Donnerstag, 3. April 2008

Speak Out for Yellowstone Bison!

Constitution Project Decries State Secrets Reform Veto Threat

The Other Guantanamo

Where and What in the World Is Diego Garcia?


The Corruption That Makes Unpeople Of An Entire Nation

By John Pilger

During the 1960s and 1970s British governments, Labour and Tory, tricked and expelled the entire population of the Chagos Archipelago, more than 2,000 British citizens, so that Diego Garcia could be given to the United States as the site for a military base.

Clinton on the Sidelines of Efforts to End the Iraq War

Another KBR Rape Case


KBR's Rape Problem

Karen Houppert, reporting for The Nation, writes, "As news broke of the rape of yet another US military contractor employee in Iraq [see 'Another KBR Rape Case' at], the Senate Foreign Relations Committee convened a hearing April 9 to demand that the Justice Department explain why it has failed to prosecute a single sexual assault case in the theater since the Iraq War began."

Sadr Calls Million-Strong March Against US

Who ever controls energy controls the people who need the energy

US Subprime Crisis to Claim 200,000 Bank Jobs

Tom Bawden reports for The Times UK, "Commercial banks will cut a record 200,000 US jobs in the next 12 to 18 months to reduce costs as the credit crunch continues to wreak havoc on the bottom lines of some of the world's most prestigious financial institutions."

Felder sind von genverändertem Raps kaum mehr zu befreien

Auch 10 Jahre nach der letzten Aussaat und intensiver Behandlung wachsen aus im Boden verbliebenen Samen weiter Pflanzen.ändert

Bush's HUD Secretary Finally Gets Some Press

The editorial staff at Mother Jones write, "When Alphonso Jackson announced today that he would be stepping down as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), he joined a growing list of disgraced or, at the very least, incompetent former secretaries of that agency produced by Republican presidents."

Heavy Troop Deployments Are Called Major Risk

Ann Scott Tyson, writing for The Washington Post, reports, "Senior Army and Marine Corps leaders said yesterday that the increase of more than 30,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has put unsustainable levels of stress on U.S. ground forces and has put their readiness to fight other conflicts at the lowest level in years."

Rev. Wright in a Different Light

William A. Von Hoene Jr. writes in The Chicago Tribune: "During the last two weeks, excerpts from sermons of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr., pastor for more than 35 years at Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago's South Side, have flooded the airwaves and dominated our discourse about the presidential campaign and race. Wright has been depicted as a racial extremist, or just a plain racist."

Pentagon Limits Reporter Access to Guantanamo Court

Carol Rosenberg, reporting for The Miami Herald, writes: "A defense lawyer lets slip at the war court convening here that a battlefield commander changed an Afghanistan firefight report in a way that seemed to help a U.S. government murder case. Reporters hear the field commander's name but are forbidden to report it." And, Raymond Bonner reports for The New York Times, "The Bush administration and the British government are at odds over how to treat one of the last two British residents held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, officials from the countries involved in the case and his lawyer say."

Gericht erleichtert Dumping-Löhne


Armutslöhne statt Tariflöhne: Europäischer Gerichtshof contra Bundesverfassungsgericht

Die Vergabe von öffentlichen Aufträgen darf nicht in jedem Fall an die Einhaltung von Tarifverträgen gekoppelt werden. So lautet das Urteil des Europäischen Gerichtshofs (EuGH) vom 3. April. Gesetze, durch die Arbeitgeber zum Zahlen von Mindestlöhnen gezwungen werden, widersprächen der EG-Richtlinie über die Entsendung von Arbeitnehmern. Das Urteil stellt das niedersächsische Landesvergabegesetz in Frage, das vorsieht, dass dass Bau-Aufträge nur an Unternehmen vergeben werden dürfen, die ihren Arbeitnehmern Tariflohn zahlen. Die Linksfraktion leitete umgehend eine drastische Forderung aus dem Urteil ab: Der Bundestag müsse "nach dem skandalösen Urteil des EuGH" die Ratifizierung des Vertrages von Lissabon sofort aussetzen. Zur Begründung gaben die Abgeordneten Diether Dehm und Ulla Lötzer an: "Mit der Absage an die Tariftreue bei öffentlichen Aufträgen wendet sich der EuGH gegen eine Entscheidung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts, das die Tariftreue bei öffentlichen Bauaufträgen als verfassungsgemäß erklärt hat."öhne

Positive Signs from Conyers

The New York Times: Fear of Regulating

The editors of The New York Times write: "To understand the White House's blueprint for regulating the financial markets, start with what the Bush administration did not do. It did not offer America a plan to respond to the ongoing credit crisis or to the Federal Reserve's dramatic intervention to prevent the collapse of Bear Stearns. It certainly did not provide a roadmap for avoiding this sort of meltdown in the future."

Housing Accord Puts Builders First

Lori Montgomery reports for The Washington Post, "Senate Democratic and Republican leaders rushing to address the nation's housing crisis reached agreement yesterday on a package that would provide billions of dollars in tax rebates to the slumping home-building industry while offering little to homeowners threatened with foreclosure."

Rachel's News #953

Paul Lectures Bernanke: U.S. Moving Towards Fascism

Presse setzt sich für aggressive NATO-Politik ein


Gespielte Differenzen auf NATO-Gipfel

Die USA und die EU sind sich über die Osterweiterung des transatlantischen Militärbündnisses prinzipiell einig.

McCain's "war on terror" remix

The “only” source of “freedom”

Liberty For All
by Ed Lewis


We the living souls called ‘human beings’ - man, woman, and child - must come to understand what the freedom of man is, and the source of said freedom. We will at the same time come to understand also the source of tyranny that has engulfed us all. Nearly every living one of us has been indoctrinated to other than the truth of the relation between man and ‘the government’ he establishes...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The Militarization of America

by Col. Dan Smith


Meeting the need for compact, powerful pistols and other small arms is a vast industry, one that, in the United States, started in the three decades prior to the U.S. Civil War.So it was no great surprise, seven years after the U.S. defeated the Taliban in Afghanistan and five years after Saddam Hussein’s army dissolved in Iraq, to find in the Fiscal Year 2008 National Defense Authorization Act (Public Law 110-181) some congressional action to procure small arms to help rebuild the armies of these countries...

Republicans, Democrats and the militarization of society

Intellectual Conservative
by Jack Kerwick


There is something strangely vaudevillian about contemporary American politics. ‘The Right’ — the Republican/neo-conservative Party — labors incessantly to sustain the popular impression that it alone exists to advance such ‘conservative first principles’ as ‘limited government,’ ‘individual liberty,’ and a ’strong national defense.’ Those on ‘the Right’ are committed to ‘lower taxes,’ ‘deregulation,’ and, in general, ‘free enterprise.’ They are also committed to waging and winning ‘the War on Terror,’ however long that may take. ‘The Left’ — the Democratic/welfare-state liberal Party — misses no opportunity to reinforce the deceptive self-image that it has worked so long and hard at crafting. It would have Americans believe that it alone is the party of ‘civil rights,’ and ‘racial, gender, and economic equality.’ Those on ‘the Left’ complain about the militaristic and imperialistic aspirations of their right-wing opponents, and about how much more constructively the resources that have been deployed to fund America’s military adventures abroad could have been spent right here at home. Neither the Republican neo-conservative nor Democrat welfare-state liberal parties seem to be aware of how each is but an expression of one and the same style of politics...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Our leaders don’t care: ‘So?’

Bangor Daily News
by Pat LaMarche

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

All power to the President

Consortium News
by Robert Parry


The release of a five-year-old Justice Department memo underscores how far the advocates for George W. Bush’s unfettered power were ready to go. But the enduring threat is that four U.S. Supreme Court justices — one shy of a majority — favor that imperial presidency. …. Though little discussed on the campaign trail, a crucial issue to be decided in November is whether the United States will return to its traditions as a constitutional Republic respecting “unalienable” human rights or whether it will finish a transformation into a frightened nation governed by an all-powerful President who can do whatever he wants during the open-ended “war on terror...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


2001 White House Memo O.K.'d Spying, More

The Associated Press reports, "For at least 16 months after the Sept. 11 terror attacks in 2001, the Bush administration believed that the Constitution's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures on US soil didn't apply to its efforts to protect against terrorism."


Secret DOJ Memo Says Fourth Amendment Has "No Application" After 9/11

Some preachers encourage dangerous culture of victimhood

by Tim Alexander


As a pastor, I am saddened by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s wrong words. … Pulpits are filled with preachers who believe that they are speaking truth to the entrenched powers of the world. What they are actually doing is pandering. It is unseemly, not to mention unbiblical, for shepherds to encourage a culture of victimhood among their sheep. A victim is a dangerous person, for a victim rarely calibrates retaliation against reason. Jesus did not encourage victimhood. Jesus said persecution on account of his name was inevitable. He challenged his followers to repay evil with kindness, to turn the other cheek, to go the second mile and, above all, to demonstrate living faith in earnest discipleship. Christians were not to expect the world to genuflect in their direction. Respect from the world was to come with the purposeful life and the thoughtful answer...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Former Governor Jesse Ventura: WTC Collapse A Controlled Demolition

Betting the Farm

According to Sam Hurst in Gourmet Magazine, "Late last autumn, Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, was furious. After a year of hearings, staff work, and backroom bargaining, he had finally pushed a bipartisan farm bill out of committee. But before a single word had been spoken in debate on the Senate floor, President Bush had labeled the $286 billion proposal a budget buster and threatened a veto."

Dance of the Oil Fairies

Truthout's Kelpie Wilson writes: "On April Fools' Day, the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming invited executives from the five biggest US oil companies to answer questions about high gas prices, oil company profits and the future of oil. Even the most hard-hitting questioners, however, failed to pin the execs down on the real issue, which is how to convince an oil industry that is running up against absolute supply limits to switch gears and invest resources in what Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Washington) called the 'clean energy revolution.'"

Renewable Energy Hedges

In Policy Innovations, Roy Morrison writes: "The pursuit of sustainability in the 21st century will equate economic growth with ecological improvement, not ecological destruction. The ecosphere is humanity's home, not a temporary hotel that we trash with impunity before moving on. Sustainability means equilibrating human conduct with the health and dynamics of the ecosphere, to maintain conditions favorable for life. Humanity's existence and future depend upon it."

New Death Row Exoneration

BioPro's Fabricated Science Fiction: From Dr. Carlo

Land Grab on a Global Scale

Informant: Teresa Binstock

Irakische Politik in der Hand des Irans

Thirty-Six U.S. States to Face Water Shortages in the Next Five Years

At least 36 states are expected to face water shortages within the next five years, according to U.S. government estimates. Available freshwater supplies are dwindling across the country due to rising temperatures and droughts, while increasing sprawl, population and inefficient resource usage are leading to rising demand.

From Information Clearing House


36 US States Face Water Shortages

Informant: Di

Pentagon's weapon spending surges to $1.6 trillion in 2007

The U.S. Defense Department's spending on weapon systems has surged to 1.6 trillion dollars in 2007, doubling from 790 billion dollars in 2000, said a congressional report released on Tuesday.

From Information Clearing House

China reveals Iran's nuclear secrets to UN

Concern over Tehran's secretive research programme has increased in recent weeks after officials at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN's nuclear watchdog, discovered that Iran had obtained information on how to manufacture nuclear-armed weapons.

From Information Clearing House

Iran torpedoes US plans for Iraqi oil

In the highly competitive world of international politics, nation states very rarely miss an opportunity to crow about success stories. The opportunity comes rare, mostly by default, and seldom enduring. By any standards of showmanship, therefore, Tehran has set a new benchmark of reticence.

From Information Clearing House

Strangelove's Wet Dream: A Nuclear Free Fire Zone

By Peter Chamberlin

Never before have so few invested so much, for such long a time, to confuse so many people, about so many things. Never before have so many free people willingly betrayed their own country, their own religion, even their own family, in order to gamble for the opportunity to serve the interests of the powerful few, who are known to reward loyalty so extravagantly.

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A Nuke Sub To Fight al-Qaeda's Navy

The terrorism hysteria justifies infinite "defense."

Informant: Lew Rockwell

Has McCain Overdosed on 'Dubya Vision?'

NATO Expansion Is Aggression

Over 70,000 deaths, and over 1 million disabilities among American soldiers

The Ron Paul Moment Has Only Begun

Autism Is Not Merely Behavioral

American Chronicle - Beverly Hills, CA, USA

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