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The return of the return of the petrodollar theory of war


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Phone Cancer Link Downplayed

British study finds that cell phone users are not at greater risk of developing brain tumors.

January 20, 2006

Regular cell phone users are not at greater risk of developing the most common type of brain tumor, glioma, according to a study published Friday.

Researchers from the Universities of Leeds, Nottingham, and Manchester, and the Institute of Cancer Research in London, conducted the four-year study between December 1, 2000, and February 29, 2004, on 966 adults diagnosed with glioma. A group of 1,716 healthy volunteers was used as a control group.

They found there was no relationship between the risk of glioma and the time since the adults’ first use of a cell phone, the number of years they had been using a cell phone, the number of calls they made, and the hours of mobile phone usage.

“This large case-control study found no increased risk of developing a glioma associated with mobile phone use either in the short or medium term,” said the study published in the British Medical Journal.

Contrary to an earlier Swedish study that found an increased risk, their data did not indicate a risk associated with cell phone use in rural areas.

However, the researchers did find a significantly increased risk for tumors that developed on the same side of the head as where the adults said they held their cell phones and a decreased risk of tumors on the other side of the head.

The researchers said that people with glioma brain tumors might be over-reporting their use of the phone on the same side as where the tumor developed and under-reporting their usage on the other side of their heads.

The earlier Swedish study also found increased incidence of brain tumors on the side of the head where people reported using their mobile phones. The British researchers pointed out, however, that other researchers had not been able to confirm the results of the Swedish study and had criticized its methods.

The British researchers acknowledged their own study was limited in predicting the long-term effects of cell phone use since mobile phones have only been popular in the United Kingdom since the late 1990s, although they have been available in the U.K. since 1985.

Older cell phones used analog technology, while newer cell phones employ digital technology. While the older varieties emitted higher amounts of power, the study showed no increased risk of glioma brain tumors with analog phones.

A study published last August in the British Journal of Cancer by the Institute of Cancer Research in London also found that cell phones do not increase the risk of cancer to the nerve that links the ear to the brain (see Cell Phones Don’t Cause Cancer).

Questions about Study Funding

Nevertheless, the possible link between cell phones and cancer risk remains a controversial topic. Aside from the Swedish study, other researchers have found links.

Cell phone makers have been making efforts in recent years to reduce the amount of radiation emitted from phones and listing the amount of radiation they can measure in their SAR (specific absorption rate) ratings.

The new BMJ study has already received criticism from advocacy groups such as Powerwatch, a British group that is examining the links between electromagnetic fields and health risks.

Director Alasdair Phillips pointed out to Bloomberg News that 49 percent of the 966 brain tumor patients in the study were not interviewed by the researchers.

In addition, the University of Leeds, which helped carry out the study, also received funding from various British mobile phone carriers, such as O2, Orange, T-Mobile, Vodafone, and 3, to support the research. However, they signed contractual agreements to ensure the independence of the scientific investigators.

Various mobile phone industry groups, such as the GSM Association and the Mobile Manufacturer Forum, also provided funds for the larger 13-country Interphone study, of which the British study is one part.

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The following events can also be found in the After Downing Street events system at http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/event

You can also go there to find events near you or to create them.

Radio Discussion of Impeachment with Marcus Raskin, David Swanson, and John Cavanagh, produced by the Institute for Policy Studies. Can be heard online or on various radio stations in the coming days: http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6926&

Demonstration for Rejection of Alito Friday, January 20, 10 a.m. East of the Capitol on 1st St. NE, Washington, DC World Can't Wait

Democratic Hearing On Domestic Spying Program Friday, January 20, 11 a.m. B339 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC Congressman John Conyers

International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration Featuring: Harry Belafonte, Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, Ambassador Craig Murray, Scott Ritter, Ray McGovern, Dahr Jamail, Michael Ratner, Ann Wright, David Swanson, and many more. Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Jan. 20-22 Riverside Church and Columbia University Law School, NY, NY

San Francisco Bay Guardian Publishing an Issue You'll Want to Read January 25 http://www.sfbg.com/

Panel Discussion of Immediate Withdrawal from Iraq Featuring: Scott Ritter, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Stephen Zunes, Ann Wright, Michael Schwartz, David Swanson, Harlan Hopgood, Steve Young, and Lisa Lubow. Saturday, January 28, 7:30 p.m. Grand Ballroom - Manhattan Beach Marriott, 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, Calif. Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party and US Tour of Duty

"Out of Iraq" Forum Featuring: David Swanson, Ann Wright, Jane Bright Sunday, January 29, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. The Paul Kopeikin Gallery, 6150 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. Progressive Democrats of America, After Downing Street, & Clothing of the American Mind http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6947


IMPEACHMENT IS IN CONGRESS AND THE MEDIA: WHERE ARE THE POLLSTERS? Your contributions have paid for polls demonstrating majority support for an investigation into impeachment. But polling companies still refuse to do their own polling on this issue. Gallup and the Washington Post have said they won't poll because impeachment is not in Congress or the media. But it is in Congress:

And it is in the media: http://impeachpac.org/impeachment-news

Demand that every polling company do its own poll on this issue:


Bill O'Reilly was forced to talk about impeachment on his radio show this week when a caller mentioned the latest poll we commissioned from Zogby. After O'Reilly denounced it as not really from Zogby, Zogby posted information about it online, which lead to some interest from more respectable media outlets than O'Reilly's.

O'Reilly has advertised that he wants someone to debate him on his show. Of course, he wants someone he can trample, and Bob Fertik, President of Democrats.com has previously trampled on O'Reilly. Nonetheless, Bob has challenged O'Reilly to a debate on impeachment. You can encourage O'Reilly to debate Bob by writing to oreillycontest@foxnews.com


Congressman Conyers has released a version of "The Constitution in Crisis" in Word without images, for easier downloading and printing. Pressed for time? Read this while Bush delivers his "State of the Union" on Jan. 31st. Unplug the television and prop your feet on it.


Bush-Cheney Impeachment Forum Featuring: Kevin Zeese, Cindy Sheehan, Ann Wright, David Swanson, Ramsey Clark, Marcus Raskin, and Ralph Nader. Monday, January 30, noon to 2 p.m. Bus Boys and Poets, 14th and V Streets, NW, Washington, DC Democracy Rising, After Downing Street/Censure Bush, Backbone Campaign, Democrats.com, ImpeachPAC, Montgomery County Progressive Alliance, and Progressive Democrats of America.

Cindy Sheehan to Read from Her New Book Monday, January 30, 7 p.m. All Souls Unitarian Church, 1500 Harvard St. NW, Washington, DC http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6904

Dick Cheney Birthday Bash Monday, January 30, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Duggan's Pub, 440 S. 11th Street, Lincoln, Neb.

Alternative State of the Union Featuring: Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Katrina vanden Heuvel, John Cavanagh Tuesday, January 31, 9:00 – 9:40 a.m. news conference followed by two panel discussions of 45-50 min. Democratic National Headquarters, The Wasserman Conference Room, 430 South Capitol Street, SE, Washington, DC

Related Nation Editorial:

"Out of Iraq" by Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee

"A Unified Security Budget" by John Conyers

Bring the Noise and Drown Out Bush’s Lies Tuesday, January 31, 8 p.m. In large cities and town squares across the country — we will rally one hour before Bush’s address. At 9:00 PM let the world hear us as we symbolically drown out Bush’s lies—bring your own noise—drums, pots and pans, musical instruments — your voice. Let taxi horns blare and church bells ring, as we bring our own state of the union message: BUSH STEP DOWN!

The People's State of the Union Instead of sitting at home alone shouting at your TV in anger and frustration, take the People's State of the Union to the public. Gather with other CODEPINK women at a friendly bar or restaurant to watch the President's speech and make a night of it. CODE PINK

Iraq's Oil and Port Workers and their Unions: Photographs by David Bacon January 31 - February 28 Opening Reception: January 31, 7:30 p.m. United Steel Workers Local 675, 1200 E. 220th St., Carson, Calif. March 1 - March 31 International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63, 350 W. 5th Street, San Pedro, Calif.

Take Our Demand to the White House This regime is immoral, dangerous, and criminally indictable. Bush Lied. Bush Spied. Bush Step Down. 2006. 2008. Too late. Turn your outrage into mass political action. Saturday, February 4, 11 a.m. 17th & Constitution, Washington, DC http://www.worldcantwait.org

Public Forum Featuring: Ray McGovern, Paul Martin, Paul Schroeder, Rosemary Palmer. February 8 Maplewood, NJ South Mountain Peace Action http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6855

Making Change/Creating Peace! Featuring: Medea Benjamin, David Swanson February 15, 7:30 p.m. Veterans Hall, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Presidents Day February 20 is Presidents Day. Don't you wish we had a president? Cindy Sheehan plans to travel to Houston to ask to speak with Bush's mother. Why not plan your own President's day event?

Protest Powell Protest Colin Powell at the Willard Hotel in Washington, DC http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/event

A Day of Events in San Diego Friday, March 3 Brunch at Catfish Club, featuring: David Swanson; UCSB Anti-War Rally, www.truthout.org ;
6:30 p.m. panel discussion, featuring: Cindy Sheehan, Ann Wright, David Swanson. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6744

Women Say No to War March 8, International Women's Day At White House and around the world http://www.codepink4peace.org/

Students Say No to War in Iraq March 13-17 on campuses everywhere, marking three years of war. http://campusantiwar.net

UFPJ Anti-War Events Everywhere March 15 to 22, marking three years of war. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6681

National Campaign of Nonviolent Actions Planned at Congressional Offices Now through March 20, marking three years of war.

Progressive Plan for Ohio March 26

UFPJ Anti-War March in New York City April 29



What they don't want you to know about the coming oil crisis


Corrupting Influences: campaign finance

by Nick Nyhart, TomPaine.com

The lobbying reform proposals pushed by both parties ignore the elephant in the room: campaign finance.


Make Poverty History


Larry Wilkerson: Breaking Ranks

Wilkerson calls Bush an unsophisticated leader who has been easily swayed by "messianic" neoconservatives and power-hungry, secretive schemers in the administration.


Republican Leaders Say They're Reformers!

Joe Conason writes that Republican leaders are glancing nervously behind them as their old cronies line up in the dock, from Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay to Duke Cunningham and Bob Ney, and looking nervously ahead to Election Day, the rentable statesmen compete to prove their devotion to the highest ethical standards. Their proclamations of purity display a truly touching faith in the perpetual gullibility of the American voter.


The President's Growing Disregard for the Law

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial states that everyone loses when a president chooses to carry out only the laws that he wants to, as he wants to. Fundamental governance of the United States through the rule of law is sabotaged by this practice.


Mobilisieren gegen Iran: faster, please?

Mobilisieren gegen Iran: Die große Nummer im Hintergrund

Stadt Heidelberg wendet Einbürgerungs-Leitfaden nicht an

Wahlkampf Baden-Württemberg: Stadt Heidelberg wendet Einbürgerungs-Leitfaden nicht an (20.01.06)

Gegen den Einbürgerungs-Leitfaden in Baden-Württemberg formiert sich jetzt auch Widerstand in den Kommunen. Die Stadtverwaltung Heidelberg teilte am Freitag mit, sie werde den Gesprächsleitfaden nicht in ihren Einbürgerungsbehörden anwenden. Oberbürgermeisterin Beate Weber (SPD) begründete dies mit verfassungsrechtlichen Bedenken. Sie forderte zugleich ein Gespräch zwischen Land und Kommunen über das weitere Vorgehen. In Baden-Württemberg wird demnächst gewählt. Dies begründet möglicherweise die Auseinandersetzung.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:

"Arrogant, blasiert und weltfremd": Harte Kritik an Parlamentsentscheidung zur EU-Verfassung


Durch die Referenden in Frankreich und in den Niederlanden war die EU-Verfassung förmlich am Mehrheitswillen der Bevölkerung in zwei EU-Mitgliedsstaaten gescheitert. Trotz dieser rechtlich verbindlichen direkt-demokratischen Entscheidungen im so genannten Ratifizierungsverfahren verabschiedete das EU-Parlament am Donnerstag einen Bericht, wonach die EU-Verfassung im Laufe des Jahres 2009 "in Kraft treten soll". "Mit ihr würde die EU ein neues Maß an Offenheit, Pluralismus und demokratischer Legitimität erreichen", meinen die EU-Abgeordneten. Die politischen Probleme und die institutionellen Mängel würden ohne Verfassung weiter bestehen und sogar zunehmen. Auch wäre ohne die Verfassung "das Gelingen dieser und zukünftiger Erweiterungen gefährdet". Die Fraktion der europäischen Liberalen verurteilt das Festhalten des Europäischen Parlaments am umstrittenen EU-Verfassungsentwurf als "Realsatire". Die Mehrheitsentscheidung vom Donnerstag sei "arrogant, blasiert und weltfremd ", sagte die stellvertretende Fraktionschefin der Liberalen, Silvana Koch-Mehrin, der "Neuen Osnabrücker Zeitung". Die Volksvertreter hätten sich sträflich über den Willen der Bürger hinweggesetzt und das Nein bei den Referenden von Franzosen und Niederländern ignoriert.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:

Sea-level rise is quickening pace


Informant: NHNE

Israeli Army removes antennas



We have gotten many emails from our participants, asking "what more can we do?" Some have reported senators arbitrarily turning off their answering machines at night, or long waits on hold. Are they trying to hide from the thousands and thousands of their constituents who are raising their voices to demand that they filibuster the evasive Alito? Even if you have already sent your personal message by email or made some phone calls, we have added a FABULOUS extra function to the main action page where you can instantly lookup all your senators local district offices phone and fax numbers with just one click.



If the other side can have a so-called "Justice Sunday", we can have our own "Filibuster Friday", and that day is tomorrow. In just the last 24 hours we have seen a major shift in momentum. Today, Senator Leahy came out with a very strong statement that he recognizes the immense threat to our freedom and democracy in allowing a dangerous and unpopular president to install a fifth and controlling vote to hold that our Constitution actually intended to create an executive dictatorship. Tomorrow we need to show our support for those senators who are starting to stand up now by hitting every phone they've got right down to the district level with our phone calls and faxes. Get all your numbers with one easy click at


Those you who like to call in to progressive radio programs, we have all their call in numbers too at the site above in the right column. Call them and ask them to talk up Filibuster Friday all day and night long! Let's start early and snowball the thing all day long. Ask them to give out the easy to say and remember URL above as much as possible. Senators have said they are "undecided" on a filibuster. But we the American people HAVE decided and all our senators have to do it get it.

Some senators who are too still too cowardly to demand a filibuster are saying they will make Alito an issue in the 2006 election. It'll be an issue alright, in their OWN primaries! Any officeholder who will not stand up for this one must never hold public office in any capacity ever again. And the difference is whether you will stand up YOURSELF right now and make those calls to their local district offices. Make calls to the toll-free numbers 888-355-3588, 888-818-6641 and 800-426-8073 if you can get through there too.

It is not enough to vote "No." They must vote "Hell, NO!" It's called a filibuster. Filibuster Friday.

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

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EASTBOURNE'S longest serving councillor is under investigation for an alleged breach of planning rules following his involvement in a demonstration.

Councillor Maurice Skilton MBE is being investigated over his involvement in a protest about an application to erect a 12-metre high phone mast in his Old Town ward.

A complaint made to the Standards Board for England and Wales has already been dismissed but now officers at Eastbourne Borough Council are interviewing the 85-year-old.

The investigation surrounds the application submitted for the 3G 12-metre mast at the junction of Central Avenue and Victoria Drive 18 months ago.

Cllr Skilton helped organise a meeting which involved members of the public, fellow councillors and the mobile phone network.

A public demo was then organised which the Old Town Lib Dem councillor was pictured attending.

Cllr Skilton is, and was at the time, a member of the planning committee.

Rules state that elected members must make up their minds with all the evidence placed in front of them on the day of the meeting and not in advance.

By attending the protest, Cllr Skilton, who is also a county councillor, could have breached the rules.

He was reported to the borough council's standards committee by planning committee chairman Cllr Patrick Bowker.

This week Cllr Skilton remained defiant over his views against mobile masts.

He said, 'I have and always will be against phone masts on the grounds of the health risk, which in my opinion has not been proved either way.

'As a result of this application being submitted I called a public meeting and then attended a public demonstration against it.

'It is for this reason that I have been reported to the standards boards.

'At the subsequent planning meeting, I moved against it as a member of the committee. I have always said that I would be against it.

'My views and those of the people I represent are more important than the governing rules.'

The application was heard by the planning committee on July 20, 2004.

Fellow ward councillor Ian Lucas also spoke out at the meeting against the mast proposal.

All councillors on the committee voted against it.

But following an appeal in October 2004 the mast was approved in May last year.

The investigation comes just weeks after the announcement that Eastbourne's Mayor Cllr Graham Marsden breached rules while speaking on a planning matter.

Cllr Marsden, a Conservative, has been suspended from the council for the month of January.

Cllr Skilton added, 'I have been elected to represent the people of Old Town and I will continue to do just that.

'For years I have campaigned against mobile phone masts.

'I am deeply hurt and anxious. I have served the council to the best of my ability for 45 years and this is deeply embarrassing for me.

'I do not want to damage the council, but I feel I must stand up for the residents who I serve.

'I will be glad when this is all over.'

19 January 2006

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