UK Analysis Newswire Archive
09-04-2007 20:46After five years of solitary confinement in a small metal cell, David Hicks pleaded guilty on March 26 to one of the two charges brought against him by US military prosecutors on March 1, to finally get out of the notoriously brutal US military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Hicks’s case has revealed just what a sham the US-led “war on terror” really is.
09-04-2007 18:35Sam Fox would be an economic,political and social parasite by any other name but to place him as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium after the W Bush Regime's SWIFT financial spying scandal by ex Treasury Secretary John Snow and the U.S. CIA in Belgium is a lot like putting a fox in charge of the chicken coop.
09-04-2007 18:23The Brits really should've quit while they were ahead . . .
Too late now.
08-04-2007 18:51Animal testing company Huntingdon Life Sciences were hoping that their Protection from Harassment Act injunction would put an end to protest outside their sites. Last week saw the four year process finally come to a close with a whimper. Normally the mainstream press would be celebrating about the company getting their way, but the victory was hollow and the protestors came out with more than they went in with. Read on for the full account of the abuse of the law and process by Huntingdon and their solicitors, Lawson-Cruttenden.
08-04-2007 01:26From 28 March 2007
Link to radio programme Against The Grain from Californian anti-war radio station KPFA
07-04-2007 12:22Since the G8 in Stirling, Action Medics have been training people to handle activism-related injuries. Rob Ray takes the course
07-04-2007 00:06Here is the full transcript of Captain's Air's interview with Sky news, which confirms that the mission was to spy on Iran, in the context of ongoing coalition war preparations.
06-04-2007 23:59Jundullah members captured in Iran after blowing up a bus with members of the Revolutionary Guard onboard back in February “said they had been trained for the mission at a secret location in Pakistan.” Back in 2003, the CIA established “secret bases” in Pakistan, ostensibly to hunt for the dead Osama bin Laden and his dour pranksters, that is to say patsies and mental deficients.
06-04-2007 18:20Sham consultations, compulsory purchases, mass demolitions and the displacement of entire communities. Call this a housing policy? A look at the government's Pathfinder initiative.
First published in Red Pepper April 2007.
06-04-2007 18:16This article by Professor Boyle, first published in February 1986 provides an incisive historical review of Washington's foreign policy agenda during the Iran Hostage crisis and the Iran-Iraq war.
It is of particular relevance to an understanding both of the US sponsored Iraq war as well as the foreign policy stance of the Bush adminstration in relation to Tehran.
It is worth noting that the Reagan administration's anti-Iranian policy was conducted by many of the same NeoConservatives who are today working for the Bush Junior Adminstration
06-04-2007 15:16What were Iran's likely reasons for arresting the 15 British service-people, and who have been the winners and losers in the hostage crisis?
06-04-2007 13:20Imagine coalition leaders recoiling in horror at the prospect of facing the truth that it is they who are the most criminally liable and culpable terrorists in the world today! Former Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan, stated that in order to effectively combat terrorism a universal definition of ‘terrorism’ would be imperative. A ratified definition would eliminate politically motivated, arbitrary definitions made by various groups/States for the principal purpose of servng their own interests. In the absence of a universal definition the legal system and International criminal courts are ‘hamstrung’ or worse, subject to manipulation by powerful (criminal) interests.
05-04-2007 08:59DWP minister adds another tool to aid benefit fraud detection
05-04-2007 08:48US Democrats in opposition and the ruling Republicans have embroiled the American public in a political crisis over deadlines for combat operations in Iraq that could develop into a constitutional showdown, but for Arabs and Iraqis it is merely playing electoral politics with Iraqi blood for oil because the Democratic Alternative, when scrutinized, promises them no fundamental change.