UK Newswire Archive
23-08-2007 04:55Purging the day away
23-08-2007 00:48I wear black for the poor and beaten down…
And for the prisoner who has long since served his time
23-08-2007 00:24Films Without Borders presents a day of information, films and music in support of the Gatwick No Border Camp
rampART centre, 15 Rampart Street, London E1 2LA
Tube : Whitechapel, Shadwell, Aldgate, Aldgate East, Tower Gateway
Bus : 15, 115, D3, 100
There will probably be police photographers outside the meeting, don't be intimidated.
You might choose to wear a scarf in this unpredictable weather.
22-08-2007 23:14The liquidity crisis currently wiping billions off global stock markets is just the tip of a very big iceberg. Beneath the credit crunch and incipient insolvency crisis lie the economic and political crisis of the USA’s global reign, claims Loren Goldner. But will this mean global depression, wars and intensified authoritarianism, or a renewed opportunity for communism? Goldner returns to the theories of Marx and Luxemburg to examine today's financial and military imperialism, and its left wing ‘anti-imperialist’ mirror
22-08-2007 22:44Politicians across the world are more open in their condemnation of Guantanamo Bay these days and a old friends of America have even said it should be closed down.
Criticism and calls for closure are being made quite openly by British government ministers now that Tony Blair's influence has gone.
But they are more reluctant to acknowledge the existence of another Guantanamo - one in their own backyard ... it is called HMP Long Lartin in England's leafy county of Wiltshire.
22-08-2007 18:59The first person to be convicted of organising an "unauthorised" demonstration within 1km of Parliament Square was sentenced to 14 days imprisonment yesterday for refusing to pay his fines. Milan Rai was arrested with Maya Evans after naming the dead in Iraq opposite Downing Street without permission from the police.
22-08-2007 17:56Climate camp activists target Stansted Airport in an increasing wave of activity. Leaflets were handed out and a slogan attached to a wall on a main entrance/exit. Activists then left, as quickly as they had arrived, on public transport.
22-08-2007 17:13The second Feminist Fightback conference will take place at University of East London on Saturday 20 October. Last year, Fightback attracted more than 200 people.
22-08-2007 16:31A week of saturation policing of the peaceful environmental protest at Heathrow Airport concluded on Sunday with a series of brutal attacks on those involved in the Camp for Climate Action.
22-08-2007 16:21Unfortunately the case records would leave us to doubt it. The
impression we get is that it is an attempt to demonstrate the absurdity
of the situation, that is, that Pegah will not endure any form of persecution
in Ahmadinejad’s Iran and the ruthless Islamic courts!
22-08-2007 15:48It’s a disguised dictatorship, with press freedom, but no freedom for public demonstrations.
22-08-2007 15:44"It could just stop exporting oil itself. Pulling only Iran’s three and a half million barrels per day off the market, in its present state, would send oil prices shooting up into the stratosphere. Or it could get tough and close down all oil-tanker traffic that comes within range of those missiles — which would mean little or no oil from Iraq, Saudi Arabia or the smaller Gulf states either. That would mean global oil rationing, industrial shutdowns, and the end of the present economic era."
Maybe we should share this around? I wonder if these outcomes are what Cheney and his Neocon pals really want? Great for the price of "their" oil. Good cover for crimes of treason.
22-08-2007 15:38Following is a review of Jean Bricmont’s Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War, translated by Diana Johnstone, Monthly Review Press, 2007.
There are two other reviews of this book on this site:
Imperialism in the Guise of Humanitarianism
Using "Humanitarian Intervention" to Justify Imperial Wars
22-08-2007 15:09peace campaigner barbara tucker has written an open letter to the mayor which she has copied to various government departments, the police, the prosecution service and media. in it she challenges the legality of the latest harrassment of peace protestors in parliament square (see report on raid at http://indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/08/378707.html)