Samstag, 29. März 2008

Siegelman Blames Rove for Prosecution

Treasury Department Plan Would Give Fed Wide New Power

Edmund L. Andrews, The New York Times, writes: "The Treasury Department will propose on Monday that Congress give the Federal Reserve broad new authority to oversee financial market stability, in effect allowing it to send SWAT teams into any corner of the industry or any institution that might pose a risk to the overall system."

Klimaerwärmung und Menschenrechte

In einer Resolution hat sich der UN-Menschenrechtsrat nun auch die Klimaerwärmung thematisiert, die vor allem die Armen betreffe.

Arktisches Eis schmilzt immer schneller

Experten auf dem ExtremWetterKongress gehen davon aus, dass die Arktis ab 2050 im Sommer eisfrei sein wird.


Gigantische Eisfläche bricht aus antarktischem Schelfeis

Ausgelöst durch den Klimawandel ist nach Angaben von Wissenschaftlern in der Antarktis ein gigantisches Teilstück aus dem Schelfeis gebrochen.

Klimawandel: Drastische Folgen für Verkehr und Infrastruktur

Hitze, Überschwemmungen und Hurrikans als größte Probleme.

Das Ende der "Great Moderation"?

Ein BIZ-Ökonom hält die "Great Moderation" für beendet und ein "neues Gleichgewicht" erreicht. Nun drohe eine globale Rückkehr hoher Inflationsraten oder - im Krisenfall - weltweit gefährliche Deflation.

Three Mile Island at 29: Reactors and Infant Health

Informant: Dorothee Krien

Gitmo Trials Pegged to '08 Campaign

Carol Rosenberg, writing for, reports, "The Navy lawyer for Osama bin Laden's driver argues in a Guantanamo military commissions motion that senior Pentagon officials are orchestrating war crimes prosecutions for the 2008 campaign."

Loans and Leadership

Paul Krugman writes for The New York Times: "When George W. Bush first ran for the White House, political reporters assured us that he came across as a reasonable, moderate guy. Yet those of us who looked at his policy proposals - big tax cuts for the rich and Social Security privatization - had a very different impression. And we were right. The moral is that it's important to take a hard look at what candidates say about policy."

Siegelman to Be Freed on Appeal

The Associated Press reports: "Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman is not just getting to go home after spending nine months in federal prison. He's also getting a chance to testify before Congress about possible political influence over his prosecution."

Shut Guantanamo, Ex-Diplomats Say

The Associated Press reports: "Five former US secretaries of State on Thursday urged the next presidential administration to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp and open a dialogue with Iran.... Powell was joined by Henry A. Kissinger, James A. Baker III, Warren Christopher and Madeleine K. Albright, who sat in a round-table discussion sponsored by the University of Georgia at a sold-out conference center in downtown Athens."

Climate changing faster than predicted?

ACLU: Fighting for Free Speech, a Quality Education, and More

A Shadow Prime Minister on a "Strategic Partnership"

J. Sri Raman discusses the relevance of the new autobiography of India's far-right leader, Lal Krishna Advani: "These excerpts from Advani's just-published autobiography, 'My Country, My Life,' are of interest not just as evidence of the lead the far right took in forging the US-India 'strategic partnership,' of which so much is spoken and heard these days. The section of the book dealing with this subject is important, also, as an indication of the direction India's foreign policy can take in a not-too-distant future, if there is an upswing in the far right's political fortunes."

Indian Men in US "Slave" Protest

From BBC News: "Almost 100 Indians who moved to the US for jobs have marched hundreds of miles to Washington, DC, in protest being forced to work 'like slaves.'"

Charges Against Marine in Haditha Case Dropped

Dan Whitcomb, Reuters, reports: "Charges were dismissed on Friday against a US Marine accused of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault in the 2005 shooting deaths of two dozen unarmed Iraqi civilians at Haditha."

Dollar Heads for Biggest Weekly Drop Against Euro in a Month

"There are further declines ahead for the dollar,'' said Antje Praefcke, a Frankfurt-based currency strategist at Commerzbank AG, Germany's second-largest lender.

World Bank warns of shift

STATE-backed sovereign wealth funds are likely to diversify their investments and move away from US dollar-denominated assets, a World Bank official says.

U.S consumer spending slows

U.S. consumers, jolted by a credit crisis, job cuts and soaring energy costs, turned in the weakest spending performance in 17 months in February, further evidence that the risks of a recession are increasing.

Dr. Peter Morici: US Recession - Knocking down False Gods

The US recession is a wake up call. Americans need to confront some false gods--free trade, gas guzzlers and Wall Street.

From Information Clearing House

"Iraq Is Not a Suitable Place To Live as a Human"

Five years after the invasion of Iraq, the U.S. and Iraqi governments claim the country is becoming a less dangerous place. For most Iraqi refugees in Syria, the upbeat assessments don't count for much.

From Information Clearing House

Reviving the R.T.C.

The Next Big Plan From Bernanke

By Mike Whitney

Bernanke should seriously consider the consequences of his next move before he acts. Once the dollar starts to free-fall, there's no telling where it will land.

The day the US declared war on Iran

US Draws On Its Dominion To Wreak Havoc In Iran

By Hamish McDonald

The US may be getting ready to drop its financial atom bomb on the much bigger target of Iran.

Day of Infamy

The March 20, 2008 US Declaration of War on Iran

By John McGlynn

On this date the US officially declared war on Iran. But it's not going to be the kind of war many have been expecting.

McCain’s Incoherent New World Order

by Cliff Kincaid

Does McCain’s vision look like an emerging world government? It is certainly a variation of “global governance,” which is the proposal that former Clinton State Department official Strobe Talbott makes in his book, The Great Experiment. Talbott calls McCain a “pragmatist” in foreign affairs, just like Obama and Hillary, and says that he expects his liberal Brookings Institution to have influence over a McCain presidency.........

Witnesses to War

Thanks to Holly Near for giving permission to use her song "I Am Willing."

I dedicate this video to the victims of war in Iraq and Afghanistan and do so in memory of the over a million who have been killed in these wars.

See testimonies by witnesses to war at

Thanks to the veterans for giving witness; it took courage to do so. And thank you to Iraq Veterans Against the War for organizing Winter Soldier.

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"I Am Willing" by Holly Near is © 2003 Hereford Music (ASCAP). It was used by permission; all rights reserved.

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