‘The Treasury is planning to disband the government’s controversial arms sales department, the Guardian can disclose. The 450-strong defence export services organisation (Deso), based near Oxford Street in London, has long been…



‘"Put your money where your mouth is." ‘The old taunt reflects a deep economic principle: Talk is cheap, but if someone is willing to risk money, it means they’re serious. Put the…



‘I’ve come back out of the woods, and I’m not entirely sure I’m happy about it. Once again I’ve replaced cathode rays for sunlight, and instant messages and teleconferences for conversations. Plugged…



‘Hebrew transliteration, Qabalah, Gematria, Notariqon, Counting Well, Reversed Numbers and Numerology Tool. Esoteric applications of Number Theory, testing the numerological results for Pythagorian quilities. Using different numerolgy systems. Have Fun.’ (SourceForge project)….


‘They were words of courage and defiance, uttered by a man who embodied both. Mordechai Vanunu spent 18 years in jail, a full 11 of them in solitary confinement, for revealing Israel’s…


‘Recent sightings of the so-called ‘Drones’ has prompted widespread speculation on internet forums and a flurry of news reports from within the UFO community from websites and in major media outlets. Very…



‘The release of the second-quarter fundraising totals spells trouble for two presidential candidates: Democrat John Edwards and Republican John McCain. Edwards has always been a long-shot for the nomination, but McCain was…


‘Washington – With little fanfare, at least so far, the stage is being set for a post-"surge" Iraq strategy that reduces US ambitions for the Iraq project, even while keeping some US…


‘I can’t believe it’s been nearly a week since the Guitar Wolf gig and I’ve not posted to rave about it. ‘I only heard of them when a friend asked me if…


‘Graffiti was an easy, natural fit with plenty of alienated youth. One 1980s writer describes the nascent culture as a "weird private communication for teenage kids


‘Should you be able to drive anywhere you damn well please? An alliance of local officials and timber, mining, and off-road-vehicle lobbyists


…Hillary believes that "the President should abandon his escalation of the war." She chooses not to say "his" war because it could not have been "his" war without the help of people…


‘Transformers twiddles its big, fat, stupid robotic thumbs for the better part of two hours before jabbing them into your eye socket and finger-fucking your brain in the last 20 minutes. Yes!…




‘In his remarkable book, Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar, Simon Sebag Montefiore does a service by focusing on the intimacies of power. In his detailed, highly readable account of Joseph…


‘For Democrats, this little episode highlights the promise and peril of a Hillary Clinton presidency. On the one hand, President Clinton spoke for many in the party who are furious about the…


‘Just when it seemed Independence Day might be the exclusive province of Michael Bay’s Transformers, MGM rushes in with Rescue Dawn. Nothing if not appropriate, Werner Herzog’s latest feature, based on his…



‘CINCINNATI — A divided federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit Friday challenging President Bush’s domestic spying program without ruling on the issue of whether warrantless wiretapping is legal. ‘In a 2-1 decision…


‘Indie rockers are happily hawking corporate fare. Is selling out really such a big deal anymore?’ (Utne article). GO TO FULL STORY