UK Newswire Archive
17-03-2007 14:49On March 5th, 2007, several people were attacked and at least three arrested by police in Tacoma, WA. at a series of protests against shipments of military supplies at the city's port. The reasons for the attacks and arrests were not clear to onlookers, who told the press that the protesters were doing nothing but holding signs. In an exchange I had with Jeff Berryhill of Olympia, WA (who was arrested along with Wally Cudderford and Caitlin Esworthy), I was told that all he was doing when he was shot with a rubber bullet by the police was "holding a sign that read "Courage to Resist.org." (Courage to Resist is an organization supporting military resisters.) The next thing he knew he was hit in the thigh by a police-fired projectile. All of this occurred in the predawn hours of March 5th, 2007. The reason for the unusual timing of the arrests is because even though the protest began the evening before, the actual loading of the equipment did not begin until after midnight.
17-03-2007 13:49London No Borders and SOAS Autonomous Students Society invite you to a
networking meeting to bring together
groups in London organising against the G8 summit which will take place
this June in Germany. This meeting intends to bring people together to discuss ideas
and plans and how we might be able to work together and share
information; both in terms of going to Germany and/or staying in London and
organising local events and actions.
17-03-2007 13:43Major International Media Conference Coming To Windsor
Chomsky, Herman, Goodman, McChesney, Jhally, K'naan (& more) Among
Internationally Renowned Media Scholars and Journalists to Attend Event
17-03-2007 12:41While America leads the world in insularism and denial, Australia is the world leader in complacency and apathy. No cultural equivalent for the Oz expression, “she’ll be right, mate”, exists anywhere – notwithstanding the variation of “who gives a shit?” Today, non-involvement is proving to be a very costly cultural habit. America has become the world’s most hated nation and will soon attract very real consequences for its actions, one of which is the acquisition of Australia as a colonial trophy. Australia remains an international laughing stock under the servile leadership of lackey prime minister, John Howard; Aussies are experiencing their eleventh year under the rule of the most slavish, gutless, lying, duplicitous, cringing, government on record. No other leader in world history has displayed the servility and cowardice of John Howard. When America says jump, the despicable little coward, Howard, says how high, boss!
17-03-2007 11:16Lots more people are URGENTLY needed at the protest camp near Brecon. Trees are now being felled in the area around the camp and eviction is expected within the next two weeks. We need people, it doesn't matter if you can't stay for long, we still want you!
17-03-2007 10:08AS AMERICA MUSCLES INTO “FRENCH TERRITORY”
IS THERE A MURDEROUS “SCHOOL OF THE AFRICAS”?
17-03-2007 08:26An alliance of anti-nuclear activists will demonstrate in Brussels next Friday to demand an end to European nuclear cooperation under the EURATOM treaty. Participation is desired. http://germany.indymedia.org/2007/03/171045.shtml
17-03-2007 07:55The council wants to sell off the easily accessible Meadowbank stadium to get some money to build a stadium in far less accessible Sighthill.
Public meeting 3pm Saturday 17/3/07
17-03-2007 07:52Apart from writing terrific looking reports, and with the exception of bringing much sought after relief in few individual cases, what level of global impact has Amnesty International had over the years? Its own ongoing reports on Israel-Palestine are of exactly zero impact, as empirically evident by the continual reality of new faits accomplis being daily constructed on the ground! In Project Humanbeingsfirst's view, this is entirely because the battles are often being fought at the "low order bits of the issues", when "the higher order bits" entirely determine where "the page faults" (in computer science geek-speak). This deplorable failing in our view, can easily be remedied by addressing the issues at the right levels of abstraction.
16-03-2007 23:07The sectarian difference between the Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq has been mythologized by American and British propaganda since well before the invasion, and many impressionable Americans now believe sincerely that their forces have become embroiled in a sectarian war that has been going on for centuries.
16-03-2007 22:09It seems worrisome that politicians are all too eager to grab onto this man-made myth of global warming in order to make us afraid and guilty. Guilty enough to want to change it, and afraid enough to give up our freedoms and undergo massive financial expenses in order to do so. So this lie, being pushed by big money and big governments, is a convenient lie for those who want to exert control and collect money. However, it’s inconvenient for the mass amount of people who are already experiencing the problems of a widening wage-gap and fading middle class.
16-03-2007 21:37Rather than put to rest all doubts about 9/11, the KSM “confession” refocuses all inquiries back on the Bush administration’s role behind the 9/11-Al-Qaeda-“terrorism” military-intelligence propaganda operation, and the manufacturing of the KSM legend.
16-03-2007 20:33Zionists are becoming desperate, because the web has allowed people to see past the carefull-crafted, but ulimtately one-directional media veil which has kept these realities from the public for decades.