Charlie Gordon's up to funny business with money again. Hold the front page! This time the motorway-loving ex-head of Glasgow City Council who has strange pull with at least one expat property dealer has taken the very reasonable and not at all corrupt step of giving £13,000 of public money to his son's company for "website expenses".
On 19.01.2009 two activists were killed. One of them, Stanislaw Markelow was a famous political lawyer. The other victim is Anastasia Barburowa, journalist, who was walking togeter with Markelow.
According to UK IMC one of their servers has been seized. Their update says:
22-01-2009 16:37 IMC UK Server seized (again)! This time Kent Police have a warrant and are removing an Indy server from a Manchester colo. This is believed to be related to posts on the SHAC trial. IMCs UK, London and docs sites affected. More soon.
On Saturday morning, activists entered EDO MBM and barricaded themselves inside the factory. The protestors then proceeded to decommission EDO by causing extensive damage to offices and to equipment used to make arms, including the 'zero retention force arming units' and 'ejector release unit 151' which are supplied to the Israeli Air Force. Over £250,000 worth of property damage was incurred, whilst the monetary repercussions to EDO through cancelled contracts and paying employees will clearly dent the already declining financial status of the company.
"South Wales Anarchists’ revelations about the Welsh arsembly pension fund’s manager, Baillie Gifford Life Ltd, last week can only be adding to the woes of the Edinburgh-based partnership.....
"In order to claw back profits for its clients, many of whom are UK local authority pension funds involving billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money, Baillie Gifford are going to pump more money into some of the most polluting companies on the planet."
John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago, co-author of the paper (available online) and subsequent book (with Stephen Walt) _The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy_, presents a concise timeline description and absolutely the clearest account of the true reason behind Israel's wanton atrocities in Gaza.
Mearsheimer argues that diminishing Hamas or stopping their rockets are subsidiary goals for Israel, to Israel's more central goal of controlling all of historical Palestine via an "Iron Wall" policy that would permanently subjugate the Palestinian people and ensures Israeli control of all Palestinian land, air, water, borders/sea, and economy.
Mearsheimer points out that this goal cannot be achieved, and certainly not by the brutal method of a total war on the Palestinian people. The likely outcome even in the case of relative Israeli success is a permanent Apartheid, which itself will [thankfully] doom Israel as a chauvinistically and exclusionary "Jewish State" [and its racist state ideology of Zionism].
A man has died of a heart attack after being taken to a cash machine by a court bailiff.
"The bailiff called at his house in India Street on 7 January and persuaded him to get into his car and go to Accrington town centre.
The father-of-five collapsed on his way to a cash machine while the bailiff parked and waited for the money."