Samstag, 13. Juni 2009

Pentagon Cyber Command seen as threat to civil liberties

Informant: Kev Hall

Senators Held Stock in Bailed-Out Banks

Reid Wilson and Kevin Bogardus, The Hill: "Senators who oversee the $700 billion Wall Street rescue package held stocks in many of the banks bailed out towards the end of last year, according to financial disclosure reports released Friday."

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- Image du jour (Sp) : "Détermination face aux irradiations HF micro-ondes"

- THT Action mondiale de sensibilisation et de soutien : "Aider KAMIONKI à vivre"

- "Euro 2012 THT Kamionki action Michel Platini, président UEFA: Participer"

- We are all concerned about the environmental pollution generated by artificial EMFs. We would be grateful if you would take part in the campaign of support for the residents of Kamionki by sending an email to Michel Platini, as president of UEFA, to ask him to approach the Directors of the Ministry for Environmental Protection in Poland. With thanks - "Michel Platini: Please help Kamionki to live"

- Kamionki: the photos of an environmental and health scandal (Poster)

- Kamionki : les photos du scandale sanitaire et environnemental (Poster)

MDR Moderator vergleicht Hartz IV Empfänger mit Rechtsradikalen und "Assis"

Bei dem Mitmach- Video Anbieter "Youtube" ist ein Video aufgetaucht, auf dem ein Mitschnitt einer MDR Radio Sport Reportage zu hören ist. Wenn man auf dem Youtube Portal den Titel "MDR Uli Landespokalverlierer-Plauen" eingibt, gelangt man zu der besagten Aufnahme. Zu Beginn sind allerdings nur undeutliche Worte zu erkennen. Ab der Minute 1:00 sagt ein Moderator: "Uli, das ist doch Dein Thema: Randerlierende Fussballfans, Assis, Hartz IV Empfänger und äh Rechtsradikale." Bei dieser unsäglichen Aufzählung, die äußerst diskriminierend alles in ein Topf wirft, bleibt es allerdings nicht.

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Der MDR hat kurz nach der Veröffentlichung des Artikel reagiert und personelle Konsequenzen gezogen. Der Moderator wurde von seiner Tätigkeit als Radiomoderator suspendiert:

The coming collapse of the American middle class

Mercenaries Set Off for Afghanistan

Remy Ourdan, Le Monde: "They are trying to be more discreet and less murderous than in Iraq. In Kabul, foreign mercenaries don't let loose with rapid fire at intersections and the laws attempt to compel them to cooperate with Afghan companies. However, with the improvement of the situation in Iraq and since Barack Obama announced that Afghanistan and Pakistan were the 'central front' of the war against al-Qaeda, they've been arriving."

Vultures Circle Argentina

Mark Weisbrot, The Guardian: "Attempts by vulture fund investors to profit from Argentina's debt default are straining US-Argentine relations."

Take action to protect sea turtles

A Tale of Two Depressions

World industrial production, trade, and stock markets are diving faster now than during 1929-30.

Consumer borrowing plunges by $15.7B in April

The Federal Reserve said Friday the April decline was the second largest ever in dollar terms following March's drop of $16.6 billion. March's decline originally was reported as $11.1 billion, which had been the most on records dating to 1943.

Most banks still getting weaker, analysis shows

First-quarter reports show bad loans increasing at 60% of banks.

Dead Banks Walking

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) list of problem banks grew to 305 in the first quarter, the highest number since 1994, but of course the names of those banks are not released so that depositors can be forewarned.

From Information Clearing House

Abuse Photos Part of Agreement on Military Spending

The deal was concluded after Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff, went to the Capitol to assure Senate Democrats that President Obama would use all administrative and legal means to prevent the photos' release. At the same time, a federal court issued a ruling effectively ensuring that the photos would not be released for months, if ever.

More 'sickening' truths about torture soon to be revealed

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) recently warned in a speech on the floor of the Senate that almost everything we think we know about the Bush administration's torture program is wrong.

From Information Clearing House

Obama's Afghan War, the US Media, and the UN: the New Metric of Civilian Casualties

A tacit agreement operates between the Obama administration, the U.S corporate media, most progressive U.S. liberals, and the United Nations Assistance Mission for Afghanistan (UNAMA).

US plans push for 'information war' in Afghanistan

The emphasis on public relations comes amid concern among US and NATO officials about the effect of civilian casualties from US-led air strikes. Insurgents have sought to exploit public outrage over the casualties.

Afghanistan violence hits all-time high since U.S. invasion

The violence that has surged for two years in Afghanistan reached a new high last week, and more difficulty lies ahead, the United States' top war zone commander said Thursday.

NATO to send 10,000 extra troop to Afghanistan

NATO Defense Ministers agreed here Friday to send extra troops to Afghanistan for security during upcoming elections and to continue anti-piracy naval operation off the coast of Somalia.

From Information Clearing House


Civilian Casualties of (Our Fully Funded) War

Bernanke's Next Parlor Trick

By Mike Whitney

Master illusionist Bernanke is just arranging the props for his next big trick. The fact is, Bernanke anticipated the current wave of deflation and set up a straw man (the banks) to deal with it so it wouldn't look like he was simply printing more paper to finance the deficits.

Expert Advice On Dealing With A Prior Administration's Use of Torture

By John W. Dean

There are, in fact, precedents, and studies, that illuminate the grave problems confronting a democracy in making a choice when faced with the options of prosecuting and punishing versus forgiving and forgetting. I discovered this material some years ago when studying authoritarian governance.

New US Commander in Afghanistan Assembles Team of Assassins

By Bill Van Auken

In its escalation of the US war in Afghanistan, and its increasing extension across the border into Pakistan, the Obama administration has chosen as its senior commander an officer who is among those most deeply implicated in the criminal operations carried out under Bush and Cheney.

Presidential Gods: First Bush, Now Obama

The Fed Is in Trouble

Our Vanishing Household Wealth
$1.3 Trillion Gone in the First Quarter, Thanks, Fed.

Bankers Are Scared, Are You?

US Crony Capitalism

The Frame of Mind of American Economic Policymakers

Swine Flu Alert Moves to Highest Stage

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