Samstag, 6. Oktober 2007

Interior Official Backs Western Drilling

The Associated Press reports: "The Bush administration foresees no letup in the aggressive pace for Western oil and gas drilling, despite some voter backlash from people tired of seeing more and more rigs in their Rocky Mountain states."

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Protestors: Let calls ruin church services


By jonathan moyes

Chingford MP Iain Duncan Smith (right) hears anti-phone mast campaigners' claims (c)

PEOPLE angry that a church will have a mobile phone mast on its spire should show their feelings by interrupting a service with constant mobile phone calls, a protestor has said.

Trevor Calver spoke when six campaigners met Chingford MP Iain Duncan Smith about the potential dangers from radiation to children at Chingford Church of England School and St Mary's Catholic School.


Merkel im Einsatz gegen Mindestlohn

Bertelsmann lässt Entwurf für neues deutsches Arbeitsrecht schreiben

Ölindustrie greift peruanischen Regenwald an

Bill Simpich: The Whole World Will Be Watching

San Francisco civil rights attorney Bill Simpich provides a legal analysis behind the surprise decision Friday afternoon by a federal judge in Tacoma, Washington who granted an emergency stay in the court-martial of 1st Lieutenant Ehren Watada, an Army officer who refused to deploy to Iraq.

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Citizens Ask Military Refuse Iran Attack

'Blunder' phone mast too big and in wrong place

Keith Olbermann: The March to War 2

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Keith Olbermann: Iraq - Iran

Informant: Cal

Conservatives' Anger With GOP May Be Devastating

Jim Kouri for The Conservative Voice writes that "a poll of 1,015 conservative activists and donors shows that 77 percent are either seriously disappointed with Republican Congressional leaders or want them replaced."

Torture, Continued: about the United States' participation in torture

Gitmo: America's black hole

A lawyer for prison detainees is struck by how the immoral mistreatment of inmates has become so mundane.

Gonzales 'approved' torture note

Alberto Gonzales, the former US attorney-general, reportedly approved the use of waterboarding and other controversial interrogation techniques in a memo in 2005 even though the justice department had publicly declared that torture was "abhorrent".

From Information Clearing House


Official: CIA Detention Program Still Active

Randall Mikkelsen, Reuters: "A secret CIA overseas detention program revealed by President George W. Bush last year is still active and has held at least one al-Qaeda militant since then, a US official said on Thursday."

Torture, Continued

Dan Froomkin for The Washington Post comments about the United States' participation in torture: "Finding out what our government has been doing in our name, and openly debating our interrogation policies, should have been high on the national agenda since the disclosure of the shockingly inhumane treatment of prisoners at Abu Ghraib." However, genuine discourse has been stifled, Froomkin writes: "Bush shuts down discussion by declaring that 'we don't torture' - yet he won't even say how he defines the term."


Caught on tape: More deputies accused of brutally beating inmate

Former teacher Paul King says he used to be one of those people who said lock 'em up throw away the key.

From Information Clearing House

UK deportees 'tortured in Sudan'

Asylum seekers from Sudan's war-torn Darfur region have been tortured after being deported back to their capital from the UK, a human rights group says.

From Information Clearing House

White Man's Wars, Past and Present

"We must cease collaborating with the engines of death."

From Information Clearing House

US aid dependency: The road to ruin

"We have received only a lot of promises and some ammunition but no equipment, as if they are telling us: Die first and back-up will arrive later." -- Lebanese army head general Michael Sulieman on US support during the summer-long Nahr al-Bared refugee camp battle.

From Information Clearing House

Byrd: Senate's 'Saber-Rattling' Is 'Sleep-Walking' America To War With Iran

It is deeply troubling to see the U.S. Senate joining the chest-pounding and saber-rattling of the Bush administration.

From Information Clearing House

Who Wants To Bomb Iran?

Democrats, Not Republicans, Says Seymour Hersh

From Information Clearing House

US 'must break Iran and Syria regimes'

America should seize every opportunity to force regime change in Syria and Iran, a former senior adviser to the White House has urged.

From Information Clearing House

Iraqi leaders turn against US-created 'militias'

The Iraqi government lashed out on Thursday against a US military initiative that pits civilians against Al-Qaeda fighters, accusing it of creating new militias in the war-weary nation.

From Information Clearing House

Contradictory reports on US raid on Diyala persist

Contradictory accounts persisted Friday about adawn US raid on a village near Baquba which media reports said killed at least 25 civilians and wounded 40 others, while the US claimed the target was against people involved in criminal activity.

From Information Clearing House

US raid in Iraq kills 'civilians'

At least 17 Iraqi civilians, including women and children, have been killed in a US air raid, Iraqi officials and witnesses say.

From Information Clearing House

When nobody believes you anymore including your own public

You're Damn Right I'm Angry, Why Isn't Everybody?

By David Michael Green

What an unbelievable record of deceit, destruction, hypocrisy, incompetence, treason and greed. What a tragic tale of debt, lost wars, stolen elections, environmental crises, Constitution shredding, national shame and diminished security.

Alberta Bill 46 aims to remove democratic public safeguards

Berater Hillary Clintons gibt Blackwater Hilfestellung



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For Mr. Weinstein -- a former Air Force judge advocate and assistant counsel in the Reagan White House -- charges that several incidents in recent years point to a growing willingness inside the military to support a particular brand of Christianity and to permit improper evangelizing in the ranks. More than 95 percent of those complaints come from other Christians, he says.

Informant: NHNE


Indonesia, which has destroyed vast tracts of forest, will plant 79 million trees in a single day ahead of the U.N. climate change summit in Bali in December, an official said on Thursday.

Informant: NHNE


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

Region macht mobil gegen Mobilfunk

Gleich in drei Gemeinden im Linthgebiet gingen im laufenden Jahr Einsprachen gegen Mobilfunkanlagen ein. Dies macht offensichtlich, dass der Widerstand gegen Antennen wächst.

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