UK Newswire Archive
22-07-2001 04:47Many injuries, much blood. Many eyewitness reports of July 22, 2001 police raid (around midnight) on Italy Indymedia Center and also other Genoa Social Forum (GSF) buildings nearby and across the street. All are in Genoa, Italy. Genoa (for those living in a cave) is the site of the G8 (Group of 8) meeting, and mass protests of over one hundred thousand people from over a thousand groups. A broad spectrum of groups seeking economic, environmental, and social justice.
22-07-2001 04:32Report from the IMC tonight.
22-07-2001 03:30After General Ariel Sharon’s 1973 conquest of the oil and natural gas rich Sinai and his massacre of The Egyptian Third Army in The Sinai, the leaders of the Arab oil producing countries presented a letter to The United Nations demanding ”the return of our occupied territories" and cut off the oil supply to the USA, devestating the world economy.
22-07-2001 03:03In 1973, General Ariel Sharon brought the world closer to nuclear war than it has come since the nuclear holocaust in Nagasaki, Japan. In order to stop the Soviet Red Army from intervening as Sharon commanded the massacre of The Egyptian Third Army in The Sinai, The American Nuclear Arsenal was moved to DEFCON 3.
22-07-2001 00:51Indymedia in italy was down at 02:30 Universal Time
(01:30 UK time). It managed to stay up throughout
the raid (see below) - what's up?
22-07-2001 00:30The invasion of italy indymedia by italian police
21-07-2001 23:36'the' annual place to be for ecological direct action - 100+ workshops, national & international campaign round-ups, fun and entertainment. Library, women's space & camping area, non-commercial stalls, kid's space & activities, vegan food & provisions stall. No cameras, no dogs unless pre-arranged. All for a tenner.
21-07-2001 22:36had a call from an UK activist outside the centre: he says that police beat up people inside; a protestor lies unconscious on the ground outside; radio gap is offline;
beneath the log of the irc when police broke in:
21-07-2001 21:59No-one should forget how much is at stake, everytime we protest - On monday in geneva, the G8 will be back to business as usual - with no mandate, signalling the opportunity for more oppression, social inequity and environmental destruction - The US wants to halt efforts for a biological weapons treaty. Forwarded by the Genetic Engineering Network office in London
21-07-2001 19:53a statement from black block activists
21-07-2001 19:35Following the march around Oxford this afternoon, a group of less than ten Wombles, not wearing white overalls, held a march to Campsfield, where we were met by 30 officers, 1 dog and another 4 riot vans.
21-07-2001 18:29An activist gives some background on why Campsfield Detention Center was chosen for an action to coincide with Genoa. July 19th was called as day for immigration rights. 60000 demonstrated in Genoa. UK-activists were stopped by police from setting up a protest camp in Campsfield.