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Mrz
2005

Ocean heat store makes climate change inevitable

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7161


Informant: Scott Munson

Die Schmerzwaffen kommen

Mittel der neuen Kriegsführung: Nicht-tödliche Waffe, die mit elektromagentischen Pulsen unerträglichen Schmerz verursacht, kurz vor dem Einsatz...

http://www.telepolis.de/tp/r4/artikel/19/19691/1.html

Omega siehe auch unter:
http://ecolog.twoday.net/stories/582359/

Wolfowitz at the World Bank: An Empire without a Global Economic Policy?

http://montages.blogspot.com/2005/03/wolfowitz-at-world-bank-empire-without.html


Informant: furuhashi.1

From ufpj-news

Ferrer Adviser Is Being Paid to Lobby the Legislature Against Paper Ballots

3/10/2005
The New York Times
By Michael Slackman

The chief political adviser for Fernando Ferrer accepted a $120,000-a-year contract last month to lobby state lawmakers to block passage of legislation in New York that would require voters to use paper ballots.

read article:
http://nov2truth.org/article.php?story=20050313074712802

All the President's Votes?

Published on Monday, October 13, 2003 by the lndependent/UK

A Quiet Revolution is Taking Place in US Politics. By the Time It's Over, the Integrity of Elections Will be in the Unchallenged, Unscrutinized Control of a Few Large - and Pro-Republican - Corporations. Andrew Gumbel wonders if democracy in America can survive.

by Andrew Gumbel

Something very odd happened in the mid-term elections in Georgia last November. On the eve of the vote, opinion polls showed Roy Barnes, the incumbent Democratic governor, leading by between nine and 11 points. In a somewhat closer, keenly watched Senate race, polls indicated that Max Cleland, the popular Democrat up for re-election, was ahead by two to five points against his Republican challenger, Saxby Chambliss.

read article:
http://nov2truth.org/article.php?story=20050316095006518

Count The Damn Ballots

Democrats! Paper "Trails" Aren't Good Enough. Count The Damn Ballots!

3/16/2005
Scoop
By Lynn Landes

After the 2004 election I thought I would barf if I heard one more Democratic pundit or politician lament the lost election and blame it on the party's ''message''. As grassroots activists across the country reported thousands of election irregularities and voting machine "glitches" that overwhelmingly benefited Bush, the Democratic leadership seemed unusually willing to look the other way. John Kerry quickly conceded, former President Carter attended Bush's ignoble inauguration, and Bill Clinton now pals around with Bush the First.

read article:
http://nov2truth.org/article.php?story=20050316124618302

Elections Board Announces Examination of Election Process

3/16/2005
Election Science Institute
Steven Hertzberg

Goal, in the wake of the November 2004 presidential election, is to set new standards for election process.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Franklin County Board of Elections announced today that it was launching an independent examination into the election process used in last November’s presidential election. The aim is to conduct a thorough review of the Board’s strengths and weaknesses in the wake of the much-scrutinized Bush-Kerry presidential contest in Ohio, and enact changes guaranteeing maximum transparency and accountability in future elections.

read article:
http://nov2truth.org/article.php?story=20050316165252924

Save Our Democracy

3/17/2005
The Free Press
by John Irwin

For the last several decades, the corporate establishment, because of their control of the media, gained more and more control of the country. However, after the 2000 election, which won voter fraud in Florida and by the bizarre action of the conservative majority on the Supreme Court, a great mobilization took place that was aimed at winning the next election. The accomplishments of this mobilization were phenomenal. A coalition of traditional democrats, old lefties, and new activists matched the tremendous 150 million dollar war chest accumulated by the Republicans. Theirs came from corporations and rich donors, ours mostly from small donations from more ordinary people. Then, we register millions of new voters—mothers, minorities, and young people—and they voted.

read article:
http://nov2truth.org/article.php?story=20050317140854256

Despotism & Democracy

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4971.htm

Europe Alarmed by Wolfowitz Nomination

In Germany, Michael Müller, the Social Democrats deputy parliamentary leader, described the choice as "horrifying."

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,1564,1521182,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/53uh4


From Information Clearing House

A Perfect Fit: Wolfowitz at the World Bank

If you want to know how Professor Wolfowitz got the job, follow the money.

http://www.counterpunch.com/wanniski03172005.html


From Information Clearing House

Wolfowitz to spread neo-con gospel

By nominating Paul Wolfowitz to be head of the World Bank, President George Bush appears to be sending a message to the world that he intends to spread into development policy the same neo-conservative philosophy that has led his foreign policy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4358045.stm


From Information Clearing House

Wolfowitz To Rule the World (Bank)

In 1967, Robert McNamara, the captain of the Vietnam tragedy, left his post as secretary of defense to become president of the World Bank. So Bush is establishing a bipartisan tradition: you screw up a war, you get to run the World Bank. With this announcement, the impoverished of the world have less reason for hope.

http://www.thenation.com/capitalgames/index.mhtml?bid=3&pid=2265
http://tinyurl.com/4n85j


From Information Clearing House

US Army seeks longer enlistments as recruitment falters

The US Army has asked Congress to allow it to extend enlistment contracts offered to future soldiers by two years in order to "stabilize the force," as top defense officials warned that key recruitment targets for the year could be missed.

http://news.inq7.net/world/index.php?index=1&story_id=30824
http://tinyurl.com/6sc67


From Information Clearing House

Berlusconi under fire at home after Iraq withdrawal climbdown

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi took a battering from the press and opposition parties, after being forced into an ignominious climbdown by his more powerful allies over his stated intention to withdraw Rome's troops from Iraq...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1514&ncid=732&e=4&u=/afp/20050317/wl_mideast_afp/italyiraqtroops
http://tinyurl.com/5qy6l


From Information Clearing House

When The War Music Stops

This rage to march in lockstep to the war music is a fundamentalism of thought that enslaves America

By Luciana Bohne

A day will come when this crazed war music will stop, and the American people will hear the judgment that the Germans heard at Nuremberg—that, in Justice Robert Jackson's words, they had supported a regime which had committed "acts which have been regarded as criminal since the time of Cain."

http://tinyurl.com/64eap


From Information Clearing House

Cheerleading War and Slaughter

The assumption that one nation has the right to forcefully change the culture of another negates the concept of "principle" based on morality. It is on its face anarchy.

By William A. Cook

How many of us after all have the opportunity to change cultures, to redirect whole countries to adjust to the Capitalistic forces that define modernity, to send a nation to war by fabricating reasons to pit the greatest military force the world has ever known against an enfeebled nation subjugated to 12 years of sanctions.

http://tinyurl.com/44prv


From Information Clearing House

Secret U.S. Plans For Iraq's Oil

"We saw an increase in the bombing of oil facilities and pipelines [in Iraq] built on the premise that privatisation is coming"

By: Greg Palast - Reporting for BBC Newsnight

The industry-favored plan was pushed aside by yet another secret plan, drafted just before the invasion in 2003, which called for the sell-off of all of Iraq's oil fields. The new plan, crafted by neo-conservatives intent on using Iraq's oil to destroy the Opec cartel through massive increases in production above Opec quotas.

http://tinyurl.com/4uac3



Secret U.S. Plans For Iraq's Oil

The Bush administration made plans for war and for Iraq's oil before the 9/11 attacks sparking a policy battle between neo-cons and Big
Oil, BBC's Newsnight has revealed. Windows Media.

BBC Newsnight Video Report

Insiders told Newsnight that planning began "within weeks" of Bush's first taking office in 2001, long before the September 11th attack on the US. Windows Media.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article8307.htm


From Information Clearing House

TROOPS OUT NOW

Permits Secured for March 19!

The Troops Out Now Coalition has won an important victory by securing permitted rallies in Marcus Garvey Park and Central Park's East Meadow and an ending rally on 5th Avenue and 79th St.on March 19!

Based on a campaign of mass pressure and persistent assertion of our rights, we have won a significant victory, and we will hold a demonstration on 5th Ave, despite the NYPD's attempt to prevent the protest from taking place.

This demonstrates the power and effectiveness of mass protest and determination to struggle.

This power was demonstrated recently as the antiwar movement has forced the government of Italy to announce that it is withdrawing troops from Iraq. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a right wing millionaire and close ally of the Bush Administration, faced a renewed antiwar movement, when thousands took to the streets in response to the U.S. murder of Nicola Calipari, the Italian intelligence agent. This incident sparked outrage in Italy, where public opposition to the war has always been strong.

Hundreds of thousands lined the streets during Calipari's funeral. Demonstrations tooks place all over Italy, demanding the immediate withdrawal of Italy’s 3,000 troops from Iraq. Berlusconi was forced to bend to the will of the people, and announced that Italian troops will be withdrawn from Iraq in September.

Italy is just the latest country to withdraw from the "coaltiion of the willing". Spain, Poland, Hungary, Holland, Portugal, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua, and the Philippines have all either withdrawn their troops or are in the process of doing so, as the antiwar movement in these countries have taken to the streets to oppose the ongoing occupation.

Here in the U.S., we face a greater challenge, with more than 150,000 U.S. troops deployed in Iraq. But as the people of Italy and throughout the world have shown, the power of the antiwar movement in the streets can stop the war, and this is why hundreds of thousands of people will be in the streets once again on March 19.



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Update on March 19-20 Events World Wide

The global antiwar movement has called for the weekend of March 19 & 20 to be international days of protest against the war and occupation.

In the U.S., the Troops Out Now Coalition is organizing a major demonstration in New York City and supporting local actions throughout the country. The NYC demo is one of the largest expected demonstrations in the U.S. with tens of thousands expected and the FIRST major anti-war demonstration coming out of Harlem.

In Los Angeles, the 'Troops Out Now' Caravan will proceed through the community of South Central Los Angeles with signs and banners demanding that King/Drew Trauma Center, a major health care center scheduled to be shut down because of budget cuts, be kept open and given the funds needed to serve the community. The caravan will then join a major anti-war demonstration at Hollywood and Vine at 12 noon. For details, see: http://www.iacenterla.org or http://www.answerla.org.

In San Francisco, protesters will assemble at 11 a.m. in Dolores Park and march to a 1 p.m. rally at the Civic Center--for more information, see: http://www.actionsf.org/anscall050124.htm

In Fayetteville, Home of Fort Bragg and the 82nd Airborne, thousands will rally to say "Bring the Troops Home Now!" For more information, see: http://www.ncpeacejustice.org

Meanwhile, nearly 600 cities and towns across the globe are holding events on the 2nd anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

Below is a list of some of the protests planned for this world wide day of resistance:


AFRICA: South Africa, Egypt.

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN: Brazil, Mexico.

ASIA/PACIFIC: Australia, Bangladesh, India, Japan, Pakistan, South Korea.

NORTH AMERICA: Canada (30 cities), USA , Mexico

EUROPE: Iceland, Britain, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey.

In the U.S.:

ALABAMA: Anniston, Calera, Jacksonville, Hoover, Huntsville, Montgomery, Oneonta

ALASKA: Anchorage, Homer, Juneau

ARIZONA: Phoenix, Show Low, Tempe, Tucson, Window Rock, Winslow

ARKANSAS: Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Little Rock

CALIFORNIA: Alameda, Altadena, Belmont, Bishop, Brentwood, Capistrano Beach, Castro Valley, Clayton, Cloverdale, Corona, Costa Mesa, Cupertino, Davis, Eagle Rock, El Centro, Encinitas, Eureka, Fairfax, Fallbrook, Fresno, Hollister, Hollywood,Huntington Beach, Idylwild, Irvine, La Canada, Lafayette, Livermore, Loomis, Los Angeles, Mill Valley, Napa, Oakland, Oxnard, Pacific Palisades, Pacifica, Palm Springs, Palo Alto, Pasadena, Piedmont, Placerville, Pleasanton, Redding, Redlands, Reedley, Riverside, Rohnert Park, San Bruno, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, Santa Clarita, Santa Cruz, Santee, Sausalito, Sonora, Susanville, Thousand Oaks, Valencia, Ventura, Walnut Creek, West Hollywood, Willits

COLORADO: Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Evergreen, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Longmont, Lyons, Niwot, Paonia, Steamboat Springs

CONNECTICUT: Hartford, Madison, New Haven, Norwalk, Shelton, West Hartford

DELAWARE: Lewes, Odessa, Rehoboth Beach, Wilmington

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Washington, D.C.

FLORIDA: Altoona, Bunnell, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake Worth Beach, Lakeland,Marina, Melbourne, Miami, Naples, Niceville, Orlando, Pensacola, Sanford, Sarasota, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Sunrise, Tallahassee, Tampa, Vero Beach

GEORGIA: Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Gainesville, Milledgeville, Savannah, St. Simons, Stone Mountain

HAWAII: Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Pahoa

IDAHO: Boise, Ketchum, Pocatello, Sandpoint

ILLINOIS: Arlington Heights, Canton, Carbondale, Champaign, Chicago, Evanston, Glen Ellyn, Kankakee, Macomb, Morton, Mt. Prospect, Naperville, Oak Park, Olney, Palatine, Park Ridge, Rockford, Schaumburg, Springfield

INDIANA: Bloomington, Cromwell, Ft. Wayne, Gary, Granger, Goshen, Indianapolis, Mishawaka, Muncie, North Manchester, Terre Haute

IOWA: Ames, Burlington, Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, West Union

KANSAS: Hutchinson, Kansas City, Manhattan, Olathe, Ottawa, Pittsburg, Salina, Wichita

KENTUCKY: Bowling Green, Lexington, Louisville, Paducah

LOUISIANA: Baton Rouge, Keithville, Lake Charles, New Orleans, Thibodaux

MAINE: Augusta, Brooksville, Portland

MARYLAND: Baltimore, Columbia, Darnestown, Mount Rainier, Olney, Rockville, Silver Spring, Takoma Park

MASSACHUSETTS: Abington, Amherst, Andover, Arlington, Boston, Brimfield, Connecticut Valley, Duxbury, Fall River, Falmouth, Hyannis, Jamaica Plain, Monson, Montague, Natick, Newton, Northampton, Norton, Spencer, Stoneham, Stow, Sudbury, Vineyard Haven, Wendell, Waltham, Wenham, Worcester

MICHIGAN: Adrian, Ann Arbor, Big Rapids, Chelsea, Detroit, East Lansing, Ferndale, Flint, Fremont, Grand Rapids, Holland, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Livonia, Marquette, Midland, Monroe, Montague, Muskegon, Owosso, Pinckney, Port Huron, Prudenville, Redford, Saranac, Traverse City

MINNESOTA: Alexandria, Bemidji, Burnsville, Hibbing, Lake Crystal, Lino Lakes, Litchfield, Little Falls, Marshall, Minneapolis, Montevideo, Red Wing, Shoreview, St. Cloud, St. Paul

MISSISSIPPI: Biloxi, Jackson, Jonestown, Oxford, Starkville, Tupelo

MISSOURI: Camdenton, Cape Girardeau, Columbia, Kansas City, Lake St. Louis, Osage Beach, Springfield, St. Louis

MONTANA: Bozeman, Dutton, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula, Whitefish

NEBRASKA: Belgrade, Gothenburg, Grand Island, Hastings, Lincoln, Omaha

NEVADA: Las Vegas, Reno

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Concord, Keene, Milford, Plymouth, Wakefield, Walpole

NEW JERSEY: Atlantic City, Cedar Grove, Cherry Hill, Englewood, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Highland Park, Lambertville, Maplewood, Marlton, Merchantville, Montclair, Moorestown, Ocean Gate, Stirling, Woodstown

NEW MEXICO: Albuquerque, Las Cruces, Rinconada, Santa Fe, Silver City, Taos, Truth or Consequences

NEW YORK: Albany, Bay Shore, Binghamton, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Cooperstown, Coram, Elmira, Farmingdale, Flushing, Garden City, Greenport, Ithaca, Johnson City, Liberty, New Hartford, New Paltz, New York, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Sarasota Springs, Saugerties, Schenectady, Setauket, Southampton, Staten Island, Stony Brook, Syracuse, Troy, Utica, Wading River, Watertown, Woodstock, Yonkers

NORTH CAROLINA: Asheville, Belhaven, Boone, Burnsville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Columbus, Cullowhee, Fayetteville, Fletcher, Raleigh, Shelby, Wilmington

NORTH DAKOTA: Fargo, Minot

OHIO: Akron, Cambridge, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Columbus, Dayton, Delaware, Jefferson, Kent, Lima, Medina, Oberlin, Reynoldsburg, Sandusky, Springfield, Tiffin, Toledo, Westerville, Youngstown

OKLAHOMA: Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa

OREGON: Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Cottage Grove, Enterprise, Eugene, Lincoln City, Manzanita, Medford, Portland, Salem, The Dalles

PENNSYLVANIA: Bally, Beaver, Bellefonte, Bethlehem, Bryn Athyn, Chambersburg, Coatesville, Harrisburg, Hatfield, Honesdale, Huntingdon, Jenkintown, Jim Thorpe, Kutztown, Lancaster, Lansdowne, Lewisburg, Middleburg, Nazareth, Norristown, Pennsburg, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Squirrel Hill, St. Davids, State College, Valley Forge, Warminster, Wellsboro, West Chester, Wilkes-Barre, Williamsport, Worcester, Wynnewood, York

RHODE ISLAND: Newport, Providence

SOUTH CAROLINA: Anderson, Charleston, Greenville, Myrtle Beach

SOUTH DAKOTA: Sioux Falls,Spearfish

TENNESSEE: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Mountain City, Nashville, Sevierville

TEXAS: Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Bellarie, Brownsville, Cameron, Cedar Park, Colleyville, Comfort, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Ft. Worth, Granburgy, Houston, McAllen, San Antonio, Wichita Falls

UTAH: Logan, Salt Lake City

VERMONT: Barre, Bristol, Burlington, Manchester, Newport, Richmond, Rutland, Williston

VIRGINIA: Abingdon, Arlington, Augusta, Blacksburg, Chantilly, Charlottesville, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Leesburg, Norfolk, Richmond, Staunton, Williamsburg

WASHINGTON: Anacortes, Bremerton, Edwards, Gig Harbor, Lacey, Langley, Longview, Lopez Village, Olympia, Port Angeles, Port Orchard, Redmond, Seattle, Spokane, Suquamish, Swinomish Reservation, Tacoma, Vancouver, Wenatchee

WEST VIRGINIA: Charleston, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, Parkersburg, Wheeling

WISCONSIN: Algoma, Appleton, Beloit, Brookfield, Burlington, Cable, De Pere, Fish Creek, Hayward, Janesville, Kenosha, Madison, Marshfield, Menomonie, Milwaukee, Minocqua, Monona, Port Washington, Racine, Rice Lake, Ripon, Sheboygan, St. Croix Falls, Superior, Viroqua, Waukesha, Wausau, West Allis

WYOMING: Casper, Cheyenne, Lander, Laramie, Sheridan


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What you Need to know for March 19--logistics, schedule, etc.


***Cultural Events

Don't miss these exciting cultural events this weekend in NYC:

*Friday March 18th. . . Hip Hop concert at the Oberia Dempsey Center at 127, 127th Street in Harlem from 7pm to 12 midnight. Featuring Nana Soul, Hicoup and Haasan, Mental Notes, Afi, Bomani, Head Roc, Verses, Komplex, and Tylibah. $10 suggested donation....BENEFIT FOR THE TROOPS OUT NOW COALITION!

*Saturday March 19th. . . Troops Out Now Reception (After the rally)- 5 to 9 pm, The New School, 55 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th Aves), Featuring Jazz Pianist and Composer, Consuela Lee; Social Justice Singer/Activist Pam Parker; Black Waxx Recording Artist Nana Soul; Spirit Child and Kahlil Khan of the Artist and Activist Collective Movement in Motion and many more. . . Free of charge!

*The Troops Out Now CD. . . is available from Black Waxx-- If you get only one CD this year... Troop Out Now should be it! This CD was produced to help get information to the public about the Iraq War and inspire people to take action. It features artists that will probably never be heard on the radio because of censorship! The music is phenomenal... The commentary thought provoking and informative. You will never find anything else like it. For more information on how to get your copy today contact us at info@blackwaxx.com http://blackwaxx.com


***Marcus Garvey Park

10:00 AM - 124th St & 5th Ave. March to to 125th St Military Recruiting Station and then to Central Park

Marcus Garvey Park is one of the oldest public squares in Manhattan. Central to the life of Harlem for more than 150 years the park was renamed by the City Council in honor of the Black Nationalist leader Marcus Garvey in 1973.

The park located in East Harlem at 5th Ave. between 120th and 124th Streets, makes it an ideal gathering place for a march down 5th Ave.

BUS DROP-OFF: Mount Morris Park Drive West, between
120th and 124th Streets


***Central Park - East Meadow

12:00 Noon - 97 & 5th Ave

The East Meadow is an open area in Central Park just off 5th Avenue between 97th and 100th Streets.

Enter the East Meadow from Park Drive East. Enter the park from the East side at 102nd Street or 90th Street



BUS DROP-OFF: 5th Avenue above 102nd St.


***March to Mayor Bloomberg's House

3:00 PM - March to Mayor Bloomberg House - Demand FUND CITIES NOT WAR!

BUS PICK-UP: 5th Avenue south of 77th St.


***March Routes

The historic march from Marcus Garvey Park goes throught the heart of Harlem; past shops on 125th St., down the busy Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. and through East Harlem.

Exit Marcus Garvey Park at 124th St. and 5th Ave. east on 124th St. to Madison North on Madison to 125th St. West on the south side of 125th St. to rall at the Armed Forces Recruiting Center 76 W. 125th St. West on 125th to Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. South on Malcolm X Blvd./Lenox Ave. to 112th St. East on 112th St. to Park Ave. South on Park Ave to 102nd St. West on 102nd St to East Drive in Central Park South on East Drive to the East Meadow.

Exit the East Meadow south on East Drive to 90th St. Exit Central Park at 90th St. going East to Park Ave. South on Park Ave to 77th St. West on 77th St. to 5th Ave. North to demonstration on sidewalk of 5th Ave from 79th St. South


***Placards and Signs

New York City does not permit wooden, plastic or metal poles at marches or rallies. If you make a placard on a pole, make sure to use a cardboard tube for the pole.


***Park Rules

Glass beverage containers are not permitted in the park.
Alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park.
Overnight camping is not permitted in the park.


***Literature Tables

Groups distributing literature should bring their own tables to set up.

Vendors wishing to sell items should bring their own tables, and make a $50 donation to the Troops Out Now Coalition. Please be aware of applicable Park rules.


***Directions

How to get to Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem

Marcus Garvey Park is between 120th and 124th Street at 5th Ave.

From the west side

Take the 2 or 3 train to 125th Street. Walk south on Lenox Ave one block to 124th St. then turn left and walk ½ block to Marcus Garvey Park. From the east side

Take the M1 bus to 120th St.

Take the 4, 5, or 6 train to 125th Street. Walk west on 125th St. (or hop on a cross town bus) to 5th Ave. turn left on 5th Ave. and go one block to Marcus Garvey Park.

From Westchester and Connecticut

Take Metro North to 125th Street stop. Walk west on
125th St. to 5th Ave. turn left on 5th Ave. and go one block to Marcus Garvey Park. Alternatively, take the Metro North train to Grand Central Terminal and take the 4, 5, or 6 train uptown (see above).

From New Jersey

Take the PATH train into Manhattan or take a bus to the 42nd St. Bus terminal, then walk to 7th Ave and take the 2 or 3 train uptown. Follow the directions from the west side above.

Take a bus to the George Washington Bus terminal. Take the A train downtown to 125th Street then take a cross town bus to 5th Ave. Walk south 1 block on 5th Ave to Marcus Garvey Park. Driving

If you need directions you should not be driving in NYC. Park at a Metro North or Long Island Railroad and follow the appropriate directions above.

How to get to the East Meadow in Central Park

Note: The police may restrict access to the park on the day of the event. We will post whatever information on access restrictions we have, when it is available.

From the west side

Take the B or C train to 96th Street and Central Park West. Enter the park just north of 97th and walk east until you reach the East Meadow.

Take the M96 or M106 bus from 96th Street on the west side to the Fifth Ave. stop then walk to the 102nd or
90th Street entrance to the park and walk to the East Meadow

From the east side

Take the 6 train to 103rd Street and Lexington Ave. Walk west along 103rd to 5th Ave. then turn left and walk down to 102nd St. Enter the park at 102nd St. and follow the roadway to the East Meadow.

Enter the park at 90th Street and follow the East Drive north to the East Meadow

Take the M1, M2, M3 or M5 bus to 5th Ave and 102nd St. Enter the park at 102nd St. and follow the roadway to the East Meadow.

From Westchester and Connecticut

Take the Metro North train to Grand Central Terminal and take the 4, 5, or 6 train uptown (see above).

From New Jersey

Take the PATH train into Manhattan or take a bus to the 42nd St. Bus terminal, then walk to 7th Ave and take the 2 or 3 train uptown. Follow the directions from the west side above.

Take a bus to the George Washington Bus terminal. Take the A train downtown to 125th Street then transfer to a downtown C train. Follow the directions from the west side above.

***Driving

If you need directions you should not drive into Manhattan. Park at a Metro North or Long Island Railroad and follow the appropriate directions above.

http://www.TroopsOutNow.org

Kanzlerrunde geht am Ziel vorbei

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Kanzlerrunde geht am Ziel vorbei

Zu den Ergebnissen des so genannten Job-Gipfels beim Bundeskanzler erklärt PDS-Vorsitzender Lothar Bisky:

Bundeskanzler, Vizekanzler und die Vorsitzenden von CDU und CSU haben sich beim so genannten Job-Gipfel auf einen kleinsten gemeinsamen Nenner geeinigt und nur wenig gegen das Haupthindernis in der Bekämpfung der Massenarbeitslosigkeit, die lahmende Binnenkonjunktur und die sinkende Binnenkaufkraft, getan. Wem nach Jahren fortgesetzter Steuersenkung für Unternehmen und gleichzeitig steigender Arbeitslosigkeit zuerst neuerliche Steuersenkungen für Unternehmen einfallen, der geht gemeinsam weiter in die falsche Richtung. So gesehen sind die Verabredungen im Kanzleramt ein Muster ohne Wert. Sie lösen das Problem Arbeitslosigkeit nicht, sondern erhöhen die Gefahr, dass dem Staat noch mehr Mittel fehlen für eine aktive Arbeitsmarktpolitik, für die Vermittlungsoffensive für jüngere und ältere Arbeitslose.

Was sich schon in der Bundestagsdebatte am Vormittag gezeigt hat, wurde bei der Kanzlerrunde noch einmal bestätigt: Bundesregierung und konservative Opposition wollen in unterschiedlicher Schärfe und in unterschiedlichem Tempo, aber mit der gleichen Grundrichtung den Kurs der unsolidarischen Reformen fortsetzen, mit denen einseitig sozial Benachteiligte belastet werden. 5,2 Millionen Arbeitslose, Rentennullrunden, verfassungswidrige Gesetze wie Hartz IV, auf hohem Niveau verharrende Krankenkassenbeiträge, die größer werdende Schere zwischen arm und reich man kann Deutschland nicht sanieren, indem man Reformen nur zulasten der Alten, Kranken und Arbeitslosen macht. Auf diese Weise lässt sich soziale Demokratie nicht gestalten, wird soziale Gerechtigkeit immer weiter unterminiert. Die meisten Bürgerinnen und Bürger sind bereit, tief greifende Reformen mitzutragen. Doch sie erleben nur, dass es ihnen nach jeder Reform schlechter geht.

Der so genannte Job-Gipfel hat nicht dazu beigetragen, dass sich dies ändert.

Giftköder in Spanien bedrohen seltene Tierarten europaweit

Naturschutz: Giftköder in Spanien bedrohen seltene Tierarten europaweit (17.03.05)

Während sich das klassische Tourismusland Spanien auf der internationalen Tourismusbörse in Berlin wieder gastfreundlich präsentierte, ist Iberien für viele Tiere überhaupt nicht gastlich, weil diese durch Giftköder bedroht sind. Darauf hat jetzt die internationale Umweltstiftung Euronatur hingewiesen. Es könne den Menschen in Deutschland und anderen Ländern nicht egal sein, wie man in Spanien mit dem Thema Natur umginge, da auch viele Zugvögel aus anderen Regionen Europas - darunter etwa Rot- und Schwarzmilan - von der unseligen Praxis der Auslegung von Giftködern betroffen seien.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:
http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php4?Nr=10694

Schröder plant angeblich Rückzieher vom Klimaschutzziel auf EU-Gipfel

Europa: Schröder plant angeblich Rückzieher vom Klimaschutzziel auf EU-Gipfel (17.03.05)

Deutschland will sich nach Informationen von Greenpeace offensichtlich auf dem EU-Gipfel nächste Woche gegen konkrete Klimaschutzziele für Europa nach 2012 aussprechen. Dies wurde gestern Nacht bei einem Vorbereitungstreffen der Unterhändler der EU-Länder bekannt. Damit verabschiedet sich Deutschland von seiner bisherigen Position, dass die EU ihren Treibhausgasausstoß bis 2020 um 30 Prozent senken soll. Die auf dem Treffen erarbeitete Vorlage liegt Greenpeace vor.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:
http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php4?Nr=10696

Scharfe Kritik an geplanter Steuersenkung für Konzerne

Demonstration am 19.3. in Brüssel: Scharfe Kritik an geplanter Steuersenkung für Konzerne (17.03.05)

Als "Blendwerk" hat das globalisierungskritische Netzwerk Attac die Vorschläge zur Bekämpfung der Massenarbeitslosigkeit bezeichnet, die Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder am Donnerstag in seiner Regierungserklärug vorgestellt hat. Der Kanzler rede von Sozialstaatlichkeit, betreibe aber faktisch nach wie vor den Abbau des realen Sozialstaates, sagte Werner Rätz vom bundesweiten Attac-Koordinierungskreis. "Das ist alte sozialdemokratische Taktik: Links blinken und rechts abbiegen."


Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:
http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php4?Nr=10692

Bayer-Pestizid soll sieben Menschen in Bolivien vergiftet haben

Verkaufs-Stopp gefordert: Bayer-Pestizid soll sieben Menschen in Bolivien vergiftet haben (17.03.05)

Nach Darstellung der "Coordination gegen Bayer-Gefahren" sollen sieben Menschen in der bolivianischen Stadt Achacachi an einer Vergiftung durch das Pestizid "Asuntol Fuerte" gestorben sein. Die Substanz werde von der deutsche Firma Bayer CropScience hergestellt wird. Der in "Asuntol Fuerte" enthaltene Wirkstoff "Coumaphos" werde von der Weltgesundheitsorganisation als "hoch gefährlich" eingestuft. Der Chemiekonzern Bayer habe bereits 1995 versprochen, alle hoch giftigen Wirkstoffe vom Markt zu nehmen, sagte Philipp Mimkes von der "Coordination". Diese Ankündigung sei bis heute jedoch nicht umgesetzt worden.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:
http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php4?Nr=10678

Efrain Perez had his life spared

Efrain Perez, who was supported by an urgent appeal of the Community of Sant'Egidio, had his life spared after the late verdict on juveniles issued by the Supreme Court of United States (EN)...

http://www.santegidio.org/en/pdm/news/ap_perez.htm

The Darkness Drops Again

http://forum.truthout.org/blog/story/2005/3/17/94845/3273


Informant: Russ Ferriday

Pentagon Hawk Wolfowitz to Run World Bank

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/031605Y.shtml

Alaska Wildlife Refuge Open for Drilling

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/031605X.shtml

Hi-Tech Hit-Them-from-Home Orbiters Set for New Wars

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/031605C.shtml

Democracy - by George?

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/031605B.shtml

LEGAL GROUPS OPPOSE BOLTON NOMINATION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2005

CONTACT: John Burroughs, Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy
(212) 818-1861
Jackie Cabasso, Western States Legal Foundation
(510) 839-5877

LEGAL GROUPS OPPOSE BOLTON NOMINATION CALL BOLTON "UNSUITABLE" FOR UN POST, CITE HIS CONTEMPT FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW

New York and Oakland - In a letter sent yesterday to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, two international law watchdog groups oppose confirmation of John Bolton as U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. In the letter, the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP) and Western States Legal Foundation (WSLF) state: "The most important reason Mr. Bolton is unsuited to be UN ambassador is his frequently and strongly expressed contempt for the United Nations and international law....
Mr. Bolton's view of international law is wrong, unwise, and dangerous." The letter can be viewed at http://www.lcnp.org or http://www.wslfweb.org

The letter details Bolton's leading role in multiple assaults on multilateral regimes on security and justice. As Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, Bolton has been instrumental in disruption of the creation of a verification system for the existing ban on biological weapons; negotiation of an arms reduction treaty with Moscow that contains no verification provisions, and dismissal of U.S. disarmament commitments under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; "unsigning" the treaty on the International Criminal Court; removal of the head of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons; and so far unsuccessful opposition to a third term for Mohamed ElBaradei, director general of the IAEA.

"Politically," according to LCNP President Peter Weiss, "the nomination of Mr. Bolton amounts to a slap at the rest of the world, reversing any gains from President Bush's fence-mending expedition to Europe. Neither Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice or Karen Hughes as Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs will be able to repair the damage. But the Senate could, by refusing to approve the nomination."

LCNP and WSLF each has more than two decades experience in analyzing international law matters related to disarmament and security. Based two blocks from the United Nations in New York City, LCNP closely follows Security Council and General Assembly deliberations. Based in Oakland, California, WSLF has consistently monitored Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review proceedings in New York and Geneva.

"Your imagination is your preview of life's coming attractions." - Albert Einstein


Jacqueline Cabasso, Executive Director
Western States Legal Foundation
1504 Franklin Street, Suite #202
Oakland, California USA 94612
Tel: (510) 839-5877 Fax: (510) 839-5397
E-mail: wslf@earthlink.net
Web site: http://www.wslfweb.org part of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons


Informant: Jackie Cabasso

From ufpj-news

CHEMTRAILS EXPLAINED - PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER

http://tinyurl.com/3k26s

Senate votes on Arctic - Actions needed

The Senate has just voted 51-49 against the Cantwell amendment to keep Arctic Refuge drilling from the Senate Budget Resolution. Click the link below to view a list of how senators voted.
http://ga1.org/wilderness/arcticsenatevote.html

This battle is far from over. The conservation community still has several opportunities to work with members of both parties in the House and Senate to keep Arctic drilling out of the final budget.

The close vote reflects in part the groundswell of activism the Congress has experienced over this issue. "The phones were ringing almost continuously when we were visiting congressional offices this week and last," remarked Jim Waltman, Program Director for The Wilderness Society. "It was very uplifting to know that many of those calls were from the WildAlert community."

Our immediate efforts now turn back to the House, which is expected to vote on its Budget Resolution in the next few days.

"Chairman Nussle, the Chair of the House Budget Committee, has indicated that policy matters like Arctic Refuge drilling do not belong in the Budget," Waltman pointed out. "But the Budget Committee's reconciliation instructions have a loophole that could allow drilling boosters to add Arctic drilling to reconciliation legislation."

What You Can Do:

Click here to urge your representative to contact Rep. Nussle and ask him to keep Arctic language out of the House Budget Reconciliation.

http://ga1.org/campaign/BudgLanguage/wd8ks5x4p7bnek6

After you do that, please call your senators and express your thanks or outrage on how they voted. Click the link below to view a list of Senators and how they voted.
http://ga1.org/wilderness/arcticsenatevote.html

If you're from Iowa:
Please call Rep. Nussle and tell him in no uncertain terms that he must make it clear in Budget instructions to other House committees that no Arctic drilling language will be permitted on the House Budget Reconciliation bill.
Phone: (202) 225-2911.

The Tally

This vote was mostly along party lines, with these Democrats voting against the Cantwell amendment: Hawaiian Senators Akaka and Inouye, Sen. Landrieu of Louisiana.

Republicans who rebuffed party pressure and voted for the Cantwell amendment were:
Sens. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins of Maine; Norm Coleman of Minnesota; John McCain of Arizona, Gordon Smith of Oregon; Mike Dewine, Ohio and Sen. Chaffee, Rhode Island.

Please call your Senators and express your thanks or outrage. Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121.

Thank you!

We know that we have been asking a great deal of you in recent weeks. What is much more remarkable is all that you've been willing to give. The WildAlert community has generated nearly 175,000 messages to Congress - and an untold number of phone calls - on behalf of Arctic Refuge protection.

We're counting on you to continue your powerful brand of activism. The broad and diverse coalition of Americans working to protect the Arctic Refuge will fight every step of the way to keep Arctic drilling out of the budget. The battle for the Arctic Refuge has just begun.

Sample Letter to the House

If you'd like to send your own message to the House, use our contact directory at
http://ga1.org/wilderness/leg-lookup/search.tcl?domain=wilderness&preview_p=1

A sample letter is below.

Dear Representative,

Now that the Senate has failed to prohibit Arctic Refuge oil drilling in the Budget, it's essential that the House act to protect the Arctic. Budget Chair Nussle can do that.

Will you please contact Mr. Nussle and ask him to give explicit instructions to the Resources Committee to keep the Budget Reconciliation free of Arctic Refuge oil drilling language?

Drilling in the Refuge won't solve our energy problems. It is not worth damaging America's greatest national wildlife refuge for what the U.S. Geological Survey says would be far less oil than the U.S. consumes in a single year.

There are some places that should be off-limits to oil drilling and industrial development, and the Arctic Refuge is one of them. The harm to wildlife habitat for polar bear, caribou, and millions of migratory birds would be permanent and irreparable.

We have a moral responsibility to save wild places like the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for future generations. That's why our country has remained committed to its protection for nearly 50 years.

Photo: Rainbow on the Arctic Coastal Plain. Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Words to Inspire

"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts."

- Rachel Carson



http://www.wilderness.org 1615 M St, NW Washington, DC 20036 1.800.THE.WILD action@tws.org

50 Senators Vote Against Bush Privatization Scam

Yesterday, 50 US Senators voted to reject the Bush Social Security privatization scam! All Democratic Senators were joined by five Republicans to vote for a resolution that "Congress should reject any Social Security plan that requires deep benefit cuts or a massive increase in debt."

It's clear that we're making progress in the fight to protect Social Security -- but, this battle is far from over! Half of the Senate actually voted in favor of "deep benefit cuts or a massive increase in debt." This vote was a resolution expressing how Senators think Congress should act on Social Security. It's an important barometer of the Bush plan's support in the Senate -- split right down the middle.

Now is the time to write your Senator to let them know you are watching. We must keep the pressure on. Click on the link below to find out how your Senator voted -- congratulate those who stood with us, and put pressure on those who voted with their Wall Street friends instead of you.

http://action.ourfuture.org/ctt.asp?u=1742757&l=83312

We must not rest on our laurels. The progress we've made -- and continue to make! -- is encouraging, but the fight rages on. The pro-privatization forces have just unleashed a multi-million dollar television ad campaign to sell their privatization scam. We must step up the pressure and keep our momentum going.

Please write to your Senators to "thank" those who stood with us, and to "spank" those who stood with Wall Street. When your Senators hear from you -- and know that you're watching! -- they'll be more likely to work for us all in the days ahead. Please write today!

http://action.ourfuture.org/ctt.asp?u=1742757&l=83312

Thanks for doing your part!

Sincerely,

Adam Luna, Policy Director
Campaign for America's Future

Wolfowitz: Pre-emptive Poverty Doctrine

The Wolfowitz Top Ten

by John Cavanagh

Ten reasons why Wolfie is such a darn good choice to head the World Bank. Ever heard of a "pre-emptive poverty doctrine"?

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/the_wolfowitz_top_ten.php

The Forked Tongue Awards

by Melanie Sloan, TomPaine.com

A new report removes the fig leaf concealing the biggest hypocrites in Congress.

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/the_forkedtongue_awards.php

Why Wolfowitz?

by Jim Vallette, TomPaine.com

A longtime World Bank observer looks at how Bush's pick will consolidate U.S. global power.

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/why_wolfowitz.php

Senate Puts Oil Companies First in Fight Over Arctic Refuge

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0316-18.htm

Truth Is, Bush's Propaganda Hurts the U.S.

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0316-21.htm

Iraq Turning Out To Be New Vietnam

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0316-31.htm

The Arctic Refuge and Public Are About to Get Drilled

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0316-32.htm

Activists Held, Blocked from Logging Areas

http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/031605EC.shtml

WANTED: 250,000 Americans to Fight Fake News & Government Propaganda

http://www.prwatch.org/node/3365


Informant: Dan Glover

US tries to sink forests plan

http://www.guardian.co.uk/conservation/story/0,13369,1438522,00.html


Informant: Charles Bremer

O2 mahnt Sauerstoff-Abfüller ab

Nachfolgend eine große Schweinerei, die O2 mit einem „Jungunternehmer“ abzieht, der wegen erfolgter Abmahnung wegen der Markenrechte auf das Wort „Loop“ kurz vor dem Bankrott steht.

Folgende Links zur weiteren Info:

Artikel bei http://www.heise.de wegen Abmahnung von O2 gegen ein anderes Unternehmen (Fa. Weinmann):
http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/57564

Link auf beanstandeten Artikel der Fa. Weinmann:
http://www.weinmann.de/sauerstoffmedizin/geraete/totalo2_d.html

Im Forum bei Heise ein Thread wegen oben genannten Firma LoopSession (Musikvertrieb):
http://www.heise.de/mobil/newsticker/foren/go.shtml?read=1&msg_id=7626894&forum_id=75542

Infopage der Firma Loopsession:
http://www.novatune.de/oxygen/title.html


Nachfolgend mein Schreiben in das dortige Gästebuch mit der Bitte weitere Kommentare zum Thema anzufügen:

Dieses Vorgehen ist einfach nur als skrupellos anzusehen. Auch wenn ich grundsätzlich den Schutz einer Marke anerkenne ist es nicht einzusehen den Abmahn-Machenschaften die Stange zu halten. Was sich der Gesetzgeber bei dieser geltenden, unsinnigen Regelung gedacht ist einfach nicht nachvollziehbar. Von wegen Stärkung der Position für Klein- und mittelständige Betriebe !

Ihr Beispiel zeigt, welche unsinnigen, gravierende Folgen diese nicht zu Ende gedachten Marken- und Patentrechte haben.

Ich kann dieses Geschwafel einfach nicht mehr hören, Förderung des Mittelstandes, der Wirtschaft usw., mir wird dabei regelmäßig kotzübel.

Letztendlich ist es so, daß die Machenschaften der AG´s gestärkt werden, die nur ein paar Jahre agierenden Vorstandsmitglieder die Unternehmen aussaugen und mit immensen Milionenbeträgen dann ihren Hut nehmen um die Unternehmen als Scherbenhaufen zurück zu lassen. Leidtragende sind dann die frisch entlassenen Mitarbeiter, die dann auf der Strasse stehen. (Siehe Opel, Telekom, ... endlos).

Mit der an Ihnen praktizierten Abmahnung wird erreicht, daß es keinem (zumindest kleineren) Unternehmen möglich sein wird den eigentlich nicht als Marke zu schützenden englischen Begriff Loop zu gebrauchen. O2 ist es letztendlich absolut egal, ob Sie daran zugrunde gehen. Auch das zeigt die herrschende Politik dieser Unternehmen.

Ich verstehe Ihre Wut vollkommen. Ich verstehe auch Ihre Angst vor dem Ruin. Aber Sie sollten keinesfalls klein beigeben.

Nutzen Sie alle erdenklichen Möglichkeiten und ziehen Sie alle Register !

- Vor allem stellen Sie Öffentlichkeit her, soweit es Ihnen möglich ist (Zeitung, Radio, Fernsehen, Internt, ...).

- Schreiben Sie weiter Briefe/Mails an die Parteien, an die Stadt, die IHK, ..., lassen Sie nach einer negativen Rückmeldung nicht locker.

- Lassen Sie sich nicht einschüchtern. Stellen Sie heraus, welche Mittel wir als Verbraucher gegenüber O2 haben. Daß wir kein gutes Wort mehr für Sie übrig lassen werden. O2 ist ganz groß im Geschäft mit Tchibo, verkauft dort seine Handys. Auch hier haben wir Möglichkeiten täglich im Tchibo-Laden unseren Unmut zu äußern, mit welchem Partner sich Tchibo da eingelassen hat. Ich werde z.B. dort hingehen und sagen, daß ich beim Bäcker nebenan kaufe und ihnen ein Infoblatt zu dem Vorgang in die Hand drücken. (so etwas könnten Sie z.B. zum Downlod bereitstellen)

- Sie haben die Unterlassungerklärung unterschriebn, ok, ist jetzt dummerweise so gelaufen. Machen Sie O2 schriftlich deutlich, daß Sie obige Maßnahmen durchziehen und ob O2 vielleicht nicht doch auf die Anwaltskosten verzichten will.

Vielleicht denken Sie im ersten Moment, das ist alles überzogen, doch was bilden sich diese Unternehmen überhaupt ein, welche Allmacht sie haben. Wenn wir nicht mehr kaufen, können die ihren Laden zu machen ! Das wäre nicht das erste größere Unternehmen, das seinen Hut nimmt ...

Zu mir:
Ich bin auch Kleinunternehmer und verstehe Ihre Situation vollkommen. Desweiteren bin ich in einer Bürgerinitiative, die sich gegen diesen menschenverachtenden Mobilfunk-Wahnsinn wehrt, was aber hier jetzt nichts zur Sache tut.

Nichts desto trotz werde ich dieses Geschehen über meine Verteiler schicken und hoffe damit entsprechend Resonanz zu erreichen. Auch wenn Sie sich damit nicht identifizieren können, sollten Sie dieses Potential nutzen.

Viel Glück und herzlichen Gruß

Klaus Böckner
Schreinermeister
Sprecher der Intitiative Schwalbach - Keine Mobilfunkanlagen in
Wohngebieten
http://www.initiative-schwalbach.de

United States Senate chose to ignore common sense

March 17, 2005

Yesterday, a narrow majority of the United States Senate chose to ignore common sense, sound economics, and the protection of our natural heritage by voting in favor of drilling in America 's pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The halls of the Capitol were clogged with oil industry lobbyists as the Senators rejected an amendment by Senator Maria Cantwell of Washington State to protect this great wilderness.

But the oil industry hasn't won yet. This is just the first step and we can still stop this outrage. Click here to write to your Senators and tell them how you feel about their vote. Let them hear from you before the Senate votes again.
http://capwiz.com/lcv/issues/alert/?alertid=7233336&type=CO

Although this vote is a setback, this battle is far from over. The vote was 51-49, so we can turn this around. The most important thing you can do today is let your Senators know you are watching their every move on this and other important environmental issues.

Take Action Now: Write to your Senators and tell them how you feel about their vote.
http://capwiz.com/lcv/issues/alert/?alertid=7233336&type=CO

Your voice is needed to support those who support a clean, healthy environment, and to hold anti-environment Senators accountable.

Thank you,

Betsy Loyless and the LCV Policy Team

Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.
Paid for by the League of Conservation Voters

The Action Alert is brought to you by:
League of Conservation Voters
1920 L Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington , DC 20036
http://www.lcv.org


Informant: Carrie Dann

Senate approves drilling in the Arctic Refuge

As you may already know, our campaign to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge suffered a major setback in the U.S. Senate today.

The Senate is about to pass a budget resolution that calls for oil development in the refuge. An amendment that would have stripped the Arctic drilling provision from the budget bill was defeated by only two votes, 49-51.

This fight is far from over, however. To become law, the Senate budget bill must still be "reconciled" with the House budget bill -- something Congress has been unable to do the past few years. You can be sure that we will be battling at every opportunity -- and there will be several -- to remove Arctic drilling from any budget that actually winds up on President Bush's desk.

I am not going to soft-pedal today's defeat. It is distressing that pro-oil forces, significantly strengthened by last November's election, were able to pass this terrible bill in the Senate, where we've blocked them before. It is a sad day indeed when the White House and Senate leaders are able to bypass public hearings and debate by tying the fate of America's great wildlife refuge to the federal budget bill, where it does not belong.

I want you to know one thing: we fought our hardest to defend the Arctic Refuge in the U.S. Senate. Our legislative staff worked day and night to win over critical swing votes. They were aided by the more than 450,000 emails and faxes you sent to Congress. In the last few days, thousands of our supporters in 10 key states flooded their senators' offices with anti-drilling phone calls. And an outpouring of contributions enabled us to run hard-hitting advertising in the most critical states.

We gave it everything we had. But in today's vote we just could not overcome a White House that was shamelessly trumpeting the need to sacrifice the Arctic Refuge for the sake of America's energy security and national security -- an argument that is as erroneous as it is destructive to our natural heritage.

Congress must still pass two different budget measures to complete its assault on the refuge, and I can assure you that we will battle every step of the way as these bills play out over the months to come. That's why, in the wake of this most recent setback, I would urge you to convert your outrage and sorrow into action. We're going to need your redoubled commitment to our cause in the fight ahead. I know we can count on you.

Thank you for all you've done.

Sincerely,

John H. Adams
President
Natural Resources Defense Council

P.S. If you would like to learn how your own senators voted on this issue, copy and paste the entire link below into your web browser: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/roll_call_vote_cfm.cfm?congress=109&session=1&vote=00052

Fears that plans will cause mast hysteria

CONTROVERSIAL plans to sight eight new mobile phone masts across Northfied, Frankley, Longbridge and Rubery have been unveiled this week.

And, what residents in the area will find more worrying, is that an estimated further 200 masts are set to flood Birmingham later this year.

Of the eight proposed for South Birmingham, four are located in Northfield on the roof of Home Bargains, Bristol Road South, Frankley Reservoir, Frankley Lane and Bournville College, Bristol Road South.

Two in Rubery on Great Park Complex and Rushmore House, Cock Hill Road with a further two in Longbridge on EME Rednal, Longbridge Lane and the electricity sub-station, Tessal Lane.

The final one in Frankley is located on the corner of Frogmill Road and Tay Road.

Birmingham City Council pulls in £641,000 a year from contracts with 13 mast operators including T-Mobile, O2 and Hutchison 3G.

T-Mobile and 3G have told the city council planning department they were looking for a further 91 locations, but in many cases residents would not be aware that a site was on their doorstep.

There has been increased public concern about the safety of masts and, while experts admit there is too little research available to confirm their safety, anti-mast campaigners claim the electro-magnetic emissions can cause cancer, nausea and fatigue.

Despite the fears, the companies insist the technology is not a danger to people's health and with more than 50million UK mobile phone users say they are reacting to consumer demand.

The Standard reported back in November how Northfield Conservative parliamentary candidate Vicky Ford was campaigning for a change in current legislation to make it more difficult for providers to put masts up. Currently, because mobile phone masts are deemed as a necessity, they are exempt from normal planning guidelines.

A spokesperson for Birmingham City Council said: "The policy concerning telecommunications mast on city council land or buildings is currently under consideration by a scrutiny committee.

"A report is expected to go to City Council in June." But she added that many of the decisions on masts are taken by central Government.


From Mast Network

Victory for phone mast protesters

02 must really be pushing out the boat, as it is all about 02! Were the company a late starter or is it something they said or did?

Victory for phone mast protesters

SENIOR councillors have backtracked on a decision to give mobile phone giant O2 the go-ahead to put up a mobile phone mast in Barrowcliff. Scarborough Council's cabinet originally agreed to lease council-owned land to the phone company so it could give signal coverage for next generation mobile phones.

But a council scrutiny committee "called in" the decision because it wanted to find out more and was not satisfied by assurances that people's health would not be put at risk.

Members recommended the cabinet review its original decision, and yesterday's meeting of senior councillors agreed not to go ahead with the leasing arrangement with O2.

Cllr Dave Billing, who put forward the motion recommending a cabinet change of heart, said: "I believe the cabinet was insensitive given the public health fears and and the possible effect on the young people.

"To select a site next to a play area, a playing field, two schools and a children's centre just strikes me as incredibly complacent.

"A neighbourhood development officer is encouraging people to become involved.

"If you are trying to encourage community activity there you don't put something there that's going to put fear in parents' minds about their safety."

Jane Mortimer, cabinet member for housing, land and property, said: "I'm not pushing it against ward members' wishes.

"If they don't want it there they will have it somewhere else and so be it.

"People want to use phones and have phones but don't want the masts, and that is a problem. We have to take a precautionary approach."

Environmental health boss Andy Skelton said: "We are still in an era where the effects of mobile phone masts are uncertain."

Cllr Phil McDonald first brought the O2 application to the attention of residents in January after it appeared no-one had been consulted.

He and four other independent councillors prompted the call-in decision.

Many residents were unconvinced by O2's claim there was no risk to people's health in siting a mast near homes, allotments, a children's play park, a family centre and two schools, and launched a petition which dozens of people signed.

O2 wants to put up a mast to give signal coverage for the next generation mobile phones which allow video messaging and internet use.

It does not need permission to put up the 12.5-metre imitation telegraph pole because it is below the height requiring a decision by councillors and cannot legally be refused.

However, as the proposed site was on council-owned land the council had to make a decision about whether or not to allow its land to be used.

16 March 2005


From Mast Network

Control these masts planners plead

http://tinyurl.com/57dv3


From Mast Network

RALLYING CALL FOR PHONE MAST EXCLUSION ZONES

09:38 - 17 March 2005

West councillors yesterday urged their counterparts across the region to impose a 50-metre exclusion zone for mobile phone masts near schools and homes. Gloucestershire County Council's ruling Labour and Liberal Democrat cabinet, backed by Tory councillors, voted to continue its policy on siting masts away from where people live and work because of health concerns. It wants the Government to look again at the rules on placing masts.

The move comes after evidence given at yesterday's meeting by campaigner Lynne Edmunds on the possible health risks posed by masts.

The council has had an increasing number of applications from private companies to erect third generation (3G), masts on land it owns.

Council leader Peter Clarke said: "We know that this is an issue of great public concern and feel it is our responsibility to urge other councils to adopt appropriate policies in light of the latest evidence." Deputy leader Liz Boait said: "The siting of masts needs to be considered as a matter of urgency which is why we have agreed to write to the Government to express our concerns." The cabinet resolved to refer the consideration of masts to its scrutiny management committee.


From Mast Network

Residents relieved as mast fails

by Adrian Short, Weekly News

Mar 17 2005

RESIDENTS who fought tooth and nail to block a planned mobile phone mast in Widnes have praised Halton council planning chiefs for rejecting it. Halton Borough Council turned down an application by 02 Ltd for a telecommunications mast with equipment cabins which the company had earmarked for land on Birchfield Road and Derby Road.

Councillors on the development control committee voted against the mast proposal which has already been thrown out on two previous occasions.

Phil McClean, a leading anti-mast campaigner, said: 'We are delighted that Halton council planners have refused the mast and we are disgusted that 02 showed disregard for the wishes of the residents and has not responded to the letters I sent to them. 'It is hard to say whether the company will reapply but the residents will continue to resist and will fiercely oppose any future applications. '02 should give more thought to the location of its mast, preferably an industrial area should be chosen, but this appears to be a more expensive option

- Ignored: because of higher business rates.

'They are making millions and yet they are penny-pinching.'

A spokeswoman for Halton council said: 'The council has perhaps been more rigorous than most local authorities in efforts to resists the introduction of inappropriate and unnecessary telecommunications equipment. 'The authority has had a long standing policy that adopts all of the precautionary advice given by the Government and the Stewart Report and in addition sets out the criteria that ensures the best environ-mental option is achieved when a proposal is submitted. 'The stringent application of this policy has seen the council turn down numerous intended proposals before they reach the public domain and reject a number of others at planning application stage.'

Residents across Widnes have become vocal opponents of mobile phone masts and are backing calls by Halton Friends of the Earth and UK campaign group Mast Sanity for a moratorium. Mast Sanity is now urging communities to make compensation claims for 'injurious affection' when a mast affects land usage or devalues properties. Mast Sanity is also demanding changes to planning policy to reflect the widespread view of residents across the UK that masts are a potential source of ill health, especially near sensitive locations like schools and residential property. Under the current planning system alleged potential health effects from masts are regarded as 'non-material considerations' which are largely ignored.


From Mast Network

Justifying War

http://www.sobran.com/columns/2005/050301.shtml


Informant: Lew Rockwell

Charles Spurgeon on Christian War Fever

http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance37.html

Email an Bundespräsident Köhler

http://tinyurl.com/5h6fg

America's has-been economy

by Paul Craig Roberts

CounterPunch

03/16/05

A country cannot be a superpower without a high tech economy, and America's high tech economy is eroding as I write. The erosion began when US corporations outsourced manufacturing. Today many US companies are little more than a brand name selling goods made in Asia. Corporate outsourcers and their apologists presented the loss of manufacturing capability as a positive development. Manufacturing, they said, was the 'old economy,' whose loss to Asia ensured Americans lower consumer prices and greater shareholder returns. The American future was in the 'new economy' of high tech knowledge jobs...

http://www.counterpunch.org/roberts03162005.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Time for Congress to stop copping out

by Ralph Nader

AntiWar.Com

03/17/05

Some of the comments in response to a recent essay I published shared our recognition that the promotion of peace in the United States needs to intensify. My response below provides an action for antiwar activists to consider as they gather to protest the occupation of Iraq this weekend on the two-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion. The current level of intensity is not sufficient to stop the war and bring the troops home. Activists focus on their neighbors and friends, to be sure, but the goal is to get Congress and President Bush to feel the heat and light of the peace drives to end the war/occupation in Iraq. Right now, the biggest gap to fill is the Congressional cop-out gap...

http://www.antiwar.com/orig/nader.php?articleid=5229


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Supporting the troops, but not the war

by Rachel Mills

Liberty For All

03/17/05

You think the war is lousy and evil and counter-productive, yet you support the brave men and women in uniform fighting it. It's a mantra these days. You have to add that caveat to any anti-war sentiment, lest you be declared un-American, and invoke imagery of the boys returning from tours of duty in Vietnam to spitting crowds of hippies.

http://www.libertyforall.net/2005/mar27/Troops.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

In Sweden EHS is regarded as a physical degradation

http://www.teslabel.be/news.htm

In Sweden, the EHS is not regarded as a disease, but as a physical degradation (a letter which describes that the hospitals also reserve rooms for the electrosensitives)

15/03/05 Translation of the letter of Johan Bonander to the MACAW Project cordinator for disability resulting City of Stockholm Stockholm, December 5, 2004

Dear Philippe,

Hug Merci for your e-mail. It is correct of saying that in Sweden, from the point of view of the public utility, we look electrohypersensibility (EHS) like a physical degradation. Nevertheless, in Sweden, the EHS is not regarded as a disease, in spite of the fact that investigations show that some 230' 000 with 290' 000 Swedes, men and women, mention various symptoms when they are in contact with sources EMF (electromagnetic fields). The electrosensitives people have their own organization of handicapped: Swedish Association for Electrosensibles, http://www.feb.se (the Web site has an English version). This organization belongs to the Swedish Federation of handicaps (HSO). HSO is the voice common of Swedish associations of handicapped vis-a-vis the government, at the Parliament and with the national authorities and it currently consists of 43 national organizations of handicapped people, including/understanding in all approximately 500' 000 members individual. You can learn some more on http://www.hso.se (this site has a short English version). The municipalities must obey to the 22 standard standards of the United Nations on the equal opportunity for the handicapped people (about these standards to see the site http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/enable/dissre00.htm). All the people having a handicap should obtain the assistance and the assistance to which they have right according to the Swedish law relating to the support and the assistance with the people having certain disabilities "LSS-lagen" and the law of the Swedish Social services "Socialtjänstlagen". The people having handicaps have many rights thus and can obtain various forms of assistance. The goal of these rights and these assistances is to give to these people the chance to live like the different ones. Any person living in the municipality of Stockholm must be able to carry out a normal life and the city must have an exact knowledge of it and to be able to contact the people needing assistance and services. The people having a handicap must be able to obtain additional assistances which enable them to live, to work, study or make things which they like during their spare time. The city of is responsible and must make sure that each one obtains a sufficient help. Each one must have respect and remember owing to the fact that the people need differentiated assistances. People are regarded as handicapped person when the environment comprises obstacles. That means that as from the moment when man or woman in wheelchair cannot travel by a bus, a train or to enter a restaurant this person has a handicap, is handicapped. When the bus, the train or the restaurant are equipped for the wheelchairs, the person does not suffer from her handicap and, consequently, is not handicapped. A person EHS states to suffer from EMF when the environment is not correctly adapted to its personal needs. There are means to make it possible to a handicapped person to go in a public space (library, church, etc), for example to extinguish the high frequency fluorescent lamps and to use ordinary bulbs. Another example consists in extinguishing whole or part of the systems of auditive assistance (the people suffering from EHS are often very sensitive to these apparatuses).

In the municipality of Stockholm, where I work as a coordinator of projects with the responsibility to find solutions overall for the handicapped people, the people sensitive to EMF have the possibility of cleansing their housing compared to the EMF. That means, for example, the replacement of the ordinary electric cables by special cables. Moreover, the electric cookers can be replaced by gas stoves and the walls, the ceiling and the floor can be covered with a mural paper special or repainted with a special protection which stops the EMF coming from outside (neighbors and antennas of mobile telephony). Even the windows can be covered by a thin aluminium foil which constitutes an effective measure to prevent the EMF from entering the chambre/maison. If these changes do not prove sufficient, the people have the possibility of renting small villas which the municipality of Stockholm has in the countryside, in sectors having levels of lower radiations. The municipality of Stockholm also plans to build a village with houses especially designed for people EHS and who will be located in a zone at low level of irradiation. The people sensitive to EMF have also the right to be supported by their employer to allow them to work in spite of their handicap. For example, to obtain special equipment, such of the computers with low radiation, to make change the high frequency tubes fluorescent into ordinary bulbs, not to have telephones DECT in their offices, etc. Certain hospitals in Sweden also built special rooms with low EMF, to make it possible to the hypersensitive people to have access to the medical care. Another example is the possibility for EHS people of having an especially arranged car enabling them to make the way between their residence and their work. Recently, certain political leaders of the municipality of Stockholm even proposed that in certain coaches of subway of the town of Stockholm the mobile telephones are prohibited, the travellers being obliged to extinguish their portables in these coaches to allow EHS people to travel (one can make a comparison with the people sensitive to the animals, because it is interdict to travel with a cat or a dog in certain parts of the trains).

I hope that these summary sentences will be able to help you in your future efforts.

Sincerely,
Johan Bonander Project cordinator for disability resulting City of Stockholm
Utredare/projektledare Staben/Socialtjänstförvaltningen/Stockholms stad Postadress: Socialtjänstförvaltningen, 106 64 Stockholm Besöksadress: Swedenborgsgatan 20 B Such 08/508 25 601 (+ 46 8 508 25 601) Fax: 08/508 25 099 Riktlinjer m.m: http://www.stockholm.se/socialtjänstförvaltningen MACAW -

French Association for the non-proliferation of Antennas of mobile telephony Post-office box 17 1454 Auberson CPC 17-776 638-1 ara@alerte.ch


Informant: Sylvie

MPS SET TO DEBATE ON MAST RULES

BY DAVID MACAULAY
WESTMINSTER CORRESPONDENT

12:00 - 17 March 2005
A bill which would bring mobile phone masts under strict planning controls is due to be discussed in Parliament tomorrow amid claims it is easier to get planning permission for a base station than a household porch. The Telecommunications Mast (Planning Control) Bill is a Private Member's Bill introduced by Lib-Dem MP Andrew Stunell.

It has all-party support and sponsors from the three main parties, but may not get sufficient parliamentary time to be discussed.

Concerns about the potential health effects of mobile phone mast emissions prompted the Echo to launch its Shock Waves campaign, which calls for more thorough research to be carried out and urges a cautious approach to be taken towards planning applications for masts.

More than 700 Exeter residents have signed a petition urging phone giant Vodafone not to pursue an application to install a mast in Heavitree Road, close to schools, a nursery and the city's maternity hospital.

Mr Stunell's Bill would make future mast planning applications subject to a 'precautionary principle' statement, in line with the recommendations of the 2000 report by Government adviser Sir William Stewart.

The proposed legislation would do away with permitted development rights, ending the current practice meaning masts under 15m high are exempt from planning controls. The Bill would also require that for every application, the telecommunications company should set out a statement on the intensity and direction of the signal radiating from the proposed mast.

Where the beam of greatest intensity would fall on schools, other educational buildings or land, medical facilities or homes, then, in certain circumstances, this would provide automatic grounds for the refusal of planning permission. At the moment, health concerns are not a legitimate planning concern and so should not be taken into account by planning authorities.

Lib-Dem culture spokesman Don Foster said there was growing public concern about laws which meant masts under 50ft high were exempt from planning rules when minor alterations to most homes were subject to the planning process.

He said: "This Bill will allow planning authorities to take account of health concerns and will require the industry to produce more evidence about the radiation emitted, and to justify the need for each mast.

"The Conservatives created a terrible situation where it's easier to get planning permission for a mobile phone mast than it is for a porch.

"This needs to be addressed. So far Labour has chickened out, yet public concern continues."

http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=137015&command=displayContent&sourceNode=136999&contentPK=12051779&moduleName=InternalSearch&keyword=MPS%20SET%20TO%20DEBATE%20ON%20MAST%20RULES&formname=sidebarsearch


From Mast Network

SECRET U.S. PLANS FOR IRAQI OIL

http://www.GregPalast.com/opeconthemarch.html


Informant: Todd Eaton

From ufpj-news

THE FORMULA OF PAIN: ANTENNAS and CANCER

Our chest cannot already support the acute and sharp pain that presses filled lungs of rage, before the threatening shade that blossoming on many of our schools. With the formulation of the function Delta, Rose Montero tried to explain faces of spirit like love, the jealousy and the lack of affection.

With the formula of the theory of relativity, Einstein connected the dimensions space and time. Some formulas are of difficult and so complex understanding that the reach and natural understanding move away of of those who do not have a technical preparation specifically. However, there are laws that govern a so evident correlation that it is not other people's for anybody. That is the case of the correlations that preaches the FREIBURGER APPEAL
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/566350/: "clear temporary and space relation between the appearance of... ailments and the beginning of an irradiation of microwaves that appears of different forms: installation of antennas of movable telephony in the proximity of the patients..." The referred affirmation that was born as manifest of 22 facultative Germans counts already with more than 3000 doctors than subscribes it (Helsinki Appeal 2005
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/460260/ - January of 2005). Then, with the aid of the World-wide Organization of the Health we are at readiness to design the formula of the confirmed suspicion, the statistical formula of the leukemia. The data of the OFFICIAL sanitary source par excellence say to us that in the industrialized countries occur annually, 4 cases of infantile leukemia each 100,000 children (Web of the WHO: http://www.who.int/home-page/index.es.html). If a school that can have between 400 or 500 students would have it difficult to enter the statistic with a case of leukemia, how can the statistic of the Meeting of Castile and Leon explain the occurrence of 4 cases in the same school. We are not expert but some thing we learned from the double language of many technical and scientific politicians and assumptions that they demonstrate every day to us who do not know to add two and two.

With the help of an article published by Ignasi Sivillà Llobet that we enclosed, it will be necessary to tell us on some antecedent data to establish our formula: - Cases of infantile leukemia happened or cerebral tumor. - Pupils who welcome the Center. Starting with the data of the WHO, we know that 4 cases of infantile leukemia by each 100,000 children are the same 1 case by each 25000 children. So and as it studied by Jordi Sivillà: "·The probability that in the School Garci'a Quintana (counting a number of students considered of 455 children) a case in a given year took place is: 1/(25000/455) = 1/54,9·The probability that in the School Garci'a Quintana two cases in a given year took place is: 1/(54,9x54,9)=1/3.020·The probability that three cases took place is: 1(54,9x54,9x54,9)= 1/165.740·The probability that four cases took place is: 1/54,94 = 1/9,114,113 "Which is the probability that coincident leukemia cases of or infantile cancer in a population of about 35,000 inhabitants like figuered occurs to 3? Which is the probability that they occur in a same School - Esculàpies Paula Montal -, that can lodge 150 students hardly? What probability had that it occurred only to a case in the School San Vicente Paúl of Cartagena? And of which two occurred? And up to three cases? What probability had that a case in the School Gerónimo Belda de Cieza occurred only? And of which two occurred? And up to three cases? What probability had that a case occurred in the School Madre de Dios de Jerez or in the School Los Robles en Aravaca (Madrid) or four cases in the School Peñagolosa de Burriana (Castellón)? What probability had that they occurred up to eight cases in Saint Cyr l'Ecole (Yvelines to the west of Paris)? Then the French Ministry of Health speech of "chance" (EUROPE PRESS, 4/2/05). No chance can justify the allowed ignorance of the sanitary authorities. Their own accounts make our readers and reach the conclusions that seem to them more founded. And, just in case, ask the following question: Which is the probability that cases of leukemia or infantile tumor in a School with next antennas take place? Highest! Because the data have been in charge to turn the wet paper statistic of the World-wide Organization of Health in very evident way will have to review the inexact. Association of Neighbors Against Injurious Radiations of L'Escala avecorn@hotmail.com 16/03/2005 Note. - The present article is an opinion. Certain. But the reality of which it is spoken is as exact as the theorem of Pitagoras that many neighbors apply to know the height of the imaginary pyramid which form the antennas that threaten their dreams. The statistic and leucemias I write for daros an argument on the subject of the danger of the electromagnetic waves of the telephony antennas. This argument is very powerful since it is based on a statistic that everybody can verify, and that throws by the ground all the declarations of governments, companies of telecommunications, etc, saying that there are no conclusive results. Starting point: According to the WHO in the western countries it occurs annually, 4 cases of infantile leukemia each 100,000 children. (Web of the WHO: http://www.who.int/home-page/index.es.shtml).·In the school Garci'a Quintana of Valladolid, with 455 students, an with an antenna surrounding, occurred 4 cases of leukemia in a year.·In the school of Escolàpies de Figueres, occurred in a year, 3 cases. The number of students I do not know. We will suppose that there are the same number of students (455). (Serious desirable to know this data to be more trustworthy).·In all the State there will be approximately 6000 schools of this type. Also it would be desirable to know the number exact. Statistical demonstration: 4 annual cases each 100,000, mean a case each 25.000.·The probability that in the school Garci'a Quintana a case in a given year took place is of 1/(25000/455) = 1/54,9·The probability that two cases took place is of: 1/(54,9x54,9)=1/3.020·The probability that three cases took place is of: 1(54,9x54,9x54,9)=1/165.740·The probability that four cases took place is of: 1/54,94 = 1/9,114,113 means clearly that the four cases have not been fortuities. In any case as the news also would have come to the public light if the case were in a leonine or frontier school, we must tell that in all the state there are many schools and the possibilities that in one or another one happens this, increases. Therefore we must consider the number of schools that here are in Spain. Supposing that there are 6000 schools we would have to divide the result by the number of schools, which gives us 1/(9.114.113/6000)=1/(1.519) That is, is a probability between 1,519 that in determined year, in some school of the Spanish State, at random, there are four cases of leukemia. To this, another case has been added. Now in the school of Escolàpies de Figueres, with three cases. Such making numbers as before, the probability of being an accident in this school is from 1 to 165.740. Divided by 6,000, it gives 1 to 27,6. But considering of which both cases have occurred in the course of a year, it is much more improbable that one takes place at random. The product of results both found will give the solution: 1/(1.519 x 27.6) = 1/41.924. Therefore, only there is a possibility between 41,929 that it is fruit of the chance. It is evident that there is something in these schools that have induced their students to contract the disease. ...

Kindly, Ignasi Sivillà Llobet
http://www.grn.es/electropolucio/00document.htm


Translation Spanish-English: omega

Was Contractor Killed for Blowing the Whistle on Iraq War Corruption?

Explosive Charge: Was Contractor Killed for Blowing the Whistle on Iraq War Corruption?

"Was a Mon Valley resident (from Pennsylvania) assassinated in Iraq because he was blowing the whistle on corruption in the country over weapons sales by the United States?" The article below, along with one published in the Los Angels Times, raise seroius questions about rampant defense contractor corruption in Iraq.

http://www.veteransforcommonsense.org/?Page=Article&ID=2988

T Mobile trying to monopolise Manchester

Having seen that T Mobile are trying to get a mast up in Heaton Mersey, I'd just like to say that I and a large group of Whalley Range residents in Manchester are trying to fight T mobile's decision to site a mast on the grounds of whalley range football club. Just like the case in Heaton Mersey, the site concerned is bordered by houses with lots of young children and the field itself is used by children.

I was told by the planning officer in charge of this case that he had met with T Mobile yesterday and that T Mobile had said that they were going ahead with their plans despite their being so much local opposition. Basically they are not interested in what people think. More worryingly T Mobile told the planning office that they would take Manchester city council to court if they refused the application. This sounds like bully tactics to me.

I would like information from anyone as to do what to do next. The mast concerned does not need formal planning permission as it would be 14.8 metres in height. Does anyone know of solicitors who specialise in these cases who would be able to offer their services free of charge.

Also I am trying to get in touch with the group of campaigners in Tameside who successfully appealed against Tameside council's decision to allow a mast.

Please email me at: nationalphobic@btconnect.com

Thanks

Nicky Lidbetter, Senior Manager, National Phobics Society
Zion Community Resource Centre, 339 Stretford Road, Hulme
Manchester, M15 4ZY, Tel: 0870 7700 456, Fax: 0161 227 9862
Email: nationalphobic@btconnect.com
Website: http://www.phobics-society.org.uk

--------

Nicky,

I refer to our previous exchanges of 23 February to 1 March. As I recall it, Manchester City Council told your group that "they could do nothing to prevent the T-Mobile development going through". Following advice, you challenged this line and the planning authority recognised that an application for Prior Approval was (is) required. We left matters awaiting submission of that application.

It is completely unsurprising that the operator is going forward despite the strong local opposition. That said, I would be astonished if T-Mobile really has threatened court action if the application is refused; - this is vexatious and any paper notification of this intent would be a powerful tool in the hands of the Council's solicitor. I have to wonder if this is scaremongering by the said planning officer.

Whatever the facts, this should in no way affect the due planning process in accordance with law. If such an application is refused by the relevant Council planning committee, T-Mobile will have 6 months in which to lodge an appeal. Should it do so, this appeal will be heard by an Inspector appointed by the Planning Inspectorate in Bristol who will decide whether to "allow" or "dismiss" it. If the Inspector dismisses such an appeal, then T-Mobile may decide to take the matter to the High Court - in which case the legal action will be between T-Mobile on the one hand and the First Secretary of State (on behalf of the Planning Inspectorate) on the other. This represents the due process.

At 14.8 metres, the mast requires a determination of Prior Approval and there is a well-established procedure for this. There is little point in contacting a solicitor at this stage - there is nothing for him to do.

As regards Thameside, the public did not appeal - the public have no right to do so. In the interests of accuracy, the mast was refused by committee (no doubt as a result, in part, of campaign pressure); T-Mobile lodged an appeal against the decision which the Planning Inspector dismissed.

Please come back to me as soon as the application is submitted.

Regards.

David Baron


From Mast Network

The Forgotten Falloujah - U.S. offensive continues

http://www.aljazeera.com/cgi-bin/review/article_full_story.asp?service_ID=7500


The Duty of a Patriot is to Protect his Country from the Government. Freedom had been hunted round the Globe - Reason treateded as Rebellion and the slavery of fear had made men afraid to think. But such is the irresistible nature of truth, that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing.

Thomas Paine, Rights of Man, 1791


Informant: Shanti Renfrew

REFLEX Studie - aktuelle Situation

Zur Kenntnis und weiteren Verbreitung:

- lt. Prof Adlkofer sind die Ergebnisse der Studie für den Hochfrequenzbereich bereits innerhalb der REFLEX-Studie von verschiedenen Laboratorien reproduziert worden; damit ist das letzte Kriterium für den "wissenschaftlichen Nachweis" erfüllt. Wir sollten das Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz jetzt auffordern, zu begründen, warum dieser "wissenschaftliche Nachweis" nicht akzeptiert wird.

- in 4-6 Monaten liegen die Ergebnisse der Reproduzierung durch zwei weitere Laboratorien vor; spätestens dann kann weder das Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz noch die Mobilfunkindustrie weiter behaupten, dass diese Strahlung zu schwach sei, um Zellen zu schädigen.

Gruß
Hans Schmidt,
Sprecher der BI Wolfratshausen-Stadtgebiet gegen Elektrosmog

---Ursprüngliche Nachricht---
From: "Prof. Dr. Adlkofer" <prof.adlkofer@verum-foundation.de>
To: <520031206941-0001@T-Online.de>
Subject: Re: REFLEX Study

Sehr geehrter Herr Schmidt,

obwohl mein persönliches Schreiben an Sie nicht für die Öffentlichkeit gedacht ist, steht es Ihnen frei, damit zu machen, was Sie wollen. Was die Reproduktion unserer Ergebnisse angeht, habe ich Verständnis dafür, dass eine solche unabhängig von der REFLEX-Studie verlangt wird, auch wenn die Kriterien für mich bereits erfüllt sind. Entsprechende Untersuchungen sind inzwischen in zwei Laboratorien angelaufen. Mit Ergebnissen ist in 4-6 Monaten zu rechnen. Da ich nicht daran zweifle, dass unsere Beobachtungen bestätigt werden, steht für mich längst die Frage im Vordergrund, ob bei vergleichbarer EMF-Belastung gentoxische Veränderungen wie wir sie im Reagenzglas beobachtet haben auch im Gesamtorganismus von Mensch und Tier vorkommen können. Dies herauszufinden scheint mir das Gebot der Stunde, die weitere Reproduktion dessen, was wir gemacht haben, überlasse ich gerne anderen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Franz Adlkofer



----- Original Message -----
From: Hans Schmidt
To: Prof. Dr. Adlkofer
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2005 7:32 PM
Subject: Re: REFLEX Study

Sehr geehrter Herr Adlkofer,

haben Sie etwas dagegen, wenn wir Ihr Schreiben in die Verteiler der Mobilfunkkritiker (Hartenstein, HESE, Bürgerwelle, etc.) stellen?

Sie schreiben: "Weitere Bestätigungen werden sehr bald folgen."

Als betroffener Elektrosensibler habe ich Sie schon beim Hearing der Grünen Landtagsfraktion im letzten Jahr im Maximilianeum gefragt, wann die Ergebnisse offiziell vorliegen, weil diese doch entscheidend die Pseudo-"Wissenschaftlichkeit" der Argumentation der Industrie und auch des BfS entlarven.

Ein wichtiger Kritikpunkt in der Auseinandersetzung mit dem BfS wird sein, ob identische Experimente von voneinander unabhängigen Forschungsgruppen bestätigt wurden. Sie schreiben unten nur: "Unsere Ergebnisse zur Gentoxizität sind in vier REFLEX-Laboratorien unabhängig von einander erarbeitet und inzwischen von zwei weiteren Laboratorien außerhalb des REFLEX-Konsortiums bestätigt worden." Können Sie noch einmal explizit darauf zurückkommen, ob das Kriterium der Reproduzierung erfüllt ist?

Wenn nicht, wann wird die Reproduzierung veröffentlicht sein?

Vielen Dank im Voraus für Ihre Antwort.

Hans Schmidt
Sprecher der BI Wolfratshausen-Stadtgebiet gegen Elektrosmog

"Prof. Dr. Adlkofer" <prof.adlkofer@verum-foundation.de> schrieb:

Sehr geehrter Herr Schmidt,

haben Sie vielen Dank für die Überlassung Ihres Briefwechsels mit dem Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz, das sich - wenn ich dies richtig deute - bei der Bewertung wissenschaftlicher Studien offensichtlich auch der Hilfe der Industrie bedient. Die Ergebnisse der REFLEX-Studie, die die genotoxischen Wirkungen elektromagnetischer Felder betreffen, sind aus meiner Sicht so sicher wie das Amen in der Kirche. Mein Problem damit besteht nur darin, dass wir nicht wissen, ob unsere im Reagenzglas gemachten Beobachtungen auch im Gesamtorganismus von Mensch und Tier zu sehen wären, wenn man entsprechenden Untersuchungen durchführte. Sollte dem so sein, hätten wir ein riesiges Problem. Beim jetzigen Stand der Forschung kann ich nur feststellen, dass ein kausaler Zusammenhang zwischen der Exposition mit elektromagnetischen Feldern und der Entstehung von Erkrankungen zwar nicht bewiesen ist, aufgrund der REFLEX-Ergebnisse jedoch als wahrscheinlicher als bisher anzusehen ist. Die Anerkennung von Vorsichtsmaßnahmen im Umgang mit der entsprechenden Technik von Seiten der Industrie und der Behörden erschiene mir deshalb dringend geboten.

> Die sehr allgemeinen Argumente des Bundesamtes für Strahlenschutz stimmen völlig mit denen überein, die von der Industrie gegen REFLEX vorgetragen werden. Unsere Ergebnisse zur Gentoxizität sind in vier REFLEX-Laboratorien unabhängig von einander erarbeitet und inzwischen von zwei weiteren Laboratorien außerhalb des REFLEX-Konsortiums bestätigt worden. Weitere Bestätigungen werden sehr bald folgen. Was die geforderten "klar definierten, validierten Expositionswbedingungen und die belastbare Statistik" angeht, gibt es sicherlich weltweit keine Studie, die sich mit REFLEX messen kann. Bezüglich des Qualitätsstandards der REFLEX-Studie brauchen wir keinen Vergleich zu scheuen. Die von uns angewandten Qualitätskriterien erlauben den Ausschluss jeglicher Zweifeln an der Wertigkeit der Daten. Warum die Ergebnisse, die in den genannten und in den an die 50 weiteren ungenannten Publikation mitgeteilten werden, von den unseren abweichen, ist leicht zu erklären. Die Autoren verwendeten in aller Regel auf EMF nicht ansprechende Zellen oder wählten für die Zellen eine zu kurze Bestrahlungsdauer oder es fehlten ihnen überhaupt die Voraussetzungen für das Einstellen und Erfassen genauer EMF- Messdaten. Hinzu kommt, dass niemand gezwungen werden kann, etwas zu sehen, wenn er es nicht sehen will.

> Die in dem Schreiben von Vodafone getroffenen Feststellungen über die REFLEX-Studie lassen erkennen, dass eine ernsthafte auf wissenschaftlicher Grundlage beruhende Auseinandersetzung mit dem Problem dort bis jetzt nicht stattgefunden hat. Schließlich schützt die konventionelle Vorstellung über die Nichtexistenz relevanter biologischer Wirkungen elektromagnetischer Felder unterhalb der geltenden Grenzwerte vor dem schmerzhaften Prozess des gründlichen Nachdenkens. Es steht auch nicht in meiner Macht, ein Umdenken bei denen zu erzwingen, deren Interessen genau das Gegenteil von dem verlangen, was sich aus unseren Forschungsergebnissen ableiten lässt. Die Ergebnisse der REFLEX-Studie können unter REFLEX http://www.verum-foundation.de vom jedem, der daran interessiert ist, nachgelesen werden. Zu Ihrer Information lege ich außerdem das Manuskript eines Vortrags bei, den ich vor kurzem bei einer UNESCO-Tagung in Yerevan, Armenien, gehalten habe.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Franz Adlkofer, VERUM Foundation, Pettenkoferstr. 33, D-80336 München, Germany
phone +49 89 5309880, fax +49 89 53098829, e-mail: prof.adlkofer@verum-foundation.de http://www.verum-foundation.de



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1. Sozialforum in Deutschland: Für Gerechtigkeit, Frieden und Bewahrung der Natur

Einladung zum 1. Sozialforum in Deutschland

Für Gerechtigkeit, Frieden und Bewahrung der Natur

In Deutschland werden unter dem Begriff “Reformen” profitorientierte Interessen mit Maßnahmen durchgesetzt, die zu Lasten der Bevölkerung gehen.” Diese Politik führt zu steigender Erwerbslosigkeit, Verarmung und dem finanziellen Kollaps der Kommunen, der Länder und des Bundes.

Dies ist ein weltweiter Prozess. Die neoliberale Globalisierung führt heute auch in den reichen Ländern zu Entwicklungen, unter denen die Menschen in der südlichen Erdhälfte schon seit Jahren – allerdings weitaus schlimmer – zu leiden haben. Dort wie hier zerstört sie die natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen dieser und kommender Generationen. Die Durchsetzung wirtschaftlicher Interessen wird zunehmend mit kriegerischen Mitteln betrieben. Während für das Kapital alle regulierenden Schranken fallen, werden, wie bei der “Festung Europa”, die Mauern gegen den Zustrom von MigrantInnen und Flüchtlingen hochgezogen. Die sozialen Grundbedürfnisse werden durch Privatisierung öffentlicher Güter sowie der Daseinsvorsorge ausgehebelt. Im Namen der globalen Wettbewerbsfähigkeit und der Konkurrenz aller gegen alle werden Tausende Arbeitsplätze vernichtet. Soziale und demokratische Rechte werden abgebaut.

Die gesellschaftliche Unzufriedenheit wird immer größer. Das provoziert die Frage, welche Veränderungen notwendig sind, um die sozialen Grundbedürfnisse und natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen der Menschen zu sichern, Frauen und Männern eine existenzsichernde und gesellschaftlich sinnvolle Beschäftigung zu bieten, ihre Würde zu wahren und ihre demokratischen Mitwirkungsmöglichkeiten zu erweitern.

Immer weniger Menschen fühlen sich in ihren Anliegen vertreten. Wir müssen uns selber auf den Weg machen. Wir brauchen dafür ein zivilgesellschaftliches Forum, um uns über verschiedene soziale Milieus hinweg auszutauschen. Dort wollen wir Formen des Widerstands entwickeln und Widersprüche im Streben nach gemeinsamen Handlungsmöglichkeiten und der Entwicklung von Alternativen überwinden. Dazu bedarf es eines gesellschaftlichen Dialogs in einem offenen Raum jenseits von Parteien und weltanschaulichen Abgrenzungen.

Dieser Dialog ist Teil eines weltweit wachsenden Prozesses. Im südbrasilianischen Porto Alegre fanden sich im Jahr 2001 erstmals Menschen aus aller Welt unter der Losung “Eine andere Welt ist möglich”. Parallel zu ähnlichen kontinentalen Foren in Afrika und Asien traten 2002 in Florenz das Erste, 2003 in Paris das Zweite Europäische Sozialforum zusammen. In Deutschland gibt es Sozialforen in vielen Städten und Regionen.

Wir laden alle ein, die sich auf die Suche nach einer gerechten, friedlichen und ökologischen Gesellschaft machen wollen, sich am

Ersten Sozialforum in Deutschland vom 21. bis 24. Juli 2005 in Erfurt

mit ihren eigenen Vorschlägen und Vorstellungen zu beteiligen und am Vorbereitungsprozess mitzuwirken.

Das Sozialforum in Deutschland ist Teil des Weltsozialforums und arbeitet auf der Grundlage der Charta von Porto Alegre.

Die verbindliche Anmeldung von Teilnehmenden ist ab dem 15. Februar 2005 möglich. Bereits jetzt können jedoch Themen für das Programm vorgeschlagen werden.

http://www.sozialforum2005.de/dsf.aufruf_erfurt_2005/index.html
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