UK Newswire Archive
25-06-2005 22:12The hunger striker Zulkuf Murat Bora on 18/06/2005, 33rd day of his hunger strike was transfered into hospital. His condition is critical, since there is danger of irreversible physical damage.
25-06-2005 21:55Bahoz has been on hunger strike since the 17th of May. The Greek Minister of Public Order promised to grant him asylum for one year due to “humanitarian reasons”, as long as he gave up his hunger strike and his right to claim political asylum. Bahoz has refused such “humanitarian” help from the State and continues his struggle for political asylum. Since the 19th of June he has stopped taking any sugar or salt in his water. As a result, he is now in the hospital in a very critical condition.
25-06-2005 14:48Reply received from Icelandic Embassy on its Whaling policy in response to a Greenpeace campaign.
25-06-2005 14:36Critical Mass is to make a return to Southampton at the beginning of July to coincide with the G8 Summit in Scotland.
25-06-2005 10:31In short, the so called "alternatives" to oil are actually "derivatives" of oil. Without an abundant and reliable supply of oil, we have no way of scaling these alternatives to the degree necessary to power the modern world.
25-06-2005 10:31Hunger strike in prison of the Italian citizen Francesco Pazienza D. aimed at soliciting the U.S. Department of Justice to deliver an answer.
25-06-2005 09:10Not that this will come as a shock to anyone who knows the priority of some media corporations. However it's worth noting the following:
25-06-2005 08:55Birmingham Guantanamo Campaign has called a conference of all activists nationally to discuss the threats to our civil liberties and the anti terror measures and their impact on our abilities to oppose repressive measures and regimes internationally.
25-06-2005 08:38After a long period with fairly starightforward newspaper reporting about protest worries and news of different demonstrations - the last few days has seen a resurgence in anti-protestor propaganda.
Most laughable, and indeed most malicious, is an article by The Scotsman claiming that "splinter groups" (implying exteme groups as opposed to just groups) are planning "disruption" of the Make Poverty History march on 2nd June. But who are these groups that plan to "infiltrate" (er attend i think is the right word) the MPH march? Well the terrifying list of groups is the rebel Clown army, the Disco dancing bloc, and the Fairy Army! All groups who like to dress up in colourful costumes, do street theatre, dance and prance about... Many groups who are part of the Dissent network have always said they will attend the MPH march, mostly to hand out leaflets about the protests in the following week (hence "radicalising")...
Other articles have focused on Glasgow with two examples of gutter journalism. An empty warehouse that is on the route of a planned road and which will be demolished has been used as an accomodation centre - but in the words of the press it becomes "condemnded". Then as press photographers chase people down to road or call at their houses to take pictures of people on their doorsteps, the newspapers revel in the fact that people do not like being photographed - especially when they know the photos are due to end up in an article branding them as extremists. This is becoming a growing trend with newspapers publishing names and photos of individuals.
Sadly this is part of the landscape in the run up to any large protest - demonise the protestors, spread alarm and fear, justify a clampdown by police. Selling newspaperrs is one thing, spreading lies and fear another.
25-06-2005 00:53Independent media activist and journalist Dahr Jamail writes on the Amercian attempts at censoring the news from Iraq and reports recent events at Buhrez
25-06-2005 00:21Bombings and assassinations continue in Lebanon. The latest victim of this wave of terror was the 67-year old George Hawi, who was killed when a bomb detonated in his car; the former leader of the Lebanese Communist Party lost his life on June 21st, only a day after the so-called “anti-Syrian bloc” claimed victory in the parliamentary elections.
24-06-2005 21:59A local branch of the Campaign for an Elected Head of State - Republic www.republic.org.uk has been established following a successful public meeting in the Town Hall - the first in a series as part of a national roadshow.
24-06-2005 21:35News Release : Bristol Indymedia Server Threatened.
by imc bristol
24th June 2005
Bristol Indymedia Server Threatened