UK Newswire Archive
31-05-2007 19:37The Dr Hadwen Trust criticises the latest 'ethical' ranking for pharma companies, for ignoring animal experiments.
31-05-2007 19:31When you've become worse than what you claim to oppose, there is no moral argument for the perpetuation of your actions.
31-05-2007 19:31NASA released two reports today on climate change.
A research team has been in Greenland measuring
the ice sheet and glaciers for three weeks with new
laser and radar equipment. They say that "Greenland
has experienced a significant loss of ice." " ...the ice
sheet and glaciers have been melting at an increasing
rate over the past several years."
31-05-2007 19:29It's this type of thinking that created this mess in the first place, and why the Extremists holding Israel hostage in the Knesset won't negotiate or compromise for peace.
It's time for Israelis to stand up to these Ideologues, end their di*k-waving contest, and make peace once and for all.
31-05-2007 17:25Article by the education charity WORLDwrite examining prevailing attitudes on the ability of Africans to self govern and develop their economic and social potential. Explores poverty eradication & poverty reduction along with what debt relief really means in Ghana.
Includes comments by Ghanian Academics Professor Akilagpa Sawyerr and Dr. Yao Graham of Third World Network Africa.
31-05-2007 17:19US-Iranian talks—the first in nearly three decades—took place in Baghdad on Monday. American ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, met with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Kazemi Qumi in the offices of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad for four hours.
31-05-2007 17:18With tacit support from the Labour government and Conservative front bench, a bill has been tabled that would exempt Parliament and MPs from Freedom of Information (FoI) legislation.
Wednesday 4 July 2007 - 12 noon - 5pm
Mark Steel - comedian and socialist columist
Anas Alkitriki - spokesman - British Muslim Initiative
and apppearance of a special guest
Organised by CAMPAIGN for the ACCOUNTABILITY of AMERICAN BASES (CAAB)
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 eighth of these seminars and the text upon which it was based. The first 9 of these seminars have taken place and the intention is to have the whole series published on this site; the last one will take place on 19th June.
This seminar, recorded on 17th April 2007 by the L.A. Sound Posse, runs for 39 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:
- Empire as a Way of Life, Part 1 | mp3 | doc
- Empire as a Way of Life, Part 2 | mp3 | doc
- Empire as a Way of Life, Part 3 | mp3 | doc
- Empire as a Way of Life, Part 4 | mp3 | doc
- Empire as a Way of Life, Part 5 | mp3 | doc
- Empire as a Way of Life, Part 6 | mp3 | doc
- Empire as a Way of Life, Part 7 | mp3 | doc
31-05-2007 14:49In conjunction to the alternative media material that has already started coming out of Germany about whats going on, we want to encourage the setting up of a network of nodal infopoints outside of the protest area for people in their local area to be able to go to and find out first hand whats going on...Spaces already forming in Berlin, Mataro(Cat), Sao Paulo
Recorded on May 3- 07
31-05-2007 14:28Attac turns against the unjust sides of globalization and develops econmic concepts.. We need the contagious power of the ideas of freedom, justice and equality. The last European revolution in 1989 succeeded despite dictatorial conditions.. With the Iraq war and Guantanamo, the common values of the West are discredited.
31-05-2007 13:40It is Brian Haws sixth anniversary on 2nd June. There will be a party.
31-05-2007 12:35A response to yesterday's WTC7 hit piece in the NY Times (see 'A Notion From 9/11 Is Kept Alive' by Jim Dwyer). Why do we bother? Because someone has to keep the concepts of truth and global justice alive as we descend into Rockefeller's 'dream' of a one-world feudal state, that's why!
31-05-2007 11:26Unlike other parts of Sheffield, Sheffield South's minorities are far fewer amongst the townships. Recent racist attacks give reason to call for clamp down and eviction of racist tenants.
31-05-2007 10:08Bush has proposed Robert Zoellick as the new President of the World Bank.
As always with Bush candidates, it is the political connections, rather than merits, which dictate the choice.
For more information about the project, see the previous article: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/regions/nottinghamshire/2007/05/370963.html
31-05-2007 08:23Exodus Picnic at Feast!
Sunday 3 June 1 - 6pm, FREE EVENT
Platt Fields Park, Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M14 6LA