UK Newswire Archive
31-12-2007 16:32Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf on Saturday ordered the military and other security forces to take whatever measures were necessary to quell rioting sparked by last Thursday’s assassination of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader, former prime minister and current prime ministerial candidate Benazir Bhutto.
31-12-2007 13:17There are now 224 detention camps scattered across the European Union; altogether they can house more than 30,000 people - asylum-seekers and 'illegal' immigrants awaiting deportation - who are often held in administrative detention for as long as 18 months. In a number of EU countries, there is no limit on detention length.
31-12-2007 11:44Channel 4 news readers have resorted to junk news posting in a bid to revive their waning news reputations. Jon Snow tells us the serious issues is he believes the media is responsible for whipping up hysteria over Diana and the Mcanns. Snow is not concerned over the lies about the war, whipping up hysteria about attacking Russia following the death of a moronic spy Litvinenko (guilty of countless deaths before being murdered himself). Last but not least Snow does not deem it necessary to be a truthful reporter but a moral arbiter based on the worse of society - the UK government warmongering machine. Year of citizen journalism means end to crap be it C4, Guardian, Independent or other forms of lying coverage
30-12-2007 21:4250 MKs, both right-wing and left, sign petition demanding special Knesset session deliberating Winograd findings. ‘Olmert mustn’t continue to evade responsibility,’ say lawmakers.
Payment for Annapolis, perhaps?
30-12-2007 21:39In her last speech before her assassination, Bhutto signaled that she didn't want foreign troops (read: US forces currently stationed in Afghanistan) inside her country to battle Pakistan's internal problems with violence.
It is very doubtful, then, that she would have had any stomach for the kind of agreement, as had already brokered in Islamabad and Washington, for the US to provide Special Service forces to fight on the Pakistani side of the Afghani-Pakistani border.
At the moment this agreement was brokered, she became irrelevant to US foreign policy.And note the date of this article: one day before she was assassinated.
Also note that she told the BBC that if she was murdered, one of the people to investigate was "the man who murdered Osama bin Laden".
In London, demonstrate at the Canadian High Commission, west side of Trafalgar Square, at 1pm.
On 1 January 2006 Algerian Abelkader Belaouni (Kader) took refuge in St. Gabriel's Church in Montreal to avoid deportation from Canada. Despite an outpouring of support, he has remained a prisoner in the church ever since, unable to leave for fear of being arrested and deported. That's two years too many!
30-12-2007 20:28Fabio Mussi, Minister of University and Research and leader of the Sinistra Democratica party in Italy has proposed in the Decreto Milleproroghe a reform of Italian universities and research. This is an open letter to Ministro Mussi which questions the likely detrimental consequences of such a reform based on the neoliberal British HE system. In particular the letter challenges the harm to academic freedom and research suggested by a system that encourages competitiveness and looks after capital interests. Vergogna!
30-12-2007 18:23LaylaAnwar's blog:
Stop Criminalising Immigrants! Freedom to Work! Freedom to Stay!
30-12-2007 08:16It has been known for months that the Bush-Cheney administration and its allies have been manuevering to strengthen their political control of Pakistan, paving the way for the expansion and deepening of the “war on terrorism” across the region. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto does not change this agenda. In fact, it simplifies Bush-Cheney’s options.
30-12-2007 05:59Since 1994, the Zapatista's have placed women's rights and participation at the centre of their social and health agenda, including the promotion of sexual and reproductive rights. Today the Zapatistas run a health system autonomous from the Mexican government that includes community educators, trained midwives, community clinics and an autonomous hospital. This transformation is promoting women's sexual and reproductive health and rights.
30-12-2007 02:10Contrary with the hypocrisy of the traditional Christmas-celebrations and the consumption-hysteria, the message is to work for peace, against racism and exclusion of ''illegals''
To say it shortly: the advancement of human rights, without distinction
30-12-2007 00:50Data from authoritative sources such as UN agencies and the top medical literature indicate that post-invasion excess deaths in Occupied Iraq now total 1.5-2 million; post-invasion under-5 year old infant deaths total 0.6 million; and refugees total 4.5 million - this constituting an Iraqi Genoicde as defined by the Un Genocide Convention. Yet racist, lying, Mainstream media of the Western Murdochracies utterly IGNORE this carnage.