Donnerstag, 15. März 2007

It's Time to Fix the Patriot Act

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Zweifel am Geständnis: USA veröffentlichen Aussagen zum 11. September

Das jetzt veröffentlichte Terror-Geständnis von Khalid Scheich Mohammed ist in Deutschland mit großer Skepsis aufgenommen worden. Der Al-Qaida-Führer hat US-Militärangaben zufolge zugegeben, die Anschläge vom 11. September 2001 in den USA sowie ein Dutzend weitere geplant zu haben. Die Grünen, die Linkspartei sowie die SPD bezweifelten jedoch den Wert der offenbar unter Folter zustande gekommenen Aussage.

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Evangelical Christians Attack Use of Torture by US

The uncoupling of American evangelism from the administration of George Bush gathered pace yesterday when one of the largest, national umbrella groups of socially-conservative Christians issued a statement critical of US policy towards detainees, repudiating torture as a tactic in the war on terror.

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US Allies in Africa May Have Engaged in Secret Prisoner Renditions

A network of US allies in East Africa secretly have transferred to prisons in Somalia and Ethiopia at least 80 people who were captured in Kenya while fleeing the recent war in Somalia, according to human rights advocates. Kenyan authorities made the arrests as part of a US-backed, four-nation military campaign in December and January against Somalia's Islamist militias, which Bush administration officials have linked to al-Qaida.

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How the Rich Are Destroying the Planet

Leslie Thatcher translates Herve Kempf's thoughts on plutocracy: "Since the collapse of the former USSR, it appears that capitalism no longer needs democracy - so antithetical to the oligarchy's objectives. Terrorism is the latest alibi to tighten security, criminalize dissent, expand surveillance and imprison the poor. The hyper-rich will attempt to maintain their excessive advantages by force as they did after Hurricane Katrina, when armed forces were sent - not to help the drowning poor - but to hunt down looters."

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Aborted DOJ Probe Probably Would Have Targeted Gonzales

Shortly before Attorney General Alberto Gonzales advised President Bush last year on whether to shut down a Justice Department inquiry regarding the administration's warrantless domestic eavesdropping program, Gonzales learned that his own conduct would likely be a focus of the investigation, according to government records and interviews.

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Feinstein: Lam Fired Over Cunningham Prosecution

Senator Dianne Feinstein said Wednesday she believes the ouster of San Diego US Attorney Carol Lam was connected to Lam's prosecution of former Republican Congressman Randy "Duke" Cunningham, even though the Bush administration has denied it.

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DOJ Limits What Fitzgerald Can Reveal to Committee

Fitzgerald cited the fact that Libby's case is still "pending" as an explanation of his inability to provide non-public details to the committee. Fitzgerald also pointed out in his letter to Waxman that he arrived at his conclusions after being advised by the Department of Justice.

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Judiciary Committee Authorizes Use of Subpoenas for Justice Officials

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said he doesn't care what the White House and Justice Department think of his subpoenas - he wants answers. The committee on Thursday authorized the use of subpoenas to five Justice Department officials in the investigation into the dismissals of eight US attorneys.

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Tell Corporations to Come Clean about Bottled Water

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The hidden dangers of mast radiation

I cannot see the point of Chris Shepherd's contention that people who smoke, drink or drive are not entitled to express anxieties about phone mast radiation.

Having worked for years with children as a psychotherapist, I became aware of many of the hazards that our modern lifestyle presents to them, including such things as food additives, passive smoking, sleep deprivation, chemical pollution etc, as well as cell phone and mast radiation.

To ignore these dangers, particularly when many of them could be prevented relatively easily, would be irresponsible. That is why the charity SHOC came into being - to raise public awareness. It would be nonsense for anybody to ignore them, simply because they drove a car or drank alcohol.

I am concerned for children who are subjected to risks without even knowing they exist. Maybe there are no known deaths attributed to mobile phone masts. That could be because the long-term effects have yet to be recognised, but certainly there are numerous reports of cancer clusters occurring around masts. Mast radiation has also been shown to cause headaches, dizziness, depression, fatigue, poor concentration and cardiovascular problems.

B Jones (chairman).
SHOC (Stop Harming Our Children).
Swindon

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Next-up News n°207

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Take down mast demands village

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Fears over bid to put phone mast near schools

PETER WALSH
15 March 2007 12:16

A telecommunications giant has announced controversial plans to install a mobile phone mast close to homes - and within a mile of three schools.

O2 has submitted plans for a 12.5 metre mast mock telegraph pole near to Earlham Road police station, but also within half-a-mile of Heigham Park First School, St Thomas More Roman Catholic Primary School and within a mile of Earlham High School.

Today, Alan Shawcross, deputy head of Earlham High School, said he was very concerned that a mast should be proposed so close to local schools.

"Anything that might affect the development of a child or younger children feeding into our school we would have a concern about - there are concerns around mobile phone masts which haven't been resolved and need further research," he said.

Mr Shawcross said any decision about objecting to the plans for the mast, which is to be a mock telegraph pole shrouded in its wood cladding, would be for the governors.

The Evening News is campaigning against the installation of mobile phone masts near homes and schools until it is proved they are safe.

In January 2005, Sir William Stewart, chairman of the National Radiological Protection Board, published an independent report calling for a precautionary approach to masts near homes and schools.

But an Evening News investigation the same month revealed one in five primary schools in Norwich and its suburbs was within the threshold which experts claim could put youngsters at risk.

Plans by O2 for a mast on Earlham Road close to the police station follows a similar application by the company which was thrown out by the city council's planning committee in January.

City planners went against the recommendations of officers to approve proposals by O2 for a 12.5m mock telegraph mast next to the police station and said it would be an eyesore,

More than 40 people had raised concerns about the plans and planning committee members received 11 letters of objection citing visual impact and health fears.

Police officers at the nearby station also said that although the mast would not interfere with its main Airwave communication system, it might have caused "localised blocking" of police mobile phones and blackberries.

Rupert Read, a Green city councillor for Wensum ward, said: "It seems fishy that O2 are putting in such a similar planning application again after the one they had before was rejected. I think it's clear that people in the area don't want a mast there. Itan unwelcome intrusion on the local landscape and creates potential health concerns."

In places like the United States and Germany mobile masts cannot be built within 500 metres of homes and schools.

Are you opposing a mobile phone mast in your area? Call Evening Peter Walsh on 01603 772439 or email peter.walsh @archant.co.uk

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Sign Our Petition to Car Companies

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Court Halt on GMO Alfalfa Shows USDA Failure

A court decision overturning US government approval for a Monsanto biotech alfalfa underscores complaints made for years that the USDA is failing to adequately oversee genetically-altered crops. US District Court Judge Charles Breyer of the Northern District of California immediately halted seed sales and ordered that any planting must cease after March 30 following his determination that the USDA violated the law in allowing unrestricted commercial planting of the crop. The judge said the USDA should have prepared an environmental impact statement before deregulating the Roundup Ready alfalfa.

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House Overturns Bush Order on Papers Secrecy

Brushing aside a veto threat, the House of Representatives voted to overturn a 2001 order by Bush that allows former presidents to keep their papers secret indefinitely. The measure, which drew bipartisan support and passed by a veto-busting 333-93 margin, was one of multiple White House-opposed bills the House passed that would widen access to government information and protect government whistleblowers.

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Giuliani

"Although many pundits quibble about the qualifications or lack of qualifications Illinois Senator Barack Obama has, few seem to apply the same standards to former New York City Mayor Rudolf Giuliani," writes Arlen Parsa. "The ex-mayor has little experience that would seem to qualify him for the nation's top job, at least compared with presidents past. Almost all of Mr. Giuliani's popularity and political viability emanates from a single event: the attacks of September 11, 2001."

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Republican Senator Says Gonzales Should Be Fired

Senator John Sununu of New Hampshire called for Gonzales's ouster Wednesday, just hours after Bush expressed confidence in the attorney general. "I think the president should replace him," Sununu said in an interview. "I think the attorney general should be fired."

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Democrats' Resolution on Iraq Reaches Senate Floor

After weeks of delay, Democratic leaders yesterday managed to bring to the Senate floor for the first time a binding resolution that would bring US troops home from Iraq. But Republicans remained confident that they could kill the proposal and the White House threatened a veto, raising Constitutional concerns.

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Iraq Women Silenced

by Andrea Buffa, TomPaine.com

Since the U.S. invasion of Iraq, women have lost civil rights and public presence.
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Fraudulent Firing

by Paul Rogat Loeb, TomPaine.com

The use of election fraud to excuse firing U.S. attorneys is just more spin.
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Whose Mortgage Crisis?

by Anya Kamenetz, TomPaine.com

As subprime loans collapse, lenders are losing their shirts, but homeowners are losing their houses.

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Next-up News n°206

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Rep. Dennis Kucinich: "Impeachment May Well Be the Only Remedy"

Remarks on the floor of the U.S. House, March 15, 2007

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This House cannot avoid its Constitutionally authorized responsibility to restrain the abuse of Executive power.

The Administration has been preparing for an aggressive war against Iran. There is no solid, direct evidence that Iran has the intention of attacking the United States or its allies.

The US is a signatory to the UN Charter, a constituent treaty among the nations of the world. Article II, Section 4 of the UN Charter states, "all members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state. . ." Even the threat of a war of aggression is illegal.

Article VI of the US Constitution makes such treaties the Supreme Law of the Land. This Administration, has openly threatened aggression against Iran in violation of the US Constitution and the UN Charter.

This week the House Appropriations committee removed language from the Iraq war funding bill requiring the Administration, under Article 1, Section 8, Clause 11 of the Constitution, to seek permission before it launched an attack against Iran.

Since war with Iran is an option of this Administration and since such war is patently illegal, then impeachment may well be the only remedy which remains to stop a war of aggression against Iran.

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The second report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts massive humanitarian crises

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Informant: binstock

TELL CONGRESS TO SUPPORT A TIME TABLE TO WITHDRAW OUR TROOPS FROM IRAQ

Call your members of Congress now toll free at 800-828-0498, 800-459-1887 or 800-614-2803.

ACTION PAGE: //www.peaceteam.net/stop_bleeding.php

It was a surreal spectacle to see the vice president attacking the Democratic plan for Iraq by arguing that it's "been called 'slow bleed'". Now, how exactly did that coined description end up coming out of the mouth of every corporate media toady out there, except for the fact that Cheney himself directly ORDERED them through his underlings to say it? It's reminiscent of when they would plant stories in the New York Times and then rely on the same stories as justifying authority for what they were doing.

You bet we want to slow down the bleeding (as opposed to the accelerating bleeding which is going on now). In fact, we want to STOP the bleeding altogether, and the amputations and the deaths too. And now at least we have a Senate bill which proposes a withdrawal timetable. While we agree with Senator Feingold in supporting it that the measure is still not binding enough, the Republicans are confident that can defeat it, which is the only reason they are allowing an actual vote.

Well, maybe, if enough of us call and email them we can make them a little less confident in defying the clear will of the American AND the Iraqi people. Especially if you have any Republican senators they need to reminded of when they are next up for re-election. And all of our Democratic senators need to hear from us so that they present a united front.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.

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Bloggers versus The Lobby

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National Security Letter nightmare

Free Market News Network
by Noel Gibeson

03/14/07

From the beginning many Americans were concerned with the new powers given the federal government when the Patriot Act was first passed and then re-authorized with even greater powers. The potential for abuse of power was great. Now we know from the FBI’s own inspector general that the powers given the FBI were abused in the brief study that they conducted. Revelation of still greater abuse is yet to come...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

War drags the dollar down

AntiWar.Com
by Ann Berg

03/15/07

See the faint jet plumes overhead? Once soaring high through the celestial sphere of finance, the dollar is starting to lose orbit — tugged by the drag of war. But this time it’s different. It’s different because war is being waged in a monetary climate that has no precedent: an inflationary fiat monetary system, a derivatives bubble, a pesky PATRIOT Act, and a bulging trade deficit with China. The confluence of the four spells trouble for the dollarized system, a system that broke away from the gold-backed Bretton Woods arrangement in 1973...

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Berkeley goes after Rumsfeld

San Francisco Chronicle

03/14/07

The Berkeley City Council was in the spotlight Tuesday night as it grappled with whether to become the first U.S. government entity to support the prosecution of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other Bush administration officials for war crimes. If the council approves the resolution, Berkeley would become a co-plaintiff if Germany files a criminal complaint against Rumsfeld, former CIA Director George Tenet, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and other U.S. officials for their alleged involvement with torture at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay. Berkeley has a long history of protesting U.S. policy, but the city manager recommended that the council stop short of participating in the prosecution of Rumsfeld and his associates...

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Sununu: Dump Gonzales

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03/15/07

Sen. John Sununu of New Hampshire on Wednesday became the first Republican in Congress to call for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales’ dismissal, hours after President Bush expressed confidence in his embattled Cabinet officer. Gonzales has been fending off Democratic demands for his firing in the wake of disclosures surrounding the ousters of eight U.S. attorneys — dismissals Democrats have characterized as a politically motivated purge...

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Is America Headed for a Depression?

The elements are now in place for the first time in 80 years for America to sink into a depression..

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From Information Clearing House

US warned against attacking Iran

A group of nuclear physicists, military experts and diplomats has warned the United States and its military allies against launching an Iraq-style pre-emptive war on Iran to cripple its purported nuclear arms programme, saying such an attack would escalate the global risk of a nuclear holocaust.

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No military bases for US if it attacks Iran: Kasuri

Pakistan will not provide military bases to the United States if it launches attacks on Iran, Pakistan Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri said. He said an attack on Iran will leave a negative impact on the politics and economics of not only Pakistan but the entire region.

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US looks at plan to oust Musharraf

Reports yesterday quoting highly placed US diplomatic and intelligence officials - previously rusted on to the view that General Musharraf was an indispensable Western ally in the battle against terrorism - outlined a succession plan to replace him.

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No chance of extremist government in Pakistan, says ex-CIA official

There is no chance of an extremist government coming to power in Pakistan any time soon, and if something happens to General Pervez Musharraf tomorrow, another general would step in," says former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) official Robert Richer.

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US pressurizing Pak to get its support for attack on Iran: Gul

Former ISI Chief, Gen (retd) Hameed Gul has said that the Untied States is paving the way to use Pakistan's territory for its expected attack on Iran in order to shift the blame of its failure in Afghanistan to Pakistan.

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Will the peace process survive Musharraf?

Under pressure by the Americans (Vice President Cheney's recent visit) to do more against the Taliban and a nation that has seemingly placed the US as the prime hate object, dethroning India, Musharraf is indeed caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

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From Information Clearing House

US officer 'angry' Iraqi suspects taken alive

A senior NCO in one of America’s elite units ordered two soldiers to kill three prisoners taken in Iraq and then cut his own men to make it look like there had been a struggle, a court was told.

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Take No Prisoners

U.S. Marines execute an Iraqi to the cheers of fellow marines - WARNING:- This video should only be viewed by a mature audience.

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From Information Clearing House

Closing the Gap Between Torturer and Victim

By John Pilger

John Pilger reports on new revelations that torturers in America's 'war on terror' were directed personally by the US secretary of defence. He argues that the historical antedote to such barbarity is the new exuberant democracy movement in Latin America.

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Iraq & Iran Action Alert

Please Distribute Widely!

Urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (202-225-0100) & Your Reps (888.851.1879) to VOTE NO on another 100-billion for the Iraq Occupation. Reject the Iraq supplemental appropriations bill scheduled for debate tomorrow.

Urge Pelosi (202-225-0100) & Your Reps (888.851.1879) to Force Bush to get congressional authorization for any attack on Iran. Tell them the LA County Democratic Party Central Committee voted last night to encourage members of the California Democratic Party to ONLY ENDORSE CANDIDATES WHO OPPOSE A US OR PROXY ATTACK ON IRAN and to require Bush to get congressional authorization for war.

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What's It All About, Nancy?

By Linda O'Brien

Once Again, the Dems have Betrayed the Safety of the U.S. to Protect their Political Careers.

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HR811-Sales-Hearings in House

(Tommorrow and next Thursday)

If you live near DC, please attend these "HR811-Sales-Hearings" as an observor and pass out any of these to the House Committee Members and talk to their 'election integrity' legislation staffers:

//electionarchive.org/ucvInfo/US/CoverLtr2USHouse.pdf //electionarchive.org/ucvInfo/US/ChangesNeeded2HR811.pdf //electionarchive.org/ucvAnalysis/US/paper-audits/TierElectionAuditEval.pdf //electionarchive.org/ucvInfo/US/Letter2Congress.pdf //electionarchive.net/docs_other/dopp/VotingSystemSoftwareDisclosure.pdf //www.votersunite.org/info/TestimonyTheisen03-13-07.pdf

C-Span is unlikely to cover these "HR811-Sales-Hearings" because the House Admin Committee has yet to announce them publicly, even though one is tommorrow (Thursday)!

The Hearings before the House Administration Cmte. on Electronic Voting are stacked with testimony by HR811 and DRE supporters (see list below).

For example, the two persons sceduled to testify on election audits have no math or statistical qualifications (Candice Hoke is an attorney) and Larry Norden does not have a math background either. Both Hoke and Norden co-authored a misleading "analysis" in support of HR811's audit.

//www.brennancenter.org/dynamic/subpages/download_file_47860.pdf

HR811 election audits are mathematically insufficient (having probabilities well below 50% for detecting outcome-altering vote miscount in many US House races); over-audit in large-margin races in districts with many precincts; and can be gamed by creating smaller numbers of larger precincts, by simply declaring state "recounts" (even without any hand recounts), or by hiding vote miscount in a couple of large absentee ballot counts.

Despite the fact that I am the foremost authority on election audit mathematics in the U.S. today, Larry Norden of the Brennan Center shunned my overtures to meet with him when I traveled to the NYC area a few weeks ago, and I have not been invited to testify before Congress, despite my expertise and my ability to clearly explain the mathematics with charts and pictures to the Congress.

A more effective election audit could be done for the same cost!

For another example of who is testifying, Eric Clark is the MS Secretary of State, who recently adopted state-wide paperless DREs at a time when anyone who could read about it knew better.

Ted Selker, is a proponent of DREs w/ VVPATs and high-tech solutions from MIT and has said: "The best future schemes might include computer agents that check one another and create internal audits to validate every step of the voting process." and "A better option would allow people to verify their selections with recorded audio feedback." and "The government should invest in research to develop and test secure voting technology, including DREs and Internet voting."

David Wagner, another person scheduled to testify, is another co-author of the "analysis" recommending the insufficient, inefficient, scam-able, HR811 audits along with Norden and Hoke.

The three co-authors of the "sham HR811 audit analysis" who will be testifying before the House during these "HR811-Sales-Hearings", neglected to mention that in any US House district with fewer than 400 precincts the HR811 audit has little chance of detecting vote miscount that could alter the outcome, nor do they mention that the HR811 audit is AS BURDENSOME for election officials as a more effective election audit would be.

The two pretend "audit experts" are way too smart to be unaware that they are not experts in audit mathematics. Do they care for their country and the future well-being of the world enough to be honest?

forwarded below from Joe Holder, another "pretend audit expert" who coauthored the "analysis" in support of HR811's ineffective and inefficient audit but who is not scheduled to testify yet at the "HR811-Sales-Hearings":


I do not know the time of day that the hearings are scheduled yet.

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Post details: Upcoming Congressional Hearings on Electronic Voting
03/13/07 Upcoming Congressional Hearings on Electronic Voting

I'm not sure where to find or point you to more information, but the Subcommittee on Elections of the House Administration Committee has a number of very interesting upcoming hearings. These don't appear to be listed on the Committee's website ( //cha.house.gov/ ).

This Thursday (3/15) there are two hearings; one on disabled access and paper records in voting systems and the other on source code disclosure and commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software in voting systems (I may very well be wrong about the scope of the hearings).

Witnesses for the disabled access panel include:

* Diane Golden - Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities
* Kelly Pierce - Disability Access Voter, Working Group Cook County
* Eric Clark - Mississippi Secretary of State
* Ted Selker - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Witnesses for the source code disclosure panel include:

* David Wagner - UC Berkeley, ACCURATE
* Matt Zimmerman - Electronic Frontier Foundation
* Brian Behlendorf - Collab.net, Apache Software Foundation

Then, next Tuesday (3/20) there will be a hearing on, I believe, auditing elections. I know Larry Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law will be testifying and I believe Candice Hoke from the CSU Law School Center for Election Integrity will also testify.


Kathy Dopp
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Unprotected by Laws, Domestic Workers Face Exploitation

Largely because few laws limit their mistreatment by employers, US housekeeping staffs are underpaid and underappreciated. A new survey details their conditions and their predicament.

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Troubled Waters on UN Oceans Treaty

Critics gave the US a D-minus because of its ongoing failure to ratify the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The convention is the framework treaty for international agreements relating to marine boundaries, economic and environmental resources, scientific research, pollution control and more. Some call it the constitution of the ocean, and 153 nations have signed on.

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House Approves Three Open Government Bills: Bush Veto Coming?

The House Wednesday passed three bills to open government records to the public, brushing aside White House opposition and in one case, a veto threat. The measures would force government to be more responsive to Freedom of Information Act requests, make contributions to presidential libraries public and overturn a 2001 presidential directive giving the president authority to keep his records from public view.

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Senate Debates Troop Withdrawal Measure

Breaking a parliamentary roadblock, the Senate on Wednesday began its first formal debate on the Iraq war since Democrats took control of Congress, taking up a measure calling for President Bush to withdraw combat troops by the end of next March. The White House swiftly issued a veto threat.

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Relief as mast plan withdrawn

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Stop Meat and Milk From Clones!

Keep Cloned Meat and Milk Out of Our Food
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Hersteller der Tornado-Turbinen steigert Gewinn um 33%

//www.meta-info.de/?lid=25427

Re-Introduction of the 'Count Every Vote Act'

Election Research Group Applauds Re-Introduction of the 'Count Every Vote Act'
//www.commondreams.org/news2007/0314-03.htm



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Press Conference on Capitol Hill on 4th Anniversary of Iraq War

Military and Gold Star Families, Iraq War Vets, Active Duty Troops, and Veterans of other Wars to Hold Press Conference on Capitol Hill on 4th Anniversary of Iraq War.

//www.commondreams.org/news2007/0314-05.htm

Time for Christians to Preach Peace

//www.commondreams.org/views07/0314-21.htm

The Irony of General Peter Pace

//www.commondreams.org/views07/0314-28.htm



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Suckered Again: Abandonment of Vets is a Military Tradition

//www.commondreams.org/views07/0314-20.htm



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All the Rage: There's No Denying It, We Progressives are Angry

//www.commondreams.org/views07/0314-27.htm



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Was I a Good American in the Time of George Bush?

//www.commondreams.org/views07/0314-25.htm

GMO Corn Causes Liver, Kidney Problems in Rats: Study

//www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0314-03.htm

Destruction of Forests in Developing World 'Out of Control'

//www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0314-07.htm

White House Seeks to Cut Geothermal Research Funds

//www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0314-04.htm

Editorial Pages Call for Axing Attorney General

//www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0314-06.htm



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Halliburton: From Bush's Favorite to a National Disgrace

//www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0314-08.htm



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Step It Up: Renewing a Call to Act Against Climate Change

//www.commondreams.org/headlines07/0314-05.htm



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Stop Increased Subsidies for Factory Farms

H.R. 1217 seeks to increase taxpayer handouts to cruel and inhumane animal industries.

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The One World Order: Criminals and Their Camps

by Deanna Spingola

Conquerors, those who have killed the most people, and frequently the conflict instigators often sponsor criminal tribunals for the vanquished - those who run out of money, men, and ammunition or no longer accommodate those who actually control. Many installed tyrants, feeling absolutely justified, actually demand exemption from their premeditated war crimes......

//www.newswithviews.com/Spingola/deanna68.htm



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Kucinich on Iran and the Supplemental

Video
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/19680


Informant: David Swanson

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