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Jul
2005

Popular movement arises to stop Army recruiting

//www.workers.org/2005/us/anti-draft-0728/


Informant: David Silver

From ufpj-news

Kerry Seeks Release of Roberts' Documents

As the Supreme Court nominee John G. Roberts continued courting senators, Sen. John Kerry urged the White House to release "in their entirety" all documents and memos from Roberts' tenure in two Republican administrations.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2005/072305C.shtml

ACLU Says Gov't Withholding Abu Ghraib Images

The American Civil Liberties Union accused the government Friday of putting another legal roadblock in the way of its bid to allow the public to see photographs and videos stemming from the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2005/072305B.shtml

Cheney Lobbying Against Anti-Torture Legislation

The Bush administration has been lobbying to block legislation that would bar the US military from engaging in "cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment" of detainees, hiding prisoners from the Red Cross, and using interrogation methods not authorized by a new Army field manual.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2005/072305A.shtml

Omega-News Collection 23. July 2005

Ringing the Alarm for Earth
//omega.twoday.net/stories/851687/

WORLD FACES MASSIVE INCREASE IN CO2 EMISSIONS
//omega.twoday.net/stories/851556/

Global Warming: France Feels the Heat
//omega.twoday.net/stories/846843/

Scientists Raise Alarm about Ocean Health
//omega.twoday.net/stories/848509/

Acid rain damage far worse than previously believed
//omega.twoday.net/stories/844290/

WHO wants to genetically engineer SMALLPOX
//omega.twoday.net/stories/846032/

GENETICALLY MODIFIED CORN STUDY REVEALS HEALTH DAMAGE & COVER-UP
//omega.twoday.net/stories/841807/

Wanted For Conspiracy to Save Seals
//omega.twoday.net/stories/848489/

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

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

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

Tsunami
//omega.twoday.net/topics/Tsunami/

RFID
//omega.twoday.net/topics/RFID/

EMF-Omega-News 23. July 2005
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855696/

EMF-Omega-News 23. July 2005

Adverse effects of microwaves from GSM/UMTS mobile phones depend on carrier frequency and type of signal
//omega.twoday.net/stories/851197/

HUMAN EXPOSURE TO RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION
//omega.twoday.net/stories/842738/

Electromagnetic Radiation and Epilepsy
//omega.twoday.net/stories/851726/

Korean professor warns: 'Don't use mobile telephone'
//omega.twoday.net/stories/854519/

Cell Phone Use, Cancer Ties Explored
//omega.twoday.net/stories/854989/

Open letter to the WHO
//omega.twoday.net/stories/841288/

WHO, children, antennas and executives
//omega.twoday.net/stories/842471/

WHO Study Examines Cellphone Risks to Kids
//omega.twoday.net/stories/844276/

WHO does U-turn on mobile phone safety
//omega.twoday.net/stories/850326/

Warning for children to be printed on mobile telephones
//omega.twoday.net/stories/846994/

Technology Backlash: The Information Age and RF Illness
//omega.twoday.net/stories/846081/

Microwave irradiation of the public by stealth
//omega.twoday.net/stories/848554/

U.K. Volunteers needed for phone mast study
//omega.twoday.net/stories/841805/

Journalists, Radio, TV, you can discover mobile phone magnetic fields on ASL
//omega.twoday.net/stories/846928/

SCIENCE UNDER SEIGE
//omega.twoday.net/stories/854121/

The nationalization of basic science
//omega.twoday.net/stories/853922/

George Young's letter
//omega.twoday.net/stories/844399/

EDM 477: Has your MP signed it yet?
//omega.twoday.net/stories/848612/

Protest against masts in China
//omega.twoday.net/stories/841276/

Electrosensitivity in Canada
//omega.twoday.net/stories/842458/

Terrorists like mobile companies
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855414/

Patent For Microwave Voice-To-Skull Technology
//www.rense.com/general37/skull.htm

Phone mast protest stops traffic
//omega.twoday.net/stories/842527/

FIFTH PHONE MAST VIGIL
//omega.twoday.net/stories/845214/

Mast rejection - Oxford
//omega.twoday.net/stories/849104/

Protests could force rethink over hospital phone mast Aberystwyth
//omega.twoday.net/stories/850370/

Phone mast protesters call meeting
//omega.twoday.net/stories/850374/

MAST VERDICT CAUSES DISMAY
//omega.twoday.net/stories/850380/

Protest over phone mast
//omega.twoday.net/stories/850382/

Triple phone mast plans rejected
//omega.twoday.net/stories/850386/

Eyesore' mast gets go-ahead
//omega.twoday.net/stories/850390/

Mast bid back for decision
//omega.twoday.net/stories/850396/

Protesters force rethink
//omega.twoday.net/stories/851872/

Health fears after mast site moved
//omega.twoday.net/stories/852311/

The cellular companies are threatened more than ever
//omega.twoday.net/stories/854228/

Uproar at new phone mast plan
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855444/

MAST FIGHT BACK ON AFTER SITE MOVES 9FT
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855452/

Mast fears must be listened to
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855457/

COUNCIL 'NO' TO MAST PLAN
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855463/

Furore over phone mast
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855467/

FIND THE RIGHT PLACE FOR MAST
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855479/

‘Disgraceful’ plan to put phone mast on top of church
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855505/

Liberal Democrats join mast protest
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855506/

Objections to phone mast plans
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855512/

MAST PROTESTERS TURN OUT IN FORCE
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855521/

FURY AS A NEW MAST IS UNCOVERED
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855527/

Mast threat to village nursery
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855531/

Details of US microwave-weapon tests revealed
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855653/

Les STATISTIQUES de MORBIDITÉ dans la zone proche des Antennes Relais de Crest
//omega.twoday.net/stories/846748/

Magenta News from Mast Network
//tinyurl.com/4pe6m

Omega-News Collection 23. July 2005
//omega.twoday.net/stories/855733/

Dozens of Chemicals Found in Most Americans' Bodies

In the largest study of chemical exposure ever conducted on human beings, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that most American children and adults were carrying in their bodies dozens of pesticides and toxic compounds used in consumer products, many of them linked to potential health threats.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2005/072205R.shtml

Waxman: 11 Security Breaches in Plame Case

A new fact sheet released today by Rep. Waxman documents that there appear to be at least 11 separate instances in which Administration officials disclosed information about Ms. Wilson's identity and association with the CIA.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2005/072205Q.shtml

Turkey Supreme

by Lila Rajiva

Bush's nomination of John Roberts to the Supreme Court is a slap in the face of women. Out of nine justices, there were only two women to begin with -- Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. That is to say, until last week, only a bit more than 20% of the most intellectually weighty branch of government was drawn from the 52% of the population that is female. And if Roberts gets in, the female contribution falls to just over 10%. OK, so the justices are not supposed to be representative; the executive gets to appoint the most qualified candidates, letting the chips fall where they may. It just so happens that the chips fell on eight white justices and one black. And that all except one graduated from Ivy League law schools. And that none are progressive, but come out of the center-right and the far right. So let's not suggest that the Supremes aren't a representative body. They represent one part of the population pretty well: male, white, and middle or upper class...

//www.dissidentvoice.org/July05/Rajiva0721.htm

Guantanamo: the Calculus of Human Misery

by Mike Whitney

A recent article in The New York Times confirmed that psychiatrists, psychologists and other medical professionals worked intimately with the military at Guantanamo advising “officials on how to conduct harsh interrogations of detainees.” Their experimentation focuses on establishing the limits of human endurance; trying to gauge, through original and highly controversial techniques, the maximum agony their subjects can withstand before they die or become unresponsive. This is not merely torture, but the science of sadism, a finely tuned regimen of systematic abuse, the calculus of human misery. It has become a vital adjunct to the new American foreign policy...

//www.dissidentvoice.org/July05/Whitney0721-2.htm

Time to Outgrow Our Naiveté

by Ken Sanders

Pity those with the courage to speak the truth. Take London's mayor Ken Livingstone, for instance. Following the damnable terrorist bombings in his city, Livingstone opined that "80years of Western intervention into predominantly Arab lands" motivated the four suicide bombers. For his remarks, Livingstone (nicknamed "Red Ken" by his critics) was castigated by right-wingers for his alleged membership in the club, "The men who blame Britain." Livingstone is not alone in his sentiments. Chatham House, the prestigious British think tank, released a report this week entitled "Security, Terrorism and the UK." In the report, Chatham House warned that the UK "is at particular risk" for terrorist attacks because of its allegiance to the U.S. in the war on terror, including the U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. In response, British foreign secretary Jack Straw accused Chatham House of making "excuses for terrorism." Does Livingstone really "blame" Britain for the attacks against it? Is Chatham House really concocting "excuses" for terrorism?

//www.dissidentvoice.org/July05/Sanders0722-2.htm

Protection Act and Why Karl Rove and Others Legitimately Face Prosecution Under It

Element by Element Legal Analysis of The Intelligence Identities

by David G. Mills

In the last few weeks, the media and others have been questioning whether Karl Rove and others have committed a crime under the Intelligence Identities Protection Act [IIPA], sometimes referred to as the “outing” statute. Many reporters and Republican partisan pundits claim that legal experts seem to agree that the IIPA has not been violated. The IIPA’s detractors claim that a case cannot be made for its violation because the proof required of the individual elements of the IIPA present a very high bar for the prosecution. Even Democratic partisans seem to concede that it is likely the IIPA has not been violated. This writer wonders why so many people seem to have summarily concluded the IIPA does not apply to what is (many would say finally) becoming a national scandal. Despite the national implications of the IIPA at this moment, there so far has been no diligent or thorough analysis by any legal scholar of the elements of this crime or of the application of the known facts to the elements of this crime. Most analyses to date have been cursory and faulty. When the elements of this federal crime are properly analyzed, the IIPA will likely become a very serious hammer for the prosecution. Rove and others and their lawyers better beware. The known facts of the case will be applied to each element of the IIPA, and show why Rove and others need to be genuinely concerned about having violated the IIPA...

//www.dissidentvoice.org/July05/Mills0722.htm

Support the Troops: Earn the Sacrifice

by Monica Benderman

The wife of a US National Guardsman wrote that if her husband were to have died during his tour of duty in Iraq, “I would be promoting all the good he did in this world and not downsizing it and belittling the efforts he and his comrades made.” (Shona Emery, NH Union Leader, July 15). My husband DID NOT ENLIST TO DEFEND HIS COUNTRY SO THAT ORDINARY CITIZENS COULD REMAIN FREE TO ABUSE THE SYSTEM. “All the good he did in this world” has not stopped war from happening. “All the good he did in this world” has not stopped the citizens of this country from misinterpreting the sacrifice of people like her husband. Sure, soldiers have given their lives to defend their country. Sure, there is honor in their belief that what they did was right, and there is hope that good will come out of it. DOES THE GOOD COME? Seriously, think about it. Where are the results of our soldiers' good efforts? What are Americans doing to earn the freedoms and rights that our soldiers fought to defend?

//www.dissidentvoice.org/July05/Benderman0722.htm

Washington Secures Long-Sought Hemispheric Outpost, Perhaps at the Expense of Regional Sovereignty

by Mary Donohue and Melissa Nepomiachi

Paraguay and the United States recently entered into an agreement that allows U.S. military personnel to enter Paraguay to train officials in counter-terrorism and anti-narcotrafficking measures. According to the Head of Social Communication of the Paraguayan Armed Forces Col. Elio Flores, these U.S. Special Forces units will be working with the National AntiDrugs Secretariat, the Presidential Escort Regiment and the Air Transport Brigade. . . . This agreement grants U.S. soldiers complete legal immunity from some of their actions while they are in the country, affording them the same privileges as diplomats as well as leaving them free from prosecution for any damages inflicted on the public health, the environment or the country’s resources. According to Servicio Paz y Justicia (SERPAJ) Paraguay, the Paraguayan National Congress passed this resolution allowing for the entry of U.S. forces with no debate, behind closed doors and with the public largely unaware of the entire transaction. Joining with SERPAJ, other human rights groups also have voiced their concern, with U.S. military instructors being criticized by human rights activists for having a history of teaching torture tactics to thousands of Latin American mid-level military officers at the U.S.-based School of the Americas since shortly after World War II...

//www.dissidentvoice.org/July05/Donahue-Nepomiachi0722.htm

Details of US microwave-weapon tests revealed

//www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=mg18725095.600


Informant: NHNE


//disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=87663;show_parent=1

America's Downing Syndrome, or Why the Not-So-Secret

Air War Stayed “Secret”

by Lila Rajiva

"Airpower remains the single greatest asymmetrical advantage the United States has over its foes." Exactly. To a government intent on creating the collective illusion of the Iraq war as a defensive campaign against a belligerent dictator, what would be likely to undermine that illusion than the image of a bully boy in the skies pounding a rag tag, almost-disarmed enemy? That explains the official white out of the air war and the silence of the official media, but not the stunning indifference of the public. Bush lied us into war? It's a nice slogan but rather self-deceiving. It seems more honest to say that most people didn't resist too much when they were being tutored in official mythology and that some even turned out to be rather apt pupils. The media might have kept the story of the pre-war war off the screen but anyone with his wits about him could have put together the story from those telltale tidbits that popped up from time to time from an otherwise comatose press...

//www.dissidentvoice.org/July05/Rajiva0722.htm



//omega.twoday.net/search?q=Downing+Street+Memo

Stealth Attack on Consumer Protections

On 7/22/2005 at 12:43 PM Sonya Schwartz and Chervonne Colon, Families USA HealthAction@familiesusa.org wrote:

//www.familiesusa.org/site/R?i=zEmzj_LGc5t3k9_0mAnmKw..

Dear,

The torrent of anti-consumer legislation coming from Washington continues unabated.

A bill known as the Health Care Choice Act, which would allow insurance companies to avoid vital consumer protections by selling individual health insurance across state lines, is being rammed through the House of Representatives. Under this bill, insurance companies would only have to follow the laws of one state -- the state with the fewest consumer protections -- and they could then sell policies to consumers in all 50 states. This would create a "race to the bottom," leaving consumers with higher premiums, unpaid medical bills, and bare-bones coverage, ultimately hurting the 26 million Americans who buy coverage in the individual market.

This legislation (H.R. 2355), introduced by John Shadegg (R-AZ), is moving quickly in the House. It is likely to come to a floor vote next week, while a companion bill, S. 1015, has been introduced in the Senate by Jim DeMint (R-SC). Unfortunately, this bill has flown under the radar screen, and many members of Congress are still unaware of the disastrous effects it would have on consumers. Not only is the so-called Health Care Choice Act the wrong choice for consumers, it is also a stealth attack on consumer protections, passing undetected while Washington is focused on other matters.

Please call or e-mail your members of Congress and urge them to vote against the Health Care Choice Act. It is important that members of Congress get this message loud and strong: This legislation would hurt consumers and make insurance unaffordable. It is the wrong choice for health care consumers.

* U.S. Capitol switchboard: 202-225-3121 (then ask for your Representative's office)
* To find the number for your Representative's district office, visit Congress.org and type your zip code in the box.
//www.familiesusa.org/site/R?i=Otsw3kyUxCenDk0i_Lq-Zg..

Tell your members of Congress that the Health Care Choice Act would be a disaster for consumers. This bill would result in:
* More consumers with unpaid medical bills,
* Higher premiums and unfair premium increases, and
* Bare-bones coverage that does not include critical services like diabetes treatment and cancer screening.

The more opposition votes we can garner in the House, the more likely we are to stop this bill from gaining momentum and making its way through the Senate. For more info on the Health Care Choice Act:

* Health Care Choice Act Press Statement from Families USA //www.familiesusa.org/site/R?i=sHIo28u_s6Qv_dt5s2COag..

* Testimony on the Health Care Choice Act by Ron Pollack, Executive Director of Families USA //www.familiesusa.org/site/R?i=6xRFtCl6YAOPF03hgy5teQ..

Sonya Schwartz & Chervonne Colon Families USA

Help Us Spread the Word. To forward this message, click here. //www.familiesusa.org/site/R?i=zjebIN-n-I1vS7pE10MQLw..


Informant: DitziSis

Mast threat to village nursery

Chichester Observer

A nursery for very young children could have a mobile phone mast built next to it.

Hutchison 3G, owners of the '3' video and picture messaging mobile phone network, is eyeing a site opposite the Ladybird Nursery in Bracklesham Lane, Bracklesham Bay to build the 15m mast.

The idea, which has yet to reach the formal planning stage, has been called 'a kick in the teeth' by nursery owner, Stewart Blunden, who looks after children from new-born to five years old.

Mr Blunden revealed the mobile phone company's intentions to the Observer after it emerged that he was the only business owner or individual in the area who had been contacted by Hutchison during a 'consultation' excercise.

"Why am I the only person to be contacted about it?" he said. "Surely if they want a consultation excercise they should consult as many people as possible.

"I have to believe the Stewart Report which says these masts are safe. But we all know the government lies to us."

"Who in their right mind would send their children to a nursery which has a great big mast opposite it?"

Full report in the July 14 issue of the Chichester Observer

21 July 2005

FURY AS A NEW MAST IS UNCOVERED

Tamworth Herald

LINDSEY SMITH

10:30 - 21 July 2005

A Mobile phone mast hidden inside a petrol station price sign has caused fury among residents in Coleshill.

The mast, owned by telecommunications giant T-Mobile, is believed to have been placed within the price sign at the Shell garage after residents overturned plans to erect it at the BT telephone exchange in the town centre in 2001.

Now residents plan to stage a public protest at the High Street service station on Saturday (July 23), amid demands that mobile phone companies become 'more transparent'.

More than 300 residents have written to mast owner T-Mobile and to Shell UK following the mast's discovery, which came to light when residents concerned about the growing number of masts in Coleshill looked up the locations of all the local masts on a government telecommunications website.

Diane Upton, who lives just off the High Street in Wood Close, says she's appalled with the mobile phone company.

"Considering operators are always telling us masts are completely safe it seems a little odd to have to resort to hiding one in a petrol station sign," she told the Herald.

"We've had a letter from T-Mobile saying that the mast is harmless but I don't believe it. I've got rashes and my husband's just been diagnosed with throat cancer."

Coleshill Cllr Gordon Sherratt was on the parish council which objected to the height of the mast four years ago.

"I remember they tried to get a mast put up at the BT exchange and people objected, so they pulled out.

"Then the garage applied for planning permission for a new sign. We thought it was too tall and tried to object on those grounds but there was definitely nothing about there being a mast inside it."

MAST PROTESTERS TURN OUT IN FORCE

Gloucester Echo

10:30 - 21 July 2005

Furious Prestbury residents turned out in force to oppose plans for a mobile phone mast on their doorsteps.

A crowd of 300 schoolchildren, parents, teachers, residents and councillors met outside St Mary's Church Hall, in Bouncers Lane. Mobile phone giant Hutchison 3G want to put up a mast yards from Prestbury Play Mates playgroup and St Mary's Infant and Junior School.

Opponents say Hutchison have chosen the worst possible location.

Protest organiser Linda Dove said: "I hope the number of people here sends a clear message to Hutchison. Their mast isn't wanted."

Hutchison say it won't make them change their minds.

Spokesman Mike Dobson said: "They have a right to make their protest but this is the most suitable site."

Daphne Philpot, chairman of governors at St Mary's Junior School, said: "Our message is 'think again and be responsible'.

"Until there's proof that phone masts are not harmful they shouldn't be built near schools."

Hutchison wanted to put the phone mast in Cheltenham Cemetery - but the presence of badgers changed their plans.

The company wants to put the pole on the back of buildings next to the church hall. It would stick up above the building by 3.7m.

Prestbury resident David Barnett said: "My grandson goes to school over the road. Are badgers more important than him?

"It's ridiculous and simply for the sake of making money."

Tanya Wood took her nine-year-old son to the protest. She said: "We live in Chiltern Road and my son goes to the junior school. He would be in the proximity of a phone mast for 24 hours. It can't be allowed."

Her son Arthur said: "My friends and I are worried about the health risks. They should build it somewhere else."

St Mary's Junior School pupil Emily Wilsdon said: "Everyone thinks it's mad. It's not safe to be built near two schools and a playgroup. It's a stupid idea and we want them to go away."

Coun Malcolm Stennett (PAB, Prestbury) said: "It's scandalous that this site is even being considered. Another location should be sought.

"We must keep the pressure on the mobile phone company. It worked for the residents in Leckhampton and it can here."

Coun Les Godwin (PAB, Prestbury) said: "An alternative site at the cemetery was agreed. Hutchison have spent three years trying to find an excuse not to use it.

"We all know that badgers are a protected species but so are children."

There are 180 children at the infant school, 240 at the junior school and 24 children per session at the playgroup.

Dennis Thorn, of Glebe Road, said: "Can we guarantee the safety of so many children who live, play and go to school in the area?"

Hutchison spokesman Mr Dobson said: "We can assure people that our equipment complies with health and safety guidelines.

"The scientific balance of evidence is that masts such as this cause no adverse affects to health."

Omega masts cause adverse affects to health. See under:
//www.buergerwelle.de/body_science.html

Objections to phone mast plans

Surrey Comet

A proposal to site a 12m Orange mobile phone mast at the junction of Chessington Road and Longmead Road, Ewell has attracted objections from residents concerned for their health.

In a consultation letter, the telecommunications company told homeowners that the location had been sensitively selected to minimise impact on the environment. Thirteen other sites were rejected after preliminary investigations.

But villagers are concerned about the proposed site being near three schools research has linked the masts to childhood leukaemia.

They also claim the consultation has been too narrow.

Orange, which says there is no substantiated evidence about the health threats, is yet to a lodge a formal planning application.

Omega there is substantiated evidence about the health threats. See under //www.buergerwelle.de/body_science.html

3:24pm Thursday 21st July 2005

Liberal Democrats join mast protest

Hamstead and Highgate Express

editorial@hamhigh.co.uk

22 July 2005

LIB DEM politicians in Child's Hill have joined the fight against plans to put up a phone mast near a children's playground.

Barnet councillors Monroe and Susette Palmer have written to mobile company LCC UK urging them to withdraw plans for the mast on Hendon Way.

Mr Palmer said: "This mast would be on the fence of Basing Hill Park, where there is a children's playground that is very well used and a sports school, also well used.

"The mast will be unsightly, it will undoubtedly be covered with graffiti and it will reduce the width of footway the path to Wessex Gardens School.

‘Disgraceful’ plan to put phone mast on top of church

Hamstead and Highgate Express

editorial@hamhigh.co.uk

22 July 2005

Andrew Brightwell

A CASH-strapped Highgate church is facing stiff opposition from angry neighbours over plans to place a mobile mast on its ancient spire.

Father Andrew Meldrum, vicar of St Anne's in Highgate West Hill, is weighing up whether to allow an antenna at the Grade II-listed church.

The church could get £10,000 for the deal with T-Mobile, but is consulting with all residents within 150 metres of the church before making a decision.

Deborah and Adrian Laing, who live in Langbourne Avenue near the church, are furious that St Anne's is even considering the plan.

The couple, who are both solicitors, believe that mobile masts are a health hazard and have already started a campaign to stop it.

Mr Laing said: "My wife has already photocopied the letters and is pinning them to trees around the Holly Lodge estate.

"We will do everything in our power to make sure that this does not happen. We can see the spire from our home and we have five young children.

"The church can expect us to take every legal means at our disposal to stop this. We think it is a disgrace."

In his letter to locals, Fr Meldrum said: "If the installation were to proceed, St Anne's would receive an annual fee.

"This would be used to the benefit of the church and community and could provide some stability for long-term projects.

"In terms of the effect of the installation on the surrounding area we are assured that any installation would have no visual effect on the church building or the neighbourhood, as any antennae and accompanying equipment would be housed within the spire of the church."

If permitted the mast would be used to boost coverage on T-Mobile's 3G network. The church is currently engaged in a major renovation project and is expecting to complete work on its roof in mid-October.

While it would like to raise more money to support further works, including £25,000 worth of improvements to its bells, Fr Meldrum said the Parish Church Council (PCC) has not decided what it would use the cash for.

He said: "We deliberately haven't considered what we would do with the money because we don't want it to influence our decision on whether we accept the mobile company's offer."

Those who might want to help the fundraising efforts at St Anne's can send their donations to Father Andrew Meldrum, 106 Highgate West Hill, London N6.

andrew.brightwell@hamhigh.co.uk

Iran Sits Pretty in World's Hottest Region

//www.lewrockwell.com/ips/lobe232.html

Why the Iraq War Has Not Made Us Safer

//www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/rodino2.html

Don't Expand the Police State

//www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul264.html

Republican Opposition to Iraq War Growing

//www.lewrockwell.com/zeese/zeese11.html

Cynicism and the Use of Depleted Uranium

//www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/shetterly3.html

Should Your Personal Life Be an Affair of State?

//www.lewrockwell.com/reese/reese209.html

FIND THE RIGHT PLACE FOR MAST

Gloucester Echo

10:30 - 21 July 2005

Mobile phone giant Hutchison 3G took on the wrong people when it decided to put up a mobile phone mast in Prestbury. For Prestbury doesn't take anything lying down. And if it thinks that the health of its children, let alone that of its adult population, is at risk, it will come out fighting. That's what happened yesterday when more than 300 people in the village turned out to let it be known in no uncertain terms that they do not want a phone mast yards from Prestbury Play Mates playground and St Mary's Infant and Junior School.

They are not stupid. They have researched the evidence both for and against mobile phone masts. And whilst there isn't any evidence that they are definitely harmful, nor is there any proof that they're not.

Omega there is much evidence that mobile phone masts are definitely harmful. See //www.buergerwelle.de/body_science.html

On that basis, the residents of Prestbury are joining those in Leckhampton and refusing to be bullied into having a mast on their doorstep.

The arguments about mobile phones and their alleged threats to health rumble on. And until there is conclusive evidence one way or another, companies such as Hutchison 3G are going to face one battle after another.

No one in their right mind is going to accept a potentially lethal weapon on the roof next door - and no amount of rental revenue will convince them otherwise.

So the people of Prestbury are right to stick to their guns.

They may all have mobile phones. They may all curse when the reception is lousy. But those are minor irritations in the face of unknown health risks.

The solution is for phone companies to get together with local authorities and find suitable sites in faraway locations.

Let's face it - a phone mast is no more ugly and a lot less intrusive than an electricity pylon. It can't be that hard to find a proper place for them to go.

Until that happens, there's one thing for sure - putting them next to schools and playgroups is a non-starter.

Furore over phone mast

TAUNTON residents are livid because a mobile phone mast, thought to have had planning consent denied, is being built.

Mobile phone service provider O2 sent workmen to Shoreditch Road to start work on the 15-metre mast on Tuesday morning.

Surprised homeowners told engineers work could not continue because Taunton Deane Council had refused permission for the mast in February.

O2 denied this and told the workmen to continue.

But a spokesperson for the council said: "The planning authority at the council refused consent to O2's request for the erection of a telephone mast at Shoreditch Road on February 14, 2005."

For the full story, see this week's Somerset County Gazette.

COUNCIL 'NO' TO MAST PLAN

21/07/2005 Molesey News and Mail

ELMBRIDGE Council has stopped a 12-metre phone mast being erected on land near to Somerset Close in Hersham.

In June, telecoms operator Vodafone sent the council a notice of its intention to erect a column supporting three antennae and an equipment cabin near to dozens of homes.

Full planning permission is not needed for any phone mast less than 15 metres tall. Operators must notify the council where they intend to put up a mast, which then gives the opportunity for the council to refuse prior approval.

Objectors were notified of the council decision on Tuesday. Tara Howland, who was involved in the protest, told the news & Mail:

“I’m very pleased, however I feel it’s just we may have won the battle but we may not have won the war.

“They can now go to appeal and that appeal. It’s a question of waiting to see what Vodafone’s next move is. I’m very, very pleased that that initial application has been turned down but I’m not naïve enough to think it’s the end of the story but we will keep on battling.”

Mast fears must be listened to

Norwich Evening News

22 July 2005 12:22

A Norwich MP has branded the current planning on the siting of mobile phone masts as totally inadequate.

Campaigners from around the country joined more than 100 MPs and a panel of experts at a mast meeting at Westminster in London chaired by Dr Ian Gibson, Norwich North MP.

"It's completely inadequate, doesn't take into account the health fears of people who live near them, and doesn't take into account the Stewart Report," said Dr Gibson, referring to the flaws in the planning laws as they currently stand.

"They talk about consultation but I've never met anyone who feels they've been consulted about the location of a mast," he said.

"This is an important public health issue following the advice of Sir William Stewart and the meeting has supported the proposal that all mast applications should be subject to full planning."

Dr Gibson, a long-time supporter of the Evening News' Put Masts on Hold campaign, said local people should be fully consulted and weight given to concerns about the perceived effects of masts as well as actual effects.

Dr Gerd Oberfeld, a leading public health expert from Salzburg University, Eileen O'Connor of the Radiation Research Trust, and Dr Michael Clark, of the Health Protection Agency, were among some of the experts at Tuesday's meeting.

Stuart Eke, from the Mobile Operators Association, was also at the event which told how there was a lack of independent research into the possible effects of over exposure to microwave radiation from some 40,000 masts in the UK.

"The Government should fund research into areas where cancer clusters have arisen round telecommunications masts," said Dr Gibson.

"The Office of National Statistics should provide the full information on actual cases of cancer and motor-neurone disease."

It was also agreed that the TETRA system used by the emergency services should be "reviewed in all aspects of its safety".

Campaigners from across Norfolk have added their support to findings from the meeting and hope to be supported by the Government.

Graham Barker, a campaigner who lives on Lloyd Road, Taverham, near a replacement mast on Fakenham Road, said: "There's no doubt that health effects are a big concern – if they are going to take that into consideration we're all for it.

"What we would like is for anything that does come in to be retrospective but I don't suppose it will be."

Mr Barker said he also hoped that any changes to planning laws would apply to planning inspectors and make it more difficult for them to uphold appeals by phone companies.

Matthew Pennington, 43, a member of the Campaign Against Tetra Siting (CATS), lives on Yarmouth Road, not far from a controversial O2 mast on top of North Walsham police station.

"I certainly agree that the planning system should be gone over carefully," said Mr Pennington.

"But it still doesn't solve the fact that we still don't have an adequate safety guidance on something everyone says we don't know for sure is safe."

MAST FIGHT BACK ON AFTER SITE MOVES 9FT

The Citizen Gloucestershire

10:30 - 22 July 2005

Residents have united in opposition against plans for a mobile phone mast near their homes.

A proposal for a 15-metre high antennae on a pavement near the Prince of Wales pub, in Cainscross, has been lodged with Stroud District Council. The plan submitted by mobile phone company Hutchison 3G comes only months after the owners of the pub, Enterprise Inns plc, rejected a plan to install a mast on the car park.

This followed opposition from residents including landlord Graham Lee.

The proposal would see a mast sited just three metres from the previous plot, although not on land owned by the pub company.

And the community has again reacted angrily to the new plan despite reassurances over the design and safety of the device.

Mr Lee, who has been landlord of the Prince of Wales for around 13 years, said he had concerns over both the design and health implications of the mast.

"It's not a very good site," he said.

"We have got children ourselves and it will be about 20 or 30 feet away from the pub, which is somewhere a lot of people gather socially."

Mr Lee, who lives in the pub with wife Sarah and children Jessica, 16, and Thomas, 14, said pub regulars had also voiced concerns over the device.

"My neighbours particularly are very concerned as it is on their doorstep and I don't blame them," he said.

Councillor Darren Jones, a member of Cainscross Parish Council, said the community was shocked at the new plan.

"People mainly have fears over the health implications of the mast," he said.

"I know there's no concrete evidence there are any implications but there's no concrete evidence that there aren't effects on health.

"I think a precautionary approach would be better than just rubber-stamping applications like this."

But Hutchison 3G spokesman Mike Dobson said the mast complied with all health and safety regulations and would not be visually intrusive.

"From a visual perspective we have tried to make it as least intrusive as possible," he said.

"And from a health point of view we do meet the very stringent international health and safety guidelines that are set down by the International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

Omega see "ICNIRP: A well packaged web of lies" under: //omega.twoday.net/stories/752060/

"And so local people have nothing to fear."

Planning officer Andrew Case at Stroud District Council said health implications could not be considered and a decision was expected before August 4.

Uproar at new phone mast plan

By Stuart Pollitt Litchfield and Burntwood Chronicle

Jul 22, 2005, 11:53

A new phone mast has been proposed in south Lichfield, The Chronicle can reveal.

T-Mobile wants to put a 12 metre mast on the corner of Shortbutts Lane and Birmingham Road to serve the south west of the city.

The mobile phone giant has investigated eight sites in south Lichfield where it considered putting masts to improve its 3G service.

The Shortbutts Lane proposal comes months after a similar plan for a mast in Sainte Foy Avenue was abandoned following criticism from residents, councillors and developers. But Staffordshire County Councillor for Lichfield South, Terry Finn, said this proposal was not better.

"What a place to try and put it," he said. "I don't know where they are coming from."

T-Mobile said the proposed mast, on a wide grass verge adjacent to a busy road and trees, was the best of the eight options they considered in the area.

But the company revealed the site was only given an amber suitability rating under national guidelines because it was within 50 metres of people's houses.

Councillor Finn said that was too close, especially with the new 175 new home development on the former Bison Concrete site off Shortbutts Lane now under way.

"It's extremely close to people's houses. There would be quite a few houses within 50 metres," said the county councillor.

"I think it's awful. It's the gateway to the city - it's welcome to Lichfield with a telephone mast."

"I can't understand why they have to have them so near to the houses."

Councillor Finn added that any new masts for 3G coverage should be mounted on existing poles.

Alan Begley, who formed the Boley Park Action Group to stop a planned mast in Darnford Lane, said the Shortbutts Lane proposal was "totally unacceptable" because it was near houses and King Edward VI School.

He said: "Yet again we have an example of a mobile phone company riding roughshod over the community to be honest and not putting the health of residents and school children first."

Mr Begley added that 12 metre masts were worse than taller poles because the radiation had less chance to diffuse before it hit the ground.

T-Mobile's Sophie Parviez said: "It is just to further improve the network.

"A lot of the masts are for the 3G service, which is part of T-Mobile's ongoing commitment to provide customers with an unrivalled service."

Terrorists 'threaten' Iraq mobile operators

By Rhys Blakely, Times Online

Terrorists in Iraq are pressuring telecoms operators to maintain the country’s mobile network so it can be used in their ongoing campaigns of violence, according to the country’s telecoms regulator.

Dr Siyamend Othman, chief executive of the Iraqi National Communications and Media Commission (NCMC), said that that he was aware of companies being "threatened by terrorists for delays in setting up masts".

He added that he was aware of several pieces of anecdotal evidence suggesting operators have been given guarantees of safety to maintain their networks.

He said that the security problems facing mobile companies were "different in nature" than for companies working on other infrastructure, such as the sewage system, in the re-building of post-Saddam Iraq.

"Terrorists like mobile companies," Dr Othman said.

Insurgent groups are understood to rely on mobile phones to co-ordinate attacks in Iraq, a country where only 3 per cent of the population has access to fixed line services.

Mobile networks have also been used by bombers outside the Middle East. The Madrid bombings of March 2004, which killed 191 and wounded more than 1,400, and the Bali bombs in October 2002, which killed 202, were both triggered using mobile phones.

According to experts, several remote bombs aimed at coalition troops in Iraq have been triggered using phones.

However, Ali Al-Dahwi, the chief executive of Altheet Telecom, which holds the mobile license for the region south of Baghdad, said that mobile networks had overwhelmingly been a force for good in the country and that he would never open a dialogue with a terrorist organisation.

"If you were to give these people one centimetre, they will ask for one mile," he said. "I can only speak for my company, but we thank God that we have been spared any such threats. In truth, in the south there is very little activity.

"If our competitors have received such threats I am sure they would not make them public," he added.

Dr Othman was talking yesterday at a conference in London held to discuss the allocation of the next round of mobile licences in Iraq, at a time of heightened security alerts in the British capital, following the bomb attacks on July 7.

Despite serious security issues, the prospect of high profits in Iraq, where the fixed-line telecoms network was devastated by years of war and sanctions, has led to high levels of interest from international companies keen to enter the rapidly growing mobile market.

Among the larger companies attending the event were Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia and Siemens. Dr Othman said several major mobile operators had expressed an interest in entering the Iraqi region.

The Patriot Act II Destroys What Is Left of American Liberty

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Nach Volksbegehren: Mehr Demokratie in Bayern gefordert

(ngo/19.07.2005) Nachdem am Montag das Volksbegehren "Für Gesundheitsvorsorge beim Mobilfunk" in Bayern am erforderlichen Quorum gescheitert ist, fordert die Bürgeraktion "Mehr Demokratie" eine Reform der diesbezüglichen bayerischen Gesetze.

Die kurze Eintragsfrist von nur zwei Wochen und das erforderliche Quorum von zehn Prozent der Wahlberechtigten müssten verändert werden. Mit dem Scheitern des Volksbegehrens, das die Ökologisch-Demokratische Partei (ÖDP) initiiert hat, sei seit 1997 zum siebten Mal das erforderliche Quorum in Bayern nicht erreicht worden. "Man kann das Scheitern so vieler Volksbegehren nicht nur mit mangelndem Interesse der Bevölkerung erklären.

Daran sind auch die hohen Hürden schuld", so das Vorstandsmitglied von "Mehr Demokratie", Gerald Häfner. Der Freistaat gelte zwar als das Musterland der direkten Demokratie, Reformbedarf bestehe dennoch "Dass die Bürger aufs Amt gehen müssen, um ein Volksbegehren zu unterstützen, ist unnötige Bürokratie.

In anderen Bundesländern können die Initiatoren selbst die Unterschriften auf der Straße sammeln." Häfner kritisierte zudem die kurze Eintragungsfrist von zwei Wochen und das Quorum: "Wenn eine Partei bei einer Wahl nur fünf Prozent der abgegebenen Stimmen erhalten muss, um für die nächsten fünf Jahre im Parlament vertreten zu sein, ist es unfair, dass man zehn Prozent der Wahlberechtigten braucht, um einen Volksentscheid auszulösen."

Das letzte erfolgreiche bayerische Volksbegehren fand 1997 statt. 10,9 Prozent der Bürger unterstützten damals die Forderung nach Abschaffung des Bayerischen Senats, einer bundesweiten einmaligen zweiten Parlamentskammer. Beim Volksentscheid am 8. Februar 1998 konnte sich die Vorlage des Volksbegehrens klar gegen einen Konkurrenzvorschlag der Landesregierung durchsetzen.

//www.ngo-online.de/druckfrisch_druckausgabe.php?B=D&D1=2005-07-19&D2=19.07.2005


Nachricht von der BI Bad Dürkheim

Weltwirtschaft im Abwärtstrend? Probleme und Lösungsansätze

Referent: Erik Händeler

am Donnerstag, 11. August 2005, 19.30 Uhr in der Gregor-Louisoder-Umweltstiftung in der Brienner Str. 46, U 1/7 und Tram 20/21 Stiglmaierplatz (3 min zu Fuß) U 2/8 Königsplatz (5 min zu Fuß)

- Die nächsten Jahre werden ungemütlich: Die Informationstechnik macht die Volkswirtschaften in ihrer Breite nicht mehr produktiver, deswegen schmelzen Gewinne dahin, ist Arbeit und Unternehmertum zunächst weniger lohnenswert.

- Der künftig entscheidendste Standortfaktor in der globalen Wirtschaft der Informationsgesellschaft wird nun die Fähigkeit der Menschen vor Ort, mit Information umzugehen, also getrennte Sachkompetenzen zusammenzuführen - und das ist vor allem eine soziale Tätigkeit.

- Nicht ausreichend effiziente interne Informationsflüsse sind die größten Produktivitätsfresser: Statuskämpfe, Mobbing, Kompetenzstreitigkeiten zwischen jüngeren und älteren Mitarbeitern, Kommunikationsprobleme zwischen Männer und Frauen, mangelndes Vertrauen, kurzfristige Erfolgsorientierung. Wer diese Probleme am besten meistert, wird am Markt überleben.

- Das Gesundheitswesen bricht zusammen, Gesundheit wird zum größten Knappheitsfeld in der Gesellschaft. Deswegen ist hier in Zukunft Geld zu verdienen, allerdings nicht im herkömmlichen System.

- Damit sich die Nachfrage nach Gesundheit entfalten kann, braucht es ein völlig neues Gesundheitssystem: Krankenkassen zahlen für die Gesunderhaltung (Ernährungsberater, Vorsorge, gesunderhaltende Produkte), dafür funktioniert das System im Krankheitsfall wie eine Kfz-Teilkaskoversicherung mit hoher Zuzahlung. Dann werden die Menschen mehr in ihre Gesundheit investieren, sich mehr körperlich bewegen, Stress reduzieren. Investitionen in Gesunderhaltung sollten dann auch steuerlich absetzbar sein - so wie früher Investitionen in Maschinen.

Der Referent: Erik Händeler studierte Wirtschaftspolitik und Volkswirtschaft in München und widmete sich dann den politischen Konsequenzen der Kondratiefftheorie. Daneben arbeitet er als freier Journalist, Texter und Berater von mittelständischen Firmen in Pressearbeit.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Markus Hollemann Regionalbeauftragter

Ökologisch-Demokratische Partei (ödp) Stadtverband München Fon 089/45 24 74 15 × Fax 089/244 365 397 E-Mail m.hollemann@oedp-muenchen.de www.oedp-muenchen.de

Veranstaltungen der Münchner ödp in der Gregor-Lousioder-Umweltstiftung, Briennerstr. 46, Eintritt frei:

Do., 08. Sep. 2005, 19.30 Uhr „Modell Porto Alegre - Bessere Politik durch Bürgerbeteiligung“ Referentin: Sue Dürr, attac München

Do., 13. Okt. 2005, 19.30 Uhr "Sollen Eltern für Ihre Kinder zur Wahl gehen?" Referent: Priv. Doz. Dr. K. Peter Merk, Rechtsanwalt

Do., 10. Nov. 2005, 19.30 Uhr „Der GRÜNE Abschied von Ökologie und Demokratie“ Referent: Jean Fuchs, Buchautor

Mast ist kein Must

Sendeturm in Ruschein: «Widerstandsnester aktiviert.»

Das kleine Bündner Dorf Ruschein ignoriert ein Urteil des Bundesgerichts. Die 380 Einwohner der Gemeinde wehren sich gegen die Installation einer UMTS-Anlage der Swisscom.

Andreas Schmid

Stünde da nicht dieser Sendemast, gäbe Ruschein das Bild eines idyllischen Dorfes ab. 1966 entstand die Antennenanlage für Radio- und Fernsehprogramme mitten im Ort, heute sorgt sie nicht nur optisch für Störungen in der 380-Seelen-Gemeinde. Denn 1988 installierte die Swisscom am Mast noch einen Mobilfunk-Sender, sechs Jahre später rüstete sie ihn um von Natel C auf Natel D – und seither fürchten viele Einwohner gesundheitliche Beeinträchtigungen durch elektromagnetische Strahlung. Als das Telekom- Unternehmen letztes Jahr dann noch ein Gesuch für den Ausbau des Senders mit Hauptstrahl Richtung Dorfzentrum und die Installation einer UMTS-Anlage einreichte, schlugen die stillen Bedenken in heftige Opposition um.

In der Gemeinde kamen innert Tagen 150 Unterschriften gegen das Projekt zusammen – drei Viertel der Stimmberechtigten bekundeten ihren Widerstand. Bevor die Auswirkungen der neuen UMTS-Technologie erforscht seien, erteile Ruschein keine Bewilligung für die Anlage, beschloss der Gemeindevorstand. Doch das Bundesgericht beurteilte dieses Vorgehen als rechtswidrig. Eine Baugenehmigung dürfe nicht «bis zum Abschluss gewisser Forschungsarbeiten» ausgesetzt werden.

Warten auf die ETH-Studie

Dieses Urteil beeindruckte im Bündner Oberland wenig: Wie zum Trotz verhängte der Gemeindevorstand von Ruschein Anfang Juli ein UMTS-Bewilligungsmoratorium. Es gilt so lange, bis die Auswertung einer ETH-Studie über die Folgen von UMTS-Signalen auf den Menschen vorliegt. Erwartet werden diese Ergebnisse in einem Jahr.

Ruscheins Gemeindepräsident Robert Cajochen, hauptberuflich Informatiker, ist sich des Rechtsbruchs bewusst. «Wir erfüllen damit unsere politische Pflicht und kämpfen für die Interessen unserer Einwohner. » Eigentlich müsste der Bund ein Moratorium verhängen, sagt Cajochen. Wenn die ausstehende Studie ergeben sollte, dass die UMTS-Technologie unbedenklich sei, «müssten wir das akzeptieren». Ohne wissenschaftliche Grundlage sei er jedoch nicht bereit, das Baugesuch zu genehmigen. Die Swisscom prüft nun, die Bewilligung mit rechtlichen Mitteln zu erzwingen. «Ein Moratorium verstößt gegen Bundesrecht und Bundesgerichtspraxis», sagt Sprecher Josef Frey. Er sei erstaunt über das Vorgehen der Gemeinde, denn sie unterlaufe damit die Dialogbereitschaft der Swisscom. Zudem sei vorläufig gar nicht geplant, eine UMTS-Anlage zu installieren. Das Baugesuch solle lediglich die Option dafür bewahren.

Für die Betroffenen in Ruschein eine absurde Situation. Sie beweise aber, dass die Swisscom den Ausbau neuer Technologien forciere, für die es gar keine Nachfrage gebe. Künstlich sollten neue Bedürfnisse geweckt werden, «die eine Tourismusregion nicht braucht», sagt Gemeindepräsident Cajochen. Sein Stolz, die ganze Region mit Radio-, Fernseh- und Handyempfang zu versorgen, halte sich in engen Grenzen.

Der zivile Ungehorsam gegen Bundesgericht und Swisscom macht Schule. Ein Moratorium gegen UMTS-Anlagen beschlossen bereits rund 20 andere Gemeinden. Mit dem Beispiel voran ging im Februar Langenthal. Dort unterschrieben 3800 Personen eine Petition, die den kreativen Moratoriumsentscheid bewirkte. Das Modell sorgt für Furore. Im Kanton Zürich etwa haben es Stäfa und Hedingen übernommen. Nun sollen 26 Zürcher und Schwyzer Seegemeinden folgen. Zahlreiche Interessengemeinschaften fordern die Behörden in einem Brief auf, vorsorglich ein Moratorium für Mobilfunkantennen zu beschließen. Sie schlagen vor, dass mehrere Gemeinden zusammenspannen: «Vielleicht würde ein Zusammentun sogar schweizweit Auswirkungen auf eine Herabsetzung der heute zu hohen Grenzwerte haben », heißt es im Schreiben.

«Die vielen aufmüpfigen Gemeinden haben Ruschein ermutigt», sagt Gemeindepräsident Cajochen. «Mit der Zeit werden alle Widerstandsnester aktiviert.» Das eigene Moratorium habe sich an den bereits bestehenden orientiert. Rechtlich hält es jedoch nicht stand, da macht sich Cajochen keine Illusionen: «Wenn die Swisscom mit einer Beschwerde ans Bündner Verwaltungsgericht gelangt, ist der Ausgang absehbar.» Doch für die verängstigten Anwohner von Mobilfunkantennen ist die Rechtsprechung nicht der einzige Maßstab. Das haben die Auseinandersetzungen von Langenthal bis Ruschein gezeigt.

//www.facts.ch/dyn/magazin/schweiz/520553.html


Nachricht von der BI Bad Dürkheim

050723 - R - Mobilfunk - Newsletter

//www.omega-news.info/050723_r_mobilfunk_newsletter.rtf

Bush administration to keep control of internet's central computers

The Bush administration has decided to retain control over the principal computers which control internet traffic in a move likely to prompt global opposition, it was claimed yesterday.

//www.guardian.co.uk/online/news/0,12597,1519551,00.html


From Information Clearing House

The Guardian profile: Karl Rove

For the first time in 32 years, he has been caught, and his survival now depends on the gratitude of his partner and protege in the White House.

//www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1533772,00.html


From Information Clearing House

What Is the Plan If There's Another 9/11?

According to Philip Giraldi, writing in the new issue of the American Conservative, it's to nuke Iran.

//snipurl.com/gfvc

Experts offer pessimistic outlooks on Iraq

During more than seven hours of testimony this week, a Senate committee heard that Iraq is in a low-grade civil war, that there are no additional U.S. or allied troops to help.

//www.nbcactionnews.com/kshb/news/article/0,1925,KSHB_9418_3946128,00.html


From Information Clearing House

The Iran War Buildup

by Michael T. Klare

If the record of Iraq (and other wars) teaches us anything, it is that such planning, once commenced, is very hard to turn around. Hence, we should not wait until after relations with Iran have reached the crisis point to advise against US military action. We should begin acting now, before the march to war becomes irreversible.

//informationclearinghouse.info/article9544.htm

How To Defeat The Terrorists

by Rami G. Khouri, TomPaine.com

If you're seeking stability and an end to terror, mobilize the Arab masses with orderly, incremental change -- not with military fantasies or heavy-handed crackdowns.

//www.tompaine.com/articles/20050722/how_to_defeat_the_terrorists.php

Israel plant Warnhinweise auf Handys

HLV INFO 113/AT

22-07-05

N24 20-07-05

Israel plant Warnhinweise auf Handys

Die israelische Kommunikationsministerin Dalia Itzik plant, wegen des Krebsrisikos für Kinder einen Warnhinweis auf Handys anzubringen. Damit wolle die Regierung auf die neue Studie der Geltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) reagieren, sagte sie in Jerusalem.

Die Studie hatte die WHO vergangene Woche vorgestellt. Demnach besteht für Kinder ein erhöhtes Krebsrisiko bei der Nutzung von Mobiltelefonen, weil ihr Schädelknochen noch dünn ist und das Gehirn noch wächst. Die WHO hatte deshalb geraten, Kinder sollten Handys nur noch mit einem Headset benutzen.

"Die Studie der WHO muss ein Warnsignal sein. Wir müssen handeln, um unsere Kinder zu schützen", sagte Itzik. Es bestehe dringender Handlungsbedarf. In den kommenden Wochen werde ihr Ministerium deshalb zusammen mit dem Gesundheits- und Wirtschaftsministerium eine entsprechende Richtlinie für die Handy-Hersteller ausarbeiten.

(N24.de, Netzeitung)

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