UK Newswire Archive
17-06-2004 19:42At a women’s briefing meeting this week, we heard from UK organisers that giving women independent space was not seen as a priority. Yet the Women’s Day at the Paris ESF last November was decisive in making women’s campaigns visible, including grassroots organising against immigration and asylum laws, and against war and occupation. After 30 years of the modern women’s movement and feminism, nobody in the present ESF process seems to know why women must be able to meet independently. What do you think can be done to stop this backward step?
17-06-2004 17:05Statement of people from Resnik, Belgrade.
17-06-2004 16:52'Weapons that can incapacitate crowds of people by sweeping a lightning-like beam of electricity across them are being readied for sale to military and police forces in the US and Europe'.
17-06-2004 16:45"As predicted, free enterprise and competition have led to a concentration of capital and monopolization of the productive forces. Instead of increasing investments.., plants are closed, production sites shifted abroad, men and women dismissed to increase profit rates and state fees only paid by the lower classes.. A globalization of the capitalist model cannot be organized justly because a wild tiger cannot become a vegetarian.."
17-06-2004 16:22On tuesday the 15th of june we in the Bilston Glen Collective held two solidarity events for political prisoner Jeff "Free" Luers. (For info about his case look at http://www.freefreenow.org).
17-06-2004 16:13Upcoming Day of Action against Caterpillar (25th June)
anti-caterpillarist, 08.06.2004 15:32
Friday the 25th of June will see what should be the first of many days of action against Caterpillar, or as they have affectionately come to be known, Caterkiller. The action will be focussed in the West Midlands area where Caterpillar has a number of plants. Caterpillar has been targeted for supplying of D9 military bulldozers to Israel, despite knowing that they are used to murder civilians (including peace activist Rachael Corrie and countless Palestinians) and to demolish thousands of civilian homes in illegal acts of collective punishment.
17-06-2004 15:59In Feb 2004 a group of European social activists joined the Indian campaigning group Ekta Parishad in a month long padyatra (foot-march) for land rights in the state of Orissa. What follows is a short account of what happened on the march and the successes that were achieved
17-06-2004 12:38'Exhibition of Resistance to Big Oil and the Corporate Hijacking of 'the Arts': street protest & gallery report, Wednesday June 16th 2004
17-06-2004 11:59Evidence that "alternative" votes have had an impact.
17-06-2004 11:42Robb Johnson Live! @ Occupied Social Centre
Robb Johnson - Political singer songwriter performs at the
Occupied Social Centre, Tufnell Park this Thursday June 17th.
17-06-2004 11:13Undercurrents, a media charity will celebrate its tenth birthday by screening a decade of their award winning films at Britain's largest and most popular festival.
17-06-2004 09:08Amnesty International today called for the immediate appointment of a special counsel to investigate the torture and ill-treatment of prisoners in United States custody, citing leaked memoranda from the Departments of Justice and Defense.
17-06-2004 05:48Sympathy for class traitors has never shown itself to be an effective winning strategy in the class war (make no mistake, the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan are but different fronts in the class war).
16-06-2004 23:39Irish Political Activist Ken O'Keefe suffered concussion and bruising at the hands of an Israeli prison guard Monday evening, five days into his hunger strike against detention and possible deportation. He was arrested last Thursday for attempting to enter Gaza to discuss the P10K plan with representatives from Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
On 28th May 2004 the Special Rapporteur on the right to food for the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights – Jean Ziegler – wrote to Jim Owens, CEO of Caterpillar Inc., to express deep concern "about the actions of the Israeli occupying forces in Rafah and in other locations in Gaza and the West Bank, using armoured bulldozers supplied by your company." (1)
17th June 2004 8:35pm @ the mac – Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham
Birmingham Indymedia presents an evening of films during Refugee Week drawing out the links between the (heavily subsidised by the West) arms trade, people displaced by war and occupation, and their resistance. We will be discussing the films with the film-maker of “My Dear Olive Tree” whose first experience of political dissent in Britain was the DSEi Arms fair protest in September 2003.