UK Newswire Archive
05-08-2006 22:17Merseyside TUC, Liverpool TUC, Wirral TUC and Sefton TUC and the
Merseyside Coalition Against the War are supporting the Friends of
Palestine Picket / demonstration at the Liverpool versus Maccabi
Haifa football match on Wednesday 9th August at Anfield and call on
trade unionists to show Israelis that we are totally opposed to
their murderous activities in Lebanon. The football game will be
shown live on Israeli television and the key may well be to bring
banners / placards to show Israeli people exactly what the views of
trade unionists and anti war campaigners are.
05-08-2006 21:54"At best, Blair sounds like a defeated former colonialist visiting the world from his grave. At worst, we just had the opportunity to peep into the mind of a desperate war lord."
05-08-2006 19:24Seven anti war activists were arrested at 6pm this afternoon as they lay ‘dead’ in the road outside Downing Street in a protest to demand an unconditional ceasefire in the Middle East.
05-08-2006 17:41A community and social centre in Sparkbrook, closed and designated for auction by Birmingham city council has been taken over by a local collective, with plans to put it back to community use.
05-08-2006 17:34California refuses to provide air conditioners for the elderly and frail as the US spends $11 million and hour in Iraq.
05-08-2006 17:19Having destroyed it once, public transit, like health care and education, is a service that US capitalism is incapable of providing its citizens.
05-08-2006 15:14Presently there are about 150 people sitting outside Downing St, while a pile of children's shoes is growing on the inside of the gates.
People might remember the brutal used of non-lethal weapons against anti-war protestors in Oakland, USA, in 2003, it was posted to UK IMC at the time: Non-lethal rounds shot at protesters in Oakland California and US: cops attack peace protestors with wooden bullets / concussion grenades / gas. Well now it turns out that Oakland Police Infiltrators Took Control Of Anti-War Group in a COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) style operation, read on for a repost from Indybay.
05-08-2006 13:26This article discusses an example of American mainstream media's uncritical bias towards Israel. In this particular instance, CNN and Paula Zahn got burned when they aired an Israeli Defense Force-provided surveillance video purporting to show Hezbollah rockets being fired in Qana on the day a nearby house was bombed, killing scores of Lebanese civilians, including many children. Subsequently, Israel announced that it had no clear proof that rockets had been fired from this location on the day of the bombing.
05-08-2006 13:22The Wikipedia page on Brighton has become embroiled in controversy following a link to a page on Brighton.
05-08-2006 13:07Come and help make Southends (essex) critical mass bigger and better.
05-08-2006 13:05The paramilitaries in Colombia sewpt with any possibility of institutionality that could have been on the Colombian Soceity. How to regain that beacuse it is vilta to the future of the country.
05-08-2006 12:49There will be a second meeting Friday 11th August at The Occupied Social Centre in Sparkbrook at 7.30pm for people interested in coming to climate camp from the West Midlands/Birmingham area.
05-08-2006 12:47Robert Fisk says: "A terrible thought occurs to me - that there will be another 9/11"
I think he hasn't worked out the full impact of what is likely to happen.
05-08-2006 10:59The Independent this week splashed a study (1) across the front page purporting to show the relative dangers of different drugs. The Indy claimed:
“This is the first ranking based upon scientific evidence of harm to both individuals and society. It was devised by government advisers - then ignored by ministers because of its controversial findings”
05-08-2006 09:55by Alison Leslie
3rd August 2006
Six police officers charged over the death of a father-of-three in their custody
have been cleared by a jury.