Samstag, 10. März 2007

There's no watchdog for secret budgets

How eTreppid won a no-bid, $30-million contract in 2004 for secret

From Information Clearing House

Sweden May Spy On E-Mails

Government Wants To Give Intelligence Agency Right To Spy On E-Mail That Crosses Nation's Borders.

From Information Clearing House

Women soldiers have died of dehydration to avoid late night trips to toilet


Women soldiers face more than just the "typical" horrors of war, they have to contend with harassment, assault, and sometimes rape -- from those in uniform. The military, many say, is unhelpful when women attempt to report their experiences.

From Information Clearing House

Americans are being subjected to con job

The administration once convinced more than half the American public that Iraq had WMDs, that Saddam supported al-Qaeda in 9/11, and that he was a threat to U.S. national security. Now it's Iran supplying weapons that kill Americans, Iranians infiltrating the borders, and the uranium enrichment program intended for weapons.

From Information Clearing House

U.S. Soldiers Accused of Killing a Man And His Two Young Daughters

“They killed the father of my children! The Americans killed my daughters!” she sobbed, sitting crumpled on the floor of Imam Ali Hospital in Sadr City where rescuers had taken the victims, including her daughters, 9 and 11, and her son, 7.

Global Realignment and the Decline of the Superpower

By Mike Whitney

The truth is there’s a straight line from the founding of this country to the killing fields of Baghdad. That line may be interrupted by periods of enlightenment and peace, but it is still an unbroken stripe from the Continental Congress to Abu Ghraib, from Bunker Hill to Falluja, from Valley Forge to Guantanamo Bay. It all grows from the same root.

The Politics of Naming: Genocide, Civil War, Insurgency

By Mahmood Mamdan

The history of colonialism should teach us that every major intervention has been justified as humanitarian, a ‘civilising mission’. Nor was it mere idiosyncrasy that inspired the devotion with which many colonial officers and archivists recorded the details of barbarity among the colonised – sati, the ban on widow marriage or the practice of child marriage in India, or slavery and female genital mutilation in Africa.

FBI Abuses May Lead to Patriot Act Limits

Angry lawmakers on Friday threatened to amend the USA Patriot Act and limit the FBI's powers in the wake of a disclosure that agents had improperly obtained confidential records of people in the United States. A scathing report issued Friday by the inspector general of the Justice Department found widespread problems in how the FBI has used a form of administrative subpoena - known as a national security letter - to gather phone, bank and credit information on thousands of citizens without court oversight.

Democrats Cancel Presidential Debate Co-Hosted by Fox News

The Nevada Democratic Party on Friday canceled an August presidential debate in Reno that was to be co-hosted by Fox News, citing comments Thursday by the network's chairman. Liberal activists and bloggers had been protesting the debate plans, calling the channel biased.

Pentagon Struggles to Find Fresh Troops

Military leaders are struggling to choose Army units to stay in Iraq and Afghanistan longer or go there earlier than planned, but five years of war have made fresh troops harder to find. Faced with a military buildup in Iraq that could drag into next year, Pentagon officials are trying to identify enough units to keep up to twenty brigade combat teams in Iraq.

Gonzales, Mueller Admit FBI Broke Law

The nation's top two law enforcement officials acknowledged Friday the FBI broke the law to secretly pry out personal information about Americans.

Another Grim Week in Iraq

"Anyone who wanted to believe that all Mr. Bush was seeking was a short-term security push - as part of a larger strategy to extricate American troops from this unwinnable war - now needs to face up to a far less palatable reality. What is under way is a significant and long-term escalation," says the New York Times.

Verkürzung der Haftzeit gegen Organspende

Der Senat von South Carolina hat ein Gesetz auf den Weg gebracht, das Strafgefangenen vorzeitige Strafentlassung für das Spenden eines Organs anbietet.

Next-up News n°205

Brzezinski fordert Abkehr von US-Kriegspolitik

What's Wrong With David Obey?


On David Sirota, David Obey, and Never Mind Ending the War

From ufpj-news

Senator Russ Feingold On the Department of Justice Inspector General Report on the USA PATRIOT Act

Dems Aren't Urgent Enough About Withdrawal

Our Human Rights Hypocrisy

Non-Profit Takes on Big Media; Group Seeks to Block FCC Easing of Limits on Cross-Ownership

Ex-Weapons Boss Scott Ritter: Iran War on Way

Protesters Aim To Take Over Lawmakers' Offices, Fight War Funding

Probe Into Firing of US Attorneys Reaches White House

A congressional investigation into the firings of eight US attorneys reached into the White House on Friday, with Democrats saying that they'll call in President Bush's former counsel Harriet Miers and other unidentified White House officials for interviews with the House Judiciary Committee. Lawmakers have been asking whether the federal prosecutors' offices have become tainted by partisan politics. Until Friday, the official inquiry had ended with the Justice Department.

Organisierter Preiswucher: wie Energiekonzerne abzocken

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Ohne eigenen Willen: Zwangsbetreuung in Deutschland

Der besondere Fernsehtipp: Sendung von "Report München" zu Zwangseinweisungen und der Schwierigkeit, sich rechtlich dagegen zu wehren.

Titel: Ohne eigenen Willen - Zwangsbetreuung in Deutschland

Montag 12.03.2007
ARD 21:45 - 22:15 Uhr

Dienstag 13.3.2007
ARD 5.00 Uhr in der Früh und RBB um 10.45 Uhr

Report München beschäftigt sich in einem Beitrag mit der Frage der massiv zugenommenen Zwangseinweisungen und Zwangsbehandlungen, die durchgeführt werden, obwohl die Betroffenen mit eindeutigen Vorausverfügungen diese verhindern wollten. Der Beitrag zeigt, wie schwierig die Durchsetzung des Patientenwillens im Rahmen der gegenwärtigen Rechtslage tatsächlich ist.

Weitere Informationen über diesen Termin:

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10405 Berlin
Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Psychiatrie-Erfahrenerügung

UNO-Walschutz-Petition - Anti-Plastik-Aktion" zum Schutz der Meeressäuger im Mittelmeer

Hallo liebe Delfin- und Walfreunde;

Vor ein paar Wochen nahmen Sie an meiner ONLINE-PETITION zum Schutz für die Delfine und Wale teil. Dafür möchte ich Ihnen ganz recht herzlich danken.

Was ist daraus geworden? Wie angekündigt, reiste ich zur CITES nach Genf und zur UNO/UNEP nach New York und setzte mich dort mit allen meinen Möglichkeiten für den Schutz der Meeressäuger ein.

Infos zur UNO-Aktion ersehen Sie auf meiner Homepage:

Wie geht es weiter?

Ein weiteres wichtiges Projekt steht im „Jahr des Delfins“ an! Es handelt sich um die Bedrohungen für die Meeressäuger im Mittelmeer. Mit einem Partner-Verein zusammen wollen wir die riesige Menge an Plastik-Müll, welcher für viele Meeresbewohner eine tödliche Gefahr darstellt, im Meer reduzieren.

Wir starten ein Pilot-Projekt in der Küstenregion von Livorno/Italien. Wenn es erfolgreich ist, dann kann es von vielen weiteren Regionen und Ländern übernommen werden. Bei diesem Projekt sind wir auf die Unterstützung von FÖRDERER und SPONSOREN angewiesen.

Wenn es Ihnen in irgendeiner Weise möglich ist, dann möchte ich Sie herzlich darum bitten, dieses Projekt für den Schutz der Delfine und Wale im Mittelmeer zu unterstützen.

Infos zur Aktion „Plastik aus dem Meer“ ersehen Sie auf meiner Homepage:

Bei Fragen stehe ich Ihnen gerne zur Verfügung.

Eine Initiative zum Schutz der Delfine und Wale von:

Andreas Morlok
Haydnstr. 1
D-78315 Radolfzell
Telefon: 07732 14324
E-Mail: walfahrt

A History of America's Disappearing Middle Class

Economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman explains in simple terms how the American economy went from having the world's most dynamic middle class to being on the verge of a rich-poor state in only 30 years.

House OKs Clean-Water Bill Over Bush Objections

The House on Wednesday overwhelmingly endorsed federal help for communities faced with deteriorating sewage systems, ignoring White House warnings that the cost was too high.

Brazil's Ethanol Push Could Eat Away at Amazon

Just an hour's drive outside this traffic-choked metropolis where President Bush kicked off a Latin American tour yesterday, sugar cane fields stretch for hundreds of miles, providing ethanol. But a top UN environmental official is warns that an increase in ethanol production poses risks to Brazil's Amazon rain forest.

Missing Tape of Padilla Interrogation Raises Questions

A videotape showing Pentagon officials' final interrogation of al-Qaeda suspect Jose Padilla is missing, raising questions about whether federal prosecutors have lost other recordings and evidence in the case.

Rachel's News #897

Stop Nestlé's Expansion into the Great Lakes!

Spying on Americans

It's big news in the US that the FBI has overstepped its authority by spying on US citizens illegally.

What hasn't made it to the news - or did and was pulled after running as a story just once - is that while the FBI and other government agencies are spying on American citizens, a foreign country (and supposed US ally) is spying on the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.


Spying on Americans

The editors of The New York Times write, "Before making any new laws, Congress has to get to the truth about Mr. Bush's spying program."

Iraq Is A Web Of Deceit

A TOP mover and shaker in the government of George Dubya Bush faces up to 30 years in jail for lying about the Iraq war.

Libby set to win pardon and escape jail term

A White House official said last night that there was a "strong expectation" that President George W Bush would pardon Lewis "Scooter" Libby, the disgraced aide.

From Information Clearing House

Secretive US hearings raise concern

Fourteen Guantanamo Bay prison detainees are due to face their first hearings before US military panels, without legal representation and with reporters barred from the proceedings.

From Information Clearing House

Egypt anger over US rights report

The report mentioned several cases in Egypt including torture of prisoners and allegations of arbitrary arrests.

From Information Clearing House

U.S. has met discreetly with Iran over years

The White House insists that the United States won't talk directly with Iran until Tehran suspends its nuclear program. But U.S. officials have been discreetly meeting their Iranian counterparts one-on-one for more than a decade, often under the auspices of the United Nations.

From Information Clearing House

Coincidence? House endorses further NATO expansion

On a voice vote, the House backed a resolution calling for the "timely admission" to the alliance of Albania, Croatia, Macedonia, and two former republics of the old Soviet Union, Georgia and Ukraine.

From Information Clearing House

Iranian influence soaring in Iraq

Shiites, Sunnis say Tehran is winner of U.S. invasion

From Information Clearing House

Oil, War and Geopolitics

Video Lecture - Q &A - Michael Klare

The Global Struggle Over Disappearing Petroleum

Real Video

Ghawar Is Dead!

By Matthew S. Miller

The Wide-Spread Use of Advanced Extraction Techniques are Killing the Mother of All Oil Fields.

NSA Pressured LA Times To Kill Domestic Spying Story

Video report

While working at AT&T headquarters in San Francisco, Klein discovered (and had the courage to speak out about) a secret eavesdropping room that all of the company's traffic was routed through.

In Debt We Trust: America Before the Bubble Bursts

A Documentary Film By Danny Schechter

The Emmy-winning former ABC News and CNN producer's new hard-hitting documentary investigates why so many Americans are being strangled by debt. It is a journalistic confrontation with what former Reagan advisor Kevin Phillips calls "Financialization"--the "powerful emergence of a debt-and-credit industrial complex."

“Black Tuesday”; Après le deluge

By Mike Whitney

Last week the stock market bull plopped down on an I.E.D. and wound up in intensive-care sucking food from a straw and drifting in and out of consciousness. That put Paulson on the road to South Korea, Japan and China where he’ll meet up with his foreign counterparts to strategize on the deteriorating state of world markets. It’s a daunting task.

Iraq: The Hidden Cost Of The War

By Andrew Stephen

America won't simply be paying with its dead. The Pentagon is trying to silence economists who predict that several decades of care for the wounded will amount to an unbelievable $2.5 trillion.

George Bush's Samson Option

By Stephen Lendman

Full-scale war on Iran may just be a concocted terrorist attack away from starting the "shock and awe."

The Deserter's Tale

Video Report

US Soldier Joshua Key has told Tony Jones about his new book, which concludes that American soldiers were behaving like terrorists in the Iraq war, as a result of their training.

Video and transcript

Beyond Quagmire

By Tim Dickinson

The war in Iraq isn't over yet, but -- surge or no surge -- the United States has already lost. That's the grim consensus of a panel of experts assembled by Rolling Stone to assess the future of Iraq. "Even if we had a million men to go in, it's too late now," says retired four-star Gen. Tony McPeak, who served on the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War. "Humpty Dumpty can't be put back together again."

Canada's Ice Floes Turn Red With the Blood of Baby Seals: Help End the Cruel Harp Seal Hunt

Sign PETA's international petition to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Our goal is to gather signatures from more than 50,000 people who want to tell the prime minister that "fashion" is no justification for spilling baby seals' blood.

Tyranny Abroad, Police State at Home

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Turn off the life support: America is dead

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