UK Newswire Archive
22-08-2007 14:06As we [ACTION COMMITTEE TO GET THE PEOPLE THEIR MONEY BACK] have pointed out before, a number of individuals got on TV and other media making promises that they were doing something tangible and that the people would get their money back from the perpetrators who acted by using the name 'First Solution'. The victims have been low-income, mainly expatriate Bangladeshis in the UK. The 'publicity' has been mainly given to divert attention away from the shoulders of the perpetrators, the individuals who took the money and who controlled the taking and misappropriating of the cash.
22-08-2007 12:47Details of the next AF meeting in Manchester.
22-08-2007 12:08The new USA "save the world" movie "11th hour", with all its celeb backing, seems almost to obscure the things it tries to explain, but include "blindspots" - or "logic jumps" - that have the - perhaps unintentional - effect of distracting the people watching it from - in these days of "subprimedebtboombustcrashes" is as hard to miss as a Flood.
22-08-2007 11:39Here's some envirnment news from the forthcoming isue of Gagged!, the South Wales Anarchist news letter (pipeline news, 2 new power stations planned for Wales, Incinerator planned for Cardiff, more dredging off the S Wales coast):
22-08-2007 08:54Following is an article by Nora Barrows-Friedman, who is in Bethlehem, about how the occupation forces are using sewage as a weapon for the destruction of land and communities and ultimately, ethnic cleansing.
She was on yesterdays Flashpoints talking about this subject: http://aud1.kpfa.org/data/20070821-Tue1700.mp3 and is due on todays show later: http://aud1.kpfa.org/data/20070822-Wed1700.mp3 (link won't be active till late - 6:30pm Berkeley, California)
22-08-2007 04:56Cultural Conservationists stop work on Tara valley, Irelands heart of ancient heritage,by M3 Climate Criminals.
International Climate Concern actions start early for frontline Earth defence activists.
The case of Pegah Emambakhsh is the umpteenth case of violation of human rights by our governments.
The EveryOne Group, the activists and the politicians who have joined the appeal for her life have obtained a postponement until 28th August. But we must not be deceived, the government is just waiting for public opinion to be distracted by other events in order to force Pegah up the plane steps and send her to her death.. Similar deportations have already taken place, even in recent times, in the United Kingdom and other countries which like to be defined “democratic”. If we abandon Pegah, we will surrender our humanity and “they” will win.
21-08-2007 21:26“Can you do Addition?” the White Queen asked. “What's one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one and one?”
“I don't know,” said Alice. “I lost count.” [Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass, Chapter IX, Queen Alice]
21-08-2007 21:03"The statesmen will invent cheap lies, putting blame upon the nation that is attacked, and every man will be glad of those conscience-soothing falsities, and will diligently study them, and refuse to examine any refutations of them; and thus he will by and by convince himself that the war is just, and will thank God for the better sleep he enjoys after this process of grotesque self-deception. - "Chronicle of Young Satan" Mark Twain"
21-08-2007 19:52An event celebrating animals!
21-08-2007 17:05Art project looking for socially/politically engaging artists addressing issues of prejudice, inequality and repression in public and urban spaces.
21-08-2007 15:09Brecon becons Gas pipeline attacked
21-08-2007 15:01Scared by a wave of unofficial walkouts at the beginning of August that raised the spectre of an all out post strike, Royal Mail bosses have finally agreed to negotiations with the Communication Workers Union. Reportedly £23 million has been found to help fund pay rises. But the rank and file militants, who led the decisive wildcat strike in Scotland that forced Royal Mail into talks, may still be denied victory. A CWU rep explains the dangers - and the opportunities - in the current stage of the dispute.
WHEN? Join demonstration on Tuesday 28th August 2007 starting at 12 o'clock.
WHERE? Old Market Square (outside the Council House), Nottingham, NG1 2DT.
CALLED BY : Nottingham Congolese Community.