UK Newswire Archive
25-02-2008 15:40February 25th 2008
Pogo Cafe, Hackney, London
25-02-2008 15:04Kincora Echoes
25-02-2008 14:26Following the rape and pillage of Basra the UK Government has now decided it is time to accelerate the plunder of Iraqs assets- principally of course the oil. Basra supposedly has 70% of Iraqs stated reserves and the corporate led, UK state funded Basra Development Commission is ready to seize them for the oil majors.
25-02-2008 13:26Breeding Ground a new radical parenting zine is out now. With a collection of articles, and cartoons looking at how to take back control of our lives as anarchist parents, by creating support systems outside state institutions, how to collective parent, and how to try and retain your identify your own identity as a politically active individual.
25-02-2008 12:08Dear comrades,
We are writing to introduce the Solidarity Without Borders Campaign, a
coordinated, sustained, three-pronged campaign in solidarity with
immigrant and indigenous struggles across North and Latin America.
25-02-2008 11:41Reasons to revolt: Climate change, global food price inflation, the collapse of the banking system, rampant nepotism and cronyism on the part of all elected officials and bureaucrats, the expansion of militarism, the global police state and so on ad infinitum. To create anew we must first destroy.
25-02-2008 11:37“The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador CONAIE announces its objection, before the country, public opinion, international agencies, and the media, to the abduction, and psychological and verbal assault committed against Compañera Miriam Cisneros 28 years, spouse of President Marlon Santi.
25-02-2008 10:58On Saturday 16th February sixty No Borders activists came together in Manchester to discuss the future of the network. The gathering was called by Manchester No Borders, and groups from Brighton, Bristol, Newcastle, Oxford, Liverpool, London, Cardiff, Birmingham and many more came for a weekend of discussions, planning and hanging out with other No Borders activists.
25-02-2008 09:43This paper is an attempt to redress the information deficit and highlight especially the psychological operations being directed at Turkey to pave the way for conflict with Iran, so that the Turkish and world public perceive the danger and act in time to avert it. Circulation to all interested and concerned parties is encouraged.
25-02-2008 08:41Lurking behind tabloid interest in the mental health crises of artists like Britney Spears, Heath
Ledger and Amy Whitehouse is a vast unease around mental ill-health. The everyday
stigmatisation of the Mad affects everyone.
Mad Chicks fight this stigma by celebrating the creativity and eloquence of Mad women.
25-02-2008 03:19World Crisis Radio - In January 2007, Tarpley apparently left RBN and moved to Genesis, where he presented originally the Thursday edition of Genesis World Report; his slot has since moved to Saturday. The format remains as a "world intelligence roundup", quite similar to his RBN show.
24-02-2008 23:50Upcoming events organised by Feminist Fightback.
24-02-2008 23:21A take on abstract activism in motion, living, breathing, and coming damn close to performing miracles.
24-02-2008 22:46The French seed-saving organization Kokopelli has recently been fined 35,000 Euros for saving seeds not on the EU list, after being taken to court by the seed merchant Baumaux. Meanwhile, there is a severe risk of a disastrous directive being adopted by the European Union concerning seeds of conservation varieties
24-02-2008 22:07This article is translated by Shirin Saeidi, and originally appeared in Etemaad on February 7, 2008:
Society group, Mahdi Afruzmanesh: The 29th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution coincides with assessments from government, state and military officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the role of women in such sensitive areas as the revolution and war. In most recent discussions, which occurred last week, the director of women representatives in Majlis, although mistakenly referencing Simon Bulivar of Venezuela while intending to reference the French Simone de Beauvoir philosopher and feminist theorist, nevertheless asserted naming one of the streets in Tehran “Shahid Women,” corresponding with a conference on the martyred women of Iran held by Bonyad Shahid [Martyrs Institute] of the Islamic Revolution. This event, especially in conjunction with attempts at alternative representations of the revolutionary women of Iran, is noteworthy. In contrast to previous years, during which the Fajr Festival and the Week of Holy Defense focused solely on the role of men in the revolution and war, in recent years and particularly this year, we are paying closer attention to female revolutionaries. Not women standing by husband’s engaged in the struggle, but women who individually embodied the full character of a resistant force. It is in this context, and for the first time, that national discussions are held regarding women tortured by SAVAK, armed female members of organizations during the revolution, and female military and operative agents during the war.
24-02-2008 20:47The members of Hamas and the Palestinians need to pull an industrial-strength "Gandhi-style" operation with this.
Otherwise, the carnage could be horrendous, and may be so even if the planned Hamas-led protest is completely peaceful.