Montag, 23. Juni 2008

Unilever-Palmöl bedroht den Wald der Stummelaffenöl

The Hedonists of Power

Put Oil Firm Chiefs On Trial, Says Leading Climate Change Scientist


Scientist to Congress: Oil Execs Commit High Crimes

Ed Pilkington, The Guardian UK, says: "James Hansen, one of the world's leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer."

The Price of Hunger

The Los Angeles Times editorial board poses the question, "What would it really cost to end global hunger? The United Nations estimates that it would take at least $30 billion per year to solve the food crisis, mainly by boosting agricultural productivity in the developing world. Over the decade that it would take to make sustainable improvements in the lives of the 862 million undernourished people, that amounts to $300 billion. Three hundred billion dollars is a lot of money, and the U.S. government won't foot the bill alone. But it's less than half of 1% of the world's combined gross domestic products, not an unreasonable sum to invest in ending the misery and degradation of hunger. After all, Congress shelled out $21 billion last year for foreign aid and this week it approved $162 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for fiscal 2009. The U.S. spent $340 billion in 2006 alone on public and private research and development. Directing just one-tenth of that seed money to sustainable, high-yield agriculture in the developing world could trigger a second Green Revolution."

25 Prozent mehr in fünf Jahren: in Baden-Württemberg wird es laut Klimastudie immer wärmer

In Baden-Württemberg hat sich einer Studie zufolge der Klimawandel seit 2001 deutlich beschleunigt. Wie das Landesumweltministerium am Montag (23. Juni) in Stuttgart mitteilte, erhöhte sich die Temperatur im Land im relativ langen Zeitraum von 1931 bis 2000 im Jahresdurchschnitt um 0,8 Grad Celsius, während allein zwischen 2001 und 2005 der Anstieg bereits bei 1,0 Grad lag.

SPD und Opposition fordern den Abzug aller US-Atomwaffen

Im rheinland-pfälzischen Büchel lagern bis zu 20 US-Atombomben vom Typ B61, die im Rahmen der "Nuklearen Teilhabe" im Kriegsfall von deutschen Tornados eingesetzt werden können. Ein interner Bericht der US-Luftwaffe vom Februar 2008 kam offenbar zu dem Ergebnis, dass die Lagerung der Atomwaffen im Fliegerhorst Büchel in der Eifel nicht den Sicherheitsanforderungen des US-Verteidigungsministeriums entspricht. Vor diesem Hintergrund werden nun Rufe nach einem Abzug aller US-Atomwaffen aus Deutschland laut. SPD und Opposition forderten die Bundesregierung am Montag (23. Juni) auf, mit einem solchen Schritt ein Abrüstungssignal zu setzen. Auch die rheinland-pfälzische Landesregierung sprach sich für eine Abschaffung verbliebener Nuklearwaffen aus. Die Friedensbewegung ruft zu einer Demonstration am 30. August 2008 in Büchel auf. Die Bundesregierung will hingegen an der NATO-Strategie der atomaren Abschreckung festhalten.

Life, Liberty, Water

In YES! Magazine, Maude Barlow writes: "It's a colossal failure of political foresight that water has not emerged as an important issue in the U.S. Presidential campaign. The links between oil, war, and U.S. foreign policy are well known. But water-whether we treat it as a public good or as a commodity that can be bought and sold-will in large part determine whether our future is peaceful or perilous."

Reporters Say Networks Block War Reports

Brian Stelter, of The New York Times, reports: "Getting a story on the evening news isn't easy for any correspondent. And for reporters in Iraq and Afghanistan, it is especially hard, according to Lara Logan, the chief foreign correspondent for CBS News. So she has devised a solution when she is talking to the network. 'Generally what I say is, "I'm holding the armor-piercing R.P.G.,"' she said last week in an appearance on 'The Daily Show,' referring to the initials for rocket-propelled grenade. '"It's aimed at the bureau chief, and if you don't put my story on the air, I'm going to pull the trigger."' Ms. Logan let a sly just-kidding smile sneak through as she spoke, but her point was serious. Five years into the war in Iraq and nearly seven years into the war in Afghanistan, getting news of the conflicts onto television is harder than ever."

Kinderärzte: Politik soll Erfolge gegen Kinderarmut belegen

(redaktion/pm) Der Berufsverband der Kinder- und Jugendärzte hat die Politik aufgefordert, in einem jährlichen Bericht darzulegen, was sie in den vergangenen zwölf Monaten gegen Kinderarmut ...


Kinderarmut in Ost- und Westdeutschland

„… Das vorliegende Buch beleuchtet die Ursachen und psychosozialen Folgen der Kinderarmut in den alten und den neuen Bundesländern. Ein empirischer Vergleich der sozialen Situation von Erfurter und Kölner Schulkindern gab darüber Aufschluss, welche Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten der Lebenslagen in Ost- und Westdeutschland existieren. Schließlich werden Gegenmaßnahmen auf unterschiedlichen Politikfeldern vorgeschlagen, um Kinderarmut zu verringern und zu verhindern.“ So der VS-Verlag zum Buch von Christoph Butterwegge, Michael Klundt und Matthias Belke-Zeng (2., erweiterte und aktualisierte Aufl. 2008. 378 S. Geb., ISBN: 978-3-531-15915-7 EUR: 24,90). Siehe dazu: Informationen zum Buch beim VS-Verlag;do=show/sid=e0dc2266e759e8fe4de32f03bcdb0453/site=w/book_id=16267

Armutsverhinderung durch Gesellschaftsveränderung

Kapitel 5.8. aus dem Buch – exklusiv im LabourNet Germany (pdf)

Aus: LabourNet, 2. September 2008

Oil Industry: High Energy Costs Bring More Growth Than Pain

Informant: Teresa Binstock


Prez Sez: "I'm Addicted; Bigger Syringe, Please!"

By Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Several years ago, the President of the United States acknowledged that America is addicted to oil. He did nothing to address the addiction, protected its Drug Lords (the Big Oil companies) and their enormous profits, and now has demanded a bigger syringe so as to mainline his favorite drug into the veins and arteries of the American people.

Leere Mägen, volle Kassen: zur aktuellen Ernährungskriseährungskrise

Hartz IV soll durch Workfare ersetzt werden

Die Bundesregierung plant offenbar, Hartz IV durch Workfare zu ersetzen. Workfare heißt soviel wie: Sozialleistungen gegen Arbeit, d.h. nur wer arbeitet soll auch Sozialleistungen erhalten. Workfare ist insbesondere in den USA ein weit verbreitetes Modell, das aber auch dort auf Fördern und Fordern setzt.

Lesen Sie weiter:

Iraq or the economy?

The Free Liberal
by US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)


The cost of this particular war is enormous, and therefore its of great importance. There is no single issue that is more important at this particular time. The war has, of course, made us less safe as a nation and damaged our credibility with allies and hostile nations alike. Moreover, years of growing deficits have been spurred on by the high price tag of war, and the decision to pay that price primarily by supplemental spending rather than traditional ‘on-budget’ accounting. War takes what would otherwise be productive economic capacity and transfers both that capacity, and the wealth it would generate in normal, peaceful, times into far less economically viable activities. It also impacts budget priorities in ways that are detrimental to our nation...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The value of the impeachment process

The Union
by John Keane


There are few strategies that are used to control society that are more effective then ‘divide and conquer.’ Another is fear. Today America is more divided than at any time in recent history and fear has become patriotic. Why? Because we are unsure of ourselves. We all think that our opinions are valid. We immerse ourselves in media and social contacts that support our world view. We forget that every coin has two sides and then we find ourselves distracted by useless and pointless conflicts...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Hunted, rammed, poisoned, whales may die from heartbreak, too

Informant: Teresa Binstock

IMF says US economy is set to 'stagnate'

The US economy is likely to "stagnate" in the second half of this year, the International Monetary Fund warned on Friday, as stock markets in the US and Europe fell to their lowest levels since March and US bank shares hit a five-year low.

IMF Finally Knocks on Uncle Sam's Door

By David Hirst

The fact that the IMF is knocking on the very doors of its parents and waving legal papers about who lost the house, the car and the kids will, if the past is anything to go by, be buried in the US by pom-pom waving on CNBC telling all what a great time it is to buy.

From Information Clearing House

Iran ready for all military possibilities, says speaker

Iran would be ready for all military possibilities including an Israeli attack on the country's nuclear facilities, IRNA news agency quoted parliament speaker Ali Larijani as saying Sunday. "We are ready for all possibilities but if they (Israel) really planned to take such an unwise action, then they would face much more damage than us" Larijani told IRNA.

U.N.: Bomb Iran and face Mideast 'ball of fire'

Nuclear agency chief's warning follows Israeli military exercises.

The Myth of 'Weapons-Grade' Enrichment

From Information Clearing House

Asset-price Inflation is Giving Way to Debt Deflation

The Game is Over. There Won't Be a Rebound

By Mike Whitney

Bernanke is merely being polite in not rubbing the faces of European and Asian governments in the fact that unless they are willing to make a structural break and change the world monetary system radically, they will remain powerless to avoid giving the United States a free ride - including a free ride for its military spending and war in the Near East.

4th Amendment: Rest in Peace

Born. December 15, 1791
Died. June 20, 2008

Manufacturing Consent For An Attack On Iran

Report: North Korea Developed Nukes for Iran at Bombed Syrian Facility


Experts believe North Korea provided assistance to Iran at the Syrian facility believed bombed by Israel Air Force in September 2007, German news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

Presstitute and war pimp alert:

Special forces find proof of Iran supplying Taliban with equipment to fight British

Documented proof that Iran is supplying the Taliban with devastating roadside bomb-making equipment has been passed by British officials to Tehran, prompting fears that the war in Afghanistan may escalate into a regional armed conflict.

From Information Clearing House

McCain in Neverland

Surveillance Bill: The Worst of All Worlds

These Wars Are About Oil, Not Democracy


No Blood for... er... um...

For, Tom Engelhardt writes: "More than five years after the invasion of Iraq - just in case you were still waiting - the oil giants finally hit the front page. Last Thursday, the New York Times with this headline: 'Deals with Iraq Are Set to Bring Oil Giants Back.' (Subhead: 'Rare No-bid Contracts, A Foothold for Western Companies Seeking Future Rewards.') And who were these four giants? ExxonMobil, Shell, the French company Total and BP (formerly British Petroleum). What these firms got were mere 'service contracts' - as in servicing Iraq's oil fields - not the sort of 'production sharing agreements' that President Bush's representatives in Baghdad once dreamed of, and that would have left them in charge of those fields. Still, it was clearly a start."

Photographer Documents Secret Satellites, All 189 of Them

A Totally Lawless Regime

'You Can’t Handle the Truth!'



by Chris Floyd


This has been one of the most extraordinary weeks in modern American history. The many isolated streams of evidence about the Bush Administration’s torture system — and the direct responsibility of the Administration’s highest officials for this vast crime — have now converged into a mighty flood: undeniable, unignorable, pouring through the halls of Congress and media newsrooms, lashing at the walls of the White House itself. In the course of the past few days, a series of events has laid bare the stinking sepsis at the heart of the Bush Regime for all to see...

Where’s the anger?

by Howard Lisnoff


My significant objection to the ‘Support Our Troops’ slogan, which has sometimes taken on the specter of cant, is that blanket support of the military allows for the glossing over of the imperialistic objectives of the U.S. government in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yes, wholehearted support is owed to those who have suffered the consequences of those wars; for those who have entertained thoughts of resistance to the military machine; and to soldiers who have become resisters. That support, however, must be tempered with the realities of Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and Haditha, so-called extraordinary rendition, the loss of many civil liberties at home, and the policies of torture and abuse that have been the hallmarks of the Bush-Cheney regime. The Nuremberg Principles were clear on the individual’s responsibility for war crimes. The Principles apply to both individual soldiers and heads of state...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Prosecuting War Crimes for Today and the Future

Informant: Dorothee Krien

Bush Behind Bars?

Does Haditha Sound Familiar?


Haditha victims' kin outraged as Marines go free

Khadija Hassan still shrouds her body in black, nearly three years after the deaths of her four sons. They were killed on Nov. 19, 2005, along with 20 other people in the deadliest documented case of U.S. troops killing civilians since the Vietnam War.

Iraqi Girl tells of US Attack in Haditha

Ten-year-old Iman Walid witnessed the killing of seven members of her family in an attack by American marines last November. The interview with Iman was filmed exclusively for ITV News by Ali Hamdani, our Iraqi video diarist.

From Information Clearing House


Imperial “justice”

by Justin Raimondo


Americans have such a sense of … drama. When they commit war crimes, they revel in it — and rationalize it in the name of necessity. That’s what happened after Haditha, where the defense lawyers for the Haditha executioners stoutly maintained, along with their clients, that the defendants’ actions were defensive in nature, because they believed they were under fire and in danger. Company commander Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich to this day avers that he did the right thing, and that he would do it again...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Churchill, Buchanan, and the Neocons

Reflections on the Origin and the Stability of the State

US Soldiers Accuse KBR of Exposing Them to Toxin

FEMA: It’s Not About Floods, It’s About Martial Law

From APFN daily update

'Ball of Fire' if Iran Attacked: IAEA Chief


Medical Consequences of a Nuclear Attack on Iran

Informant: Dorothee Krien

Everything Seemingly Is Spinning Out of Control

Sea of Trash

Informant: Teresa Binstock

Which parts of USA will be gone: Agenda 21

Must see shows which parts of USA will be gone Agenda 21

Will completely shatter anyones perception that Fluoride is good, and that there is no plan for population reduction..

Informant: zebra77a


Independent Media Source

User Status

Du bist nicht angemeldet.



Aktuelle Beiträge

Trump and His Allies...
https://www.commondreams.o rg/views/2022/06/21/trump- and-his-allies-are-clear-a nd-present-danger-american -democracy?utm_source=dail y_newsletter&utm_medium=Em ail&utm_campaign=daily_new sletter_op
rudkla - 22. Jun, 05:09
The Republican Party... les/the-republican-party-i s-still-doing-donald-trump s-bidding/?eType=EmailBlas tContent&eId=804d4873-50dd -4c1b-82a5-f465ac3742ce
rudkla - 26. Apr, 05:36
January 6 Committee Says... les/jan-6-committee-says-t rump-engaged-in-criminal-c onspiracy-to-undo-election /?eType=EmailBlastContent& eId=552e5725-9297-4a7c-a21 4-53c8c51615a3
rudkla - 4. Mär, 05:38
Georgia Republicans Are...
https://www.commondreams.o rg/views/2022/02/14/georgi a-republicans-are-delibera tely-attacking-voting-righ ts
rudkla - 15. Feb, 05:03
Now Every Day Is January...
https://www.commondreams.o rg/views/2022/02/07/now-ev ery-day-january-6-trump-ta rgets-vote-counters
rudkla - 8. Feb, 05:41


Juni 2008


Online seit 6942 Tagen
Zuletzt aktualisiert: 22. Jun, 05:09


Animal Protection - Tierschutz
AUFBRUCH für Bürgerrechte, Freiheit und Gesundheit
Big Brother - NWO
Care2 Connect
Civil Rights - Buergerrechte - Politik
Cuts in Social Welfare - Sozialabbau
Death Penalty - Todesstrafe
Depleted Uranium Poisoning (D.U.)
Disclaimer - Haftungsausschluss
... weitere
Weblog abonnieren