UK Analysis Newswire Archive
23-02-2004 19:10George Bush crushing free speech in Canada, Radio Host alleges.
23-02-2004 12:27Some United Nations Resolutions Against Israel
20-02-2004 01:08A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.
18-02-2004 16:23Housing associations, or Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) as they are now known, are becoming a powerful oppressive force within our communities. You get videos showing how marvellous your house will be, fantastic bathrooms with palm trees on the wall - they’re a delight to the eye. But it isn’t true. Former council tenants, who now regret agreeing to transfer, will tell you the promises weren’t fulfilled, repairs weren’t done, their homes weren’t renovated.
18-02-2004 16:21A local resident in Farnborough has sought and obtained leave for a judicial review of the unlawful planning decision to destroy half of the town centre and build a superstore. Social housing of 28 maisonettes was earmarked to be destroyed for the store's car park.
18-02-2004 09:43The giant steam turbine at the Najibiya power plant is quiet. If the Russian engineers who built the original equipment over 30 years ago stopped by to take a look, they might have a hard time recognizing the machinery: over the years Iraqi engineers have replaced many of the original blue parts with a patchwork of white and grey makeshift materials.
16-02-2004 11:11In the third week of January, close to 90,000 people from around the world gathered in Mumbai as part of the fourth World Social Forum (WSF). The level of organization and sheer number of activists and intellectuals who participated in this event reflected the growing intensity and momentum of the anti-globalization movement.
14-02-2004 15:24Wrexham is another local authority that is carrying out neo-Labour's dirty work and trying to force it's council tenants into the private sector by means of a 'rigged' ballot.
14-02-2004 15:06On Tyneside can be found yet another council trying to shaft its council tenants and do neo-Labour's dirty work for them by transferring their council houses to the private sector.
13-02-2004 11:42As the European Union prepares to enlarge, Herr Fischer's visit to an isolated Russian enclave is reminiscent of Scott-King's fictitious visit to Neustralia.
13-02-2004 09:49[Introduction by Tom Engelhardt: At this point, Afghanistan is certainly the forgotten war and the forgotten "nation-building" project. As Ahmed Rashid, superb reporter and author of the authoritative book Taliban, has written recently in the New York Review of Books, there's a reason why. Most of the country remains a failing non-state. Rashid recently went back to Afghanistan, essentially to retrace a trip he took in 1994-95 when he first covered the Taliban, a bizarre movement largely created by the Pakistani intelligence services and jihadis whose oppressive version of "Islam" bore little relation to anything Afghans had ever known.