UK Newswire Archive
20-01-2007 18:43Masses go onto the offensive, MAS government delays taking action
Popular assembly in Cochabamba on January 16
On Tuesday, January 16th, a massive cabildo abierto (popular assembly) in Cochabamba, Bolivia's third largest city, decided to remove the prefecto (regional governor) and forced the consejeros departamentales (regional councillors) to install a people's prefecture. In doing so the masses, who have been on the streets since the beginning of the year, went over the heads of MAS aligned leaders of many of the peasant and trade union organisations and directly against the advice of the MAS government which recommended calm, negotiation and keeping everything within the legal framework.
This was the highest point of a developing mass movement for the resignation of the prefectos of La Paz and Cochabamba who have sided with the opposition prefectos of Santa Cruz, Beni, Pando and Tarija (the lowlands crescent of Bolivia) in their struggle for autonomy from the MAS national government and to defend their right of veto in the Constituent Assembly.
20-01-2007 17:32A public Inquiry is to be held on Tuesday to consider a demand by TAG Aviation to double the number of weekend and bank holiday flights at Farnborough Airport.
20-01-2007 16:30Rspb to hold public meeting against Lydd Airport Expansion- Council consultation period opens...
20-01-2007 14:39The truth that if we are to have a human future the US must lead the way in abolishing nuclear weapons has been frequently ridiculed and violently opposed. This truth may now be entering the stage of being self-evident.
20-01-2007 14:01This letter was handed to myself on the streets of Dublin.
It concerns the ongoing force-feeding of Juan Inaki de Chaos.
It is transcribed as is:-
20-01-2007 13:37Please find enclosed below for your urgent attention the fifth Welfare Reform Newsletter from the Coalition Againat Welfare Bill (CAWRB) which all of you are free to share and distribute and put into all your own newsletters and forums and within your own networks.
20-01-2007 12:46On 29 January, the High Court of Eastern Denmark will begin its hearing of a case in which a group of Danish citizens assert that Denmark’s participation in the invasion of Iraq was in breach of the Danish constitution.
The article below is based on a press release issued by the Danish Constitution Committee, Grundlovskomiteen af 2003, which is bringing the case against the Danish Prime Minister.
20-01-2007 09:19The People's Republic of China has successfully destroyed one of its own satellites with a ground to space ballistic missile – the message was not lost on some superpowers! America has expressed outrage and has marshalled western nations to voice their condemnation and “demand” a full explanation from the Chinese Government. The new USA certainly is a huge departure from the old, it seems that creating a living hell in the Middle East with hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths to its credit, is acceptable behaviour but China shooting down a piece of its own space junk is an offensive, outrageous act requiring a full explanation!
20-01-2007 02:29Pilot: 'Ive got numerous individuals on the road. You want me to take them out?'
Voiec: 'Take them out'
20-01-2007 02:12Of course, the “establishment of a Palestinian state” is not on the agenda, or at least not the sort of state envisioned by the Palestinians. Instead, the Palestinians will receive more of the same terminating in a series of isolated Bantustans surrounded by Israeli checkpoints and military garrisons.
20-01-2007 01:59The Government has plans to make it illegal to possess images which it considers "abhorrent" even though they admit that there is no proof of them causing harm.
20-01-2007 01:29Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran's President has threatened to destroy Israel, or, to quote the misquote, "Israel must be wiped off the map". Contrary to popular belief, this statement was never made, as the following article will prove.
19-01-2007 23:32with the minute hand of the doomsday clock having been moved forward again, romero hesq examines what this means for us.
19-01-2007 22:59Having watched pervious BB shows in the past (Not this one) the BB environment does put a strain on people, as with every negative feeling, people to do nit pick in faults or differences, and unfortunately nit and picking is coined as racism now...
19-01-2007 22:45The Citizen's Information Project, another nail in the coffin of freedom.
19-01-2007 21:56Prominent Armenian-Turkish journalist Dink is killed by assassins bullet after Turkish State witch-hunt. Dink was outspoken about the first World War genocide of 300,000 Armenians at the hands of the Turkish State in 1915-18.