UK Newswire Archive
16-01-2008 19:49January 16th, 2008 by Jef Costello
Just outside of Paris at the Areva TD factory in Montrouge, 89 striking workers have been occupying and blockading the factory for four days.The movement began after management announced plans to close the factory, which produces electrical transformers. Workers are demanding large compensation payments, management is currently refusing to negotiate.
16-01-2008 19:46ABOARD THE STEVE IRWIN - 16 January 2008 -- 0500 GMT
Twenty-four hours later, Sea Shepherd crew members Giles Lane from the U.K. and Benjamin Potts from Australia remain hostages on the Yushin Maru No. 2.
16-01-2008 19:03The Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) has released its report showing last year tied with 1998 as the second warmest year just behind 2005.
16-01-2008 18:48US forces are in the region to stay, and Washington under any administration (Democrat or Republican) intends to dominate this vital part of the world with its vast energy reserves. The strategy appears similar to the divide and conquer one in Yugoslavia. There it worked, but the Middle East and Central Asia aren't so simple. Stay tuned as events will likely accelerate, the media will highlight them, and it looks like stepped up conflict (and its fallout) is part of the plan.
16-01-2008 18:37Several Bradford residents stage an impromptu demonstration marking the sixth anniversary of Guantanamo bay in Cuba.
16-01-2008 15:36He was impregnably armoured with his good intentions and his ignorance.
Graham Greene – The Quiet American.
Urgent message from the Free Tibet Campaign
Call on Gordon Brown to talk Tibet in China next week
Please act as soon as possible
16-01-2008 13:37This was predicted long before Annapolis, as Israel announced it would not negotiate, and had already made plans for increased aggression and a possible reoccupation of Gaza.
Where are the angry demonstrations in the streets? This won't end until Israel is forced to stop what it's doing. Appeasement does nothing.
16-01-2008 12:24‘BOO A BOBBY’ - JANUARY 23RD - BE THERE!
CLASS WAR ARE ASKING PEOPLE TO ‘BOO A BOBBY’ - GATHERING POINT MARSHAM STREET AT 12 NOON OPPOSITE THE HOME OFFICE.
16-01-2008 10:03Britain to Implant Prisoners With Spychips
16-01-2008 09:05Get your forms in!
16-01-2008 04:51On January 11, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit dismissed a case brought by four British citizens seeking money damages to compensate them for having been tortured by the US government. The four individuals were held for more than two years at the United States Naval Base in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
16-01-2008 04:49A civil servant at the Foreign Office accused of breaching the Official Secrets Act by leaking government documents to the media had the charges against him dropped at the Old Bailey last week.
16-01-2008 02:17"The Institute of Cetacean Research is acting like a terrorist organization," said Steve Irwin’s 1st Officer Peter Brown. "Here they are taking hostages and making demands. Our policy is that we don’t respond to terrorist demands."
16-01-2008 01:01The Japanese harpoon vessel Yushin Maru No. 2 has taken two Sea Shepherd volunteer crew members hostage. Benjamin Potts 28, an Australian citizen and Giles Lane, 35, a citizen of Great Britain are being held hostage onboard the whaling vessel. Both men were assaulted and then tied to the railings of the whaler. They were then moved and tied to the radar mast by the whalers.
16-01-2008 00:50Mr Watson said his crew would consider a rescue mission if the men were not returned to his craft. "It is always a possibility. I mean, we do have a reputation for being aggressive. We are non-violent, we have never injured anybody, but we are certainly not afraid of taking aggressive measures," Mr Watson said.