Sonntag, 21. Juni 2009

Citizens Face Prosecution for Speaking Against Wars

From ufpj-news

Informant: David Swanson

Padilla v. Yoo

The man once accused of being a 'dirty bomber' is cleared to sue a key player in George W. Bush's 'war on terror.'

From Information Clearing House

Moussavi: Election rigging was planned months in advance

Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the presidential candidate defeated in last week's contested poll, has written a letter to Iran's Guardian Council on Saturday, saying that he believes the election was rigged in advance. In the seven-page letter, made public as clashes were going on between police and protestors in Tehran.

Mir Hossein Mousavi prepared for martyrdom

The Iranian regime beats, shoots and gasses protesters in the capital wherever they try to demonstrate on the streets. Lindsey Hilsum reports.

Iran: The Supreme Leader's Fatal Mistake

The grave error Khamenei committed was that he allowed himself to become a "part" in a moment of collective anger, especially when he said, "Some men are more capable of serving the country than others."

Gunfire on the streets of Iran


Saturday: Updates on Iran's Disputed Election

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Iran's Guardian Council admits to election fraud

Iran's powerful Guardian Council has said there were some irregularities in the June 12 presidential election, which has been widely disputed and triggered bloody street protests.

Iran Updates


Live-Blogging From Iran

Khamenei ordered Iran election fraud, says ex-president

"The regime is edging closer to the abyss and is holding on to power solely by means of violence and terror," said Banisadr, who was Iran's first elected president following the 1979 Islamic revolution.

From Information Clearing House


Mousavi Calls for Purge of "Lies"

Parisa Hafezi, Reuters: "Opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi said the Islamic Republic must be purged of what he called lies and dishonesty, sending out a direct challenge to conservative rulers after a day of unrest across Tehran. Helicopters criss-crossed the city and ambulance sirens wailed into the night after streets emptied of protesters who had defied Friday's stern warning from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei against further demonstrations."

Iran in Turmoil

Right now, the best source of up-to-the-minute reports of the evolving situation in Iran is coming from people there sharing via social networking. We think twitter looks like perhaps the best source right now. We're going to be picking up selected tweets that appear to provide the best insight into what is happening. *Remember,* this is social networking! Verifiability is always an issue. Read with a cautious eye. -ma/TO


Iran: stop the crackdown

North Korea: "Sanity" at the Brink

By Michael Parenti

The Pyongyang leadership seems to know something about US global policy that our own policymakers and pundits have overlooked. In a word, the United States has never attacked or invaded any nation that has a nuclear arsenal.

AKW-Sicherheitsgutachten zu brisant für die Öffentlichkeit?

Gefahr Super-GAU: Behörden ignorieren Bedrohung durch alte AKW. Greenpeace-Recherchen belegen Ausmaß der Katastrophe bei Flugzeugabsturz.,AKW-Sicherheitsgutachten+-+zu+brisant+fuer+die+Oeffentlichkeit,6,a13079.html

Kopenhagen-Klimabericht: „Nicht-Handeln ist nicht zu entschuldigen“

Wichtige Klimaindikatoren wie die globale Durchschnittstemperatur, der Meeresspiegelanstieg und Extremwetter-Ereignisse bewegen sich bereits außerhalb der Muster natürlicher Variabilität, innerhalb derer sich die moderne Gesellschaft und Wirtschaft entwickelt haben. Das geht aus einem Bericht hervor, den führende Klimawissenschaftler am heutigen Donnerstag in Brüssel in Vorbereitung der Weltklimakonferenz in Kopenhagen im Dezember vorstellten. Die Übersicht über aktuelle Forschungsergebnisse zum Klimawandel wurde dem dänischen Ministerpräsidenten Lars Løkke Rasmussen, dem Gastgeber der Weltklimakonferenz, übergeben.

Katastrophenjahr 2008 forderte rund 243.000 Tote

World Disasters Report: Fast gleich viel Opfer wie im Tsunami-Jahr.,Katastrophenjahr+2008+forderte+rund+243.000+Tote,6,a13091.html

Bis zu 200 Millionen Klimaflüchtlinge

200 Millionen Menschen könnten bis zum Jahr 2050 vor dem Klimawandel auf der Flucht sein.,Bis+zu+200+Millionen+Klimafluechtlinge,6,a13058.html

Zustand des deutschen Waldes ist besorgniserregend!

Die Waldzustandserhebung in Deutschland zeigt: Nach wie vor sind mehr als zwei Drittel der Waldbäume geschädigt, 26 Prozent sogar stark.,Zustand+des+deutschen+Waldes+ist+besorgniserregend!+,6,a13080.html

Klimaverhandlungen in Bonn: Zwei Wochen ergebnisloses Taktieren

Staatengemeinschaft ist kaum voran gekommen.,Klimaverhandlungen+in+Bonn-+Zwei+Wochen+ergebnisloses+Taktieren,6,a13070.html


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