UK Newswire Archive
07-06-2005 16:14Talks and discussion thursday about coke's environmental and human rights abuses - very relevant at the moment because of the Water Sustainability Scholarship it offers at Linacre College.
07-06-2005 15:46After weeks of protest carlos mesa resigns but protesters still want the total nationalisation of hydrocarbons(oil and gas)
07-06-2005 14:37As world leaders prepare for their G8 summit photo op, a new network of art activists are touring the UK , inspiring resistance with an exploding caravan, a free feast, prayers to products, a clown army and creative civil disobedience trainings. On June 14th and 15th, the Lab stops in Manchester!
07-06-2005 14:20This struggle is imperative from the knowledge that the political measures of the neoliberal project are morally and economically false.. We can only resist this false policy together. Students must convince their fellow students that the interests of workers are their interests.
07-06-2005 14:08With plans for massive protests in Scotland next month for the 2005 G8 summit now developing rapidly, this event at the rampART offers a chance to look back at learn from the experiences of the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa.
"300.000 people were protesting in july 2001 against the g8 in Genoa: the collective dream 'another world is possible' turned into a nightmare overwhelmed by the violence by the police, finding it's climax in the murder of Carlo Giuliani."
Saturday 11th June (after the Naked Bike Ride and before the Reclaim The Future Party so you don't have to miss out on anything and can experience a real roller coaster of highs and lows)
This is a chance to speak and share experiences with people who took part in the protests against the G8 in 2001. This is not an event intended to scare anyone. It is an important chance to reflect and learn and most importantly PREPARE for Scotland...
What happened in Genoa? Why did it happen? Could it have been avoided or handled better? What does any of this mean for us this July? What precautions and preparation should we be making and are we!? These are just some of the possible valuable questions we can discuss on Saturday.
- Were you in Genoa? Please come to rampART on saturday and share your experiences of the event and the aftermath.
- Are you going to Scotland? Please come on saturday and ensure you are fully aware of what lessons our collective history may have to offer.
- Are you party of a team working on accomodation, alt media, legal monitoring, or medical aid etc for Scotland? Please come let people know what is being organised and how they can help.
07-06-2005 14:01TIME TO BUILD A "STORM FOR REFORM"
Make this the last unjust election
At the last general election millions of people were denied an effective vote because of where they live, or what they believe
07-06-2005 11:43Gathering to be held at
off Headingley Lane
between 9th and 12th June.
07-06-2005 10:22Looking to set up a major oil and gas industry, East Timor said Monday that it will launch an international roadshow in September for a proposed release of exploration blocks.
07-06-2005 10:09Thirteen activists entered Faslane naval base in Scotland last night where the UK's WMD's are held. Two scaled an additional fence inside the base to reach the high security area where Trident submarines berth.
07-06-2005 02:52Tony Blair recently said "it would be very odd if people came to protest against this G8... I don’t quite know what they’ll be protesting against" - a comment that underlies the way that the UK Government has been working to paint the G8 as a progressive force for good when it comes to tackling Climate Change, Poverty and Debt.
Shopping is the new religion, praying to products is the next logical step.
07-06-2005 01:49Copy of 50 years is Enough G8 Briefing pre 2004 Summit:
06-06-2005 19:18CRUNCH day is approaching in the battle to save the last piece of greenfield and ancient woodland in Worthing, West Sussex.
After years of delay and massive public opposition, Worthing Borough Council is preparing to give the go-ahead to the plans for a 900-home estate on land at Titnore Woods.
In typically devious form, the council has avoided publicising the meeting - this Friday, June 10 - until the very last minute to try and stop opponents mobilising.