UK Newswire Archive
02-08-2007 13:48That makes twenty-five, no twenty-six, no twenty-seven etc etc
02-08-2007 13:44The Mathew Street Festival,were the Beatles started out in the Cavern is no more.
02-08-2007 12:35Following Tuesday night's large, disciplined yard-protest and Wednesday morning's hunger strike, two Home Office representatives were called to Campsfield on Wednesday afternoon to hear the detainees' grievances. The pair, including the Assistant Director of Escorting Services at the Borders and Immigration Authority (Philip Schoelenberger?) were confronted by an angry, articulate, multi-national delegation of 22 detainees in a meeting that lasted 2 and a half hours.
01-08-2007 22:45In amongst the planned strikes in Royal Mail this week, posties in & around Glasgow have been taking spontaneous (“wildcat”) action over the last few days. Things are apparently hotting up, with one source saying that management are “stirring things up a bit to divide the workforce”.
01-08-2007 22:40The wheels of international justice are turning so slowly in Cambodia the leaders of Pol Pot’s genocidal regime in the 1970s are in danger of dying of old age before a court hears the evidence against them.
Unlike other parts of the world - the Balkans for example - the baffling delay in bringing to justice the last of the still alive Khmer Rouge ogres is partly the result of reluctance by an international community whose own conscience over the Cambodian Killing Fields is far from lily-white and partly the fault of a Cambodian government anxious to sweep this murderous chapter of its past under the table without delving too deeply into who was guilty, who was not and who collaborated.
01-08-2007 20:48As Soft Drink Giant Admits Product is Tap Water, New Scrutiny Falls on the Economic and Environmental Costs of a Billion Dollar Industry
01-08-2007 19:40"People in Iraq are living in constant fear of violence, unemployment, hunger and displacement."
01-08-2007 18:12Global warming is the most serious threat facing planet.
We have an opportunity, and an obligation, to lead in solving this global crisis by investing in clean and safe electricity, efficient buildings and a less polluting transportation system.
All three organisations' members risk criminal prosecution if they breach terms of an injunction being sought by BAA in court today.
01-08-2007 17:00The alarming and unanimous passage with 97 votes to zero by the US Congress of an amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill drafted by the leading proponent of war with Iran, Sen Lieberman, on 11th July, which accuses Iran of "intolerable acts of hostility towards the US" and demands the US government to take "Immediate action" can be regarded as the prelude to a declaration of war
Please note: this is an article written after telephone contact with people outside the court. Please see the other report here.
The High Court in London was the scenery of some funny encounters today as BAA put forward their case for an injunction they served individuals from certain anti-airport groups earlier last week. We'll spare you all the boring details, so let's jump to the exciting bits. Basically, the whole thing was badly put together from BAA's side. Timothy Lawson Cruttenden (TLC) was representing BAA in this case, interestingly enough the same lawyers firm that tried to slap injunctions on protesters at Brighton's weapons manufacturers EDO. This eventually failed miserably...
01-08-2007 15:54Neoliberalism refuses any social or ecological limitation and has all the attributes of a dogmatic religion. For neoliberalism, there is only an ethic of individuals, not a social ethic that judges according to a standard of social justice. It is convinced that interventionism is of the devil and that the good can only occur in the form of the market and never in the form of social justice.
01-08-2007 15:48As a result of drivers refusing to cross pickets set up by their striking colleagues as part of the CWU rolling strikes, suspensions are leading to solidarity walkouts.
01-08-2007 15:01The ACTION COMMITTEE TO GET THE PEOPLE THEIR MONEY BACK 2007
Which was set up at the start of July  to take action to get the money back to the people who have been robbed via ‘First Solution’ is now holding the first demonstration outside the London Muslim Centre this weekend.
01-08-2007 13:43There is a scene in the film Love Actually when the newly elected Prime Minister played by Hugh Grant finally takes a stand against the president of the United States after repeatedly attempting to get him to change policy direction. The denouement takes place at a press conference, in which Grant makes a cringe-worthy defence of Britain as a “small country” but a “great one” before telling the president, “I fear that this has become a bad relationship...a friend who bullies us is no longer a friend.”
01-08-2007 13:40Using its usual mixture of unsubstantiated smear and innuendo, the Howard government is ratcheting up its witch-hunt against Mohamed Haneef, determined to shore up its “war on terror” despite the collapse of the criminal case against the young Muslim doctor.
01-08-2007 13:05The latest edition of 'Private Eye' carries an extended version of what last week appeared in the local paper for Bethnal Green and Bow. The Advertiser. A very positive appreciation of Mr. Galloway in his House of Commons speech in which he managed to fob off all charges against him that the Committee on Standards in the Commons had made against him. Is 'Private Eye' perhaps related to the East London Advertiser...? Should we not be told?