Sonntag, 8. März 2009

Prisons and profit motives

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Worst Case Climate Change Scenarios Realized

Scientists to Issue Stark Warning Over Dramatic New Sea Level Figures
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Scientists Warn of Catastrophic Rises in Sea Level
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This is Not Youthful Rebellion. We See the Catastrophe Ahead
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Worst Case Climate Change Scenarios Realized

news.bbc.co.uk — The worst-case scenarios on climate change envisaged by the U.N. two years ago are already being realized, say scientists at an international meeting. In a statement in Copenhagen on their six key messages to political leaders, they say there is a increasing risk of abrupt or irreversible climate shifts. Even modest temperature rises will affect millions of people, particularly in the developing world, they warn. But, they say, most tools needed to cut carbon dioxide emissions already exist. More than 2,500 researchers and economists attended this meeting designed to update the world on the state of climate research ahead of key political negotiations set for December this year. New data was presented in Copenhagen on sea level rise, which indicated that the best estimates of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change made two years ago were woefully out of date.

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Time to Change "Climate Change"

George Monbiot, The Guardian UK: "What's clear from Copenhagen is that policymakers have fallen behind the scientists: global warming is already catastrophic."

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Iraqis Devastated, Yet Resilient, After 6 Years of Occupation

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Who Got AIG's Bailout Billions?

Tondai Reinhold, Reuters: "Where, oh where, did AIG's bailout billions go? That question may reverberate even louder through the halls of government in the week ahead now that a partial list of beneficiaries has been published. The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that about $50 billion of more than $173 billion that the US government has poured into American International Group Inc since last fall has been paid to at least two dozen US and foreign financial institutions."

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A.I.G. Planning Huge Bonuses After $170 Billion Bailout
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Bailouts for liars, illegal aliens, and undeserved bonuses

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by Hans Bader

03/15/09

The insurance giant AIG, which is being bailed out by taxpayers at a cost of $170 billion, is using taxpayer money to pay executives who brought the company to the brink of collapse hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses! The Senate voted down an amendment by Jeff Sessions (R-AL) that would have kept federal ’stimulus’ money from being used to hire illegal aliens, resulting in up to 300,000 jobs being filled by illegal aliens that otherwise might have gone to citizens and legal immigrants...

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Next-up News Nr 863

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Gemeinsam eine Million Bäume retten

Jährlich landen in deutschen Briefkästen 660.000 Tonnen Werbeprospekte. Weltweit werden hierfür jedes Jahr 2,7 Millionen Bäume abholzt.

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Werbesendungen ökologisch und ökonomisch fragwürdig

Ca. 1,3 Mio. Tonnen Werbesendungen landen jährlich in den Briefkästen der Bundesbürger. Mehr als die Hälfte wandert ungelesen in den Müll.

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FAO: Unzureichende Strategien gegen Überfischung und Klimawandel

Die UN-Organisation für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (FAO) fordert die Fischindustrien und die Staaten deshalb dringend auf, die 1995 aufgestellten freiwilligen Richtlinien für verantwortliche Fischerei jetzt umzusetzen und noch auszubauen.

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Geld soll dienen, nicht herrschen

Die aufhaltsame Expansion des Finanzkapitals.
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Why Did So Few Americans Give a Damn?

By William Pfaff

The documents currently being released by the Justice Department that demonstrate the Bush administration's view of the president's constitutional power in a "state of war" tell us things we suspected but didn't want to know.

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Obama's Backsliding on Torture

By Cori Crider

After the president's swift move to close Guantánamo, I thought Binyam Mohamed would soon be free. I fear we were deceived.

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Ex-Detainee Says UK Supplied Torture Questions to CIA

Stefano Ambrogi, Reuters: "A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner has accused British intelligence of feeding questions to the CIA that he says were put to him while he was tortured in Pakistani and Moroccan jails. The allegations by Binyam Mohamed, a British resident, looked set to fuel demands by human rights groups for a full investigation into whether Britain's support for the US 'war on terror' amounted in his case to complicity with torture."

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Detainee's Account Roils UK Leaders

Kevin Sullivan, The Washington Post: "Opposition lawmakers on Sunday called for a judicial inquiry into allegations that British intelligence agents participated in the 'extraordinary rendition' and torture of a British resident who was held in US custody at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and other locations for nearly seven years."

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The U.S. Financial System Is Effectively Insolvent

There is a grave risk of a global L-shaped depression.

By Nouriel Roubini

Even with the $2 trillion of government support, most of these financial institutions are insolvent, as delinquency and charge-off rates are now rising at a rate--given the macro outlook--that means expected credit losses for U.S. financial firms will peak at $3.6 trillion. So, in simple words, the U.S. financial system is effectively insolvent.

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This Is What A Financial Collapse Looks Like

Argentina's Economic Collapse

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Documentary on the events that led to the economic collapse of Argentina in 2001 which wiped out the middle class and raised the level of poverty to 57.5%. Central to the collapse was the implementation of neo-liberal policies which enabled the swindle of billions of dollars by foreign banks and corporations.

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Regression Is Not Progress

By Frank Scott

We have depended on foreigners buying our public debt in order to finance a murderous foreign policy, while denying housing, health care and education to millions of our people.

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America Loses 23,000 Jobs Every Day

Output suffers biggest slump in 25 years

By Gráinne Gilmore, Economics Correspondent

In a further sign of the struggles that are facing workers in America, the number of people forced into part-time work because their hours were cut or they were unable to find full-time work rose by 787,000 to 8.6 million last month. Yet despite the gloomy figures, analysts drew hope from evidence that the pace of job losses was easing.

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The Bottomless Bailout

By Ralph Nader

Does anybody in the federal government know or could know "who, what, where and when" of the massive, complex, vertical, horizontal, global collapse of Wall Street and its planetary tentacles in over 100 countries abroad? Step forward if you exist! Uncle Sam needs you!

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