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Andrew and Obama: A cringe worthy scene of sniveling appeasement

25-05-2011 01:21

A short(ish) summary of the failings of Andrew Marr's interview with Barack Obama.

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Obama genuflects to AIPAC

24-05-2011 20:57

Obama arrives to speak at the AIPAC convention in Washington, 22 May 2011

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is "the most powerful and feared lobby in Washington." For years, it's "drawn on a well-organized, well-connected, highly visible, successful, and wealthy Jewish population," subverting potential opposition.

Obama's May 22 AIPAC speech affirmed rock solid support for a "strong and secure Israel," leaving Palestinians entirely out of his equation, despite paying disingenuous lip service to their interests.

An official AIPAC statement expressed gratitude for his assurance that Washington doesn't expect Israel to withdraw to June 1967 borders, besides explicitly calling Hamas a terrorist organization, ignoring its January 2006 electoral victory as Palestine's legitimate government.

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UG#551 - Understanding The Financial 'Crisis' (The Spectre Haunting Europe)

24-05-2011 14:21

The show this week looks at the so-called financial 'crisis' from two different perspectives. Firstly, I give an audio commentary on a presentation I created last year, Understanding the Financial 'Crisis'. Next, Michael Hudson speaks on The Spectre Haunting Europe, detailing the financial goings on in Europe, focussing on the evisceration of the Latvian economy and expanding upon his prediction of a new feudalism and a neo-liberal style fire sale of the European welfare state.

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Sheffield Anarchists Bookfair: Luddites Organising Forum

24-05-2011 11:50

Attached is a recording of a talk at the Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair held on 21st May 2011, titled, Luddites Organising Forum.

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Anarchist Studies Network Book Launch

24-05-2011 11:08

Audio Anarchism and Moral Philosophy - Edited by Benjamin Franks and Matthew Wilson
Attached is a recording of a meeting at the Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair held on 21st May 2011 at which the editors of 3 books discussed their publications:

All three books are edited collections of contemporary anarchist theory, with contributors from around the globe offering some unique and original perspectives on anarchism.

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Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair 2011: Anarchism 101

24-05-2011 10:37

Attached is a recording of a session held at the Sheffield Anarchist Book fair on 21st May 2011 titled, Anarchism 101, and described as:

Everything you wanted to know about anarchism/libertarian communism but were afraid to ask. A panel discussion featuring members of the Anarchist Federation , Solidarity Federation and the Commune .

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Elephants, Dogmas and Taboos: a Friendly Critique of Anarchism

24-05-2011 10:25

Attached is a recording from a talk held on 21st May 2011 at the Sheffield Anarchist Book Fair, titled "Elephants, Dogmas and Taboos: a Friendly Critique of Anarchism".

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David Kelly, NuTory Boy, Norman Baker and me

23-05-2011 09:28

At PMQs this week David Cameron once again showed the determination of the British political elite to scupper any proper investigation into the death of Dr David Kelly. Will Norman Baker MP step into the fray again?

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The International Criminal Court: An imperial tool

22-05-2011 23:02

The Guardian, 17 May 2011
The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo "sought arrest warrants" for Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and brother-in-law intelligence chief, Abdullah Al-Sanous, on "charges of orchestrating systematic attacks against civilians (amounting to) crimes against humanity."

Moreno-Ocampo is an imperial tool, following orders. Claiming ample evidence shows Gaddafi "personally ordered attacks on unarmed Libyan civilians" is gross hypocrisy with no credibility whatever. His announcement was strategically timed to justify war by accusing government victims of crimes, portraying NATO lawlessness as a noble initiative to deter them.

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UG#550 - Between The Lies about Libya (Vijay Prashad and Ellen Brown)

22-05-2011 05:51

No conclusive answers this week, as we consider possible motivations behind the recent attacks on Libya that underlie the rather overused cover story of humanitarian intervention. As an introduction, we read Ellen Brown's article Libya: All about Oil or All About Banking?. This sets the stage for our main presentation, by Vijay Prashad, a professor of international relations, whose invaluable insights and pieces of history you are unlikely to hear on commercial media.

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America's appalling human rights record

21-05-2011 10:47

Each year, the US State Department publishes human rights reports for over 190 countries. Its April 8-released 2010 China assessment can be accessed through the following link:

Unsparing in its harshness, it calls China "an authoritarian state in which the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) constitutionally is the paramount authority,"

Indeed, China's no model human rights champion. However, America's record is far worse at home and abroad, yet self-criticism is absent. Moreover, rarely do major media reports discuss abuses. Instead they regurgitate managed news, suppressing full and accurate disclosure of Washington's most deplorable human and civil rights record at home and abroad.

On April 10, two days after the State Department's report, China's Information Office of the State Council published its own comprehensive report titled, "The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010,"

In its report, the US State Department charges were mostly without corroboration. In contrast, China, under six major headings, used data from the US Justice Department (DOJ), FBI, other US agencies, state ones, and think tanks, as well as international and US media reports. They reveal a far different America than official Washington and managed major media reports, concealing dark side truths important to reveal.

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BOBBY ROBERTS HEADS TO GOSFORTH (not if we can help it )

20-05-2011 15:05

bobby roberts and his sick show has been attracting protests all over the place
in whitburn bobby was demo'd loudley
in blaydon he was demo'd loudly and made the papers and tv
today bobby announces his next venue Gosforth race course

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New Zealanders must ‘speak out’ about omitted human rights or be reduced to mere

19-05-2011 06:43

NZ has been taken over by a 'bicultural' tribal elite. The human rights omissions are killing people and leaving many with lives barely worth living. They have an anti-human rights philosophy, 'discriminatory collectivism, which aims to destroy individual and collective potential and any bottom-up challenge yet human rights regards the individual as a person (and spiritually, I believe, God regards the individual has having a 'name').

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Bobby roberts protest blaydon

19-05-2011 00:21

Over twenty five local activists and residents protested today against bobby roberts
Young and old came came to show there anger at this horrific show

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Ilan Pappé: The Nakba revisited: past, present and future course of the conflict

18-05-2011 11:09

Ilan Pappé, reknowned Israeli historian and political activist addressed a meeting in the Sheffield University Students Union on 17th May 2011 titled "The Nakba revisited: past, present and future course of the Israeli - Palestinian conflict".

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Sisters of Resistance respond to OG Niki

17-05-2011 18:23

A group of Sisters of Resistance respond to OG Niki and reflect on the ways in which her music, and people's responses to it, arise at the intersection of racism and sexism in a "dehumanising capitalist" culture.

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UG#549 - Human Casualties of The Chemical Civil War (Homo Toxicus and Poison Fire)

17-05-2011 08:57

This week's show looks at the health impacts of chemical pollution. At home, profit maximisation is steadily toxifying the environment of North America as corporations hide behind deceitful and outdated legal guidelines. In Nigeria, we see how $hell are blatantly dumping whatever is expedient, using a mixture of lawyers and violence to try to stifle objections. We conclude with a 2005 recording about the damage of pre-natal exposure to environmental toxins.

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No End to the “War on Terror,” No End to Guantánamo

14-05-2011 19:28

With the death of Osama bin Laden, there is a perfect opportunity for the Obama administration to bring to an end the decade-long “War on Terror” by withdrawing from Afghanistan and closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

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First casualty of war

13-05-2011 21:46

Metro, 3 May 2011
The past month has been a difficult one for anyone who wants to be at all knowledgeable about our world. First it was necessary to avoid the endless and endlessly useless reporting of the British royal wedding. No sooner had that media monstrosity ended when we were told that the United States government had succeeded in killing Osama bin Laden. The orgy of hatred and rancid triumphalism was immediate and a sickening sight to behold. Crowds of rabid Americans descended upon “ground zero” the world trade center site, to wave flags and chant as if they were the winning football team.

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Osama and the ghosts of September 11: “Proof that Obama is lying”

12-05-2011 21:18

Los Angeles Times, 7 May 2011
You see people will accept lies if their lives get better. As their lives get worse, they will inevitably ask questions. And as their lives disintegrate, they will start looking for both answers and suspects. That was and is the swimming pool full of gasoline that Barack Obama is lighting matches in.

If the United States of America does not immediately announce a massive drawdown in Afghanistan, the world will keep asking questions about OBL because our lives will be getting worse, not better, by the day. And every time Mr. Obama opens his mouth about 9-11, he pours more gasoline into the pool and asks for another box of matches.

It was not my choice. Barack Obama has placed 9-11 back on the table again. Mainstream media, of course, can't say Jack Diddly about this theater of the absurd, even though they’ve been cornered into asking a few pseudo-hardball questions. They are, after all, criminally culpable for the endorsement and concealment of something they damn well knew was a lie, murder, and high treason ten years ago.
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