The A-Z of Drones 2013 Part 1 By Chris Cole

24 December 2013 —

letter_aIt was good to see large numbers turn out at a big protest at Parc Aberporth, the drone test centre in West Wales, in September as the owners announced a big expansion. It was even better to see Yemeni journalist  Abdulelah Haider Shaye released from prison even though he is still under virtual house arrest.  Phase two of the UK government-industry programme, ASTRAEA, which aims to open up UK airspace to civil drones, came to an end this year.  While the drone lobby is keeping up the  pressure the public remain extremely sceptical.   News that British drones may be heading to Africa came as a big surprise, and will no doubt be a focus of campaigning in the coming year. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 23 December 2013: The nightmare hidden within liberal Zionism

23 December 2013 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Factions Congratulate Al-Eesawy On Release
IMEMC – “Video Included, Translation Provided Below to Segments Of Al-Eesawy Interview” [Monday December 23, 2013] Different Palestinian factions in occupied Palestine congratulated Samer Al-Eesawy, who was released from an Israeli detention facility on Monday, after conducting a 9-month hunger strike. …

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British NHS director promotes ‘restructuring’ of accident and emergency departments By Ajanta Silva

24 December 2013 — WSWS

In November, medical director of National Health Service (NHS) England, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, published the first of a two-part report, “Urgent and Emergency Care Review,” recommending the restructuring of hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments.

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