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The Problem With...Hope

24-01-2008 16:38

I need to talk to you about hope. I need to warn you about having it, for merely by having hope you could become nothing more than a bundle of ineffectual good intentions. Hope could, in fact, be the single most dangerous thing to have in the environmental struggle we need to face up to.

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BP: Climate Policy Will Cause Peak Oil

24-01-2008 15:23

In a unbelievable presentation to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas on 16th January BP's Special Economic Advisor Peter Davies (no other oil company was prepared to address this group) claimed that "there's a distinct possibility that global oil consumption could peak as a result of climate policies" -- in other words NOT because supply problems but because of a reduction in demand! If you believe that governments around the world are going all out to reduce oil demand and switch to renewables then perhaps you might believe this... Of course they are not...

The APPGOPO Press Release on this presentation, which links to a MP3 of the event, follows, this presentation is being discussed on the PowerSwitch forum:

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US recession fears provoke continued market turmoil

24-01-2008 10:23

The US stock market experienced its most volatile trading since 2002 on Wednesday, opening in near panic and plummeting more than 300 points before a late day rally that brought the Dow Jones up by 2.5 percent, erasing the sharp decline of the past three days. The S&P 500 rose by 2.53 percent, and the NASDAQ by 1.05 percent.

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U.S. to use Spy Evidence against Citizens?

24-01-2008 03:11

Determining what NSA electronic surveillance can be used by police or introduced into court by Government, may be the next battle Americans have to fight.

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I'd Put The Telly On But I Doubt It Would Fit.

23-01-2008 23:40

A humourous look at the medium that is television. Or perhaps specificly those who watch it and why. And why they probably shouldn't. Enjoy!

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US cuts interest rates amid fears of global financial collapse

23-01-2008 14:56

The US central bank made its deepest interest rate cut in a quarter of a century Tuesday in an attempt to prevent a two-day wave of sell-offs on world financial markets from sweeping through Wall Street. The Federal Reserve Board announced its decision to cut its target interest rate by .75 percent barely an hour before the New York Stock Exchange reopened following a Monday shutdown in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

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Threat of US recession panics global stock markets

22-01-2008 07:34

Stock prices plummeted worldwide Monday, amid heightened fears of a US recession. While over the course of last week US financial markets suffered the worst fall since 2002, with the Down Jones Industrial Average dropping by 5 percent, many Asian and European indices dropped by a similar amount in just one day. It was the biggest one-day fall in world stock markets since September 11, 2001. Industrial stocks fell together with financial, suggesting that the US credit crisis, hitherto confined mainly to the banking and mortgage sectors, is spilling over into the real economy worldwide.

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Rearranging the Rocks on the Deck of the Titanic

21-01-2008 20:19

The FTSE 100 lost 5.5% today, if that happens for another twenty days there is no FTSE 100. The entire edifice of global capitalism has difficulties, meanwhile, the UK politicians and their media witter on about one failed building society.
Given the absence of any serious commentary on the situation here, please allow me to introduce you to 'Kunstler' of 'Long Emergency' fame. There is some 'told you so' shadenfraude to his view of the situation, you can follow his blog over time to see if things get less 'gleeful'. Thankyou.

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UN transformation proposed to create 'new world order'

21-01-2008 16:58

"Gordon Brown has begun secret talks with other world leaders on far-reaching reform of the United Nations Security Council as part of a drive to create a "new world order" and "global society".

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Time to start winning again!

20-01-2008 23:45

The original of this article was posted on the Bristol Indymedia newswire a few days ago, as a comment on the forthcoming speaking tour by Peter Gelderloos (How non-violence protects the state). It references some recent campaigns specific to Bristol, but the comments can be taken generally. The article is copied below for those interested, the original, with 'comments', can be seen here

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America's "Divide and Rule" Strategies in the Middle East

17-01-2008 20:26

It is no secret that the 2008 presidential tour of George W. Bush Jr. to the Middle East is more about rallying hostility and antagonism against Iran and those forces resisting Washington’s political and socio-economic curriculum for the Middle East.

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Shift #2 - Heathrow or Gatwick: what camp are you in?

17-01-2008 16:45

The second issue of Shift Magazine has just been published. It compares the politics of climate camp and no borders camp, includes an interview with the spacehijackers, and has a review of the 8 Dec. Climate March. We have posted the editorial below:

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The Black Church and the Hollowing Out of Black Politics

17-01-2008 11:44

Much of what passes for Black leadership no longer represents African American political interests or opinion, having broken from their progressive mass moorings under the lure of corporate money and “faith-based” government bribes. Black politicians dance to the tunes of Big Business campaign contributors, while many Black preachers “ape the undemocratic and bigoted worst” of their white Christian counterparts.

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EXCLUSIVE: Historical analysis of the philosophy of war - much food for thought

17-01-2008 04:53

Exclusive to here and good old Radio 4 All who seem to have been having server problems of late

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Economic Terrorist Network

16-01-2008 16:52

Mark Logan Pedley - Leader Of The Dominion Of Melchizedek
THE DOMINION OF MELCHIZEDEK, a global economic terrorist network has supported fraud and money-laundering in the U.S. and overseas for over 20-years using sophisticated criminal shadowy tradecrafts targeting individuals and businesses the U.S. government claims it cannot protect against.

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2008 election charade, part 2: White House bought by big money

15-01-2008 16:05

What is clear is the fact that major corporations are collectively hedging their bets, financing both sides. For example, Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley have money behind every leading candidate. Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Bear Stearns, and UBS are also prominent players, in virtually all of the camps.

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WWF : Buy Yourself A New Corporate Image

15-01-2008 14:34

It seems that any corporation, however bad their past, can sponsor WWF in order to make them look good. Surely this is wrong, but that's what's going on.

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Blood price for US support to Turkey's PKK operation: Military base against Iran

15-01-2008 09:19

Having given no support to Turkey’s struggle against the PKK for a long time, the US supported the Turkish army’s recent bombing of the Qandil mountain.

The reason behind this support is becoming clear now: An agreement made between the US, Turkey and the Federal Administration of South Kurdistan for the construction in South and North Kurdistan [i.e. Northern Iraq and Southeastern Turkey respectively] of two strategic US military bases targeting Iran.

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Protest - why should we ask?

14-01-2008 21:45

"In response to the government's 'consultation' on managing protest around parliament we should not need to ask permission from 'the state' to demonstrate against 'the state'."

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AUDIO Dialect podcast - Balkan tension brewing, plus weekly news & arts roundup

13-01-2008 00:35

In this show we go into depth on the Balkans. It looks like the former Yugoslavia may be on the brink of crisis again... what are the causes of the present worries and how do they fit in with the past decade in that troubled part of Europe -
18:30 Coming Crisis in the Balkans and thorough disentangling of the crisis in the former Yugoslavia - Martin Summers
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