UK Newswire Archive
06-11-2005 11:41The Crossrail scheme will seek to make two-thirds of London pay for a line that will support a third of London’s richest community most of whom are commuters. Further taxpayers liabilites are likely given that the previous estimates, produced by the independent analyst turned Crossrail chairman Adrian Montague, have risen by 7 billion pounds. It has already cost taxpayers over £300 million pounds. We report why Adrian Montague is running privatisation schemes to rip off taxpayers making him little more than a tax thief.
06-11-2005 11:27Crossrail is one of a range of unjust and financially flawed schemes that are likely to benefit developers and result in displacing local communities are being promoted by the Labour Government. Cross London Rail Links (CLRL), the publicly funded Crossrail is 'a 50/50 joint venture company formed by Transport for London (TfL) and the Department for Transport (DfT)... tasked with promoting and developing two new routes through London... Crossrail was allocated a budget of £154m in 2001...' ( http://www.crossrail.co.uk/pages/whatiscrossrail.html) Crossrail has already spent £150 million. According to Business Online, Crossrail has since been forced to admit that the scheme is more likely to cost £17bn (cost of 34 new state-of-the-art hospitals or 340 new schools) by 2007 instead of previous projections of £10bn. But even the funding gap for the £10bn cannot be met. In the North of England, the Government's Housing Renewal Pathfinder schemes involves demolishing 400,000 houses to build more expensive homes, which displaces one community for a wealthier version through exploitation.
06-11-2005 01:32Email asking for solidarity and support against increased repression from the new radical rightwing government of Lech Kaczynsk. Sent by the Anarchist Federation of Poland, Poznan Section. Please read and please help....
05-11-2005 21:03Last night more than 500 cars burned in Paris. Schools, bus depots, police stations, companies and so on were set on fire ALL OVER FRANCE.
This night another 900 cars burned. More companies more states´institutions burned... police is attacked everywhere.
05-11-2005 19:22on the 27th of october, a fire broke out in the deportation-centre at schiphol. 11 people died there. on the same day, a wake was held for the victims, and the question of accountability was raised right away. from several sides, possible causes and effects of the event were discussed. in many municipalities and cities, solidarity actions were instigated.
[earth2025] GOP Leaders to Bush: 'Your Presidency is Effectively Over'
@ The Synergy Centre, 220 Farmers Road, London SE5
The new Social Centre in Glasgow's West End opened by the Glasgow Autonomous Project quietly a few weeks ago at the end of September. The George's X Chalkboard is open daily from 2-7 pm and just off the Kings Cross Underground Station near the city centre.
05-11-2005 15:58The laws in our countries are being eroded and ignored, so that the fact we don't want to be imperialistic, the fact that we can all see the damage that imperialism does to the world and those directly oppressed by it, no longer constitutes a wake-up call to those in charge.
05-11-2005 15:55Government policy analyst lodges request for investigation of lop-sided media coverage of two terrorism related cases. Poor journalism widespread while watchdog bodies ineffective or biased.
05-11-2005 15:50ATTORNEY GENERAL TORPEDOES WAR CRIMES DEFENCE IN HIGH COURT; PROTESTERS DEFIANT
05-11-2005 15:50Nestlé launched a Fairtrade coffee in the UK in October 2005 and claims that it is the latest example showing how Nestlé cares for its suppliers. A trade unionist from Colombia claims : "This is a big joke. They are lying to the people" citing the devastating impact of Nestlé's policies on dairy and coffee farmers in Colombia.
05-11-2005 14:29Solidarity with F.I.E.S prisoners - Stop torture and isolation.
05-11-2005 14:05I know it's been tough these past 7 days - but the wait is over!
This week, the Filthy Radical Show has new people, new sketches and - in places - a large jump in the amount of swearing, which is always a good thing.
05-11-2005 12:35MEDIA LENS: Correcting for the distorted vision of the corporate media
November 4, 2005
On October 31, the Guardian published an interview with Noam Chomsky by Emma Brockes, ‘The greatest intellectual?’ (The Guardian, October 31, 2005).