UK Newswire Archive
21-09-2006 21:36A week has past since the forcible eviction of the occupiers of the so-called Cottage of Content. With no official word from Birmingham City Council, the buildings’ future function looks uncertain.
21-09-2006 21:14British and Australian forces in southern Iraq would deploy with the strategic aim of occupying the Iranian province of Khuzestan and securing its oil. Khuzestan is where most of Iran’s oil fields are located. Meanwhile a naval build-up is developing in the Persian Gulf which also includes the U.S. Coast Guard and the Canadian Navy.
The United States and its partners meanwhile are continuing to marshal and siphon their forces into the Middle East and Afghanistan. Both the United States and Britain have promised troop reductions in Iraq, but are actually increasing their troop levels. It also seems that a muzzle is being placed on Lebanon to stop any attacks on Israel by the presence of troops from member states of NATO.
Syria also seems to be expecting a possible aerial campaign. A vessel sailing to Syria under the flag of Panama, the “Grigorio I,” has been reported to have been stopped off the coast of Cyprus transporting 18 truck-mounted mobile radar systems and three command vehicles for delivery to Syria. This equipment appears to be part of an air defence system.22
21-09-2006 19:34richard branson has pledged $3 billion to combat global warming
21-09-2006 18:36Support and publicity in Glossop tonight
21-09-2006 16:41Edinburgh Chiapas Solidarity Group has issued an urgent call for people to denounce the repression in Oaxaca, Mexico. A mass social movement is demanding the resignation of the State Governor in this southern Mexican state. At least six activists have recently been shot dead, as each night barricades go up on the streets of Oaxaca City.
21-09-2006 15:49Images & experiences from the Camp for Climate Action
Films - music - reports - to ignite & inspire
21-09-2006 15:41A demonstrator has been found guilty of Breach of the Peace at Edinburgh’s anti G8 Carnival for Full Enjoyment – despite a police witness identifying someone else entirely as the alleged offender. When asked if he saw the person who had committed the offences PC Timothy Fawcett of West Yorks police pointed straight at a spectator in Edinburgh Sheriff Court’s public gallery and confidently declared : “That’s him, there!”
21-09-2006 14:55A well-known method of subjugation utilised by conquerors and rulers alike is, “divide and conquer”; this strategy applies equally in times of war and peace. It may surprise many but this method remains the principal means of social control in today’s western societies. The primary divisive structure today is the (separate, ‘closed-door’) nuclear family and the principal divided unit is the psychically isolated, competitive individual. [It should be noted that the ‘individual’, as distinct from the group, is a relatively recent social creation.]
21-09-2006 14:17EDO-MBM suffered major disruption for the third time in three months when activists completely blocakaded all entrances to Brighton’s bomb factory.
21-09-2006 14:03Ethiopian engineer Abiy Abebe was found hanged in Liverpool just hours after his application was rejected. At his inquest yesterday, the sickening nature of the UK asylum system was laid bare as Abiy's suicide note was read out to the court.
21-09-2006 13:13The working class is waking up to the harsh reality of New Labour’s plans
to privatise the NHS and is getting angrier and more militant by the day.
Despite record spending (on consultants!), NHS Trusts are cutting staff and beds to pay for corrupt and stupid PFI deals that will leave them with billions of pounds of debts to line the pockets of capitalist fat cats.
21-09-2006 13:05The Camp for Climate Action was just the beginning!
21-09-2006 13:01Where next for climate activism in London? Second Camp for Climate Action follow-up meeting, Tuesday, September 26, 7 PM at RampART
21-09-2006 12:52A defendant in a UK terror trial has revealed in his testimony that the Pakistani ISI "played a role in training Islamic militants". The ISI then threatened his family in Pakistan and he has refused to testify anymore.
21-09-2006 12:42A skillful foreign policy keeps options open and avoids falling into cul-de-sacs.. German Middle East policy is more than unskillful. It is a catastrophe for everyone, for Germany, Israel, Lebanon and the Palestinians.
21-09-2006 11:32Final draft of parts 1-4... part 5 is in the writing!
Lots of added tidbits of truth to make them squirm!