UK Newswire Archive
17-01-2002 02:47Although aimed at current "tobacco" legislation in Canada, this is relevant to similar actions globally...with eye towards March WHO "smoking" event in Geneva. It is not unlke a Pro-Wrestling charade. One side pretends to be "good guy"; other accepts role as "bad guy"...with huge benefits to both. Huge costs and harms to the public.
17-01-2002 02:21"THE PAPER WOT THE EVENING POST PINCHES ITS STORIES OFF "
16-01-2002 21:26Royal heads - From the 2002 anti-jubilee calendar.
16-01-2002 19:51Hear The Mumia Abu Jamal Commentaries
New Audio tapes now available at the ICFFMAJ
16-01-2002 18:52LAF debate on the role of Freemasonry in the structure and evolution of both Capitalism and Anarchism.
16-01-2002 17:58Report from Irish American Information Service (via LabourNet UK) on postal workers strike in Northern Ireland against loyalist terrorist death threats, in one case carried through to murder.
16-01-2002 17:48Further to earlier posting; BBC report on general strike by Nigerian Labour Congress against high fuel prices.
16-01-2002 16:57In the first major expansion of the war on terrorism, American and Philippine military officers in Manila began preparing joint operations today against a Muslim extremist group linked to Al Qaeda in the southern Philippines.
16-01-2002 16:31A column on the accuracy of the `new left` response.
16-01-2002 16:28In case any of you think Class War is dead, here's the January 2002 edition of London Calling :)
16-01-2002 16:27Michael Young (b 1915), one of the few British important post- war theoreticians, was announced dead last night.
16-01-2002 16:08The World War, rather our brief participation in it, has cost the United States some $52,000,000,000. Figure it out. That means $400 to every American man,
woman, and child. And we haven't paid the debt yet. We are paying it, our children will pay it, and our children's children probably still will be paying the cost of that
16-01-2002 15:59Take our friends the du Ponts, the powder people – didn't one of them testify before a Senate committee recently that their powder won the war? Or saved the world for democracy? Or something? How did they do in the war? They were a patriotic corporation. Well, the average earnings of the du Ponts for the period 1910 to 1914 were $6,000,000 a year. It wasn't much, but the du Ponts managed to get along on it. Now let's look at their average yearly profit during the war years, 1914 to 1918.
16-01-2002 15:58Take our friends the du Ponts, the powder people – didn't one of them testify before a Senate committee recently that their powder won the war? Or saved the world for democracy? Or something? How did they do in the war? They were a patriotic corporation. Well, the average earnings of the du Ponts for the period 1910 to 1914 were $6,000,000 a year. It wasn't much, but the du Ponts managed to get along on it. Now let's look at their average yearly profit during the war years, 1914 to 1918.
16-01-2002 15:51WAR IS A RACKET
WAR is a racket. It always has been.
It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.
In UCD, we are discussing ideas for the days of action. We want to put a call out for people to form some sort of network of students around Ireland and discuss some sort of nationwide campaign for the days of action in March. Wouldn’t it be beautiful if we could pull something off? I think that GATS, when it is made real and relevant to people is something that can spark off an anti-capitalist mood in Irish campuses. It is something that is staring us in the face and we need to act now.
16-01-2002 13:52Today I received a letter from Jack Straw (well, one penned by a bureaucrat, no doubt) which displayed a complete disregard for the evidence that President Pastrana is, in fact, supporting paramilitary terrorism with Western support.
16-01-2002 11:33(YellowTimes.ORG) – So the military budget of the United States has been signed with $317.2 billion dollars of taxpayer money being transferred from the state budget to the accounts of the military industrial plants. What a wonderful thing the American election system is. If you can...