UK Analysis Newswire Archive
28-08-2013 17:34The U.S. – led threats of an imminent military action was the only option left for the western backers of the rebels in Syria; their declared goal is to stem the accelerating successes of the SAA and to return the balance of power to the status quo ante.
28-08-2013 14:30Three platforms have been produced for the coming Left Unity Conference on 14 November 2013 in London. This article takes a critical view of these platforms and the logic which flows from them and the direction of the initiative in general
24-08-2013 18:42In this time zone, it came calibrated with the new calendar day, where it happened it sought the time with the least attention, and where it was addressed to it narrowly may have been missed by an outmatched day shift. The only phenomenon more surprising than the apparent Syrian self-mutilation in the Damascus massacre is the deafening silence of the democratic politicians. After all those years of stupid provocations and management attempts and harassment of dissidents, these who have nothing more to offer than their immediate public reactions towards anything in the focus of their spying are now struggling for explanations they want to give to the public. Does this reluctance indicate another false flag?
23-08-2013 15:00U.S. bilateral relations with Egypt seem about to head to a turning point, but for sure at least there is "no doubt” that Washington “can't return to business as usual” with Cairo as Obama told CNN on August 23.
22-08-2013 21:33If Bradley Manning showed the U.S. Military’s indifference to arbitrary slaughter by U.S. personnel well that is how the Old Testament lays out the ground rules in the Middle East—it is NOT the Pentagon’s fault the New Testament had some other ideals that claimed all of mankind was part of God’s family. Still it seems apparent why there was so much adamant secrecy about sharing God’s State secrets—since it seems kind of obvious Eden was not the psychological paradise it was purported to have been by the propaganda powers-that-be back then. More importantly despite there being religious precepts too often leaders of countries do whatever they want irrespective of what legal or moral codes should apply—and this goes for both Israel and the United States—so maybe the the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil is that leaders can act like arbitrary Gods while expecting their subjects to follow rules?
20-08-2013 08:38This article looks at the dominant but conflicting narratives coming out of Egypt and considers to what extent either can be taken at face value. Nevertheless, there are serious concerns which need addressing.
16-08-2013 17:23The events in Egypt have changed rapidly. The Arab Spring uprising having been channeled into bourgeois elections has now been driven back to its starting point - the people versus the state. The struggle for bread, justice and freedom has been sidelined yet again by the military elite.
15-08-2013 16:37Silence of elected post-holders on the Bangladeshi-on-Bangladeshi violence
This concerns the tragic loss of the life of the boy Ajmol Alom on Monday this week in Poplar in Tower Hamlets.
The news is shocking when a promising lifer is robbed whatever part of the population or whatever the culture or ethnicity.
14-08-2013 08:31Writing in the “National Interest” on September 6, 2012, the President of the U.S./Middle East Project, Henry Siegman, agreed that “Israel’s colonial… settlement project has achieved its intended irreversibility, not only because of its breadth and depth but also because of the political clout of the settlers and their supporters within Israel.”
12-08-2013 18:12On the inaccuracy of the 'non-fides' article “Libcom and Aufheben working with the police".
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10-08-2013 11:06Anarchist writer Gabriel Kuhn reviews The Anarchist Revelation by Paul Cudenec - from Alpine Anarchist Productions.
09-08-2013 11:51The following is the text of an open letter from a group of concern activists in the Earth First! network to be circulated at this weekends EF! Summer Gathering ( http://efgathering.weebly.com/). It is regarding Deep Green Resistance and asks people to examine DGR's hierarchical, transphobic and anti-anarchist positions of this organisation and its leaders Derrick Jensen and Lierre Keith.
The Met Police has "apologised" to Ian Tomlinson's family. But the BBC hasn't!
Yet the BBC ought to do so as well. And sack Chris Eakin. It was Eakin who condemned Tomlinson within minutes of Tomlinson's death at Police hands.
As he read the so-called breaking news about Ian Tomlinson's death, Eakin
went out of his way to make a very detailed statement blaming the demonstrators for
Tomlinson's death and in fact said words to the effect that Tomlinson himself had to blame.
01-08-2013 06:09In a statement issued on July 27, 2013, US Secretary of State John Kerry grasped the fact that the Egyptian revolution has not yet run its course; “Its final verdict is not yet decided,” he said
30-07-2013 15:28People of the world look at this kid: A contradiction between set and setting that could hardly be any starker. It is like tin soldiers of European absolutism painted into a 20th century street car for future generations to spot the anachronism, only the other way around: The grotesque garb is part of current militarist craze, and the look in its eyes is timeless horror. If you had been presented the photograph with the caption that this was the hostage serially raped by the enemy and now freed because a demand to kick out a corrupt corporation was finally met, there would have been no difficulty to believe it. But that result has been produced by the corrupt empire itself. It has abused one of its own just like it is used to abuse the rest of us. And since the entire travesty is taking place in the clothing of disgrace and detestation, the military uniform, it has made painstakingly obvious the sheer absurdity of the cognitive dissonance the imperialist apparatus is incorporating. Future pupils writing essays on the appropriateness of bombing a culture which wrecks its kids like this are being served a showcase dilemma.