UK Newswire Archive
08-01-2008 09:10An incident in the Strait of Hormuz on Sunday involving US warships and small, high-speed Iranian craft has served to heighten tensions in the Gulf on the eve of President Bush’s departure for his first extended trip to the Middle East. The Iranian foreign ministry downplayed the encounter as “a normal issue” that “happens every now and then for both sides”, but the Pentagon and White House did the opposite, claiming that the Iranian actions had been provocative and dangerous.
08-01-2008 09:07On December 11, the Science and Technology Facilities Council announced severe cuts to the budgets of critical physics research and astronomy projects in the UK.
08-01-2008 00:43A peaceful demonstration will be held outside HMP and YOI Holloway, London
on Wednesday 16 January 2008, at 1.30 pm, for the duration of the afternoon
to protest against the death of Ms Jamie Pearce, aged 24
who died in the care of the jail on 10 December 2007
Reporters and photographers are welcome to attend
07-01-2008 22:04A FILIPINO man is being deported from Britain because his wife, who died following a hospital blunder, is no longer working here.
07-01-2008 20:43The climate change deniers never miss a chance to tell us that research is showing the Antarctic ice sheet is actually growing. That sounds like the total amount of ice is increasing and things are just fine......the globe isn't heating up if it's not happening there......right?
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed speaking on The Hidden Holocaust — Our Civilizational Crisis at a public meeting held on 20th November 2007 at Imperial College, London.
See also the notice of the meeting and the first three parts of a four part write-up of the talk:
07-01-2008 18:55Interference with another country's internal affairs violates international law. In contrast to this, the neo-conservatives' revolutionary way of thinking preaches "democratic interference" with all the consequences we are now observing in Afghanistan and Iraq. Has US "democratic interference" led the world into barbaric times?
07-01-2008 14:309:30am onwards
Southwark Crown Court
1 English Grounds
(off Battlebridge Lane)
London SE1 2HU
(nearest tube London Bridge)
The Independent today published an article by Kim Sengupta about a new report by Iraq Body Count (IBC), which concluded that the death rate in Iraq in the past 12 months has been the second highest in any year since the invasion, which contradicts American claims that the "troop surge" has "dramatically reduced" the level of violence across the country.
07-01-2008 12:48**Accessing "Route Irish" on the net
you can go to
and watch online.
Part three (see part one and part two) of an article by Nafeez Ahmed on the history of imperial genocide follows, the subject of this article was the subject of recent public meeting, The Hidden Holocaust - Our Civilizational Crisis.
07-01-2008 11:59Privatization, deregulation and cuts in social spending is the trinity of the free market, Naomi Klein explains. The conscious production of unemployment is anti-democratic. The conscious worsening of the income- and assets-distribution is anti-democratic. In a democracy, the massive plundering of public assets is absolutely intolerable,
07-01-2008 11:48A speaking tour of UK autononmous social centres by Peter Gelderloos.
07-01-2008 11:43On Saturday, McDonald's celebrated 25 years of serving junk food in Lincoln.