UK Analysis Newswire Archive
05-06-2008 15:18The greenhouse problem has rapidly moved to the centre of official and public attention. Virtually every one accepts that there is a serious problem and that urgent action is required. Two fundamental beliefs underlie the discussion, the first being that the problem can be solved by conservation effort, technical advance and renewable energy, and the second being that the cost will be negligible. Both of these beliefs have been confirmed emphatically by the recent Stern Report and the working Group 3 Reports of the IPCC.
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Booklite Announcement: Reclaiming Palestine 2008 Omnibus
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03-06-2008 15:04Perhaps the Test for Psychopathy should be a prerequisite for public office.
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02-06-2008 17:16Stop! Please. Get beneath the hype over former White House press secretary Scott McClellan’s book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception. Don’t miss forest for trees.
02-06-2008 14:05Growing anger over soaring fuel prices has prompted a wave of strikes and demonstrations across Europe that is fast becoming a major political crisis for the European bourgeoisie. After fishermen in France went on strike, their counterparts in Portugal, Spain, and Italy began indefinite nationwide work stoppages on May 30 to protest against soaring oil prices. Truck drivers, farmers, taxi drivers and ambulance workers across the continent also staged protests.
01-06-2008 20:45Leaked documents are one of the banes of modern western politics. They reveal exercises and actions being proposed that are generally objectionable to the public. Such a leak occurred with the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which seeks to turn the internet into a virtual police state.
Urgencies of Everyday life: Between Here and the Outside
30-05-2008 22:02When oil jumps as much as it has, doubling since May 2007, it's natural to assume that something striking must have happened. In the past five years, investment in index funds tied to commodities has grown from $13 billion to $260 billion.
30-05-2008 21:54Yesterday the minister for EU affairs of the Spanish state revealed that they were sent last January, a 5 page proposal document by Sarkozy's presidency of France outlining his objectives for new anti-migrant laws to be implemented during the forthcoming French presidency of the EU. The substance of this confidential document has pretty much been explained by me in the last weeks in an article of the quirky humorous "Q&A" series. We may now put the recent anti-migrant laws and Romani purge of Berlusconi in its proper context that which I indicated in the "Q&A". Sarkozy wants biometric Shengen Information System 2, a "integration contract" for migrants and obligatory language lessons.
pharmacy locks glued, furriers redocorated,
restuarants sabotaged, grills dismantled,
butchers and markets painted,
puppies and doves liberated,
& meat suppliers torched...
28-05-2008 07:31On May 6, barrister Mark Saunders was shot dead by police after he had fired a shotgun from the window of his apartment in the Chelsea district of London where he lived with his wife, Elizabeth. Officers returned fire, causing one officer to remark that the scene resembled the gunfight at the OK Corral.
27-05-2008 12:58In the ongoing row over attempts to force Library staff into uniforms,
library bosses appear to have made a concession toward allowing staff to
wear their own choice of clothes - but on the proviso that they are
based on the colour grey. Unsurprisingly, staff are still livid about
this. Gadfly investigates...
27-05-2008 12:23Billion year contracts, physical labour, false imprisonment, and a mission to Clear the Planet. Welcome to the Sea Org.
27-05-2008 10:26Questioning and exposing the greenwashing activities of corporations, in particular, is something that the seasoned cynic makes light of; but sometimes our job is made more difficult, not so much by the quality of the greenwashing being used, but by the sheer weight of apparent “public” opinion supporting the views of the corporations.
26-05-2008 14:40Figures released by the UK Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on May 9 showed a marked increase in homeowners facing court action for repossession of their homes. The figure of 37,740 for the last three months was an increase of 17 percent on the last quarter and a 20 percent increase on the figures one year ago.
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