UK Analysis Newswire Archive
15-02-2008 06:39In America even if the Democrats win, the progressive peace movement needs to continue to “bear witness” to the crimes that our government, the CIA, and the Pentagonians are committing in foreign lands against people that have never harmed or attacked America.
14-02-2008 10:36Appearing before a packed auditorium at the University of Wisconsin Tuesday on the night of his victories in the “Potomac primaries,” held in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., Illinois senator and Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama delivered a speech that was notable for its populist demagogy, not only on the war in Iraq but also social conditions in America.
13-02-2008 00:18In the last few months there have been quite a number of reports have were put onto the promoted newswire, therefore they appeared on the google news searches. However recently it has been noticed that google has begun not including the promoted animal rights articles, despite still including other articles from Indymedia UK which discuss other important topics.
12-02-2008 14:51Greed is defined as an excessive or uncontrolled desire for or pursuit of money, wealth, food, or other possessions especially when this denies the same goods to others. It is reprehensible acquisitiveness, an insatiable longing for power, and supremacy in order to advance individual interests at the cost of other's well being.
12-02-2008 13:28The main aim of this paper is to compare and contrast antiSemitism in Britain – particularly contemporary Britain – with other forms of racism. Most discussions of antiSemitism in Britain, and of the ‘Anglo’-Jewish community more generally, have taken place apart from mainstream writing on ‘race’ and ethnicity – that is, either within ‘Jewish studies’ fora and/or Jewish-oriented media. (However, see e.g. Cohen, P. 1988; Miles, 1993). That is, this topic has been somewhat ghettoised and therefore takes on the character of an internal debate (i.e. among Jews, or affiliated Jews).
12-02-2008 12:10Timor-Leste’s President Jose Ramos-Horta was shot on 11 February by rebel soldiers in his house, a few miles outside the capital Dili. He is in a “critical but stable” condition, and he has been airlifted to Australia for further treatment. The failed coup was apparently led by Alfredo Reinado, a rebel soldier ho was himself killed in the attack. This incident is shocking, but shows how unstable the situation in Timor Leste still is. The “crisis” that started in 2006 is far from over, and Timor Leste’s security forces are unable to provide security. Not even for the acting President himself.
12-02-2008 09:24The US military on Monday announced charges against six individuals it alleges helped plan the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The six prisoners—all of whom have been held incommunicado for more than six years, deprived of any legal rights or representation, and subjected to illegal and abusive interrogation methods—are to be tried in a single trial before a military commission at the Guantánamo Bay prison camp. The prosecution is seeking the death penalty for alleged war crimes.
28th of February, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
Rupert Becket Lecture Theatre. Michael Sadler Building. University of Leeds
How to get here: http://tldynamic.leeds.ac.uk/campusmap/detail.asp?ID=193
Drinks and nibbles
Leeds has enjoyed major economic success in recent years, becoming the fastest growing city in England and number one financial centre after London. Its universities attract thousands of students and retail is booming. All this is reflected in the changing face of the city centre. But is the price of success now too high? The well loved Corn Exchange shops are all but gone; Kirkgate Market traders await an uncertain fate; skyscrapers and over-priced flats are set to dominate the skyline with little consultation while affordable council housing is demolished;
So we ask: Is Leeds going in the right direction? What does the general public think? Are there any alternatives?
This event will discuss the positive and negative things that are happening to Leeds as well as proposals for change. Leeds City Council has a major role to play but it is not alone – the public must have a big say in the future of the city.
Come to this Public Event where your views will be heard, debated and recorded in a public report.
Organised by academics at the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University
Chaired by Andrew Edwards from BBC Radio Leeds ‘Andrew and Georgey’s Breakfast Show’
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
10-02-2008 21:12Bali and beyond- what to DO in 2008
Manchester Climate Forum
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
7:15pm - 9:15pm
Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester
First half will be info about the climate negotiations in Bali. Deepak Rughani of Biofuelwatch, who attended the Bali talks, will tell us about what went right, what went wrong...
Second half will be dynamic and participatory: what's coming in Manchester. What's needed? How do we get it?
10-02-2008 20:34Forthcoming event of interest to activists - workshop on Utopian Values, University of Nottingham
06-02-2008 00:28According to todays Guardian the Government now plan to create mass homelessness by threatening about a million council tenants with eviction if they can't find work. As there are only 0.6 million vacancies, this makes it impossible for more than 60% of these - at the very most - to find work.
05-02-2008 17:32Watching the corporate media report the ‘financial crisis’ is instructive. From the perspective of power, it is important that a steadying hand is applied to the tiller of news and commentary on the crisis, and the global economy itself.
While the European Union and the US, have acknowledged that they would be "opposed" to a " unilateral" declaration of independence of Kosovo, the secession of Kosovo from Serbia is already de facto. It is part of a US-NATO military agenda. It is the culmination of the 1999 NATO led invasion. It responds to US-NATO strategic objectives.