UK Newswire Archive
03-04-2007 15:21The attack dogs at neoconservative headquarters in Washington, DC, are at it again. They have seized on the ‘crisis’ that was brought about by the capture of the 15 British sailors and marines by the Iranians inside Iranian waters to call again for confrontation and war against Iran.
With the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan raging the chances of being killed and injured have increased dramatically over the past few years. But even if ex-services personnel make it back alive many are still scared for life from their experiences.
We encourage everyone to help us hand out fliers and let people know what it's really like in the military!
Sheffield Save ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) protest march, Devonshire Green, 10:30am, 21st April 2007.
03-04-2007 14:16Projectile 2007: 3rd Annual Festival of Anarchist Film Culture and Ideas
Projectile 2007 will take place at the Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, May 18th - 20th. We have the usual eclectic mix of films, workshops and music - including a session run by Edinburgh Indymedia Centre
03-04-2007 13:03Protest outside racist Home Office. Stop 'failing asylum seekers!
12th April 2007 outside the immigration reporting centre, Sandford House, 41
Homer Road, Solihull B91 3QJ. 12h00pm.
The current imperial slaughter in the Middle East, justified by the "Global War on Terror", that has resulted in at least 600,000 deaths in Iraq, is nothing new — the U.S. Empire has a long and sordid history of genocidal mass murder.
The history of the US imperialism and Empire is the subject of a series of ten monthly seminars from Dr John Marciano, "Empire as a Way of Life". Attached is a recording of the fourth of these seminars and the text upon which it was based. The first 7 of these seminars have taken place and the intention is to have the whole series published on this site; the last 3 will take place between now and June.
This seminar, recorded on 19th December 2006 by the L.A. Sound Posse, runs for 36 minutes and includes the discussion following. It has been made available under a Creative Commons license. If this recording is broadcast please let the L.A. Sound Posse know. This recording was originally made available on the A-Infos Radio Project site.
The following text has been reproduced here with the kind permission of Dr John Marciano and he can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. He introduced this series of seminars in the following way:
A fundamental purpose of our meetings is to understand the systemic nature of the U.S. Empire and the economic and military imperialism that is its lifeblood. The historian William Appleman Williams argues that empire became "a way of life" in the U.S., a "combination of patterns of thought and action that, as it becomes habitual and institutionalized, defines the thrust and character of a culture and society." This "way of life" has convinced many U.S. "Americans" they have a right or "manifest destiny" to impose their political and economic policies upon others.
Dr John Marciano is Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Cortland, where he taught courses on social and historical foundations of education and class, gender and race.
Previous parts of this series:
03-04-2007 11:43The Zapatistas Have a Diagnosis and Map of Social and Political Conflicts in the Country that Is Not Possessed by Any Other Type of Political Force
By Luis Hernández Navarro
03-04-2007 11:43Investigative journalism at its best with political conviction and hard facts
03-04-2007 11:05Here follows a summary of the way out.
“Commercial interests must take second place to protection of the population’s health”
Contrary to previous announcements, the BAYER Group has entered into international trade in toxic waste. For the time being BAYER plans to incinerate 4,500 metric tons of highly toxic hexachlorobenzene from Australia, for which the company will receive three million euros.
03-04-2007 09:59Home made video by US forces in Iraq shows trigger happy troops shooting anything that moves on an Iraqi street, then attacking a building where civilians try to take cover.
03-04-2007 07:25Jan Szyszko, Poland's Minister for the Environment, is planning helicopter flights over Rospuda, where nesting has already started. The minister wants to show foreign journalists and union experts the town along with presenting them with the itinerary of the bypass route, and in particular the section crossing the protected peat bogs of the Rospuda river.
"Flying over Rospuda during the nesting season is idiotic", confirmed an ecologist.
03-04-2007 07:24The two kids who committed the massacre, one was on Luvox, a prozac class antidepressant
03-04-2007 00:28Now, four years later, the Security Council has outdone itself. Not only has it failed to condemn the U.S. and Israeli threat to attack Iran—the threat itself a violation of the UN Charter, and one made ever-more real by the U.S. invasions of neighboring Afghanistan and Iraq during this decade alone, now followed by a huge U.S. naval buildup near Iran's coast to levels not seen since the U.S. launched its war on Iraq four years ago in what the New York Times just called a "calculated show of force." But even worse, the Council has aided and abetted these potential aggressors by adopting three resolutions in the past eight months under Chapter VII of the UN Charter, each of which affirms that Iran's nuclear program is a threat to international peace and security, and reserves for the Council the right to take "further appropriate measures" should Iran fail to comply—that is, should Iran not cave-in to U.S. demands on exactly the terms demanded.