Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2007

Tumour with mobile phone use?

Next-up news n°397

- SWR TV Report Mainz: BioInitiative, Interphone, European Environmental Agency.

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Tumour with mobile phone use? " (video report HD English version)

Nonstop Theft and Bribery Are Staggering Iraq

Damien Cave reports in Sunday's New York Times that there is a growing sense that Iraq has slipped to new depths of lawlessness as "Some American officials estimate that as much as a third of what they spend on Iraqi contracts and grants ends up unaccounted for or stolen, with a portion going to Shiite or Sunni militias."

Rambo and the GOP

Writing for The New York Times, Bob Herbert says, "I don't know if children should be allowed to watch the Republican presidential debates. There's so much talk of violence and mayhem as the solution to our ills. The candidates seem so eager to flex their muscles and engage the nation in conflict: Let's continue the war in Iraq. Let's show them what we're made of in Iran. Let's round up those immigrants and ship 'em back where they came from."

Business Lobby Presses Agenda Before '08 Vote

Robert Pear of The New York Times reports: "Business lobbyists, nervously anticipating Democratic gains in next year's elections, are racing to secure final approval for a wide range of health, safety, labor and economic rules, in the belief that they can get better deals from the Bush administration than from its successor."

Some scary information you need to know about cell phones and your privacy

Informant: Dorothee Krien


by Steven Yates

On October 23, 2007, the House of Representatives passed what may be the most dangerous bill ever to come down the pike. This bill, like many of its predecessors on our steady march toward totalitarianism, sailed under the radar. There was virtually no publicity or fanfare. Now, the bill has gone to the Senate, and is in committee. The bill is called the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (H.R. 1955/S. 1959). The language in this bill is so maddeningly vague it could mean anything........


Informant: Dorothee Krien

USA dürfen europäische Bürger entführen

White House Invokes Secrecy in Abramoff Lawsuits

Pete Yost, reporting for The Associated Press, says that "The Bush administration is laying out a new secrecy defense in an effort to end a court battle about the White House visits of now-imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff. In a court filing Friday night ... the Justice Department, citing a Cold War-era court ruling, declared that the contents of the 'Sensitive Security Records' cannot be publicly revealed even though they could show whether Abramoff made more visits to the White House than those already acknowledged."

New World Order: It is a new world

Do we still have universal values?

By Kofi Annan

Do we still have universal values? The values of peace, freedom, social progress, equal rights and human dignity, enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, are no less valid today than when, over half a century ago, those documents were drafted by representatives of many different nations and cultures.

Gabriel gibt Greenpeace Recht: Klimaschutz ist mit 25 Kohlekraftwerken unmöglich

Umweltminister will Liste der Kraftwerksprojekte prüfen.

Bundeswirtschaftsminister Glos will Spritfresser als „umweltfreundlich“ kennzeichnen

Der Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND) wirft Bundeswirtschaftsminister Michael Glos vor, er wolle Autos mit hohem Spritverbrauch als „klimafreundlich“ kennzeichnen.

US says it has right to kidnap British citizens

Informant: Useful I.

US lays off blaming Iran for Iraq violence

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Housing Slump's Third Year to Be `Deepest' Since WWII

Total new home sales peaked in July 2005 and have declined for 19 of the last 28 months through October, according to Commerce Department data.

Who got rich off the mortgage mess?

"I think we're headed into a deep recession, the worst since the Depression, as dozens of banks will fail," Burry says. "With massive foreclosures, there are homes that won't see the prices of two years ago for decades."

From Information Clearing House

Guantanamo prisoners to ask Supreme Court for basic rights

The accused men want the right to challenge their imprisonment through a writ of habeas corpus. They could end up changing how the United States manages its open-ended war on terror.

Witnesses to remain secret at Guantanamo trial

A US military judge has ordered that the identity of witnesses that will testify against a Canadian national, who may face a military war-on-terror trial next year be kept secret, The New York Times reported Saturday.

From Information Clearing House


As Supreme Court Hears Guantanamo Cases Concerned Citizens Fast and Vigil Outside, Appealing For Justice and Rights For Prisoners

National Lawyers Guild (NLG): Students Demonstrate to Draw Attention to Supreme Court Case That Will Determine Justice for Detainees at Guantánamo

Canadian Judge Invalidates Country's Refugee Treaty With U.S.

Canada's treaty with the U.S. on the treatment of refugees is illegal because the U.S. doesn't comply with conventions protecting asylum seekers and sometimes sends people to countries where they may be tortured, a Canadian judge said.

From Information Clearing House

Thousands Illegally Rendered By Bush Administration for Interrogation, Torture

In violation of international and U.S. law, "thousands" of alleged terrorists have been victims of "extraordinary rendition" by the Bush Administration since 9/11, two legal scholars say.

From Information Clearing House

Jordan's Spy Agency: Holding Cell for the CIA

Over the past seven years, an imposing building on the outskirts of this city has served as a secret holding cell for the CIA.

From Information Clearing House

The horror of a stricken nation waiting to die

As the people of Zimbabwe are ground down by poverty and brutality, Robert Mugabe is offered a welcome at the international table.

From Information Clearing House

The US's War In Darfur

The Darfur region of Sudan possesses the third largest copper and the fourth largest uranium deposits on the planet, in addition to strategic location and significant oil resources of its own. Is the US-based "Save Darfur" movement snowing the US public on the fundamental nature of the conflict in Sudan.

Ten Reasons Why "Save Darfur" is a PR Scam to Justify the Next US Oil and Resource Wars in Africa

The star-studded hue and cry to "Save Darfur" and "stop the genocide" has gained enormous traction in U.S. media along with bipartisan support in Congress and the White House. But the Congo, with ten to twenty times as many African dead over the same period is not called a "genocide" and passes almost unnoticed.

From Information Clearing House

Rice to head to Africa to help Congo tackle " rebels"

Rice will be in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, on December 5 to join leaders from the African Great Lakes region -- Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda -- in talks about confidence-building and joint security, Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer told reporters.

Congo Prison Hell

Prisoners sleep on the damp ground in dark, crowded rooms off a central courtyard. The smell of urine is pervasive. There are only a handful of blankets and mattresses, provided by family members who also bring in food. No one at Munzenze eats more than once a day.

From Information Clearing House

The new McCarthyism

McCarthyism Comes to Iraq: Dententions of Those Accused of "Iran Connection" on the Rise

Locals claim the U.S. military had been using members of the Mehdi Army to carry out attacks on Sunnis in Baghdad.

From Information Clearing House


The new McCarthyism

The American Prospect
by Adam Serwer


The ‘Gitmo Nine’ aren’t terrorists. They weren’t captured fighting for the Taliban. They’ve made no attempts to kill Americans. They haven’t declared war on the United States, nor have they joined any group that has. The ‘Gitmo Nine’ are lawyers working in the Department of Justice who fought the Bush administration’s treatment of suspected terrorists as unconstitutional. Now, conservatives are portraying them as agents of the enemy…. The attorneys who challenged the Bush administration’s national-security policies saw themselves as fulfilling their legal obligations by fighting an unconstitutional power grab. At heart, this was a disagreement over process: Should people accused of terrorism be afforded the same human rights and due process protections as anyone else in American custody?

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Public Sentiment for Bush/Cheney Impeachment Expands

By John Kaminski and Gary Higginbottom

64 percent of Americans believe that President Bush has abused his powers, and 70 percent believe that Cheney has done so.

US 'Declaration' a Setback for Maliki

By Sami Moubayed

When President George W Bush comes out to praise political prisoners in Damascus, he completely ruins their credibility in the Syrian Street, projecting them as stooges for the United States.

Venezuela: Not What You Think

By Robin Hahnel

In the case of Hugo Chavez and the Venezuelan Bolivarian Revolution, the mainstream media and politicians in the United States have elevated their game of demonizing all who oppose US foreign policy and business interests to a higher level of absurdity than usual.

Chavez's Speech: "Go ahead, make my day."

By Joaquin Bustelo

Chavez has ordered the military to protect the oilfields and other installations and warned that if there is any sabotage, any US-inspired disturbances Sunday night, oil shipments to the U.S. will be cut off immediately. - He warned international broadcasters --and CNN by name, and repeatedly-- that this or any other sort of shenanigans will be met with the expulsion of their staff from the country.

Chavez Threatens To Stop Oil Exports To The U.S.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez while addressing a mass rally of supporters on Friday has threatened to cut oil exports to the United States, shut down television channels and expel journalists if the December 2 referendum victory he expects is disclaimed and violence starts in this country.

No oil for US if it meddles: Chavez

"If 'yes' wins on Sunday and the Venezuelan oligarchy, the violent Venezuelans, the ones who play the (US) empire's game, unleash violence with the tale that there was fraud ... minister, that very Monday you order a halt to the shipments of oil to the United States," Mr Chavez said.

From Information Clearing House

Bush Handed Blueprint to Seize Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal

By Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark

Architect of Iraq surge draws up takeover options: US fears army's Islamists might grab weapons.


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