Dienstag, 28. Oktober 2008

Home Prices Fall by Sharpest Annual Rate Ever

The Associated Press: "Home prices tumbled by the sharpest annual rate ever in August, with little indication of a turnaround in sight, a closely watched index showed Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city housing index dropped a record 16.6 percent from August last year, the largest drop since its inception in 2000."

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The Plastic Trap

Dominique Nora, Le Nouvel Observateur: "After houses, consumer credit? While bankers plug up as best they can the breaches created by the mortgage earthquake, another bubble threatens them: Americans have been living their dreams on credit. And, having overheated their cards, millions of households will have problems making their payments ..."

//www.truthout.org/102808E



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With Time Short, Bush Pushes EPA to Relax Power-Plant Rule

Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers: "At the Bush administration's direction, the Environmental Protection Agency is working on a new rule that would weaken pollution regulations for power plants, allowing them to increase emissions without adding controls. EPA officials have been working on a fast track to meet a Saturday deadline, but many of them are arguing against changing the rule ..."

//www.truthout.org/102808B



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Warnings of deep recession as US layoffs spread coast-to-coast

Unemployment is set to rapidly increase. "My view is that it will be near 8 or 8.5 percent by the end of next year," Nigel Gault, chief domestic economist at Global Insight, told the New York Times.

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US: We Can Kill Anyone, Anywhere At Anytime

In justifying the attack, American officials said the Bush administration was determined to operate under an expansive definition of self-defense that provided a rationale for strikes on militant targets in sovereign nations without those countries' consent.

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Pakistan: Unanimous Senate resolution "blasts" US attacks

The Senate resolution against drone attacks said strikes inside Pakistan were unfortunate and a gross violation of Pakistan's sovereignty. The resolution underlined that continued incursions were harming the government's efforts to seek a political solution through dialogue.

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British general says NATO has 'reached limits' in Afghanistan

A top British general has warned that NATO occupation forces in Afghanistan have "reached their limit" and suggested that it was time to consider supporting the formation of local tribal militias to help stabilize the country.

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In Afghanistan, the Loudest Sound Is the Clock Ticking

Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, "It is my professional opinion that no amount of troops, in no amount of time, can ever achieve all the objectives we seek in Afghanistan," he said. "Frankly, we're running out of time."

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The Financial Woes Signal The Death Of The Dollar?

PM Putin Suggests Russia, China Ditch Dollar in Trade Deals

By RIA Novosti

"We should consider improving the payment system for bilateral trade, including by gradually adopting a broader use of national currencies," Putin told a bilateral economic forum. He admitted the task would be tough, but said it was necessary amid the current problems with the dollar-based global economy.

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The Financial Woes Signal The Death Of The Dollar?

By Rev. Richard Skaff

Once the middle class is slowly and fully assassinated in the US, then, the globalization process becomes easier to implement and the Security and Prosperity Partnership (North America Union) will rush toward us like a knight in shining armor riding on a beautiful white horse to rescue us from our financial disasters that were deliberately created by our treasonous leaders.

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U.S. Should Enact $400 Billion Stimulus, Roubini Says

By John Brinsley

Roubini, who predicted the current financial crisis in 2006, said the economy risks falling into "a self-fulfilling animal spirit recession that is more severe than otherwise" because of the collapse of credit markets and weak consumer and corporate spending.

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Our Choice

By Nouriel Roubini

If the private sector does not spend and/or cannot spend, old-fashioned traditional Keynesian spending by the government is necessary. It is true that we already have large and growing budget deficits; but $300 billion of public works is more effective and productive than spending $700 billion to buy toxic assets.

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What Will YOU Do About The Worst Capitalist Crisis Since The 1930s?

Uniting & fighting back is no longer a choice; it's a matter of survival

By Larry Holmes

Working and poor people, devastated by the depression, entered the 1930s destitute, broken and hopeless. Yet by the time the decade was over, the working class had won great battles, first by organizing itself into Unemployment Councils and tenants unions and later into giant labor unions.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article21109.htm



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American Hegemony Bites The Dust

The Defanging of America: Reality-Based Community Overthrows History's Actors

By Paul Craig Roberts

The American neoconservatives are the heirs of Leon Trotsky. Their dream of American "Full Spectrum Dominance"--US military and economic superiority over any possible combination of states--is matched in ambition only by the early 20th century Trotskyite dream of world Communist revolution.

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Let Us Speculate

By William Bowles

There's an awful lot of speculation going on right now, from both the left and right about where the latest crisis of capital is headed, chief amongst them is the notion that this signals the end of the US Empire, that the so-called uni-polar world is over, that a new multi-polar world, headed by China, Russia, India and Brazil is emerging.

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Interventionism, Not Muslims, Is the Problem

By Jacob G. Hornberger
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Bush Violates Law Protecting Grand Canyon From Uranium Mining

Environmental Working Group (EWG)
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International Human Rights Tribunal Hears Guantánamo Detainees' Claims

Center for Consitutional Rights (CCR)
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ACLU Urges Attorney General to Reject White House Challenge of 200,000 Registered Voters in Ohio

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The Republicans' Dirty Secret: Torture

//www.commondreams.org/view/2008/10/28-8

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Torture, morality and the American future
//www.ufppc.org/content/view/8005/


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McCain in the Echo Chamber

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Activists, Lawyers Secure File Access in Domestic Spying Case

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Bush Doctrine 2.0: The End of International Law?

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Pentagon Advisors Warn Of Coming International Crisis

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Wall Street Still Pays $20 Billion in Bonuses

bloomberg.com — Five straight quarters of losses and a 70 percent slide in its stock this year haven't stopped Merrill Lynch & Co. from allocating about $6.7 billion to pay bonuses. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Morgan Stanley, both still on track for profitable years, have set aside about $13 billion for bonuses after three quarters, down 28 percent from a year ago. Even some employees at Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., which declared the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history last month, will get the same bonus they received a year ago. The worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, a $700 billion taxpayer bailout, public outcry over excessive pay and the demise of three of the biggest securities firms won't deter Wall Street from offering year-end rewards to employees on top of their salaries, compensation experts say.

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Cost of crash: $2,800,000,000,000

guardian.co.uk — Autumn's market mayhem has left the world's financial institutions nursing losses of $2.8 trillion, the Bank of England said today, as it called for fundamental reform of the global banking system to prevent a repeat of turmoil "arguably" unprecedented since the outbreak of the first world war. In its half-yearly health check of London, the Bank said tougher regulation and constraints on lending would be needed as policymakers sought to learn lessons from the mistakes that have led to a systemic crisis unfolding over the past 15 months.

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We the People

EUGENE JACKERI

tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com — Unless we see ourselves — individually and collectively – as the engine for real societal reform – no matter how hard that may be to imagine given our developed habits of disengagement — our vote on election day is wasted.

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The Endorsement From Hell

Nicholas D. Kristof, The New York Times: "John McCain isn't boasting about a new endorsement, one of the very, very few he has received from overseas. It came a few days ago: 'Al Qaeda will have to support McCain in the coming election,' read a commentary on a password-protected Islamist Web site that is closely linked to Al Qaeda and often disseminates the group's propaganda. The endorsement left the McCain campaign sputtering, and noting helplessly that Hamas appears to prefer Barack Obama."

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Sozialstrukturelle Folgen globalisierter Finanzmärkte

Vortrag von Friedrich Fürstenberg im Rahmen des 3. Vernetzungstreffens der SozialwirtInnen am 30.10.2006 an der Johannes Kepler Universität Linz – hoch aktuell! (pdf) //www.gespol.jku.at/Portale/Institute/SOWI_Institute/Gespol/content/e241/e1445/e6788/files6789/Vortrag_Frstenberg_Sozstrukt.Finanzmrkte.pdf


Ursachen und Folgen der Finanzkrise. Konzept und Fakten für Referate und Veröffentlichungen

Die Krise der Finanzmärkte ist ein zentrales Thema in Parteien, Gewerkschaften, Organisationen und Initiativen. Um die Beschäftigung mit dem Thema zu erleichtern, hat isw-Mitarbeiter Leo Mayer ein Konzept ausgearbeitet, das ausführlich Fakten und Argumente zusammenträgt (Stand: 20.10.2008, pdf) beim isw //www.isw-muenchen.de/download/finanzkriseref-lm-200810.pdf


Rettungspaket der Bundesregierung: Wer es zahlen soll, wem es hilft – was wirklich hinein gehörte

Um eine "Kernschmelze" im Bankensystem zu verhindern, hat die deutsche Regierung 500 Milliarden Euro locker gemacht. Das Rettungspaket, so isw-Mitarbeiter Conrad Schuhler, kann die Banken vielleicht aus den roten Zahlen holen, aber die drohende Wirtschaftskrise nicht verhindern, vielmehr für noch höhere Inflation und weitere Massenbelastungen sorgen. Die eigentlichen Fragen lauten: Wer soll die Rettungsaktion für Finanzinstitute bezahlen? Wie muss das Bankensystem umstrukturiert werden, um künftig Zocker-Orgien und Krisenkatastrophen zu vermeiden? Und: Vorrangig ist nicht die Sanierung skrupelloser Bankhäuser, sondern die Stärkung der öffentlichen und privaten Nachfrage, um aus der Rezession heraus zu führen. Artikel von Conrad Schuhler beim isw (pdf) //www.isw-muenchen.de/download/banken-rp-cs-200810.pdf


ver.di zu Finanzmärkten und Finanzdienstleistungen

Kollaps der Finanzmärkte: Gewinne privatisieren – Verluste sozialisieren? Keine weitere Umverteilung von Unten nach Oben! Flugblatt von und bei ver.di Bezirk Stuttgart (pdf) //stuttgart.verdi.de/data/kollaps_der_finanzmaerkte.pdf

ver.di fordert moralische Erneuerung der Finanzkonzerne - Bankangestellte kommen sich wie „Drückerkolonnen“ vor

„Eine „moralische und geschäftspolitische Erneuerung der Finanzkonzerne“ hat das Bundesvorstandsmitglied der Vereinten Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (ver.di) Uwe Foullong gefordert. Die Renditegier in der Unternehmenspolitik vieler Banken führe dazu, dass sich Bankangestellte wie „Drückerkolonnen“ vorkämen. Kundenberaterinnen und –berater würden immer häufiger in Loyalitätsprobleme mit ihren Kunden gebracht. Dies führe zu psychologischem Druck. Die Folge sei eine Zunahme psychischer Erkrankungen bei den Beschäftigten in den Finanzkonzernen, erklärte Foullong…“ ver.di-Bund-Pressemitteilung vom 24.10.2008 //presse.verdi.de/pressemitteilungen/showNews?id=74943744-a1b9-11dd-4e86-0019b9e321e1

„moralische Erneuerung“ erscheint schon preisverdächtig…


Entwaffnet die Finanzmärkte!

"Sand im Getriebe" von attac, Nr. 69, zur Finanzmarktkrise (pdf) //www.casino-schliessen.de/uploads/media/sig_69.pdf


Demos gegen die Finanzkrise

"Finanzmärkte entwaffnen", "Häuser schützen": Mit solchen und ähnlichen Forderungen protestieren Globalisierungskritiker und betroffene Bürger vor und in den Börsen von Frankfurt bis New York gegen die Finanzkrise. FTD.de zeigt die Aktionen. Bilderserie von Jens-Uwe Braun, Jennifer Tiede, Kai Beller und Nicolas Schöneich //www.ftd.de/politik/international/431220.html


Schulden? Zahlt der Staat!

„Schulden? Zahlt der Staat! Dieser schöne Satz gilt derzeit nur für Banken. Bald könnte er für alle gelten! Schicken Sie einfach diesen Brief an den Finanzminister…“ Briefvorlage bei milliardenhilfe.de, der Brief ist eine Initiative der Interventionistischen Linken //milliardenhilfe.de/


Der Staat soll es richten: Milliarden für die Banken – wir sollen verzichten?

Flugblatt von Forum Betrieb, Gewerkschaft und soziale Bewegungen Berlin (pdf) zur Demo „Nicht mit uns – die Profiteure sollen zahlen“, Protestkundgebung: Donnerstag, 30 Oktober um 17.00 Uhr vor dem Finanzministerium, Leipziger-/Wilhelmstraße, Berlin //www.labournet.de/GewLinke/profile/berlinbanken.pdf

Siehe dazu auch:

30. Oktober 2008: Weltspartag

Überregional: Proteste zum Weltspartag: Nicht auf unsere Kosten!

„Mit fast 500.000.000.000 Euro steht der Staat für die Finanzbranche ein. Doch der Einsatz darf nicht zu Lasten sozial Schwacher gehen! Die Profiteure sollen zahlen! Dafür gehen wir am Weltspartag, dem 30. Oktober, auf die Straße - in Berlin und vielen anderen Orten. Wir bieten politische Alternativen und mobilisieren für ein Finanzmarktsystem unter demokratischer Kontrolle. Die Casinos müssen geschlossen werden! Forderungen unterschreiben!..“ Mehr Infos auf der attac-Aktionsseite //www.casino-schliessen.de/aktionen/demo/


Berlin: Kommt am 30. Oktober nach Berlin zum Bundesfinanzministerium!

Die voraussichtlich größte Aktion wird in Berlin stattfinden. Ein breites Bündnis ruft zu einer Protestkundgebung auf, damit die 500.000.000.000 Euro des Rettungspakets den Verursachern in Rechnung gestellt werden. Datum/Uhrzeit: 30 Oktober, 17:00 bis 20:00 Uhr Ort: Bundesfinanzministerium, Berlin, Wilhelmstr. 97, U-Bahn Stadtmitte oder Potsdamer Platz. (Siehe dazu das o.g. Flugblatt von Forum Betrieb, Gewerkschaft und soziale Bewegungen Berlin (pdf) //www.labournet.de/GewLinke/profile/berlinbanken.pdf


Stuttgart: Aktion "Entwaffnet die Finanzmärkte" und gemeinsame Kundgebung von ver.di Stuttgart mit attac Stuttgart am 30. Oktober 2008 um 17 Uhr vor der Deutschen Bank (Theodor-Heuss-Straße 3-Passage). Siehe den Aufruf von und bei ver.di Stuttgart (pdf) //stuttgart.verdi.de/data/aufruf30-10-08.pdf


Voller Tank statt voller Bauch – Weder Fressen noch Moral!

„Die Krise der Finanzmärkte hat die Hungerkrise von der Agenda der Regierungen und den Titelseiten der Zeitungen verdrängt. Dabei verschärft die Finanzkrise die Lage der Hungernden noch weiter. Denn die Preisexplosion bei Lebensmitteln und die damit verbundene Ernährungskrise hat direkt mit der Funktionsweise des kapitalistischen Weltmarktes zu tun…“ Kurzreferat von Leo Mayer bei "Marxismus im Dialog", dokumentiert beim isw (pdf) //www.isw-muenchen.de/download/hunger-lm-200810.pdf


Aus: LabourNet, 28. Oktober 2008



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Change your leaders, change your life

Stranger than fiction

National Review
by Brendan O'Neill

10/27/08

Earlier this year, I wrote an eco-satirical column under the pseudonym Ethan Greenhart, in which I (or rather, Ethan) called upon Greens everywhere to pray for an economic downturn. The column argued that nothing would benefit our human-ravaged planet more than a ‘big, beautiful, stock-crashing, Wall Street–burning, consumer-baiting, home-evicting, bank-busting recession.’ …

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Change your leaders; change your life (part 3)

Freedom's Phoenix
by Dave Hodges

10/27/08

We live in times in which history is being written. The world is at a crossroads and I feel compelled to say that I have not lived through a more uncertain time. Although the following suggestion may fall under the category of too little, too late, we still have an opportunity to change the leadership in Congress this November. Join me in voting against every incumbent, save Ron Paul, this fall. We may not be able to stop the impending train wreck that has become the American economy, and the resultant foreign policy crises that will follow, but we do have a choice on who we elect to lead us out of the political, economic and the resulting military cesspool that we now find ourselves embroiled in...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Sarah the Diva: Palin plots for 2012?

The Nation
by Ari Berman

10/27/08

A vicious back-and-forth broke out this weekend between advisers to John McCain and Sarah Palin about whether the Alaska Governor is to blame for the McCain campaign’s woes. The Politico ran a story on Saturday entitled, ‘Palin Allies Report Rising Camp Tension.’ … In response a McCain adviser told CNN: She is a diva. She takes no advice from anyone … She does not have any relationships of trust with any of us, her family or anyone else. Also, she is playing for her own future and sees herself as the next leader of the party. Remember: Divas trust only unto themselves, as they see themselves as the beginning and end of all wisdom. … But Palin isn’t sweating the small stuff. She’s already looking forward — to 2012...

//www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters/376608



Sarah Palin’s war on science

Slate
by Christopher Hitchens

10/27/08

In an election that has been fought on an astoundingly low cultural and intellectual level, with both candidates pretending that tax cuts can go like peaches and cream with the staggering new levels of federal deficit, and paltry charges being traded in petty ways, and with Joe the Plumber becoming the emblematic stupidity of the campaign, it didn’t seem possible that things could go any lower or get any dumber. But they did last Friday, when, at a speech in Pittsburgh, Gov. Sarah Palin denounced wasteful expenditure on fruit-fly research, adding for good xenophobic and anti-elitist measure that some of this research took place ‘in Paris, France’ and winding up with a folksy ‘I kid you not’...

//www.slate.com/id/2203120/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Some straight talk about today’s America

Boston Globe
by Jim Gomes

10/27/08

In this year’s presidential campaign, both candidates have attempted to position themselves as champions of change. However, neither John McCain nor Barack Obama has devoted much attention to the obvious and troubling ways that America has already changed. It wasn’t so long ago that America was in a class by itself. American industrial, military, and scientific strengths played a vital role in winning World War II. In the postwar period, the standard of living enjoyed by the average American family was beyond the imagination of most of the world. American cars, appliances, and electronics set the global standard. And when a challenge did arise, from the Soviet Union’s emergence as a nuclear power and its launch of Sputnik, America’s response was to increase investment in education, research, and development, and to pledge to put a man on the moon within a decade. That was then...

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Against the great-man theory of the presidency

The American Prospect
by Ezra Klein

10/27/08

Forget the president. Not totally, of course. The president matters. But not as much as you think. Not as much as you’ve been led to believe. The centrality of the executive is something of a convenient fiction in American politics. Convenient for the media, which can tell the story of national affairs by following a single character. Convenient for the party that holds the White House, which can outsource the messy work of constructing an agenda to one actor. Convenient for the party that does not hold the White House, which can create an agenda out of simple opposition. And convenient for voters, who can understand politics through the actions of a discrete player and offload their dissatisfaction onto the failures of a hapless individual. But the ‘great man’ theory of the presidency is not convenient when it comes to actually creating change. Again and again, presidents disappoint...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Endorsements: Obama gets Powell, McCain gets al Qaeda

Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland

10/27/08

In the battle for endorsements in the presidential campaign, Barack Obama snared a strong nod from former Secretary of State Colin Powell and John McCain received an equally strong recommendation from al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda? Yes, you heard right, al-Qaeda! This endorsement indicates what has long been known: al-Qaeda is fairly sophisticated politically. And this doesn’t mean McCain is the more accomplished candidate — in fact, apparently the group believes he is the more gullible of the two men. Quite bluntly, al-Qaeda says it wants McCain to win essentially because it thinks he is most likely to continue Bush’s macho ‘bull in the China shop’ war on terror. There has been a lot of bull in the China shop, and al-Qaeda wants to make sure it continues...

//www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=2355


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Army: Stop-losses likely to continue

Arizona Republic

10/27/08

The Army’s use of involuntary extensions of combat duty will likely continue through 2009 despite pledges earlier this year by top military officials to reduce reliance on the policy known as stop loss. In September, 12,204 soldiers were affected by stop loss, a policy that forces them to remain in the Army after their service commitment has expired. The same number likely will be affected each month through 2009, Army Lt. Col. Mike Moose said Thursday. Stop loss strains troops and their families, Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged in May. But Gates and the Army say the policy is needed to maintain the cohesion of units heading to battle...

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GOP fears of Obama landslide unleashing internal wars

The Telegraph [UK]

10/27/08

Aides to George W.Bush, former Reagan White House staff and friends of John McCain have all told The Sunday Telegraph that they not only expect to lose on November 4, but also believe that Mr Obama is poised to win a crushing mandate. They believe he will be powerful enough to remake the American political landscape with even more ease than Ronald Reagan did in 1980. The prospect of an electoral rout has unleashed a bitter bout of recriminations both within the McCain campaign and the wider conservative movement, over who is to blame and what should be done to salvage the party’s future. Mr McCain is now facing calls for him to sacrifice his own dwindling White House hopes and focus on saving vulnerable Republican Senate seats which are up for grabs on the same day. Their fear is that Democrat candidates riding on Mr Obama’s popularity may win the nine extra seats they need in the Senate to give them unfettered power in Congress...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Fluggastdatenweitergabe: Darf's ein Bisschen von uns sein?

Während die Aufregung um die Nacktscanner medienträchtig hohe Wellen schlägt, segelt im Windschatten die innereuropäische Fluggastdatenweitergabe vorbei...

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Durch Wände und Kleider sehen

Der jetzt heiß diskutierte "Nacktscanner" ist eine Technik, die von der Bundesregierung und der EU schon seit Jahren gefördert wird.

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McCain's Health Plan Is "Worse for Women"

Political Affairs: "John McCain's health care proposal would endanger women's access to health care coverage and would fail to fully cover women's health needs, a joint study by the Center for American Progress Action Fund and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund revealed last week. According to the study, 59 million women and their families who depend on getting health care benefits through their jobs risk losing those benefits under McCain's plan."

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Investigating an Urgent Healthcare Problem

NOW on PBS: "By the year 2020, a nationwide shortage of up to one million trained nurses could mean that hundreds of thousands of patients will receive less attention and substandard treatment. Just as alarming, fewer nurses are choosing to teach the next generation of professionals, resulting in tens of thousands of applicants being turned away from the nation's nursing schools."

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Wal-Mart Has Perfected the Art of Union-Busting, Researcher Says

Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota: "Want to understand why so many American workers find it so hard to organize unions in their workplaces? Look no further than Wal-Mart, a researcher for Human Rights Watch says. Wal-Mart is a case study 'of the abysmal workers' rights regime we have here in the United States,' said Carol Pier, senior researcher on labor rights and trade for Human Rights Watch, an independent, nongovernmental organization that investigates human rights violations around the world."

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US to Plow Billions Into Major Banks, but Shares Dive Globally

Agence France-Presse: "The US government said Monday it would plow $125 billion into nine top banks under its huge bailout plan, but shares slid worldwide amid recession fears and despite a G7 pledge to take action."

//www.truthout.org/102708U



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Der gläserne Leser: ein ungutes Gefühl bleibt

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Next-up news Nr 719

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Tell EPA: Act Now on Global Warming Pollution

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Phony Virginia Flier Tells Dems To Vote November 5

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Informant: Geraldo Cienmarcos



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An open letter to the Eureka City Council

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Dear Mayor, and City Council Members

The real injustice of the cell tower deal between Verizon and the Apostolic Church, on Harris and D. St., came to light to us while watching the city council meeting on public access television a couple weeks ago. I was aghast at the tepid response that most council members had toward residents' concerns and disappointed at their rush to approve this project. Even though we live a half a block from, and in plain view of, the 60 foot cell tower "to be", we were never notified by the city during the permitting process. Even more disheartening: it was our neighbor, who we are friendly with, who brokered the deal with Verizon behind our backs.

Something smells fishy in Eureka, and it's not from the high tide.

A glance at a cell tower locator map of Eureka on the Internet will reveal seven towers surrounding the city, most in commercial/industrial zones. This cell tower would be the first one in the center of town in a primarily residential neighborhood. I think this precedent is significant and warrants more attention than a few mailed notices to residents within a 300 foot radius of the proposed site. This past week, we walked around our neighborhood and talked to people about the project. Most people never received notice of the cell tower and were outraged that they were left out of the dialog.

What kind of city do we live in where hard working, tax paying citizens, are denied a real voice in decisions that will directly affect our lives?

Stop the permitting process.

This injustice must be undone now.

Posted by Henderson Center Neighbors at 7:49 PM

More information about this cell phone mast appeal can be seen at their web site - //stopthecelltower.blogspot.com/2008/10/kindrick-ownby-truth-about-cell-towers.html


Informant: Martin Weatherall

Another Step Towards Military Dictatorship

Bush deploys combat troops in America.
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Spending the Economy into Oblivion

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Every Crisis Becomes a Carnival of Opportunism

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On where the wealth went
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Houdiniomics: The New Era of Government Magic
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The New World Order warns us before they attack us

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The Only Choice on November 4th

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Are You a Threat to Liberty?
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