Tuesday 23rd June, Doors open @ 6pm, Film starts @ 7pm.
Velvet Lounge – At the Flying Scotsman, near the corner of Walcott and Beaufort Sts Mt Lawley, Perth
This week: Fool Me Twice (1:56mins)
Aussie researcher Glen Clancy undertakes an in-depth examination of the circumstances surrounding East Timor and the Bali Bombings.
The Times – An independent public inquiry should be held into how suicide terrorists were able to carry out the July 7 bombings, Scotland Yard’s former head of counter-terrorism says. Andy Hayman, who was Assistant Commissioner for Special Operations at the time of the bombings in 2005, is the first figure from the security establishment to break ranks and call for an open inquiry. Almost four years after Mohammad Sidique Khan and his Leeds-based cell carried out the bombings, Mr Hayman says that he is “uncomfortable” with the official position that an inquiry would divert resources from the fight against terrorism. In his book, The Terrorist Hunters, extracts from which are published in The Times today, Mr Hayman says: “Incidents of less gravity have attracted the status of a public inquiry “” train crashes, a death in custody, and even other terrorist attacks. How can there not be a full, independent public inquiry into the deaths of 52 commuters on London’s transport system? Read Article
Daily Telegraph – The Government remains committed to the use of CCTV as “a powerful crime-fighting tool” which is popular with the public, a government minister insisted. Justice minister Lord Bach was replying in a Lords debate on surveillance in which most speakers criticised the system and questioned its effectiveness.He said: “CCTV is a powerful crime-fighting tool. It has been claimed in this debate that it has only resulted in 3% more convictions but the amount of crime that it deters has not been mentioned.” Read Article
The Historian – Only because what limited debate there has been has been dummed down so much the full civil liberties implications are not grasped by the population.
BBC – A chemical found in green tea appears to slow the progression of prostate cancer, a study has suggested. Green tea has been linked to a positive effect on a wide range of conditions, including heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. The research, in the US journal Cancer Prevention Research, found a significant fall in certain markers which indicate cancer development. A UK charity said the tea might help men manage low-risk tumours. Read Article
The International Forecaster – Rally of 1931 to haunt the markets this year, SEC hasnt really stopped anything, Fed must find a way to hide toxic assets, bear market not reversible, Currencies deprecate against gold, funding new health insurance initiatives not easy in times of debts, Monetary policy to become inflationary The next major move in the stock market will be down. We are seeing the last vestiges of a rally similar to what we saw in 1931. The rally we expected at 6600 up to 8500 will end as soon as all the financial institutions that need to sell what stock is necessary to bolster their balance sheets. Our guess is the rally has been aided in a big way by short covering and the participation of the US government. Those who believe the SEC has stopped naked short selling are sadly mistaken. Markets weaken during the summer as volume dries up during the vacation season. In addition, second quarter earnings will be very disappointing, especially in the financial segment. Unemployment continues to worsen and capacity utilization is at its lowest level in years. Banks continue to cut credit lines and not lend nearly as much as they did before. Read Article