UK Newswire Archive
15-08-2004 19:35Emissions from British Army spying equipment has been blamed for gross birth defects in livestock in the South Armagh area.
MEDIA RELEASE: 11 AUGUST 2004
MOOT is a unique opportunity for people over the age of 16 to attend three five-day workshops to express their ideas through cutting-edge media arts
A spontaneous demonstration in solidarity with the people of Venezuela took place in Edinburgh, Sunday, 15th of august, co-inciding with the simultaneous referendum against Hugo Chavez, president of Venezuela, and initiator of massive social reforms benefiting the poor. The Edinburgh Fringe festival also co-incided with the demonstration, lending a high profile of publicity to the cause of the demonstration, particular when the demonstration with comedian Mark Thomas accidently met the Edinburgh Samba School, the party rocked.
15-08-2004 17:29While scholars debate the legal definition of genocide and governments look the other way, thousands of civilians around the world succumb to the armies of hate. What do we need to know in order to take action and stop the slaughter of innocents?
15-08-2004 16:26This wednesday 18th the regular rampart wednesday night free cinema will be showing films about reclaimed spaces and struggles to retain them - land squats, eco-communities, evictions, travellers, social centres etc.
We also plan to get people to come in an speak about the current situation with projects such as Use Your Loaf, Sutton Street, Chalk Farm Autonomous Lab and the ex-Grand Banks plus some continental feedback from people involved in similar projects elsewhere....
15-08-2004 14:40When a state is determined to pursue war, and all forms of indirect symbolic protest actions have failed to sway politicians to halt their imperialist aggression, the only remaining option is direct action by the working class. One option is a general strike by workers that can effect the production and transpiration of military capital, that is the materials essential for the war machine. The other is to deprive the military of the labor it needs to fight the war.
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15-08-2004 06:38A FACT SHEET ON THE CRISIS IN DARFUR
15-08-2004 05:02picket the US embassy (grosvenor sq) today from 2pm, to tell them "Hands Off Venezuela!". meeting noon onwards near speakers' corner for a "Bolivarian picnic"...
15-08-2004 03:36An open letter to Greece:
to its authorities, its media and its citizens
15-08-2004 02:30Desperate measures on the part of the Venezuelan opposition to obstruct and delay the installation of voting posts for the Venezuelan referendum.
15-08-2004 01:51The private television stations in Venezuela have begun a campaign to create consensus in international public opinion that governmental fraud has taken place.
15-08-2004 01:30More English-language news appears on Narco News' "NarcoSphere" section, from half a dozen Narco News reporters who are in Venezuela...
15-08-2004 01:21The Cambridge Evening News, monopoly local newspaper in Cambridge, seems to have been giving the National Front a remarkably sympathetic hearing in recent articles, uncritically reporting their boasts to get 100 people on their demo (which turned out to be about 12), and their slippery attempts to make their fascist position respectable. Are there fascists working for the Cambridge Evening News, or is this just a misguided attempt at 'objectivity'? And what can we do about it?
Extracts of news from Venezuela on Saturday 14th, from pro-Chavez site Asamblea Popular Revolucionaria (times below link to the original articles in Spanish - corrections or clarifications from Spanish speakers or Venezuela experts welcome):
15-08-2004 00:45Translated communique on strategy regarding the referendum
14-08-2004 22:29Deportations of asylum seekers, abuse in detention centres...
14-08-2004 22:23On 23rd August, hundreds of peace activists will blockade, and shut down the base at Faslane, home to the UK's illegal nuclear weapons programme. This action, organised by Trident Ploughshares and Scottish CND, is just the latest in a series of mass direct actions bringing attention to UK government preparations for genocide. Be there, to uphold the law, and celebrate life over death, peace over war!