UK Newswire Archive
07-12-2006 12:32Home Sec John Reid replies to an Amnesty Intl camapign letter regarding the removal of benefits from so-called failed asylum seekers.
07-12-2006 12:20Discussion in the House of Lords of the shocking report into Harmondsworth IRC, which sparked off a riot. Intriguing piece of info - the Home Office got £5M back from the folk who trun the Centre because of unspecified contractual failures.
07-12-2006 10:15About 40 people, mainly from Manchester's Ethiopian community, joined a protest against all deportations in particualr highlighting repression in Ethiopia
07-12-2006 08:15In response to George Monbiots article criticizing sport and its impact on climate change. http://environment.guardian.co.uk/climatechange/story/0,,1931174,00.html
We don't have support Premiership football - check out your grassroots football local team.
07-12-2006 05:18All men, both violent and non violent are responsible for stopping male violence against women because globally, men as a group hold more power than women.
07-12-2006 04:53Interview in spanish/english to Brian Haw, pacifist living and acting in front of the British Parliament
Entrevista en español/inglés con este pacifista
que puede ser expulsado de Parliament Square el próximo lunes día 11 de diciembre
06-12-2006 23:26On the 13th November, the British Prime Minister made a series of remarks aimed at wooing Iran and Syria to help the Middle East Peace Process and solve the Iraqi crisis. The following day, in response, the right wing and conservative British newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, ran two different but related stories.
06-12-2006 23:11Private cabs are often used by people with disabilities and people who can't afford black cabs, yet drivers aren't allowed to stop in red routes and use bus lanes. This means that people with disabilities, etc, can't easily be taken to their front doors, etc, or the front doors of the places they're trying to get to. You can do all that if you can afford a black cab, though. Is this fair?
06-12-2006 19:03Following a successful strike by workers at JJB Sport's warehouse in Wigan, the company is trying to sack GMB rep Chris Riley. The No Sweat campaign is organising a protest against this and in solidarity with Chris this Sunday in Shepherd's Bush.
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06-12-2006 16:31Our Asylum from Rape Project provides self-help support services to rape survivors seeking asylum. We offer help and referrals, welcome volunteers and provide guidance to organisations on how to meet women’s needs.
06-12-2006 16:28Gay rights group news release with evidence of Iraqi death squads attacks on lgbt people in Iraq.(see also the story in the current Pink Paper-front page...The article on p10 above the continuation of this story in PP has Home Office minister Ian McCartney pledging to tackle homophobia wordlwide. Yeah right, bet he won't do much about this.....
06-12-2006 13:01Two suspects in cameraman Brad Will's murder freed for lack of evidence.
Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today on learning of the release of Abel Santiago Zárate, the official in charge of public security in Santa Lucia del Camino (in Oaxaca state), and his bodyguard, Orlando Manuel Aguilar Coello, who had been arrested on suspicion of firing the shots that killed Indymedia cameraman Brad Will during a protest against Oaxaca's governor on 27 October.
06-12-2006 12:58A crucial vote in the European Parliament could decide the future of many millions of hectares of rainforests. Biofuelwatch support demands made by many NGOs across Europe and also in the South that rainforests, local communities and other countries' environments must not be sacrificed to grow fuel for our cars. Please help by writing to your MEP this week.
06-12-2006 11:25Apparently it took police 7 months to confess to this
06-12-2006 11:20LDMG (Legal Defence & Monitoring Group) will be hosting a defendants' meeting for anyone arrested or reported to the CPS for the 9th October 'Sack Parliament' actions, as most people arrested are bailed to return to Charing Cross police station on the 11th December. The meeting will be the same day from 6pm at LARC, 62 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1ES. If you are unable to come to this meeting and have not had any contact with LDMG already please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year for the last nine years, on the last saturday of October, there has been a gathering in London of the friends and family of those who have been killed while in the custody of the state and it's employees....