UK Newswire Archive
04-04-2007 06:07The United States will be ready to launch a missile attack on Iran's nuclear facilities early this month, perhaps on Good Friday according to reports in the Zionist Jerusalem Post.
04-04-2007 05:33In response to article posted on Danielpipes.org titled: "Recruiting Soldiers Against Radical Islam" at: http://www.danielpipes.org/article/4410
04-04-2007 04:061. Why I made a guilty plea 2. The guilty plea: how I advised David 3. My island home: first weeks at Guantanamo 4. Ten torture techniques in 12 months 5. Solitary confinement was one thing, just don't get me started on the food 6. I never met a DFAT official I didn't like. Come to think of it, I never met a DFAT official
04-04-2007 03:49The Zionists' Brownshirts have succeeded in driving away another Academic who dares to speak the truth about Israel's history. It's sad that so many Israelis of consience have chosen to leave the country, rather than stay and fight for the change that is vitally needed. This only ensures that those who remain are left defenseless against an increasingly-radical, ill-informed, violent majority.
04-04-2007 03:32British MOD Issued Two Different Coordinates for the Gulf Incident
04-04-2007 01:58Link to progressive web radio from The Farm, in Summertown, TN, USA
Nothing has changed. These facts and past precedents are exactly the reason why we should be questioning our own governments on the authenticity of the current seizure of the British marines by Iran. It seems that we are once again witnessing the unfolding of ongoing covert military action by our governments against (whether you agree with it or not) a democratically elected foreign government in Iran.
03-04-2007 20:09I wrote this as the Introduction chapter to my book "Prisoners of the Cave" in 2003 - almost exactly 4 years ago as the bombing of Iraq was underway and the American peoples were mesmerized by the "shock and awe" of a defenseless civilization on their television screens. Is another one about to commence on another defenseless nation - Iran? How relevant is this introduction today after all that has been disclosed over the past 4 years? Are the voices that are actually heard in the American mainstream only to be of those wearing the distinguished garb of "scholarship" lining the streets of Washington DC and the well walked hallways of the Ivys? When will the voices of the ordinary peoples themselves be allowed to inform the ordinary peoples? After all, it is us who are the ultimate enablers of "shock and awe", and also us who pay the heavy price. It is indeed only our profound complicity through our uncourageous silence and inaction that bestows the unspeakable power on the minority of opinion makers and the handful of hectoring hegemons which in turn enables them to send America's sons and daughters to new heights of barbarism while visiting the munificence of their high-tech "shock and awe" upon defenseless human beings. How can a civilization claiming to be a "populist democracy" permit such "imperial mobilizations"? Did "Good Germans" only live in Germany? How about the public living in the rest of the "civilized world" in Western nations hoisting their "democratic" ideals on the rest of humanity? Of the 6 billion peoples on the planet, at least 2 billion live in these "democracies". Where are their voices? Shame!
Birmingham Indymedia will be screening the Iraq for Sale – The War Pofiteers film at the Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham on 10 April, 8pm. There will also be speakers afterwards from Corporate Watch and Hands Off Iraqi Oil.
03-04-2007 17:28Excerpt from the Preface to the book "Prisoners of the Cave" to be available shortly at http://www.humanbeingsfirst.org
03-04-2007 17:10Last saturday, after months of organising, a huge event called Reclaim The Future took place in a squatted building on Holloway road. The event itself kicked off at 1pm and throughout the afternoon there were workshops and discussion on a wide variety of issues and campaigns. The events during the day are just part of the story. The previous days had seen large numbers of people self organising the space in order to be ready for the day - a real example of doing it for ourselves.
03-04-2007 16:11A RULING by Switzerland's highest court has opened up the possibility that people with serious mental illnesses could be helped by doctors to take their own lives.
Switzerland already allows doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients under certain circumstances. The Federal Tribunal's decision puts mental illnesses on the same level as physical ones.
The move has been labelled as "dangerous" as it could lead to a rapid rise in the number of people travelling to Switzerland for assisted suicide.
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03-04-2007 16:02Today at UN Headquarters in the General Assembly plenary room, the UN
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional
Protocol were formally opened for signature, marking the first opportunity
for States to become signatures and start the process to become States