Mittwoch, 28. Mai 2008

An American President Steps Over the Line (Again)

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/28/9235/

People Must Reclaim Power

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/28/9257/

Stopping the War Machine: Military Recruiters Must Be Confronted

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/28/9255/



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Annual Report Scathing of US Human Rights

Amnesty: Time To Call Time On Guantánamo; Annual Report Scathing of US Human Rights

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/28/9258/



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John Bolton Escapes Citizen’s Arrest at Hay Festival

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/28/9263/



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McCain Economic Policy Shaped by Lobbyist

Jonathan Larsen reports for MSNBC News: "Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain's national campaign general co-chair was being paid by a Swiss bank to lobby Congress about the US mortgage crisis at the same time he was advising McCain about his economic policy, federal records show ... lobbying disclosure forms, filed by the giant Swiss bank UBS, list McCain's campaign co-chair, former Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, as a lobbyist dealing specifically with legislation regarding the mortgage crisis as recently as December 31, 2007."

//www.truthout.org/article/mccain-economic-policy-shaped-lobbyist



The Real Legacy of the "Reagan Revolution"

Robert Scheer, for Truthdig, writes: "McCain campaign co-chair Phil Gramm is right: We have 'become a nation of whiners.' But who is whining more than the bankers that former Sen. Gramm's financial deregulation legislation benefited? The very bankers who now expect a government bailout, such as those at UBS Investment Bank, where Gramm found lucrative employment."

//www.truthout.org/article/the-real-legacy-reagan-revolution



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Solarwirtschaft wirft Union massive Blockade des Solarenergie-Ausbaus vor

"30.000 Arbeitsplätzen gefährdet"

Nach Angaben des Bundesverbandes Solarwirtschaft (BSW-Solar) hat sich die CDU/CSU–Fraktion im Deutschen Bundestag am 26. Mai für eine Absenkung der Solarförderung um über 25 Prozent in den nächsten zwei Jahren ausgesprochen. Eine derartige Kürzung der Förderung des Solarstrom-Ausbaus wäre nach Auffassung des Bundesverbandes Solarwirtschaft "untragbar und verheerend. Sollte es zu einer derartigen Kürzung der Zuschüsse kommen, wäre der Ausbau der Solarenergie in Deutschland abrupt beendet." Tausende deutscher Solarunternehmen stünden dann vor der Insolvenz. Über 30.000 Arbeitsplätzen könnten verloren gehen, schätzt der Branchenverband. "Wenn die Union mit diesen Kürzungsplänen durchkommt, wird Merkels Klimaschutz zur Makulatur." Der Verband appelliert an Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und die SPD-Fraktion im Deutschen Bundestag, den Unionsvorschlag umgehend zu stoppen. Bundesumweltminister Sigmar Gabriel (SPD) und die SPD-Fraktion im Bundestag beabsichtigen, die Solarförderung e
benfalls zu reduzieren, allerdings lediglich um sieben bis acht Prozent im Jahr. Der Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft plädiert noch für eine Förderung von einigen Jahren und prognostiziert: "In spätestens sieben Jahren ist Solarstrom vom eigenen Dach günstiger als Gas- und Kohlestrom aus der Steckdose." Solarenergie weise den Weg aus der derzeitigen "Kostenfalle". Bis zu ihrer Wettbewerbsfähigkeit sei der Solarstrom aber auf eine "faire und verlässliche Anschubförderung" angewiesen.

//www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?H=N&Nr=18037

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Wer die Solarenergie beschneidet, beschneidet Deutschlands Zukunft!

Anzeige in der "Süddeutschen Zeitung" vom 12. April 2010 vom Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft (BSW).

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Understanding the Power, Strategy and Players of World Government

By Joan Veon
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Where is the Outrage?

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FBI Interviews McCain Staffers

Susan Crabtree reports for The Hill: "Federal agents interviewed staffers for likely Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) as part of their corruption case against Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.)."

//www.truthout.org/article/fbi-interviews-mccain-staffers



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Blackwater Grand Jury Hears Iraqi Witnesses

ABC News's Brian Ross, Aadel Faiq and Len Tepper report: "The FBI has brought four Iraqi witnesses, including the father of a dead 9-year-old boy, to testify before a federal grand jury investigating Blackwater security guards accused of killing 17 innocent civilians last year at a Baghdad traffic square."

//www.truthout.org/article/blackwater-grand-jury-hears-iraqi-witnesses



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What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception

Former White House Press Aide: Bush Misled US on Iraq

Michael D. Shear reports for The Washington Post: "Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that the Iraq war was sold to the American people with a sophisticated 'political propaganda campaign' led by President Bush and aimed at 'manipulating sources of public opinion' and 'downplaying the major reason for going to war.'"

//www.truthout.org/article/former-white-house-press-aide-bush-misled-us-iraq

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Bush Aide Scores White House War Propaganda
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/28/9241/

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McClellan First Noticed Bush's Habit of Lying during Campaign Flap over Cocaine Use

In his new tell-all book, "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception" (Public Affairs), former Bush flack Scott McClellan says the first time he caught George Bush lying was during the 2000 campaign when Bush was being accused of having used cocaine.

//tinyurl.com/3n4w6w


From Information Clearing House

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C-SPAN: Mike Allen, REVIEW Scott McClellan's Book
AUDIO:
//www.apfn.net/pogo85/L003I080528-194C.MP3

"THE CHARLES GOYETTS SHOW"
REVIEW: Scott McCellan's book, What Happened at the WhiteHouse at the Start of the Iraq War....etc. AUDIO:
//www.apfn.net/pogo85/A009I080528-449I.MP3

LEAKGATE... info and links,
//www.apfn.org/apfn/leakgate.htm

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IMPEACHMENT UPDATE: SCOTT MCCLELLAN'S REVELATIONS
//groups.google.de/group/freepage-news/t/6de384557b8fe7d1?hl=en

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Bush aide scores White House war propaganda

The Nation
by John Nichols

05/28/08

The Bush administration employed propaganda techniques, political spin and deception to promote and then justify a war with Iraq that was unwise and unnecessary. And a ‘too-deferential’ national press corps allowed the president and his aides to get away with it. Who makes this devastating, if not entirely new, charge? The man responsible for spinning the story of the Bush presidency, former White House spokesman Scott McClellan. In a memoir that will be published Monday, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception, the veteran campaign and White House aide to George W. Bush portrays his former boss and those around him as permanent campaigners who frequently sacrificed the good of the country to achieve dubious political and policy goals....

//www.thenation.com/blogs/thebeat/324106


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Scott McClellan's Confession: The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder
//tekgnosis.typepad.com/tekgnosis/2008/05/scott-mcclellan.html

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On ex-liar Scott McClellan and the myth of government
//www.lewrockwell.com/orig8/swinkels2.html

Beam Me Up, Scotty!
//www.lewrockwell.com/kwiatkowski/kwiatkowski203.html



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Protect Utah Wilderness from Oil and Gas and ORVs

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New Climate Report Foresees Big Changes

The Effects of Climate Change on Agriculture, Land Resources, Water Resources, and Biodiversity in the United States
//www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-3/final-report/default.htm
(climatescience.gov)



Dot Earth: Seismic (and Climate) Threats, Fate and Fault //dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/seismic-threats-fate-and-fault/index.html?ref=environment

(May 28, 2008)



New Climate Report Foresees Big Changes

By ANDREW C. REVKIN May 28, 2008 //www.nytimes.com/2008/05/28/science/earth/28climate.html


Informant: Teresa Binstock

Are mobile phone masts making us ill?

By Colin Hutton

FEARS have been raised that a community’s health could be at risk because of an “excessive” amount of phone masts in the area.

Read More...
//www.clydebankpost.co.uk/articles/1/24561

Streit um Verbot von Schnurlostelefonen

Verbraucherschützer verpassten Aufschub für beliebte CT1+- und CT2-Apparate

Das Verbot von älteren, strahlungsarmen CT1+- und CT2-Schnurlostelefonen, das die Bundesnetzagentur gestern verkündet hat, hätte abgewendet werden können. Wie das ARD-Magazin Plusminus meldet, hat der Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband (VZBV) aus Unkenntnis nichts unternommen. "Wir haben es selber nicht richtig verstanden, weil das Amtsblatt sehr fachchinesisch formuliert war. Erst im Nachhinein haben wir gemerkt, was da abläuft", so Michael Bobrowksi vom VZBV.

Weiter unter...
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Die ARD-Sendung "Anne Will" am 25.05.2008 läutet neue Kampagne gegen Erwerbslose ein

Offener Brief an die Rundfunkanstalten - Das Forum der Aktiven Erwerbslosen startet eine Gegenkampagne.

Wer die Sendung am 25. Mai mit Anne Will gesehen hat, bekam das Grausen – So wird eine neue Kampagne gegen Erwerbslose eingeleutet. Ich sehe hier nur einen Hintergrund. Der Umbau der Argen der durch das Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgericht notwendig geworden ist, soll bis 2008 vollzogen werden und damit nicht genug; sollen die Arbeitslosen für diesen Umbau, der sicherlich noch einmal Millionen im Staatshaushalt verschlingen wird, zur Kasse gebeten werden. Wenn man schon keine Kürzungen der Regelsatzhöhe in der Öffentlichkeit mehr verkaufen kann, so muss man eine Kampagne starten, die aufzeigt wo überall der Leistungsbetrug zu finden ist.

Frau Will macht sich damit mitschuldig bei der Diskriminierung ganzer Bevölkerungsgruppen. Von der Bildzeitung ist man ja einiges gewohnt. Ein sauberer Journalismus war das nicht. Hier konnte auch ein Christoph Butterwege nicht mehr gegensteuern. Wir bitten alle Menschen, ob sie z. Zt. erwerbslos oder in Arbeit sind. Zeigen Sie, das Sie eine Spaltung der Gesellschaft nicht wollen. Unterschreiben Sie den Offenen Brief, hiermit zeigen Sie Ihre Solidarität mit den Menschen, die von Politik und Medien ins Abseits gedrängt werden sollen.

Jürgen Habich SOGA e.V. Neumünster
//www.soga-nms.net/

Hier unterschreiben!
//www2.digital-attack.de/index.php#001

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Anne Will und die Armut: mehr Stammtisch geht nicht

Beteiligt Euch an der Aktion der Aktiven Erwerbslosen, die Ihr unten findet. Und verbreitet sie weiter! Außerdem möchten wir auf den Beitrag auf den Nachdenkseiten zum selben Thema hinweisen: Anne Will und die Armut - mehr Stammtisch geht nicht.

//www.nachdenkseiten.de/wp-print.php?p=3242


Aktion zur "Fernsehsendung Anne Will vom 25.05.08"

Am 25. 05. 2008 wurden von der Journalistin Frau Dr. Rita Knobel-Ulrich in der Fernsehsendung "Anne Will" offensichtlich falsche Behauptungen bezüglich des Hartz-IV-Regelsatzes gemacht. Wir als Betroffene verwahren uns gegen derartige Falschmeldungen im öffentlichen Fernsehen, die uns erneut in ein falsches und schlechtes Licht rücken sollen.

Wir haben hierzu einen offenen Brief an Frau Dr. Knobel-Ulrich verfasst, der neben der Adressatin auch an ARD, WDR, SWR, die Deutsche Welle - Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts, den Deutschen Journalistenverband, ver.di, Fachbereich 8 Medien, Kunst und Industrie und die WILL MEDIA GMBH geht.

Wir bitten Sie/Euch um Beteiligung an dieser Aktion. Bitte stellen Sie/stellt Ihr die Aktion in Ihre/Eure Verteiler und Internetseiten.

Vielen Dank!

Hier der Link zur Teilnahme:
Zur Aktion //www2.digital-attack.de/

Zum Forum der Aktiven Erwerbslosen in Deutschland geht es unter diesem Link:
//www.aktive-erwerbslose.de/forum/index.php


Aktive Erwerbslose in Deutschland



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Imagine a President who …

San Francisco Chronicle
by Jon Carroll

05/27/08

The incoming president will have about 1 million problems to solve. Some of them will require political courage; some of them will require creative thinking; some of them will require delicate diplomacy, and some of them will require strong-arm tactics. Knowing which problems require which solutions is what makes an effective executive. Of course, if said executive also agrees with me, clearly we’re in the presence of greatness. But there are issues that are apparently utterly resistant to change because they have been demagogued to death, and there seems to be no way to undemagogue them. Polls indicate that the American people are way ahead of their legislators on these topics, but the perceived political risk of confronting them is just too great. So they languish, injustices continue to occur, and hopelessness descends...

//tinyurl.com/4hwqct


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Hillary Clinton: Please exit, with dignity

The Nation
by Katrina vanden Heuvel

05/27/08

Check out CNN.com for Bill Clinton’s vent about how a ‘cover up’ is hurting Hillary Clinton’s chances of becoming the Democratic nominee. This is a man who has trampled on his spouse’s voice every time, in this campaign, that she’s found it. The women of The Nation are the first to deplore the sexism in media commentary this primary season, but a ‘cover up’? Hillary Clinton started this race last year as the one to beat — she had the money, the machine and the name recognition that assured her of quasi-incumbent status. And, indeed, she ran as a quasi-incumbent, an establishment candidate in a change-year election. Yes, there were the Chris Matthews and the Tucker Carlsons and the Mike Barnicles and the Rush Limbaughs and the women who were working out their Clinton hatred through Hillary’s candidacy...

//www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters/323677


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Myth: Bush Won Florida in 2000

Corrections: In Which The New York Times Perpetuates the Myth It Created -- That George Bush Won Florida in 2000.

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/27/9223/



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Amber Waves of Ethanol

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/27/9207/



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Giving Voice to the Guantánamo Detainees

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/27/9217/



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Umweltschützer prangern die Verwendung von Palm- und Sojadiesel an

Beimischungspflicht kritisert
//www.heise.de/tp/blogs/2/108510

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Greenpeace-Analyse zeigt: Deutscher Biodiesel enthält Palmöl

Klimaschutzpläne der Regierung nach einer neuen Studie ohne Agrosprit besser zu erreichen.

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Dringende Streichung von Palm- u. Sojaöl aus der Positivliste des EEG
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Deutschland hat 2007 mehr CO2-Emissionen als 2006 verursacht

Die CO2-Emissionen der Betriebe im EU-Emissionshandelssystem sind insgesamt 2007 um 0,68 Prozent gestiegen.

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Diskussion in USA über Energiesicherheit könnte Politik verändern

Stürmische Zeiten

Die Energie- und Klimawochenschau: Am 1. Juni beginnt die Hurrikan-Saison, die sich in den vergangenen Jahren mehrfach als Preistreiber beim Öl erwiesen hat.

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/28/28008/1.html



Diskussion in USA über Energiesicherheit könnte Politik verändern

Die steigenden Ölpreise werden in den USA wegen der Abhängigkeit vom Öl als Besdrohung der nationalen Sicherheit verstanden, aber mit anderen Konsequenzen als bislang.

//www.heise.de/tp/blogs/2/108488

Internationale Notenbanken finanzieren US-Hypothekenmarkt

Rund die Hälfte der jüngsten Anleihenemission der staatlich gesponserten Hypothekenbank Fannie Mae ging an asiatische Notenbanken.

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In Europa komme rund 100 000 Chemikalien zum Einsatz, deren gesundheitliche Wirkung letztlich unbekannt ist

München - Mancher Umweltmediziner wirkt alarmiert: "Egal, ob Baustoffe oder Ausdünstungen aus Teppichen - wir leben mit vielen Substanzen, deren langfristige Wirkung auf den menschlichen Körper nicht erforscht ist", glaubt Wolfgang Stück vom Ökologischen Ärztebund. Immer mehr Patienten seien umweltkrank. Auslöser von Migräne oder depressiven Verstimmungen sollen niedrige Dosen von Schadstoffen sein, die regelmäßig eingeatmet oder verzehrt werden.

Aktuelle Forschungsarbeiten stützen Stücks Bedenken zumindest in Einzelfällen. So untersuchte Holger Koch von der Ruhr-Universität Bochum die Wirkung sogenannter Weichmacher auf Schwangere. Eingesetzt werden die Substanzen in Kunststoffen, aber auch in Kosmetikprodukten und magensaftresistenten Medikamentenkapseln. Gelangen sie zu einem bestimmten Zeitpunkt in den Körper der künftigen Mutter, kann dies fatale Folgen haben: Weichmacher sind hormonaktiv und können während der Phase der geschlechtlichen Differenzierung des Ungeborenen zu einer Verweiblichung männlicher Embryonen führen. "Verminderte Qualität der Spermien des erwachsenen Mannes oder sogar Unfruchtbarkeit können die Konsequenz sein", so Koch. Das Risiko bestehe jedoch nur für männliche Embryonen während einer kurzen Phase der Schwangerschaft.

Ursprüngliche Meldung:
//www.welt.de/welt_print/article2037411/Wie_gefaehrlich_sind_kleine_Mengen_Gift.html


Weitergeleitet durch das Dugi-News-Team am Dienstag, 27. Mai 2008 mit der Bitte um Weiterleitung.

Voter Repression

The Winston-Salem Journal's editorial board writes: "The US Supreme Court has effectively reinstated the poll tax that once kept minorities and the poor from voting, and it did so for no justifiable reason."

//www.truthout.org/article/voter-repression



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Post-Traumatic Stress Soars in US Troops

David Morgan of Reuters reports: "Newly diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress disorder among US troops sent to Iraq and Afghanistan surged 46.4 percent in 2007, bringing the five-year total to nearly 40,000, according to US military data released on Tuesday."

//www.truthout.org/article/post-traumatic-stress-soars-us-troops

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I Suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
//www.lewrockwell.com/glaser/glaser53.html



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Environment dept concerned about mobile phone towers

Statesman News Service

MALDA, May 27: The principal secretary of the state environment department Mr ML Meena has urged local authorities to follow the guidelines before giving permission for installation of mobile phone towers on residential buildings, schools, hostels and hospitals in the districts.

Read More...
//www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=10&theme=&usrsess=1&id=205741



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Allegation of US Iran attack plan and secret Senate briefings

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/7532/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news



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USDA report says climate change affecting crops, livestock

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Das Gewaltmonopol liegt bei der Politik, aber wohin will das Volk?

Aber wohin will das Volk?

Von Don Franco

Millionen Menschen, von Armut, Hungerlöhnen, Arbeitslosigkeit und sozialer Entrechtung betroffen, empfinden den Umgang der Politik mit ihnen inzwischen als eine Form von Gewalt, geprägt von einem menschenfeindlichen Wirtschaftssystem, dem sie ohnmächtig ausgeliefert sind. Die Rückkopplung der Agenda 2010 auf den mentalen Zustand großer Teile unserer Gesellschaft hat inzwischen bedrohliche Formen der Entsolidarisierung angenommen und zu einer Abkehr von unserer so genannten repräsentativen Demokratie geführt, in der die Menschen sich trotz Wahlen nicht mehr vertreten sehen. Die Reaktionen der Opfer dieser Politik sind unterschiedlich und geprägt vom Grad der Bildung, sozialem Hintergrund und der Intensität des Leidensdrucks, sowie der Fähigkeit der jeweiligen Persönlichkeit, mit der Situation umzugehen.

Der ganze Artikel unter:
//www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=12388


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Next-up news Nr 589

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Call for ban on oil speculation

Germany in call for ban on oil speculation

German leaders are to propose a worldwide ban on oil trading by speculators, blaming the latest spike in crude prices on manipulation by hedge funds.

//tinyurl.com/52uear



Time to do something about oil

The oil price rise of more than US$50 per barrel since the US Federal Reserve started cutting interest rates in September is beginning to get serious. Since the rise of oil import prices alone removes $170 billion from the US economy, more than 1% of gross domestic product, it is both inflationary and highly recession-producing, especially since it has been accompanied by similar rises in other commodity prices. Its full effects have not been seen yet but they're coming - don't worry!

//www.atimes.com/atimes/Global_Economy/JE28Dj02.html



Home prices tumbled in first quarter

Decline of 14.1 percent was largest in two decades.
//www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24839033/



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Over 60% of People Do Not Trust the Government

A poll conducted by the World Public Opinion (WPO) has found that over 60% of the population of Great Britain and the United States do not trust their governments. The poll showed that 67% of Brits have low levels of trust in the Labour Government while 60% of Americans feel the same way about the Bush Administration.

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From Information Clearing House

America's road to torture and those who kept silent about it

Bystander guilt. That is what FBI and Justice Department officials have on their conscience and what John Ashcroft, the former attorney general, and FBI Director Robert Mueller should be haunted by every day.

//www.sltrib.com/opinion/ci_9381028



UK Academics Arrested For Researching al-Qaida

"Two political researchers at the University of Nottingham, in the UK, have been arrested under the Terrorism Act for downloading Al-Qaida material from a US government website.

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From Information Clearing House



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Francis Fukuyama: US will be forced to soften

THE US can no longer assume it has hegemony over world affairs and will have to change its approach dramatically to emphasise soft power, diplomacy and regional security co-operation, according to American scholar Francis Fukuyama.

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McCain says Iranian nuclear threat cannot be ignored or minimized

Iran: U.S. Says IAEA Report Highlights Tehran's Failure To Disclose Nuclear Activities

The United States has reacted sharply to the latest report on Iran's nuclear-related activities from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The U.S. envoy to the IAEA said Iran is "stonewalling" about its activities, while Iran has said the report shows how well it is cooperating with the UN agency.

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Iran: Alleged studies not a part of remaining issues

Based on the report, Americans' failure to release the documents, and that its offering through an electronic form, has created serious problems for Iran and the Secretariat in the course of the technical talks, noted Soltanieh.

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McCain says Iranian nuclear threat cannot be ignored or minimized

Speaking at the University of Denver in Colorado, Arizona Senator McCain said Iran was "marching with single-minded determination" toward acquiring a nuclear weapon, and that this fact was recently "authenticated" by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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US is unwise to deny Iran's key role in Gulf

Over lunch last week in the United Arab Emirates, a friend from the emirate of Sharjah raised Senator Hillary Clinton's proposal to extend a US "nuclear shield" over allies in the Gulf. "A shield?" he exclaimed. "To protect us against whom, the Iranians or the Americans?" I heard the same sentiment a few days later in Dubai.

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Tony Benn: A Million or More Dead

The destruction of Iraq continues; its people killed amidst bombings and atrocities, a million or more dead, many more than two million driven from their homes, the social and economic infrastructure shattered. In Afghanistan the US military is spending $65,000 a minute and there are four times as many air strikes than in Iraq.

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UK: Protest at Bush visit - 15 June

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American Psychological Association Supports Bush's "Interrogations"

By Stephen Soldz

Last week, the APA's Ethics Director Stephen Behnke seized upon newly released portions of an official investigation of US detainee abuse, called the Church Report, as an opportunity to reinvigorate support for the APA policy of psychologist participation in interrogations.

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Barack Obama and the Iraq War

By Shamus Cooke

If he is eventually elected President, the contradiction between Obama's public anti-war face and his real pro-war beliefs will produce incredible shock and disappointment in millions of people.

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Fighting the NAFTA super highway

Imagine This! Super NAFTA

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America is in unchartered waters.
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Fighting the NAFTA super highway

CounterPunch
by Steven Higgs

07/01/08

In response to the flood and declining economic conditions, long-time highway opponents argued the I-69 NAFTA Highway is now even more economically unfeasible in a state where the transportation research group TRIP says 32 percent of its ‘major roads are in poor or mediocre condition’ and 22 percent of its bridges ‘are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete.’ … On June 20, the day McCain spoke to the Economic Club of Canada, Daniels also sicced state and local police agencies on I-69 NAFTA Highway opponents in Gibson County, dislodging two from a tree-sit protest. In response to the arrests, youthful protesters engaged in civil disobedience around Indiana that led to at least six more arrests. About 50 took over the streets of downtown Bloomington on June 21, carrying torches, banging drums and chanting anti-authoritarian incantations such as, ‘You can’t put our friends in jail, we will drive the final nail’...

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PC leader calls for probe into C. difficile deaths

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The Government is planning to introduce a giant database that will hold the details of every phone call

Big Brother Is Watching You...

By Phil Hendren

The Government is planning to introduce a giant database that will hold the details of every phone call we have made, every e-mail we have sent and every webpage we have visited in the past 12 months. This is needed to fight crime and terrorism, the Government claims.

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On This Memorial Day: Refusal of Murder

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Housing Bailout Bill Creates National Fingerprint Registry

By Declan McCullagh

Buried in the text of the revised legislation, approved by the Senate Banking Committee by a 19-2 vote this week, is a plan to create a new national fingerprint registry.

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McCain wants to create a new alliance to circumvent the UN

This Mini-League Of Nations Would Cause Only Division

By Shashi Tharoor

John McCain wants to create a new alliance to circumvent the UN. We mustn't let this idea gain consensus in Washington.

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Phone mast plans for historic Kirkintilloch building turned down

A BID to install a mobile phone mast on a landmark building has been thrown out by councillors.

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Japan urges limiting kids' cell phones

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