UK Analysis Newswire Archive
31-08-2006 21:43Official figures obtained by the Conservative Party bring to light the astonishing expansion of the Whitehall press machine under Tony Blair’s government.
31-08-2006 11:30The truth is, and here it is being said for the first time in this form, that Muslim people’s objection to Satan Rushdie was not about Rushdie's alleged freedom to write fiction. It was to Rushdie's satanic evil plot to distort the humanity of the entire Muslim peoples across the world. All Rushdie's apologists have suppressed the truth. They have covered it up with the lie that Muslims are against freedom of expression. Muslims are against the organised lying against human rights. There is no cause higher than this on earth. Uphold human rights. To deny Muslims the right to freedom to express opposition to the lies of Satan Rushdie or his likes is the greater violation of the allegedly western-only virtue of freedom of expression
31-08-2006 10:54En eye opening review of the israeli army tactics in urban warfare. Israelis capitalize on Deleuze, Guattari, Derrida and even Guy Debord in order to figure out the best possible way to fight in hostile streets. The scientific way to kill an entire city.
30-08-2006 18:26Independent Financial News
Wednesday August 30th 2006
30-08-2006 13:20A look at the crippling tendency for dedicated activists to live in their own self-defined, encapsulated social scenes, cut off from the larger social groupings that could provide a base of political support.
30-08-2006 08:07THE SPIRIT OF RESISTANCE IN MEXICO TODAY
29-08-2006 07:34The gates to Hartlepool Nuclear Power Station are currently being blockaded by a group of seven climate change campaigners.
This morning at 8am seven people blocked the entrance to the nuclear plant by locking themselves together across the gate with steel arm tubes.
28-08-2006 14:55Does it really need 300+ police officers in full riot gear, dogs and helicopters to disperse a few hundred youngsters in a field?
28-08-2006 11:46As the shaky ceasefire between Lebanon and Israel lumbers on, the European governments expected to ‘enforce the peace’ have been stuttering and stalling in the face of actual commitment. It was France who took the initiative originally, who as head of UNISFL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon), promised 3000 troops. After analyzing the situation further, an about-face occurred, and the troop level was reduced to 400 non-combatant personal. Italy saw opportunity and declared itself the replacement, promising 2000 troops; France, not to be outdone, reasserted leadership responsibilities, but with 2000 troops this time; Italy was then, thanks to its charitableness, awarded France’s old job as head of UNISFL. After all this, the seesawing attitude of the rest of Europe continues. These governments are demanding more definitive ‘rules of engagement’; they’re curious about the prospects of actual fighting, and are rightfully scared of being viewed as a foreign occupier in Hezbollahland. Bush is intent on seeing that his backfired war-effort is partially salvaged, and has insisted that Europe “hurry up” with military aide, since the U.S. has none to spare. It may be prudent to examine why Europe— who views Israel and the U.S. with apt distrust— is both eager and terrified to help them pursue their interests. Note: a working assumption will be that ‘humanitarian reasons’ is a sophistic answer, meant to lure citizens into obedience.
28-08-2006 09:05Victory over any opponent is the result of functionally superior values and strategies not advanced technologies as is often imagined; wars today continue to be fought by men and women. The relative strengths and weakness of combatants and cultures determine outcomes in today’s conflicts. The recent conflict in Lebanon demonstrates that military might is no match for superior strategy and tactics – superior technology is the intoxicant of technocrats and the drug of weak and incapable fighters/soldiers.
Democracy Now!, an alternative news site in the US (Wikipedia's Democracy Now! page) has been challenged to a debate on 9/11 since it's host and co-founder, Amy Goodman said in an interview with David Ray Griffin in 2004:
AMY GOODMAN: Can you name an expert you have relied on, for example on the issue of the world trade center towers going down, expert in structural engineering who has said it is impossible for the explanation to be the planes hit, and the fires caused the towers to go down?
AMY GOODMAN: Name just one. Name just one structural engineering expert who said it is not feasible that the planes caused the towers to go down.
And this same view has been expressed here:
"There is not one structural engineer in the whole world that thinks the towers couldn't have collapsed because of the impact of the planes, alongside the fires causing the steel trusses to lose their structural integrity (not melt that is a red herring, nobody makes that claim)."
Now a Structural Engineer, Charles N. Pegelow, has come out to question the official story, read on for a open letter, Dear Democracy Now!
26-08-2006 15:44Birmingham City Council have auctioned and sold community buildings all over the city, while the number of newly built community and social buildings has dropped to a shameful zero.
25-08-2006 10:33An idea put forward by a WWOOF host. Local Agenda 21 grants really should be available for mapping out/documenting wild food - here's some reasoning to put forward in persuading the authorities... a promising idea. Please comment, but tactfully - some people who post seem to be socially inept.
24-08-2006 19:25An idea on getting more people into growing their own food as a means of minimising carbon emissions, etc. Please comment - but tactfully, please. Some people who post on here.... well, anyway - I hope the idea is of worth & interest.