UK Analysis Newswire Archive
08-10-2008 09:33Regarding the current trillion-dollar “bailout bill” that has stricken the US and is threatening the EU countries - especially the UK - at present, there is an important fact to remember:
The main reason why the former communist system in Europe could exist while it existed: because the communist regimes and their banks were continuously rescued by a long series of “bailout bills”. They survived because they were kept alive by the global financial-political oligarchy; by the very same oligarchy that is at present regulating the global economy and which is ultimately responsible for the current crisis.
Ironically, the very same oligarchy that has been driving the world-economy toward a final collapse is at present blackmailing and threatening the world-economy with a final collapse, if it is not allowed to continue its course to drive world-economy into collapse.
06-10-2008 19:47Time to wake up and realise what is important, and it's not money.
US Real Estate: From Goldmine To Money Pit Mortgage Backed Securities and Derivatives are Flawed and Failing
06-10-2008 06:02The mortgage debt problem is simple really, it has been a total mis-appropriation of equity. The equity lost on flat screen TV's, boats, new cars, vacations, and other living expenses; is equity lost forever. This loss of equity spent on consumer goods and expenses is a pyramid scheme of hyper-capitalism that is flawed and failing. Equity not spent on the property the equity comes from, is equity lost forever, a mis-appropriation of funds, and inappropriate; it is a failing economic model.
see also http://www.londonbombs.org.uk/
04-10-2008 16:53A measure of just how far removed Britain’s various former radical groups are from socialist politics was provided by the main debate on the first day of the Convention of the Left, “The Break-up of the UK.”
04-10-2008 15:32In the weeks leading up to its five days of discussion, the Convention of the Left that met September 20-24 received the backing of nearly every tendency in Britain claiming to be socialist.
03-10-2008 22:18In an age when left and anarchist bookshops have been closing, here is an opportunity to get some literature in the North East.
03-10-2008 09:23Will U.S. Bailout Minimize FBI Investigation Who Might Have Sold Fraudulent Loans & Securities?
Some U.S. lenders might have lowered their “own mortgage borrowers’ home values” by continuing to make sup-prime loans to unqualified borrowers in their community—after having “knowledge” the community had high numbers of mortgage defaults and foreclosures
In the beginning of November 2008, the Escanda collective along with others will be hosting a four-day radical economics gathering. We will analyse why the current economic system has failed and we will learn from the possibilities and experiences of those working despite capitalism to build autonomous networks of production and circulation from a basis of sustainability, self organization, solidarity, respect and solcial/environmental justice.
02-10-2008 00:14Please reproduce the article in local bulletins as you please and so desire, but please let us know at the email address classwarATlive.co.uk
01-10-2008 22:46If George Bush and Barack Obama both call you crazy, you're probably in your right mind. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made perfectly good sense when he addressed the UN General Assembly, in New York.
01-10-2008 21:22There is a powerful mood amongst the working class against bailing out the rich. It is so strong it defeated the bail out. The problem is there is no vehicle such as a mass workers' party to counter the ideological offensive of capital and through which this mood could channel itself and ultimately produce a more lasting and obvious alternative.
01-10-2008 20:50The capitalists are frantically trying to save their system. The ideological war is intense, "there will be catastrophe" if the working class doesn't agree to take on more debt. But the working class doesn't want to bail out the swindlers. The first vote failed as no one wants to be blamed. They'll add a few crumbs and likely get it passed with help from the Labor leaders who are wedded to capitalism and refusing to offer an alternative. But this shock has already had a significant effect on consciousness.
01-10-2008 10:21Issue 10 includes articles on BP and Shell’s investments in Canadian ‘tar sands’, the involvement of the Royal Bank of Scotland in bankrolling global coal, the Russia-Georgia conflict and the Baku-Tiblisi-Ceyhan pipeline, ongoing attempts to privatise Iraqi oil, the historical development of the fossil fuel industry in the Hoo peninsula and an analysis of BP’s lobbying activities in Brussels.
01-10-2008 09:11Is 'Have Your Say' on the BBC news website, a) subtly (¬ so subtly) 'moderated' to set and promote a right wing aganda? Is it being hijacked by right wing organisations from the tory party outwards - with multiple posting and recommendation being easily acomplished.
Seeing as this is funded by ordinary people, don't they have a right to fair use of their resources?
ie; Not being used to create politically biased whispering campaigns?
30-09-2008 19:49We are constantly told Labour are doomed and the BNP are doing well on some bulletin boards by wadicals, but here is an election result which fucks that point of view right over.
30-09-2008 19:43John Pilger - Breaking the Silence screening and Q&A