Mittwoch, 17. Juni 2009

Obama a Very Smooth Liar

Obama and Transparency: Judge for Yourself

CIA Fights Full Release of Detainee Report

Obama Administration Should Release CIA Inspector General Report Without Substantial Redactions, Says ACLU

E-Mail Surveillance Renews Concerns in Congress

Gonzales's Advice to Bush on How to Avoid War Crimes

Jason Leopold, Truthout: "On January 25, 2002, then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales advised George W. Bush in a memo to deny al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners protections under the Geneva Conventions because doing so would 'substantially reduces the threat of domestic criminal prosecution under the War Crimes Act' and 'provide a solid defense to any future prosecution.' Two weeks later, Bush signed an action memorandum dated February 7, 2002, addressed to Vice President Dick Cheney, which denied baseline protections to al-Qaeda and Taliban prisoners under the Third Geneva Convention."

Council blunder allows phone mast

A mobile phone mast could be erected near a Northumberland school following a blunder by the county council.

The authority refused consent for the mast, just yards from Darras Hall First School, but failed to notify Telefonica O2 within the required 56 days.

As a result the 41ft (12.5m) mast could now be installed by default.

The council said there was an oversight in the interpretation of regulations, and that discussions were ongoing to try to agree an alternative site.


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Climate Change Already Affecting US

David A. Fahrenthold, The Washington Post: "Man-made climate change is already lifting temperatures, increasing rainfall, and raising sea levels around the United States -- and its effects are on track to get much worse in the coming century, according to a report released this afternoon by federal scientists. The report, 'Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States,' covers much of the same ground as previous analyses from US and United Nations science panels. It finds that greenhouse-gas emissions are 'primarily' responsible for global warming and that rapid action is needed to avert catastrophic shifts in water, heat and natural life."

Bank Plan Leaves Out Prosecution and Compensation

Matt Renner, Truthout: "Today, the Obama administration will present a plan for reregulating the financial industry - one of the most highly anticipated policy reforms on the president's long list. But critics charge that the key to the future of the financial system is accountability for crimes. The collapse of the financial industry and the subsequent government bailouts have enraged Americans, who see their government using tax dollars to save a system which failed to protect the interests of the little people."

Campaigners angry over mobile phone mast

CAMPAIGNERS against plans for a huge phone mast next to their houses have reacted angrily after planners issued no objections to the plans.

The proposal for the 47ft Vodafone phone mast next to the Shell petrol station in New Road, Uttoxeter, now looks set to go ahead after East Staffordshire Borough Council gave the proposals its approval.


Hartz-Gesetzgebung gehört in die Tonne

17. Juni 2009

Anlässlich der Mitteilungen des DGB zum Missbrauch bei Ein-Euro Jobs erklärt Katja Kipping, stellvertretende Vorsitzende der LINKEN:

Schön, dass es nun auch dem DGB am Beispiel der Ein-Euro-Jobs aufgefallen ist, welche katastrophalen Auswirkungen die Hartz-Gesetzgebung hat. Dabei ist schon seit langem bekannt, dass viele Ein-Euro-Jobs keineswegs mehr zusätzlich und im öffentlichen Interesse sind, sondern reguläre Beschäftigung verdrängen. Ein Großteil der Ein-Euro-Jobber führt die gleichen Tätigkeiten aus, wie festangestellten Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter – allerdings eben zu mieser Bezahlung. Das Instrument, welches einst Langzeitarbeitslosen eine vermeintliche Perspektive auf dem Arbeitsmarkt eröffnen sollte, wird mittlerweile breit eingesetzt, zum einen aus purer Hilflosigkeit der Arbeitsvermittler und nicht zuletzt auch, um auch die Arbeitslosenstatistiken zu schönen. Wir als LINKE fordern die Bundesregierung nochmals nachdrücklich dazu auf, nicht zu versuchen, einige Teile der Hartz-Gesetzgebung zu verschlimmbessern, sondern das ganze Paket gehört komplett in die Tonne. Stattdessen muss ein öffentlich geförderter Beschäftigungssektor eingerichtet werden, wo sozialversicherungspflichtige, rechtlich abgesicherte und freiwillige Beschäftigungsverhältnisse zu existenzsichernden Löhnen für gesellschaftlich notwendige Arbeit geschaffen werden. Das kostet kaum mehr als Ein-Euro-Jobs, wenn die Mittel für das Arbeitslosengeld II, für die Unterkunftskosten sowie für die Ein-Euro-Jobs selbst dazu genutzt werden – bietet aber den Betroffenen endlich eine wirkliche Perspektive.

Geheime Verschlusssache Behördenfunkördenfunk

Government Readies Schools As Mass Vaccination Clinics

Nationwide vaccination programs expected to be instituted this fall following WHO declaration of swine flu pandemic status

Paul Joseph Watson

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The government is telling schools across the country to prepare to be used as clinics for mass vaccination programs set to be instituted later this year, according to an Associated Press report.

Geoengineering Could "Create Disasters"

National Academy of Sciences debates spraying aerosols into upper stratosphere to combat global warming

Paul Joseph Watson

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Debate surrounding the possibility of geoengineering the earth’s climate by lining the atmosphere with aerosol particles has moved from idle speculation to serious consideration, and was a core topic of discussion at a recent National Academy of Sciences workshop.

Holder stumps for new “hate crimes” law



Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that recent killings show the need for a tougher U.S. hate crimes law to stop ‘violence masquerading as political activism.’ ‘Over the last several weeks, we have witnessed brazen acts of violence, committed in places that many would have considered unthinkable,’ Holder told the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Lawsuit: White House won’t release visitor records

USA Today


The Obama administration is declining to release documents that would identify visitors to the White House, embracing a legal position taken by the Bush administration, according to a watchdog group that filed a federal lawsuit over access to the records. The group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed its lawsuit after being denied access to Secret Service records, including White House entry and exit logs, that would identify coal and energy industry visitors...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

U.S. credit card defaults rise to record in May

U.S. credit card defaults rose to record highs in May, with a steep deterioration of Bank of America Corp's (BAC.N) lending portfolio, in another sign that consumers remain under severe stress.

From Information Clearing House

Newly Released Detainee Statements Provide More Evidence Of CIA Torture Program

The CIA today released still-highly redacted documents in which Guantánamo Bay prisoners describe abuse and torture they suffered in CIA custody.

CIA Mistaken on 'High-Value' Detainee, Document Shows

An al-Qaeda associate captured by the CIA and subjected to harsh interrogation techniques said his jailers later told him they had mistakenly thought he was the No. 3 man in the organization's hierarchy and a partner of Osama bin Laden, according to newly released excerpts from a 2007 hearing.

From Information Clearing House


America and Torture Have a Long and Painful History

Ben Ehrenreich, The Los Angeles Times: "Perhaps we protest too much. Torture, after all, is a venerable American tradition. We were waterboarding captives in one of our earliest wars of occupation, the Philippine-American War, which cost as many as 1 million civilian lives. In 1902, Teddy Roosevelt himself wrote with laconic praise of 'the old Filipino method.'"

Maliki: US combat help not needed after June 30

Iraq will not call on US forces to take part in combat operations after they pull out from urban centres in two weeks, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said in remarks published on Tuesday.

From Information Clearing House

Congressman Dennis Kucinich: Made in America - War

Congress Should Vote No On War Funding Bill

Progress Democrats of America: PDA Mobilizes Against Supplemental War Funding, Calls for Withdrawal Plan for Afghanistan

Audit Finds That US Overpaid Blackwater by Tens of Millions of Dollars

Pentagon Wavers on Release of Report on Afghan Attack

Treating Civilian Deaths as a ‘Sore Point’


New Film Chronicles Civilian Slaughter In Afghanistan


The footage you are about to see is poignant, heart-wrenching, and often a direct result of U.S. foreign policy. - Warning - Viewer discreation advised.

Number of Internally Displaced Refugees at All-Time High

Die Regierung versucht, eine Zensurinfrastruktur zu etablieren

Internetsperren verhindern keine Straftaten, aber Strafverfahren

Obama's Chief Enforcer


Afghanistan’s Operation Phoenix

Freedom's Phoenix
by Stephen Lendman

On June 15, AP reported that ‘Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a four-star American general with a long history in special operations, took charge of US and NATO troops in Afghanistan (today), a change in command the Pentagon hopes will turn the tide in an increasingly violent eight-year war.’ McChrystal is a hired gun, an assassin, a man known for committing war crime atrocities as head of the Pentagon’s infamous Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) — established in 1980 and comprised of the Army’s Delta Force and Navy Seals, de facto death squads writer Seymour Hersh described post-9/11 as an ‘executive assassination wing’ operating out of Dick Cheney’s office...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

What Would Have Happened if the 'Bomb Iran' Contingent Had Its Way?


Are You Ready For War With Demonized Iran?

By Paul Craig Roberts

How much attention do elections in Japan, India, Argentina, or any other country, get from the US media? How many Americans and American journalists even know who is in political office in other countries besides England, France, and Germany? Who can name the political leaders of Switzerland, Holland, Brazil, Japan, or even China? Yet, many know of Iran's President Ahmadinejad. The reason is obvious. He is daily demonized in the US media.

The Larger Context of the 2009 Iranian Elections

By Reza Fiyouzat

The presidential elections of June 12 were held within a theocratic system. In this system, in order to run for a political office, candidates must swear allegiance to the theocratic setup. From its inception, therefore, the theocracy has divided the entire population into two major political groups.

The CIA's Iranian Plan?


Is the CIA involved in Iran's recent election unrest?

Follow The Developments In Iran Like A CIA Analyst

If we're a savvy analyst, we need to be careful about the weight we attach to photographs and video accounts. They're the most immediate and emotionally powerful, but they can distort our understanding of the situation, particularly of about the importance of specific developments.

More photos coming from Tehran

- Warning -

Iran Faces Greater Risks Than It Knows

By Paul Craig Roberts

The US media serves as a propaganda device, not as a purveyor of truth. Election fraud is certainly a possibility--it happens even in America--and signs of fraud have appeared.

From Information Clearing House


Effects of ill-advised CIA plot in Iran still haunts U.S.

No More Murderous Rip-Offs

Ron Paul on war spending.

House Votes Today on $106 Billion War Funding Bill

Carolyn Lochhead, The San Francisco Chronicle: "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the White House will try to muscle through a $106 billion war funding bill today, hoping to quell a rebellion among liberal Democrats against further support for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan."


Obama issues signing statement on $106B war bill

The Obama administration announced in the statement it would disregard provisions of the legislation that, among other things, would compel the Obama administration to pressure the World Bank to strengthen labor and environmental standards

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