Mittwoch, 30. Juli 2008

Allies of Big Oil in Senate Again Prevent Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy and Advanced Auto Technology

//www.commondreams.org/news2008/0730-11.htm



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Justice Department Asks Intelligence Court to Review New Wiretapping Law in Secret

//www.commondreams.org/news2008/0730-07.htm



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Banned in the USA?

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/07/30/10707/



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Friday's House Judiciary Hearing on Impeachment: A Victory and a Challenge

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/07/30/10709/



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House Panel Votes to Cite Rove for Contempt

Laurie Kellman, of The Associated Press: "A House panel Wednesday voted to cite former top White House aide Karl Rove for contempt of Congress as its Senate counterpart publicly pursued possible punishments for an array of alleged past and present Bush administration misdeeds. Voting along party lines, the House Judiciary Committee said that Rove had broke the law by failing to appear at a July 10 hearing on allegations of White House influence over the Justice Department, including whether Rove encouraged prosecutions against Democrats."

//www.truthout.org/article/house-panel-votes-cite-rove-for-contempt



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War Meets Values on Campaign Trail

Ira Chernus for TomDispatch.com: "Pundits and activists who oppose the war in Iraq generally assume that the issue has to work against McCain because they treat American politics as if it were a college classroom full of rational truth-seekers. The reality is much more like a theatrical spectacle. Symbolism and the emotion it evokes -- not facts and logic -- rule the day."

//www.truthout.org/article/ira-chernus-war-meets-values-campaign-trail



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Strike on Iran Still Possible, US Tells Israel

Paul Richter and Julian E. Barnes for The Los Angeles Times: "Bush administration officials reassured Israel's defense minister this week that the United States has not abandoned all possibility of a military attack on Iran, despite widespread Israeli concern that Washington has begun softening its position toward Tehran."

//www.truthout.org/article/strike-iran-still-possible-us-tells-israel

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Obama: If sanctions fail Israel will attack Iran

While visiting Israel, US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was under the impression that Israel is planning a military attack if sanctions against Iran fail.

//www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3575590,00.html



Propaganda, presstitute and war pimp alert: U.S. Intel: Iran Plans Nuclear Strike on U.S.

Audio

Kenneth Timmerman, author of "Countdown to Crisis: The Coming Nuclear Showdown with Iran," reveals that Iran has carried out missile tests for what could be a plan for a nuclear strike on the United States.

//www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/127015



Nonaligned countries back Iran's nuclear program

More than 100 nonaligned nations backed Iran's right to peaceful uses of nuclear power on Wednesday, an endorsement sought by Tehran in its standoff with the U.N. Security Council over its refusal to freeze uranium enrichment.

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Israel mulls military option for Iran " nukes"

Israel is building up its strike capabilities amid growing anxiety over Iran's nuclear ambitions and appears confident that a military attack would cripple Tehran's atomic program, even if it can't destroy it.

//news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080806/ap_on_re_mi_ea/israel_striking_iran



Egypt warns Israel of war on Iran

Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit says an Israeli attack on Iran may cause heavy losses for Tel Aviv and the region as a whole.

//www.presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=65896&sectionid=351020101


From Information Clearing House



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Tell Congress to reject the Bush/Mukasey plan to subvert the Constitution

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Protest over three masts near school

STAFF and parents at St John's School in Bromsgrove say they are appalled at plans to erect yet another three mobile phone masts nearby.

If the plans go ahead there will be a total of 19 masts on the top of the Perryfields telephone exchange in Hanover Street.

Headteacher Wendy Taylor has called on parents to object and together with chairman of the school's governors Rev Nigel Marns, will be protesting to the agents Ian Hewitt Associates.

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Traders protest at High Street 'blot on the landscape'

30 July 2008

HIGH Street traders are furious that a 10m high 'big blot on the landscape' could be put in a busy shopping area.

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Fallon Reemerges to Speak Out on Iran

In The Washington Independent, Spencer Ackerman reports: "In a roundtable Tuesday, Adm. William 'Fox' Fallon, the former commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East ousted for dissenting from the Bush administration's bellicose posture toward Iran, gave a rare public elaboration of his view of multilateral cooperation for security in the region. In one of his first public appearances after his abrupt departure as head of U.S. Central Command, Fallon said at the National Press Club that Gulf countries 'clearly recognize that the U.S. plays a strong leadership role,' and desire that to continue. Further, they ask the U.S. 'to be active' in the region -- though part of being active, he said, included the advice 'don't start a war' with Iran."

//www.truthout.org/article/fallon-reemerges-speak-out-iran



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Obama and McCain as neo-neocons

Christian Science Monitor
by staff

07/30/08

On one issue –- who’d be tougher on Al Qaeda -– John McCain and Barack Obama are one-upping each other in rhetoric. It’s a risky dynamic and may be giving a green light to the current president. Just before President Bush met Pakistan’s new prime minister Monday, the US conducted an attack on Al Qaeda -– inside Pakistan. The unilateral airstrike by an unmanned drone allegedly killed Al Qaeda’s leading expert on chemical and biological weapons, Abu Khabab al-Masri. The result may be difficult to argue against but this US violation of Pakistani sovereignty was criticized by Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani and perhaps most Pakistanis who cherish their recent return to full democracy...

//www.csmonitor.com/2008/0730/p08s01-comv.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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If you don't want a phone mast, pay for restoration

09:04 - 30 July 2008

YOU reported (July 23) that a St Ives football club turned down an approach from a mobile phone company to erect a mast on one of its floodlights.

A while ago, a mobile phone company also asked All Saints' Church in Hartford if it could install a mast within its tower in exchange for a substantial annual fee.

The parochial church council consulted widely with people living in the area. Some of those consulted voiced concerns regarding health issues, although the PCC had confidence in the scientific evidence that there was no health threat. Recently, another request has been made to use the tower and the financial offer has been increased.

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Ghana: EPA Again

Ghanaian Chronicle (Accra)

EDITORIAL
29 July 2008
Posted to the web 29 July 2008

Citi Fm, an Accra based radio station reported yesterday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has stopped Zain mobile phone Company from erecting a mast at Mangoase, a suburb of Sekondi, since they did not have the permit to do so.

The radio station also quoted the EPA as having ordered other mobile telephone companies who had sited their masts in the area to apply for permit.

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//allafrica.com/stories/200807291025.html

The Systematic Destruction of Voting Rights in America

Part 1

Heidi Stevenson, Natural News: "You might think you have the right to vote. You might think your vote counts. You might think that there's a problem here or there, but that they're the exceptions. You might think that the 2000 presidential election was an aberration, in which the US Supreme Court violated ethical and court precedents to crown the election loser, countering the will of the people. You might think it can't possibly be an ongoing problem. You might be very sadly mistaken."

//www.truthout.org/article/the-systematic-destruction-voting-rights-america-part-1



Part 2: Lack of Transparency

Heidi Stevenson, Truthout: "It is not enough to have the right to vote. The people also need to know that their votes are counted in an open and fair manner. Without that transparency, there is no way to be sure that an election was fair or that one's vote mattered. The result of that lack is a people who have no faith in their government, who cannot trust that members of the legislature or any administration position truly respond to them. There can be no assumption that the government is supported by its citizens."

//www.truthout.org/article/voting-rights-destruction-part-2-lack-transparency



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A Torture Paper Trail

Eugene Robinson, The Washington Post: "I still find it hard to believe that George W. Bush, to his eternal shame and our nation's great discredit, made torture a matter of hair-splitting, legalistic debate at the highest levels of the US government. But that's precisely what he did.

//www.truthout.org/article/a-torture-paper-trail



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Campaign Ads Attack GOP Candidates for Oil Industry Ties

Richard Simon, The Los Angeles Times: "As voters steam over gas prices, Republican Congressional candidates are bracing for a gusher of ads from now until election day attacking their ties to oil companies."

//www.truthout.org/article/campaign-ads-attack-gop-candidates-oil-industry-ties



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BP's 2Q Profit Rises 28% On Higher Oil Price

The U.K. oil major posted a net profit of $9.47 billion for the three months ended June 30, or 49.8 cents a share, up from $7.38 billion, or 38.2 cents a share, a year earlier.

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From Information Clearing House

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Rising Oil Prices Swell Profits at Exxon and Shell
//www.nytimes.com/2008/08/01/business/01oil.html


Informant: Teresa Binstock

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Rising Oil Prices Power Enormous Exxon Profits

Tom Bergin and Michael Erman, Reuters: "Exxon Mobil Corporation broke its own record for the highest quarterly profit for a US company on Thursday, joining other major oil companies in posting stronger earnings on the back of sky-high oil prices."

//www.truthout.org/article/rising-oil-prices-power-enormous-exxon-profits



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Security services are accused of role in detainee's torture

The security and intelligence agencies were "mixed up in wrongdoing" in cooperating with the US in the unlawful treatment of a UK resident now held in Guantánamo Bay, the high court heard yesterday.

//www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/jul/29/guantanamo.terrorism


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Blackwater a small business?

Private security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and its affiliates may have misrepresented their size to win more than $100 million in government contracts set aside for small businesses, federal auditors said Monday.

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Save The Planet? How About Saving The Republic?

by Chuck Baldwin

Yesterday, the Politico quoted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as saying, "I'm trying to save the planet; I'm trying to save the planet." She was responding, of course, to pressure that she and her fellow Democrats are experiencing to suspend a congressional ban on offshore oil drilling in the face of skyrocketing energy prices. It would be really wonderful, however, if the liberal congresswoman could get as energized about saving our once great republic........

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Official violence against cyclists

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Neocons Are Dangerous

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Winter Soldiering Against the State

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15 Minutes to Anarchism

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Biometrischer Personalausweis vom Bundeskabinett gebilligt

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Perso non grata
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