Samstag, 9. Juni 2007

Bush Loads Up on Lawyers as Scandals Consume White House

Bush is moving quickly to fill vacancies within his stable of lawyers, though White House officials say there are no plans to drastically expand the legal staff to deal with a flood of oversight. "No, at this point, no," Tony Snow, the White House spokesman, said recently.

Old Problems Plague New Security Plan for Iraq

Three months after additional US troops began pouring into Baghdad in the most recent effort to stanch violence in Iraq's capital, military observers are fretting that the same problems that torpedoed last summer's Baghdad security plan are cropping up again.

School to Prison Pipeline

"The latest news-as-entertainment spectacular is the Paris Hilton criminal justice fiasco. She's in! She's out! She's — whatever. Far more disturbing (and much less entertaining) is the way school officials and the criminal justice system are criminalizing children and teenagers all over the country, arresting them and throwing them in jail for behavior that in years past would never have led to the intervention of law enforcement," says Bob Herbert.

Iraq's Workers Strike to Keep Their Oil

"The Bush administration has no love for unions anywhere, but in Iraq it has a special reason for hating them. They are the main opposition to the occupation's economic agenda, and the biggest obstacle to that agenda's centerpiece - the privatization of Iraq's oil," says David Bacon. "This week, Iraqi anger over starvation incomes and oil ripoffs boiled over."

Ron Paul Foreign Policy, Future of Freedom

KRACH BEIM G-8-GIPFEL: Sarkozy drohte Bush mit vorzeitiger Abreise,1518,487602,00.html

Cities Act While Bush Administration Lags On Environment

New York is among a faction of US cities from Boston to Portland, Oregon, that are racing ahead of the federal government in setting carbon emission targets and developing concrete strategies to deal with climate change. Their solutions are already beginning to alter the fabric of life for millions of urban dwellers.

Wi-Fi in the classroom: health advice to schools

From Vivienne

Michael Bevington has kindly put together some notes that we may use:

Victory near in phone mast fight


09 June 2007 11:53

Furious families fighting to stop a mobile phone mast being put up outside their homes are on the verge of victory after council officers said they thought the scheme should be turned down.

A 428-signature petition and 60 letters of objection were submitted to the council following a public outcry from people living in Eaton Street when the application was submitted by phone operator O2 earlier this year.

The telecoms giant said the 17.5m mast was needed after it was told to remove its mast in nearby Newmarket Road by the city council.

But the proposal, which will go before councillors on Tuesday, has been recommended for refusal by the council officers, who advise councillors in their decision making.

Officers say permission should be refused because its height, design and colour would be obtrusive in the Eaton Conservation area and would go against the city's local plan.

Those who have been fighting the proposal welcomed the news, but said it did not necessarily mean the battle was over.

Malcolm Fuller runs the post office in Eaton Street and had the petition in his shop.

He said: “I am surprised and pleased that it could be rejected but they could appeal. The one on South Park Avenue was rejected by the city council but then they got it through on appeal. We will have to wait and see what happens.”

The Evening News' Put Masts On Hold campaign calls for no more masts to be placed near homes or schools until it is proved they are safe.

Jane Rolph, who lives in Eaton, said: “We understand the need for technology and are asking for masts to be placed in a safe zone 500 metres away from populous areas.

“We already have two masts within a hundred metres of the proposed site. We have a choice to smoke or drink, yet in today's health and safety conscious world, how can we have this health risk imposed upon us? It is unforgivable that health risks are not being taken into consideration with phone mast sitings.”

Jim Stevenson, a spokesman for O2, said: “We are surprised they are recommending rejection, simply because we have been talking to the planners for quite a while.”

Are you fighting proposals for a mobile phone mast in your area? Contact reporter Dominic Chessum on 01603 772428 or email

Copyright © 2007 Archant Regional. All rights reserved.

Progress on Habeas, Chaos at Guantanamo and More

Republican Presidential Candidates Back Nuclear Strike Against Iran

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From ufpj-news

The Real Cost of Offshoring

Whenever critics of globalization complain about the loss of American jobs to low-cost countries such as China and India, supporters point to the powerful performance of the US economy. But new evidence suggests that shifting production overseas has inflicted worse damage than the numbers show.

EPA to Contract Out Watchdog Function

The Office of Inspector General for the US Environmental Protection Agency is planning to hire contractors to perform many of its audits while shifting resources away from public health issues, such as air and water pollution, according to an internal email released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

America is facing its worst summer drought since the Dust Bowl years of the Great Depression or perhaps worse still

Drought: A New Norm Across the Nation?

Drought, a fixture in much of the West for nearly a decade, now covers more than one-third of the continental United States. And it's spreading.


The wrath of 2007: America's great drought

From Information Clearing House

Global Warming Bill Ignites Rift Over States' Rights

An unusual rift has emerged between top Congressional Democrats over a draft global warming bill that would prohibit California and other states from taking tougher action than Washington to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles.


Schumer: Gonzales No-Confidence Vote Monday

Sen. Charles Schumer, who has led the investigation into the firing of several US attorneys, announced Friday that a vote of no confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be taken in the Senate Monday.



On Monday, June 11, there is scheduled to be a no confidence vote on Alberto Gonzales in the Senate. This vote will tell us as much as any other who deserves to remain in the Senate, and who must be removed themselves.

You can call toll free at 800-828-0498, 800-459-1887 or 800-614-2803 and ask for your own Senators.


All our senators need to hear from us on this, but especially we have a message your Republican senators need to hear. How dare they call this vote playing politics? Talk about turning justice on its head. The whole reason Congress must now step in is to STOP the justice department from playing politics.

What WAS politically motivated was when Gonzales turned our justice department into a hit squad for the RNC. If they keep voting in lock step to protect the criminals in the White House, watch what happens next election. Then they'll see some REAL playing politics, only we the people will be playing.

In explosive testimony before the Senate before the break, the former number two official in the Justice apartment, James B. Comey, testified that Alberto Gonzales tried to bully a deathly sick John D. Ashcroft into signing off on a secret and massive domestic wiretap scheme which had already been determined to be profoundly illegal.

And if that were not bad enough, Gonzales had previously testified UNDER OATH, that there had been no disagreements in the department about implementation of the program. So he just bald-faced lied and perjured himself again, and again, and again. And he's still doing it.

The situation is so bad that 56 members of Alberto's Harvard Law school class took out an ad also in the Post excoriating him for his outlaw abuse of power. The Harvard Crimson further reports that there was NO dissent whatsoever in this from members of that class, even among those who for professional reasons could not sign on publicly.

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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Slave Passage Found at Washington House

The underground passageway is just steps from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. It was designed so Washington's guests would not see slaves as they slipped in and out of the main house.

From Information Clearing House

The Last Confessions of E. Howard Hunt

He was the ultimate keeper of secrets, lurking in the shadows of American history. He toppled banana republics, planned the Bay of Pigs invasion and led the Watergate break-in. Now he would reveal what he'd always kept hidden: who killed JFK?

From Information Clearing House

Immigrant Bill, Lacking 15 Votes, Stalls in Senate

The sweeping immigration overhaul endorsed by President Bush crumbled in the Senate on Thursday night, leaving the future of one of the administration's chief domestic priorities in serious doubt.

From Information Clearing House

Former Fort Benning Soldier Admits Lying About War Crimes

A former Fort Benning Army recruit who claimed to have participated in war crimes while serving in Iraq pleaded guilty today in Seattle to a federal charge of making false statements about his record.

From Information Clearing House

Arrogance or stupidity? US 'world rights champion'

THE US views itself as the world human rights champion, a senior US spokesman said today, despite reports this week that it runs secret prisons and flouts civil liberties.

From Information Clearing House

Moazzam Begg: The disappeared

If there's one thing worse than being sent to Guantánamo, it's not being sent to Guantánamo.

From Information Clearing House

Secret CIA prisons confirmed by Polish and Romanian officials

Despite denials by their governments, senior security officials in Poland and Romania have confirmed to investigators for the Council of Europe that their countries were used to hold some of America's most important prisoners captured after 9/11 in secret.,,2097935,00.html

From Information Clearing House

Trial of CIA agents begins in Italy

Italian intelligence agents and a number of agents from America's CIA have gone on trial in Italy, in the first trial involving the CIA's extraordinary rendition programme.

From Information Clearing House

Allegations about BAE's slush fund show the UK has no right to lecture anyone else on corruption,,2098117,00.html

From Information Clearing House

Goldsmith faces claim he concealed £1bn 'secret' payment to Saudi prince

Lord Goldsmith, the Attorney General, faces questions over allegations he ordered British investigators to conceal from an international corruption watchdog the existence of secret payments to a Saudi prince.

From Information Clearing House

How would you grapple with Iran's nuclear drive?

US presidential candidates answer: Hillary Clinton: Iran poses a threat to our allies and our interests in the region and beyond, including the United States. The Iranian president has held a conference denying the Holocaust and has issued a series of bellicose statements calling for Israel to be wiped off the map.

From Information Clearing House

Does Iran's President Want Israel Wiped Off The Map?

An analysis of media rhetoric on its way to war against Iran - Commenting on the alleged statements of Iran's President Ahmadinejad.

From Information Clearing House

Experts Say Iranian Missile Program Poses Little Threat to US and Europe

"Iran is believed to be working on missiles of intercontinental range, which I believe is defined as over 3,500 miles [approx. 5600 km] of range," said Ken Katzman. "And [regarding] Iran, I think the latest estimate the intelligence committee made public was that they might be approaching that range by, let's say, 2015 or so.

Robert Baer: Is Iran a Terror Threat in the U.S.?

Evidence of Iranian sleeper cells in the U.S. is as thin as that of an Iranian hand in the JFK plot. In the mid-'80s there was a suspicion that Lebanese Hizballah, on Iranian orders, was trying to establish cells in the U.S., particularly in the Detroit area. But no cell was found.

From Information Clearing House

In Iraq's four-year looting frenzy, the allies have become the vandals

British and American collusion in the pillaging of Iraq's heritage is a scandal that will outlive any passing conflict.,,2098272,00.html

From Information Clearing House

General Pace to Retire as Joint Chiefs Chairman

Concerns on Iraq Force Out Top US Military Officers

Secretary Gates announced his selection of Admiral Mike Mullen as the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. And then he made this somewhat startling statement about the current Chairman, General Peter Pace.

White House pushes out head of armed forces

The increasing weakness of the Bush adminstration was exposed again today with the forced retirement of General Peter Pace as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff over the Iraq war.

From Information Clearing House


General Pace to Retire as Joint Chiefs Chairman

Gen. Peter Pace is being replaced as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by Adm. Michael G. Mullen. General Pace, who has been chairman for just less than two years, is known to have wanted to be nominated for a second term as chairman.

General "Sacrificed" to Clear Decks on Iraq

The Bush administration yesterday attempted to wipe the slate clean on the Iraq war and chart a new way forward with the surprise announcement that it was replacing General Peter Pace as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff.

U.S. Marine Testifies He Was Ordered to Destroy Photos of Civilian Killings

Laughner said he felt the order amounted to obstruction of justice but that he complied and later lied when asked whether any pictures had been taken.,2933,279416,00.html

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U.S. officials back off Iraq progress report

The Bush administration and top military commanders are looking beyond the promised September progress report on Iraq and are preparing Congress and the American public for a long-term presence of U.S. troops in the occupied nation.

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The Threat is Real

By Timothy V. Gatto

All of us in this country are finally starting to realize that George W. Bush and his right wing, corporate controlled, allies with their grandiose view of military dominance but not backed up by any actual military experience has brought this nation to what can only be described as the lowest point in our history.

The Real Reason for Bush's Invasion of Iraq is a National Security Secret

Rund um den G8-Gipfel

G8, eine mit viel Steuergeld erkaufte unbezahlte Wahlkampfwerbung


Gipfel der Gerüchte und Propaganda,1518,487262,00.html


Rund um den G8-Gipfel

Heiße Luft für alle


Jeder hat das Recht, ein Clown zu sein

Ein Plädoyer für das Lachen und eine Liebeserklärung an die buntesten Sympathieträger der Proteste von Heiligendamm.

Viele offene Fragen nach dem Ende des G8-Gipfels

Die Unterbringung der Festgenommenen, die unklare Rolle von verdeckten Zivilbeamten und der Einsatz der Bundeswehr sorgen weiter für Kritik.


Piratenlogo verhindert Einreise


G8 2007: Übergriffe der Polizei

Wer fürchtet sich vorm Schwarzen Block?

„… Wir, die Friedlichen, die Normalos und die nicht in Rostock waren – und erst recht nicht in den Camps, aber durch die Politik von Kapital und Kabinett zunehmend gezwungen werden, uns um unsere eigenen Angelegenheiten zu kümmern, werden dann sogar von den Erfahrungen und der Logistik autonomer Strukturen profitieren, wie sie sich bei den G-8-Protesten gezeigt haben: die Zaun- und Blockadeaktionen, die Bekochung von tausenden von Menchen in den Volxküchen…“ Artikel von Dieter Wegner vom Juni 07 (pdf)

Aus: LabourNet, 12. Juni 2007


Gezielte Faustschläge: Anwaltlicher Notdienst kritisiert Polizeieinsatz bei G8-Gipfel

Der Anwaltliche Notdienst hat das Vorgehen der Polizei gegen Demonstranten während des G8-Gipfels in Heiligendamm in scharfer Form kritisiert. Die Beamten seien während der Demonstrationen "in völlig unbeteiligte Personengruppen wüst hineingegangen", sagte der Rechtsanwalt Ulrich von Klinggräff am 12. Juni in Berlin. Polizisten hätten friedliche Demonstranten mit gezielten Faustschlägen attackiert. Die von der "G8-Sonderpolizeibehörde Kavala" angekündigte deeskalierende Strategie sei zu keinem Zeitpunkt erkennbar gewesen.



** Attac bewertet die G8-Proteste rückblickend als großen Erfolg für die globalisierungskritische Bewegung. "Diese Woche in Rostock und Heiligendamm hat vieles in der politischen Landschaft verändert. Wir haben die größte globalisierungskritische Massenmobilisierung erlebt, die es in Deutschland je gegeben hat", sagte Werner Rätz vom Attac-Koordinierungskreis. "Mit dieser breiten Bewegung wird künftig zu rechnen sein." Außerdem habe der Gipfel erneut gezeigt, dass die G8 keinerlei Lösungen für die Probleme der Welt anzubieten haben. "Die Legitimationskrise der G8 ist offenkundig geworden", sagt Pedram Shahyar, ebenfalls Mitglied des Attac-Koordinierungskreises. "Die G8 sind überflüssig. Heiligendamm wird ein dicker Sargnagel in der Geschichte ihrer Beerdigung gewesen sein." Die vollständige Pressemitteilung findet sich im Netz unter .

** Am 2. Juni protestierten rund 80.000 Menschen gewaltfrei und fantasievoll gegen die Politik der G8. Der Redebeitrag, den Werner Rätz vom Attac-Koordinierungskreis bei der Abschlusskundgebung hielt, kann nachgelesen werden unter . Im Anschluss an die Demonstration kam es zu gewaltsamen Auseinandersetzungen am Rostocker Stadthafen. Attac distanzierte sich in aller Deutlichkeit von den Ausschreitungen. Die entsprechende Pressemitteilung findet sich unter .

** Zwei Tage später rettet Attac die Welt - wenn auch nur symbolisch - aus den Fängen der G8. Eine Beschreibung mit Link zu Bildern der tollen Aktion finden sich im Attac-G8-Blog unter , ein schönes Nachrichtenvideo unter

** Über 10.000 DemonstrantInnen erreichen am 6. Juni friedlich Blockadeorte auf den Zufahrten nach Heiligendamm. Viele Attac-Aktive haben sich den Blockaden von "Block G8" angeschlossen. Sven Giegold, Mitglied des Attac Koordinierungskreises und in einer Blockade vor Ort:""Diese Aktion ist ein grosser Erfolg! Wir haben schon jetzt ein Zeichen gesetzt gegen den G8-Gipfel, der dort hinter dem Stacheldraht beginnt. Wir konnten zeigen, dass 10.000 Menschen entschlossen, aber ohne jede Gewaltanwendung an der Polizei vorbei kommen und ein Blockadeziel erreichen koennen." Obwohl es zu keiner Provokation und keiner Gewalt der Teilnehmer kam, setzte die Polizei gegen Mittag Schlagstoecke und Wasserwerfer ein. Sven Giegold dazu: "Ich bin erschuettert. Noch gestern im Vorgespraech sicherte die Polizei faires Verhalten zu, wenn keine Gewalt von den Demonstranten ausgehe. Jetzt bin ich hier Augenzeuge, wie die Polizei Wasserwerfer und vereinzelt Schlagstoecke bei Neu Rethwisch gegen friedliche Demonstranten einsetzt. Von einer Verhaeltnismaessigkeit der Mittel kann hier keine Rede sein". Bilder der Blockaden gibt es hier:

Die Presseerklärung von Attac zu Aktionen zivilen Ungehorsams: Die

Presseerklärung zu den Blockaden:

Presseerklärung der Kampagne "Block G8":

Presseerklärung von "Block G8" zum Vorgehen der Polizei:

** Auch auf dem Alternativgipfel konnte Attac wichtige Akzente setzen. Im Attac-Forum "Wem gehört die Welt?" drehten sich drei Runden um die Eigentumsfrage: 1. Warum die Welt eigentlich allen gehört, 2. Reale Besitz- und Verteilungsverhältnisse in der globalisierten Welt, und 3. Wir wollen die Eigentumsfrage neu Stellen. Ein Kurzbericht vom Forum findet sich hier:

** Den G8-Gipfel selbst beurteilte Attac als inhaltlich und politisch völlig substanzlos. "Wie nie zuvor in der Gipfelgeschichte ist deutlich geworden, dass die G8 ein Auslaufmodell ist", sagte Peter Wahl vom Attac-Koordinierungskreis. "Es dürfte keinen Gipfel gegeben haben, der inhaltlich und politisch so substanzlos war wie Heiligendamm." "Wenn Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel sich feiern lässt als Retterin des Klimas, so ist das lediglich ein durchsichtiger Versuch von Politmarketing", sagte Chris Methmann, ebenfalls Mitglied des Attac-Koordinierungskreises. Unter steht die vollständige Pressemitteilung zum Gipfelabschluss im Netz.

** Auch auf dem mit zeitlicher Überschneidung zum Gipfel stattfindenden Evangelischen Kirchentag in Köln waren Attac-Aktive präsent. Sie schafften es nicht nur, innerhalb kürzester Zeit eine Demonstration gegen die G8 mit zu organisieren, an der viele hundert Menschen teilnahmen, sondern überraschten Angela Merkel auch bei ihrer ersten offiziellen Rede nach dem Gipfel damit, dass sie eine deutlich veränderte Version des "Danke"-Liedes anstimmten. Einen Bericht der Aktion mit dem Text des Liedes unter .


** Die Medienpräsenz von Attac im Rahmen der G8-Proteste war überwältigend; hier nur eine kleine Auswahl:

- Das ZDF berichtete in "heute" am 1. Juni über die Sonderzüge:,4070,5546222-0,00.html

- Das ZDF-Magazin "Mona Lisa" begleitete eine Attac-Aktivistin am 2. Juni auf die Demo:,4070,5546775-0,00.html

- Über die Blockaden berichteten u.a. die taz...:,1

- ...und auch Die Welt:

- Vom Alternativgipfel berichten u.a. Neues Deutschland...:

- ...und der Stern:

- Eine positive Bilanz zieht Sven Giegold in der Berliner Zeitung:


Widerstand gegen G8 und große Koalition


Pressemitteilung zum Polizeilichen Vorgehen gegen G8-Blockaden



Vom 2. bis 8. Juni 2007 trafen sich rund um Rostock und Heiligendamm Kritiker und Kritikerinnen der Politik der G-8-Staaten. Engagiert und informiert setzen sich internationale - vor allem jungendliche - Bewegungen für eine radikal andere, eine demokratische, menschenrechtliche und die Umwelt schützende und erhaltende Politik ein.

Link zum Artikel:


Zwischen sechs und elf Objekte betroffen / Bundesanwaltschaft dementiert Zusammenhang mit Repressionen gegen G8-Gegner. Artikel von Heiko Wenzel in der Berliner Umschau vom 13. Juni 2007

Siehe auch im LabourNet: Die Show beginnt… Repressionen im Vorfeld des G-8-Gipfels 07

Aus: LabourNet, 18. Juni 2007


Anti-G8-Demo in Rostock: Eskalierende Polizeitaktik und Provokationen liefern die erwünschten Bilder

G8-Proteste: Videos

Repression report of the legal team G8 summit Heiligendamm

G8 Rostock Ausschreitungen nach Auftaktdemo

G8 Demo Rostock Ausschreitungen 02.06.07 Auftaktdemo

G8 Ausschreitungen in Rostock 2.6.2007 - Zeugenaussage 1/2

G8 Ausschreitungen in Rostock 2.6.2007 - Zeugenaussage 2/2

Polizist schlägt Frau (Rostock G8)

G8 Rostock - Polizei schlägt friedliche Demonstranten

Police attack at the concert G8 Rostock / Germany

G8 protest riots - how it all started

G8 Rostock - civil disorder

Kriminalisierung der G8-Proteste und Grundrechte

Polizeiübergriffe bei Anti-G8-Protesten

Die Gefangenen von Heiligendamm

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