Donnerstag, 29. März 2007

Killing pests with radio waves


RFID and the End of Privacy

Imagine a world where everything is fitted with an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) spychip, containing a unique ID for each product to differentiate it from others, and allowing it to be tracked in real time. It sounds far-fetched, but that is exactly what RFID companies like Accenture and the Auto-ID labs at MIT have been trying to do since 1999.


Take Appropriate RFID Precautions

Help Keep Wolves Protected


Keep Wolves Protected in the Northern Rockies

From Adriana

Delisting Of Wolves In Oregon

Republicans Fear 2008 Meltdown

Polling data released this month confirms what GOP officials are picking up anecdotally: swing voters are swinging away from Republicans at high velocity. Most alarming to GOP strategists is a new survey by the non partisan Pew Research Center that found 50 percent of those interviewed consider themselves a Democrat or leaning that way; only 35 percent tilt Republican.

Defying Bush, Senate Passes Deadline for War's End

Senate Democrats ignored a veto threat and pushed through a bill Thursday requiring President Bush to start withdrawing troops from "the civil war in Iraq," dealing a rare, sharp rebuke to a wartime commander in chief.

Let The Kids Dance

Global warming-denier James Inhofe cues up another juvenile performance.

White House For Sale

by David Corn,

Military contractor Mitchell Wade bribed jailed congressman Duke Cunningham. Was the White House a co-conspirator?

Unwise Brinksmanship In Iran

by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity,

Are 15 British Marines enough to make a war? A tit-for-tat contest with the Iranians is a foolish and reckless game.

Marriage Of Hypocrisy And Corruption

by David Sirota,

Corporate lobbies prove they'll say anything to excuse antidemocratic behavior.

Guantanamo Illegal Despite Guilty Plea - Critics

A guilty plea by Australian David Hicks to terrorism charges should not be seen as legitimizing US military tribunals taking place at Guantanamo Bay, human rights groups said today.

Bush Rules Out Deal With Congress Over Iraq Timetable

With both houses of Congress now firmly on record in favor of withdrawing from Iraq, President Bush vowed Wednesday not to negotiate a timetable with Democrats, and a confrontation appeared inevitable as each side prepared to blame the other for delays in providing money for the war.

Prosecutors Assail Gonzales During Meeting

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales endured blunt criticism Tuesday from federal prosecutors who questioned the firings of eight US attorneys, complained that the dismissals had undermined morale and expressed broader grievances about his leadership, according to people briefed on the discussion.

DOJ Emails Illustrate Plan to Mislead Congress

The common thread in the thousands of pages of documents released by the Department of Justice in conjunction with a Congressional probe into the US attorney dismissals is that top officials in the DOJ who worked behind the scenes believed that they were doing something improper in selectively dismissing the attorneys and acted with a clear intent to deceive lawmakers if any questions into reasons for the firings arose.

Die Reichen kassieren, die Armen müssen verzichten,1518,474681,00.html

Interior Official Overrode Work of Scientists

Informant: binstock

Dems Prepare for Veto Fight Over War

Statesville Record & Landmark


President Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress lurched toward a veto showdown over Iraq on Wednesday, the commander in chief demanding a replenishment of war funding with no strings and Speaker Nancy Pelosi counseling him, ‘Calm down with the threats.’ Bush said imposition of a ’specific and random date of withdrawal would be disastrous’ for U.S. troops in Iraq and he predicted that lawmakers would take the blame if the money ran short...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Another $100 Billion to Continue the War

Informant: Duane Roberts

Mobile mast bid refusal sparks appeal

By Chris Kearney

Mobile phone company Vodafone plans to appeal against a decision to block an application for a new mast in Oxford.

More than 1,200 people signed a petition organised by Marston resident Michael Haines against the proposal.

Vodafone wanted to put up a 33ft mast disguised as a telegraph pole in Jack Straw's Lane, near St Michael and All Angels Church.

But Oxford City Council turned down the scheme last week because of its design and location.

Vodafone spokesman Rob Matthews said the firm was disappointed as it believed a new mast would improve 3G coverage in the area.

He said: "We have reviewed our options for providing coverage to our customers in the area and have concluded the proposal in Jack Straw's Lane will have the least impact.

"Vodafone does not take the decision to appeal lightly, but we feel that this is the best option for providing optimum coverage for our customers."

Vodafone claimed it had written to residents, detailing the proposal and inviting comments, but had received no reaction.

The firm appealed against a decision to block plans for a mast in Jack Straw's Lane in 2005. It also lost the appeal.

Mr Haines said: "I managed to get 1,200 signatures from residents around Marston, and I think that the council should take notice of that.

"We feel that this mast is being forced on us and we don't want it - not to mention the possible health risks to those that live near it."

City council spokesman Louisa Dean said: "The officers made the decision to refuse permission due to the style of the mast. It would not have fitted in with the surrounding area.

"In addition we feel the applicant had given us insufficient evidence on the unsuitability of alternative sites."

Marston city councillor Mary Clarkson said: "The annoying thing about all this is that there is already existing planning permission in place for a mobile phone mast on top of St Michael's Church.

"It's not for Vodafone, but the company that applied for permission hasn't utilised it."

© Copyright 2001-2007 Newsquest Media Group

Aktionen der Überflüssigen

Überflüssige in München: Freie Fahrt für Alle

„dienstagabend 27.3. im herzen münchens: 7 überflüssige dringen sanft in u- und s-bahnen ein. ihre botschaft: über 80.000 münchnerInnen können sich dank hartz IV, sozialgeld & co. keine monatstickets mehr leisten. ..isoliert zuhause im offenen strafvollzug…“ Bericht von „ueberfluess-ich“ vom 28.03.2007 bei indymedia

Aus: LabourNet, 29. März 2007


Düsseldorf: kleine Aktion der Überflüssigen

„Einige Überflüssige besuchten gestern das Center der Arbeitsagentur in Düsseldorf und warben für die Beteiligung an sozialen Kämpfen und dem Protest gegen den G8-Gipfel….“ Bericht mit Bildern vom 25.05.2007 bei indymedia

Siehe darin auch:

Flugblatt Vorderseite (pdf)

Flugblatt Rückseite (pdf)

Das Problem der Exklusion. Ausgegrenzte, Entbehrliche, Überflüssige

So der Titel des von Heinz Bude und Andreas Willisch herausgegebenen Buches (394 Seiten. Gebunden, € 35,00 (inkl. 7% MWSt.), ISBN 978-3-936096-69-9, Erschienen im September 2006 bei Hamburger Edition). Siehe dazu

Informationen beim Verlag'62'&T=0&Plugin=10&HE=10&HEP=978%2D3%2D936096%2D69%2D9

Inhaltsverzeichnis und Vorwort der Herausgeber (pdf)

Aus: LabourNet, 30. Mai 2007


überflüssige in münchen: gegen ver_A_rsche !

„montag 27.8., 9:30 uhr: die überflüssigen entern die arbeitsagentur münchen. mission aufklärung: gegen die immer dreisteren lügen der offiziellen arbeitslosenstatistik eine aktive gegendarstellung ...und zwar vor ort ... und zwar rechtzeitig vor der nächsten märchenstunde der bundesagentur am 30. august. zutaten: 12 überflüssige, 1 grosstransparent, 3 posters, hunderte aufklärungsflyers. und: wut auf eine verhöhnende "aufschwungs"-propaganda, mundgerecht vom kapital serviert zur virtuellen sättigung von immer mehr armen schluckern. schluckauf! ver_A_rscht!...“ Bericht mit Bildern von „überflüss-ich“ vom 29.08.2007 bei indymedia

Siehe dazu auch:

pinocchios märchen: das märchen vom aufschwung für alle. Das Flugblatt zur Aktion (pdf)

ihre b.a. & die zukunft der lügen: Wie geht es weiter mit den Erfolgszahlen am Arbeitsmarkt?

„Die monatliche Märchenstunde der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (BA) wird nun von 1-Euro-Jobbern durchgeführt (“Integration in den Arbeits-Markt”). Der BA-Pressesprecher (Pinocchio v. Münchhausen) wird durch einen Zufallszahlengenerator ersetzt. Die Statistik wird in die freien Künste integriert und untersteht direkt dem Aufschwungsministerium…“ Das Flugblatt zur Aktion (pdf)

„IHR seid überflüssig“

„Der Aktionstag unter dem Motto „IHR seid überflüssig“ (Arbeitstitel) soll sich gegen die geschönten Arbeitsmarktzahlen sowie gegen die ‚Aufschwungs-Kampagne’ der Bundesregierung und der Arbeitsagentur richten und diese zu skandalisieren versuchen…“ Vorschlag / Aufruf des ABSP zum bundesweiten Aktionstag am 29. Oktober 2007 (pdf)

Siehe dazu auch:

Stoppt den sozialen Niedergang!

Aufruf für ein breites Bündniskonzept (pdf)

Aus arm ohne Arbeit wird arm mit Arbeit?

Idee für bundesweite Aktion (pdf)

Aus: LabourNet, 30. August 2007Überflüssige


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


Don't let anyone ever tell us again our voices are not heard. Today the Senate REJECTED an attempt to strip the Iraq withdrawal time line from the current supplemental, just as you called for them to do. And in the remaining days of the week, before Congress takes a spring recess, there is one more urgent call we must make, to tell the Senate to pass an amendment being offered by new Senator James Webb to head off a NEW war with Iran without express congressional approval.

This amendment would not have been proposed if there were not a real, present and palpable danger that Bush will try to use the recess of Congress to open up a whole new barrel of war horrors. We are hearing more and more stories of preparations consistent with plans for an imminent major assault. Russian intelligence is reporting a continuation of the buildup of our forces on Iran's borders. And even as we speak the Navy is flexing their testosterone in a yet another show of "force" in the Persian gulf.

And to what end? To provoke some Gulf of Tonkin incident to be Bush's latest unjustified causa belli? The sheer clumsiness of the British wandering into DISPUTED waters and getting 15 of their people seized demonstrates how close we are to the situation blowing completely out of control. And we hear Blair warning about a "different phase", which can only mean descent into an even deeper circle of hell. One of their own former ambassadors has pointed out that the border between Iraq and Iran has NEVER been fixed on land, let alone at sea. And those are the waters our would be cowboy president is fishing for more trouble in.

The one thing we know for sure is that bombing Iran is the certain route to only one result, an even larger military confrontation we cannot win, with the added enormous peril of inflaming the situation in Iraq even more than it is now. The lunatic concept being pushed through the Pentagon by still unrepentant neocon hotshot theorists is that all we have to do is launch a bunch of cruise missiles and the Iranians will just fold up their tents. And our current president is just stupid, arrogant and desperate enough to buy it again, especially as the rest of his mid-East debacle comes crashing down around his ears and ours, and six years of despicable, deliberate lies finally start floating to the surface like a bumper crop of flotsam.

We are talking about people who are so utterly divorced from reality on the ground that they see good news in every new truck bombing. This very day on the Senate floor McCain argued that things really are getting better in Iraq, that the surge is working, and that there are neighborhoods in Baghdad outside of concrete fortifications where an American can just go for a leisurely stroll and window shop. But actual on the scene CNN British correspondent Michael Ware, who lives in mortal peril there every day to report what's really going on, says our own military commanders there find such statements laughably ludicrous.


Only by sending a very strong message to the Senate right now, and pressuring them to make a public showing of opposition to Bush's insane, and not so secret, plans can we possibly constrain him from pulling an even bigger trigger, with consequences he has not bothered to consider. We're talking about the Plan A with no Plan B crowd. When asked what they would do if their surge did not work, like all previous identical surges in past, their only response was that is had to work.

Take heart that your many phone calls ARE working. They are the only reason we are finally getting some action out of our Congress, the first awakening of real backbone from our representatives. And it's all your doing. We have to not only keep it up, but magnify our efforts to get everyone who opposes Bush's wrong headed war policies to be their own personal citizen advocate, to lobby Congress with a phone AND a follow up email message right now. Please forward this message to everyone you know. And let it be so.

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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Steigende Sockelarbeitslosigkeit und doppelt so hohe Arbeitslosigkeit im Osten sind ein Alarmsignal

#Die Linkspartei.PDS: Pressemitteilungen

29. März 2007

Zur Entwicklung auf dem deutschen Arbeitsmarkt im Monat März erklärt der Bundesgeschäftsführer Dietmar Bartsch:

Es ist erfreulich, dass sich der Rückgang der Arbeitslosigkeit offensichtlich stabilisiert. Die Zahl der Arbeitslosen in Deutschland liegt jedoch nach wie vor stabil bei über 4 Millionen. 4,107 Millionen Arbeitslose sind und bleiben ein Skandal. Die Freude über gefundene Arbeit beim Einzelnen verdeckt nicht die Folgen der Regierungspolitik der vergangenen Jahre. Auf der einen Seite verweigert man sich auf der Regierungsbank hartnäckig Maßnahmen, die für weit mehr Beschäftigung sorgen könnten und so auch der steigenden Zahl der Langzeitarbeitslosen eine Aussicht auf Existenz sichernde Arbeit bieten würde. Die steigende Sockelarbeitslosigkeit und die nach wie vor doppelt so hohe Arbeitslosigkeit im Osten sind ein Alarmsignal. Auf der anderen Seite werden heute im Bundestag die von der Koalition geplanten Milliardenentlastungen für Unternehmen auf den Weg gebracht, die für bessere Chartplatzierungen an den Aktienbörsen Tausende Menschen auf die Straße setzen. Steuergeschenke an Konzerne und Kürzungen bei aktiver Beschäftigungspolitik, das ist die verkehrte Welt von Herrn Müntefering. Die Unterschriftensammlung der SPD für Mindestlohn ist offenbar ein schöner PR-Gag, aber mehr auch nicht. Ein weiteres Mal fordere ich die SPD auf, einen entsprechenden Antrag im Bundestag zur Abstimmung zu bringen. Es gibt im Bundestag eine Mehrheit für einen gesetzlichen Mindestlohn. Offensichtlich kommt die SPD zunehmend mit ihrer derzeitigen politischen Rolle nicht klar - zum einen drückt sie unsoziale Gesetze wie Gesundheitsreform und Rente mit 67 gemeinsam gegen ihre eigene Wählerklientel mit dem Koalitionspartner durch, zum anderen versucht sie sich bei Mindestlohn und Raketenabwehrsystem als Opposition. Die heutige Ankündigung von CDU-Generalsekretär Pofalla, die CDU werde bei anstehenden Reformen nicht locker lassen, ist wohl mehr eine Drohung als ein Versprechen für die von Arbeitslosigkeit betroffenen.

Desintegration statt Integration

#Die Linkspartei.PDS: Pressemitteilungen

28. März 2007

Zur Novelle des Aufenthaltsgesetzes erklärt die stellvertretende Parteivorsitzende Katina Schubert:

Die Integrationsgipfel der Kanzlerin nutzen gar nichts, wenn ihre Regierung gleichzeitig ein Aufenthaltsgesetz verabschiedet, das Flüchtlinge und MigrantInnen immer noch eher als Bedrohung denn als Beitrag zu gesellschaftlicher Vielfalt und Bereicherung ansieht. Restriktionen gegen Frauen verhindern keine Zwangsehen, aber das Recht auf Familienzusammenführung. Die Bleiberechtsregelung ist völlig unzureichend. Eine dauerhafte sozialversicherungspflichtige Beschäftigung, wie sie als Voraussetzung für eine Verfestigung des Aufenthalts festgeschrieben wird, ist für sehr viele Erwerbstätige unabhängig vom Status so schwer zu bekommen wie ein Sechser im Lotto. Die EU-rechtlichen Vorgaben sind allenfalls in ihrem repressiven Teil umgesetzt, immer zulasten von Flüchtlingen und MigrantInnen. Dieses Aufenthaltsgesetz ist ein Desintegrationsgesetz. Deshalb fordere ich die Kanzlerin auf: Gehen Sie zurück auf Start, nehmen Sie Ihre Gipfel ernst und schaffen Sie ein modernes, EU-konformes Aufenthaltsgesetz, das auf Integration setzt.


Änderung des Zuwanderungsrechts beschlossen

Integration fördern

„Das Bundeskabinett hat ein Gesetz zur Änderung des Zuwanderungsrechts auf den Weg gebracht. Es setzt elf asyl- und ausländerrechtliche Richtlinien der EU in nationales Recht um. Zudem erweitert es die Voraussetzungen für einen Ehegattennachzug und ergänzt das bestehende Bleiberecht für langjährig geduldete Ausländerinnen und Ausländer….“ Pressemitteilung der Bundesregierung vom Mi, 28.03.2007

Gesetzentwurf zur Reform des Zuwanderungsrechts (pdf, 1,4 MB),property=publicationFile.pdf

Heute im Bundeskabinett: Das große Antiausländerpaket alias "Gesetz zur Umsetzung aufenthalts- und asylrechtlicher Richtlinien der Europäischen Union". PRO ASYL: Mehr Haft, weniger Rechtsschutz, mehr Ausgrenzung „Getarnt als Gesetzentwurf zur Umsetzung aufenthalts- und asylrechtlicher Richtlinien der Europäischen Union geht heute ein ganzes Paket mit ausländerrechtlichen Verschärfungen ins Bundeskabinett. PRO ASYL kritisiert den Inhalt dieses Antiausländerpakets als repressiv und vom Geist der Abschottung geprägt. Das Resultat ist absehbar: Mehr Haft, weniger Rechtsschutz, mehr Ausgrenzung. Wenn dieser Entwurf Gesetz wird, werden Tausende zusätzlicher Haftplätze entstehen. Denn Asylsuchende, die in einen anderen EU-Staat überstellt werden sollen, weil dieser zuständig ist, werden keine Chance mehr haben, gegen diese Abschiebung Rechtsmittel im Eilverfahren einzulegen. Sie werden in der Regel in Zurückweisungshaft genommen…“ Pressemitteilung von Pro Asyl vom 28. März 2007

Buntenbach: Neues Bleiberecht schafft keine Integration

„"Die Neuregelung zum Bleiberecht ist keine Lösung zur besseren Integration, sondern eine Altfallregelung, von der nur wenige werden profitieren können. Die zweijährige Bewährungsfrist birgt vor allem die Gefahr, dass die geduldeten Ausländer in jeden noch so miesen Job gedrängt werden und sich im Zweifel ausbeuten lassen müssen, um der Abschiebung zu entkommen. Gleichzeitig wird ihnen der nötige Bewegungsspielraum genommen, indem sie in den einzelnen Bundesländern weiter auf Sachleistungen und Sammelunterkünfte verwiesen werden können…“ DGB-Pressemitteilung vom 28.03.2007

Aus: LabourNet, 29. März 2007

Lawmakers Fault Veterans' Care Under Bush

The Army's new acting surgeon general said Tuesday she is concerned about long-term morale because the military lacks money to hire enough nurses and mental health specialists to treat thousands of troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Al Gore's triumphant return to Capitol Hill

Scaring the Pants off Men

"Last week saw Al Gore's triumphant return to Capitol Hill - the once-ridiculed candidate now acknowledged as a visionary and treated with long-overdue respect. But the most remarkable moment of Gore’s hours of testimony in both houses may have been one in which he wasn't even involved. It shined a light on both the changed atmosphere in Washington today, and the fear and loathing that that change is bringing on," says Paul Waldman.

Proposal Could Weaken Species Protection

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is considering limiting the ability of federal wildlife protection agencies to intervene on behalf of endangered species that may be harmed by federal actions. The proposed regulatory changes would also increase the role of state governments in administering some of the species protections that are now the responsibility of the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service.

Global Warming Disaster as Thousands of Harp Seal Pups Perish

Thousands of harp seal pups are assumed dead in Canada's Gulf of St. Lawrence due to the lack of ice floes, which mother seals require to give birth and nurse their pups successfully. Experts with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare) have been carrying out daily surveillance flights over the region. They report that the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which is the annual birthing ground of hundreds of thousands of harp seals, is essentially devoid of both ice and seals.


Lack of Ice Kills Thousands of Seals but Cull Will Continue

New Memo Details Allegations Against GSA Administrator

Even as the head of the General Services Administration prepares to address allegations of improper conduct at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Wednesday, new information about her actions continues to emerge.

Schumer Office: Subpoenas Ready for Rove, Miers

Senator Charles Schumer finds it "hard to believe" that embattled US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales can continue in office for much longer. At the same time, Mr. Schumer believes that the practical consequences for the Republican Party resulting from Mr. Gonzales' actions - the culling of eight US Attorneys - will be lasting.

Senate to look at improper FBI spying

A Senate panel wants to know if the Patriot Act needs to be revised to keep the FBI from illegally or improperly gathering telephone, e-mail and financial records of Americans and foreigners while pursuing terrorists.

From Information Clearing House

U.S. Sponsoring Kurdish Guerilla Attacks Inside Iran

"Kurdish and American sources say the United States has been supporting guerilla raids against Iran, channeling the money through organizations in Iraqi Kurdistan."

From Information Clearing House

Brits in the Gulf and a doctored British Map?

Former British Ambassador Craig Murray is now challenging the legitimacy of the map just published by the British government in the current dispute with Iran over those 15 captured British sailors and marines.

From Information Clearing House

The New American Militarism: How Americans are Seduced by War

Video Lecture

In his provocative new book, Andrew Bacevich warns of a dangerous dual obsession that has taken hold of Americans, conservatives and liberals alike.

Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror

Video Lecture

Retired CIA agent, Scheuer argues that the greatest danger for Americans confronting the radical Islamist threat is to believe-at the urging of US leaders-that Muslims attack us for what we are and what we think rather than for what we do.

Oppose Navy Plan to Train Marine Mammals for Undersea Warfare


Arab Opinion Troubled By Consequences of Iraq War

Television Food Advertising to Children in the United States

Conversion for Survival

Easter Surprise: Attack on Iran, New 9/11... or Worse

Pentagon Cowers Behind Wordplay

American Court Claims Its First Victim

Food Not Lawns: Organic Gardens vs. Chem-Fed Lawns

Climate Change: Coastal Mega-Cities in for a Bumpy Ride

Council blame for mast error

By Jonathan Bunn

RESIDENTS could be in line for a compensation payout after a council blunder led to a phone mast being erected close to their homes.

Despite initial denials, the council has admitted it missed a deadline to refuse mobile phone giant O2 permission to put up the mast in Markhouse Road, Walthamstow.

Epping Forest Council recently paid a total of £2,500 to ten residents in Waltham Abbey when it made the same mistake, but larger amounts have been awarded elsewhere.

In 2003 the Local Government Ombudsman ordered Swindon Council to pay seven families between £10,000 and £20,000 to compensate them for the decrease in value of their homes when an administration error meant a mast was installed nearby.

O2 was within its rights to erect the 15 foot mast in Markhouse Road and insist it will not be taken down.

A letter from the council apologising to residents has been delayed, suggesting the council is treading carefully with the possibility of legal action and a costly payout looming.

Residents were shocked when the mast appeared overnight just before Christmas and initially planned to seek an injunction preventing it being switched on. The plan was ditched, however, when it emerged there was no time to pursue the action.

Tony Alvaranga, 42, who can see the mast from his home in Samantha Close, said: "There was a commitment by the planning office to write to residents who had objected to the mast application - that commitment has not been met.

"I believe a first letter was withdrawn at the eleventh hour and another one was going to be sent, but until Monday we had not received it.

A council spokesman confirmed a letter of apology will be sent to residents and said the authority was currently assessing the implications of its mistake.

© Copyright 2001-2007 Newsquest Media Group


The 'Swindon' case is the leader (attached).

The potential for recompense via the court also exists although, to my knowledge, this has not yet been tested. The Bardsey case in the Court of Appeal (Feb 2005) refers. This concerned an application for prior approval and the LPA’s failure to notify any decision to the operator within the 56-day deadline - hence approval being deemed. In their findings, the three judges (one on whom had sat on the Harrogate case’) declared that the failure to notify was an effective an effective disenfranchisement of the claimant’s right to have her concerns on health and devaluation of her property taken into account and that, consequently, her Article 6.1 rights under the Human Rights Act to a fair hearing had been breached. As stated by Lord Justice Waller, "It seems to me clear that Dr Nunn's Article 6 rights were here infringed. She and others affected had the right to make representations to the LPA on the effects on health and on the appearance of the mast as it affected them and the value of their homes. In this instance she was deprived of her right under Article 6 to such a determination”. And Lord Justice Laws, "At paragraph 22 my Lord concludes that Dr Nunn was deprived of her right under ECHR Article 6 to a determination of her claims relating to health, the appearance of T-Mobile's mast and its effect on the value of her home and the homes of others. If I may say so I think that is entirely right.........”. Dr Nunn had the right to expect an effective decision by the LPA and thereafter the opportunity to present her objections in the event of an appeal. The incompetence of the LPA denied these rights.

It follows that if an LPA fails to take health fully into account (and, indeed, property devaluation) then it runs the risk of a claim in the County Court from every affected resident.

See further definition on the Planning Sanity website.


Compensation for phone mast blunder

Families living near a mobile phone mast have been awarded £117,000 in compensation.

Seven families will get between £10,000 and £20,000 depending on their proximity to the 20ft telecoms mast in Swindon.

Swindon Borough Council was ordered to pay the compensation after its planners failed to object to the One2One mast within the necessary 28 days due to an administration error.

The award is thought to the first of its kind.

Local Government Ombudsman Jerry White found the council guilty of maladministration causing injustice and has ordered the payment of compensation for the loss in value of the homes affected.

But most families said they would much rather the mast was removed.

This was our ideal home, but from our back garden and my daughter's bedroom all you can see is this mast

Melanie Hall, resident

Melanie Hall, one of six residents to bring the complaint against the council, said: "It should not have gone ahead in the first place, it's a residential area.

"This was our ideal home, but from our back garden and my daughter's bedroom all you can see is this mast.

"The compensation doesn't mean much to us really, ideally we wanted the mast to come down."

A spokeswoman said Swindon Borough Council had apologised to the families for the error - which was caused by the application being put on the wrong pile of paperwork.

This delay meant One2One - now named T-mobile - could put the mast up even though planners had objected.

Council chief executive Simon Birch said: "The council has accepted the ombudsman's findings in full and has offered affected householders compensation.

"The council has introduced new procedures for dealing with future applications for telecommunications development to prevent this maladministration happening again."

Story from BBC NEWS:

Published: 2003/05/19 16:22:57 GMT


From Mast Sanity/Mast Network

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Rachel's News #898

Link to the Polish Institute of Military Hygene

This organisation is involved with research on EMFs, RF and microwave health effects.

I have already distributed information about one of their studies which showed significant harm to the health of a large number of military personel who had been exposed to RF many years earlier.

They may be helpful with other research.

Martin Weatherall


Independent Media Source

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