Sonntag, 23. März 2008

Toward a New New Deal

In the introduction to a series of guest articles reflecting on the "usable past" of the New Deal, The Nation writes, "Seventy-five years ago, facing the catastrophic, worldwide failure of the free market, Franklin Roosevelt launched what is perhaps the greatest democratic experiment of the twentieth century... How can a look back help us confront the challenges of the present--from the tangled housing, credit and financial market crises to global warming to the small-mindedness of public policy and debate today?"

Japan's Okinawans Rally Against US Military Crimes

Linda Sieg, writing for Reuters, reports, "Thousands of Okinawans rallied on Sunday to protest crimes by US troops and demand a smaller US military presence on the southern Japanese island after last month's arrest of a Marine on suspicion of raping a schoolgirl."

Military Kin Struggle With Loss and a Windfall

Lisa W. Foderaro, reporting for The New York Times, writes, "For some relatives of service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the money feels, at first, like an affront, as if the government were putting a price tag on a loved one's life. Others are thrown off balance by the sudden infusion of $500,000, spending with abandon to assuage grief or finding themselves besieged by hard-up friends and relatives. And the newfound wealth often strains relations among in-laws." And, Michael Massing writes in The New York Review of Books on who is drawn to fight in the US Army and why.

Qualified Borrowers Face Credit Squeeze

Kimberly Blanton, reporting for The Boston Globe, writes, "Lenders are rejecting more loan applicants with strong credit scores, the latest indication the nation's credit crunch is deepening and further depressing the housing market and the economy."

Security Is Poor for Personal Data Held by Government

Chris Adams reports for McClatchy Newspapers, "Government agencies have a long way to go before they can assure taxpayers that the country's secrets - as well as citizens' personal information - are secure, according to recent government reports."

9/11 and the American Empire

The Permanent Energy Crisis Hits Home

Informant: jensenmk

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Gentechnisch veränderte Organismen und Österreich

U.S. Pushed Allies on Iraq
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Informant: reggie501

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Requirements for a more Humane World

From the point of view of the owner of a medium-sized company, I would like to spread some confidence concerning clearly defined requirements for a more humane world: a more humane world, which particularly addresses the fundamental right to work.

By Johannes Rahe

„Warum tötest Du, Zaid?“

Der Medienmanager Jürgen Todenhöfer vom Burda-Verlag hat ein starkes Buch geschrieben, das keinen Leser kalt lassen kann. Und ein mutiges Buch.

Durch den Klimawandel drohen nie da gewesene Rückschläge für die menschliche Entwicklung

Der Klimawandel könnte zu nie da gewesenen Rückschlägen bei der Armutsbekämpfung, Ernährung, Gesundheit und Bildung führen. Deshalb sollte sich die Welt auf diese fatalen Wirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Entwicklung konzentrieren, mahnt der Bericht über die menschliche Entwicklung des Entwicklungsprogramms der Vereinten Nationen (UNDP).

Exotische Lebewesen überschwemmen Europa

Im slowenischen Portoroz wurde die erste Datenbank DAISIE über gebietsfremde biologische Arten, so genannte Neobiota, in Europa vorgestellt.

Himalaya: Khumbugletscher schmilzt dramatisch

Schmelzen die Himalaya-Gletscher? Und wenn ja, wie schnell? Studie wertet vierzig Jahre alte Fotos eines Spionagesatelliten aus.

Gesunde und produktive Wälder verringern den Klimawandel

Dies ist eine der Kernaussagen auf dem internationalen Kongress "Waldökosysteme in einer sich wandelnden Umwelt", der in Istanbul stattfand.

Fischerei: Auswirkung von Schleppnetzen vernichtend

"Als walze man einen Wald nieder, um die dort lebenden Rehe zu erlegen."

Skull and Bones Conspiracy

Ron Paul: USA PATRIOT bill shocker


Massive protest over NATO summit plans

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Protest against media: ‘Silence is betrayal’

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

‘Economist’ says ‘real dollar crash’ is ‘becoming worringly plausible’

Informant: jensenmk

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