UK Newswire Archive
25-07-2007 13:33On Friday 20 July, two months rain fell in 24 hours over the Midlands and southern England. More rains are forecast. Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire were the worst effected areas. More than 2,000 people have been evacuated, 45,000 homes are without electricity, 350,000 without clean water. This the latest disaster resulting from climate change. But what is the working class solution?
Tuesday 31st of July @ the Midlands Arts Centre Birmingham
Hand-held video cameras and now mobile telephones have revolutionised the instantaneous documentation of news events and happenings on the street. To a thus far unprecedented degree they have given power back to the people to record and report events in crisis situations. But this is not new - only the technology has changed.
During the 60s, a period in which America was a nation at war – not least with itself - underground spokesman Jonas Mekas called for a new movement of activist documentary filmmaking with access to “almost weightless, almost invisible” 8mm and 16mm cameras. A new style of “street journalism” evolved reporting on America’s increasingly polarised and radicalised society.
25-07-2007 13:03The article by Simon Tisdall, “A Surge in Accusations”, July 24, appears on the same day the second round of Iran-US talks begins, and is the second article in just over two months by Simon Tisdall using unsubstantiated allegations ascribed to anonymous sources accusing Iranian government of complicity in the violence in Iraq.
A new phase of industrial action in the form of rolling strikes has been announced by the postal worker's union. Here are some interviews with striking posties at Birmingham's Mail Centre in Newtown. This was from the first wave of industrial action on 29th June 2007.
25-07-2007 10:14violence on tara
court case today
urgent help needed
25-07-2007 02:44The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said it has entered a "a new phase" in their dispute with Royal Mail. The Postal Executive had agreed to escalate the dispute on both industrial and political fronts, with a rolling programme of strikes that means Royal Mail will face two weeks of functional/site-specific strikes resulting in two weeks of continuous disruption to mail services.
25-07-2007 01:0124 July 2007
The Icelandic government and ALCOA have gained their first political prisoner with their repression of protest against the heavy industry policy.
A twenty three year old British Saving Iceland activist who was arrested today on the action against Rio Tinto-Alcan, has been imprisoned for eight days.
Bush Executive Order: Criminalizing the Antiwar Movement
24-07-2007 19:08On July 14, the Iraq Commission released its conclusions “on the scope and focus of Britain’s future involvement in Iraq”.
Altogether, he has to serve 40 months. He has been sentenced for breaching the peace in relation to 1 of May 2004, and for the same paragraph for the incidents of the 12 March 2000. For this last offense he obtained a suspended sentenced, but he was called back into prison as soon as he was sentenced again in 2004.
24-07-2007 16:52Info on eviction threat
24-07-2007 15:16A group of UK-based anti-nuke activists and others have put out a statement (below) and have called, along with the Anarchist Federation, a solidarity vigil outside the Russian Embassy in London. We have also organised a conduit for uk donations to the Russian groups to cover the costs of medical treatment of the hospitalised activists and of Borodaenko's funeral.
NO MORE BULL ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change campaigners to descend on Cornmarket Street
24-07-2007 14:34The real names of two CIA rendition pilots have now been revealed. They are James Kovalesky (alias James Richard Fairing) and Eric Robert Hume (alias Eric Matthew Fain). They face charges in Germany of kidnap and causing serious bodily harm, arising from the December 2003 extraordinary rendition of Khalid El-Masri.
24-07-2007 14:31More on the Solidarity fiasco...