Mittwoch, 19. Dezember 2007

US Warrantless Wiretapping Predates 9/11

By John Leyden

Fresh evidence has emerged that the US government's warrantless wiretapping program predates the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Secret surveillance operations that enabled the National Security Agency (NSA) to access telecommunications traffic data have been in place since the 1990s.

Putin Agonistes: Missile Defense Will Not Be Deployed

By Mike Whitney

The American people have no idea of the reckless policy that is being carried out in their name. The gravity of the proposed Missile Defense system has been virtually ignored by the media and Russia's protests have been dismissed as trivial.

Mirage Of Improvement In Iraq

By Dahr Jamail

People in the US are willing to believe the establishment media telling them that refugees are returning to their homes in Baghdad in an environment of improved security and new hope.

Wexler Petition Nears 100,000 But 14 Judiciary Dems Remain Silent

Next-up news n°416

The Great HPV Vaccination Hoax Exposed

HPV Vaccines Based on "Scientific Fraud" Says Consumer Advocate

The Great HPV Vaccination Hoax Exposed

Informant: Dorothee Krien

Vaccines Exposed: A Hidden Crime Against Our Children

"The greatest lie ever told is that vaccines are safe and effective," said Dr. Len Horowitz. I am a father, and in the course, I have spent a reasonable amount of time researching vaccines in order to determine the most sensible cause of...

Informant: Dorothee Krien

Deforestation hits nutrient cycle

Informant: Teresa Binstock

Blackwater Accused of Another Civilian Killing in New Lawsuit

Surviving a CIA 'Black Site'

New Year, No Resolutions on Climate Change

No Vice President Is Above the Law

Bush Still Spinning Nukes in Iran

Senate Approves $70 Billion To Continue Wars


Senate Hands Bush Another Blank Check for Iraq

Truthout's Maya Schenwar reports, "The Senate approved $70 billion to continue funding the occupation of Iraq on Tuesday night, backtracking on earlier promises made by Democratic leaders to set a timetable for withdrawal from the region before giving the White House another blank check."

Slave Labour That Shames America

Climate Sanctions Sought Against US

Former Campaign Operative: How to Rig an Election GOP Style

Von der heimlichen Onlinedurchsuchung zur heimlichen Hausdurchsuchung

Am Abbau rechtsstaatlicher Schutzvorschriften wird nicht nur an der virtuellen Front gearbeitet.

Secured by real estate

Harvey Wasserman: “The 2004 Election Was Stolen"

Harvey Wasserman on New Ohio Voting Report: “The 2004 Election Was Stolen… Finally We Have Irrefutable Confirmation”.

Informant: sasha karlik

Robert Greenwald and Naomi Klein call for action

Say NO to shark fin products

Congress Passes Bill to Strengthen Freedom of Information Act

Laurie Kellman reports for The Associated Press, "Congress on Tuesday struck back at the Bush administration's trend toward secrecy since the 2001 terrorist attacks, passing legislation to toughen the Freedom of Information Act and increasing penalties on agencies that don't comply."

Chertoff Concealed Role in Tape Destruction

Truthout's Jason Leopold reports: "Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff advised the CIA between 2002 and 2003 that its agents had the legal authority to use techniques that included waterboarding on one of the agency's so-called 'high level detainees,' according to a little-known report published in January 2005. That interrogation was videotaped and the tape later was destroyed."

Bush Lawyers Discussed Fate of CIA Tapes

Mark Mazzetti and Scott Shane report for The New York Times, "At least four top White House lawyers took part in discussions with the Central Intelligence Agency between 2003 and 2005 about whether to destroy videotapes showing the secret interrogations of two operatives from Al Qaeda, according to current and former administration and intelligence officials."


Top Lawyers for Bush, Cheney Disussed CIA Tapes


Motion Picture Association censors out US torture

Denial of US torture is everywhere, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) had decided that the US public will not be allowed to see posters for the documentary Taxi to the Dark Side because a hooded prionser suggests torture.

Timeline On The Destruction of CIA Interrogation Tapes

Late 2001-Mid-March 2002: CIA Looks to Brutal Torture Techniques of Egyptians, Saudis, and Soviets in Setting Up Its Interrogation Program.

From Information Clearing House

Protesters Put Impeachment on Pelosi's Lunch Table

Pressure Minneapolis City Council to Impeach

Informant: John Stroebel

Getting the Word Out in the Media

I think one good way to get the word out is to post comments like I am doing at SFGate:

Comment on: Wi-Fi, the death of us all / You are going to die. Wireless gizmos are devouring your brain, right now. Very sorry at 12/15/2007 8:20 PM PST

While the article was very well written, this trivilization of a very serious problem seems like the SF Chronicle's attempt to make up for its media blackout of a problem that has been around since at least the early 80s if not earlier. Research has connected the rising rates of cancers, CFS, ADHD, Autism, MS, diabetes, insomnia, depression, suicides, behavior problems, etc. to the extreme rise in ambient EMR (electromagnetic radiation) that we are all being exposed to. Brain tumors are now the leading cause of death in children under the age of 16; a recent British newspaper put the rate of Autism now at 1 in 40 (in the US estimates are now in the 1 in 100 range); a recent survey by the CDC put CFIDS at 1 in 40; 40 million Americans now suffer from Insomnia (up 60% from 2000) while 60% have sleep disturbances. Poking fun at the problem is not going to solve it. People, reporters, and politicians need to seriously start taking action - stop being beholden to the cell phone industry.

Comment on: SAN RAFAEL / Tower dressed as tree receives planners' OK at 12/15/2007 7:27 PM PST

While the term 'wily' is very accurate to describe these cell phone executives: 'clever at getting what you want, and willing to trick people,' I find it a bit perplexing - or not - why the SF Chronicle isn't covering the above mentioned stories (the BioInitiative, the German Government Warns Against WiFi and Cell Phone Usage, the Australian Democrats Connect Wireless Technology with Disease States - unless of course it is to belittle people's concerns. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Motorola's ads appear on these webpages about every 10 seconds or so.

Comment on: SAN RAFAEL / Tower dressed as tree receives planners' OK at 12/15/2007 6:56 PM PST

'Prolonged exposure to radiofrequency and microwave radiation from cell phones, cordless phones, cell towers, WI-FI and other wireless technologies have been linked to physical symptoms including headache, fatigue, sleeplessness, dizziness, changes in brainwave activity, and impairment of concentration and memory.' In Sept. 2007, the German government warned its citizenry not to use mobile phones (only in emergencies) and WiFi. In Italy, children are now banned from bringing cell phones to schools. In Dec. 2007, an Australian Democrats commissioned discussion paper found microwave radiation from cell phone towers to very likely be behind the drastic rise in disease sates like cancer, diabetes, asthma, allergies and Alzheime's disease.

Comment on: SAN RAFAEL / Tower dressed as tree receives planners' OK at 12/15/2007 6:54 PM PST

There is a complete unawareness of the dangers posed by microwave radiation among Americans. Brain tumors are the leading cause of death in children under the age of 16; a survey by the CDC has shown that 1 in 40 Americans now suffer from CFIDS (which btw started in 1984 with the 1st commercial 1G cell phone system); a recent article in the British newspaper put the rate of Autism also at 1 in 40 (estimates in the US are about 1 in 100); 40 million Americans take sleeping pills for insomnia (up 60% from 2000) while 60% suffer from sleep disturbances. In Aug. 2007, a report - issued by an international group of renowned scientists, researchers, doctors, and public health experts - entitled the BioInitiative ( ) warns "Wireless technologies that rely on microwave radiation to send emails and voice communication are thousands of times stronger than levels reported to cause some health impacts...."

Comment on: Google a victim of EarthLink woes with cancellation of S.F. Wi-Fi at 9/20/2007 5:18 AM PDT

I find it a bit perplexing why there is no mention of the dangers posed by WiFi. But then again if one thinks about the money and power the cell phone industry possesses, then it is possible to also imagine the cause of this media blackout. Having said that, the German government has recently warned its populace against using WiFi - and that of cell phones only in emergencies. In Austria, the Vienna Physician's Association has issued similar warnings. A recent report - called the BioInitiative - issued by a group of internationally renowned scientists, researchers, and public health professionals has clearly stated that present levels of ambient radiation are dangerous and 1000 times what they should be. The European Environmental Agency has also highlighted the risk on its website. Over forty million Americans take sleep medication for insomnia . A recent British report has stated one in forty children now suffer from Autism. Brain tumors are now the number cause of death in children.

Paul Raymond Doyon
MAT (TESOL), MA Advanced Japanese Studies, BA Psychology

"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing"

Dead Certain: the presidency of George W. Bush

The ghost following Bush

Boston Globe
by H.D.S. Greenway

On an Autumn night 300 years ago, Admiral Sir Clowdisley Shovell, hero of the British Navy, was approached on his quarterdeck by a sailor with a warning. According to the sailor’s calculations, the fleet was headed straight for disaster. But Sir Clowdisley was a bold leader unburdened by doubt. He was dead certain he was headed in the right direction. ‘Such subversive navigation by an inferior was forbidden in the Royal Navy,’ according to Dava Sobel in her brilliant book Longitude, and so ‘Admiral Shovell had the man hanged for mutiny on the spot.’ The 57-year-old Sir Clowdisley stayed the course, oblivious in his ignorance and upright in his optimism, until, one by one, his ships wrecked in the Scilly Isles with great loss of life, including his own. Sir Clowdisley kept coming to mind as I was reading Robert Draper’s Dead Certain, the presidency of George W. Bush...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Bush’s torture policy is a cancer

Consortium News
by Brent Budowsky

In unprecedented congressional testimony, Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann recently refused to say it would be illegal for American POWs to be tortured through waterboarding by our enemies. He couldn’t because a policy claimed to be legal when committed by our government would be equally legal when committed by our enemies against our troops and POWs. … Torture is a cancer that metastasizes to everything it touches. Our international credibility collapses. Our POWs are exposed to grave new dangers. The destruction of evidence becomes inevitable. The obstruction of justice becomes a reality and the inevitably failed cover-up is exposed...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Hey, where were you?

Unknown News
by Kathy Fisher


The recession has been here for years. Again most people are willing to still believe the garbage, the spin and lies the newspapers and sorry to say their government is selling them. It still makes them feel good and at ease, allowing themselves to be fooled again and again. They were just playing games with money they didn’t have. Equity loans. Second and third mortgages. Fooling people who had no real income into believing they could afford a house. Real estate agencies twisting their ARMs (no pun intended). Even allowing them to lie about how much money they made...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Here are two more petitions.

Thanks everyone, Earle

-------Original Message-------

From: Thesmophoros
Date: 12/18/2007 10:12:26 PM

Second Petition: You'll find the petition link just above the Google Search Bar.

We need 100,000 people to get Congress to reverse the FCC's rules right now

Millions of people stopped the FCC in 2003. Let's do it again!

Sign the Open Letter to Congress

NASCO: Ron Paul Is "Confused" About NAFTA Superhighway

Senate postpones consideration of spy bill

Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid, facing stiff opposition, on Monday abruptly postponed until next month consideration of a measure to give immunity to telephone companies that participated in President George W. Bush's warrantless domestic spying program.

From Information Clearing House

Pakistan learns the US nuclear way

If the United States can't secure its own nuclear complex, why expect Pakistan to do it any better?

From Information Clearing House

Call your senators TODAY to say no to Iraq war money

Your senators will vote on whether the U.S. should give the president another $70 billion to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, with no strings attached. Please call your senators right now and ask them to vote NO on more money for war.

From Information Clearing House

Cynthia McKinney Announces Bid For The Presidency


Cynthia McKinney, a former six-term Congresswoman and an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq, today officially launched her campaign as a Green Party candidate for President.

Dick Cheney's Fondest Pipe Dream, Revisited

By Paul Rogat Loeb

Ever since Hillary Clinton supported the reckless Kyl-Lieberman Iran bill, her Democratic competitors have been blasting her for her stand, and rightly so. By defining Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps, a core branch of the Iranian military, as a foreign terrorist organization, the bill put the U.S. Senate on record as vindicating the Bush-Cheney line that Iranian proxies are part of a global conspiracy, linking Al Qaeda, Iraqi insurgents, Hamas, Hezbollah, and any other enemy the administration wants to conjure up.

Only Pawns in the Game

The Corporation

This is an extraordinary film about the creation of the American corporation, its legal organizational model, its global economic dominance and its psychopathic tendencies, and its incredible ambition to influence every aspect of culture in its unrelenting pursuit of profit.

The US Middle Class Meets The Bloods And The Crips

By Paolo Caruso

In light of the coming economic hardships, workers will face drops in real pay, and other exploitative terms of their employers, to which they will be more compelled to agree. Conveniently so, the obedience of the middle class is assured, as the underclasses become more violent and pervasive.

Another Milestone on the Road to Serfdom

By Scott Horton

The United States intelligence agencies in cahoots with major telecom providers are intercepting and reviewing your communications. This is occurring without warrants. And the legal community is in accord: it was criminal conduct. And that's why the Bush Administration is frantically pushing right now for immunity: to ensure that its collaborators face no adverse consequences from their criminal acts. What kind of society does this sound like?

Another Milestone On The Road To Serfdom

By Scott Horton

This weekend, the darkness continues to descend in Washington, the powers of the state continue to grow and the mechanisms of accountability rot away unused.


Hurtling down the road to serfdom

John Stossel Blog
by John Stossel


Government is taking us a long way down the Road to Serfdom. That doesn’t just mean that more of us must work for the government. It means that we are changing from independent, self-responsible people into a submissive flock. The welfare state kills the creative spirit. F.A. Hayek, an Austrian economist living in Britain, wrote The Road to Serfdom in 1944 as a warning that central economic planning would extinguish freedom. The book was a hit. Reader’s Digest produced a condensed version that sold 5 million copies. Hayek meant that governments can’t plan economies without planning people’s lives. After all, an economy is just individuals engaging in exchanges. The scientific-sounding language of President Obama’s economic planning hides the fact that people must shelve their own plans in favor of government’s single plan...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Guantanamo Detainee Near Suicide After Years Of Torture, Doctors Warn

By Robert Verkaik, Law Editor

A British resident being held in Guantanamo Bay may be close to suicide after five years of captivity and torture at the hands of the Americans, the Foreign Secretary David Miliband has been warned in a medical report sent to the Government this week.

US Housing Crisis Reverberates Around the Globe

Rob Lever, Agence France-Presse, says that "Few people knew at the start of 2007 the meaning of 'subprime' real estate loans or how they might affect the US and global economies."

Ron Paul on "Morning Joe" 12-18-07

Informant: shane_digital

FCC lifts bar to newspaper-broadcasting co-ownership in 20 big cities

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news


FCC Votes to Ease Media Ownership Restrictions

Peter Kaplan of Reuters reports: "The Federal Communications Commission voted on Tuesday to loosen media ownership restrictions in the 20 biggest US cities, despite objections from consumer groups and a threat by some US senators to revoke the action."

Ron Paul on CNN American Morning 12-18-07

The Bill of Rights Under Bush

Informant: Lew Rockwell

Will the Big Banks Collapse?

Ron Paul: Mr. Republican


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