UK Analysis Newswire Archive
04-02-2009 23:03The debate surrounding the extent to which the burning of fossil fuels leads to climate change misses a more fundamental point. That is, fossil fuels are an inherently finite resource. This resource is dwindling at an accelerating rate as economies such as those of China and India expand rapidly. Fossil fuels will run out. Maybe not in the next 10, 20 or 30 years but they will run out.
For the first time in my life I resent paying my taxes. Until now I have seen this annual amputation as a civic duty - like giving blood - necessary to sustain the life of a fair society. Suddenly I see it as an imposition. Its purpose has reverted to that of the middle ages: subsidising the excesses of a parasitic class. A high proportion of the taxes I pay will be used to bail out companies which have used every imaginable ruse to avoid paying any themselves.
04-02-2009 22:00A recent post about Obama being a role model for black people made me think about Lady Thatcher - the woman outside of her politics - seeking a path to power in context of Barack Obama and his journey to power.
04-02-2009 21:56As someone who has never really been entranced by the internal combustion engine fad that has swept through the world in recent decades, I tend to walk most places. However, given the snow on the ground today, I, along with many others, was presented with a number of ethical and practical issues; namely, how to deal with snowballs.
04-02-2009 20:05Within the past two years, Democrats in Washington DC have spent more than $1.5 trillion to help rescue the struggling U.S. economy out of the worst recession since the Great Depression; now, both Houses of Congress are fast-tracking a stimulus package for President Barack Obama that will likely cost the nation more than $1 trillion. Socialists nationwide are rejecting this new call for deficit spending and are calling for programs that will meet the short and long term needs of the nation and create immediate employment for the millions of working people that are unemployed or under-employed.
04-02-2009 14:05SHOCKING TESTS EXPOSED INSIDE HUNTINGDON LIFE SCIENCES UK LAB.
Watch the video: www.savetheprimates.org
04-02-2009 07:38A look into the way that Housing Benefits managers have designed the service around looking good in the Audit Commission Comprehensive Performance Assessment (and therefore the press releases) rather than what claimants need.
Dear Australian Parliament and the Australian Federal Police,
I give notice of a Judicial and Constitutional crisis in the Australian legal system.
By giving me authority to join to my action, ALL actions against Mr John Wilson are now suspended until the High Court Australia determines all Questions of Law, and Notices of a constitutional matter.
A judicial and constitutional crisis means a void in jurisdiction of all legal proceedings in the Australian legal system.
02-02-2009 17:49Israel, the occupying power, is determined to keep a tight grip on the reconstruction process, which is why it sustained its closure of the border crossing following its "unilateral" ceasefire. Indeed, this is why it declared the ceasefire unilaterally: it did not want to be bound by any agreement -- the Egyptian initiative or any other framework -- that would oblige it to lift the embargo, if only partially, in order to facilitate reconstruction.
This is part 3 of a series, for parts 1 and 2 see:
Gaza remains occupied, under siege, and totally isolated and attacks merely downshifted to a lower gear. Gaza continues to be terrorized.
01-02-2009 21:01On Thursday, January 29th, I sent President Obama this message:
"Mr. President: The Bush Administration lied to the people in pursuit of war. As a result, at least one million Iraqis and thousands of U.S. soldiers are dead. Thousands more are maimed. The stature of the U.S. is severely damaged. The U.S. Constitution is in shreds after signing statements, wiretaps, and torture. Your obligation is to investigate and bring to justice those who violated U.S. and international law, such as the torture treaty. Failure to do so makes you complicit in their crimes."
01-02-2009 20:36Below is an open letter written in response to the recent wildcat strikes
01-02-2009 14:03A not so carefully worded response has finally been received from the BBC, weeks after the DEC appeal scandal began. Below is a transcript followed by an analysis tearing their crap arguments to shreds.
01-02-2009 07:52Israeli 22 – day military operation, dubbed “Cast Lead,” against the Palestinian Gaza Strip was “not simply a reaction,” but “a calculation," Daniel Klaidman wrote in Newsweek on January 10.
2. A Case Study Of Occupation as Non-Event
3. Seven Points on Occupation
31-01-2009 09:05Demonstration Against Judicial Corruption, Unlawful Imprisonments, Human Rights Abuses and Institutional Failures in the UK. Every Saturday commencing from 12pm – 3pm outside HMP WORMWOOD SCRUBS, DU CANE ROAD, LONDON W12 0AE.