Dienstag, 7. Juli 2009

Constitution Project Warns Against Revival of Failed Military Commissions



Adding Up the True Costs of Two Wars



President Tries to Put Out Fire From Emanuel's Health Care Remarks



New Charges Added to Blackwater Lawsuit



Bundestag bestätigt Abkommen zum Datentransfer an die USA

„Der Bundestag hat mit den Stimmen der großen Koalition am gestrigen
Freitag die umstrittene Regierungsübereinkunft zur Weitergabe sensibler
personenbezogener Informationen über Deutsche an die USA abgenickt..“
Artikel von Stefan Krempl in heise news vom 04.07.2009

Aus: LabourNet, 7. Juli 2009


Protest gegen Bundeswehr-Tapferkeitsmedaille

„AntimilitaristInnen protestierten heute in Berlin gegen die Verleihung
des "Ehrenkreuzes der Bundeswehr für Tapferkeit"…“ Bericht von GelöbNIX vom 06.07.2009 bei indymedia

Siehe dazu:

Anstößiger Orden. Eine kleine Plakette soll zur Neudefinition des
Militärischen in der Bundesrepublik beitragen: das Ehrenkreuz. Man muss
kein Pazifist sein, um es abzulehnen.

Leitartikel von Harry Nutt in der FR vom 06.07.2009

Wie die Bundeswehr mit Symbolen kämpft

„Aus den Händen der Kanzlerin haben deutsche Soldaten zum ersten Mal das
"Ehrenkreuz" erhalten. Die Verleihung ist umstritten – wie auch andere
Versuche der Bundeswehr, sich neue Symbole und Zeremonien zu schaffen.
FTD.de zeigt sie…“ Bilderserie von Lars Berg und David Böcking

Aus: LabourNet, 7. Juli 2009


Germany Returns To World Military Stage

By Rick Rozoff

Informant: Dorothee Krien


Military guinea pigs

After the Gulf War in the early 90s, tens of thousands of servicemen and women reported coming down with debilitating illnesses after their tour of duty.

The military disavowed all responsibility.

Now new vaccine problems being reported.


- Brasscheck


US-Vizepräsident: außenpolitisch unzurechnungsfähig



Washington Post Not Alone on Corporate-Sponsored "Salons"

Zachary Roth, Talking Points Memo: "Last week, Politico reported that the Washington Post had planned to put on an exclusive off-the-record 'salon' at the home of its publisher, where corporate lobbyists would pay as much as $250,000 to gain access to Post reporters and editors, as well as Obama administration officials and members of Congress. The news provoked an outcry in DC journalism circles -- the Post's own ombudsman called it 'pretty close to a public relations disaster' - and the event was quickly canceled. But the notion that the Post's gambit represents some sort of new and uniquely outrageous collapsing of the wall between the editorial and business sides of a news publication is badly off the mark."


Pay for Play Journalism

Jack Shafer, Slate Magazine: "The off-the-record-for-dollars salon scheme that got Katharine Weymouth and the Washington Post in so much trouble last week prompted TPM Muckraker to flush David Bradley - owner and publisher of the Atlantic - into the open about his salon-happy organization."



DOJ Releases Cheney, Fitzgerald Interview Details

Jason Leopold, Truthout: "In early fall 2003, as the scandal over leaking a covert CIA officer's identity was exploding, President George W. Bush claimed not to know anything about the leak and called on anyone in his administration who had knowledge to come 'forward with the information so we can find out whether or not these allegations are true.' How disingenuous the president's appeal was has been underscored again by a new Justice Department court filing sketching out the contents of the 2004 interview between special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald and Vice President Dick Cheney."



Fury as government inspector approves phone mast close to Birmingham school

Jul 8 2009 by Edward Chadwick, Birmingham Mail

GOVERNMENT planning chiefs have sparked anger after they over-ruled city councillors in allowing a phone mast to be built close to a Birmingham school.

The city’s planning committee turned down the proposal by phone giants O2 on the grounds of health risks for youngsters at Cockshut Hill School in Sheldon.

But inspectors reversed the decision last month following an appeal and will allow the 12.5-metre mast to be built yards from the perimeter of the school’s grounds.

Councillors who campaigned against the mast and education leaders said they are disappointed at the ruling.



Senate Blocks Bill To Audit The Fed

Senate Blocks Bill To Audit The Fed As Government Prepares For Second Round Of Looting

Senator Jim DeMint slams Fed's monopoly, questions where trillions in bailout funds has gone

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A Senate amendment based on Congressman Ron Paul’s successful House bill to audit the Federal Reserve was blocked by the Senate yesterday evening on procedural grounds, as Jim DeMint slammed the Fed for refusing to disclose where trillions in bailout funds had gone, while a top Obama administration advisor called for a second “stimulus” package to be prepared.



Michael Perelman, on Market Myths, Past and Present

Seth Sandronsky, Truthout: "Michael Perelman: 'First of all, when the economy slows down, tax revenues decline for federal, state and local governments. Second, government expenditures increase because people who experience sudden drops in income need to rely more on the social safety net. Third, the federal government stimulus has been largely directed toward the financial sector. Unlike the New Deal, when the government put people to work producing valuable projects that people can readily appreciate while walking around cities today, this stimulus is largely directed toward prettying up corporate balance sheets.'"



Banken finanzieren Regenwaldvernichter

Keine Schweizer Franken für Regenwaldvernichtung !

Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) ist der größte börsennotierte Palmölkonzern der Welt und produziert gegenwärtig 10 Prozent des indonesischen Palmöls. Nun will der Gigant noch expandieren: Auf Indonesiens Inseln Kalimantan (Borneo) und Papua sollen weitere 1,3 Millionen Hektar Land für Palmölplantagen erschlossen werden. Verbündete bei der erneuten Vernichtung von Regenwäldern hat GAR in den Schweizer Großbanken Credit Suisse und UBS sowie in BNP Paribas. Die Geldinstitute organisieren dieser Tage eine Kapitalerhöhung von Golden Agri-Resources. Über die Platzierung von neuen Aktien und Optionsscheinen sollen für den Konzern bis zu 185 Millionen Euro zusammenkommen. (Start: 06.07.2009)


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Cheshire West and Chester councillors probe plans for taller T-Mobile phone mast in Mid Cheshire Green Belt

Jul 7 2009 by David Norbury, Mid Cheshire Chronicle

COUNCILLORS are due to take a closer look at plans to increase the height of a T-Mobile phone mast in Great Budworth.

The operator is seeking approval to add a 5m extension to its 15m tower on Green Belt land next to Belmont Hall, and replace the six 2G antennas with three 2G and three 3G.

Parish councillors, conservationists and neighbours oppose the plans.


Iraq: The coming train wreck

Independent Institute
by Ivan Eland


The Iraq War has been long forgotten and treated as a ‘mission abolished’ after the new president pledged to withdraw U.S. forces and the American media, public, and Congress turned their attention back to a war even liberals could love (or at least support) — Afghanistan. Liberals wanted to refocus on the real war on terror — even though it’s not chic to call it that under the new Democratic administration. But what about poor Iraq? As baseball great Yogi Berra once said, ‘It ain’t over, till it’s over.’ And the underlying indicators seem to indicate that the worst is yet to come...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


The US Withdrawal: Rebranding the Occupation or Changing the Game?


Raining on our parades

The Weekly Standard
by Irwin M. Stelzer


This was not the cheeriest of holiday weekends. Yes, we still celebrated our Declaration of Independence from the British oppressor some 233 years ago. And yes, many towns had parades and fireworks to celebrate that event. And yes, ‘Big Pay Packages Return to Wall Street,’ headlined the Wall Street Journal. Goldman Sachs is on course to pay bonuses of $20 billion, or $700,000 per employee, twice last year’s payout, and Morgan Stanley is projected to top last year’s bonus pool of $262,000 per employee with checks close to $340,000. But we fired up our barbeques only after hearing that some 457,000 non-farm payroll jobs had disappeared in June, bringing the total number of jobs lost in this recession to 6.5 million and the number of workers in search of jobs to 14.7 million. The jobless rate has risen to 9.5%, almost double the rate when the recession began to bite, and the highest in 26 years...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


More female veterans are winding up homeless

Boston Globe


The number of female service members who have become homeless after leaving the military has jumped dramatically in recent years, according to new government estimates, presenting the Veterans Administration with a challenge as it struggles to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. As more women serve in combat zones, the share of female veterans who end up homeless, while still relatively small at an estimated 6,500, has nearly doubled over the last decade, according to the Department of Veterans Affairs. For younger veterans, it is even more pronounced: One out of every 10 homeless vets under the age of 45 is now a woman, the statistics show. And unlike their male counterparts, many have the added burden of being single parents...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Erst Hyperdeflation, dann Hyperinflation?

Die Weltwirtschaft steuert unaufhaltsam in ihre bisher wohl größte Depression.

Auch Frankreich stellt Dollar als Leitwährung in Frage

Wirtschaftsministerin Lagarde will beim G8-Gipfel über die Rolle der Währungen sprechen und Schwellenländer einbinden.



G8-Gipfel: Verhaftungswelle in Italien

Mindestens 21 Aktivisten aus verschiedenen Städten betroffen. Aus Protest Universitäten besetzt. Bericht von Gipfelsoli vom 06.07.2009 bei indymedia //de.indymedia.org/2009/07/255564.shtml

Basisgewerkschaft Cobas zu Razzien in Italien

Erklärung der Confederazione Cobas vom 6. Juli 2009 bei indymedia //de.indymedia.org/2009/07/255591.shtml

Siehe für aktuelle Nachrichten zum Widerstand gegen den G8: //www.gipfelsoli.org/Home/L_Aquila_2009

Aus: LabourNet, 7. Juli 2009


11 Ways To Prepare for Civil Unrest



The Dollar and Federal Debt Are in for a Slide


US Lurching Towards Debt Explosion

Fifty Things To Do NOW


A Covenant With Death



The Age Of Despotism

by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

This past Independence Day weekend, my friend, LCDR (Retired) Guy Cunningham, delivered an outstanding address here in Pensacola, Florida, in which he said that America is now in "The Age of Perfidy." He went on to say that our country is soon to enter "The Age of Despotism." I candidly confess that I believe the retired Naval officer could be more right than we might want to admit.........



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