UK Newswire Archive
of the Nauru detention centre.
14-02-2004 01:13Since three of us wrote our letter to the Guardian on January 27, questioning whether Dr Kelly's death was suicide, we have received professional support for our view from vascular surgeon Martin Birnstingl, pathologist Dr Peter Fletcher, and consultant in public health Dr Andrew Rouse. We all agree that it is highly improbable that the primary cause of Dr Kelly's death was haemorrhage from transection of a single ulnar artery, as stated by Brian Hutton in his report.
14-02-2004 00:35Where are the supporters of the Palestinians in this country?
14-02-2004 00:18At the start of february representatives of 34 american states have met for one week in Puebla, 65 km south of Mexico City, to negotiate about the introduction of the free trade area of the Americas.
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Puebla in opposition to the FTAA (span: ALCA) negotiations.
10 years after the introduction of NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Area, the US is persuing an expansion of the free trade area over the continents for the 1. Januar 2005.
The talks have been abandoned after 4 days without result.
13-02-2004 22:15The Late Neolithic monument complex at Thornborough, North Yorkshire, was possibly the most important sacred site in their day. Today they form part of the largest prehistoric sacred landscape in Britain. They have been called the Stonehenge of the north - comparable to Westminster, York and Canterbury Cathedrals - all placed in a single location! Yet here the ancient peoples built three henges - the only triple henge alignment in the world - part of the only six henge complex in the world. We are fighting to stop the landscape around these most important monuments from being quarried for gravel.
13-02-2004 20:22quick update on what's happening to the audiostream from the peacenotwar party from feb 12 to 15 in London:
13-02-2004 18:47Scotland and Wales veto GM go-ahead
13-02-2004 18:25Tory controlled Guildford say no to privatisation of council houses.
13-02-2004 18:03i wish i could get to blackwood.....
but i can't. but massive sparkling thanks with big fireworks to the people of manc who keep finding cash in their pockets
13-02-2004 17:04can someone post directions to blackwood?
13-02-2004 16:13Environmental protesters in Hungary are claiming victory in their first battle to prevent the construction of a Nato radar station in the country's south.
Security guards were on Friday unable to remove local people and activists who had chained themselves to trees.
13-02-2004 15:00Just came up on Athens IMC, following is a rough translation
13-02-2004 14:52Today, a Greek judicial council decided that evidence against British protestor Simon Chapman is not convincing and acquitted him from all charges
13-02-2004 14:14Malmesbury Maternity Unit is threatened with closure by Kennet & North Wiltshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) along with the Devizes Maternity Unit despite big campaigns to defend these units in each town.
A petition of 10000 was presented to the PCT last year. Campaigners have asked for it back as they now wish to present it to Parliamant, but the PCT refuses to return it wotout explanation (probably becasue they just binned it - showing their real concern for local feeling)
13-02-2004 11:42As the European Union prepares to enlarge, Herr Fischer's visit to an isolated Russian enclave is reminiscent of Scott-King's fictitious visit to Neustralia.
13-02-2004 11:31BLACKWOOD ANTI-ROAD CAMP IS BEING EVICTED NOW!!!! NETWORK IT AND GET BODIES DOWN THERE!!!
13-02-2004 11:02A timely article in light of recent machinations of what has been happening in the ESF organising process in the UK 9this article refers to that and the SWP's involvement). Excellent critique of Anti-war movement and their inability to take forward the politics of their opposition to the existing world order to it's logical conclusion - namely moving forward to an explicitly anti-imperialist critical analysis and politics.
taken from "FightRacism-FightImperialism" (Issue No.176 December 2003/January 2004)
James Petras' original paper can be found at the following website: http://www.rebelion.org/petras/english/030926petras.pdf