Whales at risk for "scientific reasons"

Hundreds of whales could be killed this year from "scientific whaling." We have a way for you to take action and discuss this important issue.

1. More than 1,400 whales expected to be killed this year

Over 20,000 whales have been killed since commercial whaling was banned by the International Whaling Commission in 1986. How? Partly because a loophole allows any nation to issue itself a permit to kill any number of whales "for the purposes of scientific research" and sell the whale meat in supermarkets later!

Some nations, like Japan, continue to expand their programs of "scientific" killing. Only 11% of Japanese adults support the killings, and so Japan has invested in a public relations offensive to convince the public that whaling is culturally and economically important to Japan and that whales eat too many fish and threaten the conservation of fish stocks - a claim for which there is no scientific basis. Take action today:

2. Activist tip: Discuss this issues you care about

Stay up-to-date on the most pressing issues impacting marine wildlife at Care2 Connect's Oceana discussion group. Oceana works to restore and protect the world's oceans through policy advocacy, science, law and public education and hosts a lively discussion about some of the pressing issues facing our oceans.

3. Inspirational Quote
"Nature is always hinting at us. It hints over and over again. And suddenly we take the hint." -- Robert Frost (1874-1963), American poet

Thank you for your commitment to a healthy planet.


Lisa Sock
Care2 & ThePetitionSite

ENN Daily Newsletter October 15, 2004


October 2004


Election 2004 Global Warming Challenge

In a couple weeks, Americans will head to the polls. But despite mounting evidence that global warming is happening, voters hear very little on the issue from candidates running for office.

Enough is enough! On global warming, America's voters deserve more. Send a message to candidates - Democrats and Republicans, challengers and incumbents - challenging them to talk about global warming as they campaign for office. Take action:


Contamination caused with depleted uranium will last for 4.5 billion years


BC government approves Jumbo Resort despite massive opposition


We will never be silenced again

Sign the Indymedia Solidarity Statement

Betrug mit Chips gegen Elektrosmog aufgeflogen


Bush plans pension raid to stay afloat

Less than a day after President George Bush implied that his Democratic challenger John Kerry lacked "fiscal sanity", the Administration said it had hit the debt ceiling set by Congress and would have to borrow money set aside for federal employees' pensions until after the election...


From Information Clearing House

Iraq: How Do We Get Out?

At the root of the insurgency—the goal of every enemy fighter—is a determination to drive America out. Our presence, our use of tanks, Bradleys, gunships and fighter-bombers, causing inevitable civilian casualties, is recruiting more enemy than we are killing...


From Information Clearing House

Secret papers warned Blair war on Iraq was 'illegal'

Secret government documents show that Tony Blair was warned by his own advisers a year before going to war that there was no growing threat from Saddam Hussein and that invading Iraq would be illegal...


From Information Clearing House

Injured Iraq Vets Come Home to Poverty

The Pentagon has dropped plans to force a severely wounded U.S. soldier to repay his enlistment bonus after injuries had forced him out of the service...


From Information Clearing House

US-Präsidentschaftswahl: Es geht um die Zukunft der Welt

Der britische Guardian ruft in einer bislang wohl einmaligen Aktion die Menschen weltweit auf, die Wähler in einem "swing state" zu beeinflussen...


Xerox workers to strike over satellite tracking plan

Just one more step towards 'Big Brother'

Over 250 Xerox workers will go on strike this morning over plans to use global positioning system technology (GPS) to track them throughout their day. Australian Services Union president Sally McManus says the proposal affects workers who repair Xerox photocopiers and other equipment in offices around Melbourne and Sydney. Ms McManus says most technicians use their cars as an office and their daily movements are already monitored heavily by the company. She says being monitored by satellite GPS technology is excessive. "That will continually monitor and check where they are," she said.

"We say that Xerox technicians are already highly monitored and their work performance can be measured in every which way and that this is just one more step towards 'Big Brother' that the members, the workers, aren't prepared to take."


Aftermath News
Top Stories - October 14th, 2004

New generator could power non-lethal microwave weapon

The Air Force expects planes will be able to fire non-lethal microwave rays at enemy ground troops with the help of a new superconducting generator system developed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base after about 25 years of research. Heavy, inefficient generators have been a hurdle to the development of airborne microwave weapons, which create a disabling burning sensation. Microwaves could be used to control large groups of enemy fighters without killing them or disable electronics-dependent enemy weapons, said Philip Coyle, senior adviser for the Center for Defense Information.

The Air Force is preparing to award a $22 million contract to a private contractor to construct and demonstrate the new electrical generating system by 2009.


Aftermath News
Top Stories - October 14th, 2004

Privacy watchdog condemns US Visit

System is actually going to endanger security

German researchers have already shown that it is possible to fool the system

The United States' new biometric system of border controls violates civil rights without delivering security, the head of the London-based civil liberties watchdog Privacy International has warned. The system involves a "wholesale and aggressive violation" of privacy but was also likely to generate errors and eventually collapse under its own weight, Privacy International director Simon Davies said. Davies was speaking after the release of a critical report on the US Visitor & Immigration Status Indication Technology System (US-Visit) prepared by Privacy International and published a day after the system, which began operating in January, was extended to cover the citizens of 27 "visa waiver" countries - including the UK. Germany, and Japan - whose populations are considered to be "friendly". Under the system, supplied to the Department of Homeland Security by the technology services company Accenture, visitors have their photograph taken and undergo two digital index-finger scans before they can pass through immigration controls.

The extension of US-Visit to the visa waiver countries had gone smoothly, US officials said, but Davies warned of future problems.


Aftermath News
Top Stories - October 14th, 2004


Spychips off the Orwellian block

Do we want our old-fashioned, wonderful privacy, or will we accept the Star Wars concepts of allowing "Big Brother," whoever he may be, know everything about us? The use of this George Orwell "1984" technology may even cut prices and provide us with more choices.

An RFID chip can be read from a distance, right through your clothes, wallet, backpack or purse - without your knowing. This is all that is needed to identify the clothes you are wearing or the groceries that you are carrying and the credit card you used. RFID chips can't be laundered out of clothing; don't wear out with time and can be well hidden. They can be sewn into the seams of clothing, molded into plastic or rubber and can even be printed. This means that the dot on a printed letter "i" can be linked to a skinny, nearly invisible antenna printed on a product label. And, then a tracker with access to a RFID reader can say, "Got'cha!" But there are plenty of nightmare scenarios. Future divorce cases may involve one party using RFID logs to prove a spouse was in a certain location at a certain time. And, future burglars could use a reader on discarded packaging that might indicate expensive electronic equipment was at an address ready to be stolen. But, another good use for RFIDs has been developed in Japan, where all the children in some primary schools are being tagged. The kid arrives at school, his clothing is tagged and readers at the door and in other key locations will keep track of him. No more kids going walkabout or astray in that school.


Aftermath News
Top Stories - October 14th, 2004

The "War on Terror" as Defined by 1984's Emmanuel Goldstein

There is an interesting article titled “The "War on Terror" as Defined by 1984's Emmanuel Goldstein”. It contains extracts from the book “1984” by George Orwell, and “Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism” (i.e. Government by a few). It is located at http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/orwell_goldstein_1984.html

Many of the techniques described seem very similar to those currently used. The excerpt below is particularly interesting, and is very close to Bush’s behavior (have they been reading Orwell’s book?) :

"The essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty. To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies, all this is indispensibly necessary."


Global study finds one-third of amphibians face extinction


Bad Forest Riders Still Loom

Congress Adjourns, Bad Forest Riders Still Loom

Congress has headed home to campaign and will return after the election for a lame-duck session that will likely begin on November 16th. Many must-pass spending bills were not completed before Congress left, including the Interior Appropriations bill, which funds the Forest Service. Since Congress did not finish much of their work on appropriations it looks likely that they will combine many of the unfinished spending bills together into one big bill called an omnibus bill. The Interior Appropriations bill could be thrown into this omnibus bill and could contain some bad forest riders, which need to be stopped. Although we will likely have to mobilize in November to stop many riders in the lame-duck session we also need to act now.

Right now congressional staff have stared working on the unfinished appropriations bills, including the Interior Appropriations bill. For the next couple of weeks they will be putting a draft omnibus bill together. Since congressional staff are drafting portions of the omnibus bill now, we have to make calls in order to keep the pressure up as so bad forest riders stay off the omnibus bill.

TAKE ACTION: Please call your Senators and Representative's DC offices at 1-202-224-3121 (capitol switchboard). Ask for the staff that works on National Forest/Environmental issues. Tell them that you:

1. Oppose efforts by Senator Gordon Smith to attach his Lawless Logging Rider on the omnibus spending bill. The rider will override existing environmental laws and prohibit judicial review to promote the largest public lands logging project in modern history - the Biscuit post-fire logging project on the Siskiyou National Forest. This rider is intended to override the current judicial process that is underway by stripping away all forest and river protection laws for the Siskiyou Wild Rivers Area in Southern Oregon and slamming shut the courtroom doors to citizens, leaving roadless areas, ancient forest reserves, wild and scenic rivers and salmon runs at risk of being destroyed by logging and roadbuilding.

2. Oppose Senator Stevens' Tongass Judicial Review Rider. The rider interferes with judicial review of logging projects in the Tongass National Forest by telling judges they only have 180 days from the filing date to decide lawsuits challenging logging projects in the Tongass. The rider also attempts to completely cut off the public's ability to challenge projects if they cannot file lawsuits on Tongass logging projects within 30 days of the Forest Service's decision to go ahead with them.

3. Oppose Efforts to waive environmental review of grazing permits on public lands. The Senate Interior bill attempts to categorically exclude the renewal of grazing permits for many grazing allotments in National Forests from environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The rider seeks to exclude the public from participating in important decisions about how public lands are managed, even though current grazing practices can degrade lands, cause water pollution and imperil plant and animal species.

Lisa Dix
National Forest Program Director
American Lands Alliance
Ph: 202-547-9105; Fax: 202-547-9213
American Lands Alliance http://americanlands.org

Informant: STRIDER

George W. Bush and the Mandate of Heaven

by Justin Raimondo



Something's on the march, alright, but it isn't freedom: it's fanaticism fueled by a dangerous theology, and a mortal threat to the peace of the world. Such rhetoric is meant to fire up his core constituency -- snake-handling holy-rollin' Bible Belters and neocons alike -- who see the American State as the instrument of God's Will on earth. So let's rain bombs down on Fallujah -- and maybe Teheran, as well -- because George W. Bush's reelection will represent the mandate of Heaven...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Flipping out over Patriot Act

by Pierre Atlas

Indianapolis Star


Why has such a 'hard-core conservative' joined the 'ultra-liberal' ACLU? Because he sees the Patriot Act and its legislative progeny as dangerous to America. This isn't a liberal-versus-conservative issue, despite attempts by the Bush campaign to portray it as such. ... 'If the current administration is re-elected, it will get much, much worse,' Barr said. 'They'll try to repeal the sunset provisions and expand the Patriot Act powers, and Congress will be too intimidated to vote against it. The administration is dismantling our civil liberties...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

KMK-Rechtschreibrat: Kritiker unerwünscht



KMK-Rechtschreibrat: Kritiker unerwünscht

Erlangen, 15. Oktober 2004 ­ Heftige Kritik an dem von der Kultusministerkonferenz (KMK) jetzt eingesetzten "Rat für deutsche Rechtschreibung" übt die DEUTSCHE SPRACHWELT. Die Sprachzeitung wirft den Ministern vor allem vor, daß der Rat nicht repräsentativ besetzt sei. Laut Allensbach-Umfrage befürworteten im September nur elf Prozent der Deutschen die Rechtschreibreform. Im Rechtschreibrat der KMK ist das Verhältnis jedoch umgekehrt: 95 Prozent der Mitglieder befürworten die Reform. Nur zwei der insgesamt 36 Sitze sollen an die Reformkritiker der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung gehen. Der Rest ist vor allem mit Institutionen besetzt, die bereits zuvor im Beirat der Rechtschreibkommission saßen. Dort haben sie die Reform mitgetragen und nie kritisiert. Einige, wie die Wörterbuch- und Schulbuchverlage, haben an ihr sogar kräftig verdient.

Das Angebot der größten deutschen Sprachzeitung ­ nach einer Befragung hat sie rund 80.000 Leser, im neuen Rat für deutsche Rechtschreibung mitzuwirken, schlug die KMK vor kurzem aus. Vermutlich ist den Kultusministern die DEUTSCHE SPRACHWELT zu kritisch. Für die Zeitung haben zahlreiche bekannte Reformkritiker geschrieben, unter anderem der niedersächsische Ministerpräsident Christian Wulff und die Germanistik-Professoren Theodor Ickler und Horst Haider Munske.

"Obwohl die DEUTSCHE SPRACHWELT immer wieder zur Versachlichung der Rechtschreibdebatte aufgerufen und zahlreiche Sachbeiträge veröffentlicht hat, wird sie von der KMK übergangen", so Schriftleiter Thomas Paulwitz. Eine Erklärung dafür könnte die Ansicht eines der Hauptverantwortlichen für die Durchsetzung der Rechtschreibreform sein. Der im hessischen Kultusministerium arbeitende Ministerialrat Christoph Stillemunkes zählt die DEUTSCHE SPRACHWELT "zu den ideologisch verbohrten Gegnern der Rechtschreibreform", wie er kürzlich schrieb.

Der Vorsitzende des Herausgebervereins der DEUTSCHEN SPRACHWELT, Professor Hans-Manfred Niedetzky, fordert die sprachbewußten Menschen auf, weiterhin passiven Widerstand gegen die staatlich verordnete Schreibwillkür zu leisten. Niedetzky meint: "Das Verhalten der Ministerpräsidenten und der Kultusminister erinnert mich in beängstigender Weise an die Betonköpfigkeit sozialistischer Diktaturen, die ebenso starrköpfig versuchten, die Wirklichkeit ihrer abgehobenen Scheinwelt anzupassen. Letztlich scheiterten sie aber damit."

Zur Pressemitteilung:

Finanz erhält Onlinezugriff auf Kontoinformationen bei Banken

Finanz erhält Onlinezugriff auf Kontoinformationen bei Banken ab April 2005

Was Terrorfahnder an Notstandssonderrechten erhalten haben, macht andere Behörden neidisch. Für die Finanz ist klar: Ihre ganz persönlichen Terroristen sind die Steuerpflichtigen. Verspricht die Aktion auch noch Geld abzuwerfen, gibt es nur noch Gewinner... oder ?


Die Berliner Regierung ist stolz, sie meint endlich einen Weg aus der Schuldenkrise gefunden zu haben. Die Idee: die Abschaffung des Bankgeheimnisses! Nahezu unbemerkt hat sie sich dazu eine Vollmacht ins Gesetz diktiert.

Per Leitung darf der Staat künftig Konteninformationen bei Banken abrufen.


Online-Abfragen ab April 2005

Bei den Zentralen der Kreditinstitute ist jetzt Arbeit angesagt, denn sie müssen, so steht es im Gesetz, unverzüglich die erforderlichen Daten speichern. Diese Kontenabfragen, die schon ab April 2005 laufen sollen, stellt sich das Finanzministerium so vor: Ein Finanzamt will über Steuerbürger X wissen, wo er in Deutschland welche Konten hat. Die Anfrage stellt das Finanzamt an das Bundesamt für Finanzen. Über die neue Datenautobahn kann der Fiskus die eigens bereitgestellten Dateien einsehen. Konto ja oder nein beziehungsweise wo, diese Informationen fließen dann an die Behörden zurück.


Automatisierter Abruf erfolgt heimlich

(...) das Kreditinstitut, Zitat: "hat durch technische und organisatorische Maßnahmen sicherzustellen, dass ihm Abrufe nicht zur Kenntnis gelangen."


Ausnahmeregelung wird zur Norm

Eingeschaltet waren die Datenschützer in der Tat, aber sie waren und sind gegen das Gesetz. Nur im Zuge der Terrorismusbekämpfung nach dem 11. September waren sie einverstanden mit Online-Datenabfragen der Kreditwirtschaft, im Zusammenhang mit der Verfolgung von Terrorgeldern und den zugehörigen Hinterleuten. "Für diesen Zweck haben wir akzeptiert, dass diese ausnahmsweise eingeführte Abfrage bei Finanzinstitutionen auch eingerichtet wird. Aber jetzt geht es ja um ganz andere Zwecke und ich halte es doch für sehr fragwürdig, dass praktisch eine Maßnahme, die zunächst nur für die Terrorismusbekämpfung gedacht war, jetzt im Rahmen des ganz normalen Besteuerungsverfahrens und für den Abruf durch beliebige andere Behörden noch erweitert werden soll", so Peter Schaar, Bundesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz.

relayed by Mac Gyver

Quelle: quintessenz-list Digest, Vol 19, Issue 8

Pressure points


Source: Greepeace News-headlines Digest, Vol 18, Issue 11

Ecuador Seen Losing Glaciers to Global Warming

QUITO, Ecuador - Global warming is melting Ecuador's cherished mountain glaciers and could cause several of them to disappear over the next two decades, Ecuadorean and French scientists said on Wednesday. The country's cone-shaped Cotopaxi volcano, towering at 19,347...

Read the article:

Source: Greepeace News-headlines Digest, Vol 18, Issue 11

Operation Truth: Gut-level understanding of the human cost of the Iraq War

Operation Truth - Watch Their New Ad

Robert Acosta demostrates his continuing courage in the advertisment prepared by Operation Truth. Please view the ad today for a gut-level understanding of the human cost of the Iraq War. Then share the ad with your friends.


Up to 28 G.I.'s Could Face Afghan Abuse Charges

Army Says Up to 28 G.I.'s Could Face Afghan Abuse Charges

According to the news article below, the torture scandal at Abu Ghraib has deep roots in the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan. One allegation claims men were "chained to the ceiling - one at the waist and one by the wrists - although their feet remained on the ground." If the alegation is true, then the torture, rape, murder, and abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan are systemic. That means the problem isn't a few rotten apples; rather, the problem stems from poor leadership.


Federal judge rules Ohio voters may cast provisional ballots

Major Victory - Federal judge rules Ohio voters may cast provisional ballots

According to the breaking news story below, "A federal judge here ruled today that Ohio voters who show up at the wrong polling place on Election Day can still cast ballots as long as they are in the county where they are registered. U.S. District Judge James Carr issued a temporary injunction in a lawsuit filed Sept. 27 by the Ohio and Sandusky County Democratic parties against Ohio's Republican Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell." One judge may have preserved the voting rights of up to 100,000 Ohio citizens. This case presents strong evidence the Secretary of State should be a non-partisan position.


Voter Registration Scandal in Oregon and Nevada Spreads to Arizona

According to the article below, "Oregon officials have opened an investigation into reputed improper voter-registration practices by an Arizona-based company, Secretary of State Bill Bradbury said Wednesday. The investigation follows a television report in which a paid-per-registration canvasser said that he had been instructed to accept registrations only from Republicans and that he "might" destroy those from Democrats."


Year 4 - Number 21 - 10/09/2004


Filling The Swamp

Friday, October 15, 2004, 10:31 AM

Rami G. Khouri

Last week, the terrorists bombed hotels in Taba, Egypt. This week, the anti-terrorists bombed residences in Fallujah. Rami Khoury says that a strategy based on bombing and invading countries shows how complete American ignorance is of what is really going on. Without a strategy to deal with the root causes of terror, we're simply ensuring more bombs, more beheadings and more American barbarism in response.


Stop Shredding Voter Forms

Don't Stand For Voter Supression

Act Now: Stop Shredding Voter Forms

by ActForChange.com

A shadowy RNC scheme has destroyed thousands of voter registration forms. Tell Bush to renounce this kind of dirty politics.


Block The Vote

by Paul Krugman, The New York Times

The shredding of voter forms in Las Vegas is part of a pattern of Republicans trying to disenfranchise Democratic voters.


Paul Krugman

Friday 10:28 AM

This election season, we are reminded of the Roman god Janus, the two-faced deity. One face, call it "prima facie," is compassionate conservatism. But the other, well, it reminds us of Lord Voldemort. It's the side that pays companies to disenfranchise voters as they register (Sproul & Associates) and as they vote (Diebold), while systematically waging war on wage-earners, the environment and Muslims. Thanks, Paul, for giving us the chance to rant. (NYTimes , free reg. req'd.)

Handystrahlung erhöht Krebsrisiko

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

Dauertelefonieren mit Handys erhöht Krebsrisiko

Auf einer Pressekonferenz in Stockholm ist am 13.10.2004 die zweite Veröffentlichung aus der Interphone-Studie der Weltgesundheitsorganisation (Studie zu den Ursachen von Hirntumoren) vorgestellt worden.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen aus München-Nord

Heidrun Schall
Informationszentrum gegen Mobilfunk

Handy-Strahlung: So gefährlich ist sie wirklich

Langjährige Handy-Nutzung erhöht Risiko für Ohrtumor

Schockstudie der EU: Handys knacken die DNS und bewirken schwere Zellschädigung

Omega-News Collection 15. October 2004

IAFF Firefighters RF Health Study

Cell Phone Recycling Mandatory

FDA Approves Use of Chip in Patients

Mobilphone industry wants to stop publication of the REFLEX-Study

Mobile Phones Again Linked to Cancer: Mobile phone use and acoustic neuroma

Pharmaceutical industry accused of crimes against humanity before the ICC in the Hague

Homeopathic solutions proven to carry memory of water and exhibit biological effects

Address carbon dioxide problems now

Seismic monitor

How to Hide 64 Earthquakes

National Parks in Crisis Under Current Leadership


Help Save Yellowstone's Imperiled Grizzlies

Winning Protection for Glaciers and Grizzlies

My fellow non-Americans

Close ties at the Pentagon

Be Aware...Be Very Aware

Voter fraud in the United States

Nevada Voter Registrations Possibly Trashed

Seymour Hersh spills the secrets of the Iraq quagmire

Bush Misleads on Fiscal Responsibilities

War gave us Caesar

Deconstructing Bush

Deconstructing the war on terror

Why Bush Is Still Standing

100 Mistakes for the President to Choose From

Demand Letter Sent To Bush

Bush's Court Picks: Be Afraid. Very Afraid.

Debating A Radical

Democrat Registration Forms Trashed by RNC-Connected Firm


GOP Dirty Tricks in Ohio?

Voter Registration Scandal Spreads from Nevada to Oregon

African Americans Pushing to Be Counted in Florida

Computer crash deepens electronic voting concerns

Investigation into Trashed Voter Registrations

Election theft in the making

Scholars Give Bush Foreign Policy a Failing Grade

Conservatives Have Plenty of Cause to Abandon Bush

Checking the Facts, in Advance

59 Reasons Why Bush Sucks

As Oprah Slaps Bush


The Promise

Just how bad can it get?

Humanism VS Imperialism

Professors oppose Bush `theology'

Abu Ghraib interrogator tells his story

Posters for Million Worker March

Soldiers Once ... And Young

Bearing Bloody Witness

Military moms, wives campaign against Bush

Durham VA to study troops' mental ills

Maimed but not mute

Judge orders VA hopsital to pay family of deceased veteran

Judge holds second reporter in contempt

Not There

Blair and Iraq: A sorry affair

Neocons universally despised

Jaywalk to freedom

Unanswered questions

No plan, no problem

A continuing government disaster

FBI shuts down 20 antiwar web sites: an unprecedented act of Internet censorship

US solution to a US problem

Effort to expose 911 gets more successful

Time to act, not just talk

Demand Truth About the Draft

Last week the Los Angeles Times became the latest major newspaper to print an article about the potential for a draft in the near future. Like many other reports it cited "rumors" about a secret plan to reinstate the draft.

That's exactly what they are: rumors. And focusing on bogus rumors clouds the fundamental issue. The question is not whether some secret plan is in motion. The question being raised is: how will we protect the homeland, address growing threats around the world, and achieve stability in Iraq with an already overstretched military?

These valid concerns are ones I share with my friends and colleagues at the Campaign for America's Future -- Robert Borosage and Roger Hickey. Like many of you, we think it's important to clarify what's really at issue here, and actively weigh in to demand straight answers.

In less than a week, more than 60,000 people have signed this petition asking for the answers. Join us now:


The facts are clear: Gen. Shinseki testified before Congress that we would need at least 50,000 more troops to stabilize Iraq. The Army admits it has been stretched thin. The flagrant misuse of the National Guard and Reserves has made recruiting harder and leaves our homeland unprotected.

More and more people have realized that a quiet draft has already begun. Active duty soldiers who finish their commitments are being forced to stay on. We have begun calling up forces like the Individual Ready Reserves, consisting of older reservists who have not been on active duty and have not trained for some time. And there's no end in sight.

Americans have a right to know -- before Election Day -- how we will meet our current commitments without resorting to a draft. Sign the petition now -- we will deliver our questions to the White House and demand honest answers:


We have been misled about this war from the beginning. They said Iraq had nuclear weapons -- that was false. They said the whole war would cost a few billion dollars -- in reality, we spend several billion dollars every month. They say things are getting better, but every month brings more casualties than the last.

Now, in the weeks before an election, they say we won't need a draft. We cannot afford to take their word for it. We must demand answers:


Thank you,

Governor Howard Dean, M.D.

P.S. Here are some things people who have signed the petition are saying:

"As a young American who cares deeply about my country, I deserve to know if a draft will be put into effect. If not, how do you plan to fill the troop commitments necessary for success?"
--Ajay N.

"I have heard so many things over the years from politicians that have not been true that I no longer take anything for granted. I don't see how the country can continue under the present commitments of our armed forces with a complete volunteer military. If the intention is to bring back the draft I would like to know now and not after the presidential election. An informed voter is an intelligent voter."
--Charles M.

"Staying the course means we're going to need more troops in our go-it-alone strategy. How will we get them?"
--Carl T.

"A feasible, realistic plan needs to developed, shared with the American public and put in place to bring peace in Iraq and end American occupation of the territory. Can this be done without instituting a military draft? The American people want to know before the 2004 presidential election."
--Sharon S.

"Our forces are stretched thin and the situation in Iraq is getting worse. We will no doubt be there a long time and other troubles lurk on the horizon. Be honest with America and tell us how we are going to do this without the draft."
--Phil S.

"My wife and I have deep concerns about this issue. We've been through the Vietnam years and saw how the draft split this country in half. We don't want to have to relive our worst nightmares, not with our sons."
--Lance K.

"A straight and clear answer, please."
--Janice M.

Add your voice: http://action.ourfuture.org/ctt.asp?u=1742757&l=62726

Gefährlicher Pulsschlag – Der Mobilfunk boomt


Der "TEURO" plündert das Sparbuch der Deutschen

Erkenntnisse und Aufschrei eines Verbrauchers

Mobilfunk und Klimawandel - Globale Erwärmung

Klimaerwärmung und Umweltkatastrophen nicht durch Industrieabgase?

Der Mensch verwandelt die Erde in einen Mikrowellen–Ofen

Als das Netz nach Grönland kam

Waldsterben und Elektrosmog


Kapitalverbrechen an unseren Kindern


Mobilfunk + Ritalin = Kapitalverbrechen an Kindern?

Hirnschäden bereits bei Ganzkörper-SAR von 0,002

Kinder und Mobilfunk

Mobilfunk in der Schule

Als das Netz nach Grönland kam

Blut-Hirn-Schranke durchlässig durch Mobilfunk

Elektromagnetische Felder erhöhen die Durchlässigkeit der Blut-Hirn-Schranke

Mikrowellen schädigen Gehirne und machen sie aufnahmefähig für Gifte

Zum Türöffner-Effekt neurotroper Reize


Langjährige Handy-Nutzung erhöht Risiko für Ohrtumor

Geldrollenphänomen: Wenn das Blut verklebt, drohen Herzinfarkt und Schlaganfall

Schockstudie der EU: Handys knacken die DNS und bewirken schwere Zellschädigung

Waldsterben und Elektrosmog

Kann es nicht sein, dass durch die in den letzten Jahren stark angestiegenen hohen Sendeenergien, Dynamik in das komplexe Klimageschehen auf der Erde bringen ? (Die elektromagnetische Welle (Sendeenergie) erzeugt eine Schwingung. Diese Schwingung wird an Luftmolekühle weitergegeben und versetzt sie selbst in Schwingungen. Um so schneller sich Luftmolekühle bewegen, um so wärmer wird es.) Eine wärmere Atmosphäre führt zu einem stärkeren Wasserzyklus. «Wärmere Luftmassen nehmen mehr Wasserdampf auf. Daher steht mehr Wasser für Niederschläge zur Verfügung.» Andere Gebiete werden langfristig trockener. «



"Blätter und Nadeln sind ideale Mikrowellenantennen. Zwischen Waldsterben und hochfrequenter Strahlung besteht ein eindeutiger Zusammenhang." Dr.-lng. Wolfgang Volkrodt, ehem. Siemens-Manager (1990) Bad Neustadt

"Die Nadeln und Blätter unserer Bäume sind wie kleine Antennen und reagieren auf die schwächste Hochfrequenzstrahlung."
Prof Dr. -Ing. Günter Käs, Universität der Bundeswehr (1992)



Es hat sich gezeigt, dass die natürlichen elektromagnetischen Felder der Erde durch den Schutz unseres Planeten vor den lebensgefährlichen ionisierenden Strahlen der Sonne das Leben auf der Erde ermöglichen. Es hat sich aber auch gezeigt, dass Veränderungen der natürlichen elektromagnetischen Felder gravierende Einflüsse auf die Entwicklung des Lebens und auf das Evolutionsgeschehen gehabt haben. Man denke an das Artensterben durch die magnetischen Umpolungen der Erde, während derer die Erdoberfläche der ionisierenden Strahlung schutzlos ausgeliefert war.

Der leichtfertige Umgang mit elektromagnetischer Energie kann unsere Umwelt ähnlich verändern, mit gleich schwerwiegenden Folgen für Gesundheit und Wohlergehen aller Lebewesen.

Zwischen 1989 und 1991 wurden erste Veränderungen der Strahlungsmuster im Mikrowellenbereich auf der Erdoberfläche beobachtet, und zwar beginnend in den Gebieten mit fortgeschrittener Zivilisation und dichter Besiedelung. Die bis dahin stabilen Gitterstrukturen der ortsgebundenen Strahlung wurden zunächst nur zeitweise, später aber ständig, durch neue Strahlungsmuster verdrängt. Im genannten Zeitraum existierten zunächst die alten und die neuen Felder nebeneinander als metastabile Zustände, wobei der Wechsel durch intensive Schallwellen oder durch Funkenentladung manipuliert werden konnte. Nach 1991 blieben aber die bis dahin unbekannten Felder konstant. Der Zeitpunkt fiel zusammen mit der europaweiten Verkabelung der Fernsehanschlüsse und dem Entstehen der Mobilfunksendeanlagen.

Schweitzer (in Grundlagen der Geopathie, Haug 1989) nannte die neuen Felder Spaltenstrahlungsfelder, weil er Zusammenhänge mit dem Auftreten von Spalten als Sonderform der Verwerfungen sah. Immerhin wurde beobachtet, dass die Änderungen in zivilisationsfernen Gegenden nicht auftraten. Die Erscheinungen konnten damals nicht restlos geklärt werden.

Heute sind die Zusammenhänge aber deutlich geworden. Man weiß, dass von den Masten der Sendeanlagen der Nachrichtentechnik Streustrahlung in Form von stehenden Wellen ausgeht. Es sind Radialstrahlen, deren Lage frequenzabhängig ist und die sich bei Wobbelbetrieb um den Mast als Zentrum drehen. Diese Streustrahlung trifft auf die Elektroinstallationsnetze in den bebauten Gebieten und erzeugt Gitter in Abhängigkeit von der Wellenlänge (vorwiegend im Zentimeter- oder Dezimeterbereich). Die Untersuchungen innerhalb der Gebäude oder in deren unmittelbarer Nähe haben dann schnell gezeigt, dass diese Gitter die Regelungen aller biologischen Systeme stören bis zur vollständigen Blockierung, und das trotz oder gerade wegen der minimalen Intensitäten. Verständlich deshalb, weil auch die körpereigenen Regelungen durch elektrische und elektromotorische Signale im Hochfrequenzbereich gesteuert werden. Außerhalb der Gebäude treten die Beeinträchtigungen nur auf dem Streustrahl selbst auf.

Die engmaschigen durch die Elektroinstallation erzeugten Gitter fehlen hier. Menschen und Tiere werden deshalb im Freien kaum belastet, wohl aber die zwangsläufig standortgebundenen Pflanzen (siehe auch Waldsterben).



Das massenhafte Sterben von Bäumen bzw. Waldsterben dürfte in erster Linie als ein bioenergetisches Problem infolge von Strahlenbelastungen - noch vor der Luftverschmutzung und Erhöhung der Leitfähigkeit von Luft, Böden und Wässer durch Minussalze wie Nitrate - anzusehen sein, wodurch der Waldboden durch eine schädliche elektropositive Ladung, die sich im Test als Linksdrehung darstellt, depolarisiert wird." Diese Effekte sind Faktoren, die natürlich auch auf Mensch und Tier wirken.



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Das halbseitige Waldsterben!?
von Dr.Wolfgang Burk



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Handy strahlt stärker als Sendemast

Handys schaden vor allem ihrem Benutzer und jenen Personen, die sich in einigen Metern Entfernung davon aufhalten. Handys kann man aber abschalten. Deshalb hält sich ihre Schädlichkeit zeitlich mehr oder weniger in Grenzen.

Viel gefährlicher indes sind die großen Mobilfunk-Sendeanlagen, die überall wie giftige Pilze aus dem Boden schießen. Denn sie strahlen ununterbrochen. Außerdem bestreichen sie großflächig ganze Gebiete und verstrahlen gleichermaßen Jung und Alt, Klein und Groß, Handybesitzer und Handygegner ­ ohne Ansehen der Person. Vor ihnen kann man sich nur wirkungsvoll schützen, indem man sie stillegt.

Denn sie verstrahlen die Gegend in einem weit größeren Ausmaß, als man uns glauben machen will. Wie bereits erwähnt, zeigten die Versuche von Dr. Lebrecht von Klitzing, daß Mobilfunkstrahlen bereits bei einem Wert von 1 nW/cm2 Krankheiten verursachen können. Bei freier Sicht auf den Mobilfunksender wurde diese Leistungsflußdichte noch in 2,4 Kilometer Entfernung gemessen! Dabei hatte der Sender 'nur' eine Antennen-Eingangsleistung von 12,5 Watt und einen 56-fachen Antennengewinn in der Hauptstrahlrichtung.

Selbstverständlich dämpfen Gebäude die Strahlung ab, so daß sich um jeden Sender ein individuelles Verstrahlungsbild ergibt. Man weiß aber, daß diese 1 nW/cm2 noch in Wohnungen erreicht oder sogar deutlich überschritten werden, die sich mehrere hundert, ja sogar über tausend Metern vom Sender entfernt befinden; vor allem dann, wenn zwischen dem Handymast und der Wohnung keine weiteren Gebäude stehen. Hier mißt man in Räumen bis über 100 nW/cm2!

Da die Bevölkerung sich gegen den Bau von Handymasten zu wehren beginnt, schlagen besonders intelligente Schlaumeier vor, weniger Sendetürme zu bauen, die dafür von mehreren Betreibern gleichzeitig genutzt werden sollen. Das bedeutet aber eine Vervielfachung der montierten Antennen pro Mast und damit eine entsprechend stärkere Strahlung. So erstaunt es nicht, daß solch gemeinsam betriebene Sendeanlagen bei freier Sicht zum Sender diese 1 nW/cm2 noch in fünf Kilometer Entfernung erreichen!

Alltägliche Beobachtungen und die Forschung liefern immer mehr Hinweise und Belege, daß niederfrequent gepulste Hochfrequenzen mitverantwortlich für folgende gesundheitliche Störungen sind und diese auslösen können: Schlafstörungen, Unruhezustände, Verspannungszustände, Nervosität, Depressionen, Kopfschmerzen, Ohrensausen (Tinnitus), Konzentrations- und Gedächtnisstörungen, Augenreizungen und Grauer Star, Lernstörungen, erhöhter Blutdruck, Herzrhythmusstörungen, plötzlicher Herztod, Migräne, Schwindel, Verstärkung der Amalgambelastung, Potenzstörungen, Fruchtbarkeitsstörungen, Blutbildveränderungen und Störung der Blutbildung, beschleunigtes Krebswachstum, ständige Müdigkeit und Erschöpfung, Antriebslosigkeit, Allergien, Alzheimer und Immunschwäche.


Iraq War Stimulated Terrorism

BREAKING: Hans Blix: "Iraq War Stimulated Terrorism"

Babylon a go-go

by Mark Taibbi



The Christian nerd factor for this particular war in Iraq has been higher than usual, and for obvious reasons. One, it is being waged for no obvious reason, making it fertile ground for all sorts of wild scriptural speculation -- just about anything you want to dream up, even the idea that Saddam Hussein is the antichrist[,] makes more sense than the actual justification for the war given by the government. Two, our occupation of Iraq is, or at least has evolved into, a confrontation with Islam. Three, it is led on our side by a Christian. Four, it is taking place in the site of ancient Babylon, a territory with no small significance in the Armageddon story...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

FDA approves implantible chips

Houston Chronicle


The Food and Drug Administration approved today an implantable computer chip that can pass a patient's medical details to doctors, speeding care. VeriChips, radio frequency microchips the size of a grain of rice, have already been used to identify wayward pets and livestock. And nearly 200 people working in Mexico's attorney general's office have been implanted with chips to access secure areas containing sensitive documents...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Why we must not re-elect President Bush


Weniger Weißstörche im letzten Jahr

Kaum Nachwuchs: Weniger Weißstörche im letzten Jahr (14.10.04)

Die Zahl der Weißstörche ist weiter zurückgegangen. Nach Angaben des Naturschutzbundes (NABU) brüteten im Jahr 2003 genau 4.162 Weißstorchpaare in Deutschland. Im Jahr 2000 seien es noch 4.422 Paare gewesen. "Besorgniserregend war aber insbesondere der geringe Bruterfolg der Storchpopulation", so Christoph Kaatz, Leiter der NABU-Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Weißstorchschutz. In den meisten Bundesländern habe der unter dem Wert von zwei Jungen pro Nest gelegen. Das sei aber Voraussetzung zum langfristigen Bestandserhalt.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:


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Effects of the electromagnetic fields of phone masts on a population of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)

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Alfonso Balmori Martínez, Biologist (Biologe)


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Unfruchtbarkeit hat viele Gesichter

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Tiere und Mobilfunk

Saarland verzichtet auf Papier aus Regenwaldzerstörung

Besser Recyclingpapier: Saarland verzichtet auf Papier aus Regenwaldzerstörung (14.10.04)

Die saarländische Landesverwaltung will auf Papier aus Regenwaldzerstörung verzichten. Wie die Umweltschutzorganisation Robin Wood mitteilte, hat das Finanzministerium des Saarlands bisher Kopierpapier mit Fasern aus Regenwald-Holz verwendet und dieses jetzt ausgelistet. Der Hersteller habe auf Sumatra Einheimische von ihrem Land vertrieben und großflächig Regenwald zerstört. Die Umweltschützer forderten die öffentlichen Verwaltungen in anderen Bundesländern auf, ihre Papierbeschaffung zu überprüfen und auf Recyclingpapier umzustellen.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:


Bush's Great Mistakes

It's not easy being the president. And no one likes to admit mistakes. But it is dangerous when a president simply denies reality. In last night's debate, the president smiled and ducked, but revealed once more that he can't see what's going on, won't admit that his policies have failed, and promises us only more of the same.

Whether it's on jobs, health care or Iraq, the president's primary strategy is to paint deceptively rosy pictures, hope the American public buys them, and offer only to stay the failed course.

Help set the record straight, expose the mistakes, and build the groundswell needed to usher in new solutions:


Snap polls after the debate showed that the public generally thought Senator Kerry was more in tune with their values. Broad majorities support a dramatic change in direction. But of course the right-wing chorus at Fox News and elsewhere immediately started proclaiming Bush the victor.

Let's make sure they don't get away with distorting reality. Join us in talking straight about Bush's record of failure. We'll connect you -- using your zip code -- to your local and national news editors so that you can tell them directly: "I want to hear the straight story!"


As the debates have made clear, Bush is desperately trying to hide his record of stark failure. We can prevent him from side-stepping some of his worst:

- On jobs and the economy: The president's budget-busting tax cuts failed to generate jobs. He will be the first president since Herbert Hoover to have ended his four years with net job losses.

- On education: The president broke his promise to "provide the resources necessary," for No Child Left Behind, cutting more than $26 billion from the funds he agreed were needed to fullfill the bill's goals. He also broke his campaign promise to raise the level of Pell college tuition grants even as college costs soared at double-digit rates.

- On healthcare: President Bush did nothing as costs sky-rocketed and four million more Americans fell into the ranks of the uninsured. Worse, in a sellout to the drug companies, his prescription drug bill actually prohibits Medicare from negotiating a better price for seniors.

Join with us to make sure these and other clear mistakes get the scrutiny they deserve. Help expose the mistakes so that more and more people know exactly where changes in direction are most needed. In the last days of the presidential campaign, the attack ads and political posturing will reach a new climax. Each of us can make sure that a little straight talk pierces the fog. Please make your voice heard.


Thank you for your continued commitment!

Robert L. Borosage, Co-Director
Campaign for America's Future

21st Century Book-Burning

Lynne Cheney, Vice President Dick Cheney's wife and the former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has placed herself in the company of dictators and slaveholders. At her urging, the Education Department destroyed more than 300,000 copies of a booklet designed to help parents and children learn more about America's past.

Presidents, Prime Ministers, and psycho-politics

The global mistreatment of innocent people is shocking, it is reprehensible, it is inhumane, and it is grossly insane on any psychiatric level of assessment. Consult the New England Journal of Medicine and see how this esteemed publication, likened the torture policies of the U.S. to those practices used by Nazi Germany.

From Information Clearing House

United States is violating International Law

US treatment of detainees defies int’l law: HRW :

The United States is violating international law by holding prisoners in its war on terror incommunicado and in secret hiding places, Human Rights Watch said in a report to be published on Tuesday calling for an end to such practices.


From Information Clearing House

U.S. Stymies Detainee Access Despite Ruling

U.S. Stymies Detainee Access Despite Ruling, Lawyers Say:

More than three months after the Supreme Court declared that hundreds of detainees at the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have the right to challenge their imprisonment in U.S. courts, none has appeared in a courtroom.


From Information Clearing House

Tortured terror suspects have mental illnesses

Tortured terror suspects have mental illnesses, say doctors:

Eight foreign terror suspects held without trial for nearly three years in British prisons have experienced mental torture and are now suffering from serious psychiatric illnesses, a team of doctors revealed yesterday.


From Information Clearing House

Saudis Blame U.S. and Its Role in Iraq for Rise of Terror


From Information Clearing House

Mother of soldier killed in Iraq protests after MoD blocks pension

UK: Mother of soldier killed in Iraq protests after MoD blocks pension:

I don't understand why he can get killed in a war but he does not qualify for a pension."


From Information Clearing House

Bush & Kerry on the Middle Class Squeeze



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