UK Newswire Archive
04-04-2006 10:00Solidarity with Anti-CPE movement (France) feat. talks and music
Over the last months, the struggle against the new labour laws and the hard fights on the streets with the french riot police has led to many arrests of youths, students and workers. Tonights event will be an evening of discussion, debates, films and also a fundraiser featuring Live Bands, DJ's and Visuals from the demonstrations and occupations of French Universities. More tba!
04-04-2006 06:13This is the 68th killing of a woman activist under the Macapagal-Arroyo government and with the ascendancy of Brig. Gen. Jovito Palparan in the Philippine military. Palparan led the Philippine Mission to Iraq which was forced to leave when a Filipino worker was kidnapped. He has a string of human rights violations charges against him, none of which has prospered. During his tenure in the province of Mindoro Oriental, 18 progressives were assassinated, including a young town vice-mayor active in women's rights campaigns.
03-04-2006 23:16Report from the Naming the Dead event. An act of deliberate civil disobedience against the occupation of Iraq.
03-04-2006 22:33Coca-Cola is one of the most recognizable brands in the world. The company claims to adhere to the “highest ethical standards” and to be “an outstanding corporate citizen in every community we serve”. Yet Coca-Cola’s activities around the world tell a different story. Coca-Cola has been accused of dehydrating communities in its pursuit of water resources to feed its own plants, drying up farmers’ wells and destroying local agriculture. The company has also violated workers’ rights in countries such as Colombia, Turkey, Guatemala and Russia. Only through its multi-million dollar marketing campaigns can Coca-Cola sustain the clean image it craves.
Yer ever-cuddly but barbed Bristle mag is back with a very mature issue 21, hot on the heels of the outstanding success of its book ‘Political street expressions in Bristol & the south west – a photo archive 1998-2005’ (see http://www.bristol.indymedia.org/newswire.php?story_id=24612Array&sc=1), although we’re yet to win the ‘snappiest title of the year’ prize for that one!
03-04-2006 22:09The rage of the residents of Soweto is directed at the installed meters.. The first mammoth prepaid water project started in 1992 under Margaret Thatcher in British Birmingham.. The water suppliers cynically described this as "self-disconnect."
03-04-2006 21:24These posts are from a Brighton based activist spending April in occupied Palestine with the International Solidarity Movement, a network of international activists set up to support Palestinian non violent resistance agaisnst Israeli occupation of Palestinian land. In these posts I will be writing short accounts of aspects of the occupation and resistance.
03-04-2006 21:13Members of various Brighton Peace groups will hold a small demonstration outside BBC offices in Queens Road, Brighton tomorrow lunchtime.
03-04-2006 20:49Jack Straw has insulted Iraqis by asking their elected representatives to hasten the formation of a government in return for an invasion and occupation that they did not ask for and by enumerating CF losses without mentioning Iraqi direct and indirect losses.
03-04-2006 19:19"We consider ourselves true MAGONISTAS! In fact, some of the flyers that circulate our harbor come from Leavenworth, Kansas, by RFM himself. The entire industry wants to know who the hell Ricardo Flores Magon is." - accompanying email.
03-04-2006 18:57As Europe's largest aspartame manufacturer, Holland Sweetener, reports it is ceasing production of this toxin, more breaking news on the diseases it causes. The aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World tells how Don Rumsfeld got it approved when FDA said no.
03-04-2006 17:44The BNP has reported what it claims was an attempt by Swedish Communists to murder its leader, Nick Griffin.
03-04-2006 17:21Brian Haw was at the High Court again today as the Home Office appealed the decision that he is exempt from the law banning unauthroised protest around Parliament.
03-04-2006 15:58Castle Mill Boatyard, in Jericho, Oxford, is under threat. As the last public boatyard on the Oxford Canal, it is an indispensable resource for the local narrowboat community, in particular residential boat owners. However British Waterways wants to develop the land for another unsympathetic, unsustainable development in association with Bellway Homes Ltd.