UK Newswire Archive
09-01-2010 19:12The Sumac Skill Share is back, and this time it’s three times a week.
In collaboration with the Nottingham Free School and the Sumac Skill Share collective is taking Skill Shares to the Square Centre, and adding a weekly idea share into the mix.
09-01-2010 11:21Not an economist, not a professor, not a famous politician, just a woodworker, who wants to take his responsibility in opposition to the world. An unexpected completely different view (paradigm-shift) on the economic problems. An approach in which the subject is an analysis of the language in which we communicate (the monetary system).
09-01-2010 10:53AFRICAN immigrants have risen up in southern Italy in two days of full-out rioting.
09-01-2010 04:45Sea Shepherd lodged on Friday writs to sue the crew of Japanese whaling ship Shonan Maru 2 for piracy in the Dutch court system for threatening the lives of the six crew members of the Ady Gil and destroying their vessel. Conservation pirates suing pirates of profit and environmental slaughter and destruction.
08-01-2010 16:15Cambridge Anarchists will be showing the film "On the Verge" about Smash EDO on Sunday 10th Jan. at the Cafe Project, Jesus Lane.
08-01-2010 15:09Mother earth sabotage capitalism. Time for us to help to our mother earth. Climate summit is over, it is time to act.
08-01-2010 13:44Aminatou Haidar, the Nobel Peace Price nominee who staged a 32-day hunger strike last month to raise awareness of the plight of the Saharawi people of Western Sahara, write a note of thanks to all those who helped her in her victorious return to her home.
The government are claiming that building nuclear power plants across the UK will help deal with the problems of climate change and unemployment.
But does nuclear power hold the answer to these problems or does it simply detract from developing other solutions for climate change?
08-01-2010 12:45"The relation between past imperial successes in securing harmonious hegemonic collaborating rulers in the 1990’s and the profound political changes resulting from the crises of and breakdown of neo-liberalism, led Washington to totally misread the new realities. The resulting policy failures (for example Latin America’s rejection of the Free Trade Agreement of the Americas) and isolation and defeat of US policy toward Venezuela, Cuba and Honduras reflects what we conceptualize as “romantic reaction”, a failure of political realism: nostalgia for the imperial “golden age” of hegemony and pillage of the 1990’s. The repeated failure by both the Bush and Obama regime to recognize regime changes, ideological shifts and the new development models and trade patterns has lead to mindless threats and diplomatic incapacity to develop any new bridges to the centrist regimes in the key countries of South America, especially toward Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay).
The gap between past (1975 – 2000) dominance and present declining hegemony, in Latin America establishes the parameters for understanding US-Venezuelan relations and in particular the ten years of political confrontation and the incapacity of Washington to restore its client elites to power, despite repeated efforts. Likewise despite Venezuela’s dependence on single product exports (petrol) and bureaucratic inefficiencies and corruption, its external policies have gotten around selected US boycotts and hostile diplomatic moves, while expanding regional ties and forging new trade and investment networks."
08-01-2010 12:39We need to change our tactics if we are to fight climate change- violence is a very loaded word and can mean different things to different people
08-01-2010 12:26After lots of support over xmas and new year, it's all still going on in Calais. If you're interested in coming over to do some solidarity work, get together with some mates and plan a few days over here. You can call the office to see what's needed. A trip over in February or March would be just as valuable as next week.
According to the 'Viva Palestine' spokeswoman, the convoy had been arrested at the Rafah crossing point - plain clothed officers identified Galloway and police bundled him into a vehicle and drove off before putting him on a plane back to London.
The not-too subliminal implications are that Iran is: a) a hostile state; b) doing something illegal in test-firing a long-range missile; and c) gearing up to deliver on its alleged threat to wipe out the state of Israel.
This is a propaganda system at work: the choice of words and framework of logic designed to condition people into accepting certain options. In this case, the pre-determined option is a unilateral military strike on Iran either by the US or Israel.
08-01-2010 08:30Immigration Control [Is there a whiff of fascism in the air?]
A very disturbing debate took place in the house of commons on Wednesday of this week. It follows the publication of a 'Declaration on Immigration' by the 'unbalanced' [as in mentally unbalanced] UK Parliamentary cross-party group on 'balanced' migration, who are calling for a very severe restriction on all immigration to the UK. Lord Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury is one of the group!
Full debate: House of Commons / 6 Jan 2010 : Column 100WH
Declaration on Immigration '70 million is too many'
07-01-2010 23:50No borders! No person is illegal - Kein mensch ist illegal! Short clip of new year's solidarity demonstration in front of an immigration center in Hamburg into 2010.