Donnerstag, 21. Juni 2007

Roberts's Court Has Been Good for Business

The Bush administration and corporate lobbyists have long sought sweeping "tort reform" to limit lawsuits and massive jury awards - without much success. But in the last year, they have quietly been winning much of what they've wanted on a case-by-case basis in the Supreme Court.

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Supreme Injustices

by Margaret Kimberley, Black Agenda Report

Our worst fears for the High Court continue to be realized.
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Exposed: The Anatomy of a Torture Scandal

Not long before Lynndie England ever set foot in Iraq, long before she became the poster-child for torture, she was a whistleblower at Pilgrim's Pride's chicken factory in Moorefield, West Virginia - a notion that doesn't quite fit with her current image.

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WASSER ALS TREIBSTOFF

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Contact your elected official and tell them to support the Feingold-Reid approach to end the war in Iraq

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EPA Falls Short of Scientists' Calls For Stricter Controls On Smog

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US Is Fighting A Contractor War

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Inmates' Words: The Poems of Guantanamo

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High Court Has Been Good For Business

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US-Iran: New Arms Claim Reveals Cheney-Military Rift

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Cheney Power Grab: Says White House Rules Don't Apply to Him

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Vice President Exempts His Office from the Requirements for Protecting Classified Information

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Informant: ranger116

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Waxman decries Cheney security exemption

Norwalk Hour

06/21/07

House Democrats on Thursday denounced Vice President Dick Cheney’s idea of abolishing a government office charged with safeguarding national security information — and criticized him for refusing to cooperate with the agency. Cheney’s office — over the objections of the National Archives — has exempted itself from a presidential executive order that seeks to protect national security information generated by the government, according to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Cheney Under Fire for Stance on Secrecy

The House Oversight Committee is demanding that Vice President Cheney explain himself. Is his office part of the executive branch? Part of the legislative branch? Or is Cheney suggesting that as far as federal rules are concerned, his office essentially doesn't exist? The issue at hand is Cheney's insistence that his office is exempt from an executive order issued by President Bush in 2003 requiring all federal agencies or "any other entity within the executive branch that comes into the possession of classified information" to report annually on its activities regarding the classification, safeguarding and declassification of national security information.

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Problem facing species displaced by warming: nowhere to run

//www.csmonitor.com/2007/0621/p25s06-sten.html


Informant: Teresa Binstock

7steps towards an energy saving [r]evolution

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Re-Open Investigation of Abu Ghraib

We were reminded again this week that in this administration, no good deed goes unpunished, and that no scandal is so great that it can't be hidden until it's forgotten. The sad spectacle that transpired inside the crumbling walls of Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq came roaring back to life with Seymour Hersh's on-target article in The New Yorker magazine telling the story of an honest general who investigated and reported on events that shocked the world.

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Abu Ghraib: The Rest of The Story
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The Global Petition to End the Violence in Darfur

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Alg II: Vorlagepflicht von Kontoauszügen?

„Bei Antragstellung verlangen die Sozialbehörden die Vorlage von Kontoauszügen. Dies nicht nur bei erstmaliger Antragstellung auf Arbeitslosengeld II, sondern auch bei allen Wiederholungsanträgen. Die Optionskommune Göttingen verlangt zum Beispiel bei jedem Wiederholungsantrag alle halbe Jahr die Vorlage der Kontoauszüge der letzten drei Monate. Dies würde bei Beachtung dazu führen, daß die Sozialbehörde im Zeitraum eines Jahres die Kontoauszüge eines halben Jahres eingesehen hätte. Obwohl die Datenschutzbeauftragten immer wieder darauf hinweisen, daß die Vorlage von Kontoauszügen nur bei erstmaligem Bezug von Alg II angemessen sei oder bei Bestehen eines Betrugsverdachtes, so ignorieren die Sozialbehörden dies und verlangen pauschal mit jedem Antrag die Vorlage der Kontoauszüge. So stellt sich die Frage, wie die Sozialgerichte dieses Thema beurteilen…“ Artikel von Herbert Masslau vom 11. Juni 2007 //www.herbertmasslau.de/pageID_4361094.html


Aus: LabourNet, 21. Juni 2007

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Kritische Bewertung des Urteils des Bundessozialgerichts – Arbeitslose müssen Kontoauszüge vorlegen

(Ein Gast-Artikel von Martin Behrsing) - Die Eingangsinformation war eine Meldung in der Abendzeitung München vom 20.9.: "KASSEL- Arbeitslose müssen künftig ihre Kontoauszüge vorlegen, um Hartz IV-Leistungen zu erhalten. Tun sie das nicht, darf ihnen das Arbeitslosengeld II wegen fehlender Mitwirkung gestrichen werden, entschied das Bundessozialgericht. Auszüge dürfen aber zum Schutz sensibler Informationen teilweise geschwärzt werden".

Lesen Sie weiter:
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Festung EU: Europas Grenze häufig tödlich

„Der neue Verein "borderline-europe" will das Elend der Flüchtlinge an Europas Außengrenzen öffentlich machen. Am Mittwoch ist UNO-Weltflüchtlingstag. Der Verein "borderline-europe - Menschenrechte ohne Grenzen" nimmt dies zum Anlass, sich erstmals öffentlich zu präsentieren. Er will zukünftig auf das Drama der Flüchtlinge an den Außengrenzen der EU aufmerksam machen und aufklären. Vor allem die Fluchtwege über das Mittelmeer und den Atlantik werden für Tausende von Flüchtlingen aus Afrika und Asien zur tödlichen Falle…“ Artikel von Waltraud Schwab in der taz vom 20.06.2007 //www.taz.de/index.php?id=459&art=961&no_cache=1

Siehe dazu auch:

borderline-europe - Menschenrechte ohne Grenzen e.V.

„borderline-europe ist als gemeinnütziger Verein unabhängig von politischen Parteien oder Regierungen. Unsere Arbeit ist als Akt des zivilen Widerstands gegen die Abschottung der EU und ihre tödlichen Folgen gedacht. Ziele sind die umfassende Information der Öffentlichkeit, die Vernetzung europäischer Initiativen und die Lobbyarbeit auf nationaler- und EU-Ebene.“ Die Vereinshomepage //borderline-europe.de/


Hier beginnt die Reise

„Während die Länder der EU im Kampf gegen »illegale« Einwanderung immer enger ­zusammenarbeiten, zeigt die Situation auf Malta, dass die totale Abschottung Europas unmöglich ist…“ Artikel von André Callus und Niklas Luhmann, Malta, in der Jungle World vom 20. Juni 2007 //jungle-world.com/seiten/2007/25/10154.php


Aus: LabourNet, 21. Juni 2007

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„Laut Aussagen der Überlebenden, ist bei dem Schiffbruch am 19. Juli, bei dem 88 MigrantInnen den Tod fanden, das Cayuco (Holzboot) von der Küstenpatroullie absichtlich gerammt worden - Zwangsjacken und Helme sollen die Regel bei Abschiebungen werden. Heftige Kritik u.a. von AI und SOS-Rassismus. Das neue spanische Sicherheitsprotkoll muss verhindert werden...“ Bericht von „diverse“ vom 11.09.2007 bei indymedia //de.indymedia.org/2007/09/194058.shtml


Erneuter Prozess gegen Retter aus Seenot in Italien - Retter riskieren bis zu 15 Jahren Gefängnis

„Am 8. August 2007 retten zwei tunesische Fischerboote mit sieben Mann Besatzung 44 MigrantInnen in der Nähe von Lampedusa von einem havarierten Schlauchboot. Unter den MigrantInnen befinden sich ein behindertes Kind und eine Hochschwangere. Sie kommen aus dem Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea und Marokko. Unter ihnen befinden sich potentielle Asylsuchende. Seit dem 22.August stehen die tunesischen Seeleute wegen Beihilfe zur illegalen Einreise vor Gericht in Agrigento (Sizilien). Ihnen wird vorgeworfen, die 44 MigrantInnen nicht gerettet, sondern geschleust zu haben…“ Artikel von LZ Saarland in Linke Zeitung vom 11.09.2007 //www.linkezeitung.de/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3339&Itemid=248


Menschenrechte an der EU-Außengrenze. Empfehlungen an die Bundesregierung

Policy Paper No. 8 von Ruth Weinzierl am Deutschen Institut für Menschenrechte vom September 2007 (pdf) //files.institut-fuer-menschenrechte.de/437/DIMR_Border_Protection_and_HR_-_pre-publication_excerpt.pdf


Keine Festung Europa!

„Die Einwanderung ist in diesen Tagen eines der Hauptthemen auf der Agenda der Europäischen Union. Bald wird das Europäische Parlament die Debatte über einen Vorschlag für eine Richtlinie über 'gemeinsame Normen und Verfahren in den Mitgliedstaaten zur Rückführung illegal aufhältiger Drittstaatsangehöriger' aufnehmen… Machen Sie mit bei der Kampagne für die Schließung der Aufnahmelager für Migranten! Europa! Unterzeichnen Sie diese Petition!...“ Aufruf auf der Aktionsseite mit vielen weiteren Infos //www.keine-festung-europa.eu/showPage.jsp


Aus: LabourNet, 13. September 2007



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Soziale Verwundbarkeit und die Prekarität des Wohlstands

Kapitel aus dem neuen Buch von Berthold Vogel: „Die Staatsbedürftigkeit der Gesellschaft“ (pdf) – exklusiv im LabourNet Germany und inklusive des Inhaltsverzeichnisses des Buches //www.labournet.de/diskussion/arbeit/realpolitik/allg/vogel.pdf

Das Buch (132 Seiten, € 12,-, ISBN 978-3-936096-77-4) ist erschienen im Verlag Hamburger Edition. Siehe weitere Informationen zum Buch beim Verlag //tinyurl.com/39zgp3


Aus: LabourNet, 21. Juni 2007



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Zeitarbeitsfirmen: Gedrückte Arbeitnehmer

"Jobmotor", "Jobwunder", Zeitarbeit: Ein großer Schritt weiter in der Ökonomisierung des Personals

Text der Sendung von GegenStandpunkt – Kein Kommentar im Freien Radio für Stuttgart vom 13. Juni 2007 //frs.kumbi.org/redaktionen/keinkommentar/070613.htm

Der Sendemitschnitt im Freien Radio für Stuttgart vom 13.06. kann auch als mp3-Datei heruntergeladen werden: //www.freie-radios.net/mp3/20070613-jobmotor-17641.mp3


Verstöße. IG Metall stellt Zeitarbeitsfirmen an den Pranger

„Beim Einsatz von Leiharbeitern gibt es gravierende Missstände, klagt die IG Metall. Viele Aushilfen würden diskriminiert und erhielten nicht einmal den ohnehin niedrigen Tariflohn…“ Artikel von Eva Roth und Johannes Bentrup in der Frankfurter Rundschau vom 21.06.2007 //www.fr-online.de/in_und_ausland/wirtschaft/aktuell/?em_cnt=1158422&


Autobranche setzt auf Leiharbeiter. Billigkräfte helfen nicht nur in Spitzenzeiten

„An den Bändern deutscher Automobilfabriken stehen immer mehr Leiharbeiter. Sie werden von den Herstellern traditionell auf Zeit angeheuert, um sie bei Produktionsspitzen oder beim Anfahren neuer Modelle einzusetzen. Doch auch darüber hinaus steigt Gewerkschaftsangaben zufolge der Anteil der billigeren Kräfte an den Belegschaften…“ Artikel in der Frankfurter Rundschau vom 18.06.2007 //www.fr-online.de/in_und_ausland/wirtschaft/aktuell/?em_cnt=1156336


Aus: LabourNet, 21. Juni 2007

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Arbeitsbedingungen in der Leiharbeit/PSA

Zeitarbeitsfirmen - Gedrückte Arbeitnehmer

Zeitarbeitsfirmen drücken Arbeitnehmer immer stärker und immer häufiger jenseits des Legalen: kein Urlaub, keine Lohnfortzahlung im Krankheitsfall. Manuskript des Beitrages von Christine Nobereit-Siegel in der MDR-Sendung FAKT vom 02.07.2007 //www.mdr.de/fakt/aktuell/4640588.html


Leiharbeit und Gewerkschaften: Kann der Sklavenhändler-Tarifvertrag etwa ein Fehler gewesen sein?

Beschäftigte zweiter Klasse

„Bayerns Metaller starten Kampagne zur Eindämmung der Leiharbeit. Deren Dresdner Kollegen richten Petition an den Bundestag, um Mißbrauch des »Arbeitnehmerüberlassungsgesetzes« zu unterbinden…“ Artikel von Claudia Wangerin in junge Welt vom 03.07.2007 //www.jungewelt.de/2007/07-03/044.php


Matecki: Zunahme der Zeitarbeit wird zur Gefahr

„Die Konjunktur in Deutschland brummt. Viele Unternehmen stellen wieder Mitarbeiter ein - aber in vielen Fällen sind es Zeitarbeiter. Hier sieht Claus Matecki, Vorstandsmitglied im Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbund (DGB), ein immer größer werdendes Problem…“ Artikel von Gerhard Krüger in den Lübecker Nachrichten vom 29. Juni 2007, gespiegelt beim DGB //www.dgb.de/dgb/gbv/beitraege/matecki_zeitarbeit.htm/

Hieraus unser Unzitat des Tages:

„"Wenn in einem Unternehmen drei bis vier Prozent Zeitarbeiter beschäftigt sind, ist dagegen nichts zu sagen. Doch diese Quote wird häufig bei weitem mit 20 oder gar 30 Prozent überschritten. Das gilt auch für Lübecker Unternehmen wie beispielsweise Dräger", sagt Matecki. Das sei im Grunde für die Unternehmen unklug. "Denn mit dem Abschmelzen der Stammbelegschaft geht viel Know-how verloren. Gerade das aber macht die Stärke der deutschen Wirtschaft aus. "


Aus: LabourNet, 4. Juli 2007



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Ein Rückblick: Medien und G8-Gipfel

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Wir hatten kurz erwähnt, dass sich die Bundesregierung für die Bespaßung der JournalistInnen während des G8-Gipfels in Heiligendamm professionellen Rat bei der Tourismusbranche und ihren Lobbyisten geholt hatte. Wie das Ergebnis aussah (vom Champagner über Tourismusprogramm bis hin zum Wellness-Bereich), lohnt sich bei Spiegel TV anzugucken oder an verschiedenen Stellen nachzulesen, u.a. bei Medienlese, bei Ethienne Rheindahlen oder im Tagesschau-Blog.


Heiße Luft für alle

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Was die Regierungs-PR und die mediale Resonanz darauf betrifft, erleben wir zur Zeit wirklich einen Gipfel. Da wird von einem großen Erfolg für die Klimapolitik beim G8-Gipfel gesprochen und davon, dass die USA erstmals für gemeinsame Klimaverhandlungen unter dem Dach der UN gewonnen werden konnten. Dabei waren die USA schon immer bei den Klimaverhandlungen dabei - nur ob sie am Ende unterschreiben, bleibt offen. Auch nach Heiligendamm.


Lobby gegen Klimaschutz - Vorträge in Rosenheim, München und Augsburg.

Die Lobby heizt das Klima an - unter diesem Titel berichtet Ulrich Müller von LobbyControl nächste Woche in Rosenheim, München und Augsburg über die Gegenlobby gegen Klimaschutzmaßnahmen. Die Daten:

Rosenheim, 26. Juni 2007, Uhr Irrlicht Buchladen, Innstr. 45a, 83022 Rosenheim.

München, 27. Juni 2007, 19:30 Eine-Welt-Haus, Schwanthalerstrasse 80 Eintritt 4 Euro

Augsburg, 28. Juni, 19 Uhr Zeughaus, Zeugplatz 4, Augsburg, Hollsaal a

Rhetorisch sind alle längst Klimaschützer - doch die Realität sieht anders aus: Konkrete Klimaschutz-Maßnahmen stoßen immer wieder auf erbitterten Widerstand betroffener Unternehmen und ihrer Lobbyorganisationen.

So finanziert der Ölkonzern ExxonMobil hinter den Kulissen marktradikale Denkfabriken, die den Klimawandel in Frage stellen sollen. 10.000 Dollar bot eine dieser Denkfabrik Wissenschaftlern schon letztes Jahr für Artikel, die den aktuellen UN-Klimabericht kritisieren sollten. Auf europäischer Ebene blockiert die Autolobby weiterreichende CO2-Reduktionen und mobilisiert dabei die Unterstützung der Bundesregierung...

Die Vorträge bieten eine Einführung in die Welt des Lobbyismus in Berlin und Brüssel und skizziert, wie der Klimaschutz durch Konzernlobbying behindert wird. Veranstaltet werden sie von lokalen Attac-Gruppen mit weiteren Partnern wie dem Bund Naturschutz, Mehr Demokratie und dem Sozialforum München.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihren Besuch!


Rund um den G8-Gipfel

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Ein paar Notizen abseits der Vorgänge rund um und hinter dem Sicherheitszaun in Heiligendamm:

1) Geldof hilft der Bundesregierung
2) Bespaßung der Medien in Heiligendamm
3) Nochmal Bilderberg


Vor G8: Bilderberg-Elitentreffen in Istanbul //www.lobbycontrol.de/blog/index.php?p=442

Kurz vor dem G8-Gipfel - aber abseits der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit - findet von heute bis Sonntag das jährliche Treffen der sog. Bilderberg-Gruppe statt, dieses Jahr in Istanbul. In vertraulicher Runde kommen hierbei ca. 120 Vertreter der Einflussreichen in Wirtschaft, Politik, Militär und Medien aus aller Welt zusammen, um sich über die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft und -politik auszutauschen. Wir haben mal bei den potentiellen deutschen Teilnehmern angefragt.

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Fotogalerie von Stephanie Tkocz zu den Aktionen rund um den G8-Gipfel in Heiligendamm 2007

Was lange währt, wird endlich gut - die (teils kommentierte) Photogalerie zu den G8-Protesten rund um Heiligendamm ist online. Die Photographin Stephanie Tkocz begleitete die Proteste vom 02.06. bis zum 07.06. mit der Kamera und präsentiert hier eine Auswahl an Photos, die keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit erhebt, sondern eher Stimmungen zu vermitteln sucht. //www.labournet.de/diskussion/wipo/seattle/g8-07/galerie/index.html

Natürlich auch über unsere Galerie betretbar: //www.labournet.de/galerie/index.html


Aus: LabourNet, 29. Juni 2007



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Fünf Jahre INSM-Schleichwerbung in "Marienhof"

Es gibt ein kleines "Jubiläum" zu "feiern": gestern vor fünf Jahren lief die erste Marienhof-Folge in der ARD mit verdeckter Schleichwerbung der Arbeitgeber-Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft (INSM). Insgesamt ließ die INSM für 58 670 Euro in sieben Folgen der ARD-Serie Marienhof ihre Botschaften platzieren.

Eine genaue Analyse der Schleichwerbung findet sich in unserem Papier "INSM und Marienhof - Eine kritische Bewertung" vom September 2005: //www.lobbycontrol.de/blog/download/insm-marienhof-bewertung.pdf

Weitere Informationen zu dem Skandal und was seitdem passierte: //www.lobbycontrol.de/blog/index.php?p=448



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Sabine Christiansen: Mitgestalterin des neoliberalen Zeitgeistes

Zur letzten Sendung von Sabine Christiansen am kommenden Sonntag haben wir in einer Pressemitteilung noch mal unsere Kritik an der Talkshow betont und für die Fortführung mit Anne Will eine stärkere Ausgewogenheit und mehr Transparenz über die Hintergründe der Gäste gefordert. Sabine Christiansen hat mit ihrer Sendung über lange Zeit den neoliberalen Zeitgeist gefördert. Mit ihrer Unausgewogenheit und Intransparenz war die Sendung kein Ruhmesblatt für die ARD und ihren Informations- und Bildungsauftrag.

Die Pressemitteilung als pdf: //www.lobbycontrol.de/blog/download/PM_Abschied_Christiansen.pdf

LobbyControl hat in einer Studie von September 2006 die Gästelisten von Januar 2005 bis Juni 2006 ausgewertet. Dabei ergab sich ein deutliches Übergewicht der Unternehmer und Wirtschaftsverbände gegenüber den Gewerkschaften sowie marktliberaler Sozialstaatskritiker gegenüber Befürwortern des Sozialstaats. Stimmen aus der Zivilgesellschaft - aus Bürgerinitiativen oder Verbraucherorganisationen - kamen kaum zu Wort. Der Frauenanteil war mit gut 12 Prozent auffallend niedrig. Außerdem wurden die Interessenverflechtungen mancher "Experten", z.B. mit der arbeitgebernahen Initiative Neue Soziale Marktwirtschaft oder der Versicherungsbranche, nicht kenntlich gemacht .

Neu: die komplette Christiansen-Studie zum freien Download (535 kb): //www.lobbycontrol.de/blog/download/Christiansen-Schaubuehne_komplett_7Sept2006.pdf

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Die Trivialisierung der Politik

Sabine Christiansen und Tony Blair reiten dem Sonnenuntergang entgegen.
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Bad Wildbad: Symposium zum Thema "Mobilfunk und Gesundheit, Auswirkungen auf Mensch und Natur"

Bad Wildbad: Symposium zum Thema "Mobilfunk und Gesundheit, Auswirkungen auf Mensch und Natur" am 30. Juni 2007

Am Samstag, den 30. Juni 2007 findet in Bad Wildbad ein Symposium statt zum Thema "Mobilfunk und Gesundheit Auswirkungen auf Mensch und Natur".

Mediziner und Erkrankte werden das Thema in Vorträgen, Dokumentationen und einer Exkursion beleuchten.

Dr. med. Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam berichtet über das Krankheitsbild des Mikrowellen-Syndroms. Sie wird die Symptomatik, Diagnostik und Therapiemaßnahme anhand von Beispielen vorstellen.

Dr. med. Markus Kern referiert zum Thema Mobilfunk "Auswirkungen auf unser biologisches System". Er wird über maßgebliche Studien informieren und eine Kompetenzinitiative vorstellen.

Die durch Mobilfunkstrahlung erkrankte Christine Kind spricht zum Thema "For a better world for you: Unser Leben im Hauptstrahl einer Mobilfunksendeanlage."

Von Ewald Strodl ist der Bericht eines am Arbeitsplatz Erkrankten zu hören.

Dr.-Ing. Volker Schorpp wird biologische Wirkungen anhand von Schädigungen an Bäumen aufzeigen. Sein Vortrag und Fotodokumentation haben den Titel: "Ist die Ursache des Baumsterbens auch in den chronischen Hochfrequenzbelastungen zu suchen?"

Ergänzt wird dieser Vortrag durch eine Exkursion auf den Sommerberg in Bad Wildbad, auf dem Baumschäden vor Ort aufgezeigt werden. Es folgen Diskussion, Fragen und Austausch.

Als Tagungsbeitrag sind 10 - 20 Euro, je nach Selbsteinschätzung, zu entrichten. Veranstalter sind Bürgerinitiativen in Bad Wildbad und Bad Herrenalb, die Umweltgruppe Straubenhardt und der "Ärztliche Qualitätszirkel".

Zeit und Ort sind von 9:30 bis 17:30 Uhr im Ludwig-Hofacker-Haus in der Hohenlohestr. 2 in Bad Wildbad. Ab 8:45 Uhr ist Einlass und Begrüßung mit einem kleinen Imbiss. Das Symposium widmet sich einem vieldiskutierten Thema, das immer mehr Beachtung findet. Es richtet sich an Ärzte und Angehörige medizinischer Berufe sowie andere mit dem Thema befasste Personen. Es richtet sich an Ärzte, Heilpraktiker, medizinisches Fachpersonal sowie an interessierte Laien. Anmeldungen werden bei Frau Heidi Frohna-Binder in Straubenhardt erbeten unter der Telefonnummer 07082-8553 oder per e-mail an hfrohna-binder @web.de. Hier sind auch weitere Informationen zu erhalten.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

für die Organisatoren
Heidi Frohna-Binder, Dipl.Min., Baubiologin (IBN)
Ganzhornweg 18/2, 75334 Straubenhardt, 07082-8553


Bitte bachten Sie auch den Flyer zur Veranstaltung im Anhang.
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Pressemitteilung über Bad Wildbader Symposium 30.6.2007, Mobilfunk und Gesundheit

Sehr geehrte Redaktion,

hier eine Pressemitteilung der Veranstalter zum Wildbader Symposium Mobilfunk und Gesundheit am 30.6.

//www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/symposium_presseart_2_bw.doc

Die regionale Presse hat uns größtenteils ignoriert, sogar trotz einer bezahlten Anzeige.

Von drei regionalen Blättern erschien nur ein Vertreter, der aber inhaltlich auch nichts brachte, nur über den Tagungsablauf erschienen ein paar Zeilen. Das "Schweigekartell" Mobilfunk, "Funkstille über Strahlenschäden" von Uwe Krüger (siehe Message 1/2007) [ //omega.twoday.net/search?q=Uwe+Krüger] , funktioniert.

MfG
Heidi Frohna-Binder,
Umweltgruppe Straubenhardt,
hfrohna-binder @web.de


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Upmarket 'Panorama'? 'The Spaghetti Tree was more rooted in reality'

//www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/upmarket_panorama.htm

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BBC’s Panorama panders to the ignorant

I spotted this story - you can comment on the website it if you want.

//www.computing.co.uk/itweek/comment/2192256/bbc-panorama-panders-ignorant
//www.computing.co.uk/articles/comment/2192256


Martin



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Who is driving the war on Iran?

In who's interest?
//www.brasschecktv.com/page/113.html



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Nihilism and neoconservatism

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

06/20/07

A central premise of the ‘realist’ critique of the neoconservative agenda is that it promotes a dangerous instability, which shows that the realists just don’t get what neoconservatism in the foreign policy realm — and particularly when it comes to the Middle East — is all about. The idea is to create — and preside over — a condition of permanent instability. There is no better way to justify the permanent presence of U.S. troops and plenty of aid to U.S.-backed authoritarian regimes. Nihilism and neoconservatism are brothers under the skin, and nothing illustrates this more starkly than the horror unfolding presently in Iraq...

//www.antiwar.com/justin/?articleid=11163


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Is the legislative branch being phased out?

News With Views
by Nancy Levant

06/19/07

The absurdity of present-day Congress is obvious. The treasonous voting records of ‘representatives’ are extraordinary, documented, and anti-constitutional. Couple this with the brazen anti-constitutional actions of the Executive Branch, and one cannot help but wonder if Congress is being phased out of power. Such a dialectic maneuver would be another brilliant achievement for the global elite. In essence, have the American people demand that Congressional madness cease and desist, whereby solving the global dilemma of congressional oversight...

//www.newswithviews.com/Levant/nancy93.htm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Repatriated to torture

CounterPunch
by Andy Worthington

06/20/07

Fears that the governments of both the US and the UK are conspiring to break international safeguards preventing the return of prisoners held without charge or trial to their home countries — where they face a serious risk of torture and abuse — have gained prominence in the last few days. On Saturday, I wrote on these pages about the case of Abdul Rauf al-Qassim, a Libyan prisoner in Guantánamo who is struggling to prevent his enforced return to the country of his birth, and on Tuesday the Pentagon announced that two Tunisian prisoners in Guantánamo, cleared for release since last year, had been returned to Tunisia on Sunday...

//www.counterpunch.org/worthington06202007.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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US transfers Guantanamo inmates

Zachary Katznelson, a lawyer from the British human rights group Reprieve, said bin Omar, who had been held without charge since August 2002, faced "grave risk" of abuse and torture in Tunisia for his involvement with Ennahdaha, which he described as a non-violent Islamic political party.

//tinyurl.com/2rzrxx


From Information Clearing House

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Group Works to Stop Detainee's Transfer to Libya

A New York-based human rights advocacy group is trying to halt the imminent transfer to Libya of a Guantanamo Bay detainee, imprisoned for more than five years without charge or trial, because his lawyers claim he will "likely be tortured and possibly killed." The Center for Constitutional Rights, which represents Abdul Ra'ouf, says that despite "diplomatic assurances" received by the US, "the fact of Abdul Ra'ouf's detention at Guantanamo - and the US government's false and unsubstantiated allegations that he was associated with a group hostile to the Qadhafi regime - put him at grave risk of indefinite detention, torture and death if forcibly returned to Libya."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/062207N.shtml

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The Story of Lofti Lagha, Prisoner 660

Overlooked in the reports about Guantánamo detainee Abdullah bin Omar, a Tunisian who, on Sunday, was sent back to the country of his birth, where there are fears that he will be subjected to torture and abuse, is the story of the other Tunisian who, shackled and bound, shared a US plane with him.

//www.counterpunch.org/worthington06222007.html


From Information Clearing House



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Richardson names names

Tom Paine
by Bill Scher

06/19/07

Presidential hopeful Gov. Bill Richardson [D-N.M.] addressed Take Back America, and as far as I know, this was the first time he criticized Sen. Hillary Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama and former Sen. John Edwards by name for not supporting his position on Iraq: ‘I would leave zero troops behind, not a single one.’ Calling for a ‘New Realism For Foreign Policy,’ Richardson proposed replacing US troops with an “all-Muslim peacekeeping force,” then convening a ‘national reconciliation conference’ and a conference with Iraq’s neighbors including Iran and Syria. ‘That’s how we avoid a regional war,’ said Richardson...

//commonsense.ourfuture.org/richardson_names_names?tx=3


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Hold the line on global warming

Competitive Enterprise Institute
by Steven J. Milloy

06/18/07

What should conservatives do about global warming? Jim Manzi suggests in his June 25 National Review cover story (’Game Plan’) that conservatives embrace junk science and ‘manage’ global climate change so that they can ‘peel off’ 1 percent of the votes from the ‘opposing coalition’ in some future presidential election...

//www.cei.org/gencon/019,05984.cfm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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SWIFT: Dokumente zur Sammelklage

//quintessenz.at/d/000100003884



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Democratic candidates squabble over Iraq war

ABC News

06/19/07

The Democratic presidential contenders squabbled over Iraq on Tuesday, with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton a target of criticism for her 2002 vote to authorize the war and her suggestion some U.S. troops may be there for years. The leading Democrats in the 2008 race touted their judgment and their plans to bring home the troops during separate appearances before two of the party’s biggest voting blocs: union members and liberal activists...

//www.abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=3295012


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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The world's refugees: " I feel humiliated"

Christian Aid predicts that by 2050 there will be 1 billion people around the world displaced by global warming, dwarfing the number of those now fleeing conflicts and persecution -- nearly 10 million refugees and almost 25 million internally displaced people.

//tinyurl.com/3dp5ee


From Information Clearing House

Iran Official: Will Use Oil As Weapon If Attacked By US

Iran will never discard the use of crude oil as a weapon against the U.S. so long as the U.S. doesn't denounce the use of force in its standoff with Iran over the latter's nuclear program, a senior Iranian oil official said Tuesday.

//tinyurl.com/2w2wlh


From Information Clearing House

Bush says "all options on the table" with regard to Iran

U.S. President George W. Bush said Tuesday that "all options are on the table" with regard to Iran's nuclear issue and warned that Iran must face consequences for its actions.

//news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-06/19/content_6264859.htm


From Information Clearing House

Iraq becomes number 1 training ground for export of Jihadists

Iraq has overtaken Afghanistan as an ideal training ground for Jihadists to export their battle across and beyond the Middle East, experts say.

//tinyurl.com/2h6tc8


From Information Clearing House

Our Leaders, the Enemy

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17901.htm



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How To Not Hire An American

It's on video, believe it or not. That's right, this group of attorneys put an entire seminar on how to screw over the American worker.

//www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/6/18/22435/0365


From Information Clearing House

FBI agent says Padilla doesn't use jihad code on tapes

Accused al-Qaida operative Jose Padilla was never overheard using purported code words for violent jihad in intercepted telephone conversations and spoke often about his difficulties in learning Arabic while studying in Egypt, the lead FBI case agent testified Tuesday.

//www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/06/19/america/NA-GEN-US-Padilla-Terror-Charges.php


From Information Clearing House



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China sells more US T-bonds

China sold more US treasury bonds in April than any time in at least seven years, a signal that the nation may be diversifying the world's largest foreign-exchange reserves, Shanghai Securities News reported today.

//www.chinadaily.com.cn/bizchina/2007-06/19/content_897708.htm


From Information Clearing House

US Soldiers Abuse Afghan Civilians

Video
//tinyurl.com/2zjdsq


From Information Clearing House

West urged to blockade Iran

THE US actor and former senator widely seen as the Republicans' best hope for keeping the White House has called for a blockade of Iran.

//www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/06/20/1182019197725.html


From Information Clearing House



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More Bad Intelligence on Iran and Iraq

You would think by now the Bush Administration would have drained the well of bad intelligence on Iraq and Iran. Apparently not.

//www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1624993,00.html


From Information Clearing House



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U.S. Opts Not to Release Iranians Detained in Iraq Raid

The United States will not release five Iranians detained in a U.S. military raid in northern Iraq until at least October, despite entreaties from the Iraqi government and growing behind-the-scenes pressure from Iran, according to U.S. officials.

//tinyurl.com/yuqo6j


From Information Clearing House

Iraq Union Leaders Speak Out Against Occupation

Anti-war activists should be heartened that U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) is hosting a U.S. tour of two Iraqi labor leaders, providing people in this country a civilians-eye view of the Iraq war.

//tinyurl.com/2xjr9h


From Information Clearing House

The Mother of All Scandals

By Eric Margolis

Anyone who wants to understand what really goes on in the Mideast should have a look at the scandal that erupted earlier this month over the outsized character of Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17904.htm



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Exposed: Abu Ghraib - Sodomy And Humiliation

Democracy Interviews Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh Reveals Rumsfeld Misled Congress over Abu Ghraib. How Gen. Taguba says the military has unpublished photographs and videos that show the abuse and torture was even worse than previously disclosed. That includes video of a male American soldier in uniform sodomizing a female detainee, and information of the sexual humiliation of a father and his son.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17903.htm



Bush and Rumsfeld 'knew about Abu Ghraib'

The two-star Army General who led the first military investigation into human rights abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq has bluntly questioned the integrity of former US Secretary of Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, suggesting he misled the US Congress by downplaying his own prior knowledge of what had happened.

//news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article2675733.ece


From Information Clearing House



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World Still Failing Sub-Saharan Africa

A recent report by the United Nations has revealed that not a single country in sub-Saharan Africa is on track to achieve the internationally agreed target for halving extreme poverty by 2015.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/062007HA.shtml

The Rising Tide of Climate Activism

Near the town of Carbo in western Virginia on July 10, 2006, 75 people stood on a bridge between massive coal trucks and the Clinch River power plant. As the coal trucks stopped, two people locked themselves to the trucks' frame. They flattened the tires of the coal trucks and prevented them from moving forward.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/062007EC.shtml



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The Battle for the Air

Five years behind schedule, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to propose new primary eight-hour ozone ambient air quality standards, or smog standards. In one corner, a coalition of public interest groups, scientists and academic advisors. In the other corner, industry lobbyists.

//www.truthout.org/issues_06/062007EB.shtml



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The Right Wing Domination of Talk Radio and How to End It

The Center for American Progress and Free Press today released the first-ever statistical analysis of the political make-up of talk radio in the United States. It confirms that talk radio, one of the most widely used media formats in America, is dominated almost exclusively by conservatives.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/062007T.shtml

City Council voted four to three in favor of using old tropical trees to replace parts of Ocean City's boardwalk

Please voice your opposition to the decision to take and use "Ipe" wood from the Rainforest to replace boardwalk in Ocean City, NJ. Here is the article //cbs3.com/topstories/local_story_165234545.html

Here is the website to Ocean City: //www.ocnj.us/

Here is the contact info for the council: //www.ocnj.us/pdfs/Clerk_CouncilContactInfo.pdf

PLEASE: Call, write, email...whatever you have to do to persuade them that cutting down the rainforest for boardwalk is NOT acceptable.


Informant: Sunshine Daydream



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Urge Veg Rockers Not to Perform at Brutal Rodeo

Tell Def Leppard and Bon Jovi that animal cruelty isn't cool.
//www.idausa.org/campaigns/sport/rodeo/alert_070620.html

A Moratorium Wired to Stop the War

//www.thenation.com/doc/20070702/brechersmith


Informant: Steven L. Robinson

From ufpj-news

Protect Panama's Red Frog Beach and Bastimentos Island

//actionnetwork.org/campaign/bastimentos

Councils under fire over phone masts

//tinyurl.com/yt66bl

An awfully weak response to what amounts to LPA maladministration.


David


From Mast Sanity/Mast Network

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Council's £500 bill after mast bungle
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Federal Legislation Threatens State Animal Protection Laws

Urge your members of Congress to ensure Farm Bill preserves voters' rights
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Demonized Iran struggling against US-led economic warfare

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/6333/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Humanity cannot afford to burn remaining fossil fuel reserves

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/6334/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Mobile phone mast plan for city spire

//tinyurl.com/36ykgs



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Robotizing (Skinnerizing) of America

by Erica Carle

Do you have free will? You may think that is a stupid question. However, many materialist philosophers and social scientists believe that free will does not exist. They state that all human action is automatic at all times, that nothing can be credited to human will, inner control, or volition. They say we became what we are by the process of evolution, and everything we do depends on material conditions. Heredity and environment determine our destiny. We have no real part in making ourselves what we are or what we will become.......

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Mortgage Rates Push US Housing, Economy to "Blood Bath"

The worst is yet to come for the US housing market. "It's a blood bath," said Mark Kiesel, executive vice president of the Newport Beach, California-based Pacific Investment Management Co., and the manager of $668 billion in bond funds. "We're talking about a two- to three-year downturn that will take a whole host of characters with it, from job creation to consumer confidence. Eventually it will take the stock market and corporate profit."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/062007H.shtml



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George Bush and the First Person Possessive

Michael Winship writes: "Here he is the other day, responding to the aborted attempt in the Senate to legislatively declare 'no confidence' in Attorney General 'Fredo' Gonzales: 'They can try to have their votes of no confidence,' the president said, 'but it's not going to determine - make the determination - who serves in my government.' MY government? Now that's entitlement. And you thought George Bush didn't have a vision for America."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/062007F.shtml



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Robert Gates and the Tortured World of US Intelligence

Roger Morris begins a three-part series on Robert Gates today stating: "It was a failed administration's ritual scapegoating, the ousting last winter of its ruinous secretary of defense. But in the sauve qui peut confirmation of his replacement - 'The only thing that mattered,' said a Senate aide, 'was that he was not Don Rumsfeld' - there was inadvertent irony.'"

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/062007D.shtml

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ROGER MORRIS: THE WORLD THAT MADE BOB
//www.ufppc.org/content/view/6340/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

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The tortured world of US intelligence

Asia Times
by Roger Morris

06/22/07

Robert Gates has returned to Washington as secretary of defense with a quiet vengeance and with all the skills acquired in his rough-and-tumble years in the intelligence bureaucracy still intact. His laden resume, gathered over many decades, is evidence that Washington’s tortuous, often misguided foreign policies did not begin with the Bush administration, and will not end with it. In this three-part series, Roger Morris, formerly a senior staffer of the National Security Council, provides not just a portrait of the real Robert Gates, but a history of America’s global covert action and intervention...

//www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/IF23Ak03.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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The Bushites Have Outsourced Our Government to Their Pals

Jim Hightower writes: "Since the Carter years, Washington has drifted toward more and more outsourcing of public functions to private contractors, but Bush Incorporated has turned that gradual increase into a fullblown, jet-powered rush to privatization. The shadowy and highly lucrative world of government contracting has boomed under George W., rising 86 percent since he's been in office and now totaling nearly $400 billion a year. Get this: There are now more people doing federal jobs under corporate contracts than there are people employed directly by the government. In other words, in today's government, corporate servants outnumber civil servants."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/062007C.shtml



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A Time to Reap

William Rivers Pitt writes "There is something happening today in America. With the right kind of ears, you can hear it in the sound of millions of brows slowly furrowing in anger and disgust. It feels like those tense moments just before the eruption of a summer thunderstorm, those moments when the air is electric, the ozone reek of spent lightning fills the world, and you know something very loud is about to happen. What is happening, what can be heard and smelled and sensed all across the land, is the cresting wave of rage, betrayal and fury that is, finally, roaring across the shores of our collective American heart."

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Warnings over Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL)

Mercury warning over Compact Fluorescent Lights
//www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/mercury_warning_over_fluorescent_lights.htm

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Get the Mercury Out!
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Comment on CFL and Full Spectrum Bulbs Sept 2007

A recent article appeared in Vitality Magazine that compared compact fluorescent lights (CFL), to full spectrum light bulbs (article linked below). Studies have indicated that the high frequencies caused by CFLs, appear to be harmful to many people. Dr Magda Havas has sent a letter to the editor about the article which provides much information that is of interest to WEEP e-mail readers.

Here is the letter -


----- Original Message -----

From: Magda Havas
To: editorial@vitalitymagazine.com
Sent: Monday, September 03, 2007 11:34 AM
Subject: comment on CFL and Full Spectrum Bulbs Sept 2007

Letter to the Editor: Vitality Magazine.

Not all compact fluorescent lights are the same and not all full spectrum lights are safe.

I just read Rob Ferraz's article in Vitality Magazine "Earthwatch-Compact Fluorescents vs. Full Spectrum Bulbs" [ //www.vitalitymagazine.com/earthwatch_5 ] and agree that there are problems with CFL that go beyond the mercury problem. Some of these hearth concerns were alluded to in the article, namely that some people complain of irritability, depression, hyperactivity, fatigue, headaches etc. The articles goes on to state that if full spectrum lights are used this problem goes away. It's not that simple.

Compact fluorescent lights (CFL) produce radio wave frequencies. These frequencies radiate directly from the bulbs and go on the electrical wiring in the home or school causing poor power quality or dirty electricity. The closer you sit to the bulb the greater your exposure. Because the high frequencies travel along the wire you can be exposed in other rooms of your home as well as the room that contains the CFL.

Not all CFL bulbs produce the same amount of dirty electricity. Some are worse than others. Our research on CFL will be released to the public this fall so shoppers can decide which bulbs they want to buy based on energy efficiency, cost, and potential health impacts to their family.

Full spectrum lights mimic the sun and can reduce seasonal affective disorder or SAD especially during our northern winters when natural sunlight is limited. But some full spectrum bulbs also produce high frequencies that some people are sensitive to. This sensitivity is known as electrical sensitivity (ES) or electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and is becoming a growing concern because of our increasing exposure to electromagnetic energy from electronic equipment and wireless devices. As many as 3% of the population have full blown EHS and are unable to live is a modern electrical environment. Many complain that they cannot be in a room with fluorescent lights because they feel "unwell". These people have difficulty shopping in large department stores because of the lighting and often go with list in hand and spend as little time in the store as possible. Their cognitive functions diminish and some have difficulty recalling where they parked their car.

Putting lights on dimmer switches exacerbates the problem. The dimmer switch converts the electrical signal into high frequency transients that result in dirty electricity. Even clean incandescent lights will produce dirty electricity if a dimmer switch is used. Most CFL are incompatible with dimmers.

Ontario moved too quickly promoting CFL and David Suzuki should have done his homework before he allowed his picture to be used to promote CFL. Yes they will save us green house gases but at what cost to our health?

-magda havas

Dr. Magda Havas is Associate Professor of Environmental and Resource Studies at Trent University and does research on electromagnetic pollution.


Dr. Magda Havas, B.Sc. Ph.D.

Environmental & Resource Studies,
Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, K9J 7B8
phone: 705 748-1011 x 7882 fax: 705 748-1569
mhavas@trentu.ca
Electrohypersensitivity - Light Bulb Survey

You may receive more than one copy of this survey. Please complete it ONLY once and discard the rest. All submissions must be electronic to facilitate analysis.

We are conducting a survey to determine how electrically sensitive people respond to different types of lights. To complete the survey please click on the link below.

//www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=VkdIkehezJsP0zX4CyQ5QQ_3d_3d

This survey has 8 questions and can be answered quickly. Please answer EVERY question or you will not be able to submit your response. You can opt out of the survey at any time and the survey will NOT be submitted.

Individuals cannot be identified and all response are confidential.

The results of the survey, which should be available by the end of February, will be sent to various websites for posting.

The purpose of the survey is to help us design a rigourous scientific study on the effects of lighting on electrically sensitive individuals.

Please forward this email to others who may be interested.

Deadline for submissions is February 9, 2008.

Thanks for your help.
-magda havas


A concern to be aware of - there are some interesting photographs of CFLs, taken in various places in Canada, at this link.

//www.execulink.com:80/~impact/pur-lite_pro-9000X.htm


Informant: Martin Weatherall

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Electrohypersensitivity - Light Bulb Survey

Philippe,

We have just finished conducting a study with 38 different energy efficient bulbs. We measured the frequencies they generate through the air and the frequencies they put on electrical wires. The difference are astounding between different makes and models. We also measured magnetic field exposure, currently voltage, power used, luminosity, etc. but are most interested in the radio frequencies in the kHz range.

The purpose of the survey that you received is to give us a better sense of what people are responding to and it will provide us with some information about how to conduct phase two of the study, which is testing the response of living subjects who are EHS. We know the frequencies the bulbs produce and once we test the response of sensitive people we will know which frequencies are the most harmful.

We know which bulbs put high frequencies on wire and which ones put high frequencies through the air. Also, we can shield the air and filter the wire, so we have a very detailed study planned for phase two. The response we intend to measure will be both subjective and objective and it should get us a little closer to understanding the important biological frequencies.

You made some assumptions about our survey and our intent that are false and the survey is not "bs...", to use your own words. It is already providing useful information.

-magda


Dear Magda,

First of all, I appreciate the study you published under the title: "Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Biological Effects of Dirty Electricity with Emphasis on Diabetes and Multiple Sclerosis". Concerning your last questionnaire about bulbs, I haven't received your first survey and I don't know about what was done. We already know that electric distribution and appliance are harmful. I have a study from Spain done in 2001 that shows that at 0,1 microTesla, we have 20 % more breast cancer for the womans. We already know, from a lot of studies all around the world, that at 0,2 microTesla we have more cancer and that at 0,3 to 0,4 microTesla, we double the children leukemia. If you visit the WHO website, they finally accept partially this fact, but are more interested to know how much it will cost to protect populations instead of taking measures to lower the values of the guidelines. I went to their workshop in June 2007. When I denounced publicly the demeanor of Michael Repacholi, they just feign to pretend or affect innocence to what I was saying. I'm just tired of all happens today. We already know that electrical appliance could be harmful, but guidelines are not up to date. So don't built your home or live under an electrical distribution, nor sleep near electrical appliance. There are solutions about dirty electricity. Like a bio switch. This means that you have to install this bio switch BEFORE the fuse. It will just send 9 Volts DC in the line when nothing is in use. When you turn a device on, it will give the 110 or 220 alternative Volts back. But today, mobile phone technology is everywhere, more WiFi, Bluetooth, DECT phones and other wireless technology. In Switzerland, with 7'500'000 people, they sent 62'000'000 messages by mobile phone for last Christmas and 100'000'000 for the New Year... Modulated frequencies and high frequencies pulsed with low frequencies are much more harmful and there are poor solutions to stop them trying to isolate your home. We have electricity since about 100 years, dirty electricity came later and sparsely around the world. But if you look the english studies at this web page: //www.alerte.ch/alertes/alertes_01.php you will find that sickness and death are increasing much more since the introduction of wireless technology and worthily since the introduction of mobile phone. In attached file, I'm sending to you a study showing the same problem with Alzheimer, done by Örjan Hallberg and Olle Johansson.

[ see under: //omega.twoday.net/stories/1388778/ ]

So, your study seems to me like that the conclusions will be biased, as the study managed by the WHO about malignant melanoma, because the survey ask for sunlight exposition and UV, but there is absolutely not any question about exposition of modulated frequencies and high frequencies pulsed with low frequencies.

When the castle is burning, we don't care about the stable. This means that when we have several environmental factors involved, we have to act urgently to stop the worst which is certainly the crazy mania of wireless technology. It seems that humans have learned nothing about the past mistakes. Finally, people all around the world should be aware of what is worst. Between others, birds, insects, butterflies, bees are disappearing at an accelerated rate all around the world. We are in a real bad shape ! We are in a global process of all life disappearance, because people want to be joined everywhere at anytime.

Mayday, mayday, mayday...

Very Truly Yours
Philippe Hug

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'Fluorescent lights giving pupils headaches'
//www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/06/nlights106.xml


Informant: Mark G.

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Effects of CFL Bulbs: Neurologist speaks out



//www.youtube.com/watch?v=upmLJM2VTlM


Informant: gotemf



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