UK Newswire Archive
09-08-2007 18:25The threat of strikes across England, Northern Ireland and Wales has moved closer with Unison's local government workers voting overwhelmingly to reject a below-inflation pay offer of 2%.
09-08-2007 18:09Social inequality in Britain is at its greatest in 40 years, according to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. The polarisation of wealth between a very rich elite and the (generally working) poor will see the disappearance of the middle class in the near future, the authors warn. One quarter of the British population now suffer from relative poverty in a country with the world’s fifth biggest economy.
09-08-2007 17:55A BBC radio documentary on the events leading up to the independence of Nigeria, Britain’s former colony, charged the British government with interference in the election to ensure the result was in line with its interests.
09-08-2007 17:28Where's the Georgetown University professor and Securities Exchange Commission 'cyber fraud' czar John Reed Stark who is supposed to stop this endless daisy chain of internet penny stock fraud ? I wonder if he (John Reed Stark)has to hide the wretched truth of his penny stock fornicating with Georgetown University's James Angel from his wife and if SEC Chairman Christopher 'Naked Shorts' Cox(who lied about WMDS in Iraq sending thousands to their deaths and leaving even more permanently wounded), approves of this internet penny stock porn issuing from both the National Taxpayers Union and Georgetown University ?
09-08-2007 17:27Metronet has been put into administration with debts of at least £2 billion. It had two of the three 30-year, £17 billion contracts under the Labour government’s hugely unpopular Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme to maintain and renew the London Underground rail network. Metronet’s owners, five international corporations, refused to put in another penny beyond their original £350 million commitment under the terms of the contract.
09-08-2007 17:19The United Nations Security Council has unanimously agreed on a resolution to send a joint UN-African Union (AU) force to the Darfur region of Sudan. Proposed as the world’s largest peacekeeping force, there will be 20,000 troops that will incorporate the present 7,000 AU force already in Darfur plus 6,000 police. It will be deployed under Chapter 7 of the UN’s Charter empowering it to use military force to protect civilians and aid workers. The first troops are due to be sent in October, but full deployment will probably take much longer.
09-08-2007 16:40East End constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow MP George Galloway ‘RESPECT’ party activist and well known campaigner for the protection of public sector provisions in the East End and for a democratic Tower Hamlets Council Carole Swords was arrested in the East End of London outside polling station being used for today’s council by-election for a vacant seat in the Shadwell Ward.
09-08-2007 16:28The printed EF! Action Update is back again! After a bit of a lull a new editorial collective is in place and ready to roll. We have just produced a summer edition in time for the Camp for Climate Action, where you can pick up printed copies.
09-08-2007 16:03There is to be a day of action against the England-Israel Euro 2008 qualifier. This is part of a campaign calling for a sporting and cultural boycott of Apartheid Israel.
09-08-2007 15:39The Mortgage Crisis - Out of Sight, Out of Mind
People in Communities of color have lost billions of dollars in home
equity, and today they are losing their homes on a massive scale
09-08-2007 13:54An indymedia.be production
October 2006. A mysterious bank suddenly appears on the Belgian market. The bank is proud to invest in the arms industry, oil- and gas, nuclear power, agrochemicals and companies violating their workers' rights. ACE bank immediately provokes reactions.
09-08-2007 13:16New Lottery funding gives the Environmental Law Foundation a whole new lawyer.
09-08-2007 11:36The historic AU Summit in Accra failed to take the bold and radical steps that were needed to initiate the process of Afrika gaining true economic liberation and independence - this is what the grand arhitect of Afrikan Unity Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah advocated ironically in a similiar conference in Accra in 1965. Had the leaders then heeded Osagyefo's advice Afrika would now be a GLOBAL SUPER POWER able to determine its own affairs without White interference.
09-08-2007 10:26News-Medical.Net reports that the two Pirbright labs have the same level of security as the germ warfare defence establishment at Porton Down on Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire.
09-08-2007 09:19Everything you needed to know but didn't have a clue what to ask about Heathrow's injunction against protesters. Designed for the lay person, it is essential reading for climate campers.
09-08-2007 09:13Data Kits UK is under ATTACK.........
09-08-2007 00:10The quality of Pentagon propaganda is really deteriorating.
The Bush administration and their enablers at the Pentagon’s “Dept. of Strategic Information” will continue to promote their threadbare narrative of “foreign fighters and terrorists” until the Iraq mission collapses and the troops are withdrawn.