards the poles. Planting of trees should not be oversold as a climate panacea as their carbon storage is particularly vulnerable to climate change itself.

And finally, there is obviously tremendous work that could and must be done in the development of clean renewable energy sources. Much could be done if fossil fuel and military occupation subsidies were reallocated. I grow tired of repeatedly calling for an Apollo project to put the best minds and resources of the world behind the problem of providing clean renewable energy from the sun, wind and Earth. If initially widespread adoption of renewable energy is more expensive than fossil fuels, we must be willing to pay the price, as this is the cost of an operable atmosphere. Nuclear energy, if pursued, will have little impact upon mitigating climate change. And as I have noted, grave concerns exist with industrial biofuels, which cause more problems than their questionable small positive impact upon climate.

There is tremendous potential to pursue significant advances in energy efficiency and conservation that have only begun to be investigated. Energy saved is the same as energy produced. There is a need to re-design our cities to make them human centered, completely rethink home building both in size and efficiency, and the need to offer citizens workable mass transit solutions that compete in comfort and reliability with the automobile.

And lastly and perhaps most importantly, there are simply too many people consuming too much at the expense of the Earth's natural capital. Immediate steps must be taken to implement population controls, relying initially upon well tested non- coercive methods including making birth control widely available, educating women in developing countries and providing tax, educational and other incentives to have one or at most two children. As a human family we must choose to reduce our numbers by at least three fourths over several generations if there is to be any hope of most people living a comfortable, safe and happy existence in the future. Horrendous imbalances in income distribution lead to much of the world living in miserable conditions while the relatively few consume and pollute excessively - this is unacceptable. As conditions worsen and if these fundamental steps listed here are not taken, having a child may become a privilege, not a right.

To summarize, climate policy solutions that will prove truly adequate to Save the Planet must be based upon responses that address underlying causes and are sufficient to solve the problem at hand. I have proposed difficult but fundamental areas where progress can and must commence immediately, including 1) setting a cap on allowable global temperature rises and allocating emissions accordingly, emphasizing equity for those that have contributed little to the problem historically, 2) no new coal plants and beginning the phase out of coal plants that release carbon into the atmosphere, 3) an end to any industrial logging or other developments in ancient forests, and careful tree planting and forest restoration ecology practices, 4) massively pursuing clean renewable energy development even as we seek ways to dramatically conserve and make more efficient our energy use; and 5) beginning immediately to implement policies that reduce global population and inequities in consumption patterns.

This is by no means an exhaustive list. It is an attempt to identify key fundamental areas that if pursued now would have major impact on the likelihood of humanity alleviating climate change and avoiding global ecological collapse. What is clear is there is no future for the Hollywood, super-sized American lifestyle. These fundamental changes must be made now or being as we know it is over.

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Your "View" Can Protect the Boreal Forest

On Feb 12, 2007 four activists locked themselves together with chains inside Kimberly-Clark’s Canadian headquarters in Toronto. They announced that they would stay put until Kimberly-Clark’s Vice President of Environment, Ken Strassner, agreed to meet with Greenpeace.

As the four entered the office and locked down, others broadcast chainsaw noises and dumped woodchips in the corridors to highlight the company’s ongoing destruction of North America’s magnificent Boreal Forest and to further disrupt operations in the office. The activists were removed by police a few hours after they entered the building, charged with mischief and released.

Thanks to the thousands of you who took action that day by contacting Kimberly-Clark and asking them to stop destroying the Boreal Forest for disposable products like Kleenex.

To see photos and news coverage about the action, visit!

On another note it has come to our attention from one of our Kleercut activists that talk show host Rosie O’Donnell has been promoting Kimberly-Clark Products on her show The View. It is appalling that a TV show as popular as The View would promote to its viewers products manufactured by Kimberly-Clark, a company that destroys ancient forests to make disposable tissue products.

Take action now! Click on this to tell ABC and The View that it is unacceptable to encourage the use of Kimberly-Clark products.

Remind The View that:

* In North America, most of Kimberly-Clark’s consumer products (sold in stores) contain no recycled fiber whatsoever.
* This company has the capacity to make a much higher percentage of its products from post-consumer recycled fiber
* Instead, Kimberly-Clark chooses to use virgin fiber from old growth forests such as North America’s Boreal to produce its tissue paper products.

Copy your comments to us! Please also take the time to copy your comments to us at - that way if The View ignores your feedback, we can remind them what the public thinks of their work with Kimberly-Clark.

Thanks, Ginger Cassady
Greenpeace Forest Campaigner

Take Action on Water

March 07 Execution Alert

March 6: Robert Perez, TX

March 7: Joseph Nichols, TX

March 20: Kenneth Biros, OH

March 28: Vincent Gutierrez, TX

March 29: Roy Pippin, TX

Energy Blast On Capitol Hill

The Apollo Alliance lobbies Congress and gets some kudos from Hillary.

Perennial Lobbying Scandal

by Lee Drutman,

It's not the fancy gifts or illegal kickbacks that do us in. It's that business pays for a permanent seat in Congress.

Silencing Soldiers

by Sarah Olson,

U.S. enemies in Iraq already know how the war is going, so why won't the military let our troops speak their minds in public?


Silencing Soldiers

I was one of two journalists subpoenaed to testify in Lt. Watada’s court-martial. I objected on the grounds that members of the military must be free to speak with journalists without fear of retribution or censure.

From Information Clearing House

Fixes for accurate vote counts

Christian Science Monitor
by staff


Ever since the 2000 presidential voting snafus in Florida, Congress has tried hard to ensure that each voter’s vote is counted. But bills introduced this month target the least of the system’s problems — verifying results from electronic voting machines. Of more concern should be the work-a-day pieces of the electoral puzzle, such as ballot design, training for poll workers, and voter registration methods. These have the potential to disenfranchise more voters than balky machines. The latest poster child for possible problems with digital voting involved a tight US House race last November in Florida’s 13th Congressional district, which includes Sarasota County...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Testing the line between despotism and a free society

Boston Globe
by Scot Lehigh


Habeas corpus is now headed back to the US Supreme Court, in a case that will prove a fundamental test of US justice. Will the Roberts court uphold one of the oldest and most basic rights in the US Constitution — that of a prisoner to go to court to challenge his imprisonment? The issue could also test the courage of the new Congress. Will the Democratic majority wage a determined fight to re-establish what has been a basic guarantee of procedural rights? Last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit framed the coming struggle by upholding the new Military Commissions Act, which strips those detainees of habeas rights. The Bush administration pressured Congress into passing that statue after the Supreme Court twice ruled that detainees at Guantanamo had habeas rights under US law...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Return of the Cold War

In These Times
by Tony Wesolowsky


As if the Bush administration didn’t already have its hands full with the ‘war on terror’ spiraling out of control in Iraq and Afghanistan, its Jan. 20 announcement that it plans to expand the proposed U.S. missile defense system into the former Warsaw Pact nations Poland and the Czech Republic is threatening to re-kindle the Cold War. Russian President Vladimir Putin has spoken out forcefully against the proposal, calling it emblematic of the United States’ ‘increasing disregard for the fundamental principles of international law.’ In response, he threatened to pull Russia out of the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty, which spells out how many soldiers and how much military hardware can be deployed throughout the continent...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The Tehran Option

by Shmuel Rosner


Iran is a complicated issue. No magic bullets are to be found. It is also a political minefield for Democrats, who must maneuver between the realization that Iran is a grave challenge that requires serious answers and voters’ tendency to get nervous about the mere possibility of yet another conflict in the Middle East. So, for Democrats, it is politically necessary to criticize the administration. But it is also necessary for them to preserve the appearance of toughness and to avoid suggesting a solution that will come back to haunt them down the road. Their criticism has moved from blaming the Bush team for doing too little to blaming it for doing too much: too much threat, too much bold rhetoric. Practically, though, it comes down to one thing: Is it advisable to talk directly to Iran with no conditions attached?

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

George W. Obama

National Review
by John J. Pitney


Senator Barack Obama’s supporters tout him as the ‘anti-Bush,’ who represents the opposite of everything that the president stands for. This portrayal is odd, since Senator Obama is cribbing much of his strategy from the 2000 Bush campaign...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

John McCain, pander bear

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Building an effective resistance

The Power of Narrative
by Arthur Silber


Most Americans have never heard an alternative point of view — because almost no one in national life has an alternative point of view. That is why I say that a critical part of this campaign must be educational in nature: to explain, however briefly, an alternative view, specifically with regard to Iran. And consider a related point: most of you reading this are seriously engaged with political issues to one degree or another. But in many ways, that kind of involvement is a luxury unknown to most Americans. The great majority of Americans spend all their days, and often sleepless nights, worrying about very basic concerns: how to pay next month’s rent, how to afford the medical care that one of the children needs very badly, whether they can afford to go to the movies — or if they have to save that money for food next week. I think a lot of you who may read this forget how many Americans live...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Court condemns detainees to detention without review

by Stephen F. Rohde

The Writ of Habeas Corpus, traced to the Magna Carta of 1215, protects people from arbitrary arrest, disappearance and indefinite detention without charge. … Yet, last week, the Great Writ itself suffered a miscarriage of justice. In ‘Boumediene v. Bush’ and ‘Al Odah v. United States of America,’ consolidated cases brought on behalf of 53 Guantanamo detainees, the US Court of Appeals in Washington, DC, in a 2-1 vote, upheld the provisions of the Military Commissions Act (MCA) which stripped habeas corpus protection from non-citizens held in US custody in Guantanamo and elsewhere around the world.” (02/27/07)

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Open letter of conditional surrender

Strike the Root
by Carlton Hobbs


We surrender all our state officials, politicians, and bureaucrats who pushed for this war, who caused the massive slaughter of thousands or millions of innocent lives and trivialized the crime with the term ‘collateral damage.’ We surrender all of the lobbyists who pushed for war. We surrender our military officials and personnel who actively participated in this war. We surrender our military-industrial complex, their officials and profiteers. We surrender all the media pundits who negligently used falsified information to rally dupes and knaves among the people to vengeful injustice. Most of all, we surrender the religious leaders who pretended to justify this war and demanded we surrender our individual duty to determine good or evil in war to the war chiefs of Empire...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The terrorist threat

The Libertarian Enterprise

by Doug Newman

What is going on in America?

Stop them!

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Sheldon Richman


What is going on in America? The Bush administration’s own National Intelligence Estimate says the situation is so bad in Iraq that the term ‘civil war’ is inadequate to describe it. A government inspector confirms what we already knew: that serious doubts about Iraq’s putative weapons of mass destruction and connections to al-Qaeda were shunted aside in favor of neoconservative wishful thinking...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Does Cheney "Validate" al-Qaeda?

Robert Parry writes, "Captured al-Qaeda documents reveal that Osama bin Laden's principal goal in the 9/11 attacks was to lure the United States into a clumsy counterattack in the Middle East that would alienate Muslims, help al-Qaeda recruit more jihadists and bog down the American military in a no-win war."

Free markets and human freedom

Foundation for Economic Education
by Dean Russell

Where the market is freest, human liberty is highest. If labor is controlled (e.g., slavery), there is neither a free market nor freedom. If capital is controlled (e.g., government ownership), you can’t produce without permission; that’s not freedom. The free market economy and human freedom are mutually dependent; destroy one, and the other automatically falls.” (written 03/85; posted 02/27/07)

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Mike Gravel, free liberal?

The Free Liberal
by Paul Gessing


Hillary Clinton and John Edwards supported the Iraq War and both of them have spoken threateningly of Iran. Obama opposed the war, but his ideology is more old-line progressive than free liberal. Bill Richardson also opposes the War, but his record as New Mexico’s Governor is also that of someone who believes that bigger government is the answer to most every problem. As regular readers may know, I had previously expressed favorable opinions on Sen. Russ Feingold, but he is not running. All is not lost on the left side of the political spectrum though and, while everyone who values their liberty should consider supporting him, Ron Paul is not the only hope of free liberals. In fact, there is a breath of fresh air blowing in from the north — the great white north that is. Former Senator Mike Gravel has announced he plans to run for President and, although he has not been in the public eye for some time, his resume screams free liberal...

Will the Democrats continue to fund a war that the American people do not support?

The better part of valor

by Justin Raimondo


No matter how the Democrats try to slice it, the question is: will they continue to fund a war that the American people do not support, and want ended ASAP? So far, unfortunately, the answer seems to be yes. We keep hearing that this war can’t be won militarily, that what’s needed is a political settlement: but that settlement will have to be forged in Washington, not Iraq. Our war-crazed commander in chief continues to escalate the struggle — killing Iraqis in the name of ‘liberating’ them — and all talk by the majority Democratic Congress of ending the war is just idle chatter as long as they insist on voting to fund it. We are in for some very dramatic times...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Scientists present plan to fight global warming

Northwest Herald


An international panel of scientists presented the United Nations with a sweeping, detailed plan on Tuesday to combat climate change — a challenge, it said, ‘to which civilization must rise.’ Failure would produce a turbulent 21st century of weather extremes, spreading drought and disease, expanding oceans, and displaced coastal populations, it said. After a two-year study, the 18-member group, representing 11 nations, offered scores of recommendations: from pouring billions more dollars into research and development of cleaner energy sources, to mobilizing U.N. and other agencies to help affected people, to winning political agreement on a global temperature ‘ceiling’...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Detainees seek fast ruling from justices

Lufkin Daily News


Foreigners imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay want the Supreme Court to rule quickly on their legal rights, before the justices go off on their summer break. Lawyers for two men who face military trials as early as this summer asked the court Tuesday to hear their cases on a rare fast track. Their request was even more unusual because a federal appeals court has yet to rule on whether Omar Khadr and Salim Ahmed Hamdan can be tried by a military tribunal or whether they even have the right to mount their challenge in U.S. courts...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Crash in China lässt die Weltbörsen wackeln,1518,468925,00.html

Community trust veto on mobile phone masts

28 February 2007 08:33

A community trust is to decide whether to put a permanent ban on mobile phone companies putting masts on its own land.

The North Earlham Larkman and Marlpit (Nelm) development trust will vote next week on whether to introduce a moratorium on telecommunication development on all the land it owns in the city. The move came after the community regeneration programme threw out an unsolicited approach, which infuriated campaigners, from mobile phone operator O2 to put a 22-metre high mast near Ivy Road in Bowthorpe last autumn.

David Ralph, Nelm executive director, pledged to look into whether to bring forward a blanket ban on masts. And at a meeting of the charity's board on Monday, members will be asked to agree a policy preventing them being put on the Bowthorpe School site, which is owned by Nelm.

In the report, Mr Ralph states: “Bowthorpe School site is being developed as a community park for the benefit of local residents.

“A phone mast would be damaging for visual and environmental reasons and be contrary to the ethos of community-led regeneration of the site.”

He added the policy could be reflected in restrictive covenants in future leases or land sales.

The report adds that contracts have been exchanged for the sale of a two-acre employment site for a care home but explains that the new owners Dencora/Alphacare have given a written assurance they have no intention of putting a mast on the land.

He said: “It is good that they are coming up with a policy, but I am concerned that the covenant on the care home land does not seem to be as watertight as I would have hoped. I would be keen to know whether the contracts on the care home have been exchanged and if so, when that happened.”

Are you fighting to stop a mobile phone mast being built near you? Contact Peter Walsh on
01603 772439 or e-mail

Copyright © 2007 Archant Regional. All rights reserved.

impf-report Newsletter Nr. 4/2007

States Work on Proposals to Make Voting Easier

Proposals designed to make voting easier and ballots more secure are beginning to advance in several states. The proposals range from allowing voters to register up until Election Day, to expanding the use of absentee ballots and early in-person voting. Several states and Congress also are promoting paper trails for electronic voting machines.

How the War on Terror Made the World a More Terrifying Place

An authoritative US study of terrorist attacks after the invasion in 2003 contradicts the repeated denials of George Bush and Tony Blair that the war is not to blame for an upsurge in fundamentalist violence worldwide. The research is said to be the first to attempt to measure the "Iraq effect" on global terrorism. It found that the number killed in jihadist attacks around the world has risen dramatically since the Iraq war began in March 2003.

Soldiers at Walter Reed Told Not to Speak to Media

Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Medical Hold Unit say they have been told they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning and have their rooms ready for inspection at 7 a.m., and that they must not speak to the media. "Some soldiers believe this is a form of punishment for the trouble soldiers caused by talking to the media," one Medical Hold Unit soldier said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.

Democratic Leaders to Finalize Iraq Plan

House Democratic leaders are developing an anti-war proposal that wouldn't cut off money for US troops in Iraq while requiring President Bush to acknowledge problems with an overburdened military.

The Bush Administration in One Sentence

Regime Change Is the Reason, Disarmament the Excuse

Informant: Kev Hall

Gefahr ist Glaubenssache?

Dr. Caroline Herr und Dr. Lebrecht von Klitzing im Schlagabtausch in Herborn.

Die Grenzwertangabe im Artikel mit einer Leistungsflussdichte von 0,45 W pro Quadratmeter ist selbstverständlich falsch, da der Grenzwert bei 4,5 W/qm liegt. (GSM 900)

Alfred Tittmann


Handys können Krebs auslösen

Zunahme der Hirntumore bei Handy-Vieltefonierern: Risiko steigt um 39 Prozent

Lösen Handys Krebs aus, Krebs durch Handy-Strahlung?

Handy am Ohr: Hirntumor?

Langzeitstudie aus Dänemark: kein Krebsrisiko durch Handy-Strahlung?

Kein Beweis für ein erhöhtes Risiko durch Handys?

Elektrosmog als Krebsrisiko: Kein Krebsrisiko durch Handy-Strahlung?

Flucht aus Oberammergau: Pfarrer flüchtet vor Handy-Strahlung

Mobilfunk und Gesundheit

Wissenschaft zu Mobilfunk

Ärzte und Mobilfunk

Vortrag Thema: Elektrosmog



Wieder mal versucht jemand von der Pro-Mobilfunk-Universität Witten/Herdecke einen Vortrag zu geben, diesmal in Heidelberg. Irgendwie scheinen die letzten Auftritte von Frau Herr dazu geführt zu haben, dass jetzt ein neues Gesicht her muss.

Bitte besucht die Veranstaltung reichlich und zeigt, daß die Bevölkerung schon mehr weiß als es vielen "Verantwortungsträgern" recht ist und vorallem daß wir uns nicht mehr länger belügen und hinhalten lassen.

Ulrich Weiner

Gottscheber, Achim (FH) schrieb:

Guten Abend,

am 19. März 2007 um 13:00 – 15:00 findet folgender Vortrag statt:

Thema: Elektrosmog
Referent: Prof. Dr. med. Eduard David
Emeritus der Universität Witten/Herdecke
ZEPU GmbH Zentrum für Elektropathologie und Umweltmedizin
Ort: BS11, Raum 203/204

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Prof. Dr. Achim Gottscheber
SRH Hochschulen gGmbH Heidelberg
University of Applied Sciences Electrical Engineering
Bonhoefferstr. 11
69123 Heidelberg Germany
Tel.: +49-6221-88-2387
Fax.: +49-6221-88-1011
SKYPE: gottschb
69123 Heidelberg,
HRB 337518 AG Mannheim
Geschäftsführer: Hans-Peter Benstein, Professor Dr. Wolfram Hahn

EU-Verteidigungsminister-Konferenz am 1. und 2. März 2007 in Mainz

Am 1. und 2. März 2007 treffen sich in der hessischen Landeshauptstadt Wiesbaden die EU-Verteidigungsminister auf Einladung von Bundesverteidigungsminister Jung. Bei diesem Treffen wird es um weitere Verabredungen für weltweite Kriegseinsätze sowie die weitere Aufrüstung und Militarisierung Europas gehen. Dieses Treffen ist Teil der Rolle, die die Bundesrepublik mittlerweile in diesem Prozess spielt. Die Friedensbewegung und andere soziale Bewegungen – auch aus anderen Ländern – protestieren gegen dieses Kriegsvorbereitungstreffen. Siehe dazu:

Keine Kriegsvorbereitung durch EU-„Verteidigungsminister“!. Kundgebung gegen die EU-Verteidigungsminister in Wiesbaden am 01.03.2007 ab 19:00 am Kurhaus/Wilhelmstraße in Wiesbaden. Siehe Aufruf und weitere Infos bei „Linksnavigator“

Keine Kriegsvorbereitung durch EU-„Verteidigungsminister“. Konferenz gegen die EU-Militarisierung am Donnerstag und Freitag, 1. und 2. März

Der Aufruf

Konferenz gegen die EU-Militarisierung - Sonderseite bei der DFG-VK Mainz

Ministern drohen ungemachte Betten. EU-Konferenz in Wiesbaden / Linke Liste plant Proteste / Gewerkschaft will Tagungshotel bestreiken Artikel von Andreas Hartmann in Frankfurter Rundschau Wiesbaden vom 24.02.2007

Aus dem Text: „… Den Verteidigungsministern drohen allerdings Ungemach beziehungsweise ungemachte Betten: Sie müssen möglicherweise in einem bestreikten Hotel nächtigen. Die Gewerkschaft Nahrung-Genuss-Gaststätten droht der Fünf-Sterne-Herberge Dorint Sofitel Pallas mit Arbeitskampf. Sie hat für Dienstag eine Urabstimmung angesetzt. "Kann sein, dass die Kriegsminister ihre Betten selber machen müssen", sagt Gewerkschaftssekretär Jürgen Hinzer. Für die Konferenz hat die Bundesregierung das Hotel mit 298 Zimmern komplett gemietet. Anlass der Streik-Aktion sei der seit zwei Jahren andauernde tariflose Zustand. Begleitet wird das Ministertreffen auch von Protesten….“

Aus: LabourNet, 28. Februar 2007


Europäische Union ist keine Zivilmacht. Grundrecht auf Demonstrationsfreiheit grundlegend eingeschränkt

„Am 01. und 02. März treffen sich die 27 Militärminister der Europäischen Union in Wiesbaden zu einem so genannten "informellen Treffen". Themen bei diesem Militärministertreffen werden u.a. die bessere Zusammenarbeit der EU mit der NATO, die Europäische Rüstungsagentur und die derzeitigen EU-Militär- und Polizei-Einsätze sein. Die enge Zusammenarbeit von EU und NATO, die Rüstungsagentur und die vielen EU-Militäreinsätze zeigen, dass die Europäische Union keine Zivilmacht mehr ist. Solche Formulierungen wie die von Außenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier die EU sei eine "Zivilmacht mit Zähnen" sind nur noch irreführend. Die EU ist leider zu einer globalen Militärmacht geworden…“ Artikel von Tobias Pflüger als IMI-Standpunkt 2007/015 vom 28.2.2007

»Regierung will keine ›Störungen‹«. Kriegsministertreffen der EU in Wiesbaden: Grundrechte außer Kraft gesetzt.

Interview von Tim Neumann in junge Welt vom 28.02.2007 mit Ursula Zehfuß, aktiv im Bündnis gegen das EU-Kriegsministertreffen, das am 1./2. März in Wiesbaden stattfindet

Eine Kundgebung in der Nähe des EU-"Verteidigungs"ministertreffens kann leider nicht stattfinden, da der gesamte Bereich zur militärischen Sperrzone erklärt wurde. Die für heute geplante Kundgebung beginnt gegen 19 Uhr am Hauptbahnhof Wiesbaden. Im Gegensatz zu der vorherigen Planung findet auch die Konferenz nicht an der FH Wiesbaden statt, sondern im Roncalli-Haus, Wiesbaden, Friedrichstr. 26-28.

Aus: LabourNet, 1. März 2007

Bundesdeutsche Flüchtlingspolitik und ihre tödlichen Folgen

Dokumentation der Antirassistischen Initiative Berlin in 13. aktualisierter Auflage

Siehe dazu auch:

Tödliche Flüchtlingspolitik. Aktualisierte Dokumentation der Antirassistischen Initiative Berlin zeigt zunehmende Brutalisierung gegen Schutzsuchende

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Evaluation und geplante Änderung des Zuwanderungsgesetzes

Entwurf zur Änderung des ZuwG (Anpassung an EU-Richtlinien, Verschärfung Ehegattennachzug, Bleiberecht u.a.) v. 08.02.07 sowie Statements zur "Evaluation" des ZuwG (März/Juli 2006) - Entwürfe und Positionen dazu beim Flüchtlings-Info Berlin

Aus: LabourNet, 28. Februar 2007


Dokumentation der Antirassistischen Initiative Berlin liegt nun in 14. aktualisierter Auflage vor und umfaßt die Jahre 1993-2006

Bestellung der 14. aktualisierten Auflage

Die Pressemitteilung incl. der aktuellen Zahlen (pdf)

Umsetzung von EU-Richtlinien wird zur Verschärfung des Asylrechts missbraucht!

In einer gemeinsamen Presseerklärung hat PRO ASYL in einem breiten Bündnis von flüchtlingspolitisch tätigen Organisationen den Gesetzentwurf zur "Umsetzung aufenthalts- und asylrechtlicher Richtlinien der EU" als flüchtlingsfeindlich, rückwärtsgewandt und integrationshemmend gewertet. Die Bundesregierung will den Entwurf in Kürze verabschieden. Die Organisationen fordern die Regierung auf, den Gesetzentwurf nicht anzunehmen und zur Überarbeitung an das Bundesinnenministerium zurückzuverweisen. Das Bündnis hat zu dem Gesetzentwurf eine umfassende juristische Stellungnahme veröffentlicht.

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Kurzfassung (pdf)

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Für das ganze Bleiberecht! Für die vollständige Umsetzung der UNO - Kinderrechte! Mahnwache für das ganze Bleiberecht am 28.3.2007

Am 28.3.2007 wird das Kabinett der Bundesregierung zusammenkommen, um über die Umsetzung des sogenannten "Bleiberechts!" zu beraten und zu beschließen. Bisher bleiben bei diesen Beratungen humanitäre Aspekte außen vor, deshalb ruft das Aktionsbündnis Hier Geblieben! unter dem Motto: „Achtung!!! - Regierung will die Beschneidung der Menschenrechte in der Bundesrepublik! Wir nicht!!!“ zu einer spontanen Mahnwache am 28.3.2007, um 12.00 Uhr auf dem Pariser Platz vor dem Brandenburger Tor auf.

Aus: LabourNet, 26. März 2007


Arbeitsbedingungen: Krise und Arbeitsmigration

Sündenböcke gesucht. Europas Arbeitsmigranten und Minderheiten als Prügelknaben in der Wirtschaftskrise

„Die immer weiter an Dynamik gewinnende Krise beeinflusst bereits jetzt die europäischen Migrationsströme nachhaltig. Mit Großbritannien, Irland und Spanien befinden sich gerade die Staaten im Epizentrum dieses Weltmarktbebens, die zu den bevorzugten Zielländern der osteuropäischen Wanderarbeiter gehörten. Millionen Menschen aus den - im Zuge der Systemtransformation nach 1989 nahezu deindustrialisierten - Ländern Mittelosteuropas machten sich auf der Suche nach Lohn und Brot gen Westen auf, nachdem ihre Staaten 2004 und 2007 der Europäischen Union beitraten. Die wichtigsten Ursprungsregionen dieser Auswanderungswelle bilden im Norden Polen und das Baltikum, im Süden Rumänien und Bulgarien. Dabei etablierten sich zwei von Ost nach West verlaufende Migrationsströme: den nördlichen bildeten die polnischen Arbeitsmigranten, die meist nach England und Irland auswanderten; den südlichen die Bulgaren und Rumänen, deren Zielländer hauptsächlich Spanien und Italien waren…“ Dossier von Tomasz Konicz in telepolis vom 05.03.2009

Bundesdeutsche Flüchtlingspolitik und ihre tödlichen Folgen

Dokumentation von 1993 - 2008 in der 16. aktualisierte Auflage bei Antirassistische Initiative Berlin

Siehe dazu:

Menschenrechte für Flüchtlinge eingeschränkt. Eine Dokumentation erfasst die Einzelschicksale von Flüchtlingen in Deutschland, die körperlich zu Schaden gekommen sind.

„Die Antirassistische Initiative Berlin hat am vergangenen Dienstag die aktualisierte Folge ihrer Dokumentation Bundesdeutsche Flüchtlingspolitik und ihre tödlichen Folgen herausgegeben. Dort werden die verschiedenen Formen von Gewalt, Verletzungen und Diskriminierungen aufgelistet, die Flüchtlinge in Deutschland erfahren. Darunter fallen neben Angriffen von Rechtsextremisten zunehmend auch die Folgen der bundesdeutschen Asylgesetzgebung. Alle in der Dokumentation aufgeführten Angaben sind durch eine gründliche Recherche verifiziert…“ Artikel von Peter Nowak in telepolis vom 05.03.2009

Aus: LabourNet, 5. März 2009üchtlingspolitiködliche+Folgen

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Es ist eine Erwiderung auf:

Politische Perspektiven der Gewerkschaften zwischen Opposition und Kooperation. Für eine neue Debatte über alte Grundwerte

Beitrag von Ingrid Kurz-Scherf/Bodo Zeuner, erschienen in Gewerkschaftliche Monatshefte 3/01, S. 147ff und seit dem im LabourNet verfügbar

Aus: LabourNet, 28. Februar 2007

Action Alert: Stop 'Dam'age to Our Southern Rivers

Governors Press for Action on Child Health Care

Governors urged President Bush to work with Congress to quickly provide $765 million to prevent at least 14 states from running out of money for a popular children's health program.

Child Health Care Splits White House and States

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What is it about American workers that Republicans hate so much? Is it the fact that they make any money at all? Was their attempted filibuster of the cruelly delayed minimum wage increase not enough? Why else would they announce today that they will VETO any attempt to actually implement the 9/11 Commission Recommendations to PROTECT our country unless they strip out the right for those who protect us to join a labor union?

So just so we understand them perfectly clearly, the protections that they did everything possible to prevent from being implemented when they had the majority in Congress, the protections that NEVER would have been implemented at all if they had their way, they're afraid that a union would be so unpatriotic as to interrupt THOSE vital protections at some time in the future. Well now, if a labor union would be so unpatriotic as to do something like that, how TREASONOUS would it be for a member of Congress to vote against putting these measures into effect in the first place?! Don't they have any mirrors in the U.S. Congress? They better find one and take a good hard look into it.

Don't you dare. Don't even think about it. Why is it that ALL the sacrifices in their so-called terror war have to be made exclusively by the little people? Why is it that every threat to our country is just another excuse to pile tax gifts on the wealthy and gut the services for the poor? Why is there even a single Republican holding elective federal office anywhere in the country? You keep the union protections in the bill and you make them stick. And while they're at it, the House of Representatives needs to pass H.R 800, the Employee Free Choice Act. We the people have spoken.


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Millions of Bees Die: Are Electromagnetic Signals To Blame?


Honey bees vanish leaving keepers in peril - New York Times

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The comments are very interesting, too, and one mentions the cell towers and HAARP:

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Are honeybees being killed by electro magnetic radiation?

Will this cause a famine and endanger all of us?

Please read the New York Times article that is linked.


This is a potentially devastating phenomenon for agriculture (food) and biodiversity, and whilst presented as new, goes back some years, and is in many other countries.

It was featured in the UK's Independent and BBC radio today:

It's interesting that the interpretation of the bees left in the hive being so diseased is immuno-suppression.

Now this is interesting: if Nitric Oxide Synthase [ ] is affected by EMF in mammals, maybe it is in insects too? Because this is one of the really big trails: NO plays so many vital roles, and affects many regulatory systems, including the immune system. Then I turned up this:

Impairment of olfactory discrimination by blockade of GABA and nitric oxide activity in the honey bee antennal lobes.

Behav Neurosci. 2000 Jun;114(3):514-25

* Hosler JS,
* Buxton KL,
* Smith BH.

Department of Entomology, The Ohio State University, Columbus 43210-1220, USA.

Honey bees readily associate an odor with sucrose reinforcement, and the response generalizes to other odors as a function of structural similarity to the conditioned odor. Recent studies have shown that a portion of odor memory is consolidated in the antennal lobes (AL), where first-order synaptic processing of sensory information takes place. The AL and/or the sensory afferents that project into them show staining patterns for the enzyme nitric oxide synthase, which catalyzes the release of the gaseous transmitter nitric oxide (NO). The results show that pharmacological blockade of NO release impairs olfactory discrimination only when release is blocked before conditioning. Blockade of GABAergic transmission disrupts discrimination of similar but not dissimilar odorants, and does so when the block occurs before condition or before testing. These results show that GABA and NO regulate the specificity of associative olfactory memory in the AL.

I must dig deeper later!


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The fact of the matter is that it was not common for people to have herpes simplex - or other herpes-family related illnesses - back in the 70s. However, a number of herpes family viruses are now being found to proliferate in people with conditions like autism, CFS, and Alzheimer's - and members of the herpes-family viruses have infected carp in Japan, lobster off the coast of Florida, and sardines off the coast of Australia.

Depending on one's level of thinking, one can conclude that it is either the virus or rather a weakening of the immune system that is the cause of these problems.

Research has actually shown that exposure to certain electromagnetic fields (EMF) - besides weakening our immune systems - will stimulate the genome of the Epstein-barr virus, a virus in the herpes family that triggers what is called "mono" in the US and "glandular fever" in other parts of the world (the UK, Australia, and NZ).

Can we also assume that these EMFs are stimulating the genome of the other viruses in the herpes family (e.g CMV, HH6V, and so on)? It is a logical assumption - for anyone with half a brain - to assume so, I would think. Of course, further research needs to be done - and not the research funded by the cell phone industry - which almost always with lots of fanfare tells us how safe this technology is. Unfortunately, the people doing this kind of research often have their fundings cut - as was the case with twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, Robert O. Becker due to pressure from the DoD because he was trying to warn us about the dangers of this technology way back in the 1970s.

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MAT (TESOL), MA Advanced Japanese Studies, BA Psychology

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From: jcmpelican

Dear Joanne,

About honeybees, EMF just kill them !
Proof on that joined study (sorry in German) with those f... DECT phone.
Take care !

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