UK Analysis Newswire Archive
05-08-2006 13:05The paramilitaries in Colombia sewpt with any possibility of institutionality that could have been on the Colombian Soceity. How to regain that beacuse it is vilta to the future of the country.
05-08-2006 12:47Robert Fisk says: "A terrible thought occurs to me - that there will be another 9/11"
I think he hasn't worked out the full impact of what is likely to happen.
05-08-2006 10:59The Independent this week splashed a study (1) across the front page purporting to show the relative dangers of different drugs. The Indy claimed:
“This is the first ranking based upon scientific evidence of harm to both individuals and society. It was devised by government advisers - then ignored by ministers because of its controversial findings”
05-08-2006 01:10In early March, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) held its forty-seventh annual conference in Washington.
Ten years ago, Representative Walter Jones (R-NC) introduced The War Crimes Act of 1996. This statute was one of many in the mid-1990s devoted to the principle of extraterritoriality: the extension of U.S. laws to other countries. When applied, such laws subject foreign nationals to prosecution if they treat a U.S. citizen or U.S. property in a way that violates U.S. laws.
04-08-2006 18:32Why the attempts of negotiation between the Colombian Governement and FARC haven' been able to produce any result.
04-08-2006 12:44''Blair knew the attack on Lebanon was coming but he didn't try to stop it, because he didn't want to. He has made this country an accomplice, destroying what remained of our influence abroad while putting us all at greater risk of attack.''
03-08-2006 23:20Bookchin's writings on nature served as an intellectual framework for the growing anarchist movement of the 1960s. Like Herbert Marcuse, Bookchin saw the political potential of "flower children" that rejected the synthetic lifestyle of the 1950s. What Bookchin saw as an overall project of the New Left was to add an ethical dimension to revolutionary movements. Bookchin wasn't so much concerned with achieving state power as to the creation of pre-figurative formations that would undermine the old society. Bookchin placed his dreams on those willing to drop out of society and live by the affirmation of refusal.
03-08-2006 16:00Drastic and tragic Climate Change is well underway, and will worsen unto Doomsday if we do not take drastic measures to stop its progress. Energy conservation is at best stopgap. The development of Green (clean, renewable, cheap) energy sources is indispensable. This has never been a particularly difficult technical problem. The Problem has been primarily political, necessitating a crucial political change --- Polluters' Power overridden by People's Power.
03-08-2006 12:51The 'Project for a New American Century' is sinking so fast that only the blood besmirched American flag is still visible above the ruins, the genocides, cemeteries and globally growing waves of intense contempt. Within six years the US management and its war machine has been unveiled: the blood of it's victims has definitely washed away the façade.
Hizballah, the Lebanese Shi‘i movement whose militia is fighting the Israeli army in south Lebanon, has been cast misleadingly in much media coverage of the ongoing war. Much more than a militia, the movement is also a political party that is a powerful actor in Lebanese politics and a provider of important social services. Not a creature of Iranian and Syrian sponsorship, Hizballah arose to battle Israel’s occupation of south Lebanon from 1982-2000 and, more broadly, to advocate for Lebanon’s historically disenfranchised Shi‘i Muslim community. While it has many political opponents in Lebanon, Hizballah is very much of Lebanon -- a fact that Israel’s military campaign is highlighting.
03-08-2006 11:19Scottish nationalism is not a left-wing or anti-imperialist movement, as the SSP maintains. It first emerged as a significant political force only in the late 1960s as a response amongst sections of academia, business and the middle class to their own social concerns.
03-08-2006 06:09Issues and difficulties about the possibilites of peace between the FARC gerrilla and the Colombian govrenment
02-08-2006 22:39'No Planet B - The History Of The World Backwards'
Described as a musical, No Planet B is actually part musical, part stand-up comedy and part play.
02-08-2006 17:38London, 1st August 2006
The sheer brutality of the butchery of civilians by Israeli WMD –
bombs and fighter planes provided by the United States – on Lebanon
is firstly a warning to the rest of the world from the United
States: `accept US global domination, or else'; and secondly, it is
the beginning of a serious struggle for all-out control over Middle-
East, Caspian Basin and Central Asian oil and gas. It is not the
puppet Israel but the US itself who sets the tone of this
purposefully brutal war, a war which opens up a qualitative change
in US aggression and inter-imperialist conflict, a period that will
draw the whole world into intensifying horrors and suffering. At the
same time this new period opens a large window for the dramatic re-
appearance of world-wide mass class struggle bringing workers and
youth back into the centre-stage of global politics.