Gordon4PM. It’s time for Tony Blair to move over.
www.gordon4pm.com launches a postcard campaign to try and shift Tony Blair out of Downing Street. Write to you MP and promote Gordon Brown.
Tony Blair is proving to be as difficult to shift as a bad underarm stain or a lump of superglue on a set of silk undies. He lost 100 seats at the last ele(Added: Wed Jun 08 2005)
Tribal Technology scores a hat trick of wins in South East local government
Three local authorities in the South East of England have chosen services from Tribal Technology since the start of 2005. Ealing Borough Council has renewed its commitment to the IT and information management systems specialist by signing a new contract for additional asset management services; Ken(Added: Thu Jun 02 2005)
Status of US Citizens Influences Economic Aid to Mexico/Asia
Whether or not legislators vote to help rescue weaker economies depends on the skill and education levels of their constituents back home.
A new study publishing in the latest issue of American Journal of Political Science looks at the voting history of the Congress to find that members are signi(Added: Wed Jun 01 2005)
Feelings of Threat Lead to Restricted Civil Liberties
An increased perception of terrorist threat, strengthens peoples’ support of measures that limit civil liberties.
A study published in the latest issue of American Journal of Political Science examines how two different psychological reactions to terrorism (perceived threat and anxiety) play a ro(Added: Thu May 26 2005)
Smoother bureaucracy for Europe’s mobile workforce
As Europe’s citizens increasingly move between the 25 EU Member States how can public administrations provide user-friendly services to their ever-mobile citizens? Successful trials of a new platform demonstrate one possible solution.
The IST programme-funded INFOCITIZEN project addressed the cha(Added: Thu May 26 2005)
Post-9/11 Foreign Policy: Traditional and Dangerous
Bush Foreign Policy is using traditional means with dangerous implications to mobilize public support.
An article published in the latest issue of Diplomatic History examines Bush’s post 9/11 national security strategy in a historical perspective. In doing so, author Melvyn P. Leffler finds tha(Added: Tue May 24 2005)
Geoprge Galloway and Tower Hamlets
20th May 200
George Galloway MP to present petition to Tower Hamlets Council demanding the withdrawal of the Columbia Estates from Housing Choice.
The Columbia Estates Defend Council Housing Group has coll(Added: Fri May 20 2005)
Toward interoperability in EU-wide e-government
Overcoming bureaucratic hurdles to set up a company in your own country is complicated enough; doing it elsewhere can be even more difficult. An architecture that allows different public administrations in different countries to interoperate offers one solution.
“Interoperability is currently the(Added: Fri May 20 2005)
Neutrality and the National Security Council Adviser
The adviser’s duties may expand, but the position’s effectiveness relies on the advisor remaining neutral.
An article published in the latest issue of Presidential Studies Quarterly examines the impact of the “neutral” or “honest” broker in presidential decision-making, specifically looking at th(Added: Thu May 19 2005)
The Real Counterfeit ID Act: Industry Report
Entertainment and software piracy, terrorism, counterfeit currency, illegal immigration, prostitution, and identity theft are just a few of the growing list of crimes related to fake identification. In the first quarter of 2005, nearly 25% of global counterfeiting incidents (valued at $1.06 Billion(Added: Mon May 16 2005)
Dorset’s Accessible self-service on the web
Dorset County Council is getting the most out its resources by moving its ‘customers’ to the web. Therefore it is viewed as essential to make sure that its website not only performs well, in terms of speed and the provision of relevant content, but that it is also is fully website accessibility comp(Added: Mon May 16 2005)
Ingenious Military Training Simulation Systems
SANTA CLARA, CA - A Santa Clara based manufacturer and retailer of military simulation and training gear recently announced a new generation of accessories designed to take real action training and games to the next level. Real Action Paintball, online at www.rap4.com, specializes in delivering trai(Added: Sun May 15 2005)
A Peak Inside Parliament! : Superbreak launches tour packages
The election may be over, but why not have a peak inside the Houses of Parliament this summer before the newly formed cabinet returns in October. Short break specialist, Superbreak http://www.superbreak.com has launched a range of packages which combine overnight accommodation at a range of hotels a(Added: Fri May 13 2005)
NEW BOOK ABOUT USA PATRIOT ACT EXPOSES VIOLATIONS OF CIVIL LIBERTIES
Three of the United States' leading social critics and writers have praised the latest book by Walter Brasch. Noam Chomsky, distinguished professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT, calls America’s Unpatriotic Acts (Peter Lang, Feb. 2005) “a lucid and well-documented study of the PATRIOT Act th(Added: Wed May 11 2005)
Enterprise management facilities for public authorities
Public authorities have long needed the equivalent of the enterprise management system – as used by leading companies around the world – but seldom had the resources to afford it. Now a new collaborative-working platform developed under the ICTE-PAN project may hold the solution.
Starting in the(Added: Tue May 10 2005)
AUTISM CAMPAIGN APPEAL DIRECTLY TO SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT & PRIME MINISTER
Ivan and Charika Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign have appealed directly to Her Excellency Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunga, the President of Sri Lanka who was recently in London, to take action over public services for people with autism and Asperger's Syndrome.
They have heard from Sri(Added: Fri May 06 2005)
On target; Australia aims for more skilled migrants
LONDON – The Australian Government has confirmed significant changes to its immigration strategy by adding to its Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL). The changes affect skilled visas for immigration to Australia.
The MODL and Skills Occupation List (SOL) form part of the backbone of Aus(Added: Fri May 06 2005)
"Best Interests of the Children"
Press release 4th May 2005
In the best interests of the children
At last, someone has acknowledged that the present system for supporting children involved in custody battles is not working.
Children’s Commissioner Kathleen Marshall has spoken out about how badly children are treated when (Added: Wed May 04 2005)
Voting for online democracy
The Internet may be used to power elections in towns, cities, countries, and even across Europe thanks to the work of a recently completed project. It would mean voters could cast their ballots at home, in the street via mobile phones, or even when in another country.
That's the promise of e-Vote(Added: Wed May 04 2005)
California prisoners unionize, form statewide coalition
May 2, 2005 – Sacramento, Calif., US. In an historic turn of events California’s prisoners and parolees have formed their own union. Under the auspices of Voters Corrections Reform Coalition the membership of this statewide organization has voted nearly nine to one in favor of the formation.
T(Added: Sun May 01 2005)
UK citizens call for government pre-emptive action on global oil depletion
A new petition entitled "Peak Oil Production & Decline - Raising awareness and discussion of the consequences and solutions" has officially been launched (Thursday 28th April 2005) by Powerswitch.org.uk to call on UK government to prepare for the serious economic, social and cultural adjustment of t(Added: Thu Apr 28 2005)
Anti-Crime Society Accuses BBC
We have written to each senior manager at the BBC pointing out not only the poor quality of their investigative journalism, but also their blocking of information about crime from this Society to which the public is entitled.
Not once, in more than a decade, has the BBC responded to our numerous (Added: Wed Apr 27 2005)
Callum becomes community councils' poster child
LITTLE Callum Reid has become a pin-up - at the tender age of two.
The toddler from Adambrae, Livingston, is currently starring in a new poster and leaflet campaign to promote community councils in West Lothian, Scotland. His baby face can be seen in shops, libraries and supermarkets across the (Added: Tue Apr 26 2005)
Mayday - Anarchist White Bloc
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE ANARCHIST WHITE BLOCK
SPACE HIJACKERS VS THE STATE
2pm Sunday May 1st
A new force has arrived on the London Mayday scene. A group calling themselves the Space Hijackers have challenged the honour of every incumbent and aspiring(Added: Mon Apr 25 2005)
Measuring the public sector impact of EU-funded research
European Commission-funded research has played a fundamental role in transforming Europe’s public services in recent years, but more can be done to ensure they benefit fully from new IT solutions, according to a recently published study on the sector.
‘Building The Knowledge Economy in Public Ser(Added: Mon Apr 25 2005)