Samstag, 1. Dezember 2007

US Pursuing New Spy Satellite Program

The Associated Press reports: "The US is pursuing a multibillion-dollar program to develop the next generation of spy satellites, the first major effort of its kind since the Pentagon canceled the ambitious and costly Future Imagery Architecture system two years ago."

Facebook's Beacon More Intrusive Than Previously Thought

In PC World magazine, Juan Carlos Perez says, "A Computer Associates security researcher is sounding the alarm that Facebook's controversial Beacon online ad system goes much further than anyone has imagined in tracking people's Web activities outside the popular social networking site."

Handys: Süßer die Kassen nie klingeln!

Finnische Forscher empfehlen Aufforstung als Klimaschutz

Bush, While Citing Threats, to Cut Anti-Terror Funds

The Associated Press has obtained budget documents which show that the Bush administration intends to drastically cut funding for counterterrorism operations across the country. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) criticized the plan, saying that "This administration runs around the country scaring people and then when it comes to putting their money where their mouth is, they say 'sorry, the bank is closed.'"

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Witness Names to Be Withheld From Detainee

William Glaberson reports in Saturday's New York Times that defense attorneys representing a 21-year-old being held prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, "have been ordered by a military judge not to tell their client - or anyone else - the identity of witnesses against him" in the prisoner's upcoming war crimes trial, newly released documents show, which the attorneys say "would hamper their ability to build an adequate defense because they cannot ask their client or anyone else about prosecution witnesses, making it difficult to test the veracity of testimony."


09:00 - 28 November 2007

Campaigners are outraged that O2 is installing a mobile phone mast next to Tewkesbury Hospital - even though it has been refused planning permission.Tewkesbury Borough Council told the phone giant it couldn't put up the 15m mast in August.


It's a shell game

One with Cell-phone Towers and Fake Trees

Informant: Mark G.

Abundant Evidence to Warn People Against GE Crops

Jeffrey M. Smith, Environmental News Network, writes, "Working with more than 30 scientists worldwide, I documented 65 health risks of GE foods. There are thousands of toxic or allergic-type reactions in humans, thousands of sick, sterile, and dead livestock, and damage to virtually every organ and system studied in lab animals."

War with Iran is looming

The parallels between pre-invasion Iraq and today's Iran forebode yet another American invasion. The United States' mounting accusations of Iran's alleged quest for nuclear weapons have surpassed the level of those previously pointed at Saddam Hussein's regime.

Iran to give US "far worse destiny" than Iraq, ex-president says

A probable military attack against Iran over its nuclear programme would give the United States 'a far worse destiny' than Iraq, Iranian former president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani said Friday.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards patrol Persian Gulf, U.S.

That means U.S. naval forces are operating in the same waters as an organization the United States considers a major supporter of terrorist activity.

From Information Clearing House

The Cyber Guardians of Honest Journalism

By John Pilger

What has changed in the way we see the world? For as long as I can remember, the relationship of journalists with power has been hidden behind a bogus objectivity and notions of an "apathetic public" that justify a mantra of "giving the public what they want."

The Case for Staying Out of Other People's Wars

By Jim Powell

Surely, one of the most important principles of American foreign policy should be to conserve resources for defending the country. President Woodrow Wilson violated this principle by entering World War I which didn't involve an attack on the United States.

The Iran Threat?

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

America and Israel have accused Iran of intending to diversify its program - they allege that Iran is using its civilian program as a cover to build nuclear bombs. This supposition begs the question why Iran would place itself in the spotlight instead of renouncing the energy program for history has shown that having an operating nuclear power reactor is no longer a prerequisite or even a necessary condition of obtaining fissile material which can be used for the development of nuclear materials.


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