UK Newswire Archive
30-12-2006 12:35The new year is set to see more imperial genocide in Iraq as the US increases troop numbers. 61% of the population of Iraq support attacks on the troops of the imperial occupation - things are simply going to get worse, much worse. The number killed by the imperial occupation already dawarfs those killed, with western support, by Saddam. Downing Street and the White House are occupied by genocidal, psycopath, war criminals.
30-12-2006 12:27Vote to repeal the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 which bans unauthorised protest near Parliament.
30-12-2006 12:14Naturally, the Democrats are onboard with more murder and mayhem, never mind the arguments over the duration of Bush’s “surge,” designed to last for the foreseeable future.
For several months the town of Oaxaca, capital of the Mexican State of the same name, has been the center (of a movement) of important struggles which have undergone (or suffered) repeated attacks by the forces of repression (police, army and paramilitary) with many victims: at the end of November the toll was 22 dead and 34 disappeared.
30-12-2006 11:39"The President is dead long live the President."
I find it amusing and smacks hypocrisy how Tony Blair and Margaret Beckett diddle daddle around the issue of the death penalty.
30-12-2006 08:40Hanging Saddam? George Bush as Texas governor was named 'Texecutionor' as the biggest Serial Killer with 155 victims. Compared to Bush's 655.000 estimated deaths in Iraq, Saddam Hussein is a bad apprentice. But, murder is murder: whoever does it.
30-12-2006 08:13A communique from the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) "Intergalactic Commission," Dec. 24
30-12-2006 03:30... which include Dylan's Masters of War, Lennon's Working Class Hero, Ochs's I Ain't Marching Anymore, Newman's Political Science, Springsteen's Born In the USA and many many more.
30-12-2006 03:17The UK government is currently debating changes to the Freedom of Information Act. In short, these changes will make it even harder to get politically inconvenient information into the public domain. Changes to costing, and limitations to the number of requests an organisation may submit, threaten to make the act totally unusable for public purposes.
30-12-2006 02:20B'TSELEM, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, has published its 2006 annual statistics. In a press release, the human rights group, which was established in 1989 to document human rights violations in the Occupied Territories, said this past year has witnessed "a deterioration in the human rights situation in the Occupied Territories, particularly in the increase in civilians killed and the destruction of houses and infrastructure in the Gaza Strip." At the same time, it added, "there was an improvement regarding violations of the right to life of Israeli civilians."
30-12-2006 01:58The overall number of soldiers in the British army has fallen, despite record sums being spent on recruitment, figures revealed in a written Parliamentary answer by Defence Minister Derek Twigg show. There were more than 12,700 new recruits in 2006, an increase of about 1,000 on last year, with some £89m spent on recruiting, an increase of £3.5m. Almost 14,500 personnel, whoever, have left the service this year.
30-12-2006 01:41The National Association of Probation Officers has accused the Home Secretary John Reid of using "flawed data" to justify the privatisation of the Probation Service. NAPO said only 53% of people on probation re-offended within two years and not 60%, as the Home Office said. The government is claiming that the Probation Service should be broken up because performance is bad and re-offending rates are too high.