UK Analysis Newswire Archive
09-10-2007 12:35latest threat to legal rights under arrest in "minor" cases. bizarre proposals remove rights to duty lawyer and replace with a call centre staffed by ex-police officers.
09-10-2007 01:30In short, when it comes to the Middle East, domestic politics rule. Oil and “the spread of democracy” are secondary factors. It is all the explanation you need to understand Hillary’s vote to invade Iraq five years ago as well as her vote last week to enable a war against Iran. She was not fooled by Bush in 2002, any more than she is being fooled by Joe Lieberman today.
07-10-2007 18:01No matter what they say, the bourgeois cannot escape the fact that Marx's ideas still hold water after all these years. His analysis of the capitalist system, its laws and contradictions are as relevant today as they were 150 years ago. The serious journals of capitalism confirm this.
07-10-2007 03:46For all the bad press that they receive, a lot of people still believe that Western corporations are making some sort of contribution to improving the lot of people in the third world. Let me present a counter-example.
06-10-2007 20:53New York City, London, Beijing: what do they have in common? surveillance cameras
05-10-2007 18:48...argues a new zine! Shift aims to make a contribution to radical naval gazing with analysis of G8 and Climate Camp mobilisations. The approach is simple: capitalism is more than just 'us' versus 'them'. So you won't find any articles slagging off George Bush or Coca Cola in our pages.
05-10-2007 08:08The ECONOMIST website has 'let slip' in the last 20 hours that Gordon Brown's now trumpeted decision to 'give the go-ahead' to the CRASSrail scam was, indeed, a scam.
04-10-2007 13:26I feel like an eco-fraud. There’s me thinking that we should be protecting the land, the sea and the atmosphere from the profit motives of large corporations, and then a big group of like-minded people come along with a signed document saying the opposite and repeatedly hit you round the face with it.
04-10-2007 02:10With the run on the Northern Rock bank still creating major ripples in the banking world ( http://news.google.co.uk/news?hl=en&q=run%20on%20the%20bank%20northern%20rock&oe=UTF-8&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wn) we thought it was a good excuse to show the film 'Money as Debt' - an animated explanation of the history of money and banking...
03-10-2007 19:46A critical review of the current political and social situation in Venezuela.
George W. Bush has transformed elite units of the U.S. military – including Special Forces and highly trained sniper teams – into “death squads” with a license to kill unarmed targets on the suspicion that they are a threat to American military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to evidence from recent court cases.
02-10-2007 17:33In 1988 the Thatcher government illegally paid the Malaysian government £234 million from the overseas aid budget to secure an order for two British arms companies. Anti-fraud campaigner and former MCCS employee Rob McCartney reveals how they simultaneously lied to cover up important evidence about fraud allegations being made against one of the companies, and awarded it a £300 million contract without any apparent justification.
01-10-2007 20:32Jon Snow's presentation of Dispatches expressed the real difficulty that we now have with a media that relies on 'research' that is partial and concentrates on the symptoms of problems rather than their real underlying cause. Plea for documentaries not shockumentaries...