UK Analysis Newswire Archive
16-02-2007 17:24Two hundred years ago the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act was passed by British parliament. There has been much debate in the media about how to commemorate this event. I want to recommend several books that bring to light some of the horrors of that awful trade, the legacy of which still stains the society in which we live today...
16-02-2007 16:13Back in 1997, Shirlie McKie, a Scottish cop, was stitched up by fingerprint experts at the Scottish Criminal Records Office. They mistakenly identified her print at a murder scene she hadn't visited. Then they criminally tried to cover up their errors. Eventually unanimous evidence from 171 foreign fingerprint experts cleared her, but many were initially warned off the case by the FBI who feared it would damage their Lockerbie show trial of Libyan agents. Scottish ministers - who have known the facts for 6 years - refused to have a public enquiry. Noone has been charged with the initial murder and none of the fingerprint experts face disciplinary charges let alone criminal charges for their criminal coverup.
Shirlie McKie was able to clear her name partly because she was a cop with an unblemished record, the daughter of a cop with an unblemished record. However, when the SCRO are caught faking evidence and covering it up in one case, it is fair to assume this isn't an isolated case.
The reason for the McKie coverup is stop the Scottish judicial system being discredited - to help keep covering up the Lockerbie bombing.
16-02-2007 05:30The USA is that way! The most servile government in Australian history achieved a new ‘personal best’ in bootlicking today. Yesterday's parliament question time witnessed the Minister of Defence, Brendan (studs) Nelson and the Foreign Minister, Alexander (cream puff) Downer bending over forwards in preparation for Cheney’s visit. Astounding as it may seem to most Australians these two lackeys were attempting to score political points by extolling the virtues of neo-colonial subservience to the United States!
16-02-2007 01:25A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Cuba, and Russia.
15-02-2007 23:54Information Warfare, Psy-ops and the Power of Myth
The bombing of the Golden Dome Mosque in Samarra is the cornerstone of Bush’s psychological operations (psy-ops) in Iraq. That’s why it is critical to have an independent investigation and discover who is really responsible. The bombing has been used as a "Pearl Harbor-type" event which has deflected responsibility for the 650,000 Iraqi casualties and more than 3 million refugees. These are the victims of American occupation not civil war.
15-02-2007 22:56The executions of what they call " terrorists" and " criminals" in their dozens have been going on over a year now. A public execution took place in Mosul City, North of Iraq, two months ago. However, this is the first time we hear about sentencing women to death.
15-02-2007 22:15Why is it that apparently, the only arms of Iranian military contractors who don’t have a website in Arabic or Farsi are those whose products are the target of American accusation? Something is afoot, yet I know not what…
15-02-2007 21:49How UN peacekeepers are used as thuggish paramilitary enforcers for empire.
15-02-2007 18:07Anyone expecting to see the emergence in Afghanistan within the next several decades of a recognizable modern democracy ... is dreaming in Technicolor.
Chris Alexander (former Ambassador to Afghanistan) said it would take 5 generations of effort to make a difference in Afghanistan.
15-02-2007 09:38what are the obligations of the global rich in terms of climate change? Does the interdependence of nations means that traditional national-centric notions of 'obligation' and 'desert' are irrelevant? What is the role and responsibility of the global citizen to our fellow planet dwellers?
15-02-2007 05:15Alan Little, like Fergal Keane, is one of those over-hyped so-called leftie BBC-platformed 'thinking journalists' that form what can only be called the Polly Toynbee operation against the Muslims of the world. No matter how solid the evidence that Muslims are innocent, Polly Toynbee [who has been given platform by the arch poisonous and racist Guardian, London] will find something somehow that will show the Muslims to be at fault.
15-02-2007 01:10It's déja vu. This time the Bush gang wants war with Iran . Following a carefully orchestrated strategy, they have ratcheted up the "threat" from Iran , designed to mislead us into a new war four years after they misled us into Iraq .
14-02-2007 23:46Mike Rivero of the news site What Really Happened has completed a bit of investigative work into the supposed death merchant allegedly responsible for cranking out 81mm mortars, said to be in the arsenal of Iraq’s Shi’a militias.
14-02-2007 12:15The Australian Prime Minister, John Howard, has managed to gain some international attention after his hysterical attack on presidential candidate, Barack Obama. The seasoned Australian politician knowingly stated that a victory for Obama OR the Democrats would be a victory for al-Qaeda, “I mean, if I we're running al-Qaeda in Iraq, I would put a circle around March 2008 and pray as many times as possible for a victory not only for Obama but also for the Democrats”.