12
Jul
2004

Five Minutes ‘til Midnight

Our wanton Immorality allows our Country to feel superior to other nations and has brought our once great Nation into the Shadows. We deride anyone who doesn’t look like Us, talk like Us, act like Us. We call upon Our God to prevail against Their God so that We can live beyond our means...

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6470.htm

Legal Nonsense

I love the sharp tongue of the British. A former legal adviser to the British Foreign Office has said George Bush's war on terrorism is "legal nonsense" and confers no more power on the United States to detain people than the war against obesity...

http://reese.king-online.com/Reese_20040712/index.php


From Information Clearing House

Hell On Earth

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/issue/040719/usnews/19prison.htm


From Information Clearing House

Beneath the Hoods

Many of the tortured at Abu Ghraib were common criminals, not terrorists...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5412316/site/newsweek/


From Information Clearing House

'Iraq's daily death toll much higher than reported'

"Neither the Iraqi government nor the American forces are interested in getting the exact figures. It's politically against their interests."...

http://www.thedailystar.net/2004/07/12/d407121303103.htm


From Information Clearing House

A failure of intelligence

BBC: Panorama Investigates:

In his Iraq dossier, the Prime Minister said he believed the intelligence showed "beyond doubt" that Saddam Hussein was producing chemical and biological weapons. The intelligence was mostly wrong. So should the buck be passed to the intelligence services?

Video and transcript. A must watch video

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article6468.htm

Blair and Scarlett told me Iraq had no usable weapons

This is the most extraordinary failure in the history of British intelligence...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1259186,00.html


From Information Clearing House

Blair on the rack as spy chiefs attack Iraq claims

BRITAIN's intelligence community united today in a series of astonishing attacks on Tony Blair and his handling of the run-up to war in Iraq...

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5028465.html


From Information Clearing House

The United States Has Lost its Moral Authority

Iraq , as a threat to the United States , was all contrived. Richard Clarke stated in his book, Against All Enemies, with John McLaughlin of the CIA confirming, that there was no evidence or intelligence of "Iraqi support for terrorism against the United States " from 1993 until 2003 when we invaded...

http://www.wagingpeace.org/articles/2004/06/23_hollings_moral-authority.htm


From Information Clearing House

Omega-News Collection 12. July 2004

Bush signs legislation confiscating Indian land
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263980/

CLIMATE WARNING FROM THE DEEP
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263983/

Get Snowmobiles Out of Yellowstone
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262063/

Stop Drilling in Wyoming's Powder River Basin
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262373/

Exxon Mobil's Global Warming Misinformation Campaign
http://actionnetwork.org/campaign/exxonmobil/i5sxe849j6e7i8

MAD COW REGULATIONS: A LONG TIME COMING
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262214/

IS MONSANTO QUIETLY DROPPING rBGH?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262215/

ANOTHER CANCEROUS TIDBIT
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262216/

STARLINK CORN FIASCO FINALLY PAYS OUT
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262217/

Get Truth Out on Intelligence Blunders
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/261270/

Bush Coordinating War on Terror With Election
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/261275/

Sworn Statements by Abu Ghraib Detainees
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263618/

July Surprise
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/261394/

Senate Report Sidesteps How Bush Misused Intelligence
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/261396/

Angry Bush Walks Out on Media, Refuses to Answer Questions About Relationship With Ken Lay
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262041/

Ridge predicts pre-election attack
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262085/

US Science Policy Swayed by Politics-Group
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262050/

FBI HARRASSMENT CONTINUES - ARTIST FACES 20-YEAR CHARGES
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262202/

BUSH APPOINTED PARTISANS AND CRONIES IN IRAQ
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262149/

Liberation as martial law
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262178/

Bush Prevails as House Refuses to Curb Patriot Act
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262192/

The War Built On A Lie
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262400/

Cheney Faces Criminal Indictments
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262218/

Colin L. Powell, Remarks to the United Nations Security Council
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262935/

The grieving parents who might yet bring Bush down
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262601/

A temporary coup
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262402/

Destroying Democracy
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262362/

The American Revolution has freed the people of the United States from the tyranny of the British Crown
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262762/

Freedom?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262761/

U.S. News obtains all classified annexes to the Taguba report on Abu Ghraib
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262296/

Depleted Uranium: The Trojan Horse of Nuclear War
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262361/

Should We Be Alarmed by the Wide Use of Mercenaries?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262404/

Key documents and speeches leading up to Iraq war
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263700/

How the Iraqis See It
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262405/

Senate to Investigate How Bush Sold Iraq War
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263721/

Iraqi children under occupation
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262669/

Attacks, Abductions, and the CIA's Allawi
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263726/

America's Empire of Bases
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262408/

The National Security Strategy of the United States
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262409/

An Uncivil Administration
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263748/

Presidential Records
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263583/

Bush’s crucial military records were destroyed
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263331/

Bush Chemical Treaty Bill Favors Industry Over Public Health
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263697/

A Scheme to Cancel the Elections?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263294/

U.S. Mulling How to Delay Nov. Vote in Case of Attack
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263623/

Ridge Warns of Election Terror Plot
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263662/

Election Day Worries
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263635/

Bush Regime working out Procedures for postponing November Election
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263643/

FAKE VOTER SIGN-UPS INCREASING
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263631/

The Push
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263717/

Bush Administration Seeking Authority to Postpone Election
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263732/

Bush administration seeks power to postpone November election
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263846/

IT'S TIME TO TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263306/

3/11 The Madrid 'Terrorist' Attacks
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262582/

PM and Spies at War over Iraq Report
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263736/

Briton sues US giant over 'uranium poison'
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263739/

Urgent Human Rights: Labor Situations in Colombia
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263313/

Apology is fine but justice is better
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/263857/

CLIMATE WARNING FROM THE DEEP

By Julianna Kettlewell

BBC News

Monday, July 12, 2004,

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3879841.stm

Strange things are happening in the North Sea. Cod stocks are slumping faster than over-fishing can account for, and Mediterranean species like red mullet are migrating north.

Several sea birds are also in trouble. Kittiwake numbers are falling fast and guillemots are struggling to breed.

And, earlier this summer, hundreds of fulmar (a relative of the albatross) corpses washed up on the Norfolk coast, having apparently starved to death.

Scientists suspect these events are linked and they are trying to work out how.

Nothing is certain yet, but some believe a dramatic change in North Sea plankton is responsible. And, what is more, they blame global warming.

Global changes

Plankton are microscopic free-floating marine organisms. Globally they are of vital importance.

Phyto-plankton (tiny plants) are behind 50% of the Earth's photosynthesis. And, along with zoo-plankton (tiny animals), they form the base of the whole ocean food web.

But, over the last 20 years, these little organisms have been undergoing a radical shake-up in the North Sea.

Everybody working in the North Sea is seeing big changes Sarah Wanless, Nerc Centre for Ecology and Hydrology Broadly speaking, as global temperatures rise, cold water species are moving out and warm water species are moving in.

"The North Sea was a cold temperate ecosystem in the 1980s, but since the 1990s it has changed into a warm temperate ecosystem," explained Martin Edwards, of the Sir Alistair Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science (SAHFOS), Plymouth, UK.

"So all the cold water species of plankton have moved much further north, and they are being replaced by more sub-tropical species."

Kittiwakes are declining rapidly

The decline of a particular species of phyto-plankton, which blooms in early spring, is key to changes further up the food chain.

Many small animals feed on this spring bloom - and even time their own emergence to match it. Now it is going, they are dying.

Dr Edwards said: "The spring bloom is declining, and the cold water zoo-plankton that feed on the spring bloom are declining as well - and so are the fish larvae that feed on the zoo-plankton."

And so - presumably - are other fish that feed on those larvae and the birds that feed on the fish.

Over the edge

Martin Edwards and bird expert Sarah Wanless, from Nerc Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, have got together to try to pinpoint how this is happening.

"We have already shown that kittiwakes are declining and declining quite rapidly - but at the moment we don't know the mechanisms," said Dr Wanless.

"And that is why we are joining up the bird work with the plankton work, so we can see how these links actually operate.

Amazingly the role of plankton has not been extensively studied in the past
"What Martin Edwards and his colleagues are showing is that there is a profound difference in the plankton in the North Sea, and we are seeing a decline in the sand eels that many birds feed on."

She continued: "We speculate these are climate driven changes, which are working their way right through the food chain. And we are seeing signals emerging from the birds.

"In some cases we are finding a whole lot of adult birds dead and in other cases that the birds are abandoning their chicks."

And there might be worse to come. Because sea birds are generally long lived, changes happen rather slowly. So what we are seeing now could be, some fear, the tip of the iceberg.

"Some species might decline to the extent where they are no longer present," said Dr Wanless. "And kittiwakes might well be one of the first to disappear."

Emerging picture

Amazingly the role of plankton, and how they are affected by climate, has not been extensively studied in the past.

"Work on plankton is hugely important," said Dr Chris Reid, the Director of SAHFOS.

"The world's oceans make up more than 70% of the world's surface and 50% of the primary production in the world comes from phyto-plankton, but as yet we have very little idea about how this changes regionally or with time."

Now, the story behind some of the North Sea mysteries is beginning to unfold.

Dr Wanless said: "Everybody working in the North Sea is seeing big changes, but what we need to do now is get everybody together, to try to piece the whole jigsaw together."


Informant: NHNE

Bush signs legislation confiscating Indian land

by Jerry Reynolds, Indian Country

July 9, 2004

WASHINGTON -- One of the largest ongoing seizures of Indian land in modern times will move forward following President George W. Bush’s signing of the Western Shoshone Distribution Bill on July 7.

Under provisions of the bill, Western Shoshone claims to 24 million acres of land in Nevada, Utah, California and Idaho, based on the Ruby Valley Treaty of 1863, are officially subsumed through payment by the U.S. government.

The bill will forcibly distribute approximately $145 million in funds awarded the tribe by the Indian Land Claims Commission. Most of it will go to 6,000 or so eligible tribal members, with a separate revenue stream set aside for educational purposes.

The commission acted on findings that following the Ruby Valley Treaty, which permitted non-Indian miners access to the tribal lands, a "gradual encroachment" took place that supposedly nullified the treaty.

According to the government the "gradual encroachment" theory obviated any need for official cession of land by sovereign Western Shoshone governments, a sticking point to this day with foes of the funds distribution.

http://www.unknownnews.net/040702a-dn.html


Informant: littlebrit1961

A Secret Conference Thought to Rule the World

http://www.prisonplanet.tv/articles/july2004/120704secretconference.htm


Informant: m macleod

Anschlag auf den demokratischen Prozess

Die Bush-Regierung verfolgt weiter den Plan, bei einem Terroranschlag die Präsidentschaftswahlen im November verschieben zu können...

http://www.telepolis.de/tp/deutsch/inhalt/co/17858/1.html

Apology is fine but justice is better

07/11/2004 - SEATTLE WA

MARK TRAHANT, SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER COLUMNIST

I did wrong. I am sorry. I will change.

Three-word sentences that all of us have to say from time to time. We learn from our mistakes, we change our behavior and we progress on through life.

In our generation, our institutions have become apology minded, too.

The Roman Catholic Church has apologized for historical wrongs by the church toward native people, for its role in the Crusades and for
anti-Semitism. An insurance company apologized for its role in slavery, expressing "deep regret over any participation in this deplorable practice." And, universities have apologized for their role in colonization, slavery and grave robbing.

The United States has its own history of saying "sorry." There have been apologies for rounding up American citizens of Japanese descent, for overthrowing the Native Hawaiian kingdom and for continuing debates about an apology for slavery and reparations.

Congress is now considering an official apology to "all Native Peoples on behalf of the United States."

The merits of such an apology are the very chapters that make up the history of the United States. The proposed, official U.S. apology cites "broken treaties" and "bloody confrontations and massacres." It tells of official condemnation of native religions and the removal of children from their parents and families. Senate Joint Resolution 37 also records how the ancestors of "today's Native Peoples inhabited the land of the present-day United States since time immemorial and for thousands of years before the arrival of the peoples of European descent."

Argue all you want over the apology, this is where the story turns ironic. While Congress considers how sorry it is -- it also acted to steal more native land (one more time, for old time's sake).

More than 50 years ago, the Indian Claims Commission determined that Western Shoshone lands in Nevada had been taken by "gradual encroachment." In 1946, that commission awarded $27 million to the tribe -- the 1872 value of the 24 million acres and the money has been collecting interest in a bank account since 1979. A friend of mine from Nevada said at the time, "They called it encroachment. We called it stealing."

Last week the act became official. President Bush signed into law a $145 million settlement quashing the Western Shoshone land claims. For a few pennies per acre, the United States has officially settled, resolving the land claim. It's done.

But this federal settlement only gives legal cover. Western Shoshones, including Carrie Dann, who's in her 70s, and her older sister, Mary, have been fighting federal agents for decades. In 1974 the federal government sued the sisters for trespass. And in the years that followed federal agents have seized their cattle -- and generally enforced encroachment as a new way of life.

The Dann case reached the Supreme Court. In 1985 the court said the Indian Claims Commission had made an award -- even if no money had changed hands -- and had therefore completed the process.

"This very day, there is this bill that will forever change democracy to a tyrant or dictator," Carrie Dann wrote last month. "The United States through its manipulation and lies will now say they bought this land. Again, let me tell you all, my sacred sogabee is not for sale. It is my life and you should not bring shame and dishonor to the United States at this time. When the acts of the United States violate the human rights of its own people, those acts should not be taken."

Nevada Sen. Harry Reid said the bill means an overdue payment could be made to individual tribal members.

Indeed, the government says, Western Shoshones voted for this settlement. But critics say the majority of Western Shoshone tribal councils are on record against the settlement and say there hasn't been a full accounting of tribal members.

One tribal member who has supported the settlement is Nancy Stewart. "The needs of our people are simple," she told The Associated Press. "Most of our homes don't have telephones, 98 percent [of tribal people] don't own computers."

Stewart said the settlement was the only route because the return of millions of acres was never realistic.

That may well be true -- I have sympathy for those who would claim "something" as opposed to "nothing." But that does not make it right.

The entire land claim process was designed with one goal: Get tribes to take money to resolve messy land claims. The solution to "encroachment" was cash, not justice.

Last week's bill is one more item the United States can add to its apology list. But what happens after the government says it's sorry? Probably another apology -- just don't expect change.

Mark Trahant is editor of the editorial page. E-mail:
marktrahant@seattlepi.com

C1996-2004 Seattle Post-Intelligencer


Informant: Carrie Dann

Bush administration seeks power to postpone November election

(excerpt)

Posted on Monday, July 12 @ 10:04:35 EDT

From CNN

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. officials have discussed the idea of postponing Election Day in the event of a terrorist attack on or about that day, a Homeland Security Department spokesman said Sunday.

The department has referred questions about the matter to the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel, said spokesman Brian Roehrkasse, confirming a report in this week's editions of Newsweek magazine.

Newsweek said the discussions about whether the November 2 election could be postponed started with a recent letter to Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge from DeForest Soaries Jr., chairman of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

The commission was set up after the disputed 2000 presidential vote to help states deal with logistical problems in their elections.

Soaries, who was appointed by President Bush, is a former New Jersey secretary of state and senior pastor of the 7,000-member First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset.

Newsweek reported that Soaries expressed concern that no federal agency had the authority to postpone an election and asked Ridge to ask Congress to give his commission such power.

Ridge warned Thursday that al Qaeda terrorists were planning a large-scale attack on the United States "in an effort to disrupt the democratic process." (Full story)

Ridge said he had no specific or credible information about threats to the political conventions. The four-day Democratic convention kicks off July 26 in Boston, Massachusetts, and the Republican National Convention begins August 30 in New York City.

Ridge also said the nation's color-coded terrorist threat level would remain at yellow, or elevated.

Democratic Rep. Jane Harman of California, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that she believes planning for the possibility of postponing Election Day is "excessive, based on what we know."

"Six days ago, the leadership of the House and Senate intelligence committees and leadership of the House and Senate were briefed on these so-called new threats," Harman said on CNN's "Late Edition."

"They are more chatter about old threats, which were the subject of a press conference by Attorney General [John] Ashcroft and [FBI] Director [Robert] Mueller six weeks ago.

"[Ridge] sounded more like an interior decorator talking about what more we can do under the shade of yellow," she said.

The news that such discussions have taken place raised other eyebrows on Capitol Hill as well.

"I don't think there's an argument that can be made, for the first time in our history, to delay an election," said Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, a member of the Intelligence Committee.

"We hold elections in the middle of war, in the middle of earthquakes, in the middle of whatever it takes. The election is a statutory election. It should go ahead, on schedule, and we should not change it."

But the Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Christopher Cox of California, said on "Late Edition" that he sees Ridge's request as part of a prudent effort to plan for "doomsday scenarios."

"We don't have any intelligence to suggest that it is going to happen, but we're preparing for all of these contingencies now," Cox said.

Noting that New York election officials were able to postpone their September 11, 2001, primary election after terrorists slammed hijacked planes into the World Trade Center, Cox said "there isn't any body that has that authority to do that for federal elections."

"So what Secretary Ridge has asked the Justice Department to do is, 'Give me a legal memo, tell me what will be necessary. Do we need to go to Congress and get legislation?'"

What has Homeland Security officials worried is that terrorists could attempt to disrupt the election in the same way that train bombings in Madrid created unrest three days before the Spanish general election, Roehrkasse said.

Although there is no evidence that the bombings influenced the March 11 vote, socialist Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero unseated Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar, whose center-right government supported the U.S.-led war in Iraq.

The country's new government then pulled Spanish troops from Iraq.

© 2004 Cable News Network LP, LLLP.

Reprinted from CNN:
http://edition.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/07/11/election.day.delay/

Interesting responses from Smirking Chimp:
http://www.smirkingchimp.com

Laurel,

Peace through compassion, information, vigilence, and activism

http://boomerchick.proboards23.com/index.cgi


"Ridge warned Thursday that al Qaeda terrorists were planning a large-scale attack on the United States "in an effort to disrupt the democratic process.""

If we postpone the election, it means the terrorists have achieved their goal of disrupting the democratic process. I can't imagine ANYTHING more disruptive than not having the election.

It's time to contact Congress

to find out who your Representatives and Senators are http://capwiz.com/wa/dbq/officials/

Then write!

For the Senate:
The Honorable ___________
U.S. Senate
Washington D.C., 20510


For the House of Representatives:
The Honorable ___________
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington D.C., 20515

An Uncivil Administration

by Walter Brasch

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) was furious. Once again, the Bush Administration managed to subvert not only American civil liberties, but the democratic process as well. Nadler, one of the nation’s leading advocates of social justice, and whose district includes the area where the World Trade Center once stood, called the Republican leadership “shameful,” their tactics “corrupt.” “For all of their talk of patriotism, the Republicans showed something quite different,” said Nadler. It was nothing less than “an abuse of power more likely to be seen in a police state than in a democratic society,” he said....

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/July2004/Brasch0712.htm

Briton sues US giant over 'uranium poison'

Landmark court case could establish critical link for Gulf war veterans...

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1258632,00.html


Informant: Davey Garland

PM and Spies at War over Iraq Report

(Brian Brady / The Scotsman)

(July 11, 2004) -- Open warfare erupted between Tony Blair and the UK's intelligence community last night over who should shoulder the blame for inaccurate information on Weapons of Mass Destruction that helped lead Britain into war against Iraq...

http://mailhost.groundspring.org/cgi-bin/t.pl?id=85826:740526

Bush Administration Seeking Authority to Postpone Election

http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/071204Y.shtml

Attacks, Abductions, and the CIA's Allawi

http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/071204D.shtml

Senate to Investigate How Bush Sold Iraq War

http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/071204B.shtml

The Push

http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/071204A.shtml

Key documents and speeches leading up to Iraq war

http://tinyurl.com/3vwka

Bush Chemical Treaty Bill Favors Industry Over Public Health

July 12, 2004

Tomorrow, a House subcommittee will take up a Bush administration bill that environmentalists believe would harmfully limit how the U.S. participates in an international treaty to ban or strictly regulate the world's most toxic chemicals.

Congress must pass legislation in order for the U.S. to ratify the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), a treaty that currently covers the world's 12 most dangerous chemicals and pesticides and allows for adding additional pollutants in the future. Because the U.S. has already banned the so-called "dirty dozen" currently covered by POPs, it is the "adding mechanism" portion of the treaty that is at issue.

But a draft of the administration bill being circulated in the House Subcommittee on Environment and Hazardous Materials is "fatally flawed and should be rejected" because it places the interests of the chemical industry over the health protection of the American public, according to a summary prepared by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for International and Environmental Law (CIEL). [1]

For example, the legislation fails to require EPA to take any action whatsoever should a new chemical be added to the Convention -- even if the U.S. supports the decision to add the chemical to the list. The bill includes no timeline for EPA to accept or reject regulation of the new chemical and no process by which the public can challenge EPA's decision. The Bush administration has vehemently argued over the past several years that Congress cannot pass laws that require EPA to take any action based upon decisions in international treaties.

Ironically, in direct contrast to this philosophy, the legislation also includes language that would allow Congress to force the President to take action under this treaty. The bill would require the President to select an "opt in" version of ratification, meaning that if new chemicals were added to the Convention, the U.S. would not be required to regulate or ban those chemicals unless it actively "opted" to do so -- even if the U.S. delegation voted to support the addition of that chemical to the list.

Such a clause would blatantly interfere with the President's international negotiating abilities, according to CIEL. "We suspect this power grab is directed not at the current administration, but at future Presidents who may be more inclined to cooperate in international negotiations and implement them in a way that meaningfully protects human health and the global environment," the summary states.

"I suspect it was written as a safeguard, in case Bush isn't President next year," Glenn Wiser, a senior attorney for CIEL, told BushGreenwatch. "I can't think of any other reason for doing it."

Should the U.S. decide to "opt in" to a ban on additional chemicals, those regulations would be further delayed by a requirement in the bill that would force EPA to conduct analyses to determine the chemical's suitability for listing, even though such scientific investigations would already have been conducted by the U.S. as a party to the Convention.

This legislation, said Wiser, is just one more example of the Bush administration parlaying favor with the chemical industry by placing its financial interests over the public's health and well-being.

"The last thing industry wants is for an international treaty to rock their boat," said Wiser. "But they want the U.S. to sign on to the POPs Convention, because they want to be sure the U.S. government will protect their interests in any future Convention decisions."

SOURCES:
[1] "Environmental and Health Organizations Reject Proposed TSCA Amendment to Implement the Stockholm Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Convention," Jul. 1, 2004.

http://www.bushgreenwatch.org/mt_archives/000153.php

Ridge Warns of Election Terror Plot

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,1282,-4290857,00.html


Informant: Laurel

Bush Regime working out Procedures for postponing November Election

http://globalresearch.ca/articles/TAR407B.html


Informant: Laurel

Election Day Worries

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5411741/site/newsweek


Informant: Laurel

FAKE VOTER SIGN-UPS INCREASING

http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2004/Jul-09-Fri-2004/news/24275955.html


Informant: NHNE

U.S. Mulling How to Delay Nov. Vote in Case of Attack

http://www.truthout.org/docs_04/071204Y.shtml


Informant: Global Network

Sworn Statements by Abu Ghraib Detainees

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/world/iraq/abughraib/swornstatements042104.html?g

Funk schädigt DNA

EU-Studie weist Genmutationen durch Strahlung nach

Millionen von Menschen fragen sich, ob ihr Mobiltelefon gefährlich ist. Eine EU-finanzierte Studie hat nun nachgewiesen, dass Mobilfunkstrahlen die DNA-Strukturen von Zellen angreifen.

VON MOUNIR ZITOUNI

Frankfurt a. M. · 11. Juli · Wissenschaftler aus sieben Ländern haben im so genannten Reflex-Projekt vier Jahre lang untersucht, wie Zellkulturen - menschliche wie tierische - auf elektromagnetische Felder reagieren. Die Ergebnisse gelten unter Experten als spektakulär: Elektromagnetische Schwingungen, vergleichbar mit denen eines Mobilfunk-Telefons, können demnach DNA-Strukturen zerstören und damit Erbgut verändern.

Die Studie unter der Leitung der Münchener Stiftung für Verhalten und Umwelt (Verum) zeigt, dass Zellen nach der Bestrahlung durch elektromagnetische Felder DNA-Strangbrüche sowie Veränderungen an den Chromosomen aufweisen. Solche Genmutationen werden, wenn sie im menschlichen Körper auftreten, allgemein als krebserregend angesehen.

Franz Adlkofer, wissenschaftlicher Direktor von Verum und Koordinator des Projektes, warnt allerdings vor voreiligen Schlüssen: "Das sind Untersuchungen im Reagenzglas gewesen. Noch ist das kein Beweis dafür, dass man durch elektromagnetische Felder erkranken kann."

Die Versuche zeigen, dass freie Radikale bei der Genmutation eine große Rolle spielen könnten. Denn in Zellkulturen, denen Vitamin C, ein Radikalenfänger, zugesetzt wurde, blieben die DNA-Strukturen weitgehend gesund. Adlkofer hält die Studie für einen Meilenstein: "Seit vielen, vielen Jahren sagte die Lehrmeinung, dass Mobilfunkstrahlen keine Auswirkungen auf das Erbgut hätten. Das haben wir widerlegt."

Ursprünglich sollte das Forschungsprojekt im August 2003 beendet sein. Doch eine der zwölf Forschungsgruppen, die offenbar der Industrie nahe steht, lehnte den Abschlussbericht ab. Doch auch ergänzende Untersuchungen veränderten das Ergebnis nicht. Ende diesen Monats soll nun der Abschlussbericht bei der EU vorgelegt werden.

Ministerium wartet "sehnsüchtig"

Axel Böttger, Referatsleiter für Strahlenschutz im Bundesumweltministerium, hält sich mit Kommentaren deshalb noch zurück: "Ich warte sehnsüchtig auf den Abschlussbericht. Es muss erst einmal überprüft werden, ob die Arbeit wissenschaftlichen Kriterien entspricht." Doch auch Böttger weiß: "Wenn sich die Ankündigungen bestätigen, dann hätte man ein Ergebnis, das nicht von der Hand zu weisen wäre."

Das Projekt

Reflex ist der Kurzname für das von der Europäischen Union im fünften Rahmenprogramm geförderte Forschungsvorhaben. Das Projekt vereinte zwölf Forschungsgruppen von Universitäten und Forschungszentren aus sieben europäischen Ländern. Das Projekt wurde im Februar 2000 gestartet und im Mai abgeschlossen. zi

Adlkofer fordert jetzt weitere Schritte. "Das Projekt ist abgeschlossen. Ich werde bei der EU einen Antrag für ein neues stellen, damit wir die gewonnenen Erkenntnisse auf die Situation des lebenden Organismus übertragen können."

Doch ob den Forschungsteams Gelegenheit gegeben wird, das Projekt weiterzuführen, ist fraglich. Adlkofer wenigstens sieht sich Lobbyisten gegenübergestellt, die versuchen, Mobilfunkinteressen zu schützen. "Industrievertreter haben kein Interesse daran, dass diese Ergebnisse ernst genommen werden. Also wird ignoriert, kritisiert und diffamiert."

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Bush Cabal contemplating Delaying NOV. Election

http://www.chemtrailcentral.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/002389.html#3


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U.S. National Plan to Screen and Drug Children

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GW Bush has done what no other President Could Do
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Bush’s crucial military records were destroyed

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Forschung 2/2004

Amerikanischer Mobilfunkkritiker stellt Hypothese zum Zusammenhang zwischen Autismus und elektromagnetischen Feldern her.
Der durch ein mobilfunkkritisches Buch bekannt gewordene Ingenieur Robert C. Kane stellt in einem Artikel die Hypothese vor, dass der zunehmende Autismus von Kindern der letzten Jahrzehnte mit der zunehmenden Exposition durch elektromagnetische Felder zusammenhängen könnte. Dabei gibt er jedoch zu, dass man auch andere Ursachen mit in Betracht ziehen müsste.

Robert C. Kane, Ph.D.:
A Possible Association Between Fetal/neonatal Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Increased Incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Medical Hypotheses (2004) 62, 195-197
http://www.emfbioeffects.org/report.html



GSM-Mobilfunkwellen beeinflussen die Genexpression nur bei genetisch veränderten Zellen
Bei dieser Studie im Rahmen des Reflex-Projektes fanden Forscher bei genveränderten Stammzellen von Mäusen eine Veränderung der Genexpression unter dem Einfluss verschiedener Emissionen, wie sie von GSM Handys abgegeben werden. Bei nicht genveränderten Stammzellen waren diese Einflüsse nicht vorhanden.

Czyz J, Guan K, Zeng Q, Nikolova T, Meister A, Schönborn F, Schuderer J, Kuster N, Wobus A.
High-frequency electromagnetic fields (GSM signals) affect gene expression levels in tumor suppressor p53-deficient embryonic stem cells. Bioelectromagnetics 2004; 25(3);296-307

Abstract:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/108069855/ABSTRACT
Zusammenfassung vom Wireless Information Resource Centre:
http://www.wirc.org/research/laboratory/kojima.shtml



Zusammenhang zwischen niederfrequenten Magnetfeldern und Brustkrebs
Eine norwegische Untersuchung Fall-Kontroll-Studie zeigt einen Zusammenhang zwischen niederfrequenten Magnetfelder und Brustkrebs: Die gefundenen Ergebnisse deuten darauf hin, dass Frauen, die in der Nähe von Hochspannungsleitungen wohnen, ein erhöhtes Risiko zu haben an Brustkrebs zu erkranken.

Kliukiene J, Tynes T, Andersen A.:
Residential and Occupational Exposures to 50-Hz Magnetic Fields and Breast Cancer in Women: A Population-based Study, Am J Epidemiol. 2004 May 1;159(9):852-61.

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=15105178
oder:
http://tinyurl.com/2xbuk



Niederfrequente magnetische Felder haben Einfluss auf das EEG
Kanadische Wissenschaftler fanden einen Einfluss auf Alpha-Wellen des EEG's durch niederfrequente Magnetfelder, wie sie auch durch Mobiltelefone erzeugt werden (siehe dazu unten).

Cook CM, Thomas AW, Prato FS.
Resting EEG is affected by exposure to a pulsed ELF magnetic field. Bioelectromagnetics, April 2004; 25(3): 196-203.
Abstract: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/107638672/ABSTRACT



Mikrowellen beeinflussen das Zellwachstum bei Kaninchen-Augenlinsen
Chinesische Forscher fanden bei dieser Studie, dass Mikrowellen das Zellwachstum bei den Epithel-Zellen von kultivierten Augenlinsen von Kaninchen hemmten und dafür ein zur Steuerung der Zellteilung benötigtes Eiweiß stärker auftrat. Dies interpretieren sie als den Versuch der Zelle, DNA-Schäden zu begrenzen.

Yao K, Wang KJ, Sun ZH, Tan J, Xu W, Li JZ, Lu DQ. 2004.
Low power microwave radiation inhibits the proliferation of rabbit lens epithelial cells by upregulating P27Kip1 expression. Molecular Vision 10:138-43.

Abstract und Download:
http://www.molvis.org/molvis/v10/a18/



Mobiltelefone haben Einfluss auf das EEG
In dieser australischen Pilotstudie wurde bei Untersuchungen an 10 Probanten festgestellt, dass ein mit maximaler Sendeleistung arbeitendes GSM-Mobiltelefon Einfluss auf das Alpha- und Betaband des EEG hatte.

D'Costa H, Trueman G, Tang L, Abdel-rahman U, Abdel-rahman W, Cosic I.
Human brain wave activity during exposure to radiofrequency field emissions from mobile phones. Australian Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine, 2003; 26(4): 162--67.

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=14995060
oder.
http://tinyurl.com/38goc


Quelle der Zusammenstellung von Ralf Dieter Wölfle:
http://www.ralf-woelfle.de/elektrosmog/sub6/forschung042.htm


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