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Iraq: New Documents Detail Civilian Deaths Caused by US Forces

ACLU Releases Navy Files on Civilian Casualties in Iraq War


Iraq: New Documents Detail Civilian Deaths Caused by US Forces

The ACLU today released documents from the US Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS) detailing the alleged killing of Iraqi civilians by US Marines. After studying the eight cases, Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC) was dismayed that only one resulted in payment to civilians for damages and called for swift compensation to the victims and their families.

ACLU Releases Navy Files On Civilian Casualties In Iraq War

"At every step of the way, the Bush administration and Defense Department have gone to unprecedented lengths to control and suppress information about the human cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Nasrina Bargzie, an attorney with the ACLU National Security Project.

From Information Clearing House

Gen. Clark and That POW Thing McCain Hates Talking About

Bush Used Phony Patriotism to Start War

Happy Oil Dependence Day

How Ignorant Are We?

Rick Shenkman, of TomDispatch: "The voters choose ... but on the basis of what? 'If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.' -- Thomas Jefferson"

Ron Paul: Revolution March

Please pass this message on - D.

Ron Paul- Revolution March, Radio Interview tonight, Weds., July 2nd.

Next-up news Nr 627

Sharp fall in US private sector jobs

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news


Deepening Cycle of Job Loss Seen Lasting Into 2009

Peter S. Goodman, The New York Times, writes: "As automakers dropped their latest batch of awful sales numbers on the market on Tuesday, reinforcing the gloom spreading across the economy, the troubles confronting American workers seemed to intensify."


Employment Rate Drops as Economy Sheds 62,000

Dean Baker writes for Truthout: "Private sector job gains in the Bush years may fall below 3 million by November. The employment to population ratio (EPOP) fell to 62.4 percent in June, its lowest level in more than three years, as the economy lost another 62,000 jobs in June. This was the sixth consecutive month in which the economy lost jobs. The private sector lost 91,000 jobs in June. With the April and May numbers revised down by 76,000, the job loss in the private sector over the last three months has been 273,000, an average of 91,000 a month. The private sector has now shed 578,000 jobs since employment peaked in November."

The antennas are coming

Wed Jul 02, 2008, 12:32 PM EDT

Marblehead -

There’s something the government, the telecommunication industry and the corporate media don't want you to know: Invisible things can hurt you.


This is an interesting article about cell phone antennas, which describes the problems affecting citizens of the United States of America. How a country, which claims to be the guardian of democracy in the world, can allow such un-democratic laws against its citizens, is appalling.

Some very ignorant comments have been left on the web site in response to this article. I encourage you to open the link to the story, contact the newspaper (Marblehead Reporter) and leave a message of support for the writer.

Martin Weatherall

Some 1.5 bln people may starve due to land erosion

Informant: Teresa Binstock

What's Up with The Democratic Congress?


Democrats lose on FISA

Obama's vote for FISA leads supporters to doubt his promises.

'We Are Running Out of Environment'

Informant: Teresa Binstock

Stoppt den Agrarsprit-Wahn der EU!

Die EU will die zwangsweise Beimischung von Ethanol zum Benzin (hergestellt aus Zucker) und Diesel aus Raps, Soja und Palmöl beschließen. Für die Anlage von Zuckerrohr- und Sojafeldern und Palmölplantagen werden Millionen Hektar Regenwald in den Tropen vernichtet. Das Weltklima wird massiv geschädigt.öl

Swedes Outraged Over New Email Spying Law

The Associated Press: "Swedes may cherish openness and transparency, but not enough to accept a new law giving the government the right to snoop on all e-mails and phone calls crossing the country's borders. Outrage over the statute has led to 2 million protests - filed by e-mail. The online petition drive comes as other European Union countries consider granting authorities unprecedented spying powers over their own citizens amid fears of a mounting terror threat."

Whistle-Blower Suits Languish at Justice

By Carrie Johnson, of The Washington Post: "More than 900 cases alleging that government contractors and drugmakers have defrauded taxpayers out of billions of dollars are languishing in a backlog that has built up over the past decade because the Justice Department cannot keep pace with the surge in charges brought by whistle-blowers, according to lawyers involved in the disputes. The issue is drawing renewed interest among lawmakers and nonprofit groups because many of the cases involve the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, rising health-care payouts, and privatization of government functions -- all of which offer rich new opportunities to swindle taxpayers."

Obama Voters Protest His Switch on Telecom Immunity

James Risen, of The New York Times: "Senator Barack Obama's decision to support legislation granting legal immunity to telecommunications companies that cooperated with the Bush administration's program of wiretapping without warrants has led to an intense backlash among some of his most ardent supporters. Thousands of them are now using the same grass-roots organizing tools previously mastered by the Obama campaign to organize a protest against his decision. In recent days, more than 7,000 Obama supporters have organized on a social networking site on Mr. Obama's own campaign Web site."

Resolution calls for embargo against Iran

Gareth Porter says that US House Res. 362 suggests the use of force with new bill.


Resolution Calls for Embargo Against Iran


Resolution calls for embargo against Iran

The Real News Network

Congress is calling for President Bush to ban all exports of refined petroleum going into Iran to help stop its nuclear program. US House Res.362 demands "stringent inspection requirements on all persons, vehicles, ships, planes, trains, and cargo entering or departing Iran." Although Iran has one of the largest oil reserves in the world, it relies on imports for over 40% of its refined petroleum.


IPS reports Iranian acceptance of talks proposal

Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

If we let Bush be the "decider," he'll decide on war

A message from Ramsey Clark: If we let Bush be the "decider," he'll decide on war

We will learn from the tragic mistakes of the past, criminal aggressions with tragic human consequences, or President Bush will attack Iran with potentially far more disastrous human consequences.

Ramsey Clark_250 "I ask you to to resolve to join us and do all you can to create a credible and hopefully irresistible demand for the impeachment of President Bush. To make an urgently needed donation to help build the important work of ImpeachBush in the coming year, click on this link." - Ramsey Clark Seymour Hersh, who told us of the Ma Lai Massacre some thirty years ago and scores of criminal acts since, reports in the July 7-14 Issue of the New Yorker, that President Bush has enacted a "major escalation of covert operations against Iran for which he "sought up to four hundred million dollars," designed to destabilize Iran's "religious leadership... focused on undermining Iran's nuclear ambitions and 'regime change.'"

This is conditioning for the missile attacks on Iran's nuclear site, some going back to the days of the Shah, which both Bush and Cheney passionately espouse.

There are four major reasons impelling Bush and Cheney to take this new military action in the waning months of their disastrous terms of office.

1. Oil. To keep control of Iraqi oil with Exxon, Chevron, and other major western oil companies, a major purpose of their invasion of Iraq, now forced on the Iraqi government they created.

2. Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq. With Iran retaliating, the U.S. military presence and large diplomatic/economic mission in Baghdad will be assorted to protect U.S. interests in Iraq, its oil, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Israel.

3. The Presidential Election. The best chance Senator McCain has to win the November elections is a major escalation in the war on terrorism, the terrorist threat becoming the greatest concern of voters in the November elections. Striking against Iran's nuclear sites in September could accomplish this. McCain's grandfather and father, both full Admirals, the first and only father-son to attain that rank, guided McCain to the Naval Academy and military career, backing for Rear Admiral, before political ambition diverted his career track to the rank of Commander-in-Chief. Obama has no military experience.

4. Bush's legacy. Bush is faced with a failed Presidency. He needs for however short a time to appear as the president who prevented a member of the "axis of evil," from obtaining nuclear weapons, as he proclaimed before. His celebration of some agreement with North Korea is designed to avoid recognition of the fact that it acquired and possesses nuclear weapons on his watch - and that leaves Iran alone on the firing line.

The human disaster and effect on the United States may be beyond all we have experienced so far. The way to prevent nuclear arms proliferation is not by threatening and attacking selected nations, but providing leadership and responsibility to carry out the affirmative obligations on existing nuclear powers, according to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. This would require the few nations that possess nuclear weapons to systematically and openly destroy them while the many nations that do not possess them to abstain from doing so, accompanied by vigorous international inspections and oversight to assure compliance.

For now, the only sure way to prevent President Bush from attacking Iran is impeachment. He believes he is the 'decider' and has told us his decision. For We, the People, impeachment is our highest for life and the Constitution.

Ramsey Clark
July 2, 2008

ps. Tens of thousands of people have sent letters demanding impeachment hearings. More than 10,000 have downloaded the flyer and distributed it to their friends and neighbors. This is great work. Let's spread the message of impeachment at July 4th Independence Day events taking place around the country.

EU: Konservative wollen Internet-Nutzung lückenlos überwachenÜberwachung

This Economic Panic Is Pushing the Planet Right Back Down the Agenda

Global Warming's Twin Evil: Wildfires and Drought

Writing for AlterNet, Dr. Reese Halter says, "The hundreds of fires hitting California right now are a wake-up call to both government and California residents: we're unprepared for a rapid climate change crackling at our doorstep."

Continuing The Revolution: Peacefully Restoring Constitutional Order

From APFN daily update

ACLU & EFF Sue Justice Department To Uncover Records Of Cell Phone Tracking

US-Justiz verweigert Auskunft über Mobilfunk-Tracking - Germany

Die Bürgerrechtsorganisationen ACLU und EFF klagen gegen die US-Regierung, weil die in einem gesetzlich geregelten FoIA-Informationsbegehren geforderten ...


ACLU & EFF Sue Justice Department To Uncover Records Of Cell Phone Tracking

Change vs. Victory

Provoking Iran into war

Financial Telegraph predicts complete meltdown of US banking system

All Belgian newspapers opened yesterday with disaster headlines, giving wide coverage to the free fall of the bank insurer's stock. 'Fortis crashes,' 'Disaster day for Fortis,' and 'Fortis loses 5.3 billion,' reported three leading newspapers on their respective front pages.

US Stock Market Posts Worst Monthly Decline since 1930s

Analysts say record oil prices and continuing fears about the U.S. economy have helped push the Dow Jones Industrial Average to its worst month since the Great Depression of the 1930s. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.

Stocks tumble as risk aversion grips markets

Tumbling European and U.S. banking shares soured equity markets on Tuesday as the second half of 2008 started with a heavy aversion to risk spurred by surging oil and inflation fears.

Ford June U.S. sales drop 28.1%

Ford Motor Co. (F: News, Chart, Quote ), the third largest U.S. automaker, said Tuesday that its June U.S. vehicle sales dropped 28.1% from a year ago, hurt by sharp decline in sales of trucks and sport utility vehicles amid higher gasoline prices and the ongoing slump in consumer confidence.

From Information Clearing House

IMF issues oil and food warning

"If food prices rise further and oil prices stay the same, some governments will no longer be able to feed their people and at the same time maintain stability in their economies," he said in Washington DC.

Argentine president links food speculators to finance crisis

Fernandez de Kirchner charged there was a definite connection between the rise in the prices...

More oil will not bring price down-Saudi king

Oil prices would not ease even if production were raised because speculation and taxes are behind the soaring market, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah was quoted as saying in a Kuwaiti newspaper on Tuesday.

IMF predicts no end in sight to credit crisis

The IMF believes banks are in for more pain as mortgage defaults soar and economies slow.

From Information Clearing House


WTO Talks Collapse Amidst Concerns for Food Security

The Center for Economic and Policy Research: "Despite trade ministers' hopes for a last-minute deal, World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations collapsed yet again today, and observers at the talks in Geneva say that the failure is not surprising, given the reluctance of India and other developing nations to sacrifice food security measures in the wake of the recent global spike in food prices."

Pentagon Official Warns of Israeli Attack on Iran

An action that would have enormous security and economic repercussions for the United States and the rest of the world.

Ex-agent: CIA suppresses Iran's N-facts

Former CIA agent files motion accusing superiors of deliberately ignoring the realities of the US NIE on Iran's nuclear activities.

Kuwait plans for Iranian oil blockade

Oil-rich Kuwait is drawing up plans to ensure it meets its oil exports if neighbouring Iran closes a sea route that is critical to Gulf oil producers, a senior Kuwaiti official said on Monday.

From Information Clearing House

Iraq: Miles-long gas lines despite oil riches

Frustrated Iraqis trying to tank up their cars faced miles-long gas lines on Tuesday - a stark reminder that a country with one of the world's largest oil reserves still has major challenges delivering fuel to its people.

From Information Clearing House

Sharif lashes out at US war on terror

The Pakistan Muslim league-N Leader says that President Pervez Musharraf's Pro-American policy of war against terror should be reviewed.

Bhutto's widower says West supported military not Pakistani people

The widower of slain ex-premier Benazir Bhutto on Tuesday blasted on the West, saying it had always invested in Pakistan's military and arms but not in its people, with the result of a rise of Islamic militancy and terrorism.

Pakistani ambassador: U.S. diplomacy a 'complete failure'

It is important to the Pakistani government that anyone who is a symbol of global terrorism should not be allowed to operate from any part of Pakistan or any of its neighboring countries. The Pakistani people have a different view.

'US blocks Bin Laden murder plan'

The White house has blocked a secret plan into the tribal regions of Pakistan to capture or kill Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants.

From Information Clearing House

Lawmakers Cash In As Lobbyists

By Jim Hightower

Old Congress critters never die; they just flitter away to K Street. - Take Dennis Hastert. Actually, he's already taken. The longtime Republican lawmaker retired last November, but rather than return to Illinois, he has alighted just a few blocks from the Capital at the blue-chip lobbying firm of Dickstein Shapiro. The firm lured Hastert with more than half a million bucks in annual pay.

The Shrinking Influence of the US Federal Reserve

By Gabor Steingart in Washington

Humiliation for Mr. Dollar: Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the United States Federal Reserve Bank, faces a general investigation by the International Monetary Fund. Just one more example of the Fed losing its power.

We, the Salt of the Earth, Take Precedence

By Paul Craig Roberts

The slaughtering of foreigners doesn't seem to bother the American public. Americans take it for granted that Americans are superior and that American purposes, whatever they be, take precedence over the rights of other people to life and to a political existence independent of American hegemony.


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