UK Newswire Archive
29-01-2007 20:32"They melted on average about 1.6 times
faster annually this decade compared with
the 1990s, and about six times faster than
in the 1980s."
29-01-2007 19:29Violation of migrants’ human rights in Morocco an “accident” says Commission official. The European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights held an exchange of views on the situation of migrants in Morocco on Monday, 22nd January.
29-01-2007 18:19But what if we look at the G8 protest not as an end, but as a beginning? If we believe in the success of our plans and activities, it could inspire people to take action long afterwards. We could develop new tactics and new ways of working together. And with this knowledge and inspiration, we don’t go back to our old life, but let resistance bloom all over Europe and whole world next summer and afterwards. United in our belief that we really are “more powerful than they can imagine”.
29-01-2007 13:58Sawit Watch, an organisation which represents communities and workers affected by oil palm plantations in Indonesia, has written an open letter to politicians and citizens in Europe against plans to increase the use of palm oil for biofuels. They warn that palm oil expansion for biofuels will lead to more global warming, social conflicts and human rights abuses.
29-01-2007 13:56A meeting was held on Sunday 28th Jan to discuss and begin organising a UK mobilisation against this years G8. Here's some notes on what went down....
29-01-2007 13:48Troop surge paves way for wider war
The Bush administration has authorized US military forces in Iraq to hunt down and kill Iranian government personnel operating in that country, according to a report that first appeared in the Washington Post last Friday. The newspaper said President Bush authorized the new “kill or capture” program last fall during a meeting with his most senior advisors, which also resulted in the approval of a series of other measures aimed at destabilizing the Iranian regime.
29-01-2007 12:22Hillary Clinton and the neo-cons have much in common, their policies in relation to a continued presence in Iraq (oil theft) are similar as are their inept, amateurish and transparent attempts at rhetoric. Hillary’s latest offering was a statement to the effect that the Bush regime has dug a “deep hole” in Iraq that would take some time for “us” to emerge from! Notice the tactic of blame laying [political capital] while at the same time ensuring continued presence in Iraq on the basis that “we” would be rectifying all of Bush’s mistakes – very good Hillary, continued neo-colonial occupation and oil appropriation has nothing to do with it! Are Americans so stupid that they no longer recognise horseshit when they see or smell it?
29-01-2007 10:51The Suns front page 'scoop' today is 'State X-Ray Spies To See You Nude (you are undie surveillance)' but I prefer my headline as for once the Sun understate the issue. The article is giving the great-unwashed notice what has been decided long ago and has already been trialled without the public being informed.
29-01-2007 00:48In 1975 it was discovered by US authorities that arms maker EDO Corporation were responsible for
contamationaing drinking water in the US city of Norwalk.