Mittwoch, 23. Januar 2008

Vlaams Parlement: Hoorzitting over de gevolgen van elektromagnetische straling op onze gezondheid

//www.next-up.org/Newsoftheworld/PressReviewRevuePresse042007.php#1

Going Bankrupt: Why the Debt Crisis Is Now the Greatest Threat to the American Republic

Chalmers Johnson writes from TomDispatch: "The military adventurers of the Bush administration have much in common with the corporate leaders of the defunct energy company Enron. Both groups of men thought that they were the 'smartest guys in the room,' the title of Alex Gibney's prize-winning film on what went wrong at Enron. The neoconservatives in the White House and the Pentagon outsmarted themselves. They failed even to address the problem of how to finance their schemes of imperialist wars and global domination."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012308E.shtml



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Reform 'State Secrets Privilege'

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935 False Statements By Top Administration Officials To Justify Iraq War

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935 LIES TO WAR
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False pretenses

Center for Public Integrity
by Charles Lewis and Mark Reading-Smith

01/23/08

President George W. Bush and seven of his administration’s top officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, made at least 935 false statements in the two years following September 11, 2001, about the national security threat posed by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Nearly five years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, an exhaustive examination of the record shows that the statements were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses...

//www.publicintegrity.org/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Dead For Lies

By Cindy Sheehan

It is imperative that BushCo be impeached for past, present and future high crimes and misdemeanors. They have not only lied about the reasons for invading and occupying Iraq, but they have used their war of terror to redefine and lie about torture and commit unspeakable crimes against humanity.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19206.htm

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Bush Administration's 935 Lies to Iraq War
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Detainee Torture Remains a Reality, Reports Show

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Hundreds of Lies Led Us to War

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/01/23/6551/

Communiqué de Presse: Analyse et Commentaires

//www.next-up.org/Newsoftheworld/PressReleaseCommuniqueDePresse.php#1

Atomkraft: Horrende Folgekosten

Für den Rückbau der vermeintlich preisgünstigen AKW-Anlagen müssen die Steuerzahler Milliarden aufbringen. Wer das verhindern will, bekommt es mit einem ungehaltenen Ex-Minister zu tun.

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/27/27122/1.html



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Wie die Reichen den Armen schaden

Der vom Kohlendioxidausstoß der Industrieländer in der Dritten Welt verursachte Umweltschaden wiegt, monetarisiert, schwerer als die Summe aller Auslandsschulden der Dritte-Welt-Staaten. Eine Studie zeigt, wie ungleich Ursache und Wirkung verteilt sind.

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/27/27129/1.html

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Horrende Umweltkosten durch Großkonzerne

2,2 Billionen Dollar Umweltschäden im Jahr 2008.
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Die privaten Treffs der Reichen und Mächtigen

Jedes Jahr findet ein Reigen von inoffiziellen Konferenzen statt, die Bürger bleiben außen vor.

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Die Immobilienkrise in Großbritannien verschärft sich weiter

"Negatives Eigenkapital"

Die Immobilienkrise in Großbritannien verschärft sich weiter. Möglicherweise wird sie auch für die ärmeren und mittleren Bevölkerungsschichten katastrophale Folgen haben.

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/27/27126/1.html



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How safe is Wi-fi?

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The Real State of The Union: Call Bush's Bluff

ANNE THOMPSON

Watch a video reality-check on Bush's State of the Union fantasies. Then, share your own truth about how Bush's real-world debacles have hit you personally. We'll use these stories to further expose the reality we must confront to get America back on track.



//ga3.org/ct/S720pgF1OEMJ


From TomPaine.com



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Stealing Our Future: Conservatives, Foresight, and Why Nothing Works Anymore

SARA ROBINSON

From the very beginning, we've been some of the biggest dreamers and most effective planners the world has ever seen. Seven years of conservative rule have devastated their legacy.

//ga3.org/ct/L720pgF1OEMV/


From TomPaine.com



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Erste Genmaisfelder für 2008 angemeldet - Effektiver Schutz der gentechnikfreien Landwirtschaft gefordert

Umweltinstitut München e.V. - Newsletter vom 23. Januar 2008

- Erste Genmaisfelder für 2008 angemeldet - Bayern trauriger Spitzenreiter der alten Bundesländer - Große Koalition will Gentechnikgesetz am 25.1. beschließen

Seit einigen Tagen werden im amtlichen Standortregister die ersten Zahlen zu dem für 2008 geplanten Gentechnikanbau veröffentlicht. Bereits jetzt ist klar: Gentechnik-Spitzenreiter in den alten Bundesländern ist Bayern - und neben den staatlichen Gütern wird Gen-Mais fast ausschließlich auf Feldern in den unterfränkischen Landkreisen Kitzingen und Würzburg angebaut. Bleibt zu hoffen, dass der Widerstand vor Ort ähnliche positive Folgen hat wie in den Vorjahren. Da zogen die meisten bayerischen Gentechnik-Anbauer ihre Anbaupläne nach Protesten vor Ort zurück.

//umweltinstitut.org/pressemitteilungen/2008/2008_01_17-560.html

Am kommenden Freitag soll das Gentechnikgesetz im Bundestag in zweiter und dritter Lesung verabschiedet werden. Obwohl noch kleine Änderungen am Gesetz vorgenommen wurden, ist die gentechnikfreie Landwirtschaft durch die Neuregelung nicht hinreichend geschützt. Unsere aktuelle Pressemittelung zum Gentechnikgesetz finden Sie hier: //umweltinstitut.org/pressemitteilungen/2008/2008_01_15-559.html

Bis zur Abstimmung im Bundestag haben Sie noch die Möglichkeit, sich an unserer Online Aktion gegen die Verwässerung des Gentechnikgesetzes zu beteiligen und die Bundestagsfraktionen der SPD und CDU/CSU zu einem effektiven Schutz der gentechnikfreien Landwirtschaft aufzufordern.

//umweltinstitut.org/genprotest

Bitte unterstützen Sie aktuell auch unseren Protest gegen einen geplanten Freisetzungsversuch mit genmanipulierten Zuckerrüben durch den Saatgutkonzern KWS.

//umweltinstitut.org/genruebe

Anfang des Monats konnten wir Percy Schmeiser, Träger des Alternativen Nobelpreises 2007, als Gast in München begrüßen. Der kanadische Bauer, der gemeinsam mit seiner Frau seit Jahren gegen den Gentechnik-Konzern Monsanto kämpft, berichtete auf einer gemeinsamen Pressekonferenz des Umweltinstituts München und der Stadt München von seinen unfreiwilligen Erfahrungen mit der Gentechnik-Landwirtschaft. Percy Schmeisers Fazit: Es gibt keine Koexistenz, genmanipulierte Pflanzen sind unkontrollierbar. Alle Informationen und Bilder rund um den Besuch finden Sie hier: //umweltinstitut.org/schmeiser


Harald Nestler
Vorstand



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Why is impeachment important? Congressman Wexler continues fight for impeachment

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Aufreger Mobilfunkantennen

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Reglement für Handyantennen
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Strahlung beschäftigt Bauern
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Flugzeugstart abgebrochen
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Deutschland im Krieg: Friedenspolitischer Kongress zum Internationalen Global Action Day 2008

Der Kongress findet statt am Freitag/Samstag 25./26. Jan '08 im Gewerkschaftshaus in München, Schwanthalerstr. 64. Alle Infos auf der Seite der Zusammenarbeit im Web gegen die NATO-"Sicherheitskonferenz" //sicherheitskonferenz.de/de/Kongress-Deutschland-im-Krieg


NATO-„Sicherheitskonferenz“ am 9. bis 11. Februar 2007 in München

Vom 8. bis 10. Februar 2008 findet in München die Nato-Sicherheitskonferenz statt. Die TeilnehmerInnen sind vor allem ranghohe Militärs und RegierungsvertreterInnen, vor allem Außen- und KriegsministerInnen der NATO. Außerdem befinden sich VertreterInnen von Konzernen wie beispielsweise Daimler, EADS und Boeing auf der Gästeliste. Die Konferenz soll dazu dienen, Kriegseinsätze zu planen, zu koordinieren und zu propagieren sowie auftretende Widersprüche zwischen den einzelnen Staaten zu verhandeln. Gegen dieses Treffen der Welt-Kriegs-Elite wird es wie bereits in den vergangenen Jahren verschiedene Aktionen und eine Demonstration mit einem großen linksradikalen internationalistischen Block geben: Samstag, 09. Februar 2008: 16 Uhr Auftaktkundgebung am Marienplatz und ab 18 Uhr Großdemonstration vom Marienplatz zur Münchner Residenz. Siehe dazu:

Die Aktionsseite //www.autistici.org/g8/deu/siko/

Münchener Bündnis gegen Krieg und Rassismus //www.gegen-krieg-und-rassismus.de/

Konto des Aktionsbündnisses: Spendenkonto : Martin Löwenberg, Kto.28264802 BLZ 700 100 80 Postbank München. Stichwort: "SIKO 2008"


»Den Kriegern auf die Pelle rücken«

Gegner der Münchner »Sicherheitskonferenz« wollen sich querstellen. Ein Interview von Claudia Wangerin mit Claus Schreer in der jungen Welt vom 19.01.2008 //www.jungewelt.de/2008/01-19/044.php


Aus: LabourNet, 23. Januar 2008



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Die mächtigsten Firmen der Welt

„Sie errichten Glaspaläste in den USA und Europa, sie foltern und töten in Brasilien, sie beuten Kinder aus in Indien, sie ruinieren Flusslandschaften in Afrika, sie schmieren oder erpressen Regierungsbeamte in aller Welt und scheffeln dabei Profite. Die Weltfirmen, Transnationale Konzerne, "Multis" oder "Global Players" gelten zu Recht als moderne Verkörperung des globalen Kapitalismus und es gibt kaum noch ein Fleckchen der Erde, wo sie nicht bei den "Eliten" auf ehrfürchtigen Respekt und bei den übrigen Menschen auf Argwohn und Kritik treffen…“ Artikel von Wal Buchenberg vom 15.01.2008 bei indymedia //de.indymedia.org/2008/01/205051.shtml


Aus: LabourNet, 23. Januar 2008



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"Altersvorsorge" und Altersarmut

„Die "Organisation für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung
(OECD)" warnt vor Altersarmut und empfiehlt die fortgesetzte Privatisierung der Renten. Die OECD empfiehlt "einen radikalen Systemwechsel" innerhalb des Renten-Systems des Kapitalismus. Die OECD empfiehlt eine staatliche, betriebliche und private "Altersvorsorge" - eine erweiterte Privatversicherung. Hierfür liegen die Voraussetzungen bei Geringverdienern und Empfängern von staatlichen Zuzahlungen zum Lohn ('Hartz') - auch bei Vollzeitarbeit - nicht vor…“ Artikel von Reinhold Schramm vom 19.01.2008 //www.labournet.de/diskussion/wipo/rente/privat_rs.html


Aus: LabourNet, 23. Januar 2008



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Offener Brief an Bundesregierung: Keine Import-Zulassung für Gentech-Reis!

Presse Information vom 23. Januar 2008

Umwelt- und Bauernverbände fordern die Bundesregierung auf, sich bei der EU gegen eine Import-Zulassung von gentechnisch verändertem Reis auszusprechen. In einem Offenen Brief schreiben der Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland (BUND), das Gen-ethische Netzwerk, die Coordination gegen BAYER-Gefahren, die Kampagne „Save our Seeds“, die indische Organisation Thanal sowie die Anbau-Verbände Demeter, Bioland, Naturland und Arbeitsgemeinschaft bäuerliche Landwirtschaft, dass eine Zulassung von sogenanntem Liberty Link-Reis die weltweite Nahrungsmittel-Sicherheit gefährde.

Nach Ansicht der Organisationen führe der Anbau von gentechnischem Saatgut unweigerlich zur Kontamination und Verdrängung traditioneller Reis-Sorten. Dies hätte ein erhöhtes Schädlingsaufkommen und einen verstärkten Einsatz gefährlicher Pestizide zur Folge. Mit dem Verlust herkömmlicher Reis-Sorten würde zudem der verfügbare Gen-Pool drastisch reduziert. Damit ginge die Möglichkeit verloren, widerstandsfähige oder gegen Krankheiten resistente Sorten zu züchten.

Wörtlich heißt es in dem Schreiben an Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel, Umweltminister Sigmar Gabriel und Landwirtschaftsminister Horst Seehofer: „Für über 2,5 Milliarden Menschen ist Reis das wichtigste Grundnahrungsmittel. Die Europäische Union darf sich nicht über die ökologischen und sozialen Risiken von LL RICE 62 in den potentiellen Anbau-Ländern hinwegsetzen. Wir fordern Sie auf, sich bei der EU gegen eine Import-Zulassung von Liberty Link-Reis auszusprechen!“ Die Regierung hat nur noch bis zum Wochenende Zeit, bei der EU gegen eine Zulassung von Gen-Reis zu votieren.

Der Leverkusener BAYER-Konzern hatte im Jahr 2004 eine Import-Zulassung für Liberty Link-Reis beantragt. Die Sorte LL RICE 62 ist resistent gegen das von BAYER produzierte Herbizid Glufosinat. Der Anbau soll vornehmlich in Asien erfolgen, Anbau-Genehmigungen liegen dort aber bislang nicht vor. Die European Food Safety Authority EFSA hat kürzlich ein Positionspapier veröffentlicht, in dem sie zu dem Schluss kommt, dass der Import von Gentech-Reis keine Gefahr für europäische Verbraucher darstelle. Die ökologischen und sozialen Folgen eines Anbaus von LL RICE 62 wurden jedoch nicht untersucht, da der Anbau nicht in Europa erfolgen soll. Explizit weist die EFSA auf das Risiko von Auskreuzungen hin. LL RICE 62 ist verwandt mit der ebenfalls gegen Glufosinat resistenten Sorte LL RICE 601, die vor zwei Jahren ohne Zulassung weltweit in den Handel gelangt war.

Nach Meinung der Verbände würde durch eine EU-Zulassung von Gen-Reis der Druck auf Entwicklungsländer erhöht, einen Anbau zuzulassen. Neben den Risiken für Umwelt und Ernährung resultierten hieraus soziale Gefahren: allein in Asien arbeiten etwa 50 Millionen Menschen im Reisanbau. Während die Landwirte das Saatgut bislang durch Tausch und Eigenzüchtungen selbst produzieren, würden sie wegen des Patentschutzes in Abhängigkeit der Saatgut-Unternehmen geraten. Durch den bereits in der „grünen Revolution“ beobachteten Konzentrationsprozess würden unzählige Landwirte ihre Existenz verlieren und müssten in die Elendsgebiete rund um die Metropolen abwandern.

Der Offene Brief im Wortlaut: //www.cbgnetwork.de/2328.html

WEITERE INFORMATIONEN:

* Christof Potthof, christof.potthof @gen-ethisches-netzwerk.de, Tel: 0163 2606 359

* Philipp Mimkes, Coordination gegen BAYER-Gefahren, CBGnetwork@aol.com, 0211 – 333 911

* Benedikt Haerlin, Save Our Seeds, haerlin @zs-l.de, Tel 030-27590309



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America, on the road to oblivion

Liberty For All
by Ed Lewis

01/22/08

This government is headed by a man in the White House that hasn’t any concept of the meaning of human rights, or of the foundation this union of states was founded on. He is a man who does not know he hasn’t any power whatsoever to make law or to issue edicts as the kings of old did. He will abuse his false authority — power — to order the deaths of thousands in the name of freedom when he cannot even begin to understand ‘freedom’...

//www.libertyforall.net/?p=1134


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Panic at Davos

Slate
by Daniel Gross

01/22/08

Financiers and CEOs come to Davos to escape the grind of SEC filings, subprime write-downs, and EBITDA, and to indulge their inner wonks. It takes some doing. There’s the eight-hour flight to Zurich followed by another couple of hours in a car, bus, or train, chugging slowly up a narrow snowscape, through stands of enormous pines. Then, instead of sitting through sales meetings, placating investors, or scanning bar charts, they can ponder the implications of the human genome project for cancer research, or listen to Tony Blair, or sit in on a panel discussion with food pioneer Alice Waters. It won’t be so easy this week...

//www.slate.com/id/2182352


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Patriotism and native fascism

The Price of Liberty
by Basil Fishbone

01/21/08

When and how do honest good intentions and understandable love for America transition into something more sinister? Americans whom one would want to try to appreciate for their earnest defense of American values and institutions, your neighbors and mine, can and do voice support for America in ways which are patriotic in form only, showing support for the government in Washington, D.C. when that government is engaging in activities which violate its charter. It is not in fact patriotic to support governmental actions which are destructive of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Why is it that police and politicians, soldiers and judges take an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic? Would following that oath be patriotic, or would following orders in violation of it, be patriotic instead?

//www.thepriceofliberty.org/08/01/21/fishbone.htm


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Dangerous demagoguery

National Review
by Thomas Sowell

01/22/08

Everybody is for change. They differ on the specifics. Uniting people behind the thoughtless mantra of ‘change’ means asking for a blank check in exchange for rhetoric. That deal has been made many times in many places — and millions of people have lived to regret it. It is not too much to ask politicians to talk specifics, instead of trying to sweep us along, turning off our minds and turning on our emotions, with soaring rhetoric. Optimists might even hope for some logical consistency and hard facts...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Bernanke presses the panic button

Salon
by Andrew Leonard

01/22/08

Cool and collected — the very model of a careful academic — Ben Bernanke is not the kind of man who, in his constant stream of public speeches, addresses to Congress, and regular updates on the state of the economy, expresses himself with hyperbole or irrational exuberance. He is the antithesis of CNBC’s rabid mad dog of stock speculation, Jim Cramer, forever frothing over with bug-eyed babble. But the hyperlinked global markets of the 21st century measure a Fed chairman by his rate cuts, not his über-rational reasoning. And when you shock the world with an emergency three-quarters of a percentage point cut in the Fed Funds rate that is larger than anything the U.S. has seen in 23 years, your image as Mr. Calm is bound to take a beating...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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US paying the price for reckless involvement in Middle East affairs

by Omar L. Hamada, M.D.

01/22/08

As one whose family has been intimately involved with international politics involving the U.S., the U.N., Lebanon and France, and as a 10-year U.S. Army Special Forces combat veteran, I have maintained more than a keen interest in international relations and foreign policy. … Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf is dangerous and ultimately untrustworthy. Make no mistake, he is a dictator, is hostile to U.S. interests, and has little support within his own country. Regardless of what we are told by our government, he is at most an ally of convenience and necessity in the most dangerous country in the world as far as U.S. foreign policy is concerned. … We are one man away from a very serious problem unlike any we have ever seen. Should he be assassinated, we will be forced to ally with Iran in order to try to keep Pakistan in check as we try to prevent a hostile nuclear Pakistan from falling into terrorist hands. Russia is ahead of us here, and is likewise very concerned...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Five years after he launched it, George Bush’s invasion of Iraq looks even more disastrous than it did at the end of the first year

A failure to think

The Guardian [UK]
by Jonathan Steele

01/21/08

Five years after he launched it, George Bush’s invasion of Iraq looks even more disastrous than it did at the end of the first year. Not only did it uncover no weapons of mass destruction. The invasion has led to a collapse in millions of ordinary Iraqis’ personal security, producing a human rights nightmare and annual rates of killing that dwarf the atrocities of Saddam Hussein’s three decades of power. The damage to the United States has been enormous. As well as the loss of around 4,000 soldiers’ lives, America’s image and reputation in the Middle East have been severely harmed. For Bush and the neocons, the invasion has brought political defeat. Their project for Iraq to become a secular, liberal, pro-western bastion of democracy lies in ruins. The country is run by a narrow-minded group of Shia Islamists with close control over a sectarian army and police force. Many of them are linked to Iran...

//tinyurl.com/2mw9b7


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Study: False statements preceded war

Beloit Daily News

01/23/08

A study by two nonprofit journalism organizations found that President Bush and top administration officials issued hundreds of false statements about the national security threat from Iraq in the two years following the 2001 terrorist attacks. The study concluded that the statements ‘were part of an orchestrated campaign that effectively galvanized public opinion and, in the process, led the nation to war under decidedly false pretenses’...

//tinyurl.com/2n8v3g


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Crash: Biggest fall in shares since September 11

Recession fears wipe £84bn off the value of Britain's biggest companies as stock markets tumble across the globe.

//news.independent.co.uk/business/news/article3359065.ece



Horror day for Australian stock market

THE Australian share market had its worst day in a decade today, plunging over 7 per cent as investors panicked in the face of a looming US recession.

//www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,23089611-2,00.html



HK shares dive, China plays in worst day in 10 yrs

Hong Kong stocks collapsed for a second straight day on Tuesday, as investors fretted over how well Asian economies will hold up in a U.S. recession, sparking a sell-off across the region.

//snipurl.com/1y0dr



Tokyo falls 6%, Hong Kong 9% as rout continues

Asian markets subjected to intense sell-off; trading briefly halted in Mumbai.
//snipurl.com/1y0dv



Bank of America's 4Q income plummets 95 percent

Bank of America Corp. says increased credit losses contributed to a 95 percent drop in fourth-quarter net income. Earnings for the full-year 2007 fell 29 percent.

//www.bizjournals.com/nashville/stories/2008/01/21/daily8.html


From Information Clearing House



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Pentagon Explores 'Human Fear' Chemicals, Scare-Sensors

American military researchers are working to uncover and harness the most terrifying chemical imaginable: that most primal odor, the scent of fear.

//blog.wired.com/defense/2008/01/pentagon-resear.html


From Information Clearing House

Democracies Don't Torture

Adverse publicity may finally force Americans to face the torture issue. - What has taken us so long?

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From Information Clearing House



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American lust for oil fuels Afghan mission

The Bush administration misused the post-9/11 goodwill of its allies to obtain a safe route for the newly liberated oil reserves and install a puppet Afghan government composed of the same collection of warlords and drug runners who filled the vacuum left by the departing Russians.

//www.thestar.com/comment/article/296063


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An unlawful policy of collective punishment

International law specifically forbids collective punishment of occupied populations. The Geneva Conventions stipulate that occupying powers have an obligation to supply utilities such as water and power to occupied populations.

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Israel may have to strike

Bolton former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton said yesterday that Israel may have to take military action to prevent Iran from acquiring an atomic bomb.

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Iraq's other enemies: Disease and poverty

Any talk of this war being some kind of "success" must cease before the evidence of widespread disease and want.

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North-American Montetary Integration: Here Comes the Amero

By Andrew G. Marshall

The introduction of the Amero is an integral aspect of the process of creating a North American Union, much like the European Union. This process is being undertaken through the implementation of the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP), which was signed by the leaders of the three North American governments in March of 2005.

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Latin America Banks on Independence: The New Bank of the South Shatters Neoliberal Economics

By Mark Engler

By itself, the bank represents a serious challenge to U.S.-dominated institutions, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). As part of a larger trend, it signals a major break from the policies of "free trade" neoliberalism that dominated in the region throughout the '80s and '90s.

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Hard Times A-Coming: The Bush Dollar Trap

By Dave Lindorff

The first government response to America's sinking economy was denial. We were told as recently as a month ago by administration officials and Wall Street charlatans that the economy was robust and that there would not be a recession. Now we are told that the economy is in trouble, but that the government is taking decisive action to shore it up.

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A Recession, If It Comes, Could Be Worse Than Those of Recent Past

By JUSTIN LAHART

The U.S. has suffered recessions only twice in the past quarter century, and both were short and mild. But there are good reasons to fear that the looming recession, if it arrives, could be worse.

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Cell Phone Radiation Wrecks Your Sleep

Writing for The Independent UK, Geoffrey Lean reports: "Radiation from mobile phones delays and reduces sleep, and causes headaches and confusion, according to a new study."

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As Congress Talks Stimulus, Labor Leaders Fear Losing Their Voice

Jeffrey H. Birnbaum of The Washington Post says, "Organized labor, a fundamental constituency of the Democratic Party, is unhappy about lots of things these days, even though Democrats are in the majority in Congress."

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Until All the Fish Are Gone

A New York Times editorial states: "Scientists have been warning for years that overfishing is degrading the health of the oceans and destroying the fish species on which much of humanity depends for jobs and food. Even so, it would be hard to frame the problem more dramatically than two recent articles in The Times detailing the disastrous environmental, economic and human consequences of often illegal industrial fishing."

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Nuclear Waste Concerns Resurface

The Associated Press reports: "Thousands of canisters of highly radioactive waste from the world's most nuclear-energized nation lie, silent and deadly, beneath this jutting tip of Normandy. Above ground, cows graze and Atlantic waves crash into heather-covered hills."

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Rich Countries Owe Poor a Huge Environmental Debt

According to The Guardian UK, "The environmental damage caused to developing nations by the world's richest countries amounts to more than the entire third world debt of $1.8 trillion, according to the first systematic global analysis of the ecological damage imposed by rich countries."

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Crossing Mayor Giuliani Often Had a Price

Michael Powell and Russ Buettner of The New York Times write: "Rudolph W. Giuliani likens himself to a boxer who never takes a punch without swinging back. As mayor, he made the vengeful roundhouse an instrument of government, clipping anyone who crossed him."

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Erfolg: Der Mast ist weg!

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Hemel phone masts revealed

More than 50 powerful mobile phone masts now top buildings and dot streets and fields across Hemel Hempstead.

But despite health concerns over the antennas, clear information on where telecoms firms install their kit is hard to find.

The council is only able to supply residents with a long list of mast sites covering the whole of Dacorum.

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Van Buren Tower Opposition

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Western military leaders: Since we live in hell, let us behave like demons

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La diffusion des technologies de l'information dans la société française

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A war-free future is entirely possible

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PADILLA'S SENTENCE SHOULD SHOCK AND DISGUST ALL AMERICANS

By Andy Worthington

Padilla: 17 years, mind destroyed for 'little more than a thought crime'
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Boycott Japanese Seafood TODAY, PERIOD

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Don't Blame Subprime Lenders

Jim Bradley on who caused the crisis.
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As Ron Paul Restores the Founders

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Can You Believe Stockbrokers?

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How to sink America

Debt Is Sinking America

Chalmers Johnson on military Keynesianism and other evils.

The military adventurers of the Bush administration have much in common with the corporate leaders of the defunct energy company Enron. Both groups of men thought that they were the ’smartest guys in the room,’ the title of Alex Gibney’s prize-winning film on what went wrong at Enron. The neoconservatives in the White House and the Pentagon outsmarted themselves. They failed even to address the problem of how to finance their schemes of imperialist wars and global domination. As a result, going into 2008, the United States finds itself in the anomalous position of being unable to pay for its own elevated living standards or its wasteful, overly large military establishment. Its government no longer even attempts to reduce the ruinous expenses of maintaining huge standing armies, replacing the equipment that seven years of wars have destroyed or worn out, or preparing for a war in outer space against unknown adversaries. Instead, the Bush administration puts off these costs for future generations to pay — or repudiate...

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George Soros: Crisis is major & likely to lead to 'radical realignment of global economy'

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