UK Analysis Newswire Archive
24-03-2009 14:47No one can deny the ever-mounting debt being foisted upon every US Citizen by our government in an attempt to bail out failing businesses. The bailout seems to be making its rounds, keeping worthless business inside a protective circle.
23-03-2009 21:10Some of us have been working on a blog to communicate the news and ideas of Nottingham's anarchist community. Check out Autonomous Nottingham - http://autonomousnott.wordpress.com/ - and get involved!
This is part 9 of a series, for parts 1-8 see:
22-03-2009 20:29Only a few years ago, some companies were saying climate change wasn’t a problem. Now, as its impacts become apparent, many of the same corporations are suddenly scrambling to claim leadership on the issue. Desperate to avoid regulation that may hit their profits, they present a dizzying array of “false solutions,” quick fixes that perpetuate inequalities in our society while they can cash in on the crisis. Upon closer examination, many of these technologies and policies are merely dangerous detours on the road to a just, livable planet, distracting us from the root causes of the crisis.
Rising Tide North America is pleased to announce the release of the first short yet comprehensive survey of these bogus climate change solutions.
22-03-2009 19:33Prime Minister Gordon Brown has proclaimed a "national crusade" to encourage upward social mobility from the working class into the middle class. Former Minister Alan Milburn is to head a governmental commission on the issue, with a view to push ideas and policies they believe will encourage upwards mobility.
22-03-2009 19:30Unemployment in the United Kingdom rose by a record amount last month. The numbers claiming unemployment benefit increased by 138,400 in February, the largest monthly increase since records began in 1971 and far higher than had been predicted. The previous record high was 118,000, reached in the recession of 1991.
Promoting this agenda will probably be the main purpose behind the US President Barack Obama's visit to Turkey in about two weeks time.
While the organisers are insistent that the "demo is not connected to any political party," it is prominently promoted on the websites of both the England First Party, a BNP-splinter group, and the openly-fascist National Front. Something which you might hope the organisers would be concerned about.
19-03-2009 17:25Ban Ki-moon makes a thinly-veiled demand that the Haitian authorities prioritise free trade zones for garment assembly operations as the main thrust of its development strategy. Such a strategy is completely at odds with the country's progressive civil society organisations and the main bloc in the Chamber of Deputies - the anti-neo-liberal Concertation des Parliamentaires Progressistes (CPP).
19-03-2009 11:59As if to prove what lying self serving bastards the cops are, the assistant chief constable of Kent Police wrote the following letter which was published in the Guardian. In the face of this kind of blatant spin it is not hard to understand why trust in the police is at such a low ebb. It barely contains a single word of a truth...
18-03-2009 10:58Day after day more people show resistance against our goverment.Every day,specially in Athens,demonstrations are organized.This "small"revolution will not stop.
18-03-2009 10:30Obama’s administration, if it doesn’t intend to change course, would do peace and history a great favor by disengagement from the conflict to pave the way for a more balanced international involvement that would base a political settlement thereof on the resolutions of the United Nations legitimacy, if not on justice.
18-03-2009 01:16News just out - of the poll result.
17-03-2009 20:52The Runymede Trust had just published a collection of essays, about the renewed conversation about class in the media :
“Who Cares for the White Working Class?”
Over it’s eight essays, it shows how good old divide and rule tactics are still being used by the ruling classes and their acolytes to unfortunate good effect.
* Is this a simple 'financial crisis' caused by a few criminal bankers?
* Are we experiencing a complex 'world economic crisis'? Eventually will we solve all problems and capitalism will live happily after?
* At last, are we facing the end of the American Empire, that is, the total collapse of global capitalism?
* Is this the end of the world?