Plague, Made in America

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PRESS RELEASE AIDS and Avian Flu, Plagues, Made in America? Researchers and scientists recommend an emergency restraining order on MedImmune Vaccines, Inc., FLU MIST

According to researcher team, Dr. Mark and David Geier, the current flu vaccines are not only ineffective against the expected Avian Bird Flu pandemic but that "the FDA Approved thimerosal/mercury-free FLU MIST (MedImmune Vaccines, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD) vaccine may create a super strain virus plague", warns Dr. Mark Geier.

The well respected research team has already alerted members of the medical community in Washington, DC recommending that any support for the FluMist vaccine be withdrawn immediately and a restraining order be issue to the vaccine manufacturers. The immediate and present danger lies in the suspicion that the FluMist contains 2 key genetic sequences needed for efficient human-to-human transmission that the avian flu is missing.

FluMist is a live cold-adapted trivalent nasally administered vaccine, which is currently being recommended for individuals between the age of 5 and 49 years. According to the 2005 Physicians Desk Reference (PDR), the probability of acquiring a transmitted vaccine virus following close contact with a single FluMist inoculee was estimated to be 2.4% (95% CI: 0.13-4.6) [31]. Because of the possible transmission of this vaccine’s viruses, vaccine recipients are advised to avoid close contact with immuno-compromised individuals for at least 21 days. Additionally, persons with conditions such as human immunodeficiency virus infection, malignancy, leukaemia, or lymphoma, and patients who may be immunosuppressed or have altered or compromised immune status as a consequence of treatment with systemic corticosteroids, alkylating drugs, antimetabolites, radiation, or other immunosuppressive therapies, may be at significant risk if exposed within 21 days to a FluMist vaccine inoculee. Other individuals who might be at high risk if exposed within 21 days to FluMist inoculees, include, but are not limited to, adults and children with chronic disorders of the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, including asthma (which up to 25% of today’s children seem to have); pregnant women; and adults and children who required regular medical follow-up or hospitalization during the preceding year because of chronic metabolic diseases (including diabetes), renal dysfunction, or hemoglobinopathies. Additionally, because FluMist contains live influenza viruses, there is the possibility with the widespread use of FluMist , that an individual might have a second concurrent viral infection with another influenza strain (such as the avian bird flu), with the possibility that the live viruses from the FluMist recombine/re-assort with the second viral infection to produce a " super virus. " It is obvious from the extensive list of persons who might be at risk if exposed to a FluMist vaccine recipient within 21 days of vaccination, along with potential ability of the live influenza viruses within FluMist to recombine/re-assort with other viruses, that the continued use of FluMist presents a significant potential danger to the health and well - being of a wide segment of the population. This raises major concerns about the wisdom and ethics of recommending the use of FluMist for use in the general population.

Etiology of the Avian bird flu

According to Dr. Boyd Graves, who has been marginalized over the years by "official" government medical communities for speaking up about the possibility that AIDS was purposefully designed to be a ethnic specific virulent, genocidal agent, Avian flu pandemic could be science run amuck. "Amidst the current Centers for Disease Control media orchestrated public panic over the Avian Flu Pandemic, more and more scientists are beginning to look at the appearance of these lethal virulents as being adapted by science, genetically recombined as biowarfare agents, made in America," says Graves.

The historical trail traces itself back to the 1843 discovery of the infectious agent (MYCOPLASMA) for the "SPOTTED LEAF DISEASE", also known as the "TOBACCO MOSAIC VIRUS . " "At the core of human (cancer) disease", says Graves, is this ‘mycoplasma’ entity that has been weaponized over time realizing lethal and incapacitating conditions for humanity".

"The development of the mycoplasma from plant to animal to human is clear", asserts Graves. "By 1898 the United States had realized the mycoplasma in cows, bovine spongiform encephalitis (BSE). By 1902, they had realized it in horses, equine infectious anemia virua (EIAV), in 1904, they realized it in goats, caprine arthritic encephalitis virus (CAEV). By 1910, they had realized it in fowl, Rous Sarcoma Virus (RSV)", reports Graves after years and years of committed research into the subject.

According to page 14 – 15 of the 1978 progress report of the U.S. Special Virus program, the 1910 RSV is a product of recombinant genetics. Further review will show the 1918 Spanish Flu was a recombinant bird virus. "The same is true of the 2005 Avian flu’, comments Graves.

Is "recombinant" a natural occurrence in Nature or man made or both?

In 1918, the pandemic began not in a port city of this country, but in the Midwest. Tom Rogers, a whistleblower, working in the field of virology in the 1990s explains that the scientists who are "in the know" look towards the mid west, in specific, Missouri , to read the pulse of bird carrying plagues. "Birds from Asia and Europe converge at this spot due to the convergence of the Mississippi, Ohio and Missouri river. Various viruses recombine organically", says Rogers. Rogers tells the story about the Missouri birthplace of the USA born deadly Flu of 1918 claiming that it was purposefully misnamed "Spanish Flu" as a distraction. He tells how A.J. Cohen, a veterinarian in Missouri in 1918 warned meat packers and distributors that a super virus was killing off pullets and piglets. However, Cohen was not only disregarded but his life was threatened by industry. "These meats were sent throughout the nation and ultimately over seas", claim s Rogers. American soldiers were exposed first to the recombinant and their war travels spread the virus to wherever they went. In fact, more soldiers died from the Spanish Flu than those who died in World War I. Rogers claim is that there is no such thing as "jumping species" as might have been designed and refined by biotechnology techniques as claimed by Dr. Boyd Graves and Dr. Leonard Horowitz, a popular lecturer on the subject and author of AID, EBOLA and other viruses. Rogers claims that the virus passes amongst species due to "wrapping your lips" around it, as he likes to phrase it. As a result of his research into the etiology of non specific species transferred plagues Rogers is now a deeply committed Vegan…that is no meat, no milk. He says the only way you can get the Avian Flu is by "eating" the infected species, or via fluid exchange, like blood transfers, sex, and close saliva contacts , like in AIDS.

Although one can usually find an originating template for bacteria, viruses and drugs in nature, Dr. Boyd Graves claims that US government purposefully brought these lethal viruses to a dangerous new level through biotechnology and laboratory recombinant technologies

When the United States began the Tuskegee syphilis experiments in 1932, they also began the testing of the infectious agent of HIV, the sheep virus VISNA. HIV contains sequences from a 1932 strain of VISNA, strain ks1514. However, in the 1971 progress report (#8) of the U.S. Special Virus program (1971), the United States concedes that VISNA had not yet been associated with human disease.

The United States cannot explain how VISNA is the "etiological agent" of HIV, as they report in 1985, 1986 and 1995. See, Science Vol 227, pp. 173 – 7, January, 1985, see also, PROC NAS Vol 83, pp.4007 – 11, June 1986 and PROC NAS Vol 92, pp. 3283 – 87, April 11, 1995.

"I believe we can have a much better understanding of medicine and science if we review the U.S. Laboratory of Hygiene (circa 1878), the 1902 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the 1904 Station for Experimental Evolution and the 1926 MIT "Virus Cancer" Conference", says Graves. In addition, the May 1946 Appropriations Hearing addresses a ‘synthetic biological agent’ in "useable shape". "This is the recognition of the VISNA agent, which now wreaks havoc across the biomedical world", comments Graves. Dr. Boyd Graves is certain, that if we review and investigate the U.S. Special Virus program, we will solve not only HIV and AIDS, but we will answer many of the unknown origins of human disease. www.boydgraves.com

Meanwhile, Eileen Dannemann, director of the National Coalition of Organized women spearheading the collection of the various data wonders if the US government has been recently testing their virus collection on the greyhound dogs…hence the new canine flu epidemic causing CDC concerns about it "jumping species" and infecting humans. Tom Rogers would say don’t kiss your dog. Dr. Boyd Graves and Dr. Len Horowitz would say…just another covert clinical trial. Dr. Mark and David Geier would say, in any case take Tamaflu, a prescriptive drug that biomedically short circuits the progression of flu disease. "Unfortunately, Dannemann concludes, "Congress is so invested in spending millions of dollars stockpiling ineffective vaccines, there is no room at the CDC Inn for Tamaflu, a proven product that may save millions of lives. Perhaps the CDC doesn’t share patent royalties on Tamaflu", she sighs. "But in any case, I am a Vegan", she winks as she dabs biblical "essential oils" in her ears.

Eileen Dannemann
National Coalition of Organized Women http://www.ProgressiveConvergence.com
917 804-0786


Harriet Miers was the fixer for Bush's National Guard Records Purge

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Thanks, Robert Sterling Editor, The Konformist http://www.konformist.com

Harriet Miers was the fixer for Bush's National Guard Records Purge Posted on Monday, October 03, 2005 http://www.globalnewsmatrix.com

Aides to Texas Governor George W. Bush visited the Air National Guard archives at Camp Mabry in 1997 and possibly altered Bush's military service records to conceal Bush's grounding from flight in
1972 and subsequent missed duty, according to a former senior official of the Texas National Guard.

Bill Burkett, a Lt. Colonel who was the State Plans Officer of the Texas National Guard at the time, said Bush operative Dan Bartlett headed a high-level operation to "scrub" Bush's Air National Guard record, to make sure it was in synch with the biography that the campaign was preparing.

The book, "A Charge to Keep," was authored by Bush and his principal spokeswoman, Karen Hughes. Hughes was recently exposed during the DUI sidebar involving reporter Wayne Slater as the person who strictly controls what Bush is allowed to say.

At the time, Bartlett was Governor Bush's liaison to the Texas National Guard. Bartlett is now the campaign spokesman who has provided misleading information to the press on several occasions about Bush's military service.

In "A Charge to Keep," Bush briefly mentioned his National Guard service. After completing flight training in June 1970, Bush wrote, "I continued flying with my unit for the next several years."

In fact, according to reports by the Boston Globe, Democrats.com and TomPaine.com, Bush stopped flying only 22 months later in April
1972. He was subsequently grounded from flight on August 1, 1972 because he "failed to accomplish his annual physical."

There is no mention of the grounding in Bush's biography, which falsely implies that Bush continued flying until he left the National Guard.

When questioned by the press, Bush spokesman Dan Bartlett has offered several different reasons for this grounding. Initially Bartlett said that Bush could not get to Houston for his physical, but this was proved wrong when it was shown that Bush could have visited flight surgeons stationed in Alabama. Bartlett then said the F-102 fighter that Bush was trained to fly was removed from service, but this was proved wrong when it was shown that the F-102 remained in service in Bush's unit for two more years.

Democrats.com has speculated that Bush skipped his annual physical in 1972 because the Pentagon that year imposed random drug testing for the first time, and Bush feared he would fail the exam. Bush has admitted drinking heavily at the time, and has refused to deny using cocaine before 1974. Similar allegations have been reported in the Times of London and the New York Post.

Democrats.com has stressed the significance of Bush's grounding. Bush's pilot training cost the government nearly $1 million, and this was a huge investment that the Pentagon would not lightly abandon with two years remaining of a pilot's obligation. Moreover, pilots were badly needed at the time because of the war in Vietnam.

According to Democrats.com, Bush's grounding would normally have been reviewed by a Flight Inquiry Board of three senior officers, but there is no record that such a board was convened in Bush's case. Democrats.com has called for Bush to reveal his full military records, to put these and other charges to rest.

Moreover, Democrats.com and TomPaine.com have revealed that Bush did not report for duty for at least a year after he stopped flying, and possibly two years. Bush's official record shows no duty after April 1972, and his superior officers in both Alabama and Texas say they never saw him after that.

An official report issued on April 30, 1973 says "Lt. Bush has not been observed at this unit during the period of this report," from May 1 1972 to April 30, 1973. Rewards for proof that Bush reported for duty have been offered in Alabama and Texas and on the Internet, but no one has claimed the rewards.

During the campaign, Bush has attempted to fend off charges that he did not report for duty. When charges were raised about the time he spent in Alabama in the fall of 1972, Bush insisted that he reported for duty. "I can't remember what I did. I just - I fulfilled my obligation," he said. Bush has specifically disputed the recollection of ret. Brig. Gen. William Turnipseed, who says he is "dead-certain" that Bush did not report for duty in Alabama. ''I read the comments from the guy who said he doesn't remember me being there, but I remember being there," Bush said.

Internet activists led by Iowa farmer Martin Heldt and retired Air National Guard pilot Bob Rogers have been campaigning to expose Bush's failure to report for duty since May 23, 2000, when the Boston Globe first reported on a "one-year gap" in Bush's military duty. Heldt created a discussion board at Salon Magazine charging that Bush was "AWOL", which spurred an explosion of grassroots Internet activism.

Heldt and Rogers filed a Freedom of Information Act request for Bush's military records, which provided overwhelming evidence of Bush's missed duty, and served as the basis of the articles in Democrats.com and TomPaine.com.

On Thursday, Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Bob Kerrey and Daniel Inouye brought these charges to the attention of the national media, which has almost entirely ignored the work of Heldt and Rogers. "The question is where were you, Governor Bush?," said Inouye. "During my service, if I missed training for two years, at the least, I would have been court-martialed. I would have been placed in prison," he said.

To rebut this charge, the Bush campaign has relied on two mysterious documents. The documents are neither dated nor signed, which makes their legitimacy entirely questionable. Moreover, the document that the campaign claims covers the year from May 1972 to May 1973 is badly torn and can only be linked to Lt. George W. Bush by the letter "W". Finally, these documents are directly contradicted by Bush's official record, several signed memoranda, and the testimony of several witnesses.

Still, both the New York Times and George Magazine have used these mysterious documents as the basis for dismissing all of the other documents and witnesses which overwhelmingly show that Bush did not report for duty.

Thus, the assertion by Bill Burkett that Dan Bartlett and his operatives may have modified Bush's Air National Guard records takes on exceptional significance. Bartlett's "scrubbing" operation in
1997 could have inserted these mysterious documents, or removed significant information from the torn document. In addition, Bartlett's operation could have removed or altered other revealing documents.

Indeed, there is corroborating evidence that Bush campaign operatives have devoted considerable effort to "scrubbing" public records to conceal other evidence of Bush's wrongdoing. For example, Bush got a new driver's license after he was elected Governor, which appears to be completely unprecedented. This prevented reporters from discovering Bush's DUI arrest in Maine in 1976.

This new license may also be concealing a prior DUI or drug arrest in 1972 or 1973, when Bush went to work with an inner-city community service group in Houston called Project PULL. There has been considerable speculation that Bush performed this work as a form of alternative sentencing for a DUI or drug arrest, but reporters have been stymied by the fact that Bush's 1995 driver's license contains no prior information.

Moreover, Newsweek reported on July 9, 2000 that the Bush campaign "launched a secretive research operation designed to scour all records relating to his Vietnam-era service" during preparation for Bush's 1998 re-election campaign. They paid "hard-nosed Dallas lawyer named Harriet Miers" $19,000 to review the records. According to Newsweek, one result of her work was to deflect charges that former Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes helped Bush get into the Texas Air National Guard despite low qualifications and a long waiting list. Barnes was later forced to testify under oath that he helped Bush.

The same Newsweek article also discusses the absence of evidence that Bush fulfilled his orders to report for duty in Alabama in the fall of 1972. According to the article, "Dan Bartlett conceded that the records 'were either lost or misplaced... we are not sure.'" If Burkett's charges are true, Bartlett may have had a hand in losing or misplacing these records.

Burkett stops short of directly accusing Bartlett of "doctoring" Bush's records. Instead, Burkett faults the Bush campaign and senior officials of the Texas National Guard for incompetence in failing to release two key documents that would answer questions about Bush's absence from duty - but not his grounding from flight.

Burkett boils it down to a simple question: "Why didn't Governor Bush simply release his military pay files and retirement points accounting records, which are the only official records that will show that he satisfactorily and honorably completed his service commitment?"

The simple answer may be that these records would prove the opposite - that Bush never reported for duty after April 1972, and was simply "given" the points he needed for discharge by senior officers who wanted to preserve his "political viability" then - and now.

Informant: Scott Munson

Bush's "Major Speech"

Despite the President's assertion that progress in Iraq is undeniable and irreversible, there is much evidence to the contrary. James Zogby writes that the Administration's troubles are compounded by the fact that the public's support for the war continues to decline, as does the President's own favorable ratings (now down to 37% in one poll). The stage was thus set for a "major speech."


The Perpetual Hostage Crisis

William O. Beeman writes that both Iran and the United States know that Iran is the most powerful nation in the Middle East today. It is the key to long-term peace, stability and uninterrupted energy supplies in the region. The Iranians have little to lose by standing pat against empty American threats.


Nobel Prize Slaps Bush Nuke Policy

Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency and its chief, Mohamed ElBaradei, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons. The award was a slap at George W. Bush, who had pressed for ElBaradei's removal just months before. It was also a blow to Bush's policies of dealing with nuclear issues unilaterally, and the US focus on non-proliferation to the exclusion of disarmament - both of which are required by the Non-Proliferation Treaty.


BOTSWANA: Ethnische Säuberung erreicht Endphase - Please continue the TOTAL BOTSWANA BOYCOTT

Mit der Bitte um Unterstützung durch weiterleiten und verbreiten dieses ungeheuerlichen Vorgehens.

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----- Original Message ----- From: Johanna Havemann To: 'Survival Deutschland' Cc: 'Miriam Ross' Sent: Monday, October 10, 2005 12:02 PM Subject: SURVIVAL PRESSEMITTEILUNG

BOTSWANA: Ethnische Säuberung erreicht Endphase

8 Okt 2005

Dutzende Buschmänner wurden gestern von ihrem angestammten Land im Zentral Kalahari Wildreservat vertrieben. Polizisten führten die Vertreibungen unter Androhung von Waffengewalt aus und steckten die Hütten der Buschmänner in Brand.

Eine Handvoll Buschmänner hat sich widersetzt. Die Polizei hat ihnen mit Erschießung gedroht und verfolgt sie, um sie von jeglicher Art der Nahrungsbeschaffung abzuhalten. Die örtliche Regionsvorsitzende (der nahe gelegenen Stadt Ghanzi) ist heute im Reservat, um die Vertreibungsmaßnahme zu überwachen. Sie sagte den Buschmännern heute, dass die Polizei im Reservat bleiben würde, bis auch der letzte Buschmann entfernt worden ist.

Die Informationen wurden heute mit den Vertriebenen aus dem Reservat gebracht.

Um Repressalien zu vermeiden wird Survival keine weiteren Namen von einzelnen Buschmännern veröffentlichen. Eine Frau, die sich immer noch im Reservat aufhält, sagte heute, "Wir werden unser Stammesland nicht verlassen. Wir werden hier sterben. Wenn sie unser Land stehlen, nehmen sie mir auch das Leben."

Die Spannungen in der Region haben sich seit zwei Wochen immer weiter zugespitzt. In dieser Zeit sind drei Buschmänner von der Polizei angeschossen und schwer verwundet worden. Einer war ein siebnejähriger Junge, dem in den Bauch geschossen wurde, als die Polizei versucht hatte dessen Vater zu verhaften. In anderen Fällen wurde einem Buschmann ins Gesicht geschossen, einem weiteren in beide Beine, um ihn dazu zu bringen, sich des Jagens schuldig zu bekennen. Die Polizei hat alle Ziegen der Buschmänner entfernen lassen, unter dem Vorwand sie seien erkrankt. Des weiteren wurde das Gebiet hermetisch abgeriegelt; allen Journalisten wurde der zutritt verweigert.

Jeder, der mit der Buschmann-eigenen Organisation "First People of the Kalahair involviert ist wurde verhaftet und am 24. September geschlagen. Allen wird nun "unerlaubte Versammlung" vorgeworfen. Am Tag ihrer Freilassung wurde die Organisation mit ihrem Gründer, Roy Sesana, mit dem diesjährigen "Alternativen Nobelpreis" ausgezeichnet.

Die Regierung Botswanas versucht seit den 80er Jahren, die Gana und Gwi Buschmänner von ihrem Stammesland im Zentral Kalahari Wildreservat zu vertreiben. Damals wurden in der Region Diamanten gefunden. Die Zahl der Untersuchungskonzessionen ist seit der ersten großen Vertreibungsaktion gegen die Buschmänner im Jahr 2002 sprunghaft angestiegen. De Beers fördert und vertreibt alle Diamanten in und aus Botswana und hat sich den Buschmännern gegenübergestellt, heißt die Vertreibungen willkommen und behauptet fälschlicher weise, die Buschmänner würden mit mächtigen Gewehren jagen. De Beers behauptet weiterhin, es gäbe keine Buschmänner in Gope, eine Region, für die es Diamanten-Abbauvorhaben gibt.

Stephen Corry sagte heute, "Wenn dies das letzte Kapitel der 200 Jahre dauernden Vertreibungspolitik in Botswana gegen die Buschmänner wird, dann ist dies auch der letzte Vorhang für den Ruf von Botswana und De Beers. Eine neue Politik, die sich dem internationalen Recht auf Anerkennung des Stammeslands der Buschmänner beugt, würde den langen Weg zum Wiederaufbau dieses Rufes einleiten; doch es gibt dafür nicht die leisesten Anzeichen. Im Gegenteil, die ethnische Säuberung setzt sich fort, nun schießen sie sogar auf kleine Kinder. Botwanas mächtige Freunde müssen mit Nachdruck ihrer Empörung Ausdruck verleihen, oder andauernde Scham ertragen."

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'Wir stammen von diesem Land ab und wir werden für dieses Land sterben.' Mama Yosepha Alomang, Amungme, Papua, 2004.

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FIRST VICTORY FOR THE BUSHPEOPLE! Please continue the TOTAL BOTSWANA BOYCOTT UNTIL THERE IS FREEDOM FOR ALL SAN! see: - http://www.khoisanpeoples.org/action/action-index.htm

1 November 2005

The Botswana High Court ruled on Friday 28 October that the government must allow Bushman Amogolang Segootsane and his family to return to their land in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. It must also return his goats to him and allow him to bring water into the reserve.

Segootsane brought his case after he was prevented from going back to his home in the reserve. The government closed the reserve in September and removed all the Bushmen's goats, claiming they were diseased. An international panel of vets dismissed this reason as 'spurious'.

Dozens of Bushmen have been evicted from the reserve at gunpoint in recent weeks. Three Bushmen, including a seven-year old boy, have been shot and wounded. All the Bushmen involved in the Bushman organisation First People of the Kalahari were arrested and beaten when they tried to enter the reserve last month.

Tshatlha Ntwayamogala, who was evicted from the reserve this month, told the Telegraph newspaper, "They told us, 'when you leave this place, you leave as volunteers.' So we said 'if we are volunteers, we don't want to go.' They began threatening us. They told us, if we stay behind, they will end up killing us. One of the police said 'if you don't move, you will all be killed'."

Survival's director Stephen Corry said of Friday's court victory, 'This is great news. We're very pleased that the rights of the Segootsane family have been upheld by the court, although it remains to be seen whether the government will abide by the court's ruling. Now the government surely must also allow all the other evicted Bushmen to return home.'


For more information contact Miriam Ross on (+44) (0)20 7687 8734 or email mr@survival-international.org To read this press release online visit http://survival-international.org/news.php?id=1125
'Everyone must know that the Botswana government is rude to the Bushmen and they are shooting us.' Jumanda Gakelebone, First People of the Kalahari, October 2005.

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90 Prozent der Sojapflanzen in Rumänien ohne Wissen der Behörden gentechnisch verändert?

"Alle Proben positiv": Illegale Gen-Felder sollen in Rumänien weit verbreitet sein (11.10.05)

Der Anbau von genetisch verändertem Soja in Rumänien ist nach Darstellung von Greenpeace Österreich völlig außer Kontrolle geraten. Die Umweltorganisation hat Sojapflanzen aus zehn Regionen beim österreichischen Umweltbundesamt auf gentechnische Veränderungen testen lassen. Sämtliche Proben waren laut Greenpeace positiv. Damit erhärte sich der Verdacht, dass 90 Prozent der Sojapflanzen in Rumänien ohne Wissen der Behörden gentechnisch verändert seien. Es handele sich dabei um die Sojasorte "Roundup-Ready" des Monsanto-Konzerns.

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Informant: Russ Ferriday

Reclaiming the American Legacy of Civil Disobedience

TO's Sari Gelzer offers that one thing all Americans can do about their desire to see change in America is practice civil disobedience. This flavor of action is not just for radicals. Civil disobedience is the role of citizens within the political system and has a much broader legacy than one was taught to think. Civil disobedience, practiced by various movements of people, has been responsible for forcing politicians to comply with the demands of its citizens. Civil disobedience is how "slavery was ended, civil rights were won, it's how women won the right to vote, and it's how Vietnam ended," says Anthony Arnove, a writer, editor and activist based in New York.


Misuse of gene-altered crops can cause problem

by Rachel Melcer


Two Missouri farmers are providing Monsanto Co. and a University of Missouri scientist with a cautionary tale: Misuse Monsanto's Roundup Ready weed-control system, and you're likely to create a stronger weed.

On two separate soybean fields in the northwest part of the state, scientists have found common waterhemp, also known as pigweed, that shows signs of resisting glyphosate herbicide. Creve Coeur-based Monsanto sells glyphosate as Roundup.

It is one of the most effective, relatively safe and commonly used agricultural weedkillers.

It also is the cornerstone of Monsanto's blockbuster Roundup Ready crop technology. The company has genetically modified soybeans, corn, cotton and canola to withstand glyphosate. The result: Growers can spray Roundup over the top of their fields to kill weeds without harming the crop. <http://oas-central.realmedia.com/RealMedia/ads/click_lx.ads/www.stltoday.com/news/sciencemedicine/295477530/Frame1/default/empty.gif/33663966373431353432363463666430?>

But if the same crop and herbicide are used on a field, year after year, weeds with a natural genetic resistance to glyphosate will survive - and thrive. Then each year, the number of resistant weeds can multiply until they choke the crop and reduce yield.

That is what happened on the northeast Missouri fields, said Kevin Bradley, extension weed scientist and assistant professor at the University of Missouri at Columbia. He would not identify the fields or farmers, but said the farmers had irresponsibly planted Roundup Ready soybeans every year since the seeds became available in 1996.

Waterhemp taken from their fields last year withstood eight times the recommended dose of Roundup. If field studies planned for next summer show that the ability is inherited by new generations of waterhemp - something that Bradley considers "highly likely" - then it will be classified as Roundup resistant.

Universities and agriculture companies try to teach growers to vary crops and weedkillers each year, Bradley said. "But it's their bottom line. We can tell them to rotate to this other herbicide, but (that) costs $2 or $3 more per acre. And it doesn't make financial sense to some of them. ... You just can't compete with the Roundup Ready system.

"Sometimes it's that attitude - 'It's not a problem until it's a problem on my property, and I'll deal with it when I get it.' And that's what we have here," he said.

Monsanto said 101.5 million acres in the United States were planted with Roundup Ready crops this year. The company globally sold nearly $1.6 billion in Roundup and other glyphosate products in the nine months that ended May 31.

And Roundup Ready traits account for the bulk of the $2.7 billion in seeds and traits Monsanto sold in the same period.

These sales could be threatened if the number of glyphosate-resistant weeds continues to multiply. Eight species globally - five in the United States - have been classified since 1996, according to a consortium of weed scientists.

Less than 1 percent of all planted crop acres in the United States have had problems with glyphosate resistant weeds, said Harvey Glick, director of scientific affairs for Monsanto. And the herbicide is designed to kill more than 100 species, so the percentage of those it does not affect is small. Still, "we take all of those cases very seriously," he said.

On Oct. 3, Monsanto debuted a Web site offering information to growers on how to avoid weed resistance and how to deal with it if it occurs. Last month, Monsanto competitor Syngenta AG did the same.

Yet some critics say the companies are doing too little, too late.

Margaret Mellon, director of the food and environment program for the nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists, said Monsanto should have contractually required farmers using its Roundup Ready crops to rotate them each year.

"This is an absolutely predictable problem," she said. "I don't think anybody is surprised now that it is upon us."

The companies' stepped-up education effort "is an acknowledgment that it's a problem (and) that it's their problem," Mellon said. "I think they have a responsibility to be there, right up at the front of the response effort."

Monsanto is working with Bradley on Missouri's hardy waterhemp, just as it volunteers assistance to any extension scientist dealing with potentially resistant weeds. The typical result is advice for the growers on herbicides and mechanical methods that can be used alongside glyphosate to kill the resistant weeds.

These pests can be controlled, Bradley said. But there are challenges. If a resistant weed has seeds that become airborne, it can easily spread to neighboring fields. What's more, the number of agricultural pesticides available is limited, so it can be tough to find one that works well on a particular type of weed.

Waterhemp poses the latter problem. It "is one of those scary ones, in that we don't have a lot of (other) options for dealing with it," Bradley said.

Dealing with resistant weeds also diminishes key benefits of Roundup Ready crops: cost savings and reduced use of pesticides.

"It's not a bulletproof system. That's what we're learning," Bradley said. He estimates the two Missouri farmers will have to spend at least an additional $4 to $5 an acre to kill their waterhemp.

Still, no one believes that Roundup Ready crops will go away. They are too widespread, and the benefits outweigh costs, even when treating resistant weeds.

But more careful stewardship will be required, Mellon said. Glyphosate is valuable for many nonfarm uses - clearing foliage along roadways or around public facilities and maintenance around homes, for example. Growers and manufacturers should begin to guard it as a public trust, she said.

Bradley said he and other extension scientists will use the waterhemp example to wake up growers in states such as Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, where it had been a major pest before the Roundup Ready system.

"Maybe we can use this for good," he said. "What we're looking for, hopefully, is to use it as a tool to educate farmers about what can happen."

Bradley hesitated to blame growers entirely, saying that Monsanto has made Roundup Ready crops too good to resist, tempting farmers to plant them year after year. But farmers need to avoid being short-sighted, he said.

Monsanto's Glick said: "At the end of the day, the grower is going to make the decision that he thinks is best for his particular operation. And all we can do is provide him with the information to make the best decision."

*Roundup Ready Web sites*

Agricultural companies are stepping up efforts to educate farmers about the proper use of Roundup Ready crops, which are genetically modified to resist glyphosate herbicide. If the crops are irresponsibly planted, weeds that also are resistant can appear, reducing the value of the system.

Two firms recently unveiled educational Web sites:
*Monsanto Co., http://www.weedresistancemanagement.com
*Syngenta AG, http://www.resistancefighter.com

*rmelcer@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8394

What's killing our fish?

*Experts fear a 'perfect storm' of factors*

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
*Of Our Washington Bureau*


WASHINGTON - The thousands of smallmouth bass that died this summer in central Pennsylvania rivers might be part of a broader national problem that's being spurred by pollution, climate change and even hormones such as birth control pills taken by humans.

Researchers, environmentalists, and fish and wildlife experts worry that these environmental effects are creating a "perfect storm" that is beginning to cripple aquatic ecosystems and could be a warning of looming problems for all species.

"We started covering this because scientists working on specific fish kills kept referring to a strange new problem sweeping the country," said Jay Gourley, the vice president of the nonprofit Public Education Center, which tracks environmental issues and is calling attention to the spreading problem.

The group has documented cases from California to New York that are similar to the one that left thousands of bass floating in the Susquehanna River in July.

"They were frantic to explain how various harmful factors, not necessarily catastrophic by themselves, were combining into one perfect storm after another and wiping out aquatic ecosystems at a frightening pace," Gourley said.

Low water flows, higher water temperatures, low oxygen levels in the water and lesions on thousands of smallmouth bass contributed to the fish kill in the Susquehanna and Juniata rivers from Sunbury to south of Harrisburg. But fish and environmental experts said they appear to be only part of the cause of July's kill.

"I think a lot of our river systems are seeing multiple stresses that are affecting fish species," said Betsy Otto, a senior director of river advocacy for American Rivers, which named the Susquehanna the nation's most endangered river this year.

"This is becoming a more widespread problem, and it's likely to become worse," she said.

"At this point, there's not any science to say we know what caused this," said Paul O. Swartz, the executive director of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. "It's really circumstantial evidence, and it's really tough to understand."

* Combination of stressors:*

The river commission is assisting the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and other agencies investigating large and unexplained fish kills in the lower Susquehanna and at least 20 other bodies of water.

Low water levels contributed to warmer water temperatures, and a lack of grasses on the river bottom meant less oxygen was being produced. The warmer temperatures led to higher levels of bacteria, including columnaris, a common bacterium that usually does not affect fish.

Those factors alone likely did not cause the fish kill but probably weakened their ability to fight the bacteria.

"The fish were stressed and immunosuppressed, and they would probably be susceptible to a variety of opportunistic pathogens," said Vicki Blazer, a fish pathologist for the U.S. Geological Survey who has been investigating unexplained and large fish kills on the Shenandoah and Potomac rivers.

"You're dealing with a multitude of things that are not, in and of themselves, enough to cause death, but they push animals beyond their physiological limits," USGS immunologist Chris Ottinger said in a statement.

Many fish are dying from diseases that are not normally fatal, said Ottinger, who is studying an epidemic of fish tuberculosis downstream from the Susquehanna in the Chesapeake Bay.

* 'A scary decline':*

Studying similar fish kills in the Shenandoah and Potomac, Blazer found microscopic evidence of intersex, the exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals that lead male fish to grow eggs.

She said the change demonstrates the impact of slow exposure to estrogenic compounds found in agricultural runoff and human waste downstream from sewage treatment plants.

Most water and environmental testing monitors exposure to cancer-causing PCBs, mercury and similar chemicals.

European countries have been studying the impact of synthetic hormones frequently used by humans for hormone-replacement treatment or birth control and then excreted. Researchers in the United States are just beginning to investigate their effects.

"These particular type of chemicals work at such low levels," Blazer said.

Dan Tredinnick, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, said researchers are plowing through mounds of data without answers.

"There isn't any one single piece of data or one single thing that leaps out," he said, adding, "We have been in contact with fellow state agencies trying to pick their brains."

The only completed research is an analysis of smallmouth bass birth rates during the past 18 years that shows many young fish last spring.

Large numbers of "young of the year" might be a good indicator of the species' future health, though several area anglers said the number of fish caught has dropped sharply during the past 20 years.

"The overall population of most of the fish are way down," said Bob Clouser of Middletown, a fisherman and river guide.

Clouser used to be able to take two experienced anglers out for a day on the Susquehanna and expect to catch about 50 fish each. Now they're lucky to catch eight.

"It's a scary decline," he said, adding that he's watched as water snakes, bull frogs and then other species have disappeared. "I don't know what it's all related to, but I assume it's some sort of pollution."

Clouser is sure of one thing: that the Susquehanna's waters have grown heavier and darker than when he started fishing on its banks.

BRETT LIEBERMAN: (202) 383-7833 or blieberman@patriot-news.com


Recent large fish kills that fit the "perfect storm" pattern. Source: The Public Education Center

# JULY, Susquehanna and Juniata rivers: Many smallmouth bass, from Sunbury to south of Harrisburg, died in a kill attributed to an outbreak of a bacterial infection, columnaris. The cause of the outbreak is unknown.

# 2005, Chesapeake Bay: As many as 70 percent of bay rockfish are infected with mycobacteriosis, or "fish tuberculosis." The number has risen from
11 percent in 1997. Many scientists attribute the increase to a "perfect storm" of poor nutrition, excess nitrogen, warm temperatures and low oxygen.

# 2005, Shenandoah River, south fork and main, Va.: An estimated 80 percent of smallmouth bass died, and bacterial lesions were classified as a "secondary" effect caused by an unknown stressor.

# 1999-2005, Long Island Sound, N.Y.: In the past three years, about 95 percent of the basin's lobster stock has died. Lobsters in the eastern sound have been suffering from "shell disease," a bacterial infection that has greatly increased in recent years. Scientists say a "perfect storm" that caused a population crash in 1999 has not abated.

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© 2005 PennLive.com

Informant: Teresa Binstock

They said: Mr. Jean Claude GUIGET, President of the Administrative Council of the ANFR

Ils ont dit: Monsieur Jean Claude GUIGUET Président du Conseil d'Administration de l'ANFR


An der Schwelle zum automatischen Krieg

Der Erfolg in dem Roboter-Wettlauf der Darpa ist ein weiterer Schritt auf dem Weg zu autonomen Kampfrobotern.





The Dems finally grow a backbone in the face of blatant GOP bullying

Shame, Shame

Watch the video here:

A Snake Oil President

by Timothy Karr, TomPaine.com

The White House has squandered your tax dollars on illegal propaganda. So why isn't the Justice Department investigating?


A Real Contract With America


by Robert L. Borosage,
The Nation

With the GOP in turmoil, it's time Democrats make themselves a compelling force for change.


Bush's Fantasy Foreign Policy

by Rami G. Khouri, TomPaine.com

Bush keeps making the same speech about the "global war on terror," with less credibility each time.


Bush's faith-based nominee

Boston Globe
by Cathy Young


The nomination of White House counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court ignited an unexpected controversy, mainly among Bush supporters. The debate has not focused on Miers's ideology, since no one seems to know much about it. But if Bush's choice for the high court seems lackluster, the political reaction to it has been far more interesting. The outcry has focused in large part on Miers's qualifications, or lack thereof. She has never held a federal judgeship and has spent most of her career in the private sector (though one could argue that this may bring diversity to the court). Her few writings show little if any intellectual flair. But the storm on the right has another subtext. Miers is suspected of being too moderate...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The Able Danger hearing that was not

News With Views
by Dennis L. Cuddy, Ph.D.


The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on September 21, 2005 held a public hearing on the Department of Defense classified Project Able Danger, which was designed, before the attacks of 9-11, to identify members of Al Qaeda around the world. Shortly after this hearing, I wrote that the next hearing was scheduled for October 5. However, this second hearing was cancelled, as the Committee went on to other business. I called the Committee and asked when the next hearing would be rescheduled, but was told they had no idea. This strikes me as reminiscent of the month before 9-11, when the August 6, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing indicated Osama bin Laden was 'determined to attack in the U.S.,' yet nothing was done to prevent the attacks...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Frustrations and fissures

Washington Times
by Thomas Sowell


Conservatives who have for years contributed time, money, and sweat to help elect Republicans have often been justifiably outraged at how Republicans have then let them down, wimped out, or even openly betrayed the promises on which they were elected. Much of that frustration and anger is now directed at President Bush for nominating White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. Why not someone like Judge Janice Rogers Brown or any of a number of other identifiable judges with a proven history of upholding conservative judicial principles under fire? ... The past is undeniable, but also is not predestination. This administration needs to be responsible for its shortcomings, not those of previous Republican administrations...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Nothing is worth dying for

Strike the Root
by Joe Goodson


You see, when political leaders jabber to the maximum about the need for people to die for something, what they really desire is to build their own power and advance their utopian nightmares -- all at the expense of others...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The fight for free speech at Union Square

by Alan Wallis


Joshua Frank, who published 'NYPD Unplugs Cindy Sheehan' on CounterPunch should be commended for focusing on the question of free speech in Union Square, but his assessment of the political environment in this important battleground is way off. Those to whom he dismissively refers as 'wannabe Abbie Hoffmans' are in fact a wide range of different types of dissenters. ... Also contrary to Frank's observation, these activists do indeed face almost constant police harassment. Their megaphones are confiscated so frequently that they have to buy them in bulk, and they face arrest, fines, trumped-up legal charges, and heavy sentences of unpaid 'community service.' They defy repressive city ordinances banning the use of signs larger than 2 feet by 3 feet without a permit, banning the use of amplification without a permit and, on good days, they also end up defying the ban on public gatherings of more than 24 people without a permit...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The dilemma of religion

Frontiers of Freedom
by Jan Larson


The nomination of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, the on-going acts of terrorism by Muslim extremists and the debate over the teaching of 'intelligent design' in public schools are just three current issues that have a religious component. Religion is, at its heart, a personal matter. One's faith is largely learned and not independently determined. If a person's parents are raised Catholic, Hindu or Buddhist, then it is extremely likely that he or she will hold similar beliefs. This in itself, from a purely academic viewpoint, calls into question the validity of any particular religious faith. Without the constant questioning of one's faith, religion is little more than indoctrination...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Condi may be Bush's expediency council

by Jim Lobe


Just as the theocratic leadership in Iran is trying to rein in the aggressive nationalism of the new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, so Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice appears to be restraining aggressive nationalists in Washington who want to escalate rising tensions with Iran and Syria. In just the last 10 days, Rice and her State Department have reportedly not only opposed proposals to carry out military raids inside Syria as a way of further weakening, and possibly overthrowing, its already beleaguered President Bashar Assad, but they have also put forward a plan for directly engaging Iran for the first time since May 2003...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Bush showcases progress in New Orleans

Cincinnati Enquirer


President Bush got a taste of some of New Orleans' finest attractions Monday in an effort to showcase progress in a hurricane-battered city. The president dined at a French Quarter restaurant before spending the night in a famed luxury hotel. The president's effort to show New Orleans is making progress came even as much of the city remains in ruins. The historic French Quarter was mostly spared by the storm and is showing increasing signs of normalcy with lights back on and establishments re-opened...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Death toll rises for military reservists

Las Vegas Review-Journal


The National Guard and Reserves are suffering a strikingly higher share of U.S. casualties in Iraq, their portion of total American military deaths nearly doubling since last year. Reservists have accounted for one-quarter of all U.S. deaths since the Iraq war began, but the proportion has grown over time. It was 10 percent for the five weeks it took to topple Baghdad in the spring of 2003, and 20 percent for 2004 as a whole...


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



Informant: NHNE



Informant: NHNE



Eileen O'Connor well known campaigner for the responsible siting of mobile phone masts and a trustee of RRT (Radiation Research Trust) is meeting at Westminster on Wednesday 12th October with a team of representatives from VODAFONE including Dr Rob Matthews at a closed meeting. They will discuss the recent news that people suffering from Electrosensitivity caused by EMF's from mobile phone masts is now being generally accepted. Attendees at this meeting include Andrew Mitchell MP for Sutton Coldfield, Eileen who will be representing a lady who is suffering extreme electrosensitive symptoms, and fellow trustees of RRT. Two members of the Scientific and Technology Committee will also be attending, Dr Ian Gibson MP and Mr Phil Willis MP.

VODAFONE have also agreed to a closed meeting to be held on Friday 14th October at The Belfry Hotel, Sutton Coldfield from 10.00.am. to 12.00.a.m. between 6 stakeholders including residents of Eachelhurst Road, Walmley, Sutton Coldfield, and Vodafone representatives again including Dr Rob Matthews, and a representative from Birmingham City Council Planning Department. This meeting is in response to over 200 objections to a planning application from Vodafone for a mast to be sited close to residential homes and a nature reserve, in spite of the fact that Birmingham City Council turned down a similar application three years ago by another company. Feelings were running so high regarding this application that an action group was formed called EMAG (Eachelhurst Mast Action Group), and a plan of action was formed. This has resulted in VODAFONE agreeing to the closed meeting. It is hoped Vodafone will reconsider the site after reviewing all evidence EMAG will present. Eileen O'Connor has kindly agreed to attend this meeting and will be presenting evidence of her own.


Best Regards

Lesley Mansfield
Secretary - EMAG & SCRAM

A Petition in Opposition to the USA Patriot Act

An Activism Alert from the Cultural Workers Consort...

Below is an online petition that's been gathering up some steam as of late. And why not? Its one that is demanding some democracy as it stands in direct opposition to the so-called Patriot Act. Please sign and pass this onto your own e-contacts.What with Iraq boiling over amidst an endless "war on terror", fallout from Hurrican Katrina and a headless FEMA, cronyism running wild all through governmental agencies and Supreme Court nominees, insane fuel costs without any real checks and balances, all-time low poll numbers for Bush, and an increasingly restless populace, now's the time to make your voice heard.

In Solidarity,
John Pietaro

Please Forward This Message to Your Email Circle

[Organizational endorsements welcome! ]

Initiated June 7, 2005

To: All Members of the House of Representatives and United States Senate

A Petition in Opposition to the USA Patriot Act

We the undersigned, in solidarity with the governments of Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Montana, and Vermont, and those of more than 386 villages, towns, and county legislatures across the nation, call upon Congress to immediately repeal or to extensively revise Public Law 107-56, also known as the "U.S.A. Patriot Act", in order to restore and protect our nation's fundamental civil liberties as guaranteed by the Constitution of The United States of America. Each of the above mentioned governments have passed official Resolutions objecting to various provisions of the Patriot Act (See: http://www.bordc.org ). We call upon Congress to recognize the objections of these local and state governments by entering the full text of each Resolution into the Congressional Record. We ask Congress to refrain from enacting laws which may deny due process to any person, which infringe upon our civil liberties, or which expand the powers of the executive branch without providing for judicial oversight and periodic legislative review.

In particular, we object to provisions of the Act and to others laws and executive orders which allow for:

* Racial or ethnic profiling, secret detentions, and the "rendition" of persons to foreign countries,

* Investigation, surveillance, or monitoring of individuals or groups, such as gun owners, religious groups, or political activists, based on their participation in activities protected by the First or Second Amendments, without reasonable suspicion of criminal activity,

* The indefinite incarceration of any person based on immigration status or on mere suspicion of terrorist activity,

* "Sneak and Peek" searches pursuant to Section 213 of the Act, and others laws which subvert the protections guaranteed by Amendments IV and V of the Constitution,

* And all sections of the Act affecting libraries, research facilities, and educational institutions and their records.

We applaud the American Library Association’s efforts to educate citizens on this important issue, and the efforts of faculty and student organizations at more than 44 campuses who have worked toward the repeal or revision of the Act.

(see: http://www.ala.org/ala/oif/ifissues/usapatriotact.htm )

http://www.bordc.org/involved/student/campus-resolutions.php ).

We ask all citizens and the signatories of this Petition to urge elected officials in their own towns and cities to work toward the goals outlined above.


The Undersigned

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The Repeal the USA Patriot Act
Petition to Members of the House of Representatives and the United States Senate was created by the Bill of Rights Defense Committee and written by Lee Price (tanutuva@rochester.rr.com).


Bill of Rights Defense Committee,
Monroe County,
New York

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How Long Can This Go On?


Informant: Kev Hall


Miers Remorse: Conservatives Are Right to Be Skeptical

After interviewing more than a dozen of her friends and colleagues along with political players in Texas, John Fund has changed his mind about Miers.


Will Bush Deliver?

Paul Krugman makes a case for doubting whether Mr. Bush will make good on his promise for large-scale federal aid for post-Katrina reconstruction.


Grundeinkommen – in Freiheit tätig sein

Kongress Grundeinkommen - erste Berichte

Traum von der Vollbeschäftigung ist ausgeträumt. Erster Grundeinkommen-Kongress in Wien voller Erfolg „Heute ging der internationale Kongress „Grundeinkommen – in Freiheit tätig sein“ zu Ende. Auf Einladung von Attac und den Netzwerken Grundeinkommen (Österreich und Deutschland) erörterten 300 WissenschafterInnen und VertreterInnen politischer wie sozialer Initiativen gesellschaftliche und wirtschaftliche Perspektiven jenseits der Vollbeschäftigung. Im Mittelpunkt stand ein bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen und dessen Realisierungsmöglichkeiten, Chancen und Auswirkungen….“ Pressemitteilung von Netzwerk Grundeinkommen und sozialer Zusammenhalt vom 9.Oktober 2005


Kongress Grundeinkommen

„In Wien fand vom 7. bis 9. Oktober der erste deutschsprachige Kongress zu Grundeinkommen statt. Rund 400 BesucherInnen konnten einen fulminanten Auftakt zur europäischen Thematisierung von Grundeinkommen mitgestalten und miterleben…“ Bericht von GLOCALIST REVIEW vom 11. Oktober 2005


Grundeinkommen - In Freiheit tätig sein „Vom 7.10. - 9.10.05 trafen sich in Wien im Universitätscampus ca. 470 Teilnehmer verschiedener Nationalitäten (Österreich, Schweiz, Deutschland und andere Nationalitäten) zu einem "Brainstorming" über das Thema Grundeinkommen in Europa und in der restlichen Welt. Grund dieses Kongresses war es u. a. nach Alternativen zu suchen, die es der ärmeren Bevölkerung, z.B. Erwerblosen ermöglicht, ohne einen Zwang zur Arbeit ein würdevolles Leben ohne Sanktionen seitens der Behörden und des Staates zu leben und ihnen das Recht auf gesellschaftliche Teilhabe erfüllt…“ Artikel von Detlef Spandau vom 11.10.2005 bei indymedia


Viele Gründe sprechen für Grundgehalt

Wenn Kapitalisten ohne Arbeit vom Kapital leben können, warum sollten nicht auch alle anderen Anspruch auf ein arbeitsunabhängiges Einkommen haben? Ein Kongress in Wien diskutiert über die Idee des Grundeinkommens. Artikel von Ralf Leonhard in der taz vom 10.10.2005


»Eine Möglichkeit, wieder aktiv zu werden«. Philipe van Parijs vom B.I.E.N. über die Grundeinkommensidee, Missverständnisse und die Zukunft Philipe van Parijs ist Mitbegründer des weltweiten Netzwerkes für ein Grundeinkommen Basic Income Earth Network (B.I.E.N.). Er lehrt Philosophie, Wirtschaft und Politik an den Universitäten Harvard und Louvain (Belgien). Parijs hielt auf dem Grundeinkommens-Kongress am Wochenende in Wien die Eröffnungsrede. Mit ihm sprach Susanne Götze. Interview in ND vom 11.10.05


Aus: LabourNet, 11. Oktober 2005

Judge Stops Bush Effort to Eliminate Federal Workers' Rights

In a major win for federal workers, a US judge for the second time denied the Bush administration's efforts to destroy the civil service system covering 160,000 employees at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).


As Polar Ice Turns to Water, Dreams of Treasure Abound

A new frontier for economic exploitation is opening in the arctic as the sea ice melts. New shipping lanes and opportunities for oil and gas drilling also bring new concerns about national security, crime and the environment.


Melting Away

Mike Davis says there is a hurricane more troubling even than Katrina and Rita: the truly astonishing 'storm of the decade' took place in March 2004. Hurricane Catarina - so named because it made landfall in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina - was the first recorded South Atlantic hurricane in history.


2,000 Dead? Who Cares?

Sometime soon the war in Iraq will claim the life of the 2,000th GI, a gut-wrenching milestone in the bloodiest conflict for the United States since Vietnam. Vietnam analogies can be dubious or prescient, depending on whom you ask. The 2,000th GI fell in Vietnam sometime during 1965, six years after the first two Americans were killed in a guerrilla attack. The final death count from Vietnam was 58,209.


Work Hard, Earn Less?

American workers have been getting the short end of the stick since 1943.


From Information Clearing House

Wasn't Jesus a Liberal?

The fact that Christian leaders are not calling the policies of this government into righteous accountability is what troubles me the most. They went out on the limb with their endorsements and yet they still give this inept and misguided president carte blanche. Where is the voice of the true prophet? Why do they still blindly support him and his policies of greed and war?


Wasn’t Jesus A Liberal?

Part 1

I am sick of reading letters to the editor and editorials that paint Democrats and liberals as anti-God and anti-American and that portray conservative Republicans as the only true Christian patriots.


George Bush and the Four Horsemen

At present, the republic is buckling beneath the weight of deception, violence and incompetence. In Iraq, the plan to chop up the country into three smaller parts is moving ahead despite the intensity of the resistance or the objections of the Sunni minority.


TV evangelist renews Chavez attacks

PROMINENT US TV evangelist Pat Robertson has accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez of giving Osama bin Laden $US1.2 million after the September 11 attacks and of trying to obtain nuclear material from Iran.


Former law lord attacks PM's record on human rights

One of the country's most senior judicial figures has launched a damning attack on Tony Blair's record of human rights.


From Information Clearing House

When Torture becomes Policy

Bush's veto tells us that the administration will not operate within the law or comply with the will of the American people. It shows us that the government now functions beyond its popular mandate and without a shred of moral legitimacy. Bush and his lieutenants are unworthy of high-office and must be removed before it is too late.


U.S. weighed military strikes in Syria

U.S. weighed military strikes in Syria, Newsweek reports:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice successfully opposed the idea at a meeting of senior American officials held on Oct 1, the magazine reported.


Syria 'fed up' with US's public bashing :

Syria has expressed willingness to cooperate with the United States in matters of security and intelligence information sharing, if America stops its public tongue-lashing of Damascus.


Dangers in Damascus:

If the United States turns up the heat, it risks getting burned.


A toy called Assad :

Since the beginning of the war against Iraq, Assad has become Bush's toy - until he succeeded in building him up to an enemy on the scale of Saddam Hussein, or at least the president of Iran.


O'Reilly endorsed assassinating Syrian leader if he "doesn't help us out"


From Information Clearing House

The Dark Cloud of Democracy

The constitution, if implemented, paves the way for secession of territories, leading the way to an oil rich Kurdistan in the North, a southern Shia state also controlling great oil wealth, and a western area, war torn and without resources, left for Sunnis to rebuild after a brutal and heavily damaging occupation.


We Can’t Let "It" Happen Here

What is beyond the looking glass?

By Jason Miller

Over a year ago, the comfort of my world severely diminished as I took my journey through the looking glass and discerned the ugly truths about the nation of my birth, the United States of America. “Logic and proportion” certainly seemed to have “fallen softly dead” when I discovered that much of what I had learned about my country as a child had been a lie.


The Trouble with Authority

Should just people obey unjust laws?

By Charles Sullivan

In our desire to appear reasonable we have lost the willingness to fight for what is good and decent. We have marginalized and prostituted ourselves. We cannot expect any help from either the Democratic or the Republican parties—they are a part of the problem.


They Can't Fool Us Anymore

Reaping the Harvest


Remarks at the Anti-war Rally, Washington, DC, September 24, 2005

If we didn't know it before, we certainly know it now.

A cruel wind blows across America. Starting in Texas and Montana, and sweeping across America's heartland, it's settled here in Washington, DC. And despite our presence today, it continues to buffet and batter the American people.

This cruel wind blew disenfranchisement into Florida and Ohio.

It blew hardheartedness into the Capitol.

Division across our land. And wretchedness in high places.

The American people have been forced to endure fraud in the elections of 2000 and 2004, criminal neglect on September 11th, a war started on deliberately-faked evidence, the outing of a CIA agent to cover up the truth, and now criminal incompetence in providing our security.

When hurricane survivors had lost everything, and it was there for all America to see, sybaritic men, wrapped in self-righteousness, worked to save their jobs instead of the people.

As dead bodies lay strewn about the New Orleans Superdome, military recruiters blew into Houston's Astrodome to reap the harvest.

This ill wind that engulfs our country is also global in its impact.

It dipped into the Caribbean hitting Haiti and Cuba; it reached into Latin America to slap Venezuela; it swept death, greed, and destruction across Africa into Eastern Congo; and it breathes occupation onto the peoples of Iraq and Palestine.

But just as sure as an ill wind now blows, it doesn't always have to be so.

The people, united, can stop wars.

We can stop injustice; and we can stop indifference.

The people, united, can tear down the mightiest walls of oppression.

These ill winds have brought us high crimes and more than misdemeanors.

But they've also brought us together: one answer, united for peace and for justice.

Let's stay together. Because we have to get rid of these ill winds and breathe fresh breath into a new jet stream of life.

We can do it, ya'll, because they can't fool us anymore.

--Cynthia McKinney is the US representative from Georgia's fourth congressional district.


Informant: friends2b

Genetically Engineered Organisms Out of Control in Romania


"The War on Terror" in Translation


'We Are Resolved to Follow Our National Dream'


I Have Arrived; I Am Home


Cindy Sheehan

Bush's Veil Over History


The Labyrinth of Iraq


Drugs No Answer to Bird Flu


Boulis Investigation Dredges Up Abramoff, Among Others


Lobbyists Dominate Katrina Relief Advisory Panels


Request from Shantidhara - India

I have requested the help for our children hostel project. The hostel project http://www.shantidhara.org/edu_hostel.htm is growing year by year with the generosity of the friends and agencies like you (the hostel initiated with 9 children previous year, extended with another new five poor children this year and another 10 new children will be going join with these 14 children from next June). Many positive responses receiving for our appeal for more child sponsorships.

Though the project implementation is going with a full tuning, there are also problems we are experiencing.

1. We had bitter experiences previous academic year with the schools where our children were studying (the school management sold off the school to another management forced all the children to search for other school, ultimately our children admitted in three different schools) and the school managements are always exploiting the children for money in the name of fees etc.

2. The hostel building is rented, facing problems from house owners with many restrictions and major portion of the sponsored money is going towards payment of monthly rental charges.

All these problems made us to think out for something concrete...providing all the facilities under one umbrella by establishing an educational institution, dormitory and playground for the children.

To realize the above, the most basic requirement is "Land" for the construction of buildings for school and hostel and also for play ground.

Recently I got a contact with various funding agencies who are willing to assist us for the construction of school and hostel buildings. But they all suggested acquiring the required land on our own (here people can not donate the land as majority of them have a tiny piece of lands with more dependents) and hence I am contacting the people and friends like you.

Hence I am requested your help for acquiring the land.


A.M. Jojayya; President,
Shantidhara Social Service Society,
D.No: 21-79; Kakani Nagar, N.A.D. Kotha Road (Post),
VISAKHAPATNAM - 530 009 Andhra Pradesh; INDIA
Phone: +91 (0891) 9441019465
Email: shantidhara@yahoo.com

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Monday 10 October 2005

Bolton evening news

A BATTLE over a mobile phone mast erected on land protected by a historic covenant is to be resolved once and for all.

Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is to consider an appeal by the telecommunications firm Hutchinson 3G after Bolton Council ordered them to remove the mast erected earlier this year at Holland's Nurseries in Darwen Road, Bromley Cross.

The covenant stated that nothing should be built on the land - and that it should be used only for agricultural purposes.

Councillors had rejected the application on planning grounds, but that decision was later overturned on appeal by a government inspector.

Bolton Council then ordered the mast to be taken down after deciding that the terms of a covenant should remain in place.

Hutchinson 3G - which is the parent company of 3 Mobile - has now taken its fight to the highest planning authority possible - the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.

Cllr Alan Wilkinson, a Conservative councillor for Bromley Cross, said the removal of the covenant would open the floodgates to the development of the land.

He added: "This covenant was put in place to protect this land and it is important that people stand by it."

Mr Prescott will look at the representations before deciding whether to allow the appeal to take place. Interested parties have until Friday, October 21, to make their views known.

Residents won a victory in the 1980s when a High Court judge ruled that the covenant - made by the land's former owners, the Ashworth brothers, in 1934 - should be upheld.

Although it had been broken when housing developer Barratts built on 35 acres of land, the judge decided it was too late to stop that development.

Since then residents have opposed a number of plans on the site, including Bromley Cross Football Club's scheme to have 10 football pitches on the land for its junior teams.

Under that plan -- which has yet to be considered by planning chiefs - also includes a new building for the nursery and changing rooms, a cafe and 185 parking spaces.

A spokesman for Hutchison 3G said: "Our licence to operate carries the obligation to provide coverage and maintain an emergency service coverage.

"The telegraph pole-type installation blends in with existing telegraph poles and other structures that are established on the land in question."

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