Freitag, 25. Mai 2007


Informant: NHNE


Lowest Food Supplies In 50-100 Years Global Food Crisis Emerging

Informant: Larry Lee Lawson

Cheney Trying to Trap Bush Into Attack on Iran

Informant: Kev Hall

Is Bush Addressing the Root Causes of Terrorism or Aggravating Them?

Democratic Spin Won't End the War in Iraq


Democratic Spin Won't End the War in Iraq

By John Stauber

It is vitally important, however, that a genuinely independent anti-war movement organize itself with the ability to speak on its own behalf.

The Good, The Bad and The Prosecuted

Globalization and Democracy: Some Basics


Globalization And Democracy: Some Basics

By Michael Parenti

Free trade is not fair trade; it benefits strong nations at the expense of weaker ones, and rich interests at the expense of the rest of us. Globalization means turning the clock back on many twentieth-century reforms: no freedom to boycott products, no prohibitions against child labor, no guaranteed living wage or benefits, no public services that might conceivably compete with private services, no health and safety protections that might cut into corporate profits.

Frustrated House Panel Threatens to Subpoena FDA

Richardson Rebukes Dems on Iraq and Immigration

Discusses Bilderberg plans for New World Order

Informant: luvmypeterbuilt2

Durch "Killerspiele" "klare Erhöhung des Risikos, Gewalttäter zu werden"

Ask Your State Consumer Protection Office To Inform Shoppers About Mercury

Global Webcast: The Struggle for Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace

Frontex als Schrittmacher der EU-Innenpolitik

Die Grenzschutztruppe mit den Soforteinsatzteams entzieht sich weitgehend der Kontrolle des EU-Parlaments.


Mental health specialists say there has been an increase in domestic violence against children - largely a result of the violence that has gripped Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003. They say the violence has affected people's behavior. Before the invasion, there were about 90 psychiatrists in Iraq and some 45 psychologists but today there are fewer than 40 total.

Darfur: Forget genocide, there's oil

Informant: Ashley Smith

From ufpj-news


Mega Lake under North Darfur Sands

Informant: Gomez

New Bush Scandal: Helping Big Oil Companies Hide Billions From Government at Taxpayer Expense

Oil companies leasing federal land to drill for oil are required to pay the government royalties based on a percentage of their sales. But under the Royalty-in-Kind program, the companies can pay in the form of oil and gas instead of cash. The problem is that oil and gas prices have increased more than the value of the oil and gas royalty revenues being received, meaning that the oil companies are managing to withhold a growing amount of their profits from Uncle Sam.

US Funding Mexican Wiretapping Program

Mexico is expanding its ability to tap telephone calls and email using money from the US government, a move that underlines how the country's conservative government is increasingly willing to cooperate with United States on law enforcement.

WILDALERT: Protect Ironwood Monument from bullets, ORVs

Kimberly-Clark Shamed Again

Preparing for the next 9/11

Free Market News Network
by Lewis J. Walker


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Wolfowitz’s tomb

by Sidney Blumenthal


Paul Wolfowitz’s doctrines are a summa of numerous failed political dogmas of the 20th century. His notion of politics was essentially Bolshevik, but less democratic in practice than Lenin’s. Wolfowitz had no concept of mass politics. Nor did he have an idea of democratic centralism, the core of Leninism, by which the vanguard led the cells of the party. Wolfowitz believed only in the vanguard. The dutiful student of obscurantist authoritarian philosopher Leo Strauss operated as a solitary intellectual at the head of a single cell, the lone Wolfowitz. His view of international political dynamics was a strange concoction of the most heated, impassioned idea of Leon Trotsky — the permanent revolution — admixed with the most rigid, Manichaean metaphor of John Foster Dulles — the domino theory of the Cold War. Dulles’ idea, applied to Southeast Asia, was a reaction to his mistaken understanding of Communist expansion as Trotskyist in conception. From this thesis and antithesis came the synthesis of Paul Wolfowitz. Welcome to the dustbin of history...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The cabal strikes back

by Justin Raimondo


You would think that a political tendency such as the neoconservatives, one that has presided over a disastrous war which is increasingly unpopular, and which has unleashed a wave of resentment and even hatred against them, would just crawl back under the rock from whence they sprang and lay low for the duration. Not the neocons, however: they may be down, but they are far from out, … The President, reined in by his party’s fear of electoral disaster and his nation’s war weariness, has hesitated to go all the way with the neocons’ plan to open up the second phase of their bid to ‘transform’ the Middle East into a pile of ‘democratic’ rubble: no one in this country but Dick Cheney and his boys think going to war with Iran is such a grand idea, but that isn’t stopping the neocons from trying to pull it off anyway...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Marine document details red tape v. Iraq gear

Brownsville Herald


The system for delivering badly needed gear to Marines in Iraq has failed to meet many urgent requests for equipment from troops in the field, according to an internal document obtained by The Associated Press. Of more than 100 requests from deployed Marine units between February 2006 and February 2007, less than 10 percent have been fulfilled, the document says. It blamed the bureaucracy and a ‘risk-averse’ approach by acquisition officials...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Schumer: Gonzales will face no-confidence vote



The U.S. Senate will take part in a vote of no-confidence on embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales after debate on the immigration bill is completed, Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday. The non-binding measure likely will be considered in mid-June, unless the immigration legislation runs into problems. The House plans to vote on a similar measure next month, after a congressional recess...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Judge keeps charge against US troops

Raleigh News & Observer


A judge on Thursday upheld an indictment against three U.S. soldiers in the death of a Spanish journalist in Iraq, rejecting an appeal filed by national prosecutors. Spain’s National Court charged the three American soldiers in April with homicide and a crime against the international community for firing a tank shell at Baghdad’s Palestine Hotel and killing TV cameraman Jose Couso...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Paul has terrorism “reading list” for Giuliani

USA Today


‘Longshot Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul on Thursday gave front-runner Rudy Giuliani a list of foreign-policy books to back up his contention that attacks by Islamic militants are fueled by the U.S. presence in the Middle East,’ the Reuters news service writes from Washington. Paul, a Texas congressman, said he’s giving Giuliani a ‘reading assignment’ because ‘I don’t think he’s qualified to be president. If he was to read the book and report back to me and say, ‘I’ve changed my mind,’ I would reconsider’...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Gas station shuts pumps over prices

Guardian [UK]


Motorists pulled in to Harvey Pollack’s gas station Thursday, honked and gave him a thumbs-up — because he wasn’t selling any fuel. The owner of Towne Market Mobil in this suburb north of Milwaukee shut down his pumps for 24 hours, hoping to start a movement aimed at persuading oil companies to lower their prices. ‘Somebody out there is making money at these prices, but not me,’ said Pollack, 57. ‘So I just thought: What can I do to help the consumer?” … Maria McClory, 38, drove 10 miles out of her way to buy a diet soda from Pollack’s station after seeing local television coverage of the protest. ‘I just wanted to support them and thank them for making a statement,” said McClory, who drives about 100 miles a day for work in her sport utility vehicle. Other drivers were more skeptical. Jeff Bensman, 52, pulled in expecting to gas up his Honda sedan. He said he appreciated the protest but did not think it would make much difference...,,-6659483,00.html

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Learning Why We're Americans,hentoff,72960,6.html

Informant: Corey

Ron Paul: Truth to Power

Informant: luvmypeterbuilt2

Dr. Nick Begich: Weapon Technologies of the 21. Century


Helmut Breunig

Rachel's News #908

1 in 8 Iraqis Dies Before Fifth Birthday

The mortality rate among Iraqi children younger than 5 rose 150 percent between 1990 and 2005, according to a report released this month by the US humanitarian aid group Save the Children. In its most startling terms, the group estimates that 1 in 8 never makes it to his or her fifth birthday.

Africa Feels the Warming It Didn't Cause

Global warming isn't just a matter of melting icebergs and polar bears chasing after them. It's also Lake Chad drying up, the glaciers of Mt. Kilimanjaro disappearing, increasing extreme weather, conflict and hungry people throughout Africa.

Banking on Becoming President

After just three months of fundraising, the candidates for president in 2008 have already raised more than $150 million. The eventual nominees will need to raise $500 million apiece to compete. Where is all this money is coming from?

From Information Clearing House

Kyrgyzstan proposes US troop eviction

PARLIAMENTARIANS in Kyrgyzstan overnight urged the government to evict US troops from a military airbase in the impoverished Central Asian state.

From Information Clearing House

Our Own Worst Enemy?

Chalmers Johnson's, discusses the military-industrial-Congressional complex, considers the possibility of an attack on Iran, and wonders what's happened to accountability and oversight in the halls of government.


From Information Clearing House

`I won't testify against my abductors'

`I cannot participate in a judicial process where the prospects of a fair trial are negligible, and more crucially, where the death penalty is a possibility,' writes James Loney who was kidnapped in Iraq in 2005.

From Information Clearing House

Violations of medical ethics by our military

It is a clear-cut violation of international medical ethics to force-feed hunger-striking prisoners. The American Medical Association is a signatory to the world codes of medical ethics that condemn this practice.

From Information Clearing House

Human rights slain on US global battlefield: Amnesty

Amnesty International yesterday launched a scathing attack on the United States accusing it of trampling on human rights, and using the world as "a giant battlefield" in its "war on terror."

From Information Clearing House

U.S. Seeks Tougher Iran Sanctions Than Europeans Want

The U.S. will seek greater pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear ambitions than Britain, France and Germany want, diplomats said after the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency said existing sanctions aren't working.

From Information Clearing House

How Will They Destroy Ron Paul?

By Mike Whitney

We know the drill by now. Whenever a politician with character and principles throws his hat in the ring the media descends on him like feral hounds on a pork chop. It'll be no different with Paul.

A Drive for Global Domination has put us in Greater Danger

By Al Gore

The pursuit of "dominance" in foreign policy led the Bush administration to ignore the UN, to do serious damage to our most important alliances, to violate international law, and to cultivate the hatred and contempt of many in the rest of the world.

This Shameful, Bi-partisan Betrayal - Democrats sell out troops

From ufpj-news


This Shameful, Bi-partisan Betrayal

Keith Olbermann - Special Comment

A Special Comment about the Democrats' deal with President Bush to continue financing this unspeakable war in Iraq-and to do so on his terms: Video and transcript.

Bush demands real progress from Iraq, warns Iran

President George W. Bush warned Thursday that Iraq must repay the sacrifice of US soldiers with real progress, as Congress got set to pass a new war budget stripped of Democratic withdrawal timetables.

Pentagon Studies Long-Term Commitment in Iraq

The Pentagon is considering maintaining a core group of forces in Iraq, possibly for decades.

Deadly Illusions, Rest in Peace

This week's cave-in on Capitol Hill - supplying a huge new jolt of funds for the horrific war effort in Iraq - is surprising only to those who haven't grasped our current circumstances.

From Information Clearing House


What the Democratic Blank Check on Iraq Means

David Sirota

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Informant: Corey


Iraq funding: Congress bends public over, Bush thrusts

Morris County Daily Record


Bowing to President Bush, the Democratic-controlled Congress grudgingly approved fresh billions for the Iraq war Thursday night, minus the troop withdrawal timeline that drew his earlier veto. ‘The Iraqi government needs to show real progress in return for America’s continued support and sacrifice,’ said the commander in chief, and he warned that August could prove to be a bloody month for U.S. troops in Baghdad’s murderous neighborhoods...

The sacrifice the troops bill

The Nation
by Laura Flanders


I spent some of Wednesday with a worried mom from Idaho Falls, Idaho, whose only son is in the National Guard. Once a month he drives 200 miles to train, then he drives 200 miles back home again. (All for $200 most of which is spent on gas.) He served in Bosnia. Will he be deployed to Iraq? ‘I was counting on the Democrats to stop this war,’ said Marianne, blue eyes blazing. So were thousands of other mothers. It’s time to turn this story around. Rove’s wrong. This so-called ’supplemental’ isn’t about supporting troops; this blank-check bill is about sacrificing them...

Lily-livered Democrats lose game of chicken

Fox News
by Susan Estrich


Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, calls the language ‘extremely weak.’ Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, says she is ‘not likely to vote for [it].’ sent an e-mail Wednesday morning to its 3 million-plus members demanding that Democrats vote no: ‘Every single Democrat must vote against this bill. This is a key test vote on whether your representative is serious about ending the war.’ The bill is the current version of the Iraq spending bill, which many Democrats, let alone those of us who voted for them, believed should include a timetable for withdrawal of the troops. It doesn’t...,2933,275063,00.html

Don’t think of a US soldier unarmed, abandoned in Iraq

by Jeff Cohen


The shared pretense of the White House and Democratic leaders is that funding the Iraq occupation is somehow a program on behalf of the troops. Like a subsidy for family farmers. … What Democrats need to be saying, repeatedly, is that it’s Bush/Cheney who abandoned several thousand US troops to avoidable deaths in a disastrous occupation, and tens of thousands to horrible injuries. And that they’re willing to abandon still more troops to unnecessary death and injury. … As Military Families Speak Out says: ‘Funding the war is not supporting our troops. The way to support our troops is to bring them home now and take care of them when they get here’...

No peace, more spending

Disloyal Opposition
by J.D. Tuccille


Tell me please, what value was there in tossing the Republicans out of the congressional majority and handing the Democrats control ... party leaders are going to use their new position of power to roll over on the war in Iraq? Of course, that’s not all they did; they also managed to trade away any hope for a timetable on ending the war for billions of dollars in spending on their pet programs. Hooray for the new boss; same as the old boss. And so much for the promises of fiscal discipline and anti-war passion the new crop of Democrats offered up during the last election cycle...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Some Democrats Call War Funding Vote "Capitulation"

Congress passed a $120 billion Iraq war funding bill backed by President Bush on Thursday night as Democrats splintered over what some are calling "capitulation."

Who Voted to Continue Funding the Occupation

A state-by-state list of who in the US Senate and House of Representatives voted to continue funding Bush's occupation of Iraq.


Dems Back Down, Approve War Money

We Gave Them Our Hearts, They Gave Him A Blank Check


Attention Democrats: I Told You So! Would You Like to Wake Up Now?

Informant: reggie501

From ufpj-news


Iraq: May the Quagmire Remain!

If you believe Middle East official discourse, everyone deplores the American presence in Iraq and everyone calls for an immediate departure.... And yet, between the words expressed and hidden intentions, there is a chasm. The region's states and political groups, pushed by their public opinion, will scarcely admit it, but they have no desire to see the Americans withdraw any time soon.


How Many More Will Congress Leave to Die?

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Democrats sell out troops, Congress votes to waste $100 billion more in Iraq

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

The Future of Food: What Every Person Should Know

It probably wouldn`t hurt if your friends and neighbors knew as well... their future, like yours, may depend on knowing this.

Wilford Bates

Stop WWF's Betrayal of the Earth's Last Ancient Forests



Stop WWF's Betrayal of the Earth's Last Ancient Forests

By Rainforest Portal, a project of Ecological Internet, Inc. May 24, 2007

TAKE ACTION WWF is the world's largest ancient forest logging apologist; actively promoting questionable "certified, sustainable" logging in Guyana, Russia and -- and may be the World's greatest threat facing endangered ancient forests

For many years the international conservation group WWF has supported Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification that first-time logging of ancient primary and old-growth forests is "sustainable". Millions of hectares of intact, large rainforest ecosystems have been and are being heavily industrially logged for the first time with WWF and FSC's stamp of approval. Ecological Internet (EI) recently reported upon Samling of Malaysia's activities in Guyana under the name of Barama, which received significant international bank financing based upon assurances provided by WWF and an FSC certificate of good forest management. Sadly, WWF's partnering with this particular rainforest destroyer in Guyana is not at all unique. Similar large-scale, often illegal and highly socially and environmentally destructive logging of ancient forests in the Congo basin countries, Russia, and Indonesia continue with the blessing of WWF and FSC as their official policy. WWF's greenwashing, and propagation and subsidizing of the myth of "sustainable ancient forest logging", may be the greatest threat to the world's remaining ancient forests.




Plant trees, lots of them, you can never plant enough!

Cell phone headaches all in the mind?

Polizei liest Briefe von Globalisierungskritikern

Revolt against new U.S. ID card grows

Syngenta Threatens to Violently Expel the Family Farmers of the Via Campesina - Act Now!

Letter to the Governor of the State of Paraná

Your Excellency Governor Roberto Requião

We are a group of independent scientists working to reclaim science for the public good ( ), and exposing the bad science promoted by biotech corporations like Syngenta and Monsanto, which is having devastating effects on world food security and health. We have reviewed extensive evidence on the failures and hazards of genetically modified (GM) monoculture crops as well as the successes and benefits of sustainable food systems such as agroecology. The review has been published in an influential report, The Case for a GM-Free Sustainable World in 2003, translated into many languages including Portuguese and Spanish ( ).

Since then, the case has grown much stronger as further evidence of health and environmental hazards has accumulated, and accelerating global warming, coupled with the depletion of water and fossil fuel, falling grain yields and increasing pressures on food production from the demands on land for growing biofuel crops have made it much more urgent to shift comprehensively to sustainable food systems.

We shall be presenting the latest evidence on the hazards, failures and deceptions surrounding GM crops to the European Parliament on 12 June 2007 ( ), to call a GM-Free Europe and a GM-free world.

We therefore greatly support your initiative to reclaim Syngenta´s illegal experimental site in Brazil in order to turn it into a school for agroecology. We stand with Your Excellency in solidarity in the face of the pressure the multinational is exerting against the Government of Paraná.

Please, Your Excellency, continue to take all of the necessary measures to protect the reclaimed site and to enable the family farmers of the Via Campesina to remain there.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Mae-Wan Ho
Institute of Science in Society


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