UK Newswire Archive
22-02-2008 23:58The nationalisation of Northern Rock, the UK bank that ran into trouble last September as the credit crunch began to bite, was characterised in a Guardian lead article as “a shaming moment for a government that has struggled for six months to fend off the inevitable.”
22-02-2008 21:56National science museum staff have voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay and plans to close the civil service pension scheme to new members.
22-02-2008 21:52Activists opposed to migration controls converged on GEO’s Head Offices in Reading this morning, entertained them with some beautiful melodic tunes and gave them some helpful careers advice.
22-02-2008 20:44Andy Worthington, author of “The Guantánamo Files,” notes that David Miliband’s confession about “extraordinary rendition” flights refueling on Diego Garcia does nothing to quell well-founded claims that the island has actually housed a secret “War on Terror” prison.
22-02-2008 20:12An excellent presentation by the University of California at San Diego on the science.
22-02-2008 19:29Press TV debate the London Bombings discussing whether or not there shoud be an enquiry into the killings. The British government have consistently denied relatives of the victims and the bombing suspects an enquiry. The result: a verdict handed down on television by Sir Ian Blair and Home Secretary at the time John Reid.
22-02-2008 19:03Wadham College presents the Oxford Radical Forum; a free three-day outburst of political debate, encompassing speakers, workshops, films, bookstalls and magic. Subjects will include Palestine, Marxism, women's reproductive rights, environmentalism, political theatre and queer art. Dialogue is where change begins.
22-02-2008 18:56A timeline documenting the disappearance of the bees and Colony Collapse Disorder
22-02-2008 18:12After a six week trial the jury came back today and acquitted ALL the defendants of conspiracy to commit violent disorder and to commit criminal damage.
22-02-2008 17:34Development network Stamp Out Poverty presents a ‘sterling solution’ to finally make poverty history. Is Britain up for the challenge?
22-02-2008 16:59Belgrade IndyMedia been down for past week
22-02-2008 16:39In the Inquisition-scale horrors, inflicted upon Iraq, since a month short of five years ago, the ghosts of the Western-imposed human cull over the previous thirteen years - from life's dawn, to those in its twilight - sometimes, very temporarily, briefly flicker and fade slightly, in the light of another immediate atrocity of enormity. They always return, as they must, in a sight, a scent, a phrase, a 'phone call. Reminders of sins of overwhelming enormity in high places, as Washington and Whitehall bleat about their infantile 'war on terror' and 'rogue states'.
Rock Around the Blockade’s (RATB) 2008 Cuban speaking tour got off to a strong start on Thursday 21 February with a packed inaugural meeting at Bolivar Hall in London, hosted by the Venezuelan and Cuban embassies.
22-02-2008 13:44We must counteract this with rallies and our own lobbying efforts to this Government.
22-02-2008 13:40Canada - Seeking Our Place/Falling Flat on Foreign Affairs
22-02-2008 13:24The gentrification of Leeds means that more and more urban woodlands and spaces are being sold off by the local council to build flats by corporate developers.
22-02-2008 13:21Plaid Cymru Council carrying out biggest school closure programme in Wales.
small school with sterling record (commended by Ofsted) particularly in special needs provision threatened with closure - as part of cuts across Wales by mainstream parties.