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Views on the News 2/4/09

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Brown's advisor: ‘UK population must fall to 30m'Last week Jonathan Porritt, one of Gordon Brown's leading green advisers, is to warn that Britain must drastically reduce its population to 30m if it is to build a sustainable society. Porritt's call will come at this week's annual conference of the Optimum Population Trust (OPT), of which he is patron. The trust will release research suggesting UK population must be cut to…
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Views on the News 26/3/09

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US preparing to establish internment camps for US citizensIn January a bill entitled the National Emergency Centres Establishment Act (HR 645) was introduced in the US Congress. It calls for the establishment of six national emergency centres in major regions in the US to be located on existing military installations. The stated purpose of the "national emergency centres" is to provide "temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and…
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Views on the News 19/3/09

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Muslim parents to be prosecuted over gay education classesLast week the English newspaper The Times revealed that parents who took their children out of school to prevent them being taught about lesbian, gay and transgender relationships were facing prosecution. Around 30 pupils from an east London primary school were absent from a week of special lessons to highlight homosexual relationships. The protesting parents said the content was more appropriate for…
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Views on the News 12/3/09

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Capitalism destroyed 45% of the world's wealth in 1.5 years On March 10 2009 the CEO of the private equity company Blackstone Group LP (BX.N) Stephen Schwarzman said that up to 45 percent of the world's wealth has been destroyed by the global credit crisis. "Between 40 and 45 percent of the world's wealth has been destroyed in little less than a year and a half," Schwarzman told an audience…
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AFP - Bangladesh arrest 27 for anti-govt leaflets:police

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DHAKA (AFP) - Twenty-seven Bangladeshis have been arrested for distributing leaflets criticising the government's handling of a savage mutiny by border guards against top military officers, police said Saturday. The men were taken into custody following the February 25-26 revolt in the capital in which more than 70 people were slain by rank-and-file guards, Masudur Rahman, a senior official of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, told AFP. "The men arrested are…
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Views on the News 5/3/09

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US Congressman Ron Paul: ‘US foreign policy bankrupted America and We killed a million Iraqis' The conservatives attending last week's Conservative Political Action Conference applauded Republican Ron Paul (R-TX) when he told them the US has no choice but to get out of Iraq. "Part of the reasons why we lost this last election was the foreign policy issue," Paul insisted. Paul noted that George Bush ran in 2000 on…
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Views on the News 26/2/09

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America prepares for a summer of rage The U.S. Army is to invest $6 million in riot equipment, a fact that has furthered fears that troops will be used inside the U.S. in order to quell any civil unrest resulting from the ongoing economic crisis. The U.S. Army Contracting Agency, based at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, has a post on the Federal Business Opportunities website, requesting the equipment and has received…
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Indonesian Muslim group Hizb ut-Tahrir Indonesia says Clinton not welcome

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Jakarta - About 100 Indonesian Muslims rallied outside the US embassy in Jakarta Monday to protest a planned visit this week by US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The protestors from the conservative Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia waved placards denouncing Clinton as a "Zionist agent" in reference to Israel. "Hillary, you are not welcome here," read a poster held by a woman wearing a white headscarf."Hillary is not…
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