Mittwoch, 26. November 2008

Obama Chooses Wall Street Over Main Street

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

By Robert Scheer

Informant: Duane Roberts

Learning to Lead

Dahr Jamail, Truthout: "What's in a system? We in the United States have grown acclimatized to a system that first dehumanizes us and then inevitably feeds on our dehumanization, sucking away at our resources, our rights, and our resistance while we scamper frantically around in the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness."

Kafka and Uighurs at Guantanamo

Global Citizens Rank Climate Concerns Ahead of Economy

No Amnesty for Cheney, et al, Say Torture Opponents

Will Any Crumbs Remain After Bankers' Feast?

Peter Hartz entwirft Arbeitsmarktkonzept für das Saarland

Der Erfinder der vielfach kritisierten Arbeitsmarktreform "Hartz IV", der frühere VW-Manager Peter Hartz, entwirft nach Presseinformationen ein neues Konzept für den Arbeitsmarkt im Saarland. Wie die "Saarbrücker Zeitung" berichtet, arbeitet Hartz seit Monaten mit Wissenschaftlern an dem Plan, der Langzeitarbeitslosen zu einem neuen Job verhelfen und im Saarland getestet werden soll. Ein Vorhaben sind Coachs für Langzeitarbeitslose.

Legal Action You Can Take Against Forced Vaccinations

Petition re UK proposed compulsory vaccination

Takes 10 seconds to do...

You may be aware that the government is considering making vaccination compulsory in order to attend UK schools & to claim child benefit. The link below will take you to a Downing Street petition if you want to re cord your opposition to it. This will only take a minute.

My apologies if you've received this before or if you're not a UK national. I think this is so important that I've sent it to my whole address book.

I am concerned that such a measure does not become law not just because the issue relate to vaccination. It also involves access to the education system and the welfare state being dependent on adherence to certain behaviours and beliefs and would therefore set a deplorable precedent.

A Labour MP has recently suggested forcing all children to be vaccinated otherwise they cannot attend school and parents should not receive child benefits. Vaccinations can cause various injuries to children and also manipulate only specific parts of the immune system and not necessarily all the appropriate parts.


Legal Action You Can Take Against Forced Vaccinations

Also, here is the 60 Minutes episode on Swine Flu that was banned for so many years.

This is the 60 Minutes show that was banned for years.

Informant: Dorothee Krien

People power as mast company makes U-turn

3:09pm Wednesday 26th November 2008

Residents are celebrating after a U-turn by a mobile phone company which has agreed not to site a mast outside a Halesowen pub.

A representative from 02 told a 60-strong meeting that an alternative site had been found after objections to the mast being erected on a grass verge outside the Maypole pub in Bassnage Road.

The meeting at Lutley Community Centre was told the company was now applying for the 15m tall mast to be positioned in the hedgerow at the nearby junction of Rosemary Road and Lansdowne Road.

If the application is accepted by Dudley Council 02 will plant more trees in the hedgerow to further conceal the mast.


Cost Of Bailout Hits $8.5 Trillion

The Real News Network: Bailout Costs $8.5 Trillion


Can Government Keep Spending? Most Economists Say Yes

Jack Chang, McClatchy Newspapers: "Since the US economy went into freefall in September, the federal government has announced hundreds of billions of dollars in bailouts and economic stimulus packages in attempts to shore up banks and reignite the economy."

Economic Rescue Could Cost $8.5 Trillion

Jim Puzzanghera, The Los Angeles Times: "With its decision last week to pump an additional $1 trillion into the financial crisis, the government eliminated any doubt that the nation is on a wartime footing in the battle to shore up the economy. The strategy now -- and in the coming Obama administration -- is essentially the win-at-any-cost approach previously adopted only to wage a major war. And that means no hesitation in pledging to spend previously almost unimaginable sums of money and running up federal budget deficits on a scale not seen since World War II."

As Mortgages Went Bad, New Century Executives Cashed Out

William Heisel, The Los Angeles Times: "The subprime lending industry was starting to buckle under the weight of bad loans in November 2006, when executives at Irvine-based New Century Financial Corp. held a conference call to release their latest earnings. Loan volume was down and defaults were up, the earnings report showed, and in recent weeks at least five stock analysts had downgraded the company's shares. Moreover, four executives had sold nearly $20 million in stock in the last four months, six times as much as they had sold over the previous 12 months. That led one analyst to ask whether there was anything investors should know."

Neoliberale deutsche Wirtschaftspolitik mit Kurs auf den Eisberg

Concerns at new mobile phone mast

Published Date: 26 November 2008

By Laura Crothers

A worried mother has voiced her fears about a planned Scarborough mobile phone mast which she claims could pose a health risk.

Mother-of-three Jennifer Adams, 45, raised her concerns after Scarborough Council gave planning permission for a 50ft Vodafone mast at the junction of Stepney Road and Stepney Drive.

Mrs Adams, of Stepney Road, fears that the transmissions given off by the mast may not only prove dangerous to her family but also students at the nearby Scarborough Sixth Form College and the residents of Combe Hay House, the George Edward Smart care home for the elderly.


Paulson wants consumers to borrow more

Nolan Chart
by R3volt


Correct me if I am wrong, but did I just hear that Paulson wants consumers to take on more debt in order to solve this economical crisis?!?!?!? At a recent press conference, Treasury Paulson said, ‘This lack of affordable consumer credit undermines consumer spending and, as a result, weakens our economy.’ Are you serious, Mr. Paulson?

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Steady as she sinks

National Review
by the editors


By speaking of a two-year recovery plan, President-Elect Barack Obama has made it clear that the gathering economic gloom is going to continue gathering for some time. The stretching of time horizons is politically astute: If the economy picks up ahead of schedule, he will have beaten expectations; if not, he will have done what he can to avoid blame. … the policies that command Democratic attention right now are orthodox Keynesian ones: have the government put money into the economy, and give it to those recipients who are most likely to spend it. Which neatly fits Democratic proclivities: They are happy to give federal money to lower-income workers and state and local governments. We are less enthusiastic...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The Bailout, the Media, and the War Party

by Justin Raimondo


So here we have the intersection of two very dangerous phenomena, which, in combination, could prove deadly to our democracy and subversive in a way no foreign conspiracy ever could be. All by itself, a love-struck media — which has been in the tank for Obama since the early primaries — wouldn’t be so bad. After all, any half-intelligent Epsilon-Minus Semi-Moron can see through the bias, which is often unapologetic, as in Matthews’ case. However, add to this the breaching of the wall between the government and the corporate parents of major media outlets, and you’re entering some very dangerous territory. With the government in control of the commanding heights of the American economy — the financial sector, which, like GE, has its tentacles wrapped around the communications industry — the difference between private and state-controlled media is near abolition. The boundary between media and government has always been rather blurred, at least socially, and now the connection is being cemented with plenty of cash...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Heimlich will die US-Regierung das Finanzsystem mit fast 8 Billionen Dollar stützen

Hinter dem vom Kongress bewilligten Peanuts-Rettungsprogramm von 700 Milliarden setzt vor allem die Fed Billionen aufs Spiel - Obamas nominierter Finanzminister steckt mittendrin.

Zeit für neue Allianzen

Die Energie- und Klimawochenschau: Finanzsystem demontiert, Autoindustrie am Boden, Ölmarkt zu Discountpreisen und ein Supertanker symbolträchtig in der Hand von Schlauchbootpiraten. Alles nur eine vorübergehende Krise?

Group Plans Suit Against Bush Administration for Ignoring Global Warming Threat to Coral Habitat

Oceans Passing Critical CO2 Threshold

Governors, Activists, and Health Advocates Fume Over Bush's Last Minute Air Pollution Rule

German Weimar Republic in the early 1920s and the U.S. troubling similarities

Bush Labor Department misled Congress in effort to privatize jobs

President George W. Bush's Labor Department misled Congress in an effort to prove outsourcing jobs to private companies was more efficient than assigning the jobs to government employees, according to a Government Accountability Office report released Monday.

German Weimar Republic in the early 1920s and the U.S. - Troubling similarities

From Information Clearing House

Russian Analyst Predicts Decline and Breakup of U.S.


Dissatisfaction is growing, and at the moment it is only being held back by the elections and the hope that Obama can work miracles. But by spring, it will be clear that there are no miracles."

Colossal Financial Collapse

The Truth behind the Citigroup Bank "Nationalization"

By F. William Engdahl

On Friday November 21, the world came within a hair's breadth of the most colossal financial collapse in history according to bankers on the inside of events with whom we have contact. The trigger was the bank which only two years ago was America's largest, Citigroup. The size of the US Government de facto nationalization of the $2 trillion banking institution is an indication of shocks yet to come in other major US and perhaps European banks thought to be 'too big to fail.'

Rebuilding the Nation on a Foundations of Sand

By Jim Kirwan

IF Obama were serious: Then he would condemn those who have led this nation to the brink of self-annihilation as a people. Those people responsible must be excoriated: literally purged.

Left Out of the Bailout: The Poor

By Mark Kukis

"Recent data show poverty is already rising quite substantially," says Robert Greenstein, the executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. "There is a strong potential for more hardship and destitution than we have seen in this country in a number of decades."

A Frenzy Over Free Food

By Allison Sherry

In a sign of bad economic times. An estimated 40,000 people came to a Weld County farm Saturday to collect free potatoes, carrots and leeks.

"A People's History of Poverty in America"

By Democracy Now! - Audio

Census Bureau figures from 2007 show that 12.5% of the population, or over 37 million people, live below the poverty line. The Center warns hat number could increase to up to 47 million.

"What Next?

The Elections, the Economy, and the World"

By Noam Chomsky

Question is what is a democracy supposed to be? - The ignorant and meddlesome outsiders have a function and namely to watch what's going on. And to push a lever every once in a while and then go home.

A Funny Thing Happened to Me on My Way to the Way to Damascus

By Cynthia McKinney

"I was not allowed to exit the country".

Afghanistan Demands 'Timeline' For End Of Military Intervention


President Hamid Karzai demanded on Tuesday at a meeting with a UN Security Council team that the international community set a "timeline" for ending military intervention in Afghanistan, his office said.

Afghan President Wishes He Could Shoot Down U.S. Planes

By Vancouver Sun

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Wednesday he would bring down U.S. planes bombing villages if he could, in a sign of growing tension between Afghanistan and its Western backers as the Taliban insurgency grows in strength.

Afghanistan 'worse than ever'

Security in Afghanistan has deteriorated to a seven-year low, Canada admitted yesterday, as President Hamid Karzai continued to vent frustration at the slow pace of progress and accidental civilian deaths caused by Western forces.

From Information Clearing House

600 protest to get phone mast felled

Published Date: 25 November 2008

By Ross Robertson

More than 600 people have signed a petition calling for the removal of a mobile phone mast in Fulwell.

The post, operated by O2, stands at the corner of Newcastle Road and Thompson Road, and parents say it is too close to Fulwell Grange Kindergarten and High View Nursery.

Lisa Black, from Rydal Mount, Fulwell, has been fighting to have the mast removed since 2007.


December issue of "EMR and Health"

Next-up News Nr 749

Lessons of War and Truth

Nick Turse, "A new president will soon take office, facing hard choices not only about two long-running wars and an ever-deepening economic crisis, but about a government that has long been morally adrift. Torture-as-policy, kidnappings, ghost prisons, domestic surveillance, creeping militarism, illegal war-making, and official lies have been the order of the day. Moments like this call for truth-tellers."

Next-up News Nr 750

NGOs against turning state wireless

After 7 Years, Judge Orders Release of Guantánamo


Judging detainees on the facts

Boston Globe
by Sabin Willett


Earlier this month, US District Judge Richard Leon ruled in the case of six Bosnians held at Guantanamo Bay. One is Lakhdar Boumediene, the lead petitioner in last summer’s Supreme Court decision restoring the rights of Guantanamo detainees to a habeas corpus hearing. So Judge Leon gave him that hearing, and Boumediene won. The judge ruled that he is not an enemy combatant. Boumediene himself was not there. He and the other Bosnians were listening at Guantanamo. When the hearing was over, the MPs switched off the monitor. Then they took Boumediene back to his isolation cell in the solitary confinement prison at Guantanamo’s Camp 6, where he remains today...

Torture, preventive detention and the terror trials at Guantánamo

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Andy Worthington

In the real world outside the U.S. Naval Base at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, Barack Obama’s pledge to close Guantánamo and scrap the military commissions (the system of trials for ‘terror suspects’ that was established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks) has provoked a rare outburst of frenzied media coverage...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Christianity and War

On Lying Government Numbers

US-Notenbank flutet Märkte mit 800 Milliarden Dollar


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