UK Newswire Archive
20-11-2003 16:03Congratulations to Laura Peek, reporter to The Times, who managed to infiltrate an open training on non-violent direct action and win a frontpage article. The "hardcore of the protest movement", as well as Indymedia London is happy that Laura survived her adventure "at the headquarters of an organisation calling itself Larc" and lived to tell this tale of stunning investigative journalism to the British public. We also congratulate her on the millions of pounds her article will generate for the honorable mister Rupert Murdoch - defender of the common man and self-styled anti-establishment representative.
20-11-2003 16:01The anti-war movement here in Japan offers solidarity to all the protestors who with anger, humor and creativity call the world's attention to the hypocrisy of two war criminal-terrorists seff-congratulating themselves on standing up for democracy.
20-11-2003 15:17The legal marches taking place in Miami are now being declared illegal.
20-11-2003 14:00The Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) summit has started in Miami, Florida, US. Huge protests will try to interrupt the negotiations, which involve the leaders of all 34 countries of the American continents. The FTAA, if signed, will allow corporations to sue local or national governments in special courts for enacting any regulation that can be seen as a "barrier to trade" - labour, environmental, or health regulations, for example.
Indymedia is reporting from the streets on FTAA Indymedia and broadcasting live web radio streams.
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In the run-up of this summit, repression of protests and protesters by criminalizing dissent.
The local media takes a biased view against the protesters. The Miami Herald has already taken up an offer of the new police initiative to "embed journalists" in the police riot squads.
Thursday Nov 20:
10.30 am first protesters tried to attack fence, police attacked, protests declared illegal, downtown closed, buses blocked off, rubber bullets used, multiple reports of teargas and pepper spray, protesters attacked by bycycle police, protest circa about a 1000 protester, first arrests, lots of reports of police violence.
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20-11-2003 13:42US Secretary of State Colin Powell was to pick up a medal honouring his achievements, but was forced to cancel at the last minute. The US Embassy in London was unable to confirm whether the decision was taken for reasons of security. Mr Powell had been expected to meet the Prince of Wales to collect the medal at Senate House in London.
20-11-2003 13:36Today's joint damage control...er...press conference performed by Bush & Blair is yet another stellar example of the collective neo-con delusion about the logical results of their belligerent policies.
20-11-2003 12:48webcams down again today - same as yesterdays crucial times
the register reported on it - correctly mentioning how this has happened during several other large demonstrations...
Bush will be in Dublin May/June (election time) for E.U / U.S. Summit !!!!!!!
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Protesters were "FrogMarched" from Victoria to to Palace where they vented there anger at presenent select Bush
20-11-2003 11:303 arrested for attempting to hang 'City of London Closed to George Bush' banner from Admiralty Arch
chasing bush on the mall: