Air purifiers are bought and used to purify the indoor air of any type of place. Various types of pollutants pollute the indoor air of your place. Commonly found pollutants may include air borne particles like dust mite allergen and pollen etc, gases and odours in a household, tobacco, micro-organisms and volatile organic compounds etc. But before buying the best rated air purifier you should try to reduce indoor pollution at your place by reducing or banning the indoor use of the things increasing pollution like smoking, wood fires and burning candles etc. and start using exhaust fans in various areas including laundry, kitchen and bath and vacuuming the entire space.
Moreover availability of various types of air purifiers in the market also makes it difficult to find the best one for your home. For this reason people usually prefer to ask their family, friends and colleagues who have recently purchased the best air purifier. Some people prefer to search online and read their online reviews to find the best one.
Things to consider while choosing the best air purifier:
You should buy the best rated air purifier if you do not have any system to remove indoor polluted air forcefully. Though it is not easy to find the best one due to availability of various models manufactured by various companies but still you can buy one lager in size and fast in speed so that is can quietly and easily blow away the indoor pollutants from your place. Following tips can also help you in finding the best one for you.
Comparison of the features: In order to find the best rated air purifier you should compare the features of various models carefully. An air purifier can be rated the best if it indicates when it needs to be cleaned, repaired or replaced to ensure its proper working for long. Some of them may also indicate the cleaning or replacement time of its filter to increase the time of its efficient working.
No Power For the People As the economic losses caused by California’s energy deregulation plan pile up, it’s hard to find anyone these days who would disagree with California Gov. Gray Davis’ declaration that the state’s 1996 electricity deregulation scheme “is a colossal and dangerous failure.”
No Dump at Ward Valley
When Gray Davis was elected governor last November, opponents of the Ward Valley nuclear waste dump in the Mojave Desert thought they had finally found their knight in shining armor. They hoped Davis would ride in and slay the dump, whose major backer was former Republican governor Pete Wilson.
Veterans Groups Urge California Governor to Spare Manny Babbitt
Veterans groups in the United States are going to bat for California death row inmate Manny Babbitt, who is set to be executed Tuesday. Babbitt was sentenced to death for murdering one elderly woman and beating another senseless. The veterans groups are urging California Governor Gray Davis to spare Babbitt’s life, saying the Vietnam War permanently damaged him. Aaron Glantz reports.
(((audio)))Radio Documentary: The Fifty Year Stand-Off: North and South Korea
On July 27, 1953, North and South Korea officially ended their hostilities after three years of a brutal war that claimed the lives of more than 2 million people. But the Korean war lives on. A tense demilitarized zone separates the two countries. About 37,000 U.S. troops are stationed there. And, North Korea’s ambitions for a nuclear weapons program has taken on more urgency since President Bush listed the country as part of a so-called “Axis of Evil.”
On this edition of Making Contact, correspondents Ngoc Nguyen and Aaron Glantz take an in-depth look at the legacy of the Korean War and the on-going U.S. military presence. Nguyen and Glantz were in Korea for the 50th anniversary of the armistice.
Private Company Manages Bombing of North Korean Village
MAEHYANG-RI, SOUTH KOREA – Six days a week, up to 16 hours a day, the skies above this tiny fishing village, fill up with F-15, F-16, and A-10 fighter jets, that hurl bombs at a small island less than a mile away from the community.
The pilots come from United States military bases across the Pacific – as far north as Japan and Okinawa to Thailand in the south and Guam in the east, to this rural region just 50 miles south of Seoul on the west coast of the country.
Aaron Glantz reports from Vietnam:
Villagers Build Lives Out of Unexploded Bombs
KHE SANH, Vietnam (IPS) — Driving through Khe Sanh now, one could miss the handful of monuments that mark the site of the bloodiest battle of the American War, known to most of the world as the Vietnam War.
These days, the town in Quang Tri province is bustling with restaurants and cafes. Trucks carrying goods from the Lao border plow through the town’s main road, spewing fumes and kicking up dirt.
Egyptian Asbestos Workers Dying of Cancer
Wrapped in a brown sweater, to protect himself against the Egyptian winter, a man turns the coals of a camp-fire to keep the water boiling for tea at a makeshift shanty-town in front of the blue iron fence that encircles a shuttered factory in an industrial suburb of north-east Cairo.
U.S. Seeks to Silence Arab Democracy Activists
CAIRO – It’s lunch time in Cairo and two dozen Egyptian activists and intellectuals take break for tea and date bars. They’ve gathered in a community center near the city’s main train station to discuss new efforts to bring democracy to their country, which has been governed by an emergency law banning nearly all public expression for all of Hosni Mubarak’s 23 year rule.
(((audio))) Repercussions of WTO’s Quota Ban on Egyptian Textiles Workers
On New Year’s day, the World Trade Organization banned all international quotas on ready made garments, clearing the way for low-wage leaders China and India to take the lions share of the textile market in Europe and America. The decision is having repercussions across the developing world, as owners scramble to cut wages to preserve their profits while staying competitive. From Cairo, Aaron Glantz reports.
Aaron Glantz Reports from Jordan:
Jordan Quashes Unions, Critics of US
Jordan’s new Prime Minister Adnan Badran is coming under attack from pro-democracy advocates for his role in the killing of three university students in 1986. Badran wasn’t elected prime minister of Jordan – he was simply picked for the post by Jordanian ruler and U.S. ally, King Abdullah II.
Jordan’s Sweatshops: The Carrot or Stick of U.S. Foreign Policy
Amman, Jordan — Syed Adil Ali walks across the ground floor of the two story Silver Planet textile mill outside the Jordanian capital, Amman. The Pakistani national points at a multi-colored pile of clothes ready to be shipped to the United States. “This is an order for Wal-Mart,” he says. “It’s shorts. Boy’s shorts. We export for all the big US retailers. Target, Wal-Mart and JC Penny.” Continue reading
“Glantz’s account is full of interviews with ordinary Iraqis, and from their evolving thoughts and experiences he builds a critique of the many American misconceptions about Iraq, one that castigates equally the left’s knee-jerk preconceptions, the occupation authorities’ cluelessness and heavy-handed misrule and the media’s lack of interest in the suffering of Iraqis. The result is a nuanced and hard-hitting indictment.”
“Aaron Glantz’ courageous, unembedded journalism explains the reality of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq with a clarity and perspective sorely lacking in the mainstream media. He incisively cuts through the fog of war and Pentagon chatter, getting close to the story, as all journalists should. How America Lost Iraq is essential reading as the saber rattling in Washington continues.”
–Amy Goodman, host Democracy Now!, co-author: Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media that Love Them
“A no holds barred look at our Iraq quagmire … an important first-person document historians will look to in the future as they draw a more complete picture of America’s catastrophic victory in Iraq.
“[Glantz’s] effort to be an honest reporter, and not a propagandist, makes for the most powerful tensions in this book. .. excellent reporting.”
“In an era of so-called embedded reporting, when the voices of the Iraqi people are virtually silent on U.S. mainstream airwaves, Glantz conveys the heartbreaking, emotional and often conflicted perspectives of a nation that has traded one brand of oppression for another.”
–Inter Press News Service (Rome)
“Entering Iraq shortly after U.S. soldiers in 2003, Glantz found heartening and surprising support for the war. … Then America frittered away that goodwill by failing to restore the power and water systems that were destroyed in the invasion and by harsh, indefinite detentions of ordinary citizens….The words of the Iraqis he interviewed in 2004 are convincing: The United States is no longer welcome there.”
–Sacramento News and Review
This is not the happy story of liberating Iraq and replacing dictatorship with democracy President Bush and the mainstream American media would have us believe.
How American Lost Iraq (Tarcher/Penguin; isbn 1-58542-426-9; May 19, 2005, $23.95) tells the story of how the U.S. government squandered, through a series of blunders and brutalities, the goodwill with which most Iraqi’s greeted the American invasion and the elation they felt at the fall of Saddam Hussein.
As President Bush pushed the country toward war with Iraq in the early months of 2003, Pacifica Radio reporter Aaron Glantz warned of the tragic consequences that would follow. But once he arrived in Iraq, the reality he found stunned him. In dozens of interviews, Iraqi citizens spoke of their deep gratitude to the Americans for ousting the dictator who had oppressed them for thirty years. Even Iraqis whose homes had been destroyed and who suffered from the lack of clean water, electricity, and other basic services, felt these sacrifices were worth the freedom America had promised them. Glantz interviewed one man who vowed to name his first son George Bush.
But as the occupation dragged on—as more and more Iraqis were thrown in Abu Ghraib without being charged; as the necessities of daily life, such as drinking water and electricity, went lacking; and as the American army failed to control lootings and rampant street violence—tensions began to rise.
Then, with the spectacular killings and grisly display of four American contractors, those tensions exploded. Instead of negotiating, the United States made the fateful decision to attack Fallujah, a colossal mistake that would enrage even moderate Muslims and turn simmering resentment into armed resistance.
With gripping eyewitness accounts, Glantz takes readers inside Fallujah and shows what embedded reporters failed to reveal—the deliberate killing of Iraqi civilians by American Marines and the devastating effects of American bombing in a densely populated city. Glantz shows that ordinary Iraqi civilians—men, women, and children—were shot and killed simply for leaving their houses, or for trying to rescue those who lay wounded in the streets. Even humanitarian aid workers who tried to take the wounded to the hospital in clearly marked ambulances were shot at by American snipers. We learn of one brave couple that held their marriage ceremony with bombs falling around them.
WASHINGTON –Peace activists from across the United States gathered in Washington Sarturday for what they said was the largest demonstration to date against the Iraq war.
“It’s time for a new day,” the Reverend Jesse Jackson told what organisers estimated as a crowd of 500,000 demonstrators gathered outside the halls of Congress on the National Mall.
“We do not need more troops in Iraq, we need more money at home,” Jackson said. “We need a vision of hope over fear, of preparing smart children not smart bombs. A vision realising that right makes might; might does not make right.”
The demonstration, which was pulled together by an umbrella group called United for Peace and Justice, also featured speeches by a half dozen antiwar Congresspeople.
Among them was a founder of Congress’ “Out of Iraq Caucus,” Maxine Waters, a California Democrat, who pledged not to vote “one dime for this war”.
Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson also spoke, as did actors Jane Fonda and Sean Penn, members of the National Organisation for Women and other feminist groups, members of the United States military and veterans groups opposed to the war, and representatives of organised labour.
“The American people spoke loudly in the November election, removing from office many of those who shared President Bush’s wrong-headed thinking,” Fred Mason, head of the Maryland chapter of the AFL-CIO, a major umbrella trade union, told the crowd. “The new Congress has a responsibility to the American people to end military involvement in Iraq and bring our troops home now.”
Like many speakers at the rally, Mason expressed disappointment that so far the Democratic Congress’ opposition to George W. Bush’s Iraq policy has shown itself mainly in the drafting of non-binding resolutions against his troop surge. For his part, Bush has rebuffed those efforts.
“I’m the decision maker,” Bush said Friday. “I’ve picked the plan that I think is most likely to succeed… I know there is scepticism and pessimism and that some are condemning a plan before it’s even had a chance to work.”