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Gordon Brown Vetoes Prisoners' 4p Per Hour Pay Rise

01-05-2008 10:54

The issue of prisoners' pay has hit the headlines again. On the eve of the latest local government elections, the government decided that it would look bad if were seen to be giving prisoners a paltry 4p an hour pay rise. Especially after a prison officers union official had branded prison life cushy and the governments own 10p tax rate crisis.

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EDO MBM' s Cluster Bomb Connection

30-04-2008 12:02

More EDO MBM lies uncovered

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Military or Market-Driven Empire Building: 1950-2008

29-04-2008 21:28

From the middle of the 19th century but especially after the Second World War, two models of empire building competed on a world scale: One predominantly based on military conquests, involving direct invasions, proxy invading armies and subsidized separatist military forces; and the other predominantly based on large-scale, long-term economic penetration via a combination of investments, loans, credits and trade in which ‘market’ power and the superiority (greater productivity) in the means of production led to the construction of a virtual empire.

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Global Famine: The Lords of Capital Decree Mass Death by Starvation

29-04-2008 14:42

The men who profit from such mass murder use terms like "structural adjustment" and "economic fundamentals" to attach a veneer of rationality to a chaotic system they have created on the fly for the sole purpose of mega-theft.

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No matter what they are saying now, The U.S. dollar is done!

29-04-2008 14:06

"And another horror is that the stock market went up, which is Pretty Freaking Strange (PFS) since Barron’s reports that the earnings of the Dow Jones Industrials went down, dropping to $225.53 from $234.49. This has produced the unbelievable price-to-earnings ratio of 57! Earnings are going down, but the stocks are going up! To a P/E of 57!

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BBC documentary reveals government reckless in drive for nuclear weapons

29-04-2008 13:15

In a recently aired documentary, “Windscale: Britain’s Biggest Nuclear Disaster,” the BBC investigated the history of the first British nuclear power station and its role in the development of nuclear weapons. It presented strong evidence that the Windscale fire of 1957—the first fire in any nuclear facility—was caused by the flagrant abandonment of safety measures. This took place because of pressure from the British government to produce bomb-making material. The programme explained how the 1957 fire brought Windscale to the brink of a major nuclear disaster, in which many of the people working there could have been killed and a wide area around the site left contaminated for decades.

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ITT To Close EDO MBM Flexi-Circuits Factory In Brighton

29-04-2008 12:40


Doug Brewer

28 April 2008

28 April 2008

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Grangemouth Billionaire Holds UK to Ransom

28-04-2008 22:45

The strike action at Grangemouth has prompted lots of stories about "fuel panic" and shortages. A look at the company who own the refinery makes it clear that they know what they are doing. The economics of Grangemouth are sound: they want to break the union.

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Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil: Snake Oil!

28-04-2008 10:59

Ever get the feeling you’ve been had? It’s an iconic quote from a punk legend, but as with all great sayings, it can be applied in many different places. This is one example: the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, an industry talking shop if ever there was one and, like the ineffectual light-green environmental groups who “fight” for changes to government policy and send out gleeful press releases whenever a corporation promises to behave itself, the RSPO are actually making things far worse than if the public were left to their own devices.

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Making a killing from the food crisis

28-04-2008 10:25

The world food crisis is hurting a lot of people, but global agribusiness firms, traders and speculators are raking in huge profits. The fundamental cause of today's food crisis is neoliberal globalisation itself, which has transformed food from a source of livelihood security into a mere commodity to be gambled away, even at the cost of widespread hunger among the world’s poorest people.

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From Balance of Terror to Unilateral Terror

27-04-2008 18:02

“what is a unipolar world? However one might embellish this term, at the end of the day it refers to one type of situation, namely one centre of authority, one centre of force, one centre of decision-making. It is world in which there is one master, one sovereign. And at the end of the day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within.”

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Strategic Command (StratCom) in Context: Hidden Architecture of U.S. Militarism

27-04-2008 10:20

In many ways, StratCom embodies the hidden architecture of U.S. militarism. The United States military dominates the globe through its operation of 10 Unified Combatant Commands. Composed of forces from two or more armed services, the Unified Commands are headed by four-star generals and admirals who operate under the direct authority of the Secretary of Defense, accountable only to the President. Six of the Commands are responsible for designated regions of the world, and the four others for various operations. It is a mind-numbing exercise just to list them all, but in order to comprehend the breadth and depth of U.S. militarism, it is absolutely essential to be aware of their existence.

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British government commits taxpayers to bailing out the banks

26-04-2008 21:43

The government and the Bank of England have been forced to step in to bail out Britain’s banking system, which is on the point of collapse.

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Voluntary Neglect

26-04-2008 11:00

In an attempt to curb a sharp rise in violent crime on the nation's railways, the incoming Labour government - riding the 1997 wave of an optimistic landslide election victory - introduced a new strategy that they claimed would make Britain's train stations safer.

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Crisis in Food Prices Threatens Worldwide Starvation: Is it Genocide?

24-04-2008 19:40

Rising worldwide food prices are resulting in shortages, riots and protests, promises by governments to expand food aid, expressions of concern by international bodies like the World Bank, and stress on household budgets even in developed countries like the U.S. Did this just “happen” or is there a plan?

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What does the hunger strike by Belfast shop stewards say about the trade unions?

24-04-2008 07:30

After six years and repeated hunger strikes by two former shop stewards, a group of workers sacked from Belfast’s International Airport have finally extracted compensation from the Amalgamated Transport and General Workers Union (ATGWU) for the legal fees expended in pursuance of their claims of wrongful dismissal. Still contested is the workers’ other demand for the ATGWU to mount an inquiry into its own role in setting up the workers to be sacked in the first place.

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More than a game: Scientology's policy of intimidation

23-04-2008 09:47

"ENEMY — SP Order. Fair game. May be deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed."
- L Ron Hubbard, HCOPL 18 October 67 Issue IV, Penalties for Lower Conditions

Every time we talk to a critic of Scientology you within hours come up and say "That's an extortionist, that's a sexual pervert." It's as if you are terrified of anyone criticising your organisation. It's as if there's something that you've got to hide.
- BBC Reporter John Sweeney to Church of Scientology spokesman Tommy Davis, "Panorama: Scientology and Me"

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Screening 28th April: What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

23-04-2008 08:52

Coming to grips with peak oil, climate change, mass extinction, population overshoot, and the demise of our current lifestyle.

Monday 28th April. Film showing 6.30pm at Quaker Meeting House, St James St (near Cathedral tram stop) - refreshments available 6pm.

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World Food Crisis and Starvation: Made in America

23-04-2008 03:35

In America—especially in white America—we take food abundance for granted. From sushi to steak to salad and smoothies, countless food choices are part of our daily routine and a key component of our leisure and fun. One hundred and thirty-four million of us—75 percent of the adult U.S. population—are obese or overweight. (
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