UK Newswire Archive
05-01-2006 07:46In the build up to the invasion of Iran Israel's Prime minister has had a stroke, or perhaps it was all the peace making he has been getting down to with the palestinians anyway it looks like curtains this time
05-01-2006 05:13Greed and Gall: Asking Iraq to Pay for Its Occupation
Submitted by dswanson on Thu, 2006-01-05 00:06. Peace and War
By David Swanson
So, I was disgusted to see a website called www.nationalreferendum.org promoting rebuilding New Orleans with payments from Iraqis. We invaded their country, killed 100,000 people, left the place a wreck, and neglected our own cities – so they should pay us?
The so-called international community has accepted the eventuality of a nuclear holocaust."
04-01-2006 20:41When it rains, it pours!
With climate chaos reeking havoc in the US with flood and wildfires, the US suffers another blow in the form of a massive bribery and corruption scandal that is implicating dozens of politicians.
Sadly, with all this going on, a previous unresolved corruption story might find itself squeezed out of the US media for the second time as the trial of the fattest cats of Enron begins in a couple of weeks time.
Watch the film - Enron 'the smartest guys in the room' at the weekly free cinema at rampART this thursday 5th 8pm
Enron was big. WorldCom even bigger. If it hadn't been for 911 and subsequent 'war on terror' then the fall out over the big corporate scandals of 2001 may have been bigger.
Now, will the Abramoff scandal blow the lid off democracy for sale in the USA or will it be quickly swept under the carpet and blamed on a few bad apples. Disgraced lobbyistis, Abramoff is now cooperating with the prosecutors, and many in Washington have reason to worry about what he is saying. Abramoff, who raised at least $120,000 for the Bush re-election campaign, pleaded guilty last Tuesday to conspiracy, tax evasion and fraud. He also agreed to help investigators trying to piece together the scope of his lobbying and fundraising activities. Watch this story - it is set to grow and grow!
04-01-2006 20:20THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN
A day of films and talks celebrating class struggle in Britain
04-01-2006 19:20A reflection on 6 months after the Live 8 concerts, the broken G8 promises and the silence of the campaign leaders.
04-01-2006 17:56James Zogby is a campaigner against anti Arab prejudice in the United States.
04-01-2006 16:42Over 30 people watched the sun rise from the roof of Tony's cafe, occupied for weeks by the local community resisting gentrification, ready to resist the Bailiffs once again ( this is the 5th attempt at eviction !).
04-01-2006 16:39Rightwing lonie tune think tank Civitas publishes booklet that attacs PC culture. The author claims that PC culture has helped spread HIV ! amongst other cobblers
04-01-2006 16:28OutRage! responds to the comments by Sir Iqbal Sicranie on Radio 4 jan 3rd.
04-01-2006 15:25Anyone using windows based operating systems should avoid using indymedia (and many many other sites) until they have installed the security patch expected to be issued by microsoft next week.
A previously unknown 'feature' of windows media formats has been exploited by malicious hackers that enables them to execute code on somebodies machine without their knowledge. All that is required is a windows machine to view a specially prepared image file and the embedded code will be run. These images are being uploaded to hundred of websites around the world and open pulishing sites such as indymedia are the most vunerable to the attacks.
Images contained in emails are also being used to infect machines that then become zombies used for mass commerical spamming, hired out to the highest bidder. Ironically it appear to be anti-capitalist sites including indymedia that are the delivery method of choice.
04-01-2006 15:11Demonstration Friday 6 January 2006
from 2:00pm - 4:00pm outside Egyptian Embassy 26
South Street, London nearest station .. Marble Arch
04-01-2006 15:06Part B of the Brick Lane London E1 Area Manifesto 2006 for the scheduled May local council election to the east London borough of Tower Hamlets Council. That Council has been controlled by elements that are pro
Big Business and pro the city of London interests. The result is that a serious assault on the East End of London under the Crossrail hole Bill is due to be made lawful. The best way to stop[ this is to make the local Council representative of the community which needs and deserves fullest support and defence by its 'elected local council'. This manifesto has been drawn up to hell that defence.
04-01-2006 15:02Sunday December 4th GroenFront! (Dutch EarthFirst!) occupied the Schinveld forest in the SE of the Netherlands to protest agains the intended destruction of 6 hectares of woods. NATO and the Min. of Defense want AWACS radar planes on the nearby Geilenkirchen NATO base, just across the border in Germany, to off with more kerosene in their fuel tanks. The AWACS are being used in the middle east. We have built treehouses and tunnels and expect them to be evicted this Monday Jan. 9th by 700-1000 military and regular police. GroenFront! is calling upon cops and soldiers to refuse work on ethical grounds. Authorities are immensely nervous about the immense support of locals, and have now called a local state of emergency to quell any more protests. As this had led to even more outrage, many people from the town of Schinveld are pledging to come and support or participate in the eviction.