UK Analysis Newswire Archive
04-12-2008 04:42Manila, December 3, 2008 – For those backroom economists and politicians eager to sanitize their economies by sending migrant labor back home the International Organization for Migration (IOM) had a nasty surprise this month: Migration is not going away and your solution is not expulsion but flexible new policies.
03-12-2008 20:40The Neighbourhood Development Company (NDC) is the Nottingham partnership receiving money from the government's New Deal for Communities programme. It has had a controversial history, most recently resulting in the sacking of its entire Board for breaches of the Code of Conduct. This article takes a critical look at the organisation and proposes an alternative model for community development.
03-12-2008 18:40The privatization mania has ended. Politics is necessary for the public interest, not the market. The collapse of the Soviet Union produced a fatal triumphalism. A tension always exists between capitalism and democracy because the market and politics are based on opposite principles.
02-12-2008 23:47False flags events are the only way nowadays to get the masses to accept going to war, to fight the wars our governments and secret services still feel have to be fought and won. At any cost it seems, billions and billions, never mind any economic depression in between.
Yes, we are at war. Yes, the Nuclear Third World War is on our doorstep. Yes, no global financial crisis, no matter how serious it is, will stop that now. It is all being planned and discussed in secret, and moved forward by false flag events to justify it.
02-12-2008 10:00Palestinian – Israeli peace-making can only deliver if Palestinians are united, but the current Annapolis “peace process” was launched first of all as a blueprint for perpetuating the inter- Palestinian divide
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30-11-2008 19:18In a BBC interview, ready-meal millionaire Sir Gulam Noon makes several misguided and misleading comments regarding immigration to the UK and its relationship to racism. The comments are reportedly echoed in his as yet unreleased autobiography
30-11-2008 18:20This article originally appeared in Ceasefire magazine, an independent political magazine at the University of Nottingham ( http://ceasefiremagazine.co.uk/). The article explores the role that the institution has played in commercialising education and in suppressing academic freedom.
30-11-2008 12:24An urgent call to the National Democratic Front (NDF) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) regarding the recent killings of farmers!
29-11-2008 19:13"The scale of the hidden losses of perhaps the twenty largest US banks is so enormous that if not before, the first Presidential decree of President Barack Obama will likely have to be declaration of a US ‘Bank Holiday’ and the full nationalization of the major banks, taking on the toxic assets and losses until the economy can again function with credit flowing to industry once more."
"The health of Citigroup is not the only gripping crisis that must be dealt with. At this point, political and ideological bickering in the US Congress has so far prevented a simple emergency $25 billion loan extension to General Motors and other of the US Big Three automakers—Ford and Chrysler. The absurd spectacle of US Congressmen attacking the chairmen of the Big Three for flying to the emergency Congressional hearings on a rescue loan in their private company jets while largely ignoring the issue of consequences to the economy of a GM failure underscores the utter lack of touch with reality that has overwhelmed Washington in recent years."
28-11-2008 23:55What scares me most about the Mumbai attacks is the following:
1. They are not over yet.
2. We don't know who did it.
3. At this level of sophistication I would expect the capacity for a "follow-on" in the near future. If the intent of the attack is to put the United States completely out of business it will have to do so quickly.
4. The United States still has enormous military power which might be viewed in some DoD circles now as "Use it or lose it." They too can see the writing on the Imperial wall.
5. The attackers have made no demands.
6. To even publicly breathe that it might be state-sponsored puts us (i.e. all mankind) a hair trigger away from nuclear conflict in any off our theaters tactically and on a MAD basis strategically.
7. The logistics and C3 (Command, Control and Communications) for this looks state-sponsored.
8. This is an absolutely brilliant and potentially fatal blow aimed precisely at the weakest spots we have mapped in "Crossing the Rubicon: The Decline of the American Empire at the End of the Age of Oil" and at "From The Wilderness".
28-11-2008 15:49Portsmouth introduces CCTV cameras that can 'identify' suspicious behaviour and alert their operators
28-11-2008 14:26Leaked documents reveal that the Labour government contemplated raising Value Added Tax (VAT) to 18.5 percent in Chancellor Alistair Darling’s pre-budget announcement. In the end, Darling’s report cut VAT to 15 percent.
28-11-2008 13:15Reports are coming in from official news sources that Damien Green,a leading member of the Opposition Bench has been arrested in connection with the "leaking" of documents which might be in the public interest.
28-11-2008 09:33Civilization or civilisation n. an advanced stage or system of human social development
(Concise Oxford English Dictionary)
Something BETTER than civilization is awaiting us.
(Daniel Quinn, Beyond Civilization)