Samstag, 25. August 2007

Protest Australia's Ancient Forest Logging and Climate Change Eco-Hypocrisy



By Climate Ark &, projects of Ecological Internet and

August 25, 2007


Dramatic efforts required to stop the expansion of Tasmanian old-growth forest logging by construction of a massive new paper pulp mill by Gunns Ltd

Tasmania, Australia's woodchipping giant Gunns Ltd. is poised to be granted fast track approval by the Tasmanian government to build a massive chemical pulp mill in northern Tasmania. This forest-hungry pulp mill will be a disaster for Australia's ancient forests, climate, wildlife and future. If built, the US$1.4 billion project would need four million tonnes of logs a year. It would double Gunns' current rate of clearcutting in Tasmania's native forests. It will also dump thousands of tonnes of poisonous effluent into Bass Strait every day, threatening marine life, tourism and the fishing industry. For way too long Tasmania's ancient forests - some containing massive eucalyptus trees - have been clearcut to produce paper pulp, mostly for the Japanese market... Continued markets for paper pulp from ancient forest liquidation depend upon this disastrous pulp mill being forced through the Australian legal system... the impact of this massive pulp mill on Tasmania's ancient native forests, much less regional and global climate, have not been considered. Additionally Minister Turnbull has acknowledged there is insufficient data available to assess the impacts of 64,000 tonnes a day of poisonous waste being released into Bass Strait... (the) Gunns had already signed a contract with construction firm John Holland to start building the pulp mill "in the first week of September"... At a time when Australia's federal government is proposing funding ancient forest protection and conservation internationally as a measure to a combat climate change, it is hypocritical and repulsive that Australia continues industrially clearing its own native forests. Australia's ancient forests will still be logged, even clearcut, for throw away consumer products; even as the Australian government calls upon less developed and poor nations to protect their forests for the climate.



GIs' Morale Dips As Iraq War Drags On

The Los Angeles Times reports on how extended tours of duty, constant danger and a lack of progress in Iraq are leaving US troops feeling increasingly frustrated and angry.

Terror Suspect List Yields Few Arrests

Ellen Nakashima, The Washington Post, says: "The government's terrorist screening database flagged Americans and foreigners as suspected terrorists almost 20,000 times last year. But only a small fraction of those questioned were arrested or denied entry into the United States, raising concerns among critics about privacy and the list's effectiveness."

Hughes Diplomatic Doctrine Still Rankles

Writing for Truthout, William Fisher says, "A senior State Department official who resigned in 2003 to protest the American invasion of Iraq is charging that the public diplomacy efforts of Bush confidante Karen Hughes have been in place for many years, are failing to win hearts and minds overseas, and are causing US diplomats to 'feel like second-class citizens at the State Department.'"

Military Warns of Potential CIA Abuses

Charlie Savage of The Boston Globe reports: "Top military lawyers have told senators that President Bush's new rules for CIA interrogations of suspected terrorists could allow abuses that violate the Geneva Conventions, according to Senate and military officials."

Ein Klima der Angst

Seit dem G-8-Gipfel in Heiligendamm häuft sich das polizeiliche Vorgehen gegen Globalisierungskritiker in Deutschland.

Our Dead and Dying Trees

Informant: smileycoyote


Electromagnetic pollution of the environment


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

Next-up News n°290

Klage wegen "Tornado"-Aufklärung während G8-Gipfel eingereicht

Beim Verwaltungsgericht Schwerin ist am Donnerstag Klage im Zusammenhang mit dem Einsatz von "Tornado"-Flugzeugen während des G8-Gipfels im Juni in Heiligendamm gegen das Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern eingereicht worden. Ein Gerichtssprecher bestätigte den Eingang eines entsprechenden Schreibens. Wie die "Gipfelsoli Infogruppe" mitteilte, bezieht sich die Klage auf den Einsatz der Bundeswehr im Innern. Die drei Kläger wollen nach eigener Aussage verhindern, dass mit dem Einsatz der Einsatz der Bundeswehr im Innern weiter normalisiert werden solle.

Call to Action: Stop the Bush Administration's Plans to Clearcut Our Forest Heritage

Protect BLM Forests

Informant: smileycoyote

Iraq Corruption Whistleblowers Made to Suffer

According to The Associated Press, several whistleblowers have suffered harrowing consequences - ranging from ridicule, to loss of employment, to imprisonment and interrogation in a Baghdad compound - for their decision to report corruption and fraud in Iraq.


Iraq for Sale Banned Excerpts

Iraq corruption whistleblowers face penalties

Informant: John Perna


Whistle Blowers On Contractor Fraud in Iraq Face Penalties

By Deborah Hastings

One after another, the men and women who have stepped forward to report corruption in the massive effort to rebuild Iraq have been vilified, fired and demoted. Or worse.

White House Shell Game

The New York Times says, "The fight over the [White House] Office of Administration's status is part of a larger battle over access to an estimated five million email messages that have mysteriously disappeared from White House computers."

Fringe Evangelicals Distort US Military Policy

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Churches get the OK for phone masts

Church approves spire phone masts

By Bonnie Malkin

Last Updated: 2:06am BST 25/08/2007

Churches have been given permission to rent their spires and steeples to mobile phone companies despite concerns that they could be used to relay pornography to children.

The highest church court in the country yesterday overturned a ruling banning dioceses from hiring out their buildings to telecommunications companies, on the grounds that restrictions exist to protect children from seeing indecent images on their phone handsets.



Churches get the OK for phone masts

Times Online - UK

The latest decision was related to plans by the Church of St Peter and St Paul in Chingford, East London, to install a T-Mobile mast. ...

Noise of modern life blamed for thousands of heart deaths

Brace yourself for the insolvency crunch

"We already thought there was a 40pc chance of a US recession before all this happened, but the risks are now much higher and don't forget that rates on adjustable mortgages will keep rising until a peak next March, so the maximum pain will be in the second and third quarters of 2008."

From Information Clearing House

Job Market May Be Dreaming of a Bleak Christmas

It will take a few months to show up in the economic data that Wall Street and the Federal Reserve watch, but the slowing U.S. economy is hitting the job market, and economists say it is only a matter of time before unemployment ticks up.

From Information Clearing House

China warns of US protectionism

China has accused the US of increasing protectionism, following the latest moves in a trade row it says is being fuelled by American media reports playing up concerns over the safety of Chinese-made products.

From Information Clearing House

Democracy's new dawn is on CCTV: the security state as infotainment

So keen are America's leaders to hear dissent they're videotaping the dissenters. Welcome to a world of total surveillance.,,2155352,00.html

From Information Clearing House

Bush to CIA: 'Leave No Marks'

With no sign of torture on a prisoner, then it didn't happen, right?,hentoff,77589,2.html

From Information Clearing House

Bin Laden wanted US to invade Iraq, author says

As coalition troops continue to die on Iraqi soil and the US Government's military spending on the war bleeds into billions of dollars, a new book says that not only could this have been avoided, but it was all predictable, as long as you had read the Al Qaeda manual.

From Information Clearing House

An intensifying US campaign against Iran

CIA said to step up operations in Iran

In an effort to build congressional and Pentagon support for military options against Iran, the Bush administration has shifted from its earlier strategy of building a case based on an alleged Iranian nuclear weapons program to one invoking improvised explosive devices (IEDs) purportedly manufactured in Iran that are killing US soldiers in Iraq.

An intensifying US campaign against Iran

It was Iran, warned Madeleine Albright, then-US envoy to the United Nations, that had forged a "tactical alliance" with a Somali warlord and "terrorists" in Sudan. Intelligence sources for the first time spoke of smuggled Iranian weapons. In Mogadishu, journalists were told that Iranian agents were training Somalis to make car bombs. But no proof was ever presented.

Draft intelligence Report Logs Bleak Outlook for Iran

A draft intelligence report portrays a bleak political situation in Iran, anticipating little progress in getting Tehran to halt its nuclear program or stop supporting militant groups in the region, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Iranian dissident warns of US actions against Iran

Mohsen Sazegara, who was a high-ranking Tehran official before turning against the government, told AFP in an interview that the US move, reported to be in the works last week, could spark a backlash, stirring up more turmoil in places where Washington accuses them of terror activities, including Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon.

US Reaction to Iran-IAEA Deal Illogical

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini called the US reaction to agreements between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency as "illogical and non-technical".

From Information Clearing House

Troops argue Iraq is 'unwinnable'

A belief that Iraq is unwinnable, fears that Afghanistan could go the same way and an overwhelming feeling that the government has not looked after the Armed Forces properly in return for the sacrifices they make.

From Information Clearing House

Top U.S. Generals at Odds Over Iraq War Strategy

America's top military brass appeared at odds Friday over the course of the Iraq War as outgoing Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace reportedly stood ready to recommend a major reduction next year in troop strength while a key ground commander warned that such a move would be "a giant step backwards.",2933,294421,00.html

From Information Clearing House

Republican call on Iraq troops drawdown an alert for Bush

A Republican senator's call to begin a troop withdrawal from Iraq is a wake-up call for President George W. Bush as he fights to keep his policy from unraveling, but it may not immediately sway votes in Congress for a pullout.

From Information Clearing House

Iraq: Democracy is not essential, says the US

Brig Gen John Bednarek, who commands forces in Diyala province, told CNN that "democratic institutions are not necessarily the way ahead in the long-term future".

From Information Clearing House

US general warns of bloody 'Ramadan Offensive' in Iraq

A senior US general warned Thursday of "sensational" attacks during the upcoming Ramadan period in Iraq directed at swaying perceptions of a key upcoming US report on progress in the war there.

From Information Clearing House

Following Churchill's Folly In Iraq

By Don Chapman

So what might this history mean for America and Iraq?

"When Iraq becomes strong enough in our opinion to stand alone, we shall be in a position to state that our task has been fulfilled, and that Iraq is an independent sovereign state. But this cannot be said while we are forced year after year to spend very large sums of money on helping the Iraqi government to defend itself and maintain order." : Winston Churchill - 1922

More War on the Horizon

Health warning: Cell phones may have to state radiation level

25 Aug, 2007, 0053 hrs IST, Joji Thomas Philip & Kalyan Parbat, TNN

NEW DELHI: Soon, every cell phone sold in the country may have to specify the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), the count which specifies the amount of radio waves (radio frequency energy) absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone, as an option in the menu of the handset.



Govt proposal to mobile makers on SAR hailed by experts

Economic Times - Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Gupta claimed that in India, nearly 270 million customers use cellphones and there are over three lakh towers, which emit electromagnetic radiations and ...

Dollar May Fall to Record Within Six Months, Goldman Sachs Says

Informant: shane_digital

Mouse Arm

Mobilfunkmasten als "Strahlende Zukunft"

ARD-"Tatort" mit brisanter Thematik: Mobilfunkmasten als "Strahlende Zukunft"


Im Netz der Verschwörer


Unglaublich, aber wahr: Der Bremer "Tatort – Strahlende Zukunft" wühlt im Schlamm der Mobilfunkbranche


In „Strahlende Zukunft" geht es um die Strahlung von Mobilfunkmasten,
die den Leukämie-Tod einer jungen Frau verschuldet haben soll. ...


Mit dem Handy kommt der Tod

Berliner Morgenpost - Berlin, Germany

Gegenüber der Staatsanwaltschaft bekräftigte Vegener immer wieder, dass sie von dem Mobilfunkunternehmen verfolgt und mit Mikrowellen bestrahlt werde...


Wenn das Handy zur Waffe wird

Stern - national, Germany

Weil Sabine Vegeners (Inka Friedrich) Tochter an Leukämie gestorben ist, kämpft sie erbittert gegen eine Mobilfunkfirma, die Sendemasten in unmittelbarer ...


Heutige Bild Zeitung

Bericht zum Tatort TV "Strahlende Zukunft" v. 26.08.2007

"Strahlen-Angst -- Machen Handys und Funkmasten wirklich krank?"

Millionen TV-Zuschauer sahen gestern den ARD-Tatort "Straqhlende Zukunft". Ein kleines Mädchen stribt an Leukämie, angeblich ausgelöst durch einen Mobilfunkmast.

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M.f.G. Alfred Tittmann


„Strahlende Zukunft“ – hieß der spannende Krimi, doch diese Zukunft ist Gegenwart: Krebs und Leukämie: in England werden heute schon Handymasten wegen der Häufung von Krebsfällen abgebaut . Es sei daran erinnert, dass im letzten Jahr in der SWRLandesschau gezeigt wurde, dass in Eningen drei Kinder in Mastnähe an Leukämie erkrankten. Das interessierte keine Gesundheitsbehörde. Hunderte Berichte und Studien über biologische Effekte und Gesundheitsgefährdungen durch die Mikrowellenstrahlung liegen vor. Die sonst von uns nicht geliebte Bild-Zeitung kommt der Wirklichkeit nahe: „Der Mediziner Hans-Joachim Petersohn warnt aber: „Wir registrieren veränderte Hirnströme. Das EEG (Messung der Hirnströme) zeigt eindeutige Reaktionen auf die Strahlung. Nach spätestens zwei Minuten Telefonat ist die Blut-Hirn-Schranke aufgebrochen, Giftstoffe können daher ungehindert in das Gehirn eindringen.““ (27.8.2007, S.8) Die Mobilfunkindustrie heult auf. Das Krimi enthielt zuviel Wahrheit. Der Tatort „ hat mit der Realität nichts zu tun. Der Krimi stellt unsachgemäße Zusammenhänge her, die jeder wissenschaftlichen Grundlage entbehren, “ so ihre PR – Agentur, das IZMF auf ihrer Homepage. Aber: allein in der medizinischen Datenbank auf unserer Homepage sind es inzwischen über 10 Studien, die die Öffnung der Blut-Hirnschranke nachweisen ( Salford 1992, 1993, 1997, 2003 ; Albert 1979; 1981; Goldmann 1984; Lange 1991; Neubauer 1990; Oscar 1977; Schirmacher 2000; Vojtisek 2005

Aus: Kurzmitteilung Nr.11 : Mobilfunkbürgerinitiative Stuttgart West


Mit dem Handy kommt der Tod




Zum Tatort Krimi ARD “Strahlende Zukunft“ v. 26-08-07

Interessierte können sich den Film via Internet ansehen:


"Tatort" Sonntagabend: Ein Stich ins Mobilfunk-Wespennest


Tatort sorgt für Wirbel

Der Tatort "Strahlende Zukunft" in dem ein Mädchen angeblich durch Mobilfunk an Leukämie stirbt hat für reichlich Aufregung gesorgt. Wie BILD berichtet geht nun der Branchenverband BITKOM auf die ARD los ...




Strahlende Zukunft, ein nicht ganz alltäglicher Krimi: zu einer mutigen Sendung der ARD

Letzten Sonntag lief der Tatort „Strahlende Zukunft“ - wie nahe war er an der Realität? Dazu im Anhang eine lesenswerte Betrachtung von Jürgen Groschupp, dem Sprecher der Baden-Württembergischen Mobilfunk - Bürgerinitiativen.

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Für die Bürgerinitiative Stuttgart West
Peter Hensinger


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Source: Next-up news n°291ämie

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Informant: Kev Hall


US, 'poised to strike,' labors to paint Iran as aggressor

Informant: jensenmk

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