Donnerstag, 29. Mai 2008

How to Make a Citizen's Arrest of a War Criminal

Informant: David Swanson

From ufpj-news

Half-Trillion Dollars for Nukes

The Devious World of George Bush

Mobile towers banned from residential areas

The telecommunication industry in Kolkota will not be allowed to set up mobile towers in congested residential areas.

The Environment department has directed the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) to implent its decision. Circulars have already been sent to various telecom service providers such as Bharti Mobile Limited (Airtel), Vodafone Essar East Limited, Tata Indicom and BSNL.

The decision is based on concerns regarding possible health hazards caused by the effects of electromagnetic radiation emitted from antennae on telecommunication towers.


Colonel Says Speaking Out Cost a Medal

Josh White reports for The Washington Post, "The former chief military prosecutor for terrorism trials at Guantanamo Bay thinks the Defense Department has punished him for testifying publicly that he faced political pressure to speed up the cases and to use evidence derived from torture."

ACLU Sues Library of Congress Alleging Ex-Guantanamo Prosecutor Wrongfully Fired

Yana Kunichoff, Truthout: "The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a lawsuit against the Library of Congress on behalf of Col. Morris Davis, the former top prosecutor at Guantanamo and an outspoken critic of the military commissions system, alleging he was unfairly terminated from his position with the Library's Congressional Research Service (CRS)."

McCain, Bush Largely Similar on Nuclear Policies

According to Robert Burns of The Associated Press, "John McCain's nuclear proposals are largely in line with those of the unpopular President Bush, and even where the two disagree, the Republican presidential candidate has waffled."

The Rich Get Hungrier

Oil Crisis Rage Spreads

According to Agence France-Presse, "British Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned Wednesday that the world faced an era-defining oil 'shock' that required urgent action, as European leaders argued how best to contain protests over soaring fuel prices."

The Rich Get Hungrier

Amartya Sen writes for The New York Times, "The recent rise in food prices has largely been caused by temporary problems like drought in Australia, Ukraine and elsewhere. Though the need for huge rescue operations is urgent, the present acute crisis will eventually end. But underlying it is a basic problem that will only intensify unless we recognize it and try to remedy it."

Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, eine gute Idee in falschen Händen?

The Battle to Save the Polish Countryside

ISIS Press Release 29/05/08

Julian Rose exposes the scandal of EU’s deliberate policy to get rid of family farms for the benefit of the corporations and gives a personal account of his battle with the GMO dragon that threatens to devastate rural Poland

Poland’s peasant farmers are the true trustees of its countryside

Poland is accustomed to fighting rearguard actions to throw off unwelcome invaders. Throughout the 19th century period of “The Partitians” - occupation by Russia and then Austria – the Poles kept in their hearts a longing for a day when they could be freed from the yoke of repression and find genuine independence. After finally succeeding in 1918 to rid themselves of the invaders, they were soon engulfed in conflict again, this time with the invading Nazi Germany. They responded with the 1939-45 resistance movement that sprouted up in the fields, small towns and main cities.

As many will know, the Poles fought alongside the British throughout the Second World War - a time when Poland’s government in exile had its head quarters in London. I remember quite well when I was a boy a Polish exile who lived in our village (Whitchurch-on-Thames) coming regularly to my family home and diligently cleaning the chimneys. He spoke little, but did a very thorough job.

It was only in 1989 that Poland finally threw off the last repressive regime of occupation in their land, the Russian communists. So, the last nineteen years of freedom have been been the longest historical period of non-occupation in a very long time.

The Nobel prize winning author Thomas Mann, who fled Nazi Germany before World War Two, was reported to have remarked just before his death in 1969 that although the Nazis had been defeated, he feared that fascism had not: “I am concerned about the weak position of freedom in post world war Europe and North America,” he said.

We can surely identify with his concern. ‘The weak position of freedom’ is evident throughout our increasingly pacified Orwellian society, and has recently come to undermine the long standing traditions of the Polish countryside, particularly the independence of the peasant and family farms, and the huge biodiversity of the Polish countryside of which they are the prime trustees.

The communists failed to quell the small Polish peasant farmers into submission during their period of occupation, which left the Country with a rich, if rather confusing, legacy of approximately one and a half million small scale family farms (average size 18 acres) dotted around the Polish Provinces, but particularly prevalent in the south and east.

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Security Chief Blasts "War on Terror"

Gene Giants: Climate saviors or profiteers?

Biotech companies seek hundreds of patents for genetically modified "climate-ready" seeds.

Die Überflüssigen: Ist der Traum von einer gerechten Gesellschaft ausgeträumt?Überflüssige

Deutsche Bank fördert Naturzerstörung in Lateinamerikaöl

US-Regierung plant Angriff auf Iran im August

Our collectivist candidates

Cato Institute
by David Boaz


On Sunday Barack Obama urged graduates of Connecticut’s Wesleyan University to devote themselves to ‘collective service.’ This is not an unusual theme for a commencement address. But it was interesting how long he went on discussing various kinds of nonprofit activism without ever mentioning the virtues of commerce or of individual achievement. … Or this year’s Republican nominee. John McCain also denounces ’self-indulgence’ and insists that Americans serve ‘a national purpose that is greater than our individual interests’...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Redundanz im Cyberkrieg

Die EU will die ENISA trotz eines weitgehend identischen Auftrags der NATO-Behörde NCSA ausbauen.

US-Amerikaner fahren weniger mit dem Auto

Hohe Spritpreise ein Fall fürs Kartellamt

Das Amt will umfassend prüfen, ob "Kraftstoffmärkte in Deutschland ordnungsgemäß funktionieren".

US-Amerikaner fahren weniger mit dem Auto

Aufgrund der hohen Spritpreise wurden in den USA im März 11 Milliarden Meilen weniger gefahren als im März 2007.

Immer wieder mahnen Juristen und Flüchtlingsorganisationen auf Einhaltung der Menschenrechte in Deutschland

Zweierlei Grundrechtsschutz

Battles Over Voter Rights Brewing in Texas

Ralph Blumenthal of The New York Times reports: "'Vote or Die,' exhorts the faded slogan on a roadway at Prairie View A&M University, where black students once marched for the right to vote here in the town where they attend school.... The students won that battle in 2004, long after the United States Supreme Court supposedly decided the issue in 1979. But disputes over minority voting rights - along with accusations of election fraud - continue to rouse Prairie View, home to one of the nation's leading historically black colleges."

Climate Destruction Will Produce Millions of "Envirogees"

Writing for AlterNet, Scott Thill says, "Chew on this word, jargon lovers. Envirogee. It carries more 21st century buzz than its semi-official designation climate refugee, which is a displaced individual who has been forced to migrate because of environmental devastation. Maybe the buzzword will catch on faster and shed some much-needed light on what will become a serious problem, probably by the end of this or the next decade."

How the World's Richest Governments Starve the World's Poorest People

Informant: Lew Rockwell

Ron Paul's The Revolution, Phase II


Ron Paul, Maybe This Country Will Wake up!

5/28/08 "The Charles Goyette Show" KFNX 1100 AM Phx Az
INTERVIEW: Ron Paul, Maybe This Country Will Wake up!

WaPo Slander of Rand Paul
Posted by Lew Rockwell at May 28, 2008 12:49 PM

Writes Rand Paul: "The Washington Post recently claimed that I was paid to be a surrogate speaker for my father, Ron Paul. This is an outright lie.

"I was never paid to speak for my father. In fact, the vast majority of the time, I was not even reiumbursed for expenses. I travelled to St. Louis, Paducah, Elizabethtown, South Carolina, Nashville, Louisville, Washington, DC, and New Hampshire (four times) at my own expense. I paid to transport my entire family to New Hampshire to go door-to-door for my father.

"I never received any salary from the campaign. The campaign did pay my air fare (coach) to Montana for two speeches.

"They say we should take solace in the fact that Ron Paul is still important enough to attack, but I'm still too mad to be mollified."

Personalized Results 1 - 10 of about 298,000 for Ron Paul "The Revolution".

Ron Paul Revolution - Phoenix March 21, 2007


From APFN daily update


Interview With Congressman Ron Paul

William Rivers Pitt, of Truthout: "Despite what the mainstream news media choose to report, Senator John McCain of Arizona is not the last remaining Republican candidate for president today. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas never abandoned his run for the GOP nomination, and he fully intends to present himself before the Republican National Convention in September as a true conservative alternative to McCain's status-quo candidacy. In fact, according to a recent blog report published by The Los Angeles Times, Paul looks to do more than merely show up at the door."

Monsanto, mit Gift und Genen

Percy Schmeiszer


Wir möchten Sie auf den TV Film "Monsanto, mit Gift und Genen" aufmerksam machen.

Der Dokumentarfilm erkundet das Reich des US-amerikanischen Konzerns "Monsanto Chemical Works", dem weltweiten Marktführer für Biotechnologie. Dem Engagement auf diesem Gebiet verdankt "Monsanto" auch, dass es zum umstrittensten Unternehmen des modernen Industriezeitalters wurde, stellte es doch das im Vietnamkrieg zu trauriger Berühmtheit gelangte Herbizid "Agent Orange" her. Heute sind 90 Prozent der angebauten gentechnisch veränderten Organismen "Monsanto"-Patente. Diesen Umstand halten viele für bedenklich.

ARTE Dienstag, 5. Januar 2010 um 22.40 Uhr Wiederholungen: 09.01.2010 um 09:55 und 22.01.2010 um 10:00

Einige weitere TV Tipps für die nächsten Tage " Wildes Indonesien", "Kluge Pflanzen" und "Vietnams vermintes Paradies" finden sich auf unserer Webseite unter Termine:

Und falls Sie Freunde in Finnland haben: Es gibt jetzt auch einen Regenwald Report auf finnisch (Nr. 2 / 2009)

America's Money: Debt crush

Americans deep in debt are struggling more than ever amid the credit crisis and economic downturn.

Rising Prices Hit Home For Food Stamp Recipients

At a time when food prices are soaring, a growing number of Americans are struggling financially and local social service agencies are seeing record numbers of applicants, advocates are concerned that the purchasing power of food stamps has shrunk since 1996, when Congress recalculated benefit levels.

From Information Clearing House


Consumers getting poorer

Amnesty International report assails U.S.

Sixty years after the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, governments in scores of countries still torture or mistreat their people, Amnesty International said Wednesday in a report that again urged the United States to close down the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba.

From Information Clearing House

Iraq War May Have Increased Energy Costs Worldwide by a Staggering $6 Trillion

Pentagon to shift funds to pay for Iraq war

The Pentagon plans to shift $9.7 billion of its overall budget to pay for war operations but warned on Wednesday it will run out of money if the U.S. Congress does not approve more funding by mid-July.

Iraq War May Have Increased Energy Costs Worldwide by a Staggering $6 Trillion

The Iraq War means oil costs three times more than it should. How are our lives going to change with oil heading toward $200 a barrel?

From Information Clearing House

Former anti-terror czar Clarke: Staying in Iraq 'helps Al-Qaeda'

Maintaining US combat troops in Iraq "helps Al-Qaeda" and Washington should pull them from the ravaged country if it wants to see progress in the war on terror, former US anti-terror czar Richard Clarke said Tuesday.

From Information Clearing House


War Spending Furthers al-Qaeda Goal of Undermining US Economy

For the Billings Gazette, Robert Weiner and John Larmett write, "As the Congress takes up the latest Bush administration 'supplemental' appropriation of another $160 billion for the war in Iraq, the impact of the war on families has been enormous. Montana now has the highest number per capita of killed or wounded in the country - 26.09 per 100,000 population - and a total of 250 deaths or injuries as of May 10. In fact, the Congress should consider whether the funding - almost a trillion dollars to date - helps al-Qaida more than us."

Poisonous Plutocracy Pushes Economic Inequality

By Joel S. Hirschhorn

The biggest political issue receiving no attention by the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates is the powerful plutocracy that has captured the government to produce rising economic inequality.

Spinning The IAEA Report on Iran's Nuclear Program

By Pepe Escobar

US corporate media put slant on report despite IAEA finding no proof of continued nuclear arms program.

Iran slams US for meddling in IAEA-Tehran talks

Iran's new Speaker Ali Larijani Wednesday said parliament would set limits on cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the nuclear issue if the US continues to influence the UN nuclear watchdog's interaction with the government.

From Information Clearing House

Will Sistani End The War In Iraq?

By Pepe Escobar

AP report says Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani on verge of issuing fatwa against occupying US troops.

Grève de la faim de Christophe et de Claire

Casualty of war: "Body of War"

Bill Moyers interviews former talk show host Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro in this rebroadcast about the true cost of war and the documentary, "Body of War," depicting the moving story of one veteran dealing with the aftermath of war. With extensive excerpts from the film, the filmmakers talk about Iraq war veteran Tomas Young, who was shot and paralyzed less than a week into his tour of duty. Three years in the making, "Body of War" tells the poignant tale of the young man's journey from joining the service after 9/11 to fight in Afghanistan, to living with devastating wounds after being deployed to Iraq instead.

Bipartisan Consensus Grows to Curb Nuclear Weapons

Jonathan S. Landay of McClatchy Newspapers writes: "A growing number of prominent Republicans and Democrats, dismayed by what they charge has been a lapse in US leadership under President Bush, are urging his successor to jumpstart efforts to curb the spread of nuclear weapons."

Democrats Advised to Seat Half of Disputed Delegates

Katharine Q. Seelye of The New York Times reports: "Democratic Party lawyers have determined that no more than half the delegates from Florida and Michigan can be seated at the party's August convention, dealing a blow to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's efforts to seat the full delegations from those states."

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