UK Newswire Archive
In Venezuela any elected official can be removed mid-term by a simple referendum majority. This extremely democratic constitutional right (imagine if we could've voted out Blair a year ago, before the war) was originally suggested by President Hugo Chávez, who ironically will be now the first person to face this test, on 15th August 2004.
Supporting him are the country's poor majority, who have seen their lives transformed with new schools, hospitals and housing, finally tasting their slice of the huge oil-revenue pie. Against him are the local elite who are used to owning Venezuela, and the Washington warmongers who are used to owning its oil.
In London we are holding a week of events in solidarity with the Venezuelan people, and to tell the US and UK governments, who've already backed one coup against Chávez, to keep their hands off Venezuela! Get involved now if you want to help or find out more about how power to the people is a reality and spreading throughout the world.
27-07-2004 14:19LONDON TO JERUSALEM BIKE RIDE
WILL BEGIN IN HYDE PARK, LONDON
SATURDAY, 14TH AUGUST FROM MIDDAY
27-07-2004 13:59Doc Jazz's Musical Intifadah can be found at http://www.docjazz.com
27-07-2004 12:24AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE
27-07-2004 12:15Press Release from the Asociación Diáspora Vasca in regards of the prevailing situation of the six Basques on hunger strike in the Reclusorio Norte of Mexico City, awaiting resolution to the extradition demand presented by the Spanish State
27-07-2004 11:52Thanasis Moshidisl, a 42-year-old policeman, shot himself when he was on duty in the security force of the Olympic Games
27-07-2004 10:50Say there's a big 'terrorist attack'. The government says 'Go Home, Stay Home, Tune In'. But what should its opponents do? This tracts gives some ideas.
27-07-2004 10:12The biometrics conference in London in October seems like a perfect opportunity to make people more aware of the dangers of biometric ID cards in Britain.
27-07-2004 10:00If it were the reverse, by Gideon Levy
27-07-2004 07:342 sheffield activists were part of the imc team at wsf 2004, mumbai.
Here are links to their reports
27-07-2004 07:33Bohemian Grove in rural Sonoma Country, California is where the Manhattan Project was conceived. So were many other bad things. Ostensibly a retreat for the U.S. elite, the Grove is the mother of all conferences, where the Strangeloves meet the globalizers, and the CEOs hang out with the Bushes. This is a report from the July 18, 2004 protest, where we countered in a creative way.
27-07-2004 02:30Breaking news
Palestinians 'made millions' selling cheap cement for barrier they bitterly oppose
26-07-2004 22:14A video activist from Undercurrents travels to Palestine to deliver a video camera for refugees to tell their story. Here is her latest dispatch just to get in.
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26-07-2004 16:51Campaigners around the country are staging demonstrations this weekend at those Removal Centres and main-stream prisons, to commemorate the needless deaths, show solidarity with detainees, and demand an end to the deadly policy of indefinite detention of men, women and children who are not accused of any crime.
26-07-2004 16:32Last July 9th the Hague-based International Court of Justice ruled that Israel's separation barrier is illegal by standards of international law, and recommended its demolition.
Israeli government answered through its Justice Minister, Yosef Lapid, who declared that The Hague court is integrated by European judges that don’t like his country and that they will only obey the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court, that recently order a change on the path of the “security fence” as a humanitarian measure.
26-07-2004 16:14Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute Radio Program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA LINK BELOW