Samstag, 13. September 2008

Campaigners celebrate as phone giants lose mast fight

Basingstoke Gazette - Basingstoke, England, UK

By Chris Gregory

PHONE mast campaigners are celebrating after an appeal by two mobile phone giants was thrown out. Orange and O2 appealed last November ...

Campaign of Lies Disgraces McCain

The St. Petersburg Times: "This nation is facing real challenges on the economy, health care, jobs and the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There are significant differences between how Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain would address them. But McCain's recent campaign ads suggest the most vital issues are whether Obama wanted to teach sex education to kindergarten children and whether he derided the Republican's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, by talking about lipstick on a pig. McCain's straight talk has become a toxic mix of lies and double-speak. It is leaving a permanent stain on his reputation for integrity, and it is a short-term strategy that eventually will backfire with the very types of independent-thinking voters that were so attracted to him."

Lehman Brothers May Need a Miracle to Survive

The Associated Press: "The Wall Street firm that started the US cotton trade before the Civil War and financed the railroads that built a nation might soon fade into history. Just days after Lehman Brothers Chief Executive Richard S. Fuld tried to pitch Wall Street on a plan to save the firm by shrinking it, he's in complicated negotiations with potential buyers that may see the company sold piecemeal as soon as Sunday night, analysts said."

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Geschenke für die Energiekonzerne?

Heftiger Streit über die weitere Ausgestaltung des Emissionshandels. Unionsfraktion überbietet selbst Forderungen der Industrie-Lobbyisten.

Für Palin steckte Irak hinter den Anschlägen vom 11.9.

Die republikanische Vizepräsidentschaftskandidatin eierte in ihrem ersten großen Interview herum und gab sich als entschlossene Kämpferin.

Lose Your House, Lose Your Vote

Eartha Jane Melzer, The Michigan Messenger: "The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP's effort to challenge some voters on Election Day."

Wisconsin GOP Trying to Disenfranchise Voters

Steven Elbow, The Capital Times: "A lawsuit filed by the state attorney general Wednesday has the potential to slow down voting lines in what promises to be a staggering turnout for the Nov. 4 election, local voting officials said. 'It will disenfranchise voters. That's what we're concerned about,' City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl said. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, a Republican, filed the lawsuit Monday in Dane County Circuit Court to get ineligible voters off the rolls."

US Should Disclose Funding for Opposition Groups in Bolivia

The Center for Economic and Policy Research: "The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) called on the US State Department, the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and other agencies to release information detailing whom it is funding in Bolivia - where violent right-wing opposition groups have wreaked havoc this week in a series of shootings, beatings, ransacking of offices and sabotage of a natural gas pipeline - as well as in other Latin American countries, including Venezuela."


Bolivien: Konflikt zwischen reichen und armen Provinzen gewinnt an Schärfe

Südamerikanische Länder stützen die Regierung von Morales, die US-Regierung droht, mindestens acht Indios wurden von bewaffneten Regierungsgegnern getötet.

Predictions of America's impending bankruptcy come true

Bomb-Bomb Iran


Bomb, bomb McCain turns Boom Box!

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Boom box McCain may have lost the 2008 bid for the White House, but he has not lost his determination to promote the neocon agenda.

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