UK Newswire Archive
10-02-2009 01:53Ever since Hamas was voted into power in Gaza as a protest vote against Fatah (the same reason why the MB won so many seats in the Egyptian parliamentary elections), and democracy in the Palestinian territories has suffered a major blow. The blow became a full on gushing head wound the moment Hamas started its coup, and kicked the Fatah people out, create what got immediately dubbed Hamastan. And ever since that day, the blockade went up and stayed up, and some of us, including me, cheered, thinking it was a fitting punishment for big bad Hamas, and that soon enough there would be a second election, I even hoped for an open revolt, where the Palestinian people would throw out Hamas from power on its fat Jihady ass. In the throngs of our self-righteous indignation and punishment, we forgot that Hamas, now that it is in power, was going to do what every islamist organization in power would do: Destroy the democratic institutions that brought them there, and clamp down to solidify their power big time. And that's what they did.
10-02-2009 01:01The walk-outs and demonstrations by workers in oil refineries and power stations over the question of unemployment show the depth of anger in the working class faced with the tidal wave of redundancies brought about by the economic crisis. This wave of lay-offs and short-time working is not confined to Britain but is engulfing the globe. From the USA to China, from western Europe to Russia, no workers' job is safe; and even when they have work, wages are being cut and working conditions worsened.
10-02-2009 00:41Economic recession, not only threw Iceland into the throes of bankruptcy, political protests against the social crisis, now even toppled its government. Obviously, because of structural recession, elsewhere this type of economic collapse will continue . Will Ukraine be next? And finally, who?
09-02-2009 22:47You have an economy in shambles, increasing international isolation, the danger of further wars, an unpopular millenarian president who thinks God put him in office to reshape the world, and an alarmed public across the board. And you have a liberal challenger to the woeful status quo who is known for an ability to reach out to conservatives and a dislike of social polarization, who is wildly popular with youth, women and liberals, but who might attract even conservative votes. Sound familiar? I am talking about Iran.
09-02-2009 22:35Students at the University of Rochester (UR) and their supporters from the community occupied a campus building February 6 in solidarity with the victims of Israel's siege of Gaza--and in a matter of half a day declared victory after winning important concessions from the administration.
09-02-2009 22:26Note: Soldiers in the UK can get confidential advice from an AT EASE voluntary counsellor, please phone 0207 247 5164 on a Sunday between 5pm-7pm.
09-02-2009 21:55While ordinary people struggle to pay their bills in Credit Crunch Britain, the politicians at Westminster are flourishing, at YOUR expense!
www.imemc.org, for Monday, February 9th, 2009.
09-02-2009 15:26“Global warming my ass! It’s freezing! Al Gore sure is taking you people for a ride!” I’ve heard comments along these lines for months now, ever since normal late fall/early winter temperatures set in. Check the comments on any local news story about a snowstorm, and you’ll find at least a handful of people who believe that because it’s snowing during winter in the Northern Hemisphere, global warming can’t possibly be real.
Police act on web comment including judge's details
A man has been arrested in connection with comments posted to the activist news site Indymedia.
09-02-2009 14:52NATO’s 60th anniversary conference takes place in Strasbourg (France) and Baden-Baden (Germany) on 3rd-4th April.
Groups from the peace, anarchist and radical left movements across Europe are working together to oppose the conference.
09-02-2009 14:44Fitwatch urge all supporters to mark the coming into force of the Counter Terrorism Act 2008, by joining the NUJ and others at New Scotland Yard this coming Monday.
09-02-2009 13:23No, you just could not make it up. If you are a taxpayer in the UK that rather large wodge of money that you invested in RBS, Northern Rock, HBOS, Bradford and Bingley and Lloyds is being looked after by a chap called Glen Moreno. But whats that- he´s supposed to be a bit of a dodgy geezer?. And he´s in charge of giving out the bonuses? I don´t believe it