Sonntag, 29. Juli 2007

Mr. Gonzales's Never-Ending Story

"President Bush often insists he has to be the decider - ignoring Congress and the public when it comes to the tough matters on war, terrorism and torture, even deciding whether an ordinary man in Florida should be allowed to let his wife die with dignity. Apparently that burden does not apply to the functioning of one of the most vital government agencies, the Justice Department," according to The New York Times.

Amputations Bring Health Crisis to Iraq

The Observer UK's Peter Beaumont writes: "Iraq is facing a hidden healthcare and social crisis over the soaring number of amputations, largely of lower limbs, necessitated by the daily explosions and violence gripping the country."

Bush calls on Congress for new phone, e-mail tapping law

President Bush wants Congress to modernize a law governing how intelligence agencies monitor the communications of "suspected terrorists.

From Information Clearing House

The state of the world: Peace, War & Conflict

There have been over 250 major wars in the world since World War II, in which 23 million people have been killed., tens of millions made homeless, and countless millions injured and bereaved. Over 37 (or 42) million people have by killed by wars in the 20th century. Three times more people have been killed in wars in the last 90 years than in all the previous 500.

From Information Clearing House

US state department 'funding Blair'

Senior UN and British officials have told Al Jazeera that the US state department has been paying Mr Blair's bills, either directly or indirectly, via a trust fund. The amount remains undisclosed.

From Information Clearing House

Female soldier committed suicide over interrogation techniques in Iraq

The third woman to die in Iraq, Army Specialist Alyssa Peterson, 27, from Flagstaff, Arizona, was reported as having died from a "non-hostile weapons discharge." A reporter who dug further, Kevin Elston, found that she committed suicide on September 15, 2003, after becoming distraught from working in an interrogation unit known as "the cage."

From Information Clearing House

Iraqi man alleges CIA torture

An Iraqi man alleges he was betrayed after helping British intelligence officials who handed him to U.S. CIA agents for torture in a secret prison.

From Information Clearing House

Anti-war protest focuses on dollars over deaths

First they tried lines of empty boots, then ribbons bearing the names of the more than 3,000 dead U.S. soldiers. Now anti-war protesters are trying a fresh tactic: appealing to American worries about their wallets.

From Information Clearing House

US fears that Brown wants Iraq pull

British troops get set to retreat from Basra

As U.S. troop levels are peaking in Baghdad, British force levels are heading in the opposite direction as the troops prepare to withdraw completely from the city center of Basra, 300 miles to the south.

US fears that Brown wants Iraq pull

Behind the scenes, however, American officials are picking up what they believe are signals that a change of British policy on Iraq is imminent.

From Information Clearing House

The Least Useful Reaction to Terrorism is to Dismiss it as an Inscrutable Evil

By Jenni Russell

A blind faith in the moral superiority of our own way of life will only hinder efforts to tackle violent extremism.

The Pearl Harbor Myth

FDR, Pearl Harbor and the U.N.

By John V. Denson

A new book entitled The Pearl Harbor Myth: Rethinking the Unthinkable by George Victor and published by Potomac Books Inc. of Washington, D.C. is well researched and gives a very clear picture of how and why the Pearl Harbor myth was created. This "patriotic political myth" states that the attack by the Japanese was unprovoked and was a surprise to the Roosevelt administration, as well as, the key military personnel in Washington; but the commanders of Pearl Harbor were at fault for not being ready.

Was The U.S. Invasion Of Iraq Legal or Illegal Under International Law?

Crimes Against Peace


Do any of the charges of illegality we've been hearing about have any legal basis at all? And why should we even care about international law anyway?

You Do Not Abandon Your Own

By Bettmann / Corbis

Of all the scandals to come out of the Iraq war - Abu Ghraib, Haditha, the gang-rape and murder of 14 year old Abeer Qassim Hamza - the most dishonorable to date is the Bush administration's refusal to protect Iraqis who risked their lives by working as translators, interpreters, drivers for the US army.

Bush Appointee Blocked Surgeon General's Report

Christopher Lee and Marc Kaufman of the Washington Post report in Sunday's edition that a 2006 report urging Americans to help tackle global health problems was kept from public view largely because it did not promote White House objectives.

Study shows no evidence for mobile phone mast-causing illness?

Mining of Data Prompted Fight Over Spying

"A 2004 dispute over the National Security Agency's secret surveillance program that led top Justice Department officials to threaten resignation involved computer searches through massive electronic databases, according to current and former officials briefed on the program," report Scott Shane and David Johnston in Sunday's New York Times.

Großbritannien: Royal Commission erwägt Untersuchungen zur "Elektromagnetischen Umwelt"

Die "Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution", Großbritanniens Spitzen-Untersuchungsgremium, ist derzeit damit beschäftigt, das Thema ihrer nächsten Studie zu bestimmen und hat "Elektromagnetische Umwelt" unter den in Betracht kommenden Themen aufgeführt. Die Kommission bemerkt hierzu, dass mit dem fortdauernden Anstieg des Pegels der durch Menschen verursachten elektromagnetischen Strahlung durch Radio- und TV-Übertragungen, Mobiltelefone, GPS-Satelliten und drahtlose Netzwerke Anlass für die Betrachtung bestehe, ob dies einen Einfluss auf die Umwelt habe, einschließlich auf Menschen und weitere Organismen. Die Kommission fragt nach öffentlichen Meinungsbekundungen zum möglichen Thema der nächsten Untersuchung.

Aus: FGF-Infoline vom 26.07.2007
Der Forschungsgemeinschaft Funk e.V. (FGF), gehören alle deutschen Mobilfunkbetreiber an.


Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution: INVITATION TO COMMENT ON TOPICS FOR FUTURE STUDY

Mobilfunkantennen haben keine akuten Auswirkungen auf Elektrosensible?

A Global Marshall Plan for a Better World

The four richest Americans have more money than the one billion poorest people in this world at this time. Is this a recipe for a better world? The United States spends more money for military in 32 hours now than the United Nations have at its disposal for an entire year. Is this a recipe for a better world? The industrial nations use as much of coal, gas, and oil in one day as mother nature has needed 500.000 days to create.

Kinder neben Atomkraftwerken erkranken öfter an Leukämie

Meta-Analyse ergibt: Krebsrisiko um 24 Prozent höher.ämieämie

Atomausstieg funktioniert!

Fünf Atomkraftwerke sind vom Netz und kein Licht geht aus

Deutschland könne viel schneller aus der Atomkraft aussteigen, als bisher vorgesehen.

Frau Merkel, Sie sind verantwortlich für das Abschlachten der Orangutan!öl

New Evidence Clearly Indicates Pat Tillman Was Executed

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FSC and Big Green Ancient Forest Logging Tragedy Worsens



By Rainforest Portal, a project of Ecological Internet, Inc. July 28, 2007

TAKE ACTION Support for "certified" ancient rainforest logging crumbles further due to string of inappropriate and illegal certifications, most recently in Peru; and as Norway rejects FSC and all primary rainforest logging certification schemes

An ancient rainforest logging operation in Peru recently certified by Rainforest Alliance SmartWood under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) scheme has been implicated in massive cross-border illegal logging. Workers from the Peruvian company Venao Forestal have been crossing into Brazil and building an extensive road network to illegally fell CITES-listed mahogany. The FSC certifier SmartWood has turned a blind eye to serious illegalities in logging companies it has certified under FSC as providing "responsible forest management". This illustrates yet again that a FSC seal is no guarantee of either ecological sustainability or legality. Global ecological sustainability including addressing climate change critically depends upon ending all industrial scaled ancient forest logging. The situation is rapidly emerging as a major international incident; for which WWF, Greenpeace, FSC and SmartWood are responsible... Peru is now added to a list of countries that already includes Guyana, Congo, Russia, and Indonesia, where WWF has helped massage highly controversial and sometimes illegal companies through the FSC certification process, as Greenpeace sits mute in charge of FSC's board. SmartWood has conclusively shown that they are unfit to remain as an FSC accredited certifier... Meanwhile the Norwegian government has decided that it cannot rely on any certification system including FSC to help implement its newly announced ethical procurement policy.




PRESS RELEASE "Certified" Ancient Rainforest Logging Tragedy Worsens E-Protest calls for Greenpeace and WWF to withdraw from Forest Stewardship Council and work to end ancient forest logging

July 31, 2007 By Rainforest Portal, Contact: Dr. Glen Barry, Ecological Internet,

An ancient rainforest logging operation in Peru recently certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) scheme by Rainforest Alliance SmartWood has been implicated in massive cross-border illegal logging. Workers from the Peruvian company Venao Forestal are reported to have been crossing into Brazil and building an extensive road network to illegally fell CITES- listed mahogany. FSC and big green logging apologists including Greenpeace and WWF are facing tough questions following this and other inappropriate and illegal certifications.

Support for FSC's "certified" ancient rainforest logging continues to crumble, as calls to protect all remaining ancient forests for climate and biodiversity values intensify. Peru is now added to a list of countries that already includes Guyana, Congo, Russia, and Indonesia, where WWF has helped massage highly controversial and sometimes illegal companies through the FSC certification process, as Greenpeace sits mute in charge of FSC's board. Meanwhile Norway has rejected FSC and all primary rainforest logging certification schemes in public construction
(for more information see ).

Global ecological sustainability including addressing climate change depends critically upon ending all industrial scaled ancient forest logging. Ecological Internet, provider of the world's largest environmental portals and environmental action network, has intensified their protests against Greenpeace and WWF for supporting industrial scaled ancient forest logging. A few hundred thousand protest emails have been.

Dr. Glen Barry, President of Ecological Internet, explains "the litany of failed FSC ancient forest logging certifications in recent months illustrates yet again that a FSC seal is no guarantee of either ecological sustainability or legality. Many of us were excited about the idea of sustainable, equitable and just logging in the early 1990s. We envisioned community based eco-forestry management plans that tied small and medium scaled logging to strict protection of surrounding lands. Sadly, 'certified forestry' has been usurped by existing commercial loggers and their environmental apologists."

"FSC has had fifteen years to prove that industrial scale logging can be responsible and ecologically beneficial. Now with the huge list of bad certifications, it is clear it has failed. Greenpeace and WWF may have honestly believed industrial logging of ancient rainforests in an environmentally responsible manner was possible, but they have been conclusively proven wrong."

The response from Greenpeace and WWF in this David versus Goliath effort to protect all ancient forests -- including payment for avoided deforestation -- has thus far been one of stonewalling and vilifying the protestors. WWF has accused in a mocking manner the hundreds of thousands of protestors from over 100 countries of sending "spam", and are blocking many of the messages. Greenpeace replied with a terse brief response dodging the main questions of why they support ancient forest logging. Neither has responded substantively and defended their policies.

"This is a protest", explains Dr. Barry. "I am sure these environmental bureaucracies are not keen on being called out on their forest policy. But the survival of the Earth depends upon doing so. Greenpeace in particular can now feel what disruption caused by a protest feels like. I encourage all people concerned with global ecological sustainability to take action at and to cancel their Greenpeace and WWF memberships until they withdraw from FSC and work to end ancient forest logging."

Dr. Glen Barry
President Ecological Internet, Inc. P.O. Box 433 Denmark, WI 54208
+1 920 776 1075 phone

Ecological Internet's projects include: EcoEarth.Info -- http://www.EcoEarth.Info/ Climate Ark -- -- Water Conserve -- Rainforest Portal -- Ocean Conserve -- My.EcoEarth.Info --


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


In reacting to testimony of Alberto Gonzales this week under oath, Time magazine was moved to write the headline "Gonzales Digs a Deeper Hole". It would appear the game plan is to try to lie their way through the next 18 months, to run out the clock until they can all pardon themselves on the way out the door. But the one revelation that DID come out of the Senate hearing was that Vice President Cheney, on top of everything else, had been given unprecedented authority to intervene in justice department probes. Isn't it time to express your opinion on whether Vice President Cheney should be impeached or not?


This is a justice department that is already under a giant shadow for pursuing a partisan political agenda, selectively prosecuting members of the other party while quashing investigations of loyal Bushies. The attorney firing scandal was all about installing political operatives in place of fair prosecutors with integrity. And now we find that Cheney has his hands in that too.

Gonzales said under oath that he found this troubling. We don't know what's more troubling, that Gonzales claims to know nothing about what was going on in his own department, or that he did know and just can't stop lying. But all we are asking you to do is either to vote Yes, or to vote No, on whether Cheney should be impeached. It's your choice. That is what a democracy is all about.

When Bush "commuted" Scooter Libby's prison sentence, and would not even rule out a further full pardon for him, was it to ensure his silence, to keep from implicating his boss Cheney. It was reported that Cheney had pressured Bush to do this. Was this an obstruction of justice and an impeachable offense by itself? It's your call.

When Cheney stood before the American people talking about their intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction, and they had no such evidence, and they knew it, was that a high crime against the American people, lying us into a war, or not? It's your call.

When Cheney pushed to make torture official U.S. foreign policy, in defiance of the Geneva conventions, was that a good thing for our national security, or did it cost us our moral authority as a superpower? Do we defeat international terrorists by turning ourselves into monsters like they are? Is that not a violation of our own Constitutional prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment? It's your call.

When Cheney worked in the shadows to eavesdrop on American citizens without warrant, despite the fact that a special court had already been established to PERMIT such activity if justified on good cause, was that not a violation of the 4th amendment to our Constitution? Who is it who really hates our freedom? It's your call.

And what will it take to get Congress to debate these things, and actually confront a White House that is now issuing royal decrees at a record pace in the form of sweeping executive orders that presume to have legislative weight? Just this last Friday the Cheney White House REFUSED to give a member of Congress access to the classified portions of two of these recent presidential directives. They won't even let our representatives SEE the complete terms of SECRET unconstitutional orders they are rushing to put in place now.


The last question we CAN answer. What it will take for Congress to act is for you to speak out, just as more than 90,000 of your fellow citizens have already in the National Cheney Impeachment Poll. Congress will not defy the will of the American people, but first that will must be expressed. Should the Constitution of the United States get a fair up or down vote? It's your call.

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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Generalanwältin bezweifelt Vereinbarkeit einer Vorratsdatenspeicherung mit Grundrechten

„Die Generalanwältin beim Europäischen Gerichtshof Juliane Kokott bezweifelt in einer Stellungnahme vom Mittwoch, dass die Speicherung von Verbindungsdaten auf Vorrat mit den Grundrechten vereinbar ist. Sie weist auf europäische Vorgaben für die Nutzung von Kommunikationsdaten hin, mit denen der Gesetzentwurf der Bundesregierung zur Einführung einer Vorratsdatenspeicherung nicht im Einklang steht…“ Pressemitteilung des Arbeitskreises Vorratsdatenspeicherung vom 20. Juli

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Aus: LabourNet, 23. Juli 2007

Flüchtlinge schützen, nicht abschieben!

Flüchtlingsdrama vor den Kanaren. 60 Todesopfer befürchtet / Suche erfolglos / EU-Kommissar fordert bessere Seenotrettung

„Bei einer der schlimmsten Flüchtlingstragödien auf der Route zwischen Westafrika und den Kanarischen Inseln sind vermutlich fast 60 Menschen ertrunken…“ Artikel in ND vom 20.07.07

Schäuble Reisen - Der One-Way Spezialist

„Schäuble Reisen GmbH, ein junges und aufstrebendes Unternehmen aus Berlin Mitte, stellt sich vor. Wir sind mit nicht weniger angetreten als mit unserer Vision, die Welt des Reisens zu verändern. Begeben Sie sich mit Schäuble Reisen in die aufregendsten Regionen unserer Zeit. Reisen Sie in die faszinierendsten Länder und werden Sie Zeuge einzigartiger Spektakel. Ganz egal, ob in die Demokratische Republik Kongo, den Irak, Afghanistan oder nach Tschetschenien - unsere "Guided-Flights" bringen Sie sicher ans Ziel…“ Kampagne von Pro Asyl

Siehe dazu:

Flüchtlinge schützen – nicht abschieben! Appell mit Unterschriftenliste (pdf)

Online Unterschrift: „Ich unterstütze die Forderungen von Pro Asyl: Flüchtlinge müssen in Deutschland Schutz finden! Humanitäre Aufenthaltsrechte gewähren! Schluss mit der rigorosen Abschiebepraxis!“

Aus: LabourNet, 23. Juli 2007äuble

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