Samstag, 18. Februar 2012

EU-Freihandelsvertrag bedroht Regenwälder

US House OKs Opening Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to Oil Drilling

Lisa Demer and Richard Mauer, McClatchy Newspapers: "The U.S. House once again passed a bill to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling, voting 237-187 Thursday on a measure expected to die in the Senate?. In addition to ANWR drilling, the bill would also open offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific and force the approval of TransCanada s controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to Texas. All those provisions have strong opposition among the Democrats who control the Senate.''


Obama Administration Asks Supreme Court to Dismiss ACLU Challenge to Warrantless Wiretapping Law


Stop warrantless wiretapping


Despite Fukushima Disaster, World Moves Towards More Nuclear Power

Australias' link to secret Iraq prisons: Illegal detention...

Australian troops were ''integral'' to the operation of a secret Iraqi desert prison. The revelation has led to an Australian human rights organisation investigating such secret prisons to claim that the Australian military might have been complicit in war crimes by handing detainees over to the so-called ''black site'' known as H1.

From Information Clearing House

US Taxpayers Bailing Out Big Banks Again

By Jill Schlesinger

The Financial Times is reporting that taxpayers will subsidize a large portion of the $25 billion mortgage settlement, which was broken down into two distinct pieces.

Foreclosure abuse rampant across U.S., experts say

The audit of almost 400 foreclosures in San Francisco found that 84 percent of them appeared to be illegal, according to the study released by the California city on Wednesday.

The 50-State Foreclosure Settlement

Why Hasn t Anyone Gone to Jail?

By Mike Whitney

Homeowners have lost $8 trillion in home equity (in the last 4 years) and 11 million people are currently underwater on their mortgages. All of this is unprecedented. All of this is the result of fraud.

From Information Clearing House


Mortgage Settlement: 'We are Bailing Them Out Again!'

Obama Sells Out Homeowners Again: Mortgage Settlement a Sad Joke


Mortgage-Backed Securities Make a Comeback, Despite Similar Risks

Azam Ahmed, The New York Times News Service: ''Some Wall Street investors made money as the mortgage market boomed; others profited when it fell apart.... Mr. Lippmann is joined by other big-money investors, mutual funds like Fidelity as well as hedge funds, in riding a wave of interest in the same complex loan pools that nearly washed away the financial system.''


How Violence Protects the State

By Stephanie Van Hook

Violence in opposition to the State relieves the State and the citizenry of any guilt for a brutal response to all protesters-and it refocuses from the nominal issue to the issue of violence by protesters.

The Islamist Plot: The Untold Story of the Libyan Rebellion

By John Rosenthal

The uprising in Libya was the realization not of democratic aspirations, but of the longstanding ambitions of Islamic extremists.

Libyan Rebels Cage Black Africans in Zoo, Force Feed Them Flags


Libyan rebels humiliate/torture a group of black Africans.

Libya: ''Dawn'' Turns Into Chaos

By Garibov Konstantin

Right now, tribal discords advance to the level of genocide, with some African tribes being slaughtered.

Libya: The forgotten victims of NATO Strikes: Amnesty International Report

A Year Later, Libya is Still a Mess

By Daniel Larison

After the West s much-ballyhood intervention, Libya is dominated by a complex tangle of violent militias and the chaos is spilling into neighboring countries.

Libya s humanitarian catastophe the West doesn t care about because it caused it


Journalist Neil Clark says now regime change has been achieved in Libya the Western powers don t care about the humanitarian catastrophe their intervention has caused and the Western media isn t interested in reporting it.

Libya: So it was all about oil after all!

Like Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, or Abelard and Eloise, Oil and Money are probably the West's most universal and paradigmatic duo. Their love affair has been going strong for many decades.

Rights group: NATO underplayed civilian deaths in Libya

NATO air strikes killed 72 civilians in Libya last year, Human Rights Watch said on Monday, accusing the western alliance of failing to acknowledge the scope of collateral damage it caused during the campaign that helped oust Moammar Gadhafi.

From Information Clearing House


In Libya, chaos reigns as militias run wild


Amnesty Demands Investigation into 'Forgotten Victims' of NATO s Libyan Airstrikes

Mit der Bundesregierung nachhaltig in die Krise

Die Bundesregierung lobt sich im aktuellen Nachhaltigkeitsbericht für ihre gefährliche Austeritätspolitik.


Die Debatte um Gauck geht weiter

Merkel stellt sich demonstrativ hinter Wulff

FDP will schwarz-gelben Kandidaten.

Der Rubikon ist überschritten: Christian Wulff tritt zurück

Angela Merkel muss zweiten Rücktritt eines Bundespräsidenten innerhalb einer Legislaturperiode verkraften.

Unionspolitiker unsparsam

Der nach zahlreichen Affären als Bundespräsident zurückgetretene Christian Wulff soll aus Steuermitteln einen ''Ehrensold'' in Höhe von etwa 200.000 Euro jährlich erhalten.

Gauck gegen Wikileaks und für Vorratsdatenspeicherung

Am Bundespräsidentschaftskandidaten der etablierten Parteien wird immer mehr Kritik laut.

Die Debatte um Gauck geht weiter


Gauck: Schmach für Merkel?,1518,816392,00.html


Submit or Be Destroyed

That s empire, ancient and modern.

'Anomic Breakdown' and Beyond



Video Documentary

For the first time in Greece a documentary produced by the audience. ''Debtocracy'' seeks the causes of the debt crisis and proposes solutions, hidden by the government and the dominant media.

Lessons From Iceland

We have been told that there is no way out of the debt burden that has been imposed on Irish citizens as a result of the collapse of the banks. But that, after all, may be no more than propaganda.

Greece Shows Us How to Protest Against a Failed System

By John Holloway

The rage displayed in Greek cities against austerity measures inspires all who are suffering for the benefit of banks and the rich.

Live Video Stream Greece Protest

How Greece could take down Wall Street

By Ellen Brown

The Houses of Morgan, Goldman and the other Big Five are justifiably worried right now, because an ''event of default'' declared on European sovereign debt could jeopardize their $32 trillion derivatives scheme.

Greece: The Epicenter of Global Pillage

By Stephen Lendman

At Last, Some Decency on Wall Street

By Robert Scheer

By the time you read this, the PR hacks of Goldman Sachs will be vigorously pressing their efforts to destroy the reputation of whistle-blower Greg Smith.

J.P. Morgan Chase s Ugly Family Secrets Revealed

By Matt Taibbi

In a story that should be getting lots of attention, American Banker has released an excellent and disturbing exposé of J.P. Morgan Chase s credit card services division.

From Information Clearing House


Economists Predict 'No Gain, More Pain' for Greece


A Public Exit From Goldman Sachs Hits at a Wounded Wall Street

Nelson D. Schwartz, The New York Times News Service: ''Wall Street traders come and go all the time, but few have quit with the flair of Greg Smith. The way he resigned from Goldman Sachs, and what he had to say, could reignite a debate over how much Wall Street has changed in the wake of the financial crisis.... 'Not one single minute is spent asking questions about how we can help clients,' Mr. Smith wrote. 'It s purely about how we can make the most possible money off of them.''


JP Morgan managing MF Global bankruptcy for its own profit

How Iran Can Have Nuclear Power and the World Can Have Peace


Panetta: No Iranian decision yet on nukes

''The intelligence does not show that they have made the decision to proceed with developing a nuclear weapon.'' Clapper said it's ''technically feasible'' that Tehran could produce a nuclear weapon in one or two years if its leaders decide to build one, ''but practically not likely.''

From Information Clearing House


32 US Senators Agree: Attacking Iran Acceptable

We have Seen the Threats Against Iran Before

85 Things That Might Get You on a DHS Terrorist Watch List


Homeland Security Dept. Pays General Dynamics to Scour Internet for Criticism of its Policies

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been paying a defense contractor $11.4 million to monitor social media websites and other Internet communications to find criticisms of the department s policies and actions.

From Information Clearing House

Banksters vs. the People

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