Samstag, 4. August 2007

Gonzales Now Says Top Aides Got Political Briefings

Dan Eggen and Paul Kane of The Washington Post report in Saturday's editions that, "Justice Department officials attended at least a dozen political briefings at the White House since 2001, including some meetings led by Karl Rove, President Bush's chief political adviser, and others that were focused on election trends prior to the 2006 midterm contest, according to documents released yesterday. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary Committee last week that he did not believe that senior Justice Department officials had attended such briefings."

Stryker brigades undermanned, overextended

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

This Business of a US-India Nuclear Deal

Truthout columnist J. Sri Raman says, "In his farewell address on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered the prophetic warning: 'In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.' He was talking of the influence of the complex in Washington's corridors of power."

California Decides to Secure Electronic Voting Machines

Jordan Rau and Hector Becerra of The Los Angeles Times write: "Expressing concern that several brands of electronic voting machines used in California were vulnerable to tampering, Secretary of State Debra Bowen late Friday ordered new security protections be added and limited the use of two types of machines that were to be used in next year's elections in several Southern California counties."


California Restricts Voting Machines

Informant: John Johnson

US Commanders Pay Iraqi Enemies to Enlist

The Washington Post's Sudarsan Raghavan reports: "Inside a brightly lit room, the walls adorned with memorials to 23 dead American soldiers, Lt. Colonel Robert Balcavage stared at the three Sunni tribal leaders he wanted to recruit. Their fighters had battled US troops. Balcavage suspected they might have attacked some of his own men. An hour later, he signed up some of America's newest allies."

Obama would 'withdraw from Iraq and invade Pakistan'

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Lizenz zum ungehinderten Abhören

Im Senat wurden der NSA auch mit vielen Stimmen der Demokraten nun weitergehende Rechte als zuvor zum Abhören der Kommunikation zwischen Bürgern der USA und Menschen im Ausland eingeräumt.


Eine Darpa für die Geheimdienste

Weil die amerikanischen Geheimdienste in Gefahr seien, den neuen Bedrohungen durch globale terroristische Netzwerke technisch und medial nicht gewachsen zu sein, wurde eine Forschungsbehörde für die Geheimdienste gegründet.

Crushing The Iraq War Protests?

by Darren Weeks

President George W. Bush has signed broad new executive order that may be used to stifle the freedom of speech and actions of individuals, organizations or other “entities” that disapprove of his war policies in Iraq. Executive Order 13438 is dedicated to “Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq.”.......

New Facebook Application to IMPEACH Cheney and More


We have some spectacular news. After months of development we have just launched a new Facebook application, which not only provides all the action page functions of our regular activist site, but also lets you create your own unlimited free action pages on any issues of your own you care about. The first featured action page is of course the hottest one in our system right now, the National Cheney Impeachment Poll, with nearly 100,000 submissions so far.


ESPECIALLY if you are already a Facebook member, PLEASE share this action page with as many people as possible. With about 30 million of their own members, Facebook could make impeachment proceedings a reality all by itself.

Otherwise you can still submit our regular action page on this same issue.


The White House has ordered the Justice Department not to prosecute contempt charges against any of its operatives who it had also ordered not to testify in the first place about the partisan U.S. attorney firing scandal. The appeal courts have already been stacked with right wing judges and they will not intervene. The solicitor general will not appoint a special counsel. Only through impeachment can we enforce a return to integrity.

And at the top of the impeachment list is vice president Dick Cheney, who secretly installed himself as the real power behind the White House throne. The lies to get us into Iraq, the torture of innocent Muslim bystanders, the illegal wiretaps of American citizens, none of these things would have happened without Cheney's heavy handed influence. And none will stop, including the locked in plans for an even more hideous military debacle in Iran, unless he is held to account by impeachment.

Cheney is not only the least popular, as demonstrated by the fact that 99.17 percent of all votes in the National Cheney Impeachment Poll so far have been Yes to impeach. Cheney is also the most guilty. So it makes perfect strategic sense to pursue his impeachment first, and we believe Bush will quickly follow from the same trail of evidence.

Cast your vote in the real time referendum now. Be part of the largest political mobilization in recent history. 17 members of Congress have already signed on to H.Res 333, the proposed articles of impeachment against Dick Cheney as proposed by Dennis Kucinich. The others are just waiting for one thing. Your VOICE to tell them to just do it.

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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Das Vorbild für Schräuble: US-Regierung darf ohne Erlaubnis belauschen

Bush regiert mit Vetodrohungenäuble

Senate Passes Bill Granting Bush Expanded Spy Powers

Lara Jakes Jordan of The Associated Press reported early Saturday morning that: "The Senate, in a high-stakes showdown over national security, voted late Friday to temporarily give President Bush expanded authority to eavesdrop on suspected foreign terrorists without court warrants. The House, meanwhile, rejected a Democratic version of the bill."


Senate Votes To Expand Warrantless Surveillance

Don’t miss the comments at the end of this article:

Albert Underwood


09:00 - 04 August 2007

Residents are celebrating after a proposal to build a mobile phone mast near Tewkesbury Hospital was refused.The application for the 15m pole by phone giant O2 was met with an outcry by councillors and hospital supporters.

Tewkesbury Borough Council planning officer Oliver Rider refused to approvethe application on the grounds of visual impact and a lack of investigation into other possible locations.


Stop the Latest Assault on Our Wolves

The Bush/Cheney Administration has announced two proposals to jumpstart the killing of hundreds of wolves in the Yellowstone area and elsewhere in the Northern Rockies.

Take Action

Gabriel: Schäuble soll AKW-Abschaltung in Sicherheitsliste aufnehmen


Vernebelte Atomkraftwerke

Deutsche Atomkraftwerke sind nach einer Greenpeace-Studie auch mit den geplanten Sicherheitsmaßnahmen nicht vor Angriffen aus der Luft geschützt.äuble

Those Who Authorize and Use CIA 'Enhanced' Interrogation Tactics Risk Criminal Prosecution

August Alert

Abe Defeat Could Impact Support for US

A Hush and A Hurry: Bush Wants Wiretap Bill Before Recess

Senator Takes Aim at Illegal Logging in Asia

Agence France-Presse reports that Senator John Kerry unveiled a new bid Wednesday to limit illegal logging in parts of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Bush Aide Addresses Missing White House Emails

Paul Kane for The Washington Post reports on testimony from political aide J. Scott Jennings, who refused to address the attorney firings but tried to explain how thousands - or possibly millions - of White House emails were transmitted through accounts only controlled by the Republican National Committee.

Bush, Gonzales and Specter: Winning a Cat-and-Mouse Game or Losing a Dogfight?

Truthout guest contributor Elizabeth de la Vega writes: "Gonzales's lies are merely a subset of the shameless, and shameful, course of deception that has been carried out by the White House with regard to their warrantless domestic wiretapping, and so many other areas of their governance, over the past six years." De la Vega goes on to say, "This is a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game the Republicans are playing, but if the Democrats remain dogged enough, it is a game the Republicans should not win. Gonzales's statements may be ambiguous, but the law is not."

Appell an die EU: Opfern Sie nicht unsere Vögel und Insekten für die Ausweitung der Produktion von Agrarenergie

Americans: We must redouble our efforts for a National Whistleblower Protection Act[capwiz:queue_id]

Even Republican CEOs are saying globalization is hurting US

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Pentagon: Hold On, Christian Soldiers!,8599,1649845,00.html

Informant: Steven L. Robinson

From ufpj-news

Mobile mast plans sparks safety row

MOBILE phone company, TMobile UK, has applied to put up a 13 metre-high mast in a residential part of Ringwood.

The mast, along with equipment cabinets, is planned for a site at the junction of Eastfield Lane and Gorley Road.

But those plans have upset some residents on Eastfield Lane, who claim heavy goods vehicles are already using the road as a "rat run" and a mast would pose "more danger" to motorists and walkers.

And Ringwood Town Council's planning committee is recommending refusal for the mast, claiming its location would have an "adverse" affect on traffic safety.


Mobile phone mast blocked

4/ 8/2007

AN application for a mobile phone mast has been turned down - because planners fear it will become a magnet for yobs.

It is believed to be the first time in Greater Manchester a mast has been rejected on the grounds of law and order.


American Home Mortgage to close Friday

American Home Mortgage Investment Corp plans to close most operations on Friday and said nearly 7,000 employees will lose their jobs as the lender becomes one of the biggest casualties of the U.S. housing downturn.

From Information Clearing House

Bush Jawbones Democrats on Surveillance

President Bush said Friday that Congress must stay in session until it approves legislation modernizing a U.S. law governing eavesdropping on foreigners.,,-6825530,00.html

From Information Clearing House


House Passes Changes in Eavesdropping Program

Carl Hulse and Edmund L. Andrews report in Sunday's edition of the New York Times that "under pressure from President Bush, the House gave final approval Saturday to changes in a terrorism surveillance program, despite serious objections from many Democrats about the scope of the executive branch's new eavesdropping power."

Bush's Executive Order on Lebanon Even Worse than the One on Iraq

The power that he is asserting-no, grabbing-with these executive orders is astonishing and alarming. Such power imperils our liberties and our democratic system of government.

Full Text: Executive Order

Blocking Property of Persons Undermining the Sovereignty of Lebanon or Its Democratic Processes and Institutions.

From Information Clearing House

Iraq bleeds US Treasury, enriches contractors

In January 2006, Joseph Stiglitz, a Columbia University professor who won the Nobel Prize for economics in 2001, and Linda Bilmes, a Harvard University budget expert, released a report estimating that the cost of the war in Iraq may come to more than $2 trillion.

From Information Clearing House

Top US general says he's received plan for complete Iraq withdrawal

According to correspondent Jim Miklaszewski, "Military officials in Kuwait suggest that they could easily handle the 160,000 troops in a matter of months. But that would be extremely risky, because a hasty retreat would increase the troops' vulnerability to attack.

From Information Clearing House

US demands Iran rein in Shi'ite militias

A little-noticed statement by US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker after last week's US-Iran meeting revealed that the main demand of the George W Bush administration to Iran is not to stop supplying weapons to Shi'ite militias but to use its influence with Shi'ites in Iraq to reduce their attacks on occupation forces.

From Information Clearing House

Kenya: Recruits to Serve in Iraq

A company contracted by the US Government has been recruiting ex-military men and former police officers to serve in war-torn Iraq.

From Information Clearing House

Marine gets 448 days jail for Iraq murder conspiracy

A military jury sentenced a Marine to 448 days in prison on Thursday after he was found guilty of conspiracy in the 2006 murder and kidnapping of an Iraqi grandfather. Because he has spent the last 450 days in detention, the punishment means Magincalda will be released from the brig on Friday.

U.S. military killing trials reflect public fatigue

In one Iraqi city U.S. Marines kidnapped and killed an Iraqi grandfather. In another, enraged forces killed 24 civilians, most in their homes, after the death of a popular American comrade. One Marine urinated on a corpse.

From Information Clearing House

In Iraq, death tolls often in dispute

The disparity in official numbers and the ones posted in the market, and apparent differences between government figures and eyewitness accounts after other recent bombings, leaves many Iraqis feeling that the government is intentionally downplaying or trying to cover up the numbers of dead.

From Information Clearing House

Bombing Islamic sites an option

Republican presidential hopeful Tom Tancredo says the best way he can think of to deter a nuclear terrorist attack on the US is to threaten to retaliate by bombing Islamic holy sites.

From Information Clearing House

Hillary Clinton Chides Obama for saying Nukes would not be 'on the table' against "terrorists"

Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday he would not use nuclear weapons "in any circumstance" to fight terrorism in Afghanistan and Pakistan and drew criticism from chief rival Hillary Rodham Clinton.

From Information Clearing House

Alberto Gonzales and Coup Against Democracy

By Ramzy Baroud

The name of Alberto Gonzales is rapidly becoming synonymous with all that has gone wrong under the Bush administration. Repeated media discussions of the US Secretary of State in the most contentious tones have served to lay the blame for all the ailments that infected American democracy under Bush squarely on one man's shoulders.

Onward - Into Waziristan!

By Patrick J. Buchanan

With Hillary Clinton's lead growing, Barack Obama appears to be overreaching to keep the spotlight and highlight their differences.

The Oil Law Has Stalled

By Jonathan Steele

The panic and distraction of the security crisis should not be used as cover for handing Iraq's wealth to foreigners.

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