UK Analysis Newswire Archive
20-11-2008 14:57Following is an article by John Michael Greer, (reposted from http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2008/11/premature-triumphalism.html ) about the Transition Initiative ( http://transitiontowns.org/ ), which has been responded to by Rob Hopkins in his blog post, Responding to Greer’s Thoughts on ‘Premature Triumphalism’ ( http://transitionculture.org/2008/11/20/responding-to-greers-thoughts-on-premature-triumphalism/ ).
The conference presentation that John Michael Greer make reference to doesn't appears to be available online in audio or video format but there is a PDF of the slides ( http://www.communitysolution.org/pdfs/Brownlee-Transition.pdf ) and a Word file of notes ( http://www.communitysolution.org/docs/Brownlee-TransitionNotes.doc ) available on the conference web site ( http://www.communitysolution.org/08conf.html ).
Previous article on the Transition Initiative on UK Indymedia include Keith Parkins on Transition Towns ( http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/10/410292.html ) and Rob Hopkins on “The Rocky Road to a Real Transition”: A Review ( http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/05/398866.html ).
19-11-2008 20:04Why are we continuing to let the government bail out a failing business that is misusing taxpayer money? Surely there are independently owned businesses, and even individuals, that could put that money to far better use.
18-11-2008 12:35Anti-poverty campaigner Bob Geldof charged $100,000 to go to Melbourne and give a speech about world suffering. Geldof, 54, spoke about the tragedy of Third World poverty and the failure of governments to combat the crisis, at a Crown casino function on Thursday night.
18-11-2008 09:02Today marks the thirtieth anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre, in which nearly a thousand people died in the People's Temple compound in Guyana. Jonestown was a double tragedy. The first is the massacre. The second is that it was so utterly, utterly preventable.
17-11-2008 23:14The fraudulent US government exists in the interest of the market economy. Americans need to wake up, kick out all elected representatives starting with Congress, White House all the way to city hall and start working towards the development of a new society based on the equal distribution of economic and political, and social power like Inclusive Democracy maintains.
17-11-2008 19:17You are invited to visit the 2nd Ever North East Working Class Bookfair, sponsored by North East area NUM.
2nd Annual Working Class Bookfair
Sat 22 Nov 2008 12 - 4pm
Durham Clayport (central) Library
Millennium Place, Durham City
KHOODEELAAR! is raising the question on Christine Gilbert's role today as part of our constitutional law campaign action updates. Gilbert failed and refused and neglected to answer the many questions that the campaign against Crossrail hole had put top her between 2004 and 2006 when she was chief executive in Tower Hamlets Council.
14-11-2008 14:38its a common enough cry from certain strata in society that prisons are "too soft" and "like holiday camps". (depends where you spend your holidays perhaps!) but now it seems that even the inmates are succumbing to this strange mentality.
14-11-2008 12:45The High Court has this morning refused the so-called 'Lockerbie Bomber' Abdelbaset Ali Mohmad Al Megrahi's application for interim liberation, submitted due to his declining health from incurable prostate cancer. Dr Jim Swire, the father of one of the victims, had described Megrahi's release as a question of "common humanity".
13-11-2008 17:26The Crisis Forum are starting their Workshop series on Climate Change & Violence tomorrow in Southampton : asking the question "Climate Catastrophe : Where are we heading ?"
12-11-2008 21:27Wednesday's [weekly] Prime Minister's Questions [PMQs] at Westminster, fielded by Gordon Brown on the day of the latest jobless and economic bad news, got focussed on Brown’s refusal to show that he was disowning a negligent local Council disaster...This became very acute after David Ca-Moron had successfully included the reference to £100 Million that the public spends to keep the social service unit at Haringey in place.
11-11-2008 22:06The financial crisis which really began in the summer 2007 with the first bankruptcies of funds specializing in the famous American subprimes, has inexorably increased its sheer magnitude before entering its acute phase commencing at the end of this summer.
For a year the highest ranking financial and political officials in the world, as faithfully reported by all the international media, constantly minimized its extension, being mightily pleased, after each attack of the speculative fever, with the promptitude of the central banks and governments to administer the adequate remedy for the financial system, and regularly announcing the end of the crisis and the pursuit of economic growth.
11-11-2008 19:07Over the last few years Ecuador has been undergoing a series of transformations that misleadingly have been labelled as (neo-)socialism with an environmental sensibility. The main architect behind the project, which is really nothing other than industrialist, progressivist routines of old, is called Rafael Correa.