Evidence of Illusion

on the Sunday 28th August at 7:00 pm the BBC news run a report that stated that the CIA had planted incriminating evidence at the scene of the 1988 Lockerbie Pan Am crash site. It was said to be a piece of printed circuit board, later identified as a detonator and part of the bomb alleged to have blown flight 103 out of the sky over Scotland just a few days before Xmas. In court an expert electronics witness and forensic scientist, Alan Feraday identified the circuit board as manufactured by an East German company who made timers and who supplied the Libyan secret service. It was the fingerprint that linked Libya to the bombing and the conviction of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi. He is currently serving a life sentence in Holland.

Any one listening?

Following Mr Blair’s narrow scrape into government I heard him say something like ‘the electorate have given us a clear message that they want us to listen.’ So after uttering those words I’m wondering who is he actually listening too? Though I thought he was referring to the likes of you and me clearly he’s not. On the 2nd July in Edinburgh over 250,000 people took to the streets in that city’s biggest ever demonstration to demand that the government acted on world poverty and climate change. Around the world millions watched and hoped Live8 would send a clear message to the world’s most powerful leaders that we wanted change. We gave them permission to take perhaps what might otherwise be unpopular decisions, to make us fractionally poorer to put food in the mouths of the starving millions.

Pulp Friction

As magazine publishers like the BBC, IPC and EMAP increasingly come under fire for sourcing paper from controversial forest areas, author Ken Finn went to visit Greenpeace’s Forest Rescue Station in Lapland