Sonntag, 27. November 2011

DC as ATM: Newt, the Ultimate Beltway Swindler

Michael Winship, Truthout: 'Gingrich personifies everything rotten about the ATM machine we call Washington: the merchandising of favors and votes; the conversion of past incumbency into insider information, making your contacts and the ability to play the system available to the highest bidder; the archetypal revolving door between government service and shilling for corporate America.'


Foreclosure Fraud in a Nutshell

How Newt Gingrich Abetted the Theft of Average Joe s Home.

Policy-Making Billionaires Privatizing Public Policy

Nicholas Confessore, The New York Times News Service: 'Over the past 30 years, as the gap between wealthy and poor grew ever wider, total philanthropic giving almost tripled, according to annual estimates published by the Giving USA Foundation and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. In an age of widening partisanship and plummeting trust in government, this outpouring of philanthropy has produced a distinct breed of philanthropist: The policy-making billionaire.'

Military Detention Versus We the People

Shahid Buttar, Truthout: 'Congress has a deserved reputation for cluelessness. Our leaders have a habit of ignoring real crises like housing, education, mass incarceration, and climate change, while contriving distractions like the budget debate that essentially froze Washington, DC for the past year.... On Monday, the Senate will grapple with Congress? latest bipartisan foolishness, the National Defense Authorization Act. Ironically opposed by both the White House and the Pentagon, it would expand preventive and arbitrary detention beyond Guantánamo Bay and the CIA s shuttered black sites, importing it into the domestic United States.'

When the World Outlawed War: An Interview With David Swanson

Bruce E. Levine, AlterNet: 'David Swanson s recently released book, When the World Outlawed War, tells the story of how the highly energized peace movement in the 1920s, supported by an overwhelming majority of U.S. citizens from every level of society, was able to push politicians into something quite remarkable - the Kellogg-Briand Pact and the renunciation of war as an instrument of national policy. The 1920s 'War Outlawry' movement in the United States was so popular that most politicians could not afford to oppose it.'

Senators Have Ideas for Cutting the Military Budget

Robert Naiman, Truthout: 'You might not know it from national press reports, but there are plenty of members of Congress of both political parties who think that cutting the military budget is a perfectly reasonable thing to do and have concrete ideas for doing so.'


The Roads To War And Economic Collapse

By Paul Craig Roberts

The day before the Thanksgiving holiday brought three extraordinary news items.

Budget cuts may hit needy Americans

By Al Jazeera

Advocates for the poor and often hungry in the US say that problems for the nation s needy could intensify if the agriculture department bows to pressure from congress to reduce food-assistance schemes.

Six children killed in Afghanistan and Americans yawn


Karzai says NATO strike killed seven Afghan civilians

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday accused NATO-led international forces of killing up to seven civilians, most of them children, in an air strike in the south.

From Information Clearing House

Bachmann Endangers the World with Her Lies

By Naji Al Ali

It s way past time for Michele Bachmann to be ridiculed into the obscurity she so richly deserves.


U.S. And French Air Strikes Raise Human Toll in Somalia

By Abayomi Azikiwe

United States and French military involvement in Africa is taking a deadly toll in Somalia. Despite Washington s denials, the people of this nation are suffering under the impact of yet another imperialist-driven war.

U.S. intensifies its proxy fight against al-Shabab in Somalia

The Obama administration is intensifying its campaign against an al-Qaeda affiliate in Somalia by boosting the number of proxy forces in the war-torn country, expanding drone operations and strengthening military partnerships throughout the region.

US kills 18 people in Somalia

According to a Transitional Federal Government (TFG) officer, the incident occurred in an al-Shabab training camp in the town of Badade.

US kills 4 people in Somalia missile strike?

A missile strike killed four foreign ''Islamist militants'' south of Somalia's capital on Friday, an intelligence official said, a day after the country's prime minister called for foreign air strikes against the al Shabaab rebel group. The United States never comments officially on drone strikes in Somalia.

From Information Clearing House

A Simple Appeal to Durban Climate Talks: Lead on Climate, or You Have Abdicated and the People Will


Pablo Solon at the UN Climate Talks in Durban: Occupy Movement Is a Source of Hope

Cry, the Beloved Climate

Bankrolling Climate Change: New Study Ranks Top 20 Climate Killer Banks

Iran: Atomare Gastarbeiter

Der Bericht der Internationalen Atomenergiebehörde ist umstritten, aber er macht auf die ausländische Atomhilfe für den Iran aufmerksam.


Kein schönes Land in dieser Zeit

Das Märchen von der gescheiterten Integration. Gerne in Deutschland leben und als Deutscher. Zu dem Anti-Sarrazin Buch des Mehmet Gürcan Daimagüler. Von Rupert Neudeck

Wird das ewige Eis Schnee von gestern?

Je intensiver die Wissenschaftler vor der Klimakatastrophe warnen, desto geringer waren bisher die Erfolgsaussichten der Weltklimakonferenzen. Und das seit 20 Jahren! Gilt diese pessimistische Prognose auch für die nächste Konferenz, die vom 28. November bis zum 9. Dezember mit über 8.000 Teilnehmern in Durban/Südafrika stattfindet? In den letzten Jahren hat sich die Situation des Weltklimas dramatisch verschlechtert - wie der Umweltjournalist Franz Alt beobachten konnte. Eine Reportage von Franz Alt zur Weltklima-Konferenz in Südafrika.

Agrarexperte: Politik und Medien verschweigen Ursachen der
Hungerkatastrophe und mögliche Auswege

Hunger ist die Alltagsrealität für ein Sechstel der Menschheit und - hungerbedingte Krankheiten mitberücksichtigt - die Todesursache für 10 Millionen Menschen jährlich. Spätestens seit der Explosion der Nahrungsmittelpreise 2007/2008 ist klar, dass das Milleniums-Entwicklungsziel, den Anteil der Menschen, die Hunger leiden, von 1990 bis 2015 zu halbieren, nicht annähernd erreicht werden wird. Statt zu einer Reduzierung kam es 2008 zu einem Anstieg der Zahl der Hungernden. Dabei wird Jahr für Jahr genügend produziert, um - statistisch betrachtet - alle Menschen mit ausreichend Nahrung zu versorgen. Kommentar von Peter Clausing

Deutschland macht teuersten Dreck

Die Europäische Umweltagentur (EEA) veröffentlichte am Donnerstag den Bericht 'Revealing the costs of air pollution from industrial facilities in Europe' über die Kosten industrieller Luftverschmutzung in Europa.

Deutsches Stromnetz: Ausbau zu langsam

Experte kritisiert mangelndes Interesse der Länder.

Politik belastet Kleinverbraucher: falsche Signale für Energiewende

Als Netzbetreiber und bundesweiter Ökostromanbieter wehren sich die Elektrizitätswerke Schönau gegen die Befreiung energieintensiver Unternehmen von den Netzkosten.

Europa zögert beim Energie sparen

Zur Kasse bitte: Verbraucher müssen mehr zahlen.

Für alle eine CO2-Card!

Das von der Bundesregierung angepeilte Ziel einer Reduktion der CO2 Emissionen um 40% bis 2020 ist mit den derzeit beschlossenen Maßnahmen nicht erreichbar.

Fatales Signal der Bundesregierung zur Effizienzrichtlinie

Energie-Verschwendungsminister Rösler hat sich durchgesetzt.

Rösler energiepolitisch rückwärtsgewandt

Schwarz-Gelb zückt Rotstift bei Erneuerbaren Energien.

Milliardengeschenke an die Industrie

Kurz vor Verabschiedung des Energiepaketes im Sommer haben Energieexperten der schwarz-gelben Regierung für eine Milliarden schwere Entlastung der deutschen Industrie gesorgt.

Stellt sich Bundeswirtschaftsminister Philipp Rösler gegen die Energiewende?

Der Bundesverband Solarwirtschaft e.V. fordert Bundeswirtschaftsminister Philipp Rösler auf, sich klar zur Energiewende zu bekennen.

Erneuerbare Energien sind keine Preistreiber für Industriestrom

Die zunehmende Einspeisung Erneuerbarer Energien ins Stromnetz wirkt sich auf dem Markt preisdämpfend aus.


'Wir müssen der Welt zeigen, dass wir in der Lage sind, das Klimaproblem zu lösen'

Konferenzauftakt in Durban.

Pakistan und Russland sind traurige Spitzenreiter

Weltklimakonferenz in Durban, 2. Tag: Das Ranking der Länder, die im vergangenen Jahr am stärksten vom Klimawandel betroffen waren.ösler

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy


CIA won t disclose involvement in crackdowns on Occupy Wall Street

Many of the occupiers suspect the CIA has been aiding local law enforcement to try to thwart the movement. The Partnership for Civil Justice filed a Freedom of Information Act request to try to see if the CIA was involved in the OWS crackdowns, but the PCJF was denied the information. Is the CIA covering up evidence?

From Information Clearing House

The shocking truth about the crackdown on Occupy

From EMR-Updates

US-Pakistani relations in crisis after NATO kills dozens of Pakistani soldiers in night strike

Afghanistan supply routes closed as fury mounts in Pakistan at lethal US strike


NATO Kills 28 Pakistani Troops, Outrage in Islamabad


NATO helicopters and combat jets fired on two border posts in the country s northwest, prompting army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani to direct his troops to prepare for 'an effective response' even as authorities cut off all supplies for US forces in Afghanistan.

Pakistan: US Must Vacate Suspected Drone Base

Pakistan stops NATO supplies after deadly raid


The government issued the demand Saturday after NATO helicopters and jet fighters attacked two Pakistan army posts.

Pakistan Has Had Enough

By Simon Tisdall

The belief that weak, impoverished, divided Pakistan has no alternative but to slavishly obey its master s voice could turn out to be one of the seminal strategic miscalculations of the 21st century.


Pakistan says NATO ignored pleas during raids that killed 24

'The NATO air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers went on for almost two hours and continued even after Pakistani commanders had pleaded with coalition forces to stop, the army claimed on Monday in charges that could further inflame anger in Pakistan...

Pakistan puts US on notice after NATO strike kills 24 troops

Hindustan Times [India]


An outraged Pakistan on Sunday slammed [a] 'senseless' Nato airstrike on its borders with Afghanistan, which left 24 soldiers dead. ... Following the cross-border strike, Islamabad shut down the crucial Nato supply lines to Afghanistan and asked the US to vacate within 15 days the Shamsi air base inside Pakistan, which is reportedly being used by the CIA for drone strikes...

Rage grips Pakistan over NATO attack

Fury spread in Pakistan on Sunday over a NATO cross-border air attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers and could undermine the US effort to wind up the war in Afghanistan. Sunday night in Pakistan, more than 40 hours after the incident, many questions remained.

Pakistan: US begins exit from Shamsi drone base

Fox News


U.S. personnel have started leaving Shamsi air base in Pakistan, a senior Pakistan Army official confirmed to Fox News on Sunday. ... The move comes after Pakistan told the U.S. last month to leave within 15 days following a drone strike that U.S. and Afghan officials say was ordered to protect troops being fired upon at the Afghan-Pakistan border...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


U.S. plays with fire infuriating nuclear Pakistan


Anger Soars Over Pakistan Attack

Ashfaq Yusufzai, Inter Press Service: 'The attack Saturday by helicopters from the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) on Pakistani border posts in Mohmand tribal region along Afghanistan s border has elicited a barrage of protests in the Pakistani population against NATO - that most people equate with the U.S.'

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