19
Nov
2005

CIA bought foreign cooperation against terrorism

says report

The CIA set up a network of secret joint operations centres with two dozen foreign intelligence agencies to hunt down suspected terrorists in the years after September 11 2001, it was reported yesterday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1646210,00.html


From Information Clearing House

Storm over CIA prisoner plane claims

REPORTS that US intelligence officials have been using European airports secretly to transfer suspected Islamic extremists around the globe have unleashed a storm across Europe.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,17299956%255E1702,00.html


From Information Clearing House

Rep Cynthia McKinney: Stop Playing Politics, Get the Troops Out Now

The Republicans should be roundly criticized for this reprehensible act. They have perpetrated a fraud on the House of Representatives just as they have defrauded the American people.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11078.htm

A Nation Rocked to Sleep



Video
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11079.htm



Cindy Sheehan
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Sheehan

The betrayed mothers of America

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11076.htm

The right to rule ourselves

Faced with US torture, killing and collective punishment of civilians, support for the Iraqi resistance is growing

By Haifa Zangana

The photograph of an elderly Iraqi carrying the burned body of a child at Falluja, widely shown during the chemical weapons controversy of recent days, is almost a copy of an earlier one that Iraqis remember - from Halabja in March 1988. Both children were victims of chemical weapons: the first killed by a dictator who had no respect for democracy and human rights, the second by US troops, assisted by the British, carrying the colourful banner of those principles while sprinkling Iraqis with white phosphorus and depleted uranium.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11073.htm

Schönbohm warnt vor Handy am Steuer

Trotz Verbotes steuern zahlreiche Autofahrer in Brandenburg ihren Wagen mit Handy am Ohr.

Die Polizei verzeichnete in den ersten zehn Monaten dieses Jahres eine Zunahme der Verstöße im Vergleich zum Vorjahreszeitraum um gut 20 Prozent auf 4810 Fälle, wie Innenminister Jörg Schönbohm (CDU) am Samstag in Potsdam mitteilte. Die ertappten Autofahrer müssten mit 40 Euro Bußgeld und einem Punkt in der Flensburger Verkehrssünderdatei rechnen.

Schönbohm forderte die Verkehrsteilnehmer auf, das Handyverbot strikt zu beachten. Wer das tragbare Telefon beim Fahren nutze, könne auf das Verkehrsgeschehen nicht angemessen reagieren. Das könne tödliche Folgen haben.

Schönbohm wies darauf hin, dass das Handyverbot auch für Fahrradfahrer gelte. Sie würden bei Verstößen mit einem Verwarngeld von 25 Euro zur Kasse gebeten.

Stand: 19.11.2005 12:12

© 2005 Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

http://www.rbb-online.de/_/nachrichten/vermischtes/beitrag_jsp/key=news3399690.html

Dec. 1 - Rosa Parks Anniversary National Strike Against Poverty, Racism, and War

http://www.troopsoutnow.org/newdec1.html

DeLay Ex-Aide to Plead Guilty in Lobby Case

Michael Scanlon, a former top official for Representative Tom DeLay and one time partner of the lobbyist Jack Abramoff, has agreed to plead guilty in a deal with federal prosecutors, broadening a corruption investigation involving top members of Congress.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111905X.shtml

CIA'S HARSH INTERROGATION TECHNIQUES DESCRIBED

http://www.ufppc.org/content/view/3648/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Pestizidtests an Menschen

Die US-Umweltbehörde will auf Druck der Chemiekonzerne ein unter der Clinton-Präsidentschaft erlassenes Moratorium mit einer umstrittenen Regelung beenden, die auch Tests mit Kindern zulässt.

http://www.telepolis.de/tp/r4/artikel/21/21389/1.html

Lawmakers Erupt in Heated War Debate

Republicans and Democrats shouted, howled and slung insults on the House floor on Friday as a debate over whether to withdraw American troops from Iraq descended into a fury over President Bush's handling of the war and a leading Democrat's call to bring the troops home.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111905Z.shtml

Intensivseminare zum Arbeitslosengeld II nach dem SGB II

http://www.omega-news.info/intensivseminare_zum_arbeitslosengeld_II.htm

Halliburton Case Is Referred to Justice Department

Pentagon investigators have referred allegations of abuse in how the Halliburton Company was awarded a contract for work in Iraq to the Justice Department for possible criminal investigation.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111905Y.shtml

Help Steve Young bring our troops HOME

IF YOU WANT THE TROOPS HOME WE MUST SUPPORT "TROOPS HOME" CANDIDATES

We put a call out to all candidates who want to win, and Steve Young, fighting for the people in normally conservative Orange County, CA, in a special house election coming up Dec. 6, took us up on our offer to create action pages for him on his own campaign site. With the emergence now of John Murtha as a sane voice on the need to extricate ourselves from the quagmire in Iraq, Steve Young is another strong voice for doing what must be done. Won't you visit his site and submit the action page below to help support his issues-based campaign?

ACTION PAGE:
http://www.steveyoungforcongress.com/petitions/troopshome.htm

We are told that people from all over the country can help with the campaign, as they will be doing virtual phone banks. But especially if you are in Southern California, you can make a real impact by helping to get out the vote in this last test election before 2006. If Steve wins or makes a strong showing in this red district, it will have great influence on other congresspeople who are not yet listening to the voice of the people.

STATEMENT OF THE STEVE YOUNG CAMPAIGN

With the December 6, 2005 California 48th District General Election just around the corner, Steve Young needs your help. As you may recall, Steve is running on the Democratic ticket against John Campbell (a Republican) to fill the vacancy created when Christopher Cox accepted an appointment by President Bush to head the Securities and Exchange Commission.

One of Steve's trademark initiatives is to support America's veterans and end the war in Iraq. Steve's first act in Congress would be to help other Democrats to force a Bill onto the floor increasing VA medical funding so that all veterans get health insurance and keep VA Hospitals open so all eligible veterans can be treated promptly. He would ensure we support our troops by making sure all veterans who fought for their country have health insurance that means something!

One of his campaign motto's is: "Leave No Veteran Behind . . . Enough is Enough!" Help Steve Young take back this Congressional seat by contributing or volunteering (you can help even if you’re not in the district) at www.steveyoungforcongress.com.

Steve Young is a progressive candidate doing the unthinkable, running a competitive race with a chance to win a Congressional seat in Orange County, the bastion of Republicanism just south of Los Angeles. The special election is set for December 6th and he needs your help urgently. You can contribute online at his website.

Randi Rhodes interviewed Steve the other day and called him "a Democrat with ideas!" and asked for America to get behind him.

We're asking you to take the next step. It's easy and critical to make sure we turn out the vote for Steve on Election Day. Please choose the method you feel you can best help from the list below:

If you live within the 48th District, go to the campaign website; print a copy of the "vote-by-mail" application; complete the form return it to the indicated address. The Campaign Team will hand deliver your application to the State Registrar's office and afterwards you will receive an official ballot to vote via regular postal mail. This is your chance to conveniently speak up and make your vote count. The web address is http://steveyoungforcongress.com

Contribute $5-$10-$25 to Steve Young's campaign to build up a last minute media blitz. Same web address, http://steveyoungforcongress.com

If you live outside the District, forward this email to at least 10 of your friends.

With only a few weeks left before Election Day, this is a great opportunity for everyone in our family to pitch in to help our friend, Steve Young. Democrats across the nation are rallying to Steve Young's side in the campaign's final weeks, and with your active participation, he/we can win this election.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.

Powered by The People's Email Network Copyright 2005, Patent pending, All rights reserved

People's Will: Vote against 3G and TETRA in Sweden's national election 2006

See under:
http://www.folketsvilja.se/donald/english.html

rgds

Mona Nilsson


According to an inquiry made by the Swedish Emergency Management Agency in 2004 regarding the third generation mobile wireless telephony, 3G (UMTS), a great majority of the Swedish population lack an understanding about it's technical merits and why it was introduced in the marketplace. As much as 27 percent is greatly concerned about it's impact on the public health. Almost 1 of every 2 citizens, 47 percent, think the 3G (UMTS) infrastructure should not have been deployed unless it could be proved with 100 percent certainty that it had no negative impact on the public health. According to the same inquiry, 48 percent of the Swedish population are convinced that there is an indisputable health risk when using mobile telephony. Only 13 percent believe there are no negative health impact at all. All this according to an inquiry made by a Swedish government agency. Despite the fact that a majority of the Swedish newspapers is more or less silent about the fact that an extensive amount of research is showing that wireless microwave telecommunication can inflict a major health risk to the general population, and that Swedish government agencies is claiming the opposite, large groups of the Swedish population is convinced that the health risk really exist. Neither the government, the parliament, nor the public authorities in Sweden seem to care about this strong public opinion. Unfortunately, neither do the established political parties. The expansion of the wireless mobile telephony and other wireless technologies like TETRA etc, is allowed to continue in a furious pace. TETRA, which is a wireless communication network planned to be deployed by the Swedish police force, among others, is already strongly criticized in Great Britain because of health problems among officers that use the mobile communication devices and citizens living near the telecommunication masts. In short, a strong economical interest have been given priority over human health.

This is the background to the People's Will initiative in Sweden to form a single issue political party to let all of those who are unable to get attention in the established political parties about this fundamental issue. People's Will want to be the political alternative for people who value their fundamental human rights, life and health higher than all other things. In the beginning of January 2006 an election manifest will be published on the homepage of People's Will, and in the end of February 2006 People's Will) will be registered as a political party to be participating in the national election later the same year.

Politicians and authorities as well as the judicial system has clearly shown that it can not be relied upon to adhere demands from a substantial amount of citizens to stop the expansion of new wireless communication networks until an fully independent risk assessment has been done regarding its health effects on the general population. While all other initiatives in the past have been fruitless to get attention to, and an understanding about, the people's will in this matter, the only thing that can still be done by each and every individual citizen is to execute the power of vote in the national election in 2006. People's Will CAN make a change!

People's Will demand a full stop of further expansion of all wireless microwave-based communication networks.

People's Will will do whatever it can to put an end to further expansion of 3G (UMTS) and TETRA until a fully independent investigation has been made. It will thoroughly evaluate and establish new levels of radiation from microwave transmitting technologies that is acceptable in the long term with no negative effects on humans and it's environment. Skeptical as well as highly qualified researchers and experts will be allowed to participate.

People's Will is protesting against elected politicians contempt of fundamental democratic rights and is determined to give as much attention as possible on the most pressing and important issues concerning public health, the right to a healthy life, and the right to not be exposed by something that is a health risk.

People's Will also want to work for a more direct democratic society where authorities and electorates on a regular basis are reviewed and reminded of their commission; to serve in the name of the people – not heavy financial interests and corporations.

People's Will demand that a new and more restrictive limit for wireless microwave communication radiation is established as soon as possible. The currently established limits apparently fail to protect humans and it's environment against harmful effects of long term continuous exposure of microwave radiation. The overall target should be a society that work for the good of the people and a democratic society in it's truer sense.

People's Will wants to give attention to people's concern about the health issues with 3G (UMTS) and TETRA etc. We don't want a continued expansion of wireless communication networks unless in can be established that the radiation is not causing any health issues among the population.

Let this appeal from People's Will travel from mouth to mouth. Give the address of this Internet page to at least 10 people you know and urge them to pass on the message to people they know.

http://www.folketsvilja.se
donald.forsberg@gmail.com

Reflex study: ICNIRP response

This is sent to you with the approval of the journalist, I asked him to send it to scientists. He wrote a good article about the REFLEX findings and asked for ICNIRP response but they got back to him only after his article had been already published, this is the answer he received (questions are at the bottom).

Iris Atzmon.


matan D schrieb:


Hello, I'm a reporter in the newspaper of Maariv, Israel. I'm writing an article about the Handy radiation standards. Israel has adopted ICNIRP's standards, yet it has been brought to my attention that there is wide criticism over them. One of the claims, is that ICNIRP is disregarding such studies as REFLEX.
http://www.verum-foundation.de/cgi-bin/content.cgi?id=euprojekte01

1. I would like to get your comment on that matter.
2. Is there an intention to change safety standards in the near future?

Matan Drori


From: Gunde Ziegelberger
Date: Nov 10, 2005 5:54 PM

Dear Matan Drori,

Sorry for my late reply due to several workshops and heavy work overload.

Regarding your questions, I would like to provide you with the following answers:

1. ICNIRP is not disregarding any scientific publication. In contrast, it is one of ICNIRP´s main duties to review /all/ scientific publications on potential health hazards due to exposure to non-ionizing radiation. ICNIRP has published a comprehensive review on the relevance of Low Frequency Fields for human health in 2003 and has just started with reviewing the publications on High Frequency Fields. This is only possible, if there *are* publications on research data. It is international, scientific standard that experimental studies are described in details and are published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. However, at least here in Germany, the coordinator and a few participants of REFLEX started to distribute the results through various media long before being scientifically published (some are still missing). It is not possible to regard and evaluate data sets without knowing details on experimental design, dosimetry, statistics, etc.

2. Based on the current state of scientific knowledge, i.e. based on the reviews of scientific publications, the necessity of updating the existing ICNIRP Guideline from 1998 is under discussion for the static fields and low frequency range and will be reflected for high frequency fields after finalizing the corresponding review.

I hope this information was of help to you.

Sincerely,

Gunde Ziegelberger

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Reflex study
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/439859/

Verum Reflex Presentation
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/446305/

EU REFLEX Project Report
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/436261/

Final report REFLEX project
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/421222/

Mobilphone industry wants to stop publication of the REFLEX-Study
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/362648/

Industry Rules RF Controlling Research, Setting Standards and Spinning History
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/262083/



http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Gunde
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Ziegelberger

Omega-News Collection 19. November 2005

Taking Up Catastrophic Climate Change
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1149473/

Sun and wind never send us an invoice – The change in energy is possible
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1147564/

'Environmental refugees' set to become big global scourge
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1150156/

The Government of India confirms national ban on Terminator
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1151147/

UN figures on the 'state of the world's forests' are misleading, inaccurate and understate the real extent of deforestation and damage to forests globally
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1154348/

Fish Numbers Plummet in Warming Pacific
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1154413/

Louisiana's Marshes Fight for Their Lives
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1159181/

Brazilian Wetlands Defender Commits Suicide in Environmental Protest
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1159203/

Cascadian Forest Battles
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1164562/

Logging Halted in Sequoia Preserve
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1159195/

Thousands of Kruger Elephants Face Slaughter
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1160498/

Montana Resumes Controversial Buffalo Hunt
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1162646/

Vote USA 2004
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Vote+USA+2004/

Iraq War
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Irak-Krieg/

Is Iran next?
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Is+Iran+next

Tsunami
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Tsunami/

RFID
http://omega.twoday.net/topics/RFID/

EMF-Omega-News 19. November 2005
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1169338/

EMF-Omega-News 19. November 2005

Studying the synergistic damage effects induced by 1.8 GHz radiofrequency field radiation (RFR) with four chemical mutagens on human lymphocyte DNA using comet assay in vitro
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1148335/

The effect of electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones on human sleep
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1148367/

The Effects Of Radiation In The Cause Of Cancer
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1158742/

50% increase in cancer in teenagers - Oral cancer cases increase
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1160454/

Distress signals from Canada on ES
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1147149/

Dutch NGOs urge Europe to install cellphone antennas far away from dwellings
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1147593/

Where have all the sparrows gone?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1147135/

WHO writes off electrosmog victims (update)
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1142664/

Environmental Sensitivities - A Definition
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1154973/

Effects of EMR frequency emissions from masts
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1155356/

Pulsed microwave radiation and wildlife - Are Cell Phones Wiping Out Sparrows? (Update)
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/926007/

More and more malformed animals in the irradiated village of Volturino
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1157799/

Bird on a wire theory needs closer look in disease watch
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1158189/

Experts put a health warning on 'electrical allergy' advice (Update)
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1118734/

Orange won't squash us
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1161469/

Protection advice over phone mast
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1161614/

Trees disguised
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1163656/

PHONE masts victory
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1163587/

TRIPLE VICTORY FOR PROTESTERS
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1165355/

Mast plan is halted
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1165382/

Mast firm’s link to pension fund
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1165409/

Call for council ban on masts near schools and populated areas
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1165423/

Villagers fear they're next for phone masts as tests are carried out
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1166075/

Historic Council Mast Motion
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1166150/

Protesters' fury at mast ruling
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1167806/

Council takes stand on masts
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1168239/

SWEEP e-bulletin # 9
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1148784/

Health concerns with Broadband over Power Lines (BPL)
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1151159/

Dirty Power- $17.5 million court case
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1154442/

'Environmental refugees' set to become big global scourge
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1150156/

Lettres ouvertes de Robin des Toits - Lettre ouverte de Next-up
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1146517/

Réponse de Robin des Toits aux Conseillers de la Ville de PARIS
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1149488/

Qui a peur de la démocratie?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1154187/

Risques pour la santé en découlant
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1158637/

Macro-station de Téléphonie Mobile en Zone Urbaine
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1162610/

Décisions de la Cour Suprême US sur l'ouverture de procès de masse
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1164508/

News from Mast Sanity
http://tinyurl.com/aotw3

Omega-News Collection 19. November 2005
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1169353/

Plame Investigation On Again

Controversy surrounding the leak of a CIA operative's identity showed no signs of abating Thursday, dashing any hopes White House officials had that the investigation was nearing an end. A group of former intelligence officers urged President Bush not to pardon anyone convicted of leaking Valerie Plame's name to reporters and to pull security clearances of any White House officials implicated in the investigation.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111805E.shtml

An Open Letter to Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald

John W. Dean: Beyond politics is patriotism: Patriotic Americans want to see you not only prosecute those who compromised and endangered Valerie Plame Wilson, but also force the administration to clean house with respect to those who did, which you can accomplish through appropriate civil action. As one who does know something about the way Washington works, I hope you will actually use the plenary powers you have been granted to implement what I understood to be the announced policy of the Department of Justice for which you work - a zero tolerance policy for leaks.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111805D.shtml

The Greening of Italia Federici

To buy influence at the White House, GOP operative Jack Abramoff gave $500,000 in tribal loot to a Gale Norton pal, Italia Federici, who heads an "environmental" nonprofit.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111805C.shtml

Fitzgerald Going Back to Grand Jury

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald will present evidence next week to a grand jury of his two-year-old investigation into the outing of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson in the hopes of securing criminal indictments against an undetermined number of senior Bush administration officials for their roles in the leak.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111805A.shtml

Budget Reconciliation Bill Squeaks Through U.S. House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a budget reconciliation bill by a razor-thin 217-215 margin in the pre-dawn hours this morning.

Thanks to the millions of messages from people like you, and thanks to a principled stand by representatives on both sides of the aisle, the House was forced last week to strip a provision from the budget bill that would have opened the 1.5 million-acre Coastal Plain of America's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to sprawling oil development. The success of this bipartisan effort clearly demonstrates that the House is a dead-end for the drilling lobby's back-door plan to drill the Arctic Refuge.

A strong group of centrist Republican members have made it clear that they will oppose the bill if it includes drilling provisions, and Democrats have been unanimously opposed to the bill. It is anyone's guess what (if anything) will emerge out of the closed-door conference, but it is clear that any bill that includes Arctic Refuge drilling will run into a brick wall.

Still A Bad Bill

Although the House bill does not include provisions to drill the Arctic Refuge, it does contain a provision that could lead to the sale of millions of acres of public lands.

The provision would allow the sale of existing and future mining claims on public lands, National Forest lands, and lands in our National Parks, even if the purchaser never intends to mine the claims. A conservative estimate of the provision's reach is some 4.5 million acres of public lands, including more than 600 "unpatented" mining claims in National Park units. Claimants would not even have to prove that their claims contain mineral deposits before they can purchase the rights to the land.

It is wrong to use the reconciliation bill to force through a provision that could lead to the privatization of millions of acres of public lands.

What's Next

Both houses of Congress are scheduled to recess today for Thanksgiving. The House will return on December 6th and the Senate on December 12th. This means that the heavy work of resolving the remaining appropriations conferences will not be taken up until the Senate is back the week of December 12th.

Given the dramatic differences between the two versions, and the controversial nature of many of the provisions, the conference negotiations could last for weeks, if not months. We will continue to alert you to how you can help us remove these controversial provisions and protect the Arctic Refuge from the final reconciliation package.

For More Information

About the House bill:
http://www.wilderness.org/NewsRoom/Release/20051118.cfm

About mining claims on national lands:
http://www.wilderness.org/Library/Documents/upload/Factsheet-MiningClaimsInNationalParkSystemUnits-Nov2005.pdf

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http://www.wilderness.org

1615 M St, NW
Washington, DC 20036
1.800.THE.WILD
action@tws.org

Republicans on the Defensive

http://tinyurl.com/cnjq9

International Labor Rights Group Accuses Bridgestone

The International Labour Rights Fund has filed a federal lawsuit in the United States alleging workers at Bridgestone Corp's Firestone rubber plantation in Liberia toil in virtual slavery.

http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/111805LA.shtml

Hidden Risks of Teflon-Like Chemical

raised by Documents

DuPont Co. hid studies showing the risks of a Teflon-related chemical used to line candy wrappers, pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, and hundreds of other food containers, according to internal company documents and a former employee.

http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/111805HA.shtml

Budget Cuts Put Disabled at Risk

On Capitol Hill, the debate over cutting the nation's social programs is framed in sums so vast as to become abstract. But barely two miles away, within the small, bright, preschool classrooms of the Easter Seals Child Development Center, there is no dispute about the usefulness of every federal dollar.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111805S.shtml

Why John Murtha Is Right

John Murtha's courageous call for American troops to leave Iraq is the right policy at the right time. According to Larry Johnson, the Bush chickenhawks are already impugning Murtha's patriotism, but when you have a purple heart and a silver star compared to a president with a spotty attendance record with the National Guard and a vice president with five deferments, that dog don't hunt.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111805Q.shtml



Withdrawal Is Not Retreat

Congressman John Murtha's speech on Iraq yesterday is another turning point in the debate. William M. Arkin goes on to say that president and vice president may argue that politicians are playing politics and their feelings may be hurt that their competence and motives are called into question, but when one of the Pentagon's best friends speaks out against continuing the Iraq enterprise, the voices at the White House seem ever more puny and defensive.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/111805R.shtml

A Moral Disgrace

From: "Sojourners"

Note to readers: Early this morning, the House of Representatives narrowly passed a budget proposal (217-215) that, if enacted, would make severe cuts to our nation's most vital anti-poverty programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and child care. The margin was small because of your prayers, phone calls, e-mails, and letters to the editor. Thank you. In the coming weeks, the budget will face a House-Senate negotiation, followed by separate votes in each chamber. We will continue to raise our voices to demand justice for the poorest among us.

Jim Wallis says "Woe to you legislators of infamous laws....." in response to the narrow passage of the House Budget Reconciliation Bill. Washington, D.C. ------(Friday, November 18, 2005) Jim Wallis, founder of Sojourners and Convener of Call to Renewal, made the following statement today on the narrow passage of the House Budget Reconciliation Bill.

STATEMENT BY JIM WALLIS:

The prophet Isaiah said: "Woe to you legislators of infamous laws ... who refuse justice to the unfortunate, who cheat the poor among my people of their rights, who make widows their prey and rob the orphan." Today, I repeat those words. When our legislators put ideology over principle, it is time to sound the trumpets of justice and tell the truth.

It is a moral disgrace to take food from the mouths of hungry children to increase the luxuries of those feasting at a table overflowing with plenty. This is not what America is about, not what the season of Thanksgiving is about, not what loving our neighbor is about, and not what family values are about. There is no moral path our legislators can take to defend a reckless, mean-spirited budget reconciliation bill that diminishes our compassion, as Jesus said, "for the least of these." It is morally unconscionable to hide behind arguments for fiscal responsibility and government efficiency. It is dishonest to stake proud claims to deficit reduction when tax cuts for the wealthy that increase the deficit are the next order of business. It is one more example of an absence of morality in our current political leadership.

Budgets are moral documents that reflect what we care about. Budget and tax bills that increase the deficit put our children's futures in jeopardy - and they hurt the vulnerable right now. The choice to cut supports that help people make it day to day in order to pay for tax cuts for those with plenty goes against everything our religious and moral principles teach us. It says that leaders don't care about people in need. It is a blatant reversal of biblical values - and symbolizes the death of compassionate conservatism.

The faith community is outraged and is drawing a line in the sand against immoral national priorities. It is time to draw that line more forcefully and more visibly.

I applaud those House members who have stood up for better budget priorities and fought hard all year to keep issues of basic fairness at the forefront of this debate. And I thank those on both sides of the aisle who stood up and did the right thing in voting against this bill, despite pressure from the House leadership. These strong voices provide some hope for getting beyond an ideology that disregards the role of government for the common good.


Informant: Martin Greenhut

House Passes Nightmare Budget: Unacceptable Threats to the Environment Remain

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/1118-09.htm

House Cuts Food Stamps for More than 220,000 Vulnerable People While Poised to Cut Taxes for Wealthy

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/1118-01.htm

A Thousand Tipping Points

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1118-26.htm

Two Wise Men Break Ranks Over Iraq

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1118-24.htm

How Many More Must Die for It to Be "The Right Time?"

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1118-34.htm

This War Cannot Be Stopped By a Loyal Opposition

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1118-33.htm

Bush's War on the Press

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1118-21.htm

In South Korea, Another Blow to Bush's Efforts in Iraq

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1118-07.htm

Bush in 'Nosedive' as Murtha Urges Iraq Retreat

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1118-12.htm

Anti-War Sentiment Adds Fuel to Annual School of the Americas Watch Protest

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1118-09.htm

Money for Napalm but not for Food Stamps

The Republican dominated House passed a five year budget-plan in the early hours of Friday morning which savages programs for the poor, college students and disease control.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11070.htm

From Hero To Zero: The Long, Long Fall of Bob Woodward

Hadley Won't Say if He Spoke to Woodward:

National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley won't say if he was the source who told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward that Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson's wife worked for the CIA. But Hadley volunteered on Friday that some administration officials say he's not the leaker.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article1105.htm

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From Hero To Zero: The Long, Long Fall of Bob Woodward:

Woodward did not disclose his potential conflict of interest while he was pontificating on the airwaves about the Plame affair but he also apparently succeeded in stifling an investigation into his own role by his colleague Pincus.

http://www.counterpunch.com/cockburn11172005.html

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The "Some Other Dude Did It" Defense of I. Lewis Libby:

Is Woodward's Revelation a Bombshell or a Smokescreen?
http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=38034


From Information Clearing House

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The Fall of Bob Woodward
http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1121-23.htm

CIA leak prosecutor sees new grand jury proceedings

Special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald said in court filings that the ongoing CIA leak investigation will involve proceedings before a new grand jury, a possible sign he could seek new charges in the case.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11055.htm

American Christian Fundamentalist Leader Calls For Global War

If Christian fundamentalists are to be believed, America's invasion of Iraq and the consequent brutal slaughter of thousands of innocent civilians in that country are all part of a grand divine plan that will finally culminate in the 'second coming' of Jesus Christ.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11065.htm

Brave New Bobcat World

We are entering a new world; one of informants and secret police and torture. It's a Machiavellian world where the end justifes the means.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11067.htm

Torturers? Who, us?

Even Bush's most loyal lieutenants are at each other's throats, and the issue beginning to divide them publicly is torture, with constitutional crises looming fast. Poor Hadley, an ultra-loyalist, can hardly contain his exasperation with his boss and increasingly sounds like a sorrowful father having to explain the words of a wayward, dim-witted son.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11063.htm

Foreign network at front of CIA’s "terror" fight

The Americans and their counterparts at the centers, known as CTICs, make daily decisions on when and how to apprehend suspects, whether to whisk them off to other countries for interrogation and detention, and how to disrupt al Qaeda's logistical and financial support.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11059.htm

Former CIA Director Accuses Cheney of Overseeing Torture

Admiral Stansfield Turner, a former CIA director, accused US Vice President Dick Cheney of overseeing policies of torturing terrorist suspects and damaging the nation's reputation, in a television interview Thursday.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11068.htm

The New York Times, Nuclear Weapons and Iran

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1117-30.htm


From Information Clearing House

America's Propaganda War: Operation Saddam

Documentary focusing on the tactics used by the U.S and it's allies in the build up to, and during, the Iraq War, featuring Ray Mcgovern and Seymour Hersh amongst others.

Video
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11054.htm

Pentagon agrees to probe Feith's role in Iraq intel

The Pentagon's inspector general has agreed to review the prewar intelligence activities of former U.S. defense undersecretary Douglas Feith, a main architect of the Iraq war, congressional officials said on Thursday.

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=1324204


From Information Clearing House

Body Politics

By Chris Floyd

Four years ago, President George W. Bush quietly assumed dictatorial powers with a secret executive order granting himself the right to imprison anyone on earth indefinitely, without charges or trial or indictment or evidence, simply by declaring them an "enemy combatant," on his say-so alone.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11061.htm

U.S. Admits: Phosphorus may have killed civilians in Iraq

By Guy Dinmore in Washington

The US military on Wednesday acknowledged it might have killed civilians in the Iraqi city of Falluja with white phosphorus munitions during the battle against insurgents a year ago.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11056.htm

The Hopi Prophecies: A Final Warning

For Immediate Release: November 18, 2005

A Special Television Presentation

The Hopi Prophecies - A Final Warning

An intimate discussion with Dr. Ghost Wolf about the Hopi Elders, The Sinom ... the high spiritual priests, and keepers of the 10,000 year old traditions of the Original Teachings.

Their visions of the future reality are unfolding this very moment.

Presented exclusively on CUTTING EDGE TELEVISION with host Jim Rodger. ( Cutting Edge)

http://www.cuttingedgetelevision.com/

The Hopi have some final warnings, along with MESSAGES of HOPE for these times of Change, Times of Transition and FINAL AWAKENING. This Special Television Presentation will be presented exclusively for

CUTTING EDGE TELEVISION

This Saturday, November 19th out of Tucson, Arizona.

6:00 PM - Mountain Standard

The Final Prophecies of the late Chief Dan Evehema, the oldest Hopi, Personal friend and Elder Teacher to Dr. Ghost Wolf and the Elders who shared their wisdom foretelling of the times we are now experiencing, and the Promise of a New World that would result if we heed the lessons of our past.

ONLY ON THE CUTTING EDGE

November 19th at 6 PM MST

go to: http://accesstucson.org

Click on: Watch live - next click on: Ch72


Additional replays of this show will air on Sun. 11/27 and Sun 12/4/05

Both at 1:00 PM MST

Cutting Edge TV - Reaching Over 5.2 Million


Love To All Beings,

Jim Rodger - Producer / Host of Cutting Edge TV

If you live in the Tucson area the studio will be open to guests for the live performance. Access Tucson is located at 124 East Broadway Boulevard in downtown Tucson, Arizona. Please arrive at least 30 minutes before AIR Time for seating in the studio.

http://www.accesstucson.org

http://www.cuttingedgetelevision.com


Informant: Sh0shanna

Military-ACADEMIC Complex

http://www.jfcom.mil/newslink/storyarchive/2005/pa111805.htm


Informant: Kev Hall

Sorry, George, I'm In the Majority

11/19/05

Dear Mr. Bush:

I would like to extend my hand and invite you to join us, the mainstream American majority. We, the people -- that's the majority of the people -- share these majority opinions:

1. Going to war was a mistake -- a big mistake.
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/index.php?id=4924#mistake

2. You and your administration misled us into this war.
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/index.php?id=4924#misled

3. We want the war ended and our troops brought home.
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/index.php?id=4924#bringemhome

4. We don't trust you.
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/index.php?id=4924#trust

Now, I know this is a bitter pill to swallow. Iraq was going to be your great legacy. Now, it's just your legacy. It didn't have to end up this way.

This week, when Republicans and conservative Democrats started jumping ship, you lashed out at them. You thought the most damning thing you could say to them was that they were "endorsing the policy positions of Michael Moore and the extreme liberal wing of the Democratic party." I mean, is that the best you can do to persuade them to stick with you -- compare them to me? You gotta come up with a better villain. For heaven's sakes, you had a hundred-plus million other Americans who think the same way I do -- and you could have picked on any one of them!

But hey, why not cut out the name-calling and the smearing and just do the obvious thing: Come join the majority! Be one of us, your fellow Americans! Is it really that hard? Is there really any other choice? George, take a walk on the wild side!

Why can't any government face up to a political challenge

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=96141;show_parent=1

Judith Miller's other source Dr. David Kelly, deceased

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=96140;show_parent=1


http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Dr.+David+Kelly

The war in Iraq is not going as advertised, it is a flawed policy wrapped in illusion

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=96139;show_parent=1

THE BANKRUPTING OF RURAL AMERICA

http://www.newswithviews.com/Morrison/joyce19.htm

U.S. SENATE SLITS AMERICAN WORKERS’ THROATS

http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty99.htm

The Fed Announces it Will Hide M-3 To Keep You From Knowing What?

http://www.safehaven.com/showarticle.cfm?id=4108


Informant: Milo

The American Resistance

http://rense.com/general68/resist.htm


Informant: Milo



THE AMERICAN RESISTANCE: THE TIME HAS ARRIVED
http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=96289;show_parent=1

If you must vote: Incumbents Out

http://www.lewrockwell.com/reese/reese237.html

Forget The Argument From Efficiency

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/molyneux6.html

Before the Fall of the Empire of Debt

http://www.lewrockwell.com/bonner/bonner170.html

A Conflict of Paradigms

http://www.lewrockwell.com/hornberger/hornberger67.html

The Nature of Man and His Government

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/natureofman-lefevre.html

M(3)urder Will Out

http://www.lewrockwell.com/corrigan/corrigan80.html

Hamburger Bürgerschaft stoppt 1 - Euro - Jobs beim NDR in Hamburg

http://www.omega-news.info/beschwerde_petition_gegen_norddeutschen_rundfunk.rtf
http://www.omega-news.info/1_euro_jobs_beim_ndr.rtf
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