Anti-Colonial Agitator

Friday, April 30, 2004

Gerry Adams on the Irish peace process.

Jude Collins comments on Colombia and the north of Ireland.

Thursday, April 29, 2004

One year after the declared end of major combat in Iraq, Americans have doubts about the war and what the Bush Administration has said about it. Just 32%, the lowest number ever, say Iraq was a threat that required immediate military action. Only 47% now say that the U.S. did the right thing taking military action in Iraq, the lowest support recorded in CBS News/New York Times Polls since the war began. There are growing concerns about the long-term impact with 41% now believing that the war has increased the threat of terrorism against the United States and 71% now saying that the Administration’s policies have worsened America’s image in the Arab world.

An indigenous Irish Catholic student living in a loyalist area of Belfast has spoken of her fears amid rising tensions and sectarian threats. Leaflets calling for Catholics to be put out of their homes, were recently delivered to homes in the Sandy Row and Donegall Road areas of south Belfast. A loyalist protest was held outside Whitehall Square flats in Sandy Row, where the young Catholic student lives. About 200 men, women and children chanted and carried banners saying: "Nationalists out, republicans out." Anti-republican graffiti was also daubed at the flats after allegations were made about the residents in the area. The student, whose father bought the flat as an investment, said she felt very intimidated by the protest. She said it was a shame that British loyalists in the area could not accept that people from a mix of religions as well as Chinese people lived in the apartment block.

Brian Feeney comments on the Boundary Commission.

An American extremist calls for the arming of British colonists.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

The early adulthood of Neanderthals.

Crude graffiti has been daubed on walls as part of a new offensive by British loyalists to drive indigenous Irish Catholics out of a troubled south Belfast area. One apartment block has been smeared with threats demanding that the Catholics leave. Leaflets have also been distributed urging residents to back moves to have all Catholics ousted. The campaign has been based around the British Protestant Sandy Row district, close to an area plagued by loyalist racial attacks.

Does sign language increase deafness?

Women prefer men who look like their fathers.

The terror case that never materialized.

Monday, April 26, 2004

One-sided report fails Irish republicans.

Friday, April 23, 2004

Question and answer time on the Independent Monitoring Commission.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Irish GNP is expected to expand by 3.25% in 2004, according to the Spring Bulletin of the Central Bank. The Bulletin also forecasts that GDP would rise by 3.25% in 2004, indicating a return to expansion of the domestic, non-multinational, sector. The Central Bank also said that the flexibility and resilience displayed by the Irish economy over the past few years have helped Ireland's prospects. Unemployment remains below 5% and employment increased by about 1.8% or 31,000 in 2003.

Tuesday, April 20, 2004

The economic problems of modern Germany.

Britain and the death of democracy.

It’s time to stop the Sinn Féin bashing, says O’Donnell.

Will there be civil war in Iraq?

How do Arabs feel about the United States?

Why is the United States fighting in Iraq?

Monday, April 19, 2004

The connection between genes and HIV.

The link between testosterone and autism.

The growing support for Sinn Fein!

Will there be a miracle in the north of Ireland?

Friday, April 16, 2004

Policing in the north of Ireland.

Jude Collins on the truth commission.

Why does Britain want a truth commission?

Thursday, April 15, 2004

A French public budget deficit of 3% of GDP is inevitable with weak economic growth, according to Finance Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. Apparently, Sarkozy wants to renegotiate the EU Stability and Growth Pact which sets a 3% of GDP limit for public deficit and 60% for debt. The French government has said that it expects the deficit to fall to 3.6% in 2004 from 4.1% in 2003. It expects a further fall to 2.9% in 2005. The European Commission meanwhile believes that the deficit will still be above the stability pact ceiling in 2005, at 3.6%.

Are women attracted to intelligent men?

The connection between memory and intelligence.

Brian Feeney on the marching season.

What next for truth and reconciliation in Ireland?

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

The Irish economy has weathered the economic downturn extremely well and is poised for much stronger growth in 2004 and beyond. That is according to AIB Global Treasury's assessment of the Irish economy. The report says that real GDP will rise by at least 4% in 2004 and 5% in 2005. It also predicts that real GNP will expand by 3.5% in 2004 and by 4.3% in 2005. AIB says there are three factors at work that support a positive outlook for Ireland in 2004 and 2005 - the resilience of the labor market, the fall in the annual rate of inflation and the fact that the general government budget is in surplus. It says that economic growth will be more broadly based with a strong contribution from both domestic demand and from net exports. Domestic spending is forecast to rise by 3.5% to 4% in 2004-2005 while exports are expected to grow by 6-7%. Predicting a very resilient labor market, AIB says that employment will grow by 1.6% in 2004 and by 1.8% in 2005.

Professor Stephen Oppenheimer, a professor of clinical sociomedical sciences at Oxford, has developed a theory of the original inhabitants of Britain. He said that the Celts of western Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Cornwall were descended from an ancient people living on the Atlantic coast when Britain was still attached to mainland Europe, while the English were more closely related to the Germanic peoples of the interior. As evidence, he cited genetic data showing that the Celts were more closely related to the Basque people of south-west France and the Celts of Brittany and Spain, while the English were closer to the Germans descended from the Anglo-Saxons.

Will a Finucane investigation ever happen?

The IMC lets the British government off the hook.

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Does affirmative action work?

Did Neandertals make a genetic contribution to early modern humans?

Brain studies on aesthetics and insight.

Pat Finucane and the British cover-up.

The Cory Collusion Inquiry Report.

Monday, April 12, 2004

Do Czechs have Celtic ancestry?

Articles relating to Celtic genetics:

English-Scots split goes back 10,000 years

Scientist mulls Anglo-Scottish split

Scots and English aulder enemies than thought

English and Scots split is ancient

Split Between English and Scots Older Than Thought

Celts have been a breed apart for 10,000 years

Friday, April 09, 2004

Jude Collins on the murder of Pat Finucane.

British reluctance about the Finucane case.

Why is the American media so quiet about the Cory report?

What is Britishness?

Britain and the Cory report.

Promiscuity and the spread of HIV.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

America's failure in Iraq.

The Irish economy is expected to post a broad-based recovery over the coming year with real GDP growth projected to reach 3.7% in 2004, according to the spring bulletin of the European Commission. The Commission sees Irish GDP strengthening to 4.6% in 2005, close to the rate commonly thought to be sustainable in the medium term, of up to 5%. This compares to the most recent growth forecast from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI), which tipped Irish GDP to expand by 3.5% in 2004 and 4.5% in 2005. Turning to the labor market, the Commission said that Ireland was remarkably resilient in 2003, experiencing just a slight rise in unemployment to 4.6% from 4.3% in 2002. The bulletin also forecast that inflation, which averaged 4% in 2003, will be around 2.1% in 2004 and 2.3% in 2005.

Another SDLP screw up!

Tuesday, April 06, 2004

Links related to the Cory report:

Slain lawyer's kin to bigwigs: Time to come clean

No Finucane link to IRA

Finucane accused moved to English jail

Adair tells UFF to come clean over Finucane

Nelson diary claimed British trained UDA killers

Finucane probe should be held says Cory

Pressure grows for inquiry into Finucane murder

Trimble is out of line

RUC trained loyalist assassins,UDA chief's diary reveals

British close ranks on 30 years in the North

Justice for the Finucanes

Rights groups critical of failure to launch inquiry into Finucane

Immediate inquiry call

Cory urges public inquiry on Finucane

The reign of the Gorilla Mafia.

Monday, April 05, 2004

The victims of Britain's dirty war in the north of Ireland.

The problems of new immigrants to the United States.

A comparison of the chimp and human genomes.

Friday, April 02, 2004

David Trimble continues to damage the Irish peace process.

The Irish economy is set for another period of strong growth.

Indian teens have world's highest suicide rate.