Thursday, 17. June 2010

Are Foreign Lives of Equal Worth to Ours?

//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/17-7

Ancient Oceans: The Planet's Plunder Will Continue in the Name of Progress
//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/17-3



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How Taxpayers Are Subsidizing BP's Disaster Through the Pentagon

US Taxpayers: Pay for Nuclear Plants, Stuck with Nuclear Waste
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/17-7

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How Taxpayers Are Subsidizing BP's Disaster Through the Pentagon

Nick Turse, Tomdispatch.com: "Residents of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida are livid with BP in the wake of the massive, never-ending oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico - and Barack Obama says they ought to be. But there's one aspect of the BP story that most of those angry residents of the Gulf states aren't aware of. And the president hasn't had a thing to say about it."

//www.truth-out.org/kick-ass-or-buy-gas60527



A Green New Deal Now

Joe Conason, Truthout: "If the right-wing chorus insists that the Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico is 'Obama's Katrina,' then let us hope the president will make the most of that slogan. The comparison between the utter failure of the Bush administration and the missteps and errors of the Obama White House is fundamentally false. Yet there is nevertheless a crucial parallel to be drawn as the fifth anniversary of the hurricane approaches."

//www.truth-out.org/a-green-new-deal-now60508



Big Oil's Devastation Worldwide

Video

Laura Flanders, GRITtv: "'Oil is a messy business, even when it's legal,' says filmmaker Joe Berlinger, and we've all seen the effects of that business splashed across front pages and television sets over the last month. But the BP disaster isn't the only mess that Big Oil has caused in the last couple of months, to say nothing of the years and decades past."

//www.truth-out.org/big-oils-devastation-worldwide-video60531

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Is the BP Gusher Unstoppable?

"What is likely to happen now?

By Julia Whitty

The damage done by the leaked oil now is virtually immeasurable already and it will not get better, it can only get worse.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25755.htm

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Cleaning up our politics as we clean up the Gulf

Huffington Post
by Erich Pica

06/17/10

[T]there’s more than one irresponsible company and its apparently callous CEO behind the disaster in the Gulf. There’s the Mineral Management Service’s repeated rubber stamping of dangerous drilling projects without ensuring proper environmental safeguards were in place. And behind that the agency’s infestation with oil industry cash and cronies, which continued to fester under the leadership of President Obama’s Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. … There are the billions in taxpayer handouts that Big Oil and the fossil fuel industry receive each year. And behind that there are the swarms of industry lobbyists choking the halls of Congress and the stacks of polluter cash filling too many politicians’ campaign accounts. Behind all of this, there’s one deep-rooted problem: increasing corporate infiltration and control of our government...

//tinyurl.com/365xld4


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Keine heimliche Änderung der gesetzlichen Regelungen zur elektronischen Gesundheitskarte

„Am Freitag, 18. Juni 2010, soll der Bundestag über ein "Gesetz zur Änderung krankenversicherungsrechtlicher und anderer Vorschriften" abstimmen. Klammheimlich soll über einen Änderungsantrag, über den der "Ausschuss für Gesundheit" beim Deutschen Bundestag erst am Mittwoch, 16. Juni 2010, beraten hat, eine neue Regelung zur Einführung der elektronischen Gesundheitskarte beschlossen werden. Bisher ist in dem Gesetz nicht vorgesehen, dass die "Stammdaten" der Patienten beim Arztbesuch online mit den bei den Krankenkassen gespeicherten Daten abgeglichen werden. Über diese bisher nicht geregelte Funktion soll nun aber die Einführung der eGK, gegen die es vielfältige Proteste und gute Argumente gibt, protegiert werden. Schnell und möglichst ohne öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit soll also das Sozialgesetzbuch geändert werden…“ Pressemitteilung des Komitee für Grundrechte und Demokratie vom 17.6.2010 //www.grundrechtekomitee.de/node/353


Aus: LabourNet, 17. Juni 2010

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Elektronische Gesundheitskarte durch die Hintertür?

Gegner der Gesundheitskarte fürchten, dass die Karte über das "Gesetz zur Änderung krankenversicherungsrechtlicher und anderer Vorschriften" eingeführt werden könnte.

//www.heise.de/tp/blogs/8/147850



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Telekom-Bespitzelungsaffäre: ver.di wehrt sich gegen Verfahrenseinstellung

„Die Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (ver.di) kündigt Widerstand gegen die von der Staatsanwaltschaft Bonn verfügte Einstellung der Ermittlungen gegen Ex-Telekom-Vorstandschef Kai-Uwe Ricke und den ehemaligen Telekom-Aufsichtsratschef Klaus Zumwinkel an. Die von der Bespitzelungsaktion massiv in ihren Grundrechten geschädigten Arbeitnehmervertreter seien entsetzt darüber, dass Ermittlungen gegen die Spitzenmanager eingestellt worden seien…“ Pressemitteilung vom 14.06.2010 //presse.verdi.de/pressemitteilungen/showNews?id=14a47766-77af-11df-5b83-0019b9e321cd

Siehe dazu: Schwere Vorwürfe gegen Staatsanwaltschaft: Warum wurde gegen Telekom-Zumwinkel und Ricke keine Anklage erhoben?

„Im Zusammenhang mit der vor zwei Jahren bekannt gewordenen Telekom-Bespitzelungsaffäre erhoben Rechtsanwalt Gerhart R. Baum
(Bundesinnenminister a. D.) und Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin
(Bundesjustizministerin a.D.) am Dienstag in einer Pressemitteilung schwere Vorwürfe gegen die Bonner Staatsanwaltschaft…“ Stellungnahme von Prof. Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin und Gerhart Baum in NRhZ-Online - Neue Rheinische Zeitung - Online-Flyer Nr. 253 vom 14.06.2010 //www.nrhz.de/flyer/beitrag.php?id=15275


Aus: LabourNet, 17. Juni 2010



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The Truth about Chernobyl

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American Chernobyl

Hervé Kempf, Reporterre.net: "An uncontrollable industrial catastrophe, a worm-eaten system controlled by a rigid nomenklatura, a dynamic leader who wants to change things: doesn't that remind you of something? Yes, of course: Chernobyl, the Soviet Communist Party, Gorbachev."

//www.truth-out.org/american-chernobyl60558

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The Truth About Chernobyl

Reading the long, detailed and carefully referenced account of the harm caused by the Chernobyl explosion is a very sobering experience. It is in stark contrast to the summary of the report of the Chernobyl Forum. The complacent IAEA reports are in stark contrast to what is being observed by people on the ground. Doctors and other medical health workers in the former Soviet Union and other countries are reporting far more deaths and radiation-related illnesses than the official figures show. Yablokov and his colleagues have made vast quantities of evidence available to those us who cannot read Slavic languages; there is now even less excuse for ignoring it. For the IAEA to persist in claiming that no more than a few thousand people were killed or injured as a result of Chernobyl and that those who fear the after effects are mostly suffering from psychological problems is an insult to all those who live in the shadow of the explosion. It is grossly i rresponsible for governments and the nuclear industry to cite those figures as justification for building new nuclear plants all over the world. Were a major incident to occur – and sooner or later one is bound to – the consequences could be catastrophic. We simply cannot afford to go nuclear.

Professor Peter Saunders, Institute of Science in Society



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The US war addiction: Funding enemies to maintain a trillion dollar racket

AlterNet
by David DeGraw

06/16/10

Wherever there is a war, look for CIA/IMF/private military war profiteers covertly funding and supporting BOTH sides in order to keep the wars raging and the profits rolling in. As former CIA Station Chief John Stockwell explained: ‘Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn’...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Turkey’s policy toward Iran is worth emulating

AntiWar.Com
by Ivan Eland

06/16/10

Invading on the ground would be the only way to make sure that Iran never obtained a nuclear device. After the fiasco of invading Iraq (and the continuing bog in Afghanistan), invading the larger, more mountainous, more populous, and more zealous Iran likely would be an even bigger nightmare. Even though U.S. policymakers seem to be oblivious, or at least ambivalent, to these stark realities, Iran’s neighbor Turkey is not. The Turks are of the opinion that a more cooperative approach from Iran’s neighbors might make Tehran stop short of making a bomb. In other words, Iran might feel secure enough to halt at developing technology that would enable it to construct a weapon on short notice — much as Japan has already done...

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The next power triangle

The American Prospect
by Stephen Kinzer

06/14/10

Two Muslim nations in the Middle East have a long history of struggle for democracy. One, of course, is Turkey. Now the world’s most democratic Muslim country, it offers vivid proof that Islam and freedom can thrive side by side. It has for decades been a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and closely tied to the United States. Today, even while loosening its traditional enforcement of militant secularism, it is embarking on the most ambitious diplomatic project in its history, seeking to project power by resolving regional conflicts through dialogue and compromise. President Barack Obama chose Turkey to be the first Muslim country he visited while in office, telling the Grand National Assembly, “Turkey’s greatness lies in your ability to be at the center of things. This is not where East and West divide. This is where they come together...

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Turkish Gaullism and Turkey’s “balancing role”

The American Conservative
by Daniel Larison

06/16/10

Thomas Friedman manages to write an entire column on the deterioration of U.S.-Turkish relations and never once mentions the Iraq war, the PKK (which has revived since the start of the Iraq war), the weak U.S. response to the flotilla raid, or the Tehran nuclear deal that he and the administration both dismissed with contempt. If we’re apportioning blame for what has encouraged Turkey on its more independent course, we can assign quite a bit to both the Bush and Obama administrations, but that is not the only thing that interests me here. Friedman passes over U.S. mistakes in silence, because this makes it easier to portray Erdogan as the sole culprit responsible for wrecking U.S.-Turkish relations and it helps the misleading ‘the Islamists are coming!’ narrative take hold...

//tinyurl.com/2fjubu9


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Turkey set to freeze ties with Israel: report

A Turkish newspaper reported on Wednesday that Turkey would halt military cooperation with Israel and not send back the ambassador it withdrew after a deadly Israeli commando operation to stop a Gaza aid convoy.

//www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE65F4ZP20100616



Israel refuses to withdraw Ambassador to Turkey

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said that Israel will not respond to Turkey's demand that it recall its ambassador to Ankara. Interviewed by Kol Yisrael government radio, the former ambassador to the United States said "the intentions of someone making such demands are not good."

//www.panarmenian.net/eng/world/news/50183/



Knesset to hold session on Armenian genocide

On Wednesday, several U.S. congressmen from both parties announced that they were reconsidering their own positions on whether Turkey's treatment of the Armenians during World War I should be labeled genocide. At a press conference, the congressmen expressed concern over Ankara's deepening ties with Iran at the expense of those with its traditional ally Israel.

//www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/knesset-to-hold-session-on-armenian-genocide-1.296894



US: Turkey must show commitment

The United States is warning Turkey that it is alienating US supporters and needs to demonstrate its commitment to partnership with the West.

//www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=179570



We will not apologize to Turkey over Gaza flotilla killings

Top official in Foreign Ministry says Turkish demand for an official apology was mainly an excuse to allow Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's to cut diplomatic ties with Israel.

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Turkey closes skies to Israeli military

Amid tense relations prompted by Israel's deadly attack on a Turkish-flagged aid convoy, the government in Ankara takes a step to impose certain restrictive measures against the Israeli military.

//presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=132364&sectionid=351020204



Gaza aid victims shot more than once - report

The examinations carried out in Turkey found five of the nine died from bullet wounds to the head and that the nine volunteers were shot a total of 31 times. One of the lawyers for the families of the victims, Yasin Divrak, says the findings make it clear the Israeli forces shot to kill the activists.

//www.radioaustralianews.net.au/stories/201006/2940536.htm?=


From Information Clearing House

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P5+1 consensus on Iran breaks down as EU approves harsher sanctions
//www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9741/

Congress votes new Iran sanctions and new reporting req'ts for US president
//www.ufppc.org/us-a-world-news-mainmenu-35/9759/

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We Have Lost Our Way

Julia Chaitin Ph.D., Truthout: "I have been trying to get my head around what happened on the Gaza flotilla, with no success. When I turned on the Israeli news at 6:40 AM on Monday morning, knowing that the flotilla must be nearing our shores, the broadcaster's first words were a knife to the heart: 'Something very bad has happened. The commanders knew ahead of time that this was a lose-lose situation ...' I could not help but wonder why the naval commanders (and obviously the higher-ups in the government) would knowingly go into a situation that was 'lose-lose.'"

//www.truth-out.org/we-have-lost-our-way60363

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Turkey, America, and Empire's Twilight
//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/25-8

Turkey Bans Israeli Military Fight from Its Airspace as Freeze Deepens
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/29-3

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Former Marine talks about attack on Gaza relief ships
//www.brasschecktv.com/page/881.html



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Food Prices to Rise by Up to 40% Over Next Decade, UN Report Warns

Growing demand from emerging markets and for biofuel production will send prices soaring, according to the OECD and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.

//www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/jun/15/food-prices-rise-un-report



Food Prices Are About To Explode

A new report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forecasts soaring gloal food prices over the next decade.

//www.businessinsider.com/chart-of-the-day-world-food-prices-2010-6


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Israeli Nuclear Missile Boats Off Iranian Coast

Israel is stationing three of its five Dolphin class submarines in the Red Sea, and will keep one of them operating off the Iranian coast at all times. These subs will be armed with cruise missiles (equipped with nuclear warheads).

//www.strategypage.com/dls/articles/Israeli-Nuclear-Missile-Boats-Off-Iranian-Coast-6-14-2010.asp



Russia 'disappointed' by US, EU move on Iran

Russian deputy FM warns US, EU sanctions moves could affect cooperation in nuclear crisis. - "Such actions can be called none other than attempts to put yourself above the United Nations Security Council," he said.

//www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=39617



U.S., Israeli warships cross Suez Canal toward Red Sea

Egypt opposition angered at government for allowing the fleet of more than 12 ships to cross Egyptian manned waterway, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports.

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U.S. Military Surrounds Iran

Chances of Israeli Bombing Increase.
//www.energyandcapital.com/articles/us-millitary-surrounds-iran/1192


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Poland wants troops out of Afghanistan

Poland's Defense Minister Bodan Klich has called for the withdrawal of polish troops from Afghanistan before 2013, demanding that Afghan forces shoulder the responsibility.

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American Man in Limbo on No-Fly List

US Citizen Not Allowed To Return Home

By SCOTT SHANE

For six weeks, Mr. Wehelie has been in limbo in the Egyptian capital. He and his parents say he has no radical views, despises Al Qaeda and merely wants to get home to complete his education and get a job.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25735.htm



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Afghanistan: The Longest Lost War

By James Petras

Outside of the central districts of a few cities and the military fortresses, the Afghan national resistance forces, in all of their complex local, regional and national alliances, are in control, of territory, people and administration.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25742.htm



From Kabul to Kingston

By Richard Drayton

Army tactics in Jamaica resemble those used in Afghanistan - and it's no mere coincidence.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article25732.htm



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Human Trafficking: Not Someone Else's Problem

//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/16

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Take Action on Trafficking in the UK
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Slavery in our time

In These Times
by Michelle Chen

07/21/10

One-hundred-and-fifty years after the abolition of slavery, the State Department has acknowledged that people in the United States continue to be bought and sold as property. The department’s 2010 ‘Trafficking in Persons’ (TIP) report, a global review of human trafficking and civic and legal responses to it, lists the United States for the first time among the nations that harbor modern-day slavery. The report was a long time in coming...

//www.inthesetimes.com/article/6192/slavery_in_our_time


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Massive Spill Forces Fossil Fuels Rethinking

//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/16-8

The Gulf and Our Oily Campaign-Finance System
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/16-3

A 'Nightmare Well' Now Everyone's Nightmare
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/16-6

Day 59
//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/16-10

The Lesson of BP: Too Much Greed? Too Little Guts?
//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/16-3

Obama's Conservative Call to War Against Oil
//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/16-1

BP: "Corporate Criminal" Beneath the Surface
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/06/16-7

"You Should Be in Prison!": Protester Interrupts BP Hearing
//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/17-5

In Deep Water
//www.commondreams.org/video/2010/06/17-0

Five Questions for BP's Tony Hayward
//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/17

Live Video Feed of Endless Gush of Oil: A Damning Fountain of Truth
//www.commondreams.org/view/2010/06/17-2

CODEPINK: Distraught Shrimper Disrupts BP CEO Tony Hayward Testimony Demanding Hayward’s Arrest and Permanent Moratorium on Offshore Drilling

//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/06/17-1

Friends of the Earth: Campaign Launched to Force 'BP Ten' and Others in Congress to Give Up Dirty Oil Cash

//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/06/17-11

Project On Government Oversight: MMS Reforms Must Dig Deeper
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/06/17-9

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Oil spill flowing at up to 2.52 million gallons a day, scientists say

Scientists provided a new estimate for the amount of oil gushing from the ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday that indicates it could be leaking up to 2.52 million gallons of crude a day.

//tinyurl.com/23vcpoj



Oil spill raises concerns about air quality along coastal Louisiana

Video

There are effects from the oil spill that you can see, like oil washing ashore, and those that you can't, like when oil compounds breakdown and go airborne.

//www.wwltv.com/home/Oil-Spill-Raises-Concerns-About-Air-Quality-Along-Coastal-Louisiana-94202149.html


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Oh, the humanity

The New Republic
by Bradford Plumer

06/16/10

Take your pick on what’s most infuriating about the oil crisis in the Gulf. There’s the growing evidence that the platform blowout that caused all that crude to erupt out of the ocean floor was entirely preventable and should never have happened in the first place. BP cut corners on safety to save money, and regulators barely seemed to care. And now no one has any real clue how to contain the spill — we just have to watch helplessly as the ever-expanding oil slick poisons fisheries and kills off marshlands and coral reefs. What’s especially unnerving, though, is that the recklessness that helped bring about the spill, and the political reaction that followed, seem to indicate a larger inability to prevent and cope with other large-scale ecological catastrophes — particularly climate change...

//www.tnr.com/article/environment-energy/75591/oh-the-humanity



And the gods laughed

The Power of Narrative
by Arthur Silber

06/16/10

Obama and the ruling class now can barely stir themselves even to offer a convincing appearance of genuine concern for the huddled, oil-slicked masses. And honestly, why should they? Whatcha gonna do, baby? Most Americans sleepwalk through their days. To the extent they’re awake, more and more they struggle merely for survival. That doesn’t leave time for other activities. One notable exception to this somnolence can and will be made operational from time to time: many Americans will enthusiastically support another campaign of destruction against largely defenseless, usually much poorer (and usually darker-skinned) ‘Others,’ especially when they’re five or eight thousand miles away (unless they’re threatening the inviolable sanctity of our ‘borders’ here at home)...

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More dirty details from my BP mole

Mother Jones
by Mac McClelland

06/16/10

The men on Elmer’s Island don’t wear respirators since BP and OSHA have thrown precaution to the wind and deemed them unnecessary. But the only type of air-monitoring equipment Elmer’s ever seen on the island are little multigas meters that are not up to the job: They’re designed for indoor use, clog easily, and only measure limited types of pollutants. And despite the known dangers of dispersants and the toxic chemicals in crude (I can attest that contact with the stuff washing up on the beach can burn), workers aren’t even wearing protective Tyvek suits anymore. Of course, there are medics on hand to treat anyone who gets hurt or sick. Unfortunately, any worker who asks for a medic’s help is automatically drug tested, which, for some, can be a powerful incentive to not report injuries. (Not that keeping a cleanup job necessarily equals getting paid: Elmer says the contractors continue to lose workers’ paychecks, a problem he told me about the last time we talked and that has since been confirmed by the local papers.)...

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A hole in the world

The Nation
by Naomi Klein

06/24/10

Everyone gathered for the town hall meeting had been repeatedly instructed to show civility to the gentlemen from BP and the federal government. These fine folks had made time in their busy schedules to come to a school gymnasium on a Tuesday night in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, one of many coastal communities where brown poison was slithering through the marshes, part of what has come to be described as the largest environmental disaster in US history. ‘Speak to others the way you would want to be spoken to,’ the chair of the meeting pleaded one last time before opening the floor for questions. And for a while the crowd, mostly made up of fishing families, showed remarkable restraint...

//www.thenation.com/article/36608/hole-world


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Freedom destroyed
//www.brasschecktv.com/page/864.html

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BP Aware Of Cracks In Oil Well Two Months Before Explosion

Former BP Chairman and current BP CEO both dumped stocks in weeks before disaster

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Thursday, June 17, 2010

BP was aware of cracks appearing in the Macondo well as far back as February, right around the time Goldman Sachs and BP Chairman Tony Hayward were busy dumping their stocks in the company on the eve of the explosion that led to the oil spill, according to information uncovered by congressional investigators.

//www.prisonplanet.com/bp-aware-of-cracks-in-oil-well-two-months-before-explosion.html

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Goldman Admits It Had Bigger Role in AIG Deals

Greg Gordon, McClatchy Newspapers: "Reversing its oft-repeated position that it was acting only on behalf of its clients in its exotic dealings with the American International Group, Goldman Sachs now says that it also used its own money to make secret wagers against the U.S. housing market."

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Do Armed Contractors Belong in War Zones?

//www.commondreams.org/headline/2010/06/16-10

Human Rights First: Group Urges Commission to Advance Accountablity for Private Military Contractors, Protect Civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan
//www.commondreams.org/newswire/2010/06/18-11



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FDP wieder bei 5 Prozent

Miserable Umfrageergebnisse für die Regierung. Ist Schwarz-Gelb noch zu retten?
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Ban the legalize of commercial whale hunting

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Protect Whales Before It's Too Late
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Watch: IFAW President Fred O'Regan's rousing speech



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A Victory for the Whalers, a Defeat for Humanity
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Living in the Economic Past

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How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes
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The Coming Financial Meltdown
//www.lewrockwell.com/spl2/coming-financial-meltdown.html



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Good Luck and Good Hunting

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Ein Mensch von Computervirus befallen

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Ein britischer Forscher hat kürzlich herausgefunden, dass die Radio Frequency Identification-Chips (RFID), welche in den Medien oft so hoch gelobt werden, ...

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