UK Newswire Archive
An investigation by the New York Times has revealed "a Pentagon information apparatus" which uses military 'analysts' in a campaign to generate favourable news coverage of the Bush administration's wars on terrorism and Iraq. The front page feature by David Barstow comes after the paper successfully sued the Defense Department, under the Freedom of Information Act, to gain access to 8,000 pages of e-mail messages, transcripts and records describing years of private briefings, trips to Iraq and Guantánamo and an extensive Pentagon talking points operation.
"Internal Pentagon documents repeatedly refer to the military analysts as 'message force multipliers' or 'surrogates' who could be counted on to deliver administration 'themes and messages' to millions of Americans 'in the form of their own opinions'."
Dr. Al-Arian is greatly weakened after 46 days without food, his situation is grave, prison authorities are hostile and dismissive, and the Department of Justice may be trying to kill him.
20-04-2008 20:06SPACE INVADED! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED…..IT WAS ACE!
A Summary of the events in Manchester around Squat Manchester 12 April. Including the film night, the banner drops, the new squatted social centre, the family fun day, the No Borders March, the occupation of Jacksons Wharf the busted 'free' party and more!!
20-04-2008 20:04The British government has attempted to censor information showing how Britain got the nuclear bomb. Wikileaks posted a copy of the 1947 “Penny report.” The British government responded to this by emailing Wikileaks and claiming that “some censorship at least is in the public good.”
20-04-2008 18:46The police presence in Bristol has started to fall. This comes in the days after a controlled explosion and the arrest of a man under the terrorism act in the Westbury on Trym area of the city.
20-04-2008 17:08On Monday 21st April 2008 Saving Iceland Founder, Olafur Pall Sigurdson,
will appear before the District Court of East Iceland charged with
property damage. The charge relates to an incident at Snæfell Mountain
protest camp in the end of July 2006, when a police 4x4 was deliberately
driven into Sigurdsson at a potentially fatal speed.
20-04-2008 11:46Yesterday, on Saturday 19th April 2008, there was a protest in memory of Ama Sumani in Cardiff, Wales. Ama Sumani was taken by force from hospital in Wales in January 2008 and removed to Ghana. In Ghana she was unable to continue her treatment and died two months later. Friends of Ama Sumani do not want her death to be forgotten and intend to continue the struggle against the removal of people to countries where effective medical treatment for their conditions is unavailable.
20-04-2008 11:03Brendan Barber, head of the TUC, has strongly criticised the abolition of the 10p tax rate. Barber has voiced concerns that the government has been paying far too much attention to the "siren voices of those campaigning to the super rich and the corporate elite."
20-04-2008 10:47Love Music Hate Racism Carnival
Sunday 27 April
Victoria Park E3
20-04-2008 10:29The next issue of the Mule is out soon and we are looking for photos from the 11th and 12th of April.
To do list for 2008
1) Make 10 new video series on topics ranging from Woodland skills to Technology reviews and from Political news to investigative documentaries.
2) Develop a desktop video player application based upon the open source software.
3) Launch an Internet Protocol Television Station which builds an open mass medium of online television.
Ps: Do it all on a minuscule budget
20-04-2008 08:40TERRORISM, subterfuge and conspiracy are the subject of a talk being given in Worthing on Thursday night (April 24).