UK Newswire Archive
“To all intents and purposes the Internet is a theatre in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and we must be active in that theatre, otherwise we will lose,” Elan Shturman, deputy director of the policy-explanation department in the Foreign Ministry, and who is directly responsible for setting up the project, says in an interview with Calcalist. “Our policy-explanation achievements on the Internet today are impressive in comparison to the resources that have been invested so far, but the other side is also investing resources on the Internet. There is an endless array of pro-Palestinian websites, with huge budgets, rich with information and video clips that everyone can download and post on their websites. They are flooding the Internet with content from the Hamas news agency. It is a well-oiled machine. Our objective is to penetrate into the world in which these discussions are taking place, where reports and videos are published – the blogs, the social networks, the news websites of all sizes. We will introduce a pro-Israeli voice into those places. What is now going on in Iran is the proof of the need for such an operational branch,” adds Shturman. “It’s not like a group of friends is going to bring down the government with Twitter messages, but it does help to expand the struggle to vast dimensions.”
15-07-2009 03:21The UN human rights instruments have left out a number of rights which particularly affect the independent peoples (e.g. small business) and the most disadvantaged. It is apparent that these excluded rights were considered incompatible with neo liberalism and globalization. They are 'bottom-up' rights and entail an ethical globalization. These rights need to be struggled for to be included in domestic and international human rights law.
15-07-2009 03:18ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION!
14-07-2009 22:57rumours of destruction of 'the jungle', migrant's camps in calais are looking likely for early next week
14-07-2009 21:33Activists from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Greece blocked the gate of the closed detention centre in Lesquin (Lille, France). This action took place during the start of the No Border Camp in Calais, the 24th of June 2009, where an exagerated police force was summoned to avoid direct actions...
Every British politician who has supported the oil companies and the coal and gas industries and all the rest of the transnational corporations and the banks that are responsible for causing global warming will be the defendants in civil and criminal cases holding them all legally accountable for their crimes against the environment and against the people of the world.
14-07-2009 20:29England is hit by a heat wave and we are all out enjoying the sun. What a great time to arrange a trip to visit the Kew Ecovillage in west London. I make the journey to London and stay with friends. The morning after, I wake to find that the heat wave has officially ended and London has once again returned to a palette containing many shades of grey. Drizzle trickles down the train window as I make my way to Kew Bridge Station where I am intending to explore. I’m here to discover more about what a group of individuals have been doing since they reclaimed some disused land a month earlier. Land now being used in an attempt to exhibit a more sustainable form of living.
14-07-2009 19:54They're threatening to steal SD cards
14-07-2009 19:34- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -
Climate activists plan Wales’ first Climate Camp
Direct action camp to open near Merthyr, 13-16th August
14-07-2009 19:31Here is your sporadic Smash EDO update, with information about special noise demos and other goings on...
14-07-2009 18:29EUOBSERVER / COMMENT - The Slovak Language Law is one of the most extraordinary pieces of legislation imaginable in a democratic country. Even the briefest of glances will show how restrictive it is and what kind of discrimination it introduces - reintroduces - into Europe
In brief, around ten percent of the population of Slovakia is Hungarian-speaking, beyond which there are Ukrainian, Roma and other minorities. For all practical purposes, the new law eliminates all the minority languages from the public sphere. Yet even here there is a further discrimination - the small Czech minority is exempt from its restrictions.
14-07-2009 16:39A report and analysis on the g8 in L'aquila and rome, looking at the actions that happened, the protests and trying to understand what went wrong.
14-07-2009 16:12Beyond Borders is a weekend of skillsharing and discussion about fighting border controls and showing solidarity with migrants that will take place in Nottingham in August.
14-07-2009 15:14CIA's secret program: Paramilitary teams targeting Al Qaeda .... The agency had a plan after Sept. 11 for paramilitary forces to take out Al Qaeda figures overseas. Congress was never told. Reporting from Washington -- The secret CIA program halted last month by Director Leon E. Panetta involved establishing elite paramilitary teams that could be inserted into Pakistan or other locations to capture or kill top leaders of the Al Qaeda terrorist network, according to former U.S. intelligence officials. The program -- launched in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks -- was never operational. But officials said that as recently as a year ago CIA executives discussed plans to deploy teams to test basic capabilities, including whether they could enter hostile territory and maneuver undetected, as well as gather intelligence and track high-value targets.
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