UK Newswire Archive
07-02-2001 05:07In the past few days Ecuador has seen massive uprisings from its native population against IMF inspired policies which have degenerated into violent repression. There seems to be a beginning of dialogue from the government but the situation is far from clear.
06-02-2001 20:40If enough Israelis have not been sufficiently disgusted by the treatment meted out to the Palestinians over the last 4 months, then maybe the shameful idiocy of the contest that saw Sharon win today’s election will help pave the way for the much needed process of self-appraisal in Jewish Israeli society.
06-02-2001 15:56Many large American banks, including Bank of America and Citibank, have become conduits for illicit money coming into the U.S. financial system and thereby have unwittingly aided drug trafficking, fraud and other crimes, a yearlong inquiry by Senate investigators has found.
06-02-2001 15:36fed up with neo-liberalism, indigenous people are rising again in Ecuador. hundreds are on hunger strike, highways are blocked by mass actions, the university is occupied. A state of emergency has been imposed, withdrawing constitutional rights - businesses fear their Valentines' flower exports may be affected!
06-02-2001 13:57G8 leaders will assemble in Genoa in July let's mobilise to stop them!
As one train driver said the 'the tube is another Hatfield waiting to happen'.
The dispute over safety should be supported by everyone campaigning to stop New Labour's privatisation plans.
'Our tube not for sale!'
Picture shows Bob Crow and Mick Rix on the Golders Green picket line.
05-02-2001 14:10Go here for details - this tour, with speakers such as George Monbiot, Claire Joy (who is by no means Short!),Kevin Danaher, is now half way around the country:-
05-02-2001 13:06This Week's Headlines and Alerts from the American EcoNet
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05-02-2001 12:29As of mid day, the strike on London Underground is total on all lines except the Victoria (Walthamstow to Brixton), a relatively short line, which has only managed about a 30% service. [#]
Anti-WEF activists copied 160 MB data...
The hackers copied creditcard-numbers, private telephone-numbers, arrival and departure times and other private data.
*DISTRIBUTE WIDELY* please!
04-02-2001 21:01Independent, non-sectarian collective, fighting all forms of exploitation, elitism and discrimination
04-02-2001 14:57Military Police are to be given powers to assist in controlling protests, without being answerable tot he usual Police controls.
04-02-2001 01:01I know it's more important right now for us to concentrate on May Day, but we should begin to organise for global actions to coincide with the next meeting of the WTO around November 07.
03-02-2001 19:26Groove Embassy Records (www.grooveembassy.com) has released "Freedom of Speech," a song written by hip hop group Buddha Mind about the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. The single is out on CD and in MP3 format. All proceeds from sales of the CD single will go to Mumia's defense fund.
03-02-2001 05:29A compilation of photos, video, and audio and text reports from the Independent Media Center's coverage of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brasil, and the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Released Thursday, February 1, 2001. Check the www.indymedia.org newswire for upcoming translations of this News Blast.
02-02-2001 23:42The appointing to “our” Cabinet of accredited corporate criminals is far more absurd and fraudulent than any attempt by conscientious individuals to harness their natural powers of initiative in appointing a genuine citizens’ Cabinet of the United States.