UK Newswire Archive
01-08-2005 10:26The Iraq Body Count has published a dossier on civilian casualties in Iraq over the last two years.
Three Monkeys Online carries an interview with Prof. John Sloboda, founder of IBC - to discuss the figures, their methodology, and criticisms of their work.
01-08-2005 08:38The BBC news website reports on new police search policy after attacks.
….Recommendation 10 of the MacPherson Report into the murder of Stephen Lawrence suggests that the reports of investigating officers be made available to complainants against the police. That recommendation is subject of consultation and debate within the Home Office. The view of the Association of Chief Police Officers, supported by the Metropolitan Police, is that there is significant law supporting the view that such reports should not be routinely disclosed to complainants. It is vital that Investigating Officers feel they can be can be candid when preparing their reports. Any loss of candour would significantly detract from their value to senior officers who rely upon the insight, views and perceptions of investigators when reaching decisions. Such views are frequently subjective and need to be interpreted with care by an experienced person…..
…A matter I have considered is whether or not I should have the report redacted if it were revealed to you.It is 82 pages long and contains 349 paragraphs. Redaction would take some time and render the report meaningless
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Roy Clark in a letter to murder victim Daniel Morgan’s family
The (de Menezes) investigation is being led by IPCC Director of Operations Roy Clark
"The IPCC have forfeited the appearance of independence before a single statement has been taken by appointing a former Met officer of senior rank to investigate his former colleagues. This is not the way to create confidence in a new watchdog.
Alastair Morgan Press release 29/07/05
31-07-2005 18:08This assumes that the rest of the Government's story is true. They still haven't proven who the men in the station were, who shot this man, and whether or not he actually worked for London Police Services. Until this is proven, we must not discount that this man may have been shot by operatives who wished to silence him for something he may have witnessed them doing. If they were 'tailing him', why were the men in question looking around the station and on the train for him?
31-07-2005 17:29"One of the suspects believed to be behind the failed July 21st bomb attacks in London is expected to be extradited to the UK.Hussain Osman, 27, stands accused of attempting to detonate a device on a train near Shepherd's Bush station. He will face an extradition hearing in an Italian prison."
31-07-2005 16:097th-8th AUGUST 2005 HIROSHIMA EVENTS AT ALDERMASTON
31-07-2005 16:09This is a translatin of an article which appeared recently on Indymedia in Spanish concerning the London bombings and their implications.
31-07-2005 15:32"The $40 billion promised before the summit was only a small part of Africa's total $300 billion in debts and the more than $2.4 trillion of all developing countries. The IMF, World Bank and the G8 still use the debts as an instru-ment for dictating the development of the African economy."
31-07-2005 14:54Workers in warehouses across Britain are to be electronically tagged
31-07-2005 10:51Housing activist Mike Lane is still living in a siege situation and his RSL makes totally unacceptable offers of alternative accommodation so that it can say that it has made offers to Mike
31-07-2005 06:04Also, if the man the group called itself was fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan, then he was working for Uncle Sam, who used Arabs to fight a not-so-covert Proxy War, in support of America's war to destroy the Soviet Union.
The FBI has stated several times over the past four years that "previously uinknown groups" are most often Intelligence Fronts.
31-07-2005 01:32[ http://www.asylumpolicy.info ] A digest of asylum, anti-racism,
immigration control, oppression, conflict, war and human rights issues
Action Alert : Ugandan women hunger strikers face harassment from
Authorities in Yarl's Wood
For more information contact: Legal Action for Women
Crossroads Women's Centre PO Box 287 London NW6 5QU
Tel: 020 7482 2496 minicom/voice Fax: 020 7209 4761; 07958 152 171;
Women inside Yarl's Wood are available for interview
A number of Ugandan women, including mothers being held with their young children, are on hunger strike in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre in Bedfordshire. Other Ugandan women and men are refusing food in Dover, Doncaster and Oakington. Like the Zimbabwean hunger strikers, they are protesting against being removed and demanding that their asylum claims are reconsidered in light of the conditions in Uganda. Ms N has now been on hunger strike for 10 days; eight women joined her five days ago and numbers are growing. Ms N is now very weak and tried to commit suicide two days ago after a male guard entered her room when she was dressed only in her underwear. Ms N fled Uganda after suffering rape and was terrified that she was about to be raped again.
30-07-2005 18:55-- A response to Jennifer Whitney's article on indymedia, which can be found here
The spirit of critique and wanting to help move indymedia forward is something I really appreciate. However, Jennifer Whitney's article, "The Good, The Bad, & (sic) The Ugly: "What's the Matter with Indymedia?" is one part critique, and two parts personal axe grinding, three parts "Ra! Ra! UC, NYC, 501-c(3) IMC" . Beyond the fact that the article is so deliberately misleading in many ways, it should be critiqued on the facts and arguments that it proposes about editorial policy and the mission of indymedia. To its credit, this article raises some of the right types of questions about indymedia's effectiveness and methods, but to its detriment, gives all the wrong answers. Rather, it gives short sighted answers or all the same 'ol answers.
30-07-2005 18:45The Orang-utan Trade
30-07-2005 17:29Powered only by the energies of the Sun and the Wind next week a Swansea charity will showcase 8 hours of short films and animations in UK’s largest environmental festival every day for 5 days.