UK Newswire Archive
13-02-2008 22:02SIGN PETITION: www.everyonegroup.com - click on "SAVE SULUKULE"
Since November 2007, when Istanbul began its large-scale project of urban transformation, Sulukule, old and legendary neighborhood of Istanbul famous for its Roma population, has received its share of attention. Moving the Roma community to a new district is being advocated by an Italy-based social activist association.
13-02-2008 20:56In words and deeds, happenings in Iraq are chillingly redolent of Nazi Germany. Neighborhoods walled in and “cleansed” of Sunnis, others of Shias, Christians and Iraq's richness of minorities ... people who have lived together and inter-married since time immemorial. The distinctions were imposed with the incoming tanks and troops - divide and rule writ large. In Falluja, Goebbel's ghost walks tall. The residents even have their own identifying arm patch to prove it. And it has certainly been cleansed, in uncountable thousands - exactly how many unknown, since in the words of General Tommy Franks it is not “productive” to count Iraqi deaths.
13-02-2008 20:37Manchester Projectile Films nest show. Monday 25th February.
13-02-2008 20:18From 22nd to 28th February, Japanese activists are coming to UK to do an information tour about the anti G8 mobilisations this year in Japan.
13-02-2008 19:58Plans and preparations for the siege on city hall are moving forward. On Saturday the 2nd, the first set of workshops was held and more details on the blocks and their structure was given out.
Saturday 16th February 2pm-4pm
London School of Economics room H103, Connaught House
13-02-2008 14:51The British government has given the police more powers to stop and search people. It says it will implement a number of recommendations published last week in the report, Review of Policing, by the Chief Inspector of Police Sir Ronnie Flanagan. Using the claim that it will cut the “bureaucracy” that “burdens” the police, Flanagan recommends more stop and searches without the police having to explain the reasons and scrapping the form police have to fill in that records why they stop someone and his or her name, address and ethnic background.
13-02-2008 14:17Three Cubans with intimate knowledge of the Cuban revolution are coming to speak at meetings throughout Britain from 21 February to 4 March. One of them, Orlando Borrego, was Che Guevara's deputy from 1959-65. Fidel Castro's illness has thrust Cuba into the spotlight and these speakers bring first hand experience to the discussion of Cuba past, present and future.
13-02-2008 13:30Film screening: Thursday 21 Feb, 7pm
Aigburth Cricket Club, Southwood Rd (beside St Michael's station)
13-02-2008 11:46The UN Independent Expert on the human rights situation in the DRC concluded an eight-day official visit to the country; FARDC and PNC elements were allegedly responsible for at least 7 arbitrary executions of civilians as well as several violations of the right to physical integrity, including 12 cases of rape of minors;
13-02-2008 11:33Charly Julienne Mbongue Ndongo and her 4 month old baby, Kiefer Nkana Moudiki (born in England) from Leeds are currently detained in Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre. They have survived previous removal attempts to Cameroon. They face another removal attempt tomorrow , Thursday 14th February 2008 on Brussels Airlines flight SN2050 at 06:30 from Birmingham Airport to Brussels and onwards on flight SN351 to Douala, Cameroon.