UK Newswire Archive
20-12-2006 09:59Prime Minister Tony Blair’s tour of the Middle East has been used to back a constitutional putsch by President Mahmoud Abbas that threatens a Palestinian civil war, to trial plans for a massive increase in troop numbers in Iraq and to pave the way for hostile action against Iran.
20-12-2006 08:55According to the "Rzeczpospolita" newspaper, such is the project of groups of Catholic parliamentarists. Catholics have majority in parliament.
20-12-2006 06:35January 11, 2007 -- Citizens to target illegal Detention Centre
The world today is in no doubt as to the criminal status of the illegal detention centre of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The past three years have not only witnessed unprecedented assaults on the founding principles of the USA by the Bush regime, but also on international law and convention. The government of the USA is clearly rogue, a fact in which its officials delight. The contempt the neo-cons display for their own citizens is only exceeded by the extreme disdain they exhibit toward the international community. Each day that Guantanamo Bay remains operational is a day of unspeakable psychological horror, torture and injustice.
20-12-2006 04:14The self proclaimed watchdog of indymedia sites has disabled comment on his blog in response to comments criticising his hypocritical campaign against the indymedia - criticism which he described as a 'spam attack'.
20-12-2006 03:29BNP member Steve Wright is identified as second person arrested in Suffolk of killing of five sex workers. The 48 year old fash was arrested in a dawn raid on his home in Ipswich's red light district, where he regularly took in prostitutes while his wife was at work.
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20-12-2006 00:30Chinese waste ends up in UK landfills and the underclass pay for it!
20-12-2006 00:03an interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal
Khaled Meshaal is the political leader of the Palestinian Hamas movement, which earlier this year came to power with a large majority in the free and democratic election in Palestine. In summer 2006 the Israeli Minister of Justice Haim Ramon publicly confirmed his government’s order to kill Khaled Meshaal. In 1997 in the Jordanian capital Amman Meshaal survived a assassination attempt by Israel’s secret service Mossad by a narrow margin. Currently the leading Hamas politician lives in Syrian asylum in Damascus under strong security.
19-12-2006 23:193 Brighton activists marched the 55 miles for 3 days from Brighton to Whitehall to deliver letters to Downing Street and postcards to the foreign Office demanding the release of Brighton resident Omar Deghayes from Guantanamo Bay.
19-12-2006 20:29Sacked JJB Sports union steward Chris Riley takes on Wigan Athletic's owner Dave Whelan, as union members vote for further strike action between Christmas and New Year to protest against Riley's sacking.
19-12-2006 20:21Wednesday morning, 7:30am. A dark road somewhere North of Glasgow. Scottish cold and rain beating in my face. I'm chained via a bike lock to Irene, veteran of the Faslane struggle. One arm disappears into a tube, at the other end of which is my mate Steve. There are seven of us, five women and two men, standing in a line stretched across the road.
19-12-2006 18:49"The airlines, as owners [of airports], would be sensitive not only to the direct impact on their profits, but the indirect impact as a result to unhappy customers who chose alternative modes of transportation."
This is suggested by Joseph Stiglitz, former US Council of Economic Advisers, in a Financial Times article. In this, he discusses the UK airports "debacle" of this summer, triggered by the discovery of the terrorist plot to blow up aircraft. He argues that the BAA (British Airport Authority) lacked efficiency and sufficiently trained staff for security checks. So airlines should own the airports so they can modernize security measures with the latest equipment and new highly trained staff.
19-12-2006 18:385min video chronicle of the Stonehenge solstice celebrations in Wiltshire
21st of June, 2001
19-12-2006 18:12Failing councils, lack of accountability, democratic deficits, are creating a gravy train for consultants, whilst at the same time reinforcing the lack of accountability, the democratic deficit.
19-12-2006 17:59Pausing only to wish you a merry winter solstice, herewith the final News
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19-12-2006 17:47Press release from PLATFORM on the oil grab in Iraq
19-12-2006 16:06Oh Shit! Colin 'Cover Up' Hilton has spent £17,000 of taxpayers money on a new roof for his car!
This is at the same time that the city council is planning to stop free school buses for 4,500 of the city's kids.
The attached press release was issued by the Partisan Defense Committee in New York on 8 December 2006.
Also attached is a PDF file of a full page advert for the campaign including many notable signatories to the PDC's statement - including Tony Benn, Bob Crow, Jeremy Corbyn, Jeremy Dear, Gareth Peirce and others here in Britain - that has appeared in the Morning Star and Workers Hammer newspapers. Similar ads have placed in newspapers in the US.