UK Newswire Archive
04-12-2006 07:22UK RMT Gen Secretary recently visited San Francisco and spoke at a conference on international labor solidarity for transportation workers.
04-12-2006 02:193 December 2006 - two documentary filmmakers and a translator were detained, as they ate at a restaurant near their hotel in the Oaxaca City Center at approximately 2:15 PM local Mexican time. Initial reports indicated that Municipal Police detained the three U.S. citizens, who have been in Oaxaca following and documenting the situation for the last couple of weeks. They were held for roughly 4 hours and then released.
03-12-2006 22:28The network of UK Zapatista solidarity groups is calling for a national week of action, awareness raising, protest and fundraising in support of the people's struggle in Oaxaca, Mexico.
03-12-2006 21:42On Iraq, there is some dissent, some unease, some sense that there might be other purposes involved than 'liberation', but when it comes to Afghanistan there is at most a sense that the damned place may be beyond repair, despite our best efforts to create a thriving democracy with equal rights for women there. There is an almost foolproof way to establish that this is indeed the effort underway: you demand proof that anything else is the case, and when it is presented, you dismiss it as a conspiracy theory.
03-12-2006 21:06After two weeks of demonstrations and actions, including the occupation of Goldman Sachs headquarters, the cleaners celebrate their victory and move into the next stage.
03-12-2006 19:31Tyneside Community Action for Refugees (TCAR) is in complete solidarity with the detention centre protesters at Harmondsworth and Yarl's wood. We have called an action this saturday (9th Decemeber) 12 noon- Monument, Newcastle city centre to show our support and raise the profile of the brave action these asylum seekers have taken and their success in releasing 150 detainees across the UK. End detention! End deportation! Together we are stronger!
03-12-2006 18:22The port of Liverpool could be shut down by a series of tug strikes, bringing back memories of the dockers’ dispute in the 1990s. Workers are angry that they are currently registered in the Channel Islands, and therefore lose their 12.5% National Insurance payments.
03-12-2006 14:56On Friday five people, who in August along with 12 others carried out inspections of Prestwick Airport to look for evidence of US munitions bound for Israel for use the Lebanon conflict, were acquitted of all charges against them at Ayr Sheriff Court.
03-12-2006 14:19Last night a dozen or so supporters protested outside the JJB Sports shops on Market Street, Manchester during the evening rush. The response from the public was fantastic - the vast majority of customers turned away.
Shop management didn't seem too chuffed, the manager was buzzing between the shops watching in dismay. They took photos of the protesters (if you're reading this, can you send a copy so we can post it here?). Don't worry, you aren't going to need photos to remember what protests look like if the sacked union rep isn't reinstated quickly!
03-12-2006 13:31The Butcher of Chile will soon be no more....
03-12-2006 10:53With the Government White Paper on the future of Britain's nuclear weapons due out on Monday 4 December, this is your chance to show your opposition to further development of Britain's WMD capacity, such as the laser facility being built at Aldermaston. You are welcome to come and get involved in a wide variety of ways, you don't need to risk getting arrested. Check out Block The Builders website for comprehensive coverage of the background to the action and practical info for protestors.
03-12-2006 09:37A court case has revealed details of a surveillance technique using mobile phones as microphones - even when they are turned off.
02-12-2006 20:39dvd's of films about the occupation of a cafe in broadway market, hackney are available now. the occupation of tony's cafe and the ongoing campaign in support of Spirit's Nutritious Food Gallery was an international cause celebre this time last year (ie 2005), and continues...
02-12-2006 20:31A small group of protesters at Faslane Naval base were arrested at around 18:30 for holding a nativity-themed blockade at the North Gate to the base. The group of radical Christians are currently being taken to Clydebank Police Office to be held, presumably until Sunday afternoon or Monday morning.