newslog 11 April


Richard Moore


Antarctic Sea Ice Up Over 43% Since 1980
32 Sea ice at Antarctica is up over 43% since 1980 and we hear nothing in the news, yet Arctic ice is down less than 7% and they’re all over it!

Climate Change: Breaking the “Political Consensus”
The Science of Climate Change: What does it Really Tell Us? By Andrew G. Marshall Global Research

How the Internet Got Its Rules
TODAY is an important date in the history of the Internet: the 40th anniversary of what is known as the Request for Comments.
Goldman Sachs hires law firm to shut blogger’s site
There are two possibilities here. One, Goldman Sachs may actually be worried as hell about this fellow’s little blog. Two, this may be a precedent-setting move, seeking to establish some kind of pattern where anti-corporate websites could be shut down routinely. We should keep our eye on developments here. –

The Cybersecurity Act of 2009 & shutting down the Internet
Should President Obama have the power to shut down domestic Internet traffic during a state of emergency? Senators John Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) think so

William Rivers Pitt on right-wing violence

Kauai residents don’t wait for state to repair road

Whole-Body Scans at all airports
Transportation Security Administration plans to replace the walk-through metal detectors at airport checkpoints with whole-body imaging machines

Barry Grey: The looting of America

The New York Times on Thursday published a front-page article that provides further insight into the economic and class interests that are being served by the Obama administration’s economic “recovery”

German exports in free fall
The latest figures from Eurostat, the statistical arm of the European Commission, reveal the extent of the decline of the European economy

Australian government prepares deep budget cuts
The Australian Labor government last week finally gave up denying that the economy would go into recession.

Japan economy hit hard
Massive Stimulus Packages Add to Japan’s Pile of Debt Spending Plans Balloon to $270 Billion, Mostly Borrowed

Gates reveals biggest military budget in world history

Obama to pull out troops – not
Obama to seek $83.4bn for wars in Iraq and Afghanistan The US president’s request would push the costs of the two wars to almost $1tn
Israeli army ordered to devise Iran war
As Israeli talks of war on Iran gain momentum, Israel’s military Chief of Staff says the army must prepare for a military aggression.

Kosovo: Evidence of KLA torture and murders

Pakistan…Faking Iraq-like Sectarian Tension
Already reeling under suicide bombing, Pakistan is seeing a surge in attacks targeting mosques and religious congregations…