UK Newswire Archive
A compilation of views from the far seers
In Birmingham, two picket lines at the front and back gates of the main mail centre in Newtown saw, on and off, tens of postal workers and their supporters, while 'Royal Mail police' were trying to break up the picket lines, intimidating and threatening picketers. There was also another picket line somewhere in the city centre.
29-06-2007 19:36In support of: The Postal Strike: the facts not media spin
29-06-2007 16:54Oaxaca activists bring community-teacher movement to London, Jaquelina López Almazán &
José Luis Díaz Franco from CODEP (Comité de Defensa de los Derechos del Pueblo)
& APPO (Asamblea Popular de los Pueblos de Oaxaca)
Friday 29 July 7-9 pm
Trinity United Reformed Church Buck Street, Camden Town London NW1
Wheelchair accessible hall, accessible toilets nearby
29-06-2007 15:43Whoever was behind the apparent car bomb in London, it almost certainly wasn't the police explosives experts who made it safe, and we should acknowledge the heroism it takes to do that job.
29-06-2007 14:34Did you attend the IOM-organized 'reintegration' workshop which took place on June 27 in Glasgow? Or, will you be attending any of the other workshops the IOM is planning? If yes, please get in touch.
29-06-2007 13:22On his last day in office as PM, Tony Blair signed the 'US-UK Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty' with George Bush, extending the UK Official Secrets Act to all imports from the US of military technologies on the US 'Military List'.
The treaty (if ratified) will make it an offence under the OSA for employees of UK contractors to disclose any information about US imports of military list items into the UK, and in return licencing will also be relaxed by US authorities for Amercian companies sharing information with their UK subsidiaries. The UK already waivers requirements by UK contractors to get export licences for the export of military equipment to the US, and this arrangement will continue.
The treaty marks an unprecedented level or co-operation between two aggresive militaristic countries who are the top two arms manufacturers and arms traders on earth, and who are jointly responsible for the creation of ongoing instability and violence in the Middle East.
(Source: Society for British Aviation,
http://www.sbac. co.uk/community/ cms/content/ preview/news_ item_view. asp?i=16782& t=0)
Saving Iceland Gathering Saturday & Sunday July 7 - 8th, 2007
Hótel Hlíð, Krókur, Ölfus, Iceland
29-06-2007 11:52The manner of Tony Blair’s departure as prime minister says a great deal about both British and international politics.
29-06-2007 10:37Last week-end I toddled up to London to participate in a peace camp in Parliament Square. The camp lasted from noon Saturday until noon Thursday, straddling the death throes of the Blair administration and the early wailings of the Brown era (“The King is dead! Long live the… errrm. No, actually, down with the next king too!”)