UK Newswire Archive
14-12-2005 20:17Solidarity Cafe Night - Friday 16th Dec
*Support the occupation of Tony's Cafe
*Against the gentrification of Hackney
Hot food & drink, all welcome
14-12-2005 18:35“Lately I have turned to a vegetarian diet. Today’s youth, particularly the ones who have come from Tibet and have a refugee status must inculcate these principles for their own development and to have peace of mind. The message from mahakaruna [Sanskrit: ‘great compassion’] has clearly asked us to follow and preach love and compassion for all living beings.”
14-12-2005 18:21If George W. Bush's policies on Iraq are mystifying, fret not -- there's a method to his organized chaos after all.
14-12-2005 17:2911 trees felled today, work stopped, but really need more tree sitters.
Glasgow's Brand Street Immigration Centre was the target of another early morning protest today [report].
Around 30 Anarchists, Christians, Communists, Clowns, liberals, muslims, pagans, refugee support workers, socialists and people of no particular allegiance descended on Brand St at 5am with the aim of preventing a dawn raid for one day at least.
An informal candlelit vigil was held outside.
After a while, a distraction of clowns arrived and the mood lightened a little. They declared themselves to be from Elsewhere and attempted to turn themselves in for deportation to Denmark, Jamaica, any country more sane than this one [report].
Around 8.30 the protesters left, satisfied that no raids would or could take place that day.
14-12-2005 16:23Yorkshire-born author, Suhayl Saadi won a prestigious PEN Oakland-Josephine Miles Literary Award on December 2nd for his novel, Psychoraag. Although he was unable to attend the event in California, he delivered an anti-war speech via CD.
14-12-2005 16:03As I recall the Turkish writer and dissident is due in court on December 16th over his comments about the 'massacre' of Armenians and Kurds during the 1st world war.
Here's the article in the ObserverOctober 23nd.
14-12-2005 15:17Soldiers have big weapons. Human Righst Observers fight them with their cameras. Then the soldiers erase the tapes
14-12-2005 14:53The Earth First! Summer Gathering 2006 will take place from Wed 16th to Sun 20th August 2006. The location will be at a new site in Wales.
14-12-2005 14:37please come to sing
with Sea Green Singers and others
in support of Palestinians
on TUESDAY, 20 DEC.
at 5.15pm (for5.30-6.30pm)
in Cornmarket St.
(outside St. Michael in the Northgate Church),
Words provided - see you there!
14-12-2005 14:05Bristol International Airport plans to double the number of passengers by 2015 (to 9m) and treble by 2030. The Stroud District Green party responded to phase two of their consultation process, which closed on Monday, with a damning report that argues it will be an economic and environmental disaster to much of the South-West including Gloucestershire (i).
14-12-2005 13:29Did the worst-hit building at Buncefield (the HQ of a company with a former head of MI5 on its board) house a "secure data centre"?