UK Newswire Archive
17-10-2003 14:36Tony Martin is coming to the Oxford Union this Monday 20th October, to speak at 8.30, and a protest is scheduled to commence at 7.30. The object of this protest will be an action to bring awareness to those attending the meeting and the public and media that may possibly be also present outside.
17-10-2003 11:53The full Law Lords judgement and detailed background information on the case is posted on the TMG website at:
This is if you can bring yourself to do a little lobbying. I met my MP last week - a leftie Labour one - and she was very onside, offering to put down an EDM (for whatever that's worth, which is probably a little in terms of upping pressure on funders) in the Commons. Actually, I'd recommend it in this specific circumstance.
Anyway, this below from the Bretton Woods Project may also be of interest, if you have a minute or two. Feel free to radicalise or personalise the suggested text...
17-10-2003 10:53A really quite inspiring anti-mcdonalds action took place on the main shopping street in Newcastle upon Tyneside, featuring a crowd of 50-plus people! Free organic potatoes and apple pie was given out, along with the usual banners, leaflets, and speech bubbles on the window ( 'yum yum, mcslurry' ). Such a big crowd gathered that the police decided to arrest one man for obstruction of the highway - and nick all the potatoes! Loads of support and conversations were had with interested joe public.
17-10-2003 04:47A giant multitude have sieged the Presidential Palace throughout Thursday demanding Bolivia's President resignation as around a million people from all walks of life have joined on a national hunger strike until Sanchez de Lozada steps down.
17-10-2003 04:07The Last Essay.
I am honored to post with my name and hopefully what respect Real Democracy teaches by its practice in a civil society.
17-10-2003 00:09A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.1MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, Germany, and Cuba.
16-10-2003 23:05Fat Ronald McDonald causes chaos in Cardiff fast food outlet...
16-10-2003 22:27In December, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) will take place in Geneva. The call: "Wsis? We seize!" adresses artists, grassroots, media and community groups to create a platform for actions and debates. Preparations are well under way.
16-10-2003 22:14"We have to see what is happening in Bolivia as part of a larger set of problems in the Andean region and in overall Latin America," says Nancy Birdsall, director of the Washington-based Center for Global Development.
16-10-2003 21:23Al Jazeera article on Simon Chapman and the Thessaloniki Hunger Strikers
16-10-2003 21:18This sort of privatisation has real implications for campaigners. When the
streets are privatised we won't be able to hand out flyers if the management
don't want us there. If there were a shop selling sweatshop goods or
involved in environmental destruction, the simple act of trying to inform
the public would become an act of trespass.
16-10-2003 19:56This first part lays out the case from the evidence presented in the Hutton inquiry why the death of Dr. David Kelly was not by suicide. Part two will show the reasons, in this writer's opinion, Dr. Kelly was killed.
(This article has been re-sent. Surprised that this IMPORTANT article was deleted from the news-list. ok it's not news, but can't we make exceptions for very important articles like this one?)