Samstag, 16. Juli 2011

Pigs, Presstitutes and the Global Meltdown

By Gerald Celente

From India to Israel, Brazil to Bangladesh, Chile to Russia, no nation will escape the economic fallout and few will escape the political consequences.

U.S. Sends in the Marines and More Drones

By Glen Ford

The newly activated Marine task force will augment America's stepped up drone attacks against the Shabab, an escalation of Obama's second shooting war in Africa, and war number 6, globally.

You cannot kill a Planet and live on it, too

Frank Joseph Smecker and Derrick Jensen, Truthout: 'With an entire planet being slaughtered before our eyes, it's terrifying to watch the very culture responsible for this - the culture of industrial civilization, fueled by a finite source of fossil fuels, primarily a dwindling supply of oil - thrust forward wantonly to fuel its insatiable appetite for 'growth.' Deluded by myths of progress and suffering from the psychosis of technomania complicated by addiction to depleting oil reserves, industrial society leaves a crescendo of atrocities in its wake.'


Soaring Food Prices, Wild Weather, Upheaval, and a Planetful of Trouble

New Study Blames Human Beings for Half of Arctic Ice Melt


End of ecosystems required for human habitat upon us, not many ways to sustain global ecology left

UN: Ist die Zumutbarkeitsklausel und die sogenannte gemeinnützige Arbeit vertragswidrig?

Der aktuelle UN-Bericht 'Abschließende Betrachtungen des Ausschusses über wirtschaftliche, soziale und kulturelle Rechte' kritisierte die Sozialpolitik der Bundesregierung. Insbesondere wird bei den Hartz IV Gesetzgebungen darauf hingewiesen, die Zumutbarkeitsregeln ('jede zumutbare Arbeit annehmen') und die 'unbezahlte gemeinnützige Arbeit' die Vertragsbedingungen der Vereinten Nationen verstoßen. Der aktuelle UN-Bericht 'Abschließende Betrachtungen des Ausschusses über wirtschaftliche, soziale und kulturelle Rechte' in Deutschland - Überprüfung der Berichte der Vertragsstaaten nach Artikel 16 und 17 der Vereinbarung (E/C.12/DEU/CO/5) kann hier herunter geladen werden. Lesen Sie weiter:

Hartz IV wird ständig geändert

Ständig werden die Hartz IV Gesetze und Verordnungen geändert. Es vergehen keine sechsWochen, ohne dass sich Betroffene und Behördenmitarbeiter mit einer neuen Gesetzeslage befassen müssen. Galt eine Regelung vor einigen Wochen noch als gültig, kann es morgen schon wieder ganz anders aussehen. Während Erwerbslosen-Initiativen die ständig neuen Drangsalierungen sowie die systematischen Unterdeckungen der ALG II-Regelleistungen kritisieren, plädiert das Vorstandsmitglied der Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Heinrich Alt dafür, die Neuregelungen zu bündeln und erst in größeren Zeitabständen umzusetzen. Weiter lesen:

Hartz IV reicht nicht für Stromkosten

Laut einer Studie der Gemeinnützigen Gesellschaft für Verbraucher und Sozialberatung (GVS) erhalten Hartz IV Bezieher zu wenig finanzielle Hilfen für Stromkosten. Vielfach müssen Betroffenen draufzahlen. Weiter lesen:ür+Arbeit

Wasted and stolen trillions for war

Freedom's Phoenix
by Stephen Lendman

Military spending affects debt, interest rates, jobs, and investment. While defense related employment increases, more productive sectors lose out, resulting in a net overall macroeconomic loss. Also, while military infrastructure grows, public infrastructure and investment spending suffer, creating what some call an 'infrastructure deficit,' markedly increasing in the last decade to fuel America's war machine...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The banksters and American foreign policy
by Justin Raimondo


For months, the pundits and Washington think-tank know-it-alls have been in a tizzy: who do these unwashed peasants think they are? But of course we?ve got to raise the debt ceiling -- after all, what about the 'full faith and credit' of the United States? Don?t these denizens of flyover country realize they don?t have a choice in the matter? And now, with unmistakable finality, Wall Street has spoken in the form of Moody?s and S&P, the bonds rating agencies, which are threatening to downgrade US bonds if Congress fails to raise the limit. This should give the ordinary American a clue as to what is at stake here, and who is on what side: it?s the Washington insiders and Wall Street versus the people of the United States -- and the stakes are the fate of the nation...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


How Corporations Are Taking Over Our Democracy

Supreme Court Urged to Review Ruling that Shields Corporations from Human Rights Suits


Koch Brothers, ALEC and Their Corporate Allies Plan to Privatize Government

Beau Hodai, In These Times: "On February 25, 2011, Florida State Representative Chris Dorworth (R-Lake Mary) introduced HB 1021. Given the similarities between HB 1021 and a rash of like-minded bills in states across the country, including Wisconsin, on March 30 a public records request was sent to Dorworth's office seeking copies of all documents pertaining to the writing of HB 1021, including copies of any pieces of model legislation the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) may have provided."

Pentagon declares the Internet a war domain

The Pentagon released a long-promised cybersecurity plan Thursday that declares the Internet a domain of war but does not spell out how the U.S. military would use the Web for offensive strikes.

How The FBI Entraps US Citizens To Feign Success Against Terror

The FBI, under considerable pressure to produce results, has resorted to unjust measures to create villains of domestic terror.

From Information Clearing House

The US has already defaulted

Makers, Takers and the Transfer of Wealth

We are All Greeks Now


GOP Dogma on Taxes, Spending and Revenue vs. the Facts

Robert Borosage, The Campaign for America's Future: "Conservatives say they are prepared to blow up the economy by not lifting the debt limit if that is what it takes to avoid raising taxes on the rich - even to avoid closing loopholes that have hedge fund billionaires paying a lower tax rate than their chauffeurs. Nonsense. First, neither tax hikes nor spending cuts should take place until the economy gets going. Finally, this basic conservative article of faith is simply not supported by evidence."


'Without which the United States will default'

Las Vegas Review-Journal
by Vin Suprynowicz


In fact, neither party intends to cut spending in 2011, or 2012, or 2013. Instead, the current potlatch measures which side will promise deeper 'cuts' to take effect in eight or 10 years. In the political world, this is the equivalent of promising to cut spending sometime after the Martians land, or when continental drift creates a land bridge between Honolulu and Tokyo, whichever comes first...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

US Solution to Oil Crisis Simulation: Drill More

Rep. Jim McDermott: Fight a war with no end, or invest in the American people?


The answer lies in what kind of country we are, what legacy we leave behind to our children and our grandchildren, and transcending political divisions towards a common commitment to making America strong again."

From Information Clearing House

China, Russia refuse to attend Libya Contact Group meeting

Russia, which is critical of the NATO-led strikes in Libya, turned down Turkey's invitation, while China, which has maintained a policy of non-interference in the conflict, has not said it will attend the meeting.

US standing plunges across the Arab world

Favourable attitudes have fallen nine per cent over the past two years in key Middle Eastern countries, new survey says.

From Information Clearing House

Pakistan requires US to end secret operations

Islamabad insists that the US should end all secret operations on the territory of Pakistan, chief of Pakistan's intelligence service said.

U.S. kills 4 in NW Pakistan

At least four people were killed Wednesday when a U.S. drone targeted the North Waziristan tribal area in northwest Pakistan, local sources said. Since the start of 2011, the U.S. drones have launched at least 44 times (counted on daily times) of strikes in Pakistan s northwest tribal areas, reportedly killing over 400 people in total.

From Information Clearing House


A new Great Game is evolving in Afghanistan

Afghanistan and Central Asia are abundant with natural resources worth billions. So far, they are largely untapped but the battle is raging for who will be able to exploit them in the 21st century.,,6573071,00.html?maca=en-rss-en-asia-5133-rdf

From Information Clearing House


UN Report: 'Deadliest Six Months' for Civilians in Afghanistan

U.S. attack kills at least 50 in Yemen

A U.S. drone strike targeting militants in southern Yemen Thursday killed at least 50 people, two Yemeni security sources said.

From Information Clearing House

Campaigners Seek Arrest of Former CIA Legal Chief over Pakistan Drone Attacks

By Peter Beaumont

UK human rights lawyer leads bid to have John Rizzo arrested over claims he approved attacks that killed hundreds of people.


Scoop on CIA murder-by-drone leads to legal pursuit


Zahl der getöteten Zivilisten steigt in Afghanistan

Nach einem UN-Bericht haben die Taliban angesichts des geplanten Truppenabzugs ihre Anschläge und Angriffe im ersten Halbjahr massiv vermehrt.

Von Enduring Freedom zu Enduring Security Threat

Das Pentagon würde gerne geheim halten, warum und wie in Afghanistan weiter Menschen unbegrenzt und rechtlos inhaftiert werden können.


US-Staatspleite: Historische Erfahrungen und absehbare Folgen

1995 waren die Republikaner mit ihrer Erpressungspolitik gegen Bill Clinton gescheitert. Diesmal können sie allerdings mit dem Zusammenbruch des Weltfinanzsystems drohen.

Das Glaubensbekenntnis

Seit Wochen versucht Barack Obama einen Kompromiss im Streit um die Anhebung der Schuldenobergrenze zu finden. Die Republikaner aber schalten auf stur. Für sie ist das Zaudern um die Steuerthematik nicht nur politisches Kalkül, sondern längst auch eine Frage des Glaubens.

War on Terror im Cyberspace

Das Pentagon nutzt das elektronisches Eindringen bei einem externen Dienstleister für eine Propagandaoffensive.


'America didn't bring democracy, America brought walls'


Will the U.S. Really Leave Iraq?

By Lawrence Davidson

The United States invades Iraq, massacres its population and destroys its infrastructure, but those who insist America withdraw its troops and physically resist their presence are "extremists."

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

By John W. Whitehead

It's not the sick, the elderly or the poor who are stealing us blind and pushing America towards bankruptcy.

Greed, Excess and America's Gaping Class Divide

By Matt Taibbi

The political champions of middle America are at this very minute campaigning in congress to extract more revenue from elderly retirees and broke-ass students while simultaneously fighting to preserve a slew of tax loopholes for the rich.

Prosecute White House Rights Abuse Crimes or Other Countries Must

By Deborah Dupre

Report leaves no doubt White House War Crimes warrant prosecutions and if Obama refuses, other nations must.

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