Global Warming

NOW's Michele Mitchell investigates allegations that a former energy industry lobbyist was rewriting scientific findings to support the political priorities of the White House.


The Iraq War is Over, and the Winner Is Iran

Hamstrung by the Iraq debacle, all Bush can do is gnash his teeth as the hated mullahs in Iran cozy up to their co-religionists in Iraq.


Off Course in Iraq

Most chilling of all are the prospects for Iraqi women. As things now stand, their rights are about to be set back by nearly 50 years because of new family law provisions inserted into a draft of the constitution at the behest of the ruling Shiite religious parties.


Previous Work, Stock Ownership Could Lead to Recusals for Roberts

Business groups had called on the president to select a candidate familiar with - if not sympathetic to - their interests, and they appear to have one in Roberts.


Tunnel Vision

"I was horrified by the president's last speech on the war on terror [on June 28] - so much unsaid, so much disingenuous, so many half-truths," James Dobbins told me. Dobbins was Bush's first envoy to Afghanistan.


Mr. Roberts' Neighborhood

His record is clear. As a lawyer, Roberts called for overruling Roe v. Wade. As a judge, he opposed environmental regulations, backed Bush's denial of the Geneva Conventions, and allowed Dick Cheney's energy task force to keep its records from public view.


Der Bock und der Gärtner

URL: http://sozialisten.de/presse/presseerklaerungen/view_html?zid=28809

21. Juli 2005

Der Bock und der Gärtner

Wolfgang Gehrcke, außenpolitischer Sprecher der Linkspartei.PDS, zur Verleihung des Heinrich-Albertz-Friedenspreises der AWO an Gerhard Schröder:

Heinrich Albertz, der erste Vorsitzende der Arbeitwohlfahrt, war als Person eine moralische Instanz in bewegten deutschen Zeiten. Einen Preis mit seinem Namen, der Personen ehren soll, "die sich um die Ausgestaltung der Grundwerte Solidarität, Toleranz, Freiheit, Gleichheit und Gerechtigkeit, um den inneren und äußeren Frieden in besonderer Weise verdient gemacht haben", an Bundeskanzler Gerhard Schröder zu verleihen, macht den Bock zum Gärtner.

Gerhard Schröder verantwortet, dass sich Deutschland an zwei völkerrechtswidrigen Kriegen beteiligt hat. Schröder verantwortet als Bundeskanzler, dass Deutschland mittlerweile auf Platz 4 der weltweiten Rüstungsexporteure aufgestiegen ist.

Mit der Agenda 2010 trägt Gerhard Schröder die Verantwortung für eine nachhaltige Störung des inneren Friedens. Ellenbogen und nicht Solidarität sind das Markenzeichen seiner Regierungspolitik. Die Arbeiterwohlfahrt ist eine wichtige Organisation insbesondere für sozial Benachteiligte in diesem Lande und gerade für viele Opfer von Schröders Politik.

Für eine Wahlkampfshow sollte sich die AWO zu schade und vor allem der Name und das Andenken von Pastor Heinrich Albertz zu wichtig sein.

Your John G. Roberts Guide

Want to know more about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts? You know you do. This guide from Moving Ideas is the place to start.


Timing And Turnout In Ohio

by Walter Mebane, TomPaine.com

A new department of justice report on Election 2004 glosses over major factors that contributed to disenfranchisement.


Going With The Wind

by George Sterzinger, TomPaine.com

Adopting a standard for renewable energy -- including wind power -- would benefit both the economy and the environment.


Health fears after mast site moved

Jul 21 2005

By Sarah Gaffney, Ormskirk Advertiser

PLANNERS are looking favourably on proposals to build an 02 mobile phone mast at Platts Lane in Burscough, says the company.

The 17.5 metre communications tower was originally proposed for Briars Lane but after objections the Platts Lane site was suggested.

Jason Isherwood, from the Poplars estate near the site, has a four week old baby and schools his children at home.

He is concerned about the health problems that the mast could cause to him and his family, although O2 has said there are no health risks.

He said: "The big argument that O2 put across was they had years of research from military use. I said it's not satisfactory, how many heavily pregnant women do you have in a war zone?

"The reality is the amount of research on it is not conclusive and it's not at the point where people are satisfied. You only have to cast your mind back to a time when they said Sellafield fall-out was safe and that was the government guideline."

St John's School and Mr Isherwood's home school are both close to the mast, but 02 said that this would not stop it being built.

An O2 spokeswoman said: "As a rule we look at around 200 metres round the mast. We consult with local householders who are immediately close to the proposed site. We take advice and guidance from local planning agencies as well.

"We are talking about consultation. It's not that a mobile phone operator is not allowed to put up a mast anywhere near a school, they are sometimes put on roofs, the situation is whether or not we consult with a school.

"We have moved it half a kilometre away and we then wrote again to the parish council and other householders who we had not corresponded with. We received quite a number of letters with regards to Briars Lane, we received six letters of objection to the Platts Lane site."

* The application will be discussed at a meeting on July 28 in the district council offices in Ormskirk.

Plame's Identity Marked as Secret

A classified State Department memorandum contained information about CIA officer Valerie Plame in a paragraph marked "(S)" for secret. Any Bush administration official who read it should have been aware the information was classified.


The Anti-Neocon


Roberts Has Backed Administration Policies

The Roberts Nomination: Bush's War on Women :

George W. Bush's nomination of John Roberts, Jr. is a setback for American women, just has his policies in Iraq have produced a setback for women's rights in the Arab world. Indeed, Bush has been bad for women all around the globe.


Roberts Has Backed Administration Policies:

John G. Roberts has demonstrated strong backing for Bush administration policies, ruling against Geneva Conventions protections for detainees at Guantanamo Bay and in favor of keeping Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force records secret.


From Information Clearing House

Rove-Plame Scandal Leading to Deeper White House Horrors?

Anything is possible as the Bush Administration paints itself further into the scandal corner, and, desperate to avoid criminal proceedings and/or impeachment, lashes out at its perceived enemies.


The Hand of Cheney:

We warned President George W. Bush that the Iraq-seeking-uranium-in-Niger forgery was "a microcosm of a mischievous nexus of overarching problems" in his White House. We cited the remarks of then-presidential spokesman Ari Fleischer earlier that week, which set the tone for what has followed-right up to today.


Follow the Documents:

There's another Joe Wilson–related investigation that needs answers: Who forged the Niger memos in the first place?


Thank You, Mr. President:

Last week, John Roberts wrote Bush a blank check.

The opinion says that Congress authorized the president to set up whatever military tribunal he deems appropriate when it authorized him to use "all necessary and appropriate force" to fight terrorism in response to 9/11.


From Information Clearing House

Financial Cost of Iraq War

As the Bush Administration continues to spend billions of dollars on the war in Iraq, it tells Americans, "Don't worry, be happy."


From Information Clearing House

Grandmother Ships Out To Iraq

One of the latest New Jersey National Guard soldiers to ship out for Iraq is a 50-year-old grandmother from Passaic.


From Information Clearing House

Uncle Sam wants you – even if you’re 42 years old

The Defense Department quietly asked Congress on Monday to raise the maximum age for military recruits to 42 for all branches of the service.


From Information Clearing House

Protesters force rethink

Wiltshire Gazette and Herald 21.07.05

PRESSURE from electors has forced members of Pewsey Parish Council to reconsider its position over plans for a mobile phone mast on the village soccer field.

More than 50 villagers attended the parish council meeting on Tuesday and their delight was obvious when the council agreed to think again.

The council owns the soccer ground between the High Street and Ball Road and in the past agreed to allow the Pewsey Vale Football Club to sub-let the site following an approach by service provider O2, who wanted to put up a phone mast.

The deal would be worth £80,000 to the club over 20 years.

However, the parish council objected to initial plans for the 17 metre mast and it was turned down by Kennet District Council.

This week an appeal by O2 was dismissed by the planning inspectorate on the grounds that other possible sites around the village needed more evaluation.

But even before the appeal decision was announced, O2 had submitted plans for a taller mast on the site.

Objectors, fearing possible health risks to children playing near the mast, felt the parish council had let them down by agreeing that the site could be sub-let.

On Tuesday there were allegations from some villagers that the councillors had failed to represent the views of the electorate.

Councillors agreed to re-debate whether the soccer club can sub-let to O2. Its planning committee will discuss the mast application on Wednesday at 7.30pm in the parish offices.

1 Million Veterans Poisoned With Radioactive Waste

Mothers don't let your children join the Army, because George Bush has dumped 3.6 Billion grams of Radioactive waste all over Iraq. This is enouth Radioactive Waste to poison more than half of the World's Population. This is more than 500,000 times as much radioactive dust as was spread in Hiroshima in 1945. Less than a gram of this deadly Radioactive Waste will cause cancer and other diseases. Bush, as Commander in Chief, authorized the usage of Millions of Uranium Bullets to be used in Iraq because of their penetrating power. Uranium bullets go right through Steal Plating and Building Walls. These Radioactive bullets, however, burn up because Uranium burns at low temperatures. The Uranium laced with Plutonium then becomes a fine dust which is spread every where.

350,000 or almost 3 out of every 5 soldiers that served in the first Bush Iraq War is now out on DISABILITY because of Gulf War syndrome. During that First Gulf War Only one tenth of the poisonous and deadly radioactive Uranium 238, Uranium 235, Uranium 234 and Plutonium was spread in Iraq as in the Current Bush Iraq War. This Time a Bush has spread 10 times as much destruction. Thanks to George W Bush If you serve in Iraq you will breathe, eat, drink and absorb through your skin radioactive waste. And Courtesy of George Bush In the next 14 years 3 out of 5 of you will have cancers and other disabilites that will plague you for the rest of your lives. Check it out today do a computer search for Gulf War Syndrome and another computer search for Depleted Uranium and then try a search for Bush Poisoned 1 Million Veterans With Radioactive Waste.

Howard Scott Pearlman

* Please Pass This On To Your Friends Who Have Family Members In The Military

From clean_air_for_everybody

Last Call: Stop the Patriot Act from Becoming Permanent!

The two weeks remaining before Congress's August recess may be our last chance to stop some of the more troubling Patriot Act provisions from becoming permanent. Floor debate on H.R. 3199 ( http://www.house.gov/rules/109hr3199_text.pdf ) may begin this Thursday in the House, followed by a full House vote. The Senate Judiciary Committe may mark up its bill (S. 1389; http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s109-1389 this Thursday, July 21, with a Senate floor vote soon afterward.

Don't let Congress ignore the nonpartisan will of nearly four hundred local communities and seven states that have passed resolutions critical of the PATRIOT Act. Contact your Representative and your Senators today (telephone calls are best!) and tell them to vote against PATRIOT Act renewal and for real reform of the Act.

Thank you to everyone who contacted their House member regarding the House Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees mark-ups of H.R. 3199, USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2005. The committees accepted some minor amendments, including adding new sunsets to a few sections, but more changes are needed. Furthermore, a Senate Intelligence Committee proposal to grant the FBI the power to issue "administrative subpoenas" would render any amendments to Section 215 moot.

Contact Information for your Representative and Senators

Find phone numbers for your Representative and Senators at
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress If one of your Senators is on the Senate Judiciary Comittee (see list at end of this message), make a special effort to call him or her.

To also send an email, go to
http://hq.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/bordc/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=980 but do not rely on this method of contact alone, because staff may not read your message in time for the vote.

Suggested Talking Points

Since Congress enacted the PATRIOT Act in 2001, it has not ensured that the new powers are needed or provided sufficient oversight over their use or misuse. Two groups have suffered unfairly from the PATRIOT Act's substantially lowered standards for targets of surveillance: (1) people of Arab, Muslim, and South Asian descent; and (2) people who disagree with government policies. We now know that the FBI has invested valuable counterterrorism resources gathering information on the constitutionally protected free speech activities of the latter group.

I urge (Representative ______, Senator ________) to heed the nearly 400 communities and seven states (NOTE: Mention resolutions in the legislator's district.) that have passed resolutions calling on Congress to bring the Patriot Act in line with the Constitution by:

* restoring personal privacy and due process and respect for the rule of law;
* respecting First Amendment rights and the balance of power between branches of government;
* limiting the definition of "terrorism" to violent crimes perpetrated on human civilian targets for political gain;
* prohibiting all authorized prisoner abuse; and
* decreasing government secrecy.

Contact Information for Senate Judiciary Committee

If one of your Senators is listed below, please make a special effort to make a call or send a fax today.

ALABAMA: Jeff Sessions, Phone: (202) 224-4124, Fax: (202) 224-3149

ARIZONA: Jon Kyl, Phone: (202) 224-4521, Fax: (202) 224-2207

CALIFORNIA: Dianne Feinstein, Phone: (202) 224-3841, Fax: (202) 228-3954

DELAWARE: Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Phone: (202) 224-5042, Fax: (202)

ILLINOIS: Richard J. Durbin, Phone: (202) 224-2152, Fax: (202) 228-0400

IOWA: Charles E. Grassley, Phone: (202) 224-3744, Fax: (202) 224-6020

KANSAS: Sam Brownback, Phone: (202) 224-6521, Fax: (202) 228-1265

MASSACHUSETTS: Edward M. Kennedy, Phone: (202) 224-4543, Fax: (202) 224-2417

NEW YORK: Charles E. Schumer, Phone: (202) 224-6542, Fax: (202) 228-3027

OHIO: Mike DeWine, Phone: (202) 224-2315, Fax: (202) 224-6519

OKLAHOMA: Tom Coburn, Phone: (202) 224 - 5754, Fax: (202) 224-6008

PENNSYLVANIA: Arlen Specter (Chairman), Phone: (202) 224-4254, Fax: (202) 228-1229

SOUTH CAROLINA: Lindsey Graham, Phone: (202) 224-5972, Fax: (202) 224-3808

TEXAS: John Cornyn, Phone: (202) 224-2934, Fax: (202) 228-2856

UTAH: Orrin G. Hatch, Phone: (202) 224-5251, Fax: (202) 224-6331

VERMONT: Patrick J. Leahy (Ranking Democratic Member), Phone: (202) 224-4242, E-mail: senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov


* Herbert Kohl, Phone: (202) 224-5653, Fax: (202) 224-9787
* Russell D. Feingold, Phone: (202) 224-5323, Fax: (202) 224-2725

Bill of Rights Defense Committee

Web: http://www.bordc.org Email: info@bordc.org Phone: 413-582-0110 Fax: 413-582-0116

Informant: Scott Munson

Electromagnetic Radiation and Epilepsy

Ever wondered why EHS and MCS (multiple chemical sensitivity) have so much in common?

Ever wanted to throttle Health Protection Agency or WHO spokespeople who say EHS is too broad a range of symptoms to be due to a single cause?

Ever wondered what on earth could connect EMR, EHS, epilepsy, motor neurone disease and cancer, which are all attributed to the operation of microwave transmitters?

Well, it may be nothing to do with mega effects like brain entrainment and broken DNA (though clearly there is research demonstrating these effects too).

This paper was an initial foray on behalf of someone needing support for plausibility of symptoms against disbelieving authorities. It needs to be extended into chapters on MND and cancer, but more is forthcoming elsewhere, because all the research findings are there already.


Experiments have demonstrated that EMR from phones and masts has a direct influence on the enzymes that produce nitric oxide in the body. We had better be 110 per cent certain that they are wrong. Because if the results are what they say, nitric oxide sets cascades and vicious circles in motion that have almost inevitably disastrous consequences, and explain the breadth of EHS.



“Disinformation Syndrome” Afflicts Federal Government


Ringing the Alarm for Earth

Leading botanist Peter Raven calculates that species crucial to the survival of the human race are in steep decline. Tim Radford interviews the man dubbed a 'hero of the planet.'


Help Stop Bush's Anti-Choice Nominee - Roberts

President Bush nominated a right-wing judicial activist with an anti-choice track record to the Supreme Court: John Roberts.

If Roberts is confirmed to a lifetime appointment, there is little doubt that he will work to overturn Roe v. Wade. As Deputy Solicitor General under the first President Bush, he argued to the Supreme Court that "Roe was wrongly decided and should be overruled...." We must not allow someone who's spent his career advocating ending the right to choose to be appointed to the most important court in our country.

Click on the link below to take the first step toward stopping Roberts.


Informant: Geraldo Cienmarcos

The Plame Blame Game

The Plame Blame Game: More on the Who Said What When, and to Whom Investigation

by Joshua Frank

Karl Rove could be in a lot of trouble if what journalist Murray Waas has written is true. In a web exclusive for the American Prospect, Waas contends "Rove did not disclose that he had ever discussed CIA officer Valerie Plame with Time magazine reporter Matthew Cooper during Rove's first interview with the FBI, according to legal sources with firsthand knowledge of the matter…. The omission by Rove created doubt for federal investigators, almost from the inception of their criminal probe into who leaked Plame's name to columnist Robert Novak, as to whether Rove was withholding crucial information from them, and perhaps even misleading or lying to them, the sources said." If this revelation is in fact correct, Rove could be indicted under 18 U.S.C. 1001 for obstruction of justice -- or what us laypeople have aptly coined the "Martha Stewart Crime." Indeed, if Waas's sources are accurate, the Bush administration could be in a world of hurt -- for Rove wouldn't even have to be the actual leaker to be indicted. Fact is, he wouldn't have to have done anything more than what he is already claiming he did...


"Flame" Plame blame game

by Justin Raimondo



After spending 85 days in jail, protecting a source that had given her a waiver long ago, New York Times reporter Judith Miller emerged to testify in private, to prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald's grand jury, and in public, to the readers of the New York Times. We don't know what she said to the grand jury, of course, but if her piece in the Times is any indication, it was no more illuminating -- or credible -- than her previous front-page pieces retailing tall tales told by Iraqi 'defectors' as hard evidence of Saddam's 'weapons of mass destruction.' According to Miller -- who suddenly recalled a previous undisclosed conversation with I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, and 'found' her notes -- she told Fitzgerald she didn't recall the name of the person who had disclosed CIA agent Valerie Plame's name to her, even though the phrase 'Valerie Flame' [sic] appears in the same notebook as her notes of her encounter with Libby. 'I simply could not recall where that came from, when I wrote it, or why the name was misspelled'...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

A Viler Barbarism

by Tariq Ali

On 8 July I wrote that the London bombings were the result of Blair's participation in the Iraq war. The next day the entire media was united in refusing to accept there was any link. They loyally echoed the Government. Blair said there was no link and tried to prove it by arguing that "President Putin opposed the war in Iraq but his country has been subjected to terrorism." He must have thought that British citizens had never heard of Chechnya (Blair had supported Putin's offensive against the Chechens and applauded Russia). But why did these attacks happen? That is the key question which the entire media and the entire political class in this country tried to ignore. They did so because the government and the main opposition party know perfectly well why it happened. They have a guilty conscience. To accept the link meant that the pro-war politicians and newspaper editors were, at the very least, partially responsible...


Making Sense of Terrorism

by Kim Petersen

A US diplomat mused over the surrender of the organs of the US government to the Pentagon. The official arrived at a rationalization: “I just wake up in the morning and tell myself, ‘There’s been a military coup,’ and then it all makes sense.” Sensible or not, people exposed to the lethality of US empire are dying with no near end in sight and there has been no let up in the Iraqi resistance or, as the London bombings indicate, the war on terror. Why it happened does not require anything beyond Stegosaurian cognition. As one Iraqi doctor related, “The U.S. induces aggression. If you don’t attack me, I will never attack you. The U.S. is stimulating the aggression of the Iraqi people!” UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has correctly identified an “extreme and evil ideology” lying at the root of the terror. Where the mendacious Blair erred is exclusively ascribing a “poisonous misinterpretation of the religion of Islam” as being the root cause of the terror. The root cause is rather the insidious ideology of capitalism that spawns imperialism, exploitation, and usurpation of wealth by a few people...


Wahnsinn verhindern – helft mit!


Macht Mobilfunk krank?





Diese und andere Fragen erläutert uns am Montag, den 25. Juli um 20:00 Uhr Herr Ulrich Weiner in der Erwachsenen Begegnungsstätte Weingarten (EBW, Sulzburgerstr. 18). Der langjährige Mobilfunktechniker und Unternehmensberater für Telekommunikation spricht über die Möglichkeiten und Risiken des Mobilfunks sowie über Alternativen für Freiburg. Zu Vortrag und Diskussion sind Laien und Nutzer jeden Alters eingeladen. Der Eintritt ist frei.

Dass Aufklärung dringend nötig ist, zeigt die Kontroverse um den geplanten Sendeturm in Haslach/Haid. Hier wurden drei UMTS-Sender genehmigt, die mangels hohen Gebäudes auf einem 45 Meter hohen Betonturm installiert werden sollen. Die Anwohnerschaft protestiert gegen dieses immense Bauvorhaben gleich neben Reihenhäuschen und Spielstraße, da sie die UMTS-Dienste (mobiles Internet) für überflüssig und schädlich hält. Oberbürgermeister Salomon sieht derzeit keine Möglichkeit, den Bau des Sendeturms zu verhindern. Weitere Sender in Wohngebieten sollen folgen. Wollen das die Bürger? – Wyhl lässt grüßen.

Fragen richten Sie bitte an: Tanja Gaudian, Tel. 0761/4702980, tanja@gaudian.de

Weiter Informationen: http://www.gaudian.de , hier dem Link „Sendeturm“ rechts oben folgen


Macht Mobilfunk krank?

Öffentliche Gemeinderatssitzung Triesen: Vortrag von Hans-Ulrich Jakob

An der gestrigen Sitzung des Triesner Gemeinderats referierte der Messtechniker und Publizist Hans-Ulrich Jakob über die Schwierigkeiten der Grenzwertsenkung und die gesundheitlichen Gefahren des Mobilfunks.

hn.- «Wir erhoffen uns vom Vortrag Entscheidungsgrundlagen und Erkenntnisse über die vermutlich gesundheitsgefährdenden Aspekte des Mobilfunks. In Liechtenstein gibt es zweiundzwanzig Standorte für Antennen, obwohl es gar keine brauchen würde, da diejenigen der Schweiz für uns ausreichen würden», sagte Vorsteher Xaver Hoch in der Einführung zum Vortrag von Hans-Ulrich Jakob, der in Liechtenstein während zwei Jahren der «Arbeitsgruppe zur Schaffung eines Gesetzes für nichtionisierende Strahlung» angehörte.

Schwindel mit Grenzwerten

Hans-Ulrich Jakob, Präsident der Schweizerischen Interessengemeinschaft Elektrosmog-Betroffener, wies auf die Schwierigkeit hin, die Grenzwerte in der Schweiz zu senken: «Das Berner Verwaltungsgericht sagt, die Bevölkerung habe kein Anrecht auf ein Null-Risiko, und der Bundesrat vertritt die Auffassung, solange das Bundesgericht die Grenzwerte anerkenne, sähe er keinen Grund, diese zu senken. Die Grenzwerte gelten zudem nur für Orte mit so genannt empfindlicher Nutzung wie beispielsweise Schul-, Wohn- und Schlafzimmer, nicht aber für Sportplätze, Außenarbeitsplätze und private Kinderspielplätze – also nur dort, wo infolge Gebäudedämpfung die Vorsorgewerte ohnehin automatisch unter zehn Prozent absinken. Das mit diesen Vorsorgewerten ist ein Schwindel.»

Der gelernte Elektrotechniker, der während zwanzig Jahren selbständig ein Ingenieurbüro führte, zeigte daraufhin die Resultate einer im deutschen Bamberg von ortsansässigen Ärzten durchgeführten Studie auf: «Bei einer Strahlenbelastung von weniger als 0.6 Volt pro Meter waren siebzig Prozent der tausend untersuchten Personen ohne Symptome, bei größerer Belastung zeigten sich bei knapp achtzig Prozent Schlafstörungen und Kopfschmerzen. Auch Symptome wie häufige Entzündungen und Schmerzen, Hörverluste und Sehstörungen sowie Herzrhythmusstörungen und Bluthochdruck nahmen mit größerer Belastung deutlich zu. Ein Vergleich im Saarländischen Krebsregister ergab, dass im Nahbereich von Antennen dreimal mehr Krebserkrankungen auftreten als im Fernbereich. Auf das Gefahrenpotenzial des Telefonierens mit dem Handy deutet auch ein Versuch mit Ratten hin: Nach zwei Stunden simulierten Telefonierens lagerten sich im Gehirn giftige Eiweiße ab, die nicht mehr abgebaut werden können.»

Keine einseitige Grenzwertsenkung

In der anschließenden Diskussion erläuterte Hans-Ulrich Jakob, dass eine einseitige Grenzwertsenkung in Liechtenstein keinen Sinn machen würde. «Dazu wäre ein gemeinsames Vorgehen mit den Schweizer Nachbarkantonen nötig. 70 bis 80 Prozent der Bestrahlung kommen aus der Schweiz und aus Österreich», so Hans U. Jakob. Die öffentliche Gemeinderatssitzung wurde live auf dem Triesner Gemeindekanal übertragen und wird von Donnerstag bis Sonntag jeweils um 19 Uhr wiederholt.

Erkrankungen zugenommen

Im persönlichen Gespräch während der Pause forderte Max Heidegger, interessierter Sitzungsbesucher, die Regierung müsse die Grenzwerte auf dem heutigen Stand einfrieren und Verhandlungen aufnehmen, wenn die Schweiz diese Grenzwerte überstrahle. «Die Mobilfunklobby hat bewiesen, dass die jetzigen Grenzwerte ausreichen. Schwerwiegende Erkrankungen haben in den letzten fünf Jahren in Triesner Quartieren mit Antennennähe dramatisch zugenommen», so Max Heidegger.


Nachricht von der BI Bad Dürkheim


Grenzwerte und Mobilfunk

Die Schweizer Grenzwerte: eine Mogelpackung erster Güte

Ärzteappelle gegen Mobilfunk

Macht Mobilfunk krank?
Vortrag von Dr. Ulrich Warnke, Universität des Saarlandes

The John Roberts Dossier - before the battle begins






Informant: NHNE

Dry Those Eyes, Governors


The Memo and the War


The Military Doesn’t Protect Our Freedom


The Assault on Dietary Supplements


Think, Christian


Der erste alternative Weltgesundheitsbericht: Global Health Watch 2005-2006

Der erste alternative Weltgesundheitsbericht, der Global Health Watch 2005 - 2006 stellt Informationen und Schlussfolgerungen vieler großer und kleiner Gesundheitsbewegungen, Nichtregierungsorganisationen, Ärzte und Wissenschaftler zusammen. Der Global Health Watch 2005 –2006 hat dabei das Zeug ein vademecum für alle jene zu werden, die nicht nur jammern und hilflos zusehen wollen, wie sich das Menschenrecht auf Gesundheit langsam verabschiedet…

Deutsche Zusammenfassung bei medico international

Englische Vollfassung bei Global Health Watch

Aus: LabourNet Germany 21. Juli 2005

Ein bedingungsloses und Existenz sicherndes Grundeinkommen kann die Produktionsverhältnisse grundlegend verändern


Angriff von innen

Ein bedingungsloses und Existenz sicherndes Grundeinkommen kann die Produktionsverhältnisse grundlegend verändern. Artikel von Ronald Blaschke und Katja Kipping in Jungle World vom 20. Juli 2005


Aus: LabourNet Germany 21. Juli 2005

Adverse effects of microwaves from GSM/UMTS mobile phones depend on carrier frequency and type of signal

Symposium on “Coherence and Electromagnetic fields
Thursday July 21st 2005, 8:40 pm

Symposium on “Coherence and Electromagnetic fields in biological systems”, Prague July1-4, 2005 http://www.ure.cas.cz/events/cefbios2005

Among the most intereresting presentations. I.Y. Belyaev et al: “Adverse effects of microwaves from GSM/UMTS mobile phones depend on carrier frequency and type of signal”. They used blood samples from hypersensitive and normal persons in their study. They concluded GSM microwaves from UMTS and GSM mobile phones affect DSB-co-localizing 53BPI and gamma-H2AX foci and chromatin conformation in human lymphocytes. These persistent effects suggest severe stress response and /or DNA damage. Dependence of adverse effects of non-thermal MW’s from GSM/UMTS mobile phones on carrier frequency and type of signal (modulated signals) should be taken into account in settings of safety standards and in planning of in vivo and epidemiological studies. Identification of those frequency channel/bands for mobile communication, which do not affect human cells, was encouraged.

As far as I know this is the first in vitro study on UMTS.

Complete program at http://www.ure.cas.cz/events/cefbios2005

Sianette Kwee

Source: http://www.emfacts.com/weblog/index.php?p=151 (excerpt)

Judge Roberts: Business as usual

by Alex Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair


The prime lobby that should feel gratified by his nomination is of course Big Business, the protection of whose interests has been Roberts chief concern throughout his career, and the protection of whose interests has always been the prime concern of the US Supreme Court. ... Already some seasoned court watchers are saying that Roberts should not be teamed up with the court's two right-wing ultras, Scalia and Thomas, but with the corporate-oriented, pro-big government 'center,' Kennedy and Bryher [sic]. Remember that in the court's last two terrible decisions, on medical marijuana and eminent domain, Kennedy and Bryher [sic] were part of the majority that ruled against the former and in favor of business developers and the local governments that serve their interests. Roberts' record may be opaque when it comes to Roe v Wade but on corporate issues it's as clear as daylight...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Prison nation

The American Prospect
by Robert F. Drinan, S.J.


The number of inmates in America's prisons is growing by 900 people each week. The total number, according to the Department of Justice, has reached 2.1 million, or one out of every 138 U.S. residents. A newly established 21-person commission is now studying issues of safety and abuse in America's prisons. Funded by the Vera Institute of Justice, the commission is planning to release its findings in the spring of 2006. It has held hearings in Tampa, Florida, and will conduct sessions in Newark, New Jersey, on July 20; it is also planning sessions in the Midwest and in California. When I read about these developments, I recall all the visits I paid to prisons during the years 1971-81, when I was a member of a congressional committee assigned to monitor the nation's state and federal prisons and jails...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Modern serfs, modern masters

The Price of Liberty
by Emiliano Antunez


Webster's dictionary defines a serf as 'a person in feudal servitude, bound to his master's land.' The word serf conjures up images of shabbily clothed peasants tilling their master's fields or meandering about a medieval village in the shadow of the master's castle. But is serfdom something left behind in antiquity or did it simply metamorphose, making itself unrecognizable to the non-inquiring mind? Serfdom has stealthily survived throughout the ages into the 'modern' era, even here in The United States, the supposed 'home of the free.' Starting with what some (unfortunately not many) would consider the obvious, the Income Tax has turned every wage earner in America into a modern day serf...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Judge Dread

by Chris Flloyd


The United States long ago ceased to be anything like a living, thriving republic. But it retained the legal form of a republic, and that counted for something: as long as the legal form still existed, even as a gutted shell, there was hope it might be filled again one day with substance. But now the very legal structures of the Republic are being dismantled. The principle of arbitrary rule by an autocratic leader is being openly established, through a series of unchallenged executive orders, perverse Justice Department rulings and court decisions by sycophantic judges who defer to power -- not law -- in their determinations. What we are witnessing is the creation of a 'Commander-in-Chief State,' where the form and pressure of law no longer apply to the president and his designated agents. The rights of individuals are no longer inalienable, nor are their persons inviolable; all depends on the good will of the Commander, the military autocrat...


The price of empire

by Nebojsa Malic


By all rights, Richard Holbrooke ought to be a has-been. His 15 minutes of fame were under Clinton, when he emerged from the dark shadows of the American 'foreign policy elite' to spearhead a military and political blitz that ended the Bosnian War on Washington's terms. Less stellar was his failure to bully Slobodan Milosevic into surrendering Kosovo in 1998, which resulted in a war that nearly broke apart NATO. When Bush II claimed the 2000 election, Holbrooke's hopes of succeeding Madeleine Albright as secretary of state sank with Al Gore's presidential dreamboat. A similar shipwreck happened last year, when Holbrooke once again emerged from political obscurity to campaign for John Kerry, attempting to contrast the developing fiasco in Iraq with 'victory' in the Balkans. American voters didn't buy it; unfortunately, Bush II eventually did...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

You can't not care about lies and war

Sun Herald
by Molly Ivins


We suffer the worst attack on this country since Pearl Harbor, and the Bush administration sends the FBI after the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU exists to protect every citizen's rights as defined in the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of the United States. The ACLU works solely through the legal system: It does not advocate violence, terrorism or any other damn thing except the Bill of Rights. Since when is that extremist? I know that sludge-for-brains like Bill O'Reilly attack the ACLU for being 'un-American,' but when Bill O'Reilly's constitutional rights are violated, the ACLU will stand up for him just like they did for Oliver North, Communists, the KKK, atheists, movement conservatives and everyone else they've defended over the years. The premise is easily understood: If the government can take away one person's rights, it can take away everyone's...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

We have enough roads


Liberty For All
by Christy Ann Welty

"Eminent domain is making news lately with the 'Kelo' Supreme Court decision. Most people think road construction is a legitimate use of eminent domain, but in most cases these days, new or bigger roads subsidize the cost of building new housing developments. That makes it more profitable for the developer and cheaper for the new homeowner at the expense of the original owner of the land which was taken for the road. The bottom line is that private land is taken for the profit of very few private parties (the developer and possibly the developer's clients)...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Orwell meets Kafka

Boston Globe
by Robert Kuttner


The other day, the new secretary of homeland security, Michael Chertoff, scrapped the moronic rule requiring everyone to stay seated for 30 minutes coming in or out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. The premise of the rule, enacted after 9/11, was that if everyone remained in their seats, it would be illegal for a terrorist to rush the cockpit. Apparently, it didn't occur to the genius who wrote the order that only law-abiding citizens would obey. It's a perfect, if small, example of the idiocy of unchecked state power. ... As his reason for granting relief, so to speak, Chertoff disingenuously declared that security conditions had improved. This was the week of the London bombings. ... It's a small example of a terrible trend -- the relentless accumulation of arbitrary authority and the slow erosion of liberties...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Senate considers national shield law

Houston Chronicle


Under fire for presidential adviser Karl Rove's role in the leak of an undercover CIA agent's identity, the Bush administration today labeled as 'bad public policy' legislation to protect reporters from being jailed when they refuse to reveal their sources. Deputy Attorney General James Comey canceled his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee just before a hearing on this issue was to commence this morning...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Two men claim hunger strike at Guantanamo

Indianapolis Star


Two Afghans released from Guantanamo Bay claimed Wednesday about 180 Afghans at the U.S. detention facility were on a hunger strike to protest alleged mistreatment and to push for freedom. Habir Russol and Moheb Ullah Borekzai, who said they left the prison camp on Cuba on Monday and were flown to Afghanistan before being freed, said they did not participate in the hunger strike. They did not say how they knew others were refusing to eat...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Abu Ghraib photos, videos to be released Friday

Up Against the Law


As part of the ongoing FOIA litigation on behalf of the ACLU and the Center for Constitutional Rights, a whole slew of the unreleased photographs and videos from Abu Ghraib are set to be released on Friday. These are the photographs and videos that were shown to the closed session of Congress, which reportedly include videos and photographs of the rape of detainees, including the rape of a male minor being held at the facility...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Congress resolves to continue Iraq debacle

Yahoo! News


Calls for an early withdrawal from Iraq are a mistake that will only embolden terrorists, the House resolved Wednesday. The resolution drew opposition from Democrats, who said it implied that questioning President Bush's Iraq policies is unpatriotic. The measure, approved 291-137, says the United States should leave Iraq only when national security and foreign policy goals related to a free and stable Iraq have been achieved. The GOP-controlled House also voted 304-124 to accept another contentious amendment stating that the detention and lawful interrogation of detainees at Guantanamo is essential to the war on terrorism. Some critics of reported prisoner abuse and lack of legal recourse for detainees have called for Guantanamo to be closed...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

CIA leak may have harmed US

Ex-officers: CIA leak may have harmed US


Eleven former intelligence officers say the leak of CIA officer Valerie Plame's identity may have damaged national security and the government's ability to gather intelligence. The former officers made their views known in a three-page statement to congressional leaders. They said the Republican National Committee has circulated suggestions for officials to deal with the Plame case by focusing on the idea that Plame was not working undercover and legally merited no protection.


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Now America accuses Iran of complicity in World Trade Center attack


John Roberts and Enemy Combatants


050721 - R - Mobilfunk - Newsletter


"Ich steh´ ständig unter Strom"

"Im Namen des Volkes" hat die 11. Zivilkammer des Landgerichts Duisburg eine Klage von Brigitte Diesterhöft aus Röttgersbach abgewiesen. Sie und ihre Nachbarn Müller wollten gemeinsam Funkantennen von D 2, die in ihrer Nachbarschaft stehen, stilllegen lassen.

"Ich habe mich längere Zeit gewundert, warum ich Herz-Rhythmus-Störungen habe, warum mir so oft schwindelig ist, warum ich so oft Infekte bekomme", sagt PDS-Ratsfrau Diesterhöft, die Am Kreyenbergshof wohnt. Medizinisch sei, so die ärztlichen Untersuchungen, alles in Ordnung, berichtet sie weiter. Also ließ sie nachforschen, warum sie ständig das Gefühl hatte, "unter Strom zu stehen".

Ein Blick in die Nachbarschaft machte sie stutzig: Seit Mitte der 1990er Jahre waren auf dem Dach des nahen Hochhauses Am Hüskenbusch 2 immer mehr Antennen für den Mobilfunk aufgestellt worden. Zwölf Antennen habe man D 2 genehmigt, sagt ein Sprecher der Landesentwicklungsgesellschaft (LEG), die Eigentümerin des Mehrfamilienhauses ist. In Betrieb seien derzeit neun. D 2 Vodafone streitet ab, so viele Antennen dort zu betreiben. Auch andere Netzanbieter hätten dort ihre Sendeanlagen - die LEG weiß davon nichts.

Nicht nur Diesterhöft leidet, wie sie sagt, unter den Funkstrahlen der gerade mal 35 Meter von ihrem Wohnzimmer entfernt installierten Antennen. Auch ihre Nachbarn Müller sind betroffen. "Unsere Kinder leiden unter Schlafstörungen, haben häufig Kopfschmerzen." Der einzige sichere Raum in ihrem Haus, sagt Doris Müller, sei im Keller: Dort sei deshalb schon das Nachtlager der Mutter eingerichtet worden.

In ihrem Arbeitszimmer, also dem Raum, der den Antennen am nächsten ist, und im Garten mag sich Diesterhöft schon gar nicht mehr aufhalten. Sie hat die Strahlenbelastung dort und in allen anderen Räumen messen lassen. Ergebnis: In den "Gartenzimmern" liegt die Belastung bei 820 bis 1300 Mikrowatt pro Quadratmeter. Im Freien ist die Strahlung genauso hoch. Deutlich geringer ist sie im Erdgeschoss - vermutlich, so Diesterhöft, weil die Hauptfunkwellen in größerer Höhe verliefen. Sehr gering belastet sind Gäste-WC, der Keller und die andere Seite ihres Gebäudes, also an der Haustür. Dort stellten die Umweltanalytiker 2 bis 10 Mikrowatt fest.

Für Diesterhöft und ihre Nachbarn Grund genug, das Abschalten der Anlagen zu verlangen. Oder aber den Betreiber zumindest zu verpflichten, eine fachgerechte Abschirmung mit zu finanzieren.

Da spielte das Gericht nicht mit. Es folgte den deutschen Richtlinien, wonach die Mobilfunk-Grenzwerte bei 9000 Mikrowatt liegen (siehe Flyer der Duisburger Bürgerinitiative Elektrosmog/Mobilfunk: Krank durch Mobilfunkstrahlen). Die Röttgersbacherin allerdings fordert, dass diese Richtwerte gesenkt werden. Denn: Bereits bei einer Funkleistung von 0,001 Prozent der jetzigen funktioniere die Mobiltelefonie.

Vodafone und LEG bleiben nach der abgewiesenen Klage hart: Sie wollen den Klägern nicht entgegenkommen, auch nicht durch Kostenbeteiligung für Abschirmmaßnahmen (z.B. Spezialfenster und Wandverkleidungen). D 2-Sprecherin Sabine Goossens: "Die Sorge der Bürger ist unberechtigt. Wir halten die Grenzwerte ein und unterschreiten sie auch oft. Vom Mobilfunk geht keine Gefahr aus." Und die LEG sagt: "Wir sind nur die Vermieter und nicht für den Betrieb der Anlagen zuständig."

Omega es stimmt nicht, dass vom Mobilfunk keine Gefahr ausgeht. Siehe Mobilfunk und Gesundheit unter: http://omega.twoday.net/stories/303598/ und „Grenzwerte und Mobilfunk“ unter: http://omega.twoday.net/stories/242821/

19.07.2005 Von Gregor Herberhold


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