UK Analysis Newswire Archive
30-01-2009 23:35++++ 2009 SEMINAR SERIES ++++
All @ Geography Lecture Theatre, East Building
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Wine reception and book sales will follow each seminar
30-01-2009 21:36"Israel has refused to allow a French-made water purification system into Gaza amid a drinking water crisis in the Palestinian strip.
The French Foreign Ministry said Friday that Tel Aviv had blocked the entry of a much-needed water purification station into Gaza and had forced its repatriation."
30-01-2009 19:12A statement from the Icelandic anarchist collective aftaka.org on the recent collapse of the Icelandic government. The original article can be found, with images, here:
30-01-2009 16:38Werner Bonefeld teaches Politics at York. He recently published Subverting the Present - Imagining the Future with Autonomedia. This interview is also available here http://shiftmag.co.uk/?p=260
30-01-2009 02:01Help us to document the Tamil peoples untold story this Saturday
28-01-2009 11:22On Tuesday 28th night, Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan was invited by the assembly of the occupation for a talk. The university authorities prevented him from crossing into the lobby, meaning that he had to give his talk, standing withing the sliding front doors of the faculty. This sends a strong message to those within the university that try to prevent freedom of speech.
The transcript of the talk was made by David P.
27-01-2009 23:24The former head of the inquiry into the Omagh bombing has claimed that elements within the intelligence services might have "effectively sabotaged" the investigation which failed to convict anyone for the worst atrocity of the Northern Ireland conflict, it emerged last night.
The arrival of the Obama administration will not fundamentally alter the course of military expansion accelerated during the Bush era. The origins of these policies do not lie uniquely in neoconservative ideology. While the election of President Obama may offer new opportunities for progressive forces to delimit the damage, their space for movement will ultimately be constrained by deep-seated structural pressures that will attempt to exploit Obama to rehabilitate American imperial hegemony, rather than transform it.
26-01-2009 17:47Sir Nicholas Stern: market obsessed economist or environmental saviour? You could be excused for thinking the latter; so here's something that should make things a bit clearer.
26-01-2009 17:25The BBC’s Mike Fudge said “Some viewers think that when there is a major catastrophe, the BBC should help the Aid Agencies in their work to stop civilians suffering and dying – what we might call ‘being humane’.”
“But other viewers disagree, and think that babies with limbs torn off should go through lots and lots of pain, a nasty infection, and death – what we might call ‘being inhumane’ or ‘cruel’. It is not the BBC’s place to judge which of these positions is ‘right’ or ‘wrong’.”
He explained: “It is often difficult for news networks to strike a balance between humanity and cruelty. By telling the Aid Agencies to get lost, we ensure that everyone thinks we’re being fair.”
Since the Maoists emerged in the April 2008 Nepal elections as the largest party (though without an absolute majority) to lead the new coalition government, they have failed to heal existing divisions - in their own party, within the parliamentary political system and its ruling class - or within the intermingled social, caste and ethnic tensions across the wider society. In fact, all these divides have widened. And since November a strike wave has spread across the country.
Clearly, the NATO will be brought in to support the US in its 'conquest' mission and its global strategy of controlling the 'energy' reserves across the African continent.
24-01-2009 11:11This article was written for and published in Shift Magazine http://shiftmag.co.uk/?p=243.
This is part 2 of a series, for part 1 see:
24-01-2009 06:22Demonstration Against Judicial Corruption, Unlawful Imprisonments, Human Rights Abuses and Institutional Failures in the UK Every week outside HMP Wormwood Scrubs, Du Cane Road, London W12 0AE.