Dienstag, 29. April 2008

ACLU Testifies before Senate against Real ID



Bloated in Baghdad


Pentagon Pundit Scandal Broke the Law



Ex-Prosecutor Calls War Tribunals Tainted



Former Guantanamo Prosecutor Says Trials Tainted

Reuters reports "the former chief prosecutor for the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals testified on Monday that the tribunals were tainted by political influence and evidence obtained through prisoner abuse. Air Force Col. Moe Davis, who quit the war court last year, said political appointees and higher-ranking officers pushed prosecutors to file charges before trial rules were even written."



UN: Biofuel Production 'Criminal Path' to Global Food Crisis


Groups Begin to Tackle Hunger Crisis


Next-up news N°559


Arizona Senator: I Want To Find Out The Truth About 9/11



We Must Imagine a Life Without Oil


Informant: Bob Banner


Ron Paul: Nevada GOP Tried To Exclude Us



KWS Saat AG ließ Gen-Rüben unter Polizeischutz aussähen

Unter dem Schutz von rund 70 Polizisten haben mehrere Hundert Mitarbeiter des Saatgutkonzerns KWS Saat AG am 29. April auf einem seit zweieinhalb Wochen besetzten Versuchsfeld in der Nähe des niedersächsischen Northeim gentechnisch veränderte Rüben ausgesät. Die Besetzer seien aufgefordert worden, das Feld zu verlassen, sagte KWS-Vorstandssprecher Philip von dem Bussche. Das Saatgut sei im Labor gegen das Pflanzenschutzmittel Roundup des US-Chemie- und Saatgutkonzerns Monsanto resistent gemacht worden, so Bussche. Die zuständigen Behörden hatten den Freilandversuch trotz Protesten und Einsprüchen aus der Bevölkerung genehmigt.



Washingtons Umgang mit der angeblichen syrischen Atomanlage



Cheney Lawyer Claims Congress Has No Authority Over Vice President

Elana Schor, of The Guardian UK, writes: "The lawyer for US vice-president Dick Cheney claimed today that the Congress lacks any authority to examine his behaviour on the job. The exception claimed by Cheney's counsel came in response to requests from congressional Democrats that David Addington, the vice-president's chief of staff, testify about his involvement in the approval of interrogation tactics used at Guantanamo Bay."



Email the Commission before May 7th GMO vote





Foreclosures Still Rising



Foreclosures Spike 112 Percent - No End in Sight

Les Christie of CNN Money reports: "Foreclosure filings in the first three months of 2008 rose more than 112 percent over last year, according to a study released Tuesday."



Some War Veterans Find GI Bill Falls Short

Susan Kinzie, of The Washington Post, reports: "two years after a rocket-propelled grenade hit Nathan Toews during an ambush in southern Afghanistan, sending shrapnel shooting into his skull and spiderwebbing through his brain, he has recovered enough to ask: What now? Like so many leaving the military, after years of taking orders, he's facing an almost infinite number of choices about his future."



Bush Made Permanent

Paul Krugman, of The New York Times, writes: "if truth be told, the McCain tax plan doesn't seem to embody any coherent policy agenda. Instead, it looks like a giant exercise in pandering - an attempt to mollify the GOP's right wing, and never mind if it makes any sense. The impression that Mr. McCain's tax talk is all about pandering is reinforced by his proposal for a summer gas tax holiday - a measure that would, in fact, do little to help consumers, although it would boost oil industry profits."



Breaking the American army


Informant: Kev Hall



OpEdNews, PA - Apr 8, 2008

General Petraeus will testify before Congress laying out the pretext for war with IRAN. McCain will support him and Obama and Clinton will have to acquiesce...

Bomb Bomb Iran by Summer's End?


Steve Weissman writes for Truthout: "when Senator John McCain serenaded reporters last April with his 'Bomb Bomb Iran,' I had to wonder. Was this a taste of his aging flyboy humor? Or was he telling us what to expect should he ever become president? We may never find out. If Vice President Dick Cheney has his way, he will beat McCain to the punch, possibly as soon as late May, after President George W. Bush returns from celebrating the 60th anniversary of Israel's creation."


On February 25 of this year, Cheney made a surprise visit to the Sultanate of Oman, a longtime military ally just across the Strait of Hormuz from Iran. He had come, an Omani official told The Associated Press, "to discuss regional security issues, including the US standoff with Iran over its nuclear program."

A little over three weeks later, Cheney returned to Oman as part of a ten-day visit to several countries in the region, including Israel, Turkey and Saudi Arabia. While in Oman, he gave an interview to Martha Raddatz of ABC News. "Can you foresee any point where military action would be taken?" Raddatz asked. Cheney tried to downplay the question, but Raddatz persisted, asking specifically about the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which concluded that Iran had shut down its nuclear arms program five years ago.

Cheney read the NIE differently. The Iranians definitely had a program to develop a nuclear warhead, which they apparently stopped in 2003, he insisted. "We don't know whether or not they've restarted." Cheney emphasized that the Iranians were continuing with their uranium enrichment, which - he said - would give them the fissile material to make nuclear weapons. He offered no evidence that the Iranian program would or could produce the highly enriched uranium they would need to make a bomb.

"VP: Iran May Have Resumed Weapon Program," the headlines ran. "Cheney: Iran might be next US target." The Israeli web site DEBKA added that Cheney was specifically talking about possible US military action in the region to shut down Iran's nuclear program.

More on line: //www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042908J.shtml

Informant: Geraldo Cienmarcos


The militarist

The American Prospect
by Matthew Yglesias


The collapse of the George W. Bush-era Republican Party is a multifaceted story, but no chapter stands out as clearly as the war in Iraq. As the occupation has dragged on and the U.S. casualties have mounted, Bush has watched his public approval ratings spiral downward. By the time the contested GOP primaries came around, even a healthy proportion of Republican voters were saying that they strongly or somewhat disapproved of the war in Iraq. Under the circumstances, it’s not surprising that the GOP is poised to nominate a presidential candidate who will appeal to its anti-war base. What is surprising is that the candidate is Sen. John McCain...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


McCain vs. McCain

Fareed Zakaria writes for Newsweek: "Amid the din of the dueling democrats, people seem to have forgotten about that other guy in the presidential race-you know, John McCain. McCain is said to be benefiting from this politically because his rivals are tearing each other apart. In fact, few people are paying much attention to what the Republican nominee is saying, or subjecting it to any serious scrutiny."



Supreme Court backs GOP’s play to nix black, poor voters

Seattle Times


The Supreme Court opened the door Monday to state laws that require voters to show a photo identification before casting a ballot on Election Day. The 6-3 ruling to uphold Indiana’s voter-ID law is a clear victory for Republicans, who have pushed for such laws to combat election fraud, and comes over the objections of Democrats, who say the requirements make it too difficult for some people to vote...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


The Court Fumbles on Voting Rights

In a Tuesday editorial, The New York Times writes: "Democracy was the big loser in the Supreme Court on Monday. The court upheld Indiana's voter identification law, which solves a nearly nonexistent problem by putting major barriers between voters - particularly minorities - and the ballot box. Worse, the court set out a standard that clears the way for other states to adopt rules that discourage disadvantaged groups from voting."



Conyers threatens to subpoena Ashcroft, Yoo, Addington

Associated Press


The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday threatened to serve subpoenas on former Attorney General John Ashcroft and two others associated with the Bush administration’s interrogation policies if they don’t agree to testify. If the three — including John C. Yoo, the former assistant deputy attorney general, and David Addington, Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff — do not reply by Friday, ‘I will have no choice but to consider the use of compulsory process,’ Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., wrote in letters to them...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Conyers Subpoenas Addington in Torture Probe

Reuters reports: "US Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff was subpoenaed on Wednesday to testify in a congressional probe of the administration's treatment and possible torture of enemy combatants."



SPD fordert Verschärfung der EU-Regeln über grüne Gentechnik

Die SPD-Bundestagsfraktion plant eine parlamentarische Initiative für eine Verschärfung der EU-Regelungen zur grünen Gentechnik. Damit solle der Druck auf Bundesagrarminister Horst Seehofer (CSU) erhöht werden, sich für weitreichende Änderungen des Gentechnikrechts einzusetzen, sagte SPD-Fraktionsvize Ulrich Kelber der "Passauer Neuen Presse".



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India and Pakistan snub US

A MULTI-BILLION-DOLLAR gas pipeline project linking Iran, Pakistan and India that is bitterly opposed by Washington is set to go ahead after Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a historic first visit to meet leaders of the new coalition government in Islamabad.


From Information Clearing House


Is Iran a nuclear threat or not?

Kislyak said there is no threat from Iran. The Russian military, notably Chief of Staff Yury Baluyevsky, view the Iranian missile threat as hypothetical, unlike the very tangible U.S. interceptor missiles to be deployed in Poland.


Conservatives' win is a lesson for US

The effects left by the relentless attacks of the US administration against Iran have brought the conservatives closer together in a united stand. It could not be denied that external factors have played a role in the final results.


From Information Clearing House


A Corrosive Stain On The US Soul

By Anthony Lewis

I grew up believing that Americans did not torture prisoners, as Hitler's and Stalin's agents did. There were rogue episodes of American brutality, but to make torture a national policy? Unthinkable.



Reverend Wright Delivers the Knockout Punch

By Mike Whitney

The media IS doing its job. It's cheerleading the country to war, it is diverting attention from the main political and economic issues of the day, and it is destroying its political enemies.


Who Is Rev Jeremiah Wright?

Bill Moyer's - Video and Transcript

Bill Moyers interviews the Reverend Jeremiah Wright in his first broadcast interview with a journalist since he became embroiled in a controversy for his remarks and his relationship with Barack Obama.


The Jeremiah Wright You Won't Hear on FOX News

By Mike Whitney

Jeremiah Wright is 5' 10 '' of tightly-packed explosives. He may be the best public speaker since Martin Luther King. He is bright, passionate, insightful and erudite. When he speaks; the sparks fly and the ground shakes.


Rev.Wright: Telling It Like It Is!


Rev. Jeremiah Wright at the National Press Club.


The Cheney wing of the co-presidency continues to pursue every possible avenue for expanding the failed war

By Peter Chamberlin

The Cheney wing of the co-presidency continues to pursue every possible avenue for expanding the failed war into a regional conflagration, which could only be settled with nuclear weapons.



Comments re. the EAC Voting Systems Risk Assessment Project



Sell more and more of the same old fuels to an ever-hungrier market

Scrubbing King Coal

In Mother Jones, James Ridgeway writes: "Across the board, the companies that control fossil fuels have begun to respond to rising concern about global warming with what amounts to a three-point strategy: First, make small overtures toward developing renewable energy, and milk them for maximum PR value. Second, invest more generously in carbon-based 'alternative energy' that gets passed off as green. Third, invoke the goal of energy independence to pump, mine, transport, and sell more and more of the same old fuels to an ever-hungrier market."



The Solar Revolution and the End of Big Energy


Lawyers Fear Monitoring in Cases on Terrorism

Philip Shenon of The New York Times reports: "Thomas Nelson, an Oregon lawyer, has lived in a state of perpetual jet lag for the last two years. Every few weeks, he boards a plane in Portland and flies to the Middle East to meet with a high-profile Saudi client who cannot enter the United States because he faces charges here of financing terrorism. Mr. Nelson says he does not dare to phone this client or send him e-mail messages because of what many prominent criminal defense lawyers say is a well-founded fear that all of their contacts are being monitored by the United States government."



Military Propaganda Pushed Me off TV

Truthout contributor Jeff Cohen writes: "In the fall of 2002, week after week in debates televised on MSNBC, I argued vigorously against invading Iraq. I used every possible argument that might sway mainstream viewers - no real threat, cost, instability. But as the war neared, my debates were terminated."



Open talk of killing 65 million Iranians bad for U.S.

Hillary Strangelove

Informant: Duane J. Roberts


Clinton exchanges threats with Iranian cleric

Iranian cleric responds to Clinton's warning with a warning of his own.


On neocon lies about the occupation of Iraq



A Reading List for a Free and Prosperous America



Petraeus’s strategy only postponed the inevitable


Informant: jensenmk

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False Flag Black Ops and 9/11 Psyops agents


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