UK Newswire Archive
19-10-2004 03:43Ken Livingstone's GLA Special Advisor on equality and policing, Lee Jasper, has accused the people who occupied the stage where the Mayor was due to speak at the ESF on Saturday, of being... 'white anarchists' who used violence to stop black people discussing how to fight racism and fascism!! He also claims that the intervention, or 'storming of the palace', had nothing to do with how the event was organised, despite problems in the organising process being a key point of many of the speakers who participated.
Below is the letter which has appeared in the Guardian Letters Page (19th October) and a few comments:
19-10-2004 01:52The official ESF website: www.fse-esf.org now has a copy of the call of the assembly of the social movements up on it - you can see this below. However, it has not included the important addition which was added at the final assembly on Sunday 18th October about the support for Indymedia.
19-10-2004 01:43A Brief Recent History of Venezuela's Labor Movement
* PDP Courier services vow never to do business with Sequani Limited
Bouncing back from the mysterious removal and subsequent return of two of our servers by the FBI, and fresh from running a media centre in London to coincide with the European Social Forum, local couch potatoes will be showing the film "Outfoxed" this Sunday (24th) at the Geldart, 7.30 pm. This film examines how media empires, led by Rupert Murdoch's Fox News, have been running a race to the bottom in television news, and explores Murdoch's burgeoning kingdom and the impact on society when a broad swath of media is controlled by one corporation.
18-10-2004 23:46A quick wrap-up of the Sunday ESF events, demonstrations and actions.
18-10-2004 23:25Guess who said this? That's right, our friend Plod.
18-10-2004 23:17OK we've had all the bullshit about the birth of the New Revolutionary Left, the struggle for ideas and praxis (whatever the fuckery that might be) and the ESF, Blar dee Blar.
Now lets get round to the serioso shiteroony, and show these sectarian turds what the fuck's fucking what.
18-10-2004 23:01Concern has been expressed about the lack of reports of what the ESF was like and what kind of talks there were.... so there's a demand for this. That's why I put the title in capital letters so that it stands out amongst all the other articles. Hope that's ok :-)
This was my ESF, tell us about yours :-)
18-10-2004 22:42A sacked cop branded a “potential danger” to women after TWICE being accused of rape is to return to duty. He was fired from the West Yorkshire force but reinstated when Chief Constable Colin Cramphorn reviewed the case.
18-10-2004 22:20At the end of September, 115 politicians and foreign policy experts signed a letter that was delivered to the heads of NATO and European Union States. The letter criticized Russian President, Vladimir Putin's recent moves to end Democratic process in Russia. One of the recipients of the letter was George Bush, jr. As a man who has moved to end Democratic process in his own country, it would have been very hypocritical of Bush to condemn Putin for his actions. Consequently the only rebuke was Bush stating that he hopes Putin does not abandon Democracy upheld by checks and balances within the Russian government, but even this was ironic.
18-10-2004 21:58Anti-Capitalist Action! 5th-6th November 2004
18-10-2004 21:47As someone who attended the demo this Sunday, but, as someone who didn't see the ensuing ruck on and in front of the stage afterwards (due to the fact it was sheeting down with rain and I was very tired, wet and hungry), I wasn't in the slightest bit surprised by the events that unfolded as I read about them afterwards.
18-10-2004 20:55A suggestion to the authorities
18-10-2004 20:34Thanks for organising "Beyond ESF".Thanks to Anarchist Teapot, too, who provided the food and the Chiapas Solidarity group for providing excelllent coffee.
Thanks too for the groovy student union at Middlesex University - it definitely can be recommended to study there whatsoever!
18-10-2004 19:38A parliamentary question has just been asked by Lynne Jones MP for Selly Oak, Birmingham. I'm not sure who suggested that she ask the question or if she may have asked it spontaneously. (She's not my MP, and I don't actually vote - I'm not eligible to vote.)